Powells celebrate family reunion

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 11, 2004

Sixty-four descendants of William Benjamin and Barbara Underwood Powell had their 20th family reunion on Oct. 9, 2004, at the King’s Fork Community Center.

The host family was the Florrie Powell and Clinton Jackson Smith line.

Family members honored with gifts were: William and Jean Byrd Powell for the longest married couple; Jack Riddick, the senior-most gentleman; Virginia Smith Jenkins, the senior-most lady; and eight-month-old Brooke Elizabeth Powell, the youngest.

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Door prizes were given throughout the afternoon.

The meal was catered by Roy’s & Ricky’s Catering.

Barry Hobbs served as the moderator for the day.

Ten family members who died since the last reunion were remembered. The birth of four new descendants was announced.

Victor Griffin won the final door prize, a newly revised and expanded family tree book by Betty S. Hobbs.

Those attending were:

Jethro Powell line:

Nell Stewart Powell, Joyce Powell Brickhouse, and Cheyenne Renee Tillett.

Benjamin Franklin Powell: William Hingerty Powell, Jean Byrd Powell, Dot Byrd Powell, Raymond Leone Powell Jr, Claudia Danson Powell, Benjamin David Powell, David Byrd Powell, Tami Myers Powell, and Brooke Elizabeth Powell.

John Morgan &uot;Teen&uot; Powell: Doris Powell Powell, Carol Powell Phelps, and Leigh-Ann Phelps.

Florrie Powell Smith: Addie Johnson Hingerty, Virginia &uot;Ginny&uot; Smith Jenkins, Sadie Virginia Hevelow, Ryland Jack Riddick, Joyce Baines Riddick, Jenny Salmon Ellis, Crissy Ellis Cobb, Stephen Cobb, Joseph Ellis, Holly Ellis, Dylan Kello, Charity Ellis, Marion Riddick Byrd, James Rudolph Byrd, James Rudolph Byrd, Jr, Jeanne Hartley Byrd, Barbara Ann Riddick Griffin, Judson Weldon Griffin, Edward Britt, Jr, Victor Jay Griffin, Ann Carter Griffin, and guest Marinda Vaughan.

Also in attendance were Charlie William Riddick, Margaret Hundley Riddick, Stephen Anthony Riddick, Krista Jordan Riddick, Jordan Anthony Riddick, Rylan William Riddick, Betty Riddick Holland, Charlie Edward Holland, Deborah Holland Broyles, William Eugene Broyles, William Eugene Broyles Jr., and Charles Jarred Broyles, Peggy Smith Gayle, Teresa Lou Gayle Beech, Charles Kingeter Beech, Jr, Betty Jean Smith Hobbs, Barry Lane Hobbs, Debra Jones Hobbs, Paula Hobbs Gray, John Michael Gray, Julie Hobbs Greene, David Garfield Greene, and Jesse David Greene also attended.

Guests included Margaret Anna Hingerty Marshall, Kenneth Marshall, Anne Butler Smith, and John Kirby Smith.