I hope everyone was as happy as we were to have a couple of sunny and warmer days last week. It makes me look forward to spring.
Due to the snowy weather that we had a few weeks ago, I don’t think anyone from this area was able to attend the funeral for June Adams Whitaker of Indiana.
Owen Amburgey wasn’t feeling well, and he and Emma decided it was best not to attempt to go. I know their thoughts and love were with June’s family during their sorrow.
Rodney Ison heard back from his recent tests in Lexington, and the doctors don’t think he has multiple myloma as he was first diagnosed. We are glad to hear that he got a better report than the first one. He gives credit to God and all the prayers that were sent up on his behalf.
The spaghetti fundraiser held for Ty Colley at the Blair Branch Church raised about $5,000. A lot of family and friends worked hard that day and appreciate all who came by or donated. We hope this helps his family out, and we pray for little Ty.
Travis Morton was able to attend Blair Branch Church on Saturday evening, and we were all pleased to see him. I can’t call him ‘little Travis,’ since he is a teenager, but all of us ‘older’ folks, we still consider him just a boy. We hope that he continues to improve. His little brother and John and Melodie all came to church that evening.
So many in the surrounding communities have been touched by sorrow due to the loss of loved ones.
Eugene Miller of Isom died recently, and our sympathy goes out to Audrey and the family. I think the young man and his family lived in the Carbon Glow area.
Then the last older resident of Spring Branch died. Ruby Ashley was well known and loved by us all. She was always a friendly, hardworking lady, and was good to help anyone she could. Ruby lived to be 90 years old.
It won’t be the same around the Hisey’s Lake area without Ruby being there. Her funeral was held last week, and she was laid to rest in the Spring Branch Cemetery next to her husband, Jim. Our hearts go out to Geraldine, Sherlie and Hisey during their sorrow.
Ruby was a member of the Dixon Memorial Church and was active in the upkeep of the cemetery on Spring Branch, and always made you feel welcome during the annual memorial meeting there.
The Doty Creek ‘holler’ was also touched by sadness when Ralph Blair died suddenly. His wife found him dead from a massive heart attack on Feb. 17. He was laid to rest on the hill behind Clay Duke’s home at Letcher.
Ralph’s mother is Myrtle Blair of Doty, and our sympathy goes out to her, his wife, and brothers and sisters.
Hazel Adams fell at the nursing home on Sunday and had to be taken to the hospital. She had to have eight stitches in her forehead to close a bad cut. We hope it heals quickly and without too much pain.
Bill Johnson of Woodrock is finally home from the hospital. He had been a patient in Lexington and then Pikeville Hospital for a long time, and hopefully he can get along better and stay home for awhile.
I was glad to hear that a large crowd came out to be with Lovell and Lois Blair on their 50th wedding anniversary, Feb. 13.
That day we took Hunter Banks with us to Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Nicholasville. We went to see Jessie and have dinner with her.We had a really good weekend at Blair Branch Church, and everyone seemed be glad to be there and enjoyed the good service.
Tim Ison came to church Saturday evening to be with his mom and dad, Geraldine and Rodney. Rodney had joined the church 27 years before on that Saturday evening.
I’ll run down a list of birthday wishes before closing: Bill Adams, Alma Rose Blair, Sandy Caudill and Susie Raglin are a few that I know of. A happy birthday to them all.