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PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2008 ( Church oo Obituaries Church Services ppenlngs ChurchActivities Meetings ( ( BETHEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD' at 2678 County Highway 147 W. (on Paxton cut-off road). 834-6026, e-mail: The First Presbyterian Church (PCA) invites you to visit and worship with Members would like to invite everyone to theirservices: Sunday school us. Sunday School meets at 10 am followed by the worship service at 11 am. 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 10:45 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday We are located at 23492 5th Avenue next to Piggly Wiggly. We are a friendly, service 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 7417 Dorcas Rd 393, Laurel Hill, DAMASCUS BAPTIST CHURCH reformed, Christ-centered congregation and all are welcome. FL. Pastor is Jack Day. Damascus Baptist Church extends an invitation to everyone to attend Sunday School 10 a.m. and church 11*a.m., discipleship training 6 p.m. and FLORLA BIBLEMETHODIST CHURCH BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH evening worship 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings 6 p.m. for Bible study and Florala Bible Methodist Church located at Christian Life Village. Services Pastor Wayne Brown and Bethel Baptist Church members welcome ev- prayer meeting. The church is located on the Wing hwy. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Evening ser- eryone to their services. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Services 11 a.m vice and 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting.Phone 850-834-2984. Pastor is Sunday night 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 6:30 p.m. For more EMMANUELAPOSTOLIC CHURCH Rev. Joe Christian. info call (850) 834-3015. Bethel Baptist Church is located on Highway 331 Emmanuel Apostolic Church. Ninth Street, Florala service times are Sun- Paxto, FL. day Prayer 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.. Wednesday prayer 6 p.m., FLORALA CHURCH OF GOD Wednesday night service 7 p.m. Every 3rd Friday at 7 p.m. is youth night! Florala Church of God extends an invitation to worship. Sunday school BIBLE STUDY Every 4th Friday is weekend services: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m., evening worship 6 p,m and Wednesday An informal Bible study is held each Tuesday night at 7 p.m. with S.R. Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Don't forget prayer one hour before each service! 7 p.m. The end of your search for a spiritual church. Pastor is Bishop Ralph Colonna at the Damascus Community Building on Hwy. 4 approximately 5 Harmon. The church is located at 22563 West 8th Avenue, Florala. Phone miles from Hwy. 55. For more information call 850-834-2207. 858-6841. FAITH DELIVERANCE APOSTOLIC CHURCH CANEY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Belcher and the Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church family invites GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH Caney Creek Baptist Church, to join them Sunday morn- you to come and worship the Lord with them in spirit and in truth. (St. John The people of Gateway Baptist Church invite the public to worship with ing at 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship service, 5 p.m. evening 4:23- 24). Sunday - 9:45 a.m. prayer, Sunday school - 10 a.m., morning ser- them. Sunday School for all ages at. 10 a.m worship service with a rues- service, Wednesday service 6 p.m. Located Hwy. 2 West DeFuniak Springs,' vice - 11:15a.m. 2nd Sunday night - 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible class - 7 p.m. sage relevant to needs 11 a.m. children's choir 5:15 p.m. and evening ser- FL. Interim pastorjs Frank Mclntosh. and children's church - 7 p.m. Bishop Nathaniel Belcher is pastor. The church vice 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study 7 p.m. Men's prayer is located at 28 Kickapoo Street, Lockhart, AL. For more information call the breakfast is the last Saturday moming in each month at 8 a.m. and ladies CHAPEL HILL BAPTISt CHURCH church at (334) 858-7328 or home phone at 858-7203. fellowship the second Tuesday morning in each month at 10 a.m. They are Chapel Hilt Baptist Church members and pastor, Dennis Sims, invite you located on Highway 331 N. at the caution light. A nursery is provided for all to join their services on Sundays at 9:45 am. for Sunday School; 11 a.m. for FIRSTAFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH of the services and they offer transportation. Call Pastor James Hansard at Morning Worship; Sunday evemng services at 5 p.m. Wednesday Worship First African Baptist Church, Florala Rev. Paul Lee and members wel- 334-858-3608 for additional information. and Prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m Ladies' meetings are on the third come all to their services. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship service every Thursday of each month in different homes at 6:30 p.m. Located seven miles second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m. Bible study Wednesday 6 p.m. Call LAKEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH east of FIorala on Hwy 54. 