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The Phipps-Cunningham Reunion held their 40th annual event on Sunday, June 6, at the Ava Lion’s Club.
A potluck lunch was enjoyed at noon with visiting, music and picture taking in the afternoon. Prizes were given to CloElla Leverenz-oldest woman, Jim Crowell-oldest man, and Alexis Swearengin-youngest child.
Bill Hodges was crowned “King Bill” for attending the most reunions and he was presented a gift. Forty gifts were put in a bag for the 40th reunion and as a person’s birthday was called, they came up and chose a gift from the bag.
Those attending were Betty Cazzell, Mosby; Georgia Gillham, Kansas City; Jim and Nancy Crowell, Columbia; Robert and Arlena Maggard, Republic; J.R. and Joey Striat, Ash Grove; Dianna, Cassidy and Caitlyn Bernhard, Springfield; Marvin, Linda and Maria Phipps, Cassville; Carl and Betty Atwood, Seymour; Charlene Luallen, Millington, Tenn.; Pam, Bailey and Nicholas Pitsos, Millington, Tenn; CloElla Leverenz, Springfield; Ron, Kara Beth, Aaron and Bryson Crowell, Summersville.
Tony and Tammy Taylor, Republic; Martin and Amy Hodges, Forsyth; Charles Edwards, Kissee Mills; and from the Ava area, Bill and Mary Lou Hodges, Troyce Stamper-Gerk, Nora and Bob Edwards, Miranda Milligan, Shawn and Alexis Swearengin, LeAnn, Neal, Erin, and Ashton Crum, Raymond and Naida Haden, Toby and Dallee Sheppard, Jacinda Edwards, Kendra and Shelden Walker and Doyne Huffman.
The reunion next year will be held on Saturday, June 4, in the Walnut Grove Church basement on A Highway.