Tuesday, December 1, 2009

F.J.H.S. Memories

Seated or kneeling: Lorraine Maxcy, Hermine Graham and Janice Thrash
Second row: Mildred Gibbs, Letha Comer, L.A. Pearce, Eupal Thornberry and Faye Ellen Digby
Back row: Dexter Digby, Billy Todd, Loice Dulaney, Lawrence Williams and Marles Cromeans

If you attended Fulton Junior High School, these faces and names should be familiar to you. The occasion may have been the retirement of Miss Hermine Graham, a longtime Itawamba County educator who was the daughter of A.D. Graham and Verdie Clifton. Miss Hermine was afflicted with polio as a young girl, but her disability didn't stop her from becoming one of our county's most beloved teachers. She wound up her teaching career at Fulton Junior High School where she served as a librarian, and this is where my fond memories of Miss Hermine come from.

This photograph is part of a collection of Graham family history owned by Dianne L. Robinson, daughter of Johnie G. Robinson, Jr. and Lenell Maxcy. Lenell's mother, Lorraine, was the daughter of Cicero Lafayette Graham and Maude Johnson.

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