In Memoriam

The following friends from the class of 1976 are reported to have died since graduation. If you know of other classmates who have died or have more information about these lives that you would like us to add, send a note to FayettevilleClassof76@gmail.com. Two FHS graduates, Kevin Cunningham and Conrad Odom, maintain a Facebook group — Fayetteville Friends — In Memoriam — dedicated to the remembrance of all FHS graduates who have died.

Ricky Ahart, 1958-2002, Obituary.

Cheryl Allred, 1958-2013, Obituary.

Keith Banks, 1958-1980, Obituary.

Mark Basset, 1958-2010, Obituary.

Linda Bixby Vandagriff, 1958-2011, Obituary.

Kirk Bradley, 1958-1999, Obituary.

Mike Bryant, 1957-1976. Obituary.

Morton “Skip” Carnes, 1958-2014, Obituary.

Lynn Chandler, 1958-1976, Obituary.

Angela Childress West Lies, 1957-2013, Obituary.

Brooks Clower, 1957-2010, Obituary.

Sandi Coffin, 1957-1993, Obituary.

Gay Coston, 1958-2016, Obituary.

Dianne Cross, 1858-2007, Obituary.

Michael Davidson, 1957-1997, Obituary.

Dennis Davis, 1958-1982, Obituary.

Diane Davis, 1957-2010, Obituary.

Jeff Day, 1958-2011, Obituary.

Nancy Dodson Peters, 1958-1998, Obituary.

Greg Flowers, 1957-2017, Obituary.

Mike Garner, 1958-2007, Obituary.

Weeda Gooding, 1958-2008, Obituary.

Nicky Gyles, 1957-2010, Obituary.

Gary J. Harris, 1958-2010, Obituary.

Stephen Lee Harris, 1958-2018, Obituary.

Alan Hepler, 1958-1986, Obituary.

Matt Holtzen, 1958-2009, Obituary.

Michael Jackson, 1958-2015, Obituary.

Dyke Jennings, 1957-2016, Obituary.

Steve “Country” Jones, 1957-1977, Obituary.

Mike Lyman, 1958-2021, Obituary.

Brian McGreevy, 1957-2008, Obituary.

Miles Lynn Patrick, 1957-2017, Obituary.

Stephen McGinnis, 1958-2018. Obituary.

Pat Miller Simpson, 1958-2006, Obituary.

Donna Moore, 1958-2004, Obituary.

Naoto Sekiguchi, 1958-2021, Obituary.

Jan Skarda, 1957-1994, Obituary.

Dwaine Spears, 1958-2002, Obituary.

Sheri Starr Keen, 1958-2015, Obituary.

Richard Steel, 1957-2000, Obituary.

Jimmy Stout, 1958-2007, Obituary.

Craig Venema, 1958-1993, Obituary.

Robert “Bobby” Waterson, 1958-2014, Obituary.

Myra Wesson, 1958-2003, Obituary.

Dennis Wohlford, 1957-2016, Obituary.

Pep Rallies

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Varsity cheerleaders lead the student body in the Alma Mater at the end of the pep convocation.
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During a pep rally skit Cathy McRee asks Lisa Lashley who’s going to win the game. Billy Harrison plays the horse, while Terry Miller and Susan Chism as Siamese twins look on.
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Cindy Bowers, ’76 dancing bulldog, performs to the music of the band during a pep rally.
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Leslie Long makes a monkey out of Mike Garner during the Russellville pep rally.
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Manager Bobby Waterson does a victory dance.

B-U-L-L-D-O-G-S! Let’s go Dogs! The cry rang out in each pep rally in 1976.

Pep rallies were not just a spontaneous gathering of people all shouting support for the Bulldogs. Behind each one were hours of careful preparation.

Cheerleaders not only practiced cheers and jumps, but also created skits to add a touch of comedy to the spirit. Meanwhile, the band rehearsed the Alma Mater and “The Horse.”

