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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Morris Wells  9/29
•   Cindy Fisher (Lee)  9/21
•   Debbie Barber (Hostetter)  9/16
•   Mike Leake  9/11
•   Lola Biggs (Mayne)  9/10
•   Timothy Horne  9/5
•   Pam Stapleton (Walter)  8/14
•   Julia (Judy) White (Brewer)  7/31
•   Charles Webster  7/23
•   Guy Thompson  7/7
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Jack VanHoose  10/1
•   Sharon Romick (Howell)  10/3
•   Brint Curtis  10/6
•   Tammy Arnett (Siemer)  10/7
•   Debbie Barber (Hostetter)  10/8
•   Kim Beloat (Akers)  10/11
•   Beth Ball (Goforth)  10/15
•   Teri Daniel  10/15
•   Kevin Porter  10/16
•   Lee Stambaugh (Gibbs)  10/16
•   Mark Maynard  10/17
•   Mike Slone  10/20
•   Ed Hart  10/21
•   John Clark  10/23
•   David Small  10/23
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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
16 live in Florida
9 live in Georgia
2 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
1 lives in Kansas
215 live in Kentucky
2 live in Louisiana
1 lives in Maryland
2 live in Michigan
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
9 live in North Carolina
16 live in Ohio
2 live in South Carolina
3 live in Tennessee
6 live in Texas
7 live in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
5 live in West Virginia
45 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 61.4%


A:   221   Joined
B:   139   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

Paul G Blazer High School
Class Of 1975
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our condolences to classmate Melinda Gibbons Prunty on the death of her father Donald Leon Gibbons on Monday, September 26, 2022. Visitation will be held at Greenville United Methodist Church from 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM Saturday, October 1 with the funeral following at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow immediately In Rochester Cemetery in Butler County. Please keep Melinda and her family in your thoughts.

This is what a finished Paul Blazer 65th Birthday Memorial made via Pam Vanhorn sign looks like.

Thank Jimmie Epling!

 

Classmate Pam VanHorn is taking orders for these beautiful plaques made by angel CNC creations . She also will take orders for personal plaques that you may want made. They would make a beautiful Christmas gift birthday, annivesary gift or keepsake (Especially the Proud Member of TFT plaque or 65th Birthday, Class or '75.  Pam says "We specialize it with a name or date etc.  We can put in a image on a piece of wood.  Michael Booth is the creator and woodworker and makes it come to life .If you have an idea call me or text me at : 606-831-6161"

TFT or Class Birthday Plaques: $40 for small size, $50 for large size

UK Plaque 24" round size is $130 (change from $200)

12" size is $65 (change from $100)

They can make round plaque in any size you would like.

she can also make " Ghosting" plaques which uses images of people who have passed, children or loved ones. Pictures must be clear. A 12 x 9 would cost $100. See example below.

Our sincere condolences to classmate Steve Hall on the death of his father, Eddie O. Hall on August 22, 2022. 
Burial services are pending at Volusia Memorial in Ormond Beach, Florida. 
Please keep Steve and his family in your thoughts. 

 

Congratulations to classmate Debbie Click Smith, who, with her husband Art, welcomed grandchild #4. Wyatt Anthony Schroeder was born July 20, 2022. He was 6 lbs 14 oz and was 19 inches long.  He is the son of their daughter Christina and husband Drew of Nebraska. He was welcomed home by older siblings Raelynn and Heath along with MiMi.

Our condolences to classmate David Downs on the death of his sister, Joy Lee Downs Thielen, 68, of Ashland, KY passed away at KDMC on August 2, 2022. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM at STEEN FUNERAL HOME-CENTRAL AVENUE CHAPEL and will be officited by David Huffman. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until service time at 6:00 PM. A private interment will be in Ashland Cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhome.com

Please keep David in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Melinda Gibbons Prunty on the death of her mother, Mary Jane Gibbons, on July  23rd, 2022. Please kee Melinda and her family in your thoughts.

We are sad to announce the death of classmate Greg Grizzle on July 3, 2022.

Funeral services were held July 8, 2022, at the Raceland Christian Church. Burial at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, KY.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com. Please keep Greg's family in your thoughts.

Greetings, All:

I'm just curious if anyone can tell me, of the sixteen classmates that we have lost so far since 2020 began, how many were because of Covid-19?

Peace and health.

Mark Sneegas

We are sad to announce the death of classmate Robert "Rob" Franklin on June 29th, 2022. A graveside service to honor Rob was held Fri., July 1st, at Prichard Cemetery, with the family leading the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the family from the website at kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Neal-Kilgore&Collier Funeral Home. Our deepest sympathy to Rob's family.
 

Our deepest sympathies to classmate Tammy Arnett Siemer on the death of her mother, Jeralene Daughtery on June 22, 2022. Please keep Tammy in your thoughts.

