Ashland High School - Class of 1958
Ashland High School - Class of 1958

05/26/17 - National Paper Airplane Day


​05/18/17 - MC Hurn, Donna Dixon Hurn's husband, passed away this morning.

05/20/17 - obituary for Donna Dixon Hurn's husband

M.C. Hurn, 81, of Ocala, Fla., died Thursday, May, 18, 2017, while visiting Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
He was born Dec. 2, 1935, in Ashland, to the late James Edward and Bessie Ann Dehart Hurn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Hurn Gentry of Flatwoods.
M.C. retired as an electrician after 40 years of service at AK Steel in Ashland. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Friendship Masonic Lodge 53 in Ocala, Pollard Baptist Church in Ashland and Emerald Coast Airborne Association of Panama City, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Dixon Hurn of Ocala; a son, Anthony King of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a daughter, Marlena King (Ben) Jones, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Acey William (Julie Womble) Hurn and Thomas (Feather) Hurn of Mary Neal, Texas; a sister, Diane (James) Price of Flatwoods; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Brenda Nolan of Sunset Beach, N.C,; and uncle, Bobby Kersey of Flatwoods; and several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with the wishes of M.C., there will be no formal services.
The song is ended but the melody lives on.

05/18/17 - Julia Blair Richardson's husband passed away yesterday.

Joseph W. Richardson, 79, of Ashland, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Joe was born Oct. 29, 1937, in Ashland, a son of the late Robert E. Richardson.
He retired from Kentucky Education Development Corporation as a computer operator. He was a U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force veteran.
Joe is survived by his stepmother, Helen Huddle; his wife, Julia Blair Richardson; two sons, Joseph W. Richardson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Ernest H. Richardson of Lyndhurst, Va.; a brother, Robert E. Richardson of Ironton, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Lauren Melvin of Lexington.
Funeral Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Lazear Funeral Home Chapel in Ashland with Pastor Ed Richardson officiating. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum in Ashland.
Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Joe was a friend to many and most importantly, he always said, "I'm A Child Of The King."

05/14/17 - Matt Perkins' facebook entry:

God is so good! My friend Don Campbell, who is in his late 80's, called me to connect (since he doesn't do internet, let alone Facebook) with the folks raising money for the Booker T Washington School Floodwall mural after reading the article in the newspaper. I connected him with Mrs. Brenda Martin and he wrote a $1k check on the spot to the project and is challenging our community to work on raising $6k left to get the project done. He simply said he wanted to give back to the community that's been so good to him. What a blessing he is! Donations can be made to Ashland in Motion - BTWS Floodwall Mural fund.

Our classmate, Linda Johnson Campbell, is on the right.

05/09/17 - The Ashland Lunch Bunch will eat at Giovanni's on Blackburn Avenue, instead of the Bellefonte Country Club, on Tuesday, June 13.

​05/02/17 - Rhrea Simpson Howard has notified me that David Dixon passed away last night ---- more details to follow.

​05/02/17 - Rhrea has shared the following obituary notice:


David Deeds Dixon January 23, 1940 - May 1, 2017

Custer | David Deeds Dixon, 77, passed away on May 1, 2017 at Custer Regional Senior Care.

David was born on January 23, 1940 in Ashland, Kentucky to Charles and Theresa (Simpson) Dixon.

He proudly served in the US Army for four years during the Vietnam War era.

He is survived by his sister, Julia (Bill) Teater, New Lebanon, Ohio; two nieces, Theresa and Cari Dixon; a nephew, PJ Dixon; and his dear friend, Steve Thorpe, Rapid City.

David was preceded in death by his two brothers, Charles and Tom Dixon; his parents; and his grandparents.

Per his wishes cremation will take place and no local services are planned. 

04/24/17 - We have lost another classmate.

Glada M. Kelly, 77, of Mill Creek Road, Austinburg, Ohio, died Saturday morning at her residence after fighting a long battle with cancer.
She was born Nov. 29, 1939, in Ashland, the daughter of William H. and Georgia E. (Howell) Craft and has lived in this area since 1962, coming from Ashland. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lacy and Bill Craft; and sisters, Betty Wallace, Josephine Layne, Johnelle Lakin and Sheila Craft in infancy.
Glada was married to Roy Kelly Jr. April 28, 1956, in Ashland.
Glada and Roy owned and operated Jewell's Dance Hall in Austinburg for many years. She attended the Jefferson United Methodist Church. She and Roy managed the Volkswagen Agency on Lake Avenue in Ashtabula in the early 60's and then had Kelly's Auto Service. She also worked for Gil Leiber Buick-Oldsmobile.
Glada sang with the Cross Country Band for 21 years. She enjoyed reading, traveling and going to the casino. Her greatest love after her family was music. Glada sang all of her life starting at the age of eight in the Jean Thomas Elizabethan Folk Song Festival. She sang with a trio as a teenager and enjoyed many years of singing country music both locally and regionally.
Survivors include her husband, Roy; four children, Mark B. Kelly of North Kingsville, Rick N. (Cheryl) Kelly of Plymouth Township, Joseph H. (Ally) Kelly of Nashville, Lisa M. (Robert) Ebersole of Roaming Shores and James R. Schroeder of Austinburg whom Glada and Roy treated the same as a son; eight grandchildren, Kristen (Tom) Bush, Lori (Nate) John, Ricky (Amanda) Kelly, Brian (Amanda) Kelly, Jason (Liz) Kelly, Erin Kelly, Jacob Westcott and Jaime Ebersole; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry G. (Ruth) Craft of Baker City, Ore.; and two sisters, Phyllis Thornbury and Sharon (Bill) Handley both of Flatwoods.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jefferson United Methodist Church, 125 E. Jefferson Street in Jefferson with the Rev. Daniel Bilkert officiating. Burial will be in Eagleville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson Street in Jefferson, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Jefferson United Methodist Church (above address) for the music ministry program.
Condolences may be left at

04/23/17 - Jim Powers and Sarah attended last night's Gala.


​01/13/17 - The Ashland Lunch Bunch will eat at the Bellefonte Country Club (Jim Powers' guests) at 11:30 AM on the following dates:
​Tuesday, February 14
Tuesday, March 14
Tuesday, April 11
​Tuesday, May 9
Tuesday, June 13
​Tuesday, July 11
​Tuesday, August 8
​Tuesday, September 12
​Tuesday, October 10

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03/24/12 - Charlie Maynard and Judy McCoy say WELCOME to this website.  Charlie and his camera will cover meetings and outings, and Judy will handle the day-to-day operation of this site.
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