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PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012 , Obituaries Church Services Church Activities Meetings BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Robert Glass and Bethel Baptist Church members wel- come everyone to their services. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Services 11 a.m. Sunday night 6 p.m. wednesday night Bible Study 6 p.m. For more info call (850) 834-3440, 850-951-0916 Bethel Baptist Church is located on Highway 331 Paxton, FL. CHAPEL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH Chapel Hill Baptist Church members and pastor, Dennis Sims, invite you to join their services on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School; 11 a.m. for Morning Worship; Sunday evening services at 5 p.m. Wednesday Worship and Prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m. Ladies' meetings are on the third Thursday of each month in different homes at 6:30 p.m. Located seven miles east of Florala on Hwy 54. Church cookbooks on sale for $10, call 858-6843 or 858 074. CHURCH OF CHRIST The Church of Christ at Florala meets at 827 3rd Street (Hwy 55) Florala. Sunday - Bible study 9 a.m and10 a.m., worship service 11 a.m., Wednesday - mid-week Bible study 7 p.m. Greg Smith is evan- gelist. CLEAR SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Burdette Docter, pastor and congregation Of Clear Springs Baptist Church invites all to worship, fellowship and celebrate God's presence. Sunday morning Bible study classes, 9:45 a.m., Worship Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meeting, 6:30 p.m. Clear Springs Baptist Church is located at 1284 Highway 85 N. DAMASCUS BAPTIST CHURCH Damascus Baptist Church extends an invitation to everyone to at- tend Sunday School 10 a.m. and church 11 a.m., discipleship training 6 p.m. and evening worship 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings 6 p.m. for Bible study and prayer meeting. The church is located on the Wing hwy. EMMANUEL APOSTOLIC CHURCH Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 1815 Ninth Street, Florala invites all to worship. Service times are Sunday praise and worship 10:30 a.m., morning worship 11.:30 a.m. No evening services. Pastor is Rev. Danny Kendrick. FAITH DELIVERANCE APOSTOLIC CHURCH Pastor Belcher and the Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church family invites you to come and worship the Lord with them in spirit and in truth. (St. John 4:23- 24). Sunday - 9:45 a.m. prayer, Sunday school - 10 a.m., morning 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.- FIRSTASSEMBLY OF GOD FirstAssembly of God services are Sunday school 9:45 a.m., Chil- dren's Church 10:45 a.m, morning worship 10:45 a.m., and evening worship at 6 p.m. Teen choir/drama practice is held Monday at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. along with Teens On Track, Kids For Christ and Adult Bible Study. Joy Fellowship last Tuesday by K. William Cook "I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord" A Spiritual Tug of War Do you ever feel like you are spiritually being pulled in two different directions? Well in reality, as a Christian, you are. The apostle Paul explains how this happens. "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that you may not do the things that you would:' Galatians 5:16-17 There are several words in this passage of Scripture that really jump out at you, but one in particular is screaming talk about me. So let's look at the word "lust". First of all we should understand that lust as it is presented in these verses doesn't just apply to sexual immorality as it mostly does today. It's an old word that meant exactly what the original Greek implied when it was translated into English. It means simply a desire. It could be a good one or a bad one. We might say of a man: he has a lust for power, a lust for money, a lust for fishing, or a lust for golf. It means he has a desire for these things. And in many cases the drive of desire is a very strong one. I'm not a Greek scholar but I do enjoy studying the works of such men. I think it's wonderful that we can glean benefit from the intensive labors of others and build upon their foundations. I understand that there is a preposition prefixed that intensifies the meaning of this word. It goes beyond a simple desire and becomes a strong craving. In other words the flesh (the sinful nature which is nothing more that the nature of the devil himselO craves to have full control of you. Likewise, the Spirit (the Holy Spirit of God who imparts his nature within you at the time of the new birth) also craves to have control of you. Thus you find yourself caught in a spiritual tug of war. The flesh and the devil on one side pulling you by the arm, and the Spirit and the nature of God on the other side pulling by the other arm. I suppose most Christians live their daily lives like the little flag in the middle crossing back and forth between the two. But in reality, we are caught in the middle of a spiritual conflict. And what are the realities of the conflict: Heaven or Hell; gold, silver or wood, hay, and subble; reward or loss. Now I want to leave the analogy of a childish game and venture further into the realities of our spiritua! fight. The germ that has infected mankind has been isolated through the law of Moses and identified as sin. Sin as I have said before is nothing else but