Southern Stalnaker Reunion February 23, 2008 Bridge Creek Club House Prattville, Alabama 10:30 – 4:00
Beautiful venue. The weather was cold and overcast. Descendants from three of Joseph W. Stalnaker’s children attended. The lines of William Stalnaker, Julia Ann Stalnaker and John Thomas Stalnaker were represented.
Agenda • Welcome • Thanks for wonderful covered dish luncheon. • Thanks to Cindy and Mark McCallister for the use of the beautiful facility. • Remembrance of Jeroma “Roma” Mae Stalnaker Ross, who passed away February 12, 2008, in Prattville, AL. • Update on Ann Stalnaker’s condition after her fall. • Recognition of family members in active U.S. Military Service o Joel Stalnaker- U.S. Air Force stationed in Idaho. o Chase Stalnaker, son of John Stalnaker, grandson ofJoe Ivy Stalnaker, returning from 15 month tour in Iraq. • Discussion of date for annual Southern Stalnaker reunion. o To be held annually on the last Saturday of February. Venue for 2009 is Bridge Creek Club House. • Preparations are being made for Southern Stalnaker web site. • James “Red” Engle had Family Group sheets for anyone to complete. • Clara Wright handed out copies of pictures ofJohn Thomas Stalnaker’s children and their spouses. • Barry Stalnaker reported on his trip to Chilhowee and the Cumberland Gap. He will keep us updated on a possible commemorative walk later this year. • Fifty-six people attended the reunion. Each person had a chance to introduce himself and tell any personal anecdote. Carey Stalnaker filmed the introductions. • Prizes were awarded for: o Oldest attendee -Mary Salyer o Youngest attendee - “M. T.” o Attendee who traveled the furthest- Buddy and Marian Engle, Long Beach, MS o Attendees with the most children ? Caroline Cobb ? Tom Stalnaker ? Joe Stalnaker
Mary Jo Adams Thomas Earl and Shirley Headley and M.T. Thomas Howard and Susie Hunt, Sr. Thomas Hunt, Jr. Cindy (Gilmore) and Mark McCallister Joseph Carey Sr. and Barbara Stalnaker Joseph Carey Stalnaker, Jr. Barry Stalnaker Alison Stalnaker Thomas Carey Stalnaker Caroline Stalnaker Cobb Shirley Stalnaker Dunn Lee Coston Stalnaker Kenneth Lee Stalnaker Red and Blanche Engle Sylvia (Webb) Thomas Clara Wright Thomas Houston Stalnaker Paul and Shirley Skinner Rena Bell (Skinner) Alexander Lee Roy Gentry Melanie Farrior Jodi Creswell Jennilyn Tillerson Hunter Tillerson Priscilla (Ross) Collins Buddy and Marion Engle Mary (Engle) and Dick Salyer Don and Patsy (Cobb) Jones Jeff and Sherry Cobb Ervin Gentry Donnie Sue (Ross) and Earl Wise Kelly Mills and daughter Lonnie and Carole Ross Clifford, Vanessa, and Brianna Ross Betty Jean (Ross) and Huie Gilmore Lynn (Stalnaker),. Robert and Greg Cleveland