Whitesburg KY

Archie Ray Fields marks birthday

Hello everyone. I hope all had a good week and are thankful to be alive.

I wanted to wish a few people belated happy birthday wishes: Glenda Younce, Sept. 15, and Lisa Baker Boggs and Billy Ray Blair, Sept. 16. I hope all of you had a great day.

Some of Archie Ray Fields’s kids, Juanita Smith and family and Kim Hoskins and family, took Archie and Margaret to the Golden Corral in London for his birthday. I am sure they all had a good time. Also, they went to Kim’s new place.

My granddaughter, Ashley Renee Fields, will be 19, Sept. 30. Papa and I love you and are very proud of you for trying to move on and getting your life back together, going to school and working. Sometimes we make bad choices in life, but if you just hold on and move on, things will get better. Big Cowan

Sorry to hear that Dorothy Jean Miles had a heart attack. She had two stents put in, and we’re praying that she will be fine. Dorothy is a beautiful and sweet lady and a fighter, so I know she will be okay. Prayers go out to her family also. Going through this with someone you love is really rough.

Jim Snell had a problem with his health. An ambulance was called, but he refused treatment and he was not transported. I guess he is a tough old guy. Pray for him.

Bro. Charles Large in Virginia had surgery. He is in critical condition and really needs our prayers.

Fred Boggs Jr. of Boggs Hollow on Kingscreek, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 13. He would have been 68 years old Sept. 18. He was born Sept. 18, 1943. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Cornett Boggs from Boggs Hollow, and one daughter Marcy and husband Noah Berlatsky and son Siah of Chicago, Ill. Also surviving are six brothers, Carl Boggs, Lowell Boggs of Linefork, Wendell Boggs of Cumberland, Lee Boggs of Little Cowan, and Myrle Boggs of Hindman; and one sister, Boncella Roark of Kingscreek.

He was a son of the late Fred Boggs Sr. and Hermie Cornett Boggs. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Maewood Boggs, and a brother, Bob Boggs.

Fred was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and good friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Thomas Wolfe came home for a visit with his mom and dad, Kathy and Eddie Wolfe. He spent the night with them and had a good visit. He lives near Hazard and he misses everyone on Cowan. It was good to see him.

The Black Gold Festival was going on at Hazard last weekend. I have never been. It seems like it’s a big event and kind of crazy at time, according to the police scanner.

Keep everyone in your prayers this week. Have fun at the Mountain Heritage Festival. All have a good week and be careful.

Our sympathy goes out to all who have lost loved ones this past week. Smile and say hello to someone you meet. A smile goes a long way.

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