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“The Coosa County News” appreciates all of our readers, including our four-legged friends! Bailey, although slightly jealous, enjoys reading about his twin brother, Jay II, in Mrs. Ruby’s “Union Square News” column. Happy belated birthday, Bailey! Photo submitted
Our hearts go out to all of these bereaved families. There are so many I cannot name them all. However, I will name some that are very close to our hearts.
We are sorry for the loss of Mrs. Darlene Hanna. Our prayers and condolences go to her husband, Ricky; her children, Christopher (Marie) and Courtney (Brandon); her grandchildren, Allie and Jordan; and her mother and father, Bobby and Juanita Baker.
Death is part of life, but when people we love die, how do we honor them? To avoid mentioning their names is almost to say they never existed. But God would have us remember them, for He does not forget. This is one of the reasons I don’t like to use the word “late” instead of “deceased.” When you use the word “late” it’s like saying they are gone forever, so forget them. Now that’s my opinion.
We must laugh and cry as we tell stories. Share fond memories of our loved ones. Keep their memories alive. Share their love of Christ and the relationship you treasured, especially within a family.
Darlene was a beautiful kind person. People of Rockford, Kellyton and Alexander City loved her, as well as her service in the medical field that she shared with so many. My deceased cousin/classmate James Kendrick thought the world of Darlene and Ricky, who were his landlords. Every Christmas they made him very happy with a gift of one month free of rent.
He would brag on Mrs. Darlene and Ricky. He would ask Butch and me, “Do you know them? They are so nice.” We would smile from the big smile on his face, and Butch would say, “Yes, man. Ricky is my best friend. I remember when he was born.” Butch knew when they got married.
I met Darlene when she worked in Rockford at the Family Medical Health Care, now Accordia Health. She was very sweet and kind. Darlene will be missed by many. Her visitation on Monday was special and unique. I loved it! It was the kind that preserved a lot of tears and sorrow.
Let’s take our minds off of sorrow for a moment. Last week I wrote about my god furbaby, Jay II’s, birthday. Well he has a twin owned by a family member. His name is Bailey. When Bailey saw his brother’s photo in “The Coosa County News” he wanted to read about it. He did, and he felt left out.
Sorry, Bailey. Happy late birthday to you, too. We love you more (haha).
Happy birthday, April babies; Mrs. Patsy Johnston, Lorraine Goggans, Teresa Roosa, Tania Sweeney, and all you April birthdays.
In memories of Mr. Pete Phillips (April 10), my sister Merell Hill and my nephew Ricky Johnson (both on April 11).
Our prayers go out to the families of Registered Nurse Adam Russell and pilot Marc Gann. Words cannot express the feelings, and we still pray for medic Amanda Daniels.
Prayer list: Bonnie Abrams and attorney John Kelly Johnson.
I want to commend Kaylyn Gould Taylor on her great performance of the song “Perfection” and for her to know she should never feel less than any other person, with a different role in God’s kingdom. She is uniquely gifted. God chose you for a reason. He loves you. He called you, and His plan includes you. Keep singing for God!
“Let’s serve and tell others about God.”
“Every good and perfect gift is from above.” – James 1:17
Call Ruby at 256-935-1330 to spread your good news.