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PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 Obituaries Church Services Church Activities Meetings CHILDREN'S HOME 6974Co. Hwy. 147West,prayer service and Bible Springs Baptist Church ASSEMBLY Laurel Hill, FL. Call for study. Sunday school invites all to worship, fel- Children's Home As- additional information 9:30 am. Morning wor-Iowship and celebrate sembly of God, Church850-834-5199. ship 11 a.m. Everyone is God's presence. Sun- invites all to join for welcome and invited to day morning Bible study Wednesday night prayer CHURCH OF GOD IN attend all services. Pas- classes, 9:45 a.m Wor- service 7-8 p.m Com- CHRISTOF tor, ElderJ.C. Rodgers. ship Service, 11 a.m munity Bible Study each FLORALA Bible study 5 p.m.; Thursday evening fromThe Church of God CLEAR SPRINGS Wednesday prayer ser- 7-8 p.m and Sunday In Christ of Florala in- BAPTIST CHURCH vice 6:30 p.m. morning worship, 11 a.m. vites you to worship ev- Congregation of ClearClear Springs Bap- The church is located at ery Tuesday 7 p.m. for tist Church is located at LINDA EVON THORN FLOYD March 21, 1945 - October 8, 2018 Ms. Linda Evon Thorn Floyd, age 73, of Baker, FL, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensa- cola, FL after a long and hard fought battle with multiple health issues. Linda was the daughter of John B. Thorn and E. Marie Carnley. She was preceded in death by fa- ther, John B. Thorn; mother, E. Marie Carnley; husband, Paul Floyd; and sister, Kathey Thorn. Linda's wishes were to be cremated and her remains be placed beside her sister at New Har- mony Cemetery. Linda loved life', was a devoted Christian and was devoted to her family. She at- tended New Harmony Baptist Church until she relocated to Baker. She spent most of her adult life as a homemaker and mother to her two sons. And when her children were adults she obtained her realtor's license and worked with Watson Realtors of Crestview, FL until health issues no longer al- lowed her to pursue her career. Survivors include sons, Jeffrey John Brahier of Baker and James Lynn Brahier (Amanda) of Mil- ton, FL; grandchildren, Joshua and Leanna Bra- hier; 3 great-grandchildren; special friend; Ray Kadell; sisters; Shirley Norman of Lockhart, AL and Charlotte Corbitt (David) of Red Oak, AL; and numerous of nieces and nephews. There will be no memorial service per Linda's wishes. Join in remembering Linda Evon Thorn Floyd by visiting amemorial at evansfuneralhomeal. com. Through this site share thoughts and fond memories with the family. ROBERT (BOB) DALE MACKE November 25, 1951 - October 11, 2018 Robert (Bob) Macke, 66, died Thursday, Oc- tober 11, 2018 at the Florala Rehab Center in Florala following a brief illness. He leaves behind a sis- ter, Carol Thomas (Ed- ward); son, Robert Earl Macke, daughter, Mindy Pulver (Mark Pulver); son, Robert Dale Macke, Jr.; several grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Illinois he is the son of the late Lowell and Martha Macke. He is preceded in death by brother, Eugene Macke; and sister, Bar- bara Mitkos. Bob served 20 plus years in the United States Army. He had a passion for riding his Harley Mo- torcycle, fishing, and spending time with his fam- ily. Funeral service was held Monday, October 15 at 11 a.m. at Evans Funeral Home. Join in remembering Robert (Bob) Macke by visiting a memorial at Through this site share thoughts and fond memo- ries with the f mily. JOENEE STAR MARTIN January 11, 2008- October 12, 2018 Joenee Martin, age 10, passed away October 12, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born January 17, 2018 in Andalusia, AL, to Alex Martin and Kanhia Kendrick Martin. Joenee was a 4th grader at Opp Middle School. She attended the First Baptist Church in Opp and enjoyed singing in the choir. Her sweet smile and loving ways will be truly missed. Survivors include parents, Alex and Kanhia Martin; brother, Javier Alexander Martin; sister, Savannah Joleigh Martin; paternal grandmother, Carolyn Coon; maternal grandmother, Nellie Sul- livan; paternal grandfather, Edward Coon; mater- nal grandfather, George Kendrick; and an abun- dance of extended love ones including numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral service was held 2 p.m Tuesday, Octo- ber 16 at Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church with Randy Breedlove and Nathaniel Belcher officiat- ing. Interment followed at Paxton Cemetery. Join in remembering Joenee Martin by visiting a memorial at through this site share thoughts and fond memories with the family. AMYRILLAS HELMS CURENTON September 26, 1951 - October 9, 2018 Ms. Amyrillas Helms Curenton, daughter of the late Arcus and Ada Elizabeth Helms, was born September 26, 1951 in Troy, AL. Her life has been full of service to oth- ers. She was extremely proud of the time she spent as the Tom Thumb manager in Florala, which only ended due to illness: Upon her retire- ment she moved into The Manor in Crestview, FL where she quickly became an advocate for all of her fellow residents, She was soon chosen to be the president of the Resident Council where she spent 6 plus years fighting for the rights of others. Her family is very proud of her accomplishments. Ms. Curenton was diagnosed with lung cancer in April of this year and made the choice to move in with her family and enjoy time with them. She spent precious time sitting on the porch talking with her friends and family about the joy she had in her life. She was proud of her daughters, Cheryl Coen, Melissa (Kenny) Daniel, and Tammy (Ricky) Suggs. Her greatest joy though were her grandchil- dren, Amy