Legacy Families

Do you have multiple generations of family members who have participated in the summer camp program or retreats at Glisson through the years?

Through our summer camp survey over the past four years, we've been able to identify dozens of families with deep, multi-generational connections to Glisson.  These records include more than 75 families which represent three generations, and more than a dozen which have reached a fourth generation of Glisson involvement - and we're certain even more are out there.

We want to collect as much information about our multi-generational Glisson families as we can.  We're asking all our alumni whose families include a multi-generational Glisson legacy to help us learn more about the depth of their connections to this place.

The link below will take you to a short, eleven-question survey.  Please take a few moments and tell us about your family's deep connection to Glisson:

Below is a list of the multi-generational Glisson legacy families about whom we have received detailed information through survey responses. 

If your family is not listed, please follow the link above to complete the survey and tell us about your family's Glisson connections, or simply email Phil Dodson or call (678) 533-1452:

Judy Wood Barrett family
Tommye McCoy Brantley family
Comer & Mary Brownlow family
John & Norma Davis Campbell family
Malone & Charlotte Dodson family
Ruby C. Drew family
Margaret Gallman family
Fred Glisson family
Charles Hambrick family
Amy and Parker "Bosco" Henderson family
Ben & Manita Hutchinson family
Peggy Wise Huston Keifer family
Susan Johnson Kite family
Lucille "Granny Lu" Lanford family
Shirley Erwin Maxwell family
Elizabeth Sadler McCurry family
Bill & Pat McKoy family
Heather Merritt family
Allen Mitchell family
Melba Edwards Mitchum family
Ena Smith Moore family
Ann Parsons Odum family
John Patton family
Eunice Ray Phillips family
Germaine Schils Pope family
Elaine Puckett family
Ann Wilbanks Richardson family
Donald "Pete" Rolader family
Betty Curry Sanders family
Daniel Savage family
Claudette Simonton family
Angelique, Aimee & Ashley Smith family
Glinda Stone family
Bill Stubblefield family
John and Nettie Tate family
Lynda Vaughan Webb family
Gene & Lilla Mae Welch family
Lucy & James Welden family
Freda Donaldson Williams family

Kelly Hartley Turner (green shirt) is pictured above during Singing-on-the-Porch at Glisson Day 2010 with her husband Ron (blue shirt). 

Kelly and her her two daughters Erin (red shirt) and Katie (not pictured) are part of the four-generation legacy begun by Kelly's grandmother Eunice Ray Phillips.

Below, the three-generation Ena Smith Moore legacy is also represented at Glisson Day 2010. Ena Moore (front, center, holding hiking stick) was a summer camp volunteer in 1947 while a student at LaGrange College. 

Ena's husband Lige (also holding a hiking stick) served as Chair of the Glisson Board of Directors at two different points in time. Lige and Ena are surrounded by their four adult children and several of their grandchildren, all of whom are Glisson alumni.

"Our son looks forward to camp all year long. He is already asking when he will be going back. We are so appreciative of the amazing job you do with our special kids!"

Anne, parent of a 2013 Sparrowwood camper