The annual Barry and Edith Beall Reunion met July 6 at Bethesda United Methodist Church, Browningsville, where Bealls have worshiped since the early 1800s. Their children were Julia, Elwood, Howard, John, Ruth, Catherine, Willis, Lindy and Fred, who were raised on the Clarksburg Road Beall ancestral homestead. Several shipped milk from farms in Frederick and Montgomery counties.
Barry W. Beall pronounced the blessing on the gathering and the usual fried chicken and homemade ice cream. Special greetings were for sisters-in-law Dorothy Day Beall (Willis) and Bernardine Gladhill Beall (Fred) and for Dean Beall, noting his 60 years as part of this gathering.
Among the over 90 attending were friends Dick Bennett, Mark and Penny Gole, Patti Gail Lenko. the Rev. Abraham McNally, Cindy Sadtler and Pat Watkins. And “dozens of cousins” listed in family order:
Elwood’s family: Johnny Beall, Kim Work, Jimmy and Brenda Beall. Howard’s family: Paul N. Beall, Harold and Bobby Beall, Kathy Beall Crum, Dean Beall and Demba. John’s family: Carolyn and Glenn Shriver, Sarah and Samantha Shriver, Jenna Perini, Susan Shriver; Sandra, Jake, Veronica, Amelia and Ben Greear; Bob and Elizabeth Pickett, Ginna Theerman; Barry and Melissa Beall; Heather, Zak, Ronin, Ryleigh, Gage and Kiera Parsons, and Teressa Beall. Catherine’s family: Joanne and Ted Hawk, Don and Holly Hawk, Travis Hawk and Grace, Kitty and Rob Stone; Dwayne Watkins, Wesley and Dyamond Watkins, Chris, Lauren, Brady and Brynley Watkins; Brianna, Daniel, Luke and Addie Doderer. Willis’s family: Mark and Pam Beall; Evie, Trinity, Rayah, Logan, Kaelynn, Charis and Acadia Burge; Melanie and John Lesko; Fred’s family: Bernie, Linda and Daniel Beall; Julia Beall. Cousin Betty’s family: Brenda, Bob, Christie and Robbie Drish; Jean, Steve, Christian, Kyle, Cameron, Caleb and Kasey Donk; and Joan and Roy Stanley.