People, Places and Things – October 26, 2017

Last week was sad, saying goodbye to one of Vinton’s finest young men and husband, Dad and Granddad plus business person, continuing the legacy of his Dad Bob Wood. Tommy Wood was loved and respected not only here in the area but throughout the state as was shown by the parade of wreckers, motorcycles and trucks. Thank you to all of them and to all that provided the fantastic lunch at Lynn Haven Baptist. Tommy was a saint here on earth and did for so many without others knowing about it. The world would be so much better if people here on earth were like Tommy. Yes, he helped those who were in need. To know him was to love him. Prayers go out to Karen, Allen, Ashley, Margaret, Barry, Bonnie and all the family. Love you all.

Deborah Alvord (niece), 1991 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. She is a member of the Ram Club (athletic booster club). They offered a Tar Hill Experience during football games to members. Deb chose to give it to Deaton Bell (1990 grad) and Dad George H. Bell “Buddy ” (1964 master grad). This was during the UNC and UVA game. Of course Buddy wore the UNC colors, he also has a master’s degree from UVA (coincidence LOL). They both felt honored and had a blast doing it. Also same weekend Carolina legacy pinning took place on Sunday. Buddy and Deb pinned Deb and Carter Alvord’s daughters Elizabeth and Catherine, freshmen and band members at UNC. This is an old tradition where freshmen children of parents and grandparents alumni are pinned and become part of Carolina family legacy.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Betty White, Charlie Hartman, Chris Carr, Bo Bowman, Kim Thomas Nichols, Wanda Richards, David Hoback, Jeanne S. Abbott, Carol W. Pugh, Kathleen Carr, Robin Ashwell, Kelly Crowder, Angie F. Arrington (Nifty Fifty– looking 25), JoAnna Coleman, Lauren Waldron, Angela H. Shaw, Janet W. Tyree, Debra K. Brogan, Brandon Mock, Kim Ellis, Mark Basham, Annette C. Tressel, Angela Leffell, Rodney Dearing, Catie G. Witt, Jeanette Von Ploennies, Carole Myers, Ashlee Manning, Shannon S. Rosa, Nancy Adams, Dreama Lay, Ron Stone, Rick Forney, Michelle F. Wright, Danny Adams, Mike Hanger, Chelsa Greenway, Brenda H. Thurman, Valerie Bell Hendrricks, Kelly O. Hall, Mike Adams, Karen Collins, Gracie Moore, Elizabeth Robinette, and Steve Musselwhite. Hope everyone had a great one!

Congrats and Happy Anniversary to Katie and Curt Hetherington, 11 years, Laura and Charlie Hartman, seven years, Cheryl and Michael Lackey, three years, Laura Nelson and Patrick, 22 years, Suni N. and Cameron Heflin, 13 years, and Melissa and Kenneth Harper, 18 years.

Get Well wishes and prayers go out to Chris Duncan (shoulder surgery), Andrew Rice (tonsils out yesterday), Mike Chewning (doing better), Jason Peters (still recovering but back at work), Ron Stone, April Hall and Harriet Overstreet (Carrington Place), Calvin Powers (Springtree), Willie Leffell, Carolyn Fidler (back surgery), Jack Ayers (still rehabbing, car accident), and George Edward Cumby and wife Mary Cumby (still in hospital, this was the hit and run accident Sunday night, the guy just ran). Hope everyone gets well soon,

BBQ Chicken dinner Sunday, Oct. 29 10:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Thrasher Memorial, drive thru only at the gym, no eat-in. Only $10, all the fixins.

Yard sale at Thrasher Nov. 3 and 4, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. If you have any donations please drop them off at the old fellowship hall.

Event Zone– Vinton Farmers’ Market, Jim Quick and Coastline Band, $6; kids 12 and under free. 6-10 p.m. Bring your chairs, wear your shagging shoes and join the fun.

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