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Hitesburg News for June 20, 2013

SoVaNow.com / June 20, 2013
Sunday, call to worship was “Thank You Lord” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Faith of Our Fathers.” Mrs. Melanie Medley brought the Fathers’s Day program. All the fathers present stood and were applauded. David Riley, Brian Rush and Andy Oliver were presented gifts for their own unique characteristics. Winners of the raffle, where each father had drawn a number, included David Riley, Andy Loftis and Carl Daniel. Children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning the fact that the children have an Earthly father and they, as well as everyone else, also have a Heavenly Father, who we can talk to whenever we want through prayers and reading the Bible. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the June Loose Change project which will go toward the Vacation Bible School mission project. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, David Bryant. Hymn was “God Give Us Christian Homes.” Choir special was “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “A Father’s Honor According to Jesus.” Scripture came from Luke 15:11-32, John 1:12, Deuteronomy 5:29 and 6:4-9. Hymn was “Wherever He Leads I’ll Go.” “When God Ran”, which was on CD, was played to end the worship hour. Visitors at HBC Sunday included Dwight and Mitzie Waller, Chasity Bowen, Bailey Bowen, Averie Bowen, Tyler Bowen, Brycen Bowen, Kady Riley, Ethan Riley, Robert Shephard and a couple of others.

Last Monday, Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam and Kelly Ballance attended Ellen McAlexander’s graduation from Wakefield High School held at the Raleigh Convention Center. After the ceremony, they, with other family members and friends celebrated with lunch at “The Pit” restaurant in Raleigh. Ronnie and Deborah hosted a Fathers’ Day celebration at their home Sunday. Those enjoying a cookout and swimming included Scot and Robin McAlexander, Graham McAlexander, Dennis and Kelly Ballance, Grayson Ballance, Harper Ballance, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott, Taylor Elliott, Erica Elliott, Layne and Laura Arrington, Parker Arrington, Christian Willis, and Ray Pulliam.

Judy Stone, Lindsey Stone, Sandra Weary and Sidney Stone spent the week at Virginia Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Stone, Lindsey, Sidney, Trevor Weary and Sandra went to a 50th birthday party for Stevie Morris in Berea, NC Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Gillespie, from Tazwell, visited Norma Elliott one

day throughout the week.

Gwen Driskill, Reid Driskill and Jackson Driskill visited Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill Friday evening. Saturday, the Driskills and Cranfills went to Brenda Hogan’s in Clarksville to celebrate Aubrey Cranfill’s 3rd birthday. Several other family members and friends were there to help Miss Cranfill celebrate. Sunday, Greg and Whitney Cranfill, Erin Cranfill and Aubrey visited and enjoyed lunch with Bobby and Connie.

Saturday, Abraham Tillotson went to the Howard Lee and Minnie Idora Puryear family reunion at Al and Elaine Morris’ home. Sunday afternoon, he went to Jamie Elliott Satterfield’s family’s home for a family gathering. After that, Jimmy Sanford and Mary Galloway visited Mr. Tillotson. Monday evening, Abraham went to Powell’s funeral home to show his respects to the Jamie Elliott Satterfield family.

Scott Wilkins, Stephanie Neal, and Laura Conner hosted a cookout for their father, Steve Wilkins, at the home of Scott Sunday evening. Those attending were Steve and Vicky Wilkins, Stephanie, Michael Neal, Kensley Neal, Kate Neal, Scott, Laura Conner, Randy Conner, Braelyn Bane, and Khloe Conner. Kensley and Kate enjoyed spending some nights this week with their Papa and Nana, Sam and Pat Fisher, of Halifax. They also visited with their Gran-Gran, Mildred Seamster.

Monday, Mary Ann Ottinger visited Ruth Overby.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Jean Brown family, the Frances Thompson family, the Doris Smoot Thomas family, the Frances Lloyd Seamster family and the Jamie Elliott Satterfield family. Remember our great country and the problems in it, Vacation Bible School-Workers, Teachers and Students, the lost/unchurched, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, our seniors graduating from high school/college this year including Sharon Kensey, Meaghan Overbey, Dylon Oliver, Carissa Overby, Maggie Merck, Kasey Morris, Hannah Riley, Andy Oliver, Ellen McAlexander, Jamie Wilson, Taylor Elliott and Rocki Hamlett, people serving on mission, and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Ronnie Lloyd, Abraham Tillotson, Junior Dodson, Aubrey Cranfill, Garnett Overbey, Harold Spencer, Eva Harris, Mary Childrey, Bailey Bowen, ANNIVERSARIES: Mitch and Judy Henley.





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