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06/12/19 10:18 AM #788    


Jim Record

Unfortunately I have to post that our former classmate Steve Roden has passed away due to cancer. His visitation will be at Laughlin Funeral Home in Huntsville on Thursday 6/13 starting at 10 AM.

06/14/19 11:33 AM #789    


George Hamilton

Steve Roden Senior pix. Rest well Steve.

06/16/19 12:07 PM #790    


Rick Shrout

From David McDaniel - Jeff Lee was a person alot of us knew. He was a good person and hard worker. Just learned of his death.

Jeffry Richard Lee, 64, of Huntsville finished running his final marathon on May 8, 2019. He is now running on streets of gold, being cheered on by his mother, Betty Jean Lee, who preceded him in death. Jeff leaves behind his beloved high school sweetheart and bride of 45 years, Lynn "Putter" Ottman Lee, and their three children and their spouses: Sean Lee (Amy), Jason Lee (Alicia), Shanna Inman (Jimmy), and bonus daughter, Becky Lane. Jeff was known as Grampa to eight beautiful grandchildren: Courtney Musso (Taylor), Rachel Lee, Graham Lee (Julie Miller), Grace Lee, Grayson Lee, Lexie Inman, Maddie Inman, Brodie Inman, and bonus granddaughter, Katie Medlen. Jeff is also survived by his father, Creighton "Jack" Lee (Sue), and his five siblings and their spouses: Joe Lee (Rita), Jackie Sneed (Mike), Bruce Lee (Lori), Linda Killian (Mike), and Bobby Lee (Linda); his in-laws, Bill and Carolyn Ottman; brother-in-law, Mike Ottman (Aimee); lifelong friends, Doug and Denise Patterson and Paula Bergmann; and loyal four-legged fur babies, Minnie and Mickey. Jeff was loved deeply by numerous nieces and nephews, friends, coworkers, clients, and everyone else whose path he crossed. Jeff was co-founder of Lee Builders, Inc. where he served as Vice-President/Project Manager for 35 years. Aside from work, Jeff spent his time outdoors, traveling with his family, and running marathons all over the United States. He was a dedicated friend, father, grandfather, husband, and most importantly, a servant of God. He was an active member of Willowbrook Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11 at Willowbrook Baptist Church with Dr. Mark McClelland officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mike Eden Ministries, Inc., home of Little Eden Orphanage in Kenya, Africa. This organization is one of many that Jeff served whole-heartedly during his time here on earth. ( Although Jeff has lost his earthly battle to cancer, our Heavenly Father has won the battle for Jeff's life, and it is always so much better this way. (

Published in The Huntsville Times on May 10, 2019

06/23/19 07:41 PM #791    


J. D. Webster

George Hamilton just let us know that Stephen Gargus has passed away.


06/24/19 08:10 AM #792    


Jim Record

We lost another one: Steve Gargus, 18 June, 2019

Dr. Stephen Gregory Gargus, DMD, 63, of Huntsville passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of June 18, 2019. Stephen was born on January 11, 1956, in Gadsden Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama and received a bachelor's degree in microbiology, and the University of Alabama in Birmingham where he received his Doctorate degree in Dentistry. Stephen then moved to Florida where practiced Dentistry until he retired and later moved home to Huntsville. Stephen is survived by his mother, Mary Anne Gargus; his dog, Buster; his nieces and nephew, Emma Anne Kimbrough, Alexandra Marino, John Stinson, and Katherine Stinson; great niece, Landers Anne Kimbrough; his brother-in-law, Jay and Susan Stinson; his cousin, Tina Herring; and numerous beloved friends and family. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Ray Gargus; his sister, Beverly Gargus Stinson; his aunts, Brenda Elkins, Marie Langford, and Betty Gargus; and uncle, Johnny Gargus. Stephen wanted everyone wanted to know that he had lived a good life. Donations may be made in the honor of Dr. Stephen Gregory Gargus, DMD at the Alabama Pug Rescue and Adoption, Inc. PO Box 279, Westover, AL 35185.



06/25/19 01:20 PM #793    


J. D. Webster

Hey Class!



26 to 27 July 2019!

Sign up early! Help us get an accurate head count!

Click the link at the top of the page!

Here is an illustrated aid for anyone technically challenged:

See you at the end of July!

Go Tigers!


