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Calhoun County High School Alumni Association held its
22nd annual reunion last Saturday at Mt. Zion, with approximately 350
Roger Propst, Class of ’65, was master of ceremonies.
Lloyd Wright, Class of ’55, welcomed alumni and spoke of how the school
can create an atmosphere for students to “enjoy their high school
Patricia Siers Vannoy, Class of ’64, spoke on behalf of
the 45th anniversary class.
James David Hathaway, Class of ’59, spoke about the
hardships his class had, but said, “These hardships made us better
people.” He recognized the servicemen in the auditorium.
George Bell, Class of ’49, thanked the people who
provided his class with a place that had values and work ethics. He
discussed teachers, pie socials, and a field trip to Washington, D.C.,
on a steam train. He also thanked all the veterans.
Recognition was also given to the classes of 1939 (70
years), 1944 (65 years), 1954 (55 years), and 1969 (40 years).
During the reunion, alumni were able to walk through the
Wayne Underwood Museum.
After drawing for door prizes, lunch was catered by
Glenville State College.
After lunch, classes gathered for group pictures, mini
reunions and reminiscing.
Jim Bell offered tours of Heritage Village at Calhoun
CLASS OF 1944, 65th anniversary, left to right, George Carr, Helen
Carr Brown, James Wease, Berdine Knotts Wayne, Freda Radabaugh Yoak,
Fred Yoak, James Moss, Mary Moore McKee, Gordon McKee, Delma Offutt
Kemper and Eleanor Barnes Stump.
CLASS OF 1947, left to right, Marie Sturm Cheesbrew, Doyle
Fowler, Ernie Smith, Mary Roberts Craddock, Dortha Knight Starling and
CLASS OF 1948, left to right, Irene Kendall Conrad, Madaline Fowler
Moore, Garland Buck, Mary Mosser Slaton, William Ice, Ronzel White and
Don Weaver. Not pictured - Leota Wease Cain.
CLASS OF 1949, 60th anniversary, left to right, Kathryn Kerby,
Richard Robinson, Patty Roberts Wyatt, Edsel Robinson, Nila Francis
Smith, Billy Trippett, Willa Yoak Kelley, Jackie Gainer Robinson, George
Bell, Betty Riddle Edwards, Violet Cain Williams and Richard McCormick.
CLASS OF 1954, 55th anniversary, left to right, kneeling,
Monna Sampson Rice, Emma Starcher Thorn, Nina Godfrey McCartney, Grace
Wilson; standing, Lois Johnson, Richard McKown, Dorsey Starcher, Helen
McCumbers Hale, Elah Hartshorn Roberts, David Kirby, Naomi Scott Hinzman,
Sonny Woody, Lyla Stump Sharps, Evadeen Schoolcraft Rader, Bob Bailess,
Burl Nichols, Bill Richards and Michael Ferrell.
CLASS OF 1959, 50th anniversary, included, left to right, kneeling,
Joe Snider, Garrel Stump, James Knotts, J.D. Hathaway, Arnold Husk, Bill
Godfrey; standing, Louise Mathess Richards, Judy Chenoweth Meadows, Joy
Shaffer Starcher, Ronald Newell, Betty Arnold, Judy Holbert Snider,
Erless Barr Waldschmidt, Carol Smith Lewis, Toots Stalnaker Downs, Wanda
Boatright Stone, Larry Cunningham, Judy Chalfant, Shirley Deel Murphy,
Ureda Cogar, Jack Gainer and Joan Stump.
CLASS OF 1965, kneeling, Carroll Weekley; standing, left to
right, Connie Boggs, Joyce Ball Fitzwater, Terry Snider Harris, Ron
Blankenship, Roger Propst, Sharon Lynch, Nancy Bailess Taylor and John
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