Whitesburg KY

Audrey Hammonds turning 71

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. Hope all had a good week.

I had two first cousins die in the same week. Barbara Ann Maggard Boggs died Feb. 19. She was married to the late Bobby Boggs. She was 75 years old and the daughter of the late Arch and Ella (Fields) Maggard.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Terry (Daisy) Boggs of Cowan, Greg (Vicki) Boggs of Partridge, Keith (Cathy) Boggs of Cowan and Mark (Lisa) Boggs of Cowan; a daughter, Diana (Marion Gail) Gilley of Cowan; a brother, Billy Ray (Agnes) Maggard of Columbus, Ind., and a sister, Audrey (Charles) Hammonds of N. Vernon, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and lots of relatives to mourn her passing, as well as friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Maggard, and two sisters, Veda and Hailey.

She was a real sweet lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Then Lou Anna (Fields) Ingram died in Charlestown, Ind. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Leva Fields. She was 65 years old and would have been 66 on Feb. 24. Services were held in Indiana.

Surviving are two brothers, David (Rosemary) Fields of Florida, and Gid Fields (Priscilla) of Otisco, Ind.; 3 sisters, Nancy (Taft) Boggs of Partridge, Mary (Ted) Collins of Isom and Kathleen (Jimmy)

Cornett of Cumberland, as well as many relatives and friends.

She will be missed by her family and all who knew her.

James (Nicholas) Foss of Cowan died in Virginia. His mother and stepdad live on Cowan. He will have a service in Mississippi at a later date.

I heard that Rosemary Parks lived on Cowan also. I did not know her, but our sympathy goes out to her family.

Audrey and Charles Hammonds and Bill and Agnes Maggard were unable to come in due to health reasons, and everyone being out of electricity, and the snow we had. Hopefully everyone understands.

Barbara’s oldest son got saved during the visitation. We are happy for him.

Bill and Agnes Maggard’s oldest daughter, Ella Pate, as well as my granddaughter, Ashley, came in. Was glad to see them.

On a sweeter note, Audrey (Maggard) Hammonds will be 71 on March 1. Happy birthday, Audrey, and I wish you a year of better health.

Archie Joe Maggard has a birthday March 1 also, and we hope you have a great one. He is a son of Bill and Agnes Maggard.

Keep Audrey, Charles, Agnes and Bill in your prayers, as well as Mary Ann Maggard. She had pneumonia and was in Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Lexie Fields will be eight years old March 2 or 3. She is the daughter of Wayne and Missy (Whitaker) Fields. Happy birthday, sweetie.

Bill Maggard Sr., Paul Mc- Intosh, and Barbara Bruner all have birthdays on March 3. I hope each of you has a very happy birthday and good health.

There is still a lot of sickness and death in our communities. Just pray for everyone. Get along with others. Tell someone you love them. Keep God first in your life. Attend the church of your choice.

My articles of late seem to be full of doom and gloom. I am so sorry about that. Hopefully I will have better news to write later on.

My husband and I are feeling much better, just still coughing.

I saw a story on Facebook that said to take an onion and cut it in slices and put it in different rooms of the house. The onion draws bacteria and will get rid of the pneumonia and turn the onion black. Might be worth a try since nothing else helps. With this strain of flu or whatever it is, antibiotics do not seem to help. Sorry, doctors!

Sometimes old remedies work. I would never have thought of an onion. Now ain’t that something?

Keep my brother, Archie Fields, in prayer. He has a place on his leg that will not heal. He will be going to Pikeville in March and have it checked out. Hopefully, nothing serious.

My brother-in-law, Eddie Wolfe, is having problems with infection in his arm again. Keep him and Kathy in prayer.

Ann Collier’s sister in Indiana needs prayer also.

Keep all the miners in prayer. They never know from one day until the next if they will get laid off or if the mine will shut down. Pray that they will keep their jobs and people who are laid off will find jobs.

Well, until next time. Everyone have a good week.

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