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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Linda Wheeler (Hoffman)  5/6
•   Debbie Click (Smith)  4/19
•   Danny Wells  3/31
•   Steve Thomas  3/17
•   Beth Ball (Goforth)  3/13
•   Brian Salyer  3/7
•   Mike Slone  3/5
•   Sueann Maynard (Burns)  2/2
•   Kevin Rigsby  11/11
•   Kathy Medcalf (Jones)  9/29
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Dreama Felty (Wallace)  7/17
•   Rhonda Sutphin (Smith)  7/18
•   Jerry Henderson  7/22
•   Jan Baker (Conn)  7/24
•   Jim Prince  7/27
•   Debbie Adkins (Wooten)  8/1
•   Joyce Porter (Dishman)  8/3
•   Debbie Ball (Dove)  8/4
•   Sallie Blazer  8/4
•   Debbie Duff (Greenberg)  8/5
•   Ron Gillum  8/6
•   Vicki Adams (Lynch)  8/9
•   Steve Brooks  8/9
•   Tim Imes  8/9
•   Judy Strother (Flack)  8/9
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WHERE WE LIVE


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1 lives in Alabama
3 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
1 lives in Delaware
17 live in Florida
8 live in Georgia
3 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
1 lives in Kansas
224 live in Kentucky
2 live in Louisiana
1 lives in Maryland
2 live in Michigan
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
10 live in North Carolina
14 live in Ohio
3 live in South Carolina
3 live in Tennessee
8 live in Texas
6 live in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
5 live in West Virginia
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in Alberta
52 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 59.1%


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Paul G Blazer High School
Class Of 1975
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our sincere condolences to classmate Pam VanHorn on the death of her brother, James Allen VanHorn, who passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Services will be held at Steen Funeral home on Tuesday, July 16 at 1pm. Visitation will be held Monday, July 15 from 6pm-8pm. Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Pam in your thoughts.

We are sad to announce that we have just learned (via Rick Goddard) about the passing of our classmate, Steve Kovach on December 4th, 2018 in Fort Pierce Fl. He leaves behind his wife, classmate, Carol Cochran Kovach and 3 children.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Eddie Price on the death of his father, Herbert H. Yonts, Sr. on June 22, 2019. Graveside services were Wednesday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at Ashland Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home. Please keep Eddie and his family in your thoughts.

Our sincere condolences to classmate David Downs on the death of his father, James Paul Downs, Sr. on June 21, 2019. Online condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep David and his family in your thoughts.

 

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Susan Fleming on the death of her mother Evelyene "Evie" ” Marie Poulouin Fleming, 87, of Ashland, KY, on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Susan and her family in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate Debbie Barber Hostetter on being named North Carolina Perioperative Nurse of the year!!

Congratulations to classmate Luann Edward Serey on the birth of her granddaughter Rose Jeannine Serey. (Jeannine was Luann’s mom’s name).

Rose was born May 3rd, at 8:40 AM. and weighed 8lbs, 2oz. Her parents are Luann's son Joe and wife Julie Serey.

Our sympathies to the family of classmate Sheree Ratliff Lauer who passed away after a courageous battle of cancer on April 16, 2019. Memorial contributions are suggested to the UK Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose St, Lexington, Ky, 40504. Please keep Sherees’s family in your thoughts.

Our condolences to classmate Brian Powell on the death of his sister, Bonnie Powell Jarrell on April 8, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please keep Brian and his family in your thoughts.

Our condolences to classmate Mike Slone (and wife classmate Teresa Greene) on the death of his mother Lorraine Adkins Slone on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Mike and Teresa and their family in your thoughts.

Our condolences to classmate Mandy Cossett Barham (and her husband classmate David Barham) on the death of her mother Barbara Lee Cossett on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Condolences may be sent to: www.steenfuneralhome.com.      Please keep Mandy and David and their family in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate Cindy Daniels Bowers on the birth of her first grandchild Cooper Keith Bowers. He was born March 14, 2019, weighed 6.3 lbs and was 18 1/2 inches long. His parents are Cindy's son Bradley and wife Marisa. Grandma says ,"I love him sooooooo much!"

