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More than 50 people attended the annual Gross family gathering this summer in Shady Spring and reminisced over pictures like this and more. Naomi Williams’ brothers are Kenneth Gross of Daniels, Winky Bill Gross of Blue Jay, Sam Gross of Beaver, and Tom Gross of Crow. Her sisters are Mildred Lilly of Shady Spring, Anne Lee Bailey of Lynchburg, Va., and Corine Phillips of Marmet. One sister, the late Athelene (Toots) Jolly, formerly of North Carolina, passed away in 1982. Williams’ parents were the late Bill and Opal Gross, both lifelong residents of the Beaver area.