DEDICATED TO THE MEMORIES OF OUR CLASSMATES, FACULTY, AND STAFF

Please click on the links below which are grouped by class years.There are two notebooks in the Alumni Room of West End Middle School with the complete obituaries listed alphabetically. They were prepared by Carter Baker, Class of 59, and Dolly Prenzel, Class of 64, and we thank them for their research and beautiful presentation.
The names are alphabetized under each year. Married women are listed alphabetically by maiden name. A * next to the name indicates an obituary which can be sent to you as a PDF by emailing theboard@westhighnashville.org.

FACULTY AND STAFF | 1938-1945 | 1946-1953 | 1954-1961 | 1962-1968

FACULTY AND STAFF

  • D. F. Bain d. 2002
  • Evelyn Myers Bjork d. 1980
  • Williams Gehres d. 2014*
  • Hugh Gleason d. 2016*
  • Lucile Hines d. 1992*
  • Hattie Jenkins (Johnson) d. 2005*
  • James A. Johnson d. 2008*
  • Edna L. Martin d. 2002*
  • Ray G. Osborne d. 2017
  • Coach Joe Shapiro d. 2009*

1938

  • Owen Bianconi d. 2011*
  • Nancy Gene Dale (Palm) d. 2011*
  • Jack Martin Enoch d. 2012*
  • McMurray Gaines d. 2011*
  • Eska Sessoms (Garrison) d. 2016*
  • Allen Winston Smith
  • Mary Trimble (Smith) d. 2009*
  • Marianne Wrenne (Booker) d. 2006*

1942

  • William Balance Akers d. 2016*
  • Katherine Clare Allen d. 2013*
  • Wade Moore “Mike” Craig d. 2012*
  • Jack B. Diehl, Jr. d. 2011*
  • William W. Earthman d. 2015*
  • Sue Elizabeth Finney (Grimes) d. 2015*
  • Emma Jean Flowers d. 2014*
  • George L. Holmes d. 2013*
  • Eli West Jacobs d. 2018*
  • Marjorie Evelyn Lester (Richardson) d. 2018*
  • Virginia Luebbe (Butner) d. 2012*
  • Virginia Mershon (Holladay) d. 2018*
  • Ernest Jacob Moench d. 2016*
  • Nancy K. Nonn (Jones) d. 2014*
  • Frances Ragan (Gibson) d. 2017*
  • Clarence Joseph Waddle d. 2013*
  • James Wiliam “Billy” Warner d. 2015*
  • Edith Whitehead (Mott) d. 2018*
  • Sara Marie Wright (Daugherty) d. 2016*

1939

  • Gerald Averbuch d. 2016*
  • Jean Bracey (Mitchell) d. 2005*
  • Albert A. Bramlett, Jr. d. 2006*
  • Marvin Bubis d. 2016*
  • Marjorie Griffin Howard d. 2018*
  • Evelyne Jan Latham (Williams) d. 2016*
  • Martha McIntyre (Schindler) d. 2015*
  • Katherine “Kaki” Mifflin (Seward) d. 2001*
  • La Gene Milton (Cope) d. 2013*
  • Virginia Suiter (McLaurine) d. 2007*
  • Alyce W. Utz (Ford)
  • Charlotte Walton (Anderson) d. 2011*

1943

  • Eugene Hyman Bowers, Jr. d. 2014*
  • Thomas Cartwright d. 2010*
  • Robert E. Cowan, Jr. d. 2018*
  • Sara Flake (Boyd) d. 2016*
  • Evan C. Howell d. 2018*
  • Ellielyn Lewis Lechleiter (Frost) d. 2017*
  • Peggy Ann Lightman (Cohen) d. 2016*
  • Henry Harmon Maupin d. 2013*
  • Betty Miles (Shockley) d. 2015*
  • James Rutland Moore d. 2014*
  • Walter Ratterman d. 2014*
  • James F. Tacker d. 2016*
  • Alvin Tidwell d. 2001*
  • Cecelia Ann Vaughn (Smith)
  • Mildred Wakefield (Black)

