March 11, 2004
RAY TUCKER FOUND
Early Wednesday evening I got a call from Jeaneen Chaffin telling me that she had found Ray Tucker.
Ray and his wife, Helen, moved back to Opelika from, Washington DC, in 1991. Ray
had a stroke in 1992, then another 9 years later in 2001. He is currently in the VA Nursing Home in
Tuskegee. His wife goes to see him everyday.
On Thursday morning I called Helen Tucker and spoke with
her for awhile. She tells me that Raymond (that is what Helen calls him---to us he will always be Ray)
is not doing well. I asked her permission to tell all of his classmates about his condition.
She said that was ok, and he can have visitors. Due to his condition, he sometimes has difficulty in holding cards
and letters. So Helen requests that all mailings be sent to her and she will take them to Ray and read them.
I am sending her a copy of the last newsletter….about the reunion, which she said she would also read to Ray.
I will also send a current copy of the Class Roster. Helen is from England and has returned home on occasion
with Ray to introduce him to her parents and her homeland. She told me that he had a wonderful time.
If you would like to send a letter or a note to Ray, please contact me for the address and phone number.
NOVEMBER 22, 2003
Charles James has been located. In
fact he was not lost, we just had a mistake in his address. Jean and Elmer Mitchell talked to him on November 20, 2003,
he is doing ok. He is now retired from the Oil Rigging business, where he traveled all over the world. He also
has a computer....but alas, it is not hooked up. I called and left a message but have not heard from him yet.
His correct address is now on the class roster and you can get a copy by just asking.
UPDATE: Bob Boland spoke with Charles and he said that he was doing ok. Probably will
attend the next reunion.
I guess that we
have done as much as we can on finding ALL of our CLASSMATES. Until we can get more participation from ALL members....we
are finished. Here is an updated list of the missing: (comments by Jess Akins)
Bryant, Yancy - Conway, Minnie