Whitesburg KY
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Two take train from Chicago to Texas


Hello everyone — I hope you had a good week and I’m hoping you have an upcoming positive week. The weather is acting springish. I’m so ready for full-time spring.

Mike, my brother John, and I are still playing Catan every evening. Luckily this is a game that we all like and enjoy; plus, we enjoy spending time with each other.

Mike and I ate lunch at Pizza Hut on Sunday. My cousin Donna and Mike Watts were there also. We sat together and had a nice lunch. It was good seeing them and spending some time together.

Pat and Marilyn Banks of Edinburgh, Ind., came in over the weekend. They stayed with Carol Caudill during their visit. They came in for the funeral of Eddie Lark.

Brian Banks and Linda Lucas took an Amtrak train trip. They went from Chicago, Ill., to San Antonio, Tex. They shared photos of the two cities, which are beautiful cities. They had a great train trip. Traveling with your sibling always makes for a special trip.

Ernie Ison and Bob Caudill stopped and visited with John Campbell this week. They were there when we got home and we visited also. It was great seeing Uncle Bob, and Ernie is our youngest cousin.

Tori Akers of Talbot, Tenn., came in last weekend with her daughter, Ella, and Ella’s friend, Alyssa. They visited Tori’s parents, John and Barbara Banks of Cowan. Alyssa enjoyed her first trip to Letcher County and thought it was very pretty here. They all enjoyed their visit.

Geneviene Everett Warren Tarver, age 91, of Yazoo City, Miss., passed away on February 17, 2020. Her funeral was February 21, 2020. She is survived by her children, Sharon Jackson, Linda Wilkinson, Buddy Warren, Doug Tarver, Gene Tarver, and Dan Tarver. She leaves behind 25 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ronnie Day Warren and Claude Eugene Tarver. Three sons preceded her also, Donnie Warren, Jimmy Warren, and David Tarver. As the last matriarch of the family she will be missed.

Eddie Lark, age 70, of Cowan, passed away February 18, 2020. His funeral was held on February 22, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Delana Campbell Lark; a son, Joshua Corey Lark of Cowan; and two daughters, Melanie Ann Flenor of Louisville and Ina Cassidy Rena Cole of Indianapolis, Ind. He is also survived by siblings, Richard Lewis Lark of Lexington, Charlotte Jo Sumpter of Mechanicsville, Va., Carla ( Joe) Homala of Elyria, Ohio, and Janie (Doug) Benton of Sandlick. He had five grandchildren, Alexia, Andrew, Peyton, Adam, and Paisley. Eddie will be missed by his family and friends.

Jeff Adams, age 57, of Whitesburg passed away February 22, 2020 and his funeral was February 25, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Cates. His children are Jeff (Trish) Adams of Pikeville, Chad (Tiffany) Adams of Knott County, and Eden (Wade) Adams of Kona. His siblings are Greg Adams, Roscoe Adams, Bennett Adams, Liz Sergent, Rita Gilley, Pam Allen, Terri Webb, Sandy Caudill, Stephanie Johnson, and Monica Flynn. His grandchildren are Dakota, Hunter, Clay, and McKinley. Jeff will be missed by his family and friends.

Garnet Cothern, age 92, of Franklin, passed away on February 19, 2020. His funeral was February 22, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Cothern, and children, Pat England of Portland, Tenn. and Rick (Cherie) Cothern of Bowling Green. He had three grandsons, Corey England, Dakota Jopes, and Tyler Jopes. He had one great-granddaughter, Madison England. He left behind a lot of memories for the family.

Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church will be hosting a revival starting March 8, 2020. All are welcome to attend.

On Saturday, my brother John, Mike, and I ate at the Pine Mountain Grill. We all had a good meal. At the end of our meal, I glanced over at a booth where three ladies were sitting. One of the ladies was playing with her straw, which was in her drink. Suddenly her glass toppled but didn’t go all the way over. There was ice and drink all over the table. I laughed, they laughed. Apparently this lady has a habit of spilling and the others were used to it. We handed them all of our extra napkins and John let the server know about the spill. Two of the ladies were from Wise, Va. and the other was from Kingsport, Tenn. I thought they might have been relatives but could have just been good friends. They were having a good time with their laughter and talking.

This week’s quote is attributed to Steve Jobs: “ Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

Enjoy the last week of February.

Please send any news to Cowannews@aol.com.

Thank you.

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