June 15, 2023
1 Year and 29 days left
until our celebration.
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CONGRATULATIONS! 

KEVIN McKEE

Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Grand Canyon University
Phoenix. AZ 85017

April. 27. 2022




Kevin is the husband of Stefanie (Royston) McKee

 

ANCESTRY: Stefanie Royston McKee
 

DAUGHTER OF EARLENE REYNOLDS AND STONIE ROYSTON
 

GRANDDAUGHTER OF RUTH FUTCH AND THIRL REYNOLDS
 

GREAT- GRANDDAUGHTER OF JOSIE SMITH AND LOTT FUTCH
 

2ND GREAT- GRANDDAUGHTER OF JOHN SMITH AND ADA MALONEY

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CONGRATULATIONS! 

WILLIAM CHASE SAWYER
 
EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
ADA, OK

 DEGREE: BACHELOR'S of ART DEGREE in HISTORY 


MAY 7, 2022


 
 

ANCESTRY:

SON OF WILLIAM SAWYER AND ANGELA STUEART
 

GRANDSON OF L.T. STUEART JR. AND QUEENIE B. FULKS
 

GREAT- GRANDSON OF L.T. STUEART SR. AND ANNIE RUTH McGILL
 

2ND GREAT- GRANDSON OF ADA B. FUTCH SMITH AND J.P. McGILL
 

3RD GREAT-GRANDSON OF LOTT FUTCH AND JOSIE SMITH RANDALL
 

4TH GREAT-GRANDSON OF JOHN SMITH AND ADA MALONEY



 

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CONGRATULATIONS! 

ANDREW CHRISTIAN SAWYER
 
ELMORE CITY, OK

DEGREE: HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

MAY 20, 2022





 

ANCESTRY:

SON OF WILLIAM SAWYER AND ANGELA STUEART

GRANDSON OF L.T. STUEART JR. AND QUEENIE B. FULKS

GREAT- GRANDSON OF L.T. STUEART SR. AND ANNIE RUTH McGILL

2ND GREAT- GRANDSON OF ADA B. FUTCH SMITH AND J.P. McGILL

3RD GREAT-GRANDSON OF LOTT FUTCH AND JOSIE SMITH RANDALL

4TH GREAT-GRANDSON OF JOHN SMITH AND ADA MALONEY

 

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CONGRATULATIONS! 

Sonja Stueart-Davis, EdD., is serving others by helping Texans better their lives every day! For #WorldHealthDay, we are highlighting one of our passionate Family & Community Health Agents, Dr. Stueart-Davis, who has dedicated her career to helping Texans live healthy and active lives.
 
For over 25 years, she has helped pave the way for her community members to adopt a healthier lifestyle and learn more about the impact of #AgriLifeExtension. Through her work with #physicalactivity, #diabetes management, #nutrition and weight control, Davis exemplifies the Extension mission of serving all Texans.
 
"My passion is serving others and Extension allows me the opportunity to serve daily," Sonja.




***Sonja Stueart-Davis is the Great-Great-Great Grandaughter of John Smith and Ada Maloney


 
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THANKS FOR PRAYERS, SUPPORT. and POSITIVITY 


James Langford was released from the hospital on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 and is now home in Weed! His tumors have been successfully removed and he is on the road to recovery. Thank you everyone for the support, prayers, positive thoughts and healing energy, it worked!
For those who live in and around Weed, please wait a few weeks to visit so he can get his strength back.

James is the great grandson of John Smith and Ada Maloney




 
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CONGRATULATIONS!  COACH WILLIS
Forrest City, Arkansas Track & Field Facility named after Donnie Willis, Sr.
Donnie is the husband of Karen Meeks Willis. Karen is the Great-Great Granddaughter of John Smith and Ada Maloney.







See Article;

#DeltaSports — He has coached track for 38 years, served as athletic director for nearly a decade, won six state championships, and 20 conference championships. Now, Coach Donnie Willis is reaping the most honorable reward. 

Thursday, Forrest City School District Board of Education voted to name its new track & field facility after Willis.

“I appreciate Dr. Hardrick and the school board so much because they didn’t have to do it and it touched my heart,” Willis said. 

