Larry Grace, Sarita Gerbig, Evelyn Parrault, Paul Dramer, Gary Jones, Patsy Ball, Mack EdmonsonThe intent of this site is that it be used as a tool for former employees of Teletype/AT&T/Lucent/IBM/Avaya and Celestica at the I30 @ Scott Hamilton plant to keep in touch with each other.  The plant finally closed in 2006, but the friendships continue.  Please send a link to this site to all your former workmates so all can stay in touch.

 If you are Paul Clampit and Gregg Bessa former employee or have some news about a former employee, please enter the information you want to be put in your “blog entry” in the comment boxes below and click the “submit comment” button. Let us in on how things Gary Newcomb 1990are going with you, your family, work, retirement, both the good and the bad.    We will then review your comment and post it to the Blogs page, usually within 24 hours. We will also add  your email address to our master list which will be distributed to all in the TTYLR group, unless you indicate for us not to do so.

Click on the Blogs tab above to read the posts that we have received so far. You may comment on other posts, and check your posts often to see if anyone has made a comment on them. The Photos tab has a collection of photos submitted by viewers.  Use the Announcements tab to post announcements of interest to the group.  The In Memory tab lists those co-workers who have passed away over the years. On the History tab you will find historical documents and comments submitted about employment, projects, funny stories, milestones etc. 

If you have any photos you want included, you can email them to ttylremps@gmail.com and we will post them for you.  Please include the names of the people in the photos if you know them.  When browsing pictures on this site, you will see the identifier label on most photos if you hold the pointer over the photo.

So what are you waiting for?  Respond below with your update now!

 Gordon Harrison – Administrator


  1. I noticed in the paper today that Betty Isbell McMillian passed away January
    4, 2013. Visitation is Monday, January 7,2013 at the Little Rock Funeral home. Burial is Jan 8,2013. Website: http://www.littlerockfuneralhome.com

  2. Look like a great way to stay in touch hope all are doing well.

  3. I still miss getting those little kiddie valentines signed by “ygm”

    Young Gary Mount, you have no idea how many lives you brightened just by being a part of it. I miss you; we all miss you.

    • Terri – yes, I agree. I miss getting those cards each Valentine’s from Gary. “YGM”. I also miss him saying – You are so young and beautiful….

    • I too remember my “ygm” valentines. In honor of that, I make sure every person in my office gets a valentine on February 14th.

  4. My grandmother, Edith Wilson, worked at Teletype in the ’60s and ’70s and retired around 1980. She passed away last Wednesday. Here is a link to her obituary.


    There are also a few photos posted there. She loved her job, her coworkers, and keeping up with them through the Pioneers.

  5. Can’t believe i stumbled on this website. I worked at Teletype from i think 1974 to 1986. My name is Elaine Bright, also went by Elaine Renda. I have to say out of all the jobs i had, this was the best, maybe not best paying, but the best. I loved all the people i worked with and all the bosses i had. I made so many wonderful friends there. I left there and went to work at post office distribution plant, i retired from there 3 years ago. I so ached to be back at Teletype. I missed so being with the wonder, giving people of Teletype. When i left Teletype and went to post office, i realized how wonderful the management was and well the plant was run. I am so glad i found this site.!

  6. Hi, Mike – I worked for Bob cauley for a while, and would like to geet him, after all these years. Please send me his e-mail or other contact info, or send him mine. Thanks! Larry Schearex-WECo ERC (Princeton/Hopewell) and TTY R&D (Skokie)Larry Schear@hotmaIl.com Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 02:21:17 +0000 To: larry.schear@hotmail.com

  7. I wanted to let everyone know that Evelyn Allen Spohnholz’s daughter, Crystal, lost her battle to cancer this week. Crystal was 51 years old and leaves behind her husband and 3 sons. Of course she leaves behind her Mom, Evelyn. Arrangements have not been made at this time but please keep Evelyn Allen Spohnholz in your thoughts and prayers.

    Bobbie Hays Reese

  8. I sure enjoy looking at pictures, reading comments and remembering “the good old days”. I just want to wish every one a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year.

  9. I just found this web site. I worked in Teletype’s Skokie R&D facility back in 1978 – 1983, then transferred to Bell Labs. Retired from Bell Labs in 2001.

    Best wishes to my former coworkers.

  10. Carl Nail forwarded me a list of our deceased co-workers. I was very fond and considered many of them as true friends

    Although it saddens me deeply, i can remember many wonderful times over the years

  11. This is Don Bradshaw, just found out about this website from Gordon Burr. Just wanted to let folks know I’m retired and living in Bentonville, AR. Enjoyed reading the comments.

  12. I am trying to reach Karen C. Stratton who may have sent me genealogy information about the Goodlett/Stratton family some years ago.

    • Fine & Interesting Times at TTY R&D in Skokie ’76 – ’80. would like to re-contact Stu Garland, John Peterson, Terry Jacobson, Don Carlson, Bill Lill, Dennis Dziezawski, Steve Shakal, Rob Schwab, Andy Dong, Lou Costello, Bob Piorunski, and Gene Koeppe, if stll possible. Thanks!

      Larry Schear

  13. Hello to all my former friends in Little Rock. I now live in Wilmington NC with my wife Carol.

    • hey frank…just wanted to say hello…i retired from att network provisioning in july of 2014 in alpharetta ga,moved back to lr.bryant in july of 2015 to br close to grand kids.hope ur retirement has been nice…..

  14. My father, WILLIE LEE TOOMBS, worked at Teletype for quite some time. He was recently diagnosed with lung cancer Jan 2019 and is now lives in Dallas TX where he is in an assisted living resident.

    • Angela, thank you for letting the group know. I’m sorry the news is not better. Please give Willie my regards. I remember him well from our days in the machine shop. He always had a smile for everyone he met.

  15. Started working June 1973 till 1977 at Little Rock plant. My aunt Ann Ryals retired from there. She passed away last year about this time.

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