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Tillatoba News
By Patcie Deck

I hope all you mother’s had a wonderful Mother’s Day with visiting or phone calls. It all does the heart good!

Erika Anderson and son, Kaleb, spent Friday night with her mother, Daisy Isbell, for Mother’s Day! She did Daisy’s nails and they ate popcorn and watched a movie. Sounds like fun!

On Tuesday, Festus, Ruth Jane and Amanda Hailey visited Peggy and Eugene Bailey. Mike and Rhonda Hailey of Houston also visited his brother, Festus, Ruth Jane and Amanda Hailey Friday. They all went to Batesville and ate at Cracker Barrel. Saturday, Festus, Ruth Jane and Amanda went to the Yalo-Ribbon Festival at Oakland.

Gloria Marceleno went to town Saturday and had a great time. She took her Mom, Mildred Kendall, out to eat Sunday. Gloria’s son, Joseph Little, called and her daughter, Carley, also called and text them.

Joyce Stephens’ granddaughter, Kayla Martin Carter, made some beautiful cup cakes decorated with icing that looked like different flowers! I even text Joyce, thinking they were Mother’s Day flowers and telling her how beautiful they are.
Don and Jackie Bowman are so proud of their grandsons Weston and Jack. Weston graduated from K-3 Thursday morning, and Jack graduated from kindergarten Thursday night. They also had a sweet little niece, Audrey Eskridge, graduate Thursday night.

Mclendon Hartley had kindergarten graduation Monday night at North Delta school. Congratulations, sweet girl!

Also congratulations to Landon Hillhouse another kindergarten graduate from Tillatoba.

Sandy Sturdivant  was such a proud mama when she and her husband, Harvey, went to her son’s, Joseph Bozone, graduation from New Orleans Baptist Seminary. He earned a masters degree in theology. Congratulations, Joseph!
Nathan and Kristie Hartley cooked Mother’s Day supper for their sweet momma, Faye Hartley. Those attending were Mark, Rowland, Mary Brett, Mclendon and Steve Ramage.
Faye and Kristie went to Pensacola for a few days. They left Sunday and came back Wednesday. Faye said, “We had a blast getting away!” The next time they go, I’m gonna hide in their suitcase.

Martha Box said she took the week off resting her bad foot.

She reported a great graduation for grandson, Josh Harrison, Friday. She is so proud of him and all his class members!

“These kids will be some great leaders and provide for us real soon,” Martha added.

Martha had lunch in Batesville Saturday with  her sister, Joyce Stevens. They enjoyed walking the downtown festival. Martha’s sweet son-in-law, Phil  Harrison, and Jake came over, cut her grass and weeded those million weeds.
She reported good music, good visit with friends Saturday night and a wonderful Mother’s Day!  Josh drove her over to his church where a great loving message by Bro. Scarborough was heard. After church she visited with daughter and family – Ginger, Phil, Jake and Josh and Aunt Linda – at Diane Hill’s  House. The visit included wonderful food (that she did not have to cook). Among the crowd were four mothers, but Martha felt the most spoiled, fed and loved.

Little Hallie Bren DeLoach was honored with her first birthday party and boy did she have a nice party! Happy first birthday, Hallie!

Saturday morning Deborah McCool went to Pontotoc and Batesville with daughter, Angela Dukes, and granddaughter, Allison. They had a wonderful time.

They went to daddy’s, Ray Bell, and spent the afternoon with him. Sunday, after church they had a cookout at dad’s with Angela and Kimberly Beavers and family, and Michael Merrill and his family. Debbie said it was a little hard being first the Mother’s Day since her sister, Patsy Merrill, passed away.

On Thursday Debbie will go to Senatobia for her grandson’s high school graduation. Her son, Christopher’s youngest son, Hayden, is graduating and his oldest son, Hunter, is graduating Ole Miss. Then Saturday her family is traveling to Cancun. Hunter is getting married to the sweetest girl, Olivia Jones.
Deborah says “Tommy refuses to fly so we aren’t going but there will be lots of pictures.”

Sadie Harper has a new great granddaughter, Stella Layne Daniel. She was born May 12, 2023 to Jennifer and Mark Daniel. She weighed six pounds, four ounces and 20 inches long  This makes 12 grands for Sheila O’Bryant, and 15 great grands for Sadie and Milton.

Darlene Moorman had a procedure on May 8. This time there were two injections instead of one in her back. She says she will never have another one of those because she could hardly get around for a week. Then all of a sudden she said she was a “flying Jesse around here, cleaning my house, working in my yard and I haven’t stopped yet. But of course you know me, I made myself take a break. All of this time earlier I was praying also, so I just think the Good LORD touched me, and that is why I got better so fast. You know truly I am a Pentecostal Christian.”

Sheryn Goode’s daughter, Dana Huffman and grandson, Devon Huffman, come Sunday and brought lunch and all kinds of sweets. They ate there because Sheryl’s leg messed up and she can hardly walk. They also brought things for the graves at the cemetery.
Well, we are winding down on all the Josh celebrations, said his mother, Ginger Harrison. It’s been a fun few weeks! He graduated Friday night. We are very proud of him. He worked hard to finish with all A’s. We spent Sunday celebrating Mother’s Day at my mother- in- laws, Diane Hills with my Moma, Martha Box and Linda Harrison. Diane worked very hard and served us a very good meal.

Happy birthday to my sweet friend, Liz McKinney on the 20th, my grandson, Junior Dukes the 22nd, Marilyn Barton the 22nd also, Lisa Chambers and Caleb Franklin celebrates the 23. May you all have a great day celebrating!

Thought for the day….He who wants milk should not sit on a stool in the middle of the pasture expecting the cow to back up to him.

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