Best friend

Magee, MS

#524 Dec 1, 2011
dan wrote:
Anyone remember a wreck down on Fairview Rd. back in 73 ? I think. This guy was flying and hit the bridge at the end, and killed two sisters Brenda and Caroline Parker. Real good friends of mine. Oh, he walked away, "Tommy Mellon". I also heard he wrecked a girl in Kingsport too, and messed her up pretty bad. Same year Larry Spencer died on Sulphur Spr. Rd. in a jeep. He'd just left my house. Got to fast and rolled it. There were alot more back then, can't remember all right now.
Caroline was my best friend. She was a beautiful 16 year girl. Brenda was 14... Double funeral... Miss them and think of them often.. RIP...

“Still East MTown Girl N Heart”

Since: Nov 11

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#525 Dec 5, 2011
mo-town wrote:
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jay didn't try to save him, vernon gibson did while d. harrison and jay were worried about getting caught with the chainsaw they had just stolen, yes it was an accident, yes, anthony strange lived in liberty heights for awhile, nick boswell stole some musical equipment from the vfw and sold it to anthony, then when nick got caught he told them anthony helped and had the gear, anthony was sent to the big house for awhile, he got out, lived in chicago for awhile and i believe he lived in sneedville, ritchie greene left a party in rutledge on his harley and hit a semi head-on, he didn't fall out a truck window. nick boswell supposedly died a couple of months ago, i don't know, but his brother Bruce died awhile back from cancer.
I do apologize, some of the memories may have been clouded but we were told Jay had tried to save Damon but I was so young then,it has been years ago.I do remember Vernon and Mike Gibson.But I had no idea about all that with Nick and Anthony.I hadn't seen Nick until at the Grainger county jail,in probably 20 years or better.I don't think we are talking about the same Ritchie Greene though.I do remember that.But the one your talking about,was there a girl by the name of Shannon Bryant? I'm thinking that may have been the one.I appreciate the catch up on all this.And I DO again apologize for the misinformation.THANK YOU!

Since: Oct 08

Morristown, TN

#526 Dec 5, 2011
Angel0420 wrote:
<quoted text> I do apologize, some of the memories may have been clouded but we were told Jay had tried to save Damon but I was so young then,it has been years ago.I do remember Vernon and Mike Gibson.But I had no idea about all that with Nick and Anthony.I hadn't seen Nick until at the Grainger county jail,in probably 20 years or better.I don't think we are talking about the same Ritchie Greene though.I do remember that.But the one your talking about,was there a girl by the name of Shannon Bryant? I'm thinking that may have been the one.I appreciate the catch up on all this.And I DO again apologize for the misinformation.THANK YOU!
yes ritchie had a girl on the bike with him, i don't know what her name was, he worked at mahle then he was at lear for awhile, he graduated from east in 86. nick had a lot of demons in his closet. i know he turned on so many people that he had to carry a gun with him. mike and vernon are good guys, known them for years.

“Still East MTown Girl N Heart”

Since: Nov 11

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#527 Dec 5, 2011
They are really good people.I lived around them just about my whole childhood then ran into them again years later when they lived over in Road Junction I believe it was.I had heard that Nick had turned on a lot of people.Even the ones he grew up with and he called his friends.
I knew Shannon very well.She had straightened up then went back to drinking again.I believe they were going or coming from a party.Shannon lived for a good while but it was really touch and go for awhile.She lost her arm and leg on the left side.She finally got out of the hospital but again went back to drinking and got on the pain pills from her doctor pretty bad.She past away during the night from cardiac arrest.She'd OD'd on oxycontin.She was a good girl and had a really huge heart.I hated she went like that after everything she'd made it thru.
Today I also found out that my EX father in law was found in his house shot in the face.Dead.Someone had robbed him and for some unknown reason decided it would be better to shot him than just leave him.For fear of being told on I'm sure.He couldn't have fought them.He only had one arm.He'd lost both legs and an arm years ago in a car accident.He was also on so much oxygen and couldn't hardly move around.He'd just gotten his check Friday as well as his medicine.I swear I don't know what the world is coming to but it is bad when someone gets to where they feel they need to shot and kill a man for fear of being caught.THEY SHOULDNT HAVE BEEN THERE TO BEGIN WITH.The man did everything by himself an lived alone.It had to be someone that knew him well enough to know he'd got all that Friday and would never be able to fight them back.Just a terrible terrible tragedy....
rememberingthe70 s

Knoxville, TN

#528 Jan 11, 2012
ratts son wrote:
<quoted text> they both live in Fla ratt is my dad m Tony ist uncle
are you scottie? I met david's son when he was small.

