Franklin Class of ’67 has reunion

Published 10:50 am Monday, May 21, 2012

Attending the 45th reunion for the Franklin High School Class of 1967 were, from left, Richard Atkinson, Rod Phelps, Oma Underwood, Allan Morris, Juanita Blythe Syndor, Linda Rose Smith, Frank Whitehead, Shirley Hunt Cutchins, Billy Atkinson, Ray Hassett, Pat Dampier Stoffel, Jewell Boone Martin, Jim Turner, Judi Thomasson Phelps, Daphne Jacovides Vann, Marina Henderson Ricks, Dickie Surace, Carolyn Turner Whitley, Linda Appleby Jorgensen, Cheryl Blythe Hansford, Harrell Turner, Jane Blythe Wood, Nick Vick Carr, Hunter Bristow, Leon Pittman, Don Rogers, Joan Wall Surace, Amanda Collier Johnson, Fred Hollowell, Judy Riddick, Dennis Bradner, Gaynelle Riddick and Sid Rader. TONY SURACE/SUBMITTED

FRANKLIN—The Franklin High School Class of 1967 had its 45th year reunion on May 5 at Cypress Cove Country Club.

The day included a golf outing, lunch and dinner.

During the Charlie Kannan Memorial Golf Tournament, the team of Frank Whitehead, Fred Hollowell, Jim Hansford and Billy Atkinson placed first. Taking second in the captain’s choice tournament was the team of Richard Atkinson, Brian Hedgespeth, Frank Rabil and Bob Wolfe.

Hollowell won the longest drive contests on holes 9 and 14. Hedgespeth won the closest to the pin on hole 5, and Rabil on hole 10.

Twenty-one attended the luncheon for golfers, where awards were given from the tournament.

A memorial session followed for deceased classmates Bill Blanks, Mary Lynn Dodson, Patricia Hutchison, Charlie Kannan, Joe Lanier and Allen Minetree. Sid Rader prepared a DVD for the memorial.

“We shared stories with each other about each of them, and it was a heartwarming experience for all,” Atkinson said.

Charlie Kannan’s mother and his sister, Teresa, attended as well as former Franklin teachers Ruth Petty, Dot Beale and Betty Darden.

Thirty-two classmates, 20 dates and four guests attend the buffet dinner and dance. Former teachers Gaynelle Riddick and Judy Riddick and country club pro Dan Morgan and his wife, Sharon, also attended.

Don Rogers and his wife, Donna, provided music. Rader shared a DVD of classmates.

Classmate Cheryl Blythe Hansford’s skit to the Patsy Kline song “He’s Got You” brought down the house.

Atkinson sang, and the Rogers took over with the music and door prize drawings for the rest of the evening.

Prizes for the golf outing and door prizes were donated by Ace Hardware, Alphabet Soup, Blake Ford, Bronco Federal Credit Union, Dail’s Home Center, Designs by Sandra, Don Panchos, Franklin Art & Frameworks, Fred’s restaurant, Hubs Peanuts, Mike Duman, Simply Devine at Parkers, Smith Jewelers, The Peanut Patch and Turn3.