News from the Jacks Creek Community of Chester County

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with Patsy Nobles Jones

“Some people say they can feel their loved one’s spirit around them….Focus on the hopeful comfort this passing feeling provides.” – Koch Funeral Home

Our community expresses sympathy to the families of Johnny Buel Essary (12-21-48 to 7-31-20), son of the late Auvie and Mamie Climer Essary, husband of Donna, dad of Jonathan and sibling of Jeff, Carolyn and the late Jimmy Essay – Hare Cemetery; Tommy Stout (5-9-52 to 8-3-20), a hard-working mechanic formerly from Jacks Creek – Memory Gardens; Nathan James Johnson (6-26-97 to 8-1-20) from Chester County High School Class of 2015 – Middlefork; Danny Choate Tacker (8-13-50 to 7-30-20); Joyce Eleanor King Cupples (12-14-45 to 7-30-20) – Memory Gardens; Terry Leon Carroll (12-22-35 to 7-29-20) from CCHS Class of 1954, beloved husband of Frances, fun-loving daddy of Kim and Debbie Morris, devoted granddaddy of Malan Morris and barely missed meeting his great-granddaughter, Ada Lyn born Aug. 7– New Friendship; and Roger Miller (3-13-64 to 7-27-20) – Memory Gardens; Geraldine Gilbert Gary (11-10-25 to 7-28-20) attended Finger High and worked at Salant for 30 years – Memory Gardens; Tomi Sue Thomas Harrold (3-15-51 to 8-10-20) good basketball player from Class of 1969. Her parents were Hillman and Jesse; Timothy Eugene Grissom (4-22-60 to 8-6-20), son of Manley Eugene Grissom and Mary Katherine Ryals (Gene and Kat). His siblings are Tommy Glenn Grissom and Gene Alan Grissom.
Continued prayers are requested for Kristen Daniel; Terry Ross; and Willis and Jean Hudson. West TN Healthcare Rehab (once called Spire) phone # is 574-3000.
Happy Birthday to Lisa Newman Martin (7-31); Glenn Newman (8-1); David Burgess (8-2); Doris Maness (8-6); and friends sharing Aug. 9 with me are Jamie Burgess, Jeremy Ellis, Don Robertson and Larry Bloomingburg!
Tenderly remember Hallie Stanfill (Aug. 9 in heaven); LaTasha Phillips is celebrating her 64th Aug. 6 birthday in heaven (1956-2017). Reggie Thompson is celebrating his 72nd birthday in heaven on Aug. 9 (1948 to 2003). What a gentleman he was, even as a kid.Tenderly remember Alma Morris “Mammie” (1905 to 2003). She is celebrating her 115th birthday beside her beloved grandson, Reggie and heavenly family. Geralene and Candy miss them.
I was the first voter at a very organized and clean voting area at Jacks Creek School.August 6 – Election Day is your right to vote. ‘’The most powerful nonviolent tool is the vote’’ – John Lewis
Tidbits: 75 years ago – Aug. 6, 1945, first atomic bomb “Little Boy” dropped on Hiroshima; Aug. 9 – a second atomic bomb “Fat Man” dropped on Nagasaki in Japan; and V-J Day is celebrated on Aug. 15 – World War II is coming to an end.
Prairie Farms Dairy GAVE complimentary dairy products. Here is the addresses to send thank you notes – Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. Edwardsville, IL 62025. We’ve enjoyed excellent products and need to show our appreciation. I made a sour cream coconut cake; sour cream hash brown casserole; scalloped potatoes with French onion dip and cream cheese; and fresh peaches mixed with cottage cheese and turned one gallon of white milk into chocolate. Delores Perkins says she started buying Prairie Farms ice cream and says it is good. What did you bake? I saw a hard-working crew – Barry Hutcherson, Lance Beshires, Beverly Morton, Wayne Scott, Roy Sharp, Bobby Helton and Joey Gildea, Prairie Farms driver. We appreciated the police and Freed-Hardeman security guard’s guidance.
Are you paying ANY attention to news announcements? The “C- Virus” number is going up, up, but NOT away. As of Aug. 3, there were 191 total virus cases, and as of Aug. 10 there are 221 total virus cases in Chester County. HINT: No shirt, No shoes, No mask, No service. I saw signs in McNairy County that make good points – “COVERED 20 – We’ve got you covered in prayer” and “NO VISITORS INSIDE OR OUT.” Listen to Pat – wear your mask, wash your hands and keep them away from your face. A small amount of peppermint essential oil inside the mask helps one breathe easier, and thieves essential oil is an excellent germ killer. We order monthly.
World Elephant Day was Aug. 12. It is an international annual event dedicated to preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. It is now supported by over 65 wildlife organizations and many people in countries across the globe. Sadly, according to, around 100 African Elephants are killed daily. They will soon be extinct. Asian elephants are fewer in number.
August 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance was written by Francis Bellany (1855/1931). Do you and your kids know the words? When I was in school, we saluted the flag to begin our day on a good note. You and your family can still do this. “Old Glory” is beautiful, the most beautiful flag worldwide. Honor her – she does so much for us. Vote right and watch her wave! We must not lose our own thinking. Don’t let others influence you negatively. God bless the USA. “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Every soldier knows these words! You like freedoms, don’t you? Stand up, place your right hand over your heart and look at our American flag with pride. Have you ever thought about losing this privilege of saluting and reciting?
Chester County schools begin Aug. 10. Here is a good quote for educators.

2020 VISION: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

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