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Hitesburg News for Sept. 19, 2013

SoVaNow.com / September 19, 2013


Sunday, call to worship was “Praise Him, All Ye Little Children” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “No One Cared for Me Like Jesus.” Prayer time ended with a prayer from Carl Daniel. The Deacon of the Week is Johnny Szynklewski. Hymn was “I Love to Tell the Story.” The special was “I Know a Man Who Can” which was sung by the Hitesburg Men’s Quartet, including David Bryant, Jink Overbey and Abraham Tillotson. Mr. Jimmy Wilson accompanied them on the piano. Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Just Look at Yourself.” Scripture came from II Samuel 12:1-14. Hymn was “Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated.” Following the worship service, those who wanted to tied knots in two seperate prayer quilts for Randy Davis and Sandra Weary after saying a prayer. Visitors at HBC Sunday included Michael Davis, Theresa Davis, Whitney Cranfill, Erin Cranfill, Aubrey Cranfill, Joshua Haden, Laura Arrington, Parker Arrington, Helen Hayes and a couple of others.

Robert Overbey and several others visited Decatur Overbey throughout the week. Faye McGaughey and her grandson visited him Saturday.

Last Tuesday at the monthly Senior Citizens’ gathering at HBC, there was a pretty good number of people, including some from the North Fork community, the Aarons Creek community, Roxboro, South Boston, the Omega community and the Hitesburg community, present to enjoy the food and fellowship with one another.

Last Tuesday evening, the Hitesburg Men’s Quartet, including David Bryant, Jink Overbey, James Hart and Abraham Tillotson, sang at Nelson Baptist Church for the revival there. Jimmy Wilson accompanied them on the piano.

Thursday evening, Norma Elliott went to the Gideon Banquet at the Homestead in Roxboro. Nell Daniel visited Mrs. Elliott throughout the week.

Saturday, Lois Jackson, Linda Puryear, Donald Wall, Lois Martin, Ashley Noblin, Emma Grace Noblin, David Martin, Michael Martin and Jessie Nedley visited Janie Keeton. Sunday, Phyllis Yancey and another one of her friends visited her.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott, Erica Elliott and Taylor Elliott attended the wedding of Tracy Nelson and Daniel Roller Saturday afternoon at Cloverdale. Dean and Ann also attended the funeral of Betty Burton Saturday afternoon. Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington, along with Dean, Ann and Taylor, went out to eat Sunday for lunch. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott went to visit with Lucille Thompson as well.

Sunday, Whitney Cranfill, Aubrey Cranfill and Erin Cranfill visited Bobby and Connie Cranfill and went to church with Connie. Greg Cranfill visited them later that day.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Charlie Perkins family and the Betty Burton family. Remember our great country and the problems in it, the lost/unchurched, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, people serving on mission, new church leaders and workers, Missionaries at home and overseas, people searching for jobs, Middle East situation and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Brandon Barksdale, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Jonathan Fisher and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Andrew Seamons, Jr, Alexis Harris, Libby Slagle, Hazel Poole, Cameron Keeton, Sonny Lowery, Steven Bowen, Tim Stone, Trevor Weary, Alice Hoover, Owen Lloyd.



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