Dixie school reunion

Dixie school reunion

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 8:03 pm

Dixie school reunion | Dixie School reunion

CLASS REUNION — Students from the former Dixie School recently gathered for a reunion. Members of the last graduating class of 1961 celebrated their 50-year reunion. More than 120 former graduates and students attended. The birth of Dixie School began in 1920 when the Obion County Board of Education purchased a parcel of land from the Coleman family in District 3. The new school was built by the men of the community and was completed in time for the 1921-22 school year. After 1961, the school served as a K-8 for the community until 1985. All that remains is the gymnasium, which now serves as a community center. Proceeds from the catered barbecue supper went toward the Dixie Community Center’s upkeep and maintence. Members of the 1961 class in attendance were (front, from left) Sharon Mathis Dorn of Nashville, Ind.; Barbara Guynn Inmon and LaVaughn Irick Cummings, both of Union City; Martha Bramlett Northam of Troy; Margaret Hutchison Ford of Union City; Rosa Lovett Rollins of Rutherford; Dianne Morris Williams, Magnolia, Ark.; (back) Teddy Ladd of Union City; Larry Andrews of Brenen, Ala.; Charlie Moran of Union City; Tommy James of Centennial, Colo.; Melvin Williams of Union City; and Jackie Martin of Maryville.

Published in The Messenger 12.1.11

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