It is with great humility and appreciation that I address the many writers who came to honor Barry today at the Memorial Service for him in Hayesville, NC at the Hayesville First United Methodist Church. Barry enjoyed our writing events and especially enjoyed photographing our members. Often he grew tired of my incessant talking about Netwest, and I'd have to think of other things to discuss. I know Barry was smiling and enjoying your coming today, knowing you all would rather be at home writing something to submit on Monday.
.Many have asked. I do plan to stay in Hayesville and I plan to continue with my life, my writing, my work with Netwest as Clay County Rep, and seeing all of you whenever I can.
Your support during this difficult time has been and continues to be gratefully accepted. Thanks to all.