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SAXE AND DRAKES BRANCH NEWS

Happy Birthday wishes to Sable Currin, June 27, Saxe; William Hall, June 27, Saxe; Sam Walton, June 28, Drakes Branch; Charles Smith, June 28, Drakes Branch; Malissa Davis, June 29, Hampton; Vincent Davis, June 30, Hampton; Woody Toombs, June 30, Mt. Laurel; Samuel Green, III; June 30, Richmond; Perry Wells, Jr., June 30, North Carolina; Dean Duffy, July 1, Halifax; Jermaine Vaughters, July 1, Clover; Tremon Tre’ Roberts, July 1, Drakes Branch; Alex Hartley, July 1; Ralph Foster, Jr., July 1, Clover; Nathan Faulkner, July 1, Baltimore; Joanne Wilborn, July 2, Saxe; Dillon Foster, July 2, Pamplin; Isabell Evans, July 2, Phenix; Kitara Garris Skeete, Netherlands. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays to come. Happy birthday.

Anniversary wishes to Douglas and Fay Wilmouth, July 2, Cullen; James and Thelma Jones, July 2, Drakes Branch, 41 years. I wish all of you many more Happy years together with Gods Blessings. 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 speedy recovery.

To all of my readers out there, I lost my mother June 21, which was the saddest day of my life. We will lay her to rest on June 28. I appreciate all of you for your good wishes and prayers. Keep my family in your thoughts.

Sympathy to all of the families who have lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to each home in your time of need. Sympathy to the family of Evangelist Elizabeth Virginia Freeman of Saxe.

Thought for the week: Realize how blessed you are.

MOVING ON

Moving on is a simple thing. What it leaves behind is hard. You are responsible for your life. If you bury the pain deep down, it will stay with you indefinitely, but if you open yourself to it, experience it and deal with it head on, you’ll find it begins to move on after a while.

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