Class of 1959

We, the Class of 1959, celebrated our 50th class reunion on April 24 and 25, 2009. This blog is about sharing memories of our class reunions and a long ago life at our Alma Mater's, S.F.X.A. and S.A.H.S. Good memories of days gone by but not forgotten! A gift to my classmates. ~Marian Love Phillips ~







Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pictures of Class of 1960 "50" Reunion

I will be more than happy to post your pictures from your 1960 "50th" Class Reunion on our blog.  Email to me @ mariandeerhunter@bellsouth.net  Thanks, Marian Love Phillips

St. Aloysius/St. Francis Alumni Banquet

Ann Freutal Gilman (Class of 1960) and Theresa Martin Kitowski (Class of 1959)

George Brown with his wife, Vera Marshall Brown (Class of 1959)

Chuck Kitowski husband of Theresa Martin Kitowski (Class of 1959)




Msgr. Patrick Farrell, Pastor, St. Paul's Catholic Church

Ina Lott Whittington and myself, Marian Love Phillips (Class of 1959)

Reverend P. J. Curley, Pastor of St. Michael's Parish and Rea Simrall Leist, (Class of 1996)

Giving the Response from the Class of 1960, Pat Murphy Millett, St. Francis Xavier Academy.

Giving the Response for the Class of 1960, David Ellis, St. Aloysius High School.

Remarks given by Michele Townsend, Principal of St. Aloysius High School.

Class of 1959 classmates in attendance with their spouses.

Class of 1959 classmates in attendance are left to right, Kay Hess Simms, Sue McNamara Fowler, Theresa Martin Kitowski, Vera Marshall Brown, Ina Lott Whittington and myself, Marian Love Phillips.

Barbara "Bobbie" Banchetti Dickens with purple hair for breast cancer.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tour Of School, Cobb House & Convent

Class of 1960 Banner (click on picture to enlarge)

Beverly Haas Dixon and Tessie Brunini Schweitzer

Ann Freutel Gilman and Agnes Banchetti Howell

Left to right, Danny Hossley, Bobby Gordon, John Hosemann and Helen Melsheimer Gordon.

Doris Hosemann and Charlene Guiney Bullock

Sister Mary Paulinus Oakes R.S.M. talking to classmates.

Books on sale about the Sisters of MercyThe Tapestry of Mercy was written by Sister Mary Paulinus Oakes, R.S.M. and Angels of Mercy by Sister Ignatius Sumner.  

Sister Paulinus sharing the history of St. Francis Xavier School, Cobb House and Sisters of Mercy Convent before our tour.  She told us that the auditorium was used as a scene in the movie "Old Brother Where Art Thou", which was filmed and then released in December 2000. 

Looking towards the convent on the side front porch of Cobb House.

Frank Scholosser standing in front of an antique secretary desk that he claims belonged to his grandmother and was used to sign documents to end the Siege of Vicksburg.

A beautiful antique four poster bed on second floor of Cobb House.

An antique washstand next to bed.

Another antique four poster bed across the hallway.

Classmates standing outside the backside of Cobb House discussing the tour.

Stairs going down towards the tunnels.

Stairs going up towards second floor of high school, Cobb House and convent.

On balcony looking down at walkway towards entrance from Crawford Street.

Making our way to tour the old Sisters of Mercy convent.

The chapel that was used for Mass at the convent. It is now being used by an Episcopal Church.

Looking out towards the gardens and the old janitorial shed from the back window of the chapel.


An upstairs room in convent.


Water fountain in hallway of convent.

Frank Schlosser looking around upstairs in the convent.

The top basketball courtyard has been planted with grass and trees. At the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, formerly, SFXA, the 3rd Annual Classics in the Courtyard, October 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 2010, will be held here.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Class of 1960

St. Francis Xavier Academy
Class of 1960

Jackie Andrews Rushing
Mary Love Angelo Simrall
Agnes Banchetti Howell
Barbara Banchetti Dickens
Peggy Calcote Griffith
Jane Cathey Wilkerson
Bertha Dearing Hull
Alice Finane Little
Vera Franco Dahm
Ann Freutel Gilman
+Jeanne Gardner McBroone
Charlene Guiney Bullock
Beverly Haas Dixon
Ann Hardin Jackson
Amelia Honsa Cole
Addie Jane Long Conway
Pam Mahoney Cook
Rita Martin Holland
+Patty McCaffrey McRaney
Pat Murphy Millett
+Mildred Quarles Pyle
Cecelia Varner McCaffrey
+Pat Hinds Woodbury

St. Aloysius High School
Class of 1960

Barton Coccaro
David Ellis
+Homer Foster
+Angelino Franco
Wade Geary
Bobby Gordon
Brichett Hopkins
John Hosemann
Danny Hossley
Jerone Johnson
+David Kinnebrew
+Steve Kirchmayr
+Louis Luckett
James (Monk) Monsour
Ellis Nassour
Frank Schlosser
+Hansel (Butch) Stegall
+Grove Stewart
Bobby Sullivan
John Vollor
Bill Yerger

Presenting ~ Class of 1960

Presenting the Class of 1960 at their 50th Class Reunion taken on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, formerly St. Francis Xavier Convent and Academy.

Classmates with their spouses.

Classmates without their spouses.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Candid Photos Before Reunion

Left to right - Rita Martin Holland (Class of 1960), Ina Lott Whittington, (Class of 1959), Jane Cathy Wilkerson (Class of 1960) and Ann Freutal Gilman (Class of 1960)


Rita, Ina, Jane and myself (Class of 1959)

Mary Love Angelo Simrall and Ann (Class of 1960)

Rita, Ina, Jane and Kay Hess Simms (Class of 1959)


I had to jump in the picture.

Rita, Ina, Mary Love, Kay, Jane, Ann and Vera Marshall Brown (Class of 1959)

Last night, Ina Lott Whittington and I met up with Jane Cathy, Rita Martin Holland and Ann Freutel Gilman in a hotel room at Wingate By Wyndham and had a fun time remembering the old days and catching up on what we have been doing with our lives.  Soon, Kay Hess Simms and her husband Jim joined us, also, Mary Love Angelo Simrall and Vera Marshall Brown showed up.  In the parking lot while we were leaving to get something to eat at 8:30, Theresa Martin Kitowski and her husband, Chuck and Bobbie Banchetti Dickens (with purple hair) showed up.  It was so good to see and visit with everyone.  Here are some candid photos I took last night of the reunion gang-to-be in the hotel room.

Tonight at the Wingate, April 23, 2010

7:00 – 10:00 P.M.
Mississippi Room, Wingate Hotel
115 Cypress Centre Blvd.
Reacquainting get-together
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks and iced tea/
Reminder: BYO Alcoholic beverage – Mixers will be provided
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