Decatur High School Class of 1956

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This site is for and about the graduating class of 1956 from Decatur High School, Decatur, Alabama. You may view photos and articles taken from the 1956 edition of Golden Memories, the school yearbook. There is also information about some of the graduates, a listing of those who are deceased and coverage of the fifty-year class reunion held August 12, 2006, at the Holiday Inn in Decatur.
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60 Year Class Reunion
July 30, 2016 at the Bill Stone cabin on the Tennessee River

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We want to hear from classmates about their accomplishments, celebrations, and concerns. Please help us by sharing with others using the Classmates News feature. When classmates submit an article it will then be uploaded to the site if approved by the editor. Submit News >>

2/14/2018 By Editor According to two family members, classmate Hugh Lovelady died today, February14, 2018. Here is the information posted on Facebook today: We’ve lost a great man today, my father, Hugh Lovelady. He went through a lot of tough times these last few years. The only comfort for me on this day is that he is no longer in pain. - Lynn Lovelady Randall, daughter Today is a very sad day for the Lovelady Family. This morning we lost our father, Hugh Lovelady. He was an amazing man who was a father, husband, grandfather , brother and friend to all who knew him. Words cannot express the extreme loss we all feel. Please keep my loving mother who has been by his side throughout all of this and my family in your prayers through the coming days as we endure the emotions of such a great loss. - Carol Lovelady, daughter

12/29/2016 By Editor From Janet Nungester Bently: Just received word from Bill and Suzanne Stone (via James and Betsy Hurst) that Adah Troup Jervis died today.

5/30/2016 By Editor From Betsy Hurst: Many of you know Ralph and Sharon Hurst, their son, Mark, was killed in a motorcycle accident last night just north of Cullman. He was on his way to visit them. Keep them is your prayers. Mark's funeral will be Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Home in Hartselle. Visitation at 10am, service at 11am. The family will have a private burial in the afternoon.

08/27/2015 By Editor Marguerite Clem shared the following news: Two members of the Decatur High School Class of 1956 died on August 19, 2015: They are Molly Collins Grisham and Allen Johns. Both funerals were on August 22, 2015. (See Decatur Daily Obits for further details). Please pray for their families.

08/20/2013 By Peggy McLemore With a heavy heart I am reporting to our class the passing of our classmate, Beverly Jones Dowden. She died August 5th in Austin, Texas of complications from pneumonia. There was no obituary but she does leave her husband, Willie Dowden, her daughter, Candice, her son, Gregg and her grandson.

08/07/2013 By Editor The husband of Patsy Byars Cassimus died August 6, 2013. Please hold Patsy and her family in your prayers in the death of George. The service will be held at Shelton's Funeral Home on Saturday, August 10th at 11:00 am. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Rev. Sherry Harris will officiate.

03/24/2013 By Editor The Death Notice in Decatur Daily on Saturday, March 23, 2013, stated that Alice "MeMe" Hudson Dupes died March 21, 2013. Funeral will be Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11 am at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

03/03/2013 By Marye Paul Glenn Carpenter I've got some more bad news, but thought you would want to know. I've learned that Meme Hudson Dupes, wife of our deceased classmate, Ted Dupes, has liver cancer. Billie Ward Davis called to let me know that Meme's cancer had metastasized to her liver and she is in serious condition. I understand that she may go home from Decatur General tomorrow (Sunday) and have Hospice care at home. My thoughts and good wishes are certainly with her and her family tonight and in the days to come.

01/29/2013 By Editor Anne Clemons Whitaker, daughter of Marguerite Clemons Clem and Shelby Clem, is President, North America, Pharmaceuticals for Sanofi. Her company was recently recognized as All Star Company of the Year by a medical magazine. Anne was shown on the cover of the publication. To read a bio of Anne click go to To view the cover click below.
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07/28/2012 By Editor The Facebook Group has been changed to a CLOSED group so that only members can view classmates' postings. The group has just 11 members and we would like to see all classmates with a Facebook account join the group. Click on the link above to go there.

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Updated October 31, 2016