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leXt~lI~ll~l~l- . - . . _ -. ._ ~ - . -~,~ _ _ . - : - _,.~q~q~l~~L~UlpI _ -_ . _ . _ - ~ - . - _ PAGE 6 " THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009 * I Obituaries Church Services I ', Church Activities Meetings 4:23- 24). Sunday - 9:45 a.m. prayer, Sunday school - 10 a.m., rooming service - 11:15 a.m., 2nd Sunday night - 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible class - 7 p.m. and children's church - 7 p.m. Bishop Nathaniel Belcher is pastor. The church is located at 28 Kickapoo Street, Lockhart, AL. For more information call the church at (334) 858-7328 or home phone at 858-7203. BETHELASSEMBLY OF GOD Morning worship 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend all ser- Members would like to invite everyone to their services: Sunday school vices. Pastor, Elder J.C. Rodgers, 9:45 a.m ; morning worship 10:45 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m.; Wednes- day service 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 7417 Dorcas Rd 393, Laurel CLEAR SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH Hill, FL. Pastor is Jack Day. Clear Springs Baptist Church invites allto worship, fellowship and cel- ebrate God's present. Sunday morning free breakfast at 9 a.m. Bible study BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH classes for all ages 9:45 a.m. Celebrative worship service 11 a.m. ; Wednes- FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD Pastor Wayne Brown and Bethel Baptist Church members welcome ev- day family spaghetti supper 6 p.m. Separate bible studies for all ages 6:30 FirstAssembly of God services are Sunday school 9:45 a.m., Children's eryone to their services..Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Services 11 a.m. p.m. (adults, youth, RA's, GA's and Mission Friends). Thursday evening Church-10:45 a.m., morning worship 10:45 a.m., and evening worship at 6 Sunday night 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 6:30 p.m. For more men's barbecue sandwich and bible study 6:30 p.m. All men are welcome, p.m. Teen choir/drama practice is held Monday at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday info call (850) 834-3015. Bethel Baptist Church is located on Highway 331 Bible Study 6:30 p.m. along with Teens On Track, Kids For Christ and Adult Paxton, FL. CROSSROADS ASSEMBLY OF GOD Bible Study. Joy Fellowship last Tuesday night of each month at 6 p.m Nurs- The pastor and church family invite everyone to be a part of worship ery provided. Pastor is Brother Ray Bundy. Everyone welcomed and invited BIBLE STUDY services and activities at Crossroads Assembly of God. Sunday School 10 to attend all services. If you need a ride, call 858-6357/858-6435. An informal Bible study is held each Tuesday night at 7 p.m. inthehome a.m., worship service 11 a.m., evening worship 6:30 p.m. The church is of Stratton and Dinah Colonna, 1156 St. Hwy. 85 in the Clear Springs Corn- located at 2678 County Highway 147 W. (on Paxton cut-off road). 834-6026, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH munity. Everyone is invited. For information call 850-419-4362. e-mail: crossroadsassembly@fairpoint.net. The members of First Baptist Church, 23593 Fifth Ave., Florala extend a special invitation to everyone to attend services. Sunday School 9:15, CANEY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH DAMASCUS BAPTIST CHURCH morning worship service 10:30, children and youth activities 5 p.m., eve- Caney Creek Baptist Church welcomes you to join them Sunday morn- Damascus Baptist Church extends an invitation to everyone to attend ning worship service 6 p.m. Wednesday activities: choir practice 5 p.m., ing at 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship service, 5 p.m. evening Sunday School 10 a.m. and church 11 a.m., discipleship training 6 p.m. and prayer meeting, youth and children activities 6 p.m. A nursery is provided as service, Wednesday service 6 p.m. Located Hwy. 2 West DeFuniak Springs, evening worship 7 p.m. Wednesday, evenings 6 p.m. for Bible study and needed. Telephone 858-3234, FL. Interim pastor is Frank Mclntosh. prayer meeting. The church is located on the Wing hwy. