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Cliffside Historical Society

About Us

The Cliffside Historical Society wants you!

The Cliffside Historical Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to collect and preserve the history, memories and lore of Cliffside, in the form of documents, articles, photographs and written or recorded memoirs. This Web site is a part of that effort.

We need members and contributors. The individual membership fee is only $10 per year ($15 per family)—and you can buy lifetime memberships. Cash donations beyond that will be most appreciated.

Members (called “Friends of Cliffside”) receive The Cliffside Chimes, newsletters filled with history and memories, news of the projects we're undertaking and the progress we're making, and previews of material coming soon on Remember Cliffside.

Members (called “Friends of Cliffside”) receive The Cliffside Chimes, newsletters filled with history and memories, news of the projects we're undertaking and the progress we're making, and previews of material coming soon on Remember Cliffside.

There are four such newsletters a year. Here is a sample of one of the issues in this PDF file. We hope you will check it out.

If you are not already a member, we need you—not only for your cash contributions, but to become involved in one or more of our projects. We need people to do research: to interview and record the stories of our older residents and former residents of Cliffside and nearby areas; to help search for facts, identify photos, create archives, etc. We also need people who like to write, who are curious, who like to get to the bottom of things. You don't have to live in or even near Cliffside to help.

Board Members

Officers of the Society are:
  • President: Phillip White
  • Vice-President: Wayne Smith
  • Treasurer: Reno Bailey
  • Secretary:

The Board of Directors:

  • Betty Bailey
  • Reno Bailey
  • Buzz Biggerstaff
  • Keith Harris
  • Clay Johnson
  • Robin Lattimore (ex officio)
  • Janet Matheny
  • Jim Ruppe
  • T. Wayne Smith
  • Terry Wallace
  • Phillip White

The Web Site and Cliffside Chimes:

Reno and Betty Bailey edit and maintain Using material from many sources, they update the site with stories and photos at the start of each month. And (nearly) every quarter they publish the Society's newsletter, the Cliffside Chimes, which is mailed or emailed to over 150 members and friends of the Society.


The photo is not of our board, nor even our officers. The young man at the upper right is Charles H. Haynes and the others are probably some of his friends at Guilford College, about 1895. (From the Hazel Haynes Bridges collection)



Current as of Aug. 23, 2014. Lifetime memberships are highlighted. If your name no longer appears here, your membership has lapsed. We urge you to renew. Just select the Application tab and print copies for applying.

