Another of our cousins has passed on; Ethlyn Boyd Whitaker was buried in Lexington on Monday. Cowan
She was the daughter of Dee and Nora Gibson Boyd. She had a sister, Marietta Bentley, and brother, Jim Boyd. She was married to Venon Whitaker, a wellloved and respected educator in Kentucky and Indiana. They had four children, Terry, Ramie, Dee Ann and Janet.
As a child, Ethlyn spent a lot of her summer vacation time on the farm at Cowan, playing and working with her young aunts.
Ethelyn was a devout Christian lady who was a friend and inspiration to all who knew her.
Roger Yonts, while on a business trip to Johnson City, came on to Cowan to visit his parents, Duane and Anna. He brought his mountain bike and rode across the Little Shepherd Trail.
It was an arduous but pleasant trek, though he was a little disappointed that he didn’t see any wild animals.
They really enjoyed his visit.