Jul 2021

Nana Daronatsy

(July 20, 1958 – May 26, 2020) Books were the connection that gave me the gift of Nana’s friendship for 21 years until her death from metastatic breast cancer during the first wave of the pandemic. Through the close circle of friendship created in our 20+ years of book club, we shared the stories of raising our children, living through ups and downs of life, laughing a lot, and sometimes

(September 24, 1945 – June 29, 2021)  Dad had a lifelong love for photography and kept a flash meter nearby. He often said that measuring and adjusting appropriately to available light were among the most important photography skills. He gifted many photos to loved ones who in turn appreciated his eye for overlooked details and unique angles. As we continue to appreciate the love and creativity shared in his photography, we will continue to be

(August 17, 1945 – April 22, 2020), in Bills Nicholas state Veterans Home  due to the COVID-19. Was a husband, father, brother, and friend…These beautiful roses are special because my husband Herman Hackworth planted them over twenty years ago just so that the mother of his children would always have roses every year on Mother’s Day. Submitted by: Annie Kynard Hackworth, friend and wife for over 45 years

(January 6, 1944 – June 7, 2020) My father loved ice cream, specifically soft serve and more specifically a Dairy Queen Blizzard. He ordered up his own concoction and the people that worked at the DQ that he frequented knew his special recipe. Butterfinger Blizzard with strawberry sauce and pecans. Everytime I see a Dairy Queen I can’t help but think of my dad and his insatiable sweet tooth! Submitted by: Ashley Reader, daughter

(September 04, 1927 – January 19, 2021) Grandma always made the best homemade BBQ sauce. A child of the great depression, she always reused old ketchup bottles. During the holiday season, we would always gather together at her home in New Brockton and have a great big family meal, and Grandma’s special sauce was one of her staples. The taste of that sauce will always keep her memory alive for