the very nature of the devil himself abiding and working in the soul of mankind. Through a new spiritual birth God attacks the problem of sin in three ways. First, he justifies the believing sinner and removes his guilt and the penalty of sin. And in place of guilt and condemnation God provides the righteousness of Jesus Christ for the believer. Second, he sanctifies the person in that he breaks the power of indwelling sin and imparts,his own divine nature into the believer Third, and this one is future, he glorifies the believer and will transform him at the appearing of Jesus Christ when he comes to remove his church from this earth. As Christians we live in the second phase. That is where the battle lines are drawn and the trenches are dug. This is the place where you and I enter the fight. As free moral agents God has given each of us the power to choose. We can say YES to Satan and NO to God or we can say YES to God and NO to Satan. That's the battle we face everyday. Consider again Paul's words, "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh." I night of each month at 6 p.m Nursery provided. Pastor is Brother Ray Bundy. Everyone welcomed and invited to attend all services. Anyone who needs a ride, call 858-63571858-6435. is available as needed. They are located on Highway 331 two blocks North of Main Street. Call. Pastor James Hansard at 334-858-3501 for additional information. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH The members of First Lutheran Church warmly to wor- ship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Then stay for refreshments and Adult Bible Study and children's Sunday School. Pastor, Reverend Jack Betz, speaks from the Gospel each Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. Known throughout the community as a friendly and serving church that welcomes newcomers. The church is located on Route 331 very near the Florida line (24213 5th Avenue)in Florala. Call 334-858-3515 for more specific directions. 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 service and 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting. Phone 850-834-2984. Pastor is Rev. Joe Christian. GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Hansard and the members of Gateway Baptist Church, extends a warm mwtahon to worship with them in a friendly atmo- sphere each Sunday. Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. Rel- evant preaching at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. from the Word of God, meets the need of the whole family. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone enjoys regular fellowship and a nursery LOCKHART BAPTIST CHURCH Lockhart Baptist Church located on Highway 55 in Lockhart cor- dially invites you to worship. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., morning wor- ship 11 a.m. discipleship training 5 p.m., evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer services 6:30 p.m. andAWANA6 p.m. Rev. John Bryan is pastor. NEW BETHELAME New Bethel A.M.E. in Florala and St. Matthews A.M.E. in Lock- hart, AL. Morning Worship Services are held at 11 a.m. at New Bethel A.M.E. on the 1st and 3rd Sundays and at St. Matthews A.M.E. on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. You are cordially invited to come and worship. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH The congregation of the New Hope Baptist Church would like to invite the entire surrounding communities to the church. It is located between Florala and Opp off of Hwy. 331. Go north from Florala ap- proximately 10 miles, turn left on New Hope Rd. Call (334) 493-7489, for information. Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Morning Worship at 11 a.m. NORTH CREEK HOUSE OF GOD North Creek House of God, at 10010 AL Hwy 55, north of Florala. see CHURCH page 5 ARTHUR ROBERT "AR" TUCKER Arthur Robert "AR" Tucker, age 76 of the Lib- erty Community of North Walton County, FL passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, in Wiregrass Hospital in Geneva, AL. He was born June 18, 1935, in Maitland, FL, the son of Robert Steven Tucker and Hazel Awilda Parkhurst Tucker. He was a ceramic tile set- ter in his early years and owned and operated his own ceramic tile business, but when Walt Disney World came to Florida, and brought with it congestion and traf- fic, he pulled up stakes and moved to Northwest Florida, settling in the Liberty com- munity where he and his mother and uncle purchased 110 acres of farm land and began a farming operation known as Tucker Farms. He loved fast cars and any- thing associated with mo- torsport. .He and some of his buddies, back in 1959, built a sportsman car, using AR's motor and entered it in the very first Daytona race finishing twenty-first with their car driven by Stanley Parker. His loye of Motor- cross and NASCAR was part of him all of his life and for the past fourteen years he and his son were involved in building arid racing dirt track race cars. The ll0-acre farm he started in 1968 has grown to over A thousand- acre family operation when support acreage is included. He was a man's man; he loved sports, hunting and western movies, but even though the exterior of this hard working, gruff man showed a life of sweat and toil, there was also within him a more gentler side, a nurturing and loving father who always, always put his children first. He, with the help of his mother, raised his three children, seeing to it not