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Area churches make plans for Easter services

Published 3:02pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The following is a tribute to my friend Steve Jackson:

I want to honor the memory of my friend Steve Jackson who recently passed away. Steve loved attending auctions in the Hartselle area and previewing items on Sunday, with his friends, Charlie Rutledge, Alice and Larry Nace, Ann Clemons and Susan Jones. Alice and Larry Nace say that to them Steve was a very dear friend who shared his vast knowledge of antiques with them. He was always fun to be around. Larry and Alice say that there aren’t many days that go by that they don’t think of Steve and miss him so much.

Another friend, Linda Clemons says that she met Steve at the Spinning Wheel during Depot Days in 2011 and later was around him at auctions where they became good friends. Steve, according to Linda, was amusing and so much fun to be around. Having grown up in a family of five girls, we told Steve that he could be our brother and he loved that. There will always be an empty place in my heart and life for Steve.

Also missing Steve is his long time good friend, Kay Farrer. Kay says that she misses the friendship that she and Steve shared for many years.

I will miss Steve, who always called me Marthee and teased me when he was around. He also enjoyed his friendship with Margaret Whitaker, who he always called Gertrude and enjoyed making her laugh. Also missing Steve is his friend, Shirley Jarrett, who he always joked with and enjoyed talking to. You will always be remembered Steve and never forgotten.

Special belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Andy LaFavor on April 1, Doris Spinks and Bobby Dobbins on April 4, Gary Long, Rachel Wilhite and Jackson Herbert on April 6, Brantlee Bibb and Oscar Roden on April 9, Andrea Carter, Crystal Carter and Gina Lacey on April 10, Jada Callahan, Jared Callahan, Preston Turrentine and Chase McCaghren on April 13 and Sarah Logan on April 15.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Lelderine Lacey, Jaden Whisenant, Peyton Evans and Laura Halverson, all on April 17, and Dale Boyd and Stoshia Logan, both on April 20.

Danville High School Lady Hawks soccer star Kelsie Hanline was named to the Morgan County All-Tournament Team on Sat., April 5.

Hawks player Jason Hayes was also chosen for the All-Tournament team. Congratulations to both.

Lady Hawks outstanding players in their game with Falkville Thur., April 3, were Kristen Dobbins, Sloan Lindsey, Kellee Stiles and Savannah Bolton.

Rock Springs Baptist Church offers the community a time for prayers on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Those who have needs and prayer requests are urged to come.

Victory Fellowship Church on Hwy. 55 East will host a community Easter sunrise service April 20 at 7 a.m. There will be special music and the Rev. Aaron Warnick, pastor at Piney Grove Christian Church, will deliver the Easter message.

Belated happy wedding anniversary wishes go out to Louis and Betty Depreast for their 54th wedding anniversary on April 2 and to Tran and Melissa Griffin for their 22nd wedding anniversary on April 4.

Cedar Plains Christian Church at Massey will have its Easter worship service at 9 a.m., followed by refreshments in the fellowship hall. Their board is planning a Maundy Thursday service April 17. Their pastor is Rev. Phillip Gilbert.

On Sat., April 5, McKendree United Methodist Church hosted a simulcast Bible study by Priscilla Shirer. She is a well- known author and simulcast personality. The study of Elijah the prophet was in two sessions of 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.. Participants from McKendree and other churches including Decatur enjoyed lunch in the fellowship hall. Lynn Hogan, chairman, Tammy Vest and Beth Shelton of The Bridge to Excellence Committee were in charge of the meal. Proceeds from the event will go to the McKendree Bridge to Excellence program.

Happy wedding anniversary wishes to Buddy and Ruby Lacy for their 43rd wedding anniversary April 17 and Johnny and Belinda Vest for their 16th wedding anniversary on April 18.

Congratulations and best wishes go out this week to Bo and Kristen Sparkman, who were married March 22 in Falkville by Shady Grove Church Pastor Tom Campbell.

A Good Friday service and communion will be at Shady Grove Baptist Church Fri., April 18, at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

A new Sunday school for young married couples will begin at Shady Grove Baptist Church Sun., April 20, at 9:30 a.m. The leader will be Jimmy Dobbins. A parade of babies and Easter service will be held April 20 at 10:30 a.m.

On Sun., April 6, Corinth West Baptist Women’s group met at 10 a.m. Donna Smithson and Shanda Garner conducted the meeting. Plans were made for a senior citizens lunch and bingo Tues., April 15, at 11 a.m. Belinda Ricks, food chairwoman, asked members to bring potluck. Fried chicken will be provided. Everyone is welcome to attend. The women also planned an egg hunt for Easter Sunday, April 20, at 10 a.m. on the church grounds. Area children are welcome to attend. Long range plans were discussed for their Women’s Day Sat., June 21.

Gale Hogan Eddington, formerly of Round Top community has been visiting family and former classmates from the Falkville High School Class of 1961. Gale’s mother, Gracie Mae Penn is at Summerford Nursing Home and they have enjoyed time together. Flower Mound, Texas, near Dallas is Gale’s home now.

Get well wishes go out to Earline Morris of Massey. She is in Huntsville Hospital recovering from a fall at her home. In August, she will celebrate her 100th birthday. Her physical therapy treatment will be at Summerford’s Rehab. Our thoughts and prayers are with her.

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