Family reunions


The annual Norris/McIntire Reunion was held at the G.K.L. Lodge with more than 86 family members in attendance.

The oldest in attendance was Barb Norris from North Carolina, while the youngest was Mara Brown. Traveling the farthest was Madaline Tagg of Florida. Claudia Norris was honored for being the best photographer. The annual Carl Grimes Memorial Golf Tournament was won by Ken, Kevin and Cameron Grimes, Chuck Clifton and Michael Flesher.

The 50/50 winner was Madaline Tagg, and the much anticipated mystery box was won by Rick Tingler. A memorial display of family members Bill Webb and Shirley Columbo was observed.

It was voted to hold future reunions at this new location with next year’s reunion scheduled for Aug. 2 at the G.K.L. Lodge.


The descendants of Clarence and Ella Mae Ensell Hawkins held their 21st reunion on July 5 at Austin Lake with 55 family members and guests in attendance.

The dinner was served at 1 p.m. with Becky King and Warrie Hawkins serving as hostesses. A white elephant sale was held with Jason Compry as auctioneer.

The oldest member present was Jerry Hawkins, and the youngest was Joe Greathouse, 3.

Out-of-town family members were present from Lake Ridge, Va., Washington, D.C., New York City and Lexington, Ky.

Next year’s reunion will be held July 11 at Austin Lake.