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winter 2012/Volume 33 Issue 4

Restoring C


A Chris tmas Traditi on

“I didn’t know about Christmas until I got to The Home.”

-Former Resident



Methodist Home

Americus • Columbus • Macon St. Marys • Valdosta • Waverly Hall Dr. Steve L. Rumford President/CEO Mrs. Jill C. Myers Executive Vice President Dr. Jeffery D. Lawrence VP/Chief Programs Officer Mr. Bruce Stanfield VP/Finance Dr. Derek W. McAleer VP/Development Dr. Laudis H. “Rick” Lanford President/The Methodist Home Foundation P.O. Box 2600 Macon, Georgia 31203

The Gateway is a quarterly publication of the Department of Development/Public Relations and is designed to highlight Methodist Home life, to encourage inquiries about potential admissions, and to challenge donors to continue their generous contributions for the children. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Mr. William (Bill) Allen Dr. Charlene Black Mrs. Jane Brown Mr. Chuck Briscoe Mr. Craig Buckley Judge Richard M. Cowart Mrs. Joyce F. Dent Mr. William A. Fickling, III Mr. Allen G. Freeman Senator Tim Golden Mr. David F. Green Senator B. Seth Harp, Jr. Ms. Jennifer Harper Mrs. Catherine Harrington Rev. W. Michael Huling Mr. Michael Kemp Rev. Daniel Medina Dr. Bob M. Moon Dr. David Mosely Mrs. Elizabeth Ogie Mrs. Rebecca “Becky” W. Rumer Mrs. Karen C. Shockley Mr. Cubbedge Snow, Jr. Mrs. GiGi Taylor Senator Ross Tolleson Mrs. Judy Tott Mr. John “Johnny” C. Walker

Rev. Reggie Williams

GUEST OBSERVERS Mrs. Mavis Moore Mr. Michael Stone


Rev. V.L. Daughtery, Jr. Bishop C.W. “Handy” Hancock Rev. A. Jason Shirah


Dr. Edwin Chase Rev. Cleo Conaway Mr. Walter M. Deriso, Jr. Dr. Laudis H. “Rick” Lanford Mr. Hubert “Hu” C. Lovein, Jr. Dr. Wayne Moseley Rev. G. Thomas Martin Rev. Henry Bass Rev. Wayne Racz Bishop James King Rev. C. Benjy Varnell



In response to Christ and the Church, the mission of the Methodist Home is to be a model organization that restores childhoods, strengthens families and cultivates a peoplebuilding organization.


We accept children and youth regardless of race, color, creed, national origin or religious background.


The Methodist Home P.O. Box 2525 • 304 Pierce Avenue 31204 Macon, Georgia 31203 - 2525 (478) 751-2800 (office) (478) 751-2888 (fax) Email:

Pictured on cover (Left to Right): Joseph (Papa Joe) Bullard, Brian Yarbrough, and Lonnie Bivins collect donated Christmas presents for the kids. 2


Our 140th Christmas...

“May God bless us every one!” Tiny Tim Dr. Steve L. Rumford President/CEO CHRISTMAS PAST: For most of us, Christmas brings forth a flood of memories that we cherish and hold dear to our heart. They include so many of the traditions that include trimming the tree, wrapping gifts, sending and receiving cards, the turkey or Christmas ham dinner, the stockings, the candle light service and, in many cases, a blanket of snow. We all remember those special Christmas gifts we received as a child. In all of these memories are the close ties with family, friends and relatives. Those memories are quite different for most of the 130 youth we will have this Christmas in our Methodist Home in Macon, St. Marys, Columbus, Americus, Valdosta and Waverly Hall. For some, there is no memory of a Christmas except for what they saw on TV or at school. For some, it is wondering if they got gifts from a Santa’s tree or other Christmas toy drive. The day is one like so many others with family conflicts, finding or losing housing and daily struggles. Abuse, neglect and trauma are all too often a part of their memories at Christmas time. For others, it has been a Christmas here and a Christmas there for most of their lives. CHRISTMAS PRESENT: Thanks to you and the great traditions we have at the Methodist Home, this Christmas will be one to remember for a lifetime! Our cottages paint huge Christmas cards; they prepare a special skit (some funny, but most deeply moving) for the Birthday Party for Jesus. The Bishop will read the Christmas story, each cottage will do a service project as a gift to someone in need, a Christmas banquet will be held with lots of good food and desserts. Our wonderful churches arrive with or

send gifts picked just for them. So many of these churches have made this event their Christmas tradition for years! The Airmen from Warner Robins Air Force Base, as well as Woodmen of the World have special parties. Christmas Eve is most always a dinner out with all the kids on campus joining my family. CHRISTMAS FUTURE: This is what it is all about! Our prayer is that the youth we serve can look back and know that the special gift of the Christ child was God’s gift to their broken spirits. They have what can be called an “orphan’s spirit” which is in effect to trauma of repeated abandonment, neglect, abuse or multiple placements. Christmas is a special time when we not only provide a Christmas to celebrate and remember, but we share the good news, the amazing news that they are indeed a child of God, His for all eternity. Every year, I will get a call from a resident who will share with me, “The childhood I had, the Home gave me!” And so many will tell me that they celebrate Christmas with their families with the traditions they learned from the Home. This is a time of great financial need at your Methodist Home. We thank you for your generous Christmas gifts and for its impact on our youth throughout the coming year.

Christmas is a special time when we not only provide a Christmas to celebrate and remember, but we share the good news, the amazing news that they are indeed a child of God, His for all eternity.






Evening of Hope

An Evening of Hope took place on October 4, 2012 at The Methodist Home. It was another success raising funds to help with our children’s needs. Almost 300 guests gathered in the Rumford Center gymnasium to hear the McDuffie Center String Ensemble from Mercer University and Guest Speaker, Isaiah Wilcox, a Methodist Home Alumni. Mr. Lonnie Bivins and his staff prepared a delicious meal of bacon wrapped filet mignon, vegetables, and cheesecake. During the program, Jones, Cork, and Miller Law Firm were honored as a Hero, Saint, and Legend. They have been The Methodist Home’s legal counsel for 140 years. A plaque and picture will be displayed on our Heroes, Saints, and Legends wall. A special thanks goes to the people listed below that helped make An Evening of Hope the success it was: Janice Marshall, An Evening of Hope Co-Chair Robin and Beth Huges, An Evening of Hope Co-Chair Shannon Fickling and her army of volunteers who decorated the gymnasium

Our Sponsors and Table Captains (listed on right)

