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Volume LXIV No. 3 www.frenchcamp.org FALL 2019 In this Issue: Home—A Safe Place to Grow

Off to a Great Start

Softball Field Dedication

Staying Cool

French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God.


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Home = Safe Place to Grow. Luke 2:52 says, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.” French Camp Academy is the kind of place where young people can grow in every way, intellectually, physically, spiritually, and socially. When most people think of “home,” they intuitively believe that it should be a place where a child, all its inhabitants, can learn and grow. Safety is key to anyone’s growth. Without safety, most people, most children lose the desire to grow. Creativity is stunted, social interactions become awkward, unfocused attention can cause academic delays, and God can become untouchable for many. At French Camp, we work hard to create an environment where children and teenagers can grow, so we endeavor to create a safe place for a child to be a child, and for a teenager’s limits to be stretched, where it is okay to fail because the encouragement to get back up is right beside them. We know that behind every success should be a family of people cheering on the sidelines, in the hallways, and back home where celebrations mean something. An FCA coach doesn’t just work for a winning season, but mentors his/her players. A teacher doesn’t just push for straight A’s but tutors her/ his students. A houseparent doesn’t just provide a cozy home, but models edifying communication. An administrator doesn’t come to work for financial value but pours his or her life into supporting the children and teenagers at FCA on the weekends and the evenings when needed most. Christian adults cheering them on, life on life relationships, creating a safe place for students to learn, to grow, to excel, that’s what FCA is all about, and supportive relationships across the board do wonders to create a loving home environment. Pray for FCA to become a “home away from home” for its young people. The bumps and bruises of life are difficult to overcome, but with Christ at the core of all that we do, we know there is hope. Paul said in Romans 5:5: “…and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” v

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The President’s Perspective: Home—A Foretaste of What is to Come Recently in a conversation with some dear friends of French Camp, the importance of home came up. We discussed how significant home had been in our lives and all the things and people associated with it.   While we usually think of home as a physical place on earth, the Bible refers to our ultimate home as a place where God lives.  The apostle Peter says this:  According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Unfortunately, in the world we live in, home is not always what it was meant to be.  Family difficulties, illness, death, and ultimately sin work toward eroding the image of the safe and secure place home is meant to be. Home is where birthday parties are celebrated, skinned knees are comforted, hot meals are tabled, tears fall, hugs are shared, and so much more.  Home is really in a nut shell—the refuge where we find belonging. At French Camp, home is at the heart of our mission.  We strive to create a place that is safe, welcoming, and loving for all of our young people.  In a world that is tossed to and fro by the waves of unrest, we seek to provide stability, comfort, and peace.  When confusion and chaos rule the day, we seek to bring nurture, understanding, and consistency.  While our culture diminishes the value of young people, we seek to provide meaning and purpose through a relational model of education that teaches God’s thoughts toward His children. His ultimate desire is for each us to have an eternal place of belonging—a Heavenly home with Him. The Bible clearly teaches that this earth is not our home. For the here and now the Lord has established families and homes to be a small foretaste of what Heaven will be like, but without sin and death! No earthly home is ever perfect, but we can rest assured those who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ will one day experience a home like no other! All of us at French Camp desire for you to have the hope of Heaven in your life. God loves you and wants you to know the stability, safety, comfort, and peace that comes from a personal relationship with Him.

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French Camp TODAY French Camp TODAY (USPS 210-100) is published quarterly in March, June, September and December each year by French Camp Academy, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Periodical postage paid at Hattiesburg, MS and all additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to French Camp TODAY, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745-9703. There is no subscription charge for French Camp TODAY; it is financed by voluntary contributions from friends of the Academy and is printed by Roberson Advertising Services LLC Bogalusa, LA. Graphics/photographs/text by FCA staff and students. The mailing list of French Camp TODAY is confidential and is not shared with other organizations. To receive French Camp TODAY, send names and complete addresses. To change or correct your address or to be removed from the mailing list, tear off the mailing label (needed because of code numbers) and return it with the correct address. You may use the enclosed envelope OR call 1-800-565-7132. If you are receiving more than one copy of French Camp TODAY, please return all mailing labels and indicate which one is the correct address. Reporting in French Camp TODAY is intended to inform readers of the life and work of French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home and school serving young people and their families for the glory of God. French Camp Academy is accredited by the State Department of Education, Jackson, MS. We desire to hear from you. Please direct correspondence to Lance Ragsdale, Director of Development.

French Camp Academy One Fine Place French Camp, MS 39745-9703 662-547-6482 or 662-547-9464 www.frenchcamp.org BOARD OF TRUSTEES H. Donald Brock......................... Greenwood Sharkey Burke..................................Brandon Dave Fair............................................ Oxford Glenn Galey, Secretary............... Hattiesburg Toxey Hall III..................................... Canton G. Carey Hauenstein........................... Laurel Carson Hughes, Vice Chairman........ Jackson Scott Kiewit........................................ Laurel Lee Lampton..................................... Jackson John Lynch................................. Brookhaven Chuck McBride................................Madison Brooks Mosley.................................. Jackson Tommy Peaster, Vice Chairman............ Flora Hugh Potts, Jr., Chairman.............Kosciusko

Mission Statement

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Anything but Typical

Sarah Arrowood A day in the life of a house parent at French Camp Academy is anything but typical! There are currently 11 boys living in our home, but that number will fluctuate during the school year so there’s always someone learning the ropes. Bright and early each day, I start cooking breakfast at 5 a.m. All the guys slowly meander into the kitchen to eat at 6 a.m. Each young man has house duty in the morning to keep our house looking good. Jobs such as washing the dishes, emptying trash, cleaning bathrooms, dusting, and vacuuming happen before school each day. We all meet for devotions at 7 a.m. and then head off to school at 7:20 a.m. Like most house parents, my husband and I have other responsibilities outside of the home. We work in the dining hall here on campus as well as manage the campus pantry. Other house parents teach or work in other campus ministries. We usually arrive home around 1 or 2 p.m. and begin getting ready for all those sweaty, smiling guys to arrive at 3 p.m. They are home just long enough to grab a snack, change clothes, and head off to sports or work crew which lasts until 5 p.m. When they get back home, we head down to the dining hall for supper. After supper we have a chance to have some fun. Some nights we may go to the pool or lake, or we may just hang out at the house playing games and making music. Scheduled phone calls from home are closely monitored to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to speak to family. The showers and laundry start around 7:30 p.m. because everyone has study hall at 8:00 p.m. Study hall time can be very trying. The typical “But I don’t have any homework!”, “I’m hungry, I need a snack.”, and don’t forget the, “My teacher never explained this.” can be heard coming from at least half of the rooms. All will be addressed before bedtime at 9:00 p.m. After an intense day the boys are usually out cold by 9:30 p.m. After praying over our boys, my husband and I may sit and chat awhile about the day’s events, but we typically head to bed soon because it all starts again at 5 a.m. in the morning! On Saturday mornings students have work crew from 9 a.m. until noon. After lunch in the dining hall there are planned activities for all students. Saturday and Sunday evening meals are family meals in the house. Sundays find us in church worshiping together as a family and eating lunch family style in the dining hall. v Steve and Sarah Arrowood are serving their eighth year as Day Home Houseparents.