858-4716 for additional information. Pastor Wendell Ard and congregation would like for you tO join them in worship at Lakewood Baptist Church, 696 Stateline Road. Sunday school 10 CHILDREN'S HOME ASSEMBLY FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD a.m., morning worship 11 a.m., youth services 5 p.m., evening service 6 p.m., Members invite family and friends to join them each Sunday for praise First Assembly of God services are Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Children's Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. and worship! Sunday school learning service at 10 a.m., Sunday morning Church 10:45 a.m., morning worship 10:45 a.m., and evening worship at worship service at 11 a.m., Sunday night evening praise at 6 p.m. Wednes- 6 p.m. Teen choir/drama practice'is held Monday at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday LIBERTY HILLASSEMBLY OF GOD day evening worship service at 7 p.m. Nursery available at all services. Come Bible Study 6:30 p.m. along with Teens On Track, Kids For Christ and Adult Liberty Hill Assembly of God is located at Route 1, Florala. Pastor Rev. and experience God! The church is located at 6974 Co. Hwy 147 West. Bible Study. Joy Fellowship last Tuesday night of each month at 6 p.m Nurs- John White and congregation invites you to any and all services Sunday Laurel Hill FL. For more information, call Pastor Cecil Pinner, 850-834-5199. cry provided. Pastor is Brother Ray Bundy. Everyone welcomed and invited school 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m., children's church 11 a.m., youth Explore God's plan for your life! to attend all serVices. If you need a ride, call 858-63571858-6435. services 5:30 p.m., women's ministries 5:30 p.m., evening worship service 6 p.m., and Wednesday family night at 7 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST OF FLORAl_,& FIRST BAPTI ST CHURCH The Church of God In Christ of Florala invites you to worship every Tues- The members of First Baptist Church, 23593 Fifth Ave., Florala extend a LOCKHART BAPTIST CHURCH day 7 p.m. for prayer service and Bible study. Sunday school 9:30 am. Morn- special invitation to everyone to attend services. SUnday School 9:15, morn- Lockhart Baptist Church located on Highway 55 in Lockhart cordially in- ing worship 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend allservices, ing worship service 10:30 children and youth activities 5 p.m., evening wor- vites you to worship; Sunday school 9:45a.m. morning worship 1:1 a.m. Pastor. Elder J.C. Rodgers. ship service 6 p.m. Wednesday activities: choir practice 5 p.m., prayer meet- discipleship training 5 p.m., evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer sPr- ing, youth and children activities 6 p.m. A nursery is provided as needed, vices 2 p.m.and 6:30 p.m. Rev. John Bryan is pastor. CLEAR SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH Telephone 858-3234. Clear Springs Baptist Church invites all to worship, fellowship and col- NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH ebrate God's present. Sunday morning free breakfast at 9 a.m. Bible study FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor DaleAlexander and the congregation of New Hope BaptiSt Church classes fo rail ages 9:45 a.m. Celebrative worship service 11 a.m. ; Wednes- The members of First Lutheran Church warmly invite you to worship Sun- would like to invite the entire surrounding communities to to Sunday school day family.spaghetti supper 6 p.m.. Separate bible studies for all ages 6:30 day at 9:30 a.m. Then stay for refreshments and Adult Bible Study and chil- 10 a.m. and worshipservice at 11 a.m. The church is located between Florala p.m. (adults, youth, RA's, GA's and Mission Friends). Thursday evening dren's Sunday School. Pastor, Reverend Jack Betz, speaks from the Gospel and Opp off of Hwy. 331. Go north from Florala apprpximately 10 miles, turn men's barbecue sandwich and bible study 6:30 p.m. All men are welcome, each Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. Known throughout the community left on New Hope Rd. Call (334) 493-7489 for inforrrtion. as a friendly and serving church that welcomes newcomers. The church is lo- cated on Route 331 very near the Florida line (24213 5th Avenue)in Florala. NORTH CRiEEK APOSTOLIC The pastor and church family invite everyone to be a part of worship ser- Call 334-858-3515 for more specific directions. Pastor Jimmy Watson and church would like to invite everyone to the vices and activities at Crossroads Assembly of God. Sunday School 10 a.m., North Creek Apostolic Lighthouse Church for Tuesday night prayer at 7:00, worship service 11 a.m., evening worship 6:30 p.m. The church is located FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Thursday night worship at 6:30, Sunday School at 9:45, Sunday worship ser- Ii : -:: .................................................................................................................................................................................... : ........................................................................ :: ................................ "' ............................................ " ..................................................................................................................................................... vice at 11:00 and Sunday even ng worsh p at 3:00. Come expecting amove of God. For more info or for a ride, call Pastor Watson at 334-858-3025. PAXTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD Paxton Assembly of God, located at 359 Highway 147 (Webster Lane) in- vites everyone to attend services: Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship service 11:00 a.m.; women's ministries 5:30 p.m.; evening worship 6 p.m. Wednes- i:  .  i ............................................... i!iiii .................................................................................. .....................  ................................ .................... i:i ............................................................................  ............................... i'i"i'iii :; ................ i 9 day Bible study 7 p.m. Pastor is Rev. Ronald Sexton. PAXTON BAPTIST CHURCH . -. - .- . .... The fellowship of Paxton BaptiatJnvitesevone 1o hear the Wd.and ROYCE EUGENE at Evans FuneralHome with riat service wilt be at 12:30 gYiind6ffs, John H. Petty worship Jesus. Each Sunday at 945a.m. f0? Su-nday School; mo?fiifig Vof- WANG Reverend Wendell Ard offi- p.m. followed by the burial and wife, Melanie, Gregory ship 11 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m,, including adult prayer meeting, youth pra,se and worship and children Bible Royce Eugene Wang, age ciating. Interment followed at Paxton Cemetery. Jordan and wife, Amy, Bri- times. Located just south of Paxton School on us 331. For more info contact 64. a resident of Laurel Hill, in the Svea Cemetery. an Petty and wife, Mandy, 850-834-2718. FL passed away in a Crest- and Scan J. Majors; 7 great- SIXTH AVENUE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH view. FL hospital, Friday, O'NEAL COTTON grandchildren; a brother-in- Come to the Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church where "Church is December 26. He was born O'Neal Cotton', 77, of law who is almost like a son, not a habit, it Is an experience." Bring your bibles and read along as Rev. in Laurel Hill the son of the Covington, GA passed away Jesse Petty and wife, Lillie. Ernest L. Powell, with clarity and passion, explains the Word of God. Sing late Elvin Wang and Ethel Tuesday, December 30 Funeral services were along with the soul-stirring Sixth Avenue Gospel choirs. Services are as fol- lows: Sunday school: 9:45 a.m.; worship service 2nd and 4th Sundays at Maire Rutherford Wang. He at Emory Eastside Medi- held Sunday, December 28 11 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6 p.m Located at 22507 Sixth Avenue right was employed with the F10- cal Center. He was born at New Harmony Baptist next to the Sixth Avenue Cleaners. Church phone: 334-858-84"32. For further rala Utilities for a period of January 10, 1931 in Coffee Church with Reverend Todd information call 858-5330. 8 years until his retirement. County, AL to the late Fox Camp and Reverend Ron- SMYRNA BAPTIST CHURCH He loved to fresh water fish and Edna Cotton. He and nip Sexton officiating. Inter- Smyrna Baptist Church is the place to for anyone who is hungry to learn and camping on the bay with Doris Marie Collinsworth ment followed in the New about the Lord Jesus Christ. Sunday 9:45 a.m., Sunday night 5 p.m. and his family, were married in Paxton, Harmony Cemetery. Wednesday night 7 p.m., Pastor Randy Holtz teaches about the Savior and helps members understand the Word of God. The Book of Genesis is be- Survivors are wife, Mary FL on February 26, 1955. ing studied Wednesday nights with a question and answer session. Sunday Alice Smith Wang of Lau- He worked as a butcher LESTER HAYES morning different areas of the Bible are covered and Sunday night is a lesson rel Hill; son, Roger Eugene and meat market manager EVELYN M. PETTY Lester Hayes, age 88, book learning how attitudes affect the walk with God. Wang and wife, Tracy, of at Kroger for 39 years. He Evelyn M. Petty, age 80, passed away at his home ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTISTCHURCH Laurel Hill; f daughters, Pc- loved to bowl, fish, and raise a resident of New Harmony in Florala on Thursday, Members of St. John Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. A.D. Bell Jr. has been pastor for 30 years invite you to worship each Sunday. Sunday tricia Kendrick and hus- white pigeons. Community in north Walton December 25. He Was born school 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m regular order of service. Wednesday Bible class 7 band, Gone, of Paxton, FL He is survived by wife, County, FL, passed away in in Hacoda, AL February p.m. 2nd Sunday after Sunday School there is a series of bible classes (sub- and Kathy Hinkley and Doris Cotton; daughters, a Panama City, FL health 5, 1920, the son of the late ject: TheApostle Doctnne). (3rd Sunday regular order of service) (4) Sunday morning'after Sundays School abible class is held (subject: Making the Most husband, Darrell of Laurel Becky Bolden, Cindy Bailey, care facility on Thursday, John Hayes and Ruthie Mac of your Christian Life). Located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. Hill; and adopted grand- Melanie Spikes, and Teresa December 25. She was born Norris Hayes. He served in son as a son, Cody Aaron Hanna; 11 grandchildren in Baker, FL the daugh- the U.S. Navy during World TRINITY MISSION of Laurel Hill; sisters, Do- and 3 great-grandchildren; ter of the late Fincher and War II and later was em- When life gets you down, there is a God who cares. God has all