Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 9:11 am Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy birthday wishes to Appolonia Wilborn, Nov. 22, South Boston; Linda Fallen, Nov. 23, Caporale Flordia; Jerylen Reid, Nov. 23, Charlotte Court House; Bettye White, Nov. 24, Baltimore; Debbie Pugh, Nov. 24, S.C.; Taylor Cisco, Nov. 24, Saxe; Ray Tharpe, Nov. 24, Madisonville; Rashid Williams, Nov. 25, Charlotte Court House; Anthony Wilborn, Nov. 26, South Boston; Kashawn Powell, Nov. 27, Scottsburg; Racheal Fields, Nov. 28, Richmond; Mary C. Haskins, Nov. 28, Drakes Branch; Valerie Morton, Nov. 28, Stone Mountain Georgia. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays to come. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Francis and Garland Clark, Nov. 23, 67 years of marriage, Keysville. I wish you many more happy years together with God›s blessings. Happy anniversary.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. I hope you all are well soon up and about enjoying everything that life has to offer. You are in our prayers and thoughts for a speedy recovery.

Sympathy to all of the families who lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to you in you time of need. You have our deepest sympathy. The family of Thema H. Marshall of Chase City would like to thank everyone for all of their acts of kindness to the family in their time of need. A special Thank you to Galilee Baptist church in Randolph for the memorial service on Nov. 18, 2017.

An Appreciation to Mr. Henry Reid Sr. of Charlotte Court House. Mr. Reid is a World War II veteran. We appreciate your service to our country.

Thought for the week: if you have family that love you, a few good friends, food on your table and a roof over your head, you are richer than you think.


The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious, the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them to enjoy them and to dominate them.

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it. If you want to have a life that is worth living, a life that expresses your deepest feelings, emotions, cares and dreams, you have to fight for it.

The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend and when someone lies and spreads rumors about you, judging you without knowing the real truth. You are just as bad as the person spreading rumors.

When you dominate other people’s emotions, the time has to come when you will have to pay heavily for that privilege. Remember we all will be judged in the end, so don’t do anything to anyone you don’t want done or said about you.Control your emotions, sit back and watch. Don’t repeat what you heard, not the truth nor a lie, cause a lie can affect your emotions and your life.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, from my family to yours. I hope all of you have a wonderful day and spend time with family and loved ones.

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