Saint Albans High School Class of 1968





Classmates —
As you know our class will gather the weekend of September 22 and 23 in Saint Albans, celebrating our 55th year since graduation. This weekend will be a simple, no frills weekend with the opportunity to be in our hometown to see our friends and classmates.
Here are the details:
  • Friday, September 22 at 6:00 we will gather at Angela’s on the River Restaurant in the Loop Area of Saint Albans. Dinner will be buffet style. Choices are: toss salad, rolls, iced tea, water, soft drinks, baked steak, sautéed pork tenderloin with gingered apples, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, broccoli casserole, blue lake green beans, apple crisp, and assorted mini cheesecakes. There will be a cash bar available. We have the lower dining room reserved from 6:00 to 10:00.
  • On Saturday, September 23 there will be a Train Day festival on the historic brick street of Fourth Avenue in Saint Albans from 10:00-4:00. There will be live music all day, food and craft vendors, FREE rides on the Hoppy Shores Train, photo opportunities with the Saint Albans mini-train Old 2700, and FREE train whistles and engineer caps for the kids. The C&O Train Depot will be open all day, as will the Saint Albans Historical Society Museum which is right next door. Butch Evans (SAHS 1963) and The Esquires will play on stage from 2:00-4:00. Come and listen to the classic 60s music— the sound track of your lives!
  • On Saturday, September 23rd from 6:00-10:00, we will gather at the high school for a casual dinner of Lorobi’s pizza, chips, soft drinks, and the famous hot dog pastries from Spring Hill Pastry Shop. No decorations, no entertainment— just a chance to spend more time with friends and snack on the foods we love.
  • We have enough money left from our last reunion to pay for the food for the Saturday evening gathering at the high school, so your only expense will be paying for your dinner on Friday evening at Angela’s. The total for that is $31.75 per person, which includes dinner, tax, and tip.
  • We have already paid the $500 for the room at Angela’s, the $150 for the commons area of the high school, the $74 to mail out reunion letters, the $180 for the SAHS Class of 1968 bench on Main Street (near Coal River Coffee), and the $1 million dollar insurance policy that we had to take out to be able to gather at the high school, which cost $130.
  • After the weekend, whatever money is left will be donated to the Saint Albans Red Dragon Scholarship Fund through the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. The scholarship was started by classmate Bob DeHart (and his wife) and gives $1,000 scholarships to three SAHS seniors each year at graduation to help with their college expenses. The foundation is headed by our classmate, Bob Orders. After that donation, we will close out our class checking account. Future class gatherings will be at a restaurant where we meet— with you making your own reservations and then paying for your own meal.
  • Reservations are required for both Friday evening and Saturday evening because we need to turn in our food orders ahead of the reunion weekend. It is very important that you let us know which of the two dinner events you will be attending. If you are coming to Angela’s but not the high school, we need to know that, and we will need your money for the meal. If you are coming to the high school but not Angela’s, then you need to let us know so that we will have enough pizza. If that is the case, you will not need to send any money. We need to have accurate meal counts to make sure that everyone gets fed.
  • The deadline for reservations is Friday, September 8.
  • Make your check out to SAHS Class of 1968 for $31.75 for the Friday evening dinner and mail it to: Deb Austin Brown, 9 River Park Circle, Saint Albans, WV 25177 so that it arrives by September 8th.
We look forward to seeing YOU in Saint Albans on the first day of fall!
Red Dragons, forever!
Deb 843.359.3119
Pam 304.545.2772

Roger Childers honored at Marshall University

As Marshall University prepares for the anniversary of the tragic plane crash that killed their football team, banners are being hung on the lampposts on campus.  Here is a picture of the banner for our classmate, Roger Childers.  Roger died, along with 74 others, on November 14, 1970.  Southern Airways Flight 932 crashed at 7:36 p.m. on its way home from the East Carolina game fifty years ago.

Crawford Field Gets New Turf!

This summer, Saint Albans High School got new artificial turf on Crawford Field.  It was a process that took about two months to complete.  Excavation began on May 4, 2020 at a cost of $1.29 million.  SAHS Football Coach Nick Watts said that his players are excited about the new field and have been asking questions about it all summer long.

