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Harriman Happenings: Dec. 9

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By Louise Warmley

Members of Harriman American Legion Post 232 were visitors at St. Mary’s Baptist Church the fourth Sunday in November.

Those who attended this service were Bronce Cleveland, 1st Vice Cmdr. Edward Buttram, Post Cmdr. Greg Love, Sergeant at Arms Walter Love and Charles Ewing.

They enjoyed the service and will be back again soon.

Other visitors were Derrick Gilbert, his wife Dr. Donna Gilbert and their son Dominique Williams from Oak Ridge.

Laura Ann Winton was the sponsor of a pre-Thanksgiving service at New Century United Methodist Church. This was a most spiritual service and all who attended were truly blessed.

Those who provided music were Roy Guther, Curtis Anderson, Mary Alice Douglass, Elfredia Forney, Billie Hampton, Jerome Kilgo and Tiffany Ray.

William Chapel choir with Rosalyn Eskridge sang in this service. A reading was done by Mrs. Atwater. Reflection on thanking was given by Earlean Pankey and Louise Warmley.

This was one great service. This is where the Rev. Gary Atwater is pastor.

God bless you, Laura Ann.

Kenneth and Annette Gillespie, former residents of Harriman, were guests of their cousin Wallace Green celebrating his 80th birthday in Bear, Del.

His wife Aileen gave this party for him.

More than 50 of his relatives and friends attended.

Ken and Net spent a week with Imogene Cooley and her son in Accokeek, Maine.

They also visited with their other cousin, Louise Miles and her family.

They really enjoyed the party, and being with family was great.

Carolyn Clemmons spent the weekend in Atlanta with her grandchildren while their parents were on a business trip.

Sybil and Tony Cannon and their children from Knoxville, and Kristie and Malachi Jamieson and children from Nashville, spent Thanksgiving with their mother, Julia Harris and sister, Alicia.

Others were Courtney Harris, Julia’s granddaughter, and part time that day were Tabby and Dan Taylor and their son Jalan and his girlfriend from Nashville.

This was a blessed day for all of them.

Happy birthday to these wonderful people who have birthdays during December: my friend Margie Moore, Marlene Phillips, Betty Anderson, Loretta Harper, Barbara Boatwright, Earstine Johnson, Michelle Robinson, Dorothy Moore, Tiffany Ray, Peggy Cozart, Loretta Ray and Ephram Phillips and Richard Hickey. Also, Allen Hickman’s son.

May all of you be blessed.

Family and Community Education Clubs had our Christmas covered-dish luncheon Wednesday in Kingston Community Center. About 20 members were present.

President JoAnn Silvas gave a talk on how it was growing up and how it is now. To a lot of children, Christmas is most every day, while for some children, life is hard. Her talk was interesting.

Guest speaker was Linda Cox. Both speakers were enjoyed by all.

Louise gave the blessing, and we all enjoyed a great lunch. We wished all a Merry Christmas.

Gloria Ward spent Thanksgiving in Chattanooga with family, including her sisters from Chicago and Ohio.

Later her son Jene took her to Georgia to spend some time with family.

“This was a wonderful Thanksgiving — just being with my family can’t be beat,” said Gloria.

My grandson Tron and great-grandson Maddox came here and took me to my son Marvin’s and Anna’s home in Knoxville for Thanksgiving.

It was a blessing being in their home with all of my grandsons and their family. We talked and fellowshipped with each other. Then we enjoyed a great meal. Blessing was given by Marvin.

I have a new great-great-great-grandson, and I feel blessed by God to have a family who loves and cares for each other.

This was another great day for me.