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McKendree UMC hosts Singspiration Night

Published 3:24pm Tuesday, January 28, 2014

McKendree United Methodist Church hosted Singspiration Night Sun., Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.

The following churches participated: Falkville, Piney Grove, Roundtop, Fairview and Massey. Each church group sang two songs.

Afterward, finger foods, coffee and soft drinks were served in the fellowship hall. The next singspiration will be held Sun., Mar. 30. The location will be announced at a later date.

McKendree United Methodist Church youth express appreciation to the community and the surrounding areas for their support of the Swamp John’s fundraiser Fri., Jan. 17. The proceeds are being used for repairs and painting at the youth center.

Youth and adult volunteers met at the youth center for a workday Sat., Jan.18. Plans are being made for some projects and programs to be held at the center this spring. Lynn Hogan is chairperson of these events.

Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church remember in loving memory, Tina Anders Long from Jan. 18, 1959, to Jan. 31, 2012, Sarah “Kathryn” Edwards from Jan. 11, 1920, to Dec. 28, 2006, Leonard Joel “Joe” Lacey from Jan. 11, 1953, to Dec. 31, 2006, Ruthie Yarbrough from Jan. 28, 1912, to Dec. 21, 1995, Hazel Sims Wallace from Jan. 29, 1922, to Aug. 12, 1999, and Allen George Turrentine from Jan. 29, 1931, to Feb. 11, 2001.

The Roundtop Community Church Women’s group met Mon., Jan. 20, at 9 a.m. for its weekly study session. The book “Living On The Edge” by Chip Ingram was their source. The subject of the meeting was on self-understanding, and they discussed the question whom am I?

Christian love and heartfelt sympathy go out this week to the family of James “Billy” Hogan of Massey community. Billy was a lifelong resident and the grandson of Henry Herring and the son of the late Luther and Bernice “Herring” Hogan.

Marilyn Allen remembers in loving memory this week Idalene Singleton who was born on July 17, 1924, and passed away Dec. 15, 2013.

Mrs. Singleton and her husband, A. L. Singleton Jr. were raised in the Rockyford-Neel community. They lived in Florence for several years and owned restaurants. They moved back to Rockyford in the mid-1980s.

After moving back, Idalene decided to get her cousins together. They had not seen each other for several years. They all met for a covered dish lunch and decided they would meet once a month.

This meeting led to the formation of the Country Cousins.” They not only had lunch but they did many things together. They quilted a quilt, published two cookbooks and donated the money to charity.

They collected canned goods and clothes for tornado victims and did many other projects. The Country Cousins still meet today. Idalene was a lady of many talents.

She could paint, sew, smock, crochet, knit and do anything with her hands. She could take anything and make something beautiful out of it. Her children and grandchildren have many treasures that she had made for them over the years.

She was never idle, always had to be doing something. But most important, she was a wonderful Christian lady. She would help anyone who needed help. She never wavered from her beliefs and she read her Bible daily.

She enjoyed going to church at West Hartselle Baptist and loved the people there. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She will be missed but never forgotten.

Corinth West Methodist Church’s Sunday night singing was at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Bud Woods and Linda Walker are co-chairmen. The church is planning a fundraiser for their general fund. There will be a Swamp John’s supper and details will be announced later. They had a workday to repair and cleanup their fellowship hall after plumbing problems and flooding during the big freeze.

Belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Helen Taylor and Beau Terry on Jan. 20. Happy birthday wishes also go out this week for Lillie Ann Dobbins on Jan. 22, Keith Roberts on Jan. 24, Jimmie Lake and Zack Alred on Jan. 26.

Heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to Blake and Amanda Stimmel McNutt. Their infant son, Andrew James “Andy” passed away and a graveside service was held at Herring Cemetery Tues., Jan. 14. Andy is also survived by his sister, Grace.

Get well wishes go out this week for Hal Laney of Danville who is in ICU at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield for an infection in his heel and bloodstream. Hal injured his heel while hunting before the holidays. Our thoughts and prayers are with Hal, Billie and their family.

Community and area residents enjoyed a soup and stew lunch at Corinth West Baptist fellowship hall Tues., Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. Many delicious desserts were available also.

After the meal, everyone was able to win nice prizes at bingo. Take out meals were prepared for sick and shut-ins in the community. The next senior citizen meal and bingo will be Tues., Feb. 18, at 11 a.m.

New Life God’s Church will be having several fundraisers. A spaghetti supper is being planned and details will be announced soon.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to members, Joe and Paula Hardin, who are both undergoing cancer treatments.

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