The schedule here, especially for a dorm student, can be stressful and tiring. But I have gotten used to having structure in my life. It has proven to make me more aware of the important things such as homework and being organized. – TC Residential Student


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French Camp meals in the 1950s.

The children and teenagers who live at French Camp Academy come from a variety of different backgrounds. Some have not enjoyed the blessings of a hot meal and fellowship around a dining room table. Others have never learned how to set a table or have never expressed appreciation for the material blessings provided for them. French Camp Academy has a long history of training young people in basic life skills by not only providing healthy meals but cultivating thankfulness for all of God’s provisions. v

French Camp Academy has been more than a school to me; it’s been a reflection of stability, learning, and a home. – MK Residential Student

Board Member: Brooks Mosley Brooks Mosley joined the French Camp Academy Board of Trustees in December 2016. As the president of Ballew Wealth Management, he has a reputation for making sound decisions that benefit his clients and employees. A 1982 graduate of Mississippi State University, he not only has a CPA designation but holds series 7, 24, 28, and 63 securities certifications.

cation board and was previously active with troop 302 of the Boy Scouts of America. Brooks and his wife, Sherry, make their home in Jackson where they attend Covenant Presbyterian Church and Brooks serves as elder. They enjoy spending time with their three children and traveling. Brooks is an avid reader of the classics.

Brooks serves on the Resource and Development Committee, WFCA Radio Committee, Chairman of Everyone at French Camp Academy is grateful for the Audit and Investment Committee, and the Execu- Brooks’ support, leadership, and encouragement. tive Committee for French Camp Academy. He is a Thank you, Brooks! v member of the Mississippi Council of Economic Edu-


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Serving at French Camp Academy

For more than 130 years, French Camp Academy has shared the forever hope and peace found only in knowing Jesus Christ as Lord. Many children and teenagers needing life-changing experiences have changed their life trajectory in response. We accept young people from all over the United States as well as international students providing a safe place to live and learn, work opportunities, mentoring, and an academic foundation preparing them for the next phase of life.

Over 120 full and part-time staff members and many volunteers are called to support our mission working on location at our ministry in French Camp, MS. This dedicated team of passionate people are called to achieve the mission. Log-on to the employment page at www.frenchcamp.org/contact#employment to learn about available opportunities to serve at French Camp Academy. If God has called you, He will equip you for the task ahead! v

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Grace Evan—Vacation Bible School was a HIT!

FCA students and staff enjoy the generosity of churches every summer is interested in doing a project at FCA, please contact Tom Dickson at who come along side to serve and help in many diverse ways. Grace Evan- 662-547-6482. We are looking for groups who can come in for one-day gelical Church in Collierville, TN is one such church who sent a bus load building/remodeling projects. v of volunteers to lead Vacation Bible School. Using materials and creative props from their church VBS program, it was easy to load it all up on a bus, then set it back up in French Camp. The young people of FCA had a crazy/fun time and enjoyed the interactions with the Grace Evan volunteers, not to mention learned bunches about God’s Word, His love for each one of them, and how to walk by faith in the world. Many thanks to our friends at Grace Evan! If your church group FCA Summer Enrichment Program encourages the love of learning in our students while providing them with additional opportunities outside the classroom. Edwin Faughn, Director of Rainwater Observatory, welcomes you to arrange a visit with your group. For a list of available programs visit www.rainwaterobservatory.org. Each second Friday night of the month the program is free to the public. v


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Softball Field Dedication

Some fathers will do anything for his daughters and Terry Roberts is one of them. Roberts was a science teacher at FCA in 1995 while his daughters enjoyed the local summer softball program. Upon getting approval to begin the new program he was told that he would need to build the field and serve as coach. So that’s exactly what he did, building the field and preparing the first team to take that field in 1996. Terry served 15 years as the slow pitch softball coach before retiring. His daughter Sarah was the first FCA fast pitch coach. One of his granddaughters, Jillian, is currently playing as a Lady Panther.

Photo by Paige Rabun

Sponsors of the new scoreboard are Autumn Ridge Dental Clinic in Kosciusko (Dr. Gundy’s clinic), the Skidmore Family, and the Roberts Family. Officially naming the field, the Terry Roberts Field in a ceremony on August 12, 2019, during the first game of the season, Terry and his wife, Mary, who continues to teach at FCA, were joined by their entire family.

Building Lives through Athletics!


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Student Orientation—Off to a Great Start!

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Working with young people who come to French Camp for life-changing opportunities is a privilege and a responsibility. That’s why FCA staff work hard to help young people have a positive first week with their peers. The transition to a new place can be difficult when anxious feelings come to the surface. To help acclimate our young people, we create a two-day engaging experience before the academic classes even start. Using outdoor, adventure-based activities like low elements ropes course in the woods, zip lines, small group discussions, and other activities not always found in your local school, teenagers learn the value of trust, team-work, appreciating the diversity and differences of others, and recognize that everyone has strengths and weaknesses that can be leveraged or managed. As you think about the ministry of French Camp Academy over the weeks to come, please pray for the young people who just transitioned into our homes. Pray that God will meet them where they are and begin the process of remaking them into His image, reforming their worldview, and reshaping the way they relate to others. v

In March, Jillian Skidmore placed second in the Mississippi Junior Beta Club Photography contest which qualified her to compete at the National Junior Beta Club Convention in Oklahoma City. Jillian attended National Convention where she was awarded tenth place in nationwide competition. v


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Weekends at French Camp—Intentional Fun! One area of a child’s life that often needs to be rethought is entertainment. Many young people indulge in media and digital gaming. FCA staff are aware of the psychological and neurological effects that occur over time when hours are spent daily in front of a small or large screen. At French Camp we expose young people to a diversity of activities. Indoor and outdoor events are created to get children and teenagers moving and relating to each other. Basketball, frisbee golf, table tennis, horses, ultimate frisbee, swimming in a lake, canoeing or kayaking, board games like Chess, Student Class Wars (lots of fun and messy, competitive games), and so much more make up the weekends at French Camp Academy. The brains behind the programming are a small group of staff: Anna Cates, Alisha and Andrew Stevens, Skylyr Effler, and Hunter McKnight. Supported by other staff members on campus, games and activities are created to make memorable Friday nights and Saturdays. Young people learn that there are other ways to have fun that are healthy for them physically, mentally, and socially. As you think about French Camp Academy on the weekends, pray that our young people will grow in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man, just as Luke’s gospel said Jesus did in Luke 2:52. v

