Whitesburg KY

Glen and Sue Banks mark 50th anniversary


Glenn and Sue Banks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last Saturday. The food was abundant and delicious. The cake was beautiful. Somehow the bride and groom on the top had turned into a hen and rooster.

An interesting and nostalgic video show had been prepared by Ashley and Mary. The event was hosted by the children and grandchildren, Edison and Pam Banks, Nicole and Hallie, Mary and Marty Richardson, Ashley Richardson, Amanda Galer and Kyle. A large crowd of relatives and friends enjoyed celebrating with them.

Some of the Caudill and Campbell clans spent the weekend on Cowan: Martha, Mike and Grey Wenning of Dayton; Susan Ware, Janis and Oma Marr, Laura, Cassie and Hannah Harris, all of Lexington.

Christine Gatton, Melissa Gatton-Bumpus, Jordan, Jade, Noelle and Emaline were visiting from Knoxville.

We were glad to see Elsie out twice this week, and she’s looking good. She enjoyed the anniversary celebration Saturday and church on Sunday.

We were happy to have several visitors at church as well. We were blessed with the beautiful singing of Hannah Harris. Hannah sang for the Naval Corps in Washington, D.C., last year, and was in the Kentucky All State Children’s Choir. She has been chosen for the All Girls’ Choir at Dunbar High School. She will be having voice lessons with a music teacher from Ashbury College.

Little Cowan Church is having a revival this week at 7 p.m. nightly. Burnice Sybert, one of our own good ministers from Kingsport, will be preaching. Everyone is invited and welcome.

J.T. and Carol Caudill are officially Cowanites again. After many delays due to the weather and various other things, they are finally settled in their beautiful new home on Little Cowan. It sure is good to have them as neighbors.

We feel fortunate to live in a community where we still have good neighbors. When a calf got his leg caught between two planks, two of our good neighbors went out of their way to rescue him.

Linda Combs wishes a happy birthday to Yvonne Brown Sutphin’s husband, Mel, of near Lynchburg, Va., and Linda’s uncle, Herbert Bays of Anderson, N.C. He is the husband of Thelma Cook Bentley. Hubert and Thelma lived in Florida for years and about four years ago moved to North Carolina.

Happy birthday to Jennifer Combs of Ice.

Hello to Arminta Ison Jenkins of Texas, and Donna Ison Walker of Naples, Fla.

And, a happy birthday to Earl Profitt of Cowan.

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