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1961Sammie Sue Wade - A member of the class of 1961 who moved away before graduation, Sammie Sue resided in Ocala, Florida. She had been ill for many years and died on December 31, 2017. - Admin - 1/25/2018
1967Class Reunion - Is the class of 1967 going to have a 50th year reunion? - Yvonne Hopkins Baker - 6/20/2017
1961Deceased Graduate - Anita Arnold Few Class of 1950 - Janet Handy - 1/12/2017
1961Deceased Graduates - Janet Marie Hall Montgomery, Class of 1965 passed away on Jan. 7th, 2017 - Janet Handy - 1/12/2017
1961Merry Christmas - Tis the Season! - The Ghost of Christmas Past - 12/2/2016
1965Another death - Ineda Luther Hart. - 05/29/16 - - 7/12/2016
1965another death - Marcia Ballantine Turner died 2000 - beezer - 3/27/2016
1965another death - vaughn Turner, dec. 24, 2015 - Blith - 1/20/2016
1961Deceased Members Class of 1965 - These have died but there are probably more: Neil Stultz, Mike Barbour, John Hollandsworth, Joan Ratliff. Class of 1965 - Admin - 11/27/2015
1965Deaths - Who from the class of 1965 Have died? Can someone name them - Mary J Inman Sotemoyer - 11/27/2015
1961Thank You! - To all who contribute photos and support this website. - Admin - 11/25/2015
1961 - Don't forget the Fieldale Heritage Festival Saturday, May 16th. Classmates of 1961 gather at RB's Shell Station at noon and anyone else that wants to join us is welcome!!! It is always a FUN event. Looking forward to seeing YOU there! - Janet Smith Handy - 5/7/2015
1961 - Monthly Luncheon is Tuesday, April 28th. 11:30 at the Dutch Inn in Collinsville. Be there or be square!! - Janet Smith Handy - 4/22/2015
1961 - The last graduating Class of 1965 from FHS is planning their 50th. reunion to be held this year!!!! Stay tuned here for details as they are made available!!!! - Janet Smith Handy - 4/16/2015
1961 - WOW! FHS ALUMNI came out today in record numbers for our Luncheon. 54 was the final count and so many positive comments were made. Classes from 1945 (Yes 1945) through 1965 were represented. It was a GREAT, FUN time of fellowship and rememberances! If you missed it today, come on out the 4th. Tuesday of April and every month and join in our fun!!! NO One is a stranger. If you come alone, You will be welcomed with hugs. Harriett Martin Copeland & KC are doing a fabulous job getting us together and we want to THANK YOU!!! See ya. next month. - Janet Smith Handy - 3/24/2015
1961 - WOW! FHS ALUMNI came out today in record numbers for our Luncheon. 54 was the final count and so many positive comments were made. Classes from 1945 (Yes 1945) through 1965 were represented. It was a GREAT, FUN time of fellowship and rememberances! If you missed it today, come on out the 4th. Tuesday of April and every month and join in our fun!!! NO One is a stranger. If you come alone, You will be welcomed with hugs. Harriett Martin Copeland & KC are doing a fabulous job getting us together and we want to THANK YOU!!! See ya. next month. - Janet Smith Handy - 3/24/2015
1961 - The monthly Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, 24th. of March. Weather looks great and so does our attendance!!!! We now have 51 signed up to attend. Dutch Inn at 11:30 is the place and time for a FUN event. If you can't attend this one, plane on one soon in the future. Remember 4th. Tuesday of each month at 11:30. Check here for venue as it is subject to change in the summer months. We have outdoor gatherings occasionally!!!! - Janet Smith Handy - 3/22/2015
1959contact irma sapp merchant - IRMA, PLEASE CONTACT ME-434-836-6729 OR VBRYANT@GAMEWOOD.NET, WALLACE - wallace bryant - 3/8/2015
1959contact irma sapp merchant - IRMA, PLEASE CONTACT ME-434-836-6729 OR VBRYANT@GAMEWOOD.NET, WALLACE - wallace bryant - 3/8/2015
1959contact irma sapp merchant - IRMA, PLEASE CONTACT ME-434-836-6729 OR VBRYANT@GAMEWOOD.NET, WALLACE - wallace bryant - 3/8/2015
1961 - FHS Luncheon scheduled today is cancelled due to weather in the Henry County area. See you March 24th. - Janet Smith Handy - 2/24/2015
1961February Luncheon - Just a reminder of our Luncheon on Tuesday, the 24th. at 11:30 at the Dutch Inn. Because our attendance last month doubled and the Dutch Inn was not quite prepared for 43 people, please let me or Janet Handy know by the 23rd, if you plan to attend. Also, spread the word about how much FUN we are having to other classmates!!! We’d love to have more FHS classmates attend. In January, we had a lady come from the Class of '45, ‘56 and up through 1965 - the last year of FHS. If there is inclement weather on the 24th and schools are closed, of course, we’ll cancel our luncheon and meet again on the 4th Tues. in March. I look forward to seeing you on the 24th!!!! Blessings, Harriett - Admin - 2/13/2015
