Whitesburg KY

Crowd attends memorial service

Kaitlynn McWho was graduated from Texas A&M University recently with degrees in sports management and business administration. She is the daughter of Cole and Lorie McWho and granddaughter of Arminta Ison Jenkins. Arminta has several kinfolk and friends here in Kentucky. Her parents were the late Clifton and Bertie Frazier Ison.

A big crowd of county Homemakers enjoyed their get-together last week.

Happy birthday to Linda Combs’s niece Rachel Brown Rankin of Cary, N.C., on May 31. Cowan

Happy 25th wedding anniversary to Michael and Ramona Finchum of Louisville, on May 31.

A baby shower was given Saturday for Jason and Amanda Brown at the Kingscreek Community Center. They received many beautiful and useful gifts, and thank everyone for coming. They are expecting baby Eli this month.

We had a great Sunday. The weather was perfect, temperature just right, a gentle breeze and no threat of rain. The cemetery always looks good, but it seemed especially pretty this year with practically every grave beautifully decorated.

The singing in the open air seems extra special and John Banks preached a wonderful and appropriate sermon. Attendance was good, including old folks and beautiful children. Several came from away.

Emma Lou’s family was well represented with daughters Martha Wenning of Ohio, Susan Ware and daughter Jamie of Lexington, son John Campbell, his daughter Janice and her family.

We were glad Katherine Banks was able to come. Her daughter Karen and family came in and brought her. Thelma Ison was there from Flemingsburg, and Stephen Brown and his son Robert and Sherry, sons Jacob, Bradley and Joseph came from Tennessee. Everyone enjoyed the good dinner and visiting afterward.

Robert, Sherry and the boys spent the weekend visiting with his grandmother Virginia Brown and her dad J.T. Caudill. J.T. and Jacob prepared a good barbecued supper for them. They also went to Linefork to visit with Barbara and Joe Halcomb, and Chris and Kathy Halcomb and family were there.

Joanna Halcomb Brewer and her son Joe were there from North Carolina. They had a wonderful visit with the family, but the best time was had by all the kids. They made a dam across the creek and swam all day.

Chris set up a headstone for his mother Freida Caudill Halcomb Runyons in the Halcomb Cemetery. It is beautiful. Freida would love it.

Virginia Brown was happy to see Louatha (Banks) Cheese from Danville, and her brother J.K. Banks, his son and family from Elizabethtown. They are the children of the late Verna and James Banks, who have been good friends over the years.

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