Peppers took part in hanging posters, and along with the cheerleaders, they got to the gym early to get things organized.

Finally, the student body entered with loud voices and clapping, and the gym began to roar with noise.

“The spirit seemed better than last year,” said junior Karen McCarty.

The Colors Day and Homecoming convocations were special pep rallies. Others featured special events such as the announcements of the winners of the Mr. Irresistible contest. It was won by Brooks Clower, senior; Calvin Tackett, junior; and Tyler Trumbo, sophomore.

Pep rallies were a spirit experience!

— 1976 Amethyst

Football Team

football-team.jpgBulldog Football Team, 1976

Front Row, from left: Michael Buchanan, Jimmy Luper, William Kimbrough, Phil Harrison, Calvin Tacket, Daran Johnson, T.R. Stewart, Gip Gibson, Mike Smith, Bobby Fitts, Kenny Harriman.
Second Row: Michael Jackson, Gene Geren, Joe Cravens, Nathan McKinney, Charles Duell, George Niblock, Joey Rodman, Lester Niblock, Bobby Martin, John Horn, Andy Lucas.
Third Row: Brian McGreevy, Mark Springer, Randy Williams, David Jackson, Steve “Country” Jones, Billy Frank Harrison, Jeems Love, Darrel Carr, Bill Gatewood, Wayne Jenkins, Dwaine Spears, Gary Ricks, Mike Patrick.
Fourth Row: Victor McPherson, Joe Bond, Kim Agee, Steve “City” Jones, Bill Tyner, Steve Baird, Lewis Moore, Mike Garner, Milton Scott Woelk, Bruce McLeod, Danny Ward, Jim Elliot, Bobby Waterson, Tim Smith.
Fifth Row: Coach Doyne Davis, Coach Ken Ramey, Coach Whit Fowlkes, Vernon Wayne Mitchell, Brooks Clower, Read Hudson, Darrell Strange, Ned Parette, Brett McLeod, Gary Streigler, Coach Larry Parnell, Coach Carl Fox

Upchurch to Youngblood

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Melissa Upchurch
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Dennis Van Asche
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James Vansandt
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Craig Venema
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Gary Wages
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Karen Waite
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Rachel Walters
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Jackie Ward
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Jeff Ward
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Danny Ray Warford
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Bobby Waterson
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Bill Watkins
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Patsy Watson
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Myra Wesson
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Jeannette White
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Dan Wickliff
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Ken Wiles
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Bob Wilkins
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Gina Williams
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Julie Williams
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Linda Williams
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Amy Wilson
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Rick Witherspoon
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Tracy Woelk
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Dennis Wohlford
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Clay Woody
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Steven Yancey
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Gail Yates
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Barbara Youngblood

 

Obituary for Bobby Waterson

robert-watersonRobert Lewis “Bobby” Waterson died August 12, 2014 in Edmond, Oklahoma, at the age of 57. He was born May 20, 1957, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Robert Lee and Mary Margaret Digiacomo Waterson.

Waterson proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for four years. He worked for the city of Edmond Electric Department for 34 years. He coached Little League basketball and t-ball. He enjoyed hunting with his son, Wesley, and taking his granddaughter, Audrey, camping. Bob was very proud of his daughter, Jessica, when she became a teacher. He was a handy man to family and friends and enjoyed watching football and basketball, especially Arkansas Razorbacks and OKC Thunder.

Bob was survived by his wife of 30 years, Betty (McWilliams) of the home; his daughter, Jessica, and her husband, William Fish, of Wellston, Oklahoma; his son, Wesley Waterson of the home; his granddaughter, Audrey Fish, and a grandson on the way; his parents; siblings, Linda Scheffe and her husband Bob, Steven Wiseman, Pam Walker and her husband David, Michael Waterson, Sandra Flatt and her husband Mickey.

A funeral was held Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Wellston Assembly of God Church with interment following in the Wellston Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.