News from the Silerton Community of Chester County


with Mary Lynn Lambert

Frankie, Larry and Joey Lambert traveled to Washington, Ill., to help Ann (Lambert) and Hughlon Wade celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Ann and Hughlon reside in Reflections Memory Care. Their children checked them out and carried them to a local restaurant where the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren enjoyed a meal. Hughlon was born on Feb. 29, 1932, which was a leap year, so the family helped him celebrate his 22nd birthday!
Vivian Gibson shared the following information regarding the recent death of her sister, Mildred.
She writes, “Mildred West went to her forever home on Feb. 17, leaving her husband and three grown children. Locally, she leaves two sisters, Vivian Gibson and Nedda King and one brother, Oliver Lee Young. Mildred was the daughter of the late Anna Belle and Oliver Young. Mildred was part of the graduating class of 1953 at Bolivar Central High. Thirteen members of her local family traveled to Georgia to attend her funeral and give support to her family. We praise and thank the Lord for a safe trip.”
Tommy Murley’s group Facebook page Silerton – Photographs from the Past is rapidly growing. If you are interested in seeing old pictures of Silerton’s residents, you might want to check it out.
Tommy writes on the page, “This page where we post pictures of our loved ones and friends has made me realize that in some ways we are all in a family. This bond comes from a very special place in our hearts. That place in Silerton, Tennessee. Most large metropolitan cities produce many things that are necessary to sustain our quality of life. But this very small place called Silerton, Tennessee, has produced and manufactured the things we need most. These things include love, loyalty, pride and closer ties for all of us, even the members we have never met and so much more. My boredom one day has changed my life for the better. I hope all of us have realized that also.”
Tommy’s desire is to see people with Silerton connections bond and share pictures and memories. His mission mirrors my desire to hear from each of you so we can rejoice with each other in our happy times and grieve in our sad times and most of all reflect on memories enjoyed in Silerton. I would appreciate if you would call and share some of your news, thoughts or memories so we can stay connected.