President's Greetings
In Memory of Richard B. Thompson
Dedication to Our Class President and Vice President
In Memory of Deceased Classmates and Teachers
Reunion Events
Banquet Program
Officers and Committees
Fight Song
Class Photo




Greetings Classmates,

It is with profound gratitude that I have served as your president during the 35th-year class reunion. The past few months have been some of the most enjoyable moments of my life - our reminiscing at the bi-monthly meetings, Eugene's imitation of Mr. Stovall's chastisement of someone caught returning to campus, our first cheer routine rehearsal and so on. Let us remember "feelings pass, thoughts pass and opinions change, but what you do lasts. It is well to think well, but it is divine to act well."

At this point in our lives we realize how much sand has passed through the hour glass and the importance of friendship. Be determined to continue to grow spiritually, realize your responsibility to live a life that influences others for good and when we make a mistake (and we all still do) take responsibility for your behavior and go forward. Last, realize that we all can give many valuable gifts, REGARDLESS of your present FINANCIAL situation and we can begin by challenging to give others the benefit of the doubt.

Let's make this Reunion a "Together Again" for life.
Love Always,
Marlene Shaw Fullilove

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R. B. Thompson, Principal
1957 - 1975

Richard B. Thompson was born in Brandon, Mississippi on June 23, 1909 to Mr. & Mrs. Bennie Thompson.

At a very young age his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he became a member of St. James A. M. E. Church. In 1937, under the Pastorate of Rev. W. L. Powell, Richard B. Thompson was a faithful member , serving in many capacities; as a steward, Sunday school teacher, Boy Scout Leader, and member of Auxillary #8.

Richard and Lucille repeated their vows and consummated their marriage and became the proud parents of eighteen children.

Richard B. Thompson was a graduate of Manassas High School and Tennessee State University where he received his B.A. and M.A. Degrees.

Richard Thompson's first assignment was Thomas Chapel School in Rossville, Tennessee as teacher and later principal. He also served as principal in Arlington, Tennessee. In September 1945 he began working in the Memphis School System, at Porter School as a teacher and later principal. He was also principal at Grant School.

His tenure at Carver High School as principal began in September 1957 through May 1975, when he began his retirement.

We the Class of 1962 Salute your memory and give recognition, honor, love, and gratitude to such a wonderful and inspiring individual who gave so much of himself as a human being. For he fought a great fight, with wisdom, teaching, listening, and inspiring young people to do their best.

By example he was the epitomy of what children and teenagers needed for this day July 26, 1997. We applaud you and thank you for your leadership and support of Black children that came through Carver under your leadership.

Richard B. Thompson departed this life October 4, 1988.

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The Class of "1962" Dedicates the Reunion program to Our Senior Class president and vice president.


"Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. Love never fails."

I Corinthian's 13:4-8 (New International)

This is the way the Class of "1962" feel about you!!!

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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: For sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Known Deceased Classmates and Teachers

Charles Brown Laura Lawrence
Mattie Campbell Henry Robinson
Willie Dawson James Rudd
Myrtle Gill Joseph Streeter
James Gray Thelma Upchurch
Ernestine Jones Kenneth Wilkins
Jimmie Jo Blackshire Jackie Knight
Dorothy Campbell A. Love
Fannie Delk Thomas McClellan
Samuel Goodloe Ruth McDavid
Sarah Gordon John L. Outlaw
Calvin Haliburton Leroy Stovall
Helen Hurd R. B. Thompson
Fannie Johnson Robert Waller
Joan Johnson R. Weed

Because of God's great love for us we shall never die; we shall live on and on; in a place that He has prepared for us; a tree that will be for the healing of the land. But most importantly, just to see His Face!

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Raddisson Inn Airport
2411 Winchester Road
Friday, July 25, 1997
Registration 6:00 p.m.
Get Acquainted & Reminiscing 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 1997
Picnic (Martin Luther King Park) 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Banquet / Dance 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 27, 1997
Morning Worship Service 11:30 a.m.
Canaan Grove Baptist Church, Mason, Tennessee
Pastor, Reverend Bobby Jones

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Theme: "Together Again"
Invocation : Rev. McKinley Stevenson
Introduction of Toastmaster : Harold Adams
Toastmaster : Eugene Campbell
Welcome : Barbara Morris Hunter
Song : Laura Robinson
Grace : Lena Derden McRae
Occasion : Charles Cabbage
Memorial : Rev. Bobby Jones
Introduction of Speaker : Johnnie Pryor Payton
Speaker : Ellen Crowe Peete
Song : John Gary Williams
Presentation : Floyd Jean Redden
Remarks : Marlene Shaw Fullilove
Alma Mater : Class of 1962
Benediction : Rev. Lula Jenkins Levy

Dance . . . until the Sun rises over the Mississippi !

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Executive Committee
President : Marlene Shaw Fullilove
Vice President : Willie Lemons
Secretary : Julia Ann Glover
Assistant Secretary : Lena Bobo
Correspondence Secretary : Floyd Jean Noel Redden
Treasurer : Lillie Williams Plunkett
Business Manager : Harold Adams
Chaplin : Rev. Bobby Jones
Program Committee
Robbie Adams Smith Faye McDade Howard
Barbara Morris Hunter Johnnie Pryor Payton
Decoration Committee
Willie Jean Hollaway Clark Dave Matthews
Narcissus White Hayslett
Substantial Contributors
Charles Cabbage Alonzo Pollard
McAuthur Roberts Maurice Vernon

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On the banks of the Mississippi
There's a high school known to all.
Their specialty is studying,
But the students play some ball.
Cobra teams are never beaten
All through the game they fight,
Fight for the only colors, red and white.
Smash right through that team of blue,
Watch the points keep growing.
Cobra teams are bound to win
They're fighting with a vim.


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Catch the Cobra Spirit

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