06/29/19 04:48 PM #794    


J. D. Webster

30 Days 'till Class of 74's 45 Yr. reunion at Monte Sano lodge!
Don't miss it! Preregister Now! Save bucks!
Help us get a good head count! Sign up early!
• We need volunteers for lots of things!
• We need a decorating Team for Saturday Night
• We need a Set up Team for Friday Night!
• We need a Set Up Crew for the all class Picnic!
• We need designated Hosts and Hostesses (about four) to be the face of our reunion.
• We need volunteers to man the check in tables for Friday and Saturday night.
• We need big coolers for Friday Night and the Saturday Picnic, loan us yours.
If you can help, let me know here!

07/01/19 02:26 PM #795    


J. D. Webster

Yes! the IT age finally catches up to us. If you can't come to our reunion in person, drop in and participate virtually! We will be Live-streaming the Sat. Evening Gala with two way communications conferencing capability. You will be able to see and chat with us and us see and chat back at you from our reunion command center. Beam in and join the fun Scotty! All you need is your Computer with camera, or smart phone, or smart tablet and access to the internet. Join us from anywhere in the world! Those of you interested in doing so stay tuned and let us know. We will be setting up a slot schedule for you dial in. Donna Scroggins, Inge Williams, Susan Simpson Hinton, Tandy Ringoringo, Michael Main, Steve Williams.. and any body else unable to get to Huntsville, let us know!

07/03/19 09:56 AM #796    


J. D. Webster

Virtual Reunion Participation

Hi Gang,

If you are unable to attend our 45 year reunion in person, but would like to participate as a virtual attendee and join our live stream 2 way conference during the Gala, please click the link "45 Year Virtual Reunion" and answer the questions with a yes and indicate your time zone. It's FREE, no charge for beaming in on us.



07/07/19 03:13 PM #797    


J. D. Webster

Please Preregister! It's going to be a great party!

07/18/19 07:01 PM #798    

Wally Helgeson (Malmborg)

Okay, which committee still needs help???


Willing to help set up and cleanup at any venue.

Someone call me or email me.


Looking forward to it!!!


All the best in Christ Jesus!

Wally Helgeson Malmborg

07/18/19 08:11 PM #799    


J. D. Webster

Thanks Wally,

We will get in touch.


07/20/19 08:25 PM #800    


J. D. Webster

45 Year Reunion Reminder!

For those of you who have not preregistered, please note that on Wed. 24 July, the preregistration site will shut down at midnight CST. The price at the door for all events if you do not preregister will be $65.00. If you preregister the price is $55.00 per person for all events.

PAYING AT THE DOOR for NON-preregistered

If you only go to the Friday Cocktail you will be charged $25.00 at the door.

The Saturday School Tour is FREE.

The Saturday 70's class picnic is FREE.

If you pay at the door for Friday and then also go to the Saturday MAIN Gala, the balance of $40.00 will need to be collected.

IF YOU ONLY go to the Saturday Gala - the price is STILL $65.00.

Plan accordingly, preregister is best.





07/20/19 08:37 PM #801    


J. D. Webster

23 JULY 2019, TUESDAY - take note!
This is a reminder for those of you out-of-towners planning to drop in and interact with the reunion via internet, we have scheduled two TEST RUN periods for you to log on with your software (that you should have downloaded by now) for this Tuesday, 23 July.
Period ONE = 930 AM to 1030 AM Alabama time.
Period TWO = 730 PM to 830 PM Alabama time.
Members of your reunion team will be on LINE to welcome you when you log on, to answer questions about the ZOOM software. Please drop in for a few minutes to confirm your download and our links work for your selected internet device.

07/21/19 03:52 PM #802    


Steve Williams

Hi J.D. and Reunion organizers,

Please be sure to email all of us who are planning to join the 45 Year Virtual Reunion via Zoom an invite in order to try a Test run this Tueday.  I use Zoom quite a bit but I will need a Zoom invite from you to be able to do this.  My email is  Thanks,  Steve





07/22/19 11:01 AM #803    


J. D. Webster

45 YEAR virtual REUNION Link

Hi guys, gals

For the zoom test tomorrow please:

1. Confirm you have downloaded the zoom app on your device.

2. Which test period AM or PM CST we should be looking for you.

9:30 to 10:30 am

7:30 to 8:30 pm

If you still need the zoom app you can download it here:

To join the reunion room and for the test simply click this link. Do not try to log in or insert a password. All you need to do is click on the following link from this email while the zoom app is running. You can self test ahead of time but no one will be there. Tomorrow we will be there.

> Join Zoom Meeting - invite link


J.D. Webster

07/22/19 12:41 PM #804    


J. D. Webster

5 Days 'til our Class of 1974 REUNION weekend!

HERE IS THE FULL SCHEDULE - Anyone wanting to volunteer to help set up or man reception tables please note the planning meeting thursday night (if you can make it) or just show up some 30 to 45 min. early to the events. We need help setting up or Friday night cocktails, Saturday Picnic and Saturday Gala. We also need big "loaner" ICE chests for all three events.

