February Heart Month Celebrations

Amber Wells
Barbara Dillon
Edna Andrerson
The Stanleys

February is Heart Month and two people with great and kind hearts are celebrating 63 years together. Pat and Raymond Stanley were married February 15, 1954, in the Hollins Road Baptist Church parsonage with the Rev. L.C. Hall performing the ceremony. They had two sons, Randy (Snoopy) Stanley, and Glenn, their oldest, unfortunately passed away December 15. 2016 at the age of 61 of a heart attack, so sad. Not only do they have love for each other and family, they visit in nursing homes sharing their love. Pat has given “Footprints” to so many people. She gave me mine years ago and I don’t go out without mine. I know God is always with me. I thank Pat for that. May these two wonderful people have many more years together! Love you, Pat and Raymond!

Congrats and Happy Anniversary to Kevin and Kellie Goins, Ron and Faye Scott, 54 years. May you have many more together.

Happy Birthday to two of Vinton’s Lifelong Great Ladies– Barbara Dillon, 94, and Edna Anderson, 98. These two ladies are a wealth of knowledge about Vinton and have served in so many capacities thorough the years and we thank them. You are loved by many! Hope you have fantastic birthdays!

Yes, Baby Drake Houston Lewis turned 21 years old Sunday. I know, I can’t believe it either. Cousin Amber Bell Wells turned 10 and celebrated with Mom Lindsey, Aunt Valerie Bell Hendricks and Grandma Suzanne at the American Girl Store at Tysons Corner.

Happy Birthday to Diane Grant, Regina Hill, Bonnie Cranmer, Betty Anderson, Patsy Starnes, Tyler Wiggins, Sherrie G. Gardner, Linda McGuire, Chris Moore, Ellie Barbour, Susan Wood, Robyn Goodpasture, Barry Thompson, Todd Booth, Kim Dean Carter, Tim Vaughan, Todd Foutz, Vickie Patterson, Renzy Abshire, Shannon Hiatt, Dreama Ferguson Howard, Aric Palazzola, Robert Bryant, Sandra Ferris, Carol BeVille, D.C. Peters, Sharon Belue Boone, Kathryn Beard, Tyler Lyon, Rob Lyon, Curtis Andrews, Nickel Tucker Lepchitz, Jerry McCarty, Anna Bowser, Kacy Edsall, Elizabeth Saunders, Scarlett F. Mullen, and Julie Mayer. Hope all had a great one!

Get Well wishes and prayers go out to Amanda Stump McCoy (recouping after surgery), Crystal Barnard Lineburg (accident, elbow and knee, no fun), Marissa Brewer, still in a Tennessee hospital but hoping to get to move back this way soon. She is doing much better, even sitting up smiling. She is loved by so many and we just want her back; also prayers with the family, it has been so hard on them having her so far away.

Don’t forget– opening tomorrow night, “Little Women,” presented by the William Byrd Players Friday and Saturday, 7:00, and Sunday, 2:30. Support the arts in the schools! See you there!


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