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Holladay to be honored for 100th birthday

Published 10:00pm Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Special happy birthday wishes go out this week to Essie Crowe Holladay who will celebrate her 100th birthday Sun., Nov. 17. She will be honored by her family at a later date, when some of her relatives will be visiting from out-of-state.

Danville High School football seniors were honored on Friday night, Nov. 1, at the Danville vs.-Falkville game. They are Dallas McAbee, Brett Bowling, Kyle Evans, Slater Robinson, D. J. Batts, Alex Risner, Hunter White, Grant Fitzgerald, Will White and Travis Turrentine. The Booster Club hosted a supper for them,. and the players and guests were honorees at private parties Saturday night.The school and community appreciate the coaches, players, parents and all of their loyal supporters. Special thanks to the football Booster Club.

Special belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Candy Bibb on Nov. 1, Abby Campbell on Nov. 2, Lillie Kate Eddy on Nov. 3, Pat McCleskey and Tina Jones, both on Nov. 4, Charlotte Maples on Nov. 5, Rassie Wallace, Susan Seibert and Novalee Burch, all on Nov. 6, Brandon Bibb on Nov. 7, Talon Sherrill on Nov. 8, Kayla Riggs on Nov. 9, Elizabeth Self and Matthew Sapp, both on Nov. 11, Clyde Gillott on Nov. 13, Bertha Self on Nov. 15 and Carrie Martin on Nov. 16.

Wonderful belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Vivian Hardin Summerford of Roundtop community who was 94 years old on November 5. She was surprised by her daughter, Letha Hopkins, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Sun., Nov. 3, with cake and ice cream at a supper hosted by her grandson, T. J. Holmes at his home in Hartselle.

Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church are working on Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes. This year marks 20 years of Sharing God’s Greatest Gift from 1993 through 2013. Church members have about two weeks left to get the shoeboxes ready. Small toys such as hot wheels, jump ropes, slinky, dolls, stuffed animals and balls. are needed the most.

Linda Clemons of Neel attended the Morgan County High School Class of 1963 supper on Tues., Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m. The group met again at Mister Henry’s for their November meal on Tues., Nov. 5. Everyone enjoyed the food and fellowship. Sue Williams of Pleasant View community is their chairman. On Sun., Nov. 3, Linda and her sister, Alice Nace, attended Christmas Open House in downtown Hartselle stores. Steve Jackson, formerly of Johnson’s Chapel, had both of his Spinning Wheel shops open Sunday afternoon. Steve provided music on the keyboard. Next door, at Holladay Antiques, Rachel Slate and Sandy Hughes played duets for patrons. “Jingle Bells “ was a favorite. Bella Vintage and many other shops had beautiful decorations and delicious Christmas goodies with hot cider, wonderful coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks and punch. Hartselle also welcomed a new business across the street from Holladay Antiques, called “The Eagles Nest.” Owners are Phil and Karen Knight. They really enjoyed participating in their first Christmas Open House and I hope there are many more to come. The area surrounding Hartselle supports this annual event and the merchants and antique venders appreciate those communities. Also enjoying the Christmas Open House activities was El Marie’s Antiques and Art and Papa’s Porch Antique Shop.

Special belated happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to Tommy and Janis Spinks as they celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on Nov. 2, Tommy and Edith Parker as they celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on Nov. 2, James and Candy Bibb as they celebrated their first wedding anniversary on Nov. 4, Ronnie and Beth McCaghren as they celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on Nov. 6.

Wishes for a happy wedding anniversary go out this week to Robert and Bertha Self as they will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13 and Ronnie and Tricia O’ Kelley as they will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary on Nov. 16.

Corinth West Baptist Women’s group met Sun., Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. in the Senior Women’s Sunday school classroom. Dana Henslee is their chairman. Plans were made for its Senior Citizen’s Thanks-giving Lunch and Bingo Tues., Nov. 19, at 11 a.m.

Its community-wide Thanksgiving church service will be at 5 p.m. Brother Wayne Jetone will deliver the message. He is Corinth Methodist’s pastor.

The meal will be after church in the fellowship hall. Other churches will bring food and Corinth will prepare the turkey and ham. The ladies will have a Christmas program and party.

Secret pals gifts will be exchanged and names of 2014 secret pals will be drawn. Other projects for the new year were discussed.

Refreshments were enjoyed after their meeting adjourned. Christy Guthrie was in charge of the food.

Mt. Vernon Methodist Church had its Sunday night gospel singing, on the second Sun., Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m., Linda Walker is chairman and their pastor is Glenn McCain. Corinth Methodists have their monthly Sunday night gospel singing on Sun., Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. All the area congregations and other residents are welcome.

Leon Hightower represented Piney Grove Methodist at the Congregational Methodist Regional Conference in Boaz Nov. 1 and 2. Leon serves as chairman of the fourth Sunday night gospel singing. The November singing will be Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Piney Grove.

Christian love and heartfelt sympathy go out this week for the family of Ronald Bryant. Mr. Bryant passed away on Sun., Oct. 13, in Decatur. He was from the Piney Grove community and his wife of 62 years, Jerry Morris, was a Massey community resident. Phillip Bryant of Piney Grove, Sonya Bryant Duke of Good Hope and Ted Bryant of Florida are surviving brothers and sister.

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