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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May 18, 2022 at 5:32 PM

Happy Birthday Paul! I hope you’re enjoying your Special Day! I hope you’re planning to attend our class of 60 Reunion October 6 & 7!

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May 14, 2022 at 12:32 PM

Hello Betti! I’m reminding you that you have only 7 more days of the youthful 70’s! You will soon be crossing over into the 80’s which always seemed OLD! The only consolation is that you have many of your Classmates from AHS going through the same delimitation! Ha! I beat you to the 80’s! I hope you will be able to join us for our ??Class Reunion October 6 & 7! Happy Birthday next week! ????

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May 12, 2022 at 9:32 PM

Posted on: May 12, 2022 at 11:11 AM

Beverly, I hope you are well, prosperous and happy today. I wanted to thank you for adding an invitation to our reunion in October in your comments to other classmates. We have 99 registered, which is far below our past final reunion numbers. Please continue to help us invite more of our classmates!

May 12, 2022 at 10:59 AM

Happy Birthday Steve! I hope you will have a great "Special day"!
I also hope you're planning to attend our Class of 60 Reunion October 6 & 7!

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May 10, 2022 at 10:44 AM

Happy Birthday Nick! I hope you’re having a great fun day! I hope you’re planning to attend our Class of 60 Reunion on October 6 & 7!

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May 10, 2022 at 10:42 AM

Happy Birthday Jonnie!
I hope you’re having a great fun day on your Special Day! I hope you’re planning to attend our Class of 60 Reunion October 6 & 7!

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May 08, 2022 at 11:17 AM

Happy Birthday Ron! I hope you’re having a great fun Special Day!

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May 05, 2022 at 10:31 AM

Happy Birthday Jo-Ann! I hope you are having a fun "Special Day"! I also hope you are planning to attend our Class of 60 Reunion October 6,7!

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May 03, 2022 at 10:49 AM

Happy Birthday Barbara! I hope you are having a great "Special day"! I also hope you are planning to attend our Class of 60 Reunion planned for October 6,7 2022!

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Posted on: May 03, 2022 at 10:44 AM

Happy Birthday Mickey! I hope you are having a great "Special Day"! I'm looking forward to seeing you at our Class of 60 Reunion in October! Thanks again for your pod notes you have been sending to us!

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Apr 29, 2022 at 10:52 AM

Happy Birthday Sara! I hope you will have a great “Special Day”! Thanks for your service on the Class of 60 Reunion Committee! Let’s hope we can finally have our 60th in 22!

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Apr 29, 2022 at 10:48 AM

Happy Birthday Sara! I hope you will have a great “Special Day”!

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Apr 28, 2022 at 11:50 AM

Happy Birthday Johnny! I hope you’re having a great day! I hope we’ll see you at our class reunion in October!

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Apr 27, 2022 at 1:03 PM

Happy Birthday Richard! I hope you are having a great "Special Day"! I hope to see you at our October Reunion!

Apr 27, 2022 at 1:01 PM

Happy Birthday Hope! I hope you will have a great, happy "Special Day"!!

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Apr 20, 2022 at 4:24 PM

Happy Birthday Sue! I hope you're having a great "Special Day"! I also hope you're planning to be at our next Class of 60 Reunion on October 6 & 7, 2022.

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Happy Valentine's Day! February 2009
Jim & Jan
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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
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!




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