Steve & Carol (Jones) Chastain- Class of 76
Louisville, TN
Posted 3/8/05

Hi Friends, I spent a moment today reading the messages from friends, sure did bring back memories. I'm presently teaching at The University of Tennessee in the Technology Dept., if it has to do with technology I'm teaching it...what a great job, doing something I really love and getting paid for it.

Along with work I am completing my Ph.D. in Instructional Technology with the hopes of gaining a full professorship here at the university.

Carol is still working in education, she is the Title I director at Rockford Elementary school, and loving every moment of it. She is also completing her Ph.D. in Educational Administration, so we are all spending most of our time wrapped up in research.

Our Daughter Rebecca was married on January 1st to a wonderful young man. They will both graduate in May and move to Greenville, S.C. where Jeff has accepted an engineering position and Rebecca will teach in the county deaf education program.

Joann is still living at home (thank the Lord) while she is completing her studies at U.T. in education and nursing...she's hoping to proceed to her Ph.D. and teach in a university.

Take care my friends....drop us a note we would love to catch up.




Steve Chastain


William (Worm) Burnham Class of '76
Braxton, MS
Posted 03/26/ 01

I would like to hear from anyone I attended Clarke with.

Phone: 601-847-2575

Mailing Address:

1483 St. John Road
Braxton, MS 39044

William has no email at this time, but requested that Nancy Joe Hanks Dunavent post something for him.


Randy & Kae Lint Beasley - Class of '76
West Monroe, La
Posted 12/15/08

My Dad graduated from Clarke in 1952 and went on to complete his degree at MC and New Orleans my mom and kids along. On Friday My Mom passed away from complications of the stroke. I want to thank all of you for your prayers. I want to give you

the schedule of services. At 6pm on Monday Dec. 15 there will be a viewing at Ott Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS. On Tuesday a Viewing and service

will be at 12 noon at Ott Lee.

On Wednesday 9:30 am there will be a viewing and service at Gray funeral home in Union Springs, AL 36089 with grave side

service immedately following. All are welcome to come and celebrate the Life of my Mother. Thanks for your Prayers RB

Phone:(cell): 209-915-2133



Connie Miller D'Souza - Class of '76
Haverhill, MA
Posted 4/21/01

My sister, Shirley, called to let me know about this web site. It has been interesting to read about those who I knew at Clarke. Indeed those were fun years. I had to get out my annual to remember the faces! After finishing my master’s degree at USM in Speech/Language Pathology, I moved to Pensacola, FL. I enjoyed many good years there and eventually met my husband, Chris, who won my heart and moved me away from my life on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. We married in 1996 and moved immediately to the Boston, MA area. He is an Aerospace Engineer with Draper Laboratory in Cambridge. We now have two girls, Olivia (2)and Anna (8mon.). My career path has been altered and I now spend my energy making a home for our wonderful family. We have adjusted to life as New Englanders, however, in about February of every year we long for life on the beach. I wish you all well and hope that the reunion is a success.

Mailing Address:

Connie Miller D’Souza
33 Gale Ave.
Haverhill, MA

Email: none given


John H. Cockrell - Class of '76
Hattisburg, MS
Posted: 8/14/13

Pam (Roark), class of 1975, and I married July 31, 1976. It is great to see where so many of our friends are. We would love to hear from any of you. We have 4 children: Chad(Mitzi), Shane(Lacy, and daughter, Ellie Kate 15 mo. Old), Kelli, and Sarah(Joseph). I have been pastor in West, Ms., Three-Way, Texas, Jackson, Ms., Laurel, Ms., and Hattiesburg, Ms. I am currently a chaplain with the State Guard and Captain. I am also employed as a Hospice Chaplain and interim Pastor at a church.
We would agin love to hear from any of you. God Bless You My Friends! John and Pam Cockrell

Mailing Address:
86 Fairway Place
Hattiesburg, Ms. 39402


Phone(H): 601-268-6886

Phone(C): 601-408-8063


Pam Roark Cockrell - attended '74-'75
Hattiesburg, Ms
Posted 8/14/13

I am married to John Cockrell, class of 1976. We have been married 37 years July 31, 2013, and have lived in Hattiesburg for almost 15 years. We have 4 children: Chad(Mitzi), Shane(Lacy and daughter, Ellie Kate), Kelli, and Sarah(Joseph).
I have taught public school: grades 4, 5, and 6th. I have been a literacy coach and have my Master's in public school administration. I am looking to teach in private school as I have retired.
I am also the sister of Rory Roark, class of 1975.
We would love to hear from any of you.

Mailing Address:

Pam & John Cockrell
86 Fairway Place
Hattiesburg, Ms. 39402


Phone(H): 601-268-6886

Phone(C): 601-297-4852

Pam Cockrell


Dickie Ferguson- Class of '76
Whitehouse, Tx
Posted 11/15/07

Howdy Folks,

Just a line to say howdy and to let everyone know I'm alive and doing well in an 18 wheeler. Drop me a line or give am a call. I may be in your area.


