Whitesburg KY

Summer has really gone by fast


Our summer season is really going by fast. It has been a nice season in many ways. Some have been busy taking care of their gardens.

We had a nice weekend. We enjoyed a good church service at the Little Cowan Church on Sunday. We were sorry to hear that our good friend. Elder John Henry Sybert of Tennessee, had been called by death. He was a well-known minister in the Primitive Baptist Churches in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. He and his wife and children had been in our homes many times over the years and many were saved during his ministry. He was ordained at the age of 15, and was saved at the age of 12 during a service held by the late Pleas Jenkins. He preached for 69 1/2 years and pastored 21 churches in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.

He was moderator of the Eastern District Association of the Primitive Baptist for 33 years, and had been named honorary moderator. He attended 72 consecutive associations from 1934 through 2005. Many of us were blessed to have him in our churches and homes over the years as well as other members of his family. He will be sadly missed by his family, the churches, and those he met along the way.

Many of our good friends and people have been called by death and they are truly missed. Our love and sympathy to all the families. I haven’t been able to go as much as I used to, but they all have my heartfelt sympathy. Pretty soon the older generation is going to be gone.

The Pine Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at Dairy Queen recently to plan the programs and activities for the coming year. Members present were Regent Shirley Whitaker, Betty Horn, Marleen Day, Ruby June Caudill, Stella Elam, and Virginia Brown. The next meeting will be memorial meeting and a report on Constitutional Week activities to be held at the Whitesburg Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m., Sept. 20.

Amanda Brown had a birthday pool party on Sunday for her sister, Jasmine Baker’s, 11th birthday. A host of relatives and friends were there to celebrate her birthday. Jasmine is from Big Stone Gap, Va. Her parents are Vickie Baker of Jenkins, and Roy Baker of Big Stone Gap. Her grandmother is Lillian Akemon of Linefork.

Last week Charles and Faye Banks enjoyed a visit from her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Doris Adams of Bottletown. They attended church with them on Sunday.

Mrs. Iva Clark of Ohio, came in for the Hatton reunion on Saturday. She used to be our neighbor on Cowan and was helpful in many ways.

We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Viola Moore. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She made many trips to the funeral home over the years to be with families and friends. Not many of the older generation are left that we used to know and those we grew up with, but we were all blessed in many ways.

I enjoyed a nice call from our cousin, Mavis Morgan in Jenkins.

It’s getting time to send my news in, so for now love and best wishes to all.

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