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Hitesburg News for Oct. 25, 2012

SoVaNow.com / October 25, 2012
Sunday, call to worship was the first verse of “He Keeps Me Singing” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Rescue the Perishing”. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Dean Elliott. Hymn was “At Calvary”. 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 “God’s Top Ten”. Scripture came from Exodus 20:15-16, John 8:44, Titus 1:2, Matthew 5:37 and Zechariah 8:17. Hymn was “Jesus Is Calling”. Visitors at HBC Sunday included David Hangelia, Alan Hale and Patrick Hale.

Last Tuesday, at the Senior Citizens’ gathering at HBC, there was a good number of people there to enjoy the food and fellowship with one another. There were also some from the local nursing homes there.

Last Tuesday and last Wednesday, Reverend and Mrs. Mike Riley visited Decatur Overbey and Beth Ralston. Thursday, Margie Nelson and Decatur visited Faye McGaughey. Peggy Overbey and Margie visited Decatur Sunday. The Reverend and Mrs. Mike and Sue Riley, Phyllis Daniel and Caleb Daniel also visited him that day. Sunday evening, Mr. and Mrs. David Bryant were Mr. Overbey’s visitors. Monday, Don Loftis visited Decatur. That evening, Ronnie Pulliam and Dean Elliott were his guests. Tuesday, John Ellis visited Mr. Overbey.

Last Wednesday, Norma Elliott visited Esther Mae Murray. Thursday, Sam Parham and Norma went to the Homestead for a Gideon meeting. Friday, Norma, Sam, Estelle Morris, Ruth Overby and Mrs. Young went to Cluster Springs to the Mennonite Church to hear some gospel singing. Saturday morning, Mrs. Elliott visited Audrey Dunn. Saturday evening, Norma, Mr. Parham, Mrs. Overby and Mrs. Young went to Olive Branch Church for a fund raiser. Monday, Rita Wilson and Norma went on a shopping spree in Roxboro.

Leslie Overby visited Ruth Overby several times throughout the week. Monday, Ruth went to the Bible study at HBC.

Friday evening, Nell Daniel had a birthday supper for Eddie Daniel at Mr. and Mrs. George Daniel’s home. Those attending included Eddie and Tammy Daniel, Lauren Daniel, Phyllis Daniel, Caleb Daniel, Brian Satterfield, Kaitlyn and Tyler. Later, Patricia Talley and Sabrina Jones visited the group.

Friday evening, several individuals gathered at the home of Sandra Watts to work on a construction project. Those helping were David Bryant, Dennis Ballance, Carl Daniel, Dean Elliott, Ronnie Lloyd, Owen Lloyd, Tammy Lloyd, Don Loftis, Michael Neal, Jink Overbey, Ronnie Pulliam and Abraham Tillotson. Saturday, several members of Hitesburg Baptist Church WMU visited with residents at Berry Hill Nursing Home. They enjoyed a time of devotions and singing. Those attending were Janet Bryant, Norma Elliott, Phyllis Daniel, Deborah Pulliam, Carolyn Overbey, Sharon Kinsey and her therapy dog Rebekah.

Lucille Thompson was a dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott Friday evening. Saturday, Dean and Ann went out to eat in Danville. Sunday afternoon guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott were Layne and Laura Arrington.

Saturday, Thomas Bailey went to the yard sale and stew at the Grassy Creek Community Building. That evening, he went to North Fork Church for the Harvest Festival.

Vicki Overby, Carissa Overby, Jade Overby, Haley Overby, Annie Sue Overby, Patrick Hale and Alan Hale visited Janie Keeton, Charlie Overby and Lady Saturday evening. Haley also went with Alan and Patrick to North Fork Baptist Church for the Harvest Festival that evening. Sunday, the three of them went on the trip with the HBC Kids in Action.

Sunday, John and Martha Szynklewski went to see Wally and Kathy Babel and Ethan Babel.

Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam were guests at the home of Tim and Holly Owen in the Mt. Laurel community for a “stew” Sunday.

Sunday evening, Abraham Tillotson went to a gospel singing fundraiser at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church near Alton. Those providing the music included Steve and Rhonda Powell, Kyle Martin and The Halifax Hillbillies, minus Kyle, and Mark and Linda Satterfield.

Monday evening, a few gathered at HBC for the Monday night Bible

study.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Rita Nelson family, the Yates family, the Alvis Bowman family and the Ruby Powell family. Remember our great country, Reverend Lee and Christie Merck and their family’s new mission, the Crane family on mission, the King family on mission, Upcoming elections and our leaders, missionairies throughout the world, new church members, Don and Joanne Nunn Marks traveling to Afghanistan and Hitesburg Baptist Church as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Brian Seate, Timmy Wilkinson, Forest Clark and Dan Elliott.

BIRTHDAYS: Taylor Elliott, Charity Milam, Jim Forrester, David Riley, Bobby Cranfill, ANNIVERSARIES: Dennis and Kelly Ballance, Chad and Joni Crain.



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