Today, we would like to send birthday greetings to a beloved lady, Mrs. Jessie Washam, who will be observing another milestone on Feb. 23. She be 99 and is the 2nd oldest member of First Unitec Methodist Church. This birthday will be spent at Lexington Manor where she has been a resident for several years, but her four daughters and their families will be there to make it a special day. We join her family in expressing love for her. We found a poem by ruth A. Morgan which we would like to share.' "Today He guides my feeble step, tomorrows in His right ; He has asked me to never fear, but walk by faith not sight. Some day the mists will roll away, the sun will shine again; she'll see the beauty in the flowers, she'll hear the birds refrain. And then we'll know our Father's hand, has led the way to light; because she placed her hand in His, and walks by faith ... not sight". Her daughters are Fay Nick of Floral City, Fla.; Sue Anderson of Lexington; Wanda Greene of Chattanooga; and Linda Looper of Jackson. A son, Joe Thomas Washam died in 1965 while living in Texas.

She is the widow of Claybourne Washam. They were married in Kentucky but came to Perryville and then to Lexington in 1930. Mr. Washam was employed by Holcomb-Porter Produce Co. He died in 1955. Before her illness, Mrs. Washam was an active member of her church, the United Methodist Women, the Deborah Sunday School class. She is a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was featured as an Interesting Person in thei Progress 11 years ago. We hope this birthday brings peace and serenity to you who have given so much of yourself to your devoted family.

"An interesting Person" The Lexington Progress February 18, 1998

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