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(Acton) Byrd graduated
from Wake Technical College in 1984 with a 2-year degree in Secretarial
Science. I married my high school
sweetheart, Keith Byrd, in April 1983 and continue to share our lives together
today in Johnston County. We have
three children: Ashley, almost 22
(and expecting my first grandchild in September 2010); Mitchell, 19, leaving
for Marines boot camp in a few days; and Nathan, 17, a junior in high school.
I continue to work as the office manager of Highmark Companies (going
on 11 years). I thank God for his
infinite love, my family and church family.
Adams has been married to Martilya and
they have two children, Morgan (18) and Ryan (15). After attending
N.C. State, Daniel has worked at Progress/Duke Energy for 25 years.
Adams is currently living in Youngsville NC and works at Eaton in
Raleigh NC as an inventory analyst. He is divorced and has two children,
Travis 10 and Tyler 9.
Aikens (Burkhouse) - After
attending NCSU for one year, Wendy transferred to Wake Tech and received
a degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently
she lives in Windsor, VA with her husband, Doug, whom she married in 1995.
Her daughter, Michelle (born in 1988) graduated this year with
a degree in Youth Ministry and is now waiting to receive her license. Richard, her son (born in 1989) graduated
this year from Tidewater Community College with a degree in Computer
Aided design and will begin his career at Northrup Grumman Shipyard
in a few days. After deciding Engineering was not what she wanted to do
with the rest of her life, Wendy tried other areas and finally found her
talent was in accounting. Currently,
she works as a bookkeeper at a private CPA firm in Suffolk, VA. She still serves as the treasurer/bookkeeper
of their church and teaches in the MPact Girls Clubs.
Please feel free to contact her through FaceeBook or MySpace.
Tammy have been married for 14 years. They are members of John Knox
Presbyterian Church and are active volunteers for various community needs.
They live in Greenville, SC where Scott is an Engineering Manager
with the Fluor Power Group. Tammy is teaching part time in the Greenville
County School System. Their two boys, Nathan (11) and Reece (8), are
playing baseball for Northwood Little League, and each, for a local travel
team (almost year round). In the winter, the boys enjoy playing basketball.
The boys have a little sister named Moxie. She is a puppy almost
a year old now. Scott is continuing his home projects and coaching
his sons' athletic teams where possible. They love the Greenville,
SC area and encourage others to visit the Upstate.
Arch passed away on January 16, 2005.
Bailey (Stocks) has been married to L.H. Stocks for almost 19 years, and they
have 3 children, ages 16, 13, and 8.. They live in Raleigh. Jackie is a
registered nurse but staying at home with her children is her current job.
She stays very busy carpooling and spectating at their sporting events.
a happily divorced mom of 2 kids. Her daughter Brooke is 25 yrs old
and an elementary school teacher in Clinton. Her son Joshua is 13
and in middle school in our town, and active in football. She works
in Wilmington at PPD as an Executive Assistant. Her mission is to make
sure her kids will never forget me as their funny mother, and
to keep humor in their life and her own. Life is too serious,
gotta enjoy it some too!
married to Gail Benson Barefoot. They
have one child and a new grandson. Johnnie has worked in the office supply
business for over 20 years and is living in Clayton. He currently works
for Kennedy Office Supply.
Barfield (Johnson) has been married to Todd Johnson for 21 years. Todd attended
South Johnston HS. Their children are Abby (15), Cliff (12), and Kevin (11).
Abby is in the marching band at Smithfield Selma HS and sings in an 83-member
youth choir. Cliff and Kevin play baseball in Parks and Rec and select leagues,
and Cliff participates in Smithfield Middle School's baseball team. Donna
has been interim choir director at a local church and leads a praise group
at her own church in Smithfield. She sings in the choir. Todd is an Archives
and History contractor, compiling research done in both Wake and Johnston
Counties into books. He is also a choir director and organist at a church
Barwick (Worley) – Karen
and Amos will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary this Oct. Their
older two sons (Josh and Jake) are married and Cody is in 11th
grade at West Johnston.
Basden is happy to report that we have moved back to Virginia and
now are living just outside Washington D.C. near Manassas, VA. Still working
with Ford Credit. The girls have grown, Ariel is 10, Isabelle is 7 and Halie
is 4. The family is happy to be back in the area and we are making frequent
visits to NC.
Bass lives in Jackson TN with his wife LaCheryl. They have lived
in several states around the country. He’s an executive leader for major
industrial company located in Milwaukee WI. Victor has been happily married
for 24 years with one beautiful daughter, LaCiera, who is in the 12th grade.
Beach -- I attended NC State majoring in Forestry Management
and worked in forestry assignments in Michigan, Georgia and NC.
I changed career paths to manufacturing in 1989 and am currently employed
as a plant manager. I finally completed my undergraduate degree
at UNCG in 2004. I live in Greensboro with my wife Sonja and
stay active in church and enjoy competitive shooting.
Bell Vick -- I am currently married for seven years to Donald Vick. We
live in Hobgood NC, a small town way out in the country of Eastern NC. I
have one son by my second marriage who is now 19 and he is still my baby!
My husband has two grown girls who both have families. Since being married
to my husband, his girls have given me five grandchildren. Although my son
has no children yet, I am filled with joy by the ones I do have. Children
are such a blessing. I take care of my 72 year old uncle (Frank) who is
a part of our family also. I stay at home with him, he needs me at home
with him for now. We live a nice little country life and we love it. Wouldn't
have it any other way. We sometimes get to Garner to visit my parents and
siblings but for the most part, clean country air is where you'll find me.
Bell spent 9.5 years in the US Navy after graduating from high school.
He spent 3 years in school, 3 years aboard a nuclear submarine, and 3.5
years aboard a submarine tender. Cedric got married in 1990 to Cassandra
L. Miles while he was stationed in San Diego, CA. Their daughter, Brieanna
Nicole Bell, was born in 1992. Cedric is currently an HVAC technician and
route manager supervisor for Filter Services, Inc. of Raleigh/Durham.
Bennett Cross graduated in 1984 with an Associate in Commercial
Art and Advertising Design. In 1986 She married Kerry Cross (1979 Garner
graduate) and they have been married for 26 years and have made their home
in Wilmington, NC. They have two sons- Kyle is a senior at NC State and
Korey is a sophomore at UNCW. She has worked for 14 years as a teacher assistant
at Wrightsboro Elementary School and Kerry is the Resident Engineer for
the DOT office in Burgaw. She and Kerry continue to stay active- running,
biking, hiking, weights and now her new love-ZUMBA! :)
Beves is now Sherrie Blizzard (remarried in June of 2004) and my
husband Doug and I have 4 children: Ryan-age 15, Kelsey-age 12, Camden-age
11 and Hannah-age 8. I still work for Progress Energy (been there 20 years,
geez!) and we live in Clayton.
Blalock is deceased.
Bowyer recognizes some of the names on the "82" roster even
though he only attended Vandora Springs Elementary in grades 2,3 and the
first half of grade 4 (1971-1974). He also played in Pop Warner football
and was #81 on the Duke/Giants team. Barry would have graduated with the
class of "82" had his family not moved in 1974.
Boykin Roberts -- I live in Garner
with my 16 year old daughter "Hannah" who is currently a student
and varsity cheerleader at Garner Magnet High School. I work for NC Department of Crime Control
& Public Safety. I am a two time
breast cancer survivor (Orig. diagnosed in 2001 & second diagnosis in
and her husband Paul recently moved from the Garner area to Little River,
SC, right next to North Myrtle Beach. Paul works for the Atlanta Braves.
Their two boys, ages 4 and 11, have adjusted well even though they miss
their friends back in Garner. Betsy enjoyed campaigning for her brother
Sam, the former mayor of Garner.
Britton (Padgett) - A 30th class reunion? How can we all be this old? Luckily, most
days, I still feel pretty spunky! I'm still working in the DA's office and
Ronnie is still in chemical sales. We've been married for 24 years and still
going strong. Kent is now 20 and a junior at NCSU. He is in the College
of Management and probably will major in Sports Management. Alex is 18 and
she's at UNC to study Biology/Chemistry, minor in Spanish and then wants
to go to Med School. Bet that's gonna cost us!! Hopefully, this class reunion
will give me a chance to catch up with everyone.
- contact her at 115 Whitley Drive Smithfield, NC 27577, 919-934-9907.
