Elsie Banks had a good 96th birthday Sunday, March 27. She was able to go to church where they sang “Happy Birthday” to her. That afternoon she had a cake and ice cream celebration with son Carl Bennett Banks, nephews Johnny Banks and J.T. Caudill, nieces Carol Caudill and Anna Yonts, good neighbor and ‘adopted boy’ Allen Sexton, and childhood friends Virginia Brown and Doris Banks. Cowan
They all enjoyed looking at old pictures and swapping tales. Elise expressed her deep appreciation. She is thankful to have had a good life here on Cowan. She still enjoys life, gets around well and has no pain. She was also pleased to have several calls from relatives and friends who remembered her birthday.
Harold Day also had a birthday Sunday, and was sung to at church.
Linda Combs wishes a happy birthday to Yvonne and Mel Sutphin’s son Steve, daughter-in-law Nancy, and their two granddaughters Lauren and Amy, who all had birthdays in March.
Also, happy birthday to Cheryl Bradley of Burton Hill and Louise Hall of Thornton. Linda says a big hello to Dana Ison Walker in Naples, Fla.
Jessica Boggs came in for the weekend from ESTU in Johnson City.
Bennett and Linda Combs visited with his niece Jenny Combs Bentley and her daughter Danielle. Danielle will soon be completing her degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Kentucky University.
Yvonne Brown Sutphin and her friend Pauline went on a bus tour to Greenbriar Resort in West Virginia. They spent two nights. It was very upscale and they really enjoyed it. Pictures were displayed of famous people who had visited there, including President Eisenhower, Bob Hope, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Damon Holbrook celebrated his 12th birthday Saturday, March 26. Cake and ice cream were served, and everyone had a good time. Damon is the son of Chad and Tiffany Holbrook of Little Colley. He is a grandson of Darrell and Tammy Holbrook of Craft’s Colly, and Robert and Linda Weddington of Lexington, and a great-grandson of Charles and Faye Banks of Cowan. Damon has two older brothers, Dustin and Taylor, and a younger brother, Caden.