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The Brownsville States-Graphic

Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones “When Wills Collide” was Sunday’s message. The young king Rehoboam followed his father King Solomon to the throne, which had in later years become a backslidden believer. His atheistic mother and the bad example of his father had influenced the young king. When the people he was to serve complained of the high taxes and the treatment by the government, he went against their wishes and told them, “You don’t know what hard times are. You haven’t seen anything yet!” Leaders are responsible to God and sometimes forget that He observes world affairs, and it can be a dangerous thing to enter the wrath of God…the plight of any age is hopeless without the Lord. Christy Fain did a great job singing the special music. Yvonne Ray told of her recent profession of faith and was welcomed into the fellowship at Holly Grove. Robert Barden and Glen Claiburn reported that 12 people were saved at the

county jail Sunday morning. Happy Birthday goes to Danny Murphy, Judy Lewis, Toni Perry, Kaleigh McCaslin, Pat Hart and Ray Castro. Alan and Debbie Jones traveled to Olive Branch, MS Friday and was an overnight guest of Ronny and Gloria Hopkins. On Saturday, Heath, Julie and Hayden Hopkins from Hernando joined them for a trip to Starkville, MS and Mississippi State to attend Super Bulldog Day. Mississippi State vs. Tennessee baseball game was enjoyed and then football in the afternoon. On the sick list this week is little Alissa Warren, who will be going to Vanderbilt hospital for surgery. Please remember Alissa and her parents Keith and Dianne Warren. Also on the sick list are Danny Murphy, Elsie Lewis, Rosemary Brown, Neil Herbert, Janie Hight, Jessie White and Emma Jane Gorman. Lucille Hight is home recuperating following a few days in the Jackson

hospital. Jerry Taylor underwent eye surgery this week and is doing well. Others are Rev. Bobby Williams, Bonnie Patterson, Mary Ann Halbrook, Chris West and Kent Byrd in Iraq. Was this blackberry winter we experienced last weekend? Our strawberries are blooming like a flower garden. Azaleas are in full bloom. My bridal bouquet shrub is blooming profusely. Mrs. Jewell Woodward dug it up herself and brought it to me about 25 years ago. She has gone home to be with the Lord many years ago, but I still think of her each year when it blooms. I named it Jewell. Dewey Jones enjoyed a visit with his long-time friend, Dr. Rufus Taylor on Friday. The ladies who attended the Women’s Joy Conference told of their trip Sunday night. Those attending were Helen Hastings, Ann Faulkner, Lois Davis, Nancy Campbell, Jan Wynn and Christy Fain and two of her friends.

Suzie’s Scene By Suzie Tipton

Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after blu-ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again. Anon Roland and Ann Reid along with grandson Will Vestal were in Phoenix, Az. last week for a visit with son Dr. Joe Reid. While there they had a visit with Ann's sister Betty Ross and husband Bill who live in Scottsdale. Will got a bonus spring break and got to go on this trip because his step-dad, Jimmy Angotti was in a serious car accident that had him air lifted to the Med where he is still in the hospital, Jimmy is the husband of Stephanie Hutcherson who was a teacher in PreK at Anderson for several years and now lives in Memphis. Kyle and Allison Proffitt were in Jackson last Wednesday during their visit from Singapore and

had lunch with Joan Byrum, Ann Nuckolls, Lisa Powell, Sue Harvey, and Jodi and Sophie Lamb of Murfreesboro. Hunter, Alaina and Andrea Smothers and Lucion and Joyce English spent part of spring break in Chattanooga. There they enjoyed the Aquarium, the Discovery Museum, Mission Ridge train ride, and Rock City and Lookout Mountain. The 15th Review Club met last week at the home of Mandy Stokely. They are excited to announce their newest members Jenny Smith Helms, Laura Thornton and Whitney Thornton. They are also working hard on this year's Marla Angotti Memorial Race that will be held at the end of October. One day during Spring Break, neighborhood children gathered in Mary Houston and Elise Hamilton's backyard to tie-dye t-shirts. Everyone made a colorful shirt and had a wonderful time. The group included Thomas Henderson, Walt and Bond Lonon, Elizabeth, Martha, and Amy Carpenter, Emily Russell, Avery Turnage, Hooper Stoots, Sam, Jeb, and Ann Wesley Banks, Stafford, Mary Elizabeth, and Drake Hooper. Melessia Eason Mathis was surprised with a birthday luncheon at Dumplins in Jackson on

