Whitesburg KY

Sutphins mark 50th anniversary


Linda Lucas spent a week in June with her son Jon, Melinda, Aiden and Mason in Tennessee. They vacationed in the Smokies over the weekend.

Visiting with Bob and Ramona Caudill was Ramona’s brother, Rex Sturgill from Ft. Myers, Fla. While here he visited with his cousin, Daryl Boggs, and met some old friends, went sightseeing, viewing the many changes in the past 20 years.

Virginia Brown’s granddaughter, Jenny Lou, Crystal and Jon, spent the weekend with her. Crystal graduated from high school this year. She is working in Indiana this summer with her dad, remodeling houses. She will be attending college at Sullivan in Louisville.

That resourceful Jon has obtained a boat and has built himself a house on it in their back yard.

Linda Combs wishes happy birthdays to Shade Boggs on July 3, and Dustin Crawford of Indianapolis on July 6. They are grandsons of Bennett and Linda Combs.

Belated birthday wishes to Bennett Combs on June 16. Shade make a beautiful wooden yard swing and had it put up to surprise him.

Yvonne Brown Sutphin and husband Mel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. They both attended Berea College and now live near Bedford, Va.

Also, happy birthday to their grandson Derek Frame, July 2. He is in the Marines.

The Combs-Jones reunion was June 15 and 16 at Dr. Gerald Combs’s at Brinkley. Attending were family and friends of the late Forrester and Madge Combs, Red and Mae Combs Jones.

Shade Jones wrote a book named ‘The Ball Park Boys’ and was at Cozy Corner one day, signing copies. It is really good.

Several Cowan Homemakers met at the Letcher County Extension Office on June 19 and made some Care Bears for people who are in the hospital.

The descendants of Hop and Minerva Gibson met at the Cowan Community Center for their annual reunion. The only one remaining with Gibson in her name is Virginia Gibson Brown, but we are all proud of our Gibson heritage and are always so happy to get together.

Approximately 80 attended with five generations represented. We missed the rest of you.We had a wonderful time with good visiting, great food and the always popular silent auction and prize walk. We appreciate the younger generation for taking care of all the details and making things go so smoothly for us.

In the evening, those who could take the heat met at Mike and Martha Wenning’s for more food and fun. They had an exciting cornhole tournament with Johnny and Faye Campbell winning the trophy.

Some of the families were able to spend a few days before and/or after the reunion with more visiting, sightseeing, etc. Janice and Ron Wolod, Mike and Marty Campbell and niece Ann, were impressed by a visit to the Coal Miners’ Memorial at Hemphill and the RR/ Coal Museum in Jenkins.

Mike and Martha Wenning had a July 4 cookout with Anna and Duane Yonts, Janice and Ron Wolod, Thelma and Glennon Ison and Johnny and Faye Campbell.

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