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The Class of 1975 came from various Junior High Schools (Willowbrook, Vanguard, Bunche, Davis, Enterprise, Roosevelt, Walton, Whaley and Markham).

Website: http://www.bigten75.com
Apache Members: 42
Latest Apache Alumni Activity: Sep 28



This Is A Slide Show Of The Class Of 1975 War Cry Yearbook!!



(Photos provided by Phoebe Macon c/o '75)

Wayne Ware "Homecoming Escort of Homecoming Queen, V.I.C.A.,

 Early Graduate, CSF & Booster Club "
"Voted Best Dressed"

Phoebe Macon "Centennette Vice-Pres., Medical Services Pres.,

CSF, Spanish Club & Booster Club"
"Voted Best Dressed Couple with date Adron Brown at the Prom"

Bayette Davis "Centennette, Chorus & Booster Club"

Oceal Green "Co- Centennette Leader & on Homecoming Court"

Natanya Nelson "Co - Centennette Leader, Homecoming Queen & B.Y.A.C."

"Voted Best Personality"

Beverly Leach "CSF & 1st Semester Historian"

Lorenzo Morgan "Band & Homecoming Escort to Junior Princess"

"Voted Most Versatile"

Cheryl Agers "Centennette & Drill Team"

Lydia Edwards "Rally Club Cheerleader & on Homecoming Court"

"Voted Most Spirited"

Yvonne Deshone "Booster Club"

Sheila Smith "Centennette, CSF & Arrows"

Diane Johnson "Co - Valedictorian & Arrows"

"Voted Most Likely to Succeed"

Joyce Madry "Medical Services"

Daniel Hicks "Booster Club"

Rosa Fernandez "Co - Valedictorian"

Darryl Hendrix "N.J.R.O.T.C."

Linda Simmons "Drama Club"

Verdale Steele "Medical Services"



Loretta Henderson "Centennette"



Lanita McElroy "Booster Club"



Deitra Margerum "Medical Services"




Listed below are the BIRTHDAYS of all Class of '75 Classmates!! If anyone was missed (or) want to be added to the List to receive a BIRTHDAY SHOUT-OUT during the month of your Birthday then please post and you will be added to the listing. THANKS!! Love and Blessings, Phoebe Macon ___________________________________________________________________

02- Anthnette Drone : Jan. 2

03-Lola Kaufman: Jan 6
04- LaVaughn Crawford : Jan. 7 (D)

05-Darryl Hendrix: Jan.7
06- Collett Withers : Jan. 10
07- Pamela Grier : Jan. 10
08- Cherylynn Patterson : Jan. 12
09- Cynthia Stewart-Simons : Jan. 14
10-Wayne Ware (Our Webmaster) : Jan. 19
11- Clarence Headspeth : Jan. 21

12-Enis Gilbeau: Jan. 21

13-Valerie Johnson-Moore


01- Alicia Marshall-McGlothan : Feb. 1
02- Clara Terrell : Feb. 3
03- Clarence Terrell, Jr. : Feb. 3
04- Frances Hamilton-Draper : Feb. 4
05- Janet Williams : Feb. 5
06- Herbert Thomas : Feb. 8
07- Alcardio Sowell : Feb. 11
08- Carter B. Spruill: Feb. 12
10- Mary Hall : Feb. 16

11-Huerta Hancock: Feb. 18
12- Clence Berry : Feb. 27


01- Wade "Ray" Bonam : Mar. 1
02- Patricia Gray : Mar. 2

03-Nora McDowell: Mar. 4
04- Anthony Benford : Mar. 6
05- Chinnel Perry : Mar. 7
06- Rickey Hammond : Mar. 7

07-June Coleman: Mar. 14

08-Lloyd Langie: Mar. 15

09-Joyce Madry-Johnson: Mar. 16

10-Richard Hill: Mar. 20
11- Carolyn Pierson : Mar. 24


01-Vernetta Long-Randle: Apr. 3
02- Marvin Stewart : Apr. 4
03- Herbert Tiller aka Shakir El-Kaleem : Apr. 5
04- Jacqueline McCaster : Apr. 7
05- Patricia Kline- Thrower : Apr. 9

