Sorry I forgot to mention last week that former Jeremiah resident Evalee Caudill Blankenship had also died recently. She was a daughter of the late Alva and Betty Caudill, and leaves a husband and daughter in Ohio and her brothers, Sterlin and Elmer, and sister, Dorothy, all of here in Jeremiah, and many other family members to mourn her.
Jeremiah also lost a longtime resident with the death of Mattie Jean Frazier of Black Bottom Road. She was known and loved by many. She had a certain wit and outspokenness about her, and kept her “feisty” personality to the last days of her life.
Her family took turns staying around the clock with their mother, seeing to it that she was as comfortable as possible.
Mattie Jean’s service was held at the Blair Branch Church, where her son Dwight’s services were held when he died. Our sympathy to Doris, Libby and Chris and their families, and Dwight’s family.
I don’t know if I will write another column until after Christmas, so I will mention now about the annual Old Time Singing at Blair Branch Church. It will be on Friday evening, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m., and we take donations of non-perishable food items to donate to the Food Pantry also that evening. Refreshments will be served after the singing.
We attended church this past Sunday at Mount Olivet at Blackey. It was a good service, and afterward Layton Shepherd joined and was baptized at Blair Branch Church where he took his membership.
An enjoyable time was had by all who set up or shopped at the Blackey Community Center ’ s Christmas Bazaar. The chili was delicious and Berma Matthews and Tammy were great hostesses for the event.
If I don’t write next week — have a merry Christmas.