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136th annual Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade lineup

Published 12:00am Saturday, May 29, 2004

First Division

Russell Long Honorary Division (veterans, veterans organizations, auxiliaries); Bob Blankenship,

Division Commander; Becky Moffit aide. Lineup forms on Center Street between Fourth and Sixth streets. Color Guard - VFW Post 8850; Gunnery Salute - VFW Post 8850; Parade bugler - Marty Smith; Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade banner; Ohio Bicentennial flag; Official Ohio State Memorial Day banner; Theme banner; First division banner; Division name banner; Patriotism banner; Flags of all wars and churches; Flag of Lawrence County; Riderless horse; The Bud Light, led by Dee Staley; Ironton High School Band; Ironton High School Cheerleaders; Parade grand marshal, Frank McCown; Parade commander, Jan Wisenberger; Honorary grand marshal, Joe Williams; Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 765; Military Order of the Purple Heart, River Cities chapter; All other Purple Heart groups; Past grand marshals; Doc Riley Post 51 DAV float and auto; Gold Star mothers; Family of Russell Long; Harold Doc Rogers, Pearl Harbor Survivor; William Bryant, WWII veteran; Elmer Arthur, WWII veteran; Veterans of all wars; "Vets on Hogs 2000," Jack Woodburn and Jack Woodburn, Jr.; Pine Street United Methodist Church veterans; VFW Department of Ohio State Commander Gary Pfaff; VFW Post 8850 Commander Floyd Kidd; VFW Post 8850 Junior vice-commander Jerry Miller; John Dunlap, oldest member of the VFW post 8850 and

WWII veteran; VFW Post 2761; VFW Post 5108; VFW Department of Ohio Auxiliary President Betty Barber; VFW Post 8850 Auxiliary president; VFW Post 8850 Auxiliary officers and members; American Legion Post 590; American Legion Post 590 Ladies' Auxiliary; AMVETS Post 5293 Dave Barker, Caroll Stamper, driver; American Legion 433.

Second Division

William C. Pyles Honorary Division; Brent Pyles,

Division Commander; Shawn Gesling, aide. Lineup forms on Sixth Street between Center and Vernon Streets, facing down river. Second Division banner; Division name banner; Family of William C. Pyles; Huntington High School Highlanders Marching Band; Ron Lester, Company "K" 166th Infantry; U.S. Army recruiter; Headquarters Co. 216th Engineer Battalion, Ohio National Guard; Steve Groves 332nd Ordinance Battalion, U.S. Army Reserves; C Company 478 Engineer Battalion; Lawrence County Historical Society, 91st Ohio Infantry, Co. B regiment, founded in 1861; Battery Group L, BIll Beaumont; First Kentucky Light Artillery of Georgetown (John McKibben); United States Coast Guard Naval Reserve Unit, Huntington, W.Va.; Hecla Water Association float; U.S. Army Reserves, Ashland, Ky.; Capt. James Lawrence Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; 1968 Army MASH Jeep ambulance (Dr. Zambos); Big Al surplus military truck, etc., in memory of Sharon Cox, U.S.M.C.; S&J surplus Jeep; In memory of James E. Stevens, Korean War veteran; Family of veteran Clyde H. Pinson; In memory of Curtis Ray Crum, who died in Vietnam and in honor of David Caskey, now serving in Iraq; Boyd County High School Navy ROTC; U.S. Air Force minijet, bus, "Ricky the Recruiter;"

and the Civil Air Patrol.

Third Division

J. B. Collier, Sr. Honorary Division; Lou Pyles, Division Commander; Eddie Collins, aide. Lineup forms on Sixth Street between Center and Buckhorn streets. Third Division banner; Division banner name; Family of J. B. Collier, Sr.; Symmes Valley High School Band, Mike Pierce, director; Symmes Valley High School Cheerleaders; Public officials, trailer compliments of South Point Mayor Bill Gaskin; Lawrence County Bell; Ironton Police Chief Bill Garland; Lawrence County Sheriff Tim Sexton; Ohio State Highway Patrol Commander, Lt. Carl Roark; Ironton City Police Department; Lawrence County Sheriff's Department; Coal Grove Police Department; Proctorville Police Department; Ohio State Highway Patrol; Kentucky State Police; Cabell County Sheriff's Office; Chesapeake Police Department; Ashland Police Department; Russell Police Department; Raceland Police Department; Ohio municipal police departments; Kentucky municipal police departments; Boyd County Sheriff's Department; Greenup Sheriff's Department; Wayne National Forest, Smokey the Bear; Fire Trucks; Collins Career Center Criminal Justice; South East Ohio Emergency Medical Service, Green Township EMS; St. Mary's Medical Center; King's Daughters Medical Center; VA Medical Center courtesy van; JanCare; Portsmouth Ambulance; and Boyd County Regional Public Safety Communications Center.

