Memorial Day will be observed at Box Cemetery, Ragland, Saturday May 23, 2020. If you remove flowers from the graves, please take them with you or place them in the collection area to be burned. Lots are still available at $100.00 per 4-grave lot and $200.00 per 8-grave lot.

The Box Cemetery Committee, which is comprised of Jerry Sue Brannon, Secretary/Treasurer, Wayne Layton, David Kay, Johnny Bean, Joan Campbell and Paul Kay, sincerely appreciate friends of the cemetery for their donations. Your donations help us maintain the cemetery and make improvements when needed.

If you are able to send a donation, please make your check to First Baptist Church/Box Cemetery Fund and mail it the attention of Mrs. Jerry Sue Brannon, 803 Providence Road, Ragland, AL 35131. You may call Mrs. Brannon at 205-472-2897. Please don’t hesitate to call if the Cemetery Committee can be of any help to you.

Happy birthday to my great-great nieces, Sydnee and Avery Grace Hill (sisters) who celebrate May 21, and May 23 respectively and great-grandchildren, Eleanor and Llewellyn Kemp (twins) who will celebrate their fourth birthday May 24! Sydnee and Avery Grace Hill are the daughters of my great-niece and great-nephew, Jessica and Eric Hill of Ocala, FL and the granddaughters of Ginger Knight of Coal City. The Kemp twins are the children of my grandson, Kiley Kemp of Georgia and Lori Kemp also of Georgia, and they are the grandchildren of my daughter, Romona Joy Scott-Kemp and the late Bobby Kemp. Joy was born and reared in Coal City.

May 25, 2020 is Memorial Day, a legal holiday in the U.S. (the last Monday in May in most states) in memory of U.S. servicemen of all wars who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our country. Let us honor their memory and pray for their families who survive. In fact, let us honor all of our men and women who have served or who are currently serving in the U.S. Military Service. And I wish all of you Readers and your families a Happy and Safe Memorial Day Weekend.

Readers, if you have any news items to share, please call me at 205-884-0040. Thank you!

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