Saturday to celebrate her 50th birthday. The luncheon was hosted by her Mother, Sybil Owen, sister, Vickie Eason and daughter’s Megan and Jessie. Included in the group were Tina Martin, Suzanne Brown, Jane Jameson, Jan McAdams, Lisa Powell and Sue Harvey. Lisa Williams Powell was awarded the Macy's Star Academy award which is given in several areas throughout the store every year to recognize employees for their "leadership and achievement of superior results". She will attend an awards banquet in Memphis to receive the award. Flo and Frank Bryan of Jackson, MS, were in town for the weekend with Suzie Tipton. We are saddened by the death of Elaine Lowery Hines who passed away last week in Tupelo, MS, after a three-year battle with melanoma. A memorial service was held at Harrisburg Baptist Church there. She leaves her husband and two children and parents, Curtis and Ona “Tink” Lowery, formerly of Brownsville. We haven’t had any guesses yet. First clueshe has a cousin with the name Elvis. Call 772.1192 to guess. Send your news to suebabyt@aol.com.

Crestview News

This week during our cooking class, our patients made sugar cookies with sprinkles on top. They all enjoyed placing each cookie on the tray, patting them out, the Activity Director placed them in the oven for the patients, then we waited about 10 minutes until they were golden brown. Once they came out of the oven, the patients put the sprinkles on them. Everyone enjoyed them. They made enough so even the ones that stayed in their rooms enjoyed a cookie. The smell of

fresh baked cookies was wonderful! Every volunteer is very special to us here at Crestview. So, on April 22 we will be honoring all our volunteers with a “Volunteer Social.” National Volunteer Week is April 18-24. Volunteers we appreciate you; you truly make a difference. This week thank you to the following volunteers: Christ Temple Ladies, CC Club, Beech Grove Church of Christ, First Assembly of God Church Ladies, Oakview Baptist Church, Faith

Deliverance Ladies, Mrs. Mary Barkens, Community Temple of the Living Church, Bingo Ladies, and Macedonia Baptist Church. We would like to thank Mrs. Mary Barkens for all the delicious fruit she donated for Fruit Bingo on Tuesday. Our sympathy goes to the families of Mr. Harbert Thornton, Mrs. Sallie Williams and Mrs. Zelma Jones; they will be truly missed Thought for the week: Live Well, Love Much, and Laugh Often.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Westside News By Mary W. Lewis

It is a little unusual for both mothers of a couple to celebrate their 90 birthdays within a few months of each other and quite a blessing. Gene Campbell's mother, Mrs. Georgia Campbell of Curve, Tn. has and Risa, his wife is now celebrating her mother's in Bartlett, Tn. and would appreciate a shower of birthday greetings, as did Miss Georgia. The address is Felice McAfee 6625 Morningsgate Cove, Bartlett, TN 38135. Good for them! Sara Grace Edwards, daughter of Michael and Paula, and granddaughter of Jesse and Eleanor Edwards has been accepted to Law School in Memphis after she graduates this spring from UT-Knoxville The Hambric family, consisting of a young son and daughter were our visitors Sunday. They live in the home place of Joe Stokely located on Cliff Creek Rd. The mother is employed by TVA, the father works in construction. We hope they'll make us their church home. Mr. and Mrs. John Ashworth were guests Sunday. He is candidate

for City Mayor. Formerly, his father was an Extension Agent here, I believe. Jon and Susan Overturf invited the Teens Devo meeting to their rustic log cabin home on Curtis Lowery Rd. Westside held their regular singing at Crestview Sunday. Members present included: Bill and Bobbie Connally, Mac Perry, Jack Williams, Zachary Fox, Brian and Sara Massey, Bro. Larry and Emily, and Paul and Mary Lewis. Some of the residents joining were Dianne Hart and Minnie Bell King. Sister Wilma King wasn't feeling well, and Sister Marie Browning had gone visiting. Monday night April 19, we are scheduled to return for singing and visit room by room with treats for all residents. Jack and Dana Williams will be in Nashville Sunday at David Lipscomb University to hear Tim Tebow, Christian quarterback, who plays for Alabama's Crimson Tide speak. Wednesday Paul and I visited Mrs. Billy Joe (Sue) Sullivan, one of our Westside members, in