Paige Roberts, Angel Shianne Roberts, John (Ashley) Bess, Keri Bess, and Eric (Alicia) Bess. She was also blessed to have the opportunity to love on her great-grandchildren, Addison Bess, Luke Bess and Brayden Bess. She was fortunate to have one surviving sister, Nell (Wayne) Brash- er, and one surviving brother-in-law, Durl Senn. She was preceded in death by siblings, Myrle Ball, Moade Helms, Linda Senn, Danny Helms, Sher- ry Spivey, Mamie Castleberry, Joanne Reddoch, Lovie Coskrey, CW Helms, Mavis Marler, Macon Helms and Clarence Helms. She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews as well. She was much loved. The family would like to express special thanks for all of the love and care she received from Com- fort Care Hospice. They were our earthly angels who assured that the time we had with her was peaceful, comfortable and precious. Special thanks also to her friend and Chaplain, Brother Larry Ed- wards. A memorial service wa held at 5:30 p.m Friday, October 12 at Evans Funeral Home, with Larry Edwards and Travis Day officiating. Join in remembering Amyrillas Helms Curen- ton by visiting a memorial at evansfuneralhomeal. com. Through this site share thoughts and fond memories with the family. HUBERT HOWARD NORRIS June 20, 1927 - October 13, 2018 Hubert Norris age 91, of Florala, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018. He was born June 20, 2018 in Florala to Hollis Norris and Lala Geoghagan Norris. Hu- bert was an active mem- ber of Smyrna Baptist Church. He had a love for life and and a love for get- ting things done. Hubert was often found out in the fields working on his tractor to get pasture cleared and ready for the cows and horses he cared for. He loved spending time with his family. Hubert was an incredible fa- ther, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Survivors include son, Bobby Dewayne Norris; daughter, Dianne Clemens (Randy); grandchil- dren, Lena Steele (Cliff), Amanda Rosen (Keith), Kimberly Harrison (Heath), Kayla Norris, Will Norris (Sami); great-grandchildren, Justin Rosen, Haylee Steele, Aliza Rosen, Ava Steele, Emmett Harrison, Emma Harrison; sisters, Gladys Adki- son, Bobbie Sue Jackson and Mattie Hancock. Funeral services for Hubert Norris will be held 11 a.m Friday, October 19 at Smyrna Baptist Church with Randy Holtz officiating. Visitation will be Thursday afternoon starting at 1 p.m. at Smyrna Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery. Join in remembering Hubert Norris by visiting a memorial at this site share thoughts and fond memories with the family. 1284 Highway 85 N. 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 p.m.; Youth service first and third Friday 7 p.m. Sun- day School and nursery on Sunday mornings. For information call 850-225-7774 or 850- 333-5479. 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). Sun- day - 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 informa- tion call the church at (334) 858-7328 or home phone at 858-7203. 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 see CHURCH page 7 L E T T E R S TO A TROUBIE.D CHURCH Dear Christian, L-6 There are some parts of Scripture I have never fully understood. For instance, in the first chapter of Romans the apostle Paul talks about the repro- bate mind and God giving a people over to it. That has always been something of a mind-boggle to me. However, the revelation of the meaning and example of that word (reprobate) has become more and more clear in these last days and no doubt because the coming of the Lord is near. I've always been a person who needs to see things -- whether I see them with the natural eye or I see them with the minds eye of the spirit. What is the reprobate mind? It is a mind that will not or cannot endure the proof of trial. It is a mind that has become abandoned to error, sin, and apostasy and is rejected as far as God is concerned. Many Bible translations use different words in order to bring out the meaning of a word of phrase, and this Greek word is translated as: reprobate, depraved, debased, corrupt, worthless, perverse, vain, base, disapproved. All of these together start to give a picture of what Paul meant by the people that God would give up in the last days. What does a reprobate mind look like in action? It is full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. Those who possess it are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant, and boastful. The Bible says they invent new forms of evil. These people are senseless, faithless, heartless, merciless. There you have a picture of the ones whom God has turned over to their own way and their own sins to be destroyed by them. I would love to start talking revival at this point and how God could change it all with a sweeping move of the Holy Spirit in this country. The I problem is there comes a time when a people move past the possibility of revival. And the Bible brings that out here. These people are past saving. The reprobates had already put God on trial and disapprove Him. So because they refused to acknowledge God any longer, it was at that point that God gave them up to their own depravity. "Gave them up" is a judicial term that means the same thing as when the judge pronounces sentence and sends the convicted to their punishment. Christian, this is what we are facing in our/vorld today. We're facing those who have rejected God and are God-haters and haters of anyone who loves God and names His name. Who stand for righ- teousness and truth. Why is that? Because these people are senseless, faithless, heartless, merciless, and undiscerning. Just ask Mr. Kavanaugh. God's Blessing,