Since: Nov 11

Clover, SC

#529 Jan 11, 2012
East92 wrote:
Does any one remember the Jordan boys. Michael Jordan East 94. And Chris Jordan East 91 they wrecked on East 11E
That was one of the worst wreck I can remember. They hit a pole near the church out past jaybird rd. There were teeth in the pole.
remembering is hard

Morristown, TN

#531 Feb 29, 2012
Fan wrote:
I remember David Ryan we was in the 8th grade when he hang himself.If memory serves me right he was dating Tammy Bullard at the time?I also rememeber Freddie Long he was a class clown but always a good guy,my brother was friends with his brother Eddie back in the day.Went to high school wiht Dale Jennings yes he was very handsome but he did have a attitude problem with women even back than.Tony Williams was driving to girls home after school i think when he had the wreck seems like their names was Wally Turner and Marlo Masengill??I have looke dback through my yearbooks and it is unreal at how many are not with us today.Soem tragic accidents but way to many suicides so very sad.
David Ryan was the sweetest boy..I think he was just playing a joke and didn't mean to hang himself..i think of him often he played at my house alot...and Rusty Owens was also one of my fave boys..very sweet kid :( And Chelsey Brewer such a beautiful young girl..tragic accident :(
sweetness

Knoxville, TN

#533 Mar 18, 2012
Jason Herman was a great guy who died way too soon. He graduated from East back in the 90's. He was killed in a motorcycle accident. It was such a sad loss.
wondering

Charlotte, NC

#534 Mar 19, 2012
Does anyone remember Jerry Johnson!? He had 12 brothers/sisters, died in 1985 I believe....
East High loss

Nashville, TN

#535 Mar 21, 2012
Powell Love, Mark Fisher, Mike Jones, Mary Jones, Donnie Pickle, Kevin Pickle, Leonard Brockwell, Steve Jones, Bible, and so many more......

“Still East MTown Girl N Heart”

Since: Nov 11

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#536 Mar 29, 2012
East High loss wrote:
Powell Love, Mark Fisher, Mike Jones, Mary Jones, Donnie Pickle, Kevin Pickle, Leonard Brockwell, Steve Jones, Bible, and so many more......
I remember when Steve Jones wrecked.He was VERY talented and he and his band could do "Freebird" closer to Lynyrd Skynyrd than anyone else Iv ever heard.

“Still East MTown Girl N Heart”

Since: Nov 11

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#537 Mar 29, 2012
I think wrote:
I knew Mike Hawkins but hadn't seen him for a year or two before his death. Another tragedy was the death of Ricky Stroud, although it wasn't drugs or a car accident but a football accident that took his life way too young. It will be 4 years May 14th.
I went to school with Mike Hawkins if its the same one.I had no idea he'd passed though.What happened?
Old schooler

White Pine, TN

#538 May 23, 2012
Haven't read all the 535 posts so this question may have already been answered. Does anyone remember twins Terry and Sherry Combs. One was killed in a car wreck years ago. Can't remember which one and does anyone know where the remaining twin is at now.
Bittersweet

Morristown, TN

#539 Aug 18, 2012
abc wrote:
Does anyone know anything about Alex Sanner? He was at East sometime between '03 and '07. I've been away from the area for quite some time but I heard something horrible happened to him. Just wanting to know if its true...
Alex committed suicide. 6/18/05
Starlite

Johnson City, TN

#540 Aug 19, 2012
SuzieQ wrote:
Does anyone remember Phil Risacher? Killed in a car accident about 1969 or 1970? He was a student at Morristown West High.
Joan Hurley Robertson, committed suicide in the early 1980's, in her late 20's. Her dad ran the gas station on Main Street next door to Hale Brothers.
Just 2 that I remember.
I remember Joan well, we were in the same class at Roberts School. We used to walk down to her dad's gas station after school. I went to her house several times when they lived on Medlin Road. The last time I saw her was in junior high; she went on to West and we lost touch. I had left Morristown when she committed suicide, but I remember how shocked I was. She was a very sweet girl when I knew her.