Table Captains Rob Ballard Earl D. Barrs Buster Barry Bobbitt’s Tire Co., Jeff Bobbitt Phil Brannen Bob Brown Charles Cantrell Capital City Bank Edwin Chase Frank Gaudry F. Waverly Golson David Green William A. Griggers Mark Horn, Professional Systems Ashley Hoye Beth Hughes Mel Jamison Bill Jarrard Joy Class, Mulberry St. UMC Dr. Rick Lanford Jones, Cork & Miller (Hu Lovein) Janice Marshall Tommy Martin Charlene McAleer Walt Miller Peggy E. Miller Jill Myers Ortho Georgia Pete Peterman Terry Pope Carol Porter Terry Proffitt Amy Rauls Steve Rumford Ed Sell Daniel T. Slagle Trip Smisson Robert Stribling Neal Talton Bryan Tiller Marcus V. Tripp Jody Usry Winston Wilfong Sponsors Brannen Motors Five Star Automotive Group Sysco UPS Freight Volunteers that acted as servers: Macon State College Chapter of the Phi Beta Lambda Macon State College Sigma Alpha Pi, National Society of Leadership and Success Wesleyan College Westside High School Future Business Leaders of America



Alumni Weekend 2012 Every year at The Home, we have a tradition of welcoming back former residents. This homecoming is a day-long event and this year, it was held on August 25th. Alumni from as far as Portland, Oregon came to share memories of their childhood. The day began with a social time for many generations to share their memories of growing up at The Home. Pictures were looked at and stories were told. Next, alumni and current residents went to the gym to listen to a multi-generational panel answer questions about growing up at the home. Those in attendance learned how different life was for each generation. For example, what it was like working in the shoe shop to make shoes for the residents in the 1920’s. They learned that they all had something in common – each generation learned their Christmas traditions from living at The Home. 6


Nu-way hotdogs provided The day began with a social time for many hotdogs, burgers, and their generations to share their memories of famous flaky ice for lunch. growing up at The Home. Pictures were What a treat for everyone! After lunch, a cottage got looked at and stories were told. to throw water balloons at Dr. Rumford and Dr. Lawrence. They received a water balloon for each hour they read over the summer. Combined, they had 90 balloons to throw. They also struck a deal with Dr. Rumford and Dr. Lawrence that the cottage would get an additional ten balloons if Dr. Rumford and Dr. Lawrence were able to throw an arsenal of balloons back. All together 125 balloons were thrown. Next, the Alumni had their business meeting and the day ended with an ice cream social. Everyone had a good time sharing memories and learning from each other.



Dedication of Academic Performance Center On Thursday, August 23rd, Our House at Arabella, located in Waverly Hall, GA unveiled a new Academic Performance Center in Memory of Mildred K. Sumner. We were honored by the presence of several members of our local community as well as pastors and leadership from our organization to dedicate a special place for our girls to learn, grow, and excel in their educational pursuits. We honored the life of Mildred K. Sumner who valued education, and worked hard to achieve career success at a time when many women were undervalued in the executive world. Her dedication and selfdetermination serve as a shining example that no matter what you are faced with, or where you come from, if you have faith in God and in yourself, you can achieve great things. A large crowd enjoyed an evening of food and fellowship in celebration of the dedication. Our girls gave those in attendance a tour of the home and shared many wonderful stories about their time here.

Mr. Mike Duggar, Regional Director, gave the opening remarks and told us about the excitement surrounding this room, and its possibilities for the girls that our agency serves. This room has three new computer stations with a printer. A fourth computer is linked to a large television that will be used for video teleconferences and large scale online classes. The girls will be able to use this room for quiet reading, tutoring, and working on school projects. Additionally, our Transitional Living Program will soon take shape at Arabella. This program is for girls who have graduated high school and have begun their higher education. This room will be a tremendous asset for this program in aiding these girls in future success. Rev. Reggie Williams, of South Columbus United Methodist Church, gave the invocation and blessed the room. Dr. Steve Rumford gave closing remarks and encouraged the girls to pursue as much academic success as they can, because “education is something that no one can ever take away from you.�

Mildred K. Sumner Mildred K. Sumner was born April 3, 1930 in Phoenix City, AL, daughter of the late Albert Flournoy Kemp and Claudie McDuffie Kemp. As a young girl during the Great Depression she knew about need and knew that as an adult she wanted to make a good living for herself and her family. Mrs. Sumner was a self-educated businesswoman who excelled in insurance sales with Aflac. She valued education and had a strong faith in God. She believed that anyone, regardless of their circumstances, could thrive with enough faith in the Lord, and in themselves. Her perseverance and dedication to her career allowed her to provide abundantly for her sons. She retired after 25 years as a Sales Executive for Aflac. Her story is one of success through hard work, commitment and dedication.



Chick-fil-A Spirit Night Our House at Carpenter’s Way and the Arabella Home for Girls held a “Spirit Night” at Chick-fil-A Bradley Park Drive in Columbus, GA on Thursday August 2, 2012. A large crowd turned out to support the children and youth of our great organization, including groups from local United Methodist Churches and social clubs like the Southern Cruisers Riding Club, Chapter 275 from Columbus, GA. A donation drive for much needed toiletry items was held in conjunction with “Spirit Night” and the box overflowed by the end of the evening!



The Kiwanis Club of Greater Columbus Check Presentation The Kiwanis Club of Greater Columbus presented a check to the children of “Our House” recently to provide for Back-to-School and educational needs. The club raised the funds through their annual Vidalia Onion Sale, and was pleased to donate a total of over $2500 towards the ongoing and immediate education needs of the children on our Columbus campuses. Pictured are Kiwanis of Greater Columbus President, Mr. Robert Flournoy, and Alison McKinney, Regional Development Coordinator.

Bikes on Broadway Members of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club, Chapter 275 presented the proceeds of the 11th Annual “Bikes On Broadway” event to Our House on Thursday, October 4th, 2012. Several members of the Southern Cruisers rode out to the Carpenter’s Way Ranch campus of Our House to meet the kids and staff. First Officer, Benny Downs presented Regional Director, Mike Duggar with a check for over $20,000 bringing the total contribution from the Southern Cruisers organization to over $200,000 during the past 11 years. Thank you Southern Cruisers!



Christmas Traditions at The Methodist Children’s Home





“The childhood I had, you gave me.”

- Former Resident

By: Lynzie McKenzie, Americus Campus Staff

Every year, we have a catered Christmas dinner at the cottage, hosted by a long-time friend of the Methodist Home, Dr. Sue Bailes, affectionately known to girls and staff as “Ms. Sue.” We invite a few privileged guests, usually the church pastor, youth pastor and their wives. Everyone wears their holiday finest as we are served by the catering staff. After the meal, a few girls are given the honor of reading parts of the Christmas story. We then dim the lights and sing Christmas carols, always ending with a rousing rendition of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas!” We see our guests off with a word of prayer and thanks. Then comes the moment the girls look forward to all year---opening presents! Each girl is assigned a “reindeer name” to discourage peeking, and one by one they open their gifts so generously donated by members of the community. This is a time shared between only girls and staff, and a time when precious memories are made. Memories such as a 15-year-old finally getting the Baby Alive doll she’s been asking for since she was five years old. Memories such as the 18-yearold getting the TV that will keep her company in her dorm room next year. Memories of a resident being overwhelmed by the amount of “crazy socks” she’s received. Memories of each girl being showered with love, from strangers and loved ones alike. Memories of each girl experiencing a Christmas like she’s never seen, and being in a place so full of love, not just during the Christmas season, but all year round.