1961 - Class of '61 lost a classmate this week. Our sympathy to the family of Carolyn Inman Lawson. Our prayers and thoughts are with her Husband, Mutt Lawson and their daughter Libby. - Janet Smith Handy - 1/29/2015
1961Also - It was a great luncheon and we also had 1 attendee from the class of 1945 - Lorene Merriman Cruise. - Admin - 1/27/2015
1961 - AWESOME is the only word to describe the monthly Luncheon today! The attendance has been between 25-30..Today, 44 attended. Every year from 1956 through 1965 was represented! Anyone who had any connection to FHS is welcome. We want to see you again! - Janet Smith Handy - 1/27/2015
1961FHS Luncheon - FHS Luncheon will be back on normal 4th. Tuesday beginning on January 27th. at 11:45, The Dutch Inn in Collinsville. The Luncheon is for ANYONE, ANY AGE that had ANY connection to FHS. We welcome YOU All and look forward to reuniting with our "Mates". - Janet Smith Handy - 1/12/2015
1961Id - The picture previously displaying here was identified by K.C. Copeland as Mr. Wallace. He served as principal in the Elementary School and also taught 2nd grade. See the picture at the end of the Faculty slideshow. - Admin - 12/30/2014
1961Mike McCollum - Mike passed away on December 17, 2014. View his obituary at - Admin - 12/26/2014
1961DATE CHANGE: - The FHS Alumi Luncheon will be on the 5th. Tuesday in December at the Dutch Inn in Collinsville. The change is due for the month of December only because the 4th. Tues. falls in Christmas week. Please mark your calendar now for the 5th. Tuesday in December which is December 30th. - Janet Smith Handy - 12/3/2014
1959Looking to contact Peggy - I knew Peggy when I was working in the Fieldale area in the summer of '58. I would like to hear from her if she's still in contact with the class of '59. My name is Gene Payne. - Peggy Dodson - 11/28/2014
1961 - Another Fun filled day at the Luncheon. So glad to see several new faces there today. Missed those who could not be with us and look forward to seeing you soon! - Janet Smith Handy - 10/28/2014
1961 - Everyone please remember the 4th. Tuesday of each month is the FHS Luncheon which is for anyone who had connection to FHS. The 4th. Tuesday of October, which is tomorrow will be held at The Dutch Inn in Collinsville. Gathering starts 11:30, Lunch begins at 12:00. On behalf of Class of '61, we want to say Thank You to a special couple, Harriet and KC Copeland for starting this a couple years ago. Those of us who attend have a blast and welcome the Alumni to come join in the laughs, stories and fellowship. Hope to see some new as well as old faces there tomorrow! - Janet Smith Handy - 10/27/2014
1961 - Looks like Mary Jane and Elva had a wonderful time visiting Roberta Groner and Sammie Sue Wade in Florida recently. Thanks Elva for sharing the pictures of your visit. Great to see Roberta, Sara and Sammie Sue. - Janet Smith Handy - 10/27/2014
1961Plans - By spring of 2014 we hope to scan all the underclassmen (and women) in the 1965 annual and add them to the site. That will carry the site as far as it can go before getting into the Fieldale-Collinsville High School years. Thanks to Linda Padgett for loaning her 1965 annual. - Admin - 10/17/2014
1958Polly Holly - Polly Holley Ramsey passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014, after a long illness. Polly was a 1958 FHS graduate. - Admin - 10/14/2014
1962Bill Morton - Bill Morton, member of the class of 1962, passed away October 6, 2014 in Christiansburg, VA. View his obit in the Martinsville Bulletin online. - Admin - 10/14/2014
1961FHS October Luncheon - FHS Monthly Luncheon will be at The Dutch Inn in Collinsville the 4th. Tuesday which is October 28th. at 11:45. This Luncheon is for anyone with connection to Fieldale High School. Harriet & KC Copeland work very hard to get us all together to continue to make wonderful memories. Please show your support and come on out for the FUN. No reservations required. Casual dress. Give up two hours a month to spend time with former FHS Alumni. We want to visit with YOU. - Janet Smith Handy - 10/11/2014
1964Class Reunion - Thank you Elva for making it possible to enjoy these pictures. Donnie and I had a wonderful time seeing everyone.Thanks also to the planning committee putting our reunion together. - Dianne Brown Eanes - 9/23/2014
1964class of '64 50th reunion - Elva, the pics are wonderful! Thank you so very much for the fabulous job you of doucmenting the activities of FHS to keep all of the alumni up dated, after all we were/are all one big family! - Judy Merriman Lupton - 9/22/2014
