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50-year Update


1963 BEAR 50-YEAR UPDATE Of all the records of a student’s high school experience, the yearbook seems to be the most popular. Thankfully, it does not record grades, classes cut, tardiness, disciplinary issues, etc. It does however present a slice in time, recording images, accomplishments, efforts, attitudes, dreams and aspirations. The 1963 BEAR does just that for the fifteen graduating seniors of Campbellsville High School in May of 1963. Its pages are packed with pictures of smiling, laughing, jubilant faces all looking forward toward the years ahead. Well 50 of those years have swiftly passed, and only thirteen of the fifteen remain. These thirteen have pursued very different life paths – as different as their different personalities. In later years, when one occasions to pull the yearbook from the shelf and peruse its pages viewing the long ago pictures of very youthful faces, one question always comes to mind, “I wonder what ever happened to ‘ole Tom or Sue or Jack’?” In an effort to answer that question for the remaining thirteen 1963 graduates, this yearbook update has been prepared. Included, for each graduate, is a recent picture where available and a biographical summary of the last 50 years. Each of these summaries tells a story. In reading these stories, one will see that some of the graduates sought additional education, while others had had enough. Some married and started a family quickly, while others waited until later. Some moved away while most still live near the Campbellsville community. Some have stayed in touch while others have rarely been seen or heard of. Every man that was qualified for military service, served. Some were caught up in the Vietnam War while the others served in other exciting places. Some raised several children, others none. Some had several jobs, others only one. But there is a common thread that runs through each of these stories; all have worked. They all have dutifully taken their places in society as dedicated mothers and fathers and carpenters and truck drivers and farmers and hairdressers and managers and waitresses and engineers and nurses and soldiers and students and employees and crossing guards and teachers and bank tellers. All have become solid, hardworking, patriotic, honest, tax paying American citizens. After 50 years the graduating class of 1963 continues to enjoy its place among all the other classes proudly displaying the grit and fiber and mettle laced and forged into our being at Campbellsville High School.


TERRELL ANGUS Education After CHS University of Kentucky – Farm Leadership Program Military Experience US Army Reserve, PFC, Light equipment mechanic, Ft. Polk, Ft. Benning, Ft. Campbell Work Career Farmer. Owns/operates family farm. Has farmed row crops, tobacco, dairy cows and beef cattle. Owns and operates lawn mowing and lawn care service. Family Wife: Susan, married 47 years 2 children: Allysia, Daphne 1 grandchild: John Hobbies Watching sports on TV Home Rich Community, Giles County, Tenn.


ANN KATHERINE (BRIAN) SCOTT Formal Education after CHS Columbia State Community College – Associate of Science, Nursing Work Career Redstone Arsenal, Finance Department – Secretary First National Bank, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. – Teller Wayne County Hospital, Surgical/OR Nurse, OR Supervisor Florence Hospital – Surgical Nurse Retired from the job market to become full time housewife while raising two daughters. Family Husband: Jerry, married 39 years 2 daughters: Susan, Ashley 5 grandchildren: Claire, Evie, Ivan, David, Luke Hobbies Sewing, reading, playing piano and organ, gardening Home Murfreesboro, Tenn.


JUDY (CLEVELAND) MAULTSBY Education after CHS Graduated from Nita and Dave’s Beauty School Work Career Hairdresser for 25 years Rainbow Corporation – marketing director J&J Cleaning Services – partner Garrett’s Ceramics Retired from the job market to become full-time housewife while raising six children. Family Husband: James, married 45 years 6 children: Tammy, Nell, Mike, Joey, Tonya, Danette 12 grandchildren: Lance, Saige, Chelsea, Aspen, Jacob, Felecia, Zack, Harley, Rebecca, Sadie Elizabeth, Gracie, Anniston Hobbies Decorating, ceramics Home Johnson Branch Road, Pulaski, Tenn.


ROBBIE (HINDMAN) BUCHANAN Education after CHS Draughon’s Junior College – Business Administration & Accounting Work Career AT&T Mobility – Customer Service, Ocala, Fla., retired July 2007 Also worked for South Central, Southern Bell, Bell South Mobility, & Cingular Wireless Also, while on a long sabbatical from phone company to raise two boys, worked at Metro Police Dept., Nashville, Tenn.; School Crossing Guard 1987-1995 Flowers by Robbie, Nashville, Tenn., 1987-1995 – owned and operated Family Husband: Jerry, married 39 years 2 children: Jerry Jr. & Michael 6 grandchildren: one granddaughter, Coast; five grandsons: Gabe, Cade, Celleck, Corbin and Crew (deceased, childhood cancer 2008-2011) Hobbies Flowers, gardening, shopping, slumming antique stores, junk stores, yard sales, etc. Home Primary Residence: Ocala, Fla.; Part time/summer: Smyrna, Tenn.


