There was a family reunion in 1979.  It was titled The Dirton & Blassingame Family Reunion.  On August 12, 1979 at 1:00 p.m, there was a program at one of the family home churches; Bethelehem United Methodist Church on Staunton Bridge Road in Greenville, SC.  The program was outlined as followed:

                                    PROGRAM

Hymn................................. "Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross"
Prayer................................  Furman Dirton, Sr.
Hymn................................ "What A Friend We Have In Jesus"
Remarks.............................. Rev. W.O. Harrison
Music.................................  Friendship All Male Chorus 
Solo..................................  Dorothy Dirton
Music................................  Dirton Brothers
Remarks............................. Mrs. Lucille Coleman
                                         Mr. Clarence Blassingame
                                         Rev. Z.G. Taylor
Recognition of Families......... Elliott Dirton
Announcements
Benediction
Dinner
Bethlehem United Methodist Church on Staunton Bridge Road, Greenville, SC
Bethlehem United Methodist Church on Staunton Bridge Road, Greenville, SC
 
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