By: Devon Loggins, St. Marys Regional Director The Christmas Tradition for the St. Mary’s group home is our “Birthday for Jesus Celebration.” This is celebrated on the last day of school marking the beginning of our resident’s winter holiday break. During this celebration, the community, volunteers, caseworkers, families, friends, residents and staff come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus and the love, support and caring we give to our boys. During the celebration, we enjoy singing presented by a fantastic and local a cappella group, the “Heirs”. It is a time together where we enjoy lots of food, games, singing, socializing and family. Our boys take the time to say thank you and show their appreciation to all who have helped them throughout the year. At the end of the celebration we all gather around, as a family, in the living room to watch the joy and excitement on the faces of our children as they open up Christmas gifts. When the night ends we all hug one another to say and show our love until we see each other again in the New Year.



By: Corrine Simmons,Valdosta Regional Director

“Our family today celebrates Christmas with the traditions I learned at The Home” -Former Resident

Christmas in Valdosta is an exciting time. The girls decorate the tree and cottage the day or weekend after Thanksgiving. As Christmas approaches, there are several long-standing traditions. We make cookies and put them in pretty Christmas containers or bags and give them to those who are special to us in the community. They are delivered in person by the girls. We use cultivating character traits that fit the child or that we want to enhance in a child instead of their names on the gift tags, this way they don’t know exactly who the gift is for even if they have guessed what the present is. We have a Birthday Party for Jesus. At the Birthday Party of Jesus, each person tells what Christmas means to them. On Christmas Day, we help feed the hungry at the church before going out and having lunch. The girls want to start a new tradition. Last year they requested to have hors d’oeuvres for Christmas dinner and they wanted to prepare them themselves. They LOVED it and have asked to do it again this year.



By: Kim McGee, Macon Campus Staff Wow! We are in the season already. I look forward to this time of the year. By the time December finally rolls around, we have been in the Christmas spirit for about two months. It starts with the Christmas wish list that the children receive in October and then after Thanksgiving each cottage designs their very own Christmas card that is displayed in front of their cottages. As you drive through the campus you see the beautiful Christmas cards displaying Jesus love. I look forward to meeting in front of Peabody on a cold afternoon for the tree lighting ceremony, singing Christmas songs and drinking hot chocolate. This is a sure indication that we are in the Christmas season here at the home. Gifts start coming in and we start wrapping gifts and playing Santa and making sure that each child gets the most desired gifts. We give each child a reindeer name so that when they peek under the tree, and shake the gift, trying to figure out what it is, and who it is for, they remain in suspense at least about who it is for. Then along comes the parties throughout the month that bring such excitement and joy to our children as well as our staff. It brings tears to our eyes when our children tell us how this is the best Christmas they ever had, that this is the best place they have ever lived and how much they love Mr. Rumford for allowing them to live here. You would think that the actually day of Christmas would be the best day of the month but it’s not. The Birthday Party for Jesus is the best day of the month. This is the day that our children perform skits that will have you laughing so hard you cry, skits so moving and emotional it pulls at our hearts strings and we cry. This is a joyous and emotional night for all of us. I, along with our staff, love hearing the Bishop read the Christmas story. Our children are very quiet and listen intently to the story and often children tell me that was the best part of the night. After the Christmas story is read, we have refreshments and then return to the cottages for our grand finale. Our children

I live each year waiting on the next Christmas. Once a child has experienced Christmas at the Methodist Home they talk about it until the next Christmas and even years later when in conversation with some of our former residents they always remember the Birthday Party for Jesus and the reading of the Christmas story.

are so excited about opening up their gifts that you often hear lots of screams and yells and believe it or not, “crying”. They cry tears of joy that someone has been this good to them. All of our staff and visitors move from cottage to cottage sharing in the excitement and enjoying the special treats that have been prepared by cottage staff.



From a Resident: By: April Robinson, Columbus Campus Staff Christmas at Our House at Carpenter’s Way Ranch and Arabella home for girls is a special one. It means much more than presents and poinsettias. Each year our children enjoy a special program and dinner a couple weeks before Christmas that we have come to know as “The Birthday Party for Jesus”. Each year we have a host church provide our children a program and nice dinner to enjoy the “Birthday Party”. We were pleased to have Hunter Road Baptist Church house our program last year and feed our 26 children. The kids not only got to open a couple gifts but the program is a reminder of what Christmas is truly about-the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. As the kids listened to Rev. Reggie Williams, the pastor at South Columbus UMC, talk about the true meaning of Christmas and about being thankful for what God has given to us instead of focusing on what we don’t have; you could feel a shift in the spirit of the room. The spirit of “what presents am I going to get” to one of “what gifts has God already given me that I should thank him for”.

One of our youth, who has been at the home since 2007, shares his experience about this long standing Christmas tradition.

I had a wonderful time at The Birthday Party for Jesus last year. I enjoyed everything Hunter Road Baptist Church and Pastor Williams did for us.  The food was great, the speech was inspiring and the gifts were good too.  I appreciated them allowing us to be there for the party and for everything they did. –Dequavious S.



Wish List Announcement Help us continue the Christmas traditions at The Methodist Home by donating gifts for our kids or by purchasing something from our Christmas Catalog. Wish Lists are available now. Please call the specific region you would like to donate to for a child’s Wish List. The contact information is below. For Christmas Catalog purchases, please go online to Americus Lynzie McKenzie 229-924-4616 Columbus Mike Duggar 706-322-5406 Macon Alesha Mathis 478-751-2827 St. Marys Devon Loggins 912-882-7770 Valdosta Corinne Simmons 229-247-5100

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I’ll be home for Christmas... Derek W. McAleer Vice President for Development & Church Relations If only in my dreams… So many of the young people we

focus, the celebration, the decoration, and the meals, all of

serve wish they could go home for Christmas – and they

the traditions that make Christmas special.

wish their homes were safe places for them. They wish their families enjoyed each other at Christmas. They wish the tree was pretty, and the cupboard was full, the house was warm, and the affection was warmer. They dream of “Family Affair”, “Family Ties”, or “The Waltons” (to mention a few idyllic TV families of days past).