Mercer at the home of her daughter and son-in law, Harry Lee and Floy Puckett, and truly enjoyed it. Our minister, Bro Larry and Emily visit her every week and several others have including Albert and Ann Jackson. She has received many calls and cards from Westside and others. Sue's sisterin- law from Jackson, Beverly (Ann) Sullivan Grant, a Brownsville native, visited. Nell Fox reported Mary Ann Halbrook was able to transfer from St. Francis Specialty to Jackson for therapy Jack Brummett reported that Chris Davis, stepson of David Livingston was injured in Iraq and is stateside and is hospitalized. Sympathy to Ronnie Jones in the death of his mother, Zelma Jones, longtime resident of Crestview. Also to Sylvia and Bobby McCage, whose daughter, Kitty, passed away in Nashville and to siblings: Ronnie Williams, our dependable electrician/plumber serviceman, Teresa Williams and Renee. To the Ralph Warf family, once proprietors of Sunny Hill Nursing Home.

Wellwood/Zion News By Denise Phillips What another awesome week! The weather has been beautiful and by now all of Haywood County’s kids are ready for the TCAP tests. As my good friend Suzanne Wallace said, teachers “relax, you’ve done your best, and now it’s time for them to do their best.” Please be in prayer for our children and the teachers! Jimmy and I spent the weekend in Franklin with our Rainey family, returning home Sunday night. Although we missed our Zion Church family and I’m sure one of the best messages Brother Mark ever preached, we did have a great time. Thanks to our sons Jason and Justin for keeping a check on our home and feeding the animals for us. Twenty-one of Zion’s ladies attended the Women of Joy Conference in Kentucky this weekend and received a special blessing. Others from the community attended as well and all reported a safe trip! Tuesday I turned another year older and many of you made the day very special for me. Thanks to all that called to wish me a “happy birthday” and to the Rainey’s for the fresh cut flowers. Jimmy carried me to my favorite restaurant where we met Justin and Britany for dinner. We saw Keith Haywood and family and enjoyed

chatting with them on the front porch after dinner. Brother Eddie and Diana Martin from Christ Church were there as well enjoying dinner and stopped by to say “hello”. Afterwards, we went shopping to end a delightful evening. Haywood Associations’ Extreme Bible Challengers drill was held Wednesday evening at Zion Church. Those advancing to Jackson and onto Brentwood are Caroline Prince, Evan Ellington, and Morris Tritt. Alternates are Katherine Tritt and Hannah Conway. Hannah could not be there Wednesday night since she was in Texas with Teen Pact, a government study that goes along with her schooling. However, she did return to be with the group Friday night in Jackson where they continued to do a terrific job. Scottie Morris reported thirteen attending the community prayer breakfast Thursday morning with Brother Troy Hoppers leading the devotion. Thanks to all of the men that gather early each Thursday morning to pray for various requests. Many prayers have been answered as a result of these Godly men! Congratulations to Cody Baggett on receiving his driver’s license. Now he can drive without his mom. Caleb Potter is driving as well, but

with his permit. He has to have an adult with him, but he is surely excited about getting to drive. He even circled around my driveway Wednesday night to show off his skills. Congratulations to John Burton Friedman on killing his first turkey. I haven’t heard if Rachel Stewart got one or not. She is certainly trying. Mark your calendars for the following dates. WMU will meet April 27th at 7:00 P.M. in the FLC at Zion. Grow Outreach Team will go out on April 29th at 6:30. Haywood Association’s VBS training clinic for workers will be held May 1st from 9:00 – noon at Somerville First Baptist. Pray for those who are sick, our military personnel and their families, the shut-ins, those who have lost loved ones, and the leaders of our country. Please say a special prayer for our school kids who will be taking the TCAP tests this week. Pray for Chris West’s recovery from the softball accident, and Diane Warren’s little girl Alissa (Terry Brown’s granddaughter) who will be having surgery Wednesday. Call me at 772-4257 if you have news. People want to know!

Thanks for keeping up with us each week! You are truly appreciated!

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