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Old-time music played at molasses stir-off



A molasses stir-off was held at Bennett Combs’ at Ice on Sept. 18. Steve Boggs, Tom and Steve Dollarhide raised the cane and made the molasses with help from family and friends. Jeanette Dollarhide’s brother, Carew Ison, and his son Scott came from West Virginia. Yvonne Brown Sutphin from Lynchburg, Va., who was visiting her sister Linda Combs, also came. There were many friends and family to enjoy the day.

A highlight of the day was Logan and Autumn Dollarhide and Carew Ison playing old-time country music, guitar, banjo and fiddle. Kevin and Denise brought their 14-day-old son Alexander William Brown, who was held and admired by everyone there.

Belated happy birthday on Sept. 16 to Amber Combs. Happy birthday to Jacob Cornett, who will be five years old on Sept. 30. He is the great-grandson of Bennett and Linda Combs. Also, happy birthday to Jacob’s mother, Christina Bolton, on Oct. 2, and to Ramona Combs Finchum’s husband Michael on Oct. 3.

Glennon and Thelma Ison recently held the Grant Ison family reunion at their home in Flemingsburg. In attendance were brother Delmer and his wife Ramona, Locust Grove, Va.; sister Gracie and Pascal Boggs, Jeff ersonville, Ind.; and sister Doris and Doug Day, Columbus, Ind. Also attending were nieces, nephews and relatives from Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana as well as Kentucky.

The young men enjoyed a golf game on Saturday at the local golf club.

They are all looking forward to getting together again.

It was good to have Steve Wilson, retired Air Force colonel, and niece Terri in attendance after their return from his tour of duty.

The Pine Mountain Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held its memorial meeting at the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church fellowship hall Sept. 9 with chairmen Regent Marsha Banks and Chaplain Sally Caudill. The memorial meeting was to honor the memory of deceased members Ruby June Adams Caudill and Patricia Ruth Francis Thrash. Members present were Marsha Banks, Rebecca Ann Reynolds, Kaye Combs Moore, Mahala Frazier, Shirley Whitaker, Merlene Day, Danna Richardson, Betty Horn, Nina Craft, Rhonda Cromer, Sally Caudill and Patsy Nantz.

Guests present were Easter Corrello, Larue Breeding, Herbert Caudill, Peyton Reynolds, Carl Banks, Sonny Frazier, Creda Isaacs, Jack Burkich, Gene Horn, Geraldine Ison, Delana Banks, Coreen Pridemore, Billy Lois Adams, William Banks, Ruby June’s daughter Lynn Fannin and her son Josh.

The group went through the opening ritual and sang ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee’. After a program prepared by Marsha Banks and honoring the memory of the deceased members, Marsha Banks read a letter the DAR had received from Allison Thrash, Pat Thrash’s daughter. Several people told loving stories abut Ruby June and Pat Thrash, who were both special ladies.


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