2009-08-12 / Living & Style

43rd Annual Tabb Reunion

Tabb reunion attendees
Descendants of Samuel Langley, Troup, and Thomas M. Tabb came from several states to hold their annual reunion at the American Legion (Gerald Grow Post 165) on 148 West Street in Colquitt on July 11th and July 12th.

Festivities always start on Saturday night with a small group gathering at the American Legion Home for a special time of family "talk" and "cutting up".

Sunday's get together consisted of the business meeting, presentation of awards and a meal worth braggin' about.

Mike Tabb, Sr., President, presided. Angela H. Tabb provided the Secretary's Report with Felix Tabb, Jr. furnishing the Treasurer's Report and the Tabb Cemetery Report. Merle Tabb Merritt provided the Historian Report. All officers were re-elected to serve for another two years.

Awards presented were for the following categories:

• Oldest Indirect Descendant present (the Hattie Mae Tabb Memorial Award): Mrs. John (Joy) Tabb

• Youngest Descendant Present: William Gamble Tabb

• Relative who traveled the greatest distance: Amy Tabb (app. 2000 miles) from Las Vegas, Nevada)

• Oldest Direct Descendant: Iva Mae Bailey

• Earl Tabb Memorial Award (Most reunions attended): Iva Tabb, Joy Tabb, and Merle Tabb Merritt

Those attending the reunion were Merle Tabb Merritt, W. H. Rachel, Jr., Lynwood Sheffield, Iva Tabb, Betty and Jim Herndon from Plant City, FL, Danny and Darlene Tabb, Peggy LaGuardia, John and Joy Tabb, Geneva Tabb Brannan, Brenda Rachel, John Brannon, Karin Tabb, Cassandra Baker, Kittie Teel, Tim Lemire, Tracy, Rebecca, Emily and Katie Tabb, Emory and Irene Walden, Iva M. Bailey, Dorothy and Max Jones, Ray and Dorothy Tucker and Jessica, Brett and Ann Tabb and Family, Lola and Bill Godfrey, Russ and Angela Tabb, Candy Tabb, Chandler Tabb, Mike Tabb, Jr., Anthony Tabb, Mike Tabb, Sr., Bobby and Joy Tabb, and Felix Tabb, Jr.

The first Tabb Reunion was held in July 1966 at the Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church in Colquitt, Miller County Georgia. Myrtle Tabb Henry and Earl Tabb organized the reunion.

The Tabb Reunion is held on the 2nd Sunday of July each year. Our families are descendants of Thomas Hugo Tabb. His children were Samuel Langley, Troup, John Edward, William, Thomas M., Mary Ann, Elizabeth, and Julia Ann Tabb. All descendants are encouraged to attend.

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