Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 8:47 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Happy belated birthday wishes to Joseph Hall, Aug. 2, Charlotte Court House.

Birthday wishes to Luther Guill, Aug. 10, Randolph; Elizabeth V. Freeman, Aug. 12, Saxe; Cheryl Jenkins Hicks, Aug. 13, Charlotte Court House; Sharon Jenkins, Aug. 14, Charlotte Court House; James Hall, Aug. 14, Newark, N.J.; and Tameka F. Spencer, Aug. 15, Drakes Branch. I wish you many more happy birthdays.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope you are up and well soon. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Anniversary wishes to Joseph and Joanne Wilborn, Saxe, Aug. 12, 38 years. They have four grandchildren. Anniversary wishes to Rodney and Tanya Currin, Saxe, Aug. 13, 17 years. They have a son.

I wish you many more happy years together with God’s blessings. Happy anniversary!

Congratulations to Jacob and Tina Moore, of Randolph, on the birth of their daughter. She was born Friday at 8:13 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, one ounce. She was 20 inches long. The maternal grandmother is Cindy Inge and the maternal grandfather is Ronnie Jones, of Halifax. The paternal grandfather is Clay Moore, of Saxe, and the paternal grandmother is Jackie Anderson, of Boydton. The great-grandparents are Willard and Gayle Inge, of Saxe.

The Reid/Hall family reunion was held Saturday in Charlotte Court House. Family came from all around Philadelphia, N.Y., N.C., Richmond, Randolph and Charlotte Court House. It was their 29th reunion.

Thought for the Week: I learned to give, not because I have much, but because I know exactly how it feels to have nothing.


We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. Count your joys instead of your woes and count your friends instead of your foes. There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

There are those who give with joy and that joy is their reward. A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.

Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at