-- I married Tammy Lynch from Clayton. Our 20th anniversary is coming up
this fall. We have one son. His name is Nolan, and he's 13. We live in Johnston
County, near McGee's Crossroads. I've been riding Harleys since '91. Tammy
likes to ride with me when she gets the chance. I have been with
the state for 23 years, the past five years at Revenue. I work in the
Administrative Services Division. I am involved with Physical Security,
Business Continuity, and Fixed Assets for all our offices throughout
the state. My family and I have been
blessed with good health, and steady work. I hope life has been good to
you. Perhaps I will see you at a reunion one day. Take care!
currently living by the water in Cocoa Beach, Florida with his beautiful
wife, Marcia and their “humanoid” yellow lab, Mia. He is the Vice President of Operations
for a company that owns and leases vertical real estate on telecommunication
towers nationwide. He still has a
home outside Garner and is fortunate to have the opportunity to travel back
and forth from Florida on a regular basis. Steve and Marcia enjoy traveling as much
as possible and when home, Steve is out of the water fishing the flats and
enjoying the great outdoors.
Carter has two kids, Savannah (18) and Charleston (13) and lives in
Clayton. Glenn is a Staff Validation Engineer for bioMerieux (medical device
manufacturer)in Durham. Contact Glenn at 138 Millwood Drive in Clayton,
Clement (Woldruff) - After working in various hospitals for 10 years in Southern
California as an RN in the NICU mainly at UCLA Medical Center, Debora met
her husband Tom in 1998 in Palm Springs, CA. They moved to Grand Junction,
CO, and have two sons Jacob (12) and
Viktor (9). She is still a part-time nurse but enjoys being a full-time
mom and wife. They love spending time with family and friends, take advantage
of the mountain sports and play baseball, golf and swim when it's warm.
They love to travel and come "home" to Garner to see family often.
Coggins (Shore) attended ECU where she majored in Nursing and met her husband
Chris. They have been married for 15 years and have three children: Josh,
Jordan, and Jessica.. Leslie works part time in Psychiatric Nursing.
Collier (Burdette) currently lives in Oxford, NC and is married with two boys,
Trey 9 and Curtis 7. She is staying
busy being a wife and mother. She is looking forward to seeing everyone
at the 30th class reunion. Contact
Ann at (919)693-1698. She would love
to hear from you.
Collins Rowlands: Brent
and Decie will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary
in April of 2011. Considering the economy, please don’t send gifts—just
send SILVER! (Big Grin) We now have successfully graduated our oldest
daughter, Hannah, from college. Sarah (20) is in college; Michael
(17) is graduating high school in the spring; Mark (15) is 11th
grade and loving it; Lydia (13), Audrey (12) and Sophie (10) are educated
at home and attend an enrichment program twice a week; Faith (8), Philip
(5) and Samantha (3) are all at home with Mom learning to read, write and
do arithmetic and keep the family businesses running. Between the
5 cab companies and restaurant and various other interests, life is full,
fun and filled with many moments to exercise our faith.
lives in Raleigh, NC with her 5 year old son and her 19 year old daughter,
who graduated from Garner Senior High in 2001. She works for Rex Healthcare as Patient Registrar. Regina had
been married but is now divorced and spends lots of time with her children.
Cordell (Myatt) lives in Clayton, N.C. with her husband Tommy Myatt (a 1976
Garner alumni), whom she married in 1988. Their son Ty was born in 1995
and is now a junior at Johnston County Early College Academy. Tracy's husband
is in the information technology field and she is currently practicing law
part-time from home. Tracy also stays busy watching and cheering for her
rugby-playing husband and aspiring rock-star/actor son, as well as spoiling
her grandkids, Lilli(4 ˝) and Joseph (1 ˝), whom she was blessed with by
her step-son Brandon and his wife Tina. Contact Tracy at 2009 Creekview
Circle, Clayton, N.C. 27520. Home phone (919) 796-9040.
Glenn Creech: I have worked for 25 years at Progress Energy. I've been married
for 21 years to Patricia Lynn Richardson from Sanderson High School. She
works with the City of Raleigh. Patricia and I have a 16-year old son, Christopher
Glenn Creech, who attends East Wake High School. We live outside Wendell,
NC and enjoy riding motorcycles and camping on long weekends. I have attended
the Myrtle Beach bike week every year since 1990.
and Belinda Creech graduated together in 1982 and married in 1984. They just celebrated
their 28th wedding anniversary. Their kids are Cody (26), Dillon (21), Jessie
(13) and Luke (11). Cliff is still working for SAS Institute Inc and has
been for 25 years. Belinda owns a residential cleaning company and loves
it! They have lived in the same home in Garner for the past 21 years. Life
Crowder enlisted in the United States Air Force after high school and
served for 6 years and 1 month. He returned to Raleigh and got a job as
a Correctional Officer at Wake Correctional Center. Jerry went back to college
at Shaw University and graduated with BA degree in Corrections & Rehab.
He was promoted to a counselor position with the prison and currently serves
as a Probation/Parole Officer in Wake County. Jerry is married to Vicki,
a Speech/Language Pathologist at Vandora Springs Elementary, and they have
2 children: Cameron (8 yrs old) and Morgan (2 yrs old). They live in Raleigh
off Old Stage Road. Contact Jerry at 5321 Passenger Place, Raleigh NC, 27603.
Home phone 661-8707
Susan Harris have been married almost 26 yrs and have
4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. Their youngest daughter, Alyssa "our little suprise from God",
was born Oct 2006. Ashley, their oldest daughter is 21, was married in 2007,
and in college for nursing. Her husband is her long-time love and an
ordained preacher/ city firefighter. She is also a certified
EMT loves to play the guitar, write songs, and has been to Nashville twice.
Her husband is thinking about trying out for the Highway Patrol this October, so
they may be living in Garner soon. Michael and Matthew, their 2 boys
(15 & 11) are into computers, baseball-of course (Mike coaches) , and
basketball. They’ve homeschooled since 1994...so far, so good! Mike recently started working for a local
company in sells and shipping and she’s been a stay-at-home mom since the
boys were born other than helping Mike w/bookkeeping when he had his business.
They stay busy w/the kids, esp the little one who is now in her "terrible
twos" and definitely has a mind of her own!!!!
Denning (Hopwood) is now
divorced and live in Fuquay Varina. Her son Jonathan is a senior at
Wheaton College, Il. Joshua, her youngest, is a sophomore in college
and plays golf for North Greenville University.
Denning is still single, no children. She has 2 dogs, Swayze and Harleem
(that's the old dutch spelling for Harlem), and speaking of which, after
graduating from Western Carolina, she moved to NYC and lived and worked
in Brooklyn, Queens, and Harlem (upper Manhattan). Claranette moved back
to NC in 1992, did a stint at American Airlines during a social work burn
out, and is now back in the Raleigh area and continues to work in social
work with Wake County. She also teaches part-time at Wake Tech in the Human
lives in the Garner area, single with her only child, Tralen, who attends
Garner Magnet High School. Tracey is employed at the NC DMV as a Driver
License Hearing Officer.
Drumgoole (Thomas) is married to William Thomas and they have two children, Ashley
(17) and Brandon (12). Lisa is retired from The City of Raleigh and works
part-time as a Substitute Teacher at Enloe and East Garner. She is a member
of the First-Aid Ministry at Mount Peace Baptist church and loves gardening
and spending time with her family.
Eagle (Conrad) passed away on May 17, 2005.
- Robbie Dyson was
formerly married to DeAnna Holt. They
are now divorced and Robbie lives in the Garner area. He and DeAnna have one son, Robbie, who
- Remarried 7-10-10 to Sharon Ann Spivey of Raleigh, Sharon
works for Flowserve in Raleigh as a Inside Sales Rep. dealing with Nuclear
Valves, I retired as a Corporal from the Apex Police Department,
23 years of service in Law Enforcement, Retired due to a motorcycle accident
in April of 2006, One Child 2 years old.
Contact Jack at 10004 Joe Leach
Road, Raleigh NC 27603. Home phone (919) 772-6035, cell phone (919) 524-6820.
His work address is the Apex Police Department, 205 Saunders Street, Apex
NC 27502, Work phone (919) 362-8661
Edwards (Oakley) - I graduated from college with an associate degree in Dental
Hygiene. I have been married to Robert Oakley for 23 years. I have two sons.
Tyler (16) and Evan (6). I am a stay at home mom and keep books for Rob's
business. We live in Willow Springs, NC.
his BS from ECU after two fun years at UNC-W ! He has lived in Durham since
1988. He is still an avid tennis player and plays year around. Chris is also into cycling the past several
years. He works for Duke as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Psych
Eller (Rusnak) married
Richard Rusnak (David's older brother) less than 48 hrs after graduation.
They divorced in 1995, and Richard remarried. Carla is single and works
at Duke University. She has four children: Joe (born 1984) graduated from
GSHS, MBA from ECU, soldier in the Army National Reserve, also works at
Duke as a Financial Analyst and has a daughter, Alyssa (born 2008), Jenny
(born 1986) graduated from GSHS, manages the Bath and Body Works at Southpoint
and has 2 boys Anthony (born 2004) and Justin (born 2006), Jessica (born
1991) graduated from GSHS and teaches dance classes in Clayton, and Johnny
(born 2001) is my baby.
