Whitesburg KY

Blair Branch Church members enjoy card exchange


Here it is December and a new year is fast approaching. I think everyone stays so busy day in and day out and that’s what makes a year seem to fly by. Most are busy out Christmas shopping now.

Our sympathy goes out to Letrell Hampton’s family after his recent death. Letrell, of Doty Creek, was laid to rest in the Whitaker Cemetery after his funeral, which was held at Blackey Pentecostal Church.

K.P., Lana and Amber Pridemore spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Detroit, Mich., with William “Dee-Dee” Stamper. Dee-Dee enjoys seeing “folks” from his mountain hometown and Amber and Lana shopped while there.

We were all concerned when we heard that Ruth Ann Brown was having heart problems. Ruth Ann is home and doing better since her recent triple bypass surgery. The waiting room was full of family and friends the day of her surgery who were all concerned about her and Roland.

The sisters at the Blair Branch Church got together on Saturday for a Christmas card exchange, food and fellowship. Everyone enjoyed being together and the delicious goodies.

Tommy Harris Smith and Mary Jo Blair have returned home after spending some time in Florida. They enjoyed the nice weather and being with Mr. and Mrs. Seldon Caudill and shopping at a flea market. Robert Glenn and Mona Sammons and their two boys have left the Jeremiah area and moved to Knott County. It was sad to see them go. They were good neighbors. Robert’s old homeplace had been in the Smith family since his great-grandfather, J.T. “Jeems” Smith’s, lifetime. J.T. gave parcels of his land to his children and their descendants still own some of the land at Jeremiah today.

There was a house fire in the Black Bottom area last week. It was the old Goldie Adams home.

We’re glad our neighbor Libby Smith is home recuperating after her recent knee surgery. We hope it will help her to have less pain and to get around much easier.

Bob and I visited a little while with Luther and Betty Jo Adams at Morehead. We went to the Little Mary Church there and stopped in with Luther and Betty while we were on our way. They’re like most of us, having sinus or allergy problems.

This Friday evening there will be singing and refreshments at the Blair Branch Church. We also ask everyone to bring in canned food for the Food Pantry that night. It starts at 7 p.m. and all are welcome.

It’s nice to see the bridges in the area being named in honor of local veterans. Claude Caudill of Ohio, will be happy to know the Doty Creek Bridge was named in honor of his twin brother, Clyde.

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