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Cedar Plains homecoming set for Aug. 3

Published 4:55pm Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cedar Plains Christian Church in Massey will have its annual homecoming service on Sun., Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Phillip Gilbert is their pastor. There will be special music and Andrea Williamson is the pianist.

Area residents and other communities are welcome to attend and to stay for lunch in the fellowship hall. Cedar Plains Christian Church is the oldest church in the Massey area. The community originated at the Cedar Plains site.

Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church express Christian love and heartfelt prayers this week for the following people who are on the church prayer list: the family of Kallie Cook, John Wydner, Margaret Glenn, Junior Taylor, Mark Parsons, Janis Spinks, Mason Woodall, Troy Johnson, Thelma Thompson, Jake White, Martha May Singleton, Annette Hicks, Paul Ballew, Charles Parker, Jerry Jordan, Nick Yaudes, Buck Barnette, Barbara Prater, Gary Anders, Janet Honer, Nancy Justice and Dennis Olive, Jill, Deb and Bonnie.

Penny Coutlee, a children’s book author was the guest storytime performer at Falkville’s Summer Reading program July 10. Children, youth and parents enjoyed Penny’s program. Mrs. Coutlee is a native of the area and returned recently from her home in Canada.

Sci-Quest of Huntsville will conduct an experiment program for summer reading on Thur., July 24, at 2 p.m. Those who are interested are welcome to attend.

On Sat. July 12, Paulette Wilhite hosted a Willingham cousin’s reunion at her home in the Corinth community. A cousin, Sue Ann Guthery Albright and her husband Jimmy, from Sacramento, California, were visiting in North Alabama areas this month. Family members brought desserts and enjoyed food and fellowship. Those attending were Dale and Tammy Hendrix of Double Springs, Roger and Pam Willingham of Old Houston, Carrie Humphrey of Decatur, Anthony, Linda and Brady Willingham of Upshaw, Jeff Wilhite, Barry, Dana, Taylor and Garrett Willingham of West Point and Bruce, Leslie, Jace and Brady Willingham of Corinth.

New Life-God’s Church’s visiting evangelist for Sunday services, July 13 was Rev. Michael Mason from Trinity Baptist Church. He will also be leading the services Monday through Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. for New Life’s summer revival.

Get well wishes go out to John Jacobs, the Danville High Football Coach who resigned recently because of health issues. Principal Pat Smith and Supt. Billy Hopkins have been conducting a search and holding interviews for Jacob’s replacement. Hopefully, a coach will be appointed before practice begins Aug. 4.

Belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Silas Slate. Letha Hopkins, Danny and Vicky Tillman, Corey, Hunter, Billy and Dianne Tillman and Hana of Round Top community were among those sending Silas Slate birthday greetings Sat., July 12. David and Traci Slate hosted a picnic in Sparkman Park and a swim party for Silas at 3 p.m. Many in the area will remember Silas being at the Weekdays Deli in downtown Hartselle with his granny, Traci Slate, the owner-manager. Silas and his younger sister, Laney, enjoyed games, helping serve food and visiting with customers. They are now 13 and 11 years old and are students at Sparkman Middle School. Their father is the late Dustin Slate and their mother is the former Krystle Edge.

Belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Elizabeth Clark on July 21, Sherry Anderson on July 22. Happy birthday wishes also go out this week to Monica Doherty on July 23, Phillip Prater on July 24, Hunter LaRoche and Charlee Kate Blanton on July 25, Gary Taylor and Jonathan Morgan July 27.

McKendree United Methodist Church sponsored a Summer Jam on Sat., June 21, as a fundraiser for the United Methodist Committee on Relief. There was live music, hotdogs, hamburgers, a bake sale, children’s inflatables and other entertainment. They made a $600 donation to UMCOR.

Special belated happy wedding anniversary wishes go out to Steve and Cindy Poole as they celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on July 21st. Wonderful happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to Gary and Penny Vest as they celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary on July 23, and Junior and Helen Taylor as they celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary on July 25.

McKendree United Methodist Church Women’s group will be doing a new study of “Daniel and Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy.” This will begin Wed., July 23, at 7 p.m. in the Bridge Ministry building on New Cut Road. The Beth Moore video is free. Everyone is welcome to join the women’s group for the study.

Perry and Denise Griffin and family of Crossroads community and Cullman visited his mother, Martha Howse Bickham, formerly of Massey and Crossroads this weekend. Martha relocated several years ago to Tupelo, Miss. to live with her daughter, Ruth Griffin Hollingsworth and her husband Gordon.

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