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Hitesburg News for Nov. 14, 2013 / November 13, 2013

Sunday, call to worship was “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. He also read 2 Timothy 2:4. The veterans in the community were announced. Decatur Overbey, a veteran of World War II, who was the only veteran present, was thanked by applause. Hymn was “America, the Beautiful.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning food. He asked the children “What is your favorite smelling food?.” Various answers were given. Mr. Riley told the children that we are all suppose to be a “good smell”/example to others by being nice to them as God/Jesus commanded. Scripture came from 2 Corinthians 2:15. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Johnny Szynklewski. Hymn was “Living for Jesus.” Choir special was “Where Could I Go?.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “If You Could See Hell As It Really Is.” Scripture came from Luke 16:19-31, Romans 10:9-10, 17, John 14:6, Luke 13:3 and John 3:16. Hymn was “Rescue the Perishing.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Joshua Haden, Luke Haden, Tyrus Haden and a couple of others.

Judy Stone and Sandra Weary spent last Saturday and Sunday sight seeing. They went on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Lovers’ Leap and Meadow of Dan. The two young ladies spent the night in Galax, VA.

One day throughout the week, Norma Elliott visited Jean Daniel.

Melvin and Hollis Bowen visited Ms. Alice Bowen last Wednesday through Friday. Last Wednesday, Melvin and Hollis visited Alan Hudson.

Thursday, Abraham Tillotson and Jink Overbey went to hear the Collinsworth Family in concert at Halifax County High School, which was a fund raiser for the Halifax County Cancer Association. Saturday evening, Jimmy Sanford and Abraham went to the visitation of the Charlie Wiles family at Watkins Cooper Lyon funeral home. Sunday afternoon, Mr. Tillotson went to the funeral for Mr. Wiles at Nelson Baptist Church.

Saturday and Sunday, Charlie Conner spent some time with his cousin, Christina Smith, and her husband James Smith.

Saturday evening, Haley Overby had a Fall Festival party in her grandparents’, Lynn and Annie Sue Overby, basement. Carissa Overby and Karen Morris hosted the event. Miles Morris, Lindsey Morris, Jacob Overbey, Jade Overby, Danielle French, June French and a couple of their friends were there to enjoy the party. They had refreshments, played various party games and went on a spooky trail walk. Sunday, Barbara Fisher had a birthday lunch to honor Vicki Overby. Others enjoying the meal and fellowship included Carissa, Jade, Haley and a couple of others.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott and Carl and Phyllis Daniel went out to eat Saturday evening at Four Oaks Restuarant. Sunday afternoon, Ann and Phyllis went to the Holiday Living Show at the High School.

Beth visited Decatur Overbey, Yvonne Overbey and Donald Overbey a couple of times throughout the weekend. Margie Nelson visited Decatur Monday. Robert Overbey visited him throughout the week. Monday, Donald and Decatur went to Golden Corral in Roxboro to enjoy the Veterans’ Day meal there.

Tuesday, the monthly Senior Citizens’ gathering was held at HBC. A pretty good number of people, including some from the Hitesburg community, Roxboro, South Boston, the White Oak Fork communiity, the North Fork community, the Aarons Creek community and a couple of other communities, were there to enjoy food and fellowship with each other in celebration of Thanksgiving.

Remember the sick, lost and/or unchurched and those who have lost loved ones including the Mike Gregory family, the Becky Black family, the George Langford family, the Cathy Ramsey family and the Charlie Wiles family. Remember our great country, Middle East Situation, people searching for jobs, those on missions, new church members 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: Lena Rush, Don Loftis, Gwen Driskill, Deitra Hart, Jean Daniel, Nell Daniel, Grayson Ballance, Meghan Overbey, Tommy Elliott, Harley Wray, ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. Tony Martin, Steven and Cecily Newton.

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