San Saba News and Star – Saturday July 25 2009
THE A. J. WALKER, SR. DECENDANTS held their annual reunion Saturday, July 11th, 2009 at the Senior Center at Mill Pond Park.
“89” 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 a Bidding Auction for the children. We had a delicious Bar-B-Q and covered dish lunch followed by pies, cakes, cookies and home made ice cream. The theme was ‘Lots of Frogs’ and the room looked real pretty in green, white & blue. All of the frog centerpieces were given out as door prizes. Raffle prizes, this year, were a 5’x 2 ½’ photo collage of pictures from the early Walker family and reunions, a digital picture frame of those same pictures plus more current ones, and a tower fan.
These prizes were won by: Dorothy Cason, Sharon Cheatham and Nell McHorse, respectively. The ‘special winners’ were: Youngest – Avary Kelton, Furthest from the Youngest – Reba Stutts, Most Family Present – George and Nell McHorse, and Traveling the Farthest – Steven Pierce from Ypsilanti, Michigan. 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:
Ola Mae Walker, Carrizo Springs, TX.; Donna Beth Mogford, Ashertown, TX.; Bill and Kathy Walker, Floydada, TX.; Shane and Brandi Walker, Cedar Park, TX.; Tom and Deonna Williams & Darris Childers, Elgin, TX.; and Tifani Pust, Houston, TX.
Members of the Ernest and Estelle (Walker) Pierce family were: Eldon Pierce, Albuquerque, NM.; Steven Pierce, Ypsilanti, MI.; B.B. and Jerry Stevens, Cleburne, TX.; Jeff, Liz and Grace Johnson, Albuquerque, NM.; Mike and Alicia Pierce, Albuquerque, NM.; and Raymond Earl & Carolyn Pierce, Blue Ridge, TX.
Members of the Terry and Maud Walker family were:
Dorothy (Walker) Cason, Baird, TX.; Jerry and Linda Barron, Baird, TX.; Willard, Gretchen, Natalee and Cason Johnson, Cisco, TX.; Rick and Billie Jo Hammett, Weatherford, TX.; Ben, Nikki and Avary Kelton, Austin, TX.; Brian, Renea, Nolan and Nathan Stearns, Brownwood, TX.; Reba (Walker) Stutts, Santa Fe, TX.; John and Carol Hunter, Santa Fe, TX.; Johnny and Jo Ann Walker, Richmond, TX.; Earline Belote, Wimberly, TX.; Paul, Carol, Ryan, Cody and Kaylee Walker, Rosenburg, TX.; and Charlie & Beverly Tubbs, Baird, TX.;
Family of Alfred and Velma Walker family were:
George and Nell McHorse, San Saba, TX.; Marsha Hardy, San Saba, TX.; Jack and Lindsay McHorse, Georgetown, TX.; Todd, Shelly and Amanda McHorse, Ft. Worth, TX.; Larenda Wray, Carrollton, TX.; Randell, Kayci and Jacob Holland, Keller, TX.; Tony, Tricia, Zoe and Andrew Mogavero, Apple Valley, CA.; Sharon and Royce Cheatham, Kingsland, TX.; Charles and Thomas Lowe, Marble Falls, TX.; Ashley Harris, Marble Falls, TX.; Rusty and Tracy Ratliff, Horseshoe Bay, TX.; Tonya Vaughn, Horseshoe Bay, TX.; Marcus, Stacy, and Glenn & Sarah Smith, Longview, TX.
Family of Sam and Ruth Walker Family:
Jerry and Bonnie Lange, Dallas, TX.; Jennifer, Luke and Laura Askew, Lakeway, TX.
And visiting from San Saba, TX. were Martha Roe Terry; Charles Terry; Terry Schoch; Ann Bearden; and Lynn & Jerry Blankenship.