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Several Jeremiah area residents have died


Since I took a couple of weeks off and didn’t have a column, I suppose everyone thought I’d quit, but I was just being a little lazy.

We lost a good neighbor since I wrote last, and our sympathy goes out to the family of Hagel Campbell. Hagel, who lived at Letcher between the bridges, died on Jan. 1 at the Veterans Center in Hazard. Hagel was a World War II veteran and had lived a long life, being 91 years of age at his passing. Hagel leaves Ina, his wife, and their seven children, plus his grandchildren, brothers and sisters, and their relatives and friends. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Regular Baptist Church.

Stella Halcomb died on Jan. 4, and her services were held on Jan. 7 at the Cedar Grove Church. She was the widow of John Halcomb and the mother of Truman and Dudley. Our sympathy goes out to them and their families and her other relatives. Stella had been a patient at Letcher Manor and her family was always good to take good care of her.

Junior ‘Shorty’ Browning of Crases Branch, also died last week at the Veterans Center at Hazard. Our sympathy goes out to his family as well as the family of Zelphia Halcomb, the wife of Fess Halcomb of Leatherwood.

We hope Benton Back is feeling better as he recently had to spend a few days in the hospital. He is home now and being taken good care of by his family.

it is good to see Ila Adams feeling better. She wasn’t feeling well during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday. We were worried about her, but she is back to her old self and was able to attend the Little Dove Church on Sunday.

Belated birthday wishes to Coman Caudill of Doty Creek.

Also, happy upcoming birthday wishes to Bill Gibson of Isom. I think Bill will be 105 years old on Sunday, Jan. 18. he is probably the oldest person most of us will ever know.

Ivan and Freda Breeding Adams went to Ohio to attend the funeral of her brother-in-law. He was her sister, Evita’s, husband. Ivan and Freda’s son, Stevie Daniel, took them up for the funeral. Stevie and his wife, Pat, and son Daniel spent a couple of weeks visiting during the holidays, and enjoyed being home for awhile.

Odell and Wanda Long are pleased that their daughter has finished school. She plans on becoming an architect. Wanda’s mother, Imogene Caudill, is doing fairly well.

Noah Campbell had surgery last week on the muscles around his eyes, which control his side-to- side vision. He came through it well and has been out rabbit hunting with his new beagle hound. Chris and Liberty took him one day, and his friend, Jeff ‘Bodine’ Adams took him another time.

It was really said to learn of the death of the young man, Chad Gilliam, in Kuwait. Our sympathy goes out to all of his family.

This weekend will be church time at the Blair Branch Church, and if able, Terry Caudill plans on being baptized.

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