Mrs. J. N. Elkins Honored in Happy Family Reunion

The Gazette
January 4, 1939

A family reunion that was of much interest was held Wednesday, December 28 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Elkins, in honor of Mr. Elkins mother, Mrs. J. N. Elkins.

The day was an enjoyable event and many took part in the happy occasion.

Dinner was served to the following: Mrs. J. N. Elkins, honor guest: Rev. and Mrs. D. H. Rockett and daughters, Betty, Kathreen and Gayle; Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Everett and children, Esther, Robert, Yvonne, Max, Joey, Beth, Hazel and Billie; Mrs. Roger C. Crum and son Roger Clark, Jr. all of El Dorado, Ark., Mr. Lowell J. Everett, Farmerville; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cherry and daughter, Rosemary, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hammerlin, Jr., all of Spearsville; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Everett and children, Charles and Betty Frances, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Spears and children, Jimmie and Charles, Mrs. Oliver Turnage and daughter, Betty Joe, and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Elkins and children Eloise, John H. Jr., Mable Ruth and Mary Louise, all of Mt. Union. — Yvonne Everett.




Twins 80 Years Old Honored at Family Reunion

The Gazette
October 5, 1939

An unusual event last Friday, September 29, was a reunion of the Williams family held at the home of Mrs. S. J. Williams, seven miles north of Farmerville, honoring Mrs. Williams and her twin brother, S. L. Tubbs, on their 80th birthday.

Among the relatives and close friends who were present to celebrate the occasion were Mrs. S. J. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Tubbs, Crowley, La.; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Williams, J. T., P. L. and F. E. Williams and families of Farmerville; G. A. Williams of Golden Meadow, La.; Mrs. A. R. Tugwell and family, Bastrop, La.; Mrs. W. R. Bell, Crowley, La; Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Robideau and family, Kaplan, La.; Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Reagan and family and Lawrence Tubbs and son, Bernice, La.; Mr. and Mrs. Willie Everett and family of Lillie, La.

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Barfield, Monroe, La.; Mr. and Mrs. Alton Odom, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Turnage, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Odom, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Odom, Mr. and Mrs. Sid and Sam Tubbs, Steve Reagan, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Odom, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Odom, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Farrar, Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, Mr. and Mrs.R. E. Bass, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Dean, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Ottis Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Phillips, Mrs. Minnie Holloway, Mrs. Mag Clark, Mr. and Mrs.Lee McCormick and family of Farmerville, and Miss Virginia Hicks of Bastrop.



Confederate Veterans Annual Reunion

The Gazette
September 2, 1903

The Confederate veterans of Union Parish held their annual reunion last Thursday at Bernice. The occasion drew people from all the surrounding country, making one of the largest gathering of the kind held in the parish for a number of years. The veterans assembled at the Baptist church, where they formed in line and, headed by the Farmerville brass band, marched to the city park. Here a splendid arbor had been erected, and under it’s protecting shade the exercises of the day were begun. The preliminaries were interspersed with music, and then Capt. J. D. Hamilton was introduced and made the welcome address. He was responded to by Hon. E.  T. Sellers. After the addresses dinner was announced and the people gathered around the most bounteously supplied table it has been our pleasure to see for several years. Here everything was so nicely arranged and well managed that all could fully satisfy the inner man without that crowding, pushing and grabbing which too often characterizes our picnic gatherings. After dinner, the time was spent as the individual chose until the hour came for departure. Everybody spent a pleasant day and with one accord sing praises of the Bernice people for their genuine hospitality.

Confederate Reunion

The Gazette
October 15, 1902

The old Confederates of  Union Parish held their annual reunion at Marion last Thursday; and in many respects it was the most successful meeting yet held. There was a large attendance of the old veterans and 27 new members were enrolled.

The camp met at the masonic hall and marched through the streets to the beautiful grove where the speaker’s stand had been erected. After prayer by Rev. J. H. Hughes, J. H. Anderson, Esq., was introduced and for 45 minutes by his wit and pathos moved the audience to alternate laughter and tears. Then dinner was announced and it is doubtful if ever such another dinner was spread in Union Parish. Provisions were plentiful and of the best, while the welcome was truly loyal. After dinner Hon. E. T. Sellers made one of his characteristic addresses. It was eloquent at all times and interspersed with anecdotes and reminiscences of soldier life which “the boys” all enjoyed immensely. He was followed by Rev. J. H. Hughes with a brilliant address on temperance.


U. C. V. Reunion

The Gazette
September 4, 1901

The Confederate Veterans’ reunion last Thursday, in Farmerville, was a very nice affair. The veterans, about 200 strong, some of whom were from Lincoln and Claiborne parishes, assembled at 10 o’clock in the morning in the court house, where they formed ranks and to the beat of the drum marched to the academy grove.

On arriving at the grove, after singing by the choir, Eld. J. H. Hughes offered the invocation. Judge R. B. Dawkins, J. H. Anderson, Esq., and Judge Allen Barksdale delivered appropriate and interesting addresses, and Miss Louise Trimble read the poem, entitled, “All Quiet Along the Potomac To-night.” Dinner was served on the grounds, and all seemed to enjoy the barbecued meats, salads, cakes and pies. After dinner the assemblage were entertained for an hour with stories, songs, etc. The crowd was estimated at 1200 people. The best of order prevailed during the day and everybody apparently had a nice time.