Vaiden’s Lost Classmates

And Teachers

Have you lost contact with one or more of your classmates or teachers?


This list updated: Saturday, August 27, 2022


Ann and Mike Busam – Ann would have graduated in 1972 and Mike would have graduated in 1968. The Vaiden Bulldogs Annual list 2 variants for their name: Busam and Busom.  BUSAM is correct.


FOUND in 2021 !!!  Ann is now Ann Middleton and lives in North Carolina.  Mike is deceased (1997) and is buried in Michigan.


 Ann Busam – 3rd Grade – 1963                         Mike Busam – 7th Grade - 1963


 Ann Busam – 4th Grade – 1964                             Mike Busam – 8th Grade – 1964


 Ann Busam – 5th Grade – 1965                            Mike Busam – 9th Grade – 1965


 Ann Busam – 6th Grade – 1966                                     Mike Busam – 10th Grade – 1966


 Ann Busam – 7th Grade – 1967                                Mike Busam – 11th Grade - 1967



Sherry Chisholm – Sherry would have graduated in 1972. She had a brother named Dale. They possibly lived on the south side of Highway 35 in Vaiden between Highway 51 and what was later known as Shongalo Village.


 Sherry Chisholm – 3rd Grade – 1963


 Sherry Chisholm – 4th Grade – 1964


Mr. Bob Esterline – Band Director at Vaiden in the 1964-1965, 1965-1966 and 1966-1967 school years. Graduated from Delta State University (Cleveland, MS) and possibly left Mississippi to teach elsewhere.


 Bob Esterline – same Annual photo for each of the 3 school years that he taught at Vaiden


Mr. Charles McBride - Taught 9th Grade English and 8th Grade Spelling at Vaiden in the 1968-1969 and 1969-1970 school year. Had a glass eye. From the Durant, MS area.


FOUND !!!  Mr. McBride is a preacher in McAdams, Mississippi.


 Charles McBride



Alfred Laney – Possibly from the Greenwood, MS area. Taught Math and Science during the 1969-1970 school year; possibly longer.


 Alfred Laney


W.B. Oswalt – Band Director during the 1967-1968 school year. This was the last year that Vaiden had an organized band. It is not known where Mr. Oswalt came from before Vaiden, or went to after leaving Vaiden.






If you know the whereabouts of anyone listed on this page, Please CONTACT ME. This page was created only to find those that we have lost touch with over the years. No other purpose is intended nor should be construed.