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Family Reunions

This page contains information about family reunions for families throughout western NC as well as GA and TN. If you would like to have your family reunion posted on this site or update an existing listing, please complete the request form.

We are interested in reunions of any surnames common to western NC. If your reunion has already been held this year, feel free to contact the person listed for info about the next reunion date. THE POSTED EMAILS HAVE 

ALLEN Reunion

Descendants of D. Hubbard and Emily Amanda (Welch) Allen

2nd Sunday in July

This year: July 9, 2017

Cowee Valley Community Ctr.  Ruby Mine Rd., Franklin, NC

A covered dish lunch will be served at 12 Noon

Bring pictures and family info to share.

For info contact: Dee828-369-8030


AMMONS Family Reunion

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Holly Springs Community Club Bldg.

Franklin, NC

Contact: Bill Crawford at 828-524-2280



Descendants of Mansfield and Harriett Black Anderson

 Third Sunday in September

This year:

Sunday, September 16, 2017

Macon County Coon Hunters’ Club

Wide Horizon Drive off Prentiss Bridge Rd.,  Franklin, NC

Covered dish; eating utensils, paper goods furnished.

All descendants of Mansfield and Harriett Black Anderson are invited

For more info, contact:  Wanda Buchanan, 706-490-3044


 BALDWIN Family of Macon Co., NC

Reunion of the Descendants of John Alexander and Martha (Pendergrass) Baldwin
Saturday, June 10, 2017 11:00 am
Franklin Church of God, Old Murphy Road, Franklin, NC
Contact: Dee Gibson-Roles, 828-371-7752


BRADLEY Family Reunion      

The Descendants of William “Bill” and Deborah (Roberts) Bradley

Always the 2nd Sunday in October

 This year: October 8, 2017

Oak Grove Baptist Church,  Oak Grove Church Rd.,  Macon County, NC 

Covered dish lunch at 12:45 PM

For info, details and directions contact

Wanda McWilliams,  828-524-5941   


George and Helen BRENDLE MANEY

Sept. 16, 2017

Morgan Pavillion, Deep Creek Rd.,  Bryson City, NC
Covered Dish Lunch will start about 12:30

Anyone with family ties from either the Brendle side or the Maney side is welcome to attend.

Helen was the daughter of George and Hattie Sheppard Brendle of Alarka.

George was the son of James (Jim) and Vernie Martin Maney

For more information, contact:
Connie Maney Cunningham, 828-692-5913
Phyllis McDowell, 828-586-4473



The descendants of

Solomon Brigman and Lucretia Holcombe Brigman

Their children were:
Joel, Asa, Catherine Holcombe, Elizabeth Holcombe,

John Kelsey, Isaac, Owen and Solomon G.

Fourth Sunday in September

This year: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at 12:00 noon

Beech Community Center, Reems Creek Road in Weaverville, NC.

This will be a covered dish style picnic. We will eat around 12:30 pm.

Please bring photos, etc. for sharing.

For more information please call Margaret Brigman at 828-645-3217

or e-mail mhbrigman at


 The Annual BURGIN-LYTLE Reunion

July 15-16, 2017 (always the second weekend in July)

Sat. afternoon at Cherry Springs Baptist Fellowship Hall in Old Fort, NC

Sun. morning at Bethel United Methodist Church in Old Fort, NC

For further info, call Barbara Meilhammer at 828-668-4212.



Weekend gathering for the descendants of Hunting John McDowell and
Col. John Hazzard Carson, two early pioneers of Western North
Carolina, will be held in Marion, NC 

June 23-25, 2017

For registration information contact Connie Bradshaw

at 904-502-3929


       CHATHAM/JENKINS Annual Reunion

Third Sunday in September

This year: Sunday September 17, 2017

Fairview (Buncombe County), NC. 

Contact  Philip Jenkins

PO Box 1253
Fairview NC 28730



   CHEEK Family Annual Reunion

Saturday following July 4

This year: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Covered dish lunch – 1 PM

This year’s Reunion will be at the

South Macon Elementary School Cafeteria

Addington Bridge Rd., Franklin, NC

Contact:  Willa Jean Crane, 828-369-5176


  COWARD Family Annual Reunion

Second Sunday in June

This year: June 11, 2017

Picnic Pavilion and Park near the new track on the campus of WCU

Cullowhee, NC

Gather around 11:00 AM,  covered dish lunch

contact Lynn Riggsbee John Tayloe


Annual CREASMAN Reunion

Reunion of the Decendents of 

Abraham & Emaline Creasman and William & Lucinda Creasman

First Sunday in August

This year: Sunday, August 6, 2017

Waynesville Town Park (old Hazelwood Town Park)

North Pine Street, Waynesville, NC
(Park has been reserved ALL DAY)

11:00 am until ??

