The Richmond Register

May 22, 2013

Gone in the blink of an eye

By Peggy Brandenburg
Register Columnist

WACO — Hi!

One more day of school — yippee!! It sure has felt like summer the past few days, hasn't it? I hope our showers/ storms predicted for today aren’t in the severe category. The folks in Oklahoma have had a tough time of it lately (our prayers are certainly with them).

Can you believe this is Memorial Day weekend? Where did the month of May go -- it was here and gone in the blink of an eye it seems.

Representatives of the Flatwoods Cemetery Association Inc. will be set up at the entrance to the cemetery with ballots for upcoming Board of Directors. Just stop by, mark your ballot and drop same in the ballot box and we'll let you know the names of the 2013-2014 Board members.

Happy birthday wishes go out to: Judy Baugh, Rita Ray Moberlly (belatedly by just a couple of days); to Melissa Compton (May 20); to Allyson Fox (May 20); to Jerry Plummer (May 22); to Patrick Dennis (May 22); to Donnie Davidson (May 24); and to his niece, Kristen Saylor (May 24); to my older-than-me friend Sue Dickerson (May 26); to Bill Wilson (May 29); to Christopher Douglas Dickerson (May 30); to Walter Compton (May 30) and to granddaughter Jessica Brandenburg, new teenager, on May 31!!

Deepest sympathies are extended to the family of (Mrs. Dennis) Karen Ayres who passed away Sunday, May 19, around 1:30 a.m. To her son Joe (and Josie) Paladino, (grandchildren Joey and Cierra) and to Jacob Hobbs, Jessica and Becca (as well as the other grandchildren) please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Sympathies are also extended to the family of Kathy Payne Greene who passed away last week.  To Richard and his family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time as well.

Sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Madison County Sheriff Combs who passed away on Monday. We have you in our hearts and prayers as we speak.

First Baptist Church was full of friends and family as they said their final farewell to Mrs. Leora Franklin Hocker last week. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marie, Chester, “Sug” and their families at this time. (“Mama” sure touched a lot of lives, didn't she!)

That’s about it for this week -- have a great and safe L-O-N-G Memorial Day weekend!!!

Veterans News

The Madison County Veterans invite the veterans and citizens of Madison County to join us in paying respects to our service men and women (past and present) starting at 10 a.m. Monday at the back gate of the Richmond Cemetery, followed by Madison Memorial Gardens at  noon. Guest speaker at this year's memorial event will be U.S. Rep. Andy Barr.

Flags will be placed for our service men/women starting Saturday at 8 a.m. at Madison Memorial Gardens and starting at the back gate of Richmond Cemetery. All volunteers are welcome. A special THANK YOU to Memorial Gardens for the gracious donation of flags to be placed at Richmond Cemetery.