1964Thank you, Elva - These are really wonderful photos of our banquet. Thanks so much for sharing our fiftieth. - Aubrey Price - 9/21/2014
1961 - Thanks Elva Adkins Adams for the fantastic pictures of 50th. reunion of Class 1964. Enjoyed another trip down memory Lane seeing familiar faces! - Janet Smith Handy - 9/21/2014
19641964 Classmates - I'm sending my love to all of my '64 Classmates!! Enjoying these great pictures of great people whom I hold so dear, and have so many precious memories of "school days". Good job to the reunion cmte. for all your planning. Wishing all of you good health and happiness!! Look me up on Facebook-friend or message me anytime. Sincerely, Connie Shelton Boyd - Connie Shelton Boyd - 9/21/2014
1964Vivian Williams - I would like to take this opportujity to say a big hello to Vivian Williams, FHS class of 1964. We were classmates at Clearview Elementary School 1953-1958. - Ken Wilson - 9/12/2014
4th Tues. FHS Reunion Luncheon - Our August FHS Reunion Luncheon will be at the Dutch Inn in Collinsville on Aug. 26. Plan to arrive around 11:45 and to eat at about 12:00. We have such a good time- don't miss it!!!!!! - Harriett J. Martin - 8/21/2014
1961Condolences - Class of '61 send condolences to one of our "mates", Elva Adams Atkins and family in the loss of her beloved husband, Dr. Sam Adams in his passing on Friday, Aug. 15th. We will miss him at our Class functions! - Janet Smith Handy - 8/17/2014
1961Condolences - Class of '61 send condolences to one of our "mates", Elva Adams Atkins and family in the loss of her beloved husband, Dr. Sam Adams in his passing on Friday, Aug. 15th. We will miss him at our Class functions! - Janet Smith Handy - 8/17/2014
1964Class of 1964 Fiftieth Reunion Invitation - The Class of 1964 would like to extend an invitation to other FHS graduates who would like to attend our banquet on September 20 at the Dutch Inn. Events begin at 6:00 PM with dinner at 7:00. The cost is $25 per person and a check to FHS Class of 1964 mailed to FHS Class of 1964, 149 Breezewood Rd, Collinsville, VA 24078 will gain you admission. We have space available and would welcome friends from other classes. - Aubrey Price - 7/31/2014
1961Comming home - Thank you All for making my trip Home one of the most memorable of my life. Thanks to Mary Jane for taking us into your home. Elva for all her hard work in coordinating the trip & dinner. And thank you "Bug" for the treat for all. I miss you all every day. It was so wonderful to see everyone and we can now see it anytime!!! Gordon send your email addy!!! Love til next time---Roberta - Roberta Groner (Tassin) - 7/28/2014
1961Luncheon - Great turnout yesterday at the Luncheon. Be sure to see this site for details of the next Luncheon to be held 4th. Tuesday of August which will be 26th. Venue could change! Stay tuned and mark your calendar's. - Janet Smith Handy - 7/23/2014
1961July Luncheon - Be sure to attend the FHS Luncheon tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd. at the Sirloin House at 11:45. A few new faces may attend from Class of '61. This is a fun event. Thanks goes to KC and Harriett Copeland for organizing this event. No reseervations, casual dress. Come on out and support FHS. - Janet Smith Handy - 7/21/2014
1965Website - You will never know how much enjoyment I have received from this website (especially Linda's personal collection.) I hope to attend one of the luncheons soon and see many old friends/classmates. - M Ellen (Trixie) Adams Van Hook - 7/12/2014
1965School Reviews - Elva, Can't remember -- did I give you the bound School Reviews (monthly newsletter from Henry County Public Schools)1978-83? - Linda Padgett - 7/6/2014
1961Faculty Pix - Added 8 new faculty pictures at the end of the slideshow. Someone requested a picture of Bill Crenshaw; will have to visit the Bassett Historical Center for that. - Admin - 7/6/2014
1961June FHS Lunch - We had a great lunch at the Sirloin House on June 24th with several new alumni attending. Watch for pictures ... - Admin - 6/24/2014
1961Tuesday Lunch - The Tuesday Lunch date is June 24th. Join us at the Sirloin House beginning around 11:45 AM - Admin - 6/18/2014
1965FHS Videos - I watched both videos of the May luncheon and recognized so many people who haven't changed one bit! Hoping to get to the July event. Rah! Rah! FHS! - Linda Padgett Hollandsworth - 6/7/2014
1965Yearbooks - Elva, I think you have all of my annuals, right? (1960-65) Linda - Linda Padgett Hollandsworth - 6/6/2014
