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40th Annual Cocanougher reunion had 69 in attendance

Thinking ahead to next year's Reunion: Plan to join us annually on the last Sunday in July at The American Legion Hall, 428 W Second Street, Perryville KY. The 2016 Reunion will be Sunday July 31, 2016 from 10am-3pmCT/11am-4pmET. Contacts: Bill & Beulah C. Jones at 859-236-9695 or Mike Crain at 859-368-3853 or email - MIKE CRAIN
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By Mike Crain

The 40th Annual Cocanougher Reunion was held Sunday, July 26, 2015 at The Perryville KY American Legion Hall with 69 in attendance. A group picture was made followed by a bountiful meal prepared by the great Cocanougher cooks. Those eating were most appreciative of the delicious food.

The program of the day consisted of greetings to all present especially those from out-of-state. Coming the greatest distance were Cocanougher sisters from Texas Dorothy Reid (Decatur TX) and Marie Sue Murray (Henrietta TX) and from Westerfield MA was Nancy White Neikirk. Among those recognized as being over 85 were George and Peggy White, John Locklin, and Helen Connour Daugherty.

Memorial Service honored Barbara Joyce Cocanought Brumley

A memorial service was held honoring Barbara Joyce Cocanougher Brumley who died July 19, 2015. She was coordinator for this Reunion for about 25 years. Other recognitions of Reunions since 1905 were on displayed and mentioned. Many other genealogical items were on display.

George and Peggy White family presented special award

A recognition of George and Peggy White and their family was held. They were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation, a live plant, and a book from the collection of George's late aunt Maggie Lou White Crain and her husband George Crain. Also a recognition of and well wishes for George and Peggy's grandson Joe Starks who is leaving soon for mission work in The Middle East.

Bruce Cocanougher shares many memories

Bruce Cocanougher, who with his siblings was raised in the 1830s log house on Long Run Road in Washington County KY, shared many colorful stories about the Cocanougher family. He presented to Helen Connour Daugherty from Illinois an arrowhead found on the ancient Cocanougher farm on Long Run.

Fun, food, fellowship with family, friends and others was enjoyed with chats, laughs, tall tales, hugs, kisses and warm greetings.

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40th Annual Cocanougher Reunion

2015-07-30 - The American Legion Hall, 428 W Second Street, Perryville KY - Photo From Mike Crain.
The following is identification of attendees pictured at The 2015 Cocanougher Reunion at Perryville KY July 26, 2015.

Row 1, from left - Matt and Celeste (Duncan) Moore, Nicholasville, KY; Debbie Lowe, Danville, KY; Carla Reed, Columbus, IN; Leeanne Gordon Randolph, Danville, KY; Pat Cocanougher, Danville, KY; Ruth Hatchett Duncan, Lexington, KY; Esther Hatchett Money, Shelbyville, KY; Dorothy Cocanougher Reid, Decatur,TX; Marie Sue Cocanougher Murray, Henrietta,TX; Janie Young Logsdon, Springfield, KY; Norma Coyle Glasscock, Perryville, KY; Abree Ganns (child), Danville,KY; Beulah Cocanougher Jones, Danville, KY; Denny Cocanougher, Perryville, KY; Bill Jones, Danville, KY.

Row 2 - Ty Clenney, Scottsville, KY; Cecilia-Ellen Higdon, Springfield, KY; Bonnie Weakley Hatchett, Lebanon,KY; Neil and Renee Bledsoe Adams, Paducah,KY; Kim Hawkins, Gravel Switch, KY; George and Peggy White, Danville KY; Nancy White Neikirk, Westfield, MA; Kathy A. White, Danville,KY; David Burns, Springfield,KY; Mike Crain, Lexington,KY; Joanne Cocanougher, Perryville,KY; Bill Burns, Springfield, KY.

Row 3 - Kaylee & Brandon Keeling, Perryville, KY; Alexander (child) and Jenny Higdon, Springfield,KY; Stewart Cocanougher, Danville,KY; David M. Hardin, Danville, KY; Janie White Murphy, Pickerington,OH; L. Baxter and Kathy White East, Lancaster, KY; Martha White Jett, Danville, KY; Scotty Cocanougher Clenney, Scottsville, KY; Helen Connour Daugherty, Mattoon, IL; Mary Kathyrin Crain Locklin and John Locklin, New Haven, KY; Kenneth Crain, Springfield, KY; Sara Collingsworth, Lexington, KY; David White, Lexington, KY.

Row 4 - George Duncan, Lexington, KY; Burton Hatchett, Lebanon, KY; Mike Money, Shelbyville, KY; Jeff and Joe and Beverly White Starks, Lexington, KY; Jimmie Cocanougher, Perryville, KY; Wanda Daugherty, Plainfield, IN; Bruce Cocanougher, Springfield,KY; Pamela Chaples, Lawrenceburg, KY; Doretha Burns, Springfield, KY; Kristi Bianchi, Waddy, KY; Joe Hays, Perryville, KY; Joe and Charlene Cocanougher Carter, Mt. Juliet, TN.

Not pictured - Ann Hardin and foster grandchild, Danville, KY; David Caldwell and Margaret Riley, Danville, KY; Jon Glasscock, Perryville; Larry and June Ison, Harrodsburg, KY. - MIKE CRAIN

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