Reunion Listings12:16 pm | June 3, 2013
Oaks Cemetery Decoration Day
The annual decoration day at the Oaks Cemetery has been changed to Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. The second Saturday of June will continue annually to be the decoration day.
The cemetery is located on Bear Branch Road in Roan Mountain. All friends and family are urged to attend. All donations are appreciated and will be used for mowing and maintenance. Send donations to Katherine Church, 150 Old 19E Highway, Roan Mountain, TN 37687.
UHS Class of 1988
Unaka High School Class of 1988 will hold its 25-year reunion on Saturday, June 8, at 6 p.m. in the UHS gymnasium. For more information, call Dana at 342-0936.
Mason & Dixon Reunion
Former employees of Mason & Dixon will hold their annual summer picnic at Warriors Path State Park on Saturday, June 8.
The event will be held in the park’s Recreation Building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 735-7133 or (276) 646-3708.
Lyons Cemetery Decoration
The Lyons Cemetery Decoration will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. The cemetery is located at 1259 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton. The Rev. Dale Blevins with Upper Gap Creek Freewill Baptist Church will be the speaker. Dexter Brummitt and Family will sing.
Morton Family Reunion
The E.E. and Dolly Gouge Morton Family Reunion will be held Sunday, June 9, at the campground picnic shed at Roan Mountain State Park.
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. All family members and friends are invited. For more information, call Geraldean Grindstaff at 543-2144.
Happy Valley High School Class of 1971
Members of the Happy Valley High School Class of 1971 will celebrate their 60th birthdays in 2013. To celebrate, classmates will hold a birthday party at Warriors Path State Park in Kingsport on Saturday, June 15.
The festivities will be held at Pavilion No. 5 from 4 to 1 0 p.m.
A disc jockey will provide music. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. Attendees are asked to provide covered dishes, coolers stocked with soft drinks and lounge chairs.
For more information, call Debbie Killen at 753-2389 or Amanda Holt at 542-8946.
Bailey Family Reunion
The 31st reunion of the descendants of Edmond Bailey will be held at First Baptist Church in Burnsville, N.C., on Sunday, June 16, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The Yancey County church is located on the town square.
Edmond, a soldier in the French and Indian War, was one of six members of a Virginia militia company to survive the Battle of Fort Duquesne on July 9, 1775. He resided thereafter in Wilkes County, N.C. Some of his children moved to Burke County (present Mitchell and Yancey counties) around 1800.
This year’s program will briefly review photos of previous reunions, learn of recently discovered and long-lost cousins, summarize family history from the 1500s in England, review DNA evidence from 20,000 B.C., and distribute family history in written form. These histories are importance since future reunions are uncertain because of the health of the organizer.
UHS Class of 1968
Members of the Unaka High School Class of 1968 are involved in planning a 45-year reunion that has been tentatively scheduled for Aug. 10.
If you would like to help plan the reunion, call 474-3142 or 512-1055.
EHS Class of 1993
Elizabethton High School Class of 1993 will hold its 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Sept. 13-14.
On Friday evening, classmates will support the Cyclones and listen to the Betsy Band by attending the homecoming football game. Admission is $6.50 at the gate.
On Saturday, reconnect with friends during a picnic lunch at Roan Mountain State Park. There’s no cost. Simply bring a picnic lunch or covered dish to share. Bring spouses, children and pets, as well.
Later that evening, relax and unwind with classmates at Maple Lane Farm, 3134 Cherokee Road, Johnson City. This gathering will feature food, non-alcoholic drinks and music. BYOB, if interested. Cost is $45 per person and must be paid in advance.
Send payment to Carter County Bank, Attn: Andrew McKeehan, P.O. Box 1990, Elizabethton, TN 37644.
For more information, visit and like the Class of 1993’s Facebook page or call Cheri Whitehead Clavier at 341-3478 or Tanya Arndt Taylor at 512-1088. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to obtain more details.