Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 11:06 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Birthday wishes to Johnatan Culpeper, Jan. 4, Lynchburg; Tina Ann Moore, Jan. 4, Baskerville; Clifton Pugh, Jan. 4, Anstoria, N.Y.; Gary Brogdon, Jan. 4, Randolph; Cassandra ‘Sandy’ Brogdon, Jan. 6, Pamplin; Leon Mosley, Jan. 8, Clover; Dequane Morton, Jan. 8, Charlotte Court House; Selena Wilmouth, Jan. 8, Drakes Branch; Sammie Davis, Jan. 9, Hampton; Mariah Johnson, Jan. 9, Keysville; Domonic Garris, Jan. 10, Richmond; Frances F. Scott, Jan. 10, Roanoke. I wish each of you many more happy birthdays. Happy Birthday!

Joseph Wilborn, of Saxe, celebrated his birthday on Christmas Day with family and friends in South Boston. He had a wonderful day due to all of his surprises. He received lots of nice gifts and the food was delicious.
Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. I hope you are all well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers.

Happy Anniversary to Ralph and Barbara Foster, Jan. 8, Randolph, 54 years; Zack and Diana Foster Edwards, Jan. 8, Richmond, 41 years. I wish each of you many more happy years together with God’s blessings. Happy anniversary!

Thought for the week: Life without friendship is like the sky without the sun.


A lie has speed, but truth has endurance. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. Honesty pays, but it doesn’t seem to pay enough to suit some people.

Goodness is about character. Integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral and courage they like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
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Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at