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Gleason High School - Class of 1968 50th Class Reunion Held Labor Day Weekend

Sitting from left to Right

 Martha Presson Spain, Janice Floyd Steele, Diane Moore Hale, Gloria Gibbs Nolan, &Marilyn Hicks Wynne

Standing from left to Right

Edgar Floyd, Jerry Sawyers, Mike Hagler, Pam Poyner McElhiney, Dale Stephens, Lynn Edminston, Sue Summers Hinson, Danny Danner, and Glen Arnold - Photo by Gary Owens


Gleason Graduates 32 During Friday Ceremony



Gleason High School graduated 32 during the Friday, May 11 ceremony in the school’s gymnasium.


The following were the top 10 graduates: Valedictorian – Chandler Dean Brawner, Braxton Vickers, Aubrey Katherine Wallace, Brittany Corum, Seth Wray Bowers, Tobias Dillard, Jayne-Shaye Bailey, Ericka Denton, and Jayden Anderson Green.


Jerry Sanders should be Jerry Sawyers and Pam Pointer should be Pam Poyner McElhiney.


L to R: Salutatorian - Braxton Vickers; Senior Class President - Aubrey Wallace; Valedictorian - Chandler Brawner


 Gleason High School graduates include: Jayne-Shaye Bailey, Gregory Giarard Graham Bell, Chase Bell, Seth Wray Bowers, Chandler Dean Brawner, Amy Joy Carson, Brittany LeAnne Corum, Vanessa Rena Crocker, Madison Marie Dellinger, Ericka Jane Nicole Denton, Tobias James Dillard, Jasmine Danielle Doster, Jacub Dakota Gilmer, Daniel Tucker Green, Jayden Anderson Green, Cameron Blake Harrison, Colette Brandi Jackson, Hannah Grace Lemonds, Mahlese Ichelle McDonald, Terry Orlando McKinney, Savanna Ann Murray, Isabelle Anne Meumair, Richard Maxwell Pace, Alyssa Brianne Parkins,Austin Michael Rayburn, Jonathan Casey Leon Roland, Alex Jose Sandoval, Rebecca Marie Smith, Braxton Scott Vickers, Aubrey Katherine Wallace, Hunter Ray Watson, Michael Kenneth White.



Source: McKenzie Banner (Photos by Cristi Wallace)




Gleason’s Jayden Green Signs with Lady Cats


GLEASON, Tenn. –Jayden Green of Gleason High School signed with the Bethel University Lady Wildcats Wednesday. She was an integral part of the Bulldog squad that won a district title this past season. The four year starter was all - district and all-region during her prep career.


During her senior season she averaged 10.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting 42 percent from the floor. She shot 76 percent from the free throw line. She hit over 28 percent of her three-point attempts and averaged 3.9 assists per outing.  She is a member of the Gleason 1,000 Point Club.


Chris Nelson, head women’s basketball coach at Bethel, feels she will be a great fit with his returners. “Jayden is a point guard’s point guard,” Nelson said. “She is very self-aware and does an excellent job controlling the tempo of a game.”


He added, “She does a terrific job scanning the floor in transition and knows when to go get the ball to reset the offense. Coach Sean Stephenson has prepared and instilled in her what it means to step on the court every day. “

 Jayden is the daughter of Rusty and Melanie Sawyers of Gleason and will major in Nursing.


Fellow School Board members bid farewell to Lindell Roney

District 2 School Board member Lindell Roney of Gleason is resigning before the end of his elected term, and a replacement will soon be named to finish out the remainder of his term. Fellow School Board members offered words of praise for Roney’s exemplary service to the people of his district and Weakley County.

Gleason High School Holds Academic Banquet

Senior class top ten Front Row: (L to R) Lillian Nichols, Savanna Scarbrough, Khali O’Connor, Rachel Hughey and Frazier Wilson; Back Row: Maycie Rollins, Kelsey Borneman, Murrie Blassingame, Mitchell Moore and Daniel Morris. Photo courtesy Cristi Wallace

Junior class top ten Front Row: (L to R) Chandler Brawner, Braxton Vickers, Cameron Harrison, Seth Bowers and Aubrey Wallace; Back Row: Jayden Green, Jayne-Shaye Bailey and Ericka Denton. Not pictured are Brittany Corum and Tobi Dillard. Photo courtesy Cristi Wallace.

