Davis family conducts 53rd reunion

GALLIPOLIS — The 53rd reunion of the descendents of Jacob N.M. and Maggie Sluyter Davis met July 3 at Christ United Methodist Church, with 27 people in attendance.

Those present were Rich Thomas, Bobbie and Jaime Rodgers, Lillian Thomas, Shannon Davis and Adam Biltz, Nathan Davis, Meredith and Pat Davis, Mike Davis, Randall L. Davis, Matt Davis, Darren and Katie Spreaker, Noreda Houck, Sabrina Rife, Ramona Lewis, Tim and Bree Ramey, Tim Harris, Jim and Alma Harris, Levi Stroop and Josh, Katelyn, Isaac and Makenna Hart.

The president, Bree Ramey, called the group together and Randall Davis gave the grace before the carry-in meal. Bree Ramey conducted a brief meeting. Officers were chosen for next year: Matt Davis, president; Pat Davis, vice president; and Meredith Davis, secretary. It was decided to meet at Christ United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 2, 2017, for the next reunion.

Births since the last reunion: Makenna Grace Hart, born to Josh and Katelyn Hart, on Aug. 1, 2015; Daphne Victoria-Hope Propps, born to Alison and Zach Propps, on Aug. 7, 2015; Scarlett Grace Gruber, born to Jamie and Robin Gruber, on Jan. 1, 2016.

Deaths since the last reunion: Loueva Davis Ours on July 24, 2015; Juanita Davis in September 2015; and Jeremy S. Davis on Jan. 11, 2016.

— Submitted by Lillian R. Thomas