A large crowd attended the recent memorial service for Joanie Sexton Brannock, held at the Little Colley Baptist Church.
Joanie had fought a hard battle with cancer but died on August 9 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was only 47 years old. She was the daughter of the late Clyde and Nancy Sexton and Arnetta Mae Slone. Our sympathy goes out to her family.
Arnetta Mae later spent a couple of days in Hazard Hospital due to a light stroke. She was feeling better and able to attend Blair Branch.
Rob Campbell has also been having health problems. We hope he is doing better.
The Isom area lost a longtime resident and the Blair Branch Church lost a wonderful sister when June Breeding died. She hadn’t been well lately and was a patient at Letcher Manor. She will be missed by many.
Lee Pridemore is doing better after his recent surgery and was able to be out to Dixon Memorial Church on Sunday. He and Wilma had a birthday party for their grandson Jacob, also on Sunday. Jacob turned 8.
Belated birthday wishes to Jenette Adams who celebrated her 86th birthday recently. Travis Morton celebrated his 16th birthday with a party at the Blair Branch Church this past Sunday. Noah Campbell turned 8 last Monday and had a party at Carr Creek Lake. Those are just a few birthdays that I remember at this time.
Bob, Don and Coreen Pridemore and I drove down to the Kentucky State Fair last week to watch Noah Campbell compete with his goat Charlie Clyde. We were all proud of him for his effort. Chris and Liberty Campbell and Jerry and Bonita Adams also went to support Noah and Jessie and Andy Scott drove down from Lexington.
A lot of other Letcher County 4-H members and their parents and families also attended the fair for a few days, and some came home with ribbons. Their new 4-H leader, Jason Brashear, did a good job with his participants and seemed to take a lot of interest in helping them do their best and to have fun in the process.
Recently, Martin Joe and Bonnie Adams had a birthday party at their house for their granddaughter Katie, and a lot of the family were there to help celebrate her birthday. They’re all looking forward to the next new arrival; Jason and Brooke Ison are expecting their baby soon.
A baby shower was held for Jason and Amanda Caudill Hall, who are also expecting their new baby this coming month. They received many nice and useful gifts for the baby.
Pauline Bowen Dixon is sharing a room at Letcher Manor Nursing Home with Susie Raglin now. She had been falling and is there for therapy.
Susie had to be taken to the hospital with a bad nosebleed and we’re glad she is better now. Her brother Bill Adams spent a couple days in the hospital last week also. Hazel Adams and Susie were able to come to the church service by Blair Branch Church at Letcher Manor last Sunday.
We’re glad the Lord has blessed Toby Breeding to be doing well and able to be out attending churches and doing what he wants to do.
The new house Eddie and Sherelene Watts Spangler are building on Burton Hill is going up quickly. I hope they will enjoy their new neighborhood and home.
Reports were that Cedar Grove Regular Baptist Church had five people to join the church. I think one was Delmon and Paula Adams’s son, Devon.
We just learned that Roger Hayes of Blackey had died. It was a shock since his wife, Renavae, has only been gone three weeks. Our sympathy goes to their two boys and the rest of the family.
Also, Joy Wray Breeding of Isom died over the weekend. She had been a patient at Letcher Manor for awhile and will be missed by her community as well as her family.
Mike Ison and his daughter Becky visited with Rodney and Geraldine Ison for three or four days. While here, they all went to Virgie and visited Cory, Tonya Ison and their little girl, went to the Pikeville overlook, stopped in at a few antique shops around the county, and drove up on Carbon Glow to see Oma Jo Branson. Geraldine and Becky made peanut butter fudge one evening. All enjoyed their time together.