06-Allena Allen-Langie: Apr.12

07-Pamela Perry: Apr.13
08- Robbie Felder-Blackburn : Apr. 14

09-Ronald Allen: Apr. 18

10-Herbert Wadsworth: Apr. 22
11- Sheila Prymus-Allen-Irvine : Apr. 24
12- Lester Rhodes : Apr. 26


01- Antionette Payton-Williams : May 8
02- Edward Lang : May 11
03- Cynthia Fountain : May 13

04- David Bell: May 13

05-Diane Sue Johnson-Scott: May 15
06- Melton Potts : May 19

07- Edith Rene Brewton: May 19
08- Debra Hardy-Powell : May 21
09- Eric Gibbs : May 24

10- Steve Masters: May26
11- Lenni Pope-Malcolm : May 29
12- Susie Henry-Cooper : May 30


1- Ralph Ford

2- Reggie-Hall: June 8

3- James Williams: June 8
4- Twyla Hibbler-Horsley : June 9
5- Delbert "Bay" Gordon : June 13
6- Eric "Lonzo" Williams : June 16
7- Andre' Fontenot : June 18
8- Rodney Friend : June 22


01-Deborah Kidd: July 2

02-Eugenia Lee Fisher-Jones: July 6

03-Duane Kimble (TWIN): July 6

04-Wayne Kimble (TWIN): July 6

05-Kenneth Bowman: July 6 (?)

06-Eartha Morris : July 7

07- Dwight Crawford : July 9
08- Larry Williams : July 10

09-Joseph "Stacy" Newsome: July 11

10-Thomas Buchannan: July 11

11-Shirley Hillman: July 13

12-George Boggus (TWIN): July 13

13-Gregory Boggus (TWIN): July 13

14-Pauletta Woodman-Shaw : July 14
15-Yvonne Deshone-Caldway : July 14

16-Willie Nelson: July 19
17- Jerlilia Ryan : July 25
18- Jerri Mosley : July 29




1-Kenneth Bowman: Aug. 6 (?)

2-Rudolph "Ronnie" Forrest: Aug. 16
3- Sidney Spear : Aug. 21
4- Mary Watson-Bender : Aug. 22
5- Susan Dungey : Aug. 24
6- Daryl Upshaw-Mobley : Aug. 26

7-James Fulton: Aug. 29
8- Verna Reed : Aug. 30


1- Michael Washington: Sept. 3
2- Lanita McElroy-Jackson-Williams : Sept. 4

3- Julius Weatherspoon: Sept. 6
4- Bayette Davis-Diassy : Sept. 7
5- Phoebe Macon : Sept. 9

6 -Gertrude James: Sept. 12
7- Tyrone Johnson : Sept. 19

8 -Edith Lawrence-Holloway: Sept. 24
9- Joe Rayford : Sept. 25


01- Denorris Thomas : Oct. 1

02- Eric Charles: Oct. 1
03- Natanya Nelson-Blakely : Oct. 8
04- Pink Wright: Oct. 10
05- Airebell Washington-Odom : Oct. 11
06- Michael Celestine : Oct. 23
07- Myra Reed : Oct. 25

08- Linda Spencer: Oct. 25

09- Willie "Herb" Williams: Oct. 27

10- Pamela Tell: Oct. 28

11- David Harris: Oct. 29

12- Vincent Dickerson: Oct. 29


1- Carolyn Bailey-McLein : Nov. 15

2- Dion Teague: Nov. 19

3- Madeleine Ervin: Nov. 20
4- Oceal Green-Victory : Nov. 29
5- Joe Bullock : Nov. 30

6- Ella Kersee-Granston: Nov. 30


1- Lorenzo Morgan : Dec. 7
2- Carolyn Burton : Dec. 8

3- Shauntil Gibson-Watson: Dec. 13
4- Sherry Esters-Traylor : Dec. 29


Apache Alumni Discussion Forum

Classmates: Please Keep Lanita McElroy-Williams and the Williams Family in Your Prayers !!!!!