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH CHAPEL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH EMMANUELAPOSTOLIC CHURCH The members of Ei~t Lutheran Church warmly invite you to worship Chapel Hill Baptist Church members and pastor, Dennis Sims, invite Emmanuel Apostolic Church, Ninth Street, Florala service times are Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Then-stay forrefreshments and Adult Bible Study and you to join their services on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School; 11 Sunday Prayer 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday prayer children's Sunday School. Pastor, Reverend.Jack Betz, speaks from the a.m. for Morning Worship; Sunday evening services at 5 p.m. Wednesday 6 p.m., Wednesday night service 7 p.m. Every 3rd Friday at 7 p.m. is youth Gospel each Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. Known throughout the Worship and Prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m. Ladies' meetings are on the night! Every 4th Friday is weekend services: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at community as a friendly and serving church that welcomes newcomers. The third Thursday of each month in different homes at 6:30 p.m. Located seven 7 p.m. Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Don't forget prayer one hour before each church is located on Route 331 very near the Florida line (24213 5th Av- miles east of Ftorala on Hwy 54. service! enue) in Florala. Call 334-858-3515 for more specific directions. CHILDREN'S HOME ASSEMBLY ENON BAPTIST CHURCH Members invite family and friends to join them each Sunday for praise Pastor Mark Perry and Enon Baptist Church extends an open invitation and worship! Sunday school learning service at 10 a.m., Sunday morning to everyone to attend worship services each Sunday. Sunday School begins worship service at 11 a.m., Sunday night evening praise at 6 p.m. Wedn'es- at 10 a.m., and Sunday worship service 11 a.m. day evening worship service at 7 p.m. Nursery available at all services. A Convention style gospel sing is held every fourth Friday of each month Come and experience God! The church is located at 6974 Co. Hwy 147 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The church is located on Cravey Bridge Road just off West. Laurel Hill, FL. For more information, call Pastor Cecil Pinner, County Road 45 between Florala and Andalusia. For more information call 850-834-5199. Explore God's plan for your life! (334)-222-7702 or 334-488-1129. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST OF FLORAL& FAITH DELIVERANCE APOSTOLIC CHURCH The Church of God In Christ of Ftorala invites you to wol'ship every Pastor Belcher and the Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church family invites Tuesday 7 p.m. for prayer service and Bible study. Sunday school 9:30 am. you to come and worship the Lord with them in spirit and in truth. (St. John JAMES GRANTHAM in 1951 and spent two years James Grantham, age 73, in the Army military service passed away Friday, May in Germany as artillery sur- 15, 2009 in Big Rock, TN. veyor. He graduated from He was a former resident of Baylor University with a Florala where he attended bachelor of arts in 1960 and and graduated from FloraIa from Southwestern Bap- High School. He was the son tist Theological Seminary of the late William Gran- in 1971 with a bachelor of tham and Mable Weeks church music degree. Hes- Grantham. A veteran of mil- pent time in Tripoli, Libya, itary service and a former with Reda Pump Co. of funeral director in Florala Oklahoma. working on oil with Evans Funeral Home. field pumps. He directed He later was employed in the music at First Baptist Graceville, FL and then as Church of Tripoli for the Cemetery Mortuary Officer English-speaking congrega- with Civil Service, which he tion. He also was minister retired from two years ago. of music at Webb Baptist He and his wife. Emmalene, Church in Arlington during were to celebrate 50 years his seminary days. of marriage soon. He was Bill loved to travel, had a preceded in death by a son, low bass voice and enjoyed James Grantham, Jr. singing. He loved to tease Survivors are wife, Em- his family and friends, al- malene Hall Grantham ways with a twinkle in his of Big Rock, TN; mother, eye. He was also very inter- Mable Weeks Grantham ested in missions and in- of Dothan, AL: daughters, ternationals, most recently Alechia Broughton and hus- a teacher in Agape Baptist band, Jon, of