1961FHS Video - Thanks Elva for the video of FHS Luncheon this past week. we are so grateful to You! Also, Harriett & KC did another fantastic job. We encourage anyone from any class to start attending these monthly luncheons. GREAT FELLOWSHIP and a great way to get reacquainted with folks we grew up with. Watch the Message board here to find out details of the next one and plan to join us!!!!! - Janet Smith Handy - 5/29/2014
1961Monthly Luncheon - Deadline for sign up for Luncheon to be held at the Lower Fieldale Ball Park for anyone connected to FHS is May 19th. Catered by Checkered Pig. $10.00 per person. Contact me Where else can you have a great time with great folks and food for $10.00? Look forward to seeing you there at 11:45, May 27th. - Janet Smith Handy - 5/14/2014
1961Monthly Luncheons - The monthly luncheon for May is tentatively planned for the lower field ballpark. Watch for details. - Admin - 4/23/2014
1964Trying To Find - We are unable to locate 3 members of the Class of 1964. If anyone has info on any of these people, please email it to Clifton Jones, Joseph Truman Spencer, Nancy Carolyn Williams. Thanks! - Aubrey Price - 4/23/2014
1964Class of 1964 reunion 9/20/2014 - Don, we have been trying to get in touch with you. Email your information to - Joyce Zeigler Odell - 4/22/2014
1964Reunion - I heard there was reunion planned for September for the class of 1964. Does anyone have details? I have not received an invitation but would love to join. Don - Don Lawson - 4/14/2014
1961Mildred Thawley - Alumni from the class of 1961 will remember Mildred Thawley as their valedictorian. She passed away February 25, 2014 in Murrell's Inlet, S.C. After leaving FHS she graduated from nursing school at Johns Hopkins and worked as a Registered Nurse for many years. - Admin - 4/11/2014
1963Monthly Reunion Luncheon - This month we will meet at the Virginia Home Inn for lunch on April 22 at 11:45. I Will need to have a head count by April 16. Please let me know at or call(number in the phone book). - Harriett Martin Copeland - 4/7/2014
1955Mabel Fox - Mrs. Fox passed away this week. She was the mother of Wayne Eanes, class of 1955. - Admin - 3/19/2014
ALLReunion - Come to the Sirloin House on the fourth Tuesday of the month for a reunion of all classes and a nice lunch! Thanks to Harriet Martin Copeland for organizing this event. - Admin - 3/19/2014
1934Coming Soon! - As far as we know there was no Annual for the Class of 1934. However there was a newsletter produced by the students. We will include portions of that on this site ASAP. - Admin - 5/1/2012
1962Missing Classmates - We have been unable to get any information about three members of our graduating class: James Broce, William Cahill, and Gloria Martin. Please contact me if you know anything that might help us include them in our - Selda Daniel Scott - 4/27/2012
1962Upcoming Reunion - Thank you for posting the invitation to our 50th Reunion. We already have more than 60 reservations and must have a final count no later than April 30th. So, if you plan to attend, please contact: Selda Daniel Scott at; George Koger at 804-938-5819; Jeannette Setliff Stone at 276-632-6863. We are also looking for donated items for the Silent Auction. If you have anything you think we might have fun bidding on, please let us know. We want to raise as much money as possible for the “old Y”. - Selda Daniel Scott - 4/19/2012
1953Looking for Barbara Lawson and/or Wilma Hall - I was hoping to contact Barbara Lawson and/or Wilma Hall (Class of 1953). I was a friend of them both and lost contact. My name is Nancy Dillon, but maiden name is Slate and went to Hardin Reynolds Memorial High School in Critz, VA (Class of 1954). We also worked together at DuPont in Martinsville. - Nancy Dillon - 11/21/2011
1964REUNION 2012 - Hi to all FHS alumni! What a joy to hear of another planned reunion. I was fortunate to attend one before and it was very emotional but also wonderful. Wow did it bring back the memories! Anyone who wants to get in touch with can email me at: Look forward to seeing fellow classmates at the next reunion. Donna - Donna Seay - Vance - 10/23/2011
196150 year reunion - Thank You to 28 of the best classmates ever to graduate from Fieldale High School. Enjoyed seeing each and everyone of you beautiful girls who have grown into gorgeous Ladies and good-looking guys who have grown to become distinguished Handsome men. Your support made our reunion a blessed success. I could not have ask for a better turn-out. Love each and everyone of you wonderful classmates. We still could remember roaming the halls holding hands and talk about our crushes we had with each other. See you in 5 years Ladies and Gentlemen.... - Janet Smith Handy - 6/26/2011
