Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 12:06 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Birthdasy wishes are sent to Quanita Roberts, June 7, Drakes Branch; Richard Williams, June 8, Drakes Branch; Martha C. Hoppens, June 8, Chesterfield; Charles Crawley, June 8, Dinwiddie, twins; Julia Mosley, June 9, Randolph; Nan Gee Austin, June 10, Farmville; Lisa Foster Hamlett, June 10, Scuffletown; David Pugh, June 10, Charlotte Court House; Barbara Foster, June 11, Randolph; Justina Goodwin, June 11, Red Oak; Julius Pugh Jr., June 12, Hiram, Georgia; Deon Freeman, June 13, Lynchburg; Racheal Folkner, June 13, Saxe; Effie Stovall Townsend, June 13, Rice; and Bennie Davis, June 13, Keysville. My birthday wish for all of you is that you continue to love life and never stop dreaming. May beauty and happiness surround you not only on your special day, but always. Happy Birthday!

Anniversary wishes are sent to Calvin and Sharon Stovall, June 13, 19 years, Drakes Branch. They have two daughters. May God bless your marriage with many more happy years together. Happy anniversary!

Get-well wishes to all of you. Its been nice seeing you with humor and kindness, but it has been so sad not seeing you. Being ill and out of commission is hard on anyone. Everyone here sends best wishes for your health and healing. Take all the time you need to get well and know that when you’re up and about, there will be many happy faces waiting to greet you.

Sympathy to all of the families who have lost a loved one lately. Our thoughts and
prayers are with you, wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. You have our
deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain.


Broken is so often happening in our lives. broken hearted, some say there’s not anything broken that can’t be fixed.

Lots of us have been broken hearted or we have had broken promises. Don’t make promises you cant keep.

Sometimes in our lives, things just don’t go right. We are hurt by things in our lives that make us broken. We can always forgive the ones who made us broken and move on, but it’s hard to fix yourself after being broken.

I have in life been broken, but I move on. I gave God all of the pieces, so now I don’t feel broken. Give God all of the pieces. He is the only one who will take you from being broken to unbroken. Give him all the pieces. Let no one make you feel broken. Be unbroken, give him all the pieces. You will feel so much better, I did.

Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Gazette. Her email address is