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Halls celebrate 25th wedding anniversary


Jeff and Margaret Hall, formerly of Deane, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Hemphill Baptist Church. Jeff and Margaret and their children, Samantha and Matthew, live in Lexington. Jeff has always wanted to be a pilot so Margaret surprised him with a gift certificate to help him get started. Jeff is the son of Melvin Hall of Deane and Lettie Hall of Richmond.

Debbie, Larry, Brandon, Jessica and Brittany Brock were in town as well as Jeff’s cousin, Sharon Adams. I’m sure lots of Margaret’s Johnson family were there as well.

Clester and I were happy to have Sharon, Greg, Amanda, and Rylee Holbrook visiting us. They also visited with Greg’s parents, Charlie and Wilma Holbrook.

My sister, Anita Redden, and her husband, Blaine, stopped by on their way to Florida. Edsel, Carol, Ken, and Lou also visited with us.

Keith, Chas, and Sharon went shopping for baby furniture last week at Johnson City.

Mary Meade and her family hosted a Meade reunion. They had a large crowd and lots of good food.

Get well wishes go out to Jack Cornett and his daughterin law. They live in Daniels Branch. Get well wishes also go out to Arthur Sergent. May God bless all the sick in our neighborhood.

Greg Potter is home from a Lexington hospital and is much improved.

Happy birthday to our grandson, Jared Isaacs, who will be nine years old on July 4. His mom, Jennifer’s, birthday is July 2 and we wish her a lovely day.

Clester and I are having our 47th anniversary on July 3. My brother, Coolie, and his wife, Janice, celebrated their 47th recently. Coolie, Janice, Kathy, and Jimmy spent a week in Myrtle Beach.

The Letcher County Senior Citizens Prom was held June 25 at the Boone Fork Center. I wish everyone could have been there. It was wonderful. A king and queen were chosen from each center. I didn’t get the names of all of them but from our center were Hobert and June Sergent. The Ermine Center chose Ruby Caudill and Leroy Sexton. You should have seen their special dance. They were as good as Fred and Ginger. Ruby and Leroy were great together as were all the others. Natasha taught us a new dance! She called it the weed-eater. We do have fun. Judge Ward and Joan danced up a storm!

Henry “Bud” Tolliver died June 24. He was so well liked. We will all miss him. May God bless Hazel, Henrietta, Shirley, and Clarence.

When Clester and I were first married we rented a house from Bud at Colson. He was so good to us. I will never forget the kindness he showed.

Shirley Sexton is trying to locate pictures of old schoolhouses in Letcher County. Anyone who has one, please call Shirley at 633-2519.

My cousin, Verna Lawson, called. She lives in Michigan. She has retired and her husband will retire shortly. They are looking for a piece of property in Letcher County. She wants to move here after Roger retires. Her sister, Irene, is coming too. Irene lives in Florida. They are the daughters of my great-uncle, Henry Dow Baker.

Lettie Hall, Brittany Brock, and Sharon Adams went to Burdine and heard Sharon’s nephew, Jordan Conley, preach. Jordan is a wonderful speaker. He is a junior in high school. Jordan is the grandson of Vernon and Arna Thomas of Knott County.

May God bless each of you. Pray for all the lost.

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