The Dingler Family Newsletter for Spring/Summer 2011 is now available for download.  Click the link provided below to view the newsletter.

Dingler Newsletter 2011 (You will need Adobe Reader to view the file.)

The newsletter includes additional details about the reunion, so don’t miss it!

William Ellot Dingler (1920-2007)

Beverly Palmer passed along a copy of the obituary for her uncle, William Ellot Dingler, who passed away in 2007. The obituary text is as follows:

William Ellot Dingler, 86, or Donaldson, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2007, in Baptist Hospital of Little Rock.

He was born July 27, 1920, in Kirby, Ark., to William Issac Dingler and Rosa Thrash Dingler.  He was retired fro, Reynolds Metal where he worked as a crane operator. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served his country in World War II.  He was a former Mason.

He is suvived by two daughters, Cathy Green and her husband Jim or Little Rock, Ark., Paula Morrison of Jonesboro, Ark.; one brother, L.B. Dingler and his wife Inez of Donaldson, Ark.; one sister, Pat Schales and her husband Henry of Donaldson, Ark.; four grandsons, Sean Morrison and his wife Tina of Paragould, Brad Morrison of Jonesboro, Zachary Green or Conway, Matthew Green of Little Rock; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Dingler; his parents; and a brother, Royce Dingler.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2007, in Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rockey Poyner officiating.  Interment will be in Ouachita Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be his grandsons.  Visitation will be held Monday evening from 6-7:30 at the funeral home.  Arrangements are under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Malvern, Ark.

Beverly also passed along that her mom, Pat Dingler Schales, always enjoys hearing any news about the Dinglers. Beverly and Pat have not had the opportunity to attend a reunion yet but hope to one day.

Reference: Dinglers of the South
William Ellot Dingler, 1-2-2-1-3-2-2, p. 238
Patty Jean Dingler Schales, 1-2-2-1-3-2-4, p.238
Beverly Jean Schales Stafford, 1-2-2-1-3-2-4-1, p. 247

Pardon me, boy. Is that the Chatttanooga Choo Choo?

Yes, in fact it IS the Chattanooga Choo Choo.  And it will be pulling into the station with the Dingler Family Reunion onboard!

When Eufaula turned out to not be available for 2011, we decided to move it back to 2012, and find a new host city. We cast our gaze northwards (but not too far north) and landed just past the Georgia border in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

If you haven’t been to Chattanooga, it is in a scenic area, nestled on the banks of the Tennessee River.  It is easily accessible, at the meeting point of three interstates, and filled to the brim with things to do and see.  This won’t be the farthest north we’ve been (that would be Mountain View, Arkansas), but it will be our first reunion in Tennessee.

I’ll post details about the hotel arrangements and how you can book your room later today. I’ll also send out an email to everyone on the mailing list who has an email address on record. We’re only 113 days away, so time to start making plans!

Tonight at the annual Dingler Family Reunion dinner meeting, the group agreed to hold next year’s reunion in Eufaula, Alabama, as suggested by Arthur and Brenda Dease.  We will be working with them to make plans for next year as they welcome us to the area they call home.

As always, the location is tentative until we can firm up details, but as of now we look forward to seeing everyone July 15-17, 2011, in Eufaula.