This reunion brings together families and friends required by TVA to move about 1963.
I believe this was the most beautiful day ever, with perfect weather the whole day, as former residents, friends, and neighbors gathered from all over Kentucky as well as from Texas, Michigan, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, and Indiana to spend the day reminiscing and visiting together.
It is always such a blessing to be together again in the area from which we all have such deep roots to remember the love, trust, and respect that we all felt for each other and to remember that area of Lyon County once known as “Between the Rivers”.
Several young ones were with us this year, but I believe four-month-old Sydney Erwin, daughter of Amie Erwin and granddaughter of Cheryl Hubbard Lowther, to be the youngest.
We would like to say “Thank You” to everyone who helped in any way to make the day special for all who attended. The U.S. Forest Service for always reserving our Star Camp area and for providing electricity, water, etc.; dear ones who faithfully bring the 10 tables each year, and the ones who quickly fill them with delicious food; and the Donald Forsythe Band that has entertained us wonderfully through the years. In his band are Jimmy Henson, Otis Elkins, Barry McDowell, J.T. Bell, Doug Champion, Sadie Gattis, and Donald Forsythe. Also playing with the band this year were Doyle O’Bryan and his son, also Terry Calhoun and 15-year-old Logan Oakley. Hope you sit in again next year. We appreciate you all so much!
We have lost so many loved ones since last year. Some of those gone but not forgotten are Mary Ann Duncan, Polly Fox Aldridge, Lunie Oliver, Don Timmons, Donnie Gentry, Floyd Hubbard, Charles McWaters, Reese Murray, Hayden Trimm, Johnny Fox, Hazel Trimm, Katherine McCoy, Monte Aldridge, Lora Pearl Fulks, James Wells, Earl Molloy, Virginia Gregory, Richard Hubbard and wife, Lester Fulks, Dorothy Oliver, Readie Whalen Driskill, Joe H. Bloodworth, Thuse Nickell, Inez Cothran, and Wayne Cothran.
This reunion is always held on the third Saturday in September at Star Camp, former site of the Dogwood Lodge once owned and operated by the Jim Beck family. Rain does not cancel this event. For more information call H.J. and Nadine Smith at 270-388-7880.
See you all next year. God bless and keep you until then!
Following is a list of those signing the guest register: H.J. and Nadine Smith, Joyce Duff Tidwell, Wayne Duff, Amy Rushing, George and Connie Heater, Kelsie Smith, Becky Smith, Connie Parker, Ina Jane Ramage Monta, Louis Bohanon, Kitty Lee Doom, Virginia Harper Choat, Mildred Davenport, Lindel and Emma Peal, Doyle and Lena O’Bryan, Willard O’Bryan, Doug Trimm, Mildred Champion, Wayne and Barbara Aldridge, Lorene Nicholson, Sciquella Chandler, Louella Doom, Annetta Lawrence Saukett, E. Ann O’Bryan, Janice Nicholson, Roger Harper, Betty Harper, Christina Wallace, Amanda Harper, Elmer and Sue Harper, Audrey Harper, Leland Fulks, Gracie Baker, Karon DePriest, Bill Beck, Rodney and Glenda Gray, Clovis and Sue Collins, Tom and Gladys O’Bryan, Lois Trimm, Kenneth and Elaine Cox, John M. Harper, Etta Diest, J. Belle Riggle, Marie Guess, Mason Forsythe, Don and Mary Forsythe, Dora Timmons, Darlene Timmons, Nicole Peters, Betty Smith, Durell Smith, Brenda Earpins, Mason Woodruff, Jeff Rowland, Aaron Rowland, Lorene and Jan Wilson, Steve and Caryn Hoffman, Linda, Kathy, Patsy, Jacie and Mesa Trimm, Sue and Gary Minard, Johnny Downing, Shirley Webb, Kelsie and Linda Smith, Bud and Jan Holland, N.C. Hooks, Louise Stafford, Margie Jones Walston, Faye Jones Hamlet, Audrey Culp Jones, Mae Culp Hamlet, Wilson Hamlet, Eugene Pete Hildreth, J.S. and Deloris Holland, Wayne and Beverly Sewell, Sharon Bloodworth, Mandy Bloodworth Wooton, Tim and Nancy McCain, Brittney Ramage, Linsy Tiller, Laura McCain, Kimberly McCain, Carl and Shirley Pinnegar, Evelyn Lofton, Patsy and Terry Edwards, Ruth Watkins Taylor, Bill Taylor, David Nickell, Raymond Wells, Ruth, Charles, and Amber Smith, Rita Guess, Mark and Rebecca Oliver, Angel DePriest Freeman, Stormy DePriest, Perry Calhoun, Amie and Sydney Erwin, DeAnna and McKenna Thomas, Ruby Whalen Kingston, Arleta Whalen Morgan, Wayne Napoleon Kingston, Holland Stafford, Rob and Celesta Wilson, Cindy Redford, Hiland and Gracie Lady, Martha Fulks, Trista and Jacob Lady, David Ritter, David and Vicky Vannatter, Arvella and Leon Forsythe, Tabatha Rowland, Freda Hubbard, Cheryl Hubbard Lowther, Dylan Estes, Lucy Yates, Charley Barnes, M. Joiner, Hazel Dickens, Lucille Barnes, Alfrieda Rowland, Inez Harper, Katie Tiller, Steve Lowther, R.B. Holland, Sue Cummings, Greg Cummings, Wendell and Glenda Murray, Rob and Dutchie Aldridge, Homer and Stella Barnett, John Cothran, Vernon and Bonnie Wren, Harland Timmons, Margie Mitchusson, Jerry and Regina O’Bryan, Henry W. Wells and Ruth, Raymond Wells, Leonard and Shirley Wells, Mary Lou Underhill, Buddy ;and Kenny Fralicx, Terry Calhoun, Jimmy Henson, Otis and Bobbie Elkins, Barry McDowell, J.T. Bell, Doug Champion, Jack and Sadie Gattis, Logan Oakley (Logan is my oldest grandson, and as you can tell, I am very proud of him), and Ron and Norma Jean Rhodes Ladd.
Norma Jean Rhodes Ladd