Ennis lives in Virginia Beach, VA with his wife of 12 years Laura.
They have a 10-year old son, Dalton and a 6-year old daughter Logan. Steve
is the Director of Operations for a Washington, DC-based construction and
security company that primarily works on Federal projects worldwide. Steve
holds a Top Secret clearance and travels internationally to US Embassy locations
that include Iraq.
- Georgia (Evans) Boddie is single and currently resides in Raleigh. She has two daughters,
Ashley 24 who just graduated from NCCU with a BS in Social Work, Teresa
who is a junior at NCCU who is studying Elementary Education with a minor
in Journalism, as well as a grandbaby Zakiah who is 4yrs old. She loves
her family and always believes the most important thing you can give your
children is your time. So proud to be a grandma and proud of her daughters
and their accomplishments!! She is the owner and operator of my business
(Boddie’s Cleaning Service) and has worked in Bail Bonding as the Administrative
Assistant for 24 yrs. Life is Good!
(Evans) Driscoll – Paula obtained her
BS in Business Administration from Shaw University in 1991. In 2005, she
earned her MBA from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.
She and her husband Len were married for 17 years. They have 4 children,
5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren that live in Virginia. Paula had
been employed with Verizon Wireless for 20 yrs. Her job at VZW enabled them
to live in Atlanta, GA, Charleston, SC, and Nashville, TN. She had a part-time
business selling Aloette skin care/makeup products. Paula passed away on
September 18, 2008.
Ferguson now lives Holly Springs with his wife Lynn and 3 sons Taylor
(7yrs), Davis (4yrs) and Brendan (3yrs). After 10 years as a practicing
pharmacist, Todd entered the pharmaceutical industry with Roche Laboratories
and then transferred to their US headquarters in New Jersey. He and his
family recently returned to North Carolina to help start a smaller pharmaceutical
company. He currently manages a sales team covering eastern North and South
Carolina. Lynn retired from her job in pharmaceutical sales to become a
full-time mother for the boys.
- Still living in the Greenville, SC area and could not be happier. My oldest daughter, Caroline is 20 and
is a junior at the University of South Carolina. My youngest daughter, Alexis, is 17 and
a senior at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and is looking forward to beginning
her college search. I will celebrate
my 25th anniversary with Gene in October, 2012 – my how time
has flown! After many years of staying home with my family, I have
gone back to work at the school where Alexis attends working part-time in
the Business Office. If you are ever in the area, give me a call (864)
Vicki Floyd (Kuritz) Something very special has happened to
Vicki since the last reunion. She's a grandma! Vicki is still living in
Garner, never left. She has been married 25 years now. They have 2 boys
and one granddaughter -- Madison Grace Kuritz is 4 years old…what a blessing
she is. Vicki is still with the airline and still based out of RDU. Her
life is traveling and her 4 year old grandbaby. Vicki often sees former
Principal Shirley B. Page on her airline!
lives in Clayton, and has been happily married to Wanda (Andrews, class
of ‘83) for 20 years. They have two children: a son, Bryan who is 16 years
old, and a daughter, Laura who is 13. Scott is Vice President of Customer
Engineering at Computer Service Partners Inc. (Raleigh), Wanda is a RN and
employed at Wake Med (19 years). Their kids are very involved in school
sports and they attend Ebenezer United Methodist Church and spend their
spare time at the beach and watching their kids play sports. Contact Scott
Fox (Hamrick) – Tammy has been married for 17 years to Heath Hamrick (class
of ‘86) and they recently welcomed their first grandchild. Also, Madison now 14 going into HS at Garner. Savannah
now 11 going to Middle School. Tammy has been a System Analyst at Wake Med
for 7 years. Their kids are involved in Dance, swimteam, guitar, and active
with the youth at church.
Franks still lives in the Garner area and works for the North Carolina
Dept. of Labor as the Network Administrator and Help Desk Supervisor. He
has been married for 17 years to his wife, Shannon and they have a daughter
Emily, 13 years old. Gary has worked in the computer field since graduating
from Wake Tech and has been with the State for 10 years. He also taught
classes part time for 5 years at Wake Tech. In his spare time . Gary coaches
his daughter's softball team and likes woodworking and flying radio controlled
- Tina Games (-Evans) lives in Chatham,
MA with her British husband, Simon and their two fabulous children. Their
son, Spencer is 13 years old and their daughter, Holly is 10 years old.
Tina and her family recently relocated to Cape Cod where they are transitioning
to ocean life! In addition to this change, Tina has launched a new business
(two years ago) as a life purpose coach and retreat leader for women who
desire a more meaningful life based on purpose, passion and creative expression.
Tina is also the author of "Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother's
Path to Self-Discovery" which catapulted her into the world of life
coaching. If you'd like to connect with Tina, you can reach her at TinaMGames@yahoo.com
- Lisa Gardner (Bullard) graduated from NC State and completed her PhD in Chemical
Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. After working for Eastman Chemical
Company in Kingsport, TN for 10 years, she is now a Teaching Professor in
the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at N.C. State.
She and her husband Michael live in Garner and have one daughter,
Meredith, who is senior and senior class president at Garner Magnet High
School (I have already warned her about lifetime reunion planning duties!)
Now as a parent of a Trojan student, she is still proud of our school.
Lisa still enjoys photography and has now moved into the electronic
age via Facebook. Check out the class
Facebook page as well (GSHS Class of 1982) for updates.
- Lisa Gilbert (Pruitt)
lives in Chapel Hill with her boyfriend. She is semi-retired after doing hair for
over 20 years. Prior to that she
was a substance abuse counselor (I know ya’ll think that’s funny!) Enjoying life! Her 24-year old daughter has two beautiful
girls and they are all three the loves of her life. They love to take their boat out to Jordan
Lake in the summer and they love to travel. Life is good!!!
- Cammie Godwin (Melvin) and her husband Bailey live in Greenville, NC. They have 4 kids: Wesley is a freshmen
at NC State majoring in engineering, Will is a junior in high school, Stephen
is in 8th grade, and Kelli is in 4th grade. Cammie is a stay at home Mom in addition
to working at Bailey’s law office and doing a little volunteer work. Cammie
and her daughter are huge Scotty McCreery fans, so she has been bragging
a lot about being from Garner!
Goodwin (Hering) has been "doing hair" since 1986. She has been
married to David for 11 years. Besides work, a lot of her time is spent
involved in church activities, singing, playing mandolin, and sharing time
with family and friends.
now been married to Nancy for 20 years (21 years in May 2009). Their
daughter, Devin, will be 18 this May. She has remained very active through
her years at West Johnston High School. She was a Captain on the Varsity
Cheerleading squad this year but decided to forego soccer this
season. She has remained busy with Key club, her senior project, and
working on getting into college. She was accepted to East Carolina,
Western Carolina, Appalachian, and UNC Greensboro. She has proudly decided
to attend UNCG and pursue a dual major in elementary education and
special education. Their son, Jeremy, who just turned 15, never returned
to football. While dad had hoped he would return to the game, his decision
proved wise. He is 5' 4" and 105 lbs... he'd get killed out there! Jeremy
still plays soccer and is showing promise as a distance runner on the track
team at West Johnston High School. Nancy continues to work at
a pediatrician’s office in Raleigh and take care of her five “kids”
(Devin, Jeremy, Jeff, and our dogs, Duncan and Marzi). Jeff is still a Captain
with the Raleigh Fire Dept. He has been with the fire department for just
over 22 years. Only 5 1/2 to go with sick leave! Jeff did take
up bowling again for a couple of years. The work schedule, once again, got
in the way. Mountain biking has also gone by the wayside thanks to
a bad wreck that injured his shoulder. He still enjoys hiking, camping
and his newest addiction, darts. Jeff has also returned to school.
He is pursuing an AAS in Emergency Preparedness Tech. at Durham Tech. with
the intention of completing a BS in Emergency Management at Western Carolina.
Gower McHorney still lives in the house in Raleigh where I was born. I had
to move away in 11th grade to S.C. and I graduated from Manning High School,
Manning, SC. I got married at age 37 to Wayne McHorney. He is the ex-husband
of Jeanne Tippett. He has 3 children ages 17, 18, and 23. His oldest son
has a daughter named Jayda who is 5. My stepdaughter is a junior at Garner
Magnet High School. My husband and I enjoy riding our Harley motorcycles.
We have a trucking company hauling Heavy Equipment and it is named "On
Time Hauling." We will be celebrating our 6 year anniversary on Sept.
9, 2007. I have missed all of you that I remember so well. I worked for
DHHS for 9 years and I am now working for our company.
