News Archive - July 2011


Death of a classmate--Jack Hart, class of 1946

Posted by TerryWilliamson51 at 13:59, on Saturday, July 30, 2011

Robert Wiggins, class of 47, informed me at the Scrapper Dinner at the Piccadilly on Tuesday July 26, that a classmate, Jack Hart, class of 46, of Bowlingbrook IL. died recently in July of 2011. Jack has a sister Jane Hart Dacus, of Germantown TN who was in the class of 48.


A list of those who attended the July 26, 2011 Scrapper Dinner.

Posted by TerryWilliamson51 at 18:09, on Friday, July 29, 2011

I finally got a count together for the last Scrapper Dinner at the Piccadilly on July 26, 2011. We had 206 people present including Spouses and guests. IF you would like to see the list on your computer, go to the South Side web site at and go to the home page. Then, look to the right side of the screen and click where it says Piccadilly Dinner. The list of those present at the July 26, 2011 Dinner should come up. I listed at the bottom of the list those who I believe came to a Scrapper Dinner for the first time. If I listed you wrongly, I am sorry. It is very hard for me to come up with those who came for the first time.
Terry Williamson


Scrapper Football Programs from 1950 and 1953 Season...

Posted by LewisDalton59 at 11:37, on Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tommy Carlisle '59 was out early last Saturday morning, on one of his yard sale adventures, when he found two prep football programs from the early fifties. One was from 1950 - South Side vs Messick and the other was 1953 - South Side vs Messick.

Tommy made a photocopy of the programs and let me look at them....didn't trust me with the originals. It was hard not to get excited about all the names that were in the programs, so I put up a big deposit and he let me have the originals to scan and share with everyone.

Go to "Lewis' Gallery", upper right menu, click "From the Past" and see both the programs. Notice how much the programs cost on the front covers.

Hope you enjoy them as much as Tommy and I did.

If anyone else has any "goodies" like this, let me know.

Thanks Tommy...



Posted by LewisDalton59 at 11:10, on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The quarterly Scrapper Dinner was last night, July 26, 2011.
We were a little late getting there so I missed getting a lot of pictures for the dinner album. I promise I'll get there a little early next time, before some of you decide to go home. I did manage to get 58 photos.
Go to "Lewis' Gallery" in the upper right hand menu and click "South Side Scrappers Quarterly Dinners". Click them one more time after you open them. For some reason, they get larger.
There was quite a large crowd. I'm sure Terry is working on compling the count and names now.

Lewis Dalton '59


A Scrapper's Mother Has Gone to Heaven....

Posted by LewisDalton59 at 7:19, on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The mother of Carolyn "Middleton" Bynum '59 and Harvey Middleton '62, passed away this past Sunday.

Dewey Bizzell Middleton was born in Chesbrough, Louisiana on March 29, 1919, and died on July 24, 2011. Dewey was the daughter of Harvey and Emmette Bizzell, wife of Thomas M. Middleton and mother of Carolyn "Middleton" Bynum (Jerry), Harvey Middleton and Tom Middleton. She was the grandmother of Cynthia Middleton, Matthew Middleton (Valerie), Nikki Rogers (Sean) and Rusty Middleton and was the great-grandmother of two. She also leaves her sister, Dorothy Bizzell and brother, Word Bizzell. Five brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Dewey was valedictorian of her Shaw, MS, high school class and went on to earn her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in education at Memphis State University. She worked as a Memphis City Schools librarian for 25 years. First Baptist Church has been her church home since 1941, where she was actively involved as a Sunday School teacher, GA leader, church librarian and Triple L member. She was a Grand Officer and past Worthy Matron of McLemore Eastern Star as well as past PTA President of South Side High School. Dewey was a volunteer for March of Dimes and a lifetime member of the University of Memphis Alumni Association. Visitation will be at Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar Ave., Wednesday, July 27 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 28 in the chapel at First Baptist Church Memphis at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Midtown. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes any donations be made to the University of Memphis Alumni Association Scholarship Fund or the Library at First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at Memphis Funeral Home And Memorial Gardens 5599 Poplar Avenue (901)725-0100
Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 27, 2011


Our classmate Donald Goad, class of 52 , is seriously ill.

Posted by TerryWilliamson51 at 14:51, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Donald Goad, class of 1952 recently moved from his home in Olive Branch MS, to his son's home in Lewisville Texas. Don
has developed cancer in his pancreas and it has spread to his liver. Don's wife Demetria is staying with their son in Lewisville and Don is spending time with his cousin, Nancy Archer Magee (South Side class of 52) in Ft. Worth Texas where he is taking chemo. Don started chemo on Monday,Jyly 25th and he will take it every two weeks for two months and then they will check to see how he is progressing. Nancy says that Don will stay with her several days and then back to his son's and go back and forth for a while. Don is having a tough time and needs our prayers. I will try to keep you posted about his condition.


Death of a classmate's sister,

Posted by TerryWilliamson51 at 13:33, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Helen Delores Watkins Redick, age 86, of Bartlett TN, loving wife of the late John Albert Redick, died July 23, 2011 after struggling with a short illness. Helen leaves two sisters, Joy Watkins Cole of Memphis and Bonnie Jean Watkins Hadley of Humboldt TN and was preceded in death by her two brothers, Buddy Floyd Watkins and Ronald (Ronnie) K. Watkins. I have in my Scrapper directory that Joy was in the South Side class of 48, Bonnie was in the class of 51, and Ronnie was in the class of 61. There may have been others in the family who went to South Side, but I do not have that information. Please keep this Scrapper family in your thoughts and prayers.


