Sept. 28, 2008: Stancil family holds 107th Reunion

More than 190 descendants of John Thomas and Delaney Sasser Stancil attended the 107th Stancil Reunion on Sept. 28 in Johnston County at the Glendale-Kenly Elementary School.

Family Genealogist Hale Ralph Stancil placed family trees of each branch on the walls. Bobby Hinton printed the trees for each of John Thomas’ 11 children.

Hale Stancil and Renn Stancil Hinton, of the George Branch, gave the welcome. Vann Stancil, of the Alvin Branch, gave the treasurer’s and cemetery report. A great-grandson of John Thomas Stancil, James Oscar Stancil, 87, of the Henry Branch, from Virginia Beach, gave the blessing. Lunch followed.

Virginia Stancil Fulghum was the oldest granddaughter present at the 2008 Stancil Reunion. By Georgeanne Stancil Schore

Included in the 193 present was Virginia Stancil Fulghum, 86, of the Alvin Branch, who was the oldest granddaughter at the reunion.

Gurnie Stancil Crabtree was the oldest great-granddaughter present at the 2008 Stancil Reunion. She is surrounded by daughter Jane Crabtree O'Brien, sons Guy Crabtree and Charlie Crabtree. By Georgeanne Stancil Schore

The oldest great-granddaughter present was 94-year-old Gurnie Stancil Crabtree, of the Henry Branch, from Durham.
Emma Lee Godwin Cayton was the second oldest great-granddaughter present at the 2008 Stancil Reunion. She is surrounded by family members Lee and Nancy Cayton Baldree; Anna Pearson and Laura Baldree Garrett and Jane Cayton Bynum. By Georgeanne Stancil Schore

The second oldest great-granddaughter present was Emma Lee Godwin Cayton, of the Henry Branch, from Wilson.
James Harding Stancil, oldest great-grandson present at the 2008 Stancil Reunion, stands with his daughter Anne Stancil Langston. By Georgeanne Stancil Schore

The oldest great-grandson present was James Harding Stancil, 86, of the Josiah Branch, from Chattanooga.

The youngest members in attendance included William Oliver “Ollie” Mann, son of Oliver & Allison, granddaughter of Jerry & Marcia Stancil (Samuel Branch); Rebecca Ann Stancil, daughter of Vann & Amy, granddaughter of Donell & Lou Stancil (Alvin Branch); Anna Pearson Garrett, daughter of Laura and Russell, granddaughter of Lee and Nancy Cayton Baldree, great-granddaughter of Emma Lee Godwin Cayton (Henry Branch).

Members attending their first reunion not mentioned before were Roselyn Stancil Brown, Janie Cayton Bynum, Davis Wright, Glenda Wright Collier, Laura Lee Baldree Garrett, Delbridge E. Narron, Buddy, Cynthia and Avery Philemon, Petey Stancil Reynolds, Frankie Wright Robbins, Rob Robbins and Mary Jo Stancil.

Marty Sellers of the John Branch, JoAnn Brinson of the Josiah Branch, Darcee Hinton Sams, Renn Hinton, Alice Stancil Huggins, Marenda Huggins and Carol Molinari, of the George Branch were in charge of registration and sales.

Several members of the Reddick Stancil Family attended the Reunion. Reddick was first cousin to John Thomas Stancil. Reddick’s son, Alonzo, a popular teacher, was invited to the 1902 Reunion. Among those attending were Charles, Debbie and Danielle Irvin, Donna Stancil Mullins, Rex Stancill, Ralph Stancill, Rannette Stancill, Daylon and Geradine Stancil Sullivan.

If you are a relative of Reddick Stancil, e-mail or call (919) 759-2621 or Ralph at (703) 658-7557. They want to reconnect with any other Reddick relatives.

The unmarked grave of Samuel Stancil -- father of John Thomas Stancil, James Henry Stancil, Josiah Stancil and Jacob Stancil -- was found by Jerry Durward Stancil in the Hales Cemetery on Shoeheel Road in Glendale. Jerry is an expert at locating graves. Enough money was donated at the Reunion to purchase a proper grave stone.

The Stancil Family Cookbook Vol. II, containing 499 recipes, was available for purchase along with the 1982 Stancil Family Cookbook, books by Ethel Hales Stancil and the 106th Stancil Reunion Slide Show featuring photos of each member present in 2007.

Photographers included Coree Hinton, Georgeanne Stancil Schore of the George Branch and Anne Stancil Langston of the Josiah Branch.

Gilda Gray Renfrow Six, of the George Branch, had her 4-generation Family Tree displayed. Photo collages of the last 16 reunions were displayed. Collection of family histories, photos and memorabilia gathered by Renn Stancil Hinton of the George Branch were also shared.

J.G. and Denise Renfrow, of the George Branch, made the special reunion lemonade. J.G. was in charge of setting up the collection of photos including photos of John Thomas and Delaney Sasser Stancil.

A website launched by Ty and Renn Hinton – -- is devoted to Stancil family history and news.

Send corrections to Hale R. Stancil, 2750 NW 72nd Ct., Ocala, FL 34482 or

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The Tobacco Farm Life Museum highlighted the 149-year-old Stancil Tapestry, woven by Delanie at 16. Glenn Stancil of the Alvin Branch maintains the Stancil Cemetery off Glendale Road. Contact Glenn at (919) 284-2911. Jerry Stancil and granddaughters Morgan & MacKenzie, of the Samuel Branch, maintain the Howell Cemetery in Wilson County, where Samuel Stancil and many descendants are buried. Contact Jerry at (252) 237-6621. The Hill Cemetery is maintained by Eloise Hill Sidelinger, Millard’s daughter. It is located on Glendale Road near the Tempy Ann Stancil and Fred Hill Homestead. © 2012
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