Brenda Lucas: Community News for Saturday June 12 | Features / Entertainment

54th: George and Gloria Hanna, longtime members of St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church and special friends, receive warmest congratulations and best wishes on their 54th wedding anniversary, which was celebrated on Friday. May their lives be richly blessed and their love strengthened as they work towards # 55.

SPEAKER: Matthew Terry, missionary in Liberia, West Africa, speaks during morning service on Sunday, June 13, at Westmoreland Baptist Church.

COURSE: Hospice of Huntington’s six-week virtual course on “The Nature of Grief: Healing and Honoring the Seasons of Life” ends at 1 pm on Tuesday, June 15th. Participants in the virtual event receive phone numbers and login links upon registration.

GRADUATES: Pea Ridge United Methodist Church salutes four graduates from local educational institutions. They are George McPhail Jr., University of West Virginia; and Maggie McPhail, Ty Stull and Heidy Taylor, all of Cabell Midland High School. As these young men and women enter the next chapter of their lives, God bless them in their future walk and endeavor.

ON: Although Deloris “Jeannie” Grieco was a bit annoying at times in our childhood, I loved (and continue to love) every part of her because she has become a blessing. This friend, heroine, confidante and “little sister” celebrates a birthday on Sunday June 13th. Remember, my sister, age is just a number – enjoy your special day and the others that follow.

GREETINGS: It’s like Harold Hill from Barboursville has had a second life… he was very ill, had serious surgery and is once again selling used cars. Knowing in the automotive world, Harold celebrates another birthday on Sunday June 13. May it be a great birthday filled with love, happiness, good health and fond memories.

68th: Pastor Jim Franklin and his wife Phillis of Mooresville, NC, celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary on Monday, June 14, with nearly 50 of those years heard on “Songs in the Night” airing on WEMM-FM 107.9 . At 92, the former resident of Milton, Huntington and Lesage and pastor of various local churches still calls his wife “my beautiful wife”. May this Christian couple never walk alone as they move towards the 70 mark in two years.

NAME: Caleb Evan Spry, of Fort Gay, who specializes in pre-biological / pre-medical illustration at Iowa State University, was one of more than 10,500 students named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. To be eligible, students must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 on a scale of 4.0, while completing a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded coursework.

THREE: Carrie and Robbie Parsons of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane, West Virginia, had three daughters who graduated from educational institutions this year. KrisAnna Parsons graduated from Winfield High and plans to attend Marshall University. Carly Miller and Claire Miller graduated from Marshall University with a BS in Nursing. Congratulations, ladies, on this achievement.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Buddy Beckett, Helen McClure, Harriet Tucker, Debbie Ayers, Jr. Barnhouse, Larry Courtright, Bailey Fearing, Casey Adkins, Brooke Powers, Kay Hall, Gus Meade, Rhonda Williams, Elizabeth Streets, Lamont Davis approaching 50 to 48, Lynwood Adkins celebrates mid-70s to 75, Fran Howard, Karen Vassar, Reverend Jim Shepherd, Joyce Bunch, Abigail Hensley, Hampton Hettlinger, Teague Christopher True.

BIRTHDAYS TODAY: Michael and Lynn Cooper, Mike and Susan McClung, Chris Branam and Cathy Slemp, Rick and Trudy Elam celebrate the 50th anniversary.

SUNDAY BIRTHDAYS: Maudie Karickhoff, Barry Brookshire, Josh Martin, Alma Johnson, Reverend Fred and Pat McCarty share same birthday, Josh Dibble 56, Kaitlin Phlegar, Kevin Dennison, Peggy Roach.

SUNDAY BIRTHDAYS: Gary and Becky Cooper, Russ and Debbie Lingenfelter, Dennie and Carolyn Starts.

MONDAY BIRTHDAYS: Teresa Abraham, Rhonda Scragg, Norman McClure, Janet Wallace, George Smith, Brian Cunningham, Haleigh Berry, Brian Knisely, Bethany Spurgeon, Melissa McDaniels, Hannah Clay at 24, Debby Midkiff, Elmer Harshbarger, Michael Sellards, Josh McGlone, Anna Reynolds, Edward Hinson.

MONDAY BIRTHDAYS: Bob and Doris Roberts, Charles and Lesley Shumaker (2003), Debbie and David Adkins.

CHUCKLE: Chuck was horrified when his wife told him that their 6-year-old wasn’t really theirs. Apparently he has to be more careful during the school bus.

Send the articles to Brenda Lucas, PO Box 596, Ona, WV 25545; fax to 304-526-2857; or by e-mail to [email protected]

Send the articles to Brenda Lucas, PO Box 596, Ona, WV 25545; fax to 304-526-2857; or by e-mail to [email protected]

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