Forrest City’s Track & Field program is one of the most celebrated in the state. Countless student-athletes go on to compete at the college level on full scholarships.

Willis has been married to his wife Karen for 37 years. He has three children, four grandchildren, and is expecting a fifth. 

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We Salute Mrs. Susie Meeks


On Tuesday, May 19, 1998, Mrs. Susie Reynolds Meeks made history. She was the first African-American woman elected to a position of alderman, in the city of Prescott.


Before she was officially elected, Mrs. Meeks served a brief term on Prescott’s City Council. Due to medical reasons, Mrs. Meeks’ husband, Leo, was unable to complete his term as City Alderman. The formermayorMr. Howard Taylor, appointed Mrs. Susie Meeks to fulfil her husband’s position.


In 1998, Mrs. Meeks officially became a candidate, and ran for the position of Alderman-Ward 4; Position 2. Mrs. Meeks has served on the council for 24consecutive years. She currently serves in Ward 4; Position 1.
Congratulations, Mrs. Susie Meeks!
We thank you for your service!




 

REUNION LETTERS
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February 3, 2022

Dear Family Members,

We hope that you are all doing well and staying safe! 

Because of uncertainties due to COVID, the committee has decided to postpone the family reunion another year. The new date for the event is June 15-17, 2023. Sadly, we lost our beloved Johnnie Ruth last year, but we will continue in her honor. 

If you have already paid your registration, it will still be good for the new date, but we will be happy to provide refunds upon request. Please call, text (541) 951-8931 or email zahrala@gmail.com for refunds. 

If you had a hotel room reservation at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, it will automatically be updated with the new 2023 dates at the same rates. If you need to adjust your room reservation or cancel it, please call the hotel directly at 1-866-755-7776. 

We will be hosting a virtual event to connect with the family this year on June 18, 2022 from 4-5:30pm Pacific Time (7-8:30pm Eastern Time). Please join us using this link to the Zoom meeting: https://tinyurl.com/SMW22  If you would like us to email or text you a link and a reminder for the meeting, please send your contact information to zahrala@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing all of you virtually, and eventually being together and enjoying your company! If you have any questions, please contact Zahra Langford.

Sincerely, 
Your 2020 (now 2023) Reunion Committee; Tina Barber, Levette Marshall, Ronnell Barber, Zahra Langford, Johnathan Richmond, Joeseph Smith, Ja’Tasha Marshall, Russell Royston


January 26, 2021
 
Dear Family Members,

We hope that you are all doing well and staying safe!

We did an informal survey of family members and found that most would be unable to commit to attending an event in 2021. Therefore, the committee has decided to postpone the family reunion again for another year. The new date for the event is June 16-18, 2022.

If you have already paid your registration it will still be good for the new date, but we will be happy to provide refunds upon request. Please call or text (310) 835-5586 or email 1JohnnieBarber@gmail.com Johnnie Barber for refunds.

If you have a hotel room reservation at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, it will automatically be updated with the new 2022 dates at the same rate. If you need to adjust your room reservation you can go to https://book.passkey.com/go/CW06SWM. If you would like to cancel your room reservation, please call the hotel directly at 1-866-755-7776.

We will be hosting a virtual event to connect with the family this year on June 19, 2021 from 4-5:30pm Pacific Time (7-8:30pm Eastern Time). Please join us using this link to the Zoom meeting: https://tinyurl.com/SMW2021 If you would like us to send you a link and a reminder for the meeting, please send your contact information to zahrala@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing all of you virtually, and eventually being together and enjoying your company! If you have any questions, please call or text (541) 951-8931 or email zahrala@gmail.com Zahra Langford.
 
Sincerely,
Your 2020 (now 2022) Reunion Committee; Johnnie Barber, Zahra Langford, Tina Barber, Levette Marshall, Ronnell Barber, Johnathan Richmond, Joeseph Smith, Ja’Tasha Marshall, Russell Royston

 
May 15, 2020

Dear Family Members,

We hope that you are all doing well and staying safe!

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the reunion committee has decided to postpone the family reunion until next year. The new date for the event is June 17-19, 2021.
If you have already paid your registration it will still be good for the new dates, but we will be happy to provide refunds upon request to those that need them. If you have not registered yet you can send in your form at any time. Early registration helps us greatly with planning. The new deadline for reunion registration is March 19, 2021.
 
