Last week the Letcher Area Homemakers met for our December meeting at the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church kitchen. We had a large group of ladies present and discussed upcoming events and enjoyed all the good food we all brought.
This year, instead of exchanging gifts, we donated money to the Food Pantry and a few other county organizations. We missed those who couldn’t be with us, and also got three or four new members.
It was good to hear that Travis Morton is doing better and hopes to come home this week and stay for a week or so. Then he will be in Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation, which is closer than Cincinnati for his family and friends to check on him.
Geraldine Ison is back after a short stay at Central Baptist Hospital to have her heart checked. I think the doctors determined it was her medicine causing her problems.
Phillip McIntosh lost his battle with cancer and his funeral was held at Blair Branch Church on Saturday. A large crowd of family and friends attended the night visitation and the funeral. Our sympathy goes out to his family. It has to be hard to lose someone so young. They have our prayers during their sorrow.
Opal Banks’s brother-inlaw, Jerry Bell, of Ohio, died last week. He was married to Danola Adams Bell and was also a brother-in-law to Hazel, Bill and Luther Adams, and Susie Raglin and the late George M. Adams Jr. Last Friday Opal, Bob, Sue Goodson and I, all went to the memorial.
His obituary read: Jerry Lee Bell Sr., 73, of Farmersville, Ohio, died December 8 at Sycamore Hospital in Ohio.
A son of the late Russell and Evelyn Krietzer Bell, he was retired from White Villa.
Survivors include his wife, Nola Adams Bell; his son, Jerry L. Bell Jr. and wife Paula of Miamisburg; a brother, Norman Bell and wife Barb of Florida; two grandchildren, Derek Bell of West Alexandra and Mike Davis of Richmond, Ind.; friend Chief Tom Wallace of the Farmersville Fire Department; sisters-in-law, Susie Raglin, Opal Banks, Hazel Adams, and Alice Adams; brothers-in-law Bill and wife Joyce Adams, and Luther and wife Betty Adams.