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FUMC hosts 2013 Cancer Survivor Celebration dinner

Published 12:56pm Thursday, May 2, 2013

Have you ever thought that no one cared and that you had just about gone your last mile?

Isaiah 41:10 tells us: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

We need not fear, because:

• God’s presence is with us. “I am with thee.”

• God has established a relationship with us. “I am thy God.”

• God’s assurance of strength, help and victory over sin and death is certain.

On Monday evening, my husband Nathan and I attended the 2013 Survivor Celebration dinner at the First United Methodist Church in Hartselle.

So much hard work goes into preparing this event for cancer survivors and their guests.

I would like to say a very heartfelt thank you for making our evening so special.

Members of the 2013 Survivor Celebration Committee are: Elaine Balch, co-chair; Dana McCutcheon, co-chair, Dana Davis, Lisa Demastus, Diedrah English, Shawna Fincher, Myra Garrett, Tara Hamlett, Lori Knox, Ginger McComb, Jane McCutcheon, Jenny McFee, Tasha McFee, Mary Morrow, Marla Odom, Sonya Preuitt and Peggy Reynolds.

Thank you so much to Lisa Demastus for a wonderful meal.

Thank you to the following sponsors, donors and supporters: Dr. Michael Newman, Bobby Smith, First Christian Church, Liz Tidwell-Cadence Bank, Cory Griffin-Peoples Bank, Tom McCutcheon-McCutch-eon Heating and Cooling, Michelle Hogan-Diamond Pro Printing, First United Methodist Church, Mike Preuitt-Gilchrist Phar-macy Inc., Sonie Wilson-Hartselle Gym-nastics, Terry Phillips-Phillips Accounting and Tax Service, Bill Rabb-Valley Testing, Darla Barbee- BeeHive Bath House, Dewayne Peebles-Hartselle Sporting Goods, Sandra Sowder-Freight House, Inc., Bryan Hughes-Oh! Bryan’s Steakhouse, Aramark Services-Adam Harm, manager-Chick-Fil-A, Courtney Halbrooks-Panera Bread, Pizza Hut;

Domino’s Pizza, Papa Murphy’s Pizza-James Marshall, Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., Ronnie Dukes, manager, Hartselle High School Performers-Kate Dupuis, director, Connie Speegle, accompanist, Hartselle High School Ambassadors-Martha Cooper and Johnny Berry, sponsors.

Thank you sound technician Becky Tankersley and ladies of First Christian Church in Hartselle for the wonderful desserts. A special thank you also to all the teams and individuals who provided centerpieces for the tables.

I was the lucky one at our table, so I would like to thank the BRAC Pack for my beautiful lantern.

Christian love and sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Amos Pass, Norma Buttram and Rosa Part-ridge.

The loving memory flowers on the Commun-ion Table at New Center Baptist Church were placed recently by Sally and Kody, in memory of Kenneth (K.V.) Vest. Our hearts were broken seven years ago today.

Though our hearts are saddened and he is greatly missed by all, we know that we will see him again someday soon.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Jarrod Fortinberry on May 2, Ilene Smith on May 5, Fay Smith on May 7, Donald Edwards and Marsha Smith on May 8.

Happy anniversary wishes to Joe and Janice Roberts on May 3, Bill and Mary Montgomery on May 4, Will and Tara Summerford on May 5 and Joe and Tiny Hollis on May 7.


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