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Hitesburg News for March 7, 2013 / March 06, 2013
Sunday, call to worship was “I Feel Like Traveling On” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning the question “If you were ever in a shopping center or some other public location with your brother and/or sister and they went off somewhere and noone could find them, what would you do?.” David spoke of how God finds us when and if we ever wander off. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Jimmy Wilson. Hymn was “Heaven Came Down.” Choir special was “I Will Meet You In the Morning.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Delores Hamlett, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Five Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage.” Scripture came from Matthew 19:6, Genesis 2:18 and 21-25. Hymn was “I’d Rather Have Jesus.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included a couple of people.

Those visiting Thomas Bailey throughout the week included Shirla Hudson, Deborah Pulliam, Rachel Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Jink Overbey, Jimmy Sanford, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Clark, Mrs. Mary Wilson and Scott Welch. Sunday, Judy Johnson, Jerry and Jennifer Pool, Audrey Ginston, Mark Lamberts, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Pulliam and Abraham Tillotson stopped by to see him. Monday, David Hudson and Paul Hudson visited Mr. Bailey.

Those visiting Ruth Overby throughout the week included Connie Cranfill, Leslie Overby, Dean Elliott, Andy Yancey and the Reverend Mike Riley. Thursday, Ruth showed her final respects at Georgia Brann Yancey’s funeral at Aarons Creek Baptist Church.

John and Martha Szynklewski were visitors of Mrs. Alice Bowen during the week. Betty Williamson visited Alice last Wednesday and Friday.

Jink and Carolyn Overbey, James and Betty Hart, and Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam were Friday dinner guests of Ray Pulliam in Lynchburg.

Friday evening, Johnny and Dianna Dease, of Halifax, and Wayne and Louise Baylous visited Mr. and Mrs. George Daniel. Saturday, George and Nell attended the Bob Watts memorial game supper at HBC.

Saturday, Ruth Overby, Greg and Whitney Cranfill, Aubrey Cranfill and Erin Cranfill enjoyed lunch with Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill. They all had a very pleasurable time socializing with each other during their time together.

Saturday evening, the Bob Watts memorial game supper was held at HBC. A good number of people were there to enjoy the food and fellowship with each other.

Taylor Elliott is home for Spring Break from High Point University.

Sunday, he, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott, visited Norma Elliott

and Lucille Thompson.

Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Overby, Beth Ralston, Delores Hamlett, Rocki Hamlett and one of the Hamlett ladies’ friends enjoyed lunch and visiting with Ruth Overby.

Sunday, Abraham Tillotson visited Norma Elliott and Thomas Bailey. Monday, Mr. Tillotson went to the Monday night Bible study, entitled “God is Faithful”, at HBC.

Monday evening, some HBC members met at the church for the Monday night Bible study entitled “God is Faithful.”

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Susie Collie family, the Georgia Brann Yancey family, the Doug Gravitt family, the Virginia Watkins family, the Cotton Lowery family, the Richard Bruce “Rick” Evans family and the Gladys Franklin 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: Oscar Chandler, Leslie Puryear, James Wade, Linda Humphries, Lois Cassada, Johnny Noblin, Zachary Loftis, Mia Medley, Tim Loftis, Holly Loftis, Thomas Bailey, Justin Wilkins, Cynthia Childrey, Mitch Overby, Brian Chandler, ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. David Bryant.

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