Whitesburg KY

Letcher Manor residents receive gift of lap quilts

Each Christmas Doris Banks, manager of Whitesburg’s Food City, collects lap quilts for Letcher Manor. She began this years ago when her dad, Doug Banks, became a resident there. Her dad died in March 2010.

She feels that he would want her to continue. She set a goal for 25 this year, and made a request on FaceBook. The response was so great that she raised her goal to 119, one for each patient. She ended up with 120 throws for Letcher Manor, and another 120, which she took to the Veterans Home in Hazard.

Doris wants to sincerely thank all who helped her with this project. Cowan Chapel Church was especially generous and helpful, and also her sisters, all her friends on FaceBook and otherwise. Cowan

I’m sure all the recipients of the throws are also thankful, and we are very thankful to have such a good neighbor.

For Thanksgiving Linda and Bennett Combs visited their daughter Ramona and her family in Louisville. They also spent the night on Friday with their daughter Regina in Frankfort.

Regina’s son Dustin and his wife Jenna were also there, along with her son Robert Bennett and his fi- ancĂ©e Allison, her daughter Christina, husband Steve and their seven-month-old daughter.

Linda has a lot of loved ones with birthdays in November. She wants to acknowledge Robbie Brown, Nov. 2; Patsy Nantz, Nov. 15; Ronnie Brown, Nov. 17; Jessica Boggs, Lillian Boggs and Arminta Ison, Jenkins, and Mable Faye Bentley Carroll of Florida.

Also, happy December birthdays to Lois Brown Sturgill of Fairborn, Oh., and Watson Combs of Louisville on Dec. 12; Yvonne Brown Sutphin’s daughter Teresa, on Dec. 15.

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