Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 11:17 am Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Happy belated birthday wishes to Tyron Johnson, July 4, Charlotte Court House; Anita Marable, July 12, Charlotte Court House; Doris Hill, July 13, Saxe; J.D. Wilmouth, July 13, Drakes Branch; Henry Reid, July 14, Charlotte Court House; Jamond Seymore, July 14, Chase City; Ryan Skipper, July 16, Saxe; Ma’Khiyah Nelson, July 16, Chase City; Hunter Harley, July 17; Franklin Gee, July 17, Abilene; and Alica Mosley, July 18, Chesterfield. I wish each of you many more happy birthdays to come. Happy birthday!

Get-well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope you are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers for a speedy recovery.

Anniversary wishes to Randy and Shavon Wilson, July 15, 11 years, Saxe. They have two children. May God bless you with many more happy years together. Happy anniversary!

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

Thought for the week: Before you give someone advice, be sure that you would follow your own advice first.


It is a wonderful feeling having grandchildren and a wonderful feeling spending time with them. They are so smart, love to ask questions and very easy to learn. I love spending time with my grandchildren. They are a big part of your life.

I didn’t have a grandmother growing up — I had a grandfather. Spend time with your grandchildren. You will be glad you did. Be happy and they will too.

News is due by 9 p.m. Friday. Any news received after this time will not be included in this column. News can be submitted by calling Virginia Freeman at (434) 568-0596.

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