Here are the 30 family members who have registered so far: Johnnie Barber, Ken Stueart, Shane Fruge, Wanda Richardson, Lanaya Richardson, Randy Williams, Tamika Williams, Zahra Langford, Jackson Baures, Tina Barber, Johnnie Taylor (6), James Langford, Kathy Langford, Brock Barber, Ronnell Barber, Marrion Barber (8), Johnathan Richmond, Trish Richmond, Sir Richmond, Margaret Spearman, Cameron Langford, Sarah Gray, Emma Langford (6), Kaya Langford (2), Chacomar Bryant, Lorin Sadler, Brandon Sadler, Russell Royston, Ja’Tasha Marshall.
 
If you had an existing hotel room reservation at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, it will automatically be updated with the new 2021 dates. If you need to adjust or cancel your room reservation, please call the hotel directly at 1-866-755-7776. If you haven’t reserved your rooms yet, please book online https://book.passkey.com/go/CW06SWM to get the best group rates. The new deadline for hotel reservations is May 19, 2021.
 
We look forward to seeing all of you, being together and enjoying each other! If you have any questions, please call or text (310) 835-5586 or email 1JohnnieBarber@gmail.com Johnnie Barber.

Sincerely,

Your 2020 (now 2021) Reunion Committee; Johnnie Barber, Zahra Langford, Tina Barber, Levette Marshall, Ronnell Barber, Johnathan Richmond, Joeseph Smith, Ja’Tasha Marshall, Russell Royston.

 

May 2, 2020

Dear Family,

We hope that you are all doing well and staying safe! Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the reunion committee has decided to postpone the event until next year. We are working with Circus Circus to get a new date in June of 2021.

If you have already paid your registration it will still be good for the event, but we will be happy to provide refunds upon request to those that need them. We will let you know the new date as soon as we get it finalized within the next two weeks.

Sincerely,
Your 2020 (now 2021) Reunion Committee: Johnnie Barber, Zahra Langford, Tina Barber, Levette Marshall, Ronnell Barber, Johnathan Richmond, Joeseph Smith, Ja’Tasha Marshall and Russell Royston


 

March 22, 2020

Dear Family,

We hope that everyone is well and staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak! Many of you have been asking if we will still plan to have the reunion. As of right now we are planning to have it if we can. We will know more about the hotel and flight situation in the weeks ahead and will be able to make a final decision on May 2.
 
Until then, please be patient and continue with your registration if you are able. If we must cancel or reschedule the reunion for this year, we will refund your money. We would advise not booking any flights until after May 2.

Here is a list of the 29 family members who have registered so far: Johnnie Barber, Ken Stueart, Shane Fruge, Wanda Richardson, Lanaya Richardson, Randy Williams, Tamika Williams, Zahra Langford, Jackson Baures, Tina Barber, Johnnie Taylor (6), James Langford, Kathy Langford, Chestene Miller, Cheryl Miller, Diamond Cook, Dominique Cook (14), Brock Barber, Ronnell Barber, Marrn Barber (8), Johnathan Richmond, Trish Richmond, Sir Richmond, Margaret Spearman, Cameron Langford, Sarah Gray, Emma Langford (6), Kaya Langford (2)

Sincerely,

Your 2020 Reunion Committee: Johnnie Barber, Zahra Langford, Tina Barber, Levette Marshall, Ronnell Barber, Johnathan Richmond, Joeseph Smith, Ja’Tasha Marshall and Russell Royston


 
January 12, 2020

Dear Family Members,

Happy New Year from your 2020 reunion committee members! We are looking forward to seeing everyone this June 18-20 in Las Vegas, NV for the “We’re All In” reunion events.  

Now is a great time to send in your registration and get your hotel reservations. Early registration helps us greatly with planning. The deadline for reunion registration is March 19. You can download and print the registration form from the Registration page. 

The deadline for hotel reservations at the Circus Circus Hotel & Casino is May 19. You can find the all the hotel details and booking link on the Accomodations page. 

