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IT IS TIME TO REMEMBER ONE OF OUR FINEST FELLOW CLASSMATES....ANN BROWN ASHCRAFT HAD A PASSION FOR LEADING CHILDREN IN LEARNING TO READ AND IN LOVING BOOKS, IN GENERAL. EACH YEAR DURING THE SEASON OF HER BIRTHDAY, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE HER LEGACY. PLEASE 'CLICK' ON THE LINK ABOVE TO LEARN HOW YOU MAY CELEBRATE HER LIFE ONCE AGAIN!


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OUR REUNION LUNCHEONS ARE NOW BEING HELD AT "GRAND BUFFET" NORTH OF GOODMAN ROAD IN THE AREA OF HOME DEPOT....UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THIS WILL BE THE MEETING PLACE....


WITH SADNESS, WE SHARE THE NEWS OF THE PASSING OF    MURPHY ROWE   OUR SCHOOL-MATE, AND FRIEND OF THE CLASS OF 1959. HE PASSED AWAY SEPTEMBER 15th AT BAPTIST DESOTO HOSPITAL. IT IS SO DIFFICULT TO SEE SO MANY CLASSMATES LEAVING US TOO SOON!!!
UPON GRADUATING FROM HORN LAKE HIGH, HE HAD A LONG AND SUCCESSFUL CAREER WITH THE U S ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AS THE 'FIRST MATE' ON ONE OF THEIR DREDGE BOATS ON 'OLE MAN RIVER'!
SURVING OUR DEAR FRIEND IS HIS WIFE OF 53 YEARS, RITA,...DAUGHTERS, AMY BYRD (TERRY); IRENE O'CONNOR (JORDAN) AMD SON, DENNIS ROWE (KIM)...HE AND RITA ARE BLESSED TO HAVE SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE GREATGRAND. MURPHY WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, MURPHY AND ELIZABETH AND HIS SISTER, MARY.
VISITATION BEFORE THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE WILL BE SEPTEMBER 19th FROM 2 UNTIL 4 PM AT HINDS CHAPEL METHODIST CHURCH, 5105 CHURCH ROAD, WITH INTERMENT TO FOLLOW IN THE CHURCH'S CEMETARY.



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A SPECIAL MOMENT WHEN BILL INDUCTED BOBBY INTO THE HORN LAKE HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME IN 2014...
WITH GREAT SADNESS, WE SHARE THE NEWS OF THE PASSING OF OUR SCHOOL-MATE, AND FRIEND    ROBERT H. 'BOBBY' RASCO  OF THE CLASS OF 1962, WHOSE DEATH OCCURED ON SEPT. 8th AT BAPTIST DESOTO HOSPITAL.

SURVIVING BOBBY ARE HIS DAUGHTER, PATTY RASCO AND SON, ROBBY. HE ALSO LEAVES HIS BROTHER, BILL and HIS WIFE, PAM AND TWO NEICES, KIMBERLY DAWN GRESHAM AND LINDY MICHELLE BUSBY. BOBBY WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE OF 39 YEARS, JOYCE LANKFORD RASCO....AND PARENTS, HARRY AND JEAN RASCO.
BOBBY WAS ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED SCHOOLMATES WHO EVER GRADUATED FROM HORN LAKE HIGH....GREATLY RESPECTED BY FACULTY AS WELL AS CLASSMATES. HE MAY HAVE BEEN SLIGHT OF BUILD, BUT HE WAS A 'GIANT' OF A GENTLEMAN AND FRIEND TO ALL! AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE HAD A LONG AND SUCCESSFUL CAREER AS A CONDUCTOR WITH THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. MANY WAYS TO DESCRIBE OUR FRIEND, BUT CHIEF AMONG THOSE DESCRIPTIONS WOULD BE: HE WAS AN AVID FAN OF THE 'MAROON AND WHITE'...THE MSU BULLDOGS, AND COULD BE FOUND ON THE CAMPUS FOR MOST OF THEIR GAMES.
VISITATION WILL BE AT 10 AM, SEPTEMBER 11th, WITH A CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE TO FOLLOW AT NOON. BOTH WILL BE AT BRANTLEY-PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 2470 HIGHWAY 51 SOUTH IN HERNANDO. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT NEW BETHLEHEM CEMETARY AT THE CORNER OF CHURCH AND HORN LAKE ROADS.


