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•   George Rozman (Rozman)  10/28
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Paul G Blazer High School
Class Of 1975
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our sincere condolences to classmates Kim Stewart Lynch and Jay Carney on the death of Kathy Lynch Taylor. She was the stepdaughter of Kim and the sister of Jay. Kathy passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Funeral services are being handled by Caniff Funeral Home and will be private. Please keep Kim, Jay and their family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathies to classmate Connie Coburn Melvin on the death of her mother 

Beatrice Ann Queen 'The Queen Bea', who passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Friends may make contributions in Beatrice's memory to Community Hospice.

Please keep Connie and her family in your thoughts .

 

This is from  classmate,Lee Stambaugh Gibbs:

These last 8 days have not been for the faint of heart or mind. Rocky and I both contracted COVID-19 through every precaution not to be infected. We wore masks, washed hands, social distanced, cleaned table tops with disinfectant wipes and anything else we could do to take care.  We were not spared. Instead, it hit me with a vengeance in no small part due to a preexisting asthma condition. Rocky ended up with pneumonia. Together for 8 days we have battled inside KDH with excellent care from Dr. Stacy Caudill Warnock, Dr. Viliaforte, Dr. Khouduud,  Dr. White and Dr. McCreery.  Yes, it took that many pulling together to make sure we were on top of the care.  Literally fighting everyday for breath and to rid the infection was all we could think of. Hopefully, we will get to go home today to continue to rest and fully recover. Never again will I take good health for granted. People are not out of the woods with this. WEAR masks!!! Wear visors, allow no room for error. Thanking everyone for holding us in their prayers and hearts. We honestly felt every prayer. With love, Rocky and Lee.

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Congratulations to classmate Melissa Kimbleton Cathers on the birth of her 8th grandchild.  Byrd Wilbury Jackson was born Monday, November 2, 2020 and weighed 8lbs, 9 oz. 

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of classmate Tim Imes, who passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Graveside funeral services were held on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 2:30 PM at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers friends may make contributions to AARF, 12365 Kevin Avenue, Ashland, KY
41102.

Please keep Tim's family in your thoughts.

Our condolences to classmate, Randi Spradlin Hogue, on the death of her father, Randolph DeWayne Spradlin, who passed away Friday, October 16, 2020.  Please keep Randi and her family in your thoughts. 

Congratulations to classmate, Debbie Click Smith on the arrival of her third grandchild (but first grandson) on Sunday, October 4. Heath William Schroeder, weighing 6.6 pounds and 18.5 inches long. He is the son of Debbie's daughter Christina and her husband, Drew. He has an older sister, Raelynn, who is two. They reside in Elkhorn, Nebraska.

Our deepest sympathy to the family of classmate, Debbie Howard Daniels who passed away on Tuesay, September 29, 2020. There will be a graveside service on Monday, Oct. 12th at 11am at Rose Hill Cemetery. Please keep Debbie's family and friends in your thoughts.

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With deep sadness we announce the death of classmate Ralph Edward "Eddie"  Smith on September 16, 2020.

Services were held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Steen Funeral Home - 13th Street Chapel with speaking by Adam Bowen and Jason Smith.

To offer condolences or remembrance of Eddie, please visit steenfuneralhome.com.

Please keep Eddie and his family in your thoughts.

We are sad to announce the passing of classmate, Connie Griffith Sloan, who passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from pancreatic cancer. She leaves behind her son, Michael and daughters, Heather and Tiffany. Her son, Jason, passed away in 2007. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

 

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We are sad to announce the passing of classmate Rebecca (Becky) Lynn Bolner West on August 2, 2020. Private funeral services were held at Steen Funeral Home - 13th Street Chapel followed by interment in Rose Hill Burial Park.  Please keep Becky's family in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate Jolinda Kimbrell Conley om the birth of her granddaughter Elaine Bea Conley. She arrived on July 29 weighing in at 7 lbs.

