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Carl Brunson
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Managing Director ,Morgan Keegan and Co. Married 1970 2 and one on the way. Yes, some are still our closest friends. Went to Auburn, graduated in 1974. Married a Berry High grad I met at AU in March of 1975.First job was on North Ala., but got back to B'ham in 1977,worked in the mortgage business for 5 yrs and took a job with Central Bank (now BBVA/Compass)selling fixed income securities. Moved to Morgan Keegan in 1998. Susan and I have two boys, ages 31 and 28. The oldest is in his third yr. of a Gastroenterology Fellowship in Charleston, SC and has two kids. The youngest is here in Bham and just got married this year.We have been incredibly blessed with great family and friends and good health. My hobby/passion is duck hunting, which I took up in the mid 80s. Love to do anything outdoors. We spend alot of time at Lake Martin and tailgating at Auburn on football Saturdays! War Eagle!
I missed the 35 yr. reunion, so I am looking forward to catching up with everyone and laughing about old times at SV. Many thanks to the committee for all their hard work. Send Carl a MessageSend Carl a Message
Martha Lindsey (Byrd)
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Married 3 1969 Eight Not so much.
Sorry guys but the “Class of 69” just had to be the best!!!

Not sure about you guys, but for us girls that were lucky enough to have Mrs Bihr in our life for Home Economics, Home management and many other ways. I think we all would call that “priceless”. My kids grew up knowing Mrs. Bihr as a household name. What’s really cool most of my grandbabies (8) ages 15 to 3-1/2 say “Gammy you learned that from Mrs. Bihr didn’t you? And I say proudly “I sure did!”

Wish I could be there but maybe next time. So have fun and don’t get into too much trouble and keep in touch.

Martha
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Mike Campbell
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Married 4 9 and hoping for more! I have been raising child and grandchildren, and working alittle on the side. Going to Alabama football games, playing golf, fishing, and helping out at the Mentone Inn, which Sarah and I own.
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Libby Williams (Carlton)
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Special Education Secretary Married 3 1 and another on the way I can't believe it has been 40 years! It just goes by too fast. After high school I attended Auburn University for 2 years and then I transferred to Samford University where I received a degree in Home Economics. I also met my husband Joe there. We married in 1973 and he went to Cumberland Law School in 1974. I worked as a receptionist for 5 pediatricians (what a job that was!). Our first child was born in 1976 (a boy) while Joe was still in law school. But we managed to get by and really loved every minute. Then we moved to Montgomery after law school where Joe worked for the Attorney General's Office and I was a full time mom. Our second child was born in 1979 (a girl this time). Life was full. Joe changed jobs to become Executive Director for Prosecution Services, and then our third child was born in 1981 (another boy) and things were really busy for me all the time. I finally took a part time job in retail with a children's clothing store called The Namedropper. That was fun and I got great discounts! All our kids were finally in school so I had some time to call my own. Then Joe made a job change and took a job as Assistant DA in Cullman, Alabama. So we packed up the family and moved to Cullman. While there I met a couple of girls who liked to sew and we started a business to applique sweatshirts, children's clothing, etc. We called it "Apple-Kay" and put apple buttons on everything as our logo. It was great fun but not alot of profit. I also kept the 3-year olds for Mothers-Day-Out at our church. We had 3 happy years there and then Joe was offered a job as Assistant DA in Talladega County, so once again we moved. This time we settled in Sylacauga and have been here since 1990. It has been a good home for us and we have made lots of wonderful friends here. I have held several jobs here including church secretary and administrative assistant at the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce. Finally, I got my present job with the Sylacauga Board of Education as the secretary for Special Education. I have been working here for almost 10 years and hope to retire in a few years. Joe just recently retired and has opened private practice which he likes very much. Now we look forward to watching our grandchildren grow up and we will celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary this summer. So that is what has been happening in the last 40 years. I share one illness that Barbara Bush also has - graves disease. It initially caused me some trouble and eye surgery but has since run it's course. On the whole, I feel very blessed. My children are grown now and doing well. Two of them are married, and we have one granddaughter who is such a joy, a grandson born in June this year and another grandson due in January (our daughter's first child). We are very excited to see our family grow! So life is good and I am thankful for it! At the moment my main hobby is fixing up our lake house we just got on Lake Wedowee. There is still so much that needs to be done there, but it is really nice and relaxing there and always fun. We wanted to have a place the kids and grandkids could all come and enjoy. It will be an ongoing project for sometime to come. I also like to read, to plant flowers, to try new recipes, to walk and swim and go on the boat. I would like to try painting but I haven't had the opportunity yet. Who knows what the future holds though! It is always changing, that's for sure.
