Lyerly High School Class of 1944 included, from left to right, (front
row) Tennie Ruth Whisenant, Pearl Brooks, Helen Toles, Margaret Brewer,
Betty Kellett, Jim Earl Reece, Herby Cook, Branson Gayler, and Virginia
Abrams; (back row) Hugh Ballard, J.C. Jones, Raymond Gayler, George
Gilbert Jr., Ralph Smith, Ralph Cook, Hobart Stallings Jr., Eugene
Brown Sr., and Dwight Smith.
Photograph courtesy of Branson Gayler.