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Sherry Back Fugate retires from clerk’s office


Well I, like so many others in the area, spent over a week sick with the flu. I think it was the sickest I’ve ever been and I wonder if it hit everyone that bad. Due to that point, some of this is from week before last.

Polly Ann Gibson’s funeral was held at Everidge Funeral Home and a very nice service was held to honor her and to comfort her family.

We will all miss seeing Sherry Back Fugate at the county clerk’s office at the courthouse. She recently retired after many years of helping folks at the clerk’s office. Everyone I know always appreciated all the help she gave to the many customers throughout the years and we hope she enjoys her free time.

Hagel Campbell recently celebrated his birthday with 38 of his family members there to wish him a happy day.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Little, who have a new baby girl. She is the fourth child and they live at Sycamore Loop in the old Jim and Daisy Caudill homeplace next to the Dixon Memorial Church. Tony Little is kin to the Littles who lived in the Carbon Glow Coal Camps.

We were worried about two of our church sisters who live at Big Stone Gap, Va., where the strong storms hit last week, They are Flo and Mary Lou, daughters of the late Alfred Adams, and we were glad to learn that they were not affected by the tornado-like winds.

The Letcher Area Homemakers met last week for their annual plant and seed exchange and their business meeting. Our club is getting a lot of much needed new members lately and that helps to introduce new ideas and views into our meetings. They reported a good day was had by all.

Our sympathy goes out to Genevieve Norris, whose daughter, Martha Sue, died in Michigan. At one time, she was married to my uncle, Ford Pridemore, and they have a son, Michael. Ford went to Michigan to take care of the arrangements. Her ashes will be brought back to Letcher County later. Ford drove up and spent one day with Lee and Wilma Pridemore before returning to Lexington.

Lee and Wilma Pridemore spent a night and day in Ohio last week visiting Roy Kenon and Billie Smith, Lenville and Kathy Pridemore and Bill and Elva Marshall.

There will be Easter sunrise services held at the Burton Hill Cemetery. Sunrise services will also be held at the Isom Cemetery, the government cemetery in Knott County, the cemetery across from Ellis Adams’s home on Blair Branch and the Hampton Cemetery that is located behind Letcher School .

Belated birthday wishes to Bob Banks, Richard Smith, Rory Blair, Junior Adams, Lance Breeding and Sandy Hall.

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