Name Family Renew Date   Name Family Renew Date
Arnous, Hatem X 10/12/2014 Hunter, Joyce   Lifetime
Bailey, Don   Lifetime Huskey, JoAnn   7/22/15
Bailey, Reno & Betty X Lifetime Huskey, Maurice X 7/12/2015
Beach, David L   10/13/2014 Ingram, Bill   10/11/2014
Beason, Bill &Pamela X Lifetime Ingram, Gene   12/18/2015
Biggerstaff, Buzz & Beth X Lifetime Ingram, James   8/8/2014
Biggerstaff, Elizabeth   7/12/2015 Johnson, Murrell   7/12/2016
Biggerstaff, Virginia   Lifetime Jolley, Jerry F   Lifetime
Bridges, George   7/5/2014 Jolley, Jimmy   8/18/2015
Bridges, Jerry & Raye X 10/13/2014 Jolley, Sara   7/10/2015
Butler, Cathy Smart   Lifetime Jones, Bob & Betsey X Lifetime
Callahan, Helen   7/9/2015 Keeter, Darryl X 4/3/2015
Cantrell, Kenneth   Lifetime Kerr, Marilyn Moore   10/13/2014
Cargill, Anne C   Lifetime Kokoska, Jane H   Lifetime
Cargill, Paula C   Lifetime Landreth, Horton & Jerene X Lifetime
Carpenter, Ed & Betty Jo X Lifetime Lawrence, Marcus S   Lifetime
Carroll, Stephen & Lyn X Lifetime Lipscomb, Eugene   Lifetime
Cauble, Jim   Lifetime Loeber, Greta H   Lifetime
Clement, Suzanne T   8/14/2015 Macon, Emily   10/12/2014
Cole, Jeanne Wall   10/20/2014 Mashburn, Jane   Lifetime
Condrey, Billie L & Carolyn X 7/1/2015 Masters, William   10/25/2014
Condrey, John W   7/10/2015 Matheny, Gene   Lifetime
Condrey, Ron   10/12/2014 Matheny, Janet   Lifetime
Condrey, Steve   4/8/2015 Mayse, Sarah Huss   10/5/2015
Crawley, Polly   10/11/2015 McCurry, M. K.   Lifetime
Cromer, Snook & Betty X 12/1/2014 McCurry, Warren   Lifetime
Crow, Bud & Jeri X Lifetime Miller, Hannah   1/9/2015
Culbreth, Ann Beatty   Lifetime Moore, Mary F.   10/13/2014
Darby, Daryl X Lifetime Nanney, Frank   Lifetime
Davidson, Jr., Gerard   Lifetime Needham, Edwin & Wanda X Lifetime
Davis, Sam   10/13/2014 Norville, Jerry & Valeria X Lifetime
Dedmon, Ruby S   10/13/2014 Norville, Naomi   12/1/2014
Dedmond, Marc   1/8/2015 Owens, Andrew   Lifetime
Dedmond, Roger   11/12/2014 Pace, Betty Raines   Lifetime
Della Mea, Carolyn   Lifetime Phelps, Sherry   10/13/2014
Delorme, Debra   Lifetime Price, James   Lifetime
Deyton, Catheryn X Lifetime Price, Vickie   07/16/15
Dillingham, Bobby   7/16/2015 Randall, Bertie Adair   7/12/2015
Dobbins, Edie   10/19/2014 Randall, Marcus   7/28/2015
Dobbins, Melvin & Kay X 7/10/2015 Reid, Ashley & Ginny X 1/31/2015
Dobbins, Robert C X 7/10/2015 Robinson, Donald   10/12/2014
Dothard, Rose   8/1/2015 Robinson, Hazel   10/13/2014
Drum, Amy Bridges   Lifetime Robinson, Michael L   10/16/2014
Earls, Elizabeth   10/13/2014 Ruppe, James H   10/11/2016
Epperson, Sara   7/28/2015 Scruggs, Dean & Rebecca X Lifetime
Eskew, Jane L   Lifetime Scruggs, Ed   Lifetime
Evans, Geraldine   2/10/2016 Sisk, Dean   Lifetime
Frye, Sue   Lifetime Smith, T Wayne   10/13/2014
Garrett, Pam Campbell   3/18/2014 Sparks, Toby   Lifetime
Goforth, Kim   7/9/2015 Speaks, Joan Wilson   Lifetime
Goode, Elizabeth A   10/13/2014 Stafford, Pete   Lifetime
Goode, Eloise   7/10/2015 Stancil, Shirley   Lifetime
Grayson, Elizabeth   10/12/2014 Stockton, Joe   4/1/2014
Hadden, Jim & Peggy X 4/6/2014 Stockton, Martha H   10/12/2014
Hames, Ann Hammett   10/22/2014 Stroud, William   Lifetime
Hamrick, Ed   Lifetime Summey, Rodney   7/8/2015
Hamrick, Garland D.   7/14/2015 Swing, Marc & Janice X Lifetime
Hamrick, Nellie Jo   10/13/2014 Talbert, John Berry Jr. X Lifetime
Hardin, Kate   1/5/2016 Talbert, Robin   Lifetime
Harmon, Alfred F   11/17/2014 Taylor, David   10/26/2014
Harmon, Mike   Lifetime Thompson, Shirley C   10/23/2014
Harmon, Patsy Jolley   7/14/2015 Tinkler, James   Lifetime
Harris, Janna Dea   Lifetime Tinkler, John Bruce   Lifetime
Harris, Lynda Cauble   10/21/2014 Turner, Mavis   Lifetime
Haynes Jr, Grover & June X Lifetime VanOrsdel, Jim   08/10/2015
Haynes, George E   Lifetime Wampler, Diane H   10/9/2015
Haynes, Jim & Juanita X Lifetime Waters, Carolyn G   10/9/2014
Herndon, Darrell   7/2/2015 Watkins, Joe   Lifetime
Hill, Deborah T   10/22/2014 Webb, James D X 08/07/2015
Hill, William B   Lifetime West, Kenneth N   10/18/2014
Hines, Terry   Lifetime White, Don L   1/4/2015
Holman, Belvin T   Lifetime White, Phillip   Lifetime
Honeycutt, Ben L   Lifetime Willis III, Bud   Lifetime
Honeycutt, Carmel   Lifetime Willis, Patsy   Lifetime
Honeycutt, Don   10/12/2014 Wilson, Daisy   Lifetime
Houser, Frances M   10/9/2014 Winn, Jane   7/24/2015
Houser, Wayne & Peggy X Lifetime Winn, R D   Lifetime
Humphries, Ben   10/12/2015 Wirtanen, Virginia   08/08/2015
Humphries, Charles   7/9/2015   Womack, Deborah   7/10/2015
Humphries, Steve X 10/5/2015   Wortman, Dan   10/21/2014
Hunt, Jack   Lifetime        

Website Sponsors

a Monthly sponsorship is only $25. Please become a sponsor for one or more months. You will be "given" the next open month(s), or any month you request, if available. Just click the Application tab. Linked sponsorships are done in memory of others.

