Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 10:57 am Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Birthday wishes to Jaylen Pugh, Aug. 9, Augusta, Georgia; Darlene Faulkner, Aug. 9, Baltimore, Maryland; Luther Guill Jr., Aug. 10, Randolph; Elizabeth V. Freeman, Aug. 12, Saxe; Cheryl Hicks, Aug. 13, Charlotte Court House; Sharon Jenkins, Aug. 14, Charlotte Court House; Jesse B. Ayers, Aug. 14, Drakes Branch; and Tameka Freeman Spencer, Aug. 15, Drakes Branch. I wish each of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

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

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. You have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: Hope is the fuel of patience.

Anniversary wishes to Joseph and Joanne Wilborn, Aug. 12, 40 years, Saxe. They have two children and four grandchildren. Also celebrating are Rodney and Tanya Currin, Aug. 13, 20 years, Saxe. They have a son. David III and Jimesha Walker celebrate Aug. 14 in Blackstone. I wish each of you many more happy years together with God’ss blessings.


The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex. A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart. A daughter is a gift of love. Mothers and daughters are the closest when daughters become mothers.

To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter’s love. A daughter is a little girl who grows up to become a wonderful person like her mother. Treasure your little girls. They grow up so fast to become wonderful women.

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