Whitesburg KY

Spring break brings granddaughter’s visit


Our early warm weather has changed to cooler than normal temperatures for this time of year. Lots of folks have been covering over their tender yard and garden plants at night to ward off the frost.

Lana Pridemore and her girls, Amber and April, recently attended the Sugarland concert at the Pikeville Expo Center and had a good time together.

Roland and Carol Blair had their granddaughter, Hannah, staying with them during her spring break. They enjoyed having her for a week, and she had a nice visit, too.

Ernie, Janie and Mark Caudill spend the weekend cleaning up the yard at their cabin in Tennessee, getting it in shape for summertime.

Ernie’s dad, Coman, is doing fair. He has lots of folks checking on him and stopping by to say hello. Coman’s a good old fellow and loved by many.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Jr. Slone, who was laid to rest Sunday before last. He hadn’t been well for quite awhile, but it still seemed like unexpected news of his death. He and Trista raised a big family, well known throughout the area, and we’re sorry for them during this sad time. Jr. was buried on the hill behind their house at Jeremiah where Trish and John are buried.

Sorry to hear that Berma Whitaker Matthews fell and broke her leg recently. She was supposed to have had surgery on it last week, but I haven’t heard anything else.

This past weekend was Union meeting at the Blair Branch Church, and also the baptism of Ralph Jent. We had a good turnout and service on Sunday and after the baptism, most enjoyed dinner at the church, too.

It was good to have Mary Helen Blair able to be there and to stay for dinner. Estill and Alma Rose made sure she got back okay She hasn’t been able to get around lately, and we’ve been missing her.

Tommy Harris Smith and Mary Jo Blair recently went to Lexington to the doctor. Mary Jo got a shot in her knee to see if it would help. We hope it does.

Then Anna Lou Blair recently came up from Lexington and took care of theirs and Lillie Moss Hale’s income taxes.

It looked like a large crowd attended the Burns and Dixon wedding held at Letcher Independent Baptist Church last week. We wish the couple much happiness.

There will be a revival at the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church, April 29 through May 2. It begins at 7 p.m. each evening, and the minister will be Mark Combs of the Summit Church at Hazard.

Boyd and Vernell Hatton lost their brother, D.C., last week, and our condolences to the entire Hatton family.

Doyle Johnson is a patient at Letcher Manor after having some health problems of late.

We have a lot of neighbors and kinfolk who also are patients at Letcher Manor, and they really appreciate visitors.

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