My Fellow Classmates...if you have any knowledge regarding any of our "Fallen Eagles" who names are not listed below please go to the tab "Contact Us". In addition; we have added the names below, in RED, that were missing during in the current "Fallen Eagle Video" thereby their names are listed below and will be included in the next "Fallen Eagle Video" scheduled for the Fall of 2020.
Like an "Eagle" protecting it's nest!
Faculty & Admin Members:
Coach Terry Leggett
Richard R. Mole - Principal
Beryl Rubintz - Counselor
C. Green - Lunch Room Assistant
Willie Winn - Librarian
Sarah Floyd - World History Teacher
Vickie Overstreet - Business Teacher
Dorothy Washington - Lunchroom Manager
Elise Trowell Beal - Math (10/07/99; age 90)
James M. Sheppard Sr. - Principal (10/08/00; age 65)
John Joseph "Joe" Hamilton - Principal (09/30/00; age 81)
Helen M. Quattlebaum - Food Services (11/12/00; age 85)
Meda "Buba" Crawford - Barbering Instructor (04/08/01; age 75) Dewey Lee - Shop/Business Math (08/22/02; age 74)
Andrea Maiden - P.E. Teacher (02/20/05; age 82)
William L. McAllister - Welding Instructor (06/30/05; age 77)
William Gerken - Ast. Principal & Shop Class (02/26/10; age 94)
Louis Jenkins - Coach and P.E. Teacher (03/11/10; age 66)
Lester Richard "Dick" Herman Jr. - Ast. Principal (10/12/10; age 87) Dorothy Ogletree Clark - Guidance Counselor (06/14/11; age 97)
William Dudley - Coach (06/18/11; age 73) Carolyn R. Williams - English Teacher (05/31/12; age 70) Mrs. Gladys George - Head of Administration (08/17/12; age 100) Coach Franklin McGill (12/2015)
Ruthie Mae Jackson Tate (03/25/17; age 68)
Mrs. Julia (Ms. JJ Williams) Williams-Dumas (02/21/18; age 91)
StudentsUnknown Classes of: Harold Lamas Eugene Sims Jr. "aka Flat" ( 11/27/18)
Cassandra Corley (04/26/18)
John W. Black (04/23/18)
Earl S. White (06/04/17)
Carl Waldron (12/08/15)
Carol Gene Arnold (10/23/15)
Delores C. Small Hardy (07/15/15) Leon Young (07/20/15)
Michael Anthony Johnson "Chez" (07/10/15) Gwendolyn Young Finney (06/30/15)
Sharon M. Jivens (06/12/14)
Mary Fields-Daniels (08/10/14)
John Richard Strickland (07/22/14)
Tonni R. Oliver (12/14/14)
Joseph David Green (10/15/13; age 51)
Samuel Frazier (09/14/13; age 56)
Leon Young China (09/06/13; age 61)
Marsha E. Bias Miller (04/26/13)
Rosemary Penny Danzi Conners (04/17/13; age 62)
Romona Knight (04/04/13; age 58)
Clarence D. "Doona" Jasper, Jr. (10/18/11) Ricky D. Sellers (08/25/11; age 56) Buford Wayne Glover Jr. (07/23/11; age 58) Steven Clyde "Steve" Langston (03/06/11; age 58)
Willie Burroughs Jr. Montana (05/07/2010) Mary Brooks Morgan Sewell (02/04/2010; age 65) also Ms. Sava'h in 1966
Maria Coney Simmons (03/06/2009)
Carolyn Chisolm Bryant (04/30/2009; age 54) Tommy Leory Bruen Jr., "Asheen" (05/09/09) Victor Padgett (07/10/09) Henry James Grant (07/07/08; age 57)
Albertha Adger (02/19/2006)
Michael "M.P." James (01/06/2003)
Andre "Dre"Jason (01/27/2002)
Betty J. Williams Warren (05/11/02)
Angela D. Johnson (02/28/02)
Alisa Avonia Brown Holland (06/05/02)
Alexander O. Stokes (04/09/01)
Vernon Hamilton (06/08/01)
Fred H. Ford (10/03/00)
Glen Bost (11/09/00)
Samuel I. Gibbs (09/28/00)
Richard "Flex" Washington (11/26/00)
Keo H. Morris (09/30/1999)
Robert Mincey Jr. (05/26/99)
Gloria Jean Grant (02/11/99) Walter Lee Campbell (06/95, age 41)
Darrell Jones (1980 or 1981)
Truitt Jordan (unknown date)
Fred Rowe (unknown date)
Linda Rushing (unknown date)
Chester Figg (unknown date)
Johnny Glisson (Viet Nam War)
Glen Miller (unknown date)
Gladys Newsome (unknown date) Sharon Jiven (unknown date)
Donovan J. Campbell (unknown date)
Mary Fields-Daniels (unknown date)
Class of 1985 Amanda "Mangie" Pope
Class of 1984
Anthony Darnell "Tony" Goodwin - (Honor Grad) Jackie M. Gray
Class of 1983
Tom Nathan Frazier Jr.
