Fall trips and reunions are in news

Published 12:11 pm Thursday, October 22, 2015

“Respect can never be learned or acquired, it can only be earned.”

It is frosty in Tuggle; leaves are changing and summer is fading.

Miss Haley Murdock, age 13, and eight-year-old Payden Murdock, of Buckingham and granddaughters of Steve and Terri Bolt, were in the Five County Fair Pageant. Haley was in the Miss Teen pageant winning the People’s Choice Award, and Payden was in the “Miss Petite” coming in First Runner Up. Congratulations to both; a cheering section of about 25 attended. Stacy Bolt was mistress of ceremonies.

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On Oct. 18 Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Fulcher accompanied his mother Mrs. Shirley Fulcher to Richmond to help their granddaughter Aleyah Toney celebrate her fourth birthday at Chuck E Cheese.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith traveled to Stafford to visit Jeff’s mother, Mrs. Dolores Smith Thursday for her 90th birthday. They went to her favorite restaurant for lunch. The Smith’s then drove to Unionville to visit Pat’s father, Mr. John Keaveny.

Phil Kelsey has returned to Tennessee after several days with his mother, Peggy Kelsey. He attended the 175th anniversary of Appomattox PE Presbyterian Church and visited Phillip and Melissa Kelsey, Bryson and Elle at the Salisbury Country Club and at their new home in Midlothian.

Last week Mr. and Mrs. Donald Meadows spent a day in Richmond visiting their son-in-law Andy and grandchildren Josh and Kate and had dinner Sunday at Allen’s in Powhatan with their daughter, Julie, Andy, and Josh, Zack and Kate to celebrate Don’s birthday

The Triple L Club of Heritage Baptist Church traveled to Buckingham Saturday for the Fall Excursion ride on the Buckingham Branch Railroad. There were 33 attending including Mrs. Betty Noblin. 

The Prospect Happy Hats had dinner at Merk’s Place before the Waterworks play “Rehearsal for Murder.” Attending were Jeannette Tarlton, hostess; Carol Schall, Betty Meadows, Lorraine Chapman, Rita Rountree, Jean Covington and Margaret Stockton and spouses Dave Chapman, Don Meadows and Richard Stockton.

Mrs. Flora Bolt and Mrs. Frances Anderson saw “War Room” on Tuesday and reported a wonderful Christian movie they would recommend. They later had dinner at McDonald’s.

On Oct. 5 Mrs. Flora Bolt and Mrs. Frances Anderson attended the Curdsville Community Center dinner and meeting. Don Matthews and Chuck Meek, candidates for the Buckingham Board of Supervisors, District 3, were speakers.

The Southall–Woodson Family Reunion (48th for the Southalls, 10th for the Woodsons) was held at Appomattox PE Presbyterian Church Sept. 12 with about 35 present. The Southall families are descendants of Robert E. (Bob) and May East Southall, and the Woodsons are descendants of Joseph Wallace and Margie Southall Woodson. The blessing was given by Douglas Bolt. Mrs. Linda Ollie Foltz was program leader. The devotional was by David Fultz, and Rev. Robert Woodson gave a prayer. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Bob and May Southall sang “The Old Rugged Cross” with Carol Easter East Lake as pianist. One death was reported, Dale L. Bolt, 59, on Nov. 3. Phil Ollie, 93, was oldest, with Mrs. Frances Booth Ollie next at 89, and Rev. Woodson at 86. Youngest was Payden Murdock, 8. Mrs. Frances Booth Ollie and Mrs. Flora Bolt have attended every reunion, and Gene Southall and Audrey Ollie Napier have missed one. Everyone left with a door prize. The family will meet next year the second Saturday of September. The family thanks Appomattox PE Church for the use of the fellowship hall. The reunion closed with “Blest Be the Tie that Binds.”

Friends and neighbors are praying for Billy Allen, Nancy Dickerson, Phyllis Jenkins Polhemus, Hilda Friend, Elfrieda Kerns, Betty Jean Bolt and Mildred Harvey Shanks.

The Rev. Chuck Klotzberger will be at Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church Sunday.

The Rev. Caitilin R. Hoy will be at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church Sunday at 11 a.m.

Calvary Chapel-Farmville invites you to worship Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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MARGARET STOCKTON is the Tuggle News columnist. Her email is mom@moonstar.com.