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Sylvia Burton - Special for The Stokes News

Community residents were sad to see the old Claude Overby house go up in flames over the weekend. The Francisco Fire Department had to be called out twice more on Monday for the same structure. They still don’t know the cause of the fire. No one had lived in the house for several years.

Please continue to keep Jennifer Overby in your prayers. She had surgery at Forsyth Hospital last week and should be able to come home this week.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday. We have really been blessed with beautiful weather. I believe the forsythia bushes are the prettiest I have seen in several years. We truly live in God’s country!

Sylvia Burton is a resident of the Francisco community and can be reached at or 336-351-3216.

Sylvia Burton

Special for The Stokes News