1940

  • Randolph Caldwell
  • Paul Samuel Cohn d. 2014*
  • Hayes Graf d. 2014*
  • Murray Haber d. 2018*
  • Betty Jane Harrison (Keeling) d. 2015*
  • Betty Jeanne Smith (Fay)
  • Donald Srygley d. 1996
  • Virginia Tate (Martin) d. 2015*
  • Betty Jo Vinson (Seabolt) d. 1996*

1944

  • Sonia Ruth Abramson Doochin d. 2018*
  • Robert Howell (“Boston”) Barnes d. 2007*
  • Robert Elliott Batey d. 2018*
  • Jane Butterfield (Ritter) d. 2018*
  • Tom Smith Charlton d. 2014*
  • Jerald Doochin d. 2015*
  • Milton Fanning d. 2017*
  • Betty Jean Harris (Lott) d. 2018*
  • May Frances Hunter (Dillon) d. 2017*
  • Dorothy Primm (Joyner) d. 2015*
  • Richard (Dick) Strickland Regen d. 2017*
  • Sara Rachel Schoenberger (Robin) 2016*
  • Gordon Hamilton Smith d. 2006*
  • Mary Frances Smith (Pierce) d. 2018*
  • Ollie Lehning Smith d. 2017*
  • Charles Turner
  • Juanita Williams (Wilson) d. 2016*
  • Harry Wolberg d. 2016*

1941

  • Daniel Farrell Burton d. 2014*
  • Ann Elizabeth Derryberry (Perry) d. 2014*
  • Duncan Eve d. 2018*
  • Dr. Robert Parker Graham d. 2000*
  • Ann Sheffield Johnson (Zane) d. 2013*
  • Lois Kuhn (Fox) d. 2013*
  • Ann Morrison (Rice) d. 2017*
  • Charles (“Chuck”, “Gus”) Neely d. 2016*
  • Thomas Webb Page d. 2011*
  • Dr. William "Bill" Skinner d. 2018*
  • Clarence Suiter d. 2018*
  • Sara Trimble (Farrar) d. 2015*
  • Thomas Bidwell Walker d. 2016*

1945

  • Edward “Bud” Bryan d. 2017*
  • Wanda Lee Carter (Bates) d. 2016*
  • Margaret Ann Griffin (Vanderveer) d. 1992*
  • Evelyn Prenzel (Tidwell) d. 1987*
  • Georgia Angeline Prenzel (Wallace) d. 2017*
  • Robert Vantrease d. 2016*
  • Nancy Savage (Davidson) no date of death*
  • Edward Creel Tefft d. 2004*
  • Alonza Marion Tenison d. 2017*
  • Lou Tenison d. 2017
  • Ronald Jefferson Webb d. 2014*

1946

  • William Vaughan “Bill” Blackford d. 2015*
  • James R. Daniel d. 2016*
  • Sara Gill (Gideon) d. 2016*
  • Dorothy Ann Grigsby (Brevard) d. 2014*
  • Jack William Hobbs d. 2009*
  • Albert Sidney Jarratt d. 2015*
  • John Bell Mason d. 2017*
  • Thomas McCullough d. 2016*
  • William (Billy Joe) Neal d. 2018*
  • Gene Coy Pearigen d. 2012*
  • Carolyn “Toni” Richardson (Overton) d. 2014*
  • Williiam “Bill” Ritter d. 2013*
  • Jean Rossell (Lynch) d. 2017
  • John Gilman Shumaker d. 2013*
  • Albert Skinner d. 2007*
  • Alfred Skinner d. 2005
  • Lila Beech Walker (Wright) d. 2015*
  • John Edward Weatherford d. 2017*
  • Dorothy Anne Wright (Farris) d. 2016*

1950

  • Rev. William L. (Bill) Barnes d. 2017*
  • Barbara Graves (Miles) d. 2017*
  • Mattie Halliburton (Parham) d. 2016*
  • Fred Harvey Jr. d. 2010*
  • Horace Holley d. 2018*
  • John Reynolds “Jack” Nance d. 2013*
  • Max Raines d. 2013*
  • William Edward “Bill” Turner d. 2017*
  • Jean Elizabeth Wilson d. 2014*

