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PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 Obituaries Church Services Church Activities Meetings CHILDREN'S HOME ASSEMBLY Children's Home As- sembly of God Church invites all to join for Wednesday night prayer service 7-8 p.m Com- munity Bible Study each Thursday evening from 7-8 p.m and Sunday morning worship, 11 a.m. The church is located at 6974 Co. Hwy. 147 West, Laurel Hill, FL. Call for additional information 850-834-5199. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST OF FLORALA The Church of God In Christ of Florala in- vites you to worship ev- ery Tuesday 7 p.m. for prayer service and Bible study. Sunday school 9:30 am. Morning wor- ship 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend all services. Pas- tor, Elder J.C. Rodgersl CLEAR SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH Congregation of Clear Springs Baptist Church invites all to worship, fel- lowship and celebrate God's presence. Sun- day morning Bible study classes, 9:45 a.m Wor- ship Service, 11 a.m Bible study 5 located at 28 Kickapoo Wednesday prayer ser- Street, Lockhart, AL. vice 6:30 p.m. Clear For more informa- Springs Baptist Cl'urch tion call the church at is located at 1284 High- (334) 858-7328 or home way 85 N. phone at 858-7203. EMMANUEL APOSTOLIC CHURCH Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 1815 Sgt Josh Turner St Florala invites all to worship. Service times are Sunday 10:30 a.m; Wednesday 7 !;.m.; Youth service first and third Friday 7 p.m. Sun- day School and nu'sery on Sunday morning'.;. For information call 850-225-7774 or 850- 333-5479. FAITH DELIVERANCE APOSTOLIC CHUP, CH Pastor Belcher and the Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church family invites you to come and worship the Lord with them in spirit and in 1ruth. (St. John 4:23- 24). Sun- day - 9:45 a.m. prayer, Sunday school - 10 .a.m morning service - "1:15 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 chur,'h is RILEY THOMAS PETERSON September 10, 1995 - August 26, 2018 Riley Thomas Peter- son, 22, of Daphne, AL, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Survivors include par- ents, Ronald and Robin (Holtz) Peterson; broth- ers, Joshua (Morgan) So- lana, Jason Solana; sister, Jordan Peterson; grand parents, Ruth Birge, Robert and Tamara Holtz, Carol Peterson; uncles, Randy (Cathy) Holtz, Peyton (Kayla) Holtz; aunts, Rosann Holtz, Carrie (Dean) Klebba, Donna (:)an) Kuntz; 2 nephews; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Thomas H. Pe- terson, Jerry Lee Birge; and cousin, Kristy H(,ltz. Riley was born on September 10, 1995 in Fort Myers, FL. He graduated from Daphne High School in 2014. After high school he enlisted in the 2xmy and during his three years of service was stationed in South Korea. After leaving the military he lived and worked in Sterling, VA until the time o f his passing. Riley was brutally honest and had an intense personality that made him the life of the party. He enj.oyed nothing more than making people laugh, usually with his sarcastic remarks. He was i.oyal and protective to his friends and family. He lDved his family and they were very important to him. Riley learned a very strong work ethic from his parents and was a very hard worker. One of his proudest accomplishments was being in the Army. He enjoyed the challenges and camaraderie of mil- itary life. Riley enjoyed outdoor activities such as soccer, boating, jet skiing, and collecting and shooting guns. He was devoted to working out. He relaxed by playing video games and blasting music while driving his jeep. Riley was an Alabama football fan and he liked to annoy his father by saying "Roll Tide". A Celebration of Life Service was held at Daph- ne United Methodist Church in Daphne, on August 29. Graveside services were held 10 a.m Septem- ber 1, at North Creek Cemetery in Florala, with Randy Holtz officiating. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to: Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org/cal. Join in remembering Riley Thomas Petersc n by visiting a memorial at evansfuneralhomeal.com. Through this site share thoughts and fond memo- ries with the family. SUE CAROLYN GRIFFIN BELCHER November 28, 1953 - August 28, 2018 Sue Carolyn Griffin Belcher, age 64, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born No- vember 28, 1953 in Fort Walton Beach, FL to Har- ley and Betty Griffin. She was preceded in death by husband, Don Belcher; parents, Harley and Bet- ty Griffin; and oldest brother, David Griffin. Sue grow up in Pensacola, FL, ihen moved with her family to Opp, AL during her sophomore year of high school. She graduated from Opp High S('hool in 1971. She went to Troy State University where FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God services are Sun- day school 9:45 a.m Children'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 Fellow- ship last Tuesday night of each month at 6 p.m Nursery provided. Pas- tor is Brother Ray Bun- dy. Everyone welcomed and invited to attend all services. Anyone who needs a ride, call 858- 6357/858-6435. