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Hitesburg News for Dec. 13, 2012

SoVaNow.com / December 13, 2012
Sunday, call to worship was the first verse of “The First Noel” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Tammy Lloyd and Owen Lloyd lit the second Advent candle. They each read a few words about that certain candle, the Candle/symbol of God’s light. Tammy also read Jeremiah 33:14-16. Hymn was “O Little Town of Bethlehem”. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Dean Elliott. The Lottie Moon offering was discussed and collected. Hymn was the first and fourth verses of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”. Choir special was “There’s a Song in the Air”. Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Fasting: Giving Up To Gain”. Scripture came from Matthew 6:16-18 and Matthew 6:5-15. Hymn was “Take the Name of Jesus With You”. Visitors at HBC Sunday included a few different people.

Last Monday, Sam Parham, Norma Elliott and Ruth Overby went with some other church groups to Fort Caswell, NC and attended the North Carolina Baptist Assembly. Last Tuesday, they attended a Christmas show at Myrtle Beach, SC. Mr. Parham, Mrs. Elliott and Mrs. Overby returned home last Wednesday. Thursday, Sandra Rister and Betty Johns visited Ruth. Friday evening, Norma, Sam, Cephus Overbey, Inez Young and Ruth went to listen to some music. Betty Griffin visited Ruth Saturday morning. Mrs. Overby visited Mrs. Griffin Saturday afternoon and evening. While together, the two ladies did some quilting. They, as well as Heiter Griffin, enjoyed supper together that evening. Sunday, Ruth, Betty Hart and Sandra Watts enjoyed lunch together at Golden Corral in Roxboro. Connie Cranfill and Ruth went to Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home in Clarksville to visit with the Thelma Wilson family that evening.

During the week, Cephus Overbey spent some time in the community with Norma Elliott and some other family members. Cephus and Norma visited Birdie Arrington, Decatur Overbey, Teenie Bowen and Smith Murray. Thursday evening, Carl and Phyllis Daniel, Caleb Daniel, Mr. and Mrs. George Daniel and Sam Parham had supper with Norma. Sunday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel, Cephus, Sam and Norma celebrated Cephus’ birthday with cake, other refreshments and great fellowship. Norma and Cephus enjoyed supper with Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Monday evening.

Abraham Tillotson visited Decatur Overbey and Birdie Arrington one day throughout the week. Mr. Tillotson also went to the Senior Citizens’ gathering at HBC Tuesday.

Those visiting Mrs. Alice Bowen throughout the week included Melvin and Hollis Bowen, Johnny and Martha Szynklewski, J.B. Riggan and William Riggan. Last Thursday, the Reverend Mike Riley visited her. Carolyn Glasscock Hicks visited Mrs. Bowen during the week as well.

Last Saturday and last Sunday, Judy Stone, Paula Stone, Lindsey Stone, Sidney Stone and Sandra Weary were in Smithfield, NC. That Saturday, they all enjoyed doing some shopping. That Sunday, they went to see the Down Home Christmas show at the Rudy Theater in Smithfield. Thursday, the Stone ladies and Mrs. Weary went to the PNC Center in Raleigh to see Disney on Ice.

Lucille Thompson was a dinner guest of Dean and Ann Elliott Friday evening. Saturday, Dean, Ann, Layne and Laura Arrington, Erica Elliott, Chrisitan Willis, Sam Parham and Norma Elliott went to Roanoke to celebrate an early Christmas with Jimmie and Barbara Elliott, Christan and Katrina Kish, Brady Kish, Jeff and Glenda Fralin, Ryan Fralin, Dylan Fralin and Makayla Fralin. Sunday, Ann attend a baby shower for Laura at the home of Sandra Thompson which was given by the Thompson Family. Those attending were Hazel Thompson, Bonita Baylous, Kristen Baylous, Sandra Cash, Sydney Cash, Tammy Roberts, Sarah Grace Roberts, Ruby Thompson, Brittany Comer, Tinley Comer, Jackie Arrington, Elaine Hunt, Erica Elliott and Lucille Thompson. Dean and Ann went to Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home Sunday evening to visit with the Thelma Wilson family during their time of loss.

The twins of James and Lori Wade, Nathan and Evelyn Wade, celebrated their birthdays Saturday at their home in Chesterfield, VA. They had some of their friends and family members visit to share in the celebration.

Monday evening, a few Hitesburg members gathered at HBC for the Monday night Bible study.

Tuesday, there was a Senior Citizens’ gathering at HBC. A pretty good number of people were there to enjoy the food and fellowship with each other.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Thelma Wilson family and the Nora Saunders family. Remember our great country, Reverend and Mrs. Lee Merck and their family on mission, the Crane family on mission, the King family on mission, the unemployed and the nursing home patients as well. Also, remember our troops including Timmy Wilkinson, Mariah Johns Adkins, Forest Clark, Brian Seate and Dan Elliott.

BIRTHDAYS: Amanda W. Comstock, Ann Elliott, Marilyn Overbey, Cathy Craft, Lloyd Allen, Dean Elliott, Lewis Snydor, Vince Newton, Cephus Overbey, ANNIVERSARIES: Mike and Dale Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Daniel.



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