Our deepest sympathy to classmates Gary and Karla Mansfield Kirk on the death of Gary's sister, Kimberly Ann Kirk May on July 16, 2020. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm. Monday, July 20, 2020 at House of Grace, 2413 Greenup Ave with visitation beginning at 11 am.Please keep Gary and Karla in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmates and HAPPY grandparents Brint and Lisa Sexton Curtis on the birth of their first grandchild, Everett Clay Kingsley. He was born July 11, 2020 at 11:08am. He was 20.5 inches and weighed in at 7 lbs 10oz. He is the son of their daughter Casey and Cody Kingsley.

Maynard

Making his Mark on fact and fiction

Matthew Sparks The Daily Independent Jul 7, 2020

 

Mark Maynard has dazzled readers for decades as an accomplished sports writer, editor and author.

He’s exploring a new narrative in his latest work, “Tomcat Tales.”

Maynard refers to the book as a whimsical deep dive into Kentucky’s winningest high school basketball program. Even in a world of fable and fiction, Maynard draws on his extensive experience and rich Tomcat tradition to bring some reality into the game.

“This was a combination of fiction and history, which made it even more fun,” Maynard said. “I’ve never written fiction. Even the children’s book I wrote was true to life. It was exactly what had happened. There is a lot made up in the new book, but there is still so much real history in it that it didn’t seem like it. What I really tried to do was put people in the gym.”

Maynard said his original intent wasn’t to produce a book. He was having fun entertaining himself and his followers on Facebook. Just like any fan, he was also starved for sports and decided to create some of his own.

He bought a game around the time the NCAA Tournament was canceled. The game formulated a bracket and allowed players to strategize as a coach. Of course, Maynard got to work as John Calipari. Kentucky narrowly lost a tournament game and Maynard penned a game story.

After contemplating his next move, Maynard decided to create a fictional Sweet Sixteen after the 2019-20 Ashland basketball team didn’t get its chance to participate in a real one.

“I figured out how to do a high school tournament,” Maynard said. “I matched up stats and styles as close as I could. I played it out. The first game was really close. They beat Elizabethtown, 69-64, and beat Madisonville-North Hopkins, 81-73, in the next round. They beat Scott County by 20 in the semifinals then defeated Covington Catholic in the finals, 67-60. People were following that thing like crazy.”

Ashland’s march to its first undefeated season in 92 years left an indelible mark on the school’s storied history. Maynard, managing editor at Kentucky Today who started covering area sports in the mid-1970s for The Daily Independent, has cemented his place in that tradition with his collection of work. He received the Distinguished Tomcat Award at the 2017 Ashland Invitational Tournament.

He also knows how to weave a story.  

“When I was writing these stories, I would throw in history,” Maynard said. “It was things that I knew about that people might not know. It’s a little bit of a history lesson, even though a lot of it is fiction. I have quotes from coaches and players. I knew these coaches and I knew how they would react to different situations. I knew how they talked, and I knew how they would probably comment. They made it kinda real.”

In a few of his simulated stories, Maynard has Ashland’s best coaches strategizing against themselves in a contest between two different teams.

Current Tomcats coach Jason Mays is an avid reader of Maynard’s roundball regales and said he is depicted very well. The 2020 team played several teams in this series, including the 1996 state runner-up.

“He does know all the personalities of the coaches,” Mays said. “I thought he had (1996 coach) Wayne Breeden spot-on with some of the comments he made. Coach Breeden was intense and very defense- and game-prep-oriented. Maynard does a have a feel for the players and coaches he writes about.”

Mays said the book enlightens readers about the Tomcats tradition. Maynard effectively encapsulated the great athletes, teams and coaches from different eras in each game story, according to the Ashland coach.

“It shows how much people care about Ashland athletics in this town,” Mays said. “It speaks to our tradition and the heritage you leave behind when you are a student-athlete. I think current student-athletes needs to pay attention to things like this and realize the impact they have while they are here. No other high school in the state is doing this. It’s unique.”

Maynard said he wanted his game stories to be very descriptive. He included the sights, smells and electric atmosphere of matchups between some of the greatest teams Ashland has produced.

