Hendersonville High School Alumni Association
Sunday, May 20, 2018

2005 Inductees

James F. “Jim” Brinkley

A standout athlete at HHS (All State in football 2 Years). Participating in five sports, he attended The Citadel on a football scholarship before serving in the Air Force. Jim continued a business career in automotive service and management, and for 30+ years he has raced cars in several categories with outstanding records. He has continued a life interest in sports as a youth mentor.

Phillip E. Brintnall

Much respected and loved teacher and coach at HHS from 1965 for 30+ years. He taught biology and coached tennis, track, basketball and football. He succeeded Joe Hunt as head football coach upon Coach Hunt’s retirement. He reigned over a perennial football powerhouse until his departure in 1993.

Laura Ann Evans Corn
Although not a graduate of HHS, Laura has been one of the most avid fans and supporters for many years. She is married to an HHS graduate and her children attended HHS. She has been affectionately known as “Mama Bearcat” by hundreds of HHS students.

Abram Jones “Abe” Cox

An outstanding student and athlete for four years at HHS, Abe earned a BS in English from Duke University. This was followed by a doctorate from the Candler School of Theology at Emory. His life in the ministry of his church was highlighted not so much in the pulpit as by his work with the downtrodden, the drug addicted and the Blackfoot Tribe of American Indians in Heart Butte, Montana.

Raymond Robert “Bob” Freeman

Long-time owner/operator of Freeman’s News Stand. A dedicated supporter of HHS and civic activist, for many years he was known as “Mr. Republican.”

Ridley R. Kessler
Our initial second generation inductee, Ridley followed his mother into the field of Library Science and his accomplishments and contributions have been international in scope.
Clifton J. Shipman
A local businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Cliff has been in the forefront of business enterprises in Hendersonville since the mid ‘40s, with every endeavor successful. He has been an avid supporter of HHS as well as many other civic and community affairs.