To extend a condolence to Tammy and her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.

We are sad to announce the death of a former teacher, MIss Virginia Jayne. I know many of you had her for English.

Emma Virginia Jayne 1929-2022


 

Miss Emma Virginia Jayne, age 93, of Ashland, died June 16, 2022 at Ashland Community Hospice. She was born January 28, 1929 in Ashland, and was the daughter of the late William P. and Emma Wheatley Brewer Jayne of Ashland and of Professor William L. and Virgie Hamilton Jayne of Morehead. She is survived by several cousins, a niece, and four nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Brewer Jayne, and one brother, Dr. John William Jayne of Chattanooga, Tennessee. A 1946 graduate of Ashland High School and a 1948 graduate of the former Ashland Junior College, she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees from the University of Kentucky, where she then earned the Rank I Status. She did advanced work in English and linguistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a teacher, having taught 39 years in the Ashland Independent Schools: Hatcher and Oakview Elementary Schools, Coles Junior High School, and 20 years at Paul G. Blazer Senior High School from which she retired. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ashland, where she was baptized in 1944. She was also a Life Member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association and was presented Life Membership in the Modern Language Association of America. While teaching, she belonged to and held office in various other state and local professional organizations. She was a Kentucky Colonel. Private funeral services were under the direction of Lazear Funeral Home and were conducted by Pastor Mackie Gaskin of the First Baptist Church of Ashland. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ashland.

Our sincere condolences to classmate Lola Biggs Mayne on the death of her brother, Ricky Allen Biggs on May 11, 2022. Please keep Lola and her family in your thoughts.

With great sadness we announce the death of classmate Linda Holbrook on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Please keep Linda and her family in your thoughts.
 

With a heavy heart we announce the death of classmate Cynthia (Dove) Williams Crum on April 11, 2022. Please keep Dove and her family in your thoughts.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of classmate, Debbie Ball Dove, on Monday, May 9th, in Ashland, KY. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukemia & Lymphona Society (www.lls.org) will be appreciated. At this time, no funeral arrangements have been made.

We send our sympathy to classmate, John Hermansdorfer, on the death of his mother, Sally Powell Hermansdorfer, age 88. She passed away on Nov. 9, 2021 at Trinity Station in Flatwoods, KY. A memorial service will be on May 7th at 1st Presbyterian Church in Ashland, KY. To share a memory of Sally, go to www.steenfuneralhome.com.

Congratulations to classmate Mark Maynard on his upcoming induction as part of the 2022 class of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. This year’s induction ceremony will be held later this year at the University of Kentucky.

Our sincere sympathies to classmate John Clark on the death of his father, Donald Clark, Sr. on April 8, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Beech Street Christian Church Family Life Center, 1672 Beech Street, Ashland, KY, 41102 or to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY, 41101. Please keep John and his family in your prayers.

Our deepest condolences to classmate Pam Wessel Pore on the death of her mother, Mary Jean Weaver Wessel on April 6, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to Community Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

 

Congratulations to classmates Beth (Boggs) and Mark Maynard on the birth of their granddaughter, Adelyn Clare Wyatt on April 6, 2022. She was 19 inches, 7.2 pounds. Beth and Mark's daughter Sally and husband Derrick Wyatt are her parents. Big brother is Brooks. She is the second grandchild of Beth and Mark.

Our deepest sympathies to classmate Tony Ellis on the death of his brother, Lawrence Robert Ellis on Monday, April 4, 2022. Please keep Tony and his family in your thoughts.

Our sympathy to classmate Dwight Blevins on the death of his father, James Leonard Blevins on February 21, 2022.

Funeral services were Friday, February 25 at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial was in the East Carter County Memory Gardens.

Please keep Dwight and his family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Kim Stewart Lynch on the death of her mother, Belva R. Stewart on February, 17, 2022. Mrs. Stewart was laid to rest next to her husband, Eddie at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.
 Please keep Kim and her family in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate Robbie "Oz" Brooks on the birth of his twin grandsons. Braxton Floyd  (5.5 lbs, 18.5") and Cayden Robert (5.0 lbs, 18.0") were born on January 25, 2022. They are the sons of Shawn and Dana Brooks and little brothers to Avery.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Kim Summers Smith (and husband classmate Richard Smith) on the death of her step-father Frank O'Dell on December 9, 1921. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Christ United Methodist Church in Ashland (2335 Pollard Rd, Ashland, KY 41101) or Hillcrest-Bruce Mission (1819 Eloise St., Ashland, KY 41101).

It is with sadness that we announce the death of classmate Dana (Danny) Wells, who passed away Monday, November 22nd, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY. Please keep Danny's family in your thoughts.

With deepest sadness, we announce the death of classmate Connie Coburn Melvin on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Please keep Connie and her family in your thoughts.