Mailing Address:

9757 Shadowood Circle
Whitehouse, Tx

Phone: 903-216-2230



Rob & Joy Clark Gwaltney- Class of '76
Greenville, Kentucky
Posted 10/28/05

Greetings from Kentucky:

Rob and I are in our 9th year here in Greenville. Rob is still Youth Minister with First Baptist Church and I am teaching at the Muhlenberg County Job Corps. 

Clark, now 21, is a Junior at Murray State University majoring in Math education with a minor in Coaching. 

Robin (18) is a Senior this year at Muhlenberg South High School. She just finished her soccer season. She was named to the all district and all regional teams. She will be playing tennis in the spring. She plans on attending Western Kentucky University in the fall of 2006. 

Rob is still teaching part-time for Madionsville Community College. Life is busy and exciting with church, jobs and two kids. We would love to hear from our Clarke friends, so drop us an email or call anytime.

Mailing Address:

113 Brank Street

Phone (W): 270-338-4650
Phone (H): 270-977-1347


Rob Gwaltney


Dennis Jones- Class of '76
Waynesboro, MS
Posted 4/21/02

What a treat!!!!!Thanks for having this site up and running. Here's the bio in a nutshell....Moved on to Union University, Jackson, TN and graduated 1978. Married Denise Moore from Parsons, Tennessee in June 1978. Served as US2ers in Anchorage, Alaska during 1980-1982. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 1983. Denise and I both earned degrees from Southern. Did the church thing and the community ministry thing.

I work for American Airlines as a Customer Service Manager in El Paso, TX. We have been here since July, 1999. I am responsible for the "under the wing" operations; baggage, fueling, cargo, aircraft parts, and the auto shop. Denise stays busy being Mommy to our almost 6 year old Will.

I was saddened to learn that Clarke no longer physically exists, even though it will live forever in our memories. What a great place to go to school and have fun with a great group of people. Talk about Occupational Education 101. We certainly gave it our best shot.

No contact information given.


Al Marengo, Jr. Class of '76
Petal, MS
Posted: 8/26/14

Hi everyone! Grad in 76- finished at William Carey in Hattiesburg in 1978. Married to Sherri for 21 years, with 3 children and a wonderful grand daughter. Would love to hear from anyone in the class!

Mailing Address:
116 Panther Drive
Petal, MS


Phone (W): (601) 297-9549
Phone (H): (601)297-9549


Gary McCormick - Class of '76
Beebe, AR
Posted 1/28/06

Hello Clarke Friends! Just recently found out about this site and that there even way a Clarke Alum Association. This is great! Gwen (Elliott) and I were married shortly after graduation and we have two girls Amy 26 and Amber 23. 

Amy and her husband James have 2 daughters, Abby (3) and Avery (19 months). Being a grand-parent is just the greatest. Amber and Britt are expecting our first grandson in March! 

I am serving as the Minister of Music and Education at Union Valley Baptist Church in Beebe, AR after serving in the pastorate for 18 years. Our

Lord Jesus has been so good to us. It is great to hear the latest news from so many of our friends from Clarke days. Would love to hear from some of you.

May the Lord bless you all! 


Mailing Address:

Gary and Gwen McCormick
944 Hwy 64 West
Beebe, AR  72012

Phone:(H): 501-882-5686

Phone: (W): 501-882-6189

Phone: (cell): 501-288-0048




Rick Mcphearson - Class of '76
West Monroe, LA
Posted 12/01/07

I did not know a web site existed until I bumped into Thomas Peeples at a hospital. When will the 2008 reunion be?

Rick McPhearson

Phone:(H): 318-329-9176

Phone: (W): 318-323-0055

Phone: (cell): 318-237-3631



Mary Ann Minchew-Class of '76
Biloxi, MS
Posted 5/5/01

I am so delighted to read these messages and have an opportunity to get in tough with old friends. Reading these entries brought back a lot of wonderful memories. I was at Clarke Jan 75 to May 76. We were so lucky to have grown up in such a wonderful atmosphere. Whenever I think of Clarke I remember how safe and happy I felt there. I finished my BSN in nursing at USM in 1979. I work as a labor and delivery nurse at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. Connie Miller D'Souza notified me about the web site the day before the reunion.

I almost cried as I sat there reading all the entries. I wasn't able to attend the reunion this year but I hope to next year.

Clarke College is a very special place to me and I look forward to visiting with old and new friends, for we all share a special bond. I live in Biloxi, so if you're on the coast you can give me a call. 228-435-0116 God Bless.

Mailing Address: 

1733 James Buchanan Dr.
Biloxi, MS 39531