Whitesburg KY

Marlowe was complete coal camp


Pictured are Pearl and Charles Noble and their daughters, Jennifer Holbrook and husband David, and Linda Hall, and Dorthy Tacket and daughter Jeanette Yonts.

Pictured are Pearl and Charles Noble and their daughters, Jennifer Holbrook and husband David, and Linda Hall, and Dorthy Tacket and daughter Jeanette Yonts.

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and are surviving this cold weather and all the snow.

It doesn’t bother me much. I love staying home. I don’t like to go. I can find more to do than I can get done.

Late happy birthday to Loretta Adams. We were freshmen together in Whitesburg High School, and we still keep in touch and do a lot of talking on the phone.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of John Combs, Jr. I never met him. He lived up the road from me, but my good friend Betty Asher had been good friends with him about all her life. She always visited him and his family every time she came in. She’s been living in Columbus, Ind., for many years.

Also, our sympathy goes out to the family of Charlie Wayne Lucas. He lived in Marlowe as a child. He was a son of Dave Lucas. We will miss seeing him in church with his wife Dorothy.

Also, my dear cousin, Dorothy Miles, died. I loved her so much. For about 12 years she gave me a picture she’d painted for Christmas with her name signed on it. I have them all up on my walls. They are beautiful! I’ll think of her every time I pass them.

I got a call from Wilma (Brown) Wright, who lives in Jenkins. She is one of our Marlowe people, a daughter of the late Lora and Gid Brown. So many of them are no long with us.

It was a very big coal camp with lots of houses and a big company store with groceries, feed and hay, furniture and a clothing department. We had all we needed.

We had a service station and even a doctor’s office, with Dr. T.R. Collier, who delivered all of our babies, even my husband Clyde was born there 90 years ago, and he had never lived anywhere else. Our house is less than ½ mile from there.

He spent four years in the Navy and came home and found him a wife there — “me” — and stayed here until he passed away four years ago.

It was good talking to my friend Dorthy Tacket. She is one of my longest good friends, since grade school days. Dorthy’s daughter, Glenda Jean, is still very sick and really needs prayer.

I’ve been trying to reach Ada (Miller) King in Miamisburg, Oh., and haven’t been able to. I haven’t heard from her in a while, and we’ve always kept in touch. She has been in poor health for a good while.

I’ve talked to all four of my boys today, and they were all doing okay. I have to try to keep them in line. It’s hard to control kids when they get into their 60s. I think it changes and turns around and they try to keep you in line. I have good boys and I’m so proud of all of them. They are good to me!

This surely has been a sad week. I went to the visitation and funeral of my cousin, Dorothy Miles. It was a beautiful service. I got to hear Bro. Dockie Frazier preach for the first time. I was proud of him. I knew him when he was a little boy. I was good friends with his mother, the late Juanita Frazier of Cowan.

I really enjoyed his singing also, and I loved Randy Banks’s singing. He sounded so much like his grandfather, the late Tom Hale, who was the song leader at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Probably most of you weren’t even born then.

He was the father of the late Matilda (Hale) Banks. All the Hales I knew were good singers.

Please keep praying for Dorothy and Glen Miles’s daughter, Glenda Jean. She is still very sick in a Lexington hospital and didn’t get to come to her mother’s funeral. Pray for the whole family.

It has been such a beautiful day, 61 degrees. I hope it lasts awhile.

I got to visit with all the Pennington girls at the funeral, Dorthy P. Tacket, Pearl Noble, and Linda Hall. I knew they would all be there. We Marlowe people stick together.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able, and don’t have more snow to keep us home.

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