STAYING COOL, the FCA Family Way! During this hot, dry summer there were really only two ways to stay cool—enjoy the air conditioning or splash around in the water. Summer school at FCA involved just that–school–so most of the mornings were spent in a classroom, in enrichment classes for the younger students and for-credit classes for the high schoolers. After 3:30, jobs had to be done around campus. Grass had to be mown, cleaning, and meals served. But, ahhh, right after lunch, there was time to cool off and to chill with friends. The pictures on this page show off the fun activities over the summer and our young people and staff STAYING COOL. v


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There and Back Again: A Trail from Boyhood to Manhood By Kevin O’Brien

In Boy Scouts, attending Philmont National Scout Ranch is considOnce at Philmered the pinnacle of scouting experiences. For a Scout, it is like going to ont, the hiking the Olympic Games. started slowly, with the young men takEight French Camp Academy students who are members of the local ing the leadership BSA Troop 109 were able to experience Philmont National Scout Ranch helm by orienteerover the summer. The crew, conditioned and in-shape, was accompanied ing and preparing by four adults. They embarked on this epic journey on July 13, 2019, and meals. headed west for two weeks. During our The trip was divided into the Pretime at Philmont Trip and the Hike. The crew expewe hiked to differrienced numerous Pre-Trip activities ent campsites each along the way including camping in day and experiOklahoma and Amarillo, TX, a visit enced a variety of to Cadillac Ranch, and dinner at the activities includfamous Big Texan Steak House. A ing rock climbing, horseback ride through the Garden primitive mining of the Gods, whitewater rafting and and blacksmithing, and a post-civil zip-lining on the Royal Gorge was war encampment. Hiking up Black followed by a train ride up the same Mountain was one of our biggest gorge a few days later. The Pre-Trip challenges. The trails up the mounactivities ended with a tour to the top tain were 30-40 degree grades and of Pike’s Peak and a short visit to the United States Air Force Academy. the switchbacks were so numerous that we thought we’d never reach the top. Looking back over the two-week adventure, I watched young men doubt their ability to hike any further, then dig deep and find the strength to persevere. No one endures hiking a trail like this without being changed. We returned to French Camp better men for our adventure. The troop walked away with a tremendous feeling of gratefulness for what we had been given. We left French Camp as twelve individuals and we returned as a tight-knit band of brothers! This trip created memories we will never forget. v Read more about the “Philmont Trip” at www.frenchcamp.org/blog


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WFCA’s new station manager, Chuck Bentley, comes to WFCA from SuperTalk Mississippi radio. As a gifted worship leader, Chuck has over thirty years of experience with meaningful, uplifting Christian music and plans to incorporate his love for the Lord and music into some exciting future programming changes. Make plans to meet Chuck at FM108 Day, October 5.

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It’s time to order Christmas Honor Bread from FCA for friends and family Get your list to us by November 1 and we will guarantee delivery before Christmas. Your minimum contribution of $25 per loaf to FCA is a triple blessing—for you, the recipient, and for FCA. Mail or email (kleach@frenchcamp.org) your list as soon as you can. Make your donation, marked for purchase of Christmas Honor Bread. We will take care of the rest. Call us if you have any questions: (662) 547-6482. v

Honor Gifts

Honor gifts show appreciation to a living person­–such as teachers, pastors, parents, etc., while helping students at FCA. To make an Honor Gift, you may use the form/envelope provided, designating the type of gift you are making. The honoree will be notified of your thoughtfulness. Amounts of gifts are never divulged.

April AKERS, RUSS AND CAROLYN, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Taylor ALTER, JAMIE AND MELANIE, Frisco, TX Mr. and Mrs. Lanny F. McKay BLAINE, COURTNEY, Sallis, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine BRIDGES, RANDY AND MICHELLE, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning CARLISLE, MR. AND MRS. MIKE, Houston, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rowlett CASTELLO, MR. AND MRS. MICHAEL, Sunflower, MS Mr. and Mrs. John A. McMillin CASTLEBERRY, JOHN, Long Beach, MS Miss Bobbye C. Curtis COBB, FRANK, Canton, MS Ms. Sue S. Nowell COX, DENNIS AND CINDY, French Camp, MS Anonymous CREW, MISSY MCMILLIN AND FAMILY, Ringgold, GA Mr. and Mrs. John A. McMillin FLEMING, PATRICIA, Mount Dora, FL Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine HILL, BEN AND MYRA, Stewart, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning

KILBY, BLANCHE, Indianola, MS Mr. and Mrs. Edgar A. Delas, Jr. PARKER, TYLER AND BLAINE, Vardaman, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine POWNALL, MARCIA, Plymouth, IN Mr. and Mrs. William W. Wicht, Jr. SCHULTZ, WILL, Bethlehem, PA Mrs. Lynn Broomfield SHAW, JOHN AND MARY CORINNE, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. L. Scott Pickle SOUTHERN EYE CENTER, Hattiesburg, MS Anonymous TURNER, WILLIAM ENIS, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Flynt WAGNER, TAMA, Saint Joseph, MO Ms. Emily Henderson

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ADAMS, EARL AND ROSIE, Jackson, MS Molloy S. & Mary Joe G. Bennett CUMMINGS, CARMEN KAIMANN, Kuntz, TX Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Newton DAVIS, MRS. WALTER, Burlington, NC Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing DUKE, JR., DOUG, Oxford, MS Mrs. Frances Cooper Jones

Ms. Charlyne Cooper Jones EDWARDS, F. STEWART, JR., French Camp, MS Mrs. Goree’ D. Robins ELLISON, LYNDOL BELL, Ethel, MS Mrs. Polly Hope Allen FULTON, PAULA, Louisville, MS Mrs. Jane Estes GRANBERRY, JACKIE, Raymond, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing GRANTHAM, NAN, Fulshear, TX Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing GUION, GREGG, Canton, MS Mrs. Frances Cooper Jones HAWK, MR. AND MRS. TOM, Flora, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bennie R. Nutt HOLMES, LESLIE, Due West, SC Rev. Dr. and Mrs. James M. Rice, Jr. ISONHOOD, JIMMY AND JUDY, Brandon, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing JACKSON, ANNA Senator and Mrs. Gary Jackson JONES, BRYAN AND SARA, Cruger, MS Mr. and Mrs. Allen O. Jones, Jr. KIMBROUGH, NANCY STONE, Coffeeville, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kimbrough IV KINGSLEY, MARK, Coso, NC Kingsley, Inc.

