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Evelyn Wilkinson Turbeville
We have 9 grandchildren. My parents are Ruby Cameron Wilkinson and John Leighton Wilkinson(deceased). I have two siblings, Margaret Wilkinson McConathy (1962 grad) and Betty Ann Wilkinson Flourney (1968 grad). My hobbies are: traveling, raising minature horses, attending grandson and granddaughter's ballgames. College: a few courses. Religious Preference: College Avenue Church of Christ. Some of my favorite Teachers were Jack Marrable and Deloris Burns. A special EHS experience that I remember is: along with a couple of friends, sneaking in Deloris Nunnally's office and reading letters from her future husband, Jerome! So Sweet!
I have had a wonderful life, and I would do it all over again if I could! After graduation, and after deciding I did not want to go to Business College, I went to work for the J.F. Sample Company in El Dorado, where I learned all types of bookkeeping machines. I worked there for four and a half years. I met the love of my life, Bobby Joe Turbeville in 1960, and after six months we were married January 7, 1961. After two years in the Army, and four years of college, Bobby Joe returned to work for the second time to Lion Oil Company, and I stayed home to start our family.
Cindy was born December 30, 1961. She was a cheerleader in junior high and EHS, and graduated with honors in 1980. She graduated from La. Tech with a degree in Medical Technology in 1985. She married Gary Anzalone, of Monroe, in 1988. He is a Doctor of Pathology, and they returned to El Dorado where he bought the Practice of Dr. Duzan and Dr. Elliott. Cindy works there also. They are the parents of Paul 15, Rachel 12, and Haley 11.
Joe was born in November of 1963, graduated from EHS, and La. Tech. He was the first catcher for the first EHS baseball team in 1982. He is married to Susan Oliver Turbeville, who is the daughter of high school sweethearts, Kenny and Mary Jo Hammond Oliver, who graduated from EHS in 1959. They have two children, Emily 17, who will graduate from EHS in 2007, and Trey 14. Joe is Sales Manager for Calumet Oil Company, and has his office in El Dorado. Susan is a member of the El Dorado School Board.
John David was born in October 1968, and graduated from EHS in 1987. He lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. His junior and senior year in football his team went all the way to the finals, and he was named Arkansas Blue Chip Quarterback in 1987. He graduated from Harding University on an Athletic Scholarship, where he met his wife Amy Harrell, of Rayville, LA. He works in the Engineering Department of Century Telephone Company in Monroe, La. They are the parents of Leighton 6, and Hannah 3.
Mary Ann was born in November 1970. She also graduated from EHS, and was a cheerleader from the eigth thru the twelfth grade. She graduated from University of Arkansas with a degree in Chemistry. She is married to Jim Carruth and they live in Russellville, where he is an investment broker, and a chicken broker. They are the parents of two children Katie 6, and Dave 3.
As you can see, my main contribution has been helping to raise and educated frour children. I worked part-time for the First National Bank for about six years, and four years for the Shackleford Law Firm, and nine years for the Compton Law Firm. Then I retired! Bobby Joe retired after 46 years with Lion Oil, and we are now enjoying watching our kids raise our nine grandchildren. We are all members of the Church of Christ, and we have three deacons in our family. Bobby Joe and I are leaders of our College Avenue Church of Christ Prime Timers group.
We hope to see Paul quarterback the EHS football team soon. He excels in sport and we love watching him. Also, our oldest granddaughter will start cheerleading next fall at Barton. They are all very active in sports, and the girls are dancers as well. They keep us entertained a lot, running between El Dorado, Russellville and Monroe. We have been blessed with a wonderful very active family.
Bobby Joe and I travel some, and he raises miniature ponies on our farm in New London. It is good now to have time to do the things we want to do when we want to do them. I am looking forward to our 50th Reunion and I hope we do have a lot of people come who have not been before. They don't know what they are missing. We've all grown up and old!
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