The Mountain Eagle

Martha Wenning marks anniversary of Cowan news


Hello everyone — I hope all are enjoying 2024. Mike and I are feeling better which is a good start to the year. The sunshine looks great today. I’ll probably stay inside but it’s a gorgeous, sunshiny looking day.

According to memories on social media, I have been writing this column for four years. I thought I started in February. It’s been a fun four years.

The Feel Better List follows. Please say a prayer or send positive thoughts that all feel better soon: Linda Lucas; Linda Brown; Linda Combs; Cassel Boggs; Opal Boggs; Marshall Ison; Iona Noble; Christine Gatton; Bob Gatton; Joy Pease; Freddy Eversole; Jeramy Lamb; Sherry Brown; Donna Sturgill; Joan Ramsey; Sue Banks; Sue Harvey; Barry Miles; Donald Banks; Midge Banks; Herbie Adams; Rebecca Henemyre; Jill Day; Freida Gross; Nick Walker; Norman Collins; Priscilla Irvin; Lucas Reed; Rose Ballard; Robert Sword; Barbara Banks; those in the nursing homes and hospitals; and the caretakers.

Linda Lucas of Kingsport, Tenn. and Marilyn Banks of Edinburgh, Ind. spent several days with Carol Caudill of Little Cowan. They had a wonderful time together and with family.

Libby and John Honeycutt of Whitesburg had their grandchildren, Isla and Emerson, for a few days at the end of December. Grandparents and grandchildren loved their time together.

Libby and John are still doing repairs on their home from the 2022 flood. It’s a long process.

Laura and Greg Bates of Cowan had a late Christmas get-together with their family. Their son Ryan and Ashley came in with their daughters, Brooklyn and Madison. Rebekah and Matt Butler and children Emily and Evan were able to join in the celebration. Emily and Evan enjoyed playing with their cousins Brooklyn and Madison. Doris Caudill of Cowan loved seeing her great-grandchildren.

Evan is doing better since his surgery last week. The prayers were appreciated.

Janet Napier of Little Cowan celebrated her birthday with a dinner in Norton, Va. Her sisters took her there. Those attending were Janet, Ella Caudill of Ice, Libby Honeycutt of Whitesburg, Helen Roberts of Cowan and Juanita Caudill of Little Cowan. They had a wonderful time together.

Patsy Adams of Little Cowan spent New Year’s Eve with friends in a beautiful cabin at Natural Bridge State Park. It was a great way to ring in the New Year. She came home on New Year’s Day and cooked cabbage and peas for the family the way her mother cooked them.

Michael Campbell and Cassandra Hardin announced their engagement on New Year’s Day. Michael is the son of John Campbell of Little Cowan. The family is excited over their engagement and wish them a wonderful life together.

George Tolliver, 66, of Dry Fork, passed away on January 1, 2024. George was the son of Donald Tolliver of Dry Fork and the late Colette Remlein Tolliver. He is survived by his father; his wife Helen Scott Tolliver; daughters Sheila (Jim) Frazier of Whitesburg, LeAnna Boggs of Whitesburg and Candy (Mike) Cook of Richmond; son Thomas (Paula) Tolliver of Louisa; brother Randy (Mary) Tolliver of Whitesburg; and sister Gobby (Doug) Hutchinson of Louisa.

He leaves behind 10 grandchildren: Cody, Caleb, Matthew, Chole, Mikela, Zacary, Dustyn, Jaydon, Sheldon and Landon, along with 6 great-grandchildren: Gage, Bryson, Lilee, Aubree, Dreydon and London.

George was predeceased by his mother, brother Eric Tolliver and twin sister Linda Carol Tolliver.

The funeral was held January 5, 2024 at the Letcher Funeral Home Chapel. The burial followed in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

Condolences are sent to Helen Scott Tolliver and family.

This week’s quote is: “One kind word can warm three winter months.”

If you have any news or birthdates or recipes to share, please email Thank you.

Have a wonderful week. Smile at those you meet and take care of each other. We’re all on this p2lanet together. Be safe and kind.

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