Alice Amanda McLain was born on 21 September, 1915. She was the daughter of Parker Berry McClain and Omie Ann Scott. Alice married William Patrick Cartlidge on 3 September, 1938. She and William lived their lives in Malakoff, where Alice taught school. They were faithful members of the Baptist Church in Malakoff and Alice was very involved in the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served was a Worthy Matron.
Like Anne Pope Gilreath, Alice Cartlidge taught several generations of students in the Malakoff public schools. She was an inspiration to many of her students, including me, and like Miss Annie Pope, served as an example for many of us who became teachers.
Her faithfulness to and love of the teaching profession was perhaps best summarized in the dedication to the 1971 MHS Tiger annual.
In the past, the pages of the TIGER have been filled with recognition of many outstanding people. The staff feels that it is time to honor someone who has worked tirelessly and with no acclaim in organizing and sponsoring our yearbook.
It is with grateful appreciation for your devotion to the annual, to Malakoff High School, and to the teaching profession that we dedicate the 1971 edition of the TIGER to you, Mrs. Cartlidge.
Alice Cartlidge died on 26 July, 1989 and is buried beside her husband in the Malakoff City Cemetery.
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