This is how we prepare the young people we serve to have great Christmases in the future. We give them healthy and helpful Christmas traditions, so that when they have families of their own, they’ll know how to have a great Christmas. Through the partnership you have with us, we can give them the Christmas of their dreams – and make

We can’t always change the families from which they come

sure their own families reach those dreams in years to

– but we can do much about this year’s Christmas, and we


can prepare them for their own family Christmases in years to come. Dr. Rumford, our President, says that if a child we serve has one great Christmas to remember, it should be the Christmas we helped provide. When speaking with alumni,

It’s all part of our mission to restore childhoods and strengthen families. Thank you for helping us make it happen!

again and again they talk about how wonderful it was to have Christmas at The Methodist Home. They recall not just the wonderful gifts, but the atmosphere, the spiritual

When speaking with alumni, again and again they talk about how wonderful it was to have Christmas at The Methodist Home. They recall not just the wonderful gifts, but the atmosphere, the spiritual focus, the celebration, the decoration, and the meals, all of the traditions that make Christmas special. 18


CELEBRATIONS (07/01/12-09/30/12)


Mr. & Mrs. Steve Grimes 50th Mr. & Mrs. Charles Reese Jim & Barbara Jensen 50th Ms. Carol Conner Mr. & Mrs. Tom Lewis 50th Rev. & Mrs. James Jensen Mr. & Mrs. Chad McMillen Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Cotton Vera & Alvoy Williams 60th Charles & Jeanette McAdams



2011 & 2012 Birthdays Deepstep Sunday School Rachel Brown Mrs. Anne Kirkland Paula Ellis Director & Mrs. Vernon Keenan Eloise G. Green Mr. G. Wylie Sheppard, Jr. Larry R. Harper Jimmy & Joan Tripp Alva “Joe” Hopkins, III Carolyn Peavy Leona Jones’ 100th Rev. Jason Hobbs Becky Keenan Director & Mrs. Vernon Keenan Judge Hugh Lawson Sabra & Martin Neff Airey A. Mallard Jim & Susanne Dorsey Kelly McAdams Charles & Jeanette McAdams Matthew W. McDade Dr. & Mrs. John E. Sallstrom Hazel Puttman 95th Ms. Suzanne Jennings Bryan D. Scott Shirley & Al Greenway Emma Savannah Stephens Mr. & Mrs. John R. Stephens Ann Stewart Michele & William Cassidy Charles H. Webb Mr. Albert Y. Johnson Ted Whitten Ms. Suzanne Jennings


Ivy Grace Austin Mr. & Mrs. Rocky Stewart Charles Jason Culpepper Lee & Merilyn Guerry Tripp Thomas Rumsey Lee & Merilyn Guerry Jack Carmen Scarpellino Vernon & Joan Keenan Knighton Oaks Walker Jean & Ronny Bennett Adelyn Parker Whiddon Lee & Merilyn Guerry


Bill & Kerry Fickling Christopher N. Smith, Attorney


Willene White-Smith Director & Mrs. Vernon Keenan

Gifts made to The Methodist Home or to the Foundation of The Methodist Home become part of a legacy of giving. We are thankful to share in this heritage.



HONORS (07/01/12-09/30/12) Jimmy & Carolyn Andrews Ms. Joan Human Jimmy Beasley Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Smith Robert Becton Mrs. Mildred Thompson Ronald Bragg Ms. Ann R. McCall Ms. Virginia Thompson Superintendant Rev. Lowery Brantley Mr. & Mrs. Aubrey F. McClain T.J. & Ethan Cohen Braswell Ms. Eugenia Braswell Edwin Chase David E. Chase Jacob Chestnut Ken & Leslie Chestnut Children of the Methodist Home Mrs. Gladys Womack Ed & Anne Cone Crusaders SS Class Buddy Cooper Dr. Kirk Treible Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Crosby Mr. & Mrs. B.F. Raulerson Mr. & Mrs. Louis Daniels Ms. Melba Belcher V.L. Daughtery Life Builders SS J. William & Zan Martin Sonny Deriso Dr. Kirk Treible Sandra Dunaway Carrie Cooley Margaret Edalgo Mr. & Mrs. Terrell Edalgo Mr. & Mrs. Ted Erskine Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Cotton Fathers of Lamb’s Chapel Lamb’s Chapel UMC Rachel Faust Pat Beatty



David & Nancy Gilvin Stephen & Joy Cotton Mark & Donna Gilvin Stephen & Joy Cotton Diana Gray George & Alvalyn Pope Steve Griffin Ris N. Bell, Jr. SS Class Rev. Glen Haskins Mr. W.C. Simmons Martha Helton Mrs. Peggy Floyd Brenda H. Humber Mr. & Mrs. Charlie L. Parker Jesus Mr. & Mrs. Sherman M. Charlton Jim Joines Mr. & Mrs. John P. Bartlett Rev. Steve Keener Stephen & Joy Cotton Lena Kennon Mr. & Mrs. Charlie F. Jordan Jack Key Mrs. Ruth Smith Durant Debra Kile Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Reddick Rene & Maxine Lanier Bill & Joann Chase Landon LaTour Melinda G. Bush Barbara Lawson Ms. Carol Cannon Arvin Leonard Lamb’s Chapel UMC James D. Lott Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hammer Inge G. Mason Jim Mason Wesley & Inge Mason Judith S. Maxwell Mrs. Sara P. Cole Wayne & Sharon Moseley Mrs. Grace S. Cabaniss

Edna Neely Ms. Joan Human Lois Nobles Peggy N. Floyd Elizabeth Ogie Dr. Kirk Treible Jim & Cathy Olliff Mr. Charles Engelke Amber Pace Mrs. Patricia Pace Madeline Pate Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Vance Johnny & Debra Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Gary B. Romec Faye Powell Mr. & Mrs. Charlie L. Parker Wylene Ragains Koviea Reeves Adrianne Ragozski Mr. & Mrs. Gregory J. Harris Norris & Janet Randall Ashley & Laine Randall Kathryn Read Betty Tucker Rev & Mrs. Michael Ricker Mr. & Mrs. Ben Barnes Mr. & Mrs. W.C. Rumph Mr. Malcolm J. Rumph Dr. & Mrs. Jason Shirah Mr. & Mrs. Stan Dixon Riley & Vickie Stavely Stephen & Joy Cotton Sonny & Charlene Stavely Stephen & Joy cotton Judith & Don Tatman Gertrude V. Brooks Sandy Tershansy Bill & Joann Chase The Development & Administration / H.R. Dept. Ms. Ashley Moses The Methodist Home for Children & Youth Mrs. Stella Isima

Corleen Thompson Dr. & Mrs. Duncan R. Marsh B.L. Thornton Mr. & Mrs. Dwight E. Strickland Ronald & Tiny Tillman Louise Cowart William & Sue Marie Turner Mr. & Mrs. William H. Fox John Upton Lamb’s Chapel UMC Stan Upton Lamb’s Chapel UMC Rev. K. Denise Walton Mr. James R. Lowe, Jr. St. John UMC Taylor A. Ward Mr. & Mrs. David Dunaway Joyce Waters Avalons Ladies Bible Class Rev. Hamp Watson Mr. W.C. Simmons L.T. Whitehurst Questors SS Class – Epworth UMC Jean & Paul Young Ms. Ann Sears

