THE ADVANCE REPORTER
I had the privilege Sunday of meeting one of Scott Counties senior
citizens, Mrs. Belle Satterfield. She may be up in years but is certainly
"young at heart." About two weeks ago she fell and broke some ribs and at
this time is a patient in Scott County Hospital. Other than for one day's
stay in the hospital this is the only time in her 93 years to be in a
hospital. She has endeared herself to all who come in contact with her
Aunt Belle as she is known by all her friends and relatives in and
around Evening Shade community, came to Scott County with her parents
from Woodstation, Georgia at the age of seven and has lived here since
that time. She was united in marriage to Rufus Satterfield by Rev.
Rube Piles (father of the late Bill Piles) and to this union seven
children were born, six sons and one daughter, the late Mrs. O. (Stell)
Strickland. The sons still living are Howard of Ft. Smith, Paul, Irvin
and Grady of Waldron or nearby. She has two granddaughters, Betty Jo and
Willard and one grandson, Jerry.
Aunt Belle lives with her son Grady, does all her own house work,
cooking and looks after her chickens. She has been a member of the Evening
Shade Baptist Church for many years and became a Christian at the age of
17 years. When asked what her secret for such a long and healthful life
she said "eatin the right food and living close to her Lord." She said
she knew He is real because she saw Him in a vision about three years ago.
Her Christianity shows in her face an she sure does her part as a witness
She has a keen mind and a wonderful sense of humor and outlook on
life. Many changes have taken place in her lifetime and she expects to
see more. It was a blessing to me to be able to visit with her and may
God watch over her in her illness.
She will be 94 on July 29, 1969 and has spent most of this time in
the Evening Shade community.
Thursday, December 5, 1968
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