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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News



Sorry I didn’t have an article for the paper last week. I was working on a little wedding for my daughter, Holly, who got married last Saturday. She and her husband, Brandon, are now on their honeymoon in Charleston, SC. It was a lot of work, but thanks to my sister, Sharon, we were able to prepare enough food for about 150 guests. I would also like to thank Virginia Vaden for letting me raid her rose garden for centerpieces and Anna Dunkley for letting me borrow some extra containers to transport food to the fellowship hall at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Sandy Ridge. I would also like to thank Jane Bowman for the wooden centerpieces that we used. Holly had seen all this “crafty stuff” on Pinterest. And of course, Mom had to see if she could do this. Who knew burlap could be so versatile? Someone once said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I say, “It takes a village to have a wedding!” But we had fun doing it and I pray that these two have many blessed years ahead of them. But, God bless the people that have more than one child.

Lois Overby is scheduled for a heart valve replacement this week at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. Please keep her and her husband, Lester, on your prayer list. Also, Alma Dunkley has been feeling under the weather as of late. Prayers for Miss Alma, she is such a treasure in our community. Betty Overby, I hear, doing well after she fell and broke her leg and Ruth Jefferson is home again after a brief stay in the hospital.

Please be in prayer for the Russell Beasley family. Russell was the son of Robert Beasley and Sherrilyn Fulp Dalton. He passed away May 7. Sherrilyn and her husband, Steve Dalton, live in the Stateline community.

Also, please be in prayer for the RW Goins family. RW passed away May 16, after battling cancer for several years. Alice, his wife, lives in the Collinstown community.

On a final note, please be aware of baby deer that may be hidden in the tall grasses now. The farmers that cut hay know all too well what I’m talking about. If you see one, leave it alone. More than likely, it is not orphaned. Mama Deer is not that far away.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News

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