MEMORIALS (04/01/12-06/30/12)

Sheriff Newt Adams Director & Mrs. Vernon Keenan Vandiver Adams Ms. Elizabeth S. Gwines Elizabeth Amerson Carroll & Hope Arnold Frank Amerson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Arnold B. Anderson Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. Lanford Mr. & Mrs. Hubert C. Lovein, Jr. Marie Anderson Dr. & Mrs. Homer S. Nelson Wayne Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Keith Yarbrough Sue Andrews Ms. Henrietta B. Lewis Donald R. “Dick” Ansell Lawrence-Smalley SS Class Raymond Aragon Catherine Louviere Wells Steven Aragon Catherine Louviere Wells Dale Bailey, Sr. Rev. & Mrs. James H. Snell, Jr. Robert Bailey Mr. & Mrs. William E. Massey, Jr. Turner F. Barber, Jr. Jack & Gena Brinson Don & Mary Robinson Susie Barrow Wesley Oak UMW Dr. Ben Bashinski E.J. & Melba Griner Merry & Hunter C. Johnson, Jr. Oliver Cromwell Bateman Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. Lanford Sibyl Marsh Bateman Martha Smith Robert Batten Barbara L. Batten Richard Hardy Batton Sharon & Johnny Walker Margaret Birk Eloise & Bill Doty

Elizabeth Blanks John-Wesley Villas Marion & Lucile Blizard Mr. & Mrs. Terrell Edalgo Bobby Boggus Dickie & Margie Bryant Robert Thomas “Tom” Boland, Sr. Mrs. R.T. Boland Jon Boling William & Janice Pryor C.K. Braswell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Clint Friedlandeer William Henry Brauda Mr. & Mrs. William C. Tucker Irene Brock Mr. & Mrs. George R. McKinnon Monroe Bruce Mrs. Monroe H. Bruce

Otis Brumby, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Norris Frank & Louise Young Hugh Johnson Bryant Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. Lanford Carter Butts Mr. & Mrs. Randall C. Butts Virgil & Theola “Jackie” Bynum Mr. E.P. Bynum William Perry Cain, Sr. Mrs. Mildred O. Cain Lamar Caneega Ms. June Daley Jennie Cape Ed & Lynne Jaindl Charles Lynn Carithers Mrs. Jean Carithers Margaret Carroll Mary Culler White Circle

Sarah F. Carter Tom & Joy Baker David & Lynda Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Reed Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Kelly Mr. & Mrs. W.E. Carter, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Harry S. Carter Henry & Brenda Carter Sarah Cason Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Miller Etta Mae Causey Mrs. Tonie Maxwell Harry Chambless Ms. Marie P. McLendon William Howard Chambless Mr. & Mrs. Smith Dolliver, Jr. Warren Assoc., Inc. Frances Chandler Dr. & Mrs. C.W. Robertson

Dr. Derek McAleer accepts a check from Ted Dennard of UPS Freight.




For 140 years, The Methodist Home has prospered on the love and generosity of others. There are numerous ways you can help our residents and daycare, but here are a few things we always need:

Toiletries Moisturizing Soap/Bath Gel Shampoo and Conditioner Hand and Body Lotion Body Wash Mousse and Styling Gel Non-Aerosol Hair Spray Boys and Girls Deodorant Hair Brushes (Bristle and Wire) Medium Toothpaste and Toothbrushes Shampoo–Cream of Nature, Olive Oil or Motions Conditioner – Cream of Nature, Olive Oil or Motions Moisturizing Lotions – Cream of Nature, Olive Oil or Motions Non-Aerosol Holding Spray – any brand Setting Lotion – Pink Moisturizer Hair Grease (boys) – Any type 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner Wave Capes (boys) Spray Bottles Boys and Girls hairbrushes

Other Supplies 3 Ring Binders (up to 3 inches) 3 and 5 subject spiral notebooks (wide ruled) Fat and Thin Markers Black and Blue Pens Report Covers Disposable Cameras Crayola Washable Markers



Kate Chastain Dr. & Mrs. Rick Wilbanks Cathryn J. Cheek Mr. & Mrs. Clint Friedlander Rev. & Mrs. Emory C. Gilbert Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Riley Archie B. Chester Robert & Sara Tift Mr. Samuel M. Tift Frances S. Clark Carroll C. & Hope Mays Arnold Ruby Clark John-Wesley Villas Joyce K. Clay Mr. & Mrs. Bert Thompson Virginia Cleveland Dr. & Mrs. Rick Wilbanks J. Wilber “Bill” Coggins Mr. & Mrs. Stuart C. Davis, III Al & Shirley Greenway & Family Mrs. Louan Jarrard Merry & Hunter C. Johnson, Jr. Mrs. Sharon R. McRae Mr. & Mrs. Emory B. Salter Mr. & Mrs. Daly Smith, Jr. Ryan Coleman Dillard & Carolyn Gibbs H. George Collier Mrs. Anna F. Collier Andrew Marion Collins Southwest District County Agents Assoc. Ann Estelle S. Collins Southwest District County Agents Assoc. Larry Colson Dr. Wiley L. Drury James L. Comer Warren Assoc., Inc. Elizabeth W. Connor Mr. Thomas N. Connor, Jr. Thomas N. Connor Mr. Thomas N. Connor, Jr. Cherry Cooper Mrs. Betty E. Wise James & Linda Cox Ms. Emily Cox Sara Cox Mr. & Mrs. Charles Reese Charlie T. & Helen P. Crawford Ms. June C. Spear S.W.C. Crosse Dr. James E.W. Crosse Mack Culpepper Ms. Elizabeth S. Gwines

Delores Curran Judy Bryant Lee Dale Mrs. Betty E. Wise Rubie W. Daniell Ms. Gloria Bargeron Richard H. Davis Edwin & Beverly Garden Mr. & Mrs. H.S. Hicks Dr. & Mrs. Leonard R. Howell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Durwood Lewis Byrd & Cay Simmons William T. & Mildred M. Davis Dr. Annette Nichols Mr. Julian Nichols Gene Dickey Lawrence-Smalley SS Class Alan “Snake” Dixon Dickie & Margie Bryant Jim Donahue Mrs. Dorothy L. Coleman George Donley Mrs. Marian Donley Tim Dupree Mrs. Linda Shingler Russell Durham Mr. & Mrs. William C. Tucker Martha F. Durr Francis Asbury SS Class Talmadge Edalgo Mr. & Mrs. Terrell Edalgo Thomas William Elliott William & Julia Ann Elliott Abigail Ellis Dickie & Margie Bryant Pat Ellis Dickie & Margie Bryant Horace Elrod Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Reynolds George Estes Michael & Jo McPherson Mary Ewin Ms. Betty E. Wise Alton & Susan Exley Mr. & Mrs. William Pye Earl Faircloth Mr. & Mrs. Harry D. Faircloth Norman & Helen Faircloth Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery O. Faircloth Eunice Farrington Ms. Suzanne Jennings Fletcher Farrington Ms. Suzanne Jennings Clarice Erma Faubus Mr. Al Jewell

