Huff family reunion held in Buckhead
By Monaray Powers
Descendants of the William Herschel Huff family met on Saturday for a reunion in Buckhead. Approximately 75 family members were present for the occasion. All four surviving children of Mr. Huff, Mary Louise Huff Mack, Carolyn Huff Gilmore, Alvin Huff and Frank Huff were present along with their families. Descendants of Mr. Huff’s deceased children, Herschel Huff Jr., Henry Terrell Huff and Roy Huff were there as well.
Mr. Huff, along with his wife the late Bonnie Black Huff, settled in Morgan County at the corner of Bethany Road and Medlock Road in 1919. They raised a family of seven children and operated a large farm.
Paul Erb is recuperating following surgery at Emory Hospital.
Elaine Knowlton and Morgan, Madison and Will, Roy Huff Jr. and Linda and grandson Chase, all of Peachtree City were visitors of Irene Huff and Jeff Huff Saturday afternoon. They all were here to attend the Huff family reunion.
Raynor Cathey was a patient in Morgan Memorial Hospital several days last week.
Mae Jenkins is a patient in the TCU at Morgan Memorial Hospital.
Carol Cross is recuperating at home following surgery at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
Sympathy is extended to the family of James Meier and Dennis Meier of Madison in the death of their mother Helen Irene Wise.
The following articles were submitted by Judy Senft.
Madison Presbyterian Church welcomed its new Interim Pastor, the Rev. A. Coile Estes on Sunday, June 15. Ms. Estes is a native of Decatur and is married to Michael Mears. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Georgia, a J. D. from Emory Law School, and a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. She has been an ordained Presbyterian minister for 22 years. She joins Associate Pastor Chris Carson and Parrish Associate Emmie Smock.
Hank Arnold, former Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau and Downtown Business Council Director, was a visitor in town recently. She lives in Pine Mountain and serves as the CVB director there. She also is involved with marketing Callaway Gardens. She commented on how Madison has stayed so beautiful and was delighted to see our new James Madison Inn.
Blair Staley has returned from visiting his son and daughter-in-law, Don and Bonnie Staley in the Orlando area.
Lynn Treadwell and former Madisonian Alla Traber Campbell traveled to Savannah last week to visit Betsy Gibbons Montis. All of the women were classmates at Morgan County High School. Alla and her husband Charles live in Reynolds Plantation. Betsy and her husband George will relocate to Ponte Vedra, Florida later this summer. On Wednesday Betty Traber Chappell and Judy Senft joined them for lunch.
Southern Cross Guest Ranch owner, Inge Wendling, arranged a special birthday luncheon celebration for Evelyn Hunter complete with balloons, decoration, a beautiful cake, and a special rendition of “Happy Birthday” performed by the staff. Those attending were Nell Fears, Betsy Quillin, Carole Ann and Gene Moore, Ann Benford and her son Tom Joiner.
Marti and Tom Jessup returned recently from a cruise of the Eastern Caribbean on Freedom of the Seas.
The Madison Community Theater presented a delightful production of “Oliver” earlier this month. Directed by Kathleen Bryant and choreographed by Clair Faulkner, patrons were treated to an evening of music and superb acting. Several families were in the cast including Hallie and David Duan and their daughters Savannah, Alette, and Sophie. Playing lead roles were Jane and David Shytle. Their son Ben played dual roles of Dodger and Charley Bates. David and Laura Margaret Burbach were on stage while mom, Sarah, pitched in selling snacks at intermission. The Madison Community Theater is such an asset to this community and gives our residents an opportunity to be involved in a creative activity either on stage or as members of the crew. The next production is Disney’s, “The AristoCats” on July 26.
Former Madisonians Jule and Ferd Alsbrooks attended the Friday evening performance of “Oliver” with their son and daughter-in-law Traci and Trip Alsbrooks and Beverly and Bill Odell. The Alsbrooks’ granddaughter, Alyssa, played the role of Charlotte.
Jean and Hunter Reid and their son, Alexander were in Madison over the weekend to join Paul Reid Jr. for Father’s Day. Jean’s mother, Jane Symmes, entertained her family, Evelyn Hunter, Paul Reid Jr. and Paul Reid III for lunch on Sunday at Cedar Lane Farm.