Started by Phoebe Macon Sep 28. 0 Replies

Hello Classmates: I received a phone call (last Saturday) from Hubert (Twin) Williams c/o '73 who is our Class of 1975 Classmate Lanita McElroy-Williams Husband. He said that Lanita is in the Hospital due to a bleeding problem. Right now Lanita has been in the Hospital for several days and they have not yet found out why she is continuously bleeding (nor) do they know how to stop the bleeding. Classmates if you will; please say a prayer for Lanita's quick recovery and please keep the Williams…Continue


Started by Wayne Ware c/o '75 (WebMaster). Last reply by Phoebe Macon Sep 2. 1 Reply

BEREAVEMENT NOTICE!: DWIGHT BOYCE C/O ’75 Gone But Not Forgotten!!! Hello Apache Classmates & Alumni! I received a message with the sad news that our classmate/friend & fellow Alumni DWIGHT BOYCE C/O ’75 recently passed away. Prayers and condolences go out to the entire Boyce Family. May God bless and comfort the Boyce family during this very difficult time. Alumni: Please keep the Boyce family in your prayers. Thanks, Wayne Ware c/o '75 (WebMaster)Continue

Prayer For Our Classmate Donnette Pitchford & Her Family For The Passing Of Her Sister!!!!!

Started by Phoebe Macon Jul 31. 0 Replies

To Donnette and the Pitchford Family,With Deepest Sympathy, Prayers and Condolences,Donette, I am saddened and so sorry to hear of your Sister Larcenia's passing.  I remember your Sister Larcenia from Willowbrook JHS & Centennial HS. She was a very sweet and kind person. May she R.I.P.…Continue

CLASS REUNIONS: Best Reason To Go Is To Reconnect And Not To Impress

Started by Phoebe Macon. Last reply by Phoebe Macon Apr 27. 2 Replies

This message was also posted earlier today on the website "Big Ten75.comHi Carolyn, Those of us like yourself who will be attending our 40 Year Reunion are very blessed to even be able to make it. I am very excited and thrilled about this 40 Year Reunion (because) whether you realize it or not we have 5 (five) of our Class of 1975 Classmates that this will be their (first time) ever coming to a Class Reunion. Also we have 6 (six) of our Classmates who are coming from out of town and we will…Continue

Classmates/Alumni: Please Keep Melton Potts & Family in Your Prayers!!!!!

Started by Phoebe Macon Apr 7. 0 Replies

Hello Classmates, I received an e-mail from Melton Potts with the sad news that his MOTHER, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015. The…Continue

Prayer For Jerlilia Ryan For A Successful Surgery And Recovery !!!!!!!!!!

Started by Phoebe Macon. Last reply by Wayne Ware c/o '75 (WebMaster) May 11, 2014. 1 Reply

Dear Lord, Father God,We come to You in the mighty name of Jesus. Lord, You are our Healer and the source of all our health and strength. Lord, we…Continue


Started by Wayne Ware c/o '75 (WebMaster). Last reply by Phoebe Macon Feb 17, 2014. 1 Reply

BEREAVEMENT NOTICE!!Gone But Not Forgotten!!! Hello Apache Alumni!I received a e-mail from our Classmate Carter Spruill c/o '75 with the sad news that his Brother & fellow Alumni LYLE S. SPRUILL C/O ’72 passed away in his sleep Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Funeral Services Are Pending. Prayers and condolences go out to the entire Spruill Family. May God bless and comfort the Spruill family during this very difficult time. Alumni: Please keep the Spruill family in your prayers. Thanks,Wayne…Continue


Started by Wayne Ware c/o '75 (WebMaster). Last reply by Phoebe Macon Jan 6, 2014. 1 Reply

BEREAVEMENT NOTICE!!! Gone But Not Forgotten!! Hello Apache Alumni! I received an e-mail from Alumni Thomas Buchanan c/o '75 with the sad news that our Classmate & fellow Alumni LOLA SWAFFORD-SILVERA c/o '75 passed away Wednesday, January 01, 2014. Funeral Services Are Pending.  Prayers and condolences go out to the entire Swafford-Silvera Family. May God bless and comfort the Swafford-Silvera family during this very difficult time. Alumni: Please keep the Swafford-Silvera family in your…Continue

Delbert "Bay" Gordon Is In Saint Francis Hospital!!