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Burgess Fields, Sr. David Fields Charles Finney Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Kea J. Clay Flanders Bill & Sue Merrick Mr. & Mrs. John P. Williams Robert Harrison Floyd Peggy Floyd Jimmy Foskey Mr. & Mrs. Steve Walker Mary Foster Clyattville UMW Lucille Fountain Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Reynolds Patsy Fried Al & Shirley Greenway & Family Jean Fulgham Al & Shirley Greenway & Family Harris Owen “Joe” Gailey Vernon & Joan Keenan Betty Ruth Gandy Mss. Jennifer Peebles Billy Gibson Sharon McRae Margaret C. Giddens Margaret Bracey Martha Gilbert Rev. & Mrs. Emory C. Gilbert Martha Giles Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Reynolds Vivian Gillis Mrs. Debra G. Hardison Alberta Glover Clinton & Mary Collins Ed Golden Rev. & Mrs. James B. Jensen Gene Goodrum Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Matthews Gertrude Gordon Mrs. Trudy G. Groves Carole Graham Mrs. Virginia Creighton Eloise Green Dr. & Mrs. Marcus V. Tripp Sara M. Green Ruth Hicks Judy Hodgens Interiors Caroline Tilley Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Tilley Judy Whatley Ann Griffith Mrs. Doris C. Songer William “Bill” Griffith Vernon & Joan Keenan

Macon Golf for Kids is sponsoring Golf lessons for 20 of our kids. Kids go for 2 hours each week at Bowden Golf Club. Claire Barksdale Gross Cindy & Reed Jackson Sue Hammack Hall Mr. J. Leonard Hall William Bates Hambright, Jr. Mrs. Sharon R. McRae Shelton Hampton Mr. & Mrs. William M. Allen, Jr. Fred B. Hand, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Clint Friedlander Cole Harden Graves UMC SS Margaret Brady Hargrove Harriet Smith Jimmy Harper Mrs. Lavon H. Smith Pickett Harrison Mr. & Mrs. Richard Deas Lucie G. Harvey Ms. Alice S. Brooks Frank Heard, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ronald H. Rentz Carolyn T. Helton Ms. Kathryn S. Akridge Mrs. Ann P. Davis Mr. & Mrs. B. Lamar Doolittle

Julian & Runa Henderson Mrs. Ann H. Whitaker Roselyn P. Henry Mr. James M. Henry, Jr. Charles Hill Mr. & Mrs. George Stefano Dorothy Hines Mr. & Mrs. Ken Royal Edna & Andy Hodges Ms. Gloria Bargeron P.J. Holmes Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Greene Cleo Hood Ms. Rebecca Veal Hattie Lee Hudson Calvary UMC Earl Humphries Mrs. Cay Kite Billy “Chief” E. Hunter Mrs. Janice D. Spires Willliam Hutchins Bob & Eleanor Ragsdale Frank P. Irwin Mrs. Martha Irwin Tom H. Ivey Mrs. Ann P. Davis

Edwin & Beverly Garden Ethel Jackson Lee & Marilyn Guerry Willie “Jack” Jackson John-Wesley Villas William Rowland Jerles, Sr. Ms. Celia M. Daniel Bruce Johnson Joey & Sherry Ammons Mrs. Gay Surles Donald R. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Johnson Florrie Matthews Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Arnold B. Anderson Jo & Bill Banks Mr. & Mrs. Harrell Baskin Dr. & Mrs. William W. Baxley, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James Bobbitt, III Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm S. Burgess, Jr. Paul & Susan Cable Mrs. Harriet F. Comer Charles & Eunice Dawson Mrs. Geraldine S. Douthit Mr. Lawrence Drinkard Ms. Deann M. Duke Carolyn Everett



Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Hatcher, Sr. Ms. Betty F. Heard Frank & Lawson Kelly Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. Lanford Mr. & Mrs. Hubert C. Lovein, Jr. Ms. Betty Jean McGoldrick Mrs. Kitty Oliver Mr. & Mrs. Timothy A. Parker Mrs. Lillian P. Peck Mr. Lamar Reid Ms. Margaret M. Scarborough Dr. & Mrs. Carl C. Schuessler Mrs. Mary B. Standard Bruce & Dee Stanfield Gail & Kenny Walker Mrs. Barbara B. Weston Jennifer & Larry Windham Ms. Linda D. Wingate Randy & Teresa Yaughn Frances Johnson Mrs. Jean C. Boyd Jeannette Johnson Mrs. Johnnie Sanders



Juanita Moore Johnson Ms. Lisa Collins Al Joiner Ms. Betty E. Wise Corine Brown Jones Ms. Betty F. Grimsley Debra W. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Leroy Edna Frances Jones Calvary UMC Frank C. Jones Beverly & Billy Adams, III Mr. William A. Amos Billy & Carolyn Anderson Mr. & Mrs. L. Dennis P. Ballou Mr. Joseph R. Bankoff Jo & Bill Banks Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Battle, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. William W. Baxley, Jr. Rita & Herschel Bloom Al & Patricia Bridges Dr. & Mrs. W. Morris Brown, Jr. Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP Carlyle Place

Dr. & Mrs. Henry T. Clay Mrs. Sue Coggins Andy & Rachelle Comer Mrs. Harriett F. Comer Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Dickey, III Ms. Amy Dunbar Mrs. Ann Dunwoody Mrs. Margaret Edenfield Mr. & Mrs. David F. Green, Sr. Al & Shirley Greenway & Family Judge & Mrs. Hardy B. Gregory, Jr. Bonnie & Jon Harris Mr. & Mrs. Edward Hawie Ms. Carolyn I. Henderson Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth M. Henson Mr. Theodore M. Hester Ms. Leila B. Holmes Mr. & Mrs. Barrett Howell Mrs. John Izard Ms. Suzanne Jennings Thomas & Emmie H. Johnson, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Darryl Jones Mr. & Mrs. Jerome L. Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Paul Kilpatrick, Jr.

