Whitesburg KY

Anna Gaydosh, Pam Jordan visit from Ohio


Sorry I couldn’t get any news in last week. Time seems to go by so fast.

Anna Gaydosh and her cousin, Pam Yonts Jordan, who live in Ohio, were in Letcher County doing research on their family tree. They were in Frankfort one day. We had a nice visit. Also visiting were David Hill, Sue Webb, Rick and Phyllis Yonts.

It was a pleasure seeing Denver and Lorene Profitt at the library. They live in Michigan but their roots are in Letcher County. They appreciate their nephew, Darrell Profitt, for driving them when they come down. Denver and Lorene look younger every time I see them. Lorene is looking for the burial place for Lewis Campbell.

June Sergent is back to work at the center after having surgery. We missed her so much and thank God she is doing better.

Imogene Sexton shared a picture of a group of students at Beaver Dam School that may have been taken in the late 1920s or early 1930s. I can only identify one student, Joe Banks, but my cousin, Yvonne Tackett, says Beatrice and two of her brothers are in the picture.

Billy Gibson of Indiana emailed me a picture of my fourth great-grandparents, William and Elinder Cook Sexton. They are his grands too. I sure did appreciate that for I had never seen a picture of them.

Get well wishes to Arthur and Joyce Sergent, Emitt Everidge, Buddy Roe, and Beatrice Banks.

Our sympathy to the family of Ann Hurst. Ann had lived with her daughter, Billie Hatton, for some time. Also, sympathy to our neighbors, Vineyard Quillen’s family. Vineyard was a wonderful person, as is Julie. Their son, Emitt, was our son, Randy’s, good friend. Julie and I always called the boys our sons. Their daughter, Lisa, and her husband and son live next door. Lisa will take good care of Julie. We love this family so much.

Jean Cook and I attended the visitation for Mae Maggard at the Franks Creek Church at Eolia. Mae was a wonderful lady. Her family took such good care of her. Everyone knows Thelma and Rusty. God bless each of the children and all this family. I saw so many friends at the visitation. I knew most of them when I worked at Parkway Pharmacy.

Willie and Veletta Martin of Beaver Dam hosted a July 4 cookout. They played music and had some good singing. Of course the food was fantastic. Everyone had a good time.

I saw the beautiful son of Steve and Christy Duke-Kincaid in the paper. Congratulations to them. Christy is a member of the Historical Society.

Annette and Raymond Isaacs have their granddaughter, Meghan, visiting from Frankfort. Meghan is a lovely young lady. They grow up so fast.

I enjoyed a visit with Effort, Yvonne, Ann and Arlene.

Our granddaughter, Amanda Holbrook, has been with us and her other grandparents, Charlie and Wilma Holbrook. She has also spent some time with her cousin, Gina Hall.

Jennifer Isaacs, our daughterin law, and our grandsons, Jared and Ethan Isaacs, came up for Richmond for a couple days. The boys helped Pappa Clester pick blueberries and then they gathered plums. Jared loves blueberries. I know Tommy and Betty enjoyed the boys and Jen as much as we did.

Edsel and Carol have been by. All our family wish a very happy birthday to Chasity Fox and our brothers, Kenneth Baker and Michael Baker. Keith is having a fish fry for Chas. They have the baby’s room furnished and I have to get down and see it. Kaylee will be spoiled by all of us.

Whitesburg Lions Club met on Thursday evening at the hospital and discussed ideas for Mountain Heritage Festival. I think we came up with some interesting things to do, but Wendell Cook thought of the best things to do.

Happy anniversary to Josh and April Bailey.

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