Green (Scott) has been married since 1997 to Johnny Scott. They have a daughter,
Madyson (2) and a son, Coltin (7 months). Mandy was an elementary school
teacher but now stays at home with their children and enjoys each day with
Grindstaff lives in Clayton with his girlfriend of 5 years Joni. He is
still a land surveyor in Clayton and Joni is a real estate paralegal. Mike's
son Blake is 11 now and Mike coaches all of Blake's sports teams and is
on the board of directors of the Greater Cleveland Athletic Assoc. In his
spare time Mike hosts a weekly syndicated internet radio show as well as
owns and runs his record label Old School Records. We still go to all the
football games on Friday night and spend as much time as we can at our place
at Topsail Beach.
married Paula Johnson on 1/22/05. They say the second time around is a charm
and they are still correct. We are still living in Smithfield. (Since the
last update the 70 Buick Skylark I had purchased has been restored, and
next on the project list is a new garage for it as well as the restoration
of the 68 Buick Skylark yes the car I drove in high school). I am still
working at Garner
School (formerly GSHS) as the Athletic Trainer
and running Crystal Clear Swimming Pools, Inc on the side. Paula is a nurse
for Dr. Lyman Smith at Raleigh Orthopedic. [Note: Mike, aka "Coach
G", was awarded the 2008 National Athletic Trainers' Association Service
Award and the 2007 Triangle Area Community Sports Medicine Person of the
Year. Mike is the Chairman of the Shrine Bowl Athletic Training Committee,
serving with fellow Garner Alum, Dr. Greg Pleasants ('88).]
Guffey (Hausen) has been married for 16 years to Bobby Hausen. We have one
daughter, Heather, 14 yrs (Heather will start GSHS this year!) I also have
two step-children, Bobby Jr 23 yrs and Christine 22 yrs. I have worked for
the NC Office of Administrative Hearings for the past 21 years and plan
on retiring in 9 years.
a graduate of Carolina and lives in Winston-Salem. Anita and I were
married in 1988 and have one daughter, Randall, who is 14 along with
our family dog Snickers. After working with Wachovia for 14 years
following college, I have been working the past 10 years for FirstPoint,
Inc. as Senior Vice President and COO. Our whole family is heavily
involved in Calvary Baptist Church in Winston and when we’re not cheering
on the Tarheels, we love going to Disney World.
Hammond lives in Clayton and works at his family business in Garner,
BlueWing Courier, doing mechanic work. Andrew is "not married yet but
maybe someday." Contact Andrew at 553-9898.
Harrington married Karen Pearce from the Class of '82 and they have 3
children. Chad, 26 years old, is a Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy and has
2 sons Landon and Grayson, Sarah is 20 years old and a junior at East Carolina
University studying substance abuse rehab, and Hope is 13 and in the 7th
grade at NGMS and loves animals, volleyball, and swims on the swim team.
Greg and Karen are grandparents and love spending as much time as possible
with their children and grandchildren.
Harris Smith has three children and a 10 month old terrier. She is married
and takes life one day at a time. Jacqueline is a staff accountant for Applebees
- Susan Harris and Mike Deaver have been married almost 26 yrs and have 4 children, 2 boys and
2 girls. Our youngest
daughter, Alyssa "our little surprise from God", was born Oct
2006. Ashley, our oldest daughter is 21, was married in 2007, and in college
for nursing. Her husband is her long-time love and an ordained preacher/
city firefighter. She is also a certified EMT loves to play the
guitar, write songs, and has been to Nashville twice. Her husband
is thinking about trying out for the Highway Patrol this October,
so they may be living in Garner soon. Michael and Matthew, our 2 boys
(15 & 11) are into computers, baseball-of course (Mike coaches) , and
basketball. We've homeschooled since 1994...so far, so good!
Mike recently started working for a local company in sells and shipping
and I've been a stay-at-home mom since the boys were born other than helping
Mike w/bookkeeping when he had his business.
Harris received his BS degree from Johnson C. Smith University in
1986. He earned his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from UNC-Charlotte
in 1988. He has been married for 12 years to Katie Harris, and they have
three children -- Byron (7 yrs), Kameron (5 yrs), and KaLee (5 yrs). Walter
is currently working for the Department of Justice as a Unit Manager.
Harrison has been married to Kimberly for 11 years, and they have one
son, Austin, who will be four years old in December. They reside in Winston
Salem, and Edward works in Greensboro for Dixon Odom, CPA's as a tax and
business advisor. Contact Ed at 125 Sugar Maple Court, Winston-Salem, NC,
27106. Home phone (336) 922-2383
Hearn (Smith) graduated from NCSU with a degree in Animal Science but my
main interest turned out to be plant research. I worked for the NC Dept
of Agriculture for 5 years as a seed analyst and have been with the German
based company BASF Corporation in RTP as a Knowledge Analyst in Commercial
Research and Development for the last 15 years. I met my husband Bill while
at State and we have been married going on 17 years as of 2006. We have
two great kids and one energetic beagle, Tyler who is ten and Travis who
is 7, they are my bundles of T&T. We never left the area and have been
living in Apex for the last 13 years. Bill is with a local landscaping company
and our interests are beach music, the beach and whatever the latest thing
the kids are into.
Hearn has been working as an analyst @ Progress Energy (CP&L)
since 1982, except for a brief 3 year period when I worked for a software
company as a Q & A Analyst. I moved back to Raleigh in Five Points
in 2008 with my wonderful partner, Sarah, and
the usual cat/dog assortment. In my spare time, I enjoy playing as much
golf as possible and I travel frequently.
Hinton has been married to Susan Tunstall Hinton (class of '84) since
1989 and they have 2 daughters: Rachel Krisan, 20, and Rebecca McCoy, 19.
Allen is self-employed with his brother Tony in home repair. The family
lives on a farm in Benson with lots of animals and is active at Ebenezer
United Methodist Church. Their family loves to travel, especially on Carnival
away on August 27, 2012.
Hobbs is currently the owner and operator of her family business,
Seamless Gutters. She stays busy
with her church and family (they have 3 dogs) and her adopted daughter (23)
and granddaughter (6). She resides
in Clayton and is enjoying living life to the fullest every day
Hobbs passed away on December 12, 1995.
Hobby is single and lives in Cary. She works as a Clinical Data Manager
in several therapeutic areas for PAREXEL .
divorced and has two sons - Robbie 26 and Jordan 13. She has worked for
the US Postal Service for 24 years. She
still lives in Garner around the corner from High School.
lives in Clayton. She has been married to Johnny since 1988 and is employed
at The News & Observer in advertising as a senior operations analyst.
Lisa and Johnny don't have children, but have been blessed to have two beautiful
nieces (the oldest graduated from GSHS in '06 and the youngest graduates
from GSHS in '07).
Hood has worked in the roofing business for the last 20 years, primarily
for Wake County Public School projects. He got married last year to Mary
Jo. They have two dogs (Jed and Harley), two cats, and a fish. Edward and
Mary Jo still live in Garner, in Cloverdale.
Howard (Adami) - I didn't graduate with my class in Garner as I had wanted ..and
after leaving Garner when I was 15 (they had just moved some E. Garner students
to N. Garner and I was a casualty) we moved to Fuquay-Varina where
I ended up going to Wake Tech and getting my GED at 16. We lived in
Fuquay briefly and from there my mom moved us back to Asheboro where we
still live today. (I made alot of great friends at East Garner and
I've never forgotten them and would love to reconnect with many of them.)
I am the proud mother of a 17 year old boy named Ryan. My son is my
life and has been my motivation for becoming a better person. I've
been married once.. I'm glad to report I'm happily divorced now and still
single lol. I run my own computer consulting business out of my home
and have been doing it for 8 years now. My passion is cats!
I love cats. I've worked with a local rescue group and really want
to influence the nation to ban the use of gas chambers at all animal shelters
throughout the United States and implement new laws against animal cruelty
with stiffer fines and harsher jail sentences. I'd love
to know whatever happened to Eddie Bell and a few others, if ya know I want
to hear from you!!!!
Hunt (Pearson) ...has been happily married since 1993 to Chuck Pearson. She
has two grown step-children and a mix of four dogs (3 rescues), plus Belvedere,
our cockatiel, who is a fabulous watch-bird. I’ve lived in the Durham area
since 1987, currently residing in Bahama since 1998. They added on to their
home in 2010 to include “Mama Hazel” in their daily routines, and their
blended family is working out beautifully. As of 2012, she’s still blessed
to have her Mom living (in Benson), two older sisters (one in Georgia and
one in California), plus 2 nieces and 2 nephews (Colorado and California).
In 2011, She began volunteering with Bright Star Stables to provide coaching
for children with special needs for therapeutic riding lessons. Working
with their nursery and young children at church is a special passion.
They enjoy cooking for our extended families and traveling the back roads
of North Carolina. Feel free to contact her at email@example.com.
