Booneville marks 28th homecoming
Friends gather at the Booneville Homecoming, held recently at the Booneville Community Center. Pictured here are (from left) Bobby McNatt of Gimlet, Ann Wilkes Groce of Roxboro, N.C., and Ed Crabtree of Petersburg.
The Booneville Community friends and families came together on June 28 to celebrate the 28th annual Homecoming at the community center, which once served as a Lincoln County elementary school.
The room was filled with people visiting and sharing together. The greeters were Felicia McNatt Tucker and Jennifer Thornton, both of Fayetteville. The late Wanda Logan Powell served as a greeter for many years.
“Wanda is missed by her many friends around Booneville and Fayetteville area,” said Patsy Wilkes Moore.
After registration of names and tickets for door prizes were given, the folks were busy placing their wonderful home-cooked foods on the tables, which were decorated by Linda McGee. The dessert table was filled with many choices. Soft drinks, tea, lemonade and water were available on that hot day. Richard Waggoner led in prayer before the meal.
Ladies enjoy themselves at the Booneville Homecoming. Pictured are (from left) Nell Wilkes of Lynchburg Highway, Peggy Jones of Lewisburg, Fannie Bell Kennedy of Lynnville and (at front) Hannah Beckham.
After the meal, door prizes were given, and an auction was held to help cover the expenses for the water, power, insurance and other expenses. Mrs. Nell Wilkes’s cake was bid at a high price.
The Booneville Community Center is available for rent for showers, reunions and family gatherings. Call Charles Ray McGee at (931) 433-8579 or Ed Smith at (931) 433-8655 to rent the building.
“This year we were saddened over the passing of Bobby Creson, who lived in Norman, Okla.,” said Moore.
He passed away a few days before the Booneville Homecoming 2014 after a long illness.
“He was a former resident of Booneville, and he always enjoyed coming back to visit,” she said.
Bobby Creson was directly and indirectly responsible for the upgrades to many of the community center buildings’ needs. It was his dream to make the back wall a photo gallery called the “Memory Wall”, with many family photos and the military photos of those who served their country from the Booneville area.
“Special thanks for the people who cleaned the building and grounds, decorated and prepared for the big day,” Moore said. “We thank Charles Ray and Linda McGee, Bobby and Sharon McNatt, Ed and Jean Smith, Charlie and Linda Ingle and Felicia McNatt Tucker,” said Moore.
Ladies at the Booneville Homecoming held recently pause for a photo. Pictured are (seated, from left) Felicia McNatt Tucker and Jennifer Thornton, both of Fayetteville, and (standing) Lynette Logan Carter of Booneville.
The next Booneville Community Homecoming will be the last Saturday in June 2015.
On the first Saturday night of every month at 6 p.m., there is music and a covered-dish meal at the Booneville Community Center. Everyone is welcome to attend, bring food and share in the music and fun.
Donations are accepted by Ed Smith, 419 Gimlet Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334.