  2011 2012 2013 2014
January Phillip White Bill Beason Jane Mashburn Linda Webster Poteat
February Sam Davis Bill Beason Joan Speaks Carolyn Della Mea
March William Wallace Bill Beason Virginia Biggerstaff William Wallace
April Gerard Davidson Bill Beason Geraldine Evans CHS Class of 1956
May Carolyn Waters Bill Beason Geraldine Evans CHS Class of 1956
June Cliffside Mills, LLC Bill Beason Geraldine Evans CHS Class of 1956
July Carolyn Waters Bill Beason Geraldine Evans CHS Class of 1956
August William Wallace Bill Beason William Wallace CHS Class of 1956
September Phillip White Bill Beason William Wallace Elizabeth Scruggs Grayson
October William Wallace Bill Beason Dean & Becky Scruggs William Wallace
November William Wallace Bill Beason Marilyn Kerr William Wallace
December William Wallace Bill Beason Marilyn Kerr William Wallace

  2015 2016 2017 2018
January William Wallace Helen B Miller Daryl Darby Grover Haynes, Jr.
February William Wallace Marilyn Kerr Daryl Darby Grover Haynes, Jr.
March S.L. Hamrick Horton Landreth A. Myles Haynes Grover Haynes, Jr.
April Virginia Wirtanen Jack Wallace A. Myles Haynes Grover Haynes, Jr.
May Andrew Owens Jack Wallace A. Myles Haynes Grover Haynes, Jr.
June Wayne & Peggy Houser Jack Wallace A. Myles Haynes Grover Haynes, Jr.
July Wayne & Peggy Houser Bill Ingram John W. Condrey Grover Haynes, Jr.
August Wayne & Peggy Houser Jim VanOrsdel Virginia Wirtanen John Condrey
September Jack & Ruby Hunt Robin Talbert Virginia Wirtanen  
October Jack & Ruby Hunt Anne & Paula Cargill Marilyn Kerr  
November Jack & Ruby Hunt Edward Haynes Adams Marilyn Kerr Donald L Womick
December Jack & Ruby Hunt John Berry Talbert, Jr. Grover Haynes, Jr.  



This is a list of the 248 readers who, prior to our establishing the Historical Society, supported this Web site in the form of cash contributions, submitted stories and/or photographs, praise, advice, corrections or good wishes. Your continuing support makes Remember Cliffside possible. Click the Application tab.

