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Tribute to O.B. Owens

Published 2:52pm Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I want to honor the memory of O. B. Owens who passed away on Fri., June 14. O.B. was a man with a heart who helped people down on their luck to get a fresh start. He. always had a grin on his face and a friendly handshake whenever he would see a new face. He was a football coach, principal, businessman and auction dealer. He was my friend. I want to wish God’s blessings upon his wife Linda and family.

The McKendree United Methodist Church youth and children enjoyed participating in various missions during the week of June 18-23. The youth and volunteers, leaders and program speakers were served supper at 6 p.m. each evening at the church.

Hospice of the Valley Camp Hope was at the Point Mallard Pavilion on Thur. June 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The mission week participants, along with Tammy Vest and Carolyn Besnyl, attended the mission project for children with serious illnesses.

Gene Durand of Massey was honored Sun., June 16, with a Fathers Day family gathering and meal at his and Peggy Dobbs Durand’s home. Their daughter, Beth Shelton and family, son Mike Durand and wife Beverly and their family attended.

Special congratulations go out this week to Ronnie and Beth McCaghren on the birth of their newest granddaughter, Avery Claire Hollis. She was born on May 27. weighing eight pounds and eight ounces and was 19 inches long. Her proud parents are Jason and Courtney Hollis. Avery’s proud great-grandparents are Tommy and Faye Smith and also Bobby and Loretta McCaghren.

Vacation Bible school at McKendree United Methodist Church will be Monday through Friday, July 17-21. Groups will have class, supper, crafts and recreation from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Volunteers will serve a meal each night.

The adult leaders for vacation Bible school will have a block party July 14 at 5 p.m. Those attending should bring swimsuits. Kevin Crawley is the youth director.

Pauline Gibson who wrote the Massey news column for the Hartselle Enquirer for many years is now living with her daughter, Patricia Story, in Hartselle. People will remember both of them from their upstairs deli in Hartselle. It was a popular place downtown for years. Pauline then cooked breakfast and lunch at Gregg’s Grocery in Massey at Highway 55 and Alabama 157. After retiring from Gregg’s, Pauline had some health issues. She will be moving to Summerford Nursing Home soon.

Our best wishes go with Pauline as she enters this next phase of her life. She will certainly appreciate visits, cards and your prayers.

Vivian Summerford and Letha Hopkins of Round Top spent several days in Columbus, Ohio, this week with T.J. Holmes. Many will remember T.J. as the son of Neasha Hopkins Holmes. He worked at Joe Roberts store and sang with Charles Howse’s Glory Road Quartet. He moved to Birmingham to work and has since relocated to Columbus. He has been working there for almost a year and is doing well.

Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church remember in loving memory this week Jared “J-Mo” Moore, June 20, 1990-July 30, 2011, Docia Collins, June 12, 1916-Sept. 26, 2010, Johnnie Hill, June 16, 1921-Oct. 26, 2007, Ann Haynes, June 25, 1915-July 29, 2005, Bluitt Wallace, June 28, 1920-March 28, 2000 and Lillie Bell Dobbins, June 3, 1909-Nov. 23, 2000.

The Fifth Sunday Night Singspiration Service for Falkville area churches will be June 30 at Victory Fellowship Church on Highway 55 East. Church choirs, special singers and musicians from 10 churches will meet and have a turn to sing. Afterwards, there will be refreshments in the fellowship hall. Brother Carroll is the host Pastor.

The Falkville Public Library Board will host a dedication of the memorials for Vernon Ayre outside the library Sun., June 30, at 2:30 p.m. After the program, refreshments will be served in the Library board meeting room and office. The Ayre family, First Baptist Church congregation, mayor and town council, the county board of commissions,

Patrons of the library and friends of the Ayre family are invited to attend. All are also encouraged to tour the library.

Brother Glenn Miller of Neel and Belinda Ricks of Andrew’s Chapel community attended Corinth West Baptist’s monthly Senior Citizen Day Tues., June 18. Tony Smithson gave the devotional before the meal in the fellowship hall. Jeff Reid grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and others brought side dishes and desserts. Gay Nell Wilhite and Belinda Ricks are chairpersons of the event each month. Anita Reid is in charge of bingo prizes. Gay Nell calls the bingo game after the meal. The 24 people attending enjoyed the food, bingo and fellowship.

The next meeting will be Tues., July 16, at 11 a.m. The community and seniors from other areas are always welcome.

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