LEONARD JOHNSON (LENNY) Education after CHS Tennessee Technological University – Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Cleveland State Community College – Associate of Science, Business Management Certified Professional Manager #1289 ASE Certified Auto Mechanic and Autobody Technician Military Experience US Army Corps of Engineers, Vietnam, First Lieutenant, Awarded Purple Heart, Bronze Star w/”V”, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Work Career National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Huntsville, Ala. – Undergraduate Engineer United States Steel Corporation – Mechanical Engineer/Management Trainee Tennessee Valley Authority – Mechanical Engineer, Engineering Manager Tennessee Technology Center, Athens, Tenn. – Instructor, Machine Shop Federal Emergency Management Agency – Project Specialist Carsmith Technology – Self Employed, owned and operated Family Wife: Angel, married 36 years 3 children: Greg, Andrea, Erin 2 Grandchildren: Adrianna, Benjamin Hobbies Restoring antique & classic cars, woodworking, blacksmithing, reading Home Riceville, Tenn.


CHARLES LANE Education after CHS Cosmetology School Senior Cosmetology Instructor Work Career Lee Mar Shirt Factory Murray-Ohio Owned and operated cosmetology salon Golden Living Nursing Center Hobbies “spending money,� yard work, antiques and yard sales, house repair Home Lithonia, Ga.


JACKIE (MCELHINEY) SHRADER Formal Education after CHS Martin College – 1 semester New York Institute of Photography Work Career Waitress: Pine Tree CafÊ, Holiday Inn (Huntsville), Hillcrest Truckstop Maremont-Gabriel Retired from the job market to become full-time housewife while raising family. Family Husband: Louie (deceased), married 37 years 1 son: Brian 2 grandsons: Stevie, Damon Hobbies Country and rock & roll dancing Open mike singing Crossword puzzles Surfing internet Home: Little Dry Creek, Giles County, Tenn.


PATRICIA (MINATRA) POLLY Work Career Giles Co. High School – Classroom Assistant (special education) 26 years Leaps and Bounds after school program Continued full-time job while raising family. Family Husband: Billy Dale (deceased), Married 38 years 2 children: Dale, Wendy 3 grandchildren: Anna, D, Joly 1 great grandchild: McKensie Hobbies Gardening, staying busy Home Pulaski, Tenn.


WAYNE MINATRA Military Experience US Army; Viet Nam, Specialist (E4), Infantry. Awarded Purple Heart. Work Career Highway construction (bridge crew) for various companies. Owns and operates family farm. Has farmed row crops, tobacco, dairy cows and beef cattle for 43 years. Family Wife: Carol, married 44 years 1 daughter: Kim Hobbies “ No time for hobbies; I work from daylight till dark� Home Magazine Road, Pulaski, Tenn.


WILLIAM MORSE Education after CHS Truett-McConnell College – Bachelors of Science, Business Administration John C. Calhoun Community College; Jefferson State College Military Experience US Army; Viet Nam (Infantry), Korea (Transportation). Retired as E7. Work Career K-Mart – Manager Over-the-road truck driver Family Wife: Wanda, married 46 years 2 sons: William, Richard 6 grandchildren: Blake, Daylon, Rob, Spencer, Krista, Lacie 1 great grandchild: Christian Hobbies Staying busy, “working at something all the time”. Home Elkton, Tenn.


JERRY NELSON

Work Career Genesco – Pulaski, Tenn. Maremont – Gabriel, Pulaski, Tenn., 32 years Family Wife: Judy, married 44 years 1 son: Joey (deceased at 5 months 3 weeks, liver disorder) Hobbies Hanging out at Wal-Mart Home Lynnville, Tenn.


LEONARD NELSON Military Experience US Army; Sergeant (E5) 3rd Infantry, Germany Work Career Self employed as an independent carpenter for more than 40 years Family Wife: Karen, married 43 years Hobbies “Piddles around,” stays busy Home Mt. Horeb, Lawrence Co., Tenn.


ROBERT WITHEROW (BUSTER) Education after CHS Miami-Dade/Broward County Community College – Accounting/Electronics Florida Light & Power – Electrician Apprentice Program (4-yr), Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Airframe & Power Plant Course State Trade School – Airframe & Power Plant Course Military Experience US Air Force: Staff Sergeant (E6), Jet Engine Mechanics. Awarded Air Force Commendation Medal and Good Conduct Medal Work Career Columbia Metals Maremont-Gabriel Florida Light & Power – Electrician and Electrician Foreman, 28 years Wal-Mart – Maintenance City of Boca Raton – Electrician, 15 years Family Wife: Anne, married 30 years 1 daughter: Ashley Hobbies “Used to fish” Home Coral Springs, Fla.


50th Class Reunion July 5, 2013, Pulaski, Tenn.

Nolen & Sandy Stanley

Martha & Jerry Horn

Sandra Kay Greene Wells

David Lane


Class and our dates

Those who served


Compiled by Lenny Johnson, 2013 In honor of the Class of ’63


Campbellsville, Tenn., Class of '63