Snodgrass family reunion

Another successful Snodgrass reunion was held Saturday, July 21 at the Lohn Tabernacle with 66 in attendance. It is always interesting to have the family back in Lohn, as they have such a good time and unusual ways of celebrating the annual event.’ Some new faces were present, allowing the family to become better acquainted with those who are scattered across the state and seldom meet except at family reunions. It is sad that many families only get together at funerals. Out of 11 children of Audy and Bernice Snodgrass, nine are still living. The Melba (Snodgrass) O’Donald family (she died in July 2006) had two present, Bobby O’Donald and grandson, Skyler, from Abilene. The E.I. (Buddy) Snodgrass family had the largest number in attendance with 30 present: Buddy and Imogene Snodgrass; Steve Snodgrass; Dennis and Christie Snodgrass from Brady; Ronnie and Cari Tawney, Jacob, Jared and Jayci from College Station; Cody Snodgrass from San Angelo; Mike and Stephanie Caffey, Dylan, Logan, Maegan and friend, Tanner Welch, from Abilene; Greg and Kaylynn Young, Caleb of Allen; Donnie and Ella Snodgrass, Chase, Chandler and Chalen from Lorena; Brent and Becky Renfro, Bethany, Bryce and friend, Christine Shields, from Austin. Kermin Snodgrass passed away in August 1994. Four members were present from his family: Tammie Lewellen, Rachael and Ruston from Edgewood; and Michelle Henry from Fruitvale. The Vesta (Snodgrass) West family had three members present. Vesta died in August 2004. Those attending were Shery Buren, Jessica and Patrick from San Angelo. The Ivell (Snodgrass) Smith family had 14 present: Ivell Smith, Roy Smith and Jeffery and Stacey Vogelpohl from Brady; Joe Dale and Kay Smith and Collin from- Roscoe; Tanner, Kolby and Kara Montgomery from Andrews; and Tommy and Gayle Hodges, Cindy and T.J. from Mercury. Attending from the A.C. Snodgrass, Jr. family were A.C. Snodgrass, Jr. and Joanne Turner, both of Brady, There were no family members present from the Joyce Snodgrass family. Joyce died in August 1989. The Vera Nell Snodgrass Hall family had two present, Vera Nell Hall from Brady; and Patricia Barber from Prairie Hill. There were two present from the Glyndol Snodgrass family, Glyndol and Susan Snodgrass from Lubbock. The Lunnett (Snodgrass) Boysen family had none present. The Brenda (Snodgrass) Ziriax family had present, Don and Brenda Ziriax of Brady; and Donna Peck from Amarillo. Cousins present were: Kenneth and Nelda Snodgrass, Beth Shoemaker and Kevin Shoemaker from Stanton. It’s that time again’the beginning of the fiscal year for the Lohn Valley Improvement Association. The annual meeting will be held Tuesday, August 14 at 7 pm. Meat will be furnished by the association, Charlie Avery once again will be barbecuing. Please bring a side dish or dessert. Two new members of the board will be elected. Much has been accomplished this past year, and we appreciate all who serve and volunteer for numerous events. We also acknowledge and appreciate the donation and memorial gifts that enable the community and visitors to enjoy the Tabernacle and park. Donations have been received from the following: Arcencie Martinez family, Lohn- Fullagar-Wade families, Browning family, Carroll Hodges family, Hemphill family, Doyal family, Nadine Browning family, Grady Moore family, Frost family; 1957 class, 1946 and 1947 classes; the Lohn Church of Christ and Lohn Baptist. Memorials have been made by Martha Hemphill for Paul Moore, Diana Jefferys and Gene Selman; by Brad and Shirley Ellis for Elvard and Jo (Simmons) White and Grace (Shaver) White; from Narvel and Nelda Rogers for Larue (Carroll) Greer and Lois Loven; from Carroll and Nelda Hodges, Houston and Billie Kennedy, Clem and Zora Pearson for Barney and Claudia McBee; for Dorothy (Poe) Schwertner from Clem and Zora Pearson; for Corey Finlay from Buddy and Betty Horne; for Wanda Looney Kimble from Klein and Celeta Reed; for J.V. Browning from Mary Joyce Ray; for Olin and Phila McNair from Jerry and Annette Tedder; for L.D. Browning from Dale and Barbara Young; for Beekie and Sue Lohn from JoNell Rook; for Klein Reed from Kitty Baucom, Kenneth Hemphill, Peggy Stoker, Dorothy Varner, Jerell and Peggy Hemphill, Narvel and Nelda Rogers and Brad and Shirley Ellis.

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