Ralph & Mary Lou Lancaster Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. Lanford Dr. & Mrs. Laudis H. Lanford Joan & Bill Law Nolan & Patricia Leake Betty & Buddy Luce Mr. & Mrs. Richard Maddux Ms. Mary L. Marbut Mr. & Mrs. Baldwin Martin Dr. & Mrs. Derek W. McAleer Mrs. Doris McCowen Beverly & Mort Meadors Mercer University Walton F. George School of Law Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Miller, III Mrs. Ann M. Mills Mrs. Anne R. Morrison Mrs. Catherine H. Newton Ms. Harriett A. Newton Mrs. Mary B. O’Connor W. Michael & Elizabeth C. Ogie Mrs. Kitty Oliver Beverly & Ed Olson Dr. & Mrs. Jake O’Shaughnessey, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Timothy A. Parker

Thank you for supporting Work Day Offering. Together we raised almost $20,000.

Marcia & English Robinson Laura & Jack Rogers Mr. & Mrs. William C. Rogers, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Ruffin Steve & Rozelle Rumford Richard & Helen Schneider Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears C.W. & Evelyn Selby Mr. & Mrs. Ed S. Sell, III Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Shackelford Ms. Molly Shasteen Mrs. W.G. Shockley, Jr. Virginia & King Solomon Southern Trust Corp. Bruce & Dee Stanfield State Bar of Georgia Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Steed Mr. & Mrs. John F. Stewart Mr. & Mrs. H. Jerome Strickland Justices of the Supreme Court of Georgia Mr. & Mrs. Ben J. Tarbutton, Jr. Mr. Phil Taylor Mr. Cater C. Thompson Sharon & Johnny Walker Laura S. & John A. Wallace Annie Paine & Fowler West Mrs. June J. Willis Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Yates, Jr. Hal & Gail Young Juanita C. Jones Ms. Pauline H. Couey Terry & Janice Watkins Maryanne B. Jones Dr. & Mrs. Marvin L. Long, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William E. Massey, Jr. R.O. Jones John & Kathryn Jenkins Betty Jordan George & Bobbie Haynie Helen Keene Mr. C. Louis Keene Jean C. Kent Glenda & Robert Harrell Cleon Daniel King Ms. Patricia S. Andrews Ms. Helen P. Batastini Mrs. Bette Ann Bell Ms. Valerie Caproni Glenn & Nancy Cartledge Nancy & Dennis Crowe Mr. & Mrs. Martin Dick Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Flowers Gene & Kathryn Hudson

Mrs. Ann R. Irvin Mr. T.H. Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. William S. Kable Mrs. James B. May Lindsey & Betty Mock Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Peoples Ann & Malvin Robinson Ms. Lillian M. Sheppard Mrs. Amy C. Thomas Marty & JoAnn Waits Sally & Ed Ward Jim Kirkland Rev. & Mrs. C.G. Haugabook William Bart Langley Steve & Rozelle Rumford Dawes Lawrence George & Bobbie Haynie Mr. & Mrs. M.R. Lawson Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. Lawson Clifford E. Lee Mr. John R. Pinson, III Henry Leslie Mr. & Mrs. David Chester Alice Lewis Zeagler Farms Hand Crafted Flooring, Inc. Wilton Lewis Jane & Wallace Miller Virginia Jones Little Mr. & Mrs. Ronald H. Rentz Ris N. Bell, Jr. SS Class Ms. Betty E. Wise Gary Livesay Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. Lanford Evelyn Livingston Jim & Anne Kirkland Sudie Lott Ms. Edith H. Berkebile Mr. & Mrs. William R. Butrico Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hammer Mr. & Mrs. William F. Jenkins Ms. Kimberly McDonald Mills Families Ms. Becky M. Smoke Stan Lovett Carroll & Hope Arnold Lillie Lunsford John-Wesley Villas Conchetta Mandia Mr. & Mrs. Sammy Vickery, Jr. Lon Marshall Ms. Valette J. Adkins Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Brasfield Mr. & Mrs. Barry L. Brown


Bureau We would love to come and share our ministry with your church, Sunday school class, circle, civic group, school or community event. Please contact The Home at (478) 751.2800

Heart of the South Georgia Conference Speakers Available: DR. STEVE RUMFORD President/CEO DR. DEREK MCALEER VP/Development MR. JIM WATERS Chaplain MRS. ALESHA MATHIS Coordinator of Marketing/Public Relations MRS. DIANE GILLIAM Coordinator of Resource Development MS. TRACY HALL Regional Director/Americus MS. CORINNE SIMMONS Regional Director/Valdosta MR. DEVON LOGGINS Regional Director/St. Marys MR. MIKE DUGGAR Regional Director/Columbus DR. RICK LANFORD President/The Foundation of the Methodist Home of the South Georgia Conference, Inc.



Mr. James L. Cassidy, DDS Mr. Lawrence Drinkard Mr. & Mrs. C. Douglas Eavonson Mr. W.H. Long

Dr. & Mrs. Derek W. McAleer Betty & George Tucker Bill Martin Mrs. Betty E. Wise Bobby Martin Mrs. Cay Kite

Mrs. Jack Martin Mrs. Lavon H. Smith John & Mattie Mathis Keith & Shellie Hagen Hazel Thelma C. Matthews Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. Lanford

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Evelyn McArthur Ms. Carolan T. Odom Jean C. McCrary Mrs. Barbara Crosby Ms. Kathleen Harlin Margaret Jean McCrary Ms. Julia G. Ferguson Betty McGugan Rev. & Mrs. James B. Jensen Dr. Harold L. McManus, Sr. Dr. & Mrs. Henry T. Clay Mr. & Mrs. Tommy J. Hinson Shellie & Frances Inzer Bobby McMichael Clinton & Mary Collins Harrison McNease Dickie & Margie Bryant Henry McRee Mrs. Sally Nobles Haley Meads Mrs. Diane Meads Johnnie Meads Funston UMC Mary Elizabeth Miller Mr. & Mrs. Gary E. Yawn Betty Rose H. Mills Al & Shirley Greenway Dr. & Mrs. Marcus V. Tripp James Alton Mims D. E. Short, Jr. Ms. Betty E. Wise Beatrice P. Mitchell Mrs. Dorthy G. Bergquist Mrs. Sara H. Harris Clarence Miza John-Wesley Villas Russell S. Montgomery Ms. Kristy Montgomery Elizabeth “Woody” Moore Linda Dennard Anne Moseley Dr. Wiley L. Drury Beulah E. Hennly Louise Adams Moss Mrs. Josolene C. Moss Capt. Randall Mullis Mrs. Janice D. Spires Tom Nance Thomas & Gayle Kersey John Neff Mercy Accounts Payable Shared Services Craig & Marg Root Katharine & Craig Root

