The annual reunion of descendants of Ransom and Carrie (Birdsong) Moore and related families was held Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric Coop at Salem. There were 88 people in attendance. A potluck lunch was followed by introduction of those attending, picture-taking of all the families and much visiting. It was decided to change the reunion time to mid-summer next year, on a trial basis, to make it more suitable for those with school age children who have to travel long distances. Next year's reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 9.
The reunion was highlighted by the attendance of Pauline Williams who was there from the beginning to the end. She, along with her siblings Treva, Marie and Parmer, led the music time. In addition to her family, Pauline's special guests were Becky Adams and Heather Steffens of the Hiram Shaddox Geriatrics Center in Mountain Home.
Attendees were: Becky Adams and Heather Steffens of Yellville, Ark.; Virginia Billings and Stephaney and Jordan Day of Mountain Home, Ark.; Lealon Wray and Toney, Marcia and Mattie Kerley of West Plains, Mo.; Max and Kay Williams of Brockwell, Ark.; Cecil and Billie Welch, Pauline Williams and Miranda Hurtt of Salem, Ark.; Bill and Judy Haney of Sapulpa, Okla.; Fay Kinder of Gassville; James, Gay and Ted Kerley of Sturkie; Cody and Marie Scrivener and Jonathan and Emily Newman of Byron, Ark.; Nikki, Derek and Cara Moore and Lynn, Mary, Malinda and John Guffey of Gepp, Ark.; Rosa Stanley of Calico Rock; Mitchell and Emily Stanley of Dolph, Ark.; Ralph Moore, Treva Hartin and Charlie Wray of Viola, Ark.; Carrie, Ernie, Emily and Luke McIntosh of Elizabeth, Ark.; Joe, Ronna, Justin and Natalie Moore of Ash Flat, Ark.; Marcus and Valerie Matheny of Ravenden; Ricky, Nancy and Matthew Fletcher of Paragould, Ark.; Ashley McNatt of Brooklyn; Amanda, Colby and Mattie Lucy of Lafe; Lavanda Gangluff of Sherwood; Ruth and Abigail Newman of Forsythe, Mo.; Sharon and Lester Eger of Goshen, Ind.; George and Norma Hartin of Springdale, Ark.; Leslie Hartin of Rogers; Chris, Traci, Bradley, Mattie and Taylor Hartin of Prairie Grove; Bob and Chris Billings of Shawnee, Kan.; Amy Billings of Overland Park, Kan.; Clark, Judy, Sarah and Steven Martineau of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Andrea Martinearu and Rachel, Jacob and Noah Pike of Kansas City, Mo.; Marie Smith of Horseshoe Bend; Ronnie Smith of Raytown, Mo.; Harold and Becky Menteer of Lee's Summit, Mo.; Philip, Brooke and Megan Smith of Clinton, Mo.; Parmer and Kay Moore of Crawfordsville, Ind.