Homecoming on the second Sunday in September

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The Buckhead Baptist Church will have Homecoming on the second Sunday in September. Be sure to mark your calendar if you are interested in coming. Donna Frazier’s family is here visiting her and Eddie. Her family is from Michigan. Reid Alliston had a birthday on August 15. The family had a cookout. All the children came. I send my sympathy to Jerry Guinn and family. His wife Audrey passed away. She was born in 1951 and passed away on August 21. She is survived by Wayne Guinn and Deborah. Laura …

“Change Four” singing at Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel

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The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel will have a singing group next Sunday. Their name is “Change Four.” Make your plans to attend. Freida White’s mother Norma Parsons had a birthday on August 15. Christie White came for her grandmother’s birthday. She received many cards and people from her church came. It was a wonderful birthday. She got to be 95 years young. I send my sympathy to Sandy Walker. Her mother passed away at Toccoa. There was a memorial service at Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel for Wanda Daniel on August …

Of all things it was a beaver

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We send our sympathy to the family of Sara Nell Bonner. She had been in declining health since retiring from Wal-Mart. She had been a long time door-greeter until about a year or two before she retired. She did other jobs, too. She is survived by her daughter Kathy and her husband Robert, grandchildren and other family. Gail Wade had the misfortune to fall on Saturday. She broke her right arm. Gail, I hope that the pain will soon subside. Edna Smith came to visit Betty Moore on Monday. She …

Mama kept the wood stove going all day

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I’m sorry about being without a column lately. I was “under the weather.” So I will make a stab at it this week. However, I am without much news. Congratulations to W. H. and Barbara Ashburn as he recently turned 80 years young. They are such good neighbors. He was a very good director at school. My oldest daughter was in his class when she was in school in Madison. She liked it. He seemed to be loved by many. At his retirement he had directed music in churches. He …

One cow can give eight gallons of milk each day

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John and Gail Wade had all of their family over the weekend. It was Claire Colerly’s birthday. So all the family came. A good time was had by all! The Buckhead Baptist Church will have a watermelon cutting next Sunday night, following church. Ya’ll come! Garrett Alliston went to Des Moines. Iowa to compete in the Junior Rodeo. He qualified to go in junior high school. Harold Alford seems to be doing well lately. Huberta Crisp was able to go to the mountains to a reunion over the weekend. She …

Right near July 4th

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Here we are right near July 4th – The annual Buckhead Fire Department Barbecue. We all know how delicious it is. You will get half chicken, coleslaw, bread, chips, tea and dessert, for only $8. It will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a raffle, prizes, and games for all; the fireworks will be at dark. Mark your calendar for this great time for all! I got a letter today that has a book that has a pre-publication offer. This book is entitled, “Field Mules and …

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We had many freezers of ice cream and some delicious cakes

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Edna Smith went to Eatonton on Sunday to see her sister-in-law Beatrice Smith. Beatrice is in her 90s. There are two anniversaries Henry and Edith McLarity have an anniversary on June 24. Congratulations to you. Tommy and Joan Clower also have an anniversary on June 24. Best wishes to you! Nicholas Denning his wife and five children spent last week at Blue Springs Marina. There are rooms at the Marina that people can rent. He is Edna Smith’s grandson. Scott Doran celebrated Father’s Day as well as his birthday on …

I am happy of the prospect of having a new hospital

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On this Monday I don’t know how to start writing the column. A thunder cloud came up and soon passed. It seems that another one will come back. It makes one a little bit on edge after what happened last week. I’m not on edge to the extend of being in a panic. Last Wednesday afternoon a cloud came up. There was thunder and rain along with some wind. All at once the conditions picked up. It was to the extent that rain came hardier, with wind that was blowing …

I am happy of the prospect of having a new hospital

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Bible School will be at the Buckhead Baptist on June 7-14 at 6 to 8 p.m. Make your plans to attend. The Oconee Shores Community meeting was in the pavilion last week. Sixty people attended. Edward Taller has a birthday on June 5. Happy birthday to you Edward. Miriam and Chuck Foster, John and Gail Wade, George and Laura Lohr, their grandchildren Jacob and Hannah Johnston from Louisiana, Carolyn Massey and Virginia Appleton for a birthday lunch for Barbara Tyson. Happy birthday to you Barbara. Last week I wrote about …

There were a good number of children

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I hope that all of you had a nice Memorial Day. One of our daughter’s came to see us and cooked out. Years ago when it was a holiday my sisters and brothers came to see us. Maybe be a few time they all could not get there, but it was few and far between. I remember when my sisters would bring their clothes that their children had outgrown. Each one went home please because their children had a new set of clothes. There were a good number of children …

