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There Is No Feeling Like Holding A Precious Baby Next To Your Heart

            TILLATOBA NEWS
                By Patsy Deck

Little Miss Haven Rose Dukes, daughter of Waylon and Holly Havens Dukes, was  born August 26 and weighed nine pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long.
I got to meet this precious great grandbaby Sunday and what a wonderful feeling it was to hold her next to my heart – there is no other feeling like it. I love the smell of a new born baby and she smelled so good. Between her grandmother, Brandy Rounsaville, and myself, I think we took over 60 pictures.
Love and sympathy to the Van Carlton Goode Jr. family of Moon Lake. Mr. Goode passed away recently of a heart attack. He was the son of Van Carlton Goode, Sr. of Tillatoba.
Love and sympathy to the Billy Ray Dees family of Enid. Billy Ray passed away Sunday, August 30, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford.  He leaves his mother, Ilene Smith Dees and two brothers, Jimmy Dale Dees and Ricky Dees, both of Enid. He is also survived by a host of nephews and nieces and great nephew and nieces.
Prayers for the family and friends of Bobby Rotenberry. Bobby passed away recently. He was in the graduating class of 1957 at Oakland High School. He and his wife, Vivian, lived in Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
Sympathy to the Shirley Dahl Grier family of McDonough, Ga. Shirley passed away Monday, August 24. She leaves behind  three daughters, Gwen Grier, Cynthia Gardener and Katrina Winkles; two grandsons, Tyler Williams and Hunter Grier; and two sisters,  Sheila Jackson of Tillatoba and Elizabeth Thurman of Strawberry Plains, Tenn.
I met Shirley when she came to visit her sister, Sheila Jackson and she attended services at Tillatoba Baptist Church. She was such a sweet and soft spoken lady, our Sunday school class fell in love with her. Shirley was such a joy to be around. We are going to miss you sweet lady and your sweet smile. Rest in peace.
Sheila Jackson, Mali Jarrell and Debbie Hayles went to see Sheila’s sister and family in Strawberry Plains, Tenn.  She is 88 years old and her husband is 93. He has a tumor in his lung and it is moving up and pressing against his vocal cords. He whispers when he talks. She is getting dementia. Please pray for these two nice people.
Please pray for Jackie Pearson, Sheila’s niece,  who is gravely ill at this time.
Christian love and sympathy to the Neal Crocker family. Mr. Crocker passed away Sunday, August 30, at his home. He had been fighting cancer and a stroke for a couple of years. Neal will be greatly missed.
Love and sympathy to the Lindsey Hardy family of Byhalia. Mr. Lindsey passed away recently and was Jimmy Rowland’s uncle.
Sadie Harper had another nerve block Thursday to try to alleviate the pain she is having in her leg. I hope it works for you, Sadie.
Butch Howe has been on our sick list, but was feeling better as of this report.
Honk-honk! That’s just Martha Box going by in her new car. She said her 2018 was giving her a lot of trouble and they offered her a good deal, so what’s a woman to do?
She was excited to hear the news over the weekend that her nephew, Hank Wortham and family, were coming for a visit. They are from Cleveland, Texas, and arrived Monday. Martha and her sister, Joyce Stevens, had to be in Oxford for a doctor’s appointment.
A special happy birthday to my grandson, Waylon Dukes on the 5th, to Sherry Hill on the 5th, and Emily Tillman Donovan and Nancy Kirk share a birthday on the 8th. I hope all of you have a wonderful day celebrating your special day.
Our Daughter, Donna Garripoli spent a few days in Idaho visiting her daughter, Miranda Procella. Donna returned home Monday with a happy heart and a lot of pictures.
Thought for the day….Happiness is like honey, you can pass it around but some of it will stick to you.

Pat’s Recipe of the week:
Bunkhouse Beans
• 1 cup Salsa
• 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
• 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
• 5 hot dogs halved lengthwise and sliced
• 3 Tbs. dried minced onion
• 2 cans. (16 ozs. each) pork and beans, drained
• 1 can  (15-1/2 ounces) chili beans, undrained
•1 can (15 ounces) butter or Lima beans, rinsed and drained
In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients and mix well. Stir in the beans and pour into an ungreased 2 quart baking dish and bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly.

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