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The Doss, Dry, Thompson reunion was held July 16 at the Ava Lions Club with 42 people attending.
Those attending from out of state were: Eddie Dry from Cotter, Ark.; Willie “Bill” Dry, Betty (Johnston) Newberry from Wichita, Kan.; and Lorene (Bowman) Christin from Williamsburg, Va.
Missouri people not from Douglas County were: Harlan and Vera (Thompson) Dalton from Ash Grove; Lavon (Woolsey) Carter from Mansfield; Charles Dry from Rogersville; Douglas G. Dry, Floyd V. Dry, Bob and Helen (Thompson) Cook, and Douglas R. Thompson from Springfield.
People from Douglas County: Glenn and Louise (Muzingo) Simpson, Dean Downs, Karry (Downs) Davis and Ashton, Eddie and Missie (Cantrell) Downs, Chance Deal, Ashley Bingham, Keeley Deal, Robert and Robin (Downs) Lambert and Brett, Brandon, Braydon, Kayla Marrs, Curtis Denney, Cole Coombs, Joe Herrell from Ava; Leroy Dry, John and Sue (Dry) Erter, Sherri (Clayton) Doane, Danny and Jamie (Frye) Dry, Janette Downs, Dakota Hicks, Brittney Downs, Sean Evans, Donald Downs from Ava.
Winnifred “Freddie” (Dry) Robertson broke her hip and wasn’t able to make it this year.
Glenn Simpson and Willie “Bill” Dry furnished the music.
Danny Dry asked the blessing.
The next Reunion will be July 14, 2012.