There was never a time that I screamed so loud

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I was so sorry to learn of the sudden death of Bobby Bell in a wreck. From what I could learn it happened on Buckhead Road. I have no details. I send my sympathy to Jackie and all the family. The church family at Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel is very happy because there will be the ordination of Alvis Richardson to preach the gospel message as their minister. This will take place next Sunday. A meal will follow. I know they are all very excited. There was the dedication of …

The pollen is really bad now

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We send our sympathy to the Charles White family in his death at Hartwell. He became sick and his caretaker got him to the hospital where he passed away. He is survived by two sons Marshall White from Canada and Charles White Sr. “Snip” from Hartwell. He has several grandchildren. Charles’ late wife Sara Miller has been dead for a number of years. He was buried at Sardis Baptist Church and this is where his funeral service was held. He was 93 years old. There were several from here that …

So I just had to keep on being a girl

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May 10 is Mother’s Day. Families should be proud of their mother. The mother proudly brings the baby into the world. She lovely tends to the baby’s need from the time of birth until the child is older. There is no love like a mother’s love for her child. If you have a mother now, she would be so happy to have her family with her on this day! Let her know of your love for her. I lost my mother in 1975. I still miss her at times. I …

Tornado warning in Madison

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Laura Jones’ mother, Agnes Reynolds, is in the hospital but is some better right now. Kay Smith’s brother at Ocilla died. I am so sorry to hear about that. I send my sympathy. Joe Bennett at Swords passed away. I send my sympathy to Georgia Smith and all the family. He was her father. Jay Moon is going to Macon this week with the F.F.A. Hubert Crisp is in Athens Regional Medical Center where she had open-heart surgery on Monday. She went through the operation well. I hope that you …

Buckhead city council beginning plans for July 4 barbecue

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I send my sympathy to Edna Smith. Her brother-in-law passed away last week in Chattanooga. Edna went to the funeral as well as other family members. Larry Thomas had been ill for a while. Winnie Hollack is here with family. She is staying with Chuck and Miriam Foster. She is driving her friend Vivian Mishiler to Bradenton, Florida, where she is moving. Winnie is the daughter of the late Robert and Connie Bell Bearden. Her son Clayton would come to visit the Beardens who were his grandparents. Clayton came to …

Grow old gracefully

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Last week I stated that if you send $50 to Dr. David Jermaine that he would send the book, “A D” that will go along with the movie by that name that will play on Sunday nights at 7 p.m. As it came out the column had a typo saying that it was $.50. That was not right it was $50.00. Dr. John and Gail Wade were the Grand Marshals for “Old Buckhead Days.” They rode in a convertible and were honored to do so. “Old Buckhead Days” turned out …

You are invited to Old Buckhead Days

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You are invited to “Old Buckhead Days” Saturday, April 4. You may participate in the 5k at 8:30 a.m. If you have not paid your $20 fee before time it will be $25 on Saturday. At 10 a.m. the parade begins at the Buckhead Baptist Church with old tractors or cars. The parade will end at the fire department. There you can find food, music and a good time. Why not join in the fun? For questions call Cheryl Saffold at 706-343-3339 or Robin Bone at 706-474-8223. Freida White spent …

Get your tractor, old car or whatever

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Well, Old Buckhead Day is right before us! I hope that you are ready! There will be a 5K race at the usual place at 8:30 a.m. Get your shoes all ready. You can walk, run or however you want to do. Entrance fee is $20 until March 26. After that it is $25. April 4 is the date for the fun! There will be a parade at 10 a.m. Get your tractor, old car or whatever ready. It will begin at the Buckhead Baptist Church and will go to …

Buckhead News: Old Buckhead Days Coming Soon

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George Lohr was in Athens Regional Medical Center recently. He is now at home. Patsy Harris has returned home after a trip to Illinois to visit her son John Urso and family. Major Urso is in Tactical Command. Dennis and Julie Godbee went out to eat recently with members of his family.Daren Godbee came to Dennis and Julie Godbee’s house to have supper. I talked to my friend in New Jersey. She has had heart trouble and has been in the hospital recently. She told me about a friend whose …

The flowering pear trees

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I send my most sincere sympathy to the family of Jo Ann Van Cleve. Her memorial service was held at Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel on Saturday. At the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel they have a basket in which they add an egg each time someone gives $25 toward the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. I never heard of this before but that is nice! I hope that the basket is full and overflowing. That will mean that there was a wonderful offering for the Lord’s work! Happy Birthday to Grace Doorenbos …