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Family Reunions

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Anderson
  The descendants of brothers Hiram and Arnetta Gilbert Anderson and Charles and Sarah Raines Anderson and Lina Yates Anderson and their spouses and families  will hold a reunion Saturday, July 28 at Breaks Interstate Park, shelter #4 and #5. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

Blankenship
  The descendants of Jerimiah Blankenship and Thomas Blankenship families will hold a reunion August 5 at Blankenship Cemetery, 4.7 miles up Paige, beginning at 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 498-4476 or 498-4104.

Blankenship-Smith
  The descendants of Conley and Pearl Blankenship and Walter and Tennessee Smith families will hold a reunion Saturday, September 8, 2007 at the Breaks Interstate Park, shelter #7, beginning at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. For more information, call 910-575-4565 or email jborwig2@atmc.net.

Bowman - Charles
  The annual Bowman Charles reunion will be held July 22 at the Breaks Interstate Park, shelter #4. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. For more information, call Crystal at 259-7929 or Judy at 597-2120.


Coleman
  The descendants of the Joseph and Lousia Coleman family will hold a reunion July 21 at the Fishtrap Dam, shelter #2, beginning at 10 a.m. with lunch to be served at 12 noon. Those attending are asked to bring a food item of their choice. For more information, RSVP Erma Lucas at 614-751-9034 or Diane Adkins at 606-437-4840.

Compton
  The Compton and descendants reunion will be held July 29, 2007 at the Rescue Building on Pump St., Union, Monroe Co., WV. There will be a covered dish Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Larry and Margureitte Ratliff at 304-722-2030.

Deel - Dales
  The descendants of the Betsy Dales and C.H. Deel family will hold a reunion July 21 at the Breaks Interstate Park, shelter #6, beginning at 11 a.m. A hot fried chicken dinner will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. Entertainment will be provided by the Shortt Circuit Band. There will be games and prizes. For more information, call Reba Smith at 498-1562.

Dotson
  The descendants of the John F. and Rhoda Dotson family will hold a reunion August 4, 2007 at the Breaks Interstate Park, shelter #8. Arrive as early as you like, stop at registration table. Those attending are asked to bring food and auction donations. Carry your folding chairs if you would like.

 

Elswick
  The 37th annual Elswick reunion will be held Sunday, August 12 at the Breaks Interstate Park, Lake Shelter, beginning at 9 a.m. Lunch at 12 noon. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and auction items. A door prize will be awarded to the lucky ticket holder. Awards will be given. All Elswicks' and relatives are welcome.

Harman Friends
  The Harman Friends reunion will be held at Harman Christian Center Saturday, August 4, beginning a 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12 noon or 12:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring picnic foods and drinks.

Helton - Church
  The annual Jessie Helton and Hulda Church Helton reunion will be held August 5 at the Vernon Blankenship Park at Hurley, beginning at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert and drinks. For more information, call Janie Williamson at 530-9289 or May Davis at 566-7687.

Hess
  The descendants of Patton and Rachel Hess family will hold a reunion Saturday, July 21 at William P. Harris Park, shelter #4, Council, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or drinks.

Justus
  The descendants of George and Louisa Justus family will hold a reunion Saturday, July 28 at the Verner Blankenship Park at Hurley. All are welcome. Those attending are asked to bring food and drinks. Dinner will be at 1 p.m. Awards will be given.


Keene
  The descendants of the Peter Cleveland and LouEmma Keene family will hold a reunion Saturday, July 21 at the Southwest Virginia Community College, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Jean Hankins at 276-963-8800; Frank Keene at 276-880-1157; or Pauline Woodall at 276-988-8219.

Lester
  The descendants of the Joe and Caroline Lester family will hold a reunion July 28, 2007 at the Breaks Interstate Park, Potter's Knoll, beginning at 10 a.m., dinner at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a two covered dishes and dessert.

Looney-Fuller
  The descendants of the Henry and Bonnie Fuller Looney family will hold a reunion August 5, 2007 at the Breaks Interstate Park, shelter #6, beginning at 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

Lockhart
  The descendants of the Preston and Sarah Lockhart family will hold a reunion July 28 at Poplar Gap Park. A cookout is planned. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and old family photos. For more information, call 276-566-8491 or 276-628-4593.

McClanahan
  The descendants of C.W. (Dot) and Flora Rowe McClanahan family will hold a reunion Sunday, July 29 at Breaks Interstate Park, shelter #7, beginning at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and soft drink.

McClanahan
  The 30th annual Dorsey W. and Louise Ratliff McClanahan family reunion will be held Sunday, August 5, 2007 at Breaks Interstate Park, shelter #2, beginning at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Special music and games for children are planned. For more information, call Curtis Mullins at 2765-935-4571.

McGlothlin - Arwood
  The McGlothlin - Arwood reunion will be held Saturday, August 25, 2007 at the Slate Farm, shelter #3, in Honaker, beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, call Shirley McGlothlin Altizer at 276-676-3108; Lawrence Arwood at 276-873-4301; or Ruth McGlothlin Street at 276-498-3204.

