October 23, 2014
8 days since
our Reunion.






 
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Click on the wolf to see our FaceBook Page!

Our reunion was held at OD Resort

October 23 - 26, 2014!

 

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2014 CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to the following champions!

 

Singles Champion  Richie Rhyne (1968)

Doubles Champions  Gary Bollinger (1960)

                                            Bob Rankin (1970)



 




 
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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!




 


 
 
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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:  
AWESOME! 
 

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Our 2013 reunion was held in OD on October 10 - 13

A fun time was had by all!

Below are pictures from our 2013 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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Poolside

 
 
 
 
 
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LHS Class of 1960

Row 1:  Linda Davis,  Peggie McAlister,
Kay Setzer,  Allen Freeman
 
Row2: Linda Harrill Rudisill, Freddie Clanton,
Johnny Reel,  Anita McNeill Lathan
 
 
 
 
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LHS Class of 1961

Row 1:  Tamera Stamey Whitener, Barbara Saine Carpenter,
Paula Yount Turner, Patsy Cornwell Coxe, Jerry Stamey
 
Row 2:  Scott Smith, Fred Alexander, Steve Caldwell, Libby Caldwell
 
 
 
 
 
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LHS Class of 1962

Row 1:  Carol Keever Martin, Hugh Rudisill, Rickie Huskey Allen,
Judy Caldwell Shuford, Jane Wilson Finger
 
Row 2:  David Rhyne, Worth McAlister, Dennis Setzer,
Rick Ramseur, Ken Finger
 
 
 
 
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LHS Class of 1963

Row 1:  Janet Smith Holderness, Barbara Buchanan Rankin,
Linda Drum Schultz, Nancy Lynch Huffman, Rebecca Devine Farrar
 
Row 2:  Fred "Pudgy" Ballard, Marty Shuford, Gerald Miller
 
 
 
 
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LHS Class of 1964

Row 1 :  Patsy Devine Alexander,  Bill Warren, Greer Reel Stamey,  Judy Lingerfelt Burrell, Linda Huss Aschbrenner, Charles Hupfer
 
Row 2 :  Linda Dellinger Walker, David Leonard, Bill Hovis, Charlie Hord, Robert Long
 
 
 
 
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LHS Class of 1965

Row1:  Tommy Drum, Dennis Kuck, Phyllis Hoffman Labauch,
Candy Mauney Gaudet, Molly Heavner Graham, Patsy McAlister, Elaine Nance Harmon, Tim Lewis
 
Row 2:  Roger Goodson, Mike Dodgin, Sandra Lucas Hyde,
Jill Ellis Hovis, Vickie Hovis Abernethy, Becky Dellinger Crouse, Frances Haynes Rhyne
 
Row 3:  Terry Talbert, Randy Sherrill, Steve Poovey,
Frances Broome Hupfer, Diane Perdue Helms, Alice Rudisil Ramsey,
Diane Stamey Jenkins
 
Row 4:  Bill Kistler, Terry Barker, David Bell, Ronnie Hallman, Becky Andrews Beal, Charles Ramsey, June Cloninger Loftin, Bill Heafner
 
 
 
 
 
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LHS Class of 1966

Row 1:  Barry Byers, Trudy Ray Bell, Kay Long Warren, Vickie Carpenter Elmore, Mary Caskey Leonard, Fran Chapman Ballard
 
Row 2:  Terry Barker, Randy Zimtbaum, Joe Scronce, Julian Rudisill, Jane Leonard Fox, Ellen Caskey Lingerfelt, Tony Harkey
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LHS Class of 1967

Row 1:  Bobby Houser, Belva Henderson Baxter, Tim Cherry, Johnny Whitesides
 
Row 2:  Frances Cline Patterson, Ann Warren Caldwell, Patsy Kiser Cashion, Beth Harrill Yarbrough, Gail Perdue Hord, Pam Warner Lineberger, Sherry Cloninger Heavner, Gail Mauney Little
 
Row 3:  Rose Morris Luppold, Paul Haynes, B.C. Lineberger, Howard Heavner, Ronald Lineberger, Jim Heafner, Roger Caldwell
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LHS Class of 1968

Row 1:  Evelyn Boyles Hord, Richie Rhyne, Wanda Roberson,
Jean Caskey Rome, Rebecca Abernethy, Pam McAlister,
Cecelia Laney Haynes, Patricia Rudisill Haselden, Smitty Little
 
Row 2:  Roy Dellinger, Linda Armstrong Wolfe, Wally Lingerfelt,
Pam Caskey Huskey, Leon Harmon, Bobby Baker
 
 
 
 
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LHS Class of 1969

Row 1:  Marilyn Bynum Barker, Brenda Grigg Bailey,
Rebecca Cloninger Bailes, Vickie Abernathy Lewis, Beth Gilbert Wrenn, Steve Valentine
 
Row 2: Joe Yarbrough, Scott Norwood, John Colvard
 
 
 
 
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LHS Class of 1970

Row1:  Janice Lockman Peeler, Nancy Lowe Stokes,
Sue Long Zimtbaum, Miriam Hoyle Cline, Tommy Huskey,
Eddie Goodson, Ivey "Junior" Loftin
 
Row 2:  Randy Harris, Allen Goodson, Melissa Andrews Scronce,
Don Cline, Cindy Buchanan Robinson, Milton Cashion
 
 
 
 
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Guests of Classmates

 
 
 
 
 
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