Jim Mauney

Profile Updated: September 24, 2021
Address: Gastonia, 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; Gastonia, 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 60th 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 in Blowing Rock, N.C. with wife Jan where we moved full time in September 2017. We have six Grandchildren. I’ve attended all our reunions and looking forward to our 60th reunion May 29, 30, 2020! Hope to see you there!

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Well Claude, it’s Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving all together! I hope you will enjoy each events! Sorry you couldn’t make it to the Class Reunion! We’ll be planning our next one for 2025, so hopefully we’ll see you then, if not before!

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Happy Birthday Richard! I hope you’re having a great fun day!

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Happy Birthday Judy! I hope you’re having a great day! We missed you at our Reunion! We hope to have our 65th in 2025!

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Happy Birthday Cary! I hope you’re having a great, fun day! We missed you at our Reunion, but understood your need to care for your wife! Hope she’s better! (We hope to have our 65th reunion in 2025)!

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Happy Birthday Jeannie! I hope you’re having a great fun day!

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Happy Birthday Sara! I hope you’ve had a great day! ??

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Happy Birthday Linda! I hope you’re having a great fun day!

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Mikie, go to your calendar and mark the 24th of October,
one week from now when you will be 8 decades old!!
Then get a case of cold beer and enjoy being young in the 70 year old bracket cause it ain’t
going to be long till you’ll be 80!!!

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Happy Birthday Linda! I hope you’ve had a great day! Welcome to the 80’s!

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Happy Birthday Paulette! We hope you will have a fun day!

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Happy Birthday Jim! I’m so glad we all could be together near your birthday. Thanks again for coming to our Reunion and for doing the inspirational prayers.

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We’re going to miss y’all today at our 60th + 2 Reunion. This getting old ain’t as much fun as I thought it would be!

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Happy Valentine's Day! February 2009
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2)Gaston County Wildlife Club
Southpoint Rd. Belmont, N.C.

Site of AHS Class of 60 Reunion
Friday October 8, 2010
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3) G.C. Wildlife Clubhouse

Site of AHS Class of 60 reunion
Friday October 8, 2010
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4) Water view, Wildlife Club
Class of 60 reunion
Ya'll come early, bring your lawn chair and enjoy the view!




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