Tallapoosa Hall

1960's - L.W.M.A.
Consolidated Alumni News

Please, see the bottom of this page for e-mail address information.

This page is maintained by: Brian V. Brunner ('64)

- 1960 -

Date: Sept 2000
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Bill Kritzky, class of 1960,
lives in Sidell, LA and is employed as a machinist after spending time on U S Navy submarines. He is Past Commander of Redfish Base, which is the only Vet Chapter in LA. He is building a 1˝ -inch scale cold fired steamroller in his machine shop at home.

- 1961 -

1961 - TAPS
Edward J. "E.J." Ostberg, Class of 1961, died 11/22/2001.
David P. Swiston, Class of 1961, died in 1991.

Date: 9/2001
LWMA Sentinel News - September 2001

Jim Nipper, class of 1961, is another graduate who has contributed much to LWMA after he graduated. He is CEO of Nipper & Associations, Inc. and CEO of J. Nipper Enterprises, Inc. in Florence, AL. He gives his time, money and talent to a lot of organizations. He has earned honors with the Boy Scouts of America. He is past President of LWMA Alumni Association and is present the Chairman of the LWMA Alumni Steering Committee. He and his wife have two children and three grandchildren.

- 1962 -

1962 - TAPS
Paul Hooten, Class of 1962.
Kevin Krisbell '62 died in July 1995.
Derron L. Owens '62 died 1/3/2003.
Chester P. Quinn, Class of 1962, died 9/16/1995.
William D. Seccuro, Class of 1962, died 4/17/2001.

DATE: 2/2/03

Name: David Chambless '62
Comments: Hello Phil Potts, Brian Brunner, Larry Holder (if you see his) and all other old-timers. Wish all of you the best. God Bless America.
Sunday, February 2nd 2003 - 04:35:48 PM

DATE: 3/2/03
Name: David Chambless '62
Comments: I was there 2 years 60'61 and 61-62. Remember Tommy Romano, Bowen, two Nippers, many others. Think often of General Futch. Didn't realize at the time what an outstanding man he was, although I always liked the man. Wonder what ever became of Stanley Danilov?
Saturday, March 2nd 2002 - 10:02:49 AM

DATE: 8/18/2000

Name: William H. (Buddy) Hull (Post Grad - 1962)
Comments: Attended 1962 as a Post Graduate Student. Company C.
Friday, August 18th 2000 - 07:11:38 PM

DATE: 8/17/2001
Name: William H. (Buddy) Hull (Post Grad - 1962)
Comments: Just looking thru the web site. Good to see a few names that I remember. Hope to come to the upcoming reunion.
Friday, August 17th 2001 - 06:12:07 PM

DATE: 12/28/2001

Name: Larry W Holder '62
Comments: I attended 1960-1962 I remember Phil Potts, Larry Thomas, Tom & Roy Bailey and others. I was from Deroit but lived in Toccoa, GA. I currently own a restaurant called Holder's Hideaway in Duluth, Ga. Does anyone know how to get a copy of a 1961 year book?
Holder's Hideaway
1500 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA 30096
Friday, December 28th 2001 - 08:16:27 AM

- 1963 -

1963 - TAPS
Gary Droke, Class of 1963, died 4/28/1990.
Robert J. Ingram, Class of 1963, died 5/10/1996.
Tommy Romano, Class of 1963, died 1982.

DATE: 12/22/2000

Name: Lewis D. Harrison '63
Comments: I enjoyed this year's Christmas card and reread some of the stories. It is great to be a former LWMA Cadet. There are not a lot of us that can say that. Christmas wishes to all.
Friday, December 22nd 2000 - 07:20:25 PM

DATE: 6/8/2003

Name: Phillip M. Potts '63
Comments: The Webmaster of this website.

- 1964 -

1964 - TAPS
Robert C. Bell, Class of 1964 died 2/28/2003.
Philip Wayne Davis '64, died 11/11/1996.
Steve Sizemore, Class of 1964.
Stacy N. Williams III, Class of 1964 died 9/22/2003.

DATE: 6/8/2003

Name: Brian Brunner '64
Comments: Assistant Webmaster here.
Home Address:
3701 Macedonia Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127

DATE: 9/19/01

Name: Thomas J. Moore '64 (yank)
Comments: hay any of you rebs out there from 60-64 and remember me. Hell, I still have all my yearbooks, just to see how you all aged. Just kidding, sure do miss everyone how are you all doing? Did LWMA ever get a winning football team?
Wednesday, September 19th 2001 - 01:02:47 PM

DATE: 1/9/2000

Sunday, January 9th 2000 - 04:34:20 AM

- 1965 -

1965 - TAPS
William H. Brasswell, Class of 1965, died 11/03/2004.
B. O. Jennings, Jr., Class of 1965.
Dan Lewis, Class of 1965.
Raymand S. MaFadden, Class of 1965.

