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Hitesburg News for Feb. 7, 2013
SoVaNow.com / February 07, 2013Sunday, call to worship was the fourth verse of “Did You Think to Pray?” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. He also read a Thank You card from Alice Loftis thanking the church for their prayers, calls, food, etc. Hymn was “When We All Get to Heaven.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by Sharon Kinsey, was concerning how God can do all things. A quilt that Ruth Overby had quilted was used as a visual aide. The children were all given parts of a quilt and asked to make one by throwing the pieces up in the air and saying “Bang” which didn’t make a quilt appear. God is the only one that can do as the children did and be successful. 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, James Hart. Hymn was “What a Day That Will Be.” A special offering was collected for the soup bowls. Choir special was “No Tears in Heaven.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. Sidney Stone, Grayson Ballance, Miles Morris and Owen Lloyd performed a little skit entitled “Mad Scientist Skit” which pertained to the childrens’ sermon. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “In the Beginning God....” Scripture came from Genesis 1:1, Genesis 2:1, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 and 25-27. He also read a letter from Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott thanking everyone for their prayers, calls, etc. during the time since Mr. Elliott’s mother, Norma, was involved in the accident. Hymn was “Blessed Assurance.” The first verses of “Jesus Saves”, “Because He Lives” and “Victory in Jesus” were also sung. Brian Rush was baptized. Visitors at HBC Sunday Ricky and Dana Culley and one or two others.
Those visiting Ruth Overby throughout the week included Leslie Overby, Phyllis Daniel and Bobby Cranfill. Saturday, Mitzie Waller visited Mrs. Overby. The two ladies went to the Wallers’ farm and did some sight-seeing that afternoon. Dwight Waller was also at the farm. Sunday, Connie Cranfill and Ruth visited Jane Yancey. Gwen Talley was also present during their visit.
Judy Stone visited her aunts, Virginia Jones and Ida Wynn, in Oxford, NC last Saturday. Last Sunday, Mrs. Stone had a luncheon to celebrate Sandra Weary’s birthday. Those present, with Judy and Sandra, included Josh Stone, Tim and Paula Stone, Lindsey Stone and Sidney Stone. Judy visited Julia Rice and Norma Elliott Friday.
Last Tuesday, Annie Sue Overby enjoyed supper with Darrell and Vicki Overby, Carissa Overby, Jade Overby and Haley Overby at their home.
Mr. William Riggan visited his sister, Alice Bowen, last Wednesday.
Roosevelt Stone visited Thomas Bailey during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott, Randy and Theresa Davis, Sam Parham, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Young, Mr. and Mrs. George Daniel, Sharon Kinsey, Tim and Elizabeth Langford, Paula Stone, Lindsey Stone and Sidney Stone visited Norma Elliott during the weekend.
Friday, Janie Newton, Colby Newton, Jacob Overbey, Carissa Overby, Jade Overby and Haley Overby had supper with Lynn and Annie Sue Overby. Afterwards they enjoyed watching a movie together. Saturday evening, Vicki Overby, Annie Sue, Carissa, Jade and Haley visited Janie Keeton, Lady and Happy. Sunday, Vicki, Annie Sue, Carissa, Jade and Haley enjoyed lunch with Barbara Fisher. Derrick Fisher and Dylan Fisher were also there enjoying the meal and time with them.
Saturday, a pretty good number of boys and men of Hitesburg went to the World of Sports. They all enjoyed doing some bowling while there.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott visited Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington Saturday. Sunday, Dean and Ann visited with Lucille Thompson.
Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Overbey, Ruth Overby, Connie Cranfill, Mr. and Mrs. David Bryant, Herbert and Ginny May Overby and Louise Galloway visited Decatur Overbey.
Monday, A.C. Stone visited Abraham Tillotson.
Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the William Sehen family, the Elizabeth McGhee family, the Gay H. Lyons family and the Al Coleman family. Remember our great country, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Kenneth Loftis, Emma Snoddy, Alexis Comer.
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