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Sunrise service brings large crowd

TAMMY NIECE ALLEN “looks young but she has three grown-up daughters,” says Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton.

TAMMY NIECE ALLEN “looks young but she has three grown-up daughters,” says Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton.

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. This has been a very exciting week here.

We have had the best revival. Our church and parking lot were packed. We have so many young folks who came and got right in and helped out. We’ve needed that for so long. We really appreciate them.

My son Larry and wife Linda went to their camper in Tennessee for three days and really enjoyed it. Whitesburg

I sure enjoyed talking to my friend Anna Watkins the other day. She was my neighbor in Marlowe about 55 years ago, and we’ve remained friends. She lives in Woodville, Fla., but she didn’t get rid of me. I try to keep my friends wherever they go. She seemed to be doing pretty well.

I talked with Juanita Profitt recently, and she and Earl seem to be about the same. She is so tired, but she keeps going. I plan on going to visit her soon. She is a dear friend for many years.

Aggie Hatton spent two days in Perry County with her daughter Carolyn. She enjoyed it. It’s good sometimes to get away and get a change of scenery.

I talked with my friend Roberta Willie of Roanoke, Va. I had been having trouble reaching her. It turned out that she was having phone trouble. We never run out of something to talk about.

There was a picture in The Eagle last week of a cousin of hers, Lorraine Brown Perry, who was one of our Marlowe girls and a good friend of mine growing up. She is in rehab in Harrigate, Tenn. We spent lots of overnight visits with each other.

I was glad to get a letter from North Vernon, Ind., with a write-up and picture of Jack Hatton and his son Adam. Jack had been the North Vernon police chief for 28 years, and after retirement he and his son both attended and graduated from Mid America College of Funeral Service, and both are morticians now.

I’m sure Norma Jean Hatton is so proud of her son and grandson. They all get The Eagle and know what we do, but we didn’t know about them. I think that was great. They are relatives of ours, and all of us Hattons here are proud of them.

We had sunrise service at our church at 5:45 Sunday morning. We were pleasantly surprised at the large crowd that showed up after a weeklong revival. Brother Josh Sturgill preached outstandingly, and we all enjoyed it.

This has been a real good week. Sunday evening, Bro. Caleb Howard preached for us. We had a house full of people and a real good service. We need a bigger church.

I talked with Mae Caudill the other day, and she has a birthday April 30, the same as my sister Louise Shepherd. All of us sisters usually go out to eat when one of us has a birthday. We always look forward to that and have a good time. We will be seeing when it’s a convenient time for everyone.

I think our pastor Bro. John Conn and wife Alicia will be having an anniversary this week. We will have something at the church for them.

I hope everyone had a happy Easter.

May God bless all of you, and try to be in church somewhere this week.

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