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Christmas was really a great day for Julia Harris.
Her children from Nashville and Knoxville came home to spend this day with her and their sister, Alicia Harris.
Her children are Tabby Tayler and her son Jalen; Jeff Harris, his wife, Silvia, and their daughters, Courtney and Chelsea; Kristie and Malachi and their three children; and Sybil, her husband Tony Cannon, and their two children.
They enjoyed a delicious meal with all the trimmings. Afterward, gifts were opened and all were more than happy for what they received.
Some gave reasons why we celebrate the birth of Jesus and they sang Christmas carols. If it wasn’t for the birth of Jesus, there would be no Christmas.
Later they all came to my home, along with Cheryl Childress, her daughter, Cheron and her two children. Also visiting were Spence Anderson and his granddaughters Madison and Micah.
This was another Christmas day that we all enjoyed.
Carolyn Clemmons spent Christmas with her sons, Roy and Mel and their families in Atlanta.
Mel’s wife, Stephanie’s parents from South Carolina were part of this Christmas celebration with them.
Mel and his wife said this was a blessed day with all family members present. Mel’s and Roy’s father has been ill. He’s some better, but not able to make it to Atlanta.
Dionna Plances and her daughter, Nia, from Nashville spent Christmas here with Dionna’s parents, Dan and Pat Taylor.
They were blessed, enjoying family on this special day. Nia, Pat and Dan’s granddaughter, is a student at Florida A&M and doing good.
Happy birthday to my friend in Knoxville, Donald Graves. He will be 90 years old Jan. 3.
Others who will be celebrating their birthdays in January are Marvin Brooms, Kwayu Graham, my grandson, Troy Anderson, and daughter, Anna Anderson. May God continue to bless all of you.
Aaron Clemmons will celebrate his birthday Jan. 9. His little brother Chase Clemmons will celebrate his day Jan. 8. These are the sons of Mel and Stephanie Clemmons. Happy birthday to these brothers.
Dec. 31, Tri-County Ministerial Association will sponsor Watch Night Service at First Baptist Church in Rockwood starting at 10 o’clock. The Rev. Brady Springs will deliver the message. Everyone is welcome.
Tony Griffin and Shannon Jones celebrated their birthdays in December. Hope both of you had a wonderful day, and many more to come.
Florida A&M University graduation celebration for Patresa Nicole Anderson was Saturday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Chattanooga. Forty people attended this graduation honoring Patresa, who is the daughter of Dan Anderson. Grandparents are Barbara Johnson and Curtis Anderson.
During this celebration, Karen McNair, her aunt, was mistress of ceremony. Welcome was given by Danielle Jefferson. Her grandfather, Curtis Anderson provided a solo. Karen gave the blessing.
All enjoyed a lunch buffet. Words of expressions were first given by Patresa’s father, Dan. He spoke well and gave some very encouraging words to his daughter.
I must say, Dan is a great dad. He has three other children who are doing good in school as well.
Patresa’s grandparents, Barbara and Curtis, also gave words of encouragement.
Some other guests who gave words of expressions were her aunt, Julia Harris, Louise Warmley, one brother, Jordon, cousins and friends.
Presentation of gifts was given with thanks from Patresa. Departing blessings were given by the Rev. Danny Jefferson.
Patresa will continue going to school to get another degree. Let’s keep her in our prayers and that she will keep Christ in her life first and she will make it because there is no failure in Christ.
Christmas is a day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Children come home from far and near to celebrate this day with their families.
The daughters of the Rev. Lionel and Margie Moore from Atlanta came home to spend Christmas with their parents and other relatives.
The Rev. Moore and Margie spent Thanksgiving with them. They love coming home to be with their parents.
Their two daughters and their families had a wonderful time together singing, playing games, eating and exchanging gifts. The Rev. Moore said it’s good to give thanks and praise to God for all His blessings.