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Harriman Happenings

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By Louise Warmley

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Darlene Pendergrass who recently passed away. The arrangements are incomplete at the time of this writing.
Julia Harris and her daughter Alicia spent two days in Nashville. They went there to see Julia’s granddaughter Breana play soccer along with other team members Monday evening. Breana is the daughter of Kristie and Malachi Jamieson.
I am making a correction concerning the order of service for Rick Taylor when I wrote the Rev. Jesse L. Williams would do the eulogy. The Rev. Williams gave Words of Comfort to the family. The eulogy was given by his uncle, Pastor Larry D. Taylor. I will not write any more names, but there was about 20 or more from Harriman who attended the service of Rick, son of Pat and Dan Taylor. Let’s continue to lift them up in prayers.
Happy birthday to my friend Pat Taylor, Oct. 16, and my niece Towanda Stone, Oct. 22.
Last weekend some of my nieces and nephews from Dayton, Ohio, visited me. Dana Stone, Ebony Walker and her two children, Troya Powers and her three children, and Jessica Stone and her grandson. Daryl Anderson from Oak Ridge and girlfriend Dora Bryson joined us on Sunday. They spent some time with other relatives while here. We all worshiped at St. Mary’s Baptist Church Sunday. After dinner in my home we worshipped at Little Leaf Baptist Church in Oliver Springs for the Five Star Morning Praise Appreciation Service. Having family members to come from a distance and hear it is a blessing.
Recently Nan Doyle, Debbie Ripoll, Glendera Tweed, Caroline Diggs, Judy Daniels and Fred Miles of Heartland Tours vacationed on an island getaway to the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island, Michigan.
This group was from Roane County. There were 34 in all who made this trip. On their way home they spent some time at Thunder Bay Resort. Caroline said this was one great vacation, and the fellowship was wonderful.
October is the month that these wonderful people are celebrating their birthday: Margaret Fritts, Oct. 3; Joe Shackelford, Oct. 13; Belle, Oct. 16; and Betty Shelton, Oct. 16. Wishing you the best birthdays ever.
Glenda Douglass Copeland married her best friend, William ‘Harry’ McKensey, at Believers Voice of Deliverance Church, Harriman.
The bridal party included Tisa Walker, lighting of the candles; the entrance of the bride, escorted by her sons, Jerome and Jermaine; and presentation by Mr. and Mrs. Herry McKensey. The Rev. James B. Springs officiated the wedding. Cheryl Hickey was maid of  honor, and the Rev. Alvin T. Douglass was best man.
Get-well wishes are being sent to Sister Elfredia Williams, who recently had surgery in Nashville. She is doing good and is resting at home. You are in our prayers.
On Oct. 27, St. Mary’s Baptist Church holds its annual women’s day at 11 a.m. Sister Etta Smith, first lady at Williams Chapel, is speaker. At 3 p.m. Sister Jill Waters, first lady at True Light Baptist Church, is speaker. Everyone is welcome. This is where the Rev. Jessie L. Williams is pastor.
Braxtons Chapel Church will have their annual choir anniversary at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Marc Green is pastor.
This past weekend Kayelon and Kalonji Graham from Oak Ridge were my guests. These 8-year-old girls are my great-great grandchildren. Kwayu and Shanda Graham are their parents. Dorothy Graham is their grandmother. I love having my grandchildren visit me, and they love me. That lets me know I’m blessed.