only, their physical needs were met, but that each and every day quality family time was first in his priori- ties. As time took it's toll AR put to use his cooking skills, something he had learned from the world's greatest cook, his mother. He was a fan of "cooking shows" and would try out some of these nia; step-daughters Stepha- creations on his children nie McDaniel of Texas and and they happily report "it Shannon McDaniel of De- wasn't bad." AR Tucker Funiak Springs; sisters, was a family man and saw Kimberly Grigarauskas to it that his children had and husband, William, of a strong, loving Christian DeFuniak Springs, Jamie home to grow up in. He was Carmichael and husband, part of the fellowship of Cal- Joe, of Bonifay, FL, Renae vary Baptist Church. Shirah and husband, Rod, Survivors include son, of Bascom, FL and Jodi Martin Tucker and wife Plaeitz; step-sisters, Cheri Beth; daughters, Toni Landrey and Kathy John- Courtney Norman and Ter- son and husband, Mike; ri Jackson and husband, step-brother, Josh Fleming; Chris; grandchildren, Can- and nine grandchildren. dace Bearden and husband, Funeral services were Nick, Reid Tucker and Jesse held SUnday, June 10 at New Tucker; and great-grandson, Harmony Baptist Church Phi]lip Bearden. with Reverend Tucker Ap- In lieu Of flowers, the linofficiating. family requests a memorial Burial followed in the to Calvary Baptist Church, New Harmony Baptist P.O. Box 603, DeFuniak Church Cemetery. Springs, FL 32435. Clary-Glenn Funeral Funeral services were Home was entrusted with held in Jerry Evans Cha- the arrangements. pel, Thursday, June 7 with Brother Tim Barrow as- ELOISE POUND sisted by Brother William Tucker Aplin and with a eulogy by James Cecil Hall. Burial followed in Cluster Springs Cemetery. Arrangements were en- trusted to Jerry Evans Fu- neral Home. DARREL "EDDY" EDWIN HOBBS, JR. Darrel "Eddy" Hobbs, age 51, of the New Harmony Community passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012. He was born November 19, 1960 in Florala, to Darrel Hobbs, Sr. and Katherine Brown Spears. He was a resident of the New Harmony Community. He was Baptist by faith. He worked as a farm manager for many years. He enjoyed fishing, watching football, and boxing. He especially loved his grandchildren. Survivors include father Darrel Hobbs, Sr. and wife, Jewel, of the New Harmony Community; mother Kath- ryn Spears and husband, Ben, of DeFuniak Springs, FL; loving wife, Sandy L. Hobbs of the New Harmo- ny Community; son, Brian Peacock and wife, Melissa, of North Carolina; daugh- ter, Stephanie Rojas and husband, Rick, of Califor- Eloise Pound, age 94, a resident of Florala, passed away at her home Friday, June 8, 2012. She was born in Coving- ton County, AL, the daugh- ter of the late AC Cook and Annie Lou Hicks Cook. She was the widow of the late James H. Pound, who passed away in 2004. They were married for 48 years. She was a homemaker and was an excellent .cook. She loved vegetable and flower gardening and quilting for her family. She attended Red Oak Baptist Church and Liberty Hill Assembly of God Church. She cher- ished the time she had with her children and especially her grandchildren. She rel- ished being called Granny Pound. Survivors include son, James Louis Pound and wife, Sylivia, of Florala; daugh- ters, Lora Jelaine Smith and husband, Joel, of Trussville, AL, Katrina Atkinson and husband, Robin, of Oden- ville, AL; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Euna Tuck and Nell Cunningham; brother, By- ron Cook; numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre- ceded in death by daughter, Sherill Hewitt' brothers, Eggbert Cook, James Cook, Raymond Cook and Marcus Cook. Funeral services were helkd Sunday, June 10 at Liberty Hill Assembly of God Church with Reverend Johnny White officiating. Interment followed in the North Creek Cemetery. DONNIE LAMAR MONK Donnie Lamar Monk, age 59, of Florala died Friday, June 8, 2012 in a Milton FL hospital. He was the son of the late Press and Nellie Wood Monk and was a life guard at Lake Jackson in Florala for many years. He had the unique ability to walk on his hands as well as his feet. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and horseback rid- ing. He loved Alabama foot- ball and its rich traditions and enjoyed sharing that love with his family. He at- tended Holt Assembly of God Church, and his faith in Jesus Christ sustained him as he bravely fought many health issues. He fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. Survivors include devoted fiancee of 4 years, Virginia Parker of Holt FL; sons, Jo- seph Lamar Monk, Justin Levon Monk of Paxton, FL, Anthony Jayden Monk of Holt; daughters, Kimberly Curry of Bonifay FL, and Ra- chel Curry of St. Mary, GA; 9 grandchildren; brothers, Roy Lee Peters (Woochie) of Lockhart, AL, Malvin Hicks, Obie Ray Monk of Enter- prise, AL, Roy J. Watson of Jacksonville, AL, Brian Pettis, David Davis, .Willie Lewis Carroll, of Crestview FL, Bobbie Joe Carroll, Rob- ert Berry Hicks of Dothan, AL, Roger Monk of Hartford, AL, Charlie Monk of West Virginia; sisters, Betty Jean Carroll of Enterprise, AL, Nellie Mac Feagan of Crest- view, FL, and Debra Cooper of Atmore, AL. Hewas pre- ceded in death by brothers, James Riley Peters, Press Monk, Jr., Jerry DeWayne Hicks, and Jackie Hicks. Funeral services were held Monday, June 11 at Evans Funeral Home in Florala with the Reverend Wayne Johnson officiating. J