Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 12:02 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happy belated birthday wishes to Susan Skipper Boyd, Aug. 9, Saxe.

Birthday wishes to Breana Thordon, Aug. 17, Cumberland; Joyce Lee, Aug. 17, Saxe; Valeria Jeffress, Aug. 18, Charlotte Court House; Ruby Allen, Aug. 18, Charlotte Court House; Daphre Mosley Pannell, Aug. 18, Saxe; Ruby Shuford, Aug. 18, Charlotte Court House, Ida Spencer, Aug. 19, Charlotte Court House; Sandra Brooks, Aug. 19, Drakes Branch; Rose White, Aug. 20, Charlotte Court House; Lewis Strearnes, Aug. 20, Drakes Branch; Crystal Clark, Aug. 20, Lynchburg; and Donald Freeman, Aug. 22, Keysville. I wish each of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Elizabeth V. Freeman celebrated her birthday Saturday with family and friends. Appreciation goes out to nurse Michelle White for giving her a birthday celebration. She received lots of nice gifts and phone calls. She had a wonderful time. She was 85 years old. Even though she is not able to get out and about, she is still in great spirits. The food was also delicious.

Tameka Freeman Spencer celebrated her birthday Tuesday.

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. Get well wishes to Irene Rickmond who is recovering at Virginia Baptist Hospital.

Anniversary wishes to Luther and Linda Guill, Aug. 22, Randolph, 47 years, and  Regie and Sharon Johnson, Aug. 22, Keysville, 20 years. They have a son and a daughter. I wish all of you many more happy years together with God’s blessings. Happy anniversary!

Thought for the week: Don’t let idiots ruin your day.


In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goal posts are. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Don’t adjust the goals — adjust the action steps. Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there. Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.

News is due by 5 p.m. Friday. 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