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Frank Richmond, class of 1965,
is Chief Warrant Officer in Birmingham, AL.

DATE: 8/5/2000

Name: Sammy Chambers '65
Comments: Class of 1965
Saturday, August 5th 2000 - 02:15:11 PM

DATE: 12/2002
LWMA Sentinel News - December, 2002

Victor H. Rumore '65

The Radio and Television Station You Select -
May Be Owned by One of Our Own

In the years of 1963 to 1965, a young man attended Lyman Ward, after having been dismissed from high school in Birmingham. His two years made an impact on his life.

While a student, he loved communications and he wanted to be a disc jockey. The school made arrangements and he was allowed to get his radio license while in school. This was only the beginning. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi and earned a degree in Radio and Television in 1969. Because of the experience he received at Lyman Ward, he worked for a commercial radio station as a "DJ" during his four years at Southern Mississippi.

As opportunity would have it, he continued to pursue his dream. His growth in the industry led to Nashville, Tennessee. During the years, he moved into ownership. His portfolio has included ownership of more than 30 radio and television stations across the United States. Today, he owns the CBS affiliate in Springfield, MO, the ABC affiliate in Lubbock. TX, and the Fox affiliate in Billings, MT. He also owns the Falcon Press in Nashville, TN.

He states, "Where can you go today and receive the support given at Lyman Ward? They will not let you fail. It is just the program I needed. The discipline just turned me around. They all wanted me to succeed. They made me want to be something. It taught me that you always continue to grow - do not rest on your laurels. Lyman Ward is my greatest achievement. Nothing has topped that!"

To Mr. Victor H. Rumore, Class of 1965, we are indeed proud that we have played such an integral part of his life after Lyman Ward. Next time you turn the channel, you just may be viewing a station owned by one of our own!

- 1966 -

Date: 11/2/03

Name: Thomas (Tommy) Farrell Bridges '66
Years Attended: 1963-1966
200 west walnut st.
Sylacauga, AL 35150
Comments: I have three children Lisa 30, Nathan 25, Adam 23, and three grandchildren; Dawson 9mos., Mackenzie 3mos., Austin 3days. For the most of my life I have been in the casket business. When not selling caskets, I enjoy trying to playing golf. Pretty dull life except for kids and grandkids. i hope all my LWMA buddies are doing great. No matter what you do are where you go you never forget your friends that you made at LWMA. Good luck to all you guys. (Your) LWMA buddy, Tommy Bridges 11/02/03.

Date: Feb 2000
Sentinel Alumni News

Higley Parr, class of 1966,
is owner of Parr's Inc., as a Chevron Jobber. He and his family live in Demopolis, AL.

- 1967 -

1967 - TAPS
Raymond A. Alligood, Class of 1967.
Percey Newton Plylar, III, Class of 1967.

DATE: 12/29/2001

Name: Luis C. Garcia '67
Comments: Paul Tate was showing me this site. I am very impressed. Thank you for such hard work. How do you access the bulletin board?
Luis C. Garcia
Class of 1967
Saturday, December 29th 2001 - 12:20:59 PM

Date: 9/2001
LWMA Sentinel News - September 2001

Richard Hardman, class of 1967, owns his own boiler service company and works out of his log home in Odenville. He has his private pilot's license, owns and flies a single engine Cessna.

DATE: 5/19/2003

Name: Mike McQueen '67
Comments: I am one of the Class of '67 that's still around (LWMA '65-'67). I went on to Ole Miss to study banking. My first job was in banking, which didn't last but a few years. It was too dull, so I moved to Houston and became involved in the international oil trading business. Now that's not so dull!!!! Boy, I sometimes wish I could go back to the dull banking days. LWMA didn't teach me about risk taking. I've had to learn that the hard way through on the job training. I remember everyone in the '65-'67 years so everyone out there from that era let me hear from you.
Monday, May 19th 2003 - 08:43:26 PM

DATE: 4/8/2003

Name: Bill Nail '67
Comments: I will see you at the Alumni Reunion on May 3,2003 Class of '67
Tuesday, April 8th 2003 - 01:25:58 PM


William Nail, Class of 1967, is Director of Airfield Operations at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, FL. He is directly responsible for the safe, secure, and efficient operation of the airport under the auspices of Federal Aviation Regulations. He and his wife have two daughters and three grandsons.

