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ht's a close-knit, hard work-

i4 family," Lucille said. "Our
mkls have always been very
hid from Grandpa on down.
Tmo are some who have
strlfed, but they always come
mor to the reunion, Lucille
drel up charts representing
eacHbranch of the family and
collected old photos for display.
She updated family information
by requesting that each branch
Secrest wins raffle Dance teacl
Beth Anne Secrest won a weekend at the Hatfield
Inn and a dinner at the Golden Lamb in a raffle by
the Warren County Republican Women's Club
Pictured, from left, is Secrest with Rachel Hutzel of
the Republican Women's Club.
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Darkness followed mourners from the church on New
Burlington Road, up the hill for nearly a mile to Miami
Cemetery. Grandsons took turns carrying the casket.
Other grandchildren trudged behind bearing 135 floral
arrangements. With the headlights of cars lighting the
gravesite, Rev. James Preston Lamb, the country boy
preacher from Kentucky, was lowered into his final rest
ing place. He left behind a remarkable legacy.
"Goye therefore andteach all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, the Son and ihe Holy Ghost,
teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you, and Lo, I am with you always even until
the end of the world" (Matthew 28 19-20.)
J.P.'s son, Acy, remained pastor of the Corwin
Pentecostal Church until 1971. When Acy retired, the
congregation elected his son, Walter, to lead them. Walter
is still pastor there today. Among,J.P's. direct descen
dants, 36 currently are pastoring churches. Lucille Henry
named several. Among them are Walter Lamb in Corwin,
Jimmy Lamb in Harveysburg, Emery Lamb in Lebanon;
Nash Lamb in Middletown, Keith Lamb in Harveysburg,
J.,arry Isaacs in Lebanon, Bruce Lamb in NewVienna and
pill Lamb onOhio 350 near Lebanon.
Dance lessons are just as effec
tive as sports in teaching chil
dren discipline, concentration
and team work, says Radford
University dance professor
Pegeen Albig. Dance lessons
improve a child's agility and
ability to handle their own body,
and teaches them about the
pleasures of moving gracefully
and efficiently.
"It stimulates the brain and
body together, because you have
to concentrate on the move
ments," she says, "and it also
increases flexibility, balance and
strength," she said
RU artist-in-resideiice
Dagmar KeSsler, a former pro
fessional dahceir in London and
the United States, says dance is
goal oriented without' children
getting too competitive ' or
wrapped up in winning. She says
dance is also great aerobic and
muscle toning exercise for chil
dren, and will begin to instill the
importance of exercise in a
child's life. Many children don't
get enough exercise.
"Kids these days don't have
any stamina and don't have any
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Lamb family holds annual
reunion along river ban^p,
The gathering oftheclan.
It happens at weddings,
funerals, and family reunions,
and it builds a sense of belong
ing, of family unity. The Lamb
reunion that meets each year m
Corwin is no exception. Along
the banks of the Little Miami
River the descendants of
Preston Lamb and Hulda Hobbs
convene each year for fun and a
celebration oftheir heritage.
For the past several years,
Lucille Henry, ofCorwin, daugh-
ter ofAcy Lamb has help^ plan
and coordinate theevent. It isno
Lall task. The occasion
requires planning in direct pro
portion to the number of people
expected at the event., and the
Lamb family isone of the largest
in Ohio. This year the reumon
drew a flock ofmore than 500.
"It's a close-knit, hard wak
ing family," Lucille said. Our
morals have always been very
high from Grandpa on down.
There are some who have
strayed, but they always come
^^Prior to the reunion, Lucille
drew up charts representing
each branch of the femly ^
collected old photos for display
She updated family information
by requesting that each branch
list any new births or deaths
that occurred during the past
vear. The Corwin Pentecostal
Church, founded by
Mike Lamb, opened to the fami
lyas thereunion's homebase.
Entertainment was no prob
lem. The Lambs are as full ot
music as they are ofphrase for
the Lord. In most cases tbe tirst
is an expression of
one time the Lamb s had a
gospel singing group that trav
spreading the Good News. Other
branches of the family like the
Isaacs and Spencers still have
gospel groups. .
"They've always said you
couldn't be a Lamb if you cant
sing," Lucille said.
The oldest and the youngest
family member to attend the
reunion is traditionally honored.
This year Emma Purkey, 85, was
the oldest. Ironically, her great-
granddaughter, Emma Purkey,
Ige 4months, was the youngest
Along with plans for the
reunion, another plan was fe-
mulating in Lucille's mmd. My
heritage is '^v'^he
to be a part of this family, she
"^^y not a monument to the
family's founder and the founder
of the church, PJ- Lamb, she
asked herself.
It would stand on thecurb by
the parking lot at the Corwin.
Pentecostal Church, a stone as .
strong, as beautM and as
enduring as soul of J.P. himself.
Lucille had seen such a stone
near Jellico, Tenn. It would cost
money as would the plaque that
the family would affix toit.
And so a new project began.
Tapes recording Acy's music
were sold at the reunion. Aquiit
grew upfrom fabric blocks with
the handprints of 62 family
members. It was hand-quilted,
and in the center an embroi
dered family tree heldthe names
of the numerous family branct^
es. The quilt was auctioned oil
during the reunion to the high
est bidder. Katherine Lamb, ot
Miamisburg bought it tor
$3,375.- Her father's hand-print
was one of the 62.
How much will the monu
ment cost? At this point Ludlle
has no idea., but she is full of
ideasbasedonthe family s "^any
talents abouthow tofinance Ail
the Lambs are really known for
their cooking. Vinegar Pieis one
of our specialties. We are coming
out with a Lamb Family cook
book to raise more money, it
that's not enough, we'll raise
some more," she said.
nev. 3:C.
. . married 61 years ; /> . { '/ i
sarv^ft7arch 31sMvit*h' celebrated tlieir 6Ist wedding anmver-'
_ The> have 10a grandchildren and 136 great grandchildren.
Cc>f/^ pe^j/n A ScRAf"l?aOf<
Open house
to mark
Mr. and Mrs. Loranzo Neace
of Wa5Tiesville will celebrate 50
years of marriage witb an open
house dinner Saturday at
Corwin Pentecostal Church.
The celebration will be from 4
to 7 p.m.
Mr. Neace and the former
Ruby Lamb were married June
21,1951, in Richmond, Ind.
The couple's nine children
and their spouses include David
Neace, Edwin Neace, Donna and
Ed Bellman and Michelle Estep,
all of WaynesviUe;Veronica and
Joe Vipperman of Middletown;
Anthony Neace of Lebanon;
Melissa Neace of Hillsboro;
Robert and Lisa Neace of South
Mr. and Mrs. Neace
Charleston, and the late Eugene.
One great-grandchild and 24
grandchildren complete the fam
Mr. Lamb, a U.S. Army veter
an of the Korean War, is retired
after 31 years with General
Motors in Dayton.
WAlftaSVILLE, GMIO 45068