 

 

Congratulations to classmate James Ealey on the birth of his grandson Tevin Zane Alston. Born 3/11/19 at 12:22 pm to his daughter Sarah Rice and Curtis Alston in San Antonio, Texas.

       

 Congratulaions to classmate Jerry Adams on being named Elk of the Year at Ashland Kentucky Lodge No. 350. Jerry was awarded this honor by outgoing Exalted Ruler Sherry Suttles. 

Our condolences to classmate Jim Mann on the death of his mother, Robbye Diane Bracey Mann on March 5, 2019. Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Jim and his family in your thoughts.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of classmate Joe Bonham Cartwright III on Sunday, March 3 ,2019. Please keep Joe's family in your thoughts.

House Representative Melinda Gibbons Prunty

FRANKFORT, February 7 -- Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty, R-Belton, comments on House Bill 11, a bill relating to student health, in the House Health and Family Services Committee.

Our condolences to classmate Tony Ellis on the death of his mother Jerry Arlene (Terry) Ellis on February 9, 2019. Services were held February 13, 2019. Condolences can be sent to steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Tony and his family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathies to classmate Linda Caines on the death of her father, Wendell Caines, on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Condolences may be sent mfhfuneralhome.com. Please keep Linda in your thoughts.

Our condolences to classmate Kim Riddle Gordon on the death of her mother, Dorothy R. Scholtens on Saturday, January 11, 2019. Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.

Our condolences to classmate Sueann Maynard Nunley-Burns on the death of her brother, Joey Holiday Maynard on December 31, 2018. Please keep Sueann and her family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathies go out to Bryan Bush on the death of his mother, Barbara Bush, who passed away on December 23, 2018. Funeral services were held Friday, December 28 at Steen Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.

Our sincerest condolences to classmate Connie Coburn Melvin, on the death of her brother, Douglas "Bud" Ray Coburn on December 7, 2018.  Burial with  military honors was held in Collingswork, OK. where Bud lived. Please keep Connie and her family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathy to classmates Richard and Kim Summers Smith on the death of his mother, Helen Smith Stevens on Nov. 17, 2018. Graveside services were held at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington W.VA. on November 24 ,2018. Please keep Richard and Kim in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate Jennifer "Susie" Lyons on the birth of her 3rd grandchild . Rhys Shaffer was born 11/30. 7 lbs. 13 oz.and the son of Dean and Andrea Shaffer.  He joins sister Vivienne, 2. He already knows how to work the camera!

Congratulations to classmate Marsha May Griffith on the birth of her 3rd grandchild, Beau. He was born Oct 25, 2018 at 3:51am. He is the son of Marsha's son, Mark and wife Aimee.

State Representative classmate Melinda Gibbons meeting President Trump

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of classmate Tresia Ann Long Wheeler on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Memorial visitation was held Thursday, October 4 at Central Baptist Church (2912 Bath Ave, Ashland). Please keep Tresia and her family in your thoughts.

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of classmate Wilby Terrance "Terry" Fish. Terry passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Terry and your family in your tthoughts.

 

Our condolences to classmate Cynthia (Dove) Williams Crum on the death of her mother, Beryle Atkins Williams on September 13, 2018. Please keep Dove in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathies to classmate Debbie Ball Dove on the death of Eddie Dove. Eddie was the husband of Debbie for 42 years. Please keep Debbie in your thoughts.

We are sorry to hear of the passing of classmate Greg Hunt on September 1, 2018. Services were held Thursday, September 6 at 1pm at Miller Funeral Home, Ashland.  Please keep Greg’s family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Kim Beckstrand Mayer on the death of her brother Kyle on August 23, 2018.  Please keep Kim in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate Steve Hall on the birth of his third grandchild (and first grandson). Steven Silas Hall was born on 7/20/18. He weighed 7'12" and was 22.5 inches long. He is the son of Brent Hall.

 

Classmate Jeff Schaeffer, of Louisa, passed away on Monday, August 13 in Ashland, Ky. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Addiction Recovery Care, C/O Odyssey, P.O. Box 686, Louisa, KY 41230 Online condolence to www.steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Jeff's family in your thoughts.