Fourth Division

Gene Unger Honorary Division; Sue Lunsford,

Division Commander, Ella McCown, aide. Form on Railroad Street between Sixth and Fifth Streets; Fourth Division Banner; Division Name Banner; Family of Gene Unger; Rock Hill High School Band; Rock Hill High School Cheerleaders; Rock Hill High School Homecoming Queen; Rock Hill High School 2001 Prom Queen;

Rock Hill Middle School Cheerleaders; Rock Hill Elementary Prom King and Queen; Rock Hill Elementary Cheerleaders; St. Joseph High School Cheerleaders; Briggs Lawrence County Public Library - "Briggsy;" Briggs Lawrence County Public Library Bookmobile; Cyndi's Studios and Cyndi's Studio student winners, 2004 Ohio State Junior Flag champ, Jennifer Mitchel; 2004 Ms. Twirl Amber Bazell and Katrina Dawn Zimmerman 8-year-old Miss Twirl; Cyndi's Studio- Mason Mckenzie and Shena Littlejohn; Lawrence County Genealogical Society, 74th Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society; Yvonne DeKay School of Dance; Tuff ENuff Tumbling Team; Bailey Brownstead, National Tumblers; Shelby Dalton, Mini Miss Poage's landing queen; Boyd County Public Library Outreach SUV vehicle; Rock Hill Middle School Cheerleaders; All Rock Hill Ball Teams, Little League and Minor League; Pee Wee Pirates; Little League T-Ball Braves; Rock Hill National Little League Cardinals T-Ball team; Pedro Lads and Lassies; Kelley's Bridge Ridge Runners 4-H; Rock Hill Elementary Cheerleaders; Tumble World of Chesapeake; and All Star Cheerleaders.

Fifth Division

Carroll Dee Bond Honorary Division;

Dean Clark, Division Commander; El Hasa Shrine Units. Form on Railroad Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets. Fifth Division Banner; Division Name Banner; Family of Carroll Dee Bond; President of All uniform Units; El Hasa Shrine, All Units; Portsmouth Shrine Club; Martin County Shrine; Oriental Band Shrine Club and the Kentucky Colonel Unit.

Sixth Division

Joe Rudmann Honorary Division; James and Kandee Hamilton,

Division Commanders. Form on Lawrence Street from Sixth to Fifth Streets. Sixth Division Banner; Division Name Banner; Family of Joe Rudmann; South Point High School Band; South Point Cheerleaders; Ironton Co-Op Club; Andrew's Buddies, Jeff Ball, president; Boyd County NAACP; The Herald Dispatch; Mary Ellen Wolfe, Miss West Virginia Teen USA; Ironton Co-op Club; WSAZ Channel 3 Van - Tony Cavalier; WTCR - Rolling Radio; WKEE Van; Clear Channel - WKEE FM; WEMM AM; WLGC Radio and R.K. Possum; WAMX/FOX; WBVB/Good Times and Great Oldies B97.1; WEMM; Brienna Neal, Miss Twirl Queen; Shyanne Gully, Miss Twirl Queen; Ashley Jones, Miss Twirl Queen; Kaylin Easterling, Miss Twirl Queen; OACWC youth clubs; Brooklyn Massie, Miss Twirl Queen; Hillbilly Grange 4-H; Lawrence County 4-H Queen; Deering Riders 4-H Club; County Cousins; Back Road Hay Balers; Lily Family; Barnyard Buddies; Dreamvision Records; and Lee McCormick and Band.

Seventh Division

Paul Donahue Honorary Division; Gail Webb,

Division Commander. Form on Lawrence Street between Sixth and Fourth Streets. Seventh Division Banner; Division Name Banner; Family of Paul Donahue; Dawson-Bryant High School Band, Tom Zerkle Band Director; Dawson-Bryant High School Cheerleaders; Dawson-Bryant High School Homecoming Queen; Dawson-Bryant High School Prom Queen; Coal Grove Junior High School; Coal Grove Junior High School Homecoming Queen; Coal Grove Middle School Cheerleaders; Coal Grove Girls Softball; Coal Grove Little League "A" and "B" Team Cheerleaders; Coal Grove Little League Athletics; Coal Grove Little League Braves; Coal Grove Minor League Tigers; Coal Grove T-Ball Athletics; Girl Scout Troop 925; Sharon Baptist Church Cub Scots Pack 109; Wilderness Road Girl Scouts and Daisy Scouts, Troops 700, 986, 990, 1258, 1290, 4038;

Central Christian Church Worship Singers, led by David Mize, Sr. music director; Brownie Troop 965; Big Sandy Amateur Radio; Lawrence County Amateur Radio; Boy Scout Troop 96; Symmes Valley Grade School Daisy B. Junior Cadettes; Symmes Valley Girl Scouts; Cub Scout Pack 38; Linnville Baptist Church; Community Missionary Baptist Church youth group; Brooke Fradd, Little Miss Mega Fest Queen 2003; Little Miss Ironmaster Queen, 2003; Lick Creek Baptist Church; Zoar Baptist Church; Ohio Baptist Church; Rome Church of Christ; Church of God; and Sugar Creek MIssionary Baptist Church.