I'm looking forward to our best reunion yet!  Can't wait to see everyone and hear what's been happening in their lives.  It will be a special time for all of us to reconnect and to share memories from our years together at Shades Valley High.  It will be such a good time! Send Libby a MessageSend Libby a Message
Wayne Carner
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retired Married 1969 8 1969 I went into the US Army a week after graduation. Basic training that was a hell of an awakening!! Here I was in a place where I'd become just another small, I mean so tiny of a speck of mere flesh that was getting trained to go into combat. The next eight weeks was brutal. I was at Fort Benning in June to August just in time welcome in the good ole summer heat and humidity of the south. They wouldn't even give me a three day pass to go to Woodstock.
Well anyway when orders came out most of everyone got sent to advanced infantry training doomed for Vietnam but somehow I got orders for Germany. Had to be God. I had helped my uncle do some surveying in the summers so the army placed me into an Engineering outfit in Karlsruhe, Germany. The 249th Construction Engineering Battalion. A young boy fresh out of high school that really had no knowledge of how to participate in life other than take orders, eat and sleep. Things changed quickly, within a month or two I had a 56 Volkswagen I got out of a junk yard from a guy 'Adolf' for 4 cartons cigarettes and 2 gallons of Jim Beam whiskey. The krauts love that Jimmy Beam. I had fallen into a dream. To make a long story short, I got to see Europe not as a vacationer but as a resident. Now as I look back on it those were some of the best years of my life.
While I was in Europe my folks had moved to Jacksonville, Florida so when I got out of the Army in March of 74' I went there. I developed a wander lust while I was in Europe so I took off to see an army buddy, he lived in North Dakota, Bismarck that is. The winters were just downright cold to the bone we're talking 30 to 40 degrees below zero. And I'll say it's not one of those things you can imagine because you can't, you have to experience it for weeks at a time to really know what it is like. Put a 6 foot southern boy with an accent and little Alabama charm in among all those Scandinavian girls. I mean to tell ya you’re cooking with Crisco now. Yea I had a great time there. I decided that I wanted to be a photojournalist so I started at a junior college in Bismarck and went for two years and got an AA degree not a big deal at all. My Dad was getting real sick so I was going to Florida to be with him but I had to go to Montana first, I'd been a few times skiing but this time I was going off in the mountains to put together a nice portfolio of wildlife and scenic shots. I didn't take my car because I thought it hinder me more than help me. What a mistake. I hitched hiked there and went in the mountains at Flat Head Lake and came out six weeks later. Too much to tell here but the idea of a good portfolio was out.
Went to Florida and was there a few months and my dad was doing a lot better so I went west again this time I wound up in western Kansas with a job surveying in power plant construction. From there I got to go to the Rockies in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming hunting fishing and skiing. While there I got married and when the job was winding down and she was graduating from Kansas University as a pharmacist I figured I might think about settling down and start a family. We moved to Jefferson City, Missouri were we both went to work right away but my drinking was beginning to be a problem. I had been drinking a lot since I was in Germany but I didn’t feel it was a big deal since everyone I knew drank almost as much as me. She never drank but I continued to get worse. We divorced in 1990 she went her way and I came back to Florida. Both of my parents died in the early 90’s My drinking continued to spiral downhill and out of control and after being fired from a couple of jobs, 3 DUI’s and losing everything I had I became homeless for about 6 months. A ‘Vet Center” was located in Jacksonville and one day I stumbled in there wanting a cup of coffee and a lady there a Social Worked for the Feds got me into a rehab center at the VA in Lake City, Florida This was in 1994. After being sober for the first time 25 years I began to think “There may be something to this clear head after all”. A year later I applied for a job at the VA and God blessed me enough to get the job. It was the best job I have ever had, ‘Medical Media’ was the section and it was filled with computers, cameras of all sorts, all kinds of lighting equipment, processing film, video equipment, editing and movie making software and so on, again a dream come true.
