Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More condolences, belated

Condolences (sorry these are late getting posted here):

To Margaret Kelly Starling, whose mother passed away in October.

To Juane Smith, whose brother Charles passed away in October.

Condolences to Lee (Narron) Linnartz - father passed away

Condolences to Lee (Narron) Linnartz, whose father passed recently.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Karen Page Allen passed away

Karen P. Allen, 47, Spring Hope, died 11-15-2010.
Arrangements: Spring Hope, Spring Hope.

Read more: N&O obituary

If you have any more details, please share.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

gshs class of 1981 - memorials

Hi, classmates!

We really need to add people who have passed to this list, too, for a memorial. - I have included the list from five years ago and added the ones I know of. I know there are others, but I don't know who. Please e-mail gshs81@gmail.com and let me know of others so we may honor them at our reunion next year!

from 25th
Marcus Cooper
Sonny Odom
Lisa Ammons Wall
Johnny Dragg
Allan Gulley
Jeffrey Thompson
Valtina Hedgepeth

since 25th
Sallie Jordan Rohrbach
Mary Ann Kyles Ingram
Dena Penny
Mark Pearce
Lisa Coggins Battle
Mack Duke
David Chalk

Thanks, y'all!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Next reunion mtg 9/27, Tripps at 7 p.m.

Next reunion meeting is at 7 p.m., Monday, September 27 at Tripps in Garner's North Station. Stay tuned...What we really need is addresses (e-mail and snail mail) for classmates.

If you have updates or can help locate classmates, send info to:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Flower/Memorial fund is empty

The flower/memorial fund is empty. Please send any donations to Donna Hardin, class secretary, at GSHS Class of 1981, 6220 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC 27610. This fund is kept separate from our regular money and used only for cards, flowers and memorial contributions for classmates that pass away.

Thanks....reunion news coming soon!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mark Glover's mother passed away

Class sympathies to Mark Glover, whose mother passed away recently.


Suzette Jeziorski's mother passed away

Class sympathies go out to Suzette Jeziorski, whose mother passed away recently.


GSHS Class of 1981 30 Year Class Reunion - PLANS!

I'm reposting this Facebook post from Donna Hardin:
GSHS Class of 1981 30 Year Class Reunion is being scheduled:

When: August 27, 2011
Where: Clarion Hotel State
Capital, 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh NC

What: Party with DJ, hors dourves and cash bar

Time: 8pm to Midnight

Cost: TBD: Not to exceed $30.00/person

Hotel room: 75.00/night + tax

Golf Tourney: Friday, August 26, 20011. Time & location TBD
I (Donna) will mail the hotel contract with a $500.00 non-refundable deposit on September 1.

If you would like for another option, venue, etc to be considered for this event, please post to the FACEBOOK group site.

-Donna Hardin

Friday, August 20, 2010

Next Reunion Mtg : MONDAY AUG 23 at Rudino's in Garner

This is a repost from message from Sherry O'Neal:
Our next meeting is Monday at 7 p.m. (Aug. 23rd) at Rudino's in Garner near the Kroger. We will finalize the contract for our hotel and devise a plan for getting in contact with as many classmates as possible. Please ask your friends who might not be a member of this FB group, to join...or to send e-mails to gshs81@gmail.com to update e-mail addresses and physical addresses. In order to save money, we are going to strive to do most things online.

Thanks so much!! If you want to help, come on out to Rudino's Monday.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Obituary for Lisa Coggins Battle

See Sherry's related post yesterday - Lisa's obituary is here:

Visitation: August 4, 2010
Service: Thursday, August 5, 2010
(both in Wilmington, NC - see obit for links)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lisa Coggins Battle passed away

Unfortunately, I am writing to inform you that Lisa Coggins Battle
passed away July 31. Meg just e-mailed me the arrangements, so I thought
I'd share them.

Visitation is Wednesday 6-8 p.m.
...Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel
4108 S. College rd
Wilmington, NC

Funeral time (???) "thinking 2:00" but was not confirmed yet, will be Thursday
Winterpark Baptist Church
4700 Wrightsville Ave.

I will post the obit when we get it. Please keep Lisa's family in your prayers!