Hunt (Lanier) has been married to Tracy Lanier ('82) for 19 years. Two daughters,
Kristin age 12 and Kaitlyn age 10. Tracy is employed with John Deere for
17 years, and travels extensively. Wanda stays home with the girls when
she is not substitute teaching at one of their schools. They have been living
in Johnston County for the past 9 years.
Hunter (Nichols) married Mr. Ricky Valines
from Burlington, North Carolina in 2004. They reside in Raleigh, He is a pastor
and pastors Higher Praise International "Center of Refuge" in
the city of Raleigh. Her oldest child Keona is 27, and my baby girl T'keyah
is 21. Her grandson is 13. She works as a Staffing Supervisor at Staffing
Solutions and Prologistix, a temporary/staffing agency.
Jones is deceased.
R. Jones is
Mark Maultsby and they both work at Garner High School. Since our last reunion, Mark received his
Master’s in Administration from NC State and is an Assistant Principal at
Garner. They have four children,
all of whom also attended Garner High School. Both of their sons, Joshua 24 and Jordan
22, have graduated from college and are pursuing their careers. Their daughter Devan, 20, is in college
and working. Ty, their youngest daughter,
will graduate from Garner in June 2013. She is on the Student Council, co-chair
of Asheboro, and is involved in theatre.
Her plans are to attend UNC-W after graduation as her father did.
Our family loves the beach, golf, and all sports.
Life is good and blessed even on the bad days.
Kendall (Nelms) -I’ve been married to Mark (Ernie) Nelms, class of ’81 for
22 years. I work with the NC Dept of State Treasurer and Mark works with
the NC State Highway Patrol. We live at McGee’s Crossroads and have one
daughter, Kendall who is 12. She is in 7th grade at McGee’s Crossroads Middle.
Kendall loves to swim and competes on a year round swim team in Harnett
County at Campbell University. We enjoy many of our weekends traveling with
Kendall to various swim meets throughout the year. She is the love of our
life and is simply growing up too fast!
King (Edwards) - I
am married to Larry and he works for the Town of Garner. I am a Realtor
with Century 21. We have one son Sam and he is 11 yrs old. We are foster parents
and right now we have a 17 yr foster daughter and her two month old son.
We live near McGee's Crossroads. We have a pond in the backyard and enjoy
fishing and watching the wildlife. We have 7 small dogs, a duck and
a bird. Only the teacup poodle and mama Chihuahua stay in the house, the
rest have their own 8x12 house with heat and a/c. I am on facebook and my
cell number is 919-320-4573.
Kyles is deceased.
Lanier has been married to Wanda Hunt ('82) for 19 years. Two daughters,
Kristin age 12 and Kaitlyn age 10. Tracy is employed with John Deere for
17 years, and travels extensively. Wanda stays home with the girls when
she is not substitute teaching at one of their schools. They have been living
in Johnston County for the past 9 years.
Leak (Williams) lives in Fuquay Varina in a quiet subdivision, Fairview II.
She has two sons -- Tony (16) and Albert (20). Susan works full time at
Bayer Pharmaceutical and part time doing prepaid legal service. When she
is not working, she enjoys spending time with her son. Susan was married
for 10 years, now separated. In addition to her sons, she also has one granddaughter
and one poodle (Tiny Dog).
Lee is deceased.
married Ricky Williams. We are going to Jamaica in November to celebrate
our 20th wedding anniversary which was in April of this year. We currently
live in Clayton. Venae works for WakeMed in the Human Resources Department
and Ricky is the Service Manager at Bobby Murray. We have two girls, Jessica
(19) and Mackenzie (13). Jessica is engaged to Eric Parker and we are currently
planning their wedding. Mackenzie is in 8th grade and a cheerleader for
Clayton Middle School. We enjoy spending time with our family and love our
2nd home at Kerr Lake where we spend our weekends/vacations.
in Rolesville with his wife, Angie of 26 years. Steve is employed with Cook Medical Endoscopy
of Bloomington, Indiana as a medical sales product specialist and travels
throughout the states with work. .He remains a registered respiratory therapist
with Western Wake Hospital. They attend Wake Forest United Methodist Church.
They have two daughters, Megan (21) and Amanda (16).
Megan is a senior on the Women’s Golf Team at Wingate University. Amanda is a sophomore and plays golf on
the Cougar Ladies Golf Team at Wake Forest-Rolesville High School. Steve and the girls are involved volunteering
with The First Tee of the Triangle. Steve continues to be proud of his girls,
lives to play golf, ride his two horses and hunt out at Falls Lake!
Lewis (Apsitis) is married to Erick, who was in Garner from 1975-1979. Patricia
graduated from UNC-CH and then completed a pharmacy residency in South Carolina.
She loves her career in home infusion as the pharmacy manager at Carolina
Health Care’s home infusion company. Erich and Patricia’s son, Joshua, started at the Citadel in August 2012 pursuing
Civil Engineering. They also have
Mimi, a loved dog that keeps them company with Josh away at college.
Her parents, brother, and sister still live in the Garner area.
and Karl Smink will be married 20 years in May 2008. We have 2 children,
daughter, 17 and a son 15. Our daughter is currently studying music,
math and science at the North Carolina School of the Arts and is a high
school junior. Our son is studying visual and computer arts technology
and music as a freshman at our local high school. Teah is taking a
year off of work, and considering going back to college. Karl works
as a Loss Control Rep. for an Insurance company, Environmental and
Safety Compliance. The family enjoys music, marching band, art, scouting,
Long -I'm still in Los Angeles producing films and television shows
after 13 years. Hard to believe really. I travel a lot for work so that
helps keep Los Angeles fresh. I'm still hanging with my dog, Ruby, and my
Love Alden is married
and lives in Sanford, NC. She has a 22-year old son, Jason, now married
and living in Toronto, a 19-year old daughter, Amanda, and a 20-year
old step-son, Casey. Life is good with husband Gary and learning
more about Sanford and working around the house. Most of the days
are spent on a 40-mile commute (one way) from Sanford to
RTP for work at GSK! Would love to find a closer job and better
commute! If you would like to reach Julia, please contact 919-795-1529
or check her out on Facebook.
Lynch (Cheek) currently
works with the City of Raleigh. She married Shannon Cheek and they have a
lovely 10 year old daughter, Shanna. They live in between Garner and
Clayton, NC. Home phone (919) 553-9393, work phone 919-996-5720
Martin (Huening) is
married to LTC Tim Huening, and they are back at Fort Bragg, NC for Tim's
command of 5th PSYOP Battalion (Airborne).
Their oldest son, Shea Huening, is a Junior at Old Dominion University
in Norfolk, VA, and their youngest son, Hayden is a rising first grader
(yep...14 year age gap). Although
Suzie and Tim have had to endure much time apart since 9/11 due to Tim's
frequent deployments and temporary duty (TDY), they try to enjoy their time
together as much as possible with good friends, family, and visiting their
place at Myrtle Beach as much as they can manage. Suzie continues to breed wild/domestic
hybrid cats (Savannahs: Serval/domestic crosses and Junglebobs: African
Jungle Cat/domestic crosses) but has had to downsized considerably due to
military moves. She also continues to do free lance artwork, and plans on
eventually practicing physical therapy again in the near future.
- Sherry Massey (Bridges) lives in Garner with her
husband Jerry Bridges and their 10-year old daughter, Hannah and 7 month
old, Joshua (we decided to liven things up a little ;o) . After graduating
from Wake Tech, Sherry worked at Nortel for 16 years and now for AT&T
for 7 years as a project coordinator. They spend their spare time camping,
participating in church activities and watching their latest addition, Joshua,
GROW!!! (he's crawling now).
- Susan Massey (Sain) -
from UNC-Charlotte with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology, I, along
with Terry, my husband of 13+ years, moved to the Lone Star State!
We now work and live in Sulphur Springs, Texas. I am employed at
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. as their Environment, Health and Safety Manager.
We are the parents of a beautiful little girl named Crystal. We recently
added another to our family...Terry's mom, Mary. Our house is now
full!! Look me up on Facebook. I'd love to hear from you
Matthews (Ashworth) -- My husband, Cary, and I have been married 19 years
(married in 1991). Our daughter will turn 14 this year (born 1996) and
our son just turned 12 (born 1998). I am still a stay-at-home mom. I was
teaching Psychology courses on a very part time basis at the local technical
college but will take next year off to homeschool our youngest. It looks
like it will be quite an adventure.
- Mark Maultsby married Brenda Jordan
they both work at Garner High School. Since
our last reunion, Mark received his Master’s in Administration from NC State
and is an Assistant Principal at Garner. They have four children, all of whom also
attended Garner High School. Both
of their sons, Joshua 24 and Jordan 22, have graduated from college and
are pursuing their careers. Their
daughter Devan, 20, is in college and working. Ty, their youngest daughter, will graduate
from Garner in June 2013. She is
on the Student Council, co-chair of Asheboro, and is involved in theatre.
