Story and photo by Faerie Sledge
The 1968 graduating class of Coushatta High School celebrated its class reunion at Merci Beaucoup Restaurant in Natchitoches on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Sixty-eight Choctaw class members graduated that year and 19 were present at the reunion, along with a number of family members and friends. Coushatta residents attending were Harold Barlow, Sheryl Brown Robinson, Will Browne, David Hanna, Sammy Sledge, Judy Webb Huckabay, and Lucy Webb Sepulvado. Shreveport residents enjoying the occasion were Sandy Aton Webb, Suzanne Bethard Hearne, Linda Dupree Dowling, and Randy Jones.
Other classmates attending were Johnny Bailey from Campti, Bobby Brian from St. Francisville; Larry Bundrick from Brownsboro, AL; Donnie Ingram, Desoto, TX; Clara Orr Peterson, Keller, TX; Danny Smith, Hot Springs Village, AR; Judy Smith Axelrod, Streetman, TX; and Georgia Ann Wren Simmons, Flower Mound, TX.
The class also honored their 22 classmates who are deceased. They are Tremmell Almond, Curtis Bamburg, Larry Brown, Sandra Mangham Brown, Dorothy Cole, Suzannah Nelson Davis, Don Dodson, Robert Feazel, Murleen Wren Friday, Kaye Florane, Bob Gaddis, Cleve “Sonny” Heyl, Carlton James, Gail Johnson, Durwin Long, Wayne McCoy, Jerry McGehee, James Onishea, John A. “Pat” Patrick, J.J. “Hartwell” Rambin, Simmons Thomas, and Harry Thomley.
The class appreciates the efforts of Georgia Ann and Sheryl and others in planning the event.
Back row: Randy Jones, Bobby Brian, Danny Smith, David Hanna, Will Browne, Johnny Bailey, and Donnie Ingram
Middle row: Sammy Sledge, Harold Barlow, Larry Bundrick, Sheryl Brown Robinson, Lucy Webb Sepulvado, Clara Orr Peterson, and Sandy Aton Webb
Front row: Judy Smith Axelrod, Linda Dupree Dowling, Suzanne Bethard Hearne, Judy Webb Huckabay, and Georgia Ann Wren Simmons
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