LAKEY, JANE, Silsbee, TX Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Newton LORIA, PHILLIP, Oxford, MS Buddy and Barbara Chain MAINWEARING, TANYA, Beaumont, TX Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Newton MARTIN, MR. AND MRS. J. R., Hernando, MS Mrs. Rachel C. Martin MYERS, MRS. TOM, Ridgeland, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing REDDITT, CHARLINE, Boyle, MS Mrs. Cynthia R. Belenchia RICHTER, SHERLEY, Starkville, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing RILEY, NINA, Kosciusko, MS Ms. Sue S. Nowell SOUTHERN EYE CENTER, Hattiesburg, MS Anonymous THOMAS, EUNICE BRANNING, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Homer Talmage Branning III VAN ARSDELL, SOPHIA, Urbana, IL Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing

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ALLEN, GABRIEL AND GEORGIA, Jacksonville, FL Mrs. Polly Hope Allen

BACK, JERRY, Tulsa, OK Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning BANDOROFF, HOLLY Ms. Marissa Conrad BENNETT, CUTLER LEE, Winona, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning BENNETT, ROWYN CAROLINE, Winona, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning CLEMONS, SAMUEL, Columbus, MS Mr. and Mrs. Al B. Moore CURRIE MARTIN FAMILY Mrs. Rachel C. Martin DOWNING, RICHARD LYNN, French Camp, MS Mrs. Amy D. Veerman LEATHERS, CLAYTON, French Camp, MS Mrs. Andra T. Mooney LODEN, MRS. J. D., Belden, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Henderson MASTRIPPOLITO, EMMA GRACE, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning NOVOA, CLAIRE, Riverside, CA Kingsley, Inc. SOUTHERN EYE CENTER, Hattiesburg, MS Anonymous


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Memorial Gifts

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e strive to answer memorials and notify relatives as quickly and accurately as possible after they are received. When you send in a memorial, please include the name of the deceased, the complete address of the person you wish notified and your complete address. Important: IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE A NAME and ADDRESS OF A RELATIVE OR FRIEND OF THE DECEASED, WE WILL BE UNABLE TO NOTIFY ANYONE OF YOUR GIFT. Follow the same procedure for honor gifts. (A blank form and envelope appear in this issue.)

April ALDY, JR., ROBERT ELLIS, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray Mr. and Mrs. Owen Oliver ALLEN, JOHN SAMUEL, Ethel, MS Mrs. Polly Hope Allen ALLEN, MRS. BILL Ms. Lynn Brown Wampler ALLISON, RUTH ANN, Sarah, MS Mr. and Mrs. Orville E. Varner ANDERSON, GRAYSON W., Houston, TX Mrs. Speight W. Anderson AYRES, SIDNEY RIVERS Southern Ag Services, Inc. BAKER, MARGIE NEYLAND Mr. and Mrs. Jack Barnett BALL, MILDRED H., Loxley, MS Mrs. Marjorie S. Ball BLACK, MARY Mrs. Frances Zook BLACKWELL, BILL, Escatawpa, MS Mrs. Kim Blackwell Mrs. Maxine Nelson Turner BRISCOE, DAISY A. HOGAN, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Robin Craft Mrs. Diane Honeycutt Mrs. Jena Crowder Mrs. Anna Doyle Mr. Buddy Bailey and Suzanne & Ray Ms. Teresa McLelland Mrs. Jan Bruening Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray Mrs. Kathy Maze Mrs. Joan Rutland Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Ritter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William F. Lacey Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy McKay CARPENTER, MARGIE Mrs. Christine W. Garrett CLODFELTER, ELAINE R., Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Wirt A. Yerger, Jr. Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada COGGINS, HUBERT AND SADIE Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record COOK, MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM, Jackson, MS Miss Helen Elizabeth Cook COOK, SR., KELLY G. Mrs. Patsy Ann Cook CRAIG, CHARLES F., Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Dotts DAVIS, ROBERT, Jackson, MS Bergland Wealth Management Mr. and Mrs. Pettus Eugene Bates Mrs. Nannette V. Alford DINKINS, II, THEO, Madison, MS Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada DOVE, FLORENE, Brandon, MS Brandon Pres. Church, Women in the Church DUGAN, BOB, Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Anderson EDWARDS, GAY, Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Owen Oliver FERGUSON, BETTY J., Russellville, MS Mr. Steven Kent Dear, Sr. FOURNET, JOHN Mr. and Mrs. Watts C. Ueltschey, Sr. FULGHAM, WAYLON HUGH, Ackerman, MS Fair Propane Gas Systems, Inc. GIBSON, CORRINE, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning Mr. and Mrs. D. Kevin Sorensen Miss Glenda Louise Black GOMILLION, JAMIE Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hedgepeth GUNN, YVONNE Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hedgepeth HAND, ROBERT EDWARD, Terry, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ben C. Daws HELTON, CHARLOTTE, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Peaster HENDRICK, CLOTILDE, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nichols HENDRICK, DEBORAH JOHNSON, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Mike McNames Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lange Ms. Jane Howell Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Scott Mr. and Mrs. Floyd VanDeburgh Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goodwin

Mr. and Mrs. Carson M. Hughes Dr. and Mrs. James L. Crosthwait Ms. Dorothy Jean Johns HILLIARD, ROMA C., Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. George C. Hand, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John D. McIntyre, Jr. HOOKER, ANNE L. YERGER, Jackson, MS Mr. Steven Kent Dear, Sr. IRVIN, ILENE, Girdler, KY Mr. Donald Joe Irvin JAYROE, LEE AUDIS, Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Hubert E. Hunter JENKINS, ALRIE LEE Mr. and Mrs. D. Kevin Sorensen JENKINS, SWEP Mrs. Beth Jenkins JONES, ANN ELIZABETH, Atlanta, GA Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy JONES, BERNARD BRYAN, Tchula, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy JONES, MINNA DEEN Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy LEVERETTE, SUZETTE, Madison, MS Mrs. Jerry Tickner LOTT, BILL, Greenwood, MS Mr. and Mrs. James E. Garrett LUNDY, JR., B. C. Mrs. Mary Frances Dawkins Flood LUTER, CHARLES Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp MARTIN, JANICE BRASWELL, Weir, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jack Barnett MCCARTY, ALVIN B., Sunflower, MS Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Davis MCMILLIN, JR., FITTEN LAMAR, Vicksburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. John A. McMillin MEEKS, SARA, Eupora, MS Mr. and Mrs. James E. Garrett MILLER, MRS. WAYNE, Edgefield, SC Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Weil, Jr. MITCHELL, JR., CHARLES G., Lexington, KY Mrs. Elizabeth M. Mitchell MORGAN, REX, Indianola, MS Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Stansel, Jr. MOSER, JEAN, Murfreesboro, TN Mrs. Mariann M. Worthington, Lucie, Suzie & Lib NEERGAARD, CAROLYN, Olive Branch, MS Southern Ag Services, Inc. NEWMAN, EMILY Mr. and Mrs. Wirt A. Yerger, Jr. OLIVER, JAMES, Kosciusko, MS Mary Thornton Bible Class OLIVER, WAYNE, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray PARSONS, MYERS, Murfreesboro, TN Mrs. Mariann M. Worthington, Lucie, Suzie & Lib PATTON, JIM Mrs. Judy Patton PEPPER, MARIE JORDAN Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Peaster Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bond PETERS, KAREN, Hattiesburg, MS Dr. and Mrs. Tom Dewey PHILLIPS, DIANE, Louisville, MS Mrs. Jane Estes HODGES, RAY Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning RECORD, BILL AND EDNA Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record REDMON, KAYE Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bond RICHARDSON, HELEN CAROLYN, Itta Bena, MS Mr. and Mrs. Tucker Johnson ROBINSON, LANNY, Raymond, MS Mr. and Mrs. Luis Diaz RODGERS, THELMA Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray RYAN, ELISE, Loxahatchee, FL Mr. John Ryan SANDERS, SHIRLEY, Brandon, MS Mr. Richard L. Harrison SAVARD, JUDY Mr. and Mrs. Jack Barnett SCHWARZ, BILLY Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Smith SHINALL, MAXINE Mrs. Ina M. Shinall and Steve SIMMONS, WILLIAM DUNCAN, Indianola, MS Mrs. Myrtle A. Holloway Mr. and Mrs. Orville E. Varner Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Long

Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Barrett Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Gresham, III Linn High School Class of 1951 Mr. Hulbert Lipe Mr. and Mrs. Jim H. Luckett Mrs. Georgia Ann McPherson STAINBACK, RUFUS Mrs. Margaret M. Davis STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS Mr. W. H. Stevens STIVERS, BOB, Knoxville, MS Ms. Doris T. Ellison and Sarah STORY, JOANNE, Ruleville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Stansel, Jr. TAYLOR, JANIE DALE Mr. and Mrs. John A. McMillin TILLMAN, NETTIE M., Houston, MS Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smetko TREADAWAY, MR. AND MRS. W. T., York, AL Mrs. Traci Jean Tillery TRIPLETT, MOSES AND GLADYS, Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Nathan R. Propst TURNER, HUGH ELLA, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Flynt TURNER, MATTHEW G., Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Hubert E. Hunter TYLER, ETHEL AVANELLE Mrs. Shirley Stafford USRY, NANCY, Lake, MS Mrs. Betty S. Allen VANTREASE, JR., DAVID Ms. Irene M. Vantrease VARNER, JOEL, Madison, MS Dr. and Mrs. Richard B. Ellison Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. McBride Jr. WARD, SR., ERWIN CONNELL, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Wirt A. Yerger, Jr. WEAVER, MRS. BILL, Rock Hill, SC Mrs. Athena B. Davies WESTENFELD, ED, Auburn, MI Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Spittka WHITMIRE, HILTON Ms. Vonda Scrivner WISE, LYNN, Ackerman, MS Mr. and Mrs. James Al Owen Mrs. Annie K. Melton WORSHAM, LEROY WESLEY, Corinth, MS Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Crowe Worsham Brothers, INC. Mr. Bill Dalton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Coleman Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Sandy Williams, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Sam F. Tull Ms. Debra E. Tucker Dr. and Mrs. J. Robert Davis Mr. and Mrs. E. Glennan Grady YATES, BONNIE SUE HOLT Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Yates

May

ADAMS, ROSILYN Mrs. Catherine N. Hester ALFORD, DICKEY LEIGHTON Mr. and Mrs. Randy White ATWOOD, GRACE, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Tubb ATWOOD, JEAN C., Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Charlene Rone Mrs. Jeanette Oakes Judge and Mrs. John C. Love, Jr. BAILEY, PEARL, Canton, MS Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Tubb BOGEN, PATSY, Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dyer III BOWEN, JR., THOMAS HENRY, Madison, MS Mrs. Norma Bowen BREELAND, JANE MANNING Mrs. Lawrie G. Gulley BRISCOE, DAISY A. HOGAN, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Steve M. Edwards BURT, JAMES L., Jackson, MS Dr. H. Duane Stokes BYRD, ANNE C. Mrs. Madeline Nowak CALAWAY, KAY Mrs. Rita Martinson Joey Foy, Kate Eddy and Susan Pratt Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dorr CHATHAM, JR., GERALD, Hernando, MS Mrs. Beth Jenkins

CHESSOR, PATRICK Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp CLODFELTER, ELAINE, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. M. Leon Hemphill COGGINS, HUBERT AND SADIE Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record COLE, RUBY Mrs. Dora Wylie King COLLINS, DAN, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Sawyer CORDER, JESSICA Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kilgore COZART, DARWYN, Tupelo, MS Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Davenport CRABILL, JOE, Los Angelo, CA Ms. Linda De Leebeeck DAY, MILDRED BUSH, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Anson Thaggard DEAN, JOHN F. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp DINKINS, II, THEO AND DIANE, Madison, MS Mrs. Barbara N. Kroeze DOUGLAS, JOHN, Ridgeland, MS Mr. C. Ramey Falkner DUNLAP, DON Mrs. Goree’ D. Robins DYER, BETSY, Greenville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Barry Shollenberger Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dyer III Mr. and Mrs. John V. Maggio, Sr. EDWARDS, BETTY, Madison, MS Mrs. Ellen M. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Williford EDWARDS, FRANK Rev. Matthew Price Simmons EILAND, GENCYE MITCHAM Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phillip Duckworth GILMORE, OLGA, Solebury, PA Mrs. Mildred L. Casey GREEN, NANCY LONG SEAWRIGHT, Kosciusko, MS Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Hartness, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. D. Kevin Sorensen Mr. Joshua E. Newman Mr. and Mrs. Johnny A. Belk Mr. and Mrs. Ira A. Chadick III Mrs. Josephine F. Cook Mrs. Jeanette Oakes Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine Mr. and Dr. Larry Littlejohn Mr. and Mrs. James Noel Godfrey Ms. Elsie B. McLemore Ms. Bobbie Ray HALE, ELISE MOBLEY, Petal, MS Mr. Marvel Joe Hale HARDY, JACK Mrs. Jean Taylor HASSIN, DANNY, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bond HEARIN, ZETTA, New Orleans, LA Mr. and Mrs. Hugh H. Young HECTOR, DAVID, Diamondhead, MS Mr. C. Ramey Falkner HECTOR, MR. & MRS. HOLCOMB, Diamondhead, MS Mr. C. Ramey Falkner HENDRICK, DEBORAH JOHNSON, Jackson, MS Miss Julie A. Hendrick Alice Van Ryan, CPA Mrs. Jean Taylor Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Hartness, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Walton Lynn Stringer Mr. and Mrs. David Jones and Matt Jones Ross & Yerger Insurance, Inc. HILL, HIRAM, Indianola, MS Mr. and Mrs. John V. Maggio, Sr. HODSON, EUGENE, Madison, MS Ms. R. Terry Hodson HOWELL, LYNETTE L., Hattiesburg, MS Mrs. Anita R. Hearon HUMPHREYS, JR., JAMES FRASER, Memphis, TN Mrs. Geri Graeber Pitts HUMPHREYS, W. O. E. A. The Graeber Family JACOBS, SR., THOMAS MICHAEL, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pat Griffin JENKINS, SWEP Mrs. Kristine E. Owen Mrs. Beth Jenkins JOLLY, JEAN STEGALL, Bridgeton, NJ Ms. Elizabeth Holder Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Moshier JONES, CLARENCE E.