Sophomore class top ten Front Row: (L to R) Chloe Martin, Dalana Veazey, Edward Castleman, Cassie Griffin and Hannah May; Back Row: Will Morris, Autumn Wilson, Shelbie Burton, Whitney Clark and Branden Arant. Photo courtesy Cristi Wallace.

Freshman class top ten Front Row: (L to R) Martha Nichols, Kenady Atkins, Cody O’Callaghan, Lily Shannon and Katie Freeman; Back Row: Marissa Laws, Lillie Freeman, Elizabeth Smith and Madison Fuzzell. Not pictured is Josie Long. Photo courtesy Cristi Wallace - .Source:McKenzie Banner.

           Lady Bulldogs Join 1000-Point Club



GLEASON — Gleason Lady Bulldog basketball team members Kelsey Borneman and Lillian Nichols were recently honored for scoring 1,000 points respectively in their prep career. Borneman reached the 1,000th-point plateau against Hollow Rock-Bruceton while Nichols netted her 1,000th point against McKenzie. (L to R): Lady Bulldog 1,000-Point Club honorees Lillian Nichols and Kelsey Borneman. Photo courtesy of Christi Wallace.


Gleason Teen Named Volunteer Star


GLEASON (February 3) — Jayne-Shaye Bailey a junior at Gleason High School was named Weakley County’s youth recipient of the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award. The award recognizes the efforts of 84 volunteers statewide who strive to improve their communities through service. One youth and one adult volunteer were selected from participating counties to receive the award.


Nominees were judged based on the community’s need of the volunteer service performed, initiative taken to perform the service, creativity used to solve a community problem and impact of the volunteer service on the community.


Bailey has volunteered for six years at AseraCare and Avalon Hospice, completing over 2,000 hours of service. Her efforts included annual planning of memorial services, assisting with yearly veterans programs, wrapping Christmas gifts for patients, attending health fairs, shopping for patients and families, addressing and mailing Christmas and birthday cards and helping the nursing staff set up for new patients.


Bailey is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gleason and an active member of the Methodist Youth Fellowship group. She is a member of the Gleason High School Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership team. She is junior class secretary, FFA president, co-captain of the award-winning Gleason High School cheerleading squad and the winner of several pageantry titles. Despite her incredible schedule, Bailey stands out as a Weakley County volunteer.


The volunteers from 53 counties will be honored at the Ninth Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards ceremony at the Franklin Marriot Cool Springs in Franklin on February 12, 2017. Miss Tennessee 2016, Grace Burgess will present the awards. Source: McKenzie Banner; Photo by Joel Washburn/The McKenzie Banner.

      GHS 50-year Class Reunion - Class of 1964


The Gleason High School Class of 1964 celebrated their 50th class reunion during Tater Town festivities on August 30, 2014. The reunion was held at Mallards Restaurant in Huntingdon, with classmates having additional time to catch up on old times friends at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center in Huntingdon.

Front L-R: Rosemary Jorge, Suzette Edmonston, Martha Boone, Brenda Pickler, Judy Mansfield, Karen Dellinger, Sonja Godwn;

Back L-R: George Sawyers, Ronnie Dilday, Iva May Lowery, Wanda Maddox, Betty Bradberry, Sandra Tilley, Martha Brewer, Carol Sue Delinger, Mrs. Floyd and Mr. Floyd (Class Sponsor), John Bradberry (Note - maiden names used for ladies).

Gleason High School Class of 1962:

Follow-up to their 50th Reunion


The Gleason High School Class of 1962 celebrated their second annual follow up to their  50th class reunion during Tater Town festivities on August 30, 2014.


