The Jeremiah area lost another lifelong resident recently. Bob Adams died and was laid to rest next to his wife Evolena.
Deepest sympathy to Kirk and Sharon. They have taken such good care of Kirk’s dad for so long.
Bob was well loved throughout the community and had been sick for such a long time, in and out of the hospital and nursing home.
Blair Branch has lost so many of its older residents, and that is so sad.
I totally forgot to turn in a column last week, didn’t even think of it until Monday night. I might be getting old or just staying too busy.
Many throughout the area had family in visiting for Thanksgiving. Rodney and Geraldine Ison had plenty of family stop by and enjoyed the children, grand and great-grands during the holiday.
Ina Campbell’s family got her house all decorated up for Christmas while they were there for Thanksgiving. The yard and house look beautiful.
“Hoot” Danny Campbell recently spent a few days in the hospital. Hopefully he is feeling better.
Recently Bonnie Asher took a fall and spent a couple of days in the hospital too. Gladly, no broken bones and she’s back at her home. Many friends checked on her, as does Amy, her daughter. We all love “Miss Bonnie”.
Quite a few of us set up at the annual Christmas Bazaar at the Blackey Community Center. It’s always a good place to see friends, shop and eat homemade chili.
I hope Berma Matthews and Tammy Whitaker can continue to operate and improve the center after the Senior Citizens closes.
The annual Letcher Fire and Rescue auction was also held there last week. All the proceeds go toward the “Christmas in the Park” at Blackey, which is for the area children and families.
Joyce Adams is doing better after spending a few days in the hospital to clear up an infection. Bob and I stopped at the hospital to visit her and Bill, who was sitting with her that day. She will have physical therapy for awhile at Letcher Manor before going home.
Sorry to hear that Lyle Frazier fell and broke his hip. He stayed at Pikeville Hospital, but is supposed to be coming to Letcher Manor for therapy.
Donna’s sister, Francine, was also in Pikeville Hospital.
Sympathy to the family of Whitesburg resident Janice Reed, who recently died after a battle with cancer. I got to know her when I was a member of the Pine Mountain Craft Coop. She was always a good customer and I enjoyed talking when she used to shop — usually with her sisters.
Also Claude Hensley, who just recently was diagnosed with cancer, died so suddenly. His family took such good care of him and will miss him so much. Many prayers have been said on their behalf. Claude was a friend to all and such a nice fellow, usually with a smile on his face.
Belated happy birthday wishes to Vada Blair of Blair Branch, whose birthday was last Sunday.
Burnett Caudill has been in the hospital for awhile now, and is doing better lately. He has so many family and friends stopping by to check on him and Geraldine and I know they appreciate the prayers and thoughts that have been outpouring on Burnett’s behalf.
A baby shower was held for the late Astor and Robin Blair’s daughter, Katie, and her husband, who are soon to be new parents. Robin and others had the Blair Branch Church kitchen decorate so prettily, and lots of gifts for the new baby were received.
We attended Mount Olivet Church at Blackey this past Sunday, as did a large crowd. All were blessed with good preaching and fellowship.
Virgie Watts Whitaker will soon celebrate her 100th birthday. Her family will have her a party on Saturday. Hope she has a great day. When Bob and I first joined church, Carr and Virgie were active members of the Mount Olivet Church, and it’s hard to believe she will be 100 years old