Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 11:50 am Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Happy belated birthday wishes to Nathan Stearnes, Nov. 11, Drakes Branch; Carole MCcargo Whitehead, Nov. 11, Saxe.

Birthday wishes to Brandon ‘B’ Timmons, Nov. 15, Lynchburg; Alexander Roberts, Nov. 15, Drakes Branch; Regie Johnson, Nov. 15, Keysville; Dorothy Dennis, Nov. 16, Drakes Branch; Brittany W. Perkinson, Nov. 18, Keysville; Martha Stearnes, Nov. 18, Drakes Branch; Lashawn Brodgon, Nov. 18, Drakes Branch; Joyce Smith, Nov. 18, Drakes Branch; James Doug Burton, Nov. 20, Richmond. I wish all 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.

Thought for week: Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life with a clearer view again.


Absence sharpens love. Presence strengthens it. The only true gift is a portion of yourself since love grows within you. Beauty grows, for love is the beauty of the soul. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

Our greatest love is God. He loves us so much that he gave his only son to die for us so we can have life. We should treasure our lives, because no one else would have done for us what God has, that is a greatest love.

I am so thankful for someone who loves us so much that he would give his life. We should be so thankful for all the good things in our life. Love don’t hate.

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