Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 12:48 pm Thursday, September 15, 2016

Birthday wishes to Denny Walton, Sept. 14, Keysville and Danny Walton, Sept. 14, Drakes Branch “twins”; Melvin Snead, Sept. 14, Richmond; Linda Foster, Sept. 15, Saxe; Andrew Spencer, Sept. 15, Drakes Branch; Mildred Mosley Culpeper, Sept. 16, Concord; Joanne Caliborne, Sept. 17, Drakes Branch; Richard Brogdon, Sept. 17, Pataskalo, Ohio; Michelle Brogdon, Sept. 18, South Boston; Virginia G. Dailey, Sept. 19, Randolph; Donald ‘DJ’ Freeman, Sept. 19, Farmville; Reece Toombs, Sept. 20, Randolph; James Pridgen, Sept. 20, Drakes Branch. A birthday is a most special day in one’s life. Enjoy your day to the fullest, Happy Birthday!

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. Remember to take it one day at a time, and in no time you will be completely healthy and smiling once again. You are in our prayers.

Sympathy to all of the families who lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to each and every home in your time of need. Sympathy to the Scott family of Saxe.

Thought for the Week: At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us, gratitude.


You lose a lot of time hating people. In time, we hate that which we often fear. The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less. The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.

Thought out life, people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, because hate in your heart will consume you too.

Love has it’s place, as does hate. Peace has it’s place, as does war. Mercy has its place, as do cruelty and revenge.

Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at Submit news in to me by Friday at 9 p.m. Call or text (434) 568-0596.