Class of 1982 Terry Heidt (07/07/17)
Sabrina "Diva" Harris Handy (01/12/16)
Warren Keith "Beetle" Roundtree
Tommy "Hollywood" Henderson
Class of 1981 Gregory blair Jones (02/14/17) Tammy Malenthia Mixon Grant
Class of 1980 Mary Edward (07/2017)
Angela L. Locke
Patricia Ann (Pat) Lowe Proctor
Joseph Jones Jr.
Glenda A. Newton
Henry Labron Housey
Class of 1979
Cheryl D. Johnson
Michael A. Belle
Victoria Pamela Pope Calvin "Bumble" Curry
Class of 1978 Carmen Cutter Wilkins
Willie George Thompson
Gregory "Greg" Garner
Steven H. Lewis
Terry Coleman, Sr.
Edward Augie Flanning
Gail Williams Sutton
Alfred Mobley Min. Elizabeth R. Blackshear (RA Night School)
Class of 1977 Tonya Bonds Burns (06/23/07) Gerald "Reb" Wright
Anthony T. Haggray
Donna Anntionette Jackson Suzette Washington
Arnetha "Dollie" Williams
Emmett Henry "Teddy" Cousin
Class of 1976 James Childs (12/04/18)
Thomas Patterson (05/19/18)
Emily Denise Nesse William (12/21/15)
Cheryl Marie Pinckney Tipton (11/06/15)
Frances Bright Johnson - Civil Rights Activist (09/08/15) Kay Williams
Vincent "Snapper" Brown
Joseph (PoJo) Gadson Gloria Ann Roberts Cave George Brown Jr.
Gail Howard Minor
Gail Howard Minor
James "Jay" Hills
Class of 1975 Anthony Augustus (Nutty) Young (12/28/18)
Virginia Fields Duggans (02/20/18)
Cedric B. Brown (05/03/17)
Brenda Joyce Morgan Bell (11/23/16)
Elizabeth (Williams) Moran-Houston (05/23/16)
Richard L. Wilson (04/13/16)
Gerald "Deek" Osborne (06/03/15) Robert Lee "Bobby" Mason
Larry "Cordel" Ransom
Sharon White Lloyd
Pearlie Mae Wright
Cathlee L. Green
Harry Lee Williams
Frankie Jones Curtis Brown
Ida Theresa Bride
Class of 1974
Brenda Reese Hudson (05/08/18)
Darnell Baker (03/18/16)
Vivian Johnson Wright (05/19/15) Patricia "Pat" Pusha (04/20/15)
Inez Melinda Frayall
Johnny "Candy" Brisbon
George "Ralph" Newton
William "Billy" Vaughn
Diane Frazier Reese
Class of 1973 Jackie "Demon" Lane (07/17)
Audrey Harris White (07/05/17)
Marvin L. Grant (07/28/16) Ronald S. Maxwell
Earl Leon Collins
Harriett Deborah Polite
Class of 1972 Mary Louise Bangs Johnson (10/05/16)
Joseph "JoJo" White (06/11/15)
Ida Belle Manning (06/09/15)
Glenn E. William (06/03/15)
Helen Swinton (05/14/07)
Ernest B. James III
Charles L. Barnes
Gerald Genord Thomas
Alfreda Tyler Johnson
Class of 1971
Linda M. Coleman Mathis-Allen
Allene Coffee Scott
Lucinda D. Gibbs-Jones
Victoria B. Battle
Class of 1970 Albertha Hills Roundtree (07/14/18)
Greer Roslyn Brown Reese (02/13/18)
Eugene E. Burns (05/20/16)
Charles L. Orr (01/08/16) James "Coach Skip" Mack Sr.
