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Larry Anders celebrates 70th birthday

Published 11:09am Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Larry Anders, formerly of the Massey community, celebrated his 70th birthday on Sat., July 27. On Tues., July 23, Larry and his mother, Doris Herring and his cousin, Kay Farrer enjoyed a birthday lunch at Mister Henry’s Restaurant in Hartselle. Larry also enjoyed a birthday supper hosted by his niece, Laura Anders Lee and husband Bryan in Florence on Saturday. Larry was also honored with a family supper hosted by Doris Herring on Sun., July 28. Those attending were Larry and his daughter, Jennifer Anders of Nashville and son, Corey Anders and also Erin Marsh of Hoover. Larry received many cards, phone calls and good wishes for his birthday.

Carolyn Besnyl, who is president of the McKendree United Meth-odist Women, enjoyed attending the North Alabama Conferences “Mission U “ at Camp Sumatanga, the Methodist facility. While there she attended a class on, “Living Sacramentally” for spiritual enrichment. Other studies were on “Poverty” and “The Roma”. Also attending the conference was Jenny Turney from Forrest Chapel United Methodist Church. Carolyn and Jenny attended the conference July 25-27.

Christian love and heartfelt sympathy go out this week to the family of Jimmy Sivley who died Fri., July 26. Jimmy was married to Marie Walker of Mt. Zion community. Jimmy was from Ausley Bend in Hartselle. The funeral service was held at Peck Funeral Home on Sun., July 28, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Our thoughts and prayers go out this week to Kathryn Evans Hogan, formerly of Lacon, who is now a patient at the Folsom Health Care Center in Cullman.

Christian love and heartfelt sympathy go out this week to Lucy Vest Slater, whose husband Rob Slater passed away on Sunday, July 28, at Crestwood Hospital in Huntsville. Lucy is a former resident of Massey and she and Rob have lived in Arab.

Get well wishes go out this week to Paul Rowe, who has been in the hospital for bronchitis.

The McKendree United Methodist Church youth spent Saturday night and Sunday at the home of Tom and Tina Summerford at Smith Lake, on July 27 and 28. Youth leaders Kevin and Stephanie Crawley, their host, youth and guests had an inspirational nature church service on Sunday morning by the lake.

The youth at McKendree United Methodist Church will be sponsoring several fundraisers this fall. Selling Ugly Mug Coffee is one of their projects. They also have a pumpkin patch and need help in harvesting them for sale in October.

On October 9, McKendree United Methodist Church will have a Swamp John’s supper in the fellowship hall. You can eat in or take out, from 4:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.

The proceeds will be used for youth missions. The youth leaders and volunteers will have a work day at the McKendree U.M.C. Youth Center on New Cut Road, Sat., Aug. 17. Plans are being made for painting and repairs to be done on that day.

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