1947

  • Juanita (Nita) Barnes d. 2016*
  • Mary Allen Bynum d. 2015*
  • Arch Hughes Dobson d. 2017*
  • Barbara Goldberg (Wolff) d. 2017
  • Beverly Griffin (Vincent) d. 2018*
  • Letty-Lou Haber (Gilbert) d. 2015*
  • Mary Howard (Hibbett) d. 2017*
  • Admiral William P. Lawrence d. 2005*
  • Anne O’Kain (Leaver) d. 2016*
  • William L. “Bill” Phillips d. 2007*
  • Fred Vincent d. 2005*
  • Ann Stallings (Davidson) d. 2012*
  • Alvin Stillman d. 2018*
  • Dorothy Walden (McMahon) d. 2013*

1951

  • Dorothy L. Ballentine (Ketchum) d. 2016*
  • Carol J. Blankenship (Schubert) d. 2015*
  • Mary Jo Buchanan (Belt) d. 2009*
  • Carlene Collier (Johnson) d. 2015*
  • Dr. William W. Dawson d. 2010*
  • Jacqueline Diamond (Zbar) d. 2017
  • Jo Ann Edgen (Hobbs) d. 2018*
  • Mattie Halliburton (Parham) d. 2016*
  • Lytle Jones
  • Judge Sue McKnight (Evans) d.2018*
  • Nancy Esther Reed d. 2013*
  • William (Bill) Rowan d. 2015*

1948

  • Leslie Rhea Cram (Puryear) d. 2016*
  • Dorothy (Dot) Colson (Griggs) d. 2014*
  • Bernice Cahn (Esstman) d. 2018*
  • James Howard Evans d. 2011*
  • J. Edward Gillum d. 2018*
  • Joseph Griswold
  • Kenneth Sherman Hackerman d. 2015*
  • Mildred Harbison (McDonald) d. 2017*
  • Robert Phillip “Phil” Henderson d. 2015*
  • Jerry Karr d. 2013*
  • Bernita Kirshner (Brown) d. 2016*
  • Madeline Lipshutz (Pargh) d. 2014*
  • Jere Clark Sinclair d. 2017*
  • Everett Kidwell Smith d. 2014*
  • Lottie Thomas (Mayche) d. 2017*
  • Charles Hampton White d. 2018*
  • Robert Wolfe d. 2015*

1952

  • James “Jim” Tilford Adamson d. 2016*
  • Donald J. Evans d. 2017*
  • Cynthia Loftis (South)
  • Wayne Herndon d. 2017
  • Don D. Moore d. 2017*
  • Dr. Tom D. Nichol d. 2018*
  • Dr. Thaxton Drew Ragan d. 2014*
  • J. Brock Stokes d. 1977*
  • Roscoe “Rocky” Suddarth d. 2013*

1949

  • Sylvia Farrell (Alderson) d. 2017*
  • Ann Barton (Stillman) d. 2018*
  • Patsy Moore (Neal) d. 2018*
  • Kay Adelaide Ogilvie (Williams) d. 2015*
  • Robert (Bob) Shockley d. 2016*

1953

  • Torrey Baxter (Nance) d. 2017*
  • Charles Emmitt Butts, Sr. d. 2016*
  • Lawrence Samuel Cohen d. 2008*
  • Martin Ivan Cohen d. 2016*
  • Jean Eckhardt (Breen) d. 2018*
  • Thomas Gerald Kain d. 2010*
  • Jo Ann Morgan (Hobbs) d. 1028*
  • Donna Parrish (Roberts) d. 2007*
  • John Lloyd Preston d. 2013*
  • Julia Ann Scott (Carell) d. 2012*
  • Anne “Bam” Sexton (Shockley) d. 2015*
  • Barbara Slayden (Bishop) d. 2003*
  • Frank A. Spear d. 2015*
  • Peggy Sue Wilson (Morgan) d. 2015*
  • Alvin M. Zager d. 2016*

