The annual reunion of the descendents of Ransom and Carrie (Birdsong) Moore and related Moore families was held Sept. 27 in the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric Coop in Salem. There were 97 in attendance, including the following for the first time: Letha Dawdy and Roberta Jones of Carlsbad, N.M., Jim and Dorene Harbour of Lake Providence, La., and Linda Estes of Skiatook, Okla.
"Those attending enjoyed a delicious potluck lunch, took lots of family pictures and did a lot of hugging, laughing and talking as fast as we could," a family spokesman said. "And, of course, a time of good old gospel and traditional country music and singing rounded out the day. We are grateful and thankful to the Lord for every single person in our big Moore family."
Next year's reunion is set for Sept. 25.
Others in attendance were: Letha and Jimmy Veach and Rayo Edwards of Corning; Joy and Terry Steiner of Pensacola, Fla.; Bill and Gwen Moore of Mountain Home; Venita McCoy of Byron; Deon Engfer and Jack Vineyard of Gassville; Barbara Moody of Salem; Cecil and Billie Welch of Salem; Faye, Michelle and Owen Kinder of Yellville; James and Gay Kerley of Sturkie; Ted Kerley of Sturkie; Toney, Marcia and Mattie Kerley of Doniphan, Mo.; David Moore and friend of Mitchell; Donnie and Nicole Moore of Gepp; Cody and Marie Scrivener of Byron; Vic and Rosa Stanley of Calico Rock; Ralph Moore of Viola; Ernie, Carrie, Emily and Luke McIntosh of Elizabeth; Danny and Harrison Moore of Viola; Joe, Rona, Valerie and Natalie Moore of Ash Flat; Ricky, Nancy and Matthew Fletcher of Paragould; Jimmy, Amanda, Colby and Mattie Lucy of Paragould; Ronnie and Lavanda Gangluff of Sherwood; Lynn, Mary and John David Guffey of Gepp; C.J. and Lucinda Bishop of Salem; Brian, Ruth, Nathaniel, and Abigail Newman of Hollister, Mo.; Treva Hartin of Mitchell; Leslie Hartin of Lowell; Chris, Traci, Bradley, Mattie and Taylor Hartin of Prairie Grove; George and Norma Hartin of Rogers; Rexal and Pauline Williams of Salem; Bob, Chris, Amy and Carrie Billings of Shawnee, Kan.; Doug Redway of Lawrence, Kan.; Clark, Judy, Sarah, Andrea, and Steven Martineau of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Marie Smith of Horseshoe Bend; Harold, Becky, Renee and Kailey Menteer of Lee's Summit, Mo.; Todd, Rachel and Jacob Pike of Kansas City, Mo.; Ronnie and Charlene Smith of Raytown, Mo.; and Parmer and Kay Moore of Crawfordsville, Ind.