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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 Contact your organizer if the data below for your reunion has not been updated.

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. If the date on the reunion has not been updated, it probably means we have not received current information. 

The posted contact emails are written in the format “name at address” so they are not harvested by internet bots for spamming.


AMMONS Family Reunion

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
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

ARTHUR Family Reunion

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Spring Mountain Community Center Picnic Shelter
807 Old Fort Rd. , Fairview, NC
For more information, contact Nancy Manning 828-628-2827 or nmanning at 


BALDING Family Reunion

This is the Balding Family of Madison County.  

Held the Third Friday of the month of homecoming weekend at the Meadow Fork Community Center beside Meadow Fork Baptist Church.

Third Friday of every July

Contact information: Angela M. Stone

baldingfamilyreunion at


BRADLEY Family Reunion      

The Descendants of William “Bill” and Deborah (Roberts) Bradley
Always the 2nd Sunday in October
Oak Grove Baptist Church,  Oak Grove Church Rd.,  Macon County, NC 
Covered dish lunch at 12:30 PM
For info, details and directions contact
Wanda McWilliams,  828-524-5941   


Brick Church Homecoming

Sunday, 17 Sept 2023

Everyone is welcome to join us at Homecoming at the church on Leicester Highway, 10 miles from Patton Avenue. Please bring a covered dish to share. We will eat around 1:00.
There will be a special program after the meal. The Blue Ridge Chapter, Sons of The American Revolution, will place and dedicate a grave marker to honor the Revolutionary War patriot Jacob Duckett. The ceremony will include a Color Guard dressed in Revolutionary War attire.

For more information or if you have questions, send an email to brick-church @ or call/text 828-712-5450 and talk to Pat Cothran. Hope to see you there!


George and Helen BRENDLE MANEY

3rd Saturday in September
Morgan Pavillion, 
Deep Creek Rd.,  Bryson City, NC
Covered Dish Lunch will start about 12:30
Anyone with family ties or friends are invited 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 or stanleyandconnie at 
Phyllis McDowell, 828-586-4473

 The Annual BURGIN-LYTLE Reunion

Always the third weekend in July
Sat. afternoon at Crooked Creek Fire Dept., Cherry Springs Rd. in Old Fort, NC
Sun. morning at Bethel United Methodist Church in Old Fort, NC
For further info, call: Freida Lytle at 828-668-7826.


Always 1st Sunday in June –  Covered Dish lunch  at 1:00 pm
Descendants of Elias Wheeler Burnette & Robert Maxwell Reese
At the home of Steven and Julia Greene , 146 Collins Rd, Marshall, NC 28753
Contact: Steve Greene for more information at 828-776-8481 or email greenesteve045 at


Weekend gathering for the descendants of Hunting John McDowell and
Col. John Hazzard Carson, two early pioneers of Western North Carolina
The next reunion will be held – date and place TBA
For registration information contact Connie Bradshaw at 904-502-3929


Location: Antioch Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Democrat
Directions: Take future I-26 to the Barnardsville exit #15 (hwy 197). Proceed 4+ miles to Democrat. Turn right on Sugar Creek Road. Go less than a mile to Antioch Bap. Ch. on right. The fellowship hall is up on a hill in back of church.
Questions: Call or e-mail:
Joanne Gunter 828-683-6604 bobjogunter at
Mary Jean Burgin 828-279-2140 ronmjburgin at


Third Sunday in September
Fairview (Buncombe County), NC. 
Contact:  Philip Jenkins
wythe25 at 
PO Box 1253
Fairview, NC 28730

   CHEEK Family Annual Reunion

Saturday, July 6, 2019 (always the Saturday following July 4)
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, 828-524-4976 or wjc248 at

Annual CREASMAN Reunion

Reunion of the Decendents of 
Abraham & Emaline Creasman and William & Lucinda Creasman
First Sunday in August
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, 5841 Mineral Spring Road, Suffolk, VA 23438
757-846-4334  or phs67grad at
Red Barnette, 515 Camalot Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786, 

DEBRUHL Family Reunion

3rd Sunday in July
Covered dish lunch at 1 PM
Lions Club – Erwin Hills, off Leicester Highway, 188 Erwin Hills Rd, Asheville, NC 
 Enjoy reconnecting with your rich heritage and history
For more information, contact:
Norman DeBruhl at 301- 639- 9507  
Marshall DeBruhl  at 828-230-8641

 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
Genealogy update at 10:30 am – Business Meeting following 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


Contact: Sherry Hedden at 828-524-6032

GLANCE Family Reunion

Saturday, July 15, 2023 12 pm-6pm
Canton Fire Department
1685 N. Canton Road.
Canton, North Carolina
Covered dish lunch, please bring something to share. Drinks & serving ware are provided. We will eat around 12:30pm
For additional info Contact:
Linda Glance Kier – 615-419-4815- lgkier at
Johnny Glance – 828-593-9897 ke4myw at
Find us on Facebook at: Glance Family Genealogy
We love to share photos, etc, of family, please bring them along or email to above. Games and playground for the kids.
All Glance related families are welcome. Please pass along info to any who might like to attend.

