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It’s Time To Stop And Give Thanks For The Month Of November

By Patsy Deck

Well, the month October and Halloween are over and done with. I hope all you little children had a fun and safe night dressed up in your costumes “Trick or Treating.”  Now it’s time to “Stop and Give Thanks” for the month of November and Thanksgiving.
Love and sympathy to the Jimmy Dale Dees family of Enid. Jimmy Dale, a logger, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, in Oxford. He was 54.
Born Feb. 3, 1966, in Batesville, he was the son of the late Elzie Ray Dees. His mother is Hazel Ilene Smith Dees of Enid.
Jimmy Dale is survived by his wife, Tammy Dees, whom he shared 25 years with; and two sons, Jonathan (Emily Michelle) Dees of Enid, and Noeyburt Dees of Enid; one brother, Ricky (Carolyn) Dees of Enid; three grandchildren, Zoey Hodges, Noeyburt Dees, Jr., and Lillian Dees.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, October 31, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Enid. Rev. Marty Evans conducted the service. Please pray for his family and his sweet momma, Ilene Dees, who has lost two of her sons within two months time.
Love and sympathy is also extended to the Martha Jones Kirkwood family of Duck Hill. Kirkwood, 93, of Grenada, passed away Monday, October 26, at Grenada Living Center.  She was born November 8, 1926 in Yalobusha County to Robert Wesley and Lillie Black Shepherd.  Mrs. Kirkwood was a longtime employee of Pennaco Hosiery and was a member of Duck Hill Baptist Church.
A graveside service was held Friday, October 30, at the Duck Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Sandefur (Wayne) of Thomaston, Ga. and Jane Spratlin of Grenada; four grandchildren, Mark Sandefur (Amy), Mike Jones (Anita), Daniel Gregg (Courtney) and Dana Downs (Will); nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visiting with Eugene, Peggy and Erik Bailey over the weekend were their children, Ronnie Bailey of Jackson, Tenn., Jennifer Ross of Oakland and Pam Howell of Rosebloom.
Jessie Williams says it’s been kinda quiet down her way but her daughter, Sandra McCaulla of Grenada came Sunday and brought her a delicious Reuben sandwich.
Happy birthday to Dale Arnold on the 2nd; Gary Chambers on the 7th; Clay McFerrin and Sam Pullen share a birthday on the 9th; and Marsha Moody Goodwin and Kay Thurmond Turner share their birthday on the 12th. I pray you all have a blessed birthday.
It is with a sad heart to report Ken Cooper had passed away. Ken and his mother, Mamie Cooper, were Tillatoba residents at one time before moving to Elliott. Ken loved music and was an awesome drummer.  Survivors include his  sister, Dianna Cooper White; a daughter, Amanda Artt; a host of grandchildren; nieces, Audrey White and Laura McGahey; great nephews Clayton and Kahman; and a great niece Atlee White.
Services (graveside only) for Cooper will be Thursday, Nov. 5 in Union cemetery in Tillatoba. Visitation will be from 1-2 and service will start at 2.
Brent and Samantha Anderson spent a few days in Gatlinburg, Tenn. recently celebrating their 20th anniversary. This sweet young couple does not look much over 20 years old so it’s hard to believe they have been together that long.
Please pray for Lisa Cross. Lisa went recently to have a port put in, which she did well with and she also did well with her first of 21 treatments. Stay strong, Lisa.
Thought for the day…The secret of happiness is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do.

Patcie’s Recipe of the Week:
Amazing Coconut Pie

• 2 cups milk   • 4 eggs      • 1/2 cup Bisquick
• 1 and 1/2 tsp. vanilla   •  3/4 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup butter, melted  • 1 can coconut
Place all ingredients except coconut in blender and mix. Pour into 9 inch pie pan. Let set for 5 minutes. Sprinkle Coconut on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Makes it’s own crust!

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