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Hitesburg News for Feb. 14, 2013 / February 13, 2013
Sunday, call to worship was “Only Believe” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Love Lifted Me.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning creation and how God created everything and everyone. A special mirror was used as a visual aide. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the February Loose Change project which will go toward the Red Cross Bags. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Andy Loftis. Hymn was “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.” Choir special was “The Way That He Loves.” Tammy Lloyd sang a solo of “When He was on the Cross, I Was on His Mind” as some other special music. Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “In the Beginning, God....” Scripture came from Genesis 1:1-2:1, 1 Corinthians 1 and Collassians 1:17. Hymn was “I Am Thine O Lord.” Those wishing to, tied a knot/bow in a prayer quilt, which was quilted by Betty Griffin, for Don and Alice Loftis. Visitors at HBC Sunday included Reid Driskill, Gwen Driskill, Jackson Driskill, Nathan Wade, Evelyn Wade, Chasity Bowen, Bailey Bowen and Averie Bowen.

Last Tuesday, Tommy and Mary Stone and Roosevelt Stone enjoyed lunch with Betty Williamson to celebrate her birthday.

Last Tuesday, Annie Sue Overby and a few others visited Beth Ralston.

Last Tuesday evening, Abraham Tillotson went to a Crime Prevention program at Midway Volunteer Fire Department which was presented by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office. Thursday evening, he went to Sandy Fork Hunting Club for a training seminar for the Department of Agriculture.

Mr. Ryland Bowen visited Alice Bowen last Wednesday. Also last Wednesday, J.B. Riggan and friend, Carolyn Hicks, visited her. During the week, Johnny and Martha Szynklewski visited Mrs. Bowen. Johnny and Martha also went to the steak supper at Nelson Baptist Church Saturday evening.

Friday afternoon, Ruth Overby visited Mr. and Mrs. Heiter Griffin. Saturday afternoon, Ryland Bowen, of Richmond, visited Ruth. Saturday evening, Mrs. Overby attended the steak supper at Nelson Baptist Church. Sunday, Mitzie Waller, Delores Hamlett, Rocki Hamlett and a couple of the Hamlett ladies’ friends visited her.

Saturday, Thomas Bailey went to Joan Tuck’s funeral at Florence Avenue Baptist Church. Louise Galloway visited Mr. Bailey one day throughout the week.

Gwen Driskill, Jackson Driskill, Reid Driskill, Nathan Wade and Evelyn Wade spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill.

Tuesday, the monthly Senior Citizens’ gathering was held at HBC. Everyone enjoyed a hot-dog lunch while together. People from the Hitesburg community, the Aarons Creek community, the North Fork community and a couple of other communities were there to enjoy the food and fellowship with each other. There were also some there from the nursing homes.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Wayne King family, the Mary Belle Daniel family, the Audrey Culley family, the Annie Whelcher family, the Joan Tuck family and the Peter McCready family. Remember our great country, HBC, the lost, the unchurched and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Faye McGaughey, Dale Loftis, Virginia Wilson, David Powell, Donnie Martin.

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