In Memory

Gary Steven McElhaney - Class Of 1966

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03/19/09 01:31 PM #1    

Michael McKelvy (1968)

What a talented athlete, he was a leader on the court, and taught me a lot of our sport. You left us too soon and you are missed

06/19/09 02:40 PM #2    

Steve Lowery (1966)

I remember Steve and I starting the 10th grade at Central. One night the phone rang at home. My Mother called me in and said some Teacher from City High wants to speak to you. I thought "Dang", how did I get in trouble at a school I don't even go to. It was Coach Phifer! Steve and I lived a short distance apart, and he told Coach Phifer that if I would switch to City, he would. The Coach even offered to come through East Chattanooga and give us a ride to school, which he did. It was a great move, we both loved City High! Steve left us far too soon!!

07/30/09 08:35 PM #3    

Tom Brightwell (1965)

Steve and I always seemed to ride in the very back of one of the school station wagons on basketball road trips. We also always seemed to get sick from smelling the gas fumes.

He was my room mate for one semester after he transferred to MTSU. What a clothes horse he was. My oldest daughter was born 3 days after his funeral in 1971.

He had the most classy jump shot of anyone I ever saw. He was a good guy and I know we all miss him.

09/17/09 01:50 PM #4    

Barbara Chase (Turner) (1968)

Steve seemed to become a better basketball player at MTSU. After CHS, I attended MTSU & enjoyed watching him play both places. He was such a neat guy, & I feel privileged to have known him thru high school & college. It was such a shock to find out he'd taken his own life & wish things hadn't been that awful for him to do that. I hope he knows how much people thought of him & his athletic talent. Sincerely, Barbara Chase Turner

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