October 22, 2015
8 months and 25 days left
until our reunion.
picture to see a blast from the past!
picture to see a blast from the past!

Our reunion will be at OD Resort

October 22-25, 2015 !!!!

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Front row:  Johnny Colvard, Vickie Colvard, Pam Lineberger, Tommy Huskey, Judy Shuford, Marty Shuford  Second row:  Smit
Front row: Johnny Colvard, Vickie Colvard, Pam Lineberger, Tommy Huskey, Judy Shuford, Marty Shuford Second row: Smitty Little, Becky Crouse, Steve Valentine, Mick Caskey Third row: Pam Huskey, Ann Caldwell, Patsy Cashion, Rikki Allen, Paula Turner, Frances Baker, Bobby Baker Top Row: Ellen Lingerfelt, Linda Harrill Rudisill, Ken Rudisill, Libby Caldwell, Steve Caldwell
The committee wants to thank all who attended. 
You made it what it was:  

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Our 2014 reunion was held in OD on October 23-26

A fun time was had by all!

Below are pictures from our 2014 reunion.  We had a good turnout and a great time!  Hope to see your smiling face in one of these pictures this coming October! 
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CLASS OF 1956,1958,1959

Jane Page, Judson Devine, Judy Senter Kiser


LHS Class of 1960

Row 1: Peggie McAlister Shuford, Linda Harrill-Rudisill, Kaye Setzer Bach

Row 2:  Johnny Reel, Robert Goodson, Fred Clanton, James Gantt, Gary Bollinger, Dianne Kiser Hollis

LHS Class of 1961

Tamera Staney Whitener, Gene Scott Smith, Linda Ballard Geers, Barbara Saine Carpenter (Boodles), Paula Yount Turner


LHS Class of 1962

Row 1:  Guy Howell, Ann Henderson Howell, Rickie Huskey Allen

Row 2:  Worth McAlister, David Rhyne, Judy Caldwell Shuford, Rick Ramseur, Jane Wilson Finger, Kenny Finger, Carol Keever Martin

LHS Class of 1963

Row 1:  Johnny Hovis, Nancy Lynch Huffman, Lana Whitesides Bollinger, Rebecca Devine Farrar,  Barbara Buchanan Rankin, Marty Shuford

Row 2:  Gerald Miller, Kermit Caldwell

LHS Class of 1964

Row 1:  Vicky Heafner Gilbert, Wanda Saunders Ballard, Judy Lingerfelt Burrell, Patsy Armstrong Herman, Sandra Laney Brown, Bill Hovis, Bill Warren

Row 2:   Freddie Rhyne, Rick Stroupe, Steve Benfield, Linda Dellinger Walker, Steve Herman, Roger Ellis, Roger Williams 

LHS Class of 1965

Row 1:  Dennis Kuck, Patsy McAlister, Candy Mauney Gaudet, Frances Haynes Rhyne

Row 2:  Vickie Hovis Abernethy, Becky Dellinger Crouse, Jill Ellis Hovis, Sherry Modlin Ellis

Row 3:  David Bell, Sandra Lucas-Hyde, Ann Beal Caldwell, Roger Goodson, Dianne Stamey Jenkins, Mary Anna Combs Rankin, Elaine Nance Harmon, June Cloninger Loftin

Row 4:  Tony Gilbert, Ronnie Hallman, Mike Goins, Rebecca Hallman, Timothy Lewis, Steve Poovey, Ed Shrum, Bill Kistler, Michael Dodgin

LHS Class of 1966

Row 1:  Chris Smith, Sharon Dellinger Miller,Glenda Bollinger Fox,  Vickie Carpenter Elmore, Trudy Ray Bell, Kay Long Warren, Gail Heavner Williams

Row 2:  Bo King, Glenda Shrum Smith, Terry Barker, Randy Zimtbaum, Patsy Grigg Gilbert, Jim Barkley Jr., Ellen Caskey Lingerfelt