Started by Wayne Ware c/o '75 (WebMaster). Last reply by Phoebe Macon Dec 10, 2013. 1 Reply

To All My Classmates & Fellow Alumni From Centennial High School. We Have A Classmate & Fellow Alumni Delbert "Bay" Gordon c/o '75 In SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL. Let's All Say A PRAYER For Him. I Called The Hospital He's In ICU & In Stable Condition, You Can't Talk To Him Because Their's No Phones In ICU. Once Again Let's All Say A PRAYER For Delbert "Bay" Gordon c/o '75. Thanks!!Continue


Started by Wayne Ware c/o '75 (WebMaster). Last reply by Phoebe Macon Oct 30, 2013. 1 Reply

BEREAVEMENT NOTICE!!Gone But Not Forgotten!!! Hello Apache Alumni! I received a e-mail from fellow Alumni Leonard L. Henderson c/o '76 with the sad news that his Cousin, our Classmate & fellow Alumni DARRYL W. THOMAS c/o ’75 passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013. Funeral Services Are Pending. Prayers and condolences go out to the entire Thomas Family. May God bless and comfort the Thomas family during this very difficult time. Alumni: Please keep the Thomas family in your…Continue

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Comment by Phoebe Macon on July 4, 2015 at 2:57am

Have a Very Safe & Happy 4th of July Everyone !!

Love and Blessings, Phoebe




Comment by Phoebe Macon on May 10, 2015 at 12:41am

Happy Mother's Day to all Class of 1975 Mother's/Mom's , God bless!!

Love and Blessings, Phoebe


"Happy Mother's Day" Means More

"Happy Mother's Day" means more
Than have a happy day.
Within those words lie lots of things
We never get to say.

It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I honor you.

But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of
Your happiness on this, your day,
With pleasure and with love.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon




Comment by Phoebe Macon on April 27, 2015 at 3:11am


We the Class of 1975 "40 Year Reunion Committee" want to say "Thank You"!!

We were so.... happy & delighted that you could attend and participate in a very special evening for our Class of 1975  at our "40 Year Reunion". We truly appreciate those that came from far and near.

Your presence, your laughter, your showers of kindness, generosity, love, humor and good wishes made the day truly memorable.

We are so glad that "friendships" do not come with price tags because if they did, we would never be able to afford Classmates as great as all of you.

Your friendships as well as the photos that were taken captured the evenings moments and they are something that we all will "treasure forever, for a lifetime".

The evening was definitely a "Celebration of Life".

Long live the CLASS OF 1975!!

Love and Blessings to all !!

Phoebe Macon : Reunion Chairperson
Wayne Ware : Reunion Committee Member
Natanya Nelson-Blakely : Reunion Committee Member

P.S. In the coming days the Photographer's professional 40 Year Reunion photos; Webmaster Wayne Ware's photos, and my photos will be posted. Please feel free to post your own photos that you may have taken.
Take care & God bless everyone!!



Comment by Phoebe Macon on April 24, 2015 at 10:01am

Happy Friday Apaches & God bless!!

To my Class of 1975 Classmates & my Alumni Friends I will see you all tomorrow evening at the Class of 1975 40 Year Reunion Celebration!!

Love and Blessings, Phoebe

Comment by Phoebe Macon on January 1, 2015 at 3:23pm

Happy 2015 New Year Apache Classmates:

Wishing all of you love, hope, peace, good health and prosperity in the 2015 New Year. God bless you all !!

Comment by Phoebe Macon on November 27, 2014 at 2:26am
To My Classmates,
God Bless You All & Happy Thanksgiving !!

Have a safe, loving and wonderously
special Thanksgiving Day.

Love and Blessings, Your Classmate Phoebe Macon, Asst. Web Administrator

Comment by Phoebe Macon on May 9, 2014 at 1:10am

Happy Mother's Day to all Class of 1975 Apache Mom's (My Classmates') & God bless!!

Comment by Phoebe Macon on April 20, 2014 at 2:38am


Comment by Phoebe Macon on February 14, 2014 at 1:56am

Happy Valentine's Day "LOVE DAY" Apache Classmates & Alumni (Have a Very Happy February 14th) !!

Comment by Phoebe Macon on February 1, 2014 at 4:45am






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