By Betty Moore
I send my sympathy to the family of Connie Bryant. My girls went to Rutledge Academy with Connie. She was a cute young girl. Linda rode to ballgames with Connie and her mother Joy. After high school she studied to become a nurse. She worked for St. Mary’s Home Health Care. She married Chuck Gulley and had one son C. J. Gulley. I was told that Connie had a beautiful voice and used to sing in the choir at the Buckhead Baptist Church. At times she sang solos.
Connie was in a wreck that changed her life greatly several years ago. Because of the discomfort of a brace she rarely went out in public any more. She chose to stay home.
I do not have the name of the pastor that was at her graveside service. I was told that it was a very sweet service. Again I would like to send my sympathy to all of the family. I was so shocked when I learned of her death. She is survived by her son C. J. Gulley, her mother Joy Bryant, brother Steve and Joann Bryant, nieces Jennifer and Scott Doran and Sara and Kim and Jon Jones and Colton and other relatives.
Frieda White went to Hartwell to see Charles White. She saw Charles “Snip” Jr., and Gail White and Elizabeth Martinez.
Jean Phillips had hip surgery. Dave Andrade had knee surgery. They are both at home now and recuperating. This sister-in-law and brother-in-law bunch got their surgery behind them close to the same time. Here’s hoping that they can have good success with their operations and that the pain will be gone.
Mark your calendar for the upcoming October 30 fall festival at the Buckhead Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Just be ready for some great fun. You can go digging for some prizes. There will be a cake walk, other games, food, just come on out and see for yourself what a great job that Dot Saffold has done in preparing for the fall festival.
Our two Buckhead ladies reported that Beacon Heights had a great fall festival on Saturday night. That’s great! It was put on by the youth.
Sandra and Dink Dominey spent the day with Dennis and Julie Godbee.
The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel Homecoming is November 17. You are welcome to come.
John and Gail Wade had all of their family home to celebrate the birthday of Leigh Coberly. Elise did not get to come. She is away at college.
Happy birthday to Robert Smith on October 16, Shane Smith on the 18th and Ras Duke on October 23, Edna said had Rassey lived that she and Rassey’s 65th anniversary would have been on October 22.
The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel choir will go to the nursing home October 27 at 2 p.m. The monthly singing is at night on October 27 at 6 p.m.
The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel brotherhood is to be on November 12.
I have a story to tell you that you may get a chuckle about. There is a fellow named “Chip” that came to our house to deer hunt. He and his brother had put two cots under the shelter at our old smoke house to use when they spent the night so as to be up early to hunt.
On Friday night Chip was awakened by some noise right near him, under the shelter in the dark. He fumbled but quickly grabbed his light and gun. But what did he see an armadillo happily digging away trying to find its breakfast. Just right there too close to “Chip”. All of a sudden – boom! The armadillo rolled over, not to dig any more. “Chip” lay back down to sleep. Soon there was a splitting sound; his old army cot had split! Now, I’m wondering if when he was awakened from the strange noise if he did not awaken with such a jolt that it caused it to split?