Two-day Smith reunion gets big turnout at Gause
GAUSE—22nd annual J. Frank a nd Mollie E . Smit h family reunion was held July 15-16 in Gause with the theme, “We are Proud of our Past, Committed to our Future.”
As the wind picked up to bring some much- needed rain and cool air, the Smiths were burning propane for fried catfish. Guests enjoyed food, fun and fellowship.
The main course offered fried catfish, french fries and hush puppies prepared by John Edmond. Ferias Ferguson Sr. and Ferias Ferguson Jr. grilled hamburgers, chicken drummettes and hot dogs.
To accompany the main course guests enjoyed spaghetti salad, potato salad, cole slaw, tossed salad, enchiladas, spaghetti, jambalaya, rice dressing, deviled eggs, watermelon, cantaloupe, banana pudding, snow cones, and a variety of homemade cakes.
From Gause, Dorsie Wilson, Delores and Johnny Fisher, Alma Gray, Al and Wanda Coats, Mildred Bowling, Wanda Lee, Darlene A nglen, Eugene and Elaine Baumann, John and Debby Edmond, Kim Smith, Eddie Wright, J. Lynn and Mary Grace and granddaughter, and B. P. Proctor.
From Denver, Colorado, John and Elaine Smith; Georgia, Ferias Ferguson Jr.; Dallas, Ferias Ferguson, Gayle Smith, Garlen and Garrett Smith, Marilyn Griggs.
From Houston, Laverne Ratcliff, Yvette Ferguson, Rylan Jones, Derrick Ferguson, Gladys and Lorenzo Jackson, Joshua and Jakei Owens, Bear, Mae, Jeanell Bass, Tracey Washington, Deborah Starghill, Saundra Hamilton and Venetia Reuben, Pam Quarrels, Kim Lee-Martin, Larry and Sharon Lee and Amir, Paula, DaMia, and Kaitlyn, Janey Young and Irvin and Monique Gadson and Joshua and Aaron.
From Bryan/College Station, Doyle and Agnes Gray, Aneysha Gray and Adyson, Doyle and Angela Gray, Jr. and Aiden, and Lura Hawkins.
From Lexington/Lincoln/Dime Box, Rev. Linda and Sam Wallace, Manuel, Myishen, Zeannona, Simeon, and Lai’Aireain Wallace, Michelle and Keyundra, Evva McDowell, Bill and Alva Joyce Ellis.
From Hearne, Ja’Nathean Fisher, Howard Fisher, Shirley Washington, Sherina Miles and DJ Miles, Loria McGrew and Janiyah and Taniyah, Fondell and Roslyn Adams and Tenoria Edwards, Erma Murphy.
From Branchville, Barbara Walker and Annie Terrell; Cameron, Albert and B.J. Whiteside; Waco, Francis Smith and Zaria; Rockdale, LaDarrell Wallace, Donald and Carolyn Cooper. Benchley, Michael and Valencia Grimes; Temple, Leontyne and George English; Rosebud, Yeury Smith, Alexander Smith, Robinette and Namon Wortham; Waxahachie, Yuery Smith Jr.; San Antonio, Edmond and Freda Roberson, A imee and Sanait Strickland; New Mexico, Sylvester and Candace Branch.
As the sun rose the next morning, so did the Smith family preparing for another day of fun and family. This year, family from New Mexico, California, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Missouri and Georgia gathered at the Gause Baptist Church Family Life Center to reminisce. Although the NFL was in a lockout, the Smiths decided to sport their favorite team in a fashion show. If you missed it, you missed a real treat because the Smiths are brought together by birth and staying together by love. See you next year.—R.F.