MIDDLEPORT — The 32nd annual reunion of the family of the late James Doyle Miller and Gertrude (Russell) Miller was held recently at the Miller home-place in Middleport.
After the family circle, the welcome and announcements by Dale Miller and prayer led by Mike Gerlach, a potluck dinner was served. Afternoon activities included time spent reminiscing, playing games, having a fun auction, presenting trophies and swimming. Leading the activities for the day were Willard, Ronnie and Dale Miller.
Four deaths were recorded, Marjorie (Miller) Vanderhoof, Zuri Chavez, Wendell Gerlach and Paul Curtis.
Trophy winners were Elmer Miller, oldest male; Mary (Miller) Smith, oldest female; Chase Schmidt, youngest, Hadley Fields, youngest female; Mike Gerlach, tallest male, Marisha Murphy, tallest female; Chase Schmidt, shortest male; Hadley fields, shortest female. Austin Little and Brady Lanewoin in egg toss gold; Steven Miller and Madision Miller, the egg toss silver; and Ronda Smith and Matt Lemons, the egg toss bronze.
The door prize donated by Willie and Judy Miller was won by Jared Cobb. There was special recognition given to Dorothy Roach.
Attending were the following persons:
Columbus: Mary (Miller) Smith, Wanda Abshire, John, Mary, Joey, Josh, Jonathan, Jamie and Jared Cobb, Butch and Mary Ann Smith, Matthew, Brittany, Kerran and Chase Schmidt, Justin Rhodes.
Middleport: Dorothy, Randy, and Tommy Roach, Sharon Beaver, Larry and Tina Breuer, Ronnie Miller, Brady and Bryson Lane, Mike, Debby and Tera Gerlach and Brady Huffman.
Pomeroy: Raymond and Pam Roach, Charla and Austin little, Tierra Tillis, Darin and Angie Roach, Hadley Fields.
Reedsville: Brandon Roach and Marisha Murphy.
New Haven, W.Va.: Dustin and Cory Dunkin.
Athens: Jacob Roach.
Lagrange; Ga.: Elmer and Paula Miller and Shari McGilvery.
Wooster: Willard Miller.
Mason, W.Va: Dale Miller.
Pickerington: Steve and Madison Miller.
Macon, Georgia: Becki Lemons.
Pataskala: Ronda, Josh and Charlie Smith.
Iron Ridge, Wisconsin: Matthew Lemons.
Washington, Ind.: Kayla and Elly Hamm.
Leesburg, Fla.: Janice Miller.
Reese, Mich.: Angie Robinson and Timothy Springborn.
Next year’s reunion will be held at the Miller homeplace in at 1 p.m. on July 14 in Middleport.