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH The members of First Lutheran Church warmly invite you to worship Sun- day at 9:30 a.m. Then stay for refreshments and Adult Bible Study and children's Sunday School. Pastor, Rev- erend James Yonkers, speaks from the Gos- pel each Sunday of Je- sus' love for each of us. Known throughout the community as a friendly and serving church that welcomes newcomers. The church is 13cated on Route 331 very near the Florida line 124213 5th Avenue) in Florala. Call 334-858-35" 5 for more specific directions. FLORALA BIBLE METHODIST CHURCH Florala Bible Meth- odist Church located at Christian Life Village. Services 9:30 a.rr. Sun- day School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Evening service and 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting. Phone 850- 834-2984. Pastor s Rev. Joe Christian. JESUS IS TEE ANSWER Jesus is the Answer, Hwy. 85 (behind Clear Springs) invites all to at- tend worship services. Thursday 7 p.m.; ;unday School 2 p.m church 3 p.m. Pastor is Sady Per- saud, English/Spanish speaking, 1st Sunday of each month communion she met the love of her life, Don Belcher. Don and Sue were married on October 16, 1976 and began their Fife together. They began their family four years later. They had two children, Lauren and Nicholas. Sue worked as a nurse for over 4(1 years and said she always felt that God called her to serve through this ministry. She loved New Home Baptist Church, having lunch with friends, spend- ing time with her family, especially her grandson, Carter. She enjoyed cheering and watchir,g him play soccer and baseball and LOVED cuddliitg with him in her recliner. Survivors include daughter, Lauren Belcher- Payan of Enterprise, AL; son, Nicholas Belcher (Jennifer) of Dothan, AL; grandson, Carter, she relished being his Nana; cousin, who was more like a sister, Donna Hendrix; and an abundance of ex- tended loved ones including numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held 2 p.m Sunday, September 2 at Evans Funeral Home with Cliff Quincey officiating. Interment followed in Damas- cus Cemetery. Join in remembering Sue Griffin Belcher by visiting a memorial at evansfuneralhomeal.com. Through this site share thoughts and fond memo- ries with the family. LOUIE LEROY GEOGHAGAN February 19, 1936 - August 30, 2018 Leroy Geoghagan, age 82, of Paxton, FL, passed away August 30, 2018 surround by his fam- ily and friends. He was born February 19, 1936 in Paxton to Daniel and Ruby Day Geoghagan. Leroy worked for the City of Paxton as a water de- partment supervisor. He was an avid hunter and spent countless hours in the woods and fi lds of south Alabama and northwest Florida. He enjoyed basket weaving and was a master Mason belong- ing to the Thomas McQueen Lodge in Paxton. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He relished being their "Pa Paw". Leroy enjoyed Paxton basketball and watching and cheering on his son, daughter, and grandchildren as they played. His faith in Jesus Christ sustained him as he fought many health issues. He fought the good fight. He kept the faith. He finished the race. He was preceded in death by daughter, Remonda Geoghagan; father, Daniel Geoghagan; naother, Ruby Geoghagan; brothers, Dan, Clayton and Del- ano Geoghagan; sisters, Evelyn West, Catherine DeRuyger, Alyne Adams and Dorothy Jones Survivors include wife, Gertrude Russell Geogh- agan of Paxton; son, Leron Geoghagan of Paxton; daughter, Donna Morgan (Lonnie) of Glendale, FL; sister, Christine Percival of Pensacola, FL Vera Brown of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren, ] athan Morgan (Claire), Shaleigh Geoghagan, N:cholas Morgan, Lawson Geoghagan, Nolan Morgan, Ni- cole, Noah and Nyles Morgan; and Clarence Slater, who was a special and loving friend and caregiver for Leroy for many years. Funeral services were held 11 a.m Monday, September 3 from Evans Funeral Home with James Pickron officiating. Interment followed in the Paxton Cemetery. Join in remembering Leroy Geoghagan by vis- iting a memorial at evansfuneralhomeal.com. Through this site share thoughts and fond memo- ries with the