Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Board Announces 2017 DBHS Hall of Fame Inductees

Published on July 13, 2017 at 4:02 p.m.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association Board is proud to announce the Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2017:

  • Judge Jerry Beck – Class of 1961
  • Dr. Frank Buckles, D.D.S. – Class of 1944
  • James W. Dobyns – Class of 1954
  • Dr. Ruth Ketron, R.D.S., Ed.D. – Class of 1948
  • Charlie Leonard – Class of 1958
  • Cecil Maddox – Class of 1949
  • Dr. William H. McHorris, B.S., D.D.S. F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D. – Class of 1957
  • Michael Strickland – Class of 1973

The 2017 Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. located at MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center. The ceremony is open to the public, but seating is limited. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 the day of the event; lunch is provided.

“So many Dobyns-Bennett graduates have made and are making tremendous contributions to society; the Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Association proudly acknowledges and honors the accomplishments of outstanding D-B graduates with their induction into the Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Hall of Fame,” said D-B Alumni Association President Chris Jenkins. “I encourage everyone to learn more about this year’s eight new Hall of Fame inductees and to join us in honoring these impressive Dobyns-Bennett alumni.”

The D-B Alumni Association Hall of Fame was established in 2009 and all inductees (photos and biographies) can be found online at D-B Alumni Hall of Fame on

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chris Jenkins, D-B Alumni Association President at (423) 677.8100 or Thom Throp at (423) 797.0604.

The Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association seeks to unite DBHS alumni and to keep them informed of community and school news. The mission is to support Dobyns-Bennett and to keep our thousands of graduates engaged in those activities. For more information, visit D-B Alumni Association & Reunions on

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