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Great-grandson preached first sermon




The family of the late Louise Shepherd, sister of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton, attended the Howard Christmas party at Cowan Community Center. Oma Hatton says, “We all miss her so bad!”

The family of the late Louise Shepherd, sister of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton, attended the Howard Christmas party at Cowan Community Center. Oma Hatton says, “We all miss her so bad!”

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and keeping warm.

We are having a cold spell. I don’t know which one of our little winters. Is it redbud or dogwood?

We will be having a revival at our church, Whitco Pentecostal Church, with Bro. Jimmy Jewel of Ohio preaching on May 17. We’ve had him a lot through the years and everyone seems to like him. We are really looking forward to having him again for the week.

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Our sympathy goes out to the families of Sunset Breeding and also Geneva Ison. I’ve known both of them for many years but hadn’t seen them in many years.

Sunset’s aunt Beulah Hall lived next door to me. When her health got real bad, she moved close to her family. I missed her so bad. We saw each other every day. She passed away in Indiana with family there. I think of her every time I look over at the trailer. I bought it from her when she left. My greatgrandson Beau Hatton and his wife Lauren live in it now.

The grandchildren of Rob Hatton, Elise, Will, Daniel and Loren of Lexington, are pictured a few years ago. They are the great-grandchildren of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton.

The grandchildren of Rob Hatton, Elise, Will, Daniel and Loren of Lexington, are pictured a few years ago. They are the great-grandchildren of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton.

I went to Great Beginning Church on Wednesday at Jenkins and my great-grandson Beau Hatton preached his first sermon there and it was great! How many women my age, 87 years, have watched their greatgrandson preach their first sermon? I really appreciated being there.

I got a call from Alberta Barker. She and her husband Jerry are having health problems and Jerry will be having surgery. They both need prayer. They are my real good friends.

I can’t hardly stand to stay indoors. Everything is so pretty, all the flowers blooming and the trees all bloomed out. I hope we don’t have a freeze that kills everything.

My four boys are getting anxious to all get together. I think they have decided for all four of them to go to Larry’s camper and have a good visit. I think they are getting bored with the races. They’ve been going for about 20 years, I think.

Bertus Tyree seems to be doing real good after the rehab.

I made a mistake last week. I heard Hazel Hart was in Letcher Manor and I thought she had gotten worse. She is still with her daughter Renee Campbell who is taking good care of her mother as usual. We all love Hazel and Renee. They are part of our family.

I wish I had some good news to write, but I don’t. Haven’t been out much except to church and the grocery store (hope to see friends there).

I wonder why I try to write, but I’ve been doing it for around 20 years. I never went to high school but one semester. I quit school to help my mom and dad. They had a hard time and a big family. I was the oldest so I got a job with the family of the late Jim Marlowe and got $35 a week and gave it to my family. I kept $2 and was so satisfied.

I never left my family. I lived about a mile from there after I married the late Clyde Hatton and still live there, with lots of my family and children and grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. I never wanted to travel. I went on one vacation to Florida and long time ago with my son Rob and his family in a plane. I was scared to death, but had the time of my life when I got there.

I don’t have Facebook or any of the new things that have come out. Sometimes I feel like I’m a bucket of coal sitting beside an electric stove. (I got this last line from a good friend.)

After all this, you can see why my news is so boring. But I am a very happy person and love people.

May God bless all of you. Hello to all my friends everywhere. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.


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