George reunion set for Aug. 9

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The 2014 George Reunion will be held Saturday, August 9 in the Gassaway Community Center and Fire Hall located at 245 Gassaway Main Street.

The Community Center doors will be open to welcome family and friends at 11:00 a.m. with lunch beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The children and/or the grandchildren of Sammie and Jennie (Tate) George: Nina Campbell, Inez Bogle, Ernestine Tate, Grady George, Howard George, Betty Ledna, and Frelan George, are your host for this event. We encourage and welcome all descendants of Charles and Bastoria (Hughes) George, the descendants of their son Samuel L. and Sarah (Jennings) George; their children Sammie, Jordan S., Rufus L., Jacob Eli “Jake”, John W., Sylvanus, Cornelous, Marcelious, and Malissie to attend.

In 1865, at the end of the Civil War, Samuel L. George along his parents, Charles and Bastoria (Hughes) George, acquired land and built their homes on Turkey Branch in the Gassaway Community. Samuel married Sara Jennings, together; they raised their 10 children on Turkey Branch.

Each year their descendants, friends, in-laws and outlaws meet on the second Saturday in August at the Gassaway Community Center and Fire Hall.

Everyone is invited to bring your favorite cuisine, enjoy a wonderful lunch, be blessed with the rekindling old kinships, share photos, precious memories, family history and maybe even a few tall tales.

For more information please contact Frelan George at 931-728-1029, Grady George at 615-563-4665, Ernestine Tate at 615-464-4393 or Faye Morse at 615-563-5455. Ice and tableware will be provided.

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