Top Row: Junior Cox, Don Kirkham, Albert Goskie, Gene Smothers, Herman Sams, Cletus Miller, Richard Crown, Julian Strader, Elijah ‘Lige’ Williamson, Billy Kirkham, Frankie Brown, Frank Bledsoe
Third Row: Mrs. Celie Garner, Charles Wilson, Leamen Warren, Lester Warren, Gladys Pettit, Lucille Warren, Geneva Goskie, Ina Faye Fisher, Gladys Sams, Gladys Lewis, Anna Bledsoe, Daisy Warren, Avis Lewis, Vivian Bedwell, Pauline Bennet, Isaac Strader, Mrs. Elsie Penrod
Second Row: Elmer Goskie, Clifford Bennett, Mary Pettit, Lois Warren, Helen Warren, Leveda Hendricks, Violet Williamson, Anna June Strader, Hattie Brown, Alma Henderson, Juanita Bennett, Laura Bledsoe, Eula Benefield, Ethel Sams, Paul Crown, Russell Warren
First Row: Howard Mitchell, Clifford Miller, Wendell Kirkham, Dwight Bledsoe, Robert Sams, Andy Joe Benefield, Eddie Hendricks, Cletus Bedwell, Herbert Bedwell, James Bedwell, Roy Bledsoe, Bobby Bedwell, Norman Goskie, Paul Strader, Alam Hendricks
Several of the names were provided by Linda Smothers McKee and Geneva Goskie Story. Linda contacted me by e-mail, her father is in that picture, and so is Mrs. Story, who confirmed that this was Twente Crossing school not Olive Branch. Surprisingly to me, they both live in the same area I grew up in, in Madison County, Illinois, halfway up the state from Cairo. It’s a small world isn’t it?
My final missing person on the list has been identified, James Bedwell, son of Elsie Warren Bedwell. Many thanks to Linda Smothers McKee for tracking this down for me, and thanks also to Lois Warren Draper who Linda got the info from!