Brown family hosts reunion
by MARTHA SPARKS, Society Editor
The Bittle D. Brown family held their annual reunion Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Beech Fork State Park located in Wayne County.
Bittle and Hattie Miller Brown were residents of Davin from 1918 until their deaths in 1970 and 1980, respectively. They reared their family of 13 there, four of whom are still living - Alice Harrison, Emma Jean Woods, James A. Brown and Margaret Robinson. The nine deceased are Roy Dewitt, Oscar Frank, Charles Edward, Larry, Pauline Lemon, Mary Lou Booth, Cora Linville, Donna Jean Brown and Nancy Carol Legault. A memorial service was held for Donna Jean and Nancy Carol, since their deaths occurred since last reunion.
All six cabins at the park are rented each year by members of the family for a week and vacation for some really started Monday, June 30. On Thursday the ladies received massages, pedicures, and manicures. Friday afternoon several played golf at the Lavalette Golf Course and Friday evening dinner and fellowship at the cabins was enjoyed by 80 relatives, who had arrived from Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky Alabama, Florida, Illinois and Tennessee.
Festivities continued on Saturday at the lodge with the program and dinner - Fried chicken and all the trimmings.
Several gifts were drawn by the grandchildren of Bittle and Hattie Brown, which had been hand made by Alice Harrison, Eddie Harrison and Jim Brown. Items included quilts, throws, wooden stools, and cutting boards.
There were 110 present: Priscilla Robinson, Don Robinson, Cindy Mosser, Landon Mosser, David Brown, Robin Sharpe, Shawn Brown, Gaige Brown, Lonnie Conley, Sharon Conley, Ronald Lemon, Nancy Lemon, Daisy Brown, Rick Brown, Sherri Brown, Jill Sias, Jamie Sias, Gavin Megan and Luke Sias, Mitzi Rick, Lisa Gilmer, Seth and Allison Gilmer, Judi Kolowski, Jay Kolowski, Dana Kubiak, Edward Kubiak, Eddie Kubiak and Carolyn Vogt.
Mike Tornow, Natalia Parrish, Katlyn Parrish, Brendan Parrish, Steve Rabb, Emily, Jersi, Donnie and Cheyenne Rabb, Scott Rabb, Minnie Cooper, Patty Toler, Barbara Nichols, Lori Nichols, Michael Nichols, Alice Harrison, Eddie Harrison, Mary Beth Ours, Matthew Ours, James A. Brown, Jim Brown, Mandy Greenly, Haley Greenly, Tina Schoffel, Quincy Brown, Katie Brown, Taylor Brown, Cheryl Smith, Todd Smith, Hannah and Abby Smith, Grover Linville, Kenny Linville, Mary and Thomas Linville, Byron Linville, Jeremy, Rebecca, Jennifer and Justin Linville, Chris, Gloria, Lynn and Mallory Linville and Kristin Beach.
Hayden and Gavin Beach, Seth Morris, Steve Linville, Haley, Derrick and Christopher Linville, Lisa Miller, Katlyn Miller, Margaret Robinson, Dale Robinson, Mark, Mark David, Beth Ann, Ashley Robinson, Timmy, Sherri and Sarah Stratton, Terry, Kerri and Casion Williams. Visitors present were Virgil Farmer, John, Jo Carol and Isaac Farmer, Thom, Kristie, Addie and Emma Sias, Tyler Crane, Kelsy Morris, Heath, Maggie and Nathan Wolfe, Nathan Carter and Donnie Caldwell.
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