“The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.” – Lucius Seneca
Sympathy is expressed to the families of Eugenia “Jean” Willis (Jeff) Tedford (12-4-34 to 5-10-20) – Sweetlips; Tina Leann Maness (7-16-80 to 5-5-20), raised in Old Friendship and from Class of 1998. She was the daughter of the late Retta Maness, grandparents of Bill and Mary Maness and niece of Billy Maness and Donna Lussier. Our great-grandparents were related – burial at Cave Springs; and Ricky Lynn McAdams (4-22-55 to 5-8-20), son of late Jack McAdams. His siblings are Jackie McAdams, Sammy McAdams, Brenda (Terry) Melton, Patsy Renshaw, Alma (Mark) Slaughter and Donna McAdams. His mother is Dorothy. His aunt is the late Loy McAdams Jones of Jacks Creek. Pafford in charge – burial at Hare Cemetery near Lexington.
Prayer requested for Jean (Willis) Hudson; Karen Malone; Peggy Wadley; and Gina and Kenneth Twyman from Pinson who attend Unity. Bless you all.
Decoration Days are different during the “C-Virus.” We attended Johnson Cross Roads decoration, but few attended while we were there Sunday afternoon. Cousin Kathy Pounds and son Brandon were decorating Forest and Wilma Maness’s grave. He was a brother to my grandmother. Many graves had been decorated very beautifully. Purple and yellow are the going colors. The following day, I returned. Ruby Maness Malone and Brenda Thompson Hannah were walking the cemetery. We stood there and talked about memories of those we will someday meet again. There were many people who had died that we loved so dearly. We were thankful they had been our lives and look forward to our next time.
Reminder: Each cemetery has ongoing expenses, so please mail your contribution for the cemetery fund. Make sure to mark the check for the “cemetery fund.” Mowing and clean-up takes money. Charles Newsom mows Johnson Cross Roads. Send check to him or Ruby Malone (call for phone or address if not known). There is an account at the bank. Each cemetery needs support. Every amount will help. On the fourth Sunday in May, Unity Cemetery will have a box for contribution with no need to handle pencils or paper. If mailing, there is a list of cemetery fund leaders, and Unity has a post office box, but earmark check for “cemetery fund.” Thanks for your Christian support.
Mother’s Day was great for Murdell Barker. Her granddaughter Marva bought chicken dinners. The staff carried Murdell’s to her room while Marva ate hers outside Murdell’s window. They each had a phone. They ate and talked. Isn’t that a great show of love? Joel sent his Momma a bouquet of flowers, and I had sent one earlier. She is my “kissing cousin” from the Melton line. My granddaddy Luke Nobles’s mother was Alice Melton. I hope all good Mothers had a special show of love. Don’t we miss our mothers? Someday we will have ALL days with our dear mothers and Heavenly Father.
I received an email concerning the mistreatment of animals. Call if you want it forwarded to you. Times are NOT normal. Bless the children, elderly and animals. We need to help them smile during these hard days. Be thoughtful and do something for someone. We all need uplifts. 2020 VISION: “A smile is the best make-up any girl can wear.” – Marilyn Monroe