Abernathy, Pat Humphries Hamrick, Max & Pat Miller, Barbara
Aldrich, John Lindsey Hamrick, Nellie Jo Scruggs Miller, Hannah
Alley, Chad Hamrick, Phillip E. Miller, Harriet Tarleton
Atkinson, Mack Hanson, Mike Miller, Joe
Bagwell, Hazel Hardin, Madeline Scruggs Miller, Ralph
Bailey, Benjamin W. Harris, Hylan Mintz, Molly
Bailey, Betty Shellem Harris, James Mintz, Sandra
Bailey, Brendan Harris, Joan Moore, Butch
Bailey, Don Harris, Keith Moore, Peggy
Bailey, Gaynell Owens Hawkins, Bob Moss, Buzzy
Bailey, Ruby Fraser Hawkins, Sam Nanney, B. Powell
Baker, Mary Adair Haynes, Grover C. Jr. Nanney, Frank
Bedford, Debbie Haynes, Jim Nanney, Ray
Biggerstaff, Buzzy Haynes, Myles, Jr. Neal, Leon
Biggerstaff, Colleen Head, Flo Nell Needham, Edwin
Biggerstaff, Jack Hefner, Robert Newton, Carolyn Watkins
Biggerstaff, Virginia Padgett Hendrick, Mack & Avis Norville, Jerry
Bostic, Yates Higgenson, Dave O'Sullivan, Nancie
Brackett, Becky Condrey Higginson, Dave Owensby, Earl
Bridges, Hazel Haynes Hill, Bill Padgett, John & Bernice
Bridges, Suzy Hill, Debbie Thomas Parris, Ruby
Butler, Betty Whitaker Hill, Sam Peterson, Randy
Camp, Tom Hines, Bonnie Mintz Phillips, Johnny
Campbell, Henry Hines, Terry Powell, Ron
Cantrell, Daphene Ledford Holland, Jill Price, John & Louise Wall
Cargill, Anne Holland, Jim Price, Vickie
Cauble, James Hollifield, Betty McCombs Quarles, Bobbie
Champion, Richard Honeycutt, Ben Raines, James
Chandler, Dena Watkins Houser, Evelyn Hollifield Randall, Mike
CHS Class of '56 Houser, Frances McMurray Reid, Ashley & Ginny Ann
Clardy, Harold Houser, Peggy Robinson, Ruby Scruggs
Clement, Suzanne Thompson Houser, Terry Rumsley, Lynn
Cobb, David Howell, Ron Ruppe, Jim
Cobb, Steve Hoyle, Dan Sammons, Shelby
Condon-Silliphant, Victoria Humphries, Ben Scancarelli, Jim
Condrey, Ron Humphries, Charles & Ramona Scott, William
Connor, Donna Humphries, Lula Goode Scruggs, Becky Callahan
Connor, Jeri Padgett Humphries, Max Scruggs, Ed
Crow, Judson O. & Jeri Hunt, Gary Scruggs, June
Culbreth, Ann Beatty Hunt, Jack Scruggs, K.D.
Dalton, Al Hunter, Joyce Atkinson Scruggs, Mary
Dalton, Walter Huskey, JoAnn Atkinson Searcy, Maude
Daves, Rebecca Allen Huskey, Mrs. Damon Sementilli, Kristina
Davis, Anita Price Ingram, Bill Shuford, Gene
Davis, Joey Ingram, Gene Shull, Rush III
Davis, Lillian Ingram, Harry Silver, Robert & BJ
Davis, Sam Ingram, Jim Simmons, Bob
Dedmond , Roger Ingram, Laverne Simmons, John
Dennis, Jeanne Jackson, Dot Slocumb, Wayne & Diane
Deviney, Charles Johnson, Marie Waters Smith, Juanita Davis
Dothard, Patsy Ingram Jolley, Chris Sparks, Jim & Tommie
Dula, Michael Jolley, Jerry Splawn, Frank
Earls, Thomas Jolley, Leonard Stacey, Ray & Teresa
Ellis, Dr. Ed Jones, Barry Stancil, Shirley Ruppe
Epperson, Sara Scruggs Jones, Bob & Betsy Steele, Ben & Loree
Eskew, Jane Lawrence Jones, Herman Strahl, Joe
Evans, Geraldine Kavadellas, Janet Matheny Stricker, Bill
First, Fred Kendrick, Jerry Swing, Mark & Janice
Fisher, Mike Kerr, Marilyn Moore Talbert, Robin
Fisher, John & Beth Landreth, Horton Tate, Jennifer Hawkins
Flint, Cathy Lauterer, Jock Teasley, Kenneth
Floyd, W. D. Lovelace, Dirk Thompson, Shirley Crawford
Frye, Sue Brooks Lowery, Dot Beason Toney, Sheila
Gamble, Vera Lowery, Kay Turner, Betty Nance
Garrett, Pam Campbell Luckadoo, Michelle Walker, James M.
Gillis, Doug Luckadoo, Hubert & Theresa Wallace, Jack
Gold, Joe Lyles, Betty Haynes Wallace, Nancy Brown
Goode, Bill Marsh, Dan & Sheila Wallace, Roland
Goode, Johnny Manship, Sara Wallace, William
Gosey, Cindy Martin, Ruby Earls Waters, Carolyn
Greene, Debbie Mashburn, Myrtle Watkins, R.G.
Greene, Donald Mason, Judy Dedmond Weathers, Buddy
Greene, Jackie West Mauney, Richard Webb, James D.
Greene, Marshall Mayse, Sarah Huss West, Kenneth
Greene, Maxann McBrayer, Jane White, Phillip
Greene, Norma McCraw, Mary Edna Wilkins, Jeff & Sylvia
Hadden, Peggy Blanton McCraw, Trey & Rebecca Williams, Cynthia Champion
Hames, Debbie McDaniel, David Williams, J.B.
Hames, Dennis Wayne McDaniel, Larry Wilson, Donna
Hames, Mark McDaniel, Marvin Winn, Jane
Hamrick, Caroline McHugh, Joe Wolfe, Frances
Hamrick, Guy & Helen Meade, Gene Wortman, Danny
Hamrick, Jane Robinson Mikulee, David  



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Eugene 'Cheetah' Lipscomb

Tribute to Eugene Libscomb - A plaque presented to "Cheetah," as he's called, at the Society's Gathering on October 9, 2009. You may have read the story of this presentation on the front page of the Courier on November 29; here's the full transcript.

Harley C. Beatty

Memories of H. C. Beatty - Also at the Gathering, Mr. Beatty's daughters, Ann and Brenda, and others remember him and Mrs. Beatty as parents and as principal and teacher at Cliffside School. Read their remarks here.






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