Class of 1969 Beverly Roberson (will Mary Ann McAllister pls resubmit her Tribute)
Class of 1968
Wyman F. Moore, Jr. (03/22/15)
William Daniel Shepard III
Coach you were one of the coolest person, I know. smooth, lay back always together. Never ever yell at anyone on the football field, you will pull them to side and show them what they did wrong. I will always remember you in business class teaching us how to be successful in life.
Thank you Coach.
Mrs. Geroge was such a sweet lady during the time I attended Richard Arnold High School; she was always willing to "Overly Assist" you with any issue(s) at hand. Mrs. Geroge will be thought of by so many alumni as well as being truly missed my all who knew her. RIP Mrs. George and we love ya!
Gladys Davis George - SAVANNAH - Gladys Davis George, 100, died Friday, August 17, 2012 at her residence under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. The native and lifelong resident of Savannah was a 1931 graduate of Savannah High School. She retired from the United States Government as a civil servant serving as a payroll clerk at Hunter Army Airfield and at Oatland Island. Following her retirement from the United States Civil Service, she was employed by the Chatham County Board of Education as a secretary working at Richard Arnold Junior High School and at Alfred E. Beach High School. She was a member of Whitefield United Methodist Church and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Sally Charlotte Gol and husband John of Jacksonville, Fl; two sons, Eddie George and Jimmy George both of Savannah; five grandchildren, Casey George of Marietta, Katie George of Decatur, Mary Sebel Morris of Guyton, John Gol and Sally Ann Gol both of Jacksonville; six great granddaughters and a brother-in-law, Matt Matthews of Savannah. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012 at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel. Interment will follow in the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Whitefield United Methodist Church, 728 East 55th Street, Savannah, GA 31405. Please sign our guestbook online at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News August 18, 2012 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
Published in Savannah Morning News on August 18, 2012
I adored Mrs. Williams teaching style; no non-sense! Before Mrs. Williams transition I had the pleasure of sharing several conversations with her as well as she was truly excited on attending the Richard Arnold Alumni Reunion Ball scheduled for November 2012. Mrs. Williams is missed my all alumni and her spirit will be with us during the 2012 Ball. RIP Mrs. Williams and we love ya!
Missionary Carolyn R. Williams - SAVANNAH - Mrs. Carolyn R. Williams, 70, entered into rest on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at her residence. She was a 1959 graduate of A. E. Beach High School. She retired as a Educator from Chatham County Board of Education. She was a member of Pentecostal Miracle Deliverance Center for over 30 years. Survivors are: daughters Jocelyn Reynolds (Rev. Joseph), Mia William -Davis, son, Montague M. Williams, a brother, Victor D. Davis, Sr., five grandchildren, Joilahna Z. Reynolds, Myles D. Davis, Imani T. Williams, Jesselyn M. Reynolds, McKenzie M. Davis. Sidney A. Jones and Campbell Funeral Services. Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at www.sidneyajonesfh.com Savannah Morning News June 6, 2012 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
It's never to late to share a word about a teacher who impacted life. Coach Dudley was there for me when I needed help the most. As a new daddy in high school, I needed transportation to and from work. Coach Dudley would let me drive his car because he understood what I was facing as a young father, student and football player. Many years later the good Lord allowed me an opportunity to thank him for his kindness and consideration. Coach Dudley will never be forgotten because of the examples he set and the deposited he made. His loyalty and dedication to students such as myself will always be remembered. As I live and have my being, I will continue to help others make it through, just as Coach Dudley did for me.