family. and prayer for the sick at 2p.m. LAKEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Wendell Ard and congregation would like for you to join them in worship at Lakewood Baptist Church, 696 Stateline Road. Sunday Children's Church 10:30 a.m Sunday school 10:30 a.m morning wor- ship 10:30 a.m evening service 7 p.m Wednes- day Adult Sunday School 7p.m. LIBERTY HILL ASSEMBLY OF GOD Liberty Hill Assembly of God is located 1.24 miles from Alabama Highway 55 at 7046 Glen Chambers Road. Pastor Rev. John White and congregation invite everyone to any and all services. Sunday School 10 a.m morning wor- ship 11 a.m children's church 11 a.m women's ministry 5 p.m evening worship 6 p.m.; and Wednesday services 7 p.m youth service 7 p.m. in youth building. LOCKHART BAPTIST CHURCH Lockhart Baptist Church located on High- way 55 in Lockhart cor- dially invites you to wor- ship, Sunday school 10 a.m morning worship 11 a.m Discipleship train- ing 5:00 p.m evening worship 6 p.m. Call 334-858-7451 for more information. MACEDONIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Macedonia Mission- ary Baptist Church mem- bers in Lockhart along with Rev. W.M. Daniels, pastor invite all to at- tend services. Sunday school 9:30 a.m morn- ing worship (1st and 3rd Sundays) 11 a.m.; Tues- day night mission 4 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting 6 p.m. For additional in- formation call 334-858- 6427. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH The congregation of New Hope Baptist Church would like to in- vite the entire surround- ing communities to the church. The church is located between Florala and Opp off of Hwy. 331. Go north from Florala approximately 10 miles, turn left on New Hope Rd. (CR 20), 1 mile on left. Call (334) 493-7489, for information. Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Morning Worship at 11 a.m. PAXTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD Paxton Assembly of God, located at 676 Co. Highway 147 (Webster Lane) invites everyone to attend services: Sun- day school 9:45 a.m.; worship service 11 a.m.; women's ministries 5:30 p.m.; evening worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. Pastor is Rev. Ronald Sexton. PRODIGAL NEW BEGINNING FELLOWSHIP & WORSHIP CENTER The Prodigal New Be- ginning Fellowship and Worship Center. Church service every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 12 noon at the Carver Community Cen- ter on Martin LUther King Street, Florala. James A. Corbitt is the Pastor. This is a nondenomination church. All are welcome to come as they are and Jesus will be thereH! RED OAK BAPTIST Red Oak Baptist congregation invite the public to worship. Sun- day School 10 a.m worship service 11 a.m evening worship 5 p.m and Wednesday service 7 p.m. The church is lo- cated at 13667 AL Hwy. 55, Florala. SIXTH AVENUE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Members of Sixth Avenue Missionary Bap- tist Church invite all to attend services as fol- lows: Sunday School 9:45 a.m Bible Study Wednesday 7 p.m Sun- day service is on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11 AM. The church is locat- ed at 22507 Sixth Ave- nue between 7th and 8th Streets. Church phone: 334-858-8432. For fur- ther information call 858- 5330. UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Florala First United Methodist Church, 1310 5th Street, Florala. Mem- bers cordially invite you to Sunday School at 10 a.m. Worship Services at 11 a,m, (nursery provid- ed). Weekly Bible Study is offered Wednesday evenings in the Fellow- ship Hall with supper at 6 p.m. followed by Bible study at 6:30 p.m. The church also has a Devo- tional Time at the Florala Health & Rehab LLC at 9 a.m. each Thursday in their dining hall. Hopewell United Methodist Church, 987 Gomillion Road, Florala (8.5 miles west on CR 4, then left 8/10's of a mile on Gomillion Rd. 04 5 miles west of Lau- rel Hill on New Ebenezer Road). Worship services 9 a.m. Sunday morning with Sunday Schoolat 10:20 a.m. following a short fellowship time. Fifth Sundays, members join Florala First UMC for worship at 11 a.m. Every- one is cordially invited to worship. For further informa- tion call 850-382-3108 or 334-858-3456. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH Victory Baptist Church 7453 US Hwy 331 N, lo- cated in Liberty commu- nity 7 miles north of Hwy. 90. Robert Lunsford is pastor. Every visitor is an honored guest. The church exalts Christ and promotes old fashibned family values. Sunday school at 10 a.m 11 a.m. Wor- ship Service, Sunday evenings at 6 p:m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m Call 850-206-0871.