Pemberton High School

Pemberton High School


It’s with sincere sympathy that we inform you that Beverly Fullalove, class of 1965 passed. Her funeral is Sunday, January 3, 11 am Pierce’s Heights funeral home in Houston. Please keep her family lifted in your prayers.
The PHS Class of 70--last graduating class--celebrates its 50 year anniversary this summer. Wow, 50 years!!! We're asking previous classes of Central/Pemberton to be a part of this celebration. You might have a sibling, other family, friends who haven't reached out to you yet, but would appreciate you purchasing an ad for our Souvenir Booklet. Why don't you reach out to him/her and say how excited you are about contributing. You can be a PATRON of our class at $20; 1/8 page @ $25; 1/4 page @ $45; 1/2 page @ $60; and full page @ $100. Thanks in advance
It is with sad hearts that the family of Mary Ann Pettis Johnson inform you of her passing on January 11, 2020 in Baton Rouge, LA. The funeral service will be held on January 25 in Baton Rouge. Please the link below:

Thanks in advance for your prayers and condolences.

The Johnson Family.
Hello all! my mom is a fellow alum of Pemberton. I want to make her a commerative tumbler for christmas with her graduating year and the year the high school opened, but i'm having trouble finding the year the school officially opened. can anyone out there help me? Thanks in advance!
Pemberton High School cheerleader during the 1966-67 schoolyear...
Class of '70 needs help locating all classmates who entered Pemberton as Freshmen Fall 1966, joined our class as a result of transfer, and/or graduated Spring 1970. We're planning our 50 Year Class Anniversary/Reunion in 2020. Please share so that no one is left out of this awesome celebration. Email Verdell Marsh at [email protected] so that contact information can be gathered through "MonkeySurvey". Thanks, Panthers, for your help
Who is the contact person for the class of 68 50th class reunion in 2018? My uncle graduated in 68. He does not have access to social media. He needs to give the contact persons his name, phone # and address for future correspondence.
H. B. Pemberton Class of 1967 will celebrate it's 50th Class Reunion on July 7-9, 2017 in Marshall. Our Greet & Meet will be An All-White Affair that Friday night and our banquet with be that Saturday night at the Marshall Convention Center. We will worship together at Bethesda Baptist Church. There are other events scheduled for the class. Our theme is Remembering What Was . . . Celebrating What Is!

This page is dedicated to all those who attended H. B. Pemberton High School in Marshall, TX. Catch up with and keep in touch with former classmates here!

Operating as usual

[07/12/21]   School's out and people are traveling like crazy. Are you ready to travel yet? Mask or no mask?

[07/04/21]   Happy Independence Day!

[06/25/21]   What are your plans for July 4th?
Any reunions coming up?

[06/20/21]   Happy Juneteenth,
PHS Panthers!

[06/13/21]   It's summer! What are your plans?

William Porter Tribute Slideshow 05/13/2021

William Porter Tribute Slideshow

It is with tremendous sadness that we report the passing of William Porter, a special human being. We offer condolences to his family, friends and classmates (Class of 1967). William passed away on May 5, 2021. Below is a tribute from his Alpha Phi Alpha brothers. He was well-respected and well-loved by them and others.

William Porter Tribute Slideshow

[04/20/21]   Hey, PHS Panthers!
Have you been vaccinated? Why did you? Or why won't you?

[03/07/21]   In need of some great music? Tune to KERA for an eclectic, delightful musical celebration 7-9 p.m., followed by Tina Turner One Last Time at 9 p.m.

[02/24/21]   The Class of 1967 has experienced yet another loss of a classmate. We received word that Patricia Mosley Curtis died. Patricia was an outstanding student who was one of the top 10 graduates of our class. She was a very quiet person whom classmates and teachers only had good things to say about her. We are praying for her family. May God comfort and strengthen her family during this difficult time.


The Class of 1967 mourns yet another loss of a classmate. Barbara Richardson Warren died from complications of COVID. This virus is robbing us of our best and brightest. Barbara was an educational coach in MISD who will be missed by her co-workers and students. We are praying for our classmate Venson, their children and family. May God strengthen and comfort them during this difficult time. 12/18/2020

Wiley becomes Community Center for Coding and Creativity | Wiley College

Big things going on across the street! Today, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Wiley College announced it will become a community center for Coding and Creativity as part of Apple's Community Education Initiative and…


It is with great sadness that H. B. Pemberton Class of 1967 learned of the death of our classmate and friend, Phyllis Black. Her death came as a shock to us and we mourn her loss. May God comfort and strengthen her family during this difficult time.

[11/23/20]   Seen in a recent post by Joyce Smith Grissom:

For those who attended Jerusalem Church in Marshall or went to Pemberton Jr High, please pray for our former music teacher, Mrs. Maxine Beasley in the transition of her husband, and our former pastor Rev.O.J. Beasley, Jr.