power,- wisdom, and answers. Trinity Mission enjoys serving God, and invites you to ris Cato of Laurel Hill and sisters, Warrie Gaa] and Autie Johnson Heath. She ployed with Civil Service attend church services. Sunday school 10 a.m., worship service 11 a.m., and Peggy Lawson of Crestview, Peggy Sanders; brother, Del- was the owner and opera- at Eglin Air Force Base, Wednesday prayer service 6 p.m. The church is located on Hwy. 331,2 miles FL; grandchildren, Jeremy, mas Cotton. He was preced- tor of Evelyn's Beauty Shop FL until his retirement: south'of Paxton. Call 834-4077. Amanda, Kaitlin, Jessica, ed in death by his parents in Florala for the past 55 He was employed with the UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES " Ashley, Lisa, Jason, Dalton, and sister, Ouida Painter. years. She also helped her City of Florala under a fed- Florala First United Methodist Church. 1310 5th Street, Florala. Members Trey, Carrissa, Tyler, Cody; The family will be receiv- late., husband, John, in the oral grant project for home cordially invite you to Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. (nursery provided), and evening worship at 5 p.m Weekly Bible two unborn great-grandchil- ing friends ,and relatives at operation of cattle and hog improvement. He loved the study is offered at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the dren. 12 p.m. at Paxton Assembly farming before his death in outdoors and looked forward church parsonage. Funeral services were Of God Church on Friday, 1992. She loved to maintain to deer and bird seasons for Hopewell United Methodist Church, 987 Gomillion Road, Florala (off held Monday, December 29 January 2, 2009. The memo- her beautiful lawn and flow- hunting. His wife, Mildred, Highway 4 approximately ten miles from FIorala). Members cordially invite you to worship services on the first and third Sundays of the mqnth at 8:45 ...... er beds at her home and was preceded him in death in a.m. followed by Sunday school. Ehank You an excellent cook. Shewas 2001. Christian Home United Methodist Church, 1479 Parrish Road (formerly always busy taking care of Survivors are son, Joe highway 6), Florala (off Highway 4 approximately 6 miles from Florala). Mem- bers invite you to worship services on the second and fourth Sundays of the Dear Mayor and City Council: the needs of her family, her Hayes, of Houston, TX; month at 8:45 a.m. followed by Sunday school. For info, call 858-3456. l would like to take this opportunity to thank you for home and business. She was sister-in-law, Sybil Full- AA meetings will be held every Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. your consideration of my application for City Clerk's pc- preceded in death by her or; nephew, Jerry Fuller, VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH sition in the administration for Florala. I was honored parents; husband, John; and wife, Alice, bf Florala; Victory Baptist Church is a Bible preaching and teaching work based on to have been given the chance to possibly serve the city sister, Melba Stokes and brother, Roland Hayes of the fundamentals of the King James Bible. Located halfway between Pax- of my family's home of almost 40 years. This was my brother, William Health. Niceville, FL; sisters, Ma- ton and DeFuniak Springs, in Liberty, the church welcomes all families and husband's home - he was reared here and loved this town Survivors are daughter, rio Shears of Florala and individuals who would hear the preaching of the Gospel and receive thesav- ing knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pastor Alvin Wade will be preach- deeply. He only wanted it to prosper and grow and that Jeanie Majors and husband, Esi Lou (Tiny) Moulton of ing Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. with Sunday School for children and young was my desire. [ wanted to be a part of that. However, William G., of Panama City, Crestview, FL. adults. 11 a.m. Worship Service, Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. and Wednesday it wasn t the Lord's will and therefore you chose someone FL; son, Harold Lee Petty As per his wishes, me- at 7 p.m.. followed by a time of prayer. else to fill the position. I pray for the success of the ad- and wife, Lyndal, of New morialization by cremation WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH ministration of Florala's new government and the new Harmony; brother, Wayne with no funeral services. Westside Baptist Church Interim Pastor Johnathan Daniel and congrega- City Clerk. Health of Fort Walton, FL; tion invite you to come and worship each and every Sunday. Sunday school I would also like to publicly thank all those who told 9:45; morning worship 10:45 a.m Sunday evening Bible study is at 5 p.m. me they were supporting me and sent letters or emails and Wednesday Bible study is 6:30 p.m. to the mayor and council showing their support. I had ) rt .O7[rt etzor many people tell me they were praying and hoping that I would get the job. Thank all of you for your confidence ) arcus Cook .0[ efftOrt in me. ) October 9, 1912 - Januar 1. 1993 ro m heroes May God richly bless you all and again, [thank you ) ,At: rest in the arben of the orb .C. q'riblen qave qrue Richarb q'rue for the opportunity to be considered for the position. oVe forever. Sincerely, Sandra Cobb ) CFreb anb tephanie i[ber Jean i l/d00lllllmlllMillHM/llilml[iW, -, -- ,