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WE RECENTLY RECEIVED WORD OF THE DEATH OF SCHOOLMATE JAMES M. 'JIM' LUTZ ON AUGUST 2nd, 2021...JIM WAS INDUCTED INTO THE HORN LAKE HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME IN 2017....HE WAS BORN IN MEMPHIS BUT LIVED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS IN DESOTO COUNTY.

He dedicated his life to serving others through Christ at Highway Baptist in Southaven, MS; First Baptist of Hammond, IN; and Metro Baptist in Belleville, MI. Jim was a Principal, Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor and also initiated a senior citizen ministry. He was involved in bus ministry and Bible clubs for over 50 years. He captained a Sunday school bus and over the years, brought thousands of kids to church and Sunday school. He was involved in special music at church and was also a congregational song leader.
Jim enjoyed being involved in vacation bible school where he would dress up as the character "Hillbilly Willy". He officiated weddings, funerals and his ministry to others brought thousands to the love of Christ over the years. When he was not involved at church, Jim loved to golf, read, write, fish, sketch, play tennis and photography. He will always be remembered for his devoted love to his wife, children, grandchildren and God. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him, loved him, and learned from him.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Vicky; his loving children: Amy Southwick, Becky (Kenny) Wright, Christy (Dave) Behman, David (Annie) Lutz; his grandchildren: Reagan, Riley, Madelynn, Jack, Evelynn, Flynn, Charlotte, James, Elizabeth, and Sadie; his siblings: Ruth Dwiggins, Courtney (Janet) Lutz, Joe (Colleen) Lutz, Mary (Ron) Robinson. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Lanelle Palmer; his sisters-in-law, Debbie Fleming and Regina Palmer and his brother-in-law, Alan (Dodie) Palmer and also by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his son John in 1976; his grandson, Malachi and four other grandchildren that the Lord called home before birth; and his siblings: Trudy (David) Baroni, Loretta Estes, and Richard Lutz.
HIS FUNERAL SERVICE WAS HELD ON AUGUST 7th AT METRO BAPTIST CHURCH, BELLEVILLE, MICHIGAN.



WE RECENTLY RECEIVED WORD OF THE DEATH OF SCHOOLMATE HAROLD WAGES(PICTURED ABOVE) ON FEBRUARY 11, 2021. THERE IS NO OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME...


WITH GREAT SADNESS, WE SHARE THE NEWS THAT LARRY GIDEON OUR SCHOOL-MATE, AND FRIEND OF THE CLASS OF 1966 DIED ON SEPTEMBER 2nd.
SURVIVING LARRY IS HIS WIFE, JOY, HIS TWO SONS...WESLEY (TONYA); LARRY (ASHLEY). HIS THREE DAUGHTERS JENNIFER JONES (JARRAD) ; KIMBERLY PRICE (LANDON)AND KATIE TERRY (JAMES), HIS SISTER, MARY GUNN AND BROTHER, BOBBY ARCHER.
LARRY ALSO LEAVES 12 GRANDCHILDREN AND 3 GREAT-GRANDS. PRECEDING HIM IN DEATH ARE HIS PARENTS, NOBLE AND INEZ...SIBLINGS, BETTY HAYWOOD, JAMES ALEXANDER, MARTHA, JoANNE, AND BROTHER-IN-LAW HAROLD GUNN
LARRY WAS THE ADOPTED SON OF NOBLE AND INEZ IN MEMPHIS. HE WAS A GRADUATE OF HLHS, WHERE HE WAS A FRIEND TO ALL. IN 2020 HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE HORN LAKE HIGH HALL OF FAME. FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL HE HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL CAREER WITH THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL CANADIAN/NATIONAL RAILROAD AS THE MATERIALS SUPERVISOR.
OUR FRIEND, AND SCHOOLMATE WAS A SERVANT IN THE COMMUNITY OF HORN LAKE, SERVING AS CHAIRMAN OF THE HORN LAKE ELECTION COMMISSION. IN ADDITION, HE WAS VERY INVOLVED WITH THE HORN LAKE EAGLES ALUMNI GROUP. LARRY WAS A BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST AND A FAITHFUL MEMBER OF COMPEL CHURCH DREAM CENTER, WHERE HE WAS A DEACON. MODEL RAILROADING, HIS FAMILY AND CHURCH WERE HIS GREATEST PASSIONS. LARRY WAS A VETERAN, SERVING IN THE US ARMY DURING THE VIET NAM WAR. HE WAS AWARDED THE NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL...THE VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL AND THE COMMENDATION MEDAL...

