Whitesburg KY

James, Christine Fields to mark 40th anniversary

Big Cowan

Sorry to say we lost another neighbor and sister in the Lord. Mary Lou Turner from Ingrams Creek died December 1 at 6 p.m. at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. She had suffered for many months. Now she can be at rest with Jesus.

Her funeral was at the Freewill Baptist Church on Saturday and burial in the Turner Cemetery in Leslie County. She is survived by two sons, Wayne Turner and wife Tammy and Jeff Jones and wife Linda; two sisters; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives to mourn her passing.

I hadn’t known Mary Lou that long but she was really a sweet lady and will be missed by many.

Birthdays this month: Melinda Daniel on Dec. 3, Linda Polly Dec. 1, Jamie Polly Dec. 5, my mom Mary would have been 86 years old on Dec. 13 and she and dad, Jasper, would have been married 66 years if they were living. Sure do miss them. Hope everyone else has a good one.

James and I will be married 40 years on Dec. 21. Hard to believe we have been together that long.

Barbara Ann (Maggard) Boggs will be 72 years old on Christmas Day. She lives at Letcher Manor. Hope she has a good one and I pray that she will have good health.

I hated to hear about Mia Fredricks losing her house on Cowan a couple of weeks ago. I don’t know what caused the fire. I just hate to see anyone lose their home. I don’t think she was home at the time. Hopefully she can rebuild. Otis and Ruth Caudill lived there when I was a child and I spent a lot of time up there playing with their kids. It used to be a real pretty house.

The snow was really pretty when we woke up Saturday. I didn’t think we would have that much on the ground. Glad to see it come but also glad to see it go.

We lost another one off of Cowan, David Neal Hall. I didn’t know him but our sympathy goes out to his family. It’s hard to lose a loved one anytime, but I think it’s harder around the holidays.

Mike said to tell the Old Hoosier in Columbus, Ind. (Bill) to keep those Hoosiers at IU straight and to call him.

I would like to apologize to Shelby Bockover in Greensburg, Ind., for not returning her calls. I have had so much going on but I am doing better now.

My aunt Mary Ellen (Fields) Blanken was supposed to be in North Carolina this past week visiting her daughter Linda. Wish I could have seen her. It’s been a few years.

I talked to my uncle Isom Fields in Morristown, Tenn. He was going to try and go see her. His daughter Elene lost her mother-in-law while they were gone to Myrtle Beach. Our sympathy goes to her family.

All have a great week. May God bless you until next time.

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