Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 10:52 am Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Birthday wishes to Nicholas Foster, Sept. 13, Cumming, Georgia; Tamika White, Sept. 13, Charlotte Court House; Lewis A. Carter, Sept. 13, Keysville; Denny Walton, Sept. 14, Drakes Branch, and Danny Walton, Sept. 14, Drakes Branch, twins; Linda Foster, Sept. 15, Saxe; Mildred Culpeper, Sept. 16, Concord; Frances Clark, Sept. 16, Keysville; Joanne Caliborne , Sept. 17, Drakes Branch; Richard Brogdon, Sept. 17, Pataskalo, Ohio; Michelle Brogdon, Sept. 18, South Boston; Evelyn White, Sept. 18, Hawkens, N.J. Jasmin Clark, Sept. 19; Virginia Dailey, Sept. 19, Randolph; and Donald “D.J.” Freeman, Sept. 19, Farmville. I wish each of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Henry and Jerylene Reid, Sept. 19, Charlotte Court House. I wish you many more happy years together with God’s blessings.

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.

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. Sympathy goes out to the family of Harold Chuck Whitehead, of Keysville. You have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, so make the most out of every day.


Sometimes we think we are right and sometimes we are wrong, but knowing the right thing to do is sometimes hard. You have to search your soul. If something doesn’t feel right, most of the time it’s not. The right thing to do is stop and think before you speak.

See if what you’re going to say is going to hurt or help someone. That’s when knowing the right thing to do comes in. If you search your heart before you make a move, you never go wrong. The heart always knows.

News is due by noon 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