Walter Sidney Scott, jr '68
Tupelo, MS
Posted 4/2/14

Message: No message given

Mailing Address: Walter S. Scott, Jr.
4216 Eagles Ridge Road
Tupelo, Ms. 38801

Phone W: 662-620-7377
Phone C: 662-231-6155



Starr E Starr Benefield Class of '68
Pearl, MS
Posted: 4/2/14

Our Clarke classmates have shared many wonderful stories with us these past two years as we worked on our 45th class reunion. Old friendships have been renewed, and new friendships with spouses or little-known classmates have drawn us back to the familiar "home" we once called Clarke. Not the buildings which are long-gone, or the empty grounds where some of us walked and talked under the bluest skies of our youth and noticed the earliest yellow daffodils of a spring day when anything seemed possible... I found the spirit of Clarke in each voice on the phone or each face at the reunion. Hope, reunited family, love, laughter--so much laughter! God's love, forgiveness, mercy and grace began at Clarke and has carried us through many trials as we struggled in a world oh-so different from the bubble in which we lived, studied, sang, and played in at CMC! The dedicated teachers and coaches imprinted our lives, sent us on our way, and God called some to religious pro
fessions and others to business, education, music, sales, on and on... Careers, marriages, births, gains, losses, blessings, trials, Illnesses, deaths, heartache, despair, happiness, hope... all of us have a different story and none of us were able to "walk a day in anyone else's moccasins" to say what we would do or not do. However, I think most would agree, that because of Clarke, where everybody was SOMEBODY, there were no throw-away students, only forgiven ones--ragamuffin children. And we faced these challenges which came later in our lives with a little more confidence and a lot more courage. Those were the best days of my life!

Mailing Address:
12861 Lillian Hwy
Pensacola, FL 32506


Phone(C): (901) 652-3005

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Sammy Gilbreath Class of '68
Montgomery, AL
Posted: 2/7/01

Thanks for the web page! I finished Clarke in 68 and would love to hear from class mates from 66-69. I am married to Virginia Carol Dees who also attended Clarke and was a cheer leader in 68. We have 2 children, a son Barrett a soph. at Auburn and a daughter, Brynn a freshman at The Univ. of Mobile. I am the Director of Evangelism for the Alabama Baptist State Convention. I hope to hear from some of "The Clarke Family" soon. 

Mailing Address:
2311 Woodley Rd
Montgomery, Al 36111

Phone: 334-220-2565



Wesley Higginbotham- Class of '68
Sylacauga, AL
Posted: 6/18/14

Message: I was informed about the reunion today by my son.If possible I will stop by on Saturday on my way to a Higginbotham reunion in Brookhaven MS. Hope to see some of my class mates.

Mailing Address:
127 Wagon Wheel Road
Sylacauga Al.35150


Phone(H): 256 245 1367
Phone(C): 256 404 7079

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Sherry Jolly Williams - Class of '68
Dow, IL
Posted 7/15/06

Just wanted to say "Hello" to all of you you stay in contact...I have missed talking with you, although I think of you all almost everyday of my life. I am now a retired teacher, have been married for 36 years, have 2 children and two great grandchildren. This past month, my brother, sister, dad and i traveled to the campus to see the changes...we took pictures at the memorial, and had a great time remembering. My parents had 4 children and all of us attended Clarke, with 3 of us graduating. We all became teachers at some time in our lives...I stayed with it the longest, now starting to work on nursing never retires from giving and sharing of life so long as we have life to give...let us know of future get-togethers...we'd love to know and possibly you all...Sherry

Mailing Address:

Sherry J. Williams

23454 St. Hwy 3
Dow, IL 62022


Phone: (H): 618-786-5884

Phone: (cell): 618-946-3265

Fax: 618-786-5884


Helen Measells Morgan -Class of ‘69
Forest, Mississippi
Posted: 4/29/10

Message: None given

Mailing Address: 822 Cleveland St.
Forest, Mississippi 39074


CellPhone:: 601-507-0662

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Lendell Ainsworth Class of '69
Marietta, Georgia
Posted 7/6/12

Hello friends of Clarke Memorial College. Next to receiving Jesus Christ as Savior, marrying my wife Martha, having 2 great sons, Clarke was the best thing in my life. I cannot express the gratitude I feel for all the professors and friends of Clarke College. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering emphasis created a burning desire for missions which is still glowing today. Do you remember those times? To God be the glory for that little school that had such an impact on so many lives. Email: 

Mailing Address:
1851 Chondra Drive 
Marietta, Ga. 30062

Email :

Phone: (H) 770 977-1134

Phone: (C) 770 894-7064


Faye King Barber Dupont - Class of '69
Hammond, LA
Posted 6/26/04

I attended Clarke College where I met my first husband, Jimmie O Barber. Jimmie played baseball and basketball at Clarke and graduated in 1969. In August of 1976, he died of colon cancer at the age of 27. Together we had one child, Karen. There is soooooooooooo many memories that just warm my heart.. I look at the annuals and just wonder what happened to everyone. Right before my son left with the 101st Airborne to a 13 month tour in Mosul, Iraq, I visited him and on my return trip back to Louisiana, my son-in-law and i stopped at Clarke in search of the trees planted in his memory. It had been quite a few years and I was so stunned by the change. It was after dark, but i had the chance to walk on the grounds. I thank God that I had the chance to be a part of Clarke Memorial College and the friends and "family" that so dearly warms my heart. We laughed, we cried, and we even got those silly "demerits"... gee, how could anyone forget those???? ha.!