Her plans are to attend UNC-W after graduation as her father did. Our family loves the beach, golf, and all
sports. Life is good and blessed
even on the bad days.
and Regina (Rand) McAllister have been together for
over 30 years (since North Garner Middle School in 1978) and will celebrate
27 years of marriage July 16, 2009. They have three biological children:
Shontial, Tyrail and Dantrail and three grandchildren: Brianna, Shoniya
and Dantrail Jr. Otis and Regina owe and operate Ms. Gina’s Preschool &
Kidz Academy in Garner and Ms. Gina's Kidz Academy in Raleigh. They ask
for your prayers as their middle son is still over seas working in Iraq.
Otis and Regina both attend and teach at Justice Fellowship International
where they are completing their doctorial degree in Theology.
Saint Augustine's College on a Baseball scholarship and received his BA
in Organizational Communications. Tony and his wife Tyreese currently reside
in Upper Marlboro MD and have two beautiful daughters, N'Daja (9 yrs) and
Ayana (8 yrs). He has been employed with the State of Virginia as a Juvenile
Probation/Parole Officer in Alexandria VA for 15 years, and is the co-owner
of a Home Based Counseling Agency located in Washington DC. Check us out
on the web at http://therapeuticwellness.org. You can contact
Tony at 703-838-4180 ext 265.
in Raleigh and works in Raleigh at the Cutting Edge Hair Salon. She has one son, Dustin, who is 26 and
works as a policeman. Jennifer is
currently single and enjoys her two dogs, Maggie and Hansbrough.
Medlin (Pollock) still
lives in Garner with husband Robbie and 2 great sons, Brantley (19) and
Sawyer (16). Brantley can now be seen regularly on Disney Channel on a series
of interstitials called Get Connected. He is still pursuing acting and music,
and leads worship at our church and anywhere else he can! We continue to
travel back and forth to LA with him. Check out his Youtube page www.youtube.com/brantleypollock.
Sawyer is a competitive swimmer, and is a budding preacher, having spoken
in several churches. He is a rising 10th grader at North Raleigh Christian
Academy. They are our greatest joy. I am still teaching aerobics, and we
love spending time at Holden Beach , where the boys ski and surf. I would
love to continue to connect with members of the class of 1982. You can find
me on Facebook.
Moore and DeAnne Stallings
Moore have been married for 27 years. We have 4 daughters: Kirby
(26), Lindsey and Kasie (23), and Sydney (18). Our oldest daughter
Kirby is about to graduate college for the second or third time I think
in December. Kasie and Lindsey graduated from Peace College in Raleigh back
in May of 2011, and Lindsey is currently in her first year of law school.
Sydne is in her first year at Johnston Community College with
plans to attend a 4 year school in the future. Most of my time is spent
taking care of our rental property in Clayton. One of my twins (Kasie) passed
away this past March, so please pray for me and my family as we continue
to struggle with this loss. It’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever lived
Motley is now separated and living in the
Garner area. He is still with the Raleigh Fire Dept.-21 years now. When
not fighting fire he is a Gen. Contracting business which is keeping him
busy. His daughter, Maddison, 18, is a freshman at UNCW, and wants to go
into their nursing program. My son Jacob is 17 and a Senior at W. Johnston,
where he plays varsity Soccer and Tennis. Jacob still hasn't decided where
he wants to go to college next year. They are great kids!!
Murphy and Mark Young were married in 2005 and together they have
3 boys, Josh (24), Jordan (22) and Garrett (14). We (Mark, Brenda and Maultsby
- as we refer to him to keep things simple-as well as myself) are all very,
very proud of the boys and support them 100%. It is great that we can work
together and be there for them. Mark was Head Coach of Garrett's teams and
has been involved in developing an AAU Baseball Organization, The Garner
Bulldogs, since the fall of 2006. We also have 3 cats, 1 spoiled rotten
dog-Beau, and a fish. I still work with my parents and brother, Jerry ('80)
and have most recently joined the staff of Garner's new local paper, The
Garner Citizen NEWS & TIMES as a photographer. Check out some of my
photos from events at the school and around town at http://joyyoung.dotphoto.com.
In my spare time I LOVE to scrapbook! And yes, Angela Quick and I are still
best friends since the 7th grade…she just has to share me with Mark and
the boys now.
Myers - After 23 years as a high school basketball
coach, Scott retired and returned home to the triangle area. He now serves
as an Alternative Learning Counselor for the Wake County Public School System
and coaches cross county.Scott is an avid triathlete and enjoys training
those interested in trying triathlons for the first time.
Neill (Edwards) - I am happy to say that I have been
with my partner for 16 years, we are very happy enjoying life in Atlanta, Georgia. I went back to school to receive a Specialist
Degree from Georgia State University in 2011. Currently, I am serving as principal in
a wonderful elementary school in a very large school district.
Newkirk (Smith) - Beverly and her family recently relocated to the triangle
area (after her husband retired from the Air Force) and she has been an
assistant principal at Garner since April 2011. She has been married to
her husband, Danny for almost 24 years. Their son, Danny III is a 20 year
old college student.
Norris (Tart) has
been married to Mike for 26 years. We reside in Clayton and have AWESOME
twins sons, Dustin & Chad, age 18, Clayton
High School graduates
Class of 2011. Both sons will be college freshman this fall. Dustin
will be attending ECU for nursing and Chad will be attending UNC Charlotte
for Criminal Justice. I'm an insurance agent with N.C. Farm Bureau
in the Johnston
office at 40/42. I've been with Farm Bureau for 9 1/2 years. Previously
with Nortel for 17 years.
Jimmmaaaayyyy) was married 6/4/05 to Sarah Marshall, formerly of Buffalo.
As of 6/22/2012, they live in Cary with their two daughters, ages 5 and10.
They keep the minivan busy with Upwards Basketball, swim team, dance recitals,
and all the things that make kids such a joy! We also have a little Yorkie
and 2 cats to round out the house. James works for Fidelity Investments.
We enjoy vacationing at Carolina Beach, plays at the DPAC, NCSU football
games, our family, and good friends. Still planning a Hood Party someday!
Outzs (Edwards) has been married to Allen for 29 years. They have two children – Heather 27 and
Jeffrey 22. Heather and her husband
Chuck have both been with the YMCA for several years. Jeffrey is an instrument rated pilot and
currently is working on his commercial pilot’s license. The highlight of the past 5 years has been
the birth of their granddaughters Virginia Taylor 2 ˝ and Caroline 1.
Cindy retired from Bank of America after 26 years and now works for
UBS Financial Services as a registered sales assistant.
Padfield has been married to Kim Warren for 16 years. They have a 7
year old son named Shane. Mark enjoys playing and spending time with his
son. He also enjoys riding his motorcycle every chance he gets. He works
for Leith Inc. and Kim works for NCDOT.
Parrish (Davis) - We live in Garner and I've now won 30 contests and I still
love singing for our Lord. I sing at Friendly Chapel pfw Baptist Church.It's
on Hwy 50 close to McGee's crossroads. I'll be singing there on the 16th
and the 30th of September. I don't know if you remember him or not but Mike
Overby goes there too. Boy, has he changed. Let's just say I didn't know
who he was until he told me. That's how much he's changed. But he is as
nice as he can be and He also is doing the Lord's work. He is one of the
sound guys. He makes sure we can hear the music and they can hear us.
Pearce (Harrington) married Greg Harrington from the Class of '82 and they have
3 children. Chad, 21 years old, is in the US Army based in Ft. Campbell,
KY, currently serving in Iraq, and is coming back to the US in October.
Sarah, turning 16, is a junior at Garner, loves horses, sings in the chorus,
and does drama at Garner High. Hope is 8 and also loves horses and all animals,
does gymnastics, and swims on the swim team. Greg and Karen do everything
together and with their girls. They are a team and like it that way.
Peele (Pendergraft) -- I am currently teaching fourth grade at Aversboro Elementary
in Garner. This will be my 20th year of teaching.
Terry and I have been married for 25 years. Brooke (17) is a rising
Senior at Middle Creek High School (she hopes to attend ECU next fall).
Dylan (14) is a rising Freshman at Garner High School. We are still
a soccer family and enjoy spending time at Cape Carteret hanging out on
islands and doing water sports.
Piver (Myers) lives
in Beaufort, NC, and has been married to Eddy Myers since 2001. Eddy
and Barbara own a real estate company in Beaufort: http://www.eddymyers.com. Barbara's parents also live in Beaufort (Mr. Piver
is the webmaster for the real estate business). Son, Patrick,
now 23, obtained a degree in physics from UNC Chapel Hill in
2009 and is now in dental school at Boston University.
from Barton College, Strayer University and completed her Ph.D. in Organization
and Management with a Specialization in Information Technology Management.
