Classmates in Rankin Hall
aka The Rankin Hall Kids
Pictures I am posting here I've tried to put in chronological order,
so if you see any inaccuracies please let
This newspaper picture was taken
in front of Rankin Hall in August, 1955.
Click to enlarge to read the captions. Newspaper clipping courtesy of
Left to right: Dale Coker, Betty Davis, Berry Hamrick,
Cathy Cooper, Wayne Snow, Jesse Holbrook, John Thomas,
Mrs. Mary Gordon Patton, teacher at Rankin Hall, 1955-1956.
Picture courtesy of Berry Hamrick.
From left to right: Mary Ann Fowler Swinney, Kathy Eubanks Brown, Annie
Greene, Frances Yeargan, Donnie McLamb, Brenda Bray, Marion Parris and
Jeannie Spence Parris in Mrs. Watson's class, 1956. Picture courtesy of
Richard Glover's mosaic of his second grade Classmates.
Webmaster's note: This mosaic was longer than the
scanner we used so it had to be scanned twice; left
half and right half. Many thanks to MamaPat for
merging the halves to perfection.
Left to right: Dale Coker, Berry Hamrick, Catherine Parrish,
Jesse Holbrook, John Thomas, Wayne Snow, Betty Davis,
Cathy Cooper, Mrs. Mary Gordon Patton, teacher at Rankin
Hall, 1956 -1957.
Picture courtesy of Berry Hamrick.
Left to right Teacher, Mrs. Mary Gordon Patton, Berry
Hamrick, Betty Davis,
Gary Duncan, Delton Locklear Chance,
John Thomas, Edith Lyda Sams, Elton
Burris at Rankin Hall,
1957-1958. Picture courtesy of Berry Hamrick.
This picture was taken at Rankin Hall on February 13, and
published in the Morganton News Harold the next day on
Valentine's Day 1958. John Berry Hamrick, Jr. is sitting third
from the left.
Louise Isenhour Luther is on the far right, also
on the first row. Lee McDaniel says Ann Scarboro is between
Louise and him. Can you identify the
Newspaper clipping courtesy of Berry Hamrick. Thanks to
Lee and Louise for identifying themselves in this newspaper clipping.
Kirby: Leon Barnwell with guitar. Behind Leon is Berry Hamrick and
Glover. Above Berry and Richard is Brenda Bray. Richard doesn't
how he obtained this picture.
first girl on the left would be Linda Gillespie, Ann Potter, then Richard
Glover, Jimmy Gibbs, Lewis Suggs, Tonya Gillmore, Brenda Davis and the
is Miss Harris. Sitting on the floor Left to right, Janet Misenimier,
Tony Moore, and Louise Isenhour. Rankin Hall, 1st grade.(1958-1959?)
Photo courtesy of Trudy Suggs. Thanks to Louise Isenhour for her help in
completing the identification of
the students in this picture.
Wayne Herron, Alanna Biddix, Kay Langdon, Gary Hunnings,
Ray Carver, unknown student in stripped shirt, and Melvin
Murray. Date unknown. Picture courtesy of B. Woolard.
Moore, Brenda Davis, Janet Misenimier, Lewis Suggs is fourth from
to Lewis's left
is Jimmy Gibbs, then Richard Glover, Tonya Gilmore,
Louise Isenhour and Ann Potter. Photo courtesy of Trudy Suggs.
Louise Isenhour for her help in completing the identification of
students in this picture. Picture date is unknown.
The following 5 photos of the Rankin Hall Kids
are from the
Lewis Suggs Photography Archives, courtesy of Trudy Suggs.
The boys of Rankin Hall were on an outing to Moose Lodge on Mother's Day for dinner. No date
available; seems to be circa 1959. First row: L-R:
First is Haywood
Holmes, Roger Jones, Gary Hunnings, and Buster Bowman. Second row:
Marion Parrish, Danny Broadaux, Lewis Suggs and Richard Glover. Third
row: Wayne Herron,Steve Lancaster, Ray Carver, Jimmy Gibbs,
and Donnie McLamb. Thanks to Marion Parris
('69) for completing the
identifying of the previously "unknowns" in this photo.
This picture of Lewis Suggs and Richard Glover, dated April '59.
Lewis, Donnie McLamb and James Melvin Murray. Thanks to Marion Parris
identifying James in this photo.
Activities were often held for the kids at night. This seems to be a dress-up
some sort. Lewis is shown here dressed as either a girl or a
cowboy? Marion Parris has identified the following students;
On the chairs, front to back: Marion Parris, Kenneth Lowe,
unknown, and Steve Lancaster. Of the 3 kids sitting in the
back, first is unknown, Wayne Herron, and Annie Grace
Greene. The 2 kids standing in the back are unknowns.
Another photo from the dorm's activity. Lewis, in the plaid shirt, is
between the two boys, Donnie McLamb and Buster Bowman.
These two pictures were taken by Richard's father but
Richard doesn't remember if this was on a
Friday before going home or on a Sunday coming back to school. There are
no dates indicated on
these pictures. The ages of these handsome youngsters seems to indicate that
they are still in
Rankin Hall. The supervisor in these pictures is unknown.
Tony Moore, Richard Glover, Jimmy Miller, Danny Bordeaux,
and Lewis Suggs.
Richard's sister in car, Melvin Murray, Danny
Richard Glover, Lewis Suggs, and Tony Moore.
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