Donna will send flowers/memorial gift, depending on what the family wants.

Hope you are all doing well!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Next planning meeting: August 23

We are still determining location, but we need help from ALL classmates. Our goal is to make sure we have contact info for as many classmates as possible, whether they want to attend the reunion or not.

To save costs, we hope that we can digitally get our Facebook group numbers up. Please check through your friends list on FB and ask those who aren't currently in our FB group to join.

Next meeting is finalizing contracts. We are looking at two hotels and working on the best price to keep our costs down. Also, we go on the hunt for classmates. Chris Phillips searches Classmates.com for folks for us. I have addresses from the 25-year for all who attended, but it is hard to track down everyone. We need your help!

Please, attend a meeting, send an e-mail to gshs81@gmail.com if you have a new address (physical or e-mail), invite your friends to join our FB group and spread the word!

Full of spirit, full of fun; We're the Class of 81!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Next reunion planning meeting set for July 19

Join us to help plan our 30th reunion. Next meeting is Monday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at Kickback Jack's (old Rockola location in Garner Station). Several people are checking on locations, etc. and I will have more information to post after that meeting. We are currently looking at prices for the last weekend in August 2011. The golf tourney would be on Friday and an informal gathering somewhere local Friday evening. The reunion party would be held on Saturday night.

If you are interested in helping and live out of town, e-mail me (sherryoneal@gmail.com) and we can put you on speaker phone :D

Thanks everyone! Join our FB page to keep up to date!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

More Reunion Planning Info

Reposted from Sherry O'Neal's post on Facebook (please join the Facebook group to get this info directly!):

If you were one of the several folks (thank you) who told me [Sherry] or another classmate they wanted to help, but couldn't make our first meeting, here is what we are working on.

* doing a golf tourney the Friday before (which usually raises money for our flower fund for classmates)
* going to a restaurant/venue to hang out that evening for those interested. This will be an on-your-own event.
* a Saturday evening event - some want casual and some want more formal so weigh in on this. The issues are liability for something not done at a hotel where we pay someone to serve a cash bar. We might have to purchase insurance if we do it at another location. Some like the hotel option so they can spend the night.
* going out in downtown Raleigh after the event to close it down!
* because we don't know the availability of the venues, we are tentatively planning on Aug. 26-27, 2011. This is NOT SET IN STONE so keep referring back to these updates or to our blog.

Feel free to e-mail or call me with suggestions [join the Facebook group - link above - to be in touch with Sherry] If you know anyone from DJ to caterer to hotel that will give us discounts, please let us know! The more savings we have can get up front, the less it will cost to attend per person.

Thanks to those 10 people who were there Tuesday! We need input from as many classmates as possible! Spread the word and ask your friends from the Class of 1981 to sign up on Facebook or to get put on our e-mail list or to go to our Web site or blog or follow us on Twitter. Thanks!

Links to all of the connection options are at: http://www.gshs81.com

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Next Reunion Mtg : JUNE 7

Reposting info from Sherry O'Neal:
Great reunion meeting tonight (May 4) at Rudino's! Thanks to all of you who were present tonight and to those of you who contacted me about conflicts but want to help.

Our next meeting will be on Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m. - White Oak Shopping Center (near the theaters) at Shuck ’Em Shack Oyster Bar, 1177 Timber Drive East, Garner (919) 772-7035. I'll post a recap on our GSHS Class of 1981 FB page tomorrow!

AND we are now on Twitter too

Follow us!


Please join our FACEBOOK for best/fastest info!

Hello classmates - Just a reminder that we have a very active Facebook group now with lots of classmates participating, and info shows up there first. Please join us there to get the latest news most efficiently!


For instance...Reunion planning for our 30th has begun and there will be meeting dates and notes posted about t
Publish Post

Friday, April 30, 2010

Reunion planning meeting set for May 4 in Garner

Please join classmates to start planning for our 30th reunion! We will meet at Rudino's in Garner (Timber and Hwy 70 shopping center) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4. Bring your ideas. Hope to see you then!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Gregg Norris' Dad Passed Away


Funeral tomorrow (4-16) at Bryan Lee....see link for more details!