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Family members enjoy 49th Annual Turner Reunion

Descendants of George Washington Beauregard and Mary Jane Coker Turner met for their annual family reunion Sunday, February 22, 2009 at the Luverne Shriner’s Club.

A table covered with a multi-colored patchwork tablecloth was placed near the entrance to hold the registration book. Approximately 50 family members registered and put their name in a basket for door prizes. Welcome banners were placed around the wall of the room and on the buffet table.

The long buffet table, covered in white, held several arrangements of various-colored camellias and yellow daffodils. Each dining table was covered in yellow tablecloths and centered with ivy and double-sided cards. The dining tables were decorated with many arrangements of spring flowers. The attendees to the Turner Reunion were blessed by the beautifully decorated tables and flower arrangements prepared by Tommy Capps and Anne Foster.

Patsy Jeffcoat welcomed the family members and remembered the death of six members during the past year. The deceased recognized were Mary Coker Morgan, Robert Capps, Edward L. Turner Jr., Carolyn T. Henry, Myrtle Campbell and Dean Capps. All missed their presence. William Petrey gave the blessing prior to the meal.

Among those in attendance were Margaret and Mary Murry, Montgomery; Martha Morgan and Mike Adams, Cottondale; Bobby and Linda Head, Dothan; Dave and Joanne Campbell, Katlyen and Emily Campbell, Lawrenceville, GA; Larry and Melanie Cannon, Simpsonville, SC; Billy Carl and Clara Turner, Rutledge; Jim Capps and Aaron Freeman, Panama City, FL; Anne Foster, Raleigh, NC; Lawrence and Margaret Petrey, Kline and Patsy Jeffcoat, Petrey; Brian, Carla, Josiah, Daniel, Esther and Abby Alldredge, Harrison Kim, Niceville, FL; Randy and Judy Wesson, Lee and Jennifer Wasson, Jim Barre, Mobile; Haley, Tucker and Jon Harper Kilcrease, Brantley.

Those attending from Luverne were Mary Capps, Tommy Capps, Jimmy and Gail Morgan, Devin and Garrett Walley, Doug and Beth Brown, William and Neva Petrey, Samantha and Chelsea Petrey, and Oma Baker.

Following the meal, Emily Campbell drew names for the many wonderful door prizes.

Martha Morgan announced that the 50th Turner Reunion will be held on February 28, 2010.