“It was kind of interesting to see, maybe this is what could have happened,” Maynard said. “That was my whole premise. I played all those games, then I started playing other Ashland teams. There is no other individual school that you could do this with. They have won so much. The Tomcats have 33 regional championships.”

Maynard includes every Ashland region champion in the book since 1953, but he also invited the 1928 team due to its historical significance. The great 1961 and 2020 Tomcat teams are well-represented.

The simulations involve a two-game series where each contest is played in the era of one of the teams using the rules of that time.

When the famed 1928 Tomcat team played host, a jump ball was held after every basket. There was no over-and-back because there was no midcourt line. Maynard writes about what you would see at Alumni Gym on a freezing winter night, where the temperature inside would get so hot the windows would always be open. Fans would arrive on horseback. The famous “dead spot” on the floor that was a difference maker for years actually cost the home team a victory in the book.

In turn, when the 1928 team played in the present day, Maynard details the reaction of the legendary Ellis Johnson, before he became Adolph Rupp’s first All-American, to Anderson Gym and the 3-point line.  

“When I match the teams up, I look over their season and their stats,” Maynard said. “There are so many things I remember. I remember covering all these guys. That’s the fun part for them, too. They are reliving their glory days a little bit through this. This game spits out a box score. I embellish the play-by-play.”

“There are so many great stories here,” he added. “To have a good-sized book, you have to have around 35,000 words and that is what this was.  I talked to Adam VanKirk of Right Eye Graphics. He’s put together seven of my nine books. He did a good job of putting it together.”

Maynard also saw a fun opportunity with Ashland’s talented family trees to pit fathers and sons as competitors on the floor. Bob and Bill Lynch are depicted playing against sons Rob and Chris. Johnson even saw a few minutes of action with his son, Ken.

Maynard details the action inside the lines with each game story, but he also captivates with the atmosphere outside of them.

“You touch on their high school days and they love it,” Maynard said. “That’s definitely right up my alley. That’s probably what I do best. Part of that is the experience, knowing the history and understanding the history. I lived here my whole life. I followed the Tomcats as I grew up. I covered them as a reporter and then as sports editor. I was always looking for the good story.”

Maynard refers to Ashland as “a different animal” than any other team in the state when it comes to success and tradition. Mays said that distinction isn’t confined to the basketball court.

“Our team probably did serve as a catalyst for some of that because of the energy that was created from this past basketball season,” Mays said, “but I want to be clear. This past year, we had one of the best women’s soccer teams. They went undefeated until the state semifinals. Football has so many state championships. It’s not just basketball. People are passionate about all sports here at Ashland.”

Maynard attached a question to the cover of his new book.

What if?

“It’s not a little thing to be remembered,” Maynard said. “I think this book has allowed people to be remembered again. The names are real. The seasons are real. The stats come from a computer, but they are based on real averages. All that is real with each entry. I included a paragraph about what happened in real life. I hope people take it for what it is. It’s ‘Tomcat Tales.’ A tale is a story.”

A new shipment of “Tomcat Tales” will be arriving soon, Maynard said. To buy a copy, message Maynard on his Facebook page. They will also be available at Second Hand Rose and Pollock’s Jewelers in Ashland. The cost is $20.

Maynard has started exploring his simulation series further and included other area schools. You can read them at his blog, markmywords2.com.

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Congratulations to classmate Keith Shimfessel on the birth of his grandson, Parker Cambell on June 17, 2020. He is the son of Keith's daughter Carly and son-in-law Chris. Nammy and Papaw are excited beyond words to meet him!

We send our sincere condolences to Tammy Belville. Her mother, Tootsie, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 in Ashland, KY. Tootsie was also the sister of Claudia Howard Bush and Claudette Howard Prichard.

We extend our condolences to Carol Thompson Harte in the death of her husband, Bob, on May 5th.  Carol and Bob were married for 41 years and have two children, Bo and Christin. A private graveside service was held on May 9th at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Jeanie Puckett McCue on the death of her mother, Ruth Puckett, 87, on Tuesday April 28.  Services will be private. Please keep Jeanie and her family in your thoughts.