We look forward to seeing all of you, being together and enjoying each other! If you have any questions, please call or text (310) 835-5586 or email 1JohnnieBarber@gmail.com. Johnnie Barber

Sincerely,

Your 2020 Reunion Committee; Johnnie Barber, Zahra Langford, Tina Barber, Levette Marshall, Ronnell Barber, Johnathan Richmond, Joeseph Smith, Ja’Tasha Marshall, Russell Royston.


 
April 8, 2019

Dear Family Members,

The committee is excited to announce that we have finalized the dates and the accommodations for the 2020 reunion! The reunion will take place June 18-20, 2020. The theme we have selected for the event is “We’re All In.” It expresses our full commitment to family while incorporating a reference to the Las Vegas culture of high stakes poker.

This letter includes all the information you need to book your hotel rooms and register for the event.

Accommodations
The hotel we have selected for the reunion is the Circus Circus Hotel & Casino. The room reservation deadline is May 19, 2020.
 
Schedule of Events and Activities
We have put together a preliminary schedule. We also have some ideas for group activities and we’d love your input!
 
Registration
The registration forms will be mailed out the week of April 8, 2019. If you did not receive a form you can downlod it on this page. The cost for each adult will be $100. Please plan to send yours in as soon as possible so we can finalize plans. The reunion registration deadline is March 19, 2020.

We look forward to seeing all of you, being together and enjoying each other! If you have any questions, please call or text (310) 835-5586 or email 1JohnnieBarber@gmail.com. Johnnie Barber

Sincerely,
Your 2020 Reunion Committee: Johnnie Barber, Zahra Langford, Tina Barber, Levette Marshall, Ronnell Barber, Johnathan Richmond, Joeseph Smith, Ja’Tasha Marshall and Russell Royston.


 
January 26, 2019
 
Dear Family Member,
 
This is the first of many communications about the upcoming events for the 2020 family reunion to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The reunion committee has had its first meeting and we are looking forward to putting together an amazing event for you!
 
We want to say a big thank you to the 2018 reunion committee: Susie Meeks, Grayce Harris Bonet, Karen Meeks Willis and Torrie Willis. They put on a great event and provided a wealth of inspiration for our team.
 
We need addresses and contact information! Here’s what you can do:

1. Review the list of names below (grouped by family/home address). If you know someone in the family who is not on this list and should be invited, please send us their full name, mailing address, email and phone number.
 
Grayce Bonet, Janae’ & JaKyla Willingham Stefanie, Kevin, Jalyn & Jayna McKee
Chestene, Cheryl, & Donna Miller, Diamond & Dominique Cook Kimberly Meeks
Belinda & Patricia Dean Susie & Leo Meeks
Tekylah & Tyrell McNary Curry Angela Harris-Mitchell & David Mitchell
Cynthia Dean, Gabrielle Cole, Tobias & Kobias Jacobs Felicia Payne
Marchetta & Herman Fontaine Nancy L. Price
Tiara, Rico & Jordan Gutierrez Wanda & Willie Richardson
Bettye & Charles Harris Kristoffer Richardson
Jackie Harris, Kimberly Harris, Chassidy Harris, Jazmine Melburn, Jayden Clark, Katie Melburn Kyrii Richardson
Percy & Jessie Hawthorne Earlene & Peggy Royston
JaCieka Rai Moore & Jessie Hawthorne Jr. Russel Royston
Matthew Hill, Theresa Sylvester, Shanaya Sylvester, Jasmine Hill Randy & Derrick Spearman
Jacqueline Humphrey Margaret Spearman
Cameron, Sarah, Emma & Kaya Langford Sonja Stueart-Davis & Chiquita Stueart
James & Kathleen Langford Kenneth Stueart & Shane Fruge
Alissa & EC Maloney Flossie & John Walker, Lee Peters, Nevan Douglas
Dan Maloney Stephanie, James and Joshua Walker
Janice & David Maloney, Jennifer & Isaac Taylor Karen, Donnie Sr., Torrie, Donnie Jr., Draylon & Malini Willis, McKinley Byndom, Karington Wiley, Jakyia Gatlin
Karen & Glen Maloney  
 
2. If your contact information has changed since the last reunion, please send us an update.

Email any new family member information and your updated information to Levette Marshall levettemarshall57@gmail.com by no later than March 30, 2019.
 
