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My deepest sympathy is extended to Barbara West and family in the recent home going of her husband, Arthur Lee West.
He passed Wednesday, June 26, at Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Arthur and Barbara had been married for 54 years and are parents of two children, one, Arthur Jr., deceased.
Services were last Wednesday, July 3.
Their family is in our prayers.
This year the Tennessee Wrap Girls softball team came in second place. Both teams are good players. Miracle’s uncle Kelvin Harkness from Texas came to see her play and the others in their last game.
Miracle’s grandfather, Roland Harkness, and her brother, Curtis from Knoxville, also attended her game.
Congratulations to these young players.
Hope each of the following people had a happy and blessed birthday: Trish Ewing, 29th; Reggie Moore, 27th; Vickie Thompson and Theresa Wilkerson, 30th.
Congratulations to Leon and Wanda Lowery, who celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary July 1.
Happy birthday wishes to their son on July 5.
Pastor Jesse Williams Sr. and the women’s ministry of St. Mary’s Baptist Church appreciate those who joined us in our 100 women in white celebration last Sunday, June 30.
This was a very spiritual service. To Oak Valley Baptist Church choir and our many friends in the community, we extend a special thank you for your participation.
Psalm 111 tells us: “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.”
After the women in white service, Sharon McElhaney, Cherry Ivey and her friend, Gloria Ward, and my niece Karen McNair were my dinner guests. We really enjoyed the meal and the fellowship.
Karen spent the night with me. She lives in Cookeville.
Sunday, July 14, is the pastoral anniversary of Pastor Jesse L. Williams Sr. of St. Mary’s Baptist Church.
Morning worship at 11 a.m. will be by the Rev. Alvin Douglass and Anointed Praise and Worship Church. Afterward, lunch will be served.
A 3 p.m. service will be by the Rev. Darius Waters and True Light Baptist Church, Solway.
All are welcome.
Last Friday through Sunday, the Douglass-Bradon family reunion was in Huntsville, Ala.
All family members stayed at Holiday Inn Research Park. Welcome and registration was done from noon to midnight. Saturday morning, they had a full buffet breakfast. After breakfast, introductions and “shakin’” the family tree — discussion of family genealogy and how they were kin.
This was held in the grand ballroom. The family tree was given by Sherri Milan. She worked on their project for five years. She went back as far as 1700. Her home is in Washington, D.C.
A 4 p.m. the picnic was held at Arsenal Park. A full buffet dinner was served, and after dinner they had a talent show in the grand ballroom from 5 p.m. to midnight.
This show was not a competition because all were winners. Some were poets, artists, writers, actors, dancers, singers, storytellers, speakers and comedians.
Kilersten Douglass and her friend did a praise, and Tisa Walker sang. This was really a great day.
On Sunday, there was a spiritual service/inspirational room. The Rev. Alvin Douglass gave the spoken word. Margie Moore sang “His Eye is on the Sparrow.”
Braden McElhaney gave words of encouragement.
This was one great family reunion. There were relatives from New York, Chicago, Tennessee, Washington D.C., New Jersey, California, Ohio, Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
They closed this reunion with prayer and looking forward for another get-together in two years.