Our condolences to classmate David Barham and his wife classmate Mandy Cossett Barham on the death of David's father, Lt Col. David Starr on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Services will be private. Please keep David, Mandy and their family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Lisa Blanton Hammond, on the death of her mother, Ernestine Risby Blanton on March 23, 2020. Services will be private. Please keep Lisa in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate, Keith Shimfessel on the birth of his first grandchild, Lillian Elizabeth Shimfessel, on 3/11/20. Her parents are Keith's son Kerry and wife Adrian.

Our sincere condolences to classmates Cindy Sparks,  on the death of her son, Cody Nathaniel Sparks (and nephew of classmate Linda Sparks) on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m Friday, February 7, 2020, at Miller Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Leach officiating. Online condolences may be sent to mfhfuneralhome.com. Please keep Cindy and Linda in your thoughts.

We are sad to announce the death of classmate Cathy Lynn McGuire,  on Sunday, Feb 2, 2020. Services for Cathy were conducted on Saturday, Feb 8, 2020, at Lazear Funeral Home Chapel in Ashland.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Cheryl Warnock Davies on the death of her father, Carl Warnock, on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Christ United Methodist Church by Pastor Michael McAlister. Visitation will be held from 11am until time of the service at the church. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park with a military service conducted by the Kenova American Legion Post 93. Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to mfhfuneralhome.com  Please keep Cheryl and her family in your thoughts.

Our condolences to classmate, Jackie Ramey Yates, on the death of her mother, Betty Jane Ramey on January 20, 2020. Funeral services will be held at a later date.          Steen Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Please keep Jackie and her family in your thoughts.

 

We send our deepest sympathies to Debbie Howard Daniels and family in the loss of her mother, Marilyn Howard on Jan. 10, 2020. Funeral servies were held Jan.15th at Caniff Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at canifffuneralhome.com

Classmate, EB Gevedon is restoring the old GC Murphy building! He is helping revive downtown Ashland. Thanks EB!

Almost time to see new G.C.

Gevedon’s project nearly complete; doctor to take close look at potential tenants

THE DAILY INDEPENDENT

ASHLAND Since undertaking the project of restoring the old G.C. Murphy building, Dr. E.B. Gevedon said numerous patients have strolled down memory lane with him.

“They ask about three things: the soda fountain, the candy counter and the toy department,” Gevedon said, referring to some of the memorable features G.C. Murphy offered decades ago.

Gevedon, 63, is as giddy as a child might have been in one of those three store areas when it comes to local history.

The progress, now visible from the street, on this particular project has increased that exuberance.

“It’s about 90% complete,” he said on Friday.

If facing the building from Winchester Avenue — between 15th and 16th Streets — the left-hand side is about 98% complete, said Gevedon, an allergy and immunology specialist.

Roger Brooks, a downtown revitalization expert, met with City of Ashland leaders in early November and presented to the public the potential the city has to offer. Gevedon said Brooks rejuvenated the collective mindset of Ashland.

“Roger Brooks is different,” Gevedon said. “He didn’t paint a rosy picture. We needed a critical analysis of our downtown, and he supplied that. I’m very pleased he came. I think he told us what we needed to hear.”

Gevedon, a lifelong Ashlander, said reviving the G.C. Murphy building can “seed the development of downtown with a big anchor. Small businesses struggle without a big anchor.”

Gevedon channeled his inner- archaeologist when envisioning the possibilities.

“You peel away layers and see what you find,” Gevedon said. “You start layer by layer and see what you find in these old buildings. Most of them are jewels if you take the time to just look underneath.”

Gevedon and company discovered a gem. They salvaged and refurbished the original hardwood floor, which was buried three layers down.

They also found the original tile floor where the famous soda fountain was. Nails used on plywood over top of the floor at one point damaged the tile, but Gevedon hasn’t given up on restoring it.

Another discovered jewel included a 1929 cash register that was utilized when G.C. Murphy was a 5-, 10- and 25cent store.

“The cash register only went to $1.25, so people

could only buy five items at a time,” Gevedon said with a chuckle. They also uncovered a 1922 calculator and a doll from the 1950s. G.C. Murphy, which used to be packed full of Christmas cheer this time of year, closed in the mid-1980s.