Cameron "Cam" Harman 1966 - 2019

This is Cam Harman, the Saint Albans photographer who captured our class photo at our reunion in September 2018. Four weeks after our reunion, Cam was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor--       a glioblastoma, stage 3.
Thanks for your prayers for Cam. I am sad to report that Cam died on May 9, 2019 at the age of 52. Rest in peace, Cam Harman. Rest in peace! Saint Albans will certainly miss you and your wonderful smile!

Front Row left to right: Dave Herbert, Ernie Hillenbrand, Mike Sidebottom, Deb Austin Brown, Jim Vickers, Rick Gilbert, Bill Smith, Chuck Riffee, Emily Miller Land, Brenda McClure Montague, Wayne Turley, and Danny Keenan


Second Row left to right: Carol Edwards, Nancy Shrewsbury Terlizzi, Belinda Woods Casey, Debby Winnell Peters, Diane Eplin, Sue Shingleton Taylor, Diane Pauley Kessler, Laura Stanley, Levona Carpenter Lupton, Rebecca Bird Bugg, Debbie Stowers Lambert, Pam May Johnson, Mary Martin Scragg, Trish McGehee Sargent, Patricia Hayes Miller, Cathy Randall Kelso, Roger Flint


Third Row left to right: David Welch, Christy Austin, Adele Groom, Virginia Bricker, Sallie Stocks Lee, Linda Skeen Andresen, Donna Vansickle Dodd, Micki Groom Marra, Roselynn Holland Rowe, Linda Dooley Simpson, Billie Burrus Shulhafer, Elizabeth Burdette Ware, Linda Roberts Stone, Linda D. Taylor, Trish Ely Burton, Marijane Hale Frilen, Roger Rader 


Fourth Row left to right: Robert Hall, Dave Wilson, Bob McElwain, Russ Shannon, Elmer Cartmill, Brad Taylor, Joe Ervin, Bob Frink, Dan Stribling, Michael Anderson, Norman Reitz, Steve Kelso, Robert Cochran, Bob Rogers


Fifth Row left to right: Dan Rooker, Tom Hickman, Harry Mac Grandon, Alan Pritchard, Ric Neal, Chuck Lovejoy, James Hudson, Thomas Griffith, Bob DeHart, Bob Hubbard, Donald Joyce, Gary Williams

Here's Who's Came to Our 50th Reunion!                 

  • Mike Anderson
  • Christy Austin
  • Deb Austin Brown
  • Rebecca Bird Bugg
  • Virginia Bricker
  • Elizabeth Weenie Burdette Ware
  • Billie Sue Burrus Shulhafer
  • Lavona Carpenter Lupton
  • Elmer Cartmill
  • Bob Cochran
  • Bob DeHart
  • Linda Dooley Simpson
  • Trish Ely Burton
  • Carol Edwards
  • Diane Eplin
  • Joe Ervin
  • Roger Flint
  • Bob Frink
  • Rick Gilbert
  • Harry Mac Grandon
  • Tom Griffith
  • Adele Groom
  • Micki Groom Marra
  • Marijane Hale Frilen
  • Robert Hall
  • Pat Hayes Miller
  • Dave Herbert
  • Tom Hickman
  • Roselynn Holland Rowe
  • Bob Hubbard
  • Jim Hudson
  • Donald Joyce
  • Danny Keenan
  • Steve Kelso
  • Chuck Lovejoy
  • Brenda McClure Montague
  • Bob McElwain
  • Trish McGehee Sargent
  • Guy Martin
  • Mary Martin Scragg
  • Pam May Johnson
  • Emily Miller Land
  • Ric Neal
  • Jim O'Connor
  • Bob Orders
  • Diana Pauley Kessler
  • Alan Pritchard
  • Roger Rader
  • Cathy Randall Kelso
  • Norman Reitz
  • Chuck Riffee
  • Linda Roberts Stone
  • Bob Rogers
  • Dan Rooker
  • Russ Shannon
  • Mike Sidebottom
  • Linda Skeen Andresen
  • Bill Smith
  • Sue Shingleton Taylor
  • Nancy Shrewsbury Terlizzi
  • Sallie Stocks Lee
  • Laura Stanley
  • Debbie Stowers Lambert
  • Dan Stribling
  • Brad Taylor
  • Linda Taylor
  • Wayne Turley
  • Donna Vansickle Dodd
  • Jim Vickers
  • David Welch
  • Gary Williams
  • David Wilson
  • Debby Winnell Peters
  • Belinda Woods Casey


How to View Pictures in the Photo Gallery

To see the photo captions and classmate names, click on the picture.  To view the entire gallery of pictures, click on the first photo and the caption will come up.  The picture will also get larger.  You can then use the arrows to proceed and view all of the pictures with their captions.  

