May 8, 2018:Union Community News by Virginia Welch
I hope the week is finding you all well and the rest of it will be blessed. I have done everything I know to do to restore the voice mail to my digital home phone to no avail. I think the next step will have to be replacing these old handsets. Meanwhile, continue to use the same number to leave voice mail that is used for texting. All of my contact information will be at the end of this column. Please use these methods to send news to me for this column.
It seems that our girl Anne Duett is not the only one to be visited by the rose-breasted grosbeak. Norma Lowe reports that she had four males and one female of the species at her feeders last week, but no appearances this week, so they must have taken flight.
Mary and Ben Ware, Wyatt and Walker visited Joe Caperton for his 89th birthday at the Veterans Hospital in Kosciusko last Thursday. He looked well and said to send his greetings to all of his Union friends.
Elizabeth Breland wanted to honor the memory of her long-time friend, Miriam Smith, who passed away on Sunday, April 29. Miriam was a lifelong Union resident until she graduated and married George Smith, moving with him to Carrolton where she was a nurse for 12 years. George is a retired pastor. Miriam’s funeral was Tuesday, May 1 at Carrolton Baptist Church, with burial following at Neshoba Baptist Cemetery in Union. Old friends attending the graveside service and burial were Elizabeth Breland, Betty Thomas, Ollie Faye Jones and Janet Thrash. Rest in peace, Miriam.
Three classes from Union held a combined class reunion, the classes of 1957, 1958 and 1959 on Monday at teh Ole Opry House. Elizabeth Breland would like those of you who know of graduates from those years, who have moved away, to get in touch with them and let them know.