Northside High School Alumni

Memphis, Tennessee (TN)

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In Memory Of

Vivian Franklin
Vivian Franklin
Class of 1979
Passed May 03, 2019
It is confirmed that we have lost this dear member of our Northside High School family. She was 58 years old when she departed to her Heavenly home. However we do not have access to a copy of her obituary to provide further information. If you have a picture to add or details from her obituary, please send to me using the message service on this website site. I will gladly update her information when I receive it.

Wake: May 17, 2019 from 5pm until 8pm
Funeral: May 18, 2019 at 12pm at Serenity Funeral Home
William "billy" Morris
William "Billy" Morris
Class of 1986
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
William Himphill
William Himphill
Class of 1981
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
William “percy” Person
William “Percy” Person
Class of 1968
(Passed date unknown)
These are the words of his classmate, Cliff Crump about their experience marching for justice:

I remember the walkout like it happened yesterday. I remember the police dogs, being physically abused by police, put in a paddy wagon and spending the night in the Memphis jail along with William Person (Percy) my classmate (RIP). Northside students went to the rally at Clayborn Temple where the 2 of us along with several students from other schools organized to go downtown and participate in the protest. I believe the date was April 3, 1968 or a date very close to the assignation of Dr. King.. The attached articles are a little blurry but my name and William Person’s name is near the bottom of the article captioned “Marching Arrest Second For Youth.” Mr, Michael, Northside Principal at the time tried to suspend us but was unable to because we were bailed out of jail by the NAACP, the AFLCIO. and represented by Attorney Marvin Ballin. The charges against us were fabricated by the police to get us off the street and prevent us from protesting. One of the proudest days in my life. Participating in the movement changed me forever.

Percy’s memory lives on in those that are still in the fight for equality and justice for African Americans during the civil rights movement and up until today still fighting. May his memory last forever.
Willie "earl" Richardson
Willie "Earl" Richardson
(Graduation year unknown)
Passed Aug 05, 2016
Willie "Earl" Richardson has transitioned to be with our Lord. He is an alumni that grew up in Klondike on Claybrook. Willie Earl Richardson, Sr., passed away peacefully, August 5, 2016 at Baptist East Memorial Hospital. Willie was born in Grenada County, MS on March 1, 1952 to the late Gaston Richardson and Annie Wilmington. Willie was an active member of the Vollentine Baptist Church, Memphis. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Betty J. Richardson, four children, Candace Wallace, Tonya Richardson, Lisa Carr and Willie Richardson, Jr. He has 3 sisters. All are Northside High School alumni. His sister, Mary Richardson graduated with the Class of 1971. His sister, Dee Richardson, graduated with the Class of 1974, His sister, Suzette Richardson graduated with the Class of 1982. His Facebook page is still open. Please go to it to express your condolences to the family. Additionally, his obituary is permanently on file with the Commercial Appeal. From their website you can send flowers, cards, light a candle, or sign the guest book. At any time you may go back and share a memory or just re-visit with Earl. The following website will take you directly to his page.

Church Address:
Vollintine Baptist Church
4181 New Allen Road
Memphis, TN 38128
(901) 354-0774

Funeral Director:
Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Inc
3320 Millbranch Rd
Memphis TN 38116
(901) 452-7331

The Historic Elmwood Cemetary
824 S. Dudley
Willie Bowers
Willie Bowers
Class of 1970
(Passed date unknown)
Beloved brother of Eva Mae Ketchum and Doris Bowers. Please update if you have a photograph and additional information. Thank You.
Willie Fry
Willie Fry
Class of 1973
Passed Jul 10, 1998
FRY-Willie, Jr. Died of a heart attack July 10, 1998 in New York City. He was 44 years old. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1978 to 1980 when the team won back-to-back Super Bowls. Retiring from professional football, Willie worked on Wall Street until his death. Willie is survived by his father Willie Fry, Sr., his sister Linda Hullum, his nephews Albert, KK, and Earl, all from Memphis, & longtime friend Ken Hicks of New York City. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 25, 1998 at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church, 420 West 145th Street, N.Y.C.
Yolanda "ree" Catron-rash
Yolanda "Ree" Catron-Rash
Class of 1983
(Passed date unknown)
This photo was found on line. Please update if you have a better photograph and additional information. Thank You.
Yvonne Gates
Yvonne Gates
Class of 1975
Passed Aug 02, 2019
Tribute Wall
A Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Yvonne Gates of Tampa, FL who passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019 will be held on Saturday, August 10th, 2:00 p.m. at St. John Cathedral, 3401 Bishop Newkirk Way, Pastor Dwight Newkirk, officiating. The interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Yvonne was born on February 28, 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Roosevelt Gates and Clemmie T. Basken. Yvonne enjoyed playing cards, coaching basketball, softball and special tutoring. She was preceded in death by her mother, Clemmie T. Gates; father, Roosevelt Gates; sister, Movita Gates and son, Terrell Dionne Shaw. She leaves to cherish her fond and loving memories with her children, Travis Carrington-Gates and Tamera Da’nai Shaw; brother, Ashton Gates; sisters, Selander G. Owens (Reginald) and Sharon Wells (Charles); aunt, Mary Alice Basken; uncle, Rev. Lester Basken (Irene) and a host of loving nieces, nephews, god-children, family and friends. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, August 9th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.

To send flowers to YVONNE's family, please visit our floral section.
Zarrell Owsley
Zarrell Owsley
Class of 1972
Passed Sep 25, 2009
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Zarrell Owsley
Zarrell Owsley
Class of 1972
Passed Sep 25, 2009
For more information contact John Carter (901) 590-9407, or Leroy Morgan (901) 650-9411 or Robert Roddy (President, Class of 1972) or Larry Self (Vice-President, Class of 1972).

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