Hixson-Hixon Family Reunion October 12

Thursday, October 03, 2013

The annual Hixson-Hixon family reunion will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013, beginning at 11:00 a.m. EDT.  The location is the Fellowship Hall of  Hixson United Methodist Church at  5301 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tennessee 37343.

Lunch will be at  1:00 p.m.  Please bring covered dishes to share buffet-style.

Norma Jean Hobbs, who is planning to publish a new update of the genealogy book, Hixson-Hixon of Tennessee, will be our special guest and speaker.  Jean will discuss what information and photographs we can provide that would be helpful to her.  Family members who have not already done so are encouraged to provide Jean with updated genealogical information for their families by bringing that to the Reunion or e-mailing it to her at nhobbs@bledsoe.net

For questions about the Reunion, please contact Henry Hoss, chairman of the Reunion Planning Committee, by phone at 423-899-1537 or by e-mail at henry@bartohoss.com.


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