Extracted from July 21, 2005 San Saba News & Star
A.J. Walker, Sr. Reunion
The A.J. Walker, Sr. descendents held their annual reunion Saturday, July 9th, 2005 at the Senior Center at Mill Pond Park. Seventy-nine family members and friends had a wonderful day of visiting, looking at pictures, playing games and “42,” having a lot of fun with a Silent Auction and ending the day with a good ole singing. We had a delicious bar-B-Q and covered dish lunch followed by pies, cakes, cookies and homemade ice cream.
The theme was patriotic and the room looked real pretty in red, white and blue. The table decorations were neat; “The 2005 Walker Reunion” painted on a roofing shingle and was added to the door prizes. Various Texas Flag replicas were made. Besides a big Texas Flag, there was a flag painted on a hanging board; one was a quilted type using a blue bandana fabric, a red bandana fabric and white to look like the Texas flag and several other hand made flags. These were made by Linda Barron from Baird, Texas and her helpers. These were given as door prizes during the auction time. We had a raffle drawing for a six piece set of luggage, won by Frank Jolley from Houston, Texas and a portable DVD player, won by Rick Hammett from Weatherford, Texas. Goodie Bags were handed out to the children nine years old and under. It was great to see so many of them present.
It is always interesting to catch up on the genealogy report that Eldon Pierce has in an ongoing family ancestral chart that he reports on from year to year.
Family members attending the reunion from the Billy and Pearl Walker family were: Bill Jr. and Ola Mae Walker-Carrizo Springs, TX; Bill Walker III Crosbyton, TX; Tom and Deonna Williams-Elgin, TX; Chad and Tamara (Williams) Fields-Mena, Arkansas;
Members of the Ernest and Estelle (Walker) Pierce family were: Curt and Roxie (Pierce) Wilcox-Bellville, TX; Elaine (Wilcox) Welch-Cumming, GA; Donna Wilcox-Bellville, TX; Eldon Pierce-Albuquerque, NM; Elizabeth (Pierce) Johnson-Albuquerque, NM; Grace Vanderhor-Albuquerque, NM; Raymond Earl and Carolyn Pierce-Blue Ridge, TX; B.B. and Jerry Stevens-Cleburne, TX;
Members of the Terry and Maud Walker family were: Reba (Walker) Stutts-Santa Fe, TX; Frank and Janet Jolley-Houston, TX; Nick and Judy (Stutts) Dowdy-Texas City, TX; Casey Pace and (Friend) Ashley-Santa Fe, TX; Dorothy (Walker) Cason-Baird, TX; Beverly Cason-Baird, TX; Jerry and Linda (Cason) Barron-Baird, TX; Brian and Renea(Barron) J Stearns-Baird, TX; Rick and Billie Jo(Cason)Hammett-Weatherford, TX; Nikki Jo Vickers-Eastland, TX; Willard and Gretchen (Vickers) Johnson and Natalee-Cisco, TX; Johnny and Jo Ann Walker and her mother, Earline Belote and Grandson, Johnny Salazar-Richmond, TX; John Paul and Carol Walker, Ryan and Cody- Rosenburg, TX; Doug and Laurie (Walker) Leopold, Brett and Zach- College Station, TX;
Family of Alfred and Velma Walker family were: Margery Walker-San Saba, TX; Jane Strickland-Brownwood, TX; Starla Perry-Brownwood, TX; Lexie Reyna Brownwood TX; Royce and Sharon (Ratliff) Cheatham-Kingsland, TX; Rusty and Tracy Ratliff and Trey, Tonya, Joshua and Dillon-Horseshoe Bay, TX; George and Nell McHorse San Saba, TX; George Jr. and Emma McHorse-Kerrville, TX; Jackie McHorse and Lindsay McHorse-Georgetown, TX; Marsha (McHorse) Hardy-San Saba, TX; Chad and Larenda (Holland) Wray-Arlington, TX; Randall Holland and Kayci Hill-Haltom City, TX; Martha Roe Terry-San Saba, TX; Martha Elaine Terry-San Saba, TX;
And, last but not least, a dear family friend from San Saba, TX, Ann Bearden