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Archie Ray Fields is Letcher Manor patient

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Hello everyone! I hope your New Year brings you health and happiness.

Sorry I didn’t write anything last week. The deadline was near before I realized it, and I had been in and out so much.

My brother Archie Ray Fields had a stroke on Christmas Day and was in the hospital. He is now at Letcher Manor for some physical therapy. He is trying really hard to move his left hand and left leg on his own, and is doing pretty well.

His daughter Pam came in from Arizona to spend time with him. Our cousin Gid Fields came in from Indiana, and our uncle, Isom Fields from Tennessee came over together to visit him. He has received several prayer requests from family and friends from near and far. Keep him in your prayers.

Jennie Day, a daughter of the late Ran and Bonnie Day, died this past week. She was 65 years old, and is survived by brothers R.C. and Richard Day.

She will be missed by all who knew her. I have fond memories of her when she went to Cowan School and when I rode on the school bus to Whitesburg. I was in grade school and she was in high school. Several years ago I went to visit her at Letcher Manor, and she still remembered me.

Also, Jack Snell, a brother of Jim Snell, died last week. Remember his wife, Marie, and the rest of the family.

Then I found out New Year’s Day that the youngest son, Frankie, of the late Rachel and France Day, died. He had been sick for a while. He was a brother of Elmo and Eugene Day of Cowan, Louise Sturgill of Ohio, and Georgette Sims of Danville. He will be missed by all who knew him. Not sure of the arrangements. Keep the family in prayer.

Irene and Eugene Day and their daughter Emma Adams and grandson Chris Adams and I think Paige Brown all went to Tennessee to see Eugene’s Aunt Inez. She is in her 90s. They had a real good visit .

My husband and I had New Year’s Eve dinner with my sister and brother in-law, Kathy and Eddie Wolfe, along with our son Mike and his girlfriend Melinda. All had a good time and good food. I wish Archie could have been there. Archie is improving.

Keep Agnes Maggard, Audrey and Charles Hammonds, Irene and Eugene Day, Pat Mullins, Hazel Rayburn and the Maggard family in prayer this week.

Also sorry to hear about the death of Deborah Looney. She was a daughter of Betty Miles Trent and the late Clyde Trent. Prayers for the family.

Mary Ann Maggard, 76, died Jan. 2. She was married to the late Curtis Maggard and had three sons, Jamie (Mary), Joe, and Tony (Carla). She had been in bad health for some time. She will be dearly missed.

So much sickness and death all around us. My husband had a virus, then I came down with a cold, earache and headache.

When I went to Letcher Manor to visit Archie, I talked to Marge Collier. She seems to be getting around well.

I met a young lady named Joanne Barker and she said to pray for her. She was really sweet. As our family was leaving, this little lady looked over at us and said, “Good Lord, I love older people.” I worked in a nursing home 12 years and you can’t help but get attached to some of them.

Audrey and Charles Hammonds came in from North Vernon, Ind., for Mary Ann’s funeral. I went to the visitation and did not get to the funeral and James and I were both sick. So I have not seen them yet.

Well, I am going to get off of here for now. I hope everyone has a good week.

Attend the church of your choice and keep someone in prayer.

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