In Memory

We have lost thirteen of our class members. They are:
Leon Burgess

William Gibson

Harry Goforth

Janice Kirby Hill
BELTSVILLE, Md. -- Janice Kirby Hill, 62, of 13105 Ivy Drive died Aug. 10, 1999, at her home after a lengthy illness. A native of Pacolet, she was daughter of Opal Pearson Kirby of Pacolet and the late William Leo Kirby. She was a graduate of Lander College in Clinton with a degree in Home Economics and received a Master's Degree in education from Bowie State College. She had been a resident of the Washington, D.C., area since 1961. She had a 31-year career in Prince George's County, retiring in 1992 after about four years as coordinator of the Math and Science programs at Concord Elementary School in Laurel, Md. In the 1980s, she was a resource teacher at Adelphi Elementary School and had earlier taught at Templeton Elementary School in Riverside, Deerfield Run Elementary and Bond Mill Elementary Schools in Laurel, Md. For the past six years, she worked as quality control inspector and an inspector trainer for Elliott Affiliates Ltd., a performance-based management consulting company in Baltimore. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in Silver Spring and Alpha Chi. Survivors include her husband, John Irvan Hill of Beltsville, Md.; a son, David Hill of Riverside, Calif.; a brother, W. Terry Kirby of Spartanburg; and a sister, Kitty Kirby of Spartanburg. Memorial services were held Friday at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in Silver Spring, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pacolet Mills Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 545, Pacolet Mills, 29373; or the Cancer Support Group, c/o Episcopal Church of Our Savior, 1700 Powder Mill Road, Silver Spring, Md., 20903. Courtesy of J.F. Floyd Mortuary.

Barbara Knox Teal

Tom Mabry

Alline Minton Jacques
Alline Minton Jacques, 65, of Churchwoods Apts., Lexington, died May 3, 2003 at Lexington Medical Center. A native of Pacolet, she was the daughter of the late Henry R. and Lila Kirby Minton and widow of Franklin D. Jacques. She was a memberof the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Columbia and was a retired registered nurse. Surviving are a daughter, Leah J. Rivas of Lexington; two sons, F. Dennis Jacques of  Spartanburg and Terry D. Jacques of Columbia;two sisters, Pauline M. Jenkins of Pacolet and Sara M. Hall of Bellville, Mich.; one brother, David Minton of Pacolet; and three grandchildren.

Charles O'Dell


Buddy Lewis Pierce

June Puckett Bridges

David "Skeet" Smith - See Details

Tom Watson

Evelyn Lanford



(We will add any obituarys that you might have. We could only find ones for Janice, Alline, Charles and Evelyn.)




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This reunion site has been started as a part of the Pacolet website as a service to the Pacolet High School Class of 1955.The web masters and people to  contact about putting Class of 1955 information on the web site are Mary McKinney Teaster and Gerald Teaster.  Contact Mary at:  marylee@glendalesc.com and Gerald at gteaster @earthlink.net. Contact both by telephone at (843) 873-8117. See more information about Mary and her Glendale connection at Mary McKinney Teaster.


This web site has been started as a public service to share the story of Pacolet. The web master and person to contact about putting information on the web site is me, Gerald Teaster.  Contact me at:
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See more information about my Pacolet connection at Gerald Teaster.