Whitesburg KY

Bill Raleigh brought Marlowe memories

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying the pretty weather and seeing the trees and flowers blooming. I enjoy this time of year.

A lot of our friends are having health problems. I heard my good friend Dorthy Tacket had been feeling real bad, but I heard she was doing better. She’s in Pikeville Hospital. I hope she gets out soon.

I got a call from Bertha (Page) Dye. She had been sick, but she was painting in her house and she had been cleaning house. I asked her to come do mine. She just laughed. I guess that means no.

I was sorry to hear a good friend, Earl Profitt, had died. I went to his funeral. His wife, Juanita Profitt, was my mother’s best friend for many years and mine also. Earl was 97 years old and his wife is 90. Everyone loved them. Our sympathy goes out to his family. They had a small family. I got to see all of them at the funeral. Their church did real well, good singing and good preaching.


A man came over to tell me he read my news and knew the people I wrote about. His name was Bill Raleigh and he had lived in Marlowe a long time ago. He took me way back in time, when I was a young girl. His dad was Harold Raleigh and I remembered them all and where they lived and it turned out his wife, the former Flo Maggard, was the daughter of the late Fritz Maggard who took care of all our sick animals. They lived on Cowan.

He said, “Don’t put this in the paper.” I told him I wouldn’t remember it. He remembered the late John Stidham family and the Pennington family. Guess what. I didn’t remember some of the people, but I enjoyed hearing all this. I think a lot of folks will remember them.

I haven’t heard from Elzie Ray Hatton and Iva (Absher) Cheatham. I hope they are doing all right.

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and we will have Easter service and of course the Easter egg hunt for our kids at Whitco Pentecostal Church. I’m sure we will enjoy it.

I want to remind you again of our revival with Bro. Jimmy Jewell on April 11. We are certainly looking forward to it. He has been here a lot.

We really enjoyed the hot dog dinner at Senior Citizens last Wednesday. We had a large crowd there and all the food was delicious. We thank all the people who helped with it and the good fellowship.

I want to tell Shelby Jean Feltner in London, I heard her and her group sing on March 23 on the Beattyville TV and I think that was the best they had ever done. I’m glad you are feeling better. Your brother Larry Miller and his family were at our church about a week ago. I asked him about you. I hope you can get back to our church sometime. I know you had to move because of your health.

My son Rob has his daughter Rocki and her husband Matt Hill and their children for Easter. I’d love to see them hunting for Easter eggs. They live in Lexington.

I’m looking forward to our Easter service. It’s always special.

I’ve had a busy weekend with funerals and it was so sad. I haven’t had time to visit my family and check on them. I’ll try to get up with them tomorrow.

I’ve not seen many people this week. It’s rained a lot and I don’t like driving in the rain. It’s a beautiful day today, but we are supposed to get rain this evening.

I hope all of you are having a good day. May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.

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