Wayne Turley's Sculpture Finds a New Home!


Classmate Becky Bird Bugg got this beautiful SAHS 1968 metal sculpture when her name was drawn at the Saturday night gift giveaway!  It now has a new home in Chris and Becky Bugg's home!  Thanks, Wayne Turley! The classmates enjoyed winning prizes made by and donated by their fellow classmates!

Hansford School Newspaper Clipping
Sent in by Ben Tissue
Staples Scan.pdf
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Carol Edwards' Reunion Video

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SAHS Homecoming 2018

How do you top our SAHS Class Reunion?  With Homecoming 2018!

Here are short video clips of the SAHS Homecoming Pep Parade and

Pep Assembly on Friday, September 21, 2018!


Watch... and remember!

Red Dragons forever!   

SAHS Homecoming Pep Parade September 21, 2018
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SAHS Homecoming Pep Assembly September 21, 2018
MOV File [10.8 MB]

Hurricane Florence Takes A Toll On Our Class Reunion

Sadly, fifteen classmates had to cancel their travel plans to Saint Albans because of Hurricane Florence.  We are heartbroken that classmates who so badly wanted to be here, could not.  We will certainly miss you!  We will think of you often this weekend and we will post pictures to share with you.  We are praying for your safety in the storm.  Please check back in with us and let us know how you are after Hurricane Florence passes.  

  • Susan Rankin Behnke
  • Rocky Hoskins
  • Guy Martin
  • John R. Dunlap
  • Kim West
  • Gail McCormick Mooney
  • Chuck Mooney
  • Jean Sweeney
  • Stephen Pauley
  • Sharon Gober Farley
  • Dave Hazlett
  • Kathy Ranson Blevins
  • Lynn Ossick Mire
  • Bill Conner
  • Barbara Bailey Churton

Doug Goebel Artwork To Be Given Away At Our Reunion!

Dylan McInturff Donates His Father's Artwork!


Our classmate Doug Goebel spent his life drawing incredible pictures of our West Virginia landscape.  His body of work is truly remarkable.  Sadly, Doug died in 2005, but his art lives on through the efforts of his son, Dylan.  


Dylan has donated two of his dad's masterpieces for our class reunion in September.  One is of the Judicial Annex in Charleston and the other is of Summers Street in Charleston in 1950-- the year that most of us were born.


Dylan is kind, thoughtful, and generous-- just like his dad.  He looks so much like him, too!  It was a joy to meet him and to share memories with him.  


Thanks, Dylan and Doug, for making our reunion even more special with these two magnificent works of art!

Committee for Planning our 50th Class Reunion

  • Deb Austin Brown
  • Linda Taylor
  • Pam May Johnson
  • Bonnie Medley Murray
  • Patricia Hayes Miller
  • Sue Shingleton Taylor
  • Patricia Ely Burton
  • Diana Pauley Kessler

Stay Current!

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                   Saint Albans High School                             Saint Albans, West Virginia

SAHS Class of 1968           47th Reunion Dinner                 June 2015


Front Row (sitting on the floor) left to right

Bob McElwain, Wayne Turley, Alice “Sissy” Hess Clagg, Linda Skeen Andresen, Terry Steele


Second Row (sitting in chairs) left to right

Johanna Light Keister, Diane Lore Lively, Elizabeth Burdette Ware, Stephanie Young Russo, Becky Drake Chandler, Brenda Rader Sheppard, John R. Dunlap, Kathy Ranson Blevins, Sarah Taylor Clark, Barbara Bailey Churton, Sharon Gober Farley, Susan Rankin Behnke, Pam May Johnson, Diane Eplin


