President T.D. Davis
Vice President Rusty Davis
Secretary Clara Lee Breuer
Treasurer Jerry Allen
Reporter Gwen Slaybaugh
Student Body Officers '49-'50
Vice President

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Leo (Carlton) Carr, 1604 N. "C" St., Midland, TX 79701
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Phone number: 915-682-3933
Occupation:  Oil & Gas Business
Married to Judy Warren, Thomas Jefferson HS Class of '54 since 1956. We have three living sons, two in West Texas and one in Arkansas. We lost our oldest in 1998. We have seven grandchildren ranging in age from one to twenty-one. Moved to Midland, TX in 1962 with Humble Oil, now Exxon. We started our own company in 1978. 

Bob Cooper, 4427 South Davidson Drive, Independence, MO 64055
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Phone number:  816-373-2565
Occupation:  Retired
Jane and I moved to Independence in the summer of 1999 to be closer to 4 of our 7 grandchildren.  Of course, being close to our daughter is also very nice. 

Dixie Crumpler Davis Casey, 4520 Angel Fire Cove, Port Arthur 77642
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Occupation: Retired Banker
My husband and I are enjoying retirement and spending time with our 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. We are big Longhorn fans since our oldest, Greg (Class of '69), coaches at UT, Kay (Class of '72) is the choir director at PNG, Gary (Class of '75) is a Groves Police officer, and Ken (Class of '78) is a self-employed truck driver and recently completed his Insurance Adjusters's license.
Updated: 7/27/06

Jo Lynn Davenport Smith, P.O. Box 603, Bloomfield, NM 87413
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Phone number: 505-632-3884
Occupation:  Retired director of research center. After more than 40 years I still miss living in Texas.

Rusty Davis
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I am married to the former Judy Hodges (Class of '57) and we live In Wildwood where I play golf daily. We have 6 children, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
Updated: 7/27/06

Thurman (T.D.) Davis
Thurman died in his sleep, sitting in his favorite Lazy Boy chair, after spending the day gardening in his beautiful flower beds on 5/25/91.  He was 59 years young.  Dad was an extraordinarily gifted man.  God blessed him with a love for beauty.  He loved beautiful music, nature, and art.  He spent his life creating beauty.  He got his masters in music and his career consisted of sharing that love for music with high school students.  His musical concerts were beyond compare.  T.D. used his artistic talent to create stage backdrops that enhanced the beauty of the sounds he could get out of the students.  There are many students that to this day give credit to T.D. for changing their lives for the better through his gift for music.  He had a knack of taking a "wallflower" and bringing out their gifts and helping them to shine.  Due to health reasons, he had to take an early retirement in, I believe, 1980.  He married Anna Marie Faunce whom he met at Shepherd Air Force Base.  They had three children.  Each of his children received some of his gifts.  Jay is a terrific artist although he doesn't pursue it.  Dayna sings and creates with her hands.  Trent, the youngest, writes and records his own music and hopes someday to perhaps be a studio singer and musician.  His wife Anna Marie also shared his gift for music.  She has a beautiful singing voice and in their younger years they shared the stage in community musicals.  Anna Marie and T.D. moved from Texas in 1964 or 65 to Columbus, Ohio.  It was there that they raised their family.  There is not much I know about my father's high school life.  If anyone would like to share stories with me, I would love it.  Thanks, Dayna Murray

Ellen Doiron Pinell, 10502 Moorberry Ln., Houston, TX 77043
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Phone number: 713-464-2314
Occupation:  Homemaker
Still here doing fine, been with same husband (Dixie) for 46 years. Looking forward to the next 46 years. 2 children and 1 granddaughter waiting for more hopefully. Son Paul works for the University of Houston in the print shop. Daughter Cindy Deputy Superintendent of Technology in Yonkers N.Y. She says she really likes her job. My husband Dixie is still teaching School at Austin H.S. here in Houston, he also coaches the boys soccer team.  

Obed E. Drawhorn, 604 34th St., Nederland, TX 77627
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Phone number: 409-722-8819
Occupation:  Marine Electrician

Billie Evans Hewitt, 1418 Evergreen Ave., Morgan City, LA 70380
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Phone number:  504-395-2822
Occupation:  Retired
Married Shelton Hewitt (PNG Class of '47) 10/7/50. 2 children Kevin 7/20/57 and Shellie 7/16/63. 

Ronald  G. Graham, 1609 CR 180, Cisco, TX 76437
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Phone number: 254-442-3405
Occupation:  Retired Teacher-Farmer-Rancher
Married Phyllis Berry (from Cisco, teaching in Port Arthur) in 1956. We have three sons: Beaux & his wife Hollis live near Austin, Rex who lives in our home at Marble Falls and Guy who also lives near Austin. Phyllis and I retired from teaching in 1990 ,after 25 years in Marble Falls and have spent most of our time on our place near Cisco. We raise cattle and Phyllis is very active in the Cisco Methodist Church. 

Dolores Havard Allen, 130 Spyglass, Universal City, TX 78148
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Phone number: 210-659-1035
Occupation: Teacher-Trainer ESC Region 20
I graduated from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a B.A. in Applied Design. I married Bobby Glenn Allen from Jackson, MS. He was in the military. We have five children and six grandchildren. Over the 29 years we spent in the military, we moved many times and saw many places. After we retired, I received my Masters in Adult Education. I presently work for Educational Region 20 out of San Antonio. I not only teach, but go on week-end teacher training sessions all around the state. I have had a good life. 

