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Pamela M. Metcalf (Highsmith)

Pamela M. Metcalf (Highsmith)

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01/17/12 12:59 PM #1    

Steve C. Blake

             I remember Pam at Wiley School. I had a crush on her during my 4th, 5th and part of 6th grade. So did several other boys at that time. She was pretty and very smart. She was my first date at the monthly school dances we had at Wiley. The last time a saw Pam was at our 20th reunion at "Saw Tooth". She was standing next to me in the group photo. Too good a person to pass this early.

Steve Blake

04/03/12 12:08 AM #2    

Danny T. Ferguson

My memories of Pam are mostly from Wiley School.  She was always very nice, very polite and somewhat quiet. She was very smart and seemed to excel at whatever she tried.  I always had the greatest respect for her and believed she would grow up to be someone of great importance.  It sounds like she did just that. 

This is a summary of the obituary for Pamela Metcalf Highsmith. 

Pam, age 66, passed away on January 15, 2011.  Her funeral was held on January 19th, 2011 at West Market Street United Methodist Church, and she was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Pam grew up in Winston-Salem, but was a native of Oklahoma and the daughter of the late Hugh and Volita Patrick Metcalf.  The family lived in New York City and New Jersey before moving to Winston-Salem.  While attending Wake Forest University, she met her husband to be, Jerry M. Highsmith.  They were married March 6, 1965.  She worked as a legal secretary and assistant office manager at Smith, Moore, Smith, Schell, and Hunter Law firm for  the first 14 years they were married. She was a member of West Market Street United Methodist Church, the Junior League and she volunteered at assisted living centers.  Pam was a rock for her parents in their last days.  She loved reading, needlework and sewing, as well as traveling with Jerry.  Her support of Jerry in his career was immeasurable.  Among her survivors are her husband, Jerry; her brother, David Metcalf and his wife, Gayle, of Decatur; nephew, Spencer Metcalf of Destin, Fla.; mother in law, Louise Highsmith of Winston Salem, N.C.; brother in law, Stuart Highsmith and many others.

08/07/12 07:20 PM #3    

Pam Bain (Davis)

I am looking through the names and then viewing the pictures of those we have lost from our class of 1966 at Reynolds. When I see this beautiful photograph of Pam, I can't help but think of that shy, young girl in my sophomore English class who was asked to read her composition on some creative topic that she had chosen. Since hers was one of the best in the class, she was asked to demonstrate how a composition should be written. She timidly began, but as she continued, the whole class was enthralled by not only her content and amazing talent, but also her emotion that seemed to come from her soul. Since I was an English major, I was totally blown away by her ability to write. I certainly hope that she continued to write and left many things for us to read...Does anyone know? I am sorry that she will not be with us in September.
Pam Bain Davis

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