Death of a Scrapper classmate---Mary Ann Johnson Wilson, class of 1961

Posted by TerryWilliamson51 at 10:03, on Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mary Ann Johnson Wilson age 68, was born September 22,1942 in Memphis, passed away July 21, 2011. She is now at rest after a 6 month struggle to recover from a stroke. She passed away peacefully, at Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville, TN, with her family at her side. She was a 1961 graduate of South Side High School in Memphis. She will be greatly missed by her 3 children, one son, William Glenn Wilson of Horn Lake MS, two daughters, Sandra Dinoito of Walls, MS and Pamela Louise Hodges of Collierville, also three spouses. She leaves two loving brothers, Clarence Johnson (South Side class of 1959) of Hernando MS. and Jimmy Johnson of Rogers, AR; two half-sisters, Carolyn McCoy of Memphis and Tina Headrick of Marietta GA. She had six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, William Fred Wilson and her parents, Clarence and Mary Emma Johnson. Visitation will be Tuesday July 26, from 10 a.m. until the service begins at 11 a.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven, MS. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery South in Memphis. The family requests that any memorials be made to Baptist Trinty Hospice House or Central Church in Collierville TN.--Twin Oaks Funeral Home Southaven (662) 349-9720.


Death of a Scrapper, Howard Douglas Arterburn

Posted by TerryWilliamson51 at 9:08, on Saturday, July 23, 2011

Howard Douglas Arterburn, age 63, died July 20, 2011 doing what he loved best, riding the wind. Doug lived his life "his way". He was devoted to his friends and loved his family. Doug attended Longview Elementary School and Southside High School. His class at South Side is unknown, but usuing his age, he should have been in the class of 1966. He later joined the Marines. After a Short military life, he worked with Easy Rider Magazine. Doug was employed by his brother-in-law, John Farmer at Broadway Music. Doug is survived by three sons and leaves his two sisters, both of Southaven MS. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the doctors and nurses at the Med who attended Mr. Arterburn after the accident and to the many friends that have been there with him for so many years. Visatation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 24, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Forest Hill South on Holmes Road in Memphis. Forest Hill Funeral Home (901) 346-3250.


Death of a HERO, William Richard Cubbins, class of 1942

Posted by TerryWilliamson51 at 16:51, on Sunday, July 17, 2011

William Richard Cubbins, age 87, South Side class of 1942, of Natural Bridge Virginia died Saturday, July 9, 2011 in Friendship Manor, Roanoka. Born in Memphis in 1924. Richard served in World War 11, and the Korean and Viet Nam wars. Celbrating his 20th birthday enroute to Africa, he was the youngest military pilot to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean. A four engine bomber pilot in WW11, he was shot down three times and was a prisoner of war in Romania. After a distinguished career in the Air Force as a pilot, intelligence Officer and Survival Expert, Lt. Col. Cubbins retired to Rockbridge County. There he raised cattle and participated in the Ruritan and Lions Clubs. He authored three books about WW11 and the Korean war. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles A. Cubbins, Jr. and sisters Francis C. Johnson, and Mary Louise Cubbins deceased, who was in the South Side class of 1947. He is survived by wife of sixty six years, Lucille Martin Cubbins, his children William R. Cubbins Jr., Rebecca C. Hillberry, three grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. William was indeed a one of a kind person and good at it.


BOBBY HARPER....Class of '61

Posted by LewisDalton59 at 9:22, on Sunday, July 17, 2011

Just got this from Tommy Condrey '57...

My sisterís ( Linda) husband Bobby Harper( Class of 61) was in a bad wreck Thursday afternoon and is in The Med ICU. A lady in a Lincoln Navigator came across the median on Walnut Grove , just past Baptist Hospital, and hit him head on. Bobby has severe fractures in his hip and several in his pelvis, plus other cuts and bruises. I just got a call and he has taken a turn for the worse and they are putting him on a ventilator.

Please pray for Bobby
Tommy Condrey '57


Your classmate, Roberta Patterson Landers, is about to have back surgery.

Posted by TerryWilliamson51 at 13:36, on Friday, July 15, 2011

I just spoke to Roberta Patterson Landers, of Memphis, class of '56. Roberta is scheduled to have back surgery at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 20 at Methodist Hospital in Germantown. This will be Roberta's 4th back surgery. Any of us who have had surgery would hate having one surgery and 4 would be terrible. Roberta's husband, Billy Landers was also in the class of '56. We will be thinking of you Roberta.


A 1954 classmate, Barbara Foster Dollar fell & broke her hip.

Posted by TerryWilliamson51 at 16:45, on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

An email from Gail Owen Starnes, class of 54 says that Barbara Foster Dollar, class of 54, fell at the nursing home and broke her hip. She was in surgery in a hospital in the Fort Worth area Monday, the fourth, and they placed three screws in her hip and were planning to start rehab on Tuesday (the 5th of July). As you may know, she has been in the nursing home a few years, and this time of convalescence and healing will be difficult for her. I know Jim and Barbara Dollar would appreciate your thoughts and prayers for her during this time. Jim's email is and their address is P.O. Box 1927, Boyd Texas 78023. Jim was in the class of 55. I know he would appreciate hearing from a fellow Scrapper, and he could take any cards to Barbara at the rehab place they choose for her.


"FROM THE PAST" album....

Posted by LewisDalton59 at 18:22, on Monday, July 4, 2011

There are a few new (old) pictures in "From the Past" album. Click on "Lewis' Gallery" in the upper right hand menu.

Try clicking them once more to see if they will increase in size.

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