James E. Keith, 630 Jones, Bridge City, TX 77611
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Phone number: 409-735-3950
Married high school sweetheart (Schakie) and have 3 daughters: Cynthia, Deborah, and Angelique. Retired in '97 when Angel graduated from college (whew) . Looking to downsize and move closer to the kiddos but not rushing it because it looks like Houston and Austin and Dot and I are too laid back for these cities.

Carrell (Billy) Lay, Rt. 1 Box 1028, Hemphill, TX 75948
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Phone number: 409-625-3267
Occupation:  Retired
Married to Roscille Goolsbee (class of 1950) 12/22/50. Two children, Robert Lay, class of 1969 & Nancy Lay Bledsoe, class of 1973. 5 wonderful grandchildren. Doug Bledsoe III, class of 1999, James Robert Lay, Deer Park ISD. Class of 2000, Madalene Bledsoe, class of 2001, Jonathen Lay, Deer Park ISD class of 2002 & David Bledsoe, class of 2005. Roscille and I have both retired and live on Toledo Bend Lake out of Hemphill, Texas. 

Charles (Lindy) McBride, 701 Port Neches, Ave., Port Neches, TX 77651
Phone number: 409-722-2873
Occupation: Retired from Unical
Married Llewelyn Richardson since '51; 9 children, 16 grandchildren.

Inez McBride (Drawhorn) Robbins, 720 Little Jeff, Port Neches, TX 77651
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Phone number:  409-729-9702
Occupation:  Homemaker and writer:  I write Christian poetry and prophetic Christian poetry for individuals.  I have never found anything that I like doing more than writing poetry.  In fact, you might say that I love it!  I thank God daily for my gift.
Hi! to all my classmates of 1950.  As you probably know, I divorced C.W. Drawhorn in 1978.  I stayed single for 22 years and said I'd never marry again, but that changed when James came into the picture.  I married James Robbins, Patsy Hathorn's husband of 47 years.  Patsy died 8/4/97.  James and I married 6/6/98.  Had some of the class of '50 there:  Lew and Lindie McBride, Louise Brown, Emma Jean "Cookie" Cook; Rose Lynn Hester Tibbs, Barbara Stout and hubby, Country Glenn.   We had a wonderful time together!  James and I are very happy and we are enjoying the best that life has to offer.  I have 6 children, David, Douglas, Nan Drawhorn Laing, Vickie Drawhorn Giblin, Paul, Carolyn Drawhorn Wiedenfeld, and 14 wonderful grandchildren.  I have a big, wonderful family and I am proud of every one of them! 
Updated: 3/1/06

Beverly McKnight Beranek, 4806 Pepperidge Place, Odessa, TX 79761
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Occupation:  Retired accountant
I have been married to Floyd "Bill" Beranek (Nederland Class of '46) since 1951. We have lived in Odessa, Tx., since 1959. Bill is a dentist, and we have 4 children & 1 grandchild. Kathleen Beranek (1952) teaches school in Odessa; Scott (1954) is a jewelry designer in Denver; Dan (1961) is in the nursery plant business in Albuquerque; and Dawn Bauer (1973) lives in Jacksonville, Tx., with her husband Bart & our grandchild Brayden (4-29-99) where she teaches dual language 3rd grade.  

Louise Osborne Brown, 4506 Haiti, Pasadena, TX 77505
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Phone number: 281487-2485
Occupation: Retired school teacher
In January of 2000 I moved to Pasadena with my daughter.

Bonnie Outhouse Simpson. Bonnie passed away on June 5th 2008, after an illness. She was married to Lester Wayne (Pete) Simpson for 58 years. Pete can be contacted through the PNG class of 1949 web page. She leaves behind 5 children and many grandchildren.
Updated: 6/24/08

Pat F. Parrish, Box 2216, Paducah, KY 42002
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Phone number: 270-554-1494
Occupation:  Steel distribution 

Norma "Kate" Ray Buffington, 160 Southland Drive, Lumberton, TX 77657
Phone number: 409-751-0701
Occupation:  Retired
Married Charles Buffington (U.S.Army) 1951 in the Territory of Alaska, transferred to Roswell, NM/State College, PA/Fort Knox, KY/Fort Sill, OK/Abderdean, MD. Retired to Spring, TX/Palestine, TX/Lumberton, TX.

Llewellyn Richardson McBride, 701 Port Neches Ave., Port Neches, TX 77651
Phone number: 409-722-2873
Occupation: Homemaker
Married to Lindy McBride since 1951; 9 children & 16 grandchildren. 

Emma Jo Smith, 8484 Andover Dr., Silsbee, TX 77656
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Phone number: 409-385-2730
Occupation:  Retired health care administrator 

Viola Stefflen Allen, Port Neches, TX 77651
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Phone number:  409-727-8987
Occupation:  Semi-retired
My husband and I moved to Newton in '69 and there we had two children (one boy 11/18/69 and one girl 3/2/70).  I became a dyslexia and computer teacher in the Newton ISD.   After my husband passed away, I moved back to Port Neches in '92.  I have been here since enjoying my four grandchildren.