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Hitesburg news week of June 26, 2008 / February 19, 2009
by Beth Ralston
Sunday, call to worship were the first, second and fourth verses of
"Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" at Hitesburg Baptist Church. Jimmy
Wilson read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was "The
Solid Rock". Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the
Week, Dean Elliott. Tammy Lloyd sang "In the Garden" as some special
music. Hymn was "Victory in Jesus". As Jackie Arrington, pianist,
played a few hymns, everyone fellowshipped with one another. Children's
sermon, which was lead by Tammy, was concerning the 2008 Vacation Bible
School. A dog puppet, with Betty Hart as it's voice, was used to tell
the children about the special visitors that have volunteered to come
to VBS and inform the children about their jobs and the services that
they provide. Tammy informed the children of the canned food
competition between the boys and girls that will be held at VBS. The
ABC's (Admit, Believe, Confess) of forgiveness were also discussed.
Those present from the Virgilina Lodge #48 stood and were recognized.
Reverend Bob Watts brought the sermon entitled "What Kind of Being is
God?". Scripture came from Psalms 14:1, Psalms 19:1-9,John 3:1-8 and
Job 42:2. Hymn was "Without Him". Visitors at HBC Sunday included a
group from the Virgilina Lodge Troop #48 which included Heiter Griffin,
Wallace and Lottie Nunn and Aubrey Nunn.

Recently, Abraham Tillotson attended the visitation of the Dell
Arrington family and the visitation of the Hump Williamson family. He
also attended Mr. Williamson's funeral. Last Tuesday, Abraham visited
Herbie Wilkins and Joe Stewart. Last Wednesday evening, he attended the
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative meeting in Chase City. Thursday, he
went to Danville. Abraham visited Oscar Tillotson several times
throughout the week. Saturday evening, Abraham attended the fish fry
and birthday celebration for Garnett Overbey and his daughter, Wendy,
at Mr. Overbey's home. Sunday, he visited Oscar again.

Mrs. Ralston visited Mr. and Mrs. Decatur and Betty Overbey several
times throughout the week. Saturday; they all, as well as Donald and
Yvonne Overbey, dined out in South Boston for dinner at Huddle House
Restaurant. Sunday; Decatur, Betty, Mrs. Ralston, Donald and Yvonne
attended the Overbey Family Reunion which was held at Nelson Baptist
Church. There they enjoyed seeing and visiting with many of their
family members especially those from out of town.

Last Monday night, Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam and Dean Elliott attended
Graham McAlexander's baseball game in Raleigh. Last Wednesday, the
Pulliams were there for another ballgame. Graham and Ellen McAlexander
returned home with them to spend a few days. Saturday, Harper Ballance
was honored for her 2nd birthday with a pool party at the home of her
grandparents, Ronnie and Deborah. Approximately 25 friends and family
members enjoyed the celebration with her.

Last Monday, Wade Overby, Linda Puryear, Sambo Keeton, Vicki Overby,
Carissa Overby and Haley Overby visited Mrs. Janie Keeton. Last
Tuesday, Sambo visited her again. Last Wednesday, Lois Martin, Harley
Rose Wray, Hunter Edwards, David Martin and Sambo were Mrs. Keeton's
guests. Thursday; Lois, Sambo, Donald Wall and Linda visited her.
Friday; David M., Annie Sue Overby, Linda, Donald, Big Hurley Noblin,
Jacob Overbey and Courtney Tuck visited Janie. Also this day; Janie,
Annie Sue, Courtney and Jacob visited Carrie Aycock. Saturday; Scottie
Noblin, Gladys Newcomb, Sambo, Alma Elliott, Tammy Price, Leslie Price,
Daniel Price and Teresa Wray visited Mrs. Keeton. Sunday, Janie's
guests included Donald W., Linda P., Sambo, Johnny Nobliln, Ashley
Noblin, Big Hurley, Crystal Atkins and Tyler Moore. Monday, Linda
stopped by Janie's home for a while.

Dwight and Mitzie Waller visited Mr. and Mrs. Willard Overby Friday.
Leslie Overby visited them throughout the week. Willard and Ruth
attended the fish fry and birthday celebration for Garnett Overbey and
his daughter, Wendy, at Garnett's home Saturday evening. Drusilla
Newton, Jink and Carolyn Overbey, Jimmy and Bonnie Wilson and a few
others were also at the celebration.

Esther Mae Murray, Mary Wilson, Sam Parham and Norma Elliott went to
Victory Park Friday to hear some gospel music sung. Norma visited Betty
Williamson Friday evening.

Alice Loftis, Marilyn Overbey, Christy Newton, Charity Milam, Chasity
Bowen, Bailey Bowen and Avarie Bowen dined out at the Homestead
Restaurant in Roxboro Friday evening.

Taylor Anderson visited Harold and Delores Hamlett and Rocki Hamlett
Friday. She spent the night with the Hamlett's as well. Delores, Rocki
and Taylor went to the movies Saturday evening.

A large group of men and boys gathered at Andy Loftis' camping area on
Buggs Island Lake Friday night and Saturday. They were there to enjoy
fellowship, fishing, and food.

Saturday, Larry Mayne, Pearl Mayne, Mike and Brenda Miller, Samantha,
Samantha's two children, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sanford, Michael Smith and
Carl Smith visited Frances Forlines.

PRAYER LIST: Carrie Aycock, Herbert Bowen, Blanchie Brenner, Ben
Burton, Barry Clark, Grady Cole, David Cook, George Crute Jr., Ann Owen
Dalton, Kendall Daniel, Hunter Edwards, Barbara Elliott, Catherine
Elliott, Gladys Elliott, Helen Elliott, John K. Elliott, Ralph Elliott,
Ruby Ferrell, Martha Flynn Family, Betty Garrett, Francis Glass, Thomas
Glass, Lois Goad, Harold Hamlett, Rocki Hamlett, Joey Hastings,
Reverend Edgar Hoover, Dabney Hudson, Farris Hudson, Louise Jalloway,
Jerry Kean, Skeeter Lloyd, Jean Lowery, Paul Marks, Carolyn Marshall,
Maude Martin, Joan McDowell, Diane Medley, James Morris Family, Thelma
Morris, Ann Nixon, Polly Nutter Family, OUR TROOOPS: Cameron Collie,
Brandon Howerton, Kenneth Reamey, Eugene Seamon; Betty Overbey, Carolyn
Overbey, Decatur Overbey, Wade Overby, Willard Overby, Billy Perkins,
Hazel Pool, Tammy Price, Reverend Richard Saunders, Alma Sibley, Frank
Simmons, Dorothy Stewart, Danny Sweet, Millie Szynklewski, Wallace
Talbott, David Thomas, Dearl Thompson, Oscar Tillotson, Unspoken Ones,
Vacation Bible School, Billy Vaughan, Elmer Vaughan, Etta Wall, Thomas
Watlington Family, John Harold Weary, Rosa Mae Whitlow, Charlie Wiles,
Herbie Wilkins, Betty Williamson, Dennis Williamson, Hump Williamson
Family, Harley Rose Wray; BIRTHDAYS: Junior Dodson, Garnett Overbey,
Ronnie Lloyd, Harold Spencer, Eva Harris, Mary Childrey, Harper
Ballance, Bailey Bowen, Chad Overby, Joni Krane; ANNIVERSARIES: Mitch
and Judy Henley.

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