2011-04-20 / Families & Friends

Babies bring congratulations to parents

By ANDREA MEADE

Congratulations to Alice and Doug Hays on the birth of their new grandson. Alice’s son and his wife just gave birth this past week. We all know that is Alice is so excited. Her daughter Randi is also expecting a baby very soon.

Congratulations to Dee Dee and Joe Phillips on the birth of their son Eli, and also congratulations to Judge Kevin Mullins and his wife Kim on the birth of their daughter, Ava. Kim and Ava got to come home this past week. Ava has a big sister Mya, also. We wish all these people and their families the best.

Also, congratulations to Marty and Crystal Mullins on the birth of the baby boy Raylen Colt. Raylen just turned two months old; he is such a cutie.

Our condolences to the families of Bonnie Kincer, Odell Stewart, Velma Trivette, Lucy Blair, and Vina Banks Roark, and Dr. Brenda Baker’s family in the loss of her mother. May God wrap His loving arms around all of these families.

There has been so many people with sicknesses lately, please remember the following people in your prayers, and pray that they all have a speedy recovery:

Helena Shortt, who suffered a heart attack; Leonard Fleming has been in the hospital in Whitesburg and Pikeville; Patricia Johnson Anderson has been battling pneumonia; Carol Bevins Collier; Mag Mullins; Robert Mullins; Bessie and Lonnie Hampton; Jacky Potter; Sherd Caudill; Paige Johnson; Lessie Fleming; Norma Fleming; Brittany Webb; Travis Morton, who had hands laid on him at church this past Saturday night, in hopes of having the cancer removed from his body. He is such a fighter, and we hope and pray that he could be cancer free very soon. Hemphill

Also, Doris Adams is beginning her battle with cancer and will be having surgery and we pray for her a speedy recovery.

Speaking of cancer, this is the time of year when everyone is raising money for the Letcher County Relay for Life. If there is any way possible, please try to support all the teams. So many people’s lives have been touched by this horrible disease, and they need all the help and support that they can get.

If you would like to join or help out the Relay teams or want more information, please contact Alberta Perry. She does so much amazing work for the Letcher County division of the Relay for Life. Without her I don’t know what we would all do. So if you see her out, please offer her your thanks for all she does to help the cancer patients and families of our community.

Sheena Breeding, daughter of Jerry Breeding and Grace Stacy, just returned from a trip to Greece over spring break at her school. She is the granddaughter of the late Burn and Lillian Breeding.

Cory Johnson also returned from his senior trip to Florida. His brother Tanner spent his spring back in Tennessee. Cory and Tanner are the grandchildren of Norma and Leonard Fleming of Kona.

Steffy and Frankie Blair just returned from Destin, Fla., as they had to help their daughter Wendy Jo moved down there. She just got a new job and moved from Lexington.

Justin, Erin and Kennedi are already living in Florida. They recently celebrated Kennedi’s birthday at Disney World.

I guess everyone made the best of Hillbilly Days and the Rod Run this past weekend even though the weather didn’t cooperate too much. Everyone who went to the activities still had a good time despite the weather.

Lastly, some of the people that are celebrating or already have celebrated birthdays this month are: Jeff and Jack Sturgill, Shawn Breeding, Darrell Breeding, Melanie Breeding Kidwell, Sheena Breeding, Robert Pugh, Carlie Childers, Emily Campbell, Danny Vanhoose, Jacob Chaney, Maxine Quillen, Tiffany Howard, Freida Buttrey Ratliff, Dave Perry, Ben McCray, Pam Walker, Bill Cullom Williams, Kirsten Gibson, Olieka Caudill, Valerie Adams Ison, Bobby Bentley, Jackie Hopkins Taulbee, Charlene Potter, Andrew Back, Misty Meade and Zac Johnson.

If you have any news feel free to email me at andrea88meade@yahoo.com.

I hope everyone has a blessed a safe Easter holiday weekend, and remember the reason for the season.

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