Barbara Clement White, Ronnie Parks, Ferrellin Webb Cassidy, Coy Segraves, Curtis Mayo, Linda Ray Bevis, Sammy Tilley, Joyce Holland Straughn, John Ozment, Joyce Stewart Jones, Bobby Langley, Linda Elinor Boone, Kenneth Doster, Linda Travillian Langford, Terry Bunnell


Click on the Above Link for all 50-year Reunion Pages

GHS 50-year Class Reunion - Class of 1963

The class of 1963 had their 50 year class reunion on Saturday, August 31, 2013.  Members of the class participated in the Tater Town Special parade by riding on  a "Class of 1963 ~ 50-year Reunion trailer. A member of the Class of  '63, the former Sandra Taylor who was the 1963 Miss. Gleason rode in a red 1963 Chevrolet Corvette owned and driven by Dale Nunnery, also a member of the Class of 63.

The 50-year reunion was held at the First Baptist Church on Saturday evening. The festivities were also attended by several well wishers from other Gleason High School Classes from the early to mid 1960's. A good time was  had by all!

Below is a picture of those members of the Class who were in attendance.

Class members attending included, pictured from left to right are: Front Row: Carol (Tucker) Dycus, Delois (Boane) Shaw, Kaye (Billington) Owens, Sandra (Taylor) Johnson, Wanda (Hodges) Pritchett, Patricia (Reed) Segraves Back Row: Robert Smyth, Pat Dewberry, Bobbie Lou (Williams) Chandler, Janis (Hodges) Featherstone, Jean (Burrows) Cunningham, Dale Nunnery, LeRoy Segraves.


Click on the Above Link for More Class of '62 Pictures


Gleason High School Class of 1962:

Follow-up to their 50th Reunion - 2013

Members of the Class of 1962 followed up on their last year's 2012 Tater Town 50-year reunion by having a get together on Saturday, August 31st at at Hig's Restaurant in McKenzie. All members of the Class of 1962 and other friends were invited.

As can be seen from the picture below, the turn out for this follow-up was great, with 16 Class of 62 members attending and having a good time interacting with old classmates and other friends from Gleason School.

Members of the Class of 1962 attending included, FRONT ROW: Joyce (Stewart) Jones, Ferrelin (Webb) Cassidy, Linda (Elinor) Boone, Joyce (Holland) Straughn, Linda (Ray) Bevis, Lynda (Travillian) Lankford, Barbara (Clement) White. BACK ROW: Terry Burnell, Curtis Mayo, Bobby Langly, Ronnie Parks, Coy Segraves, Pert Pritchitt, John Ozment, Jim Lawrence, Sammy Tilley. (Picture compliments of Linda Bevis).


Click on the Above Graphics to go to the Reunion Web Pages

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Click on the Above Link for all Class of '63 50-year Reunion Pages


Gleason HS Class of 1962 Celebrates 50th

GLEASON (September 1) Gleason High School Class of 1962 celebrated their 50th reunion during Tater Town festivities on September 1, 2012. Class members attending included, pictured from left: (front row) Barbara Clement White, Lynda Travillian Lankford, Kitty Wray Oliver, Lynda Elinor Boone, Joyce Stewart Jones, Linda Ray Bevins, Joyce Holland Straughan, Ferrellin Webb Cassidy and Wanda Dilday; (back row) John Ozment, Pert Pritchett, Curtis Mayo, Jim Lawrence, Coy Segraves, Terry Bunnell, Bobby Langley, Sam Tilley and Ronnie Parks.

Seated: Left to Right - Rubye (Higgins) Phelps, Mary Ellen (Jeter) Sullivan, Joyce (Long) Lofton, Shirley (Ross) Smith, Robbie Lowery, Betty (Story) Roach, Mrs. E. L. ( Peggy) Floyd

Standing: Left to Right - Ruth Ann Atnipp, Charles Harris, Jerry Ellis, Jerry Belew, Terry Jones, Mr. E. L. Floyd (sponsor), Sue (Stewart) Fuller,  Barbara (Johnson) McWherter, Larry Robertson, Jim Johnson. Not pictured - Richard (Dickey) Hamilton




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