October 3, 2023

Dear Classmates:

This website is operated through My In the near future you will see a totally revamped site and it will be one  that we will have little or no control over.  When this happens, our ability to add or edit information will be limited.  The website will exist as before but without updates.  If anyone has questions or concerns, you may  contact us through our email: 
March 25, 2022

Steve Trawick passed away today, Friday, March 25th, following a long illness, much of which was chronicled on this section of our website in 2018.  Steve's obituary can be found in the "In Remembrance" section of the website, where you will also be able to share any special memories you have of Steve that you would like to share with the rest of your classmates.  
August 1, 2021

There is currently no plan to have a 60th Class Reunion.  If anyone in our class is interested in taking on this task, you should contact Frank Winn since he has control of the funds remaining from our previous reunion.  
January 11, 2021

Odie Eddins passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021.  You can find Odie's obituary on our "In Remembrance" page.

October 17, 2020

Recently Sue Stringfield Markham discovered a cache of old photographs taken at various class reunions or get-togethers.  They have been added to the Photograph Albums section of the website, temporarily titled "Sue's Scrapbook Photos" until we can come up with a catchier phrase.  They aren't in any particular order.  When possible, captions have been provided but several classmates still need to be identified.  If you see yourself in any of the photographs, drop us a line.
June 3, 2020
We received word today of the passing of Carol Ann (Moore) Lowe on May 30th in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Her obituary has been posted in the "In Remembrance" section of the website.  

November 14, 2018

To the Class of '61:

I do not know how one precisely judges the success of a party, but if everyone else had even half as much fun as I had, then the party was a roaring success.  It was a pleasure to rekindle old friendships.  I enjoyed reliving old memories, and the evening was just plain a whole hell of a lot of fun.  In fact, there are people already mumbling about having another party next year, a thought that bears serious consideration.  If you would like to weigh in on the question, please click on "Welcome Classmates" on the menu bar to the left and go to the bottom of the page where you will find an option to vote. 

Speaking for the committee, we did enjoy putting the party together, and it is gratifying to see a project come to a successful conclusion.  So thanks to all of you who attended.

Let's use our website to stay closer in touch, and perhaps we will have another party next year.  

Jim Stringfield


October 31, 2018


In case anyone is wondering about the preferred dress for the party,  that would be "Business Casual and/or Dressy Casual."  Sports jackets for men (no ties).  

Don't forget, Party time is 6 p.m. to 11 p. m.

If anyone is still thinking about attending but hasn't sent money, please do so ASAP.  

August 19, 2018

Dear Classmates,

Put a big red circle (or if you have red-green color blindness, perhaps a blue or gold circle) around Friday, November 9, 2018.  This is the date on which we have scheduled a 75th birthday party for our class.  

We are looking forward to having a really wonderful time, and we are hoping that many of our classmates will attend.

Click on the "75th Birthday Party" link to the left for up-to-date information on this event. 

August 15, 2018

We recently learned of the passing of Sheila Dianne (Hardy) Reeves on December 27, 2017.  We had reached out to her when we were contacting classmates for our 55th Class Reunion, and received a note from her daughter, Anne Urizar,  that Dianne was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and was having difficulty conversing.  Anne said that she would have liked to bring her mom to the reunion but she thought it would be more than she could handle.  
March 1, 2018

Steve Trawick has been released from the hospital.  He's very weak and needs to work on getting his strength back.
You can contact him at:


February 20, 2018

Our Classmate, Gertie Hamilton Pietro, passed away on Tuesday in Ballwin, Missouri.  Gertie's obituary can be found on our In Remembrance page where you can also share a personal memory or tribute.

Steve Trawick has been moved to the post surgery floor.  Almost all the tubes have been removed and he is off the opiods and onto Tylenol.  He said the hallucinations weren't fun! 


February 17, 2018

Steve Trawick had quadruple bypass surgery on Friday morning at Emory University (main) Hospital.  Dr. David Vegas was his surgeon.  The surgery was 7 hours long.  He is currently in ICU and off the ventilator.  We will continue to update this page with his condition.  Please keep your prayers coming.

February 12, 2018

Further update on Steve Trawick from Lucy Trawick:

We have had a good day of tests, doctors visits and visits from our Atlanta friends and relatives.  Steve's Emory frat brothers and other college friends have come by to give him encouragement.  His cousin, who's like another sister to him, and her son came too.  All are praying for him to test well Tuesday so that he can have a procedure, either quad bypass or stents, so he can live a good quality of life.  We appreciate your concern and covet your prayers.  I have always felt a part of the PHS Class of '61.  Thank you all.

Love, Lucy Trawick 
February 9, 2018

Follow-up from previous entries below: Steve Trawick was taken to Atlanta by ambulance.  Doctors at Sacred Heart said there is nothing more they can do but keep him comfortable.  His medical records are being forwarded to Atlanta for a second opinion.  We will update you on his condition as soon as we receive more information.  In the meantime, please continue to pray for him.  Cards can be sent to his home, 324 North Sunset Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561.  email:

A Message from Steve:

I was transported to Emory and hope that they can find some alternative treatments for me.  I was given either die or live with the condition I have.  I cannot live as I am right now, so today brings new hopes and challenges as we progress forward.  I have no idea what the future holds for me. 

