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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 Many Reunions are cancelled in 2020 due to Covid19.   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 EMAILS HAVE 

 

AMMONS Family Reunion

Holly Springs Community Club Bldg.,  Franklin, NC
Contact: Bill Crawford at 828-524-2280
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ANDERSON Reunion

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
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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 bellsouth.net 

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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 gmail.com

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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   

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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 yahoo.com 
Phyllis McDowell, 828-586-4473
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 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.
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BURNETTE/REESE Reunion

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 gmail.com
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  CARSON and MCDOWELL

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

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 bellsouth.net
Mary Jean Burgin 828-279-2140 ronmjburgin at gmail.com
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 CHATHAM/JENKINS Annual Reunion

Third Sunday in September
Fairview (Buncombe County), NC. 
Contact:  Philip Jenkins
wythe25 at gmail.com 
PO Box 1253
Fairview, NC 28730
828-779-3315 
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   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 verizon.net
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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
CONTACT:
Marilyn Creasman Earley, 5841 Mineral Spring Road, Suffolk, VA 23438
757-846-4334  or phs67grad at aol.com
or
Red Barnette, 515 Camalot Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786, 
 828-456-7998
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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
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 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 hotmail.com
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       GLADWELL, GLIDWELL, HENSON,  WILLIAMSON & CARPENTER

Contact: Sherry Hedden at 828-524-6032
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GLANCE Family Reunion

Saturday, July 17, 2021 12 pm-6pm
Beaverdam Community Center
1620 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@charter.net
Johnny Glance – 828-593-9897 ke4myw@yahoo.com
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.
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       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
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HAWKINS Family Reunion

Descendants of Benjamin Hawkins & James Hawkins, brothers of Buncombe County, NC
Usually the last Saturday in July
Location: TBA, Asheville, NC – cancelled for 2021
Contact: Edith Garrett, 828-318-3311 or garrettedith at gmail.com
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HOGSHED/RAXTER Family Reunion

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

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HOLLINGSWORTH 27TH Annual Reunion

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

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JOHNSON Reunion

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.
Contact: 
Ruth Dilling
828-275-5169
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KING/MILLER Family Reunion

Descendants of Solomon King and Roseanna Miller and their collateral lines.
Contact: Carol Williams at kingreunion2019 at milwpe.com
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LANCE Family Reunion

Contact: Lois Davis, 828-298-3851
hedgerose at bellsouth.net 
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LYDA Family Reunion

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

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LYDAY/LYDA/SITTON/GILLESPIE Family Reunion

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
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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
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       MORGAN/PASSMORE Reunion

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

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

Contact: Karen McCracken  828- 667- 5349 or
Lois Davis 828- 298- 3851
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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)
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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
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SHOOK/PEEK Family Reunion

CONTACT: Betty Shook at 828-658-2630 or blue-ridge-lady at charter.net
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Annie SORRELLS Annual Family Reunion 

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

Always 3rd Saturday in October
Contact: Lois Davis  828-298-3851  e-mail: hedgerose at bellsouth.net
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TRANTHAM/TRENTHAM Reunion

Third Saturday in September 
Contact: Tim Morgan at timandfreda at yahoo.com

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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)
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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 charter.net.
or Jan Rayfield at Jan0421 at hotmail.com or Judy Reagan Craggs at 828-484-9340 for Tribe Information
 

 

 

 

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