I had my share... I want to thank all who had a part of Jimmie and my lives... I would love to hear from you... email 

May God be with each of you.. and thanks for the memories...

Mailing Address:
46511 N. COBURN RD
HAMMOND, LA  70401



Tommy Chesser - Class of '69
Bessemer, Alabama
Posted 8/19/08

If anyone from the classes of 1968-1970 is interested in having a reunion of our classes, please contact me and let me know. I have a small email list of those in our classes and would like to find more. Thanks for your help.

Mailing Address:
6063 Dickey Springs Road
Bessemer, Alabama  35022


Phone: (H): 205 426-2374

Phone:(W): 205-425-7377

Phone:(cell): 205-585-7154



Carolyn Sue Heair Griffin '69
Houston, Mississippi
Posted 4/29/00

Hello, I found out about this from the Baptist Record. I attended Clarke College in 1968-69. I graduated in 1969. I loved Clarke College, and it breaks my heart to know it has been torn down. I look through my annual from time to time and wonder about a lot of people. I hope to hear from some of my classmates through this website. A little about myself, I'm married to Jimmy Griffin, we have two children, Chad and Alisha, who are both married. We have been married for almost 30 years.

We have two grandsons. I am Co-Manager of a new Save-A-Lot grocery store here in Houston. My husband works for Jitney Jungle. We are both in the grocery business. Again, I am happy I found this site, and hope to hear from someone I know. May God Bless You

Carolyn Heair Griffin



Bill & Angel Hill - Class of '69
New Albany, MS
Posted: 1/1/15

Angel and I have been going through old records and papers today and found a note from --- Chris Petry 608 Chipley Street, Westwego, Louisiana 70094 --- this was his address when he lived at home with his family. We, Ann and I, calld him one weekend we were in New Orleans. But I have not found him on Clarke’s internet pages; and I cannot find Chris on the internet! Please help William –-- by sharing any information you have about Chris!

Remembering Clarke Today
William (Bill) Hill & Ann Hill

500 Central Avenue
New Albany, MS 38652
Phone: 662-534-4207


P.S. For several reasons I no longer have the Santa beard therefore, I no longer help Santa and miss all the enjoyment that went with it!

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William (Bill) Hill -Attended 1968-1969
New Albany, Mississippi 
Posted 3/26/06

The love and warmth of Clarke College burns within my heart as an eternal flame. Lowry Edwards, also a student at Clarke, was my room mate at Delta State University. I lost a wonderful friend and lawyer at his death. Bill Baker was pastor at my home church Dumas, and Bill McCreary [wife Linda] is the County Missionary. I see Clarke alumni when least expected like the world's fair and Wal-Mart. Does anyone know anything about John Carter? My wonderful wife (Angel) Ann and I started life together as man and wife in Pensacola. We now enjoy state retirement in the small town of New Albany, Mississippi: But, I do work December in the Christmas season if one chooses to call it work. I would appreciate your time in sending a note and promise a reply.

Bill Hill

Mailing Address:

William [Bill] Hill
500 South Central Avenue
New Albany, Mississippi

Telephone 602-534-4207

Mailing Address:
500 South Central Avenue
New Alabany, Mississippi

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Phone: (H): 662-534-4207


Danny Jones - Class of '69
Murfreesboro, TN
Posted: 5/12/13

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Phone (W) 615-364-4520

Phone: (H) 615-895-7969

Mailing Address:
1419 Margaret Close
Murfreesboro, TN 37130


Chester Keene – Class of ‘69
Jerseyville, IL
Posted 9/11/12

No Message given-

Cell#: 314-226-3419

Mailing Address:
802 High Street
Jerseyville, Illinois 62052


Phone: 618-205-5099


Cathy Woods Kiningham - Class of '69
Sewanee, TN
Posted 2/3/11

Message: None Given

Mailing Address:

Cathy Woods Kiningham
2875 Stage Coach Road
Sewanee, TN 37375

Email::   updated 7/30/12

Phone: (H) 423-837-2373

Phone: (C) 931-691-1350



Ed Lewis - Class of '69
Ocala, Florida
Posted 12/14/05

It had been 37 years. The memories flooded through my mind as I drove into Newton and onto the hill where Clarke College once stood. As I stood and gazed, I remembered:

1967-1969 were two of the most memorable and influential years in my life.

