Hello everyone. A beautiful Sunday in the neighborhood.
Eugene Day was taken to the hospital by ambulance last Saturday, then transferred to Hazard, but tests turned out okay. He was expected home by Monday. Irene has some health problems, too. They both need prayer.
We had a new addition to our family: RaeLyn Kenisha Jefferson was born May 16 at 8:09 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She was born to Erica Demery and DeAundre Jefferson in California. She is also welcomed home by two brothers, Courtland Gales and DeAundre Jefferson II. She was born a little early as she was due June 4. Mother and daughter are fine. Erica is the daughter of Pam Fields and Charles Demery, both of Arkansas.
RaeLyn is the greatgranddaughter of Archie and Margaret Pack Fields and Lucille Collins. RaeLyn is my great-great-niece. All of us cannot wait to see all of them. Congratulations to all. Big Cowan
A late happy birthday May 17 to Odessa Lewis. I hope she is feeling better. Keep her and Ruben in your prayers.
We have new neighbors on Cowan. We want to welcome Kenny Ray and Sue Harvey. They moved back about a month ago from Alabama. Kenny is the son of the late Anita Day and the brother of Carolyn (Harvey) Sturgill.
Nila Mae Turner died May 19 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was 57 years old. She was born Nov. 25, 1953 to the late Isaiah and Lettie Sturgill Turner. She is survived by a brother, Alvin Jay Turner, and a sister, Irene Turner, and was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Hee, and a sister, Barbara. The funeral was Sunday, May 22, at Everidge Funeral Home with Shane Sturgill and Eli Smith, with special singing by Eli Smith and Randy Banks. Burial at the Obie Fields Cemetery.
Most of us remember Nila from grade school. In later years she didn’t get out much because of serious health problems. Keep Irene and Jay in prayers because they all were really close and she will be missed.
Hazel Rayburn is in the hospital and in need of prayer; Mary Lou Fields is in the nursing home and in need of prayer; and Barbara Ann Boggs is in the nursing home and in need of prayer.
Also on the prayers list this week: Audrey and Charles Hammonds, Bill and Agnes Maggard, Burdine and Virginia Gilley and their son Mitchell, Mary Ann Brock Maggard, Anna Lou Maggard Combs, Pammie Fields Taylor with heart problems, Melinda Daniel, all of our children, grandchildren, neighbors and relatives, and our community.
Happy birthday to my cousin, Emma Louise Day Adams, who celebrated May 25. I am right behind you in age. You are from May until November older than I am. I hope you have a good day.
Tommy Bockover will be 46 May 28. He lives in Greenburg, Ind., and is the son of Shelby and the late Bobby Bockover. They were real good neighbors of ours, and we miss them.
Keep my husband’s sister, Carolyn Fields of Reddington, Ind., on your prayers list this week. Her husband died a year ago May 23, and she is still having a rough time.
School will be out by the end of the week. Everyone drive carefully and watch out for all of the little ones.
Memorial Day weekend is coming up. Let’s all take a little time out of our day and say a silent prayer for all of our loved ones who have gone on before us and for all of our fallen heroes. If it wasn’t for our fallen soldiers, we would not have the freedom we have today, and if you see a veteran, stop and say thanks.
I want to say thank you to my husband, who served from 1966-1972 in Germany during the time some of his friends went to Vietnam. I love him and appreciate him. His name is James E. Fields, and he is a veteran.
Well, I am running out of things to write about. All have a good week and weekend. Have some fun.
Attend the church of your choice, pray for someone, and keep my husband and me in your prayers. We have a need spiritually, and really need your prayers.
Until next time.