The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

May 12, 2011


— Scarbro, Whipple, Carlisle Reunion — The Scarbro, Whipple, Carlisle Reunion Association has planned its 12th reunion, to be held on June 17-18 at the Lewis Community Center and the Holiday Lodge in Oak Hill. Organizers have not planned a program again this year, leaving time for renewing acquaintances and socializing. There will be a social Friday, June 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lewis Community Center. Saturday’s social hour will begin at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Lodge with lunch and a photo from noon to 2 p.m. Committee members are Leon Jarosz, president; John “Pro” Mackey, vice president; Norma “Bo” Price, secretary; and Jane Burk, treasurer. To register, send your name, address, number of people attending and a $20 lunch fee for each person attending to Jane Burk, treasurer; 1151 Country Club Road; Oak Hill, WV 25901. Make checks payable to Scarbro Reunion Association.

Vandall-Sawyers Reunion — The Vandall-Sawyers Family Reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 6 at Grandview Park at the playground shelter. Participants are asked to bring a meat dish and a side dish and one recipe to be used in a family cookbook. Donations for shelter and supplies would be appreciated. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. For more information, call Roger Vandall at 304-787-9831, Mildred Vandall at 304-252-0986, or Ruth Withrow at 304-438-7601.

Page-Kincaid Reunion — The Page-Kincaid Reunion will be Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene’s O.C. Rushing Family Life Center, 3221 Main Street East, Oak Hill. For dinner reservations, mail your name and complete mailing address along with $15 (includes your $3 registration fee) per person to Page-Kincaid Reunion, Box 74, Robson WV 25173. Cost is $8 for meal and registration for children under 8. Sandwiches and drinks will be available for purchase, and dinner will be served at 5 p.m. There is a registration fee of $3 for each person in attendance, which includes a name tag and a ticket for door prizes. For more information, contact John Frazier, reunion chairman, at 304-779-2003 or

MHS Class of 1947 — The Montgomery High School Class of 1947 will have its 64-year reunion at Hawks Nest Lodge June 10-11. The committee welcomes any other classmates and friends to attend for an enjoyable time of fellowship. For information, call Edie Bostic at 304-779-2298, Kenneth Fox at 304-465-8983, Dana Orndorff at 304-744-8983 or Jim Jenkins at 304-442-4260.

Deepwater Reunion — The 17th annual Deepwater Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 9 at 11 a.m. at Shelter #6, Fayette County Park, Beckwith. Please bring a covered dish; lunch will be at noon. Please pass this information to other family and friends. For more information, call one of the followings numbers: Learese Miller, 304-779-5014; Jean Holland, 304-465-5703; or Betty Jo Whittington, 304-442-4594.

GBHS All-Class Reunion — Following are upcoming dates related to reunion planning for the All Gauley Bridge High School Reunion: Sunday, May 15 — meeting, 2 p.m., gym; and band practice, 3 p.m., gym. According to organizer Betty Jo Cole Donato, volunteers are also needed to clean up the school in advance of the reunion. Cleanup will be held on Friday, June 10 beginning at 5 p.m. “Please come out and help us get everything ready,” she said. If further cleanup is necessary, a second day is set for Saturday, June 18 beginning at 10 a.m. Anyone with questions or wishing to lend a hand can contact Donato at or call her at 304-872-2271 (work) or 304-619-3889 (cell). The reunion will run from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26. On June 24, the school, which is now the Gauley Bridge Community Center and is dedicated to the memory of Ruby Winebrenner, will open at 4 p.m. for final reunion setup. Anyone who would like to have a booth can contact Donato. Following is a schedule for Saturday, June 25: 9 a.m. — golf scramble, Hawks Nest State Park Golf Course (those who wish to take part are urged to register with Donato as soon as possible); 1 p.m. — parade through Main Street (lineup at 12:30 p.m. at Scrabble Creek tennis courts; walking entries are advised to meet at the fire department to be placed in the lineup; participants should call or e-mail Donato and tell her what type of entry you will have) 2:30 p.m. — ladies fast-pitch softball game, Neal Field up Scrabble Creek (odd-year teams will play even-year teams; concessions will be available); 3 p.m. to midnight — high school will be open (a representative from Hatcher’s Music in Oak Hill will have a booth to sell CDs of the music of James Warren); 5:30 p.m. — women’s basketball game at the gym (odd-year teams will play even-year teams, and concessions will be available; price of admission is $5, which will cover both games and the sock hop afterwards); 7 p.m. —  men’s basketball game at the gym (odd-year teams will play even-year teams, and concessions will be available; this will also feature alumni cheerleaders and jazz band and Mr. Warren); and 8 p.m. (or immediately following second game) to midnight — old fashioned sock hop in the gym (Clarence “Lu Lu” Shepherd will be the deejay). On Sunday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the school will be open for socializing, group photos, etc. Contact Donato if you are planning to attend, participate in the parade, any of the games, jazz band, majorettes, cheerleaders, etc. She can be reached at or call her at 304-872-2271 (work) or 304-619-3889 (cell).

MHS Class of 1966 — Montgomery High School Class of 1966 is looking for several individuals in preparation of planning a reunion. If you know any of the following people and can help with an address, pease call Pat Young at 304-442-2561 or Kathy Williamson at 304-442-9632. Leave a message. Addresses are needed for: Dianna Board, Ruby Byers Burger, Joyce Chapman, Carol Danbury, Zakiyyah Rashid (Jackie Depriest), Katherine Floyd, Judy Eckard, Kenny Ellis, Mearl Hamilton, Brenda Hobbs Smith, Dolly Henderson, Doris Gambil, Carl Huddleston, Linda Hughes, Patricia Long, Betsy Jones, Karen Wentz Lewis, Betty Muncy Long, Kathryn Mink, Patsy Perkins, Connie Radford, Judy Phillips, Gloria Pierson, Linda Reese, Linda Smith Davenport, Charles Thompson, Eudora Taylor, Danny Angus, John Ware, Nancy Hartwell and Mike Lineville.