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Shady Grove Baptist blood drive set August 24

Published 11:31am Thursday, August 14, 2014

Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church will be holding a blood drive Sun., Aug. 24, from 12:30 until 5 p.m.

I hope that everyone will come out and support the blood drive. Please remember that the life you save by giving blood could be your own, a family member or a friend.

Paul Parker, our former state representative from the area, visited Paul and Frances Vest Rowe of Massey Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2. Paul and Susan Parker now live near Rogersville at the Elk River. Paul also taught at Falkville High School and Morgan County High in Hartselle.

Piney Grove Congregational Methodist Church had its summer revival Sun., July 27, through Fri., Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. each night. The Rev. Dewayne Woodall was the evangelist and Trillis Hightower was the music director.

Belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Olivia Alred on Aug. 3, Jeremy Johnson on Aug. 4, Amber Pendleton on Aug. 10, Willie LaFavor on Aug. 11 and Helen Alred, Tommy Spinks and Bennett Smith, all on Aug. 12.

Happy birthday wishes also go out this week to Louise Morris on Aug. 13, Steve Poole on Aug. 14, Stanley Self on Aug. 15, Maxine Franklin on Aug. 16 and Jade Penn on Aug. 17.

Sue Williams of Pleasant View Community was the social chairman for Morgan County High School Class of 1963. She organized the class meeting and meal at Mister Henry’s Restaurant on Tues., July 29, at 5:30 p.m. Members and spouses attending were Moval and Elaine Higdon Owens, Donnie and Betty Lawrence, Henry and Diane Wallace Griffith, Charles and Kaye Clemons, Doug “Beetle” and Wanda Bailey, Larry Metzger, Doyle Ward, Pat Burns Shumate and Sue Williams.

Belated happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to Charles and Sadie Long for their 49th wedding anniversary on Aug. 7.

Happy wedding anniversary wishes also go out this week to Bill and Janice Hargett for their 28th wedding anniversary on Aug. 15 and Alan and Amy Lacy for their 18th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17.

On Sun., Aug. 24, Corinth West Methodist Church will host its annual all-day singing. The music and fellowship will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served in the fellowship hall at noon. Singing resumes at 1 p.m.

Darrell Maddox is chairman of the event and sings, plays piano and banjo. Others play mandolin, guitar, fiddle and bass fiddle on some of the songs. Palmer Osborn plays spoons and mandolin.

There are two pianos being played with each number and approximately 40 convention southern gospel song leaders there. The singing is also a memorial for Doyle Walker who served as chairman for many years before he passed away in 1980.

Doyle and Stella’s family led some of his favorite songs in a special part of the afternoon singing. After the closing song, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”, Bud Woods serves lemonade, soft drinks and water with snacks at the front porch of the church from the back of his pickup truck.

If you enjoy gospel music and great food, make plans to go to Corinth West Methodist Church on Aug. 24. It is located on County Road 1101, also known as “the Corn Road” five miles west of Battleground and Hwy 157.

Danville High School and the community welcome Lee Willis as the interim principal, replacing Pat Smith. The new principal will be appointed soon. Lee Willis is from the Cotaco area and served as assistant principal of Brewer High School before joining the central office staff. He has been the deputy Superintendent of Education for Morgan County. He and his wife Margaret have both been in education for many years. We wish Mr. Willis and the schools a successful and blessed year.

I want to wish a happy 100th birthday this week to Earline Morris of Massey community and Summerford Nursing Home and Rehab. Mrs. Morris will celebrate her birthday on Wed., Aug. 13. She was married to the late Thurman Morris and their only son, Robert, is deceased. She has been a long time resident of the Massey community. She joined McKendree United Methodist Church Sept. 1, 1926. Many people are sending cards and planning visits for her birthday.

Johnson’s Chapel United Methodist Church had its potluck fellowship supper Wed., Aug. 6. Members brought a favorite covered dish and everyone enjoyed the meal. Afterward, they had the regular Bible study sessions.

Get well wishes go out this week to Jeannie Bramlett Alexander of Massey and Ruth Hardwick Perry, formerly of Massey. Ruth now lives near the Gulf in Baldwin County. She is still interested in community affairs here and is a member of McKendree United Methodist Church. Remember her in your prayers. Her address is 7311 Fairmont Drive, Foley, AL 36535. Our thoughts and prayers are with the J.W. Atkins family. His funeral service was on Mon.

Belated happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to Paul and Frances Vest Rowe of Massey for their 45th wedding anniversary on Sat., Aug. 2.

On Sun., Aug. 3, Corinth West Baptist women’s group met at 10 a.m. in the education department. Donna Smithson presided and the devotional was given by Gayle Miller.

The Senior Citizens Day lunch was planned for Tues., Aug. 20. The meal will be a variety of beans, cornbread, salad and desserts. Bingo prizes were discussed and a program for the senior citizens was planned.

Shirley Pope was on the refreshments committee and Anita Reid provided juice. After the women’s and men’s meetings, Brother Glenn Miller delivered the sermon for the worship service. Tony Smithson and Jeff Reid are song leaders and Shanda Garner is the pianist. Members and visitors had a delicious pot luck meal in the fellowship hall following church.

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