A 'CELEBRATION OF LIFE' WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER... IN LIEU OF FLOWERES, MEMORIALS CAN BE SENT TO ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, MEMPHIS...(www.stjude.org/donate)...Le BONHEUR CHILDRENS HOSPITAL...OR THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT.

WITH GREAT SADNESS, WE SHARE THE NEWS THAT MILTON LAWRENCE 'DOC' MOORE OUR SCHOOL-MATE, AND FRIEND OF THE CLASS OF 1959 DIED ON AUGUST 3rd.
SURVIVING 'DOC ARE HIS FOUR SONS...MICHAEL 'MIKE'; GREGORY 'GREG'; ANDREW ; AND PATRICK AND TWO SISTERS SYLVIA VAN HOVE AND WANDA MORRIS, BOTH OF LANETTE, ALABAMA.
'DOC' ALSO LEAVES THREE GRANDDAUGHTERS....KAITLIN MOORE ROWE; KELSEY MOORE; AND JORDAN MOORE; THREE GRANDSONS...GARRETT MOORE, COOPER MOORE, AND FORREST MOORE, AND ONE GREAT-GRANDSON, BRODY ROWE. PRECEDING HIM IN DEATH ARE HIS PARENTS, CECIL and ELLA BREWER MOORE...SISTERS, VIRGINIA MANNING, JEAN RASCO, CLARA CARPERTER AND MILDRED GRIST.
"DOC' WAS BORN IN THE CROCKETT COMMUNITY OF TATE COUNTY....A LIFE-LONG MISSISSIPPIAN. HE WAS A GRADUATE OF HLHS, WHERE HE WAS A FAVORITE OF CLASSMATES AND SCHOOLMATES....WAS A SKILLED QUARTERBACK FOR THE EAGLES AND WAS ALSO A PART OF BOTH THE BASKETBALL AND TRACK TEAMS. IN 2015 HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE HORN LAKE HIGH HALL OF FAME. FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL HE WENT ON TO EARN A BACHERLOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, WHICH MEANT THAT HE WAS FOREVER AN INVERTERATE AND HUMBLE BULLDOG FAN...'DOC' RETIRED FROM DOBBS HOUSE INC. AFTER A SUCCESSFUL CAREER.
OUR FRIEND, 'DOC' WAS A MAN OF INTEGRITY, POSSESSING A SERIOUS AND VERY COMPASSIONATE NATURE. HE WAS ALWAYS 'THE FRIEND NEARBY'....AN ENCOURAGER, AND GIFTED WITH AN AFFINITY FOR NUMBERS AND ACCOUNTING. HIS SPECIAL JOY WAS IN WATCHING HIS GRANDCHILDRERN PLAY SPORTS....ALWAYS THEIR UNOFFICIAL KEEPER OF STATS AND CHEERLEADER WITH THE RIGHT WORDS FOR THEM AFTER WINS OR LOSSES. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY THEM AND ALL WHO WERE PRIVILEGED TO CALL HIM THEIR FRIEND..

VISITATION WILL BE SUNDAY, AUGUST 8th, FROM NOON TO 2 PM, FOLLOWED IMMDEDIATELY BY A SERVICE AT 2 PM. BOTH WILL BE AT COLEMAN FUNERAL HOME....626 STARLANDING ROAD EAST, SOUTHAVEN. INTERMENT WILL BE AT THE CROCKETT CHURCH OF CHRIST CEMETERY...7484 MS HIGHWAY 4 WEST OF SENATOBIA... IN LIEU OF FLOWERES, MEMORIALS CAN BE SENT TO ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, MEMPHIS...(www.stjude.org/donate)

FAITHFUL GROUP AT AUGUST FRIDAY LUNCHEON



THE HOF BANQUET ON THE 4th WAS A HUGE SUCCESS IN TERMS OF TURNOUT AND THE PRESENTATIONS..... A SINCERE 'THANK YOU' TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED, TO ALL THOSE WHO PLAYED IN THE GOLF TOURNEY, AND EXPECIALLY TO ALL THOSE WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY TO ENABLE THESE EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE...


ENJOY THE FOLLOWING PICS OF THE 2021 CLASS RECEIVING THEIR CERTIFICATES WITH THOSE WHO PRESENTED THEM......YOU WILL NOTICE THAT JOYCE GARTRELL BOONE WAS NOT ABLE TO BE PRESENT, AND THAT MACK AND MIKE GILBERT MADE THE PRESENTATION AND ACCEPTANCE FOR THEIR DAD....