Phil Risacher went to West so I didn't know him personally, but I remember when he was killed.
Starlite

Johnson City, TN

#541 Aug 19, 2012
Old schooler wrote:
Haven't read all the 535 posts so this question may have already been answered. Does anyone remember twins Terry and Sherry Combs. One was killed in a car wreck years ago. Can't remember which one and does anyone know where the remaining twin is at now.
They graduated two years after me, so I didn't really know them.

According to the 2011 Morristown East Alumni Directory, Sherri is listed as "status unknown" and Terri is listed as "address unconfirmed." No other information is given.

The directory does not specify whether persons are dead or not, but the "status unknown" most likely indicates that Sherri is the one who was killed.

In my own class, several people who I know have died are listed like this.
Roknlive

Jacksonville, FL

#542 Sep 3, 2012
I remember when Tony Williams died in the car wreck and went to his funeral. He was so nice and funny. I had driver's ed with him of all things. I think he was driving that Pinto and he over corrected and wrapped it around a pole on the other side of the road. They tried to life flight him to Knoxville, but I believe he died en route: his organs sustained too much damage. I think there were two girls in the car with him that only sustained minor injuries.

I remember when David Ryan died, and seems like it was speculated that he hung himself on accident (if you know what I mean).

Jeff Earls was very nice and very attractive. Unfortunately,he dated a piece of trash girl (whose name I will keep to myself) and shot himself. Such a waste of a good person. Especially since the girl was a nasty piece of work (as was her whole family).

When I read the previous post where someone stated that Dale Jennings was a sweet guy, I almost fell out of my chair. He was one of the biggest jerks in high school. He made the mistake of calling a very popular black guy (sorry, can't remember his name) the "N" word and the black guy punched him in the face and broke his nose. We all loved it! Dale so had that coming! Unfortunately, the black guy was expelled and Dale wasn't. Shannon was one of the sweetest girls I can remember (she lived in my neighborhood before her family moved before she attended high school). He abused her and then blew her brains out. Then the coward killed himself. When I heard about this, I was not the least bit surprised. You could see the evil in his eyes.

Does anyone remember the POS that tried to rob the Way Market, shot and killed the cashier (who had come in to work on his day off), only got about $20.00 for it, and then was caught trying to flee to Mexico? He was another one of those mean red neck types that you could see something dark in their eyes. Didn't surprise me when I found out.

This post brought back a lot of memories, good and bad. I will have to have my Mom pull out my old year books when I come back to ole Mo Town to visit at Christmas!
Lived through it

Morton, IL

#544 Oct 18, 2012
morristown wrote:
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Skeeter Allen is prison for killing a baby girl. I think one of the boy's names who was killed was Hayter.
His name was Mark Hayter. One of the sweetest people I ever knew.
TN

Morristown, TN

#545 Oct 18, 2012
MCSCOOTCH wrote:
I remember the accident you are talking about in Alpha.... If I remember correctly it happened in the wee hours of the morning in a Baracuda that had been 'suped up and speed was a huge factor. The citizens Tribune had a picture of the car on the front page and a quote from a Sheriff's Deputy stating the accident scene was more like a plane crash with debris strewn in a very wide perimeter. I think that Sketer Allen was killed in that wreck. He had become legendary in the high school wrestling world for pinning an opponent in 8 seconds. He was also a tremedous football athelete at West.
Wrong about Alpha, it was Kirkindile,Abee,Brotherton I knew all 3 David Abee lived he was thrown out. Allan was in 2 wrecks killed 2 ppl in each wreck my other friends Fanney & Rooker on Henry ST then another @ the turn b4 panther springs rd with Joe Wallace and another guy named Kyle I think.
TN

Morristown, TN

#546 Oct 18, 2012
AL ROBERTS wrote:
<quoted text>The two young men that died were mark hayter and kirk gillenwater.
That's Correct!!!

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