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June 29, 2003

By Staff
Today Annual Phillips family reunion will be at Clarkco State Park on Highway 145 in Clarke County in the air conditioned shelter. Please bring a covered dish.
Today The annual reunion of the descendants of Martin Van and Daisy Williamson Edwards will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lake Tiak-O'Khata's Colonial Room. Lunch buffet will be served at noon. Adults $11.45, children $5.50. For information, call Troy Williamson at (662) 773-5645 or Carol Williamson Hemphill at (662) 773-7275.
July 4 The Edward Wright-Katie Belle Wright Bateman family will meet at the Masonic Lodge in Preston for their annual reunion and chicken fry. Bring your favorite foods, drinks, paper products, silverware and chicken prepared to be fried. Bring lawn chairs and any family mementos you would like to share. Call Jerry DuBard, Barry Wright or Glynn McKay for information.
July 4-6 "The 73 Cruisers" of Meridian High School Class of 1973 are making plans for their 30-year class reunion. Classmates' addresses and phone numbers are needed. For information, contact Brenda Easley at 485-6173; send e-mail to; or write Betty Easley at P.O. Box 7240, Meridian, MS 39307-7240.
July 5 The Conehatta School reunion will be at the Conehatta Community Club House beginning at 10 a.m. with the ringing of the old school bell. Bring a pot-luck lunch. At 1 p.m., there will be a political rally on the grounds. All state and local candidates are invited to attend.
July 5-7 The Dessie Ree Sharp Coleman Family Reunion will be held in Meridian. Gatherings will be held at various places. For information, call the Rev. Robert Hopson at 693-6900 or Andrew Lee Sharp at 482-6279 or 693-4719.
July 6 The Dan-Azzilee McDonald family will meet at the Nanih Waiya mound house in Winston County for their annual reunion. Bring food and drinks for a potluck lunch at noon. Call Glynn McKay, Jimmy McDonald or Marcie Stewart for information.
July 12 Clarkdale's Class of 1977 reunion is at Okatibbee Reservoir starting at 2 p.m. For information, call Tina Estes (601) 485-2692 or e-mail Donnie Hayes at
July 12 United Auto Workers Local 2185 Retiree Chapter will be having a reunion picnic at Bonita Lakes at Coots Landing from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring two covered dishes and the chapter will provide drinks, paper plates, etc. Anyone who has ever worked at Delco-Remy Meridian or Delco-Remy America are encouraged to attend. Don't forget spouses and children. Contact Jim Mills at 986-2587 or or Ray Holcomb at 483-7334 or
July 10-13 The USS Boston Shipmates Inc. is planning its 19th annual reunion in Buffalo, N.Y. For information, contact Arthur L. Hebert, P.O. Box 816, Amherst, NH 03031-0816. Phone (603) 672-8772 or visit
July 18-19 Meridian High School Class of 1983 will have its 20-year reunion in Meridian. For information, e-mail Jamie Bullock Cater at, e-mail Dimetri Mosley Brown at or call 484-4475.
July 18-19 Lamar High School Class of 1983 will have its 20-year reunion in Meridian. For information, e-mail Delita Duncan Waldron at or call 483-8062. Please note the date has been changed from the previous date of May 30-31, but plans remain the same.
July 18-20 Meridian High School Class of 1978 will have its 25th reunion. Friday, a get-acquainted and registration time will be at Montana's Bar-B-Q &Seafood Restaurant from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, a dinner will be held at Montana's at 7 p.m. with a dance following; Sunday a memorial service will be held at East Mississippi Electric Power Association at 11 a.m. For information, call 917-6793 or 880-3190. You also can e-mail
July 19 The 34th Annual Lucius Reunion will be at Trace-Way Restaurant, Highway 82, Mathiston. Friends and relatives are urged to attend and enjoy a day of celebration and friendship. Call Ray Lucius at (662) 258-4506.
July 19 Newton High School's Class of 1968 will have its reunion at the Jackson Hilton. Classes of 1967 and 1969 also are invited to attend. The cost is $60 per person and will include dinner and entertainment. For information, call Larry Greer at (601) 982-7730.
July 19 Oak Grove High School Class of 1993 will have its 10-year reunion. Events are planned for Friday evening and Saturday noon (includes children), and will conclude with a sit-down banquet Saturday evening for graduates and their spouses/dates at Southern Oaks in Hattiesburg. Please e-mail Rose "Nagy" Barfield at for more information or to register.