Whitesburg KY

Blairs celebrating 53rd wedding anniversary


Doyle Dean Johnson of Jeremiah had to have surgery in Lexington. He has thyroid cancer. I wish him the best.

Congratulations to Jacquie Banks and Ben Caudill of Doty Creek on the birth of their baby girl. Layla Nicole Caudill was born on July 2 and weighed 8 pounds and was 20 1/2 inches long. The grandparents are Ed and Cheryl Banks of Letcher, and Ute Caudill of Doty Creek.

Congratulations to Allison and Doug Collins of Blair Branch on the birth of their son. Bryson Douglas Collins was born on July 1 and weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Allison is the daughter of Gerald and Kathy Blair of Jeremiah.

Sally Caudill of Dry Fork, formerly of Doty Creek, was in a Lexington hospital for about six weeks. She had gotten a staph infection in her spine when she was in the hospital before and it ate away the bone in her spine. I didn’t even know anything about it until her son, Allen Fugate of Blackey, was telling my sister Debbie. She is home but is still not doing well. I wish her the best.

I have a few birthday wishes this week. Happy birthday to Debbie Campbell of Letcher on July 9, Angie Sturgill of Whitesburg on July 12,Tosh Watts of Elk Creek on July 20, my neighbor Adam Henrikson on July 24, Jeremy Maggard of Letcher on the 31st, and Opal Jent of Carcassonne also on the 31st.

Lauren Leeann Adams of Jeremiah had to go to Cincinnati recently to a heart specialist. She has not been feeling well again, but now they want to send her to a lung doctor. They think she might have a lung disease. I sure do hope she gets better and happy birthday to her. She turned 5 on July 14. She is the daughter of Leslie Gibson and Dustin Adams.

A special happy birthday to my dad P-nut. He will be 74 on July 16. My son Justin will be 19 on July 31 and my nephew Joshua Dixon will be 20 on July 27.

Happy anniversary to my parents P-nut and Jean Blair of Elk Creek. It is their 53rd today (Wednesday).

Congratulations to Tiffany King and Bobby Banks of Whitesburg on the birth of their twin babies. Brody weighed 6 pound, 9 ounces and Bella weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces. Tiffany is the daughter of Marty and Mabel King of Crases Branch. I wish them good luck.

Happy birthday to Jo Caudill of Premium. It’s on July 12 and her son Jordan turned 17 on July 10.

Edna Helton emailed and said her mother Lucy Blair is in Whitesburg Hospital with congestive heart failure. I hope she feels better soon. Lucy Blair is from Blair Branch.

Virgil Combs of Carcassone is in WARH. He is having problems with his breathing again. I wish him the best.

There will be church held at the Jent cemetery on Jent Mountain the third Sunday of this month. Dinner will follow. Everyone is welcome.

Elijah Caudill graduated last week from Air Force boot camp in Texas. He did so with honors and got a marksmanship award. Also, his dad Tim Caudill of Blackey went down with his mother Judy Caudill and his brother and sister, Luke and Hanna of Cowan, and his Aunt Darlene and her husband. They went down to spend time with him. He was be leaving on Sunday for more training in Houston and won’t get to come home until the last of October.

My email address is blackeynews41804@yahoo.com.

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