Published 12:09 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Happy birthday wishes to: March 14: Tammy Bell, Chase City; Lorette Tharpe, Scuffletown; Myah Jenkins, Tampa, Florida. March 15: Etta White, Charlotte Court House. March 16: Sharon Johnson, Keysville; Janice Johnson, Bronx, New York; Howard Johnson, Charlotte Court House. March 17: Alice Allen, Keysville; Christian Jackson, Keysville, grandson of Roland and Elaine F. Walton of Charlotte Court House. March 18: Felicia Cook, Drakes Branch; Iris Walker, Charlotte Court House; Maryann Rosso, Cullen; Schquita Young, Charlotte Court House. March 19: Kaley Moon, Saxe; Ama Gee, Orange, New Jersey; Gary Foster, Chase City; Charles Pulliam, Jr., Fort Mitchell; Caleb Trent, Farmville; T’amiyah Houchens, Chase City. Wishing each of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Mae and Vernard Townsend of Rice, on March 18, 41 years, two children and six grandchildren. Wishing you many more happy years together with God’s Blessings.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in hope you get well soon, up and about. 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 all of you in your time of need. Sympathy to family of Benny Mosley of Saxe.

Thought for the week – Remember any one can love you when the sun is shining, it’s during the storm when you find out who truly cares for you.


No road is long with good company. In my friend, I find my second self. There is one friend in the life of each of us, who seems not a separate person, however, dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation of oneself, the very meaning of ones soul. A true friend opens up and speaks freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously and continues as a friend unchangeably. Friends are relatives you make for yourself. There are big ships and small ships, but the best ship of all is friendship. The greatest gift of life is friendship and I have received it. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best friends you can be.


What would you do if someone was lost? Would you help find them or would you not care? I would say a prayer hoping they would be found safely.

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