Covered dish lunch, we’ll plan on eating about 1 pm

Marilyn Creasman Earley, 6 Langley Street, Poquoson, VA 23662 

757-846-4334  or phs67grad at


Red Barnette, 515 Camalot Drive,Waynesville, NC 28786,  828-456-7998

Mary Ann & Oak Creasman, 
84 Church Street, Poquoson, VA 23662



DEBRUHL Family Reunion

3rd Sunday in July

July 16, 2017

Beech Glenn Community Ctr., Beech Glenn Rd. in Madison Co.,NC. 

Covered dish lunch at 1 PM  

Enjoy reconnecting with your rich heritage and history 

For more information, contact:

Norman DeBruhl  301- 371- 9665   or

Marshall DeBruhl 828-230-8641


John & Harriet (Buckner) EMORY Family Reunion

16 July 2017

Ivy Hill Community Building, Ivy Hill Rd., Weaverville, NC

Plan to attend church that morning and 

Dinner will be at 1:00 p.m.  

Contact for information is Eric Emory, 828-645-6253.


 FISHER Family Reunion

The Descendants of James Washington Fisher, Sr.

(Revolutionary War Soldier-Maryland Militia)

MD to SC to NC

Annually – Saturday after Labor Day

This year: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00 am

Lake Toxaway Baptist Church,  Lake Toxaway Church Rd., Lake Toxaway, NC

Covered dish lunch at Noon

Please bring a covered dish, lawn chairs, and family displays (tri-boards, etc.)

Contact:  Linda Maxwell-Fisher, Reunion President

(828) 883-9059 or  lindamaxwell44 at


The Annual Reunion of the Descendants of

Joseph Carroll GIBSON & Alva Allen GIBSON

Second Sunday in August

This year: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Cowee Valley Community Ctr.,  Ruby Mine Road, Franklin, NC

Covered dish lunch will be served at 1 PM, with a business meeting to follow.  

Contact: Dee Gibson-Roles, 828-369-8030 or e-mail Dee



Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

Covered dish lunch – 1:00 PM

Otto Fire Department, Otto, NC

Contact: Max Gladwell, 828-524-5442

or Virginia Bryson  828-369-9969


GLANCE Family Reunion

Saturday, July 15, 2017

12:00 until—

Beaverdam Community Ctr., 1620 N. Canton Rd., Canton, NC

We will enjoy a covered dish lunch, please bring something to share.
Drinks and serving ware will be provided.

Need additional info, please contact:
Linda Glance Kier – 615-419-4815 or e-mail: lgkier at
Johnny Glance – 828-593-9897 or e-mail: ke4myw at

Also find us on Facebook at: Glance Family Genealogy

We love to share photos of Ancestors, bring them along, or if you would like photos included

in the presentation, please email or contact us for a mailing address.


       Annual GREEN Reunion

Sunday, July 30, 2017 (last Sunday in July)

Louisa Chapel Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Franklin, NC

Covered dish lunch – around 12:30 PM

contact: Jerry Green



HAWKINS Family Reunion

Descendants of Benjamin Hawkins & James Hawkins, brothers of Buncombe County, NC

Date – Sat., July 29, 2017

Location: Lake Julian Park, Shelter #3, Asheville, NC

Contact: Edith Garrett, 828-318-3311 



Descendants of Rev. War Soldier James Johnson & wife Ann Cole Johnson

Second Sunday in August

This year:  August 13, 2017 –  12 Noon

Bring Covered dishes and drinks

 Shaw’s Creek Methodist Campground Church & cemetery.
Ruth Dilling


LANCE Family Reunion

June 9-11, 2017

Blairsville, GA

Comfort Inn

Contact: Lois Davis, 828-298-3851

hedgerose at 



Saturday, September 16, 2017

Location: Turkey Creek Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall), 805 Capps Rd., Pisgah Forest NC

Exploring the connection between the Gillespie rifle makers, and the Sitton and Lyday families. We are pleased to have Wayne Bryson, a well known gun collector in WNC, join us. 

Kate Orr Neckolaishen one of the many (3rd) great granddaughters of Lawrence Sitton and Isabell Gillespie and she will give a short explanation as to how the families are related.

The presentations start at 3:00 pm with a covered dish dinner at 5:00 pm.

Reunion Committee: Jim Lyday, Kate Orr Neckolaishen, Sandra Lyday Reid.

