Published 9:12 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Happy birthday wishes to Montana Moore, April 11, Charlotte Court House; Clay Moore, April 12, Charlotte Court House; Roy Martin, Sr., April 12, Randolph; Jarrett Driskill, April 12; Sylvester Friend, April 16, Drakes Branch; Brenda McBridge, April 16, Skipwith; Rodney Moon, April 17, Saxe; Jen Samuels, April 17, Keysville; Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Freeman, April 17, Woodbridge. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays.

Anniversary wishes to Wayne and Lisa Walton, April 14, South Boston, 28 years and Russell and Ida Spencer, April 15, Charlotte Court House, 46 years. May God bless you with many more happy years together. Happy anniversary.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. I hope all of you are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers for a quick recovery.

Sympathy to the families of who lost a loved one recently. Sympathy to the family of Annette Hamlett of Keysville. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to all of you in your time of need. You have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: The best view comes after the hardest climb.


The world is round and the place, which may seem like the end, may also be the beginning. Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain. The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.

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