77 attend annual Keen reunion at Forest Grove

By Linda Platt
Keen Reunion Reporter

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Pete and Ida (Alford) Keen bore five children: Inez Keen Greenwood, Law rence Keen, Alice Keen Holliman, Pete Keen and Lee Keen.

Seventy-seven Keen family members and guests gathered at the Forest Grove Christian Church fellowship hall for their annual Thanksgiving reunion on Thursday, Nov. 25. After lunch everyone enjoyed watching a slide show of “days gone by” and playing a game of “How well do you know your relative?” Door prizes were also given.

Those attending:

Dorothy (Greenwood) Brannon, Barry and Janine Brannon, Ryan and Tara Brannon, Justin and Muriel Brannon, Paul and Olivia Tippett, Bailey and Coty Tippett, Bethany (Wallis) Owens, Randy Owens and Jennifer Richardson, Randall Owens, Kirk and Susan (Wallis) Cole and Ella and Mackinley, Brian, Angie, Alyssa and Braden Wallis, Jimmy and Dorothy Ann (Wallis) Davis.

Jim and Linda (Keen) Platt, Chris and Julie (Platt) Martin, Brooke Goodman-Martin, Britt and Bryce Martin, Tommy and Dawn (Platt) Shriver, Dakota, Davin, Rex and Camden Shriver, Laurie Platt, Glenna (Keen) Lynn, Creighton and Jamie Lynn, Grayson, Hayden, Hudson and Griffin Lynn.

Lee Ida (Holliman) Hairston, Wayne and Kathie Holliman, Pete Keen, Jim and Janice Keen, Tina (Keen), Julie and James Bartsch, Billy and Kristi (Keen) Moreland, Jakob and Abbie Moreland, Jennifer Keen, Otto and Thana (Keen) Kemper, Wesley and Jamie (Kemper) Maurer, Austin, Avery and Caleb Maurer.

Wayman Keen, Nolan Keen, Lexie Fatheree, Levi and Amanda Keen, Raye’Lee and Rekless Keen.

Jeanette (Keen) Simcox.

Guests were Mildred Gentry and Scott Gentry from Mansfield, Louisiana

Johnson descendants

A reunion is planned by the grandchildren and great- grandchildren of Elmore and Beatrice Lee Johnson. Spokesperson Billy Johnson said the family is looking for descendants of the following family members:

Elmore Johnson and Beatrice Lee Johnson; George Johnson, brother of Elmore Johnson; Sherman Johnson, brother of Elmore Johnson; L.C. Johnson, brother of Elmore Johnson; Viola Johnson, sister of Elmore Johnson; Estelle Lee, sister of Beatrice Lee Johnson; Henry Lee, brother of Beatrice Lee Johnson.

They were from Rockdale, Denton, Celina, Pilot Point and Bonham. For more information call Billy Johnson at 469-358- 7080 or Frankie Fullbright at 214-629-4295.

RHS Class of 2001

The Rockdale High School Class of 2001 is looking for graduates for a 10-year reunion next summer.

If you or someone you know was a RHS graduate of 2001, please contact LeAnn (Dean) Simpson (senior class officer) w ith contact information at, telephone 512-430-4465, or visit the Facebook page by searching “Rockdale High School Class of 2001.”

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