August 17, 2013 



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


Brown-Pitts Family Reunion

The descendants of the Rev. Thomas Pitts and Ophelia Brown Pitts are planning a family reunion for Sept. 7 at North Macon Park, 815 North Macon Park Drive in Macon. The reunion will conclude Sept. 8 at Howard Chapel Baptist Church, 750 Lamar Road, Macon. Contact Domeka Harden-Smith at 478-476-9732.


Peach County High School Class of 1973

Class meets each first Saturday of the month at 3 p.m. at Fort Valley State University to make plans for their 40th class reunion. Reunion planned for Oct. 11-12. Call 478-714-4079 or 770-316-7334.

Macon Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1963

Planning their 50th year reunion Aug. 24 in Macon. Contact Lynda Adams Grissom at 478-785-0083, email or call Mimi Harrison Brown at 478-994-5275.

Ballard Hudson Junior High Class of 1969

Class planning a picnic at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24, Central City Park. Contact Robert “Peokey” Curry at 478-318-7655 or James “Chip” Jackson at 478-256-8892.

Jones County High School Class of 1968

Class will hold its 45th reunion at 5 p.m. Aug. 24, with a memory tour of the old high school first, then at 6:30 p.m. will eat at Jalapeno’s Restaurant in Gray. Contact Nancy Wicker Ellspermann at or Larry Bartlett at

Ballard-Hudson Class of 1963

Class is planning their 50th reunion for Aug. 31, at the Macon Marriott City Center. Contact James Goodrum at 478-390-4496 or Donnie Brox at 478-973-6637.

Calhoun Consolidated High School Class of 1963

The 50th class reunion will be celebrated Sept. 3-6. Contact Maggie Horne Reeves at 478-452-4281 and 478-251-6452 or LaVerne Harris Hillman at 478-745-9122.

Cochran High School Class of 1968

The 45th class reunion is planned for Sept. 14, with a drop-in meet and greet from 4-6 p.m., followed by a meal (order from the menu) at La Cabana, 317 W. Dykes St., in Cochran. Following the meal, the reunion will continue at the Pig Palace in Cary, with entertainment and refreshments. Contact Russell L. Davidson, 478-278-8339.

Macon County High School Class of 1976

The class will have their reunion Sept. 20-22 in Montezuma. All classmates and graduates may contact Verna Dean Felton Walker at 478-967-2488.

Ballard-Hudson Classes of 1949-1970

7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Ramada Inn Conference Center, Forsyth. Hosted by the Ballard-Hudson class of 1969. Contact Eddye Seabrooks Langston at 478-501-2759 or P.C. Brooks at 478-718-6900.

Dudley M. Hughes High School Classes of 1966-71

The Dudley M. Hughes Class of 1968 will be hosting its 45th class reunion 7 p.m., Sept. 14, at the Moose Lodge on Gray Highway. Cost is $30 per person in advance or $40 at the door. Call Peggy at 478-784-0977 or send an email to

Upward Bound Class of 1968 Reunion

The class will commemorate their 45th reunion on Oct. 5 for classes 1968-1972. Any Upward Bounder invited regardless of class year, or completion of the program. Dress is formal/semi-formal. Contact James Norwood at 770-996-3430 or; or Christy Hill-Inman at 478-474-7637 or

Miller-Lanier High School Class of 1953 Reunion

The 60th class reunion will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 12, at the Brickyard Golf Club, 6000 Wesleyan Drive N., in Macon. Cost: $45 per person, cash bar. Call Bobby Lamb at 478-475-4648.

Warner Robins High School Class of 1968

Class will be celebrating their 45th class reunion Nov. 1, at the Warner Robins High School-Northside football game and a social on Nov. 2. Email Glenda Mooneyham Bryant at with your contact information. If you can’t attend, please e-mail information for class database to be current.

Central, Northeast and Southwest High Schools Class of 1971

Central, Northeast, and Southwest high schools class of 1971 is planning a party to celebrate their 60th birthday on Nov. 30. For more information, email Arletta Sims at or Edna York-Cade at


The USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association, 20th Ships Reunion

Reunion held Sept. 9-15 at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Yale Ave., Boise, Idaho. Attendees shall make their own reservations by calling 855-611-1999 for a special rate of $89 per night taxes included. Be sure to ask for this rate for the USS Long Beach reunion. For more information, contact Don Shade at 866-352-2469, 716-569-2314 or Bob Nesbit at 864-608-3080.

The USS Mount McKinley Association, 25th Reunion

Reunion will be held Sept. 18-22 in Portland, Ore., for veterans and associate members of all branches of the military that served on the Amphibious Force Flagship, USS Mount McKinley AGC/LCC-7 and Associate members from the Flagship Alliance group that served on one of the other AGC’s during their years of service. Contact Dwight L. Janzen, Secretary, 2515 E. North Altamont Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202-4247. Call 509-534-3649 (evenings and weekends) or email

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