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Effingham Academy class of 1953
10.03 class of 1953
Members of the Effingham Academy class of 1953 gathered for a reunion. - photo by Photo provided

The Effingham Academy class of 1953, the first class to graduate from 12 grades, celebrated with a dinner at the Clyo Homemakers’ Clubhouse on Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. Twenty-two people were in attendance. Ten of the original 20 classmates were present.

Pictured left to right are, front row: Carolyn (Shipes) Weaver, Dixie (Hinely) Zeigler, Barbara (Jaudon) Heath, Jan (Arnsdorff) Hanberry, Betty (Exley) Kicklighter and Lee Ellen (Tebeau) Hanberry; back row, Varnie Wilson, Earl Shearouse, Emory Thomas and Ellis Wilson.

Those absent were Ruth (Anderson) Ambrose, Helen (Phillips) Harrison, Claire Jaudon, Joan (Graham) Neidlinger, Emory Arnsdorff and Walter Gnann.

Deceased are Corley Edwards, Margaret Ann (Bridges) Ayers, Joseph Snooks and Wayne Shearouse.