Row 3:  Tony Harkey, Marcus Mullen, Joe Scronce, Jim Barkley

LHS Class of 1967

Row 1:  Paul Haynes Jr., Ann Warren Caldwell, Pam Warner Lineberger, Vicki Bollinger, Adrienne Houser, Patsy Kiser Cashion

Row 2:  Ronald Lineberger, Beezy Lineberger, Cynthia Campbell Houser, Bobby Houser, Belva Henderson Baxter, Beth Harrill Yarbrough, Frieda Setzer Cooper, Cecelia Costner Smith, Libby Hartman Baxter

Row 3:  Mike Modlin, Roger Caldwell, Jane Kiser, Don Stewart, Ron Stewart, Sherry Cloninger Heavner

LHS Class of 1968

Row 1:  Wanda Roberson

Row 2:  Jean Caskey Rome, Pam McAlister, Rebecca Abernethy

Row 3:  Cecelia Laney Haynes, Wally Lingerfelt, Linda Armstrong Wolfe

Row 4:  Smitty Little, Bobby Baker, Wayne Hoyle,  Leon Harmon


LHS Class of 1969

Row 1:  Steve Valentine, Brenda Grigg Bailey, Scott Norwood, Johnny Colvard, Marilyn Bynum Barker, Norma Blackburn Whitlock

Row 2:  Joe Yarbrough, David Frye, David Abernethy, Lanny Caldwell, Rebecca Cloninger Bailes

LHS Class of 1970

Row 1:  Melissa Andrews Scronce, Miriam Hoyle Cline, Sue Long Zimtbaum, Libby Crowell Cline, Nancy Lowe Stokes, Tommy Huskey, Bob Rankin, Frank Rudisill, Janice Lockman Peeler

Row 2:  John Rhodes, Don Cline, Cindy Buchanan Robinson, Milton Cashion, Allen Goodson, Mike Cline, Randy Harris, Ivey Loftin Jr. 


Patty Harkey Blackwell, Linda Sain Saine, Lou Ann Cox Davis, Conrad Rhyne III, Wink Finger



Ann Grigg Frye, Kathy Barnette Valentine, Cindy Bryant Caldwell, Rick Blackwell



Terry Colvard Rhyne



Sharon Rhodes Barkley


Patti Norwood Cooke, Holly Howell


Guests of Classmates

A lot of the attendees go to First Methodist Church in Lincolnton and wanted a picture together at the reunion.

Row 1:  Ann Henderson Howell, Patty Harkey Blackwell, Mary Anna Combs Rankin, Belva Henderson Baxter, Carol King, Libby Hartman Baxter

Row 2:  Steve Valentine, Rick Blackwell, Kathy Barnette Valentine, Peggie McAlister Shuford, Patsy Armstrong Herman, Bo King

Row 3:  Bob Rankin, C.B.Wolfe, Linda Armstrong Wolfe, Steve Herman, Miriam Hoyle Cline, Don Cline, Nancy Lowe Stokes, Libby Crowell Cline,  John Rhodes