Patterson Community
  The Patterson Community will hold a reunion August 4 at the Patterson Fire Department, beginning at 11 a.m. with lunch at 12 noon. All those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. All are invited, especially those that worked, lived in Patterson or attended Patterson school. Singers and musicians are welcomed. For more information, call 935-4648 or 935-7106.

Ratliff
  The descendants of the Ligh, Pet, and Margaret Ratliff family will hold a reunion July 29, 2007 at the William P. Harris Park, shelter #1, beginning at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to brig a covered dish and drinks.


 

Ratliff
  The descendants of the Henry L. Ratliff family will hold a reunion Saturday, July 21 at William P. Harris Park in the community center building in Council, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish (veg., dessert or salad) and drinks. Meats (steak and chicken) will be provided. For more information, call Blanche Rasnake at 498-4130.

Ratliff
  The descendants of the D.S. and Alafair Ratliff family will hold a reunion July 28 and 29 at the Enoch's Branch ball field. The event will begin Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with a cookout and then again on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish for Sunday's event.

Smith
  The descendants of Harve and Lou Emma Smith family will hold a reunion Saturday, July 28 at the Breaks Interstate Park, shelter #7, beginning at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. For more information, call Sue at 935-5547.

Sowards
  The Sowards reunion will be July 28 at the Breaks Interstate Park, shelter #11, Elkhorn side. Registration is at 10 a.m.



Stiltner
  The descendants of the David and Melinda Polly Layne Stiltner and Margaret "Nikitie" Stiltner families will hold a reunion Sunday, August 12 at the Breaks Interstate Park, shelter #8, beginning at 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish, drink and a dessert. Also old photos, genealogy information and stories of interest are requested. For more information, call Dianne Stiltner at 597-8214.

Sutherland-Dye
  The descendants and friends of the late William (Preacher Bill); Eliza (Counts) Sutherland; George T. and Sylvia (Sutherland) Dye family will hold a reunion August 4 at the Sulphur Spring Primitive Baptist Church, Birchleaf, Va. (Tiny, Va.) in Dickenson County, beginning at 10 a.m.



Tom Day Cemetery
  The Tom Day Cemetery decoration event will be held July 22 on Keene Ridge Rd., beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, call 259-6076.



Viers - Keene
  The Viers-Keene family reunion will be held July 27, 28, & 29 at the top of Bradshaw Mountain, Keene Ridge Rd on the Lewis Viers property, beginning at 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 259-6076.

Wolford
  The descendants of Aldred and Polly (Blankenship) Wolford family will hold reunion Saturday, July 21 at Breaks Interstate Park, shelter #2. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. There will be a small welcoming set on Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the same shelter. For more information, call June Dotson at 276-935-2522.

Wolford-Ward
  The descendants of the Dan Wolford and Sally Ward Wolford family will hold a reunion Sunday, August 19 at the Verner Blankenship Park in Hurley, beginning at 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish, drinks and auction items. There will be a swap table, one for children and one for adults. Horseshoe contest, auction  and activities for all.

Class Reunions

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CHS Class of 1955
  Council High School Class of 1955, will hold a reunion Saturday, August 18 at the William P. Harris Park at Council. Graduating class members are urged to attend as well as our class members who did not graduate. There will be more details, at a later date.

CHS Class of 1987
  Council High School Class of 1987 will hold their 20-year reunion at Bonanza in Lebanon, Va. on August 3, 2007 at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.


GHS Class of 1997
  The Grundy High School Class of 1997 will hold a reunion August 4, 2007 at the Appalachian School of Law, beginning at 7 p.m. Plans for family picnic on Sunday, depending upon response. Log onto classmates.com for more information. Please RSVP interests to Jill Fletcher Henritze at fj0012@aol.com or (423) 391-7394.
Sulphur Spring Elem.
  A reunion will be held Saturday, August 4 at the Sulphur Spring Primitive Baptist Church for everyone who attended Sulphur Spring Elementary School. The school will be open for viewing. For more information, call Eliza Dye Byers at 276-865-4858 or Patty Dye Conner at 276-942-3235.
The Bandits of 1965
  The 1965 Garden and Honaker High School Band, The Bandits will hold a reunion July 20, 2007 at the Drill Community Center, Drill, Va., beginning at 12 p.m. Food will be provided.
TVHS Class of 2002
  The Twin Valley High School Class of 2002 will hold a five year reunion on July 21, 2007 at Keen Mountain Park. Those interested in attending, call Tessia Cole at 881-8158 or Jessica Ratliff at 498-4217 for more information.

Walnut Groove School
  The Walnut Groove School will hold a reunion August 11, 2007 at the Daniels Shelter Building on Compton Mountain, beginning at 11 a.m. Their is a charge of $10 for meal and refreshments, pay by mail or at the door. For more information, call Alice Rife at 276-963-5635 or Robert Kelly at 276-935-4127.

Information Requests

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Dunegan/Dunnigan/Dunagan
  A large group of online DOAS- Dunegan/Dunnigan/Dunagan of all spellings, are planning a reunion for any DOAS or their descendents for this fall. Information is being gathered from the DOAS and descendents at this time. If anyone is interested, contact Judys85@aol.com to receive an event letter from the group.