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Updates & News

Recent Additions!


Ori Anthony Alford was born to Nia Hunter Alford (Todd) on October 5, 2021.

Ori Anthony Alford is the grandson of Carol Jones Hunter (Anthony) and great grandson of the late J. Mitchell Jones, Jr.

2023 Graduates


  • Sherrod Crenshaw graduated from Franklin Military Academy of Richmond Public Schools June of 2022. He plans to attend J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College where he will receive his Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and his license to become a Registered Nurse. Sherrod plans to transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University where he will receive his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.  He is the son of Tiffany Ford/ Karen Ford late and grandson of Anita Ford



  • Norman Thomas III graduated magna cum laude from Heritage High School with honors. He plans to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. He will be the third generation to graduate from Morehouse College. He is the son of Rhondah & Norman Thomas. Grandson of Patricia & Ronald Quashie


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  • Adam Porter graduated from the School of Business of VCU and will be in the field of supply management. He is the son of Lisa & Glenn Porter. Grandson of Lillian & Oswell Parker.




  • Tarris Scott Jr. is being promoted to the 6th grade. He was inducted into the National Honor Society, maintained all A’s first semester, A’s And B’a second semester. Tarris plays basketball, baseball and was a member of the patrols. He also was a newscaster for the Smoke Rose Live morning show! He is the son of Allison & Tarris Scott Sr. Grandson of Patricia & Ronald Quashie


Recent Angels...

We are saddened to report the following losses

  • Anita Renee Smith passed June 2022. Anita was the sister of Lucy Smith and frequented the reunion often. 

  • Larry Christian passed away in 2022, he was the son of Alberto Bowman & Allen Christian.


Let's continue to keep these families in prayer during this period of transition. We extend our heartfelt condolences to each family





Jovita Dabney married Ernest Randolph married Februrary 18, 2023. Jovita is the daughter of Terry McMillan and grand-daughter of Ernestine Baily

A big congratulations to this new couple!

If you have an announcement that you'd like to share please visit our forms page

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Updates & Tasks


Family History Project

Hey you, yes you. We need your help!  The History Committee is looking to update our family tree! If you've seen our Descendants page on this site you know its a big task no one person can handle!

We are looking for Team Leaders from each family to update their portion of the tree.  Ex: Bailey, Bowman, Craddock, Glenn, etc. would each need a rep to assist with this project.  Check out the meeting minute for recent volunteer selections

If you are interested in assisting please email Rheba Gwaltney at

Virtual Meetings 

The 2022 business meeting attendees moved to implement two virtual meetings a year.  Our annual business meeting and a pre-planning meeting right before the reunion.  We will no longer hold business meetings during the actual reunion.  A survey will go out shortly regarding the purposed time frames and dates.

Scholarship Fundraiser

We are currently working on an idea to increase scholarship funds to better support those in pursuit of higher education. We have a number of students in college and we know how those expenses can add up.  We want to to a blessing any way we can.  Stay tune for more details.


The 2021 Bylaws draft has officially been adopted by board members.  You may view this document along with the latest meeting minutes and financial report by going to the document section of this site. Please contact us directly for password. The Bylaws committee consists of Annette Bailey, Lillian Parker, Rheba Gwaltney, Ronald & Particia Quashie

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