Monday, November 30, 2009

Kim Woodard Hall's father passed away

Joseph C. Woodard, Sr., 73, Garner, died 11-30-2009. Arrangements: Bryan-Lee, Raleigh. (N&O 12-1-2009)


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Don Rohrbaugh (Mary Lib's father) passed away early this a.m.

I just got a phone call about Mary Lib's father passing away early this a.m. I understand that Bryan Lee is handling things, but the obituary will not be in the paper until tomorrow. Just wanted to give you a heads up. For those of you who don't know Mr. Rohrbaugh, he is former mayor of Garner and retired from the DOT as a civil engineer. If I remember correctly, he went to Univ. of Tennessee. Mrs. Rohrbaugh was the guidance secretary when we were in school. Cathy and Richard are their other children and sympathy to the whole clan!

Here is Mr. Rohrbaugh's obit from today's N&O...visitation tonight from 5-8 at Bryan Lee in Garner.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sympathy to Classmate Terry Sullivan and family

Ralph Sullivan, Jr., Terry Sullivan’s dad, died this past Wednesday. Visitation is tonight at Bryan-Lee from 6 to 8 p.m.. Funeral is tomorrow at Garner United Methodist Church.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Help spread the word!!

Hey there! Believe it or not we should begin planning our next reunion this spring. In the meantime, please tell your classmate friends to join our FACEBOOK page. Garner Senior HS Class of 1981 (had to change the name because we got so many Grimsley, etc. trying to hone in on us!). We have 89 members now and I know we had about 375 in our class!

I know everyone isn't into reunions or reconnecting, but I really want everyone to have the option to attend. If you can help by spreading the word about FACEBOOK, that will go a long way to helping us get the word out!

Hope you have a great fall!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


The class of 1981 sends condolences to these classmates on their recent losses:
  • Kim Warren Padfield on the death of her father (8/31/09)
  • Juane Smith on the death of her mother (7/31/09)
  • Tracy Rowe Comer on the death of her Aunt Jane
  • Carl Kiger on the death of his mother
  • Dan Rayle on the death of his mother
  • Brian Mason on the death of his father

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Classmates: Join Facebook Group to keep up with 2011 reunion plans

5/19/2009: From Sherry O'Neal
I just realized that we need to start planning another reunion NEXT YEAR! I think it will be easier to communicate through Facebook group than how we have in the past to make sure everyone is included. E-mail and addresses (and names!) change a lot, but if we are members of the group, we can find each other when the time comes.

So, please join the 1981 Facebook Group!!

Link here:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Garner Facebook Reunion Gathering on May 9

All Alumni Event (Garner/Raleigh area):
The Jason Marks Band

Saturday, May 9 at 9:00 pm

Tir Na Nog Irish Pub -- Downtown Raleigh

218 South Blount St, Raleigh, NC

Host: Garner Potluck Facebook Reuniting

Jennifer Smith from Class of 1988 is the marketing director for the Jason Marks Band, who opened up last summer for Kenny Chesney at Walnut Creek, and they have als
o opened for Rascal Flatts, Jason Michael Carroll and other national acts. Jason is the former guitarist for the band, Far Too Jones, who has a large Raleigh following.

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Garner Facebook Reunion Gathering on May 22

All Alumni Event (Garner/Raleigh area):
The KinKsmen at Broad St. Cafe & Dinner
Awesome food & music!!!

Friday, May 22 at 7:30pm

Broad Street Cafe
Jeff Hart - Class of '80 performs again!

Host: Garner Potluck Facebook Reuniting

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Garner Facebook Reunion Meetup #4 on March 27 at the Pour House!

All Alumni Event:
Garner Facebook Reunion Meetup #4 with Jeff Carroll ('85) and the Desmonds!

What: Night of Mayhem
Host: Garner Potluck Facebook Reuniting
Start Time: Friday, March 27 at 9:30pm
Where: The Pour House

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Monday, January 5, 2009

former classmate David Chalk's mom passes away

I just learned from Jeff Hart that David Chalk's mom (Barbara) passed away this weekend. Some of you might know her kids Tony and/or Lisa. Visitation is tonight (1/5/08).

N&O obituary