1961Incredible... - Thank you so much to everyone who was warm and welcoming to Daddy (Bobby Cundiff) and myself. He was forced to sit for most of the celebration due to medical issues, but people were so polite to wander by and say hello, chatting for a few minutes and moving on. Galant efforts were made by some to include him and I am sincerely grateful to those beautiful, kind and generous souls. I must tell you though, At 46 I was surprised and how FANTASTIC everyone looked. I cannot think of a single person that looked what should have been at their age, having graduated in 1961. The ladies are still beautiful and charming. The men still handsome and charming with that little hint of a mischievous twinkle in their eye, which is still irrestible. I truly feel Blessed having had the honor of attending the 50th Reunion for the Fieldale High School Class of 1961. I feel that I was among some of the finest people that have ever been bore into this world. To the Fieldale Class of 1961 - Congratulations, not only for being graduates and for returning to the reunion, but for being an incredible group of people that seem to have a most unusual closeness and affection for their classmates and just in general being an AWESOME group of people. May God continue to work in the life of each and everyone one of you, always making sure you are on the right path. With my utmost appreciation and admiration. With Prayers and the Utmost Affection. always, Cindy - Cindy daughter of Bobby Cundiff - 6/18/2011
196050th reunion - Good for you guys; hope you have a good turnout. Our class let this milestone get away from us. Guess we were all waiting for someone else to start it. - Virginia (Ginnie) Peters Caudell - 5/30/2011
1961Reunion - Send your contact info re the 50th reunion to - Admin - 3/21/2011
1961Fieldale's Andy Griffith - http:/ - Admin - 10/29/2010
1961Ted Gilley's Book Bliss and Other Short Stories - One of the joys of doing this website is that I have met Ted Gilley online and have the opportunity to read his new book Bliss and Other Short Stories. Ted would have graduated from F-C in 1967 but moved away. His last year at FHS was 1965. Maybe you remember him. His stories are excellent. Click on the book image at right to read more. - Admin - 10/1/2010
1958Life is Good - To all who shared their company Saturday night 9-25-10 at our reunion, I was tickled to see and chat with you. I'll be remembering where I came from and who was with me on my journey for at least the next month. Elva you did us up in fine fashion. One very special treat for me was sharing the table with Nadine and Bill and Larry and his wife(there goes that name thing again) and Ron Caudell and Ginny. I forget when I'm away too long just how interesting my classmates have become and how much they've accomplished. Such is my fate to be in such wonderful company and here such stories of where life has taken us these last 52 years. Hope I'm aroound for the next soiree! Much Love to All, Jeri Rakes Smith - Jeri Rakes Smith - 9/27/2010
1961Thanks Class of 1958! - Thank you Bennie Shires for all your hard work planning the Class of 1958 Reunion on 9/25/2010. And thanks for inviting us! It was great fun and I've put up some of the photos today. Sorry I didn't get everyone's photo. - Admin - 9/26/2010
1960Thanks - I would like to commend Elva on the great job she's doing. Like others, I attended the Fieldale Festival this year and loved seeing some people I recognized. Looking forward to making some more contacts. Sorry our class didn't have a 50th.....I'm hoping there are lots of us left!!! - Virginia (Ginnie) Peters Caudell - 9/15/2010
1961reunion - 50 years in 2011. Who is planning a reunion? - Janet Smith Handy - 9/7/2010
1965Another Reunion Anytime Soon? - I'd like to help other 1965 classmates with another reunion. Any takers? I attended the Fieldale Heritage Festival this past weekend, and now I am really missing all of my classmates. - Linda Padgett Hollandsworth Lecouras - 5/18/2010
1967Seeking Info - I'm Ted Gilley. Had we not moved to New England, I would have been a member of the Class of 1967 of F-C High School. Do you know of reunions, web sites or other contacts for people of that year? Earlier, I attended Fieldale High School. My last year there was 1965, after which, I believe, the school closed. My email address is - Ted Gilley - 1/8/2010
1945Class of 1945 - The Class of 1945 has been scanned from 1944 Juniors because there was no annual in 1945. This means there may be some inaccuracies in the actual graduates shown. Some Juniors were not pictured in the 1944 Annual. A list there includes: Carlos Flick, Carl Flick, Cecil Wigginton, Edna Turner, Leon Joyce, Bernice Coley, Carl Eanes. - Admin - 5/23/2010
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