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Family Reunions

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Arrington
  Descendants of the Arrington family will hold a reunion July 9, 2006 at the William P. Harris Park, Council, Va., beginning at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, call 276-669-9111.






Baker
  Descendants of the Henry and Myrtle Damron Baker family will hold a reunion July 15 at the Elkhorn City Park, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a cookout and Gospel Sing. Those attending are asked to bring cookout supplies. On July 16, beginning at 10:30 a.m., there will be a covered dish dinner with games and activities. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and soft drinks. For more information, call 498-3863 or 530-7528.

Bowman-Charles
  The 34th annual Bowman-Charles reunion will be held Sunday, July 23 at the Breaks Interstate Park, Shelter #4, beginning at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and bottled drink. For more information, call Crystal at 276-259-7545

Deel-Raines
    Descendants of Barney Deel and Viola Raines Deel will hold a reunion, July 9 at the Poplar Gap Park, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Sunset Shelter. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and soft drinks.

Deel-Dales-Dale
  Descendants and friends of the late C.H. Deel and Betsy Dales family will hold a reunion July 15, 2006 at the Breaks Interstate Park, Shelter #3 by the pool, beginning at 12 noon. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. For more information, call Reba Deel Smith at 276-498-1562.

Dotson
  Descendants of the John S. and Rhoda Dotson family will hold a reunion Saturday, August 5, 2006 at Breaks Interstate Park, Shelter #4, beginning at 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and items for auction. For more information, call Jean Fuller at 606-639-4342 or Carol Sturgill at 606-478-5794.

Dye-Monk-Bowman
  Descendants of the Thomas J. and Margaret Alice Bowman Dye family will hold a reunion September 2 at the Lebanon Community Center, behind the bank, Russell County, beginning at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a picnic lunch, drinks and old family pictures. For more information, call Eliza Dye Byers at 276-865-4858 or Patty Dye Conner at 540-942-3235.




Elswick  
  The 36th annual Elswick reunion will be held Sunday, August 13 at the Breaks Interstate Park, Potter’s Knoll shelter with registration set to begin at 9 a.m. All Elswicks and relatives attending are asked to bring a covered dish and desserts. Plaques will be presented in six categories as well as Elswick crafts to be auctioned off during the reunion festivities. Anyone desiring more information, may call Teresa Elswick Belcher at 606-639-8402; Debbie Elswick Mullins at 606-639-0954; or Mrs. Tennessee Elswick at 606-659-4720.

Helton-Church
  Descendants and friends of the late Jessie and Hulda Church Helton family will hold a reunion Sunday, July 23, 2006 at Vernon Blankenship Park in Hurley, beginning at 3 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. For more information, call 276-566-7687.

Justus
  The George and Louisa Justus family reunion will be held Saturday, July 22, 2006 at the Vernel Blankenship Park at Hurley, beginning at 10 a.m. All members are welcome. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. Trophies and awards will be given. Dinner at 1 p.m.

Keen
  Descendants of the Howard and Jennie Keen family will hold a reunion July 15 and 16 at Slate Farm Campground, Honaker, Va.

Phillips-Horn
  The Phillips-Horn reunion will be held July 9, 2006 at the Keen Mountain Recreational Park, beginning at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. For more information, call 991-0484

Ratliff
  Descendants of the D.S. and Alafair Ratliff family will hold a reunion Saturday, July 29 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 30 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Enoch’s Branch ball field on Slate Creek. All those attending are asked to bring a covered dish on Sunday.

Rife-Mitchell
  The Riffe and Mitchell reunion will be held Saturday, July 1, 2006 at Breaks Interstate Park, Shelter B, beginning at 11 a.m. Everyone welcome. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. For more information, call Irene Lee at 276-259-7877.

Slone
  Descendants of the late Bill and Margaret Slone family will hold a reunion Sunday, July 2, 2006 at the home of William Slone at the Breaks, beginning at 12 noon. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish, drinks and desserts. For more information, call William Slone at 531-7075.

Smith
  Descendants of the late Harve and Lou Emma Smith family will hold a reunion July 29, 2006 at Breaks Interstate Park, Shelter #7. All family and friends are welcomed. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, call Sue at 935-5547.

Sparks-Blankenship
  Henry and Ida Blankenship Sparks reunion will be held at the Breaks Interstate Park July 16, 2006, Shelter #6. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Hershel Sparks (606) 437-6891.

Stiltner
  Descendants of the Abraham (Cat) Stiltner family will hold their annual reunion July 8, 2006 at Poplar Gap Park, Sunset Shelter. All family and friends invited. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drink.


Sutherland-Dye
  Descendants and friends of the late William (Preacher Bill) and Eliza (Counts) Sutherland; George T. and Sylvia (Sutherland) Dye will hold a reunion August 5, 2006 at the Sulphur Spring Primitive Baptist Church, Birchleaf (Tiny, Va.) in Dickenson County, beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, call Eliza Dye Beyers at 276-865-4858 or Patty Dye Conner at 540-942-3235.

Tiller
  Descendants of the Tiller family will hold a reunion July 9, 2006 at the William P. Harris Park, Council, beginning at 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.






Wolford
  Descendants of Alfred and Polly (Blankenship) Wolford will hold their annual reunion Saturday, July 15 at Breaks Interstate Park, Shelter #4. Bluegrass music will be performed. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. A "Get Acquainted Meeting" will be on Friday evening at the same shelter. For more information, call 276-935-2522.


Wolford-Ward
  Descendants of Dan and Sally Ward-Wolford reunion will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2006 at the Verner Blankenship Park in Hurley, beginning at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. There will be a traditional swap table and auction. Activities for the children and adults will be provided. For additional information, call Debbie at 566-48-65, Susie at 566-7053, Sharon at 530-7387, Rita at 566-4749 or Barbara at 466-2858.

Class Reunions

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GHS Class of 1956
   Grundy High School Class of 1956 will hold a reunion. August 26, 2006 at Southwest Virginia Community College. All class members are welcome. For more information, call Harold Tiller at 597-8110, Jetty Davis Casey at 963-9659 or Suzie Clevinger Delaney at 935-7461.

GHS Class of 1966
  Grundy High School Class of 1966 is planning a 40 year reunion, July 14 and 15. For more information, call 935-5111 or 935-2181.



GHS Class of 1986
  Grundy High School Class of 1986 will hold a reunion July 28 at the Grundy High School, beginning at 7 p.m. and July 29 at the Willowbrook Country Club, beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call Kelly (Stiltner) Lane at 276-676-0261 or Mark Horn at 276-628-3731. All classmates are invited.

HHS Class of 1991
    Honaker High School Class of 1991 has planned its 15 year reunion for July 29, 2006 at William P. Harris Recreational Park in Council, Va beginning at 1 p.m.. If you have not yet received information, contact Angie (Childress) Hughes at 360-599-1567 or Janice (McGlothlin) Hess at 276-498-1131. All those who plan to attend, RSVP by June 1.

GHS Class of 1961, 62, 63
  Grundy High School Classes of 1961, 1962 and 1963 will hold a combined reunion September 22 and 23, 2006. For more information visit class web pages or call 276-466-5536.

 

Sulphur Spring Elem.
  Sulphur Spring Elementary School will hold a reunion Saturday, August 5, 2006 at the Sulphur Spring Primitive Baptist Church. The school will be open for viewing. For more information, call Eliza Dye Byers at 276-865-4858 or Patty Dye Conner at 540-942-3235.