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(New 01-21-2013)

Cradock Combined Reunion Announcement - October 2013

Every effort was made to hold this reunion the same weekend as Come Home to Cradock, but the committee was unable to secure a facility anywhere in the area for the third weekend of October. Information contact numbers are included. Click here to see flyer.


Donna Jean Howard Collins,
CHS Class of '69

(New 10-25-2010)

More photos of the class of 1960 50th Reunion
(New 10-21-2010)
The class of 1955 will celebrate our 55th class reunion the same weekend as the back to cradock event.

Our plan is to have dinner on friday night, gather for breakfast saturday morning (depending on the number of responses we have) and then proceed to afton square for the back to cradock event. A time to visit and celebrate our 55th year of our graduation from cradock high school. We were the first class to graduate from the new school.

We plan on having a truck/float in the parade. All of our plans depend on the number of attendees. The class plans on having a tent to allow our graduates to gather in one place.

If there are other items we need to take care of before that weekend, please contact Ralph Hicks, Glenda Mcrary or me.....our committee is small so we're working hard to make this event happen and be a memorable one.

Thanks, Peggy Deal Reneau class of 1955

The class of 1960 is planning their 50th year reunion and has four classmates they cannot locate. Does anyone know the whereabouts of the following:  Jerry Marlowe, Donald Weeks, Mary Ellen Knott Simmons, Bobbie Powell. If you can help please contact Kay Mixon. Thank you
(New 03-22-2010)
Announcing upcoming reunion for the class of 1950 our 60th reunion (yes, there is still quite a few of us still around) on  Friday October 15, 2010.   We will be having it at the new Hilton Garden Inn in Suffolk, in the Harborview section.  Our Retired Admirals news letter will be coming out with all the info in a couple months.  Call Barbara (Jopson) Jordan  at 757-488-1432 if you have any questions.
(New 03-04-2010)

Plans are being made for the 45th reunion of the Class of 1965 to be held on Oct 15th and 16th. For info please contact Darlene Johnson Wylie at  (757-686-4599) or Ralph Geabhart (757-484-4976).
(New 11-01-2009)
To the class of 1960:
The Elizabeth Manor Country Club, in Portsmouth, has been reserved for the 1960 50th year class reunion to be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. If you have had a change of address since the 2005 reunion, please contact
Kay Perdue Mixon and give her your updated information. Be sure to mark you calendar!
(New 09-10-2009)

I find that because of my health, I must remove my name as Point of Contact (POC) for the Class of 1964.  This was a very hard decision, but I have not been able to perform the required duties and I feel I should step down and let someone else take over.   

I had a lung transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in May 2004 and am now in chronic rejection.  I retired from the Federal Government April 2003.   I decided I didnít like looking at the four walls and decided to go back to work full-time.  In June 2005, I began working at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I am still at the college and doing okay.  At the end of the day, Iím pretty tired and just want to rest.  I am on continuous oxygen and have to have a portable tank with me at all times when I am not at home. 

I hope someone will take over very soon as the Class of 1964 POC and will even plan some type of get-together during Come Home to Cradock, even if it is gathering at a local restaurant/bar on Friday or Saturday evening.  With me living in Northern Kentucky, that is another thing that makes it difficult for me to be the POC. 

I am not sure if Martha Elder Rush is still remaining active as the joint POC for the Class of 1964.  I have not heard from her in a very long time.  I know her husband passed away not too long ago and she probably needed time to deal with many things. 

Between the two of us, that may leave the Class of 1964 with no POC.

Kathleen Edmunds
Education Division
College of Mount St. Joseph
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, Ohio  45233-1670
(513) 244-4878 or 244-4812
FAX 513-244-4867


(New 07-31-2009)
Can anyone help with information, such as where they lived (street or area) while attending Cradock, sibling's names, name of parents, where they lived after graduation or when & where they died, on the following 1954 graduates. Any piece of information may be helpful. If you remember anything please contact me Janie ('60) or Phyllis Carruthers ('54)  Thanks
James Rodger Clark
Kenneth "Ken" Gregory
Helen Virginia Hollis-Morris
Judith Page "Judy" Karsch-Ogden
Charles M. Wagoner
Monte Warren Willis
(New 06-03-2009)

Saturday, October 17, 2009
Come Home to Cradock in Afton Square
Mrs. Harriet Heath will be the Grand Marshall

Bev Sell

Watch the homepage for updates on the Come Home to Cradock 2009 event. Please keep reminding alumni and friends of the date and let's make this year a huge success! Bev and her committee work very hard to make this event possible for everyone so let's so our appreciation by attending and having a great time! Thanks. jsne
(New 06-02-2009)
Last Saturday I attended our grandson's Pre-K graduation ceremony.  It occurred to me that graduations are special events to be remembered for a lifetime.
It was June 9, 1959 for us.  I thought back on the excitement and apprehension I felt that evening when 163 of us paraded in front of hundreds of teachers and well-wishers, marking the end of the comfort zone we had at CHS and the beginning of an unknown world. 