LHS Grad is Featured in Lincoln Times News article

Filing taxes is often viewed as a mandated and burdensome task to the general public. But for Lincolnton native Allen Freeman, taxes are a vital component of his livelihood.
The owner of Freeman’s Tax Service, Inc., Freeman has spent nearly 50 years honing his accounting skills. After graduating from Lincolnton High School in 1960, Freeman attended Gardner-Webb University and, later, Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he graduated in 1964 with a degree in Business Administration.
“I started working for the State of North Carolina as a state auditor in 1964,” he said. “We audited all places that received state appropriation, like your universities, hospitals, sanatoriums, clerk of courts, community colleges…and many others.”
After seven years as a state auditor, Freeman opted to leave Raleigh and return to his Lincoln County roots.
“I came home in 1971 and worked at a number of jobs, some in the accounting field and some outside of the accounting field, until about 1975.” he said.
It was in 1975 that Freeman decided to start his own part-time business — Freeman’s Tax Service, Inc.
“I was still working for another company at that time, and it wasn’t until about ’77 or ’78 that I decided to go full-time,” he explained. “I actually started (my business) on the Court Square. It’s the building…right beside City Hall. At one time, it was known as Keever’s Bicycle Shop.”
Freeman’s Tax Service, Inc. ultimately found its home at 517 South Grove Street in Lincolnton, where the business currently resides.
“The building was originally built for a grocery store,” Freeman explained. “Then, a client of mine was storing textile equipment in it. I acquired the building from him, and we renovated it.”
Freeman’s Tax Services, Inc. offers full service in accounting, providing monthly write-ups, tax returns for corporations, individuals and estates.
“We have about 70 clients we do monthly write-ups for,” Freeman said. “And we do over 750 individual and business returns each year. During tax season, which runs January to April 15, we’re here practically day and night. After tax season though, our hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday from 8-11 a.m.”
Freeman prides himself on his accessibility, which he believes is key to his business’ success.
“Our accounting services are offered year-round,” he said. “In college, I worked for a Jim Fortenberry, and he told me…’you’ve got to make yourself accessible to your clients. If your clients can call you and talk to you and you can help them solve their problems, they will always be your clients…’ All my clients have my cell phone. I encourage my clients, if they have questions, to call me. If I don’t have the answer, I belong to three professional groups that I can check with.
“I do feel that the tax return industry needs to be regulated and require continuing education,” Freeman added. “There are too many people who do taxes for friends who don’t really know all of the rules and regulations. That’s why I feel it should be regulated.”
While Freeman currently has two additional full-time employees, Renee Sigmon and Susan Cochran, two of the most notable employees were felines.
“One thing my firm was known for, for a number of years, was my security cats,” Freeman said. “I kept two cats here; one was a female named Geraldine, and she lived 12 years before she died. Shortly after she died, Smokey moved in — brought his bag and moved in. I mean, when I opened the door, he literally came inside. He was 16 when he died.
“I had many a client that would come here, and before they would leave — once I was done with their taxes — I would have to go find (the cats),” he laughed. “Many years ago, they were doing a city directory, and a gentleman called me and wanted to know about my employees. I said, ‘Well, I’ve got Geraldine Freeman, who’s in charge of security, and two other employees. And Geraldine’s name was in city directory around 1994.”
Freeman’s two security cats hold a special place in his heart.
“Both cats are buried out back in baby caskets,” he said. “Geraldine has her own headstone.”
The interior of Freeman’s Tax Service, Inc. is also one-of-kind. Each room in the business houses numerous collectible items from Lincoln County and other parts of the world, with some pieces dating back to the turn of the 20th century.
“When I came home from Raleigh in 1971, I didn’t work for two years,” he said. “And I started to remember where the trash piles were as a kid.” he said. “Back then, nobody picked up your trash; you just threw your trash in a ravine somewhere. So, I started to going to those. When I started my business on the Court Square, I thought, ‘I like these (items); I bet other people would too.’ So I started displaying them in my office.”
Freeman’s collection ranges from Beanies Babies to oil jugs used by local churches to railroad ties and local cotton gin tags.
At 72 years of age, Freeman has no plans to retire.
“My theory is, ‘as long as you keep your mind active and you keep your body active, you stand a better chance of maintaining good health,’” he said. “I have people ask me, ‘When are you going to retire?’ And I say, ‘Well, you’ll come in one day, and you’ll have an appointment. The girls will buzz me, and I won’t respond. I will have just died at my desk.’”
Freeman’s Tax Service, Inc. is located at 517 South Grove Street in Lincolnton. The business hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday from 8-11 a.m. For more information, please call (704) 735-0319.

Image courtesy of Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News  
Story by LTN Staff Writer Elizabeth Heffner

Click the picture to hear the interview with Gomer!
Click the picture to hear the interview with Gomer!

We had the privilege of having Gomer Pyle in house last week.  He agreed to discuss his career with Pam.  Click the picture to hear the interview and see the pictures!



Congratulations to the following champions!


Singles Champion  Richie Rhyne (1968)

Doubles Champions  Gary Bollinger (1960)

                                            Bob Rankin (1970)

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