Mr. and Mrs. Julian B. Williamson JONES, JIMMIE, Calhoun City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Billy D. Fielder JONES, MELBA, Rock Hill, SC Mrs. Athena B. Davies JONES, SARA THOMAS FEILD, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy JONES, SARA VIRGINIA, Tchula, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy JOSEPH, BETTY, Greenville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dyer III KARN, LOULEE, Clanton, AL Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bond KEAN, ELOISE WOLFE, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kean KERSH, MARGARET, Sumrall, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Hoover KILBY, BLANCHE LIVINGSTON, Indianola, MS Mr. and Mrs. David Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin W. Allen III Mr. and Mrs. William F. Hames Mr. and Mrs. David Fisher Mrs. Myrtle A. Holloway Mr. Hulbert Lipe KIMBRO, THOMAS M. The Graeber Family KING, STACY ALLEN, Lambert, MS The Graeber Family LAVENDER, VIRGINIA SHERMAN The Graeber Family LEE, MARK AND JULIE, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Sawyer LINDSEY, MRS. GUYTON, Kosciusko, MS Judge and Mrs. John C. Love, Jr. LINK, MINNA DEEN JONES, Yazoo City, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy LISENBY, SADIE Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gookin LOFTIS, JR., JOHN L., Conyers, GA Mr. John L. Loftis Sr. LUNDY, DAIRUS, Tampa, FL Mrs. Betty T. Thompson MARTIN, HAL, Ackerman, MS First Pres. Women in the Church MCCARTY, ALVIN B., Sunflower, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jack Alexander MCCOOL, WILMA, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Jeanette Oakes MCGEHEE, BOB Mrs. Virginia C. Steadman Mrs. Mimi Barlow MCILWAIN, WALTER LOU Mrs. Barbara P. Nick MITCHELL, BETTY BLACK, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. John B. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Toxey Hall III Lake Neoma Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Hilliard Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Black MORGAN, REX, Indianola, MS Mr. and Mrs. John V. Maggio, Sr. MORTON, JOHN E. Mrs. Billye Sanderson Morton NAIL, SUE, Amory, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wray NICHOLSON, WILLIAM T. Mrs. Barbara P. Nick O’HARE, NAN MARIE Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Williford O’KELLEY, RACHEL, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Charlene Rone Ms. Doris T. Ellison and Sarah PEARSON, LAURIE Mr. C. Ramey Falkner PEPPER, MARIE JORDAN, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Cato PERKINS, PAUL, Weir, MS Mrs. Jane E. Beswick Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Williford Mr. and Mrs. D. Kevin Sorensen PERRY, JULIA G., Jackson, MS Ms. Edith L. Perry PETTIET, JOE V. Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Bleakney, Jr. PULLEN, SHIRLEY Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Harris RAY, LEROY Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Dykes RECORD, BILL AND EDNA Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record RICE, SUE STENNETT


www.frenchcamp.org Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Spear RICH, ELLA ROSE THORNTON, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. James E. Long Mr. and Mrs. D. Kevin Sorensen Mr. Thomas A. Ward Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Williford ROBERTS, BETTY GAIL Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine RODGERS, PAT Mrs. Edith M. Aldridge ROGERS, BOBBY, Booneville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp RONE, SR., RALPH Mrs. LeJuan Sims Byford ROSE, JULIA Mr. and Mrs. John V. Maggio, Sr. RUSHING, AMELIA HORTON, Greenville, MS Mrs. Barbara P. Nick Mrs. Georgia Ann McPherson SIMMONS, MACEL GARY, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bond Mrs. Martha W. Hogue Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Cato SIMMONS, W. D., Indianola, MS Mrs. Marsha Kenneth Mrs. Jane E. Harpole SLOAN, TYLER, Saltillo, MS Mr. and Mrs. James D. Ellington SMITH, DENISE Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Newton SONES, BUDDY, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bennie R. Nutt SPELL, ZACK Mr. and Mrs. Jack Alexander STANFORD, JR., WALTER BRENT Mrs. Annie K. Melton STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS Mr. W. H. Stevens STRICKLAND, ROY Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bond STUDER, ALEX MCGOWIN Mr. and Mrs. Randy White SUBER, JAMES WAYNE, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Tommy McCoy Mr. and Dr. Larry Littlejohn Mr. and Mrs. D. Kevin Sorensen Mrs. Jane E. Beswick SWEAT, THOMAS L. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp THOMAS, BETTY JEAN Westminster Pres. Church Women in the Church THOMAS, EUNICE, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. James Welton Branning TULLY, TONY, Moss Point, MS Ms. Charlyne Cooper Jones TURNER, CHARLES, Moss Point, MS Mrs. Maxine Nelson Turner WALDROP, MAX L., Aiken, SC Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson Waldrop WARREN, RENE THOMAS, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Quayle Miss Glenda Louise Black Mr. and Mrs. John E. Pate Mr. and Mrs. D. Kevin Sorensen French Camp Academy Class 1956 Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine Mr. Curtis Thomas Mr. and Mrs. James Noel Godfrey Dr. and Mrs. Bobby Adams Mr. and Dr. Larry Littlejohn WEEKS, MR. AND MRS. LARRY A., Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Larry M. Weeks WHITMIRE, HILTON DEWITT, McCool, MS Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Black Mrs. Anita Brown WHITTINGTON, JIMMY GLEN, Memphis, TN Mrs. Geri Graeber Pitts WINGARD, SR., JOHN CALVIN, Covington, MS Mrs. Gale Arrington WORSHAM, LEROY WESLEY, Corinth, MS Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp

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ANDERSON, GARLAND DALE Southern Ag Services, Inc. ATTERBURY, MISS Mr. and Mrs. James Shipp ATWOOD, JEAN C., Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray BANKS, BILL Carolina Presbyterian Church BANKS, GORDON N., Brooksville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gilman BARR, BILL, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Patricia Barr BELL, ROBERT JOE Mrs. Charlotte B. Sibley BOUCHILLON, MR. AND MRS. HORACE, Durant, MS

