PAYNE FAMILY REUNION JULY 8, 2006 BRANSON, MISSOURI
Can you believe it’s been three years since we last met! This year Branson, Missouri was chosen for our family reunion as Branson offer many sites and attractions and also quite a few family members expressed interest in Branson. This year reunion will be held at the:
Honeysuckle Inn 3598 Shepard of the Hills Exp Branson, Missouri 65616 1-800-942-3553
This family descends from John & Mary Herron Payne of Peel, Arkansas. Other children were: Lucinda Payne m. JOhn Wes Henderson James Albert Payne m. Sarah Surillda Clark Rebecca Paynem. Elijah Jefferson Friend
I have blocked 20 rooms for Friday, July 7 @ a cost of $55.00 a night. When making reservations, state it is for the Payne Family Reunion.Here is other information you might want to know about.
•Complimentary Continental Breakfast •Full Breakfast Buffet available at additional charge •24-hour Friendly Front Desk Staff •Indoor Pool & Spa •Outdoor Pool •Remote Cable Television •24-hour Guest Laundry Access •Ticket Services •Free Local Calls •Conference & Meeting Facilities With Full Catering On-site •Ample Level Parking •Handicap Accessible Rooms Available •Jacuzzi Rooms Available •AAA & AARP Discounts •Children Under 12 Stay Free •Hairdryers •Coffee Makers
At Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center, you are positioned conveniently too many restaurant and family attractions. Restaurants (next door or walking distance) McFarlain’s Restaurant Red Lobster Cracker Barrel IMAX Food Court Golden Corral Olive Garden Attractions & Shows IMAX Entertainment Complex (next door) Ray Stevens Theater (next door) Silver Dollar City Celebration City (1 block) White Water Park (3 blocks away)
Branson is conveniently located in heart of the Midwest and easily accessible by the Springfield/Branson Regional Airport which has jet service provided by TWA, American Eagle, Northwest Airlink and United Express. The airport is a short one hour drive from the Branson/Lakes area and offers both rental cars and shuttle services. Business people and groups appreciate Honeysuckle Inn's convenient location on the second largest thorough-way through Branson as well as it's local to several restaurants, attractions and shopping venues near by.
Group Leaders and Tour Directors are invited to visit our property for a guided site inspection with our Group Sales Manager. We will discuss the specific needs of your group and help you plan your visit to Branson. Please view testimonies from previous guests below.
Within Walking Distance
Theaters: Shoji Tabuchi Ray Stevens IMAX Remington Theater Pierce Arrow Yakov Roy Rogers Hamner Barber Theater
Dining: Baskin Robbins McFarlains (in the IMAX complex) Golden Corral Cracker Barrel Taco Bell Olive Garden Paradise Grill Red Lobster Quizno's
Shopping: Victorian Village IMAX Complex Dicken's Gift Shop Whitney's World of Crafts
Attractions: Celebration City Within 2 Miles
Theaters: Mickey Gilley's Jim Stafford The Duttons Caravelle Theater The Celebrity Theatre The Dutton's Legends American Jukebox Country Tonite
Attractions: The Track White Water Branson Balloon
From North: Continue south on Highway 65. Take the US-65-BR/MO-248/ Veteran's Blvd /Red Route exit toward Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Take the MO-248 W ramp toward Reeds Spring. Turn right onto MO-248 N/Red Route/Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Turn left Shepherd of the Hills Expressway /Red Route. The Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center will be on your right at 3598 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Branson, MO.
From South: Continue north on Highway 65. Take the US-65-BR/MO-248/Veteran's Blvd/Red Route exit toward Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Take the MO-248 W ramp toward Reeds Spring. Turn right onto MO-248 N/Red Route/Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Turn left Shepherd of the Hills Expressway /Red Route. The Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center will be on your right at 3598 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Branson, MO.
From Silver Dollar City: Turn right onto MO-265/MO-76. Continue to follow MO-76 W for 4 miles. Turn left onto Shepherd of the Hills Expressway/Red Route. The Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center will be on your left at 3598 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Branson, MO.
I am participating in a DNA genealogy project with 50 other Payne family groups. I sent my DNA kit on March 12 and was received on March 15, 2006. As you know, we all have had trouble figuring out where our family was before 1880 census on Marion County Arkansas, where they first showed up. I have made an exhaustive search in the surrounding counties, but can only speculate. With DNA, if we match up with any other Payne families who are participating, we might be able to close the gap or at least find out where and when our families migrated. I will have all the result for the family reunion.
I have photo copies of the WW1 draft registration cards of George W. Payne and Jones Walter Payne. I will bring this also.
I am ordering a book titled “Genealogy of Marion County Families” in which our descendants are listed and this may help also in our research.
If any of you have any records and I mean any records or related to another family that might have information on our family, please bring it with you.
Please get the word out to all of your families and let’s all have a great reunion!! Even if they don’t stay Friday night, ask them to attend the reunion.
May God bless each of you.
Related Families (There is more, but my brain can’t remember all of them) Clark, Crenshaw, Fields, Friend, Harris, Henderson, Herron, Honeycutt, Mankins, Phillips, Plumley, Wiggins