1954

  • Alan Appleton
  • George Harold Bass d. 2016*
  • Mary Joy Carlton
  • Don Paul Carter
  • John Logan Carter
  • C. Oakley Christian d. 2016*
  • Thomas H. “Tommy” Coke d. 2014*
  • Barbara Ann Cothron
  • Donald Craven
  • Beverly Daly d. 2018*
  • John Gordon Doak d. 2017*
  • Ronald Dow
  • Jack Dunn
  • Marilyn Eva (Brake)
  • Sarah Cooper (Ewing)
  • Mary Patton Forehand (Morrison)
  • Deloris Ann Garner
  • Archie Thomas Grant d. 2017*
  • William P. Greer
  • Walter Grove d. 2014*
  • Mary Jane Hendricks (Corley) d. 2018*
  • Hubbard Hill
  • James Lee Hyatt
  • Arah Jane Jennings (Davis)
  • Mildred Jolly
  • Peggy Ann Jones (Blackmer)
  • Robert Gailor Justice
  • Vernon Clifton Keel
  • Merrie Ann Lane
  • David Lavender
  • William Joseph Marks
  • Judith Payne Mason
  • Martha Jane McDaris (Polley)
  • Rita Carol McMillan (Lobertini)
  • Sara Lane Meeks (Bowen)
  • Frances Moore (Hamilton)
  • Jerry E. Morrison d. 2004*
  • Thomas Pittard Morrison
  • Frances Moore (Hamilton)
  • Ruth Catherine Murray
  • Dottie Neuhoff
  • Nathan O'Dell
  • Claude O'Donnell
  • Jeannie Orlean Olson (Little)
  • William Owens
  • Helen Gail Parks (Bynum)
  • Judith Joan Payne (Mason)
  • Pamela Arlene Pyle
  • Adele Kirshner (Pilsk)
  • Rev. Gene N. Rutledge d. 2008*
  • Moye Rutldege
  • Beverly Smith (Cook)
  • Edith Sue Smith
  • Barbara Jean Taylor
  • Marcia Lee Thomas (Scarborough) d. 2017*
  • Martha Moore Warren (Alley)
  • Charles Edward Weis d. 2014*
  • Louis Vodopya
  • Barbara Zaber (Shor)
  • David Zager

1958

  • James “Mac” Boswell, Sr. d. 2015*
  • Dr. John Breinig d. 2010*
  • Alice Cates (Cheairs) d. 2014*
  • Rachel Grace Colson (Gilmer) d. 2016*
  • Charlene Elizabeth Harper (Hill) d. 2017*
  • Samuel Lyndon Hessa d. 2017*
  • Laurence “Larry” Koch d. 2018*
  • Barbara Schreiber Lewis d. 2017*
  • Ronald “Ronnie” Scott d. 2015*

1955

  • Jerry Wayne Appleton d. 2012*
  • William Coleman d. 2001
  • Catherine Ann Cope (Hinds) d. 2017*
  • Frank Benjamin Couch, Jr. d. 2017*
  • Donald E. Gamble d. 2018*
  • Phoebe Knox (Binkley) d. 2016*
  • Suzanne Lutin (Altfield) d. 2018
  • Ray Hooper Manley d. 2016*
  • Irene Muhr (Gross) d. 2013*
  • Elaine Neal (Adonis) d. 2016*
  • John L. (Butch) Stephens d. 2018*
  • George Stern d. 2014*

1959

  • Tom Blankenship d. 2012*
  • Judy Ann Dowdy (Marchetti) d. 2010*
  • Marvis Boyd Harris d. 2003
  • Mildred Hearn (Dillard) d. 2013*
  • Sue Holmes (Dodson) d. 2013*
  • Gail Jones (Boss)
  • Saundra Keel (Morrison) d. 2009*
  • Jeffrey Kehnle d. 2012*
  • Linda Kemp (Harkreader) d. 2010*
  • William “Bill” Lampley d. 2006*
  • Barbara Moore (Roark) d. 2012*
  • Annette Mucklow (Ehrhart) d. 2014*
  • Glenn Stephen Pitts d. 2016*
  • Wanda Scott (Cutter) d. 2014*
  • G. Hugh Waters d. 1997*
  • Doris Zimmerman (Tenenbaum) d. 1989*

