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.

Grade 4, Washington Elementary

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Mrs. Phelps’ fourth-grade class during the 1967-68 school year at Washington Elementary.

Front row, from left: Emmitte Watson, Stephan Trachant, Sam Featherston, and Michael Jackson.

Second row: Genie Gunn, Kathy Bell, Ada Atha, Michael Vanderlip, Jennifer Jacks, Jackie Audrain, and Selina DeForest.

Third row: Jerry Gilbow, Becky Riggs, Harold Hutton, Melissa Upchurch, Nikki Kirkton, Debbie Drake, Mark Bassett, Randy Schmidt, and Mrs. Phelps.

Fourth row: Billy Cunningham, Regina Smith, Barbara Lacey, Michael Buchanan, Kathy Wagnon, Eddie Logue, Chris Reynolds, and Matt Holtzen.

Courtesy of Becky Riggs

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

Hess to Jones

Clicking on a classmate’s senior portrait should take you to any other posts that include a mention of them.

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Della Hess
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Karin Higgins
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Vicki Hileman
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Clyde Hill
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Leslie Hill
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Wesley Hill
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Suzanne Hinson
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Jeff Hobbs
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Brenda Hollingsworth
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Richard Hollingsworth
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Brian Holt
Matt Holtzen
Matt Holtzen
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Leslie Hope
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John Horn
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Loy Hoskins
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Scott House
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Sarah Huckleberry
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Read Hudson
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Cathy Huff
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Randall Hughes
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Gwen Hunter
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Cathy Hutchenson
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Harold Hutton
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Shirlene Hutton
Jenny Jacks
Jenny Jacks
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Michael Jackson
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Jana Janzen
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Suzie Jenkins
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Dyke Jennings
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Karen Jones
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Steve “City” Jones
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Steve “Country” Jones

Obituary for Michael Jackson

michael-jacksonMichael Lynn Jackson, 57, of Fayetteville died March 3, 2015, at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born October 2, 1957, to Amos and Elnora Jackson Jr.

During his early childhood, he was a member of St. James Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to music and watching movies.

Michael graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1976. He attended Northwest Vo-Tech in Springdale where he earned a Diesel Mechanic Certification. He worked for Jones Truck Lines for several years before joining the U.S. Army and being stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Michael managed his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis for more than 20 years, always maintaining a positive attitude.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Amos Jackson Sr. and Ocie Mae Adams; and maternal grandparents, Preston Sr. and Isabell Lackey. He was survived by his parents, Amos and Elnora Jackson Jr. of Fayetteville; a brother, David L. Jackson and wife, Tracy, of Fayetteville; a sister, Anita Bland, and her husband, Michael, of Columbia, Missouri.; great aunts, Margaret Smith and Dorothy Barker Wilkes, both of Fayetteville; and Rosie Lee Cravens of Fort Smith; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and caring caring friends.

Funeral services were March 11, 2015, at Beard’s Chapel with Steve West officiating. Interment followed in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.