 

The Continuing the Legacy Foundation has some pretty awesome board members. Any and all success of this foundation is because of each of them. So let’s do some introductions shall we?
Up next, someone that needs no introduction. Well known by everyone in the community, the matriarch herself, Luann Serey.
Luann spent nearly 35 years employed by OLBH. From working in marketing to volunteers and community events in her early days, Luann spent her final years as president of the OLBH Foundation. Before taking advantage of a well-earned retirement with OLBH’s closing, Luann was relentless to ensure the money she worked so hard to raise stayed here in the community by creating our newly formed Continuing the Legacy Foundation. Luann enjoys her retirement residing here in Ashland with her husband Rob but she’s not one to relax. If she’s not rolling up her sleeves to tackle one of our events or projects, she is working around the house, delivering meals on wheels with her husband, serving on a Members Choice Credit Union board, checking up on her friends or following her heart to Lexington. Her son Joseph and daughter-in-law Julie reside in Lexington and gave them their sweetest joys, grandson RJ and granddaughter Rose. Her incredibly talented daughter Caitlin is a world traveler and is currently living in Scotland with her husband Andy. #everyonesglue
 
 

Our sincere condolences to classmate John Hermansdorfer on the death of his mother Sally Powell Hermansdorfer, 88, of Ashland, who passed away Tuesday afternoon, November 9, 2021.  The family is planning a memorial service to celebrate her life next spring.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Sally’s memory to First Presbyterian Church, 1600 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101 or Trinity Station, Alzheimer’s Unit, 2121 Argillite Road, Flatwoods, KY 41139.
Steen Funeral Home has been entrusted with services. Please keep John and his family in your thoughts.

Our heartfelt sympathy to classmate Debbie Barber Hostetter on the death of her father, Charles Edward Barber, 89, who passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

No services will be held at this time.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Ashland, KY or Broad Street Christian Church in New Bern, NC

Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family and friends of Charles Edward Barber. Please keep Debbie and her family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Bob Fosson on the death of his mother, Ruby Mildred Ramey Fosson on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Funeral services were held at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood with Fred Fosson officiating.
Online condolences may be left at canifffuneralhome.com.


 

On a happier note, congratulations to classmate Mark Sneegas on the birth of his first grandchild, a grandson, Ansel.  He was born September 28, 2021 and is the son of Mark's daughter Gretchen Sneegas and husband Christopher Pinzone.

Our condolences to classmate Mark Sneegas  on the death of his father, Carl Sneegas on Friday, September 24, 2021. Due to COVID restrictions  a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Please keep Mark and his family in your thoughts. 

Our condolences to classmate Connie Johnson Adams on the death of her mother, Chloe Nell Blevins Kitzmiller on September 21, 2021. A celebration of her life was held graveside on Monday, September 27, at Blevins Family Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.malonefuneralhome.com. Please keep Connie and her family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Foster Hayes on the death of his sister Tona Louise Gentry on Sautrday, September 4, 2021.  Condolences may be sent to www.bakerstevensparramore.com. Please keep Foster and his family in your thoughts.

 
 
 
             
 
With a heavy heart we announce the death of classmate Jackie Ramey Yates who passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Funeral services were private. To send a condolence to her family or to share a memory of Jackie, please visit www.steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Jackie and her family in your thoughts.

 

Congratulations to classmate Bryan Finkbone on his induction to the CP-1 Hall of Fame (he joins 2017 inductee classmate Mike Gothard). Classmates Jan Baker Conn (and husband Mike), Kathy Hatfield Berry, Jim Hindery, Jolinda Kimbrell Conley (and husband Steve) and Mike Lunsford (and his better half, Suzanne) joined Bryan and his wife, Tootie at The Winchester Restaurant for a celebratory dinner. And it was his BIRTHDAY!

Congratulations to classmate Jolinda Kimbrell Conley on the birth of her grandson (and third grandchild), Wyatt Richard Webster. He was born August 5th, 2021 and is the son of Jolinda's daughter Megan and husband Mike. (Megan works for classmates Leighanne and Keith Daniel in Lexington).

Our condolences to classmate Debbie Ball Dove on the death of her father, Donald Ball on July 30, 2021.
Donations can be made to the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, 3265 Oakland Avenue, Catlettsburg, KY 41129
Online condolences may be sent to kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com. Please keep Debbie and her family in your thoughts.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of classmate E.B.Gevedon, III ( nephew of classmate Terry Gevedon) on June 30, 2021. A memorial service was held July 7, 2021, at Wildwood Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family ask you make donations to Rose Hill Christian School, 1001 Winslow Road, Ashland, KY, 41102; or Wildwood Baptist Church, 3414 Charles Street, Ashland, KY, 41102.

To share a remembrance of Doc or to express a condolence to his family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.

