The Phipps-Cunningham annual family reunion was held Saturday, June 2, 2012 in the basement of the Walnut Grove Church. A bountiful meal complete with homemade ice cream was enjoyed at noon. The afternoon was spent visiting, taking pictures and listening to good music. There was a group singing and special singing by several different ones with music on the guitar, piano and auto harp. Those attending were Betty Cazzell, Mosby, MO.; Georgia Gillham and Waunita Felts of Kansas City, MO; Nancy and Jim Crowell, Columbia, MO; Bryan and Cody Crowell, Jackson, MO; Carl and Betty Atwood, Seymour, MO; Ron, Kara Beth, Aaron and Bryson Crowell, Lebanon, MO; Robert and Arlena Maggard, Republic, MO; J.R. and Joey Strait, Ash Grove, MO; CloElla Leverenz, Springfield, MO; Tony and Tammy Taylor, Republic, MO; Marvin, Linda and Maria Phipps, Cassville. From the Ava area were Raymond and Naida Haden, Jerry and Suanne Sutherland, Bill and Mary Lou Hodges, Doyne Huffman, Toby and Jacinda Sheppard, Kendra and Shelden Walker, Miranda Milligan, Alexis Swearengin, Neal, LeaAnn, Ashton and Erin Crum, Bob and Nora Edwards.
The next reunion will be held the first Saturday in June at the Walnut Grove Church.