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Hitesburg News for Jan. 9, 2014
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Sunday, call to worship was “The Way of the Cross Leads Home” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “At The Cross.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by the Rev. Riley, was concerning winter. He asked the children “When you think of winter time, what do you think of?.” Some answers were given. Visual aides; including a thick coat, stocking cap, gloves, etc; were used. King David and asking for forgiveness for our many sins was discussed as well. Scripture was from Psalm 51,7 and Isaiah 1. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the January Loose Change project which will go toward the New Fellowship Hall building fund. Prayer time ended with a prayer from Carl Daniel. The Deacon of the Week is Johnny Szynklewski. Hymn was “Near the Cross.” Choir special was “The Old Rugged Cross.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “When I Go to the Cross.” Scripture came from II Corinthians 5,14-15, 18-21 and Hebrews 2,3. The Rev. Riley read the words to the hymn “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” The Lord’s Supper was partaken of. Hymn was “Jesus Paid It All.”
Recently, Norma Elliott went to Sam Parham’s house to celebrate the Christmas season with his family. Norma and Sam went to the funeral home to be with the Wayne Morris family. Mrs. Elliott and Ruth Overby went to visit Alma Sibley last Monday evening. Estelle Morris and Norma went to see Mr. and Mrs. D.T. Neal last week. They also visited Inez Young.
Dale and Linda Morris; from Berea, NC; Sandra Weary, Trevor Weary and Josh Stone had lunch with Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Stone last Sunday. Judy visited Letty Morris last Monday. Thursday, Roosevelt and Judy visited Virginia Jones and Ila Wynn in Oxford, NC. Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Stone, Tim and Paula Stone, Lindsey Stone, Sidney Stone, Josh, Sandra and Trevor showed their final respects at Wayne Morris’ funeral.
Last Tuesday; Abraham Tillotson, Ruth Overby, W.G. Elliott and Jink Overbey showed their final respects at George “Buck” Overbey’s funeral at Mike Overbey’s farm. That evening, Abraham went to the New Year’s Eve service at the South Boston Church of God. He, and others, enjoyed hearing the Satterfields, Steve and Rhonda Powell, Tammie Jones, the Halifax Hillbillies and Harold Young perform musically. Saturday afternoon, Abraham went to Wayne Morris’ funeral at North Fork Baptist Church.
Last Tuesday; Lois Martin, Chelsey Carter and David Martin visited Janie Keeton. Last Wednesday, David stopped by to visit her again. Thursday, Pauline Wall was Mrs. Keeton’s guest. Friday, Mr. Martin visited Janie. Saturday; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Martin, Chelsey and David visited her. Sunday, Janie enjoyed Linda Puryear and Donald Wall’s company.
Last Tuesday afternoon, Ruth Overby visited Lynn and Annie Sue Overby. That evening, Ruth had supper with Heiter and Betty Griffin. Wednesday; Ruth, Mitzie Waller and Connie Cranfill went shopping in South Boston and Danville. Saturday; Mitzie, Ruth, Sam Parham and Norma Elliott went to hear the gospel group, the Churchmen, at Kirby Theater in Roxboro. Ruth attended the New Year’s breakfast at HBC Sunday morning.
Last Wednesday, New Year’s Day dinner guests of Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam were Helen Hayes, Tim Hayes, Dennis and Kelly Ballance, Grayson Ballance and Harper Ballance.
Friday; Charlie Conner, Delores Hamlett, Rocki Hamlett and one of their friends traveled to Farmville.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott and Taylor Elliott went out to eat with Carl and Phyllis Daniel and Caleb Daniel to celebrate Caleb’s 17th birthday at the Homestead in Roxboro, North Carolina Friday evening. Dean and Ann enjoyed the weekend in Asheville, North Carolina and while there they toured the Biltmore Estate. Saturday evening, they enjoyed dinner with Mason and Mary Ann Elliott. Sunday for Brunch, Dean and Ann; along with Mason, Mary Ann and Lewis and Regina Snyder; went to the Deer Park Inn on the Biltmore Estate. Monday evening, Dean and Ann ate dinner with Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington to celebrate Layne’s 30th birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill spent the weekend with James and Lori Wade, Nathan Wade and Evelyn Wade in Richmond.
Sunday, before church, a good number of church members gathered at HBC for the New Year’s breakfast. Good food and fellowship were enjoyed by all.
Remember the sick, lost and/or unchurched and those who have lost loved ones including the Wayne Morris family, the Beulah Whitlow family, the Agnes Murray family, and the George “Buck” Overbey family. Remember our great country, Middle East Situation, people searching for jobs, those on missions and the Missionaries throughout the world as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Timmy Wilkinson, Brandon Barksdale and Dan Elliott; BIRTHDAYS, Caleb Daniel, Leslie Price, Layne Arrington; ANNIVERSARIES, Johnnie and Julia Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Heiter Griffin.
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