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Tillatoba News

Tillatoba News
By Patcie Deck

Dr J. Courtney Selvy is going to bring the homecoming message at Tillatoba Baptist Church on Sunday, September 25. He was the Director of Missions for Panola County for a long time and has filled in at the Tillatoba pulpit before. Homecoming services will start Sunday school from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., following by fellowship with coffee and donuts until 11:15. The morning service will begin at 11:15. There will be a covered dish meal follow the services with fellowship.

Christian love and sympathy is extended to the Dot Leigh family of Tatum Pond Road. Mrs. Leigh is survived by three daughters, Shirley (William Earl) Tillman of Charleston, Faye (Mark) Hartley of Tillatoba and Gaye (Jerry) Milam of Charleston; five grandchildren, Jeremy (Jennifer) Tillman of Kosciusko, Jennifer (Gordon) Stanford of Charleston, Nathan (Betsy) Hartley of Tillatoba, Kristie Hartley of Tillatoba and Joshua Milam of Charleston; and a host of great grands. What a beautiful and sweet role model to follow and her three daughters are a great example and testimony to that!

Martha Box had a great visit from her nephew, Bo Wortham and kids from Texas. She fed them, along with her daughter’s family – Ginger, Phil and Josh Harrison – breakfast Sunday morning.

“Even the seven year-old cowboy thinks I am a great cook. He  ate two plates of food and his dad said he never eats that much,” Martha reported.

After they all left, Martha had a wonderful church visit at Hope Church of God with an amazing spirit, praising, singing and  prayer throughout service. Bro. Joseph Williams preached unity with a spectacular anointing felt throughout, Martha shared. The Love shared among the church members was Unity personified!

Saturday night, Martha had a great meal and visit at the Awards and Honors program for FHA. Proud of all those kids, especially Josh.

Frank and Freda Weir traveled to Oxford Saturday and helped ‘lil Avery Beardain celebrate her third birthday!

Waylon and Holly Dukes and lil Haven Rose have been busy painting their brick home white. I know Haven Rose helped because she had paint on her little body when they took a break and came to visit. I think Haven’s uncle J (Junior Dukes) helped some too.

Your writer along with husband, David, and daughter, Donna Garripoli, rode to Charleston Saturday morning. We watched the game between Charleston and the Grenada Chargers. Our great grandson, Bradley, plays for the Chargers. It was a close game but Grenada ended up on top and I ended up with a horrible sunburn. David got sick and had to come back home before the game got started. He had taken his meds that morning without eating anything.

I talked to Peggy Bailey by phone Monday morning, and she said she has been having trouble with her blood pressure and had to go to the doctor last week. Other than that, she said they have been staying home.

JR Dukes was fortunate enough to catch fish during tournaments throughout the year and have a good finish this year. He finished fifth in the standings for the year in the Phoenix Bass Fishing League out of 214 other boaters. Keep up the good work, JR.

The Jackson family wants to remind all you Jackson kin that the reunion will be Saturday,  September 24, at Enid Church of Christ. Eating starts at noon and Patti Rowland will provide the meat, paper products and Kool-aid.  Everyone else please bring side dishes, desserts, bread and other drinks.

Happy birthday to Donald Wayne Bloodworth, Rebecca McCullar and my long time friend, Kenneth Rowsey, on the 22nd; Joy Mullins on the 23rd; Bubba Howe, Jenny Lou Chambers and Sue Weir share a birthday on the 24th; Don Bowman celebrates the 25th; and Bobby Joe McClanahan celebrates the 27th. I pray you all have a wonderful day celebrating your birthday.

Thought for the day…..Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.

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