RUM CREEK, W.Va. — The ongoing 31st Annual Dehue Community Reunion merged with The Rum Creek Reunion. The 1962 Logan High School Class was also invited to join for the Logan County’s largest ongoing reunion.
The event started Friday, August 12th, with registration, refreshments, and Sock Hop, hosted by DJ Randy and Shelia Justice of Lincolnton, N.C.
The Annual Picnic/Dinner began Saturday, August 13th, with memorial tables displaying photos of deceased loved ones..
Names of those who have passed since last year were read and prayed over as the food was blessed by William Ghi Ghi Carerre.
Those that passed away since last year were: Jerry Lycans, Florence Gay Backus, Freda Whisman, Michael Barker, Beatrice Porter Gibeaut, Monte Messer, Arthur Watts, Frank Floyd, Greg Hatton, Basil Frye, Reba Fleming Donohue, Oscar Buddy Frye. Those reported from Rum Creek were: Greg Sluss, Kenny Sluss, Larry Preece, Dr. Thomas Long, Lorraine Leese, Johnny Brewster, Eugene, Farmer, Ralph Workman, Linda Noe Clark, Janie Willis, Eileen Lowe Browning, Charles Myers, Ralph Browning, John Ross Wellman, Ronnie Summers, Bobbie Carl Thomas, Maryetta Tooley, and Arnold Owsley.
Speeches of appreciation for those who attended was given by: William “Ghi Ghi” Carerre, Antha Carver Tooley, and Ollie Crank Allen.
After dinner, door prizes were drawn. Prizes given to the furthest away went to Jerry and Bonnie Griffin from Henderson, Nev., and Jackson and Susie Childers from Cape Coral Flda. The oldest man and woman prizes were received by Junior and Naomi Lilly of Rockview, W.Va. The oldest coal miner was Ted Scites from Pecks Mill, W.Va.
Prizes were hand crafted by Donna Porter Lucas, Kay Griffith Nisbet, Don Burress, Antha Carver Tooley, they were mementoes of Dehue and Rum Creek.
Appreciation is extended to the following businesses for their support: The Logan Banner/ Martha Sparks, Morrison’s Drive Inn, Nu-Era Bakery, Jackson Hewitt, WVOW Radio, The Herald-Dispatch, Channel 17 Southern West Virginia Community College, Pride Community Services/ Reggie Jones, Nationwide Insurance Co-Greg Dalton, Rebound Physical Therapy, The Hair Hut, Logan Trinity Healthcare.
Also, organizers wish to recognize the people who contribute their help: Arnold and Mary Jarrell, Paul and Stella Tobia, Brenda Sipple, Dorothy Counts, Jay Mayhorn, Betty Wagner Pozega, Isabelle Cartwright, Anne Easterling Russ, Linda Music Washington, Dennie Carver, Al Minnick, Patty Erlewine Adkins, Randy Nisbet, Clifford Cull, Libby Albright, Noah Perry, Joe Ojeda, Melvin Morris, Mary Morris, Kay Perovich, Lahoma Gray, Antha Tooley, David Vidovich, Sam Abbott, Scott Pritchard, David Bryant, and Don Burress.
States represented includee West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Maryland, Indiana, Tennessee, Navada, New York, Delaware and Kentucky.
Signing the guest book — Donna Porter Lucas, Kay Griffith Nisbet, Randy Nisbet, Brenda Porter Sipple, Josh Sipple, Trent Sipple, Jeremiah Carter, Valerie Carter, Ethan Carter, Jasmine Carter, David Sparks, Jean Sparks, Charles Pritchard, Donnie Pritchard, Scott Pritchard, Melissa Pritchard, Donnie Scott Pritchard, Melvin Morris, Mary Morris, Betty Wagner Pozega, Anne Easterling Russ, Linda Tink Washington, Gary McGuire, Martin Ojeda, Patsy Ojeda, Richard Ojeda, Joe Ojeda, Manuel Ojeda, Marvin Peyton, Gary Caldwell, Judy McGlothen Caldwell, Linda McGlothen, Betty McGlothen Davis, and Gilbert Davis.