Third Row (sitting in chairs) left to right

Donna Vansickle Dodd, Patricia Ely Burton, Linda Taylor, Patricia Hayes Miller, Debby Winnell Peters, Marsha Myers, Marijane Hale Frilen, Deb Austin Brown, Nancy Shrewsbury Terlizzi, Patricia McGehee Sargent, Bonnie Medley Murray, Roselynn Holland Rowe, Bille Sue Burrus Shulhafer, Marty Bohnert Lucas


Fourth Row (standing) left to right

Ric Neal, David Welch, Steve Samples, Rick Gilbert, Joe Ervin, Jr., Chuck Riffee, Jim Vickers, Don Joyce, Charlie Henley, Elmer Cartmill, Joe Clatworthy, Scott Schimmel, Dave Wilson, Ed Pauley, Harry Mac Grandon, Greg Hall, Mike Anderson


Back Row (standing) left to right

Bob Cochran, David Osborne, Tom Griffith, Robert Hubbard, Barry Stump, Chuck Lovejoy, Paul Allison, John D. Flowers, Brad Taylor, Danny Rooker 


"Surely it is satisfying, gratifying to have gathered together so many people

who knew each other as they knew each other, once upon a time."

- Mike Donnally


In Memoriam                        

Missing our classmates...

  • Adele Groom
  • Albert Schultz
  • Anna Dean
  • Baron Hairston
  • Bill Ireland
  • Bob Wooten
  • Bob Zdrojewski
  • Brenda Perry
  • Bruce Holbrook
  • Charlene Lovejoy
  • Charles Gandee
  • Charles Lipscomb
  • Charles Starcher
  • Charlotte McClain
  • Christina Neal
  • Connie Drumheller
  • Connie Lucas
  • Coraleen Shultz
  • Daniel Flowers
  • Daniel Sampson
  • Daniel Stribling
  • Danny Rucker
  • David Bouldin
  • David Courtney
  • David Edwards
  • David Metzger
  • David Mynhier
  • David Wade
  • Deborah Farley
  • Debbie Midkiff
  • Delores Beckwith
  • Denny Branham
  • Diana Johnson
  • Donald Nelson
  • Doug Goebel
  • Eddie Adkins
  • Earl Bannister
  • Fatiema Strawther
  • Faye Lively
  • Frank Keeling
  • Fred Perkinson
  • Gary Hanson
  • Gary Hudson
  • Gene Carte
  • George Hansen
  • George Perdew
  • Gerald Gessel
  • Hobert Smith
  • Jack Neeley
  • Jack Slack
  • Jackie Robinson
  • James O'Dell
  • James Smith, Jr.
  • James Soupy Williams
  • Jay Pauley
  • Jennifer Jo Smith
  • Jerry Carbaugh
  • Joe Danford


  • Joseph Stribling
  • John A. Flowers
  • John D. Dunlap
  • John Pearson
  • John Watts
  • Joyce Barth
  • Judy Farley
  • Karen Blythe
  • Karen Caldwell
  • Karen Harris
  • Karen Robinson
  • Kathy Edwards
  • Kathy McCloy
  • Kerry Rhodes
  • Marlene Sue Gibson
  • Mary Katherine Wellman
  • Leona Larrabee
  • Linda Carney
  • Linda Miles
  • Linda Royer
  • Linda Staab
  • Linda Unrue
  • Lowell Butch Watson
  • Marsha Myers
  • Michel Tenney
  • Mike Dotson
  • Okey Nida
  • Patrick Barker
  • Philip Ferrell
  • Rebecca Drinkard
  • Rex Mitchell
  • Robert Hardin
  • Robert Jacobs
  • Robert Miller
  • Robert Nicholas
  • Roger Childers
  • Roger Compton
  • Roger Vansickle
  • Ronald Richardson
  • Ronda Shaeffer
  • Sam Savilla
  • Samuel Bird
  • Shirley Burgraf
  • Steve Workman
  • Susan Deeter
  • Tammy May
  • Ted Petitt
  • Terry Meadows
  • Thomas Curry
  • Tom Lovejoy
  • Wayne Miles
  • William Bub Hardin
  • Willis McLemore

Video Tribute to Our Deceased Classmates by Joe Ervin, Jr.

Updated on June 5, 2023

Hometown Memories

Do you remember?

