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Janette Light Norton - waiting list for liver and kidney transplant
Robby Daigle - brother of Paula Daigle Sheppard, health issues
Ronnie Abate - husband of Joyce Marceaux on waiting list for liver transplant
Paula Daigle's husband, Glenn Sheppard (cancer)
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Leo "Brit" Pingleton - malignant melanoma
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Classmate, Cheryl L. Robinson passed away on Thursday
  Cheryl Lynn Robinson, 65, of Vidor,TX died Thursday, May 28th at her home. She was born on September 30, 1949, in Port Arthur, and had been a lifelong resident of the Golden Triangle area.

Her services are as follows:

Visitation will be Sunday, May 31st from 5-7 pm at Claybar Funeral Home, 1155 N. 11th St., Beaumont Texas. Funeral Services will be June 1st at 10:00 am also at the funeral home.

   
Glenn McGee discovers facts about the "Big Booper" and Johnny Preston
 

J. P. Richardson (Big Booper) was born in Sabine Pass, Texas, the oldest son of oil-field worker Jiles Perry Richardson, Sr. and his wife Elise (Stalsby) Richardson. Richardson had two younger brothers, Cecil and James. The family soon moved to Beaumont, Texas . Richardson graduated from Beaumont High School in 1947 and played on the "Royal Purple" football  team as a defensive lineman, wearing number 85.  Richardson later studied pre-law at Lamar College , and was a member of the band and chorus. 

Richardson, who played guitar, began his musical career as a songwriter. George Jones  later recorded Richardson's "White Lightning", which became Jones' first #1 country hit in 1959 (#73 on the pop charts). Richardson also wrote "Running Bear" for Johnny Preston. continued

   
The following photos are located on Imagevue in "Most Recent Photos"
Lavada Wilson Edwards and Loretta LaLonde Myers
Mike and Joy (Jefferson) Roll and grandkids (2 more on the way)
  Nancy Jowell Grisbee (second from left) and siblings
Shirley (Roll) and Paul Rabuck celebrating their 45th anniversary
  Jane (Lippincott) and Kent Koerth celebrating their 45th anniversary
  Alma Cantu (class of '70) and her late father, Hector Cantu, Sr.
  Jan Russell
  Karen (Cooper) and Ogden Cappel
  Darlene (Turner) Landry's great-grandbaby.
   
Baylor  University
  Baylor University owes its founding to Robert E. B. Baylor, James Huckins, and William Milton Tryon,qqv who in 1841 organized an education society in the Texas Union Baptist Association with the purpose of establishing a Baptist university in Texas. Baylor was chartered by the Republic of Texas on February 1, 1845, and was opened in 1846 at Independence. Professor Henry F. Gillette directed the school until the arrival of its first president, Henry Lee Graves, who received notice of his election on January 12, 1846, arrived in Independence in December 1846, and entered upon his duties on February 4, 1847. That year Graves organized a collegiate department and in 1849 added lectures in law. He resigned in 1851 and was succeeded by Rufus C. Burleson, who, during his first year as president announced a course of study leading to graduation. The university granted its first degree in 1854. continued
   
   
   
   
        
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