Dr. Pope will retire with 30 years of service in North Carolina State Government
in 2017. Since 2009, Dr. Pope has worked as an Adjunct Professor and Faculty
Member in the School of Information at Strayer University. After completing
the Ph.D. program, Dr. Pope has university approval to teach courses in
the School of Business.
Pope has worked in different areas of the judicial system
with North Carolina state government for 24 years. Now living outside
of Smithfield, NC, with dog, "Gypsy." Have had a full life
of multiple interests and activities . . . but I hate when that darn job thing
gets in the way!
lives in Willow Spring, NC. With his wife Brenda, son Alex 15 yrs.He is
a Service Technician with W.B. Porter & Co. in Raleigh and enjoys flying
remote control Airplanes.
Porter has stayed in the Wake County area for the most part since
graduation, except for a brief stint in Morven, N.C. to serve as chief of
their police department. Most of David's career has been in Law Enforcement
and Security Management. David resides in Fuquay Varina and would like
to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org or
Presley Warlick - I am a divorced
mother of 3 sons: Damon Warlick, Travis Warlick, and Michael Snyder.
I lived in Lafayette, TN for the last 10 years and worked at Cookeville
Regional Medical Center as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. I am
also a blog writer and my blog addresses are www.jpwarlick.blogspot.com and www.senioredu.blogspot.com I also
write for InfoBarrel and my user name is pwarlick. I just recently
moved back to Louisburg, NC and I am living at Lake Royale with my boyfriend
of the last 9 years Shane, Rigsbee. I am currently looking for a respiratory
therapy job here and I am not a grandma yet. You can find me on Facebook.
Price is deceased.
Quick (Lands) -- Angela
is currently divorced and has 3 wonderful children, Patrick (21), Alicia
(17), and Jessica (15). Patrick graduated from GSHS in 2004 and is attending
N.C. State University. Alicia will be a Senior at GMHS. She loves dance
and is on the competitive dance team "Feet on Fire" at Christy's
DancExplosion where she also helps teach. Jessica will be a sophomore at
GMHS and just got her driving permit. She also enjoys dance at Christy's.
Angela and the kids just recently moved into her parent's house after the
loss of her father in January '07. Her mother preceded her father after
a battle with cancer in '03. Angela and her brother, Brent ('86) have definitely
gotten close and have learned to appreciate the meaning of family togetherness
through their loss. Angela has been employed at N.C. State University in
the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences since 1993.
Quinn Medlin - I am still married to my wonderful husband, J.L.Medlin for
25 years this year! We have been blessed with twins, a boy and girl, Wyatt
and Sydney who are now 16 years old and driving!!! Pray for me!!! They are
Juniors at Athens Drive High School. My address is 3217 Mid Pines Rd. Raleigh
NC 27606 -phone # 919-833-6631
Radford was a member of the Garner Police Dept from 1986 to 1993. In
1993 he went to Wake County EMS where he is now a District Chief and oversees
the northern part of Wake County. Jerry married Courtney in 2002 and they
have a son, Joshua, born in 2003 and a daughter, Laura in 2005. They live
in north Raleigh. Jerry enjoys hiking, biking, and running road races/marathons.
(Rand) and Otis McAllister have been together for over 30 years
(since North Garner Middle School in 1978) and will celebrate 27 years of
marriage July 16, 2009. They have three biological children: Shontial, Tyrail
and Dantrail and three grandchildren: Brianna, Shoniya and Dantrail Jr.
Otis and Regina own and operate Ms. Gina’s Preschool & Kidz Academy
in Garner and Ms. Gina's Kidz Academy in Raleigh. They ask for your prayers
as their middle son is still overseas working in Iraq.
Otis and Regina both attend and teach at Justice Fellowship International
where they are completing their doctorial degree in Theology.
Ratliff Rifkin..."Life continues to be exciting and surprising, though
it's a bit more complex since 1982. I now live in Great Falls, Virginia
- a suburb of Washington, D.C. I've followed the general life plan of many
of you - I'm married (to a man with a wicked sense of humor); I have two
cute and fun-loving boys - Nicholas (born in 1994) and Andrew (born in 1997);
and, when I'm not running children here and yon, I dabble in the practice
of law. Although it's impossible to chronicle the past 20+ years here, I
can say, overall, these 20+ years have been a blur of great fun - I wouldn't
change a thing (okay, I wouldn't change much)! Looking forward to seeing
everyone!" Contact Sonja at 11135 Bowen Avenue, Great Falls, VA 22066
been living in Charlotte the past 10 years. I have been married to Janis for the past
12 years. We met while I was managing
the RBC center back in 2000. I have 4 children and 1 grandchild. Life is
Rogers passed away on January 28, 2007.
Rowland - I have remarried and between us we have five children with
one on the way -- our baby is due on November 16. My wife's name is Lynn
and we have three boy: Chad (12), Travis (11), and Tyler (9); and two girls,
Brandi (11) and Martina (7). I am still employed as a Magistrate in Raleigh,
and I preside over the worthless check court. [Hopefully no one will have
to see Jeff at work]. My wife is a nurse and is the Director of Nursing
at the Oaks of Carolina, located on Lake Wheeler Rd. The Lord has truly
blessed us and our children. Our children attend Raleigh Christian Academy,
and we live between Garner and Clayton off Auburn-Kinghtdale Rd. We will
not be able to attend the reunion but I have enjoyed reading about our classmates.
I look forward to hearing from some of you in the future.
Rusnak graduated from NC State and currently works as a scientist
for GlaxoSmithKline. He is married to Pam and they have two children, Michael
(4) and Lauren (2).
Samosky -- My wife, Sara, and I have been happily-married for 15 years
& have (2) delightful children (Catherine - 10; William - 7). We lived
in Garner (just up the road from GSHS) until moving to Durham in '04. I've
worked for Nortel a little over 23 years and continue to play music whenever
possible. A couple of my current band projects are "The Rare Grooves"
and "The Damage Done", w/ Jeff Hart (GSHS class or '80). The others
are works-in-progress. I'm available for weddings, bar mitzvahs, you name
it! ("Thanks for coming. We'll be here at the Holiday Inn Lounge all
week. Try the Veal!")
Sanderlin lives in Idaho Falls, ID. He retired from the US Navy in Sept/2010.
David married Paula in 2005 and they have a beautiful son Zachary (6y/o)
along with sons Chris(28), David(24), Nick(22) and Levi(18). David and Paula
are enjoying thier cabin just outside Yellowstone National Park and can
be contacted at 208-520-8174.
Sanders got married May 29, 2004 to Raphael Yeary. I have also relocated
to Charlotte, NC as well as changed jobs. I now work for a law Firm as a
Client Support Specialist.
Slayton passed away on January 10, 2001.
Smink and Teah
Little will be married 20 years in May 2008. We have 2 children, daughter,
17 and a son 15. Our daughter is currently studying music, math and
science at the North Carolina School of the Arts and is a high school junior. Our
son is studying visual and computer arts technology and music as a freshman
at our local high school. Teah is taking a year off of work, and considering
going back to college. Karl works as a Loss Control Rep. for an
Insurance company, Environmental and Safety Compliance. The family enjoys
music, marching band, art, scouting, camping, kayaking.
Smith is deceased.
Smith is a divorced mother. She was married to Robert Lee in 1983
and they divorced after 6 years of marriage. They had one son in this union
who is now 18 years old. He is a recent graduate of GSHS, Class of 2002,
and is in the process of going to the Army. Nancy is an adoptive mother
of two boys ages 6 and 4. She has been a Nurses' Aide for 18 years and is
currently employed at Wake Med Hospital. She has been a bus driver for Wake
County Schools for 13 years. She enjoys going to church, going to the movies,
and shopping. Nancy is currently single.
Sparkman Rice: I continue to reside in Garner with my husband, Mark, and
our 4 children, Mary Anna (12), Marissa (11), Aiden (3) and Christian (18mo).
I've worked as a nurse at WakeMed for the last 14 years. I'm presently an
Education Resource Specialist in the Nursing Education Dept. We stay busy
with soccer and chasing after the little ones.
not and has never been married, but she does have a 17-year old son, Brandon.
She works for an engineering firm in Dunwoody, GA as a technical writer.
Cynthia comes to Raleigh often since her mother still lives here. She still
wears mini-skirts and in her spare time, she and Brandon hang out and go
to football, basketball and baseball games.
been married to Angie (Garner '84) for 19 years. They have one daughter,
Sarah, who is 13 and in 8th grade. Bill is a police officer for the North
Carolina General Assembly and Angie is a first grade teacher for Wake County.
Bill still enjoys playing various musical instruments including trumpet,
flugel horn and bass guitar.
has been married 25 years. Oldest son Chris (22) works for us as our Project
Manager and just recently had his first child which makes me a GRANDMOTHER.