I just read over the letter that E. W. Chittum sent to the graduates of all the schools in Norfolk County and thought others of you might remember it. I hope we can gather in the fall to again remember those days we shared. Peace to all, Don
Image 1 Image 2 Image 3

Seniors are identified in image # 3  -  Block 1 & 2 identifies pictures in image # 2  -   block 3 identifies pictures in image #3

(New 05-18-2009)
CHS 1983-1988 Reunion
We are having a reunion for Classes 83-88. Moose Lodge George Washington Hwy, Chesapeake VA. September 26, 2009. 6 pm Ė 12 am. $40 per person. We will have a DJ and provide basic beer and alcohol. Please mail payments to Sharon Walker, 401 Cabot Street, Portsmouth, VA 23702 on or before July 15, 2009. Please bring a covered dish. If you have questions you can call me at 757-597-8872 or email me at .
Sharon Walker
Class of 1986
New 02-23-2009)
The Class of '54 is having a reunion this year. Letters have been mailed out.

Here's the info.

'54 Class Reunion will be September 25 & 26, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. at the Portsmouth Fireman's Local 539 Union Hall, 3704 Winchester Drive, Portsmouth, Virginia 23707. Contact Emily Simpson Seed at 757-483-9777 or Phyllis Farrar Carruthers at for more information. Deadline for reservations is July 15, 2009.


Phyllis Carruthers
(New Nov. 14, 2008)

Some of the photos from the 1967, 68, 69 and 70 are now labeled. The ones with ? mark will be updated as soon as the individuals are identified. When more labels are received they will be added.

(New Nov. 7, 2008)
More photos from the 1967-68-69-70 reunion have been posted. Thank you David for supporting
Photo Album
(New Nov. 4, 2008)
Can someone put names on the reunion pix?  I can't recognize anybody.
Sharon Oneil class of '69

David Hartman is getting together with the committee this weekend. He said they will identify these people. As soon as the information arrives, it will be placed with the pictures.
Janie - 11-6-2008
(New Nov. 7, 2008)
More photos from the 1967-68-69-70 reunion have been posted. Thank you David for supporting
Photo Album

(New Nov. 4, 2008)
Can someone put names on the reunion pix?  I can't recognize anybody.
Sharon Oneil class of '69

David Hartman is getting together with the committee this weekend. He said they will identify these people. As soon as the information arrives, it will be placed with the pictures.
Janie - 11-6-2008

(New 11-3-2008)

Some of you have been waiting for reunion pictures. A few have finally arrived. Hope more come soon.
Photos of the 1967-68-69-70 class reunion Saturday night event provided by David Hartman.
Photo Album

(New 10-1-2008)

This is Rhonda (Blanchard) Reagan, class of 88.  We are planning our 20 year reunion on Saturday October 25th, 2008 at the Governor Dinwiddie Hotel on High Street.  Cocktails, Dinner, Dancing and lots of fun.  For information about tickets and times, they may contact Peyton (Walker) Elenor at 465-3888  at or Rhonda (Blanchard) Reagan at 582-8245  at
 You can look for the Class of 88 at the Coming Home to Cradock event in Afton Square on October 18th and the 83-89 get together at AJ Gators on October 17th.  The "Awesome 88 Admirals" are reuniting.

Thank you
Rhonda Reagan

The Class of '67 has joined with '68 thru '70 for the joint reunion on Oct. 31-Nov 1 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Portsmouth. Please download the flyer and registration below and send payments to Phil Smith. If you have any other questions, please contact Margaret Boylan at, or 757-409-0979.

'68 - '69 Reunion Flyer

Reunion Notice to All Alumni...

If your class is planning something special either the night before (Oct 17)or the night of Come Home to Cradock 2008 (Oct 18), let us know the place and time so we can post it. Email to

Here's what we know so far:

Friday, Oct 17, Classes of '60, '61, '62, 7pm, Marios Italian Restaurant, Airline Blvd, Portsmouth

Attention Class of 1988

Our 20th year reunion is Oct 25. Payment is due October 11th. The cost is $80.00 single $150.00 couple. Contact Tracy Hedgepeth at, or at 757 484-0114.


We are currently trying to contact all Class of 1977 Cradock Alumni to let them know about a planned dinner after the Come Home To Cradock celebration on 18 October 2008. This is not a reunion but a casual get together for those who can make it to the dinner. Right now we are looking at meeting at Golden Corral at Chesapeake Square Mall after the Come Home To Cradock celebration. Obviously it will be a buffet and each person will pay for their own meal if they desire to eat. You don't have to eat to join in with the alumni. If you are interested, please contact me, T.W. Day at 757-291-6247 or email me at so that we can plan on how many folks may be coming. Looking forward to hearing from you!

