Saxe and Drakes Branch News

Published 8:43 am Thursday, August 18, 2016

Happy belated birthday wishes to Annabelle Marie Moore, Aug. 5, Saxe.

Birthday wishes to Breana Thordon, Aug. 17, Cumberland; Joyce Lee, Aug. 17, Saxe; Ruby Allen,

Aug. 18, Charlotte Court House; Valerie Jeffress, Aug. 18, Charlotte Court House; Daphre Mosley Pannell, Aug. 18, Saxe; Ruby Shuford, Aug. 18, Charlotte Court House; Ida Spencer, Aug. 19, Charlotte Court House; Lewis Stearnes, Aug. 20, Drakes Branch; Rosa White, Aug. 20, Charlotte Court House; Crystal Clark, Aug. 20, Lynchburg; Donald Freeman, Aug. 22, Keysville; Fay Wilmouth, Aug. 23, Drakes Branch; Gayle Inge, Aug. 23, Saxe. I wish each of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Luther and Linda Guill, Randolph, Aug. 22, 46 years.

May God bless you with many more happy years together with God’s blessings.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. I hope you all are well soon, up and enjoying everything life has to offer. Get well soon.

Sympathy to all of the families who lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to each of you in your time of need. You have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the Week: Never break four things in life — trust, relation, promise and heart. When they break, they don’t make noise, but pains a lot.


Forgetting that several excuses are always less convincing than one. He who is good for making excuses, is seldom good for anything else.

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. He or she who excuses himself accuses himself or herself.

Bad excuses are worse than none. If you don’t want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.

Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at All news must be received by Saturday at 1 p.m. Call or text (434) 568-0596.