She was born in March "06............. I keep her (Makenna) while Mommy
(Krystal) works. My youngest son James (20) is now a graduate of Clayton
High and is in his 2nd year of college doing an Engineering program @ Wake
Tech, but thru NCSU..I'm not tooooo proud. My cell phone # 919.524.0157.Call
and let's catch-up.....
Mack Stephenson graduated from Wake Technical College with a Degree in Accounting.
He earned his CPA Certificate in 1989. Gary, who is an alumni of Becker/Devry,
currently is the owner and president of a financial and CPA services corporation
in Cary, NC. He has been with the Central Park Band since 1982- check out
their web site at www.centralparkband.com
currently living in Clayton, NC with her boyfriend Michael and their son,
Kendall who is a rising junior at East Carolina University. My eldest
son, Terrence, died in a car accident over 8 years ago, but is always in
our thoughts and prayers. I went to East Caroling and then on to graduate
with a A.A.S in Business Computer Programming and a BS degree in Computer
Information Systems from Meredith College. I am currently employed
and have been employed for over 18 years with Wake County Human Services,
Program and Staff Development as a Child Support Enforcement Trainer.
Sutton worked in the "real" world for 17 years or so as a
manufacturing and quality engineer after graduating with a Chemistry degree
from NC State. NCSU (BS Chemistry). He went to school at night for an MBA
at Queens while in Charlotte. He moved to Ocracoke and ought Tradewinds
Tackle shop in 2006. He is married to Melinda for 27 years and they have
two kids, Dylan 14 and Samantha, 11.
Swain (Hales) -- I am married to Craig Hales. We have two daughters. Kristen
is 24 and teaches history at Midway High School in Sampson County. She is
two classes away from finishing her Master's degree at NCSU. Kelsey is 20
and is a junior at Western Carolina University. She is majoring in English
and wants to be a writer. She plans to pursue a Fine Arts degree in the
future. They are like their mother, I think! I am teaching reading
at North Harnett Primary in Angier. Craig is the "G-4" logistics
officer, a less stressful job. His position as Chief of Staff for the 2MEF,
2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, was very time-consuming but rewarding as
well. This is his last year! Retirement is coming soon! As a family we enjoy
vacations to the mountains and travel. We live near McGee's Crossroads now
but still spend lots of time in Garner.
Tawney (Wise) lives
in Fuquay Varina with her husband Tommy. We have been married for 18 year
with 3 daughters: Lisa (22), Jessica (16), Ashley (15), and 2 grandchildren.
For the past 14 years, I work for Tyco currently in the Finance Dept. Hate
I missed the last reunion but hope to make the next one in 2007. You can
contact me at 919-557-5110
in Raleigh, NC with wife Melanie. They have 2 daughters:
Abigail (13 years old) and Hannah (10 years old). Chris is a web application
developer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in RTP. Melanie
is a financial analyst for Lockheed Martin. They love camping. Chris
would love to hear from his fellow classmates – he’s on Facebook.
Tippett is deceased.
Turner (Paramore): Recently
remarried, Shelly and her wonderful husband John moved to downtown
Raleigh and love being so close to everything, especially the restaurants!
Shelly is a Realtor with Cambridge & Associates Real Estate Group and
work part-time as an on-site sales agent for Bloomsbury Estates. Full-time
though, she’s a Realtor working with people who are buying and/or selling
their home. She enjoys helping individuals with the biggest investment
decision of their lives! I don't have children and neither does
her husband, but they do have two wonderful dogs that are just like family!
Her cell phone number is 919.274.2884.
is still in California, still single, still one beautiful daughter, still
an artist…nothing much has changed but life is so different! You can find Teri at her day job at www.designsbyteri.com
Wall is divorced with 2 great kids. He still lives in Garner and
enjoys spending time at the Garner Baseball Park and seeing other sports
parents from the Class of '82.
- Sheila Wall Foreman resides in Clayton, NC with her husband,
Danny. She is employed with the Department
- Wendy Walston (Mitchell) - I have been married to Charles (a native
of Wilmington) for 10 years, and we live on Wrightsville Beach with our
daughter Delaney (born in 1999) and son Dalton (born in 2004). I went to
Peace College and then on to graduate with a business degree from UNC-Wilmington.
“Accidently” ventured into the mortgage business in 1987 (it was really
a desperate attempt to stay at the beach!), and now (after 20 years) I know
it wasn’t an accident. I’ve managed/operated Intracoastal Mortgage for the
past 9 years, and am so fortunate to work & live at the beach. We enjoy
boating, swimming, the beach, soccer (my husband is a professional soccer
referee, has played since he was 5, and coaches our daughters’ team), and
spending lots of time with our families (both sides are local).
- Lynn Whitley bought a house in Fuquay-Varina in July 2009. Her 22 year old daughter Erica just returned
in May from an 18-month mission in Armenia, her 22 year old son Justin works
two jobs and lives with her in Fuquay-Varina, along with her 6 year old
son Luke who just started first grade. She is working as a Paralegal for a Real Estate Law Firm in Raleigh and
is also a full time independent Pampered Chef consultant. She is still single and is involved in
many singles activities at her church. Her daughter
Erica is now engaged and is getting married on November 17th,
Williams is deceased.
Williams passed away on May 17, 2003.
Williford (Parrish) married
Dwayne Parrish (of Clayton) April 1986 who celebrated their 25th silver
anniversary last year. They have
two great children Karen (22) and Steven (17) and live in Raleigh. Karen just graduated from Campbell University
for elementary education May 2012, and Steven is a junior at Athens Drive
HS. Lots of happy memories of our
children growing up in baseball, football, track and softball.
After all those years of attending ball practices and games, we are
now spending a lot of time shopping as we are planning for our daughter’s
outdoor wedding to be October 7, 2012, to Patrick Lee, at the Rand-Bryan
House in Garner. After attending Wake Tech, Phyllis worked
23 years at SAS as an executive assistant and has worked as an Assistant
Director for the 2011 Summer and Fall Camps at our church, Calvary Baptist
Church. Since January 2012, she has
been able to really enjoy time with family full-time.
Williford (Robinson) has been married to Robbie Robinson for 22 years. She has worked at Garner Wayside Furniture
for 25 years. Their oldest son Andrew
is a sophomore at NC State. Their youngest son Alan is a sophomore
at Garner Magnet High School. Andrew
is very social in school and is having a great year at NC State.
Alan loves baseball and keeps them busy.
Still a Garner Trojan!
Wimberly (Cotten) has
been married to Mike for 25 years. Three fabulous children, Matthew (married
to the best daughter-in-law a girl could ever want, Sima), Claudia almost
20, and John almost 16, and a grandson who is the light of my life -- Michael
who is 5 going on 25. We are expecting our second grandson in December,
and I can't wait to get my hands on him. I am retired and enjoying
my free time volunteering for Hospice and church activities. Nothing like
serving others to make me happy! I'm on Facebook, look me up!
lives in Garner with her husband Tim. They have been married for almost 28
years (Dec of this year). They have 3 children. 27, 22 and 20 years old,
and a 20 month old Grandson! Barbara is employed at BB&T
in Wilson as an Assistant Vice President in the Mortgage Lending Division.
Wooten (Feller) - Lisa lives in Raleigh with her husband, Keith. She graduated
from NC State with a BS degree in Civil Engineering and has worked for the
North Carolina Department of Transportation for 19 ˝ years, currently as
a Project Planning Engineer. Her life changed pretty dramatically in 2004
when her high school and college sweetheart and husband of 15 years, Barry,
was killed instantly in a car accident. Thank goodness that she had family
and great friends, like Angie Quinn Medlin (who was at her house that night
doing whatever she could) to help her through the fog. She met Keith on
the one-year anniversary of Barry's burial and feels that this was a gift
and a blessing from above. They got married in December 2005 on the beach
in Jamaica, and they enjoy every day together.
Young and Joy Murphy became reacquainted in the Spring of '04 and
were married in 2005. Together they have 3 boys, Josh (24), Jordan (22)
and Garrett (14). Refer to details on the boys in Joy Murphy's notes. Mark
has been busy since graduation and college in the interior trim carpentry
business. He has also coached the boy's baseball and football teams at one
time or another and is continuing to give his coaching abilities through
The Garner Bulldogs Organization. He is the owner of the organization and
Head Coach for the 10U baseball team. The organization also has a 13U team
and hope to add a team for every age level. Brenda, Maultsby, Joy and I
do our best to attend the boy's games and offer our support to them in anything
they do. It's not unusual to see us all sitting together on the sidelines
cheering them on. Mark has even been playing this summer on a 45 and Up
Carolina Reds baseball team with Joy's oldest brother, Roy ('74). It's been
an entertaining and fun season but what is life if you can't laugh at it?
Look forward to seeing everyone.