Farmer Roberts C/O 74
From Judy Burns on October 27th, 2015
I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. D, he was a great teacher, friend and inspiration. I have known Mr. D, since the beginning at elementary school back some time in 1960's at Florence Street School, so see he has been all around Savannah, Ga. His work has been completed, I thank GOD for teachers like him, cause things sure is not the same anymore. REST, REST IN PEACE MR. William Dudley!
Judy Burns Austin
From Carla Gaskins on June 2nd, 2012
I was so shocked when I learned of Coach D passing.It is still hard to take in.You think that people you love so much is never suppose to die.Dianne I am sooo glad you shared your memory.For years I was traumatized by that F on my paper.He would rip the paper doing it.LOL!!! My best friend rag on me all the time of that memory.I really thought it was me.He did this I believe for those he loved.I am so greatful for God allowing me to be a part of his life.He was a great History teacher and a friend to all of us.He would never like to see us not put forth the effort to achieve.That was old school.I am glad I was in scholl in that error of time....Carla class of 83
From Tyrone Daughtry on January 17th, 2012
Coach Dudley My first contact with Coach Dudley was at Cuyler Jr. High. Coach Dudley were the defense coach and was always on my butt everyday for three years on the football field . Seem like everywhere I go Coach was there, I left Cuyler and attended Richard Arnold and Coach was there getting on my butt, I was begining to wonder this is how it suppose to be. I know now it was all because he wanted me to be best that I can be.
Will miss him!
From dianne(Ga.Slim) morrell on October 27th, 2011
Coach Dudley more than a teacher , although straight forward and to the point you could do nothing but love him. I will always remember him, one thing that I often laugh about when I think of him is when you made an A he would write it very small in a cornor at the top of your paper, but when you made an F it would cover the entire page.
Tommy Henderson enjoyed playing football during his time at RA under Coach Dudley. He was a fun loving person with a very big heart. Tommy had a gift of making you feel good about yourself. He would share a movie....story....and the love of eating boil crabs. He is missed by his family..friends.
As my husband and a alumni of RA myself this is were I meet Tommy. In class and the halls of RA then a year later after graduation we became husband and wife for 27 years....C/O82
Tommy Henderson Sr. was a graduate of Richard Arnold c/o 1982 he enjoyed playing football and shared his days playing with Coach Dudley and the running he did when late for practice...didn't like Tommy as a boyfriend then but a chance stop by my house a year later after graduation we became husband and wife of 27years...he was a great husband...father...and friend. Every knew he was called "Hollywood" because he was far from it but a jokestor and movie buff who lived eating crabs and chinese food. He was and well always be the love of my life....Tommy Henderson Sr. gone but not forgotten.
My memories of coach Jenkins are so wonderful it is hard to think of him not being among us.Coach Jenkins was that father figure to most all of the girls at school.I am an 83 graduate and next to be that AWSOME basketball coach in the barnyard he was a great photographer.I have serveral pic around my house he took when I was in school.Everytime someone look at one I never fail to say coach Jenkins took that.He was a mans man.He always kept the boys off.There are no more men like him and coach D,Coach legget and Percy Mack.They kept most if not all of straight and from dropping out.Love you COACH
From Kathy Bower Driggers on October 11th, 2011
So sad to learn of Coach Jenkins' passing. I was in his class (can't remember which subject right now) fantastic coach, teacher & person.
From Carl Gayle on September 12th, 2011
A great coach and teacher I'm so sorry that I didn't get a chance to say thank you to him for being a big influence in my life.
Ernest Bernard “Bro” James III, the oldest of three children born to Alice (James) Waldburg and the late Corporal Ernest Bernard “Brother” James, Jr., was born on November 7, 1952.
He grew up in Robert Hitch Village, Savannah, Georgia, and attended Richard Arnold Vocational Technical High School, where he received training as a sheet metal installer. Later he became a painter for the Housing Authority of Savannah which led to an amazing career in commercial painting.
