Happy birthday to my sister Terry Dixon of Carcassonne Aug. 15. Her granddaughter Ava Abbinanti will turn 10 on Aug. 13. She is the daughter of Jessica Dixon and Craig Abbinanti. She had a party at the pool in Whitesburg on Saturday and was so happy when she got the iPad she had been wanting so badly. We all had a good time.
Congratulations to Rachael Smith and Michael Phillips on the birth of their daughter Nevaeh Ann Hope Phillips, who was born on Aug. 3, and weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. The grandparents are Chris and Renee Smith of Carcassonne, Donnie Phillips of Neon and the late Aloma Kisor. I saw a picture of her and she is precious.
David Jent of Carcassonne had surgery at the Pikeville hospital on Friday, Aug. 10. He had his defibrillator taken out and had a pacemaker put in. His wife Opal said he was doing better, though he had been having problems with it for awhile now.
Happy birthday to Jamie Sparks of Knott County, and to her sister Julie Sparks. Jamie’s is on Aug. 14, and Julie’s is the 16th.
Please say a prayer for Wesley Dixon of Carcassonne, who is in Hospice care now and is having a rough time. He is a son of John and Jenny Dixon, and just turned 7. He was doing some better, but has been having some really bad days. Everyone please say a prayer for him and his family.
Happy birthday to Imogene Griffie of Linefork, who turned 85 on Aug. 8. She had a lot of family and friends stop by and celebrate with her.
Danny Caudill of Red Star had another stroke on Thursday. He was in the nursing home recovering from the one he had a few weeks back. I wish him the best.
Lorene Halcomb of Alabama is not doing too well as of Saturday night. They said her kidneys were trying to shut down and she was unresponsive. She is formerly of Carcassonne, and her daughters Lynn Wright and Brenda Halcomb live over here. My heart goes out to the family.
Happy birthday to Jerome Baker of Jeremiah on Aug.9. Anna Belle Wright of Whitesburg and Jessica Maggard of Carcassonne also celebrated on the 9th.
Happy birthday to Jama Cornett of Knott County, and Mandy Rogers of Elk Creek. Both are on the 12th.