43rd annual Cocanougher reunion

Published 6:05 am Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The 43rd annual Cocanougher reunion (although we have newspaper clippings and pictures dating back to 1908 of various reunions of this family) was held Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the Perryville American Legion Hall. Forty-eight were present and a bountiful potluck meal was served. 

After the meal was recognition of the one who came the greatest distance. This was Nancy White Neikirk of Westfield, Mass. She was presented with a Washington County, Ky., tobacco stick restored by Felix Reynolds, also a Cocanougher cousin.

The recognition of the oldest was almost a draw with Peggy White, the mother of Nancy Neikirk, beating out John Locklin by about two weeks, as both will turn 90 in late November for Peggy and early December for John. Peggy was given a walking stick also made by Felix Reynolds.

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Aug. 29, 2018, will be the 70th wedding anniversary of George and Peggy White.  Our congratulations to them.

A reading of those in the family who have died since our 2017 reunion was made. Bill and Beulah Cocanougher Jones were recognized. They retired last year from helping get the reunion together for several years. Our thanks for their years of service.

The reunion will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019, in the same place, the Perryville American Legion Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Looking forward to seeing these and more in July 2019.

For any information, please contact Mike Crain email Postcardlex@aol.com; Facebook mike crain; or phone (859) 368-3853.

Those in attendance in 2018 from Kentucky were from Perryville — Joanne, Denny and Jimmie Cocanougher; Danville — Stewart Cocanougher, Leeanna Gordon Randolph, Peggy White, David Hardin, Bill and Beulah Jones, Kevin and Margaret Jones; Lancaster — Felix Reynolds, James and Jane Coffman, Baxter and Kathy White East; New Haven — John and Mary K. Crain Locklin; Elizabethtown — Wayland and Elias Grigsby; Rineyville — Tim Grigsby; Bardstown — Angela Griffith, David Jackson, Summer Brant, McKayla Yocum; Lexington — Roger Grigsby, Mike Crain, George and Ruth Duncan; Shelbyville — Esther and Michael Money, Betty Woodrum; Lebanon — Burton and Bonnie Hatchett, Pat Settles; Nicholasville — Matt and Celeste Moore; Richmond — Mark Cocanougher; Prospect — Dan and Beth Cocanougher Fox; Louisville — Bill Hardin; Springfield — Bruce Cocanougher; Scottsville — Scotty Cocanougher Clenney; Gravel Switch — Tim, Kim, Grayson and Scarlett Hawkins; and Westfield, Massachusetts — Nancy White Neikirk.