with Patsy Nobles Jones
“We love the things we love for what they are.” – Robert Frost
Due to writing two Pat on the Backs, I did not list names of deceased since April 25. Connie Darlene Nash (6-22-66 to 5-18-21); Lewis David Thomas (8-30-42 to 5-13-21) – Memory Gardens; Wanda Joyce Berkley Davis (10-19-40 to 5-11-21) – Bear Creek; Ricky Pittman (9-13-58 to 5-10-21) – burial later in Illinois; Sherry Jean Williams Wheat (1-8-63 to 5-3-21); Jessica Lenora Sanders (11-19-84 to 4-25-21) – Bethel; and David Michael “Mike” King (11-30-46 to 5-24-21), husband of Peggy Jane Vestal and daddy of Kim Clayton and Michelle Ray. Mike served in the U.S.A.F.
Prayer requested for Sharon Boothe; Cynthia Vogt; Jim Ruth; and Nancy Rush on the loss of her brother, Lewis D. Thomas.
Thinking tenderly of Candy Thompson Fall. Her husband Steve died six years ago May 25.
Monday is Memorial Day. Due to the COVID-19, there was no public meeting last year at City Hall. Memorial Day commemorates all Americans who died in military service for the United States of America. Country singer, Lee Greenwood says, “And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.”
There are 68 Chester County soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice! (WWI) Monty Allen, Joshua Buckingham, Earl Cooper, Hampton Cooper, Curry Cupples, Charley Davis, Dolphus Deming, Dennis Fields, Joe Findley, James Gaddy, Amos Haltom, Isaac Massengill, Scott Robinson, and Fred Rowland; (Korean) Eugene Cox, Ray Dunn, and Harold Rhodes; (WWII) Bennett Allen, Joseph Anderson, John Arnold, Thomas Barber, Hughie Bishop, Isaac Brown, J.T. Cawthon, W.C. Christopher, Gordan Cox, John Griffin, Edgar Holder, Robert Holder, William Holmes, John Hubbard, William Kinchen, Wade King, C.B. Latham, James Wilson Lee, Floyd Lindsey, K.D. Lowrance, Jr., Hobert Maness, Edison Marsh, Kenneth McCanless, Willie Morris, Kirk Mount, Don O’Neal, James Priddy, John Ramer, Neal Ratliff, Hubert Rhodes, Herman Scott, J.L. Smith, Roy Smith, Floyd Snider, Elmo Tarpley, George Wallace, Floyd Wilson, Lloyd Wilson, Oliver Wilson, Jr., Woodrow Wood, and Robert Wood, Jr. (Vietnam) Charles Crowe, Dale Hollowell, Dannie Jacobs, and Dennis Taylor; (Career Service) Frankie Naylor, Gene Parrish, and J.T. Peddy; (Gulf War) Dustin Adkins, Judson Mount and Daniel Earl “Dan” Cole. God bless these fallen men and their families. “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” — Claudia Pemberton (List compiled by Pat Jones)
Ava Cox, Chester County High School 2021 Salutatorian, is not from Jacks Creek, but her great aunt, Mary Nell Christopher (John) Tignor, lived here for years until their deaths in 2005. Mary’s sister, Irene (H.C.) Christopher would be great-grandparent of Ava. Ava’s granddad, Wade Cox, married Lenora Christopher, daughter of Irene (H.C.) Christopher. (Two tidbits) – Don and I live in Ava’s great-great-grandparents’ home; and Ava’s great -grandparents lived in the area where Wendy’s is located.
Regina Brooks is putting away perms, bleach and hair colors. Only by appointment will she do “wet cuts.” Teresa Crouse will work Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at Country Curls. Friday is Regina’s last official day, so bring tissues or a flower from your garden.
Happy eighth wedding anniversary to Charles and Ruby Malone on May 26. Lights were dim, and soft music was playing. Charles’ knock-out roses are gorgeous just like his bride!
Happy Birthday to Joann Jones, former Chester County Junior High School Principal on May 26. Happy first meowy birthday to Biddie Webb. Ruth and Marie made a tuna-egg-cheese cupcake for him and guest, Pere’ (Perry). Sure hope Charles Webb knows the difference between miniature and regular size casseroles!
Thanks for donations. Unity Decoration Day was beautiful with red and yellow flowers. Driving from Alabama and Texas, Larry and Doris Cochran and Phyllis Cochran Powell stayed at Still Waters. Regina Brooks cooked stew they were craving. The carrot cake would be stolen by Bugs Bunny if he got a sniff of it! If you missed committee workers and desire to help in cemetery’s upkeep – send checks to Unity Cemetery Fund, PO Box 183 Jacks Creek
Don and I enjoyed American Idol. We chose humble Willie as the winner, but Chayce won. He has talent for sure! We will see Willie’s name in bright lights someday. Don said talent scouts were ready to sign him and the other awesome five singers. It reminds me of the happy times at Opry Land hearing those great singers. Now it is another mall. What a shame.
My poodle Dusty Rose left 10 years on May 21. I was not ready to stop making memories with Dusty and had no desire to write JC News. Willis and Jean Hudson never stopped caring about my feelings. Now they are gone – no more memories there!
SOMEONE CARES – Since the Revolutionary War ended in 1783 there have been 1.18 million American who CARED and DIED in battle or from other causes. Revolution War (4,435); War of 1812 (2260); Indian (1,000); Mexican (13,283); Civil (498,332); Spanish-American (2,446); WWI (116,516); WWII (405,399); Korean (54,246); Vietnam (90,220); Persian Gulf (1,565); and Global War on Terror (6,852). I pray we care enough again to think of the number 1.18 million who cared as we read the verse from “Taps” – Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake, from the hills, from the sky; All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. Think again about this quote,“America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” Amen www.military.com