Jim Jeffers graduated from Hickory Ridge High School in 1953 thenmarried Glenda, his high school sweetheart. After 4 years in the U. S. Navy's SeaBees, he worked many years in management in the grain industry before switching to the heavy construction fi eld where he spent 28 years in planning, scheduling and executing projects. He retired in 2000 and he and his wife live at Maryville, Tennessee.
Don Evans attended school at Hickory Ridge for eleven years thengraduated in 1953 at Whitehaven, Tennessee, where he won a 4-year football scholarship to Memphis State. After graduation from Memphis State, he married his wife, Eleanor, whom he had met in college, then took a job with the Kellogg Company. He retired after 38 years. He and his wife live in Germantown, Tennessee.
Johnny Wilson also graduated in the class of 1953 at Hickory Ridgethen turned his full attention to farming. He served many years on the Boards of Directors of the Cross County Farmers Assn., Cross County Farm Bureau, SFA, the Eastern Arkansas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and was a Scoutmaster for 13 years. His family was chosen County and State Farm Family of the year in 1987. He and his wife, Vivian, live near Hickory Ridge, Arkansas.
Isaac Bratcher graduated from Hickory Ridge High School in 1953and, in 1954, enlisted in the U. S. Air Force where he remained until his retirement in 1976 as a Senior Master Sgt. He bought a small farm in west Tennessee and began his second career on the management staff of a healthcare company from which he retired in 1998. Isaac and his wife, Louise, live on their farm at Sugar Tree, Tennessee.