- 1968 -

1965 - TAPS
William Thomas Garrigan, III, Class of 1968, died in April 1999.
Roger Michael Hester, Class of 1968, died in April 1986.

DATE: 12/2002



Ray Blackburn, Class of 1968, would like to give his new address. It is now P.O.Box 7275, Spanish Fort, AL 36577.

DATE: 5/2003

RONNIE PURYEAR, Class of 1968, was elected Treasurer of the LWMA Alumni Association.

DATE: 6/26/2001

Tuesday, June 26th 2001 - 08:02:14 PM

DATE: 12/2002

Carl Wayne Short '68
Rt. 2 Box 155-A
Verbena, AL 36091

Date: 12/2002

Tommy Lee Short '68
514 Salser Ln.
Columbiana, AL 35051
I am fisherman, welder by trade, and good at it.

- 1969 -

Date 1/2003

R. Dana J Barns '69
Seven Gables C-4
1125 10th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205-4558
Upon graduation I enrolled at Alexander City State Junior College, completed two years there, transferred to Birmingham-Southern College, studied voice and English. Complete a degree in Sports Medicine and a degree in Emergency Medicine at UAB and have been involved in Cardiovascular Medicine and research for the past 24 years at UAB. I completed a two-year program at The Culinard in October 2002. Graduated with honors: Magna Cum Laude. Now I am waiting to retire from UAB this next year and start a new career in the culinary field. Maybe a B&B in Fairhope, Al. Presently, I just would like to hear from school friends. I do have a few names and numbers of some local and some out of country classmates that I will share if anyone is interested.

Date: 4/20/2001

Name: Scott Robinson '69
Comments: The class of 1969 was a great class. I am now living in Pensacola Fl. and just love it here. I spent 22 years in Atlanta but it just got to big. I would love to hear from others who were at LWMA during 1967-1969/70.
Friday, April 20th 2001 - 10:01:40 AM

Date: Jan 2003
Alumni News Letter from the Alumni Center at LWMA.

Richard Gray, class of 1969,
is Supervisor of the Recreation Pistol Range for the U.S. Marines at Miramar. CA. He holds 8 instructor ratings from the N.R.A. and teaches fire arms saftey to the U. S. Mariens and Naval Sea cadets. He states this came about from being on the Rifle Team at LWMA where he was Captain.

Date: Feb 2000
Sentinel Alumni News

Verner Hillman, class of 1969,
greets his classmates from Alaska. He was in the Air Force as a Security Policeman and then worked for twenty years with Alaska's Department of Corrections. He is retired now and enjoys his family.

Date: Feb 2000
Sentinel Alumni News

Neal Robinson, class of 1969,
is Director of Chatteau Elian Equestrian Show Center. He and his family live on a farm in Winder, GA with their nine Morgan horses.

- Friends -

Date: 2/6/03

Name: Diana Howell Hunter - (Maj. Eli Howell's daughter)
Comments: Great job! Have enjoyed the visit.
Thursday, February 6th 2003 - 08:31:05 PM

Consolidated Alumni News from the YEARS…

     I. Where all these news items came from.

This is and will be a combined listing of news from alumni from three different sources:

Source #1 = the Alumni Registration Form at www.lwalumni.org. Starting in December 2002

Source #2 = the Guest Book at www.lwalumni.org. Starting in December 1999

Source #3 = the L.W.M.A. school paper, "The Sentinel." And posted to the LWMA NEWS page at www.lwalumni.org. Starting in September, 1998

Source #4 = the Alumni Office at L.W.M.A. - as we receive it.

Source #5 = the TAPS Page at www.lwalumni.org. Starting in Novermber 1998

Source #6 = the Alumni Message Board at www.lwalumni.org.

     II. This is the first attempt to compile the Alumni news from these sources. This first cut will be that information we have from source #1 and #2.

     III. Disclaimer: The information supplied to this website and complied in these pages can be out of date and inaccurate. Some information is incomplete. All the news we have comes through the school, the Alumni Office, E-mail, and the Message Board.

     IV. All e-mail addresses have been deleted because of these three reasons.

#1. We do not post a person's E-mail addresses to web pages without specific written permission from that person.

#2. That permission procedure is taken care of by our webmaster, Phillip Potts '63. He maintains the "Alumni E-mail Address Page." In order to have your name posted on that page you MUST send your permission directly to him via E-mail. Don't send it to me. Phillip is our webmaster and this is his policy.

#3. There is no way we could maintain these pages and the "Alumni E-mail Address" page. E-mail addresses become out of date very quiclky.

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