We are actively organizing and will provide the dates, host venue and hotel information in April. We look forward to seeing each of you at the reunion in 2020. Please check this website for updates. If you have questions or concerns about the event, feel free to contact any one of the committee members listed below.
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Warm Regards,
 
2020 Las Vegas Reunion Committee:
 
Ronnell Barber (562) 317-9438
Zahra Langford (541) 951-8931
Tina Barber (424) 224-8939
Johnnie Ruth Barber (310) 835-5586
Levette Marshall levettemarshall57@gmail.com  

P.S. We will also be putting this letter in the mail to everyone, but wanted to post it here first.

 
FAMILY AUTHOR-PEGGY ROYSTON
FAMILY DOCUMENTARY
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This documentary of the life of John Ward/Smith and Ada Maloney was made by Charles Lott Miller and Chestene Miller and their grandson Brendan Miller. This video will verify the surname of “Ward” to John’s name. Essie Ree Futch Miller will give glimpses of the life of John Smith and Ada Maloney. Thank You to Charles aka “Chuck” , Essie Ree and Brendan Miller for this important video of our family legacy that will always be remembered and carried on.
 
PAST FAMILY REUNIONS
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Family members of Smith / Ward and Maloney Reunion- This video was presented to family members in Omaha , NE , at 2007 the reunion.

 
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THANK YOU!  JACQUELINE HUMPHREY aka JACKIE HAWTHORNE and BRODERICK D. McDANIEL

Their Video of the 2010 Smith/Ward Maloney Reunion in Kansas City is a must see for ALL. They showcased their video at the Anahem reunion. THANK YOU for all your hard work and dedication to our family.

OPEN THE LINK BELOW TO SEE THEIR WONDERFUL WORK!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuerWR6wqyM&feature=youtu.be
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2012 Reunion in Aneheim
 
THANK YOU! ALL "ROYSTON" FAMILIES MEMBERS FOR HAVING SUCH A WONDERFUL REUNION: 
 
OPEN THE LINK BELOW TO SEE WHAT A GREAT TIME THE FAMILY HAD:
 
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2014 SMITH/WARD MALONEY REUNION VIDEO
ENJOY PICTURES FROM OUR LAST REUNION. THIS IS A COLLECTION OF PICTURES FAMILY MEMBERS POSTED OF THEIR TIME IN HOUSTON. HOUSTON ENJOYED HOSTING AND THANKS. WE PRAY TO SEE EVERYONE AT OUR NEXT REUNION IN
HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA JUNE 16-19, 2016...

THE VIDEO IS AT THE LINK BELOW:

http://youtu.be/iK7S43gpiCI





 
MALONEY FAMILY MEMBERS


WELCOME "ALL MALONEY FAMILY MEMBERS"

LOOK UNDER OUR NEW TAB: FAMILY PHOTO ALBUMS-" MALONEY FAMILY PHOTOS"

PLEASE SHARE OTHER MALONEY FAMILY PICTURES THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE AND LABEL


http://www.smithmaloney.com/8/16-TRUE-16.htm
 
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PICTURED ABOVE TOP LEFT: ADDIE CLYDE (MALONEY) ANDERSON- DAUGHTER OF CHARLES L. MALONEY;GRANDDAUGHTER OF STEPHEN  MALONEY; STEPHEN WAS THE SON OF DAVE MALONEY; DAVE MALONEY WAS THE  FATHER OF ADA MALONEY SMITH.

PICTURED ABOVE TOP RIGHT: STEPHEN MALONEY- SON OF DAVE MALONEY; BROTHER OF ADA MALONEY SMITH and CHARLES L. MALONEY SON OF STEPHEN MALONEY and NEPHEW OF ADA MALONEY SMITH

PICTURED ABOVE BOTTOM LEFT: CHILDREN OF CHARLES L. MALONEY: GORDON MALONEY, SHARON MALONEY SMITH, PAMELA MALONEY, BECKY MALONEY, and MICHELLE MALONEY in WICHITA, KS.

PICTUED ABOVE BOTTOM RIGHT: THE "917 OUR GANG" MALONEY CHILDREN



 
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