  • The Saint Albans Town Fair
  • Riding bikes and playing outside until dark
  • Playing kick-the-can and hide-and-go-seek
  • Catching lightning bugs in summer
  • Baseball games at Kirk, Billy Dunn, and City Park's Babe Ruth fields
  • Swimming at Walnut, Highlawn, and Lakewood pools
  • Red Dragon football games
  • The excitement of homecoming parades
  • The SAHS band, majorettes, and cheerleaders
  • The Junior-Senior Prom and the Winter Whirl
  • Driving up and down Sixth Avenue and Kanawha Terrace
  • Driving across the Saint Albans-Nitro Bridge
  • Driving around and around Shoney's parking lot to see who was there
  • Curb service at Shoney's and A&W
  • Shoney's Big Boy, strawberry pie, and hot fudge cake
  • Rootbeer floats at A&W
  • Lorobi's pizza
  • West Virginia style hot dogs (with chili, slaw, onions, and mustard)
  • Cool treats at the Dairy Queen and Tastee Freez
  • Movies at the Alban Theater and Valley Drive-In 
  • Walking the sidewalks of town
  • Shopping on Main Street
  • The creaky wooden floors in Field's Five and Dime
  • Fountain Cokes at Martin's Drug Store
  • Buying comic books and kites at the Newsstand
  • Buying bubble gum and candy at the Fourth Street Grocery
  • Our school newspaper, The Simmerings
  • Our school yearbook, The Dragonian
  • Hanging out with friends at the BBF
  • Friendly hometown merchants and friends

Saint Albans... there's more than one!

Saint Albans, West Virginia

Our beloved hometown.  The zip code is 25177; the population in 2010 was 11,044.


Saint Albans, Vermont

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain.  They hold the Vermont Maple Festival there each year.   The population is 6,392.  This was the site of the northernmost land action of the Civil War on October 19, 1864.  The zip code is 05479.


Saint Albans, New York

Located in Queens, 2 miles north of the JFK Airport.  Zip code is 11412.  It is home to a           railroad station, which provides rail service to Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY.


Saint Albans, Maine

Located in Somerset County with a population of 2,005.  The zip code is 04971.


Saint Albans, Missouri

Located in Franklin County and features beautiful high bluffs that overlook the Missouri River.           The zip code is 63073.


Saint Albans, England

Located 22 miles north of London.


Saint Albans, Melbourne, Australia

The population is 33,511.


Saint Albans, Newfoundland, Canada

Has a population of 1,400.

Saint Albans High School: The best of the old and new!

                  The newly renovated Saint Albans High School opened in August 2003

Saint Albans High School Alma Mater

All hail to thee Saint Albans

The school we love so well

And of thy deeds victorious

With pride we'll always tell

As the years unfold before us

Our hearts will loyal be

To our dear alma mater

Saint Albans hail to thee!

We've lost touch with these classmates... please help us find them!

  • Paulette Blankenship
  • Nancy Blevins 
  • Carol Harper Copley
  • Gregory Cunningham
  • Annis Marie Elkins
  • Judith Facemeyer
  • Randall Fagg
  • Pamela Fields
  • Michael French
  • Jackie Graham 
  • Carolyn Hall
  • Robert Harris
  • Edna Harsh Whittington
  • Nancy Hawkins Sandige
  • Judy Ann Herbert
  • Donna Holdren
  • Bervil Holton Miller
  • Frances Jarrett Pickens
  • Bonnie Johnson Thomson

  • Paul Johnson
  • Jack Kirk
  • Ann Knighton
  • Jo Webster Lacy
  • James Lewis
  • Connie Lucas
  • Diana Maclerry
  • Deborah Parsons 
  • Mary Racer
  • Rebecca Rigney
  • Kathie Roberts
  • Carl Edward Scarberry
  • Philip K. Smith
  • Thomas Stewart
  • Martha Stricker
  • Barbara Stricklin Trent 
  • Stephen Wheeler
  • David Williams
  • Wilford Womack

Looking Back On Other Reunions

SAHS Class of 1968                                    40th Reunion                                              2008 

SAHS Class of 1968                                   30th Reunion                                                1998

SAHS Class of 1968                                    20th Reunion                                             1988

SAHS Class of 1968                                     10th Reunion                                             1978

Saint Albans High School continues its tradition of excellence!

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