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April 25, 2019

Gabriella (Gay) Hansell Hulsey Lynn

Our classmate Gay Hulsey Lynn passed away on April 24, 2019 after an extended illness. We will miss you Gay.

She was predeceased by her parents, Carl Duncan Hulsey and Mary Culp Hulsey and her beloved son, George Gambrill Lynn, junior. Gay is survived by her daughter, Hansell Lynn Boehme and her husband, Robert and their children Henry Sharpe, Charles Hulsey and Holman Gambrill Boehme and her longtime companion Morley Alexander, all of Birmingham. She is also survived by her brother, William Cary Hulsey and his wife Millie of Birmingham and her sister, Carla Hulsey Simmons of Jasper. She was the aunt of Carl Duncan Hulsey II, Marilyn Hulsey Dixon, Mary Simmons Evans and Lee Douglass Simmons Christoferson.

Gay graduated from Shades Valley High School where she was a member of Theta Kappa Delta sorority in which she made many lifelong friends. She then graduated from The International Fine Arts College in Miami, Florida and attended The New School in New York City.

She was a past member of The Junior League of Birmingham and a longtime member of Time Step Studio. She was a member of the Mountain Brook Club. Gay had many friends and especially loved traveling and laughing with the DBDBB's. She was a longtime member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church where her parents were charter members.

A graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery on Saturday, April 27 2019 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Red Mountain Garden Club Memorial Garden at The Birmingham Museum of Art (c/o RMGC Assistant Treasurer, 237 Richmar Drive, Birmingham, AL 35213) or to a charity of your choice.

Read the complete online obituary and guestbook here.

70th Birthday Bash Photos

We've posted the photos from our August 5, 2017 event to the website.  See all the photos at

50th Reunion Slideshow and Photos
The 50th Reunion Slideshow is posted on our website here for all to view. I hope you will enjoy revisiting the reunion.
If anyone has any photos that are not posted please send them to
If you want a large high resolution group picture or CD of the photos that the photographer took, I have several at my house. Contact me at and I will send it to you. The group photo is $20, the CD is $20 or both together are $35.  OR, you can visit the photographer's website at to order any of the pictures (all or individuals).

I am still collecting photos from the Reunion Weekend from other classmates and would like to have yours too, so please send them via email to me and I will put them in a slideshow on the website.

Let me know if you would like to get together before the next reunion. Contact me at  to let me know your thoughts and ideas.

UNTIL THEN . . . take care, my Shades Valley friends!

Mae Bayliss Coshatt
Thank You Reunion Committee Members!

JuJu Miller Beale
Harold Ceitlin
Debby Davis Denson
Lin Griffin Halbrooks
Mike Jared
Sharon Pardue
Kay Padgett Ray
Janet Goldstein Reagan
Johnny Robinson
Carol Lee Slaughter
Linda Trotter Swalley
Phil Teninbaum

Class of 1965 Announcements

50th Edition of 1965 Tower
If you were unable to attend the reunion, please open the Reservation Form because there is a place where you can order a copy of the 50th Edition of the 1965 Tower memory book.
There is also a place where you can make a small donation to keep the website open for the coming years.  Any amount you would like to donate will be greatly appreciated. Just add it to your check. Our website gives us a place to view the pictures from all of our reunions as well as to read class news and announcement.
We want to add a website picture gallery of families and friends through the years, not just at reunion time. It will be a great way to keep up with our Shades Valley “family”.
If you did not fill out your Bio Form on the website, please do so. Even though the memory book has been printed, we want to include bio and contact information updates to our password protected Classmates Only Section on the website. See below.

Updates to Classmates Only Page

We've added a PDF version of The 1965 Tower Yearbook to the website in a Password Protected section, along with the 1965 Tower 50th Reunion Edition memory book and recent bio/contact updates after publication.  Go to this page to sign in as follows:

Website Updates

Our website includes pages for News, post Reunion Information, Updating Your Classmate Directory & Bio Listing, Classmates - Lost & Found, and In Memoriam, just to name a few.  New information is added on a regular basis.  Visit today!

Missing Classmates
We have contacted as many of our classmates as possible but some are still “missing”.  We need you to help us find email addresses and contact information for Missing Classmates listed at  If you know how to contact any of the missing classmates, send data to .

Comments & Feedback
Let us know how we're doing. Send your comments, suggestions and photos to the Reunion Committee in care of Mae Bayliss Coshatt at  or call 205.967.9491. 

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