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Reunions

Thursday, September 25, 2003

The Wiggs family reunion will be held Sept. 28 at the Alton Senior Citizens Center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. A potluck lunch will be served at noon. Everyone is invited.

The Izard County Cooper Reunion is slated for Oct. 4 at Ozarka College's cafeteria. Ozarka College is located on College Drive in Melbourne.

The annual festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue until 2 p.m. Some of the activities include gospel singing, door prizes, a brag table for family memorabilia, potluck lunch, trivia games of family history and folklore, and a "tall tale time."

The descendants of Henry Tucker and his two wives, Mary "Polly" Grant and Sally Myers of Washington County, Va., and Kinchen and Sarah Brady Tucker of Fulton County will meet Oct. 4-5 at the North Arkansas Electric Co-op Building in Salem.

Kinchen, eldest son of Henry and Polly, moved his family to Fulton County in the 1850s. The population of Fulton County swelled greatly with the arrival of the Tuckers along with their children (11 of whom made the move) and offspring, because they were among the first settlers here.

Kinchen Tucker was instrumental in starting the Church of Christ in Agnos, which is the oldest church in the county to hold continuous services. The first services were held in the Tucker home in 1858.

Many Tucker residents still reside in Fulton and surrounding counties and have been active members of their communities throughout the past 155 years. Others will be coming from as far away as Oregon, where several Tuckers moved in the late 1870s. This reunion will mark the first time that many of the cousins will have met in person.

The reunion starts at 9 a.m. Oct. 4 with introductions, sharing of information, and a silent auction of handmade crafts made by attendees. A potluck lunch and a photo session will follow.

Many attendees will attend Agnos Church of Christ on Sunday morning and eat lunch at the electric co-op building in Salem. Those interested in attending should contact Jeannie Beasley, P.O. Box 206, Salado, AR 72575.

For registration information, phone Jeannie at 870-251-1903 or e-mail her at jbeasley@cox-internet.com.

Forty-nine of the descendants of Jeff and Ellen Montgomery met at Robinson Point on Norfork Lake Sept. 12-14.

The boat rides, skiing, the food and watermelon feast were enjoyed by all who attended.

Attending the reunion were Mr. and Mrs. Al Clausen of Dayton, Nev., daughter Peggy Suasio of Pueblo, Colo., son, Herbert Richardson of Sparks, Nev., and grandson, Aaron Richardson, also of Sparks; Bryan and Michelle Mason of Springfield, Mo; Robert Montgomery and Liz Roberts of Lone Jack, Mo.; Ed and Vera Montgomery of Lone Jack, and granddaughter, Gretchen Cook of Independence, Mo.; Irvin and Betty Smith of Raytown, Mo.; Austin Smith and Cindy Smith of St. Louis; Dorothy Plant of Desoto, Mo.; Zelabea Montgomery of Blue Springs, Mo.; Opal Dillinger of Bexar; Carrie Fitt of Viola; Mr. and Mrs. Steven Montgomery and family of Oak Grove, Mo.; Ron Montgomery of Buckner, Mo.; Donald Montgomery of Bucker; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Montgomery and family of Blue Springs; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Welch of Viola; Carlie Sanders of Viola; Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Stanley of Pomoma, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Levi Mason of Edwards, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Stewart and family; Mr. and Mrs. Doug O'Neal of Oak Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hamel of Blue Springs; and Mr. and Mrs. George Shouch of Paris, Ark, and Amy Jo and Chris King of Memphis, Tenn.

The Grooms family reunion will be held Oct. 5 at the Fun and Friends Senior Center in Thayer. Visiting will begin at 11 a.m. and a potluck lunch will be served at noon. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Ticeman/Warren reunion will be Sept. 27 at the Riverton picnic area. Beginning in 2004 the reunions will be held each year the third Saturday of September.



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