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Area residents were sorry to learn of the death of Irene Glass Hensley who passed away on May 27. She was born Feb. 26, 1924, the daughter of A.W. and Tessie Glass. She was married to John W. “Jake” Hensley who preceded her in death April 18, 1975. Her funeral was held at the Madisonville Funeral Home with a large number of family members and friends present. Her service was conducted by Bro. Dale Evans and Bro. Tim Owens. Her burial was in the Pankey Cemetery.

She was one of the eldest residents of Iola. She was buried beside her husband. Following the burial, a meal was served at the Iola Community Center for her family and friends. She was a good woman. She is survived by her children Carolyn Mallett and husband Larry; John A. Hensley and wife Darcy and Joan McKown and husband Mike, all of Iola. There were several grandchildren and great grandchildren that survived her as well. May her memory be blessed.

After several months with no lodge meeting, things are getting back to normal. The monthly meeting of the Orphans Friend Masonic Lodge No 17 was held at their lodge hall in Anderson June 1, and the Bedias Masonic Lodge No 651 in Bedias held their meeting June 2. A covered dish meal was not served. The election of officers was held at the meetings. It was certainly good to see the members of both lodges. The installation of officers will be held soon. Hopefully things are getting back to normal.

The Iola Food Pantry will have the monthly distribution of food at the Iola Missionary Baptist Church fellowship hall Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. All those in need of a helping hand are invited to come out. The day before, preparation will take place at the pantry at 1:30 p.m. Any help will certainly be appreciated then as well.

The annual meeting of the Iola Cemetery Association which oversees the Zion Cemetery and the Enon Cemetery will be held at the Zion Methodist Church Saturday, June 27. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. All those with family members in either cemetery have an interest in either cemetery are invited to attend.

Happy birthday this week to the following: June 7 – Don Hair, Jason Eugene Snook, Lance Anderson; June 8 – Carolyn Williamson; June 9 – Jim Murray, Tracey Nicole Gibson; June 10 – Rebecca Topping, James Dixon, Jameson Beck Wright; June 11 – D’Lynn Dawn Shaw Creamer, Sandra Kay Cook Rotello, Patricia Ann Jarvis Grey; June 12 – Cherlyn Lynn Davis Thompson, Sarah Jean Richards, Carly Kennedy, Elizabeth Topping; June 13 – Jack Connaughton, Jesse Delgado, Garrett Inmon, Pearson Chaney. I hope that your special day was a happy one.

Happy anniversary to: Doyle and Sandra Robertson Finley, married June 8, 1980; Dr. Philip and Janice Finley Bryan, married June 9, 1961; Don Hollie and D’Lynn Dawn Shaw Creamer, married June 10, 1995; Justin Trant and Cari Gabriel Shaw, married June 12, 2004. Join me in wishing them many more years of happiness together.

If you have any Keith news, call either my cell phone at 936-870-6094 or my house number at 936-394-8273.