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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Kevin Rigsby  11/11
•   Kathy Medcalf (Jones)  9/29
•   Calvin Wright  9/26
•   Debbie Click (Smith)  8/27
•   Linda Wheeler (Hoffman)  7/24
•   Clara Wheeler (Stapleton)  7/15
•   Jolinda Kimbrell (Conley)  7/13
•   Ed Hart  7/3
•   Jerry Sergent  7/2
•   Carol Walker  3/23
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Steve Thomas  12/16
•   Cheryl Warnock (Davies)  12/18
•   Jill Kiser (Jarvis)  12/19
•   Connie Coburn (Melvin)  12/20
•   Lee Ann Ison (Donta)  12/20
•   Jenny Henderson (Whitis)  12/25
•   Debbie Epling (Hughes)  12/26
•   John Hermansdorfer  12/26
•   Glenda Jackson  12/26
•   Tony Ellis  12/27
•   Bill Staten  12/30
•   Rick Allen  1/2
•   Sheila Copley (Ours)  1/4
•   Lisa Sexton (Curtis)  1/5
•   Greg Wirzfeld  1/5
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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
225 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
54 location unknown

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Paul G Blazer High School
Class Of 1975
ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 will be 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 will be held Thursday, October 4 from 6-8 PM 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.

From left, Critter Taylor and the Double Wides members Robb Taylor, Matt Foster and Susan Jackson. Taylor and Jackson are Ashland natives. The group will perform Saturday, July 21 at 8PM at Paramount PAG to raise money to start the process of creating a space for artists in Ashland.. Tickets are $12.

ASHLAND A concert Saturday featuring Ashland natives will benefit the creation of a local artist space.

At 8 p.m. Karis Blanton of Ashland, will open the concert at the Paramount Arts Center.

Critter Taylor and the Double Wides will follow as the headlining act. The band describes its music as a mixture of Americana, roots and bluegrass, with a touch of Texas country mixed in.

Tickets are $12 and proceeds will benefit the Ashland Arts and Music Collective, a soon-to-be nonprofit with the goal of developing a designated space for local artists to perform.

“I don’t think Ashland’s ever had a good vehicle for emerging artists and musicians,and this area is loaded with talent,” said Jeanie McCue, who is heading the collective alongside Keith Frazier.

McCue said funds raised from Saturday’s concert will go toward hiring a lawyer to make the collective an official 501c3 nonprofit, giving the organization the opportunity to apply for grants.

McCue often travels to places like Morehead and Pikeville to listen to Appalachian artists. She said those trips inspired her push for a location in Ashland featuring up-and-coming artists, who are not established enough to play at high-profile venues. She said the space would be for everything art-related, not only music.

“The long-term goal is to have like a collective here, anybody that wants to come whether it be poetry or a standup or music or host open mics, people can get out and display their talent,” she said, adding the space will be family-friendly.

“We want to find a way of improving the arts in Ashland,” Frazier said.

Frazier said Saturday’s concert would not only raise funds, but bring a few musicians back to their hometown.

“I don’t think Ashland’s ever had a good vehicle for emerging artists and musicians, and this area is loaded with talent.”

Jeanie McCue, head of Ashland Arts and Music Collective

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.)

Our condolences go out to classmate, Rick Hill, on the death of his mother, Irene Hill, who passed away on April 13, 2018.  Funeral services were held at Miller Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 17, at 11am. Condolences may be sent to mfhfuneralhome.com. Please keep Rick in your thoughts.

 

Congratulations to classmate, Melissa Kimbleton Cathers, on the birth of her 9th grandchild. Wakely Sahm Jackson was born March 30, 2018. She was 9 lbs. 4oz. and was 21 inches long. Her parents are Melissa's daughter Ashley and husband Craig Jackson. 

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.

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Congratulations to classmate Tom Cantrell on the birth of his 5th grandchild and 1st grandson. Hunter James Cantrell was born March 2, 2018. He weighed in at        9 lbs, 8 ozs. and was 21 inches long.

Our condolences go out to classmate Terry Pruitt on the death of his brother, Kevin Anthony Pruitt on Friday, January 26, 2018. Condolences may be sent to the Pruitt family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Please keep Terry and his family in your thoughts.

Our condolences go out to classmates Mike and Teresa Green Slone on the death of Mike’s father, Lonnie Ray Slone who passed away on Sunday, December 31,2017.  Funeral services were held January 4 at Steen Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Mike and Teresa in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathies to classmate, Debbie Ball Dove on the death of her mother.  Georgene "Jean" Preston Ball passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 3 at 1 PM  at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home.  Condolences may be sent to Kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.  Please keep Debbie and her family in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate, Melissa Kimbleton Cathers, on the birth of her granddaughter (and sixth grandchild) Peyton Caroline.  She was born 12-19-17. She was  6 lbs 8 oz and 20 “ long. She is the daughter of Melissa's son Matt Boggs and his wife Megan.

Our deepest sympathies to classmate Tod Wuerdeman on the death of his father, Thomas Lee "Tom" Wuerdeman, on Thursday, December 7, 2017. A Private memorial will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Tod and his family in your thoughts.

Our condolences go out to classmate, Melody (Mel) Stafford Martin, on the death of her mother, Amy Francis McIntyre Stafford on Wednesday, November 29, 2019. Private services were held at New Highland Cemetery in Highland Missouri. Condolences can be expressed at helsleyjohnsonfh.com.

Congratulations to Dreama Felty Wallace on the birth of her granddaughter, Haddie Odessa Jordan. She was born November 12,  2017 and weighed 8lbs. 11 oz. She is the daughter of Dreama’s oldest daughter Kristin and her husband Stuart. This is Dreama’s first grandchild.

We extend our deepest sympathies to Donna Gallaher Miller on the death of her father, Paul Gallaher, on Friday, Nov. 3rd at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was 81 years old. His funeral was 11/9/17 at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home.

Our sympathies go out to classmate, Debbie Foster Sheely, on the death of her mother, Louise Wilson Foster, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Please keep Debbie and her family in your thoughts.

           

Congratulations to classmates Jennie and Eddie Whitt who have welcomed another sweet, beautiful grandson! Finley Edward Whitt was born 11-2-2017, 8lb 11oz, 20 in. πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ˜. He joins brother Jackson who is 16 1/2 months old. 

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Kathy Medcalf Jones on the death of her mother, Patricia Medcalf, on Thursday, October 19th. Please keep Kathy and her family in your thoughts

Our condolences to classmate Kevin Weinfurtner on the death of his mother, Agatha Manley Weinfurtner, who died Saturday, September 9, 2017. Please keep Kevin in your thoughts.

Our condolences to classmate, Maria Prince Rademacher, on the death of her mother, Imagene Griffith Prince Stewart, on Friday, September 8, 2017.  Please keep Maria in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate, Mike Gothard, on the death of his mother, Helen Stewart Gothard, on August 30, 2017. Please keep Mike and his family in your thoughts.

We send our condolences to Nannette Webb Wheeler in the death of her father, James Joseph "Jim" Webb on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Mr Webb was 83 years old. His graveside service was held at Highland Memorial Gardens in So. Point, OH. Please keep Nannette in your thoughts & prayers.

Congratulations to Gregg Picklesimer on the birth of his 8th grandchild,Tripp Ayven Picklesimer!  He arrived on Aug. 10, 2017 and was 7lbs 8oz and 21" long. He is the son of Tyler and Alison Picklesimer.

 

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Dwight Blevins on the death of his brother, Patrick Blevins, on Aug 5, 2017. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug 9th at Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland. Please keep Dwight and his family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Linda Caines on the death of her longtime companion, Gene Meade, on August 1, 2017. A memorial service was held at Preston Funeral Home in Ashland on  August 5.  Please keep Linda in your thoughts.

I am announcing the birth of my 3rd granddaughter, Quinn James Sinelli. She was born July 19, 2017. She is the first child of my daughter, Lollie and her husband Mike.

Congratulations to classmate Mike Gothard on the birth of his second granddaughter, Blakeleigh, born July 14th. She is the daughter of Mike's son, Mike and daughter-in-law, Brooke.

Congratulations to Eddie Price on the birth of his newest granddaughter, Nora Elizabeth Price.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate, ClaraJo Wheeler Stapleton, on the death of her brother William "Bill" Wayne Wheeler on Sunday, July 16, 2017.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Putnam Stadium Restoration, c/o Donna Suttles, 1520 Lexington Ave., Ashland, Ky 41101.

Please keep ClaraJo in your thoughts.

 

 

 

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