Ken McGlothen, Susan Kitchen McGlothen, Kathy Davis Stanton, Jim Stanton, Rolenia Thomas, Rema Butcher, Emery Stollings, Carl Hepler, Walter Buddy Sullins, Singie Mariano, Ted Scites, Teresa Bush Scites, Davin Sparks, John Szucs, Paul Tobia, Stella Tobia, Junior Lilly, Naomi Lilly, Mona Moore Miller, Darrell Moore, Donald Davis, David Vidovich, Dylan Vidovich, Charlie Mariano, Judy Mayhorn Mariano, Frank Mariano, Judy Mariano, Jack Estep, Sharon Estep, Irene Ison, Linda Ison Gore, Kay Browning Perovich, Jasper Lycans, Roger Lycans, and Reba Lycans Morris.
Sam Abbott, Dakota Abbott, Billy Flemings, Linda Flemings, Barbara Browning, Jonathan Browning, Ronald Taylor, Nancy Taylor, Clell Peyton, Judy Knott Peyton, Alice Ingram Vance, Max Kitchen, Vicki Kitchen Mosley, Eloise Taylor Messer, Nancy Noe, Harley Flemings, Paul Noe, Patsy Abbott Brewster, Gary Whisman, Savanna Vannetter, Dorothy Counts, Bruce Jolly, Leliah Miller Coleman, Janet Miller Barfield, Carolyn Miller Nolletti, Patty Miller Eighny, Lucia Ruiz Marshall, Linda Adams, Ottie Wells Creech, Florence Bills, Gene Bills, Barry Lester, Linda Lester, Danny Parsons, William Bradsher Jr., and Miriam Bradsher.
Keira Hall, Shirley Baisden, Randy Justice, Shelia Justice, Scott Backus, William ‘Ghi Ghi’ Carerre, Noah Perry, Mike Ramey, Trish Ramey, Wanda Shell, Bob Shell, Ray Watts, Rodney Charles Loveday, Dick Loveday, DeDe Loveday, Richard Moore Jr., Lowell Preece, Dennie Carver Jr., Pricilla Hager Whitlock, Barbara Howard, Lahoma Gray, Jackson Childers, Susie Childers, Faye Browning, Frank Preece, Joyce Preece, Barbara Joyce Gibson, Charles Bobbitt, Brenda Ward, LeAnna Knam, Fred Watts, Pearl Preece, Howard Knam and Gertrude Carroll.
Cordia Carver, Tom Christian, Linda Price Schultz, Vickie Mosley, Phyllis Terry, Roni Kazee, Edmond Ramey, Addison Watts, Wayne Cochran, George Cochran, Linda Cochran, Dale Tooley Whitt, Tommy Christian, Tina Fleming, Isabelle Cartwright, Danny Vance, Mary Vance, Johnnie Minnick, Al Minnick, Z. Minnick, Brandon Browning, Lindsey Preece, Cooper Browning, Joan Hatton, Robert Miller, Kenny Hatton, Lee Hatton, and Tommy Vance.
Logan High School Class of 1962 attending — Charlie Bias, Phyllis Avis Bias, Ollen Crank Allen, Clell Peyton, Judy Knott Peyton, Judy Kopko Hensley, Larry Butcher, Patty Erewine Adkins, Arnold Jarrell, Mary Jarrell, Ken McGlothen, Susan McGlothen, Sam Abbott, Jasper Lycans, Joe Ojeda, Kay Griffith Nisbet, Donna Porter Lucas, Judy Tipton Easterling, Roger Curry, Emily Curry, Sandra West D’Acunto, Fred West, Raymond Blankenship, Fred Rushden, George Mullins, Navahlia Hanners Quesenberry, Barbara Browning, Betty Simmons Billings, Anita Blankenship Ellis, Herbert Blankenship, Linda Williamson, and Clara Williams.
For any information concerning The Dehue/ Rum Creek Community Reunion, please contact: Donna Porter Lucas at 304 525-4218 or 304 412-2959 email: [email protected]