Greenville, SC, Church's ESL program. He Joy Gaston and husband, als0 taught preschoolers in Bill. of Big Rock. TN, Gale Sunday school through the Taylor and husband, Tony, years. At Agape Baptist of Columbus, GA: brother, Church. he led music on Jeryl Grantham of Brandon,Wednesday evenings and MS; 8 grandchildren and 2 Sunday mornings. great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were held Monday in Bog Rock, TN. Bill Curtis married Jan- ice Elizabeth Peacock on June 1, 1968, at First Bap- tist Church of Florala. Fol- lowing his graduation from seminary, he was employed by Southwestern Seminary from 1971 to 1980 as the seminary's first media co- ordinator, serving all three schools. After he left the seminary, he was employed by Tower Audio of Fort Worth as plant manager. Later he was employed at General Dynamics as librar- ian, audio visual library, multi-media department. G~eneral Dynamics had a layoff in 1990, which turned He into a "Mr. Mom" for his family. He loved his girls and enjoyed taking care of them, running them here and there as they grew up and managing the family fi- nances. Survivors include llov- ing wife of 40 years, Janice; daughters, Gema Melinda Langford of Austin and Karl Langford Peden (Scott) of Waco; grandchildren. Ash- Cary Fleming, Ray Fleming, ley and Rob Peden; sisters, Hinton Fleming, Wilburn Elaine Heath (Eddie) of Fleming and sisters, Thelma Graham. Carolyn Cagle Seay, Ruth Zorn and Sallie (Melvin) of Anson and Mol-Pearl Brooks. She was mar- lie Crigler (Fred) of Roswell, ried to -Do]~k Cooper, who Ga.: nephews, Ed. Dennis passed away in 1999. She (Andy Jo) and James Lee was a homemaker and was Heath, all of Graham, Joe an excellent cook. Her life Don Heath of Sunnyvale, was dedicated to her family Calif., Mike Cagle of River. and she loved her grandchil- ton, Kan., Malcom Cagle ofdren and great-grandchil- Ringgold, TX and Andy Cri-dren. She was a member of gler of Tampa, Fla.; niece, the Baptist church. Linda Gail Heath Stewart Survivors are daughters, (Dan) of Austin; and mul- Barbara Cooper Holley and tiple great-nephews and husband, Dr. Edward Hol- great-nieces, ley, of Holley Lake in Walton Funerl service was held County, FL; son, Olen Coo- at Agape Baptist Church. per and wife, Jane, of Rayle, Fort Worth with interment GA; 17 grandchildren; 21 in Dallas-Fort Worth Na- great-grandchildren, includ- tional Cemetery. ing yet-to-be-born twins. ' CARLYANN Funeral services were PHILLIPS held Monday, May 18 at Ev- 5/18/2009- 5/18/2009 ans Funeral Home in Flo- On May 18, 2009 Carly rala with Reverend James Ann Phillips was chosen Pickron officiating. Inter- by God to be with Him in ment followed in the Paxton heaven. However, there is Cemetery. no foot too small that it can- not leave an imprint on this ADOLPH HOBBS world. Preceeded into the Adolph Hobbs was born Father's arms were her ma- November 17, 1943 in Flo- ternal grandmother, Debra rala to the late Henry and Ann Mitchem, and pater- Leona Hobbs. He departed nal grandmother, Julia Ann this life on Monday, May 11, Phillips. 2009 at his home in Ft. Wal- Survivors include, daddy ton Beach, FL. He accepted and mama, Craig and Dana Christ at an early age. He Phillips; twin sister, Taylor was preceded in death by Ann; brothers, Brieson. Ste- his mother and father; sis- phen and Colten; maternal ters, Betty Jean Hobbs, Ber- grandparents, Danny and tha Lee Pearson and Lorrine Sylvia Mitchem; paternal Miller; and brother, Grady grandparents, Bobby and Hobbs. Cindy Phillips; nun~erous aunts, uncles, cousins and Those left with loving others that cared and cher- memories are his loving ished her deeply, wife, Louvenia J. Hobbs; Services will be Friday, sons, Adolph Alonzo Hobbs May 22 at 10 a.m. at Smyrna and Robert ("Bobby") White; Cemetery. If weather does daughters, Tracy Hobbs not permit, services will be and Stephanie J. Matthews; at the same time at Evans grandchildren, Tasha Stock- Funeral Home. dale (Antwan), Craig D. Matthew iI (Angell), Clar- ELLA COOPER risa, Neicy, Cory, Ricky Jr., T.J., Murcus, Desmond and Ella Cooper, age 97, a resident of Florala, passed Rayah; great-grandchildren, away in a Florala Hospital, Jamal Butler, Carmen Mat- thews, Cory, Charity and Friday, May 15, 2009. A na- tive of Covington County, AL Chris: step-children, Cyn- she was the daughter of the thia Morgan (Rick), Patricia