JOYCE GARTRELL BOONE DON EDWARDS BILL FLYNN CAROLYN DANIELS GARCIA LARRY GIDEON

BOBBY GILBERT/MACK & MIKE REIDA DAVIS HAYES LARRY RAY CHARLES RICE TIM SEXTON

A SPECIAL PRESENTATION WAS MADE TO COACH W. S. 'BUD' DONALD...AS HE RECEIVED THE THE GIDEON AWARD--AS A TRUE 'MAN OF VALOR' PRESENTED BY RICHARD MILLS, WHO REPRESENTS ALL OF US WHO LOVE THIS MAN...THERE IS NO WAY TO MEASURE THE IMPACT 'COACH' HAS HAD ON THE LIVES OF YOUNG WOMEN AND MEN FOR DECADES AT DIFFERENT SCHOOLS....AT AGE 92, HE IS STILL GOING, AND FOREVER WILL BE 'OUR COACH'!.....PHOTO JUNE 4, 2021..


ENJOY THESE SLIDESHOWS OF EARLY BANQUET CROWD & GOLF TOURNAMENT GROUP...

 


WINNERS OF THE 2021 GOLF TOURNAMENT


COACH W. S. 'BUD' DONALD...AND A FRACTION OF THE STUDENTS OF HORN LAKE HIGH WHOSE LIVES HE TOUCHED, AND HAS BLESSED FOREVER....HE HAS BEEN OUR COACH...OUR MENTOR...OUR FRIEND FOR OVER 60 YEARS.....PHOTO JUNE 3, 2017


THIS WEBSITE IS DEDICATED TO THE HARD-WORKING, SELF-GIVING TEACHERS, COACHES, ADMINISTRATORS, AND SUPPORT STAFF OF THE HORN LAKE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN HORN LAKE, MS. IT IS ALSO DEDICATED TO THE EQUALLY HARD-WORKING, LOVING, PARENTS AND ORDINARY CITIZENS OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO, WITH THEIR SACRIFICES AND SERVICE, SHOWED US HOW GENUINE SUCCESS IN LIFE IS ATTAINED....


THERE IS NOW A NEW PAGE NOTED IN THE ABOVE LINK AS.....'IN MEMORY'.... WHICH WILL PROVIDE AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE HORN LAKE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE, BUT WHOSE 'EAGLE'S WINGS' HAVE TAKEN THEM BEYOND THE BONDS OF THIS EARTH.....THE NAMES HAVE COME FROM THE NEWSLETTERS SINCE THE FIRST EDITION IN 2003, AND FROM LOCAL NEWSPAPER OBITUARIES THAT I HAVE NOTED OVER THE YEARS....IT WILL NOT BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST, BUT WILL ENABLE US TO REFLECT ON, AND GIVE THANKS FOR, THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US.....


THERE ARE OVER FIVE (5) YEARS OF PICTURES FROM THE FIRST FRIDAY LUNCHEONS....TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO VISIT THAT 'PAGE' AND SEE HOW YOU/WE HAVE AGED AND HOW MANY OF OUR GROUP ARE NO LONGER WITH US.....


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I HAD A RECENT VISIT WITH THE HLHS PRINCIPAL, ANDY ORR. DURING OUR TIME TOGETHER HE VIEWED OUR HORN LAKE EAGLE NEWS WEBSITE AND ASKED IF HE COULD LINK IT TO THE SCHOOL'S WEBSITE, WHICH HE CAN, AND WILL DO, SHORTLY. HE LOVES HIS ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES THERE...HAS A REAL PASSION FOR THE SCHOOL....
HE THEN TOLD ME ABOUT  HORN LAKE TV  WHICH IS BASICALLY A TV STATION WITHIN THE SCHOOL,  RUN BY STUDENTS,  AND, OF COURSE,  MONITORED BY THE ADMINISTRATION (FOR THOSE OF US IN THE CLASS OF '58, CAN YOU IMAGINE A VIDEO CAMERA IN THE HANDS OF....SAY....BOBBY GILBERT WHERE HE COULD HAVE CHANNELED ALL OF HIS CREATIVITY?)....ANYWAY, THEY 'BROADCAST' THEIR PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL.....YOU WILL JUST HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT (AND NOT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT) THAT IT REVEALS THE HIGH QUALITY OF STUDENTS WHICH STILL WALK THE HALLS OF OUR GREAT SCHOOL!......('CLICK' ON THE LINK BELOW AND 'CLICK' THE 'RETURN ARROW' IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNER TO GET BACK TO THIS WEBSITE.)

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