The Cradock High School Class of '68 is planning a 40th reunion that will be a combined reunion for any interested classes from 1966 to 19??. This means everyone is invited. If you would like to participate, please contact by calling/emailing the following Reunion Committee persons:
Bill Smith '68
Phone: 484-8178/630-5971
Beau Light '68
Phone: 562-3419/ 686-1978
Donna Howard Collins '69

Click here to see the Reunion Committee's flyer... '68 - '69 Reunion Flyer

My name is Valencia Jones (Cowan) and I graduated from Cradock High in 1978. I am trying to locate my classmates so we can try and get together for our 30 year reunion. Email me at Thank you.
The Class of '87 would like to organize a reunion for the second or third week of July '08. Contact Alex Lovejoy.

The Cradock Class of '58 is having their "50"th reunion on October 17th and 18th, 2008.
For information please contact Pete Stelmack,, or (252)586-0228; Jerry Canada, , or 484-8398; Mary (Miller) Logwood, 488-2757; or Faye (Ladd) Matthews, 484-9438.
Also, if anyone has information about any classmate with new home or e-mail addresses, please contact us.
We are looking forward to a great turn-out for the big "50" . Hope to see a lot of new faces that haven't been able to attend our past reunions. It will be a wonderful week-end.

Hey Gang, if anyone is planning something for our Class of 58th's 50th Reunion, please let me know. I'd be glad to help. Send an e-mail to:
Bob Bailey


Loretta Willis Marshall, CHS '57, and her husband Bill Marshall, Princess Anne High School, attended our 50th Reunion and took many photographs of the scheduled events posted on their Picasa site. Loretta has done a great job of editing and cropping and identifying folks from long ago and their spouses. Her cut lines are fun to read. Some of her videos are charming. They can be viewed by clicking here. (Link no longer available)

In addition, as a reunion project, the Class of '57 hired Cradock's own Tommy Odom, CHS '59, a principal in Hampton Roads Video Production, to provide us with a DVD of our reunion activities. His work product included a nearly 2-hour retrospective look at the Class of '57 from our school days beginning in the first grade in 1945 through graduation from high school. It has photos from many class reunions through the years. Tommy did a masterful job of filming and producing our 1957 Class Memories DVD and those who attended our reunion received a complimentary copy. To defray production costs and as a fund-raiser for future class projects, we are selling copies of the DVD for $40.00 each. To order one send an email to It is the next best thing to attending our class reunion, and for those who have lost their yearbooks it will be a treat.

Anyone interested in helping or would like to come to a 1964 class reunion, please get in touch with Martha (Elder) Rush at . A few of us are trying to get a reunion together for the year of 2009. If you know addresses of anyone having graduated from the class of "64" Please send them to Martha. Thanks.
To all Class of '74 and all '70's classes. We need to show our support at the Come Home to Cradock event in October. Please try to make the parade and festivities. Would love to see all of you there.
Cheryl Jordan O'Connor Class of '74

Since next year marks the Class of 58's 50th anniversary, is there someone in the Portsmouth area who is going to coordinate any reunion plans? I live in Missouri which is a little far away, but would surely like to attend such a gathering.
Bill Harris

Fellow graduates of the Class of 1988: Has it really been 20 years already? Our reunion plans several years ago fell through; so, let's try again and make it happen this time. This will be an opportunity to stroll down memory lane, socialize, or simply say hello to old friends and classmates. Please send me an email ( or give me a call (757-484-4859) with your current contact information; and I'll keep in touch. God bless you, and I hope to hear from each of you soon.
Angelina (DeBerry) Smith

My name is Tracy Hedgepeth, class of '88. In 2008 my class will have been out 20 years. I would like to see who would like to help get the ball rolling with me to start looking for all our old classmates. Email me at Thanks I look forward to hearing from everyone.

Class of '64 Where Are You????
We need to find you if you are from '64. We are preparing for 45th reunion plans and we need to know how to contact you. Please send e-mail address, and phone number to either of the following: Kathy Foxworth Edmunds, (859) 581-3572,, or Martha Elder Rush, (757) 484-8552, .
Kathy Foxworth Edmunds '64

Hi! Iím currently trying to see if thereís enough interest to have a reunion for the Class of 1992 (Last graduating class of Cradock High School). Please contact me at Tracey (Brainard) Lassiter Class of 1992.

If you would like to do a mailing to your class, contact Bev Sell, and she can get you the mailing addresses on labels for your class.


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Thank You, to All Who Have Contributed to this Website

Robin Gray-Class of 1986- Webmaster (Retired)

Bud Bonner -Class of 1964-Webmaster (Retired)

Glenn Stephens-Class of 1974- Webmaster (Retired)

Graphics provided by Bud Bonner

Sketch of Cradock High School by Graphic Artist, Mike Long

Photos provided by Various Classmates



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