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Family with deep roots in Purvis gather for reunion

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PURVIS, MS (WDAM) -

The Young family continued day two of their reunion on Saturday.

The family located in Purvis is celebrating their 3-day 18th Annual Reunion this year. With nine generations and more than 250 members, the Young's say they are the biggest African American family in Purvis.

They kicked-off their reunion Saturday night with a banquet in Hattiesburg, and on Saturday they blocked off a street in Purvis for their annual cook-out which included several different attractions for the children to enjoy as well as plenty of food for everyone.

“This is the biggest African American family in this city,” said family member, Robert Young.

The reunion will conclude on Sunday with a church service at St. James United Methodist in Purvis.

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