Hello everyone. I hope everyone is doing well. Weather has been fair — getting spring fever yet? I know I am.
Another sad week on Cowan. Edgar ‘Allen’ Pack died March 9. He was a son of the late Edgar David and Margie Miles Pack. He was born Nov. 3, 1949, being 62 years, 4 months and 6 days at the time of his passing.
Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Diane Maynard Pack; a son, Charles Pack and wife Lillian of Cowan; two stepsons, Royce Maggard Jr. of Jeremiah and E.J. King of Cowan; three daughters in-law, Brenda Pack of Cowan, Amanda Sparks of Mayking and Frankie Knott of Jeremiah; four brothers, Stanley, Kenny and Vernon of Cowan and Lonnie Pack of Kingscreek; four sisters, Edra Mae Pack, Margaret (Archie) Fields, Janet Collins and Lisa (Frank) Fields, all of Cowan; five grandchildren, Jonathan Allen Pack, Joseph Edgar Pack, Jamie Lea Pack, Caitlin Nicole Pack and Hailey Grace Lea Maggard, along with a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Allen was preceded in death by a son, James Allen Pack; a brother, Don Pack; and two sisters, Lucy Sumpter and Jenny Carter. He will be missed by all.
Keep his family in your prayers. His funeral was at 1 p.m., March 12, at the Whitco Pentecostal Church. Services were conducted by Joe Brown and John Conn. Allen was a coal miner for many years.
Some birthdays for this month are: Guy Stewart, 62 years old March 11; Addie Sue Dobson, 2 years old March 17; Shania Dobson, 12 years old March 12; Billy Hovetter, March 12; Elmo Day turned 86 or 87 March 4; and Deolia Day will be 81 soon. We wish all of them the best birthday ever, and keep Elmo and Deolia Day in your prayers. They are neither one in good health. Big Cowan Big Cowan
Prayer list: Bill and Agnes Maggard, Irene and Eugene Day, the Pack family, Mary Lou Fields, all our neighbors and friends; Jessie Fay Fields Combs, Mary Ann Brock Maggard, Chad Fields, Brack Sexton, Carolyn Fields, Hazel Rayburn, Eddie and Kathy Wolfe, Daupus Day family, Thomas Wolfe, Mike Rayburn, Della and Morris Maggard, Odessa and Reuben Lewis, Anna Lou Maggard Combs, Arie Boggs, Benton Day, Maude Pack, and Audrey and Charles Hammonds.
There is so much sickness and death that we just need to pray for everyone we know, because we just never know when it will be one of us.
Mary Ann Maggard fell and broke her hip and is in Hazard Hospital getting a hip replacement. Hopefully she does okay.
I met the Adams sisters from Little Cowan on Saturday,
Patsy and Betty. They were both nice and very friendly. It was good talking to both of them. My sister, Kathy, and Eddie Wolfe know them, but I had never met them.
I talked to Agnes Maggard on the phone. She is still having problems with her ankle after falling back in January. I hate to even think about falling!
Bill Maggard received several phone calls from former classmates for his birthday, including one from Georgette Day Sims. Hopefully Georgette and Harry are doing well, also Louise Day Sturgill and her daughter Jeanie.
It seems like just about everyone has had the flu or sinus trouble, including Evadene Day Webb. Hopefully she is feeling better.
Sorry to hear about Dauphus Day of Linefork dying. Our sympathy goes to all his family.
Our youngest granddaughter, Michaela, and her friend are visiting us this week from Greensburg, Ind. They are on spring break this week. We picked them up at Winchester Sunday. Her friend’s name is Codie Herbert, and our son Chad was to meet us halfway. It will be good to see them. They love to come and visit when they can.
Hopefully Michaela doesn’t take a turtle home this time. Last summer her sister picked one up at UZ and made a Hoosier out of it.
Thomas Wolfe came home last week from an overnight visit with his mom, Kathy, and dad, Eddie Wolfe. We saw him Saturday before he returned home to Hazard. He seemed a lot better, and seemed happy. It is always good to see him.
I hope everyone changed their clocks Saturday evening so they would not be late for church on Sunday. My husband has a good way of remembering: In the spring — spring forward one hour, and in the fall — fall back an hour. It helps me, even though I wish it stayed the same all year.
I hope everyone has a good week.