Whitesburg KY

Duane and Anna Yonts will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 24


Seems like news time comes around fast as usual. There is not too much going on. There are many odd jobs after the winter season. Our seasons go by fast and especially as you get older. I noticed a few gardens being planted as I went to church.

Our weather is a little on the cool side.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pitts of Tennessee, came in for the weekend. It’s always good to see them. He is one of the first grandchildren in my parents’ family so he has always been pretty special as are all the others. His father, the late Charles Pitts of Winchester, came here when the road was being built on Pine Mountain by Codell Construction of Winchester. He met my sister, Gladys, and they fell in love and got married. He worked for Codell Construction in various places in Kentucky and other states. He loved the mountains. He lived here on Cowan until he died after he retired.

Many of the people that came in here to work building the Pine Mountain road married mountain girls and kept them till they died. Codell Construction Company built part of the road between Winchester and Louisville.

I visited Gladys and Charles when I was on my way to Morehead College. Morehead was a good college town. I have many happy memories of the time I spent there. I attend the First Baptist Church while I was there. Buel Kazee was the pastor. He and his wife were really nice to the college students. It is good to go to church when you are in college. You will meet some nice people who treat you like family.

The children of Duane and Anna Yonts invited all their friends to attend a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church. They request no gifts.

There will be a memorial service at the Hop Gibson cemetery on Sunday, May 25, with dinner at the church house afterward. In case of rain, the meeting will be at the church.

Bible school is going on this week at the Little Cowan Church with the theme “Campsites of Victory.”

The Cowan Homemakers met at the community center with Frances Day as hostess. We had a short business meeting and a lesson on towels and linens, and played some games, and made our favors for the county meeting. We were happy to welcome another new member, Linda Combs. We want to thank Mary Lou Fields for the beautiful flower arrangements from her garden.

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