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Hitesburg News for July 11, 2013
SoVaNow.com / July 11, 2013Sunday, call to worship was “Open Your Heart” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Come Christians Join to Sing.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by Mike Riley, was concerning how those who believe will one day change from one body to another. The way butterflies change from a cocoon into the beautiful insect they become was discussed. A framed picture of a butterfly was used as a visual aide. Scripture came from Psalm 111:2 and 2 Corinthians 5:13. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Andy Loftis. Hymn was “Standing On the Promises.” Choir special was “I Am Bound For The Promised Land.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Proclaiming the Lord’s Death Till He Comes.” Scripture came from 1 Corinthians 11:26-29, Luke 21:25-28, Mark 13:24-28, Romans, Revelation 21:1-5, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 and 8. Hymn was “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included a couple of people.
Cindy Loftis visited Ruth Overby at times throughout the week. Mrs. Overby visited Jean Daniel Monday. Ruth also enjoyed spending time with some of her family members throughout the week.
Gwen Driskill, Lori Wade, Whitney Cranfill, Reid Driskill, Jackson Driskill, Nathan Wade, Evelyn Wade, Aubrey Cranfill and Erin Cranfill spent most of the week with Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill. Thursday, they all went to Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam’s to celebrate the fourth of July. They all enjoyed the food, fellowship and fireworks that evening. They also had a good time swimming and socializing with their friends and family members.
Last Wednesday; Judy Stone, Lindsey Stone and Sidney Stone visited Mrs. Julia Rice. Sunday, Tim Stone hosted a cookout with homemade ice cream for Paula Stone’s birthday. Those there helping her celebrate included Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Stone, Josh Stone, Sandra Weary, Sarah Moser, Gilmer Medler, Hailey Medler, Renae Wilborn, Chelsey Wilborn, Tim, Lindsey and Sidney.
Layne and Laura Arrington ate dinner with Mr. Scott Wilkins Saturday evening. Parker Arrington visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott, last Saturday evening as well.
Josh and Charity Milam, Colton Milam, Caden Milam, Steven and Chasity Bowen, Brycen Bowen, Bailey Bowen, Avarie Bowen, Christy Newton, Tyler Newton, Cale Newton, Nate Newton, Don and Alice Loftis and Jimmy and Bonnie Wilson enjoyed a 4th of July cookout at the home of Ronnie and Marilyn Overbey. Bailey and Avarie spent the day with Charity, Colton and Caden Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Milam, Colton and Caden visited Tony and Dawn Milam Saturday. Johnathan and Susie Milam, Ryder Milam and Maddox Milam visited later that day and the family enjoyed dinner together.
Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam hosted a celebration at their home Thursday for July 4th. A large group of family and friends enjoyed a cookout, swimming, and fireworks.
Taylor Elliott visited with one of his college friends over the 4th of July holiday in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Erica Elliott and Christian Willis visited with Nancy and Craig Willis over the 4th of July holiday in Moorehead, North Carolina. Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott went out to eat with Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington at Four Oakes Restaurant in South Boston. Ann visited with Lucille Thompson Sunday afternoon.
Saturday, Sam Parham and Norma Elliott visited Mrs. Mary Alice Murray. Monday; Ethan Riley, Kady Riley, Sue Riley and Norma enjoyed a picnic at Mrs. Elliott’s.
Tuesday, a pretty good number of people; including some from Hitesburg, Aarons Creek, North Fork and other surrounding communities; gathered at HBC for the monthly Senior Citizens’ gathering. The youth, which is lead by Dennis and Kelly Ballance, took care of the food and everything.
Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Arizona firefigthers’ families and the Joe Watts family. Remember our great country and the problems in it, the lost/unchurched, HBC; hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, our seniors graduating from high school/college this year, people serving on mission, and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Jonathan Fisher and Dan Elliott.
BIRTHDAYS: Mekela Rice, Steven Puryear, Ross Gale, Susan Hudson, Curtis Hudson, Ethan Babel, Herman Murray Jr., Sam Parham, Cale Newton, Alan Zoldork, Ron Overby, Tammy Fisher, Randy Smith, Paula Stone, Steven Puryear, Darlene Tillotson; ANNIVERSARIES: Andy and Alice Hoover, Jink and Carolyn Overbey, Don and Alice Loftis, Ronnie and Tammy Lloyd.
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