The small rain shower that came through the area Sunday was nice but we could have used so much more of it! I heard that some of the other Hopkins County communities got a good rain.Maybe one day we will see a good downpour again.
We have had so many folks in our community to leave this world in death lately. Last week, I told about my grandmother. Charles Hatcher was a second community member that recently entered into God’s heavenly kingdom. Now, I regret to say that H.C. and Mary Lou Akins’ oldest daughter, Linda Lowry, passed away on Monday, Oct. 9, after fighting a long, hard battle with cancer.
Charles Wesley Hatcher was born on March 31, 1935, in Avinger, to Dock and Trudie Hatcher. Both were long-time teachers at Miller Grove School. Dock Hatcher was the agriculture teacher and Mrs. Hatcher taught in the elementary school. “Charlsey,” as he was known throughout the community, married Gail Mercer on Jan. 10, 1953, in Hugo, Okla. He passed away Sep. 28 at Kindred Hospital in Dallas. He was a truck driver by trade and was a man of excellent character. He will be greatly missed in our community. He is survived by his wife, one son, three daughters, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two sisters (Wanda Renshaw and Margaret Marable). He was preceded in death by one son and one grandson. Burial took place in Miller Grove Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Linda Kay (Akins) Lowry was born May 13, 1947, in Dallas County, the oldest child born to H.C. and Mary Lou (Ferguson) Akins. She married Jerry Lowry on Jan. 10, 1977, in Dallas County. After raising her family and a couple of years of retirement from her job, she developed Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma NOS. She courageously fought the cancer for over a year until the Lord called her home on Oct. 9, 2011. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday night, and funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the funeral home, with burial following in Red Oak. Linda is survived by her husband, her parents, two children, several step-children and many grandchildren. My prayers are with each of these families.
Happy birthday to Heather McCraw and Justin Darrow on Oct. 9, Don Petty and Johnny Lennon on Oct. 13, and Sherry (Ragan) Dial on Oct. 15.
Mac and Sandra Garrett celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reception Saturday at the County Line Baptist Church’s Family Life Center. They were surrounded by many of their friends and family to commemorate the event, and I know everyone had an enjoyable time. Congratulations Mac and Sandra!
This Thursday night, Miller Grove High School students who are eligible will partake in an induction ceremony into the National Honor Society. The induction ceremony will be held in the cafeteria at 6 p.m. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come.
I was talking with Marsha Potts the other day, and she mentioned that Farmers Electric Co-op in Greenville made a movie clip to promote breast cancer awareness. You can view the video online at http://pinkglovedance.com. There you can vote on the video, and the winning entry will get $10,000 donated to their local cancer charities. They did a good job, and if you have time you should go to the site and check it out.
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