In 2005 I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and almost died. When I was on the gurney going in for surgery the surgeon told my brother ‘He’s probably not going to make it so you should not rule out funeral arrangements’ and unknown to him God had other plans for me.
After the surgery I had a hard time recovering but I pulled thru ok. I asked God “What can I do for you”?
Next thing I knew September 20, 2008 I was married to a girl from Cullman, Alabama. I retired with a medical disability from the VA in March 2010 and we have a house on 5 acres about 15 miles south of Lake City, Florida.
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Jim Cawthon
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Retired Service Manager for IMAX Systems Inc; Audio Systems Specialist at MediaMerge Inc picasaweb.google.com/slowplane Married 1 Working!! With my business partner that I met through the Sound Crew at SVHS, formed a small sound contracting firm. Through the hard work of many talented and dedicated employees the company grew to a world-wide supplier of sound and control equipment for the entertainment industry. We sold the company to our largest customer and I held a management position with them until I retired in 2001. Cathy and I now live in Chelsea and raise horses. Flying
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Kaye Beasley (Chambliss)
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homemaker, exercise instructor Married 1970 Yes, I married 2 of them! In 1973 I married Ronnie Moore (SV class of 70) and we were happily married for 33 years. I have taught classes with the YMCA for 20 years, became a master gardener and do some landscape design, am very active with my church, and have led Precept Upon Precept Bible classes for the last 21 years. Ronnie had a long history of autoimmune liver problems, which caused the need for a liver transplant in 1993 and another in 1995. He was able to return to a successful IT career, but sadly passed away Aug, 2006. I married my long-time friend Mark Chambliss (SV class of 70) in 2008 and we live in Irmo,SC. Gardening, cooking with my husband, exercising,traveling, home decorating, singing in the choir, teaching the Bible and sharing my love of God and His Word.
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Mark Chambliss
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Software developer Married 1970 I am married to one of them (Kaye Beasley) I went to Georgia Tech and got two degrees (BS Math and MS Computer Science). I have been in mainframe software development my entire career. I now work for PNC Bank. I was single most of my adult life, but in 2008 I married Kaye Beasley (who had been married to our classmate Ronnie Moore before he passed away in 2006). We now live in Columbia, SC. As was true for us in high school, our lives are centered on our personal relationships with Jesus Christ and serving Him is our focus. I sing in my church choir and also play french horn. Kaye and I enjoy cooking together and entertaining.
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Mary (Christie) Funderburke (Chandler)
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RN Married 2 5 I finished nursing school at Jefferson State, got married in 1972 to Roy. We were blessed with a girl and a boy (twins) in 1974. I worked in Labor and Delivery for 17 yrs, Certified Registered Rehab Nurse for 5 years, and doctor's office the rest. I rook leave to care for a premature grandson for 5 years and now work as needed as a float nurse in a 26 doctors' office. I am in prayer about starting a Parish Nurse ministry. Church,spending time with grandchildren and family, crafts, sewing, character birthday cakes. My husband and I purchase forecloser houses and either sell, lease/option or rent.
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Kathy Tisdale (Christensen)
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Executive Assistant/Contract Administrator Divorced 2 1970 None - I'm WAY too young :>) Went to Auburn for 2 years...back to B'ham...moved to Chattanooga in 1979...then to the suburbs of Atlanta in 1981...looking forward to heading further south (FL) before too many more years. Love the beach and feel like that's "where I belong". Have 2 wonderful sons (they'll be 30 and 28 in Sept.) who live in the Atlanta area. I don't see them often enough to suit me but it's probably often enough for them. :>) Working out at LAFitness...staying active by walking/hiking...spending time with friends...trips to the beach...listening to music, whether it's at a concert, club or just on my iPod or the car radio...reading...watching all of the "mindless" TV shows that I tape so I can watch them late at night...spending WAY too much time online keeping up with my out of town friends
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