French Camp TODAY • FALL 2019 • 13 Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Aldridge BRANDON, ADA AND CHOPPY, Gulfport, MS Mr. and Mrs. William D. Hays BRAWNER, RICKY Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp BRELAND, JOSEPH, Natchez, MS Mr. and Mrs. Carl Voss BURNETT, JERRY, Pearl, MS Ms. Stacy Burnett CAGLE, CAROLYN Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray CLARK, IDA NAOMI, Clarksdale, MS Mr. Clark Graeber CLARK, LUCY, Jackson, MS Judge and Mrs. Vernon R. Cotten COFIELD, GLENN WALTON, Memphis, TN Mr. C. Ramey Falkner Mrs. Geri Graeber Pitts CONRAD, CAROLINE JENNINGS, Memphis, TN Mr. and Mrs. Brian Wirth Ms. Shirley Shevlin Mr. Evan Scott Fleming Ms. Susan Mealer Ms. Regan Milton Mr. David Pifel Mr. Aron Ramage Mr. Jon Park Ms. Marissa Conrad Becky and Phil Stukenborg Mr. Jim Echt Flintco, LLC Ms. Suzanne Irwin CSA Engineering Ms. Laura Huss Talley Associates Uzun + Case Mr. David Hinson Ms. Kendi Sparks Ms. Jacqueline Kay Horne Mr. Dan Elias Maury and Deanne Wade Ms. Leslie Addison Ms. Stephanie Sabbe Memphis Business Interiors Ms. Catherine Hayley CUMMINGS, KENNETH Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp CURLES, WALLACE Dr. and Mrs. W. Wayne Curles CURTIS, ABNER, Winona, MS Miss Bobbye C. Curtis DALLAS, BILLYE Mrs. Sweyn Simrall DAVIS, ROBERT LEE, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. T. Bruce Payne, Jr. DAY, MILDRED BUSH, Ridgeland, MS First Commercial Bank Dr. and Mrs. James R. Day Mr. Thomas B. Butchart Butchart, Ellzey & Associates Mrs. Sweyn Simrall Mrs. McKay McKinney Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Little DELOACH, ANN Mrs. Alice Marascalco DICKENS, JR., ALBERT, Huntersville, NC Rocky Hill Cemetery Fund Mr. and Mrs. Mike D. Davis Ms. Cheryl D. Faust EDWARDS, BETTY, Madison, MS Ms. Rosemary York Voltz EDWARDS, DON AND DELORES, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning FILLINGANE, MARTY Mrs. Claire H. Mangum FLEMING, ENOCH WOODY, Mount Dora, FL Mrs. Martha G. Vance GARRAWAY, SR., JAMES F., Hattiesburg, MS Mrs. Anita R. Hearon GORE, MARION, Houston, MS Col. and Mrs. William B. Hill GRAVES, ROBERT GRADY Williams/Transco Retiree Club GREEN, NANCY LONG SEAWRIGHT, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray Mrs. Janette Peeler Neill Mr. W. C. Shoemaker Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning Miss Glenda Louise Black GROSS, GIP, Carthage, MS Mr. and Mrs. David Herrington Mr. Billie Glen Ellis HALE, ELISE MOBLEY, Petal, MS Mr. Marvel Joe Hale HARRINGTON, LEON, Farmers Branch, TX Col. and Mrs. William B. Hill HENDRICK, DEBORAH JOHNSON, Jackson, MS Crosby Dental Group, PA HIGH, JOHN, Brandon, MS

Mrs. Doris High HITT, EVELYN Mrs. Betty Jean Hood Mississippi Airstream Club, WBCCI MS Unit HOLLOWAY, FRANCES P., Memphis, TN Mrs. Geri Graeber Pitts HORN, DON, Rienzi, MS Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCord HUTCHISON, KELLY, Sallis, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw JENKINS, ALRIE LEE Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning JENKINS, JOAN, Birmingham, AL Mr. Harrell Lee Jenkins JENKINS, MARION M., Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Mary J. Kyle JENKINS, SWEP Mrs. Beth Jenkins Mrs. Kristine E. Owen KERSH, MARGARET, Sumrall, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Caffey KNOX, ROGER, Memphis, TN Mrs. Geri Graeber Pitts KOCH, LYN Bill and Maggie McElroy KUNATH, OTTO, Golconda, IL Mrs. Elizabeth M. Mitchell LINK, WILLIAM MARTIN, Bentonia, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy LOGAN, JR., CRAWFORD R., Tchula, MS Mr. Albert Maury Shurlds MANDERS, JERRY, Covington, GA Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Weil Jr. MANGUM, JR., J. W., Hattiesburg, MS Mrs. Anita R. Hearon MATTHEWS, MEREDITH Mrs. Virginia Vowell Ms. Patricia Hayes MCCOOL, WILMA, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray MERRITT, JAMES E., Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Cato MILAM, DR. JOHN B., Jackson, MS Ms. Jean T. Brewer MITCHELL, BETTY CAROLINE BLACK, Madison, MS Mrs. Carolyn Chain Shumake Buddy and Barbara Chain Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Varney Ms. Rita H. Graham MONTGOMERY, PATSY, Tupelo, MS Carnathan Law Office MORTIMER, ELLEN AND LAGRONE Pamela and Nicholas Gotten Jr. MOTT, JR., NORMAN A., Jackson, MS Tish and Haden Hughes MURPHY, III, JOHN, Jackson, MS Mrs. Gingia P. Yerger NABERS, JIM, Louisville, MS Dr. H. Duane Stokes Mrs. Rebecca T. Giffin Mrs. Patty M. Mitchell NALLEY, JANIE Vaiden Class of 1954

NEILL, JR., JAMIE Mr. Richard L. Harrison OLIVER, MAX, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Hope C. Ellis PARK, MICKEY, Indian Springs, AL Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Quayle Mrs. Polly Hope Allen PARKER, BILLY Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp PERKINS, PAUL, Weir, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine Mrs. Polly Hope Allen PERRY, SR., GEORGE C., Jackson, MS Ms. Edith L. Perry POWELL, MARION G., Memphis, TN Mr. Merritt Powell RAWLS, LIZETTE L., Hattiesburg, MS Mrs. Anita R. Hearon RAY, DANNY Southern Ag Services, Inc. RICH, ELLA ROSE THORNTON, French Camp, MS Mrs. Polly Hope Allen Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Quayle Mrs. Ann Angle Miss Karen Winter Mr. Brock Angle Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning ROGERS, BOBBY, Booneville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCord ROGERS, WENDELL, Louisville, MS Mrs. Patty M. Mitchell RONE, SR., RALPH Mrs. Polly Hope Allen Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray ROSS, ANN ELISABETH, Isola, MS Mr. Emmitt Fred Ross RUSSELL, HARRIS D., Sunflower, MS Ms. Kim McRee and Art Smith SENCIAL, WILLIAM Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Manis SIMMONS, W. D., Indianola, MS Mr. and Mrs. Tabor A. McDowell III SIMPSON, ROGER Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine

SMALLWOOD, SR., WILLIAM C., New Albany, MS Mrs. Mary Kathryn Herrington SMITH, ELIZABETH, Richland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Steve Warren SMITH, LINDA ETHERIDGE Mrs. Joyce Stallings SMITH-VANIZ, SAM PALMER, Canton, MS Mrs. Gingia P. Yerger STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS Mr. W. H. Stevens SUBER, JAMES WAYNE, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Stewart TAYLOR, JR., JAMES M. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp TURNER, CHARLES MONROE, Moss Point, MS Vicki and Kerry R. Tirman Mrs. Kim Blackwell Mrs. Maxine Nelson Turner TURNER, MATTHEW G., Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Terry T. Richardson TYLER, VIVIAN TURNER, Kosciusko, MS Ms. Darlene Abel Judge and Mrs. John C. Love, Jr. Mr. Tim Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Barry Meek Mr. and Mrs. Hugh R. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw WARREN, RENE THOMAS, French Camp, MS Ms. Christie Malone Mrs. Polly Hope Allen WILSON, ART, Fort Worth, TX Mr. Lamar Taylor WINGARD, SR., JOHN CALVIN, Covington, MS Mrs. Nell R. Helms Mr. and Mrs. Ken Boutwell WITHERS, JR., JOHN D., Woodville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Jerome Wall III WORSHAM, LEROY WESLEY, Corinth, MS Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Walker YARBROUGH, TERRY, Oxford, MS Mrs. Martha C. Stark Mrs. Annie K. Melton YATES, BONNIE SUE HOLT Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Yates