There have been many PHS graduates who have served in the armed forces. We express our enduring gratitude to them as we honor their selflessness and sacrifice. Please feel free to list their (your) names below.


VOTE... because they can't.

[11/02/20]   Hey, PHS Panthers!
Tomorrow is ELECTION DAY!
This is it!
Have you voted?


We know there are a lot of PHS graduates who became teachers. Are you still teaching? If so, are you (or someone you know) being forced back into the classroom for in-person teaching? Do you feel safe? Are you considering resigning over concern about COVID-19?

[10/09/20]   Message to our historian, Ms Glenda Clay. I just emailed you contact info for a gentleman who is recording history of Black schools. He has 1957 and 1960 yearbooks. Please check email.


The Dallas VegFest is an annual festival of health and well-being. The founder is Anga Sanders, H.B. Pemberton Class of 1966. See the video class list below.

Check out the virtual event at either of these links on Sunday, Sept. 27


Check out The Dallas VegFest tomorrow at,


Before there was this Black Panther, there was THIS one. PHS forever!

Rest in perfect peace, Chadwick Boseman! Wakanda forever!

[08/31/20]   "We sing to show our loyalty, dear high school..."

Stay safe, Panthers!

[08/22/20]   Are there any teachers on this page? How do you feel about returning to school in person?


Can you identify anyone? Are YOU in this picture?


Pemberton High School's cover photo

[08/03/20]   Hey, Fellow Panthers! Someone needs your help in locating Don Aaron, class of 71 or 72, probably Marshall High. Have him call Eddie Payne at 713-738-4078 regarding the death of someone he knows.

[07/26/20]   Have we lost any PHS grads to coronavirus?
Please be careful out there!


How many of you are using Zoom or other teleconferencing platforms for meetings? How do you feel about it? Do you do it for business only? For family meetings? Are you sick of it, think it's great, or both? 07/11/2020

Petition started in Marshall to remove confederate statue outside of courthouse

Hey, fellow PHS alumni! There is a petition to remove the Confederate statue from the Marshall courthouse. Please sign the petition (see the link) and forward to other classmates who are not on Facebook or don't know about this. President of Marshall Against Violence, Demetria McFarland, has begun a petition for the removal of the confederate statue that sits outside of the Harrison County Courthouse in downtown Marshall.

[07/10/20]   Everybody be careful out there. Wear your mask!

[06/22/20]   Happy Father's Day to all of the PHS grads who are dads!


Greetings to PHS Alumni!
Wishing you a respectful and healthy Memorial Day, as we remember those who gave their lives for freedom around the world. Pemberton High School lost some of the best and brightest to military service. From WWII to to Vietnam, PHS has lost students. Let us pause here to remember and post their names. If you had a classmate who made the ultimate sacrifice, please POST THEIR NAMES and class year, and share memories here.

[05/23/20]   Hey, Panthers! Have any of you recently obtained degrees/diplomas? Let us know so we can congratulate you!

[04/27/20]   We pray for the continued health and safety of our fellow Pemberton High School Panthers
around the world 04/11/2020

Kroger donates $10K to Wiley College Food Pantry

Thanks to Kroger for this! I didn't know Wiley had a food pantry. When students return to campus at Wiley College following the COVID-19 pandemic, their new food pantry that opened last month will have several more supplies stuffed in it, thanks to


Pemberton HS had so many great teachers. She was one of the best.

Vote now through February 24th at

Willie Jean Birmingham, a retired business teacher and entrepreneur, loves Marshall and advocates for the betterment of the city, in any capacity she can.
Throughout the years, she has served on numerous boards, including past president of the Harrison County Historical Museum board, member of Marshall’s Main Street board, and city activist on Marshall’s All American City team.
She does it all with a radiant smile.
Outside of her civic involvement, she’s been dedicated to her church, Galilee Baptist, where she has served as Sunday School Superintendent. She’s also been a faithful member of the local “Prayer Troopers.”
Ms. Birmingham has also given her time, talents and contributions through her membership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first Greek-letter black sorority, whose purpose is service to all mankind.
She has also been active with the New Town Neighborhood Association, which focuses on the preservation of one of Marshall’s historic black communities.
As an entrepreneur, she and her husband, Sam Birmingham, owned Birmingham’s Barbecue as well as Birmingham’s Department Store.
Ms Birmingham, who spent 36 years as an educator at Marshall ISD, was also actively involved in her husband’s city campaign. Following his retirement, she herself served 14 years on the city commission.
Because of her various philanthropic efforts and service to her community, Ms. Birmingham was the recipient of East Texas Baptist University’s Sam B. Hall Civic Service Award, in 2017. The award is given to a community member, who has made a difference.
Ms. Birmingham has definitely been the epitome of a servant leader, living a life of purpose to make a difference in the city she loves.
She’s adored by the numerous lives she has touched and has led by example.




Rosborough Springs Rd
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