Here I am again.
It looks like March started out all wrong; Kathleen Sexton died. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Nora Adams Gilley, and had two brothers, Burdean Gilley and wife Virginia Ann of Columbus, Ind., and Burdell Gilley of McRoberts.
Her husband was Lucky Sexton. She had a son, Lucky Timothy and wife Renna Sexton, and a daughter, Teresa Sexton of Whitesburg, and one granddaughter, Keeka Sexton.
Our sympathy goes to the family.
My cousin Heather Day Griffie died on Friday, March 5. She was the daughter of Francis and Jenney Campbell Day. She had a daughter, Alyssa Paige Brown, and a stepson, Hunter Griffie. Her husband was Dwight Griffie, and her grandparents were Irene and Eugene Day and Ina Campbell and the late Haigel Campbell.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kenzie Rain Griffie.
She was only 25 years old, and this is such a sad time for all of our family. Keep all the family in your prayers.
Visitation and funeral services were at the Faith Community Church in Whitesburg, with arrangements handled at Letcher Funeral Home. Dock Frazier was the minister.
Chris Taylor, a son of Arlene and Marvin Taylor, has been in the ARH with a collapsed lung. He is home now, doing some better.
My nephew, Thomas Wolfe Jr., had been in Hazard ARH with complications from his meds.
Chris Turner, a son of Wayne and Tammy Turner, has been at the ER with ulcers of the stomach. I’m glad all are doing better.
Gillis Dollarhide, a son of the late Rena and Steve Dollarhide, is in Whitesburg ARH with lung problems. I hope he gets well soon.
Mary Ann Brock Maggard has pneumonia and is being treated. I hope she is well soon.
Jeff Caudill and Delmar Fields still need our prayers, also Mary Lou Fields, Burdean Gilley, Bill and Agnes Maggard, Barbara Ann Boggs, Audrey and Charles Hammonds, and all who are enslaved by drugs and alcohol.
Drug overdoses are killing our young people, so we really need to pray for them. If they would just realize that their families love them, and that God loves them. For some it’s too late, but please, sit down and talk to your children. See what’s going on in their lives and try to help them.
I know that parents do the best they can. Sometimes children will listen, and sometimes not, but at least you have tried. It’s their choice.
Some of the relatives who came in for Heather’s funeral were: Ella Maggard Grindstaff of Franklin, Ind.; Ashley Fields of Greensburg, Ind., and Audrey and Charles Hammonds of North Vernon, Ind.
Also, Dock Frazier just got out of the hospital. Keep him in your prayers.
Brother Charles Shepherd stopped by and sang, ‘A Child of the King,’ and had prayer with Irene and Eugene. Irene is grieving so much, and her heart is about to break.
I wish there was more I could so for them. I check on them daily, but it doesn’t seem like enough.
May God give the family peace and comfort.