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Hitesburg News for Oct. 17, 2013

SoVaNow.com / October 16, 2013
Sunday, call to worship was the first and second verses of “In His Presence” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “I Am Resolved.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning anger. He asked the children “Have you guys ever been angry before?.” The children said reasons they’ve been angry. Mr. Riley stated how being angry is sometimes okay and that the right way to handle anger with someone else is to go and talk with them about it. He also stated that prayer is the best way to get over our anger. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the October Loose Change Project which will go toward Operation Christmas Child as well as nursing home Christmas bags. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Dean Elliott. Hymn was “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.” Choir special was “Remind Me, Dear Lord.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Be Angry and Sin Not.” Scripture came from Ephesians 4:26-27, James 4:17, Proverbs 25:28, Ephesians 4:32, Ecclesiastes 3:1 and Galatians 5:24-25. Hymn was “Have Thine Own Way Lord.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Lewis and Regina Snyder, Charlie Conner, Amanda Snyder, Hollen Marshall, Elliott Marshall.

Recently, Vicki Overby, Carissa Overby, Jade Overby, Haley Overby and Annie Sue Overby went to the Halifax County South Boston fair where they met up with Barbara Fisher, Steve and Tammy Fisher, Dylan Fisher and Derrick Fisher. Last Saturday, Annie Sue, as well as Marie Bowen, went to the Buffalo Baptist stew. The two young ladies visited with each other that evening at Mrs. Bowen’s house. Last Sunday evening, Annie Sue and Haley visited Janie Keeton and Lady. The four of them went to the Aarons Creek cemetery and later to Buffalo Springs. After that, they all visited Linda Puryear, Donald Wall and Little Bit. Last Monday, Janie and Annie Sue visited Sambo Keeton.

Last Tuesday afternoon, Ruth Overby visited Annie Sue Overby. Leslie Overby, Mitzie Waller and Chad Overby visited Ruth throughout the week.

Last Tuesday evening, Mr. and Mrs. George Daniel and Sam Parham enjoyed supper with Norma Elliott. Andrew Roberts visited her throughout the week. Sam, Norma and Ruth Overby went to see the Skyline Drive in the mountains recently.

Thursday, Paula Stone, Lindsey Stone, Sydney Stone, Renee Wilborn and Chelsey Wilborn went to Myrtle Beach, SC. They enjoyed staying there until Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Overbey, the Reverend and Mrs. Mike Riley, Sharon Kensey, Linda Singer and Louise Galloway visited Decatur Overbey throughout the week. Decatur and a couple of others dined out at Cracker Barrel restaurant in South Hill Saturday. Beth visited him Monday.

Abraham Tillotson visited Dennis Williamson Friday. George Daniel and Mr. Tillotson went to hear Jonathon Abbott sing at Nelson Baptist Church Saturday evening.

Saturday, Erica Elliott and Christian Willis were honored with a BBQ at Lewis and Regina Snyder’s home in Virgilina to celebrate their upcoming wedding. Those attending included Norma Elliott, Sam Parham, Dean and Ann Elliott, Taylor Elliott, Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam, Dennis and Kelly Ballance, Harper Ballance, Grayson Ballance, Scot and Robin McAlexander, Graham McAlexander, Lewis, Regina, Amanda Synder, Hollen Marshall, Elliott Marshall, Tommy and Elizabeth Elliott, Hugh Elliott, Jimmie and Barbara Elliott, Brady Kish, Bob and Sandra Dutton, Eddie and Joan Newman, Ray Pulliam, Don Toms, Harold and Sandra Thompson, Cecil and Hazel Thompson, Ruby Thompson, Jesse and Tammy Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Sarah Roberts, Elaine Hunt, Sam Cash, Sandra Cash, Sydney Cash, Bonita Baylous, Gary and Cherry Rogers, Jerry and Teresa Pool, Justin Pool, Nat and Emily Barksdale, Ashlynn Barksdale, Luke Barksdale, Dennis and Cheryl Clark, Carrie Spencer, Whitney Spencer, Lexi Spencer, Carl and Phyllis Daniel, Caleb Daniel, Nell Daniel, Eddie Daniel, Dewey and Valerie Compton, Donna Hastings, Melody Davis, Scott Bowen, Mallory Lawter, Stephanie Massey, Matt Fuchs, Steve and Vicky Wilkins, Craig and Nancy Willis, Carson Willis, Brian and Alexander Burton, Layne and Laura Arrington, Parker Arrington and Jackie Arrington. The food was wonderful and they received many useful gifts to use in their new home. Sunday, Dean and Ann visited with Randy and Teresa Davis.

Sunday, Judy Stone visited Dale and Linda Morris and Donnie and Ann Morris in Berea, NC. Judy visited Johnnie and Julia Rice Monday.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Kathy Martin Wilmoth family, the Julian Harrison family, the Nancy Lee Long family, the Carol Tuck family, the Helen Poole family and the Kim Bosiger family. Remember our great country and the problems in it, the lost/unchurched, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, people serving on mission, the leaders of our country, people searching for jobs, Middle East situation and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Brandon Braksdale, Jonathan Fisher and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Mitzie Waller, Taylor Elliott, Charity Milam, Jim Forrester, David Riley, Bobby Cranfill, ANNIVERSARIES: Dennis and Kelly Ballance, Chad and Joni Crain.



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