Whitesburg KY

Homemakers honor older members with cake, ice cream


A large crowd attended the recent funeral service for Rachel Fields. The funeral was held at the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a charter member. Allen Meyers and James Caudill did a good job describing what a truly sweet lady Rachel was and how every time someone would mention Rachel, it was always followed by Sam. It would be Sam and Rachel in the same sentence, as they were always close throughout their marriage. Our sympathy goes out to their family.

The Hylton family also lost a good old-time mother when Marie Hylton died. The funeral was held at Hazard and lots of Letcher County folks attended the visitation and funeral service. They also are in our thoughts and prayers.

Our Letcher Area Homemakers met at the Blackey Library for our monthly meeting. We had a Valentine exchange, a white elephant auction sale and a show and tell of heirloom items. After our meeting we had cake and ice cream in honor of our members who are 80 years old and older and for the members who will turn 80 this year. We are honored to have them as members; they are: Opal Duke, Stella Elam, Susie Raglin, Virginia Dare Back, Virginia Caudill, Dorothy Griffie and Lillie Moss Hale. All were present except Lillie Moss. We all enjoyed the day and missed those who were not able to be with us. It was good to have Ann Bradley, our Extension agent, with us on that day.

Our best wishes go out to Bascom McIntyre, who turned 95 on his birthday recently. His family takes good care of him and they see to it that he has anything he needs or wants.

Stella Elam has been having some problems with gout lately, but she was well enough to make it to our Homemaker meeting. Libby Smith continues to improve from her knee surgery.

David and Denise Mullins spent a weekend in Gatlinburg, Tenn., for a short vacation.

Mary Lou Combs and Donna Frazier have been visiting in Jeremiah with Francine Caudill and her family. Francine, Donna, Teresa and Sierra all came down to visit their aunt, Opal Banks.

Our daughter, Jessie, came in to visit her Mama Opal. Jessie had recently seen Mary Shepherd and her sister-in-law (Lee’s wife) at Cracker Barrel in Corbin. Paul and Loretta Smith also stopped in on their way back from a Florida trip. Loretta is the daughter of the late Jeff and Hettie Mays.

We’re glad Larry and Sandy Hall’s daughter, Misha, wasn’t hurt in her recent car accident at Morehead, where she attends college.

We just heard that David “Buzz” Adams of Blair Branch died Friday. Buzz was the son of Fred and Pressie Adams and the husband of Carla Adams. Our prayers are with all of his family.

We also saw on the funeral home board that Chalmer Engle had died. Chalmer was a resident at Letcher Manor Nursing Home.

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