The following images were provided by David Pope.
This is a 1952 7th grade picture of the Class of 57. The Homeroom teacher was R. M. Conner. David only
attended Opelika schools for 7th, 8th & half of 9th grade. He graduated Beauregard in 1957.
Attended 1st - 6th grade at Pepperell Village School. Before that at
the Pepperell Village Kindergarten.
R. M. Conner is at the right. Mr. Conner left Opelika to coach at Beauregard in 1953.
family moved to the Beauregard area for a couple of years. David went to Opelika to play in the Band and then
football for the 8th/9th grade year. Transferred to Beauregard after the Christmas break and played basketball
there 4 years.
Back row: Woody Woodrow, Warren "Deak" Edge, Wilbur
Standridge, Pete Lawler, Lamar Lankford, UK, David Pope, Jimmy Evans. Middle row: Donald Arwood,
Fred______, K.P. Hayes, Cricket Evans, UK, Gerald Ray, Robert Lawler, UK, Johnny Johnson.
Front row: Maxine Quinton, UK, UK, Kay Ann Carthon, Nicky Bell, Delores Saylor,
Joanne Bing, Elizabeth Wooddy, Rose Holmes, Margaret Prescott.
Above image is David Pope's mom (Mamye Lois Pope) and a Victory Garden picture
and caption. (picture provided by Henry Stern)
You can see the old house, coal shed and
smoke stack. The Pope family lived on the corner, right across from the baseball field behind Pepperell School.
|Pepperell Girls 1936 Basketball Team
Left to Right:
Dora Jolly, Gladys Golden, Helen Van Patten, Sally Truitt, Una Van Patten,
Mamye Golden, Annie Ruth Golden. Coach in Background: Mr. Wally Beck. Coach - Boy: Wally Beck (son of Mr. Beck,
Electrical Shop Supervisor)
David's mom was Mamye Lois Golden Pope, (she married Clarence Earl "Bill"
Pope, pitcher for the Pepperell Dragons Baseball Team.) Her sister was Gladys Lucille Golden, (she married Harold
Yancey, forward on the Pepperell Boy's Basketball Team.)
John Abner Stewart played on the Pepperell Boy's
Basketball Team and married another sister, Nelle Madge Golden. All were recruited to work at Pepperell to play
for the athletic teams. Mr. "John A" also had a son, Jim Stewart who played professional baseball after high
school for many years.
|Women's 1938 Basketball team
From Left to Right:
2- Mamye Pope (Was
Golden, Married Bill Pope-Baseball team))
Gladys Yancey (Was Golden, married Harold Yancey-Basketball team)
5- Una Mae Van Patten (Didn't
marry until 1940-Chester Lewis Plott)
7- Helen Van Patten
(Didn't marry until 1950-Lawrence O. Stroud)
|4th Grade Pepperell School
Left to Right:
1- Merlene Winslett
3- Maxine Johnson
4- Robert Guinn
5- Helen Howard
(Tack) McCoy (1936-1995) Addition by: Arlee (Lovelady) McCoy
7- Laverne Smallwood
8- Willie Lauderdale
9- Sheila Thomas
1- David Pope
2- Janet Lauderdale
3- Tommy Sasser
4- Joe Royal
5- Rosa Mae Benefield
6- Bobby Lee Taunton
1- Patsy Potts
2- Earl Carroll
3- Wynelle Hale
4- Tommy Gunn
6- Bobbie Jean Armstrong
7- Carlton Patterson
8- Rebecca Morman
1- Harold Crabtree
2- Frances Canady
4- Grace Miles
5- Bobby Johnson
6- Marcel Lacy
7- Charles Winslet
8- Mary Herrelson
9- Randall Rosser
1- Billie Cooper
2- Ted Worthington
4- Clara Mae Miles
5- Pinkie Lunsford
6- Florence Jones
7- William Lackey
8- Dan Young
9- K.P. Hayes