January 25, 2018

Update on Steve Trawick from Lucy Trawick:

Steve has suffered an "ischemic event."  A lot of things came together to cause him to lose blood pressure and he was unable to catch his breath.  I called 911 and we ended up in the cardiac ICU at Sacred Heart.  We feel very well taken care of and Steve is stabilized and has slept all day.  We expect to eventually move down to Progressive Care and when we're home we'll go to the cardiac clinic once a week for monitoring.  Chemo stopped for now until alternate therapies are determined.  No heart surgery until all is well - eventually.  Thanks for all of your prayers.

December 20, 2017

A note from Steve Trawick:

I want to thank you for all of your prayers as I continue to conform to the requests of the physicians in my battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  I have had a curve ball thrown at me yesterday as I underwent a heart cath procedure.  I went in hoping that they wouldn't find a whole lot and also with the idea that they may put in 1 or 2 stents.  When the procedure was over, he explained to me that I had too many blockages and a stent would do me little good.  I met with a cardiologist and a cardiovascular surgeon and they conveyed to me that I would need open heart surgery.  Boy, what a shock that was for me.  I have been active all my life, but I guess that I couldn't over ride the genetic code that I was dealt.  Since the chemo diminishes my platelet count, I cannot have the surgery until after the chemo has been completed, so I am looking at May to June with the possibility of this surgery.  I am committed to walking every day and praying that some miracle can occur.  Please continue your prayers as I progress this difficult path.  Merry Christmas to you all and here's to a wonderful New Year in 2018.  Sincerely, Steve Trawick.


January 1, 2017

​A very happy 2017 to friends and classmates.
Sadly the beginning of the new year brings news of another classmate's passing.  Terry Garvin died at his home on December 28th.  His obituary has been added to our remembrance page, where you can add a personal tribute or memory of Terry.
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November 5, 2016
The above photograph of classmates and spouses was taken outside the ballroom at The Grand Hotel on Thursday evening.  A photographer was hired for both evenings, so there will many more  photos to come and they will be displayed on the Photograph Album page of the website.   In the meantime, it is safe to say that a wonderful time was had by all who attended the celebration.   It was two nights filled with old music, old memories and most importantly old friends.  If you weren't able to join us, we did, indeed, miss you.  


November 2, 2016

Today's the Day!!!  Reunion Time is here!  Please click HERE for the revised schedule of events for this evening.  

October 29, 2016

Only four days left until the reunion!  Unfortunately, we won't be able to have S'mores on the beach around a bonfire Wednesday evening.  The fire marshall just informed the hotel there are to be NO bonfires due to the drought.  We are working on an alternative plan and will post it here as soon as something can be arranged.  Keep checking.  We should have an answer by Monday.  

October 18, 2016

Another classmate's name has been added to our memorial list.  Leon Paul Anderson passed away on October 13th at his home in Virgina.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Leon's name.  Online condolences may be made at
A copy of Leon's obituary can be found on our Remembrance page, where you can also add a tribute or special memory of Leon. 


June 30, 2016

There is barely a month to go before the deadline for payment for the reunion activities.  PLEASE,  if you are planning to come, let Sue Markham know now. 

Click "HERE" for a printable Reservation Form.

If you are unable to join us, we would appreciate it if you could take the time to update the information that we have on file for you, either by going to your profile on the "Classmate Profiles" link  or entering it on the form found in the "Stay in Touch" link.  We have mailed over 300 letters to classmates about the reunion and they are being returned every day for incorrect addresses.  The "Who's Missing" section is increasing daily.  Please look at the list to see if your name or the names of friends are there.  Remember that old tune by The Coasters, Searchin'?  Well consider yourselves deputized as our "Northwest Mounties" and start searchin'.  I bet that tune is is now running around in your brain, isn't it? ...gonna find them...gonna find them...gonna find them.

So far we have contacted 394 classmates about our upcoming reunion, 92 through email and 302 letters sent by US Mail.  (Click "HERE " to read the letter. )   If you want this reunion to take place, PLEASE let us know soon since it can't happen without sufficient participation.   Please don't wait until the deadline to respond.  By then it may be too late! 

Contact Sue Stringfield Markham for any questions you may have:,  850-453-4951 


June 30, 2016
Coach Jimmy Haynes passed away today at the age of 92. He was featured in an article published the next day in the Pensacola News Journal.  Click *HERE*  to read the tribute to Coach Haynes entitled "Former Players Fondly Remember PHS Coach Jimmy Haynes."  

You can find his obituary on our "In Remembrance" page. You will also be able to offer any personal thoughts, memories, or tributes to him there.