First of all, for those that don't know me, I am Cousin Randy Mullenaux. (Eldred
and Sarah's book shows my full name of Arthur Randall Mullenaux). I live in Thatcher,
AZ and have been asked to help with the newsletter this year for our "Mullinax Family
Here are just a few details for our 2011 reunion so you can start planning or checking
your calendars to see if you are going to be available. We have decided to go back
to our ancestral roots area near King's Mountain, the old homestead of John and
Sarah Donnally Mullinax and their old cabin. We're planning a pretty laid back reunion
this year with lots of unscheduled time to just enjoy getting to know each other,
renew old acquaintances and feel the special feelings of being where our ancestors
We have selected the weekend of June 10-11 which is a Friday and Saturday. Saturday
will be our official "reunion" day with visiting, sharing information, eating and
relaxing. Friday is for those that want to come early, visit a few cemeteries, including
the old Mullinax cemetery on John and Sarah's old homestead, see where our forefathers
worked and toiled to make a living, and take in other sights such as King's Mountain.
On Friday morning, June 10th, we'll meet at the Holiday Inn Express living room/dining
room at 8:30 am. The Holiday Inn is located at 100 Woodlake Parkway, Kings Mountain,
North Carolina 28086. This is just north of the South Carolina border on I-85 at
exit 8. Our President, Lynn Mullinax of Albertville, Alabama has reserved a block
of rooms at the Holiday Inn for anyone that would like to stay there. The rate is
$85.00 plus $11.90 tax =$96.90 per night. This is for a non-smoking room with one
king size bed or two queen size beds. Their number is 704-734-0014 and remember
to tell them this is for the MX Family Reunion.
On Saturday, June 11th we'll meet at the Antioch Community Center, 339 Antioch Road,
Antioch, South Carolina. You can get there off of I-85 at exit 2 (the first exit
in North Carolina heading north out of South Carolina) which is Battleground Road
(Highway 216), toward the Kings Mountain National Park to Antioch Road, turn right,
pass the Antioch Fire Department and after passing the Antioch Baptist Church, proceed
1.5 miles to the Center.
Above: US068 Eldred Mullinnix demonstrates grave witching during the 2008 reunion. Eldred
locates unmarked Mx graves following an old practice of using divining rods to locate
both water and graves.
This is our first attempt to hold a reunion during the summer when school is out.
We are hoping that entire families will be able to attend. Please bring your family
records, pictures, etc. We are looking forward to getting together, sharing stories,
and enjoying everyone's company in a relaxed and informal setting.
We will not have a catered meal on either day. That has turned out to be a lot of
trouble and very expensive. There are numerous restaurants in the area to meet everyone's
taste and budget or you can bring a lunch if you prefer.
I've rambled on long enough. Please give some thought to attending our reunion this
year. We'll be sharing more information between now and then. We'll be sharing more
information between now and then.