late Dunk and Eva Thomp- Smith (Barry), Tony Ross son Fleming., One of eight (Becky) and Derrick (Ethal): children, she was preceded and a host of nieces and in death by her brothers, nephews. BILL LANGFORD Bill Langford, 76, passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, at a local hospital follow- ing major heart surgery. He was a loving father, faithful husband and grandfather. He was the son of the late Curtis Langford and Edna Ubben Langford of Graham. He was born in Iraan, TX on June 10, 1932. He graduated from Graham High School FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH The First Presbyterian Church (PCA) invites you to visit and worship with us. Sunday School meets at 10 am followed by the worship service at 11 am. We are located at23492 5th Avenue next to Piggly Wiggly. We are a friendly, reformed, Chdst-centered congregation and all are welcome. FLORALA BIBLE METHODIST CHURCH Florala Bible Methodist Church located at Christian Life Village. Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Evening ser- vice and 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting. Phone 850-834-2984. Pastor is Rev. Joe Christian. FLORALA CHURCH OF GOD Florala Church of God extends an invitation to worship. Sunday school 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m., evening worship 6 p.m. and Wednesday 7 p.m. The end of your search for a spiritual church. Pastor is Bishop Ralph Harmon. The church is located at 22563 West 8th Avenue, Florala. Phone 858-6841. FLORALA CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Everyone is invited to the Annual Family and Friends/Founders Day at Florala Church of God in Christ on Sunday, May 24, starting at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Teddy Hill, pastor of Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church in Opp, AL. Guest choir will be Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church Choir. Dinner will be served. Annual Family and Friends/Founders Day will be Sunday, May 24, 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Teddy Hill, pastor of Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church in Opp, AL. Dinner will be served. SEE NEXT PAGE 'hank "You Dear Friends and Family, Our thanks to each of you for the support the Davis Family felt during the loss of our loved one, Reba G. Da- vis. It is through the outpouring of your love that we are able to cope during this time of transition. God is good and we know this, for without Him, all is lost. It .is by His promise we will be together again. Eternally faithful in His loving arms, The Davis Family. 'hank Tou Two of my sons, Hunter and Jacob Hughes, were in a major car accident, May llth, on their way home from school. Going to fast, wet roads and two deer caused it, and a tree stopped it. Thank God, they were wearing their seatbelts, or it could have been a lot worse than what it was. First of all, I would like to thank my neighbor, Bobby Danley, who witnessed the wreck, help pull my boys out of the burning truck and handled the legal formalities for me, in order for my son, David, and I to take them to the hospital. I would like to thank the friends that visited them in the hospital, Josh Gillman and his family; Chris Jack- son, his girlfriend, and his mother, Catherine; Keri Bess; Hilary Thames, her mother Nicole; Shay-Shay Brooks; Landon and Paul Adams; Ventry and Mendy Gillman; Sherrie Morris (for also taking the pictures for me); Kenneth, Noel and Julie Brooks. The 4th grade classes of Mrs. Belcher and Mrs. E1- lisor for the beautiful and appreciative get-well cards that they made for Jacob, and the nice toy that he received from them, and also for whomever brought them out to our home and left them on the door, I want to say thank you. I would like to say thank you to Bro. Belcher and Sister Joyce for also thinking of Hunter and sending his a get-well card; Mr, Drish; Mr. Zessin; and Jean Lewis for their concern. Thank you for all the phonecalls, home visits, well- wishes, and prayers that they have gotten. All things happen for a reason. That is why the truck is still sitting at my. business for everyone to come by and 19ok at. If we can save one life, by telling you to wear your seatbelt, slow down, and run over whatever happens to be in your way...it was worth it. God Bless You and Thanks Again, Debra Hughes