Whitesburg KY

Granddaughter sees where Etheleen Whitaker grew up

News time comes around fast, some good and some sad.

Our niece, Mrs. Carolyn Gilliam, was called by death on May 15 at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital after being in poor health for some time. She was the daughter of the late Cassel and Beulah Caudill of Little Cowan. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Bethel Gilliam of Cumberland; her family and friends; and the Little Cowan Church where she had been a member for many years.

There was a good turnout for the Eastern Star dinner at the Whitesburg Masonic Lodge on Sunday. We appreciate everyone who came and hope they enjoyed their dinner. We also thank everyone who helped in any way.

Virginia Brown enjoyed a happy surprise on Saturday when her nephew, Ronnie Whitaker, and his wife, Sandy, and daughter Lisa of Lawrenceburg, came by for a visit. They wanted to show Lisa where her grandmother, Etheleen Whitaker, spent most of her childhood days on Cowan. Her grandfather, Venon Whitaker, was raised on Big Branch of Linefork. We miss our people when they move away or have passed away.

There was a bad wreck on the Cowan Hill Road and a boy was killed. Our sympathy to the family.

This Sunday is the memorial service at the Hop Gibson Cemetery. If the weather is bad, it will be held at the Little Cowan Church. Everyone is welcome.

Our nephew, Charles Pitts Jr., and his wife, Juanita, of Tennessee, came in this weekend to decorate their family graves for Memorial Day. I enjoyed their visit Sunday afternoon. They just don’t stay long enough. He is one of the first grandchildren in my father’s family.

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