October 13, 2012 


The deadline for reunions is noon Tuesday to submit announcements that will appear in the following Sunday’s paper. Submissions should be e-mailed to with “Reunions” in the subject line. Fax submissions to (478) 744-4385 to the attention of “Reunions.”

fAmily REunions

Simon and Viney Watkins Sr.

The descendants of Simon and Viney Watkins Sr. of Laurens County and Wilkinson County are planning a 2013 Watkins family reunion for July 26-28 in Pittsburgh. Please feel free to contact Patricia Wallace-Mounds, host, at (412) 654-9027 or e-mail


Ballard-Hudson Class of 1960

The Ballard-Hudson Class of 1960 is holding a delayed 50th reunion Oct. 27 at Lake Tobesofkee’s Claystone Park. Contact J. Dorsey at (478) 745-4885 or J. Bell at (706) 468-0133.

Peter G. Appling Class of 1963

The Peter G. Appling Class of 1963 is planning its 50th reunion to be held Aug. 9-10, 2013, at the Macon Marriott City Center Hotel, Macon. Meetings will be held the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Stone Academy (formerly The Booker T. Washington Community Center), 391 Monroe St. Contact Sammie Hall at (478) 935-8851, (478) 390-0508 or Lula M. Ryder (478) 741-5984.

Ballard-Hudson Class of 1967

Ballard Hudson Class of 1967 45th year reunion is scheduled for Oct. 26-28. For information please contact Don Griggs at (478) 477-0787 or Marian Hughes at (478) 476-8410.

Perry High School Class of 1967

The Perry High School Class of 1967 will hold its 45th reunion Saturday in Perry. For information, e-mail

Northeast High School Class of 1972

The Northeast High School Class of 1972 is planning its 40th reunion. For information or to help with planning the reunion, contact Homer Barber at (478) 738-8733, or Janice D. Ricks at (478) 742-7884 or

Cochran High School Class of 1972

The Cochran High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th class reunion Saturday. Contact Tommy Porter at or (478) 934-6071

Monroe Academy Class of 1972

The Monroe Academy Class of 1972 is holding its 40th reunion 7 p.m. Saturday at The Shamrock Bar & Grill, 342 Rose Ave., Suite C, in Macon. For information, e-mail or

Central Class of 1972

The Central High School Class of 1972 will celebrate its 40th reunion Saturday at the Brickyard County Club, 6000 Wesleyan Drive, Macon. Registration is $65 per person and $125 per couple. For more information and payment options, visit our Facebook page at Central High Class of Seventy-Two Reunion or e-mail Allen Gilbert at or call (478) 747-1128, Burney Roddenbery Ingle at (478) 474-5345, or Sue Faircloth Whitten at (478) 745-0620.

The Southwest Class of 1982

The Southwest Class of 1982 is having its 30th year reunion Dec. 22 at the Anderson Conference Center. Contact Lucinda A. Wright at or on Facebook at Southwest Class.


USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 (1944-1976) and USS Columbus (SSN-762 past and present)

Any Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who would like to share memories with old friends, call Allen R. Hope, president, at (260) 486-2221 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or e-mail at

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