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2014 Annual Kicklighter family reunions & potlucks in Glennville & Soperton GA
Posted by: Lita Kicklighter North-Owens (ID *****4959) Date: July 25, 2014 at 13:09:43
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Dear Kicklighter Family and Friends,

Please kindly share this information with other cousins and friends. Postcards are being mailed to family members who do not have email or FaceBook access. If you know of anyone who receives a postcard and has access to email or FB, please have them help save reunions funds by joining us on FB or sending us an email see below for details. THANKS MUCH :)

The annual Glennville Georgia family Kreunion is ALWAYS held the very last Saturday each July.

The annual Soperton Georgia family Kreunion is ALWAYS held the second Saturday each August.

2014 - Georgia Kicklighter family reunions and potlucks:
FaceBook -- Visit Kicklighter Reunions group page and send request to join for annual reunion information – search “Kicklighter Reunions” or

Email -- For annual reunion information - add a cousin’s email or snail mail address - send email to: and request further information -



GLENNVILLE GA - 55th Annual Reunion
July 26, 2014 - 10 a.m.
Beard’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church Annex
60 Beards Creek Church Rd
Glennville, GA 30427
-- 10-11 Open & Welcome
--11-11:30 K-family Church History - Bill Kicklighter
--11:30 -12 GA K-family Land Lottery - Frank Kicklighter
--12-1 Potluck meal --- pls bring a dish to share
--1-1:30 Group photo
--1:30-1:50 All cousins - elections & committees
--1:50-2:30 **Cousin Frank Kicklighter will be speaking
about our oldest Kicklighter (Gickeleiter Giglleitner) family records to date which will include our ancestors who traveled from Czechoslovakia to Austria to Germany then to the USA in 1752.

--2:30-3 Door Prizes -& - Closing

--Kicklighter family listing by state see Kreunion chairperson and below for details of this project


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On Friday (evening before the Glennville reunion), July 25th at 6:00 PM there will be a gathering of ‘early birds’ at the Beard’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church Annex. If you are in the Glennville area that evening, bring some finger foods and come on out. Chairman Bill Kicklighter can be contacted for directions or information at 912-237-0678 (cell) or 912-654-4772 (home).


GEORGIA Contact Info. & Directions:
Bill & Martha Kicklighter
FLORIDA Contact Info. & Directions:
Betty & Richard Lee



SOPERTON GA - 41st Annual Reunion
August 9, 2014 - 10 a.m.
Ivy Park Community Center - Soperton GA
--Billy Kemp Kicklighter Family History and Kicklighter's in the Cilvil war as well as the Civil war record
of James Jackson Kicklighter family and their history
--HoolaHoop Contest :)
--Potluck meal – please bring a dish to share
--Donations are being accepted for an auction and country store to raise funds for future reunions –
please bring items the day of the reunion or contact Lillian Gregory or Rosalie Kicklighter – contact
details are noted below:
--Kicklighter family listing by state see Kreunion chairperson

GEORGIA Contact Info. & Directions:
Lillian & Leonard Gregory
FLORIDA Contact Info. & Directions:
Luthur & Rosalie Kicklighter


1-- We are desperately in need of someone to take photographs at this year’s Gville K-reunion and also someone to video record speakers for the purpose of creating DVD’s to preserve and record our family history for future generations and for those who may not be able to attend. So, please bring your cameras and video cameras. Please notify Bill Kicklighter at the contact information noted below if you would be willing to contribute your talent and expertise in this way or know of someone who can. THANKS :)

2 -- DVD’s and CD’s available at Gville K-reunion:

The 51st Annual Kicklighter Family Reunion (held in Glennville) available on DVD, contains 90 minutes of video, music, and a slide show of highlights from the 2010 reunion. Featured are presentations on Kickighter’s in the Civil War, Jesse Kicklighter’s Eighteen Children, and Kicklighters in South Carolina. Cost: $10

The 2011 52nd Annual Kicklighter Family Reunion (held in Glennville) available on DVD, contains highlights from the ceremony to dedicate Confederate soldier Jesse Kicklighter’s new headstone as well as Frank Kicklighter’s slide show presentation on his recent trip to Germany and time spent with the Gickeleiter family, our direct family descendants. Cost: $10.

Kicklighter Family History – either books or CD’s available at both reunions:
** "The Family of Thomas Kicklighter" 2009 CD By Earl Kicliter $10.
Please begin collecting family information and updates for the next revision of Earl’s book. As soon as we have specific details with regard to who will be the contact and where to send your updates and revisions, we will send out the information via email and FaceBook. Any questions can currently be directed to Cousin Lita at or via FaceBook.

Also available is a CD that contains the1976 book by Martha Jones Bacon & Annette Kicklighter Oglesby, “The Story of the Kicklighters & Allied Familes” & Ken Kickighter’s document “Kicklighters in the Civil War.” Cost: $5.

3 -- Kicklighter’s (Kickliter’s) across the United States: A web search has located over 850 family members scattered across the U.S. some in almost every state. You and your extended family members may or may not be a part of this new listing. If you would be interested in contacting family members listed in your own state via telephone to invite them to a reunion, or to provide them with contact information and share details about the availability of family history DVD’s and CD’s as well as upcoming reunions, please contact Lita Kicklighter North-Owens to receive a local listing for your state. Lita can be reached by replying to this email message or on FaceBook or via this contact info: telephone 520-471-9798 or POBox 69332, Tucson AZ 85737-0014 (from Nov to Apr) and PO Box 976, Alpine AZ 85720-0976 (from May to Oct).

Look forward to hearing from cousins all across the U.S. We would like to verify that we have your contact information (names addresses phone numbers) on this listing. If all cousins receiving this information would please contact Lita so she can identify cousins with whom we already have contact via FB, email and postcards. Doing so would help us produce a new listing of cousins for each state that WE DO NEED TO CONTACT. THANKS MUCH :)

One copy of this listing (for viewing only) will be available at both GA Kicklighter reunions, so please ask reunion chairpersons if you wish to view it. You may add any address or phone corrections. Also, it would be most appreciated if each cousin could look over this listing and ID all of your relatives listed by adding a ck mark next to the end of their names along with your first and last names for reference. This way we will know which Kicklighter family members on this web list currently receive no family reunion notifications as it will be our goal to reach out to those and share future family and reunion information.



COME SEE HOW WE ARE ALL RELATED :)----------------Kicklighter, Kickliter, Kicliter, Gickeleiter (Germany), Giglleitner (Austria), Gickeleuthner (Czechoslovakia , Austria, Germany, SC-GA-FL)
FaceBook -- Visit Kicklighter Reunions group page for annual reunion information – search “Kicklighter Reunions” or
Email -- For annual reunion information - - send email to: or to add a cousin’s email or snail mail address
Family history ?'s Visit Kicklighter Genealogy Forum:
Kicklighter Family Descendants Pages visit http:\\ and click "Family Tree"
Hope to see you at one or both of this summer's reunions :)

Your Kicklighter cousins :)
Allen & Abella Kicklighter
Betty & Richard Lee
Bill and Martha Kicklighter
Debbie & Lynn Fordham
Frank Kicklighter
Gail Wannette Kicklighter
Johnny and Chris Kicklighter
Lillian & Leonard Gregory
Lita Kicklighter North-Owens
Luthur and Rosalie Kicklighter

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