1956

  • Edward Wyatt Allen d. 2018*
  • Janelle Carey (Owens) d. 2016*
  • Celine Cohen (Thomas) d. 2009*
  • Wayne Coop d. 2016
  • Paul Cope
  • Larry (Don) Corn d. 2013*
  • Marjie Eller d. 2011*
  • Shirley George (Clary) d. 2017*
  • Barbara Faye “Bobbie” Gilbert (Feldman) d. 2014*
  • Glenda Faye Hall (Hogan) d. 2012*
  • Joy Elizabeth Kennedy (Shipp) d. 2013*
  • Stanley Lindsey d. 2014*
  • Lucille Mastbrook (Midgett) d. 2008*
  • Malcom D. Moore d. 2006*
  • Mary Grace Murff (Schilling) d. 2017*
  • John Ogden d. 2012*
  • Michael Terry Pyle d. 2017*
  • Alan Rittenberg d. 1989*
  • Jack Miller Smith d. 2016*
  • Marvin Dale Smith
  • William Dallas Thomas d. 2009*
  • Frank Leonard (Len) Weiland d. 1974*
  • Harry E. Williams d. 2008*

1960

  • Cran Adams
  • Barbara Allen (Fahey) d. 2016
  • Lee Arnold
  • Jimmy Bain
  • Jimmy Baker d. 2017*
  • Tony Baker
  • Margaret Ballentine (Sullenger) d. 2013
  • Sue Callanan (Bethshears) d. 2016*
  • Christine Boaz (Earp) d. 2001
  • Barbara Bobo
  • Rebecca Burnette
  • Eddie Fox
  • Alan Greenberg
  • Jimmy Harrison d. 2010
  • Ralph Hethcote
  • Ruth Ann Hoagland (Cornelison) d. 2016*
  • Alice Kelly
  • James D. “Jimmy” Lawrence d. 2014*
  • David Lazenby d. 2015
  • Jack Lynn d. 2013
  • Mac McDonald
  • Kay Matlock (Smith) d. 2012
  • Mike Marler
  • Bo McClendon
  • Marjene Mogan
  • Don Nichols
  • Bill O’Lee
  • Judy Pigue d. 2007
  • Mike Posner
  • Fred Reeves d. 2011*
  • Len Riggan d. 2012
  • Jere Scales
  • Charles “Chuck” Seiberling d. 2016*
  • Elaine Shumaker (Barber) d. 2017*
  • Jack Swift
  • Benny Tallent d. 2014
  • Jimmy Treadway
  • Joe Tubbs d. 2016*
  • Sheryl Turest
  • Bobby Walker d. 2011
  • Judy Walton
  • Mary Frances Watts d. 2016*
  • Diane Williams
  • Jimmy Wooten d. 2011*

1957

  • Freda Joyce Aaron (Davis) d. 2015*
  • Kenneth W. Anderson d. 2017*
  • Richard A. Beauchamp d. 2016*
  • William Timothy Carroll, Jr. d. 2015*
  • Larry Crist d. 2016*
  • Robert E. Cullom d. 2010*
  • John O. Eubank d. 2017*
  • John Boyd Hill d. 2012*
  • Leah King (Flowers) d. 2013*
  • Donald Ray Mullican d. 2016*
  • Mary Alyse Murray (Rietz) d. 2017
  • Judy Patricia Rains (Anderson) d. 2018*
  • Johnny Mack Thomas d. 2016*
  • Thomas K. “Tommy” Worrall d. 2015*

1961

  • Edna “Ande” Gerth (Nickell) d. 2015*
  • Sheryl Eldridge (Wade) d. 2016*
  • James Allen “Jimmy” Kearley d. 2015*
  • Grover “Ted” Littleton d. 2013*
  • Richard Spears Loftin d. 2017*
  • Charles Freeman Lowrance d. 2017*
  • Melissa Carol Mayfield (Overton) d. 2014*
  • Carolyn Lewis Perry (Bryant) d. 2015*
  • Ralph Pilsk d. 2018
  • Dr. Ronald L. Reeves d. 2017*
  • Ted Tarpley d. 2015*
  • Harold Tine d. 2016*

