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Photo above believed to be from 2003 reunion at Crockett Civic Center

2018 Reunion, August 17-19 Ards’ Family Reunion location is: Cousin Mary Bowen's Place, 645 CR 4125 Crockett, TX 75835. The events to be held here will be Friday Night Fish Fry, all of Saturday's activities, and Sunday’s Old Country Breakfast for your departure.

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Arthur Ard
(Born ? - Transitioned Sept. 1938)
Malissa Orange-Ard

(Nov. 23, 1883, - August 15, 1969)

The 12 Children of Arthur and Malissa Ard.  No picture of Arthur Ard Available)

Malissa Ard was born in Houston County, November 23, 1883, and died August 15,1969 at 10:00 AM.  She became a Christian when she was quite young and joined the Mt. Zion Ash Baptist Church and was baptized.  Later she became a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

She lived a Christian life ever after.  Her Christian life was as the fragrance of a beautiful rose, and her influence will ever live in whatever place she has resided because she was known for extreme courtesy and willingness to accommodate everyone. (Taken from the Obituary of Mrs. Malissa Ard, August 20, 1969)


Roots to Fruits

Giving thanks to Mama Glory (Helen) Holleman-Harris-Ridley, who constructed the family tree book (draft) years ago.  This book is a downloadable PDF that needs to be edited and updated.  

Click to view Family Tree Book

2016 Photo Gallery

VIDEO - 1994 Reunion - Houston County Lake

VIDEO - 2001 Reunion - Crockett Civic Center

Traveling From:
San Antonio Map
Houston Map
Dallas Map



Draft Bylaws for the Ard Family Reunion Foundation:  August, 2004

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