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Snow doesn’t dampen 50th anniversary party


As I write this we have a little bit of snow covering the ground and a very cold night. But I guess it’s time for winter to get here. It was nice to have those warm days last week, though.

We had a good weekend at the Blair Branch Church and collected lots of food for the Food Pantry on Friday evening. We had a large crowd on Sunday despite the wintry weather.

Our church member, Cullen Collins, lost his mother, Effie, last week. She had over 150 descendants and we send our sympathy to her family.

We hope Courtney Adams is feeling better by this time and also Ida Adams and Craig Adams, who are having health problems of late.

Sorry that I got the wrong Clyde Caudill after whom the Doty Creek bridge is named. I thought it was Claude’s brother, but he survived the war and died not too long ago. The Clyde the bridge is named for was the son of William and Atha Caudill. Sorry about the mistake. I’ll be the first to admit I’m definitely not perfect and make plenty of mistakes.

The Blackey Missionary Baptist Church will have its Christmas play, “The Breath of Heaven”, on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 4 p.m. After the play they will be having refreshments and singing Christmas carols. Everyone is welcome to come and join in their celebration of Christmas.

There will be a candle lighting memorial at the Isom Cemetery on Christmas Eve beginning at 5:00. There will also be a candle lighting service at the cemetery on Blair Branch above Marie Banks’s home.

Bob’s aunt, Danola, and Jerry Bell, her husband, celebrated their 50th anniversary in Ohio, where they live. She told Bob they had a nice party with many attending even though there was five inches of snow there. She is a sister to Opal Banks, Susie Raglin, Jr., Bill, and Hazel Adams. Danola is the daughter of the late George M. and Sally Adams of Carbon Glow, and the above sisters and brothers live here. Martha Howard and Luther Adams live away.

Susie Raglin talked with her son and his family in Michigan and they had nine inches of snow there.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Keisha Craft, who died recently in Knoxville, Tenn. She was only 28 years old and was raised at Colson. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Buell Craft, and our hearts go out to them.

We were glad to see Ruth Ann Brown able to be out on Friday at the church singing at Blair Branch Church.

Sorry to learn Harold Fields, son of the late Harry and Ethel Fields, recently died in Georgia.

The children of the late Dee and Ethel Smith all came out Friday evening to Blair Branch Church’s singing and they had breakfast together at Pine Mountain Grill on Saturday morning before heading back to their homes.

This news was given to me by Linda Combs of Cowan. She forgot to give it to Elsie Banks so I’ll put it in for her.

Yvonne Brown Sutphin attended Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church with her sister, Linda Combs.

Happy birthday to Lois Brown Sturgill of Ohio, and Watson Combs of Louisville, on Dec. 12.

Also, happy birthday to Yvonne’s daughter, Teresa Frame of Bedford, Va., on Dec. 15.

Belated birthday wishes to Jessica and Lillian Boggs, both of Dry Fork; Mabel Faye Bentley Carroll of Jensen Beach, Fla.; Ronnie and Carol Brown of Cowan; and Robby Brown of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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