Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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In Memory Of
Class of 1998
Passed Jul 27, 2010
Class of 1967
Passed Apr 13, 2008
Class of 1960
Passed Apr 08, 1986
Class of 1969
Passed Nov 28, 2010
West was descended from pioneer Oklahoma and East Texas Families. He grew up in Athens with his parents, V.E. â€œChickâ€ West and Betty LaRue West, and his seven sisters and brother. As a high school freshman, he attended Carlisle Military Academy in Bamberg, South Carolina.
Class of 1986
Passed Sep 19, 2014
Class of 1966
Passed Jan 25, 2011
Burial with honors under the auspices of the U.S. Marine Corps will follow at Athens Cemetery.
Mr. McGuffey died Jan. 25, 2011 in a Fort Worth Hospital.
He was born Nov. 27, 1947 in Jacksonville to the late Rufus Manley McGuffey, Jr. and Billy Jack Griffith McGuffey. Following graduation from Athens High School in 1966, Rufus attended Henderson County Junior College. He later enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served in Vietnam. He was recipient of the Purple Heart Medal and Bronze Star Medal.
Rufus formerly lived in Granbury 15 years, and has resided in Glen Rose the past 15 years. He was a real estate agent most of his life, had a love for the outdoors, enjoying all sports, and was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years Mary McGuffey, Glen Rose; sons Rufus Manley McGuffey IV and Melinda, Murchison, Robert Boyd McGuffey, Malakoff, Ryan Douglas McGuffey, Malakoff; sister Roseann Mauldin, Conroe; grandchildren Grady, Cotey and Remington McGuffey.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Whright, Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert Williford, Chance McGuffey Bandy, Jason Broussard, John Delbert Chasteen.
Honorary pallbearers include John Kay, John Carter, Frelson "Gene" Phillips, James Edward Allgood, Roland Allgood, Robert Gray, Bobby Wendell, Garry Zane Luker and Al Therrien.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
Class of 1981
(Passed date unknown)
Class of '80
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Class of 1992 Reunion
We are currently trying to organize our 20 year reunion. The date has been set for 7/21/12 at the Athens Country club. ...
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