Ammons family celebrates Appalachian roots

Jul 20, 2013

Once again, the Ammons family is sending out a call to all those who have a stem on the branches of the Ammons Tree.

“It's time to bring our lives together,” said Marietta Ammons Prevost, “As we celebrate our family root.

Join the family reunion from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 27 at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Franklin. The fifth annual event is coordinated by Jim Ammons of Dacula, Georgia assisted by Larry Ammons of Waynesville, Bill Crawford of Franklin, Marietta Ammons Prevost of Alabama and others.

The Ross Brothers, Appalachian Musicians

These boys are well known for their toe-tapping, old-time Appalachian music which has been carried down through the generations. Band members are Zeb Ross, 17, guitar and Levi Ross, 16, clawhammer/3-finger banjo, from Waynesville. Their newest CD has just been released, entitled “The Ross Brothers ~ Appalachian Mountain Memories.”

Nathan Parrish, Southern Gospel Singer

17-year-old Nathan has been singing gospel since he was 3 1/2 years old, winning the first of his many awards at the Georgia Mountain Fair at the age of 4. He has sang at weddings, funerals, benefits, and over 100 churches in three states. He has sang on stage with : The Kingdom Heirs, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Blackwood Brothers, Barbara & Becca Roach, Singing Christians, Mckameys, Dailey & Vincent, Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

Dr. Windy Gordon, Scottish History

Dr. Windy Gordon was born in the low country of South Carolina and discovered his Scottish roots when he stumbled across a Scottish festival in Charleston. He is Scot on both sides of his family since his mother was a Polk, which is a variation on Clan Pollock. Windy has been the president and a board member for the House of Gordon-USA.

Windy will summarize the origin of Scotland, including some of Scotland’s best historical moments and try to trace some Ammons Scottish history.

For more information, call Jim Ammons at 404-310-5172.