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2024 Craddock Reunion

July 19-21, 2023


The Hunter & White Families are excited to host the 2024 Craddock Family Reunion!  Carol Hunter is the oldest and Joniese White is the 2nd oldest of J. Mitchell Jones' three daughters.  Carol (Anthony) and Joniese (Greg) have five adult children who will help to host the family at the Atlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort (located at the foot of Stone Mountain, Georgia). 


The reunion theme for 2024 is "Rooted in Love, Faith and Tradition".  From celebrating our African ancestry to showcasing our youth and young entrepreneurs, the reunion will engage all generations. We look forward to sharing more details soon!


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Front row:  Jewel White, Jordyn White, Joniese White, Carol Hunter, Nia (Hunter) Alford &Ori

Back row: Noah White, Greg White, Anthony Hunter, Nigel Hunter, Todd Alford

Interested in hosting?

Check out the Planning Guide in the Document section.  Contact us for password.



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 Danny 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

"Who's Who" Spotlight News

Jovita Dabney  is the owner of JoVsteam Spa and Wellness in Richmond, VA.  JoVsteam promotes reproductive health for women and men and offers a numbers of services and products such as natural oils, herbal teas and cleansing kits to aid health. 

JoVsteam is often showcased at The Crafts Market in Richmond and was also featured on the Barry Farms Morning show with Sharon Lizzy.

For more information visit

Malik Bowman is a junior at Bishop Walsh High School who has received numerous offers to play basketball at colleges such as Univ of Maryland, DePaul University, Seton Hall and Virginia Tech University to name a few.  A new pro league, Overtime Elite (OTE) finalized its roster for this September, signing Malik as an elite 2023 forward. Head of Operations Brandon Williams notes Malik as extremely talented and versatile wing who has demonstrated the character, drive and commitment to separate himself on and off the court. Malik and family have worked extremely hard to ensure his success on and off the court, we are so proud of him and will continue to follow his success. Malik is the son of Tonya Bowman, Grandson of Stanley Bowman and great-grandson of the late Ruth Bowman.

Steve Glenn Jr. We are so proud of  Steve (Executive Chef) and the way he performed in the Hell's Kitchen competition! He was one of five finalists receive a Black Jacket from Chef Ramsey and I believe the first to be told to keep 21 years old! There's is no doubt that he is on his way to doing great things. Recently he was featured on CBS 6 "Virginia in the Morning" were he demoed a Jerk Spiced Lamb Chops with Curried Parsnip Puree, Braised Kale & Pineapple. We can’t wait to try some of his dishes. Steve is the son of Steve Glenn Sr, grandson of Donald Glenn and great grandson of the late William Anthony Glenn Jr and Mary Burnette Glenn.

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Josh Bailey aka the Muscle Chef, is a certified Personal Trainer and a Licensed Chef.  His talent and passion for fitness has allowed him to work with professional athletes to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Recently Josh became a finalist in the "Men’s Health Next Top Trainer" competition! Josh is also the owner of True Vine Fitness located in Richmond, VA. For more information you can check out  Also learn about his fitness app where you access full body training programs, nutrition and wellness guides. Congratulations Josh on your success and healthy lifestyle!  Josh is the son of Annette Bailey and grandson of Ernestine Jones.

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