Archive for December, 2006

Stephen Wood Seriously Injured

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Stephen Wood, son of Allen Wood and grandson of Aaron Wood, was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident yesterday afternoon near Clayton, NC. You can get the details of the story from the newspaper article right here.

Stephen is also a brother-in-law to Tony Dunn (husband of Cathy Carter Dunn).

Please keep Stephen and this family in your prayers.

Deb 

Update on Raymond Parrish

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

I received this e-mail from Tommy just this afternoon:

Hi Deb,

Just a note to bring you up to date on Raymond Parrish’s condition. He is doing slightly better, he is “conscious” but does not recognize Sally or me. We went to the hospital last Saturday and he was in a coma. I left there very distraught because I thought my friend was dying but by Monday he was still alive and slightly improved. I still am cautiously optimistic knowing he could have another stroke. The doctor plans on having him moved to Sheltering Arms Hospital, another hospital adjacent to Memorial, for therapy. He has lost the use of his left side and I can understand the urgency of starting rehab if he lives.

His sister, Shirley, flew here from her home in Fort Myer, Florida last Sunday, she has stayed with him all week, fed him his lunch and just been there for him. I believe she has contributed as much to his recovery as anything else but she will leave Friday and return home. I do not know how he will get along from here forward.  He has, two sons, a daughter and a step-daughter, unfortunately they all work and are not available in the daytime.

Tommy

Update on Paula

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Although Paula’s surgery lasted longer than expected, it went very well. More tests are being run. She will probably be in the hospital until Thursday.

 

Deb

Paula Parrish Kirby

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Prayers are needed for Paula Parrish Kirby, daughter of Melvin and Evelyn Cobb Parrish. She is scheduled to have major surgery on Monday, December 18th. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. I will update you all on her progress.

Deb 

Raymond Parrish

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

I have been helping this wonderful gentleman, Tommy Anderson, put together the genealogical history of his friend Raymond Parrish. We have worked long and hard to fill in the holes in Raymond’s history and were quite successful. The genealogy was to be Raymond’s 75th birthday present. I received this e-mail from Tommy this morning:

 

Hi Deb,

I write you with a heavy heart, my friend, Raymond, had a stroke Friday evening and was rushed to the hospital.  He is in the intensive care unit, in a semi-coma, paralyzed on his left side, and he has contracted a hospital infection.  As you remember Sally and I had planned to take him out on his 75th birth day, December 11, 2006 and give him the surprise family genealogy that you and I have been working on for so many weeks.  I did not get a chance to do that and I fear that it may be a long time before he is interested in genealogy, if ever.

Write soon,

Tommy    

I am asking for prayers from all of you for Raymond and for Tommy as well as he prays for his friend. Raymond is the son of Raymond D. Parrish who was the son of Dorsey M. and Zulema Carroll Parrish of Johnston County, NC.  

 

Deb