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   BETHEL HIGH SCHOOL 
CLASS OF '79  
HAMPTON, VA 
•• ROLL CALL ••

576 CLASSMATES

345
Located
255
E-mails on File
330
Verified Addresses
0
Unverified Addresses
216
No Address On File
30
Deceased
THE CLASS OF 1979

Reunion Committee:
Jo Jo Bryant Randolph
Shelley Causey Perry
Jenna Cowan Heuser
Victor Morgan
Steve Vick
Renate Yarborough Sanders

Website Admin:
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128 of us have added our profiles to the Alumni Directory, so far.

Combined, we have 259 children, 122 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

14 of us served in the U.S. Armed Forces for a combined total of 235 years, including 3 still on active duty.

83 of us spent a combined total of 254 years earning 19 Associates, 55 Bachelors, 15 Masters and 3 Doctorate degrees.

Our most-traveled? One of us has visited 49 U.S. States or Territories, and another has visited 22 foreign countries.

9 of us have birthdays this month, and 9 of us have birthdays in September.

Currently, 9 of us are retired.

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In Memory of Oliver "O. Jay" James


Class of 1979
Bethel High School

        Oliver T. JAMES | Visit Guest Book HAMPTON - Oliver T. James, 50, of Hampton, Va., entered into eternal rest on July 30, 2011, surrounded by family and friends. Born Jan. 21, 1961, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Oliver James and Barbara A. Ransom Williams.

O. Jay as he was affectionately called was a dedicated and faithful member of Zion Baptist Church where he ministered through the bass guitar since the age of 12. The guitar being his passion, he created and participated in many bands locally and nationally. Music was his desire, but O. Jay was also a noted artist and athlete.

O. Jay was preceded in death by his fathers, Oliver James and William F. Williams; mother, Barbara A. Ransom Williams; brother, Ronald D. Williams; loving wife, Maria L. James; and nephew, Sean D. Williams. Survived by his one and only son, Markus L. James of Orangeburg, S.C.; brother, Gerald T. Williams of Houston, Texas; sister, Lisa M. Bland, nephew, Gary J. Williams, niece, Johlisa P. Bland all of Yorktown, Va.; goddaughter, Angela Daye, Newport News; special friend, Renee Jones, Suffolk, Va.; and a host of family and friends.

Viewing will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at Nickelson-Cummings funeral home and two hours prior to the service. A homegoing service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Zion Baptist Church, 633 20th Street, Newport News, VA 23607. Interment will follow In Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton, Va.

The James family is receiving services of comfort from Nickelson-Cummings Funeral Home Inc., 4304 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, Va.


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BIRTHDAYS
Cindy Adams Gurley  
Bill Blankenship  
Gina Caso Williams  
Harry Covert  
Linda Gibbs Thompson  
Kim Humphries  
Sherry Jones Pruitt  
Abbe Kemack Halikman  
Debbie Lewis Shaw  
Andrea Mack Fitzgerald  
Anthony Manners, II  
Robin Shamblin Pone  
Robert Spring  
Terrence Stevens  
Cynthia Sturdivant Willis  
Daniel Treacy  
Gary Wilkins  
Darryl Williams  

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U.S. MILITARY
David Austin  
Harry Covert  
Sean Gatz  
Richard Jackson  
Glenn Jones  
Marcella Leach Ray  
Mark Roberts  
Robert Spring  
Rudy Tingelhoff  
Daniel Treacy  
Frederick Whittington, Jr.  
Joseph Wingard  
Ethel Wright Maxwell  
Vincent Wright, Sr.  

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WHERE ARE WE?

Classmates in the U.S.
 Alabama
 Arizona
 Arkansas
 California
 Colorado
 Connecticut
 District of Columbia
 Florida 12 
 Georgia 11 
 Idaho
 Illinois
 Kentucky
 Louisiana
 Maryland 13 
 Massachusetts
 Minnesota
 Mississippi
 New Hampshire
 New Jersey
 New Mexico
 North Carolina 19 
 Ohio
 Pennsylvania
 South Carolina
 Tennessee
 Texas
 Vermont
 Virginia 266 
 Washington
 West Virginia
 Wisconsin

Classmates Abroad:
 Denmark

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