Whitesburg KY

Many attend June Whitaker’s 80th birthday party


Since I have been running behind the last couple of columns, some of this is from the week before last.

The county road department made a road to the Raleigh Cemetery on Doty Creek, and even though it’s very steep, some have driven up the hill. Ute Caudill gave them a rightof way through her land to make access to the graveyard. Bob and I drove up there before we had all the recent rains, and at that time you could make it with four-wheel drive.

We’re glad that Mattie Lou Back and her sister, Alice Bentley, are doing better after their recent car accident. They wrecked at Isom and Mattie Lou ended up very sore and had broken some ribs and various other injuries.

It was the weekend of their family reunion, and we’re glad that things weren’t worse than they were. I hope that Mattie Lou is much improved by now.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hobart ‘Higgs’ Caudill after his recent weed cutting accident, and also to Donna Griffie, who has been having health problems.

Emma Amburgey, her daughter, Kim, and Ila and Tammy Adams all went to Indiana recently to attend June Whitaker’s 80th birthday party. All of June’s brothers and sisters were there, except one, and all of her brothers-in-law and sisters in-law, except one. Everyone enjoyed the day.

Sunday before last was the memorial meeting at the Fields Cemetery at Carcassone. A large crowd attended the service, and also stayed for ‘dinner on the ground.’

Arnetta Mae Slone and a lot of her family recently spent a week vacationing at a beach in North Carolina. I’m not sure who all went, but there were quite a few who got together for this trip. Merle and Eoila Caudill spent the weekend at Ellis and Ila Adams’s home. We’re glad Eoila is better.

This past Sunday was the memorial for deceased members of the Mount Olivet Church at Blackey. A large crowd came to the church to remember loved ones who were members there, and stayed for dinner.

That same evening was the memorial for the Maggard Cemetery at Partridge. The church is just a nice little country church and you feel welcome there. Elwood Cornett, Jim Fields, Harve Creech and Charles Shepherd were the ministers called in the meeting, and there was a bigger crowd this year than last.

This Sunday will be the memorial at the Spring Branch Cemetery on the hill behind Hisey’s Lake. It’s always a nice outdoor meeting, and begins at 9:30 a.m.

Last Saturday Bob, Opal, Hunter Banks and Coleen Goodson and I all loaded up and went to the Corbin Cracker Barrel to have dinner, visit with Jessie and shop. While there we saw former Letcher Countians Sandy Adams and also Bobby Johnson.

Get well wishes to Traci Madden, Tammy Slone, ‘G. B.’ Ison, Emma Amburgey, Opal Banks and Ardelia Branson. All of them have recently been in the hospital.

The Pine Mountain Crafts Co-op has opened up two more rooms of furniture and collectibles. If you’d like to look around, stop in Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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