Questions may be sent to lydayfamily at


MINTZ Family Reunion

Descendants of Elias Jackson Mintz and Zona Adeline Warren Mintz

August 19, 2017

Always the 3rd Saturday in August

Bi-Lo Park, Waynesville, NC

11:00 am – 5:00 pm with Potluck Lunch at 1:00 pm

For more info – 828-316-9524


Abraham and Lydia (Stewart) MOORE Reunion

including all descendant of

John Parker Moore & Millie Redmond MOORE

June 17, 2017

Always the third Sunday in June

Ellijay Baptist Church, 16 Little Ellijay Rd., Franklin, NC 

Covered dish dinner at 12 Noon

For more info call 828- 369- 8030 or e-mail Dee


       MORGAN/PASSMORE Reunion

Sat., May 27, 2017 (always the Sat. of Memorial Day Weekend)

Nantahala High School Gym, Nantahala, NC

12 Noon

Covered dish

for more information call Linda Callahan (336) 887- 6260 


       PARRISH Family Reunion

Sat., July 7, 2018 (every other year, closest Sat. to July 4th)

Cowee Baptist Church, 6301 Bryson City Rd.,  Franklin, NC

For more info, contact:

Glynda Johnson 828-349-6109 


POSTON Family Reunion

Saturday, June 10, 2017

  Old Cruso School in Canton, N.C.

Families will gather at 11:30 AM , covered dish lunch at Noon

Anyone interested is invited to attend. 

Contact:  Karen McCracken   828- 667- 5349

Lois Davis   828- 298- 3851 


Annual RAY Family Reunion

The Descendants of John & Nancy (Sumner) Ray and of Levi & Melinda (Deweese) Ray

Saturday, October 8, 2017 – (always the second Saturday in October)

Iotla Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Iotla Church Rd., Franklin, NC

11 AM – til?????  –  Covered dish lunch at 12:30 PM

Bring: family photos, new & old; family history & genealogy to share & a big appetite!!

for more info, contact:

Margaret (828- 369- 7387) or Nancy (828- 369- 6040)

or Gloria (828- 524- 5811) or Dee (828- 524- 9758) 


SAMS Family Reunion

Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend
This year May 28, 2017

Held at the Old Sams Homeplace, Old US 23 just south of Flag Pond, TN

Covered dish lunch at Noon, bring family history info and pictures to share

for directions and/or more info, contact Dee Gibson-Roles at 828-371-7752


SAMS Family Reunion

Third Saturday in October

This year: October 21, 2017

Gather around 10 AM – Covered dish dinner at Noon

Grapevine Baptist Church Fellowship Hall,  3507 Grapevine Road, Marshall, NC.

(Follow Highway 213 east from Marshall or west from Mars Hill to Petersburg,

turn north onto Petersburg Rd, follow the signs to the church)

The afternoon will be spent sharing family information, genealogy, family histories, pictures, etc.

For more information, contact: e-mail  Betty Clark  or 828-689-5840


 SHOOK Family Reunion

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 am

Center Community Center, 1300 Grapevine Rd., Marshall, NC 

 Directions: Follow Hwy. 213 East from Marshall or Southwest from Mars Hill to Petersburg.

Turn North onto Petersburg Rd. and follow road until it forks.

Center Comm. Center is the building in front of you.

Please bring a covered dish to share for lunch at 1:00 pm.

Call Betty at 828-658-2630 or blue-ridge-lady at


Annie SORRELLS Annual Family Reunion 

First Sunday in October

This year:  Sunday, October 1, 2017

Covered dish lunch – 1:00 PM

JC Building,  Franklin, NC

Contact:  Doris Cheek  828-524-3538


STAMEY Family Reunion

Third Saturday in October

This year: October 21, 2017

 Pleasant Hill Methodist Church,   2312 Smokey Park Hwy., Candler, NC  

Anyone interested is invited to bring a covered dish and join in. 

 We will gather about 11 AM with covered dish lunch around Noon. 


 Lois Davis  828-298-3851  e-mail: hedgerose at


Annual TWEED Reunion

Descendants of James and Rachel Neely Tweed

Sat., July 15, 2017 (always the third Sat. in July)

11am – 3pm

Noon: Covered Dish Luncheon

Middle Laurel Church of God – Fellowship Hall
Highway 212, Marshall, NC 28753

For Information contact:
Steve Tweed, 828-656-2369 (Marshall, NC)
Diana Chesser, 423-929-7485 (Johnson City, TN)


Montraville WEAVER Descendants Reunion

Montraville Weaver was the youngest son of John Weaver.  He gave the land for Weaverville

and the money and land for Weaverville College (later name Weaver College.)

Second Saturday in August,

August 12, 2017, 2:00 pm 

24 Sugar Cove Road, Weaverville, NC
Food to be catered – $10.00 a head

For information or directions please call or e-mail
Jan Lawrence (828-658-3934 or 828-216-0913) or tjlaw at

Please let Jan know if you plan on coming.
Be sure to invite your entire family and friends.

We love to share photos of Ancestors, bring them along,
or if you would like your photos included in the presentation,
please email or contact us for a mailing address.
All Glance related families are welcome.


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