Events scheduled:
25 July, Thursday Night Reunion Volunteers & Committee Gathering
6:00pm to 8:00pm, relaxed dinner chat
Committee and any volunteers wanting to help set up and decorate please join us for the final coordination and reunion planning meeting.
Walton's Southern Table
4901 Whitesburg Drive Huntsville AL 35802
26 July, Friday Night Meet-n-Greet Cocktails
7:00pm to 11:00pm, $25 at the door if not preregistered.
Casual nice, beer wine water soda and snacks provided.
The Belk Hudson Lofts - First Floor Gallery
110 Washington St. Huntsville, AL 35801
27 July, Saturday Morning School Tour
9:00am to 11:00am, FREE EVENT!
New Grissom high school
1001 Haysland Rd. SW Huntsville, AL 35803
27 July, Saturday Noon All 70's Class Picnic
10:30am to 2:30pm "ish", FREE EVENT!
Bring your own lunch, Meet other classes.
If you want, bring share-ables, water snacks provided
Monte Sano Event Lodge 5101 Nolen Ave SE Huntsville, AL 35801
27 July, Saturday Evening Reunion Gala
5:30pm doors open, 6:00pm to 10:00pm Reunion
$65 at the door if not preregistered.
$40 balance at the door if not prereg. & did Friday.
Casual Nice, catered food, beer wine drinks provided
Virtual live stream with out-of-town classmates
Monte Sano Event Lodge 5101 Nolen Ave SE Huntsville, AL 35801
27 July, Catfish's Post Reunion party
11:30pm to limit of human endurance. FREE Event!
BYOB, Hosts Catfish and J.D. will provide some.
Lobby Lounge Area
Hampton Inn & Suites, Hampton Cove,
6205 Hwy 431 South, Huntsville, AL 35763
28 July, Ad Hoc Brunch
11:00am to 1:00pm for whoever staggers in.
Another Broken Egg Cafe
2722 Carl T Jones Drive Huntsville - AL - 35802

07/23/19 05:08 PM #805    


J. D. Webster

Wednesday 24 July is the LAST DAY to preregister for reunion at discounted price of $55 per person.

Take advantage of the savings! It will cost you $10 more at the door if you don't.

See y'all in a few days.

Reunion Committee Reminder!


George, J.D., Rick, Sharon, Ruth, Dan, Catfish, Jeana and Dan.

07/25/19 02:24 PM #806    


J. D. Webster

Grissom CLASS of 1974 REUNION weekend

It starts tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing everyone!

LET's Have a Great Weekend!


07/29/19 12:41 AM #807    


Donna B Bass (Scroggins)

Hey classmates!  So glad to visit virtually at 45th class reunion! Loved GHS 1974! You can follow Stan and my journey in the Philippines by checking out That is our website, and you can scroll down on website to leave your email to receive a monthly newsletter. All is going great, see lots of you on Facebook.  Love Donna B Scroggins P.S. will be in Huntsville next spring, 2020! Will try to contact some gradsof to get a group together!





07/29/19 03:13 PM #808    


Steve Williams

It was wonderful to connect again at the 45th reunion! Many thanks to all of you who invested so much time and effort to pull this off. Looking forward to our 50th! Steve Williams

08/24/19 11:03 AM #809    


Ruth Garcia (Osborne-Hess)

Hello!  If you want to hear about and see photos of the 45th Reunion.and our classmates, the best place is on Facebook.





08/24/19 11:05 AM #810    


Ruth Garcia (Osborne-Hess)

Another place to see classmates (not just class of 74) is also on Facebook..

08/24/19 11:10 AM #811    


Ruth Garcia (Osborne-Hess)

Memorial video shown at the Reunion:

And video montage of those who attended the 45th Reunion (not pics from the reunion, but pics submitted or from their FB:

08/24/19 11:17 AM #812    


Ruth Garcia (Osborne-Hess)

Donna and Stan, Steve and Rita, so cool to connect real time thousands of miles away!  Good to see yall at the Reunion, literally.  Yall look great!  Thanks for losing sleep from your time zones to call in to us! 

Dan Wallace, Rick Yantzi, and Joan Shearer... So good to see yall too in your home settings!

If anyone else called in, I missed them.  But hopefully everyone calling in was able to visit with the other callers too!  I thought that feature was pretty cool!

Thanks to Lane and Jeana Sowell Boggs for making technology work for our class!





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