Whitesburg KY

Dorthy Tackett has new great-grandson


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. We’ve been getting some hard rain. It will make things grow, even the grass and weeds.

I was so sorry to hear of a good friend of mine, Jeanette Fields, dying so suddenly. I didn’t know she was that sick. It was good seeing all her sons at the funeral, Gary, Tommy, David and Clayton “Buddy” Jr. Fields, and also an old Marlowe friend, Edith Williams Majority, the daughter of the late Effie and A.P. Williams, who was our bookkeeper at Marlowe for many years. He also wrote a column for The Mountain Eagle, the same one I’m doing now.

Edith’s daughter, Mary Helen Majority Fields, is married to David Fields, Jeanette’s son. The family was also so friendly. I hadn’t seen some of them for years.

Dorthy Tackett got a call from her brother-in-law, Hubert Tackett, who lives in Knoxville, Tenn. (another Marlowe boy). Dorthy and I try to keep up with all of them. She also told me she has a new great-grandson, Andrew Marshall Graves, over eight pounds and lives in Texas. His parents are Philip Marshall Graves and wife Kym, grandparents are John and Lucille Graves, and great-grandparents Dorthy L. Tackett and the late Marshal Tackett.

Dorthy wanted to say hello to her son, Albert Tackett, and her brothers, Billy and Hugh Watson Pennington. A big hello from me also.

I hope someone will send me a picture of Esther and Robert Wagner’s 50th wedding anniversary with our Marlowe friends Yvonne (Tackett) Hall and her husband Ray Hall. It’s been so long since I’ve seen them. I thought it was so funny. The party was a surprise, Robert thought it was for his niece, Danita Conn, who had surgery, and Robert thought that was not something you had a party for. I should have told you, Robert, but I was told not to.

Aggie Hatton and I visited Clyde at the V.A. Center. He was about the same and eats real well. I appreciate Aggie going with me. She says she enjoys it.

I went to the Ermine Center and I missed Lizzie Mae Wright. She usually sits across from me. They told me she had hurt her leg. I’ll have to call and check up on her. After you go to the center for awhile, you get to know everyone and you miss them. I love going up there. I wish I could go every day just to enjoy their company and eat with them. That’s really good for our seniors. We need to mix with people.

I called Lizzie Mae to see how she was doing. She is still in a lot of pain. She is missed at the center. I went back on Friday and sat with Patty Majority and enjoyed talking with her. All the rest of the folks at that end of the table were missing.

I just got word that the father of a dear friend of mine died last Wednesday at Versailles. Bro. John DePriest was formerly from the Jenkins area and was pastor of the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church and was loved by all who knew him. His funeral was Saturday at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. Our sympathy goes out to all his family.

I went to a real fun baby shower at our church on Friday evening given for Misty (Hatton) Jones and her husband Joe Jones. He is in service and they have been living in Alaska where he is stationed and she’s been teaching there. They will be living in Florida now, probably a big change for them. Misty’s parents, Ida and Roger Hatton of Whitco, are sure glad to have them back home. Their baby, a son, is expected on Sept. 30. They sure got a lot of nice gifts. He will be a well dressed little fellow. There was a large crowd there, most of them were family. There are a lot of Hattons.

My sons, Rob and Billy, and I had our usual dinner last Wednesday at Pine Mountain Grill. We really look forward to it. Sandra and Joe Hatton joined us and also Sam and Ellie Mullins, my great-grandchildren. We enjoyed it.

We have had a lot of funerals lately.

Congratulations to one of our church girls, Danielle Adams, daughter of Jennifer and Michael Adams, who was graduated from Letcher County Central High School on Friday, and also to all the graduates. I understand Charlie Banks was one. He will be missed by his ball team.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.

Leave a Reply