Please keep E.B.'s family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Sandra Morgan Hieneman on the death of her father, Glenn W. Morgan on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Glenn’s honor to Unity Baptist Church, 2320 29th St. Ashland, KY 41101
To express a condolence to his family, please visit www.steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Sandra and her family in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate Robbie Brooks on the birth of grandchild #4! Riley Kate was born June 16,2021 and is the daughter Brian & Alicia Brooks Lewis.She joins big brother Parker and big sister Hailey.

Ashland Little League would like to extend a warm “Thank You” to the group Tomcats For Tomcats for their generous donation to our organization. This group, made up of members of the Paul Blazer class of 1975, saw the article in the Ashland Beacon about the Imes/Brooks Scholarship Fund and wanted to add to it. Tim Imes and Robbie Brooks were both members of the class of ‘75! We are deeply humbled and so grateful for their generosity and interest in the youth of Ashland. Thank you, Jolinda Conley and the members of the TFT group, for reaching out to us and helping Ashland kids enjoy Little League.

Congratulations to classmate Keith Shimfessel on the birth of his granddaughter, Selena Maria Shimfessel. She was born at 3:01 am on June 15, 2021. Nammy and Papaw are so excited to welcome her as is big sister Lilly!   Parents are Keith's son Kerry and  wife Adriane Shimfessel. This is grandchild #3 for Keith.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate Teresa Donta Slone on the death of her father Harold Donta on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 27, 2021.  Online condolences may be left at canifffuneralhome.com.

Our condolences to classmate Ed Hart on the death of his father, Robert "Bob" Hart on May 18, 2021.
To share a remembrance of Bob or to express a condolence to his family, visit:Steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Ed and his family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathies to classmates Debbie Prichard Adams and husband Jerry Adams on the death of Debbie's father, Lynn Prichard on May 10, 2021. Condolences may be left at kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com. Please keep Debbie and Jerry in your thoughts.

Our condolences to classmate Becky Franklin Akers on the death of her father Charles Donald "Don" Franklin on April 26, 2021. (He was also known as Felix the Clown). To share a memory of Don or to express a condolence to his family, please visit steenfuneralhome.com. Please keep Becky and her family in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate Greg Hammond on the birth of his grandson, Alexander Owen Zadrosny. He was born April 30th,2021 and weighed 6 pounds 8 oz.Alexander Owen Zadrosny. His parents are Allison and Nick Zadrosny. They reside in Austin.

Congratulations to classmate Linda Wheeler Hoffman whose yard was chosen by Southern Hills Garden Club as Yard of the Month!

Linda Hoffman poses with her Yard of the Month sign at her house on 29th Street in Ashland. Each month, the Southern Hills Garden Club will choose two yards that represent curb appeal and seasonal beauty. SHGC sign will be posted in each of these yards. Members of the community are asked to nominate their friends’ or neighbors’ yard for consideration.

Our deepest sympathies to classmate Marsha May Griffith on the death of her brother (and brother-in-law of classmate Dempsey Qualls), David May on March 12, 2021. Funeral services were March 15, 2021, at the Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel. Please keep Marsha and her family in your thoughts.

Our condolences to classmate Tod Wuerdeman on the death of his mother, Pauline "Penny " Wuerdeman on March 5, 2021. A memorial will be held at a later time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel. Please keep Tod and his family in your thoughts.

Congratulations to classmate Kim Beckstrand Mayer on the birth of her granddaughter, Tabitha Joyce Mayer. She was born March 3, 2021 and weighed 7lbs 6 Oz. Proud parents are Kim's son, Nelson and girlfriend Maria.

Congratulations to classmate Debbie Barber Hostetter on the birth of her granddaughter, Nora Ruth Horrigan, on February 22, 2021. She joins big brother, Jack and is the daughter of Annie (Debbie's daughter) and Andy Horrigan.

Congratulations to classmates Keith and Leighanne Clark Daniel on the birth of their grandson Drake Anderson Daniel. He arrived on January 6 ,2021, weighed 7 lbs 14 oz. and was 20.75 inches.

Our deepest sympathy to classmate, Susan King Bowie, on the death of her mother, Mary T. King on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steen Funeral Home. Please keep Susan and her family in your thoughts.

We are sad to announce the death of classmate Clarence Jobe on December 10, 2020. Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg is in charge of the arrangements. There will be a memorial planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hope’s Place at www.hopesplace.org by clicking the donate button, or checks may be mailed to: Hope’s Place, 1100 Greenup Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Please keep Clarence and his family in your thoughts.

Our deepest sympathies to classmate Rhonda Sutphin Smith on the death of her mother, Nell Marie Sutphin, on December 2, 2020. Private family services were handled by Steen Funeral Home. Please keep Rhonda and her family in your thoughts.

Our condolences to classmate John Harrison on the death of his father, Dr. John William Harrison, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. No services are planned at this time. Please keep John and his 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.