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Rogers attends Navy reunion

Published 5:00am Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lewie and Peggy Rogers of Johnson’s Chapel community returned home Fri., Nov. 1, after attending Lewie’s Navy reunion of the crews of destroyer U.S.S. Waldron 699 in New Orleans, La., Oct. 23-27. Most of the reunion events were at the Airport Holiday Inn. Peggy, their daughter, Pam Chaffin and husband Doug and daughter Evie also enjoyed some of the activities. They found the World War II Museum especially interesting. Evie’s favorite was the Swamp tour. Lewie and two other WWII veterans were the only attendees from that time period. The U.S.S. Waldron was in the battles in the Pacific from 1941 in WWII through the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. The ship’s nickname “The Bloody W” came from its involvement in the battle of Midway. It was taken out of service in 1973. (Lewie says he plans to attend next year’s reunion in October in Tampa, Fla.) The finale for the event was the main program and banquet on Oct. 27 at Petra’s Restaurant in La Place, La., near New Orleans. The Navy veterans enjoyed sharing their stories both humorous and sad. Many brought photo albums and scrapbooks so wives and families learned a lot of history from the event as well.

Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church will host Neel United Methodist Church members for their annual Joint Praise Thanksgiving Service. The service will be Sun., Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is asked to please bring finger foods for fellowship and everyone is welcome.

Members of Corinth West Methodist Church extend a thank you to all those who helped with ticket sales, serving the food and those that bought the supper during their Swamp John’s fundraiser Tues., Nov. 5. Some enjoyed their meal in the fellowship hall while others had take-outs.

The proceeds will be used for the general church fund. Brother Wayne Jetton is the pastor.

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Harvey Self and Randy Logan, both on Nov. 20, Rhonda James on Nov. 23 and Avis Wallace on Nov. 24.

Danville High School’s Lady Hawks outstanding volleyball tournament players are Kheala Roberts, Syndi Shelton, Charlee Anderson, Andrea Carter, Sloan Lindsey and Kellee Stiles. The Lady Hawks played defending Class 3A champion Bayside Academy in the Elite Eight volleyball tournament at the Birmingham Crossplex Wed., Oct. 30. The Hawks lost 25-19, 25-18, 25-19. The Danville team had a good season and congratulations go out to them and their coach, Spencer Cole, for their dedication and spirit this year.

Happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to Brandon and Sara Turrentine who will celebrate their first anniversary on Nov. 23, Clyde and Levonia Gillott who will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24, and Byron and Dawn Terry who will celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary on Nov. 24.

The staff at Danville-Neel Elementary School are pleased to announce the King and Queen of the raffle ticket sales; They are: King-Chaseton Jackson and Queen-Caytlyn Summerford. The winners of the raffle are listed as follows: Tony Legg won the iPod, Cassey Archer a tree stand and a photo session was won by April Merkle.

South Morgan County community churches will meet Sun., Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church for their Thanksgiving service. The host pastor is Brother Wayne Penn. Speaking at the service will be the pastor of Falkville First Baptist Church, Brother Greg Burcham.

Brad and Janna Pevahouse are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cooper Alan Pevahouse. Cooper was born Oct. 14, weighing six pounds, five ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Cooper’s proud grandparents are Rhonda James, the late Mike Holbert and Phillip and NeNe Pevahouse. His great-grandparents are Windle and Mary Frances Holbert, Dot Livingston, the late Eugene Livingston, Carlene and John Stigler, Alta Pevahouse and the late William Pevahouse.

Johnson’s Chapel United Methodist Church will have Thanksgiving lunch after the morning worship service on Sun., Nov. 24. The United Methodist Women and others will prepare meals after the lunch in the fellowship hall for shut-ins in the community.

The ladies will deliver the food and visit those unable to attend church in the area.

Doug and Pam Rogers Chaffin and daughter Evie visited Doug’s parents in Madison Nov. 5 – 9 and Pam’s parents, Lewis and Peggy Rogers of Johnson’s Chapel community on Veterans Day weekend. The Chaffins returned home to Spanish Fort Nov. 11.

Roundtop Community Church Women hosted a baby shower for Allison Albert, the former Allison Saint, Sun., Nov. 10, in the Family Life Center. Allison and Jack Albert live in Priceville.

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