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Carnival Weekend Class and Family Reunions

Weekend Carnival Reunions


Water Valley Class Of 1948

  The Water Valley High School Class of 1948 will meet Saturday, August 1, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First Christian Church.


 Water Valley Class Of 1949

  The Water Valley High School Class of 1949 is celebrating 60 years on August 1, 2009. A brunch will be held in the First United Methodist Church “Parlor” at nine o’clock in the morning. Visitors are invited to join the class from 10:30 a.m. until noon.


Jeff Davis Class Of 1949

  Members of the Class of 1949 will celebrate their 60th anniversary during the Jeff Davis School reunion, which will be held Saturday, August 1, in the Masonic Lodge on Champion Circle, beginning at 6 p.m. All students, family, and friends are invited to attend. Please bring a pot luck dish if attending. Everyone is encouraged to attend.


Water Valley Class Of 1953

    The Water Valley High School Class of 1953 is celebrating 56 years on Saturday, August 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Yalobusha Country Club. Visitation begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7.


Classes of 1962 and 1963

  The Water Valley Classes of 1962 and 1963 will meet on Saturday, August 1, in the Ladies Class Room at First Christian Church to visit and “cool” off during the Watermelon Carnival. Friends and families are invited to drop by and visit. “We will look for you from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.,” stated Carol Gafford. For more information contact Carol Gafford at or Carol Brown at 473-2514.


Water Valley Class Of 1969

    The Water Valley High School Class of 1969 will celebrate its 40-year reunion Friday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First Christian Church. Any class member not contacted by mail or who needs additional information about the reunion can contact Jerry Holt at (662) 473-3127.


Multi-class Reunion

A multi-class reunion will be held on Aug. 1 in conjunction with the Watermelon Carnival. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church in Water Valley.

The reunion is being planned by a group of former WVHS students who regularly meet online at the site designated for Water Vallians, past and present.  

Please contact one of the following members for information about the get-together or about joining the online group: Jackie Van Winkle Franklin – (901) 337-1102; Genny Wiley Seeley – – 601-372-7461; Eleanor Nelson Allen – – (256) 527-0878; or Glenda Griffith – (662) 473-4239.


Weekend Family Reunions

Parker Family

 The annual reunion of the descendants of Henry P. and Nancy Barnes Parker will be held on Sunday, August 9, in the American Legion Building at Calhoun City. Registation will begin at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring food and soft drinks or tea for a potluck lunch to be served at noon.

  Henry and Nancy Parker were the parents of one daughter, Mary Frances “Fannie” Parker Benoist, and seven sons, William Joseph, John Thomas, Burl Brown, Jasper Felto, Henry Sidney, Jackson Ferdinand, and Aquilla.

Walton Family

  The families of Matt and Alice Walton and Will and Georgia Carr will have a family gathering Saturday, August 1, from 12 Noon-until. All members of these families are asked to come and be together. The reunion will be held at 411 Martin Street, Water Valley. A fun time is planned for everyone.

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