NEEDS LIST Please call Lance at (662) 547-6482 to let us know if you can help out with any of these: • Suburban or Minivan for student transportation • Small or Mid-Sized SUV or a Sedan for Public Relations travel • Side by Side or UTV Vehicle with Seating for 4 for Athletics and Camp of the Rising Son • 4-wheeler – Camp of the Rising Son needs an ATV for on-site • 20’ – 24’ Slant Load Gooseneck Horse Trailer with 4 or 5 Horse Capacity for FCA’s 4-H program • 4 Wheel Drive Tractor with front loader and hydraulic remotes to operate horse arena drag and water system • Pole Hedge Trimmer, Blowers, Swing Blades, Wheelbarrows, Steel Rakes, and Limb Loppers for Grounds


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Tattoos On Our Hearts Susan Shurden

During an afternoon working with a group of girls, I was stunned to hear a teenage girl named Abby say she wanted a word tattooed on her collarbone. The word was “Betrayed.” When I asked why she would have this word inscribed into her beautiful skin, Abby couldn’t tell me. But as I explored her comments further, she was adamant to one day mark her body with this dreadful word. Abby has had so many promises broken, dreams shattered, and secrets spilled that she desires for everyone she meets to know her pain. Right now, Abby is giving those people who have broken her such power over her life that she wants the experience to literally be printed on her body. And I can’t help but wonder what messages have tattooed her heart.

Donate your car? Every year, French Camp Academy receives vehicles to help with various needs around campus. Sometimes we can use a donated vehicle, and other times we are able to sell a vehicle to cover other needs. French Camp Academy accepts most vehicles including cars, trucks, and motorcycles depending on the age, mileage, and condition of the vehicle. If you are wondering about a vehicle that you own and would like to have a conversation about how French Camp may be able to use it, please call Lance Ragsdale at 662-547-6482. v

Cornerstone Community Provides Predictable Home Experiences The consistency of your monthly gift is a cornerstone for our mission by providing guaranteed income that covers the daily needs of young people within French Camp’s care. FCA is able to plan knowing that you are sustaining its mission monthly.

How it works • Each month your gift to French Camp Academy is applied to your credit card or bank account. You can adjust your giving amount at any time by simply editing your online profile or by calling 662-5476482. Of course, you can mail your gift each month as well. • You will receive a tax receipt for your cumulative annual contribution at the end of each calendar year. • Sign up online to join the Cornerstone Community as a monthly donor. Serving over 200 children and teenagers, this is not everyone’s story. However, all have words etched onto the tablets of their hearts. In Proverbs 4:23 we are told “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Please pray for the students as they work to experience change and that their hearts might be captivated by the love of Christ. And please pray for the house parents, teachers and staff who work to point them to Christ, the only One who washes their hearts clean. And please pray for Abby, that a redeeming new vision for her life will transform her. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Cor. 5:17 v

• You can also call 662-547-6482 for more information. House parents, academic staff, program helpers, and all of us at FCA want you to know how much we appreciate your desire to help young people build a secure future. v

NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY

French Camp Academy admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin.


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Harvest Festival – Looking Ahead‌and how you can help

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 12th because you don’t want to miss Harvest Festival this Fall! Make it a day in the country with family and friends! Not only come and enjoy the day but help French Camp Academy by donating hand-made items (quilts, furniture, bird houses, etc.) that we can auction on the Harvest Festival stage. The proceeds go to support our ministry to young people. Call Lance Ragsdale at 662-547-6482 if you have items in mind and would like to discuss. v

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Camp of the Rising Son 2019 Season By Carrie Browning

Camp of the Rising Son has impacted kids from all over the southeast with the life-changing love of Christ for 40 summers as the summer camp ministry of French Camp Academy. For summer 2019 over 1,200 campers came to the woods of French Camp, Mississippi to experience an incredible week of fun, faith, and friendships at Camp of the Rising Son. To pull off the high-energy camp experience is no easy feat—summer 2019 took the coordinated efforts of over 103 staff members and volunteers to create the safe, fun, relationship building experience that CRS strives to offer each camper. Campers and staff alike engaged in the theme Undefeated which dug into the story of David and Goliath from 1 Samuel to examine what the giants of today’s society look like and how to recognize them. Through the examination of Scripture, it was revealed that Jesus is the true hero who has already won the battle allowing Christians to live Undefeated through His victory. A week at camp gets a child outdoors, away from screens, and engaged hands-on with God’s creation. Campers get to try out new adventures, make new friends and grow in independence. At camp, children have opportunities to make decisions and discover abilities through trying new experiences. From choosing their own clothes for the day (mom would never approve this combination!) to bravely attempting the zip line or riding a horse, kids discover gifts and abilities in a fun environment that is safe and supervised by carefully selected and trained staff. At camp, relationships are face-to-face as campers learn to live for the week with a group of brand-new friends. The week ends with exchanging hugs and addresses and asking mom and dad if they can stay for more!

Camp of the Rising Son offers a variety of programs to engage different ages and needs. Beginning campers can start with a Day Camp experience. Day Camp is an introduction to camp for ages 6-10 with guided activities and fun. Campers ready to be more adventurous can opt for a week of Overnight Camp. They stay in open-air cabins and craft a personalized week by choosing their favorite five activities from a selection of over 20 options. Days are filled with boating on Lake Ann or climbing high on Mt. Everest while each offers a different exciting event for campers to participate in with their cabins from an overnight campout complete with s’mores to careening down the waterslide or crazy dance parties! Teen campers have the option to apply for the Camp Intern Adventure and get a taste of what it is like to serve on camp staff or expand their camping exploits through participating in an Adventure or Horse Camp. Camp of the Rising Son endeavors to uphold the highest standards of safety and camp programming by maintaining accreditation by the American Camp Association. A week of camp is a gift that will reap life-long benefits and memories. Thanks to generous donations and support, 113 campers received scholarships allowing them to experience camp this summer. The Lord truly demonstrated His faithfulness to CRS this summer through continuing the steady increase of campers served, protection and safety, and providing incredible staff who had a true heart for sharing the gospel! The CRS team is already prepping for even more fun for summer 2020. Who knows, maybe someone in your family can experience camp next year! v

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