Whitesburg KY

Memorial Day brings in visitors


Hello everyone. We have made it to June. I’ve stopped watching the news so I don’t get all of the information but I get enough to know what’s going on. We’re not in a happy place right now.

Laura and Mike Harris of Lexington came in over Memorial Day weekend. They visited Laura’s parents, Bob and Ramona Caudill. After they went home, Laura and Mike celebrated their anniversary.

Robert Brown and sons Bradley and Joseph of Jonesborough, Tenn., came in for Memorial Day services at the Hop Gibson Cemetery. They visited their uncle Randy and Eula Brown.

Tori Akers and daughters, Calli and Ella, of Talbot, Tenn.came in over Memorial Day weekend. They visited Tori’s parents, John and Barbara Banks.

Pat and Marilyn Banks of Edinburgh, Ind., spent Memorial Day weekend at their Lake Cumberland cabin. Those staying with them were Gwen Handlon and Mattie Handlon of Edinburgh, Ind., Linda Lucas of Knoxville, Tenn., and Bryan Banks of Little Cowan. They had a lot of fun being together. They also made s’mores over a fire. Jason Garrett of Tennessee came over to visit them as he was at the lake. A good weekend was had by all.

My cousin, Pat Banks, gets The Mountain Eagle. Hello, Pat and Marilyn.

Myles Marr spent the past week with his ‘Pa’ John Campbell of Little Cowan. Myles helped his Pa build a deck. Myles had a good time visiting. He will be celebrating his 13th birthday on June 5.

Michael Campbell of Newport came in to visit his dad, John Campbell and his grandpa, Glen Brown of Whitesburg. He left on Saturday and took his nephew, Myles Marr, home.

Mike and I went fishing with John and Myles one evening. Someone John knew showed up also. We had a good time. I did get a fish before John but he caught more than Mike, Myles, or me.

Mike and I have eaten in two restaurants since they are starting to open. We went with Debbie and Jeff Ison of Flemingsburg to the Pine Mountain Grill one evening. It felt good to be out in public. One day for lunch, Mike and I went to Sazon. It was good being there.

Shirley Harris, Elissa Fulton, and Olivia Fulton of Tinsley, Miss.came in for a few days. They have a place here. It was good seeing them and it’ll be a good week.

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Ann Gish. Condolences to the family.

Marie Yonts Mercer of Indianapolis, Ind. passed away on May 22. She is survived by her daughterin law, Tina Mercer; her brothers, Russel and Minerva Yonts of Indianapolis, Ind., and Duane and Anna Yonts of Little Cowan; and her sister, Lou and Major Sparks of Whitesburg.

She had four grandchildren: Alisha Welcher, Richard Correa, Natalie Wolfe, and Jessica Gray. She had six great-grandchildren: Mark Alt, Samantha Wolfe, Nathaniel Wolfe, Harrison Wolfe, Grayson Fletcher, and Gavin Gray. Private services were held at Orchard Hill Cemetery in Wanamaker, Ind.

Angela Ambrose Hall of Hawesville, Ind. passed away on May 29. She is survived by her husband, Paul Hall; daughters, Christy Prater and Missy (Ryan) Powers; sons, Nick (Brie) Decker and Jacob (Allison) Decker. She had eight grandchildren: Grayson Powers, Jackson Powers, Lincoln Prater, Miles Prater, Jada Prater, Chance Hasenour, Jade Hasenour, and Layla Decker. She is also survived by her mother, Mary Jane Ambrose, and her siblings, Jennifer Sheffer, Kenny Ambrose, Katrina Chord, Toby Ambrose, and Diana Stephens. Funeral services are June 3, in Hawesville, Ind.

This week’s quote: “The road may be bumpy but stay committed to the process.” This quote is dedicated to my cousins.

If you have any news, please email Cowannews@aol.com.

Thank you and have a wonderful June. Stay healthy and safe.

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