Sunday, January 15, 2012

Family Albums: Simmons Family Reunion 2003

Simmons Family Reunion

Columbia Exposition Center
Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi

Mom (Lula Sue Simmons Powell) and her cousin, 
Sylvia Elaine Herrin Knight

Uncle Alton Simmons

Uncle Elton Simmons & his lovely wife Helen

Mom with granddaughter Suzanna "Lennae" Helveston

Joseph Ryan Simmons with wife Christi Lynn (Sullivan)

Dad (Frank Dalton Powell Sr) & my son-in-law, Ryan Wesley Curry
browse through photos from the Simmons Reunion 2002

Standing, left to right:  Tony Powell, Debbie Powell Ward, Misty Ward,
Meichelle Gay Moree; Sitting: Daisy Johnson Smith

Me (right) with cousin Pamela Powell Boleware

Mom with her cousin Daisy Johnson Smith

Meichelle with her son Johnathan

Dwayne & Debbie Ward

Richard & Pam Boleware

Me and my beautiful daughter Crissy (Curry)

My brother Tony just can't stand it if he's not torturing one of my kids,
even though they're grown now!

Uncle Elton's long time pal, Jimmy Wayne McCraw and his son
made a surprise appearance at our reunion, so good to see him!

Dwayne, Debbie & Meichelle look through an old photo album

"But I AM Smiling!"- Cheyenne Noel Moree, daughter of 
Meichelle & John Moree

Me and my sister Sandra "Sandy" Powell

Sandy and daughter Lennae

Looks like he's tuning everyone out ;)
Channing Dion Powell, son of Frank Jr & Terry Powell

My grandson, Coby Gerrick Rowley

I love to take "sneak" pictures- Crissy & husband Ryan

Lennae and Tyler (my grandson) showing off the rocks they found

What a wonderful family gathering we had!  The weather was hot, but it was a nice sunny day.  It didn't affect us adults as much because most of us hung out together indoors.  Once again, we rented the expo center for the reunion (rental provided by the generosity of Elton & Helen Simmons).  

Each family group brought covered dish(es) so we had plenty of great food!  

This was the last reunion that Uncle Alton attended- he died early the following year.  He was in poor health at this reunion as evidenced by being wheelchair bound.  He is sadly missed by us all!

Attending from out of state were Elton & Helen Simmons, Tony & Dena Powell and Debbie & Dwayne Ward.  Attending from out of town were Crissy & Ryan Curry and Gertrude & James Wiginton.

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