Harriman Happenings: Aug. 11

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By Louise Warmley

Get-well wishes to Becky Robinson, who is a patient in Fort Sanders hospital in Knoxville.

Let’s keep her in our prayers.

Our deepest belated sympathy is extended to the family of Michael A. Blanchard, who recently passed away.

He was a lover of people and had many friends.

His father was Byron Blanchard, who was a great worker for United Way of Roane County.

He is survived by his mother, Virginia Bry-

son Blanchard of Kingston; his wife, June; a

sister and brother and other relatives and friends.

Happy wedding anniversary to Margaret Ruth and Eugene Collier, who celebrated their 51st

anniversary Friday, Aug. 8.

They celebrated with an evening at home with a dinner for two.

They are the parents of two daughters, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

May you be blessed with more happy years of marriage.

Mel and Stephanie Clemmons celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug.


Mel surprised Stephanie with two days of celebration for this special 12 years of marriage in a surprise city. (As of now, we don’t know which city.)

They are the parents of five boys.

May you continue to be blessed by God, and have a happy anniversary.

Happy birthday wishes to Sheila Smith and her brother, the Rev. Alvin Douglass.

Both celebrated their special days this month.

Also, happy birthday to my niece, Ebonie Simmons-Hart.

A few months ago, Allen Hickman was called by God to preach.

Allen is a faithful member of St. Mary’s Baptist Church.

He preached his first sermon last Sunday at St. Mary’s Baptist Church. There was standing room only.

He delivered a Spirit-filled message. God really used him in a great way.

Let’s pray that he will always stay in the will of God and preach the Word.

Happy birthday to Wilma Kubas, who recently celebrated her day.

She worked that day but was thankful for another year of life.

Wilma and her husband Frank celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on July 9. They were married on July 9, 1957.

They are the parents of three daughters, three grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

They are blessed by God for their family and 57 years of marriage.

Norma Bazel is happy to have her son, Oran Bazel, and one of her grandsons to visit her from Denver.

They are visiting other members of the family as well.

Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Gretta Johnson Brown, who recently passed away in Knoxville.

She formerly lived in Dayton, Ohio.

She was the daughter of Lee Johnson and the late Lillian Rowan Johnson, both of whom formerly lived in Harriman.

She was married to William Q. Brown II.

She left a host of relatives and friends to celebrate her home going.

On Saturday, Aug. 16, the first Brickyard Reunion will be at 11 a.m.

There will be live entertainment, a horseshoe tournament, 3-on-3 basketball, bingo, door prizes children’s activities and more in Rockwood.

For more information, call 554-7996 or 382-0496.

Also on Saturday, Aug. 16, is the first Mayme Carmichael School Organization banquet — from 5 to 9 p.m. at New Hope Center in Oak Ridge. Tickets are $30 each or $50 per couple.

All are welcome.

The 119th annual session of the Knoxville District Baptist Missionary and Educational Association was July 27-31.

Our general theme was “Refocusing on Missions” from Matthew 28:19.

The biblical emphasis/subtheme was “The Gospel Empowering the Church to transform Lives.”

These sessions were hosted by New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where the Rev. Joseph Smith is pastor.

The Elder Joe B. Maddox is moderator.

This was a good annual session.

Women’s Day was on Tuesday. The ladies who were able to attend from St. Mary’s Baptist Church were Gloria Ward, Mary Hickey, Rosa Osborn, Ceola Lawrence, Marie Frazier and Louise Warmley.

Our president is Henrietta Caldwell.

The preached Word was done by Elder Tomma Battle.

Mary Hickey sang a beautiful solo, and Louise Warmley gave the memorial.

The fellowship was great.

The Rev. Jesse L. Williams is pastor.