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Smithwick family celebrates annual family reunion

The 2018 H.O. Smithwick Annual Family Reunion was held August 3-5 at the Tanglewood Resort Hotel and Conference Center at Lake Texhoma.

On Friday evening, family members arrived and enjoyed visiting, swimming and an evening meal. On Saturday, members were entertained with golfing at the Tanglewood Golf Course, swimming and visiting.

On Saturday evening, members were served a catered meal in the Harbor Room. Dessert was a decorated cake honoring family members with decade birthdays, including Ryan Inge, Garren Opdenhoff and Meredith Tillett, 30 years.

Anniversary honorees were Tina and Marvin Thrasher (20 years), and Teresa and Pat Halfmann (25 years). Honored for retirement was Rajona Carnley.

Jonathan Halfman was honored as a 2018 Pottsboro High School graduate and Ryan Tillett as a 2018 Southestern Oklahoma State University graduate.

Following the Saturday evening meal, family members hosted a baby shower honoring Meredith and Ryan Tillett, who are expecting the arrival of their first daughter in October.

Christmas showers were also hosted honoring Brittany McDaris and Joe Pugliesi, who will marry on October 20, and Morgan Gray and Kyler Edwards, who will wed on July 6, 2019.

Members completed Saturday night with family photos, games and visiting.

Among those attending the reunion were Janette Ross and Matthew Inge of Frisco; Regina and Ron Spencer, Kerlene and Butch Ross, all of Lake Kiowa; Yvonne and Keith Holloway of Sherman; Heather Holloway of Austin; Kimbery and David Bridgers of Longview; Howard and Debbie McDaris, Amber, and family friend Marcy Burton of Burkburnett; Brittany McDaris and fiance Joe Pugliesi of Wichita Falls; Mike McDaris, Cassidy and Jordan, along with Sheryl and Joey Ciaccio, Andrew, Jonathan and Christopher, all of Denison; Teresa and Pat Halfmann and Jonathan of Pottsboro; Tina and Marvin Thrasher, Mackenzie and Maegan of Montgomery; Clif and Rojonia Carnley, along with Meredith and Ryan Tillett of Van Alstyne; Al and Diane Carnley, Hannah and Grace of Allen; Dr. Kent and Kristi Gray, Blake and Zoe of Borger; Chelsea and Garren Opdenhoff and Eadelyn of Fritch; Lynette Culp, Steele and Harper Williams of Gunter; Ryan and Rachel Inge of San Angelo, Carla and Larry Inge, and Landon Inge and Lauren Dehoyos of Olney.

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