     Annual GREEN Reunion

Usually the last Sunday in July
Louisa Chapel Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Franklin, NC
Covered dish lunch – around 12:30 PM
contact: Jerry Green, 828-371-2719

HAWKINS Family Reunion

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

Hawkins picnic has been cancelled for 2023

Contact: Edith Garrett, 828-318-3311 or garrettedith at


Descendants of Samuel Hogsed and Samuel Raxter
Contact: Kate Orr at 828-696-9543 for more information



Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr. Society
Contact: Sandra Hollingsworth Profant, 7425 Hollingsworth Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: 317-847-7425    or Email: sandraattf at


HYATT Family Reunion

Saturday, August 5, 2023         11:00 am Gathering with Lunch at Noon

Qualla Community Center

128 Shoal Creek Church Loop Rd., Whittier, NC

We appreciate all your efforts in creating your special and our favorite dishes.

****If you have or can make copies of past to present photos of family please bring them to the reunion. I would like to use them in a special project that I will create the day of the reunion. It does not matter what size. Copies only please.

Contact:  Victoria Hyatt Sowers 


ISRAEL Family National Reunion

Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31

Descendants of original Israel settlers in Western Buncombe County will gather to share information and visit both family landmarks and local attractions. The Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort will be the central reunion location. For out of town visitors, a reserved group of rooms is available until June 28.

Contact: June Crawford      j3c1945 at



Descendants of Rev. War Soldier James Johnson & wife Ann Cole Johnson
Usually Second Sunday in August
Please consider making a donation for church and cemetery maintenance to
Shaws Creek Methodist Campground Church
c/o Betty Obrien
204 Deerfield Drive
Greer, SC 29605
 Shaw’s Creek Methodist Campground Church & cemetery.
Ruth Dilling

KING Family Reunion

Descendants of Solomon King and Roseanna Miller and their collateral lines.

Sat., Oct 15, 2022

Leicester Community Center, in Leicester N.C. 10:00-3:00

Program is from 10:00 -2:00 with live mountain music, sharing of new genealogical finds, photographs, family news, and pot luck buffet lunch at noon. Please bring a dish to share.

Please RSVP for planning and updates!

Contact: Carol Williams –  kingreunion2019 at or  call 414-339-6836 or 715-686-7339

LANCE Family Reunion

Contact: Lois Davis, 828-298-3851
hedgerose at 

LYDA Family Reunion

Contact: Barbara Lackey at 828-685-7702 or Norman Lyda at 828-243-1008



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.
Reunion Committee: Jim Lyday, Kate Orr Neckolaishen, Sandra Lyday Reid.
Contact: Kate Orr at 828-696-9543

MCCRACKEN – Descendants of Joseph & Sarah Vaughn McCracken

Sunday, July 16, 2023

The Descendants of Joseph and Sarah Vaughn McCracken, first settlers in the Upper Crabtree area of Haywood County, North Carolina, will reunite at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Upper Crabtree at 1:00 PM-5:00 PM at the picnic shed. Bring a covered dish or two to share. Utensils, plates, napkins, and drinks will be provided! The UPDATED McCRACKEN BOOK will be available to order and it is hoped to be ready by December 2023, All descendants of their twelve children are welcome!
Contact: Sharon Conner        connersharon at


MINTZ Family Reunion

Descendants of Elias Jackson Mintz and Zona Adeline Warren Mintz
Always the 3rd Saturday in August
For more info – 828-316-9524


   August 12, 2023      

24 Sugar Cove Rd., Weaverville, NC
2pm -till ? BBQ dinner at 5 provided. Come, bring photos, family trees, family and friends, lawn chairs; sun or rain.
Please RSVP # attending:    Jan Lawrence      tjlaw at


Always the Sat. of Memorial Day Weekend
for more information call Linda Callahan (336) 887- 6260 

PARRISH Family Reunion

Every other year, closest Sat. to July 4th
For more info, contact: Glynda Johnson 828-349-6109 

POSTON Family Reunion

Contact: Karen McCracken  828- 667- 5349 or
Lois Davis 828- 298- 3851

Annual RAY Family Reunion

The Descendants of John & Nancy (Sumner) Ray and of Levi & Melinda (Deweese) Ray
Always the second Saturday in October
For more info, contact:
Margaret (828-369-7387) or Nancy (828-369-6040)
or Gloria (828- 524- 5811)

SAMS Family Reunion

Third Saturday in October
The afternoon will be spent sharing family information, genealogy, family histories, pictures, etc.
For more information, contact: Betty Clark 828-689-5840

SHOOK/PEEK Family Reunion

CONTACT: Betty Shook at 828-658-2630 or blue-ridge-lady at

Annie SORRELLS Annual Family Reunion 

First Sunday in October
Contact:  Doris Cheek  828-524-3538

STAMEY Family Reunion

Always 3rd Saturday in October
Contact: Lois Davis  828-298-3851  e-mail: hedgerose at

STRAUB/STROUP/E Family Reunion

August 7, 2022

Alexis, NC

Calling all descendants of Johann Jacob Straub!

Contact: Sid Stroupe      sidstroupe at



Third Saturday in September 
Contact: Tim Morgan at timandfreda at


Annual TWEED Reunion

Descendants of James and Rachel Neely Tweed
Always 3rd Sat. in July
For Information contact: Steve Tweed, 828-656-2369 (Marshall, NC)
or 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
For information or directions please contact Jan Lawrence  at 828-658-3934  or tjlaw at
or Jan Rayfield at Jan0421 at or Judy Reagan Craggs at 828-484-9340 for Tribe Information


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