with Patsy Nobles Jones
“We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.”– Anne L. de Stael
Just because names of the deceased are not in this article does not mean they are not included in our thoughts. The paper publishes obits, so those people are not forgotten since their names are written, and I hear some of those names spoken by friends. My articles are reduced due to lack of information supplied to me; no news in the “Creek,” and some days I am grunting. Effort will be made to list all deceased at the close of 2021 in “On the Wings of a Dove.” Call 989-7485 if you have news. I do realize those living away are hungry for words about home and people they know. It is a way of hearing about the precious people shared in their lives before they left.
Our community expresses sympathy to these families – Karol Eugene Hanson (3-10-36 to 9-12-21), beloved husband of Rebecca – Memorial was Oct. 12; Robert Earl Whitley (2-4-45 to 10-10-21), dad to a former sweet student, Robin – memorial is Oct. 18; Patricia Ann Smith (2-9-54 to 10-9-21) – incomplete; Thomas Albert Flatt (5-2-35 to 10-8-21) – incomplete; Glinda Oleta Lopez (7-24-55 to 10-7-21) – memorial Oct. 16; Jerry Lee Hardin Cook (11-2-37 to 10-5-21), beloved husband of Wanda Beacham bonded so tightly when seeing one you would see the other and brother-in-law of Charlie Beacham – burial at Clarks Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery; Steven Randy Liles (3-12-56 to 10-3-21) had a memorial service with 33 attending followed by a barbeque meal at his cousin’s home. Regina Brooks was close to her cousin on her mother’s side, Inez Liles Stone Alexander; and Roger Wayne Crouse (9-18-51 to 10-4-21) was a graduate of Chester County High School in 1969. Our class had two sets of twins, Judy and Julia Morris (both deceased) and Roger and his twin, Robert Lane (9-18-51 to 11-20-15) were always well-mannered.
In memory of the Nobles Family. We had several deaths in October – Lila N. Ross (10-10-1978); Beulah Holmes Nobles (10-15-1993); Faye N. Lindsey (10-2-2009); Ruby N. Wright (10-2-2012); Larry Nobles (10-12-2017); and Julia Morris Mount McCoy (10-31-2019).
“Double, double toil and trouble/Fire burn and caldron bubble/Fillet of a fenny snake/In the caldron boil and bake/Eye of newt and toe of frog/Wool of bat and tongue of dog/Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting/Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing/For a charm of powerful trouble/Like a hell-broth boil and bubble/Double, double toil and trouble/Fire burn and caldron bubble/Cool it with a baboon’s blood/Then the charm is firm and good.” William Shakespeare wrote those words. Pat Jones wrote these…
Trust me, if you desire an appetizing homemade stew from veggies, beef, pork and chicken drive to Jacks Creek Fire Department on Oct. 30. Stew will be ready at 10 a.m. until sold out. Bring your container or preorder and reserve your stew by calling Joy at 608-2828. The cost is $20 per gallon. Any extra contributions appreciated. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. We want all to have a healthy appetite and stay that way. God bless all. Thanks to all for toil and trouble, but a true labor of devotion to raise money for the fire department.
2021 SOMEONE CARES – Legendary singer Johnny Cash sold millions of country and gospel albums. His life was shaped by tragedy. Johnny was age 12 when his beloved older brother Jack was in a grisly saw mill accident in 1944. Jack was just 14 and had plans to be a preacher. Jack lingered for a week. Just before he died, Jack turned to his Mama and Johnny and said, “Can you hear the angels singing, Mama? It’s so wonderful, and what a beautiful place I’m going to.” On the day of Jack’s funeral, Cash went to the gravesite early. He took up a shovel and began to help the workers dig Jack’s grave. At the service, his clothes were dirty from the effort, and he wore no shoes since his foot was swollen from stepping on a nail. Cash’s devotion to his brother Jack would remain a constant throughout his life, and in an echo of the famous Christian phrase “What would Jesus do?” Cash would ask himself “What would Jack do?” when he was faced with a difficult situation. Jacks final words stayed with Johnny his entire life. He often spoke of how he was looking forward to seeing his brother Jack in heaven. One of his songs, “Six White Horses,” reached No. 4 on the Billboard country charts in 1969. The song is a tribute to John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, all of whom had suffered tragic deaths. His songs gave prisoners entertainment and perhaps a goal to achieve as this man had done in the final chapters of his life. The man in black (1932 to 2003) is with his heavenly family.