Eighth Division

Jack Feeney Honorary Division; Bill Ellis,

Division Commander. Form on Buckhorn Street Between Sixth and Eighth Streets. Eighth Division Banner; Division Name Banner; Family of Jack Feeney; Knights of Columbus, watterson Council 1405; Ironton First Church of the Nazarene Caravan Scouting Group; First Baptist Church Adventure Club; First Baptist Church musical group Crossing Jordan; Spare Time Recreation; Lawdena District Boy Scouts; Boy Scouts 104 Float; Boy Scouts Troop and Pack 106 float for sub scouts and marching boy scouts under direction of Dave Lucas; Cub Scouts Pack 109, Sharon Baptist Church; Dawson-Bryant Girl Scouts and Brownies; Ironton City Baseball, Football and Basketball Teams; Ironton Eagle Cheerleaders; Cub Scouts Pack 38 float; Ohio University Southern Campus; Ironton Bills/Nicks Cheerleaders; River Cities Safe Kid; Wendy's; Cashland with Bugs Bunny; and Ironton High School, I-town Soldiers.

Ninth Division

Bob Runyon Honorary Division; J. D. Hackworth,

Division Commander. Form on Buckhorn Street from Sixth to Fourth Streets. Ninth Division Banner; Division Name Banner; Family of Bob Runyon; Ironton Middle School Band; Youth Opportunity Group; Eddy Award Winners; Erin Bentley, Miss Ashland Area; Vicky Roberts for Courtney McQuay; Robie Lynn McQuay, two-year-old Little Miss Iron Days; Arabia All Stars; All other 4-H Clubs; LLA - Nanny Farms; Hanging Rock CCCU, Musical Unit; Lawrence County Recycling and Litter; and Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste District.

Tenth Division

Dr. Vernon Wood Honorary Division; Becky Elam,

Division Commander. Form on Etna Street from Sixth to Eighth Streets. Tenth Division Banner; Division Name Banner; Family of Dr. Vernon Wood; Green High School Band; Fraternal Order of Eagles 895; Fraternal Order of Eagles 895 Auxiliary; Lawrence Lodge 198 F&AM; Salvation Army Club; Domino's Pizza; Tri-State Jaws and Paws and River Cities Dog Stars.

Eleventh Division

Joe Crance Honorary Division; John Shafer,

Division Commander. Form on Etna Street between Sixth and Second Streets; Eleventh Division Banner; Division Name Banner; Family of Joe Crance; Lawrence County Bass Club; Gold Wing Road Riders Association; Blue Knights Motorcycle Club; Benjy's Harley Davidson/ River Cities Harley Owner Group; Blue Knights Motorcycle Club; Flames Motorcycle Club; Buccaneers Motorcycle Club; Michael Hubbard and the Kumasi Motorcycle Club of Cincinnati; All other motorcycles; Penn Station and Moe's Maggie Moo, Billie Pratt owner 2004 Nissan; Victory Motors; Iron City Antique Auto Club; Phat Boyz Car Club; Team Speed Freak Car Club; Emory McColluster, 1931 Ford; Truman Owens, Antique Car; David Owens, Antique Car; AAA- Shirley Sloan; Peggy Leeson, 1971 Nova; Jamie Kerns, Antique car; Pat Mullins Car; Brian De Bonde 1983 Cadillac; PT Cruisers Club; Everett Jenkins; Michael Walker; Homer Lee, 1996 Pickup; Bob Newland, Antique Tractor; Jeff Miller, Antique Tractor; Jimmy Little, 1957 Chevy Bel-Air; and Brenda Little, 1955 Chevy Bel-Air.

Twelfth Division

Clifford "Kipp" Williams Honorary Division; Ashley Tordiff, Division Commander; Form at St. Joseph Practice Field; Twelfth Division Banner; Division Name Banner; Family of Clifford "Kipp" Williams; Julie Ann Huddle, Miss Rodeo Ohio; Lawrence County Draft Horse and Mule Association; and All other horses, horse units and saddle horses.

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