Jim Mauney

Profile Updated: October 31, 2019
Address: Lenoir, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Jan (Arndt) Mauney
Occupation: Retired
Children/Grandchildren: Jay; born Feb 20, 1962; 2 Grands; Jupiter, Florida
Anne; born May 28, 1965; 2 Grands; Gastonia, More…NC
Michelle; born April 2, 1965; 2 Grands; Mt. Holly, NC
Memories Before High School (neighborhood, elementary & jr high, etc.):

I loved attending Victory School from the 1st through the 9th grade. These were my "growing up years" and I have so many great memories from those days. Mr. Lingerfelt was a hard-nosed disciplinarian and held everyone's respect, even if it was partially out of fear. He made a believer out of me when he caught Henry Thomas & me "red-handed" writing the big "F-word" in the red dirt of the play ground. He reprimanded us, especially since we couldn't explain what it meant and had even spelled it wrong. I think our ignorance saved us from a paddling but I can still remember the fear & especially the pain in my ear as he drug us to his office!
I grew up on the Victory/Winget Mill Village until we moved to the Hillcrest area (1602 S. York Rd) in the 3rd or 4th grade. This was a major change in my life since not only did I make new friends, I actually had "in door plumbing" for the first time in my young life! Fortunately, I was able to maintain my old "Mill Hill" friendships as well as "the Hillcresters" through out the years.
The friends I made at Victory remain some of my best friends to this day! I look forward to seeing them and talking about "the good old days" when we meet at our 50th class reunion!

Special School Memories:

At Ashley High School I learned to love cars and girls and to detest math. I played JV football under Coach Mando (a great mentor) but then I allowed the love of cars & girls to take over my time, efforts and senses. In retrospect, I should have stayed with football!!
I had my own car in tenth grade, having bought my first one (a black '37 Chevrolet) by cutting Mrs. McArver's grass for years to pay her the awsome price of $40.00 for my first "ride". I actually got it when I was 14, but couldn't legally drive it until February of the tenth grade. Having a car made it easier to "get the girls". I worked at the Dixie Home store and at the Goodwill Esso to be able get the money ($500.00) to move up to my '50 Chevy slant-back. More car to impress the girls, but not much time to study. I really should have stayed with football!!
Oh well, I made it this far, was reasonably successful, have a great family, good health and a lot of great memories. I would like to thank all of my AHS friends for giving me good social, if not scholastic, memories of the three years at AHS!
Go Greenwave and Class of 1960!!!

Since School...:

Attended Gardner Webb college 1960/61. Married Binky Ramsey, May 1961; Graduated N.C. State, June 1967; Two children, Jay & Anne. Divorced and moved to Gastonia April 1970. Employed by Smyre Mfg. Married Janet Arndt (Hunter Huss 1965) Dec. 27, 1970, she had one child, Michelle. All three of our children grew up in Gastonia, attended Ashbrook High and are former Greenwavers!
Moved to Spartanburg, S.C. April, 1985. Retired & moved to Lake Wylie, Dec 31, 2007. Enjoying retirement, part time in Blowing Rock, N.C. with wife Jan. We now have six Grandchildren. Been to all our reunions and looking forward to our 60th reunion!! Hope to see you there!

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Dec 07, 2019 at 10:31 AM

Tom Dodgen: Happy Birthday Tom! Hope you have a great day!

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Happy Birthday Steve! I hope you will have a great day on Saturday!

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Dec 04, 2019 at 2:35 PM

Happy Birthday John! Hope you’ve had a great day! Hope to see you at our 60th Class Reunion May 29,30, 2020!

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Dec 02, 2019 at 11:26 AM

Kay Best Hood: Happy Birthday Kay! I sent you a birthday wish earlier, by mistake (old age, Ha!)! Hope you can come to our Reunion May 29,30, 2020!

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Carol Atchley Robinson: Happy Birthday Carol! Hope to see you at our 60th Class Reunion on May 29, 30, 2020!

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Kay Best Hood: Happy Birthday Kay! Hope you’ve had a great day! Also hope to see you at our Class of 60 Reunion on May 29,30, 2020!

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Jerry Seagle: Happy Birthday Jerry! Hope
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Happy Birthday Claude! Hope you’ve had a great day! Hope to see you at our reunion May 29, 30, 2020!

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Happy Birthday Marilyn! Hope you have a great day! Thanks for being a faithful member of our Reunion Committee!

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Happy Birthday Bettye! Hope you’re having a great day! Our Class of 60 will have our reunion May 29, 30, 2020! Hope you can attend!

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We’re planning our 60th class reunion for May 29,
30, 2020! Hope to see you there!

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We’re planning our 60th class reunion for May 29, 30, 2020! Hope to see
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Pat Maiers Glenn: Happy Birthday Pat! Hope you’ll have a great day! We’re planning our 60th Class of 60 Reunion for May 29, 30, 2020. Hope to see you there!

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Happy Birthday Jim Belton! Hope you have a great day! We’re planning our 60th class reunion for May 29, 30, 2020. Hope to see you there!

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Jeannie Lewis Phillips: Happy Birthday Jeannie! Hope you have a great day! We're planning our 60th Class of 60 Reunion for May 29, 30, 2020! Hope to see you there!

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Sara Catherine Payne Yarberry. Happy Birthday Sarah! Hope you have a great day! We're planning our reunion for May 29,30, 2020! Hope to see you there!

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Posted on: Oct 31, 2019 at 6:37 PM

I have lost a long time friend in Henry Thomas’s death. Henry and I go back to grammer/ junior high at Victory School in South Gastonia. Many fun times and some not so fun times are running through my mind as I think about Henry, but through all of them I can see Henry’s quirky little smile! We were fortunate to have a group celebration for Henry’s 77 th Birthday this past January. Henry’s body was already showing the decimation that cancer had made on him, but he didn’t complain about his plight. Instead he talked about how fortunate he had been to be alive even when he had been predicted to have a much shorter time to live! We talked about fun times we’d had and how good
It was to have been friends for so long!
I will miss Henry but I will always cherish the
memories of our time together! My sympathy goes out to Henry’s family, especially to his loyal wife, Billie who stood by him. She was a wonderful wife and then nurse for so long! May God Bless you Billie!

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Oct 28, 2019 at 11:12 AM

Happy Birthday Old Man! Hope you have a great day! We're planning for our 60th Class of 60 Reunion on May 29,30, 2020!

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:52 AM
MoonPa and his boys. (This is last year's picture) Left to right: Jordan is now 16, Quinn is 11, Logan is 13. all three are into baseball now and it keeps us running trying to take in as many of their games as possible. P.S. I gave up on the beard/mustache bit! It's gone for good!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:52 AM
Happy Valentine's Day! February 2009
Jim & Jan
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:52 AM
2)Gaston County Wildlife Club
Southpoint Rd. Belmont, N.C.

Site of AHS Class of 60 Reunion
Friday October 8, 2010
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:52 AM
3) G.C. Wildlife Clubhouse

Site of AHS Class of 60 reunion
Friday October 8, 2010
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:52 AM
4) Water view, Wildlife Club
Class of 60 reunion
Ya'll come early, bring your lawn chair and enjoy the view!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:52 AM
5)What have your Class of 60 classmates been up to??
BOOB'S* Club Meeting, Spring 09
(L to R)Charles Lineberger, George Rawlings, Doug Smith, Mack Spurrier, Jim Mauney, David Stewart.
Handsome group, huh?
*BOOB'S = "Burned Out Old Buddies"
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:52 AM
All my Grands: Jordan(16),Megan (14), Logan (12), Quinn (10), Lia (7), Jeanna (5).




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