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Johnson’s Chapel UMC hosts fellowship supper

Published 2:42pm Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Members of Johnson’s Chapel United Methodist Church enjoyed hosting their monthly fellowship supper Wed., Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. Everyone attending enjoyed the potluck meal and visiting. Members shared blessings and prayer concerns.

Johnson’s Chapel United Methodist Women met on Wed., Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. for a business session. The president of the group is Marla Marshall and their regular meeting is the second Wednesday of each month. They continue to do their project of serving meals to needy people at a Decatur center.

Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church remember in loving memory this week: Nancy Holt Stringer from Sept. 9, 1942, to Aug. 2, 2005, Wilma Hensley Vest from Sept. 20, 1922, to Sept. 16, 1999, Mildred Kelso from Sept. 22, 1928, to Dec. 9, 2002, Robert Louis Turrentine from Sept. 23, 1926, to May 10, 2003, Redding Morgan from Sept. 25, 1929, to March 20, 2008 and Ruby Moore Johnson from Sept. 27, 1912, to April 19, 2002.

The fifth Sunday night Singspiration for area churches will be Sept. 29 at Fairview Church of God at 6 p.m. As many as 10 churches are scheduled to participate and each one will sing two songs. There will be choirs, quartets, solos and other special singing. Refresh-ments will be served in the fellowship hall following the song service.

Belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Shabree Vest on Sept. 23.

Happy birthday wishes also go out this week to Hayden Little on Sept. 27, Nancy Eddy and Sara Turrentine, both on Sept. 28, and Cameron Segars on Sept. 30.

Christian love and heartfelt sympathy goes out this week to the family of Janet Parker Lewis, wife of Bob Lewis of Massey. Her funeral was Mon., Sept. 16, at Peck Funeral Home at 3 p.m. and burial in Herring Cemetery.

Janet will be remembered by family, friends and her classmates from the Falkville High School Class of 1986.

Jenny Turney of Forrest Chapel United Methodist Women’s Unit attended the Northwest District meeting on Sat., Sept. 14. This was a Mini School of Missions with several studies available for members. The host church was St. James United Methodist Church in Florence. Jenny is prepared to teach a children’s study on immigration.

Carolyn Besnyl of McKendree United Methodist Women also attended the school. She taught a class on spiritual growth entitled Living Sacramentally.

Other studies were also available. The St. James United Methodist Women group served lunch in the fellowship fall after the classes.

The Hardin Family Reunion was held on Sun., Sept. 15, at New Life Church on West Lacon Road at noon. Family and guests enjoyed a delicious lunch in the fellowship hall.

Music was a part of the Hardin family events. They have a lot of talent with singers and musicians. Vivian Sum-merford, Letha Hopkins, Craig Hardin, Phillip Hardin, Monica Higgin-botham, Herman Hardin and Charles Howse carry on the family tradition.

Greatly missed were deceased singers Melvin Ruby Hardin, Leldon Hardin Sr. and Leldon Jr., V. Howse, Fred Summer-ford, Edgar Hardin and Elton Hardin.

Danville-Neel Elemen-tary School raised a grand total of $988.76 with its recent penny drive. Anyone wishing to donate pennies can bring them to the school office. The money will go to the PTO fund for the school. Congratulations to all of the students for their hard work.

Many from the area, attended the Pop’s Travel Stop grand opening on Sat., Sept. 14. Pop’s replaced Stuckey’s and the Dairy Queen at the Lacon exit off I-65. Jerry Pierce is owner and manager of the Pop’s Travel Stop.

Children enjoyed activities there especially for them, which included balloons, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and drinks for everyone. A classic car cruise-in was popular with adults. Pop’s serves three meals each day and short orders, snacks and desserts. Surrounding communities are proud to have food and a service station again in that location.

Congratulations go out this week to Lynne Smith and family on the birth of her grandson, Bennett Lewis Smith. Bennett was born on Aug. 12, 2013, and he weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces.

Some of Danville area church congregations attended the Depot Days Community worship service Sun., Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at West Hartselle Baptist Church. The speaker was the Rev. Charlie Brown from Salem United Methodist Church.

A love offering was taken to help transients with financial needs as they pass through Hartselle. Many have no money for food and gas. The Hartselle Ministerial Association hosts this annual event.


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