Obituaries 3/23/21

Thelma Dean (Birdwell) Anderson

Thelma Dean (Birdwell) Anderson, 79, passed away March 15. Funeral services were held March 19 at Bartley and Sons Gamaliel Chapel. Interment followed in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Clay County.

She was born Oct. 27, 1941 in Clay County. She worked in the garment factories in Celina and Gamaliel, Ky. and as City Clerk at Gamaliel City Hall. She attended Union Hill Church of Christ, Gamaliel United Methodist Church and lastly Harvest Fellowship Church in Red Boiling Springs.

She was preceded in death by: parents, William (Bill) and Rosa (Dodson) Birdwell; husband, Kenneth Wayne Anderson; and brothers, Glyn Birdwell and infant brother, Jerry Birdwell.

Surviving relatives include: children, Deno Anderson and wife, Diana, of Fayetteville, NC., Randy Anderson and wife, Rita, of Summer Shade, Ky., Brian Keith, of Lafayette and Angie and fiancé, Michael T. Brown of Lafayette; brothers, Dale Birdwell and wife, Margaret of Celina, Wayne Birdwell and wife, Gail, of Hermitage Springs and Leon Birdwell and wife, Susan, of Moss; sister, Jackie Burnette and husband, Billy, of Moss; five grandchildren; two bonus grandchildren; and three (and one on the way) great-grandchildren.

Bobby Gene Gammon

Bobby Gene Gammon, 87, of Holland, Ky., passed away March 12 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY. Funeral services were held March 15 from The Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Mike Winslow and Elder Tim Hogue officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by: parents, William Gammon and Mazie Gregory Gammon; brother, Elder Carlos Gammon; and niece, Cindy Grissom.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Louise Gammon; daughter, Louella Hite and husband, Jody; grandchildren, Maggy Hite and fiancé, Seth Sneed and Jackson Hite; step grandson, Patton Hite; and sister, Betty Jo Grissom.



In Memory of Darrell Pennington

The War That Never Ends

The words of a soldier

Who came in my dream

I am the soldier/who summon the

I was a warrior/I wont you to see

I need to tell my story/so they can believe

I’m not really crazy/its what’s in side of me

I Lost many brothers/I’ve been trying to save

I fought forty years now/every night in my dreams

Every minute I’m planning/on how I can save

Just one more soldier/before it is day

I was the first one wounded/there at that place

There were a hundred brave soldiers/who saved me that day

My body was covered/with heroes that day

As they were falling/I heard them say

Lord please forgive us/were not ready today

As I Lay there all wounded/I knew I was saved

I was covered in bodies/of purple hearted heroes that day

Then I felt their souls separate/then I felt the weight

Of the spirits that came inside me that day/I knew it was fate

Now I’ve got to go back there/to fight one more day

For the angels have told me/its my last day

So please don’t wake me/when I dream today

Please tell the family/that I ran away

I had to save them/from this fate

I came like a warrior/I leave as a child

I love you forever/goodby please remember

Those heroes in my heart and dreams

I’ve got to go now/for the angels they wait.

By Darrell Pennington

Departed from this life Oct. 4, 2020




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