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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 

ALLEN Reunion

Descendants of D. Hubbard and Emily Amanda (Welch) Allen
2nd Sunday in July
This year: July 8, 2018
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: 

AMMONS Family Reunion

Saturday, July 14, 2018
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 15, 2019
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 29, 2019 at the Pergola at Nathan Arthur’s
Arcadia –Hwy. 191–Avery’s Creek–Buncombe Co., NC
For more information, contact Nancy Manning 828-628-2827

BALDWIN Family of Macon Co., NC

Reunion of the Descendants of John Alexander and Martha (Pendergrass) Baldwin
Date to be determined
Franklin Church of God, Old Murphy Road, Franklin, NC


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


BRADLEY Family Reunion      

The Descendants of William “Bill” and Deborah (Roberts) Bradley
Always the 2nd Sunday in October
 This year: October 13, 2019
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   


George and Helen BRENDLE MANEY

3rd Saturday in September
This Year – Sept. 26, 2020
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 


Phyllis McDowell, 828-586-4473

 The Annual BURGIN-LYTLE Reunion

July 20 – 21, 2019 (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


Weekend gathering for the descendants of Hunting John McDowell and
Col. John Hazzard Carson, two early pioneers of Western North
The next reunion will be in 2020, date and place TBA
For registration information contact Connie Bradshaw
at 904-502-3929


Sunday Sept. 23rd 2018 @1:00 PM
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
This year: Sunday September 16, 2018
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

Annual CREASMAN Reunion

Reunion of the Decendents of 
Abraham & Emaline Creasman and William & Lucinda Creasman
First Sunday in August
This year: Sunday, August 5, 2018
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
July 21, 2019
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
This year: Saturday, September 8, 2018
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
The Annual Reunion of the Descendants of

Joseph Carroll GIBSON & Alva Allen GIBSON

Second Sunday in August
This year: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Cowee Valley Community Ctr.,  Ruby Mine Road, Franklin, NC
Covered dish lunch will be served at 1 PM, with a business meeting to follow.  


Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018         11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Covered dish lunch
 South Macon Elementary School, Franklin, NC
Contact: Sherry Hedden at 828-524-6032

GLANCE Family Reunion

Cancelled for 2020
Noon 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.
For additional info, please contact:
Linda Glance Kier – 615-419-4815 or e-mail:
Johnny Glance – 828-593-9897 or e-mail:

       Annual GREEN Reunion

Sunday, July 28, 2019 (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
Next Reunion will be held in summer 2021
Location: TBA, Asheville, NC
Contact: Edith Garrett, 828-318-3311 


Descendants of Samuel Hogsed and Samuel Raxter
May 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm
at the Seeoff Homestead Community Center,
Seeoff Mtn Rd
Contact: Kate Orr at 828-696-9543 for more information



Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr. Society
This Year: April 24 – 28, 2019
In Newark, Delaware at the Embassy Suites
Other Events to follow.
Contact: Sandra Hollingsworth Profant, 7425 Hollingsworth Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: 317-847-7425    or Email:



Descendants of Rev. War Soldier James Johnson & wife Ann Cole Johnson
Usually Second Sunday in August
This year:  No Reunion for 2020 due to Covid19
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/MILLER Family Reunion

Descendants of Solomon King and Roseanna Miller and their collateral
lines. Events will feature sharing of memories, photos, family histories,
and pot luck lunch.
Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid19, please check back for 2021 information.
Leicester Community Center
Contact: Carol Williams at

LANCE Family Reunion

June 7 – 9, 2019
Lake Junaluska, NC at the Terrace Building
Contact: Lois Davis, 828-298-3851 

LYDA Family Reunion

August 4, 2019 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hendersonville, NC
Come at 10:00 to attend church and the reunion will follow at 12:30
Contact: Barbara Lackey at 828-685-7702 or Norman Lyda at 828-243-1008



August 2019 – more information to follow
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.
Contact: Kate Orr at 828-696-9543

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 descendants of
John Parker Moore & Millie Redmond MOORE
Saturday, June 16, 2018 (Always 3rd Saturday in June)
Ellijay Baptist Church, 16 Little Ellijay Rd., Franklin, NC 
Covered dish dinner at 12 Noon
For more info:


       MORGAN/PASSMORE Reunion

Sat., May 25, 2019 (always the Sat. of Memorial Day Weekend)
Nantahala High School Gym, Nantahala, NC
Covered dish at 12 Noon
for more information call Linda Callahan (336) 887- 6260 

PARRISH Family Reunion

Sat., July 2020 (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 8, 2019
Old Cruso School in Canton, NC
Families will gather at 11:30 AM, covered dish lunch at Noon
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
Saturday, October 13, 2018 – (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)

SAMS Family Reunion

Sunday, May 27, 2018 (always Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend)
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:

SAMS Family Reunion

Third Saturday in October
This year: October 17, 2020
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/PEEK Family Reunion

Saturday, October 5, 2019 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.
Soft Drinks/Coffee will be provided.
Please bring a covered dish to share for lunch at 1:00 pm.
Call Betty Shook at 828-658-2630 or

Annie SORRELLS Annual Family Reunion 

First Sunday in October
This year:  Sunday, October 6, 2019
Covered dish lunch – 1:00 PM
JC Building, Franklin, NC
Contact:  Doris Cheek  828-524-3538

STAMEY Family Reunion

Saturday, October 19, 2019 (always 3rd Saturday in October)
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. 
Contact: Lois Davis  828-298-3851  e-mail:


Third Saturday in September 19, 2020
Held at the Fines Creek Elementary School in Haywood County, NC
Bring Your favorite plate and enjoy the fellowship
Will have people there with their history to share
Contact: Tim Morgan at


Annual TWEED Reunion

Descendants of James and Rachel Neely Tweed
Sat., July 20, 2019 (always 3rd Sat. in July)
11am – 3pm, with Covered Dish Luncheon at Noon
Middle Laurel Church of God in Shelton Laurel
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,
August 10, 2019, 2:00 pm
This year at the Home of Jan Lawrence, 24 Sugar Cove Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787
For information or directions please contact Jan Lawrence  at 828-658-3934  or
or Jan Rayfield at or Judy Reagan Craggs at 828-484-9340 for Tribe Information
Be sure to invite your entire family and friends.




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