Ginger (Kathryn Virginia) Croley Blackstone

Profile Updated: July 15, 2017
Ginger (Kathryn Virginia) Croley
Class Year: 1967
Residing In: College Park, GA USA
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Norma Jean Brumbelow,
James "Jimmy" Croley III
Mary Ann Thompson
Bonnie Duncan
Elizabeth Thompson
Catherine Thompson
Johnny Duncan

DECEASED:
(father) Dan Croley,Class of '39; (sister)Jane Croley Spradlin, Class of '63; Nancy Thompson Peek, Class of '63; Marcia Croley Turner, Class of '59
Jane Croley, sister, Class of '63
Mildred Croley, Class of '37
Thelma Croley, Class of '41
Marcia Croley, Class of '59
Nancy Thompson, Class of '63

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Oct 10, 2018 at 12:35 AM
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Oct 05, 2018 at 4:33 PM

0/03/18 05:38 PM #179    
(October 2, 2018, request of family)

                    - DEATH OF CLSSMATE TOMMY SHEETS, CLASS of 1967:

  Walter Thomas "Tommy" Sheets, Class of '67, passed away today, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Tommy's death was attributed to complications from pneumonia, for which he had been hospitalized last week. His family and several close friends were with him.
  After  graduating from CPHS in 1967, Tommy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was assigned duty in Vietnam, where he survived one of the deadliest battles of the war. Upon his return home, he joined the ranks of law enforcement as an officer with the College Park Police Department. Tommy advanced through the ranks to become the city's Chief of Police. He served as Chief for nine years and retired with honor in 1996.
   Tommy was born May 21, 1949. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Jennifer Sheets, and grandson, Logan, all of Rome, GA. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara Kay Traynham Sheets.
  Tommy had requested there be neither service nor obituary upon his death. His family has given permission to notify his many friends here, via the Rams Page. From a personal perspective, Tommy and I had reconnected leading up to the Class of '67 Fifty-year Reunion last year. Try as I may, I couldn't convince him to attend, nor could his lifelong buddies Ronnie Jackson, Jack Hutcheson and others. Yet I was fortunate to have continued communicating with Tommy, who still was the same sweet and funny man we knew in high school. He truly made the world a better place.
 
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Jul 17, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Carol was such a lovely girl all through high school; We graduated from CPHS together, Class of 1967. I think of her smiling, kind, sometimes quiet, and always perfectly put-together. Although I've not seen Carol in awhile, I'll always remember her in the best of ways. For Clifford and all of Carol's family and dear friends, I ask God's blessings, as you struggle to fill the void she left.

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Jul 15, 2018 at 8:33 PM

   My memories of Jimmy Bazemore make me smile, and I'm saddened to learn of his death. Always willing to give of himself, Jimmy was a swimming instructor at the College Park Swimming Pool when I was a chiild. I was terrified of deep water, and I participated in the pool's group swimming lessons, but to no avail.  So my folks registered me for individual lessons with Jimmy, who was about 18 at the time. With unfailing patience, reassurance and kindness, Jimmy understood my paralyzing fear and never once made light of it; he regularly promised he was not going to let me drown. Eventually, that frightened 10-year-old girl believed it really might be possible to swim across the pool's deep end alone. Jimmy even convinced me to jump off the "low dive", promising he'd be the water to save me, if I sank like the stone I believed myself to be. My last communication with Jimmy was via his stepson a few years ago. I sent my "hello with deep gratitude for the swimming lessons", which I wondered if he remembered. I'm told he smiled, said he did, and perhaps he allowed himself a little laugh. God's blessings on Jimmy, his family and all who loved him.

May 18, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Randy, I hope you have a wonderful birthday! I really look forward to seeing you and Susan at our 50-year CPHS Reunion July 15th, 2017!!

Oct 19, 2016 at 3:12 PM

Posted on: Oct 19, 2016 at 11:16 AM

Wishing you a very happy day, Birthday Girl!!

Sep 18, 2016 at 1:53 PM

Happy Birthday to you, my friend! Your parents selected the perfect name for you, sweet lady. I hope all is well with you and yours. Wishing you a delightful day!

Aug 09, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Happy Birthday, Jan! I hope you and Harry have a delightful day to celebrate YOU! St. Augustine is a beautiful place to do that!

Jul 30, 2016 at 5:29 PM

Hey, Billy! Happy Birthday to you, and I hope you are doing well!

Mar 28, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Hello, Mrs. Howard! We were all so delighted to see you at the 2015 CPHS Class Reunion! Wishing you a wonderful day and hope you are enjoying to onset of Spring!

Sep 23, 2015 at 8:33 PM

Chet and family, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Patsy.  Patsy was a lifelong family friend, very close to my sister and cousins, and I cannot remember when I didn't know her.  Always smiling, always kind, and after she met him, always lovingher Chet.-ginger croley blackstone

 

Sep 06, 2015 at 8:56 PM

Sandra--Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope you've had a wonderful day. I hope to see you at our reunion September 19th!

Aug 17, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Posted on: Aug 16, 2015 at 11:15 PM

Jannie, I do hope you have had a wonderful birthday! Happy 66th to you!

Aug 10, 2015 at 12:33 AM

Mrs. Hamilton was my favorite teacher at CPHS, where she taught me both Latin and in Spanish.  Her superior intellect held my steadfaast attention, as did her command of the classroom.  Yet under her teachings, I learned much more than languages. Mrs. Hamilton a world traveler, Mrs. Hamilton regularly shared her knowledge of global economics, customs and daily life.  She had a delightful sense of humor but tolerated no foolishness when it was time to work.  She drilled into us that all languages are based on Latin--that if we learned those "Latin root words," we could build our vocabularies endlessly, in English and any other languages.  She was mysterious and brilliant.  I had the good fortune to see her a couple of times in a local store, and I was so pleased she remembered me; (she used to tell her students that she rarely remembered her students, because there had been so many.) We had a great laugh when I asked if she remembered me; "Of coursse, I remember you, Ginger! how could I forget you?"  I was so very honored. And how could I ever forget my wonderful teacher, Mrs. Lillie Belle Hamilton.

Aug 10, 2015 at 12:33 AM

From the age of 2, I lived next door to Harris and his family.  He was always so kind to me, and as a little girl, I had a crush on him--he was about nine years my senior.  I loved all the McLendons, and they were good, steadfast neighbors.  I do recall Harris' buying a Volkswagen, and he talked me into washing it for him. Mrs. McLendon was a worderful cook, Mr. Mac was kind to me, and I treasure the childhood I spent around Tommy, Margaret and Harris. I would love to have seen Harris again, knowing he must have grown into a wonderful man.  If Tommy or Margaret are connecting to the CPHS site, it would be so very good to hear from them.  

Jul 31, 2015 at 12:15 AM

Posted on: Jul 30, 2015 at 9:08 PM

Gale--It's so good to hear you are living your dream in the mountains! North Carolina is particularly beautiful, and I imagine it's breathtaking during autumn. Hope you continue to enjoy your activities and the peace of the mountains.