Bro’s career took him from painting houses to painting the City Hall, located on Bay Street in the historic district of downtown Savannah. His painting of the City Hall was captured on file and featured in the Savannah Morning News.
He was married to Ms. Linda Cooper James and helped to rear two children, Ernest Bernard IV and Melinda.
After a short illness of three weeks, on July 11, 2008, the Lord called him to his eternal rest.
He is survived by Linda Cooper James, Ernest Bernard James IV and Melinda; his devoted mother, Ms. Alice James Waldburg; a very special stepfather, David Waldburg; two loving sisters- Mrs. Quovadios James Johnson (Yamashita) of Washington, DC; Ms. Antionette James Deloach of Waldorf, Maryland; three aunts-Mrs. Glennie Williams (Claude) of Bauminette, Alabama; Mrs. Elizabeth James Smith of Albany, New York, Mrs. Bernice Grimes of Savannah, Georgia; one niece, Ms. Catrina Corde’ Deloach of Bowie Maryland; one nephew, Master Booker T. Napoleon of Waldorf, Maryland; one grandniece, Aniya Licorish, and one grandnephew, Andre Licorish, both of Bowie, Maryland; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. “Bro” will forever be missed by all.
One of the fast talking, mumbling person I know, PoJo and I attended Cuyler and then RA. He was always laughing or joking about anything and everything, he never played any sports but was around all the sports, football, basketball, baseball or track assisting the coaches. Pojoe was one of the kind will miss him.
William L. McAllister was my father. He taught welding at Richard Arnold from 1967 for several years. He also taught welding at Man Power and Savannah Tech at Wheathill. He enjoyed teaching and enjoyed welding. Many of his students called him "Mr. Mac". Submitted by Mary Ann McAllister Courson c/o 1967
I didn't have Mr Mac for a teacher, but still remember him as very good person. Knew several guys that did have him for a teacher & at least one or two of the guys are still in welding today for a living.
From Raymond Cobb on December 11th, 2010
I can't thank you enough Mr. Mac for all you taught me at RAHS about welding. I remember the last time I seen you at Kesslers Restaurant you were no longer able to talk but the look on your face said it all.
Beverly Bennett was one of my favorite classmates in our Food Service class. We had a lot of fun and worked together well. We both loved our instructor, Mrs. Linda Warren. She was the sweetest lady ever. Beverly was a kind and gentle person.
May God bless you Beverly. I miss you.
Mary Ann McAllister c/o 1967
I'm sorry that I have been out of touch. c/o 1979. Back then, I guess we all though that we would live forever. Michael, I will always remember you. Thank you Michelle for the posting. I enjoyed knowing both of you!
Carl E. King
From CARL KING on April 1st, 2013
I'm sorry that I have been out of touch. c/o 1979. Michael, I will always remember you. Thank you Michelle for the posting. I enjoyed knowing both of you!
Horatio was a fun, quiet, and loving brother. He was a person that made his family proud of him through his accomplishments in life. Football was the joy of his life on the outside of God. He played with everything within him. He enjoyed making his siblings laugh while trying to dance. He will always be missed even to the point that I named my son after him. He was really a "Ruff Treasure" and a joy to have as a brother and friend.
Although Horatio told his family "bye" several times on the morning of him leaving here, we did not know that it would have been the last time that we will see him "physically alive". It became rough for the family to move forward for a period of time, but eventually we did because he paved the way through his remembered thoughts of love toward others.
Horatio and his fellow team mates went crabing prior to the beginning of the new school year when the boat capsided. Although this was suppose to be a fun event for the football team, it became a tragedy when Horatio was missing for several hours prior to finding his body. His love for people was demonstrated through others by thoughts of kind words, prayers, and may acts of kindness.
Only new Horatio for one year, but the memorable one, he always had this smile on his face it was almost like it was forever never would go away. Horatio play football like every game was his last no one never new it was. You see Haratio and I would have Graduated togetherthe mighty Class of 74. That smile will live on in my mind forever.