Chapel services on the second floor of the student building.

Playing on the basketball team with Jimmy Barber, Jim Thurman, Jimmy Dale Nazary and our coach, James Spencer.

Huddleston Hall, the boys dorm and my roommates, Arnold Fuller and Terry Thrasher.

Pop McGaugh and biology class in the science building

The snow storm and snow ball fights on the square

The post office where we all got much anticipated mail from home

Dr. Carter's Bible class

Mrs. Key's English Literature class

The BSU and the Lottie Moon star in the chapel

Oh, there were many more, but most of all I remembered the wonderful Christian family atmosphere Clarke fostered among us all and the many friendships kindled there.

Many of whom over the years, to my dismay, I had not heard from nor kept in touch with.

Then I stopped by the Memorial and found this website. What excitement I felt as perhaps, through the internet, I could get back in touch with many of my classmates and those old friendships could be rekindled. A great big thank you to the Alumini Association.

So, any of you from the classes of 66-70 please drop me an email and let me know where you are so we can keep in touch.

My wife of 38 years, Sandi, and I live in Ocala, Fl and God has richly blessed us with two Sons, both graduates of Samford University. God has used us over the years in our churches as Sunday school teachers, youth workers, deacon, scoutmaster and Sandi plays in our church orchestra of The First Baptist Church of Ocala.

Clarke College may be gone, but the wonderful memories and her influence will be with us always.

Mailing Address:

Ed & Sandi Lewis
4041 SE 80th St.
Ocala, Fl. 34480


Phone:(H): 352-629-9684

Phone:(W): cell 352-817-1536



Alice "George" Tumberlinson Rackley Class of '69
Lucedale, MS
Posted 3/4/04

This is an update. Jim and I moved to Lucedale March, 2001. He accepted the pastorate of First Presbyterian Church Lucedale and preached his first sermon as pastor on Easter Sunday. He had been pastor of Hamilton Presbyterian for 30 years.

We are enjoying it down here but miss the kids and grandkids who are still in North, Ms. (Hamilton & Starkville). Between us we have 5 kids and ten grandkids with one on the way. I have one granddaughter who is Little Alice. Got to be a good kid.

We are hoping to be at the reunion but the Presbytery has come up with a new deal for Pastor's and Spouses for that weekend so we may miss it again but are hoping we will be able to miss the Presbyterian deal for the Baptist deal. Bro. Jim says that I am and official Babterian and he knows he will never get the Bab out of me. He is probably right.


Alice "George" Rackley

Mailing Address:

Alice Rackley
9269 Old Hwy. 63 South
Lucedale, MS 39452


Phone: 601-766-6276


Linda Marter Barnette- Class of ‘70
Grenada, Ms
Posted: 3/22/13


My Clarke days were the best years of my life. I will be forever grateful that the Lord led me to Clarke College. The wonderful teachers and leaders that impacted my life and the friendships that were made still warm my heart today! Not only received my AA degree but my MRS degree in 1970 as well. Sherman and I will soon be married for 43 years. We have 2 children, Mandy and Chad and 3 wonderful grandchildren, Claire, Mary Carter and Ben.  I have served as the Circuit Clerk of Grenada County for 21 years and Sherman is Crusade Director with BGEA. 

Mailing Address:

Post Office 1517
Grenada, MS 38902-1517
902 W. Monroe
Grenada, MS  38901


Phone: (W) 662-226-1941
Phone: (C) 662-417-1147



Joyce Owens Huff-Class of '70
So. Roxana, IL
Posted 4/23/01

I am so glad to find this website. But there is no messages from any one from the class of 1970. I would love to hear from Sally M. Libby Waller, or Cindy Melton, or anyone else that attended Clarke that year. My husband and I have been married 29 years and have 2 children. Jason 20 and Kasey 17.



Marilyn Allen Johnston – Class of ‘70
Brandon, MS
Posted: 4/15/11

Would love to learn more of the reunion time, dates, and place. I have not been back to Newton since 1970 and would need a little guidance in where to go. If anyone could help me, this would be appreciated.

Thank you, MJ

Mailing Address:
105 Chalet Strasse
Brandon, MS 39042


Phone: (H) 601-936-6873


Bettye Hodges Jones – Class of ‘70
Murfreesboro, TN
Posted: 4/29/13

Message: None


Phone: (H) 615-895-7969

Mailing Address:
1419 Margaret Close
Murfreesboro, TN 37130


Randy Johnson - Class of '70
Bon Secour, AL
Posted 4/2/14

Message: Does anyone know what happened to Glenda Dozier?

Mailing Address: 7159 Bon Secour Hwy
Bon Secour, AL 36511
Phone(H): 251-463-4218
facebook name: Janie Johnson


Judy McCollum Pearson – Attended ’69-‘70
Baton Rouge, LA
Posted 10/15/11

No message

Mailing Address: 9330 Samoa Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810