Milton Tapley “Tap” Nelson, Jr. Boiling Springs UMC Andy Nessamar Mary & Charles Davis Robert Ray Newberry Mr. & Mrs. H. Haygood Keadle, Jr. Debbie Nipper Mrs. Lavon H. Smith S.A.C. Denise Norman Director & Mrs. Vernon Keenan Marolyn B. Odom Ms. Gloria Bargeron Raymond Odom Lee & Merilyn Guerry Donald F. Olen Mrs. Boots A. Jahns Jackson C. Oliver Mary Nunnally Thomas C. Olmstead Dr. & Mrs. William W. Baxley, Jr. George & Martha Brandon Ms. Sally B. Buckner Mrs. Bonnie Dowling Al & Shirley Greenway & Family Ms. Margie Hughes Shellie & Frances Inzer Annie & Frank Jones Mr. Mallory Jones, III Mr. T.K. Lamb Mr. & Mrs. Hubert C. Lovein, Jr. Ashley & Moffitt McKenna Erin & Will McKenna Sally & Pat McKenna McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co. Mr. Hank Menke Alan & Brenda Murphy OFS Brands, Inc. Ms. Marsha H. Olmstead Mr. Ted R. Senters Mr. Carter M. Stout Vernon & Margie Tanner Bill & Judy Vaughn W.B. “Buddy” Ouzts, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Emory B. Salter Lee Ila Owens Mrs. Brenda Martz Concesa Padilla Dr. & Mrs. M. Keith Lewis Sarah H. Page Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Reynolds Jimmy Palmiter Jim & Lin Palmiter Ben Park Drop In SS Class

Mary Catherine Parker Mrs. Mala W. Hughes Shirley Patterson Mrs. Betty E. Wise Richard M. Peacock Mrs. Ruth L. Peacock Ferrell Lovett Penland Jim & Ann Barron Joe & Linda Bridges Ms. Linda B. Calvert Susan & William Lee, Jr. Marshall & Faye Lovein Cathy & John Mullins Ms. Susan Murray Mr. & Mrs. Augustus M. Parker Mr. & Mrs. Barnard “Ace” Parker Mr. & Mrs. Timothy A. Parker Mr. Robert M. Penland, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Penland, III Mr. Willard L. Rocker William B. Sanders, CPA Doyle & Donna Walters Mr. & Mrs. L. Martin Williams, Jr. Amanda L. Perez Ms. Angelia Webb Crosby Ms. Anna M. Mashburn James Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Gerdes Frank Phillips Steve & Brenda Walker Lee Pitcock Mr. & Mrs. E.R. Mosby Blackey Pool Mrs. Tifani Pool Bernice Porter Azalee Wight SS Class Mrs. Billie Jo Greer William E. Pound, Jr. Mrs. Cay Kite Althea Rabun Mary & Clinton Collins Marvin Ray Beulah E. Hennly J.W. Reddick Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Reddick Eloise Reed Stephen & Joy Cotton Nell S. Reeves Ms. Gloria Bargeron Rob Reinhardt Bob & Eleanor Ragsdale Ward & Libby Sweat Ricky Rice Mrs. Brenda Martz

John F. Ricketson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Harry D. Faircloth Jean Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Ed Turley Chaz Robins Megan Carson Dorothy Lee T. Rodgers Brad & Tina Folsom Paul Rogers Shayna & Dave Cranford Kathy Ross Bill & Joann Chase Preston Sonny Rosser Mr. & Mrs. David Culpepper Benora Rothenberger Mr. & Mrs. Dean Crist Susan C. Rowland Ms. Rosa F. Evans Ms. Susanne Woodrum Linda F. Royal Charles & Ida Dalziel Mattie Rutherford Mrs. Dorothy D. Stalvey Norman Sainz Dr. Wiley L. Drury Juanita Sasser Dan & Cindy Coppage Gladys Scherer Mrs. Sara P. Cole T.T. Scott Mrs. Jane B. Hearn Mr. & Mrs. L.A. Scruggs Dr. & Mrs. Harry S. Carter Henry & Brenda Carter Lois Shealy Jim & Anne Kirkland Edwin Shell Lee & Merilyn Gilbert Tommy Sherwood John-Wesley Villas May Belle Shi Wayne & Linda Tumlin Shelly Simmons Calvary UMC Anne G. Smith Mrs. Boots A. Jahns Inez B. Smith Van & Jo Smith Jady L. Smith Ann & Bill Williams Rev. James A. Smith Jelks Family Foundation, Inc. Joy Smith Mr. & Mrs. Roby Robinson

Kevin Smith Shayna & Dave Cranford Mark A. Smith Red & Mary Callaway Chemique Adhesive, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Curtiss Mandy & Bert Etheredge Mary Evelyn & Don Feibelman, III Fickling and Company, Inc. Glen Merry Homeowners Assoc. Heart of Georgia Ins. Brokers, Inc. Mr. N.G. Houston, III Hudson & Marshall Ms. Joan Huffman Tim & Gail Hughes Billie L. Jackson, M.D., LLC Mr. Mallory Jones, III Mrs. Anne Julian Mrs. Cay Kite Mr. & Mrs. J. Phillip Leabo, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Manz Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. McComas Ms. Kimberly McDonald McDonald’s Horse Supply Mrs. Amelia McEver Dr. & Mrs. John A. Page Ms. Barbara Shaheen Ms. Ernestine Sherard Mr. Christopher N. Smith Helen & Raymond Smith Mr. Bruce Stanfield Dr. Dee Stanfield Mrs. Martha Swann Mrs. Jack L. Treadwell Bob & Melissa White Robert L. Smith Mrs. Joyce R. Smith Doris S. Smitherman Mr. Emeris Smitherman Betty Spaid Mrs. Dorothy L. Coleman Barry T. Spence Billy & Shirley Queen Catherine C. Stabler Mr. & Mrs. William F. Jenkins Nancy Stafford Shirley & Dave Peterson Howard Stanley Mrs. Macy W. Callaway James E. Stewart Mrs. Cay Kite Loretta B. Stewart Ms. Mary W. Davis Marjorie Stewart Lynda A. Grissom




Needs List

200 (total) bales of Pine Straw for all campuses. New Twin Bed Linens New Towels Warwick UMC donated quilts that were prayed over on Work Day Offering Sunday.

New Pillows Contact Alesha Mathis at 478-751-2827 or for more information or how to donate.

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Pauline Stavely Stewart Stephen & Joy Cotton Ms. Joan Human Richard Stewart Calvary UMC Paul Strohm Dorris & Tom Burton Edna Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Reynolds Larry Jack Taylor Danny & Martha Ann Strickland Lillian Taylor Mr. & Mrs. George R. McKinnon Netie H. Taylor Mr. Robert L. Taylor Sam H. Teel Ms. Marie P. McLendon Ron Tershansy Bill & Joann Chase Emma Jean Thomas John & Victoria Haley Jeems Thomas Ms. Mary W. Davis Michael Farris Thomas, II Alumni of Kappa Alpha Order Mrs. Eydie L. Bowden Dr. & Mrs. Henry T. Clay Dr. & Mrs. William B. Dasher Mr. Danial M. Dupree Mr. & Mrs. J. Milton Heard, III Mr