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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    828-524-2280


Descendants of Mansfield and Harriett Black Anderson
 Third Sunday in September
Macon County Coon Hunters’ Club, Wide Horizon Dr. off Prentiss Bridge Rd.,  Franklin, NC
Covered dish; eating utensils, paper goods furnished. All descendants are invited.
CONTACT:   Wanda Buchanan   706-490-3044

ARTHUR Family Reunion

Spring Mountain Community Center Picnic Shelter
807 Old Fort Rd. , Fairview, NC
CONTACT:    Nancy Manning   828-628-2827 or nmanning at 


BALDING Family Reunion

This is the Balding Family of Madison County  

Third Friday of every July

Held Homecoming weekend at the Meadow Fork Community Center beside Meadow Fork Baptist Church
CONTACT:     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
CONTACT:    Wanda McWilliams    828-524-5941   


Brick Church Homecoming

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.
CONTACT:   brick-church at or all/text 828-712-5450 for Pat Cothran

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
Connie Maney Cunningham   828-692-5913  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
CONTACT:     Freida Lytle  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
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.
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   828-779-3315   wythe25 at 
PO Box 1253
Fairview, NC 28730

   CHEEK Family Annual Reunion

Always the Saturday following July 4
Covered dish lunch – 1 PM
CONTACT:     Willa Jean Crane    828-524-4976      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 plan on eating about 1 pm
Marilyn Creasman Earley, 5841 Mineral Spring Road, Suffolk, VA 23438
757-846-4334  or phs67grad at OR
Red Barnette, 515 Camalot Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786,  828-456-7998

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 
Norman DeBruhl    301- 639- 9507  
Marshall DeBruhl     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  (828) 883-9059    lindamaxwell44 at


CONTACT:     Sherry Hedden  828-524-6032

GLANCE Family Reunion

20 July 2024

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
Linda Glance Kier     615-419-4815    lgkier at
Johnny Glance     828-593-9897       ke4myw at
Find us on Facebook at:     Glance Family Genealogy

     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 the immediate future

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


Descendants of Samuel Hogshed and Samuel Raxter
CONTACT:    Kate Orr     828-696-9543 



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

11:00 am Gathering with Lunch at Noon
Qualla Community Center, 128 Shoal Creek Church Loop Rd., Whittier, NC
****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

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:
Reunion Location:  Shaws Creek Methodist Campground Church,
 c/o Betty Obrien, 204 Deerfield Dr., Greer, SC 29605
CONTACT:  Ruth Dilling   828-275-5169

KING Family Reunion

Descendants of Solomon King and Roseanna Miller and their collateral lines.
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      414-339-6836 or 715-686-7339

LANCE Family Reunion

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

LYDA Family Reunion

CONTACT:    Barbara Lackey    828-685-7702    OR   Norman Lyda  828-243-1008



Exploring the connection between the Gillespie rifle makers, and the Sitton and Lyday families.  
Reunion Committee: Jim Lyday, Kate Orr Neckolaishen, Sandra Lyday Reid.
CONTACT:      Kate Orr at 828-696-9543

MCCRACKEN – Descendants of Joseph & Sarah Vaughn McCracken

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


June 8, 2024 confirm time 828-216-0913   

24 Sugar Cove Rd., Weaverville, NC

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
CONTACT:    Linda Callahan (336) 887- 6260 

PARRISH Family Reunion

Every other year, closest Sat. to July 4th
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
CONTACT:   Margaret (828-369-7387) or Nancy (828-369-6040)
or Gloria (828- 524- 5811)

ROBERTS Family Reunion

First Saturday of June
Roberts Switch Activity Center, 9651 Roberts Road, Silver Point, TN 38582
Through genealogical and DNA research, we have found that Joseph Roberts’ lineage comes through Buncombe County.
CONTACT:    Angela Stout (334) 430-9309

SAMS Family Reunion

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

SHOOK/PEEK Family Reunion

CONTACT:    Betty Shook    828-658-2630   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

Calling all descendants of Johann Jacob Straub!

CONTACT:      Sid Stroupe      sidstroupe at


TURNER Reunion

Pulliam Thatcher & Mercia Anna McCracken
Location and additional information TBD… Will definitely be somewhere in HAYWOOD COUNTY, NC.
Eight are coming from Out West (UT, WA, NM, CA) and hope to meet their great-grandad’s family!
Look for more information in March and June, 2024.
August 24-25, 2024 
CONTACT:      Sharon Byers Conner    connersharon at



Third Saturday in September 
CONTACT:    Tim Morgan     timandfreda at


Annual TWEED Reunion

Descendants of James and Rachel Neely Tweed
Always 3rd Sat. in July
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
CONTACT:   Jan Lawrence    828-658-3934   tjlaw at
OR Jan Rayfield at Jan0421 at OR Judy Reagan Craggs at 828-484-9340


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