 

Congraulations to classmate Rick Allen and wife Deborah on the birth of their 8th grandchild, Sawyer Link Allen. He was born 8/7/18 and weighed in at 9' 15 ". He is the son of Nicholas Allen and wife Elise.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Chad Perrine on the death of his mother, Patricia Dorsey Christine on June 27, 2018. Details of a future memorial service can be found on lazearfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers,the family asks you support your local library. Please keep Chad and his family in your thoughts.

Jeanie McCue, head of Ashland Arts and Music Collective with Keith Frazier with Susan Wolfford Jackson getting ready for Critter Taylor and the Double Wides concert at  Paramount PAG to raise money to start the process of creating a space for artists in Ashland.. 

Our condolences go out to classmate Charles Davis on the death of his father, Billy Davis on July 19, 2018. Online condolences may be left at canifffuneralhome.com. Please keep Charles in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate Debbie Click Smith on the birth of her granddaugther, July 11, 2018. Raelynn Jean Schroeder made her appearance on July 11, 2018 at 2:28 am. She weighed in at 5lbs 15oz and was 19 inches long.  Her parents are Christina (Debbie's daughter) and her husband Drew.

Our deepest sympathy to classmates Jimmie Epling and Debbie Epling Hughes on the death of their mother, Ernestine Epling, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Condolences may be sent to kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com. Please keep Jimmie and Debbie in your thoughts.

Our sincere condolences to classmate Susan Fleming on the death of her father, Lane Fleming. Mr. Fleming passed away on July 9, 2018. Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Susan and her family in your thoughts.

Classmates Robb Taylor and Susan Wolford Jackson along with '74 alum Tom Berry (and husband of classmate Kathy Hatfield Berry) and friends will bring their band 'Critter Taylor and the Doublewides to the Paramount Arts Center Saturday, July 21st at 8PM.

Proceeds will go towards creating a local music/arts collective in the Ashland area.

 

 

Congratulations to classmate Carole Noe Gates on the birth of her grandson, Drake Nelson Kinkead. He was born on May 31, 2018 in Wilmington, NC. He weighed 8 lbs 4 oz and was 20 inches long. His big sister, Collins Cane, 4, is as thrilled with him as his grandparents are. He is the son of Carole's daughter Laura and her husband Kiff.

 

Our deepest sympathy to classmates Beth (Boggs) and Mark Maynard on the death of his mother, Peggy Maynard, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. A family service was held on Saturday, June 9. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Amy for Africa, 816 23rd Street, Ashland, 41101. Condolences can be left at kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com. Please keep Beth, Mark and their family in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate, Robbie “Oz” Brooks on the birth of his second grandchild, Hailey Grace Lewis. She was born June 7, 2018. She was 7 lbs. 10 oz and was 21 inches long. She is the daughter of Robbie’s daughter Alicia and her husband. 

Congratulations to classmate Mark Maynard for being selected as this year's Elks Sports Honoree.

Congratulations to classmate Jolinda Kimbrell Conley on the birth of her first grandchild, Jesse. He arrived a couple of weeks late on May 4th and was 9 lbs and 21". He is the son of Jolinda's son Justin and wife Mary.  (To make sure he is always the favorite grandchild, he arrived on the birthday of Jolinda's mom, Bea.)

Sadly, the Class of 1975 has lost one of its members. Kevin Weinfurtner, (affectionately known as Wino) passed away on Thursday, March 29th. We extend our thoughts and prayers to his family.

 

Former classmate, Kim Beckstrand Mayer, lives in Garland, TX. Her mission in life is to help protect children from abuse. She and her husband have opened a home for girls called "Your Place". It's purpose is to provide at risk kids the skills they need to be successful productive adults, by mentoring and providing safe and productive activities for them. Your donations would be greatly appreciated. Please send a contribution to "Your Place" c/o Kim Beakstrand Mayer, P.O.Box 452372, Garland, TX  75045.

 

Our very own '75 classmate, Mark Maynard, has written a book about the 1961 Tomcats Basketball Team. The name of the book is "Teamwork".  Mark has also written a second book: "Tragedy and Triumph" about the 1967 championship football team and the tragic death of Joe Franklin.  You may order Mark's books by going to: www.markmaynardbooks.com