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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Nov 25, 2021 at 11:34 AM

Happy Birthday Jerry! Hope you have a great “Special Day”!

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Nov 24, 2021 at 11:14 AM

Happy Birthday big guy! I hope you are having a great "Special Day"! Hopefully we will be able to get together again for our Class of 60 Reunion soon!

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Happy Birthday Marilyn! I hope you have had an enjoyable “Special Day”!

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Carol, I'm sorry that I missed the notice of your loss of your husband Ken. I know this has been a difficult time for you! I wish you peace, comfort and beautiful thoughts of the many years you had together. I hope that we will be able to have our Reunion this next year and will look forward to having some time to talk with you. P.S. I lived in Fayetteville from 1967 to 1970.

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Posted on: Nov 14, 2021 at 6:15 PM

Happy Birthday Judy. I hope you’ve had a great “Special Day”! Thanks for being a great friend for so long. I was just thinking about the days when we’d gather in your garage on Jackson Road and play spin the bottle, 5 minute date, etc. Ha!

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Happy Birthday Cary! I hope you’ve had a great “Special Day”! I hope we’ll be able to have our long awaited Class of 60 Reunion soon!

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Happy Birthday Dickie! I hope you’ve had a great “Special Day”!

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Happy Birthday Pat! I hope you are having a fun, happy "Special day"!

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Happy Birthday Jim! I hope you’re having a fun “Special Day “!

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Happy Birthday Jeannie! I hope you’re having a great fun day on your “Special Day” ! Best wishes for good health and happiness!

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Happy Birthday Sara! I hope you will have a fun day on your “Special Day”!

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Oct 30, 2021 at 1:24 PM

Doll, we're going to miss you! As I look at your profile picture I see your wonderful smile that you always had! Thanks for being a good friend throughout our short three years at AHS! We will miss you!

To the remainder of our AHS classmates from me and the other Reunion Committee members:  

We have gone through an unprecedented Covid illness never before known by any of us. We have delayed our 60th class reunion planned for early 2020 four times already and are still not totally "out of the woods"! During this delay we have lost far too many classmates, with Doll being the latest.

Let's all commit to get the word out to other classmates that we need to join together again whenever we're able to commit to a definite date and be sure that we enjoy each others presence! I believe that Doll and the others who have passed away would say "I wish I could be with my classmates"! We had a relatively few classmates signing up this past September. We need to spread the word that the AHS Class of 1960 is going to have a wonderful meeting in 2022. As a member of the Committee, we'll assure you that we will do our best to make your attendance well worth your time!. Let's "Roll Greenwave, Roll"! in 2022!

Jim Mauney, AHS Class of 1960. 

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Happy Birthday Scotty! I hope you will have a great, fun "Special Day"! Hope all is well with you!

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Oct 28, 2021 at 10:56 AM

Happy Birthday Doug! I hope you are having a great fun "Special Day"!

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

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Posted on: Oct 23, 2021 at 6:10 PM

Henry, it was a pleasure to visit with you yesterday! You looked great and have improved significantly since I last saw you in the rehab facility! You’ve been a great friend to me and my family for a long time. Best wishes to you and your bride for your continued progress. ??

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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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