Local members of Buckhannon-Upshur High School class of 1945 recently gathered for a weekend of socializing with their classmates and spouses. In addition to the formal five year reunion, each year classmates reserve the last weekend in July for the get together.
The 2008 event got under way July 25 and was hosted by Ann West at her home in Buckhannon. On July 26, the group met at the home of Earl and Sue Williams in Tenmile.
"It was one of the most enjoyable weekends our group has ever experienced but ironically less than a week later we were all mourning the death of one of our classmates," Sue Tallman Williams said. "She passed away on July 30 at the age of 81. She will always be remembered as one of our most beloved friends.
CLASSMATES — Members of Buckhannon-Upshur High School class of 1945 gathered July 25-26 for their annual class reunion. More than 20 members attended events in Tenmile on July 26 at the home of Earl and Sue Williams. Members participating in the class photo are, seated, from left, Lucille Boggs Brooks, Dorothy Pletcher Lantz, Sue Tallman Williams, Stacie Hinkle, Texie Thorn and Jessie Potts Marsh; standing, Manzel Brooks, Tyde Riggs Aylestock, Virgil Stemple, Mary Ann Simons Stemple, Morgan Perry, Calvin Bailey, George “Ernie” Phillips, Goldie Reger Tinsley, Jerri Phillips, Shirley Perry, Ann West and Benzil Marsh.
"We are grateful that she was able to host and enjoy the companionship of our group again this year, as they have done for so many years in the past. Earl and all the family have our sincere sympathy."