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Family gathers for Coreen Pridemore’s birthday party


Sorry I didn’t have a column last week. We went to Middletown, Ohio and I didn’t get any news written before we went.

Bob and I, along with Opal and Hunter Banks and Sue Goodson visited in Middletown with Anthony and Beth Banks and they took us to Dayton to visit Opal’s sister, Martha Howard, and Martha’s daughter, Donna. Later that evening, Josh, Gage and Lilly Mae Banks came to Beth’s house and had dinner with us. Lilly Mae is only six months old and is a little doll. The next morning, Beth took Opal, Hunter and Sue to visit Opal’s sister, Danola Bell, and her husband, Jerry.

Bob and I went to the Northern New Home Church at Goshen, Ohio while they visited. Toby Breeding and Elwood and Kathy Cornett were also visiting at the church. We had a nice service and enjoyed seeing everyone and they were all happy to see us. Bennie Wright, who is 93 years old, was able to be at church. We also saw Bob’s former classmates, Tyrone and Minnie Gibson Campbell, and enjoyed talking with them while having dinner at the church. We all had a good visit in Ohio and were glad to see our family and friends who live there.

While on the way to Lexington, we stopped in Lexington and Bob and Opal visited with Opal’s brother, Junior Adams, who had surgery at Central Baptist Hospital. Junior is home now and doing better. Junior’s wife, Alice, has been having some back trouble and their children and grandchildren have been helping them out.

Our family got together for Mom’s (Coreen Pridemore) birthday on April 29. Thirteen of our family met at the old Sycamore School lunchroom and we had a big kettle of homemade soup, cornbread, cake and ice cream. Earlier in the day, Gillis Reedy stopped by for a visit.

We’re glad to hear that Verlon Breeding is home and doing better after having to spend a few days in Whitesburg Hospital.

The funeral for Jimmy Harris was held at the Blair Branch Church on Thursday of last week. He was from Floyd County originally. Jimmy was married to Shannon Cupps. He was taken back to his home county for burial.

Cheryl Bradley attended the funeral in Indiana for her uncle, James Ison.

Susie Raglin has been enjoying a visit from her son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Deloris, of Michigan. They stayed until Sunday before heading home.

Bud Arnold recently died and was laid to rest at the Adams Cemetery at Blair Branch. He was a brother to Jim Arnold and Marie Banks.

Roy Kenon and Billie Smith came in for a few days to have a yard sale at Lee and Wilma Pridemore’s. Lots of folks had yard sales over the weekend and hopefully all did well with them. I stopped in at Nancy Collins and her sister, Vie’s, yard sale and they had a lot of goodies for sale. Vie and Elvin are staying with Nancy since their daughter and son-in-law died in Georgetown.

Chester and Odella Blair have been staying at their Jeremiah home for the week. They’ve been busy with a yard sale and having family visit with them.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Albert Wayne Cole of Turkey Creek, who died last week. Albert had worked at Blue Diamond Coal Company with Bob and a number of other folks in the area. His funeral was held Sunday at the Cedar Grove Church.

Also, our sympathy goes out to Lena Dixon of Sycamore Loop, whose sister, Gladys Pratt, died. Her funeral was held at the Dixon Memorial Church on Saturday.

On Mother’s Day, May 11, Bill Gibson will be having a memorial meeting at the Gibson Cemetery on Rockhouse.

I also want to say hello to Pressie Adams, whose family reads The Mountain Eagle to her every week since her eyesight isn’t too good these days.

This Sunday is the memorial meeting for deceased members at the Little Ruby Church and the Doty Creek Old Regular Baptist Church.

There will be a benefit on Saturday, May 10, at the Gordon Fire Department at 6 p.m. for Jason “Big Tree” Adams, who has thyroid cancer. The proceeds will be used for traveling expenses for treatment at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. There will be several bands playing and plenty of food to enjoy. Jason is the son of Ray and Doris Adams of Frog Pond at Blackey. All help will be appreciated. For further information, you may contact Larry Jones at (606) 653-0492 or Doris Adams at (606) 632-3777.

Happy Mother’s Day to all this coming Sunday, May 11.

This news from Linda Combs: Bennett and Linda Combs, Yvonne Sutphin of Virginia, and Christina Crawford attended the opening day Keeneland Races in Lexington with Regina Crawford. They all enjoyed it very much.

Lindsay and her sister, Yvonne, took a trip to Boone and Wilmington, N.C., to the Azalea Garden Tour. The flowers were all in bloom and very pretty.

Happy birthday to Robbie Crawford on April 23. Belated birthday wishes to Dana Ison Walker of Naples, Fla., and to Cheryl Bradley.

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