Mr. Logan Clayton Bohannon
I pray the love of God enfolds the Bohannon Family and the Bellewood Family during your journey through grief. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal ~~ Love leaves a memory no one can steal. May your memories be cherished all your days and bring you comfort now and in the days ahead. "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than 10,000 tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love." - Washington Irving
Those of us who knew Logan treasure the memories we shared. I came to Bellewood in '65 left two years later only to return in 1978 and was there through his retirement and later on my own. The memory of those years lives on in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers continue for the Bohannon Family and the Bellewood Community. Peace and blessings, always.
To Those I Love
Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, let me go, I have so many things to see and do. You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears. Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess How much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown. But now it's time I travel on alone. So grieve a while for me if grieve you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It's only for a while that we must part. So bless the memories within your heart. I won't be far away, for life goes on. So if you need me, call me and I will come. Though you can't see me or touch me I'll be near All of my love around you soft and clear. And then, when you must come this way alone I'll greet you with a smile and say "Welcome Home"
I spent years with Mr and Mrs. Bo at Christmas and Thanksgiving. He will be missed more than words can say. He was a great man and his wife loved him dearly. His daughters Barbara and Carolyn are examples of his great accomplishments. He will be greatly missed and I have a huge hole in my heart for his passing. Mr. Bo. Please say hello to Mrs Bo, mom, dad, and all the great souls you see again as you get to heaven. I hope your infectious smile lights the hearts of the departed as it always did with me. I miss you already and will never forget you.
Logan Bohannon has the longest relationship with Bellewood than any other person. He came to Bellewood in 1923 and retired as Executive Director in 1979. Logan and his Wife Elizabeth had a great love for children and helped change the lives of hundreds of children while working at Bellewood. Logan would say, "I married a girl from Breathitt County with an unusual last name, Smith." Then he would laugh and show that wonderful small just like the one is the picture on this webpage. I will miss visiting with him and hearing about his love for his family and the love he had for Bellewood and the children he met there. I am pleased to have met him and pleased to call him my friend.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Logan and Mary Elizabeth touched the lives of hundreds of children. Walter and I enjoyed working with them at Bellewood for many years.
I was interested to to read the Obituary for Mr. Bohannon. The story is very similar to my grandfather, whose dad died in the early 1920's in Breathitt. His mother turned to Highland Presbyterian home to help with their care. My dad went to Berea College and returned to Highland to teach where he met his wife. My grandfather was William T. Risner and my dad was William Scott Risner. We are eternally thankful for Presbyterian Children's homes.