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- Barry Allen converted to Christianity in 1990 and
answered the call to pastoral ministry in 1992. He graduated from Campbell
University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion in 1995 and
completed Master of Divinity and Master of Theology Degrees from Duke
University Divinity School in 1998 and 1999. He was ordained in 2005, and
he has served as a United Methodist Minister in South Carolina for
fourteen years. He also completed Doctor of Biblical Studies and Doctor of
Ministry Degrees from Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2005 and 2006.
In 2015, he completed the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in "Biblical
Studies" at Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary with a dissertation
on Psalm 23. He has one daughter, Georgia Grace Allen, who is twelve, and
he is married to Elizabeth "Libby" Kirby Maxwell originally from
Lake City, South Carolina. He self- published his first book on preaching
the Book of Jonah in March of 2017. He continues pastoring United
Methodist churches in South Carolina and daily celebrates and gives thanks
that he has the greatest job in the world.
(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
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
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 in Smithfield.
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
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
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
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 2008).
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.
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
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
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
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
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 is great!
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
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 Services Program.
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
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) 269-1104.
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 airplanes.
- 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 graduated from
NC State in May 2017 in Civil Engineering.
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.
- Jeff Gower has 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 them.
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
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
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 corporate office.
- Susan Harris and Mike Deaver have been married almost 26 yrs and have 4 children, 2 boys and 2
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
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 cruises.
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
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
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, camping, kayaking.
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
- 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) - After graduating 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 guys!
- Wendy 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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 truly good.
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" - http://www.myspace.com/theraregrooves
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
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 of Transportation.
- 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
- 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, 2012.
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
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
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
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.