1962

  • Beverly Baker (Allen) d. 2005*
  • Sara Jane Boudreau (Davis) d. 1970*
  • Johnny Byron Dudley d. 2017*
  • James “Jim” Garner d. 2017*
  • Thomas B. Jordan
  • Anthony “Tony” Kehnle d. 2013*
  • Paul McGinnis d. 2014*
  • Lolita Muiza (Hutton) d. 1980*
  • Frederick S. Pundt d. 2007*
  • Steven Kelly Riggan d. 2018*
  • Donald Roark d. 2015*
  • Jere Lee Turner 2013*

1966

  • Raymond Sanders Bramwell d. 1970*
  • William Frank Carter
  • Jere F. Daly d. 2015*
  • Rebecca Ann Davis (Wilson)
  • Sharon Marie Drinkwine (Wilson) d. 2011*
  • Jerry Wayne Fox d. 1990*
  • Beverly Jean Hamer d. 2013*
  • Richard Hawkins d. 1966*
  • Rebecca Ann Hitchcock (Holman) d. 2014*
  • Robert Newton “Bobby” Logan d. 2014*
  • Sara Ann May (Corbitt)
  • Joseph Randall (Jo Jo) Murrey d. 1973*
  • Robert (Bobby) Newton Logan d. 2014*
  • Larry Lowell Norwood d. 1999*
  • Julia O’Lee (Gatlin) d. 2011*
  • William Sheffield Marshall d. 2010*
  • Steve Murray Parker d. 2011*
  • Will Andrew Rains
  • Donald Allan Ramsay d. 1969*
  • Raymond Charles Strobel, Jr. d. 1971*
  • Richard McCuin Watkins d. 2004*
  • Rebecca Ann Williams (Blauert) d. 1994*
  • Margie Wilson (Duke) d. 2014*
  • Gary Wright d. 1986*
  • John Wright d. 2015*

1963

  • Jerry Garner d. 2003*
  • Francis Marion Hamilton d. 2001*
  • Phil Harris d. 2017
  • Dan L. Joslin d. 1992*
  • Patricia Louise O’Neal (Hall) d. 2016*
  • Larry Joe Russell d. 2016*
  • James W. Sullivan d. 2018*

1967

  • Patricia Anderson
  • Shirley Arnold
  • Linda Carden
  • Carol Cope Clapp d. 2018*
  • Vickie Lynn Davis d. 1973*
  • Nina Davidson
  • Andy Dey
  • William Thomas Dyer d. 1966*
  • Marcile Dysart
  • Nancy Few
  • Paul George
  • David Harrison
  • Edward Lee Hunley, Jr. d.1998
  • Donald Judkins
  • Ronald Kennedy
  • Elaine Lunn (Walker) d. 1987*
  • Sgt. Michael Loyd Moore d. 1970*
  • Tommy Pitt
  • Betty Ann Pugh (Martin) d. 2015*
  • Bob Russell
  • Donna Sizemore
  • Steven Maxwell Smith d. 1979*
  • Buddy Suttle

1964

  • William “Tom” Girard d. 2017*
  • Frank A. “Butch” Glenn d. 2007*
  • Jimmy Leroy Harris d. 2014*
  • Andrew "Drew" Lavender d. 2007*
  • Barbara Jean Lowrance (Jones) d. 2015*
  • Clyde David Norris d. 2017*
  • Dr. Van Roy Pancake d. 2013*
  • Pat Swift (Cary) d. 2018*
  • Dale P. Waddell d. 2009*

1968

  • Helen Harrison Adams (Barnthson) 
  • Judy Anderson
  • William Steven “Bill” Burns d. 2018*
  • Bob Chanin
  • William T. Grundy d. 2013*
  • William Joseph Huber d. 2015*
  • Wayne Hudson
  • Larry Kreitner
  • Bill Malone
  • Julia Moore (Sills) d. 2008*
  • Margaret Ann Murrey (Meadows) d. 2012*
  • Don Reese
  • Steve Summers
  • Rodney Waddell

1965

  • Billie June Byrd (Wilburn) d. 2013*
  • Charles Harold Dietz d. 2011*
  • Mike Eubank
  • Leon Joseph Seidner d. 2015*
  • Larry Slayden d. 2013*
  • Ronald Dean Willis d. 2017*
  • Kenneth Drew Wilson d. 2014*