The building will go up for lease by the end of January, Gevedon said.

“At least the one side will,” he added. “And the other could follow probably two to four weeks after.”

There are several prospective tenants for the building Gevedon purchased in July 2017.

“It is my goal to hopefully attract a significant tenant for downtown Ashland,” he said. “I want the appropriate tenant, so I’ll be patient.”

Among the prospects are well-established restaurants out of Lexington, local retailers and another out-of-town retailer that will specialize in vintage merchandise.

Gevedon said the downtown portion of the city is heading in a positive direction. The newly formed Destination: Ashland team kicked off with a meeting on Thursday.

“Having been around a lot of years, I’m more confident than ever that we’re moving our downtown forward,” Gevedon said.

Gevedon said the public will see notable changes over the next year to 18 months, but “we can’t expect to wake up one morning and see a different downtown. It will take some time.”

Gevedon is sure the old G.C. Murphy building will play a vital role in creating a new Ashland.

Congratulations to classmate Bryan Finkbone for being elected into the CP1 Hall of Fame.  The Induction Ceremony will be held in Ashland on his birthday, August 22nd, 2020. smileyyes

 

 

Our sincere condolences to classmate Melissa Kimbleton Cathers on the death of her father, Ova Kimbleton on December 10, 2019. A service celebrating his life will be held at Lazear Funeral Home on December 15, at 2 pm. Visitation will be from 12:30 - 2pm prior to service.  Please keep Melissa and her family in your thoughts.

The class of 1975 lost classmate William (Billy) Carson Rice. Billy had been battling cancer for 12 years. We will update as we get more info. Please keep Billy's family in your thoughts.

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of classmate, Crystal (Kristi) Secord Moore on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

To share a remembrance of Crystal or to express a condolence to her family, please visit: www.steenfuneralhome.com.

Congratulations to classmate Robin Baldridge Reames on the birth of her granddaughter, Emily June (Robin's middle name is June)  She was born Tuesday Oct 1 in Lexington. Her proud mamma and daddy are Nick and Katie (Robin's daughter) Hantle. She weighed 7.12 lbs and 20 inches long.

Our condolences to classmate Lisa Powers Ward on the death of her father, Herman Powers, on Monday, September 9, 2019.  Please keep Lisa and her family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathy to the family of classmate Paula Halterman Sturgill  on her death, Monday, September 9, 2019.  Please keep Paula’s family in your thoughts.

Attention Tomcat Football Fans!

Mark Maynard has written another book! It's called "Ashland Tomcat Football: A Total History". The 266-page hardback contains statistical data, including game-by-game highlights from 1922-2018. It chronicles the beginning of Ashland football starting in 1919. It also includes team photos, rosters, results and team & infividual stats.

This book is awesome!! For more information and to order this keepsake, go to: ashlandfootballbook.com.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Lee Ann Ison Donta on the death of her husband, Kenneth “Buster” Donta on Friday, August 16, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Buster’s memory may be made to Bridges Christian Church, 1402 Kenwood Drive, Russell, KY 41169; or to Winchester/Clark County F.O.P. #34, P.O. Box 921, Winchester, KY 40392 for the Shop with A Cop program.To share a remembrance of Ken or to express a condolence to his family, please visit: www.steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Lee Ann and her family in your thoughts.

 

Our condolences to classmate Melissa Kimbleton Cathers on the death of her mother Minnie Kimbleton on Monday, August 5, 2019. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution be made to Community Hospice at 1538 Central Avenue, Ashland,KY 41101.Please keep Melissa and her family in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate Mike Gothard on the birth of his third granddaughter, Sutton Row. Her parents are Mike's daughter, Megan and husband Tyler.

Congratulations to classmate John Siddens and his wife Lauren on the adoption of their daughter, Emerson Elizabeth Siddens. She was born July 8, 2019 and they brought her home on July 12.

Our sincere condolences to classmate Pam VanHorn on the death of her brother, James Allen VanHorn, who passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019. 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.

 

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