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WBHS Classes of 1962/1963 Reunion

Mike Ferguson
Everette Sowers, ’62, Bill Hudson, ’62, Nancy Tingler Hudson, ’62, and Kathryn Sowers, ’61
Jim and Donna Hodges Conner, ’62,
Larry Michie, ’62 and Charlie Sell, ’62
Genie Henderson Schutt, ’62, Lynn Ellen McCuthcen Thompson,’61, and Barbara Nuckols, ’62

The William Byrd Classes of 1962 and 1963 have always enjoyed a shared reunion, but his year they invited Lynn Ellen McCuthcen Thompson to join their committee and help to promote the reunion for additional WBHS guests.

She was so honored to be included and had a blast both working with the rest of the committee, and attending the event.

The committee consisted of Jim Hearn, ’62, Chairman; Sandy Brown Hill, ’63; Mike Ferguson, ’63, and wife Anne; Tom Kessler, ’62, Treasurer, and wife Dianne; Sherry Meadows Hearn, ’62; Robin Reeves Reynolds, ’63; Vincent Reynolds, ’62; Sharon Richardson Proehl, 62; Bill Saunders ’62; and Lynn Ellen McCutchen Thompson. ’61.

The reunion was held in the Shenandoah Room at The Hotel Roanoke on Saturday, September 16, beginning at 6 pm. The orchestra/band consisted of an outstanding group of men, who played anything from classical selections to favorites from Elvis, the Everly Brothers, Bobby Darin and other old favorites from the 1950s and 1960s. Jim Hearn and his daughter also included beautiful solos of old favorites. Mike Ferguson presented an original song in which he “roasted” Jim and Sherry Hearn.

There were classmates from as far away as Texas, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee, and as close as Vinton and Montvale.

It was a fun-filled evening with lots of sharing of stories about our high school days, and family and friends.

It really looks like a fun evening. Thanks, Lynn Ellen, for the info.

Congrats and Happy Anniversary to Audrey and John Thrasher – Fantastic 50 years, Patty C. and Jack Reynolds, 38 years, Beth and Brian Wickline, 29 years, Linda and Larry Williams, 51 years, Danielle H. and Billy Duncan, 3 years, Andy and Dottie Morris, 42 years. Hope you all have many more years together.

Get Well wishes  and prayers go out to Jason Peters, rehabbing at home; Chris Camden, surgery; Mike Chewning, Connie Mann, and Tommy Firebaugh, doing better with help from Nurse Kathy. Hope all will be better soon.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Mike Hastings, Amy M. Laughon, Cathy Lafferty, Carol M. Simmons, Gary Janney, Brian Willard, Ernie Chandler, Marie Hoback, Chan Bolling, Liz McBride, Patricia Jessee, Verlyne S. Key, Katherine Carter, Michael Garrett Hudgins, Robyn James, Jane Gabrielle, Donna Vaught, Sharon H. Chewning, Kaddy Davis, Jackie W. McFalls, Toni McLawhorn, Eddie Glover, Loretta  Saunders, Will Allison, Ragen Drew, Betty Jo Overstreet, Dawn Pierce, Chris McCarty, Sue Feazelle, Lynne Hicks, Rachel Anderson, Carol Jennings, Spence Peters. Mike St.Clair, Bobby Sheaff (big one), and Karen Goodwin. Hope you all had a great one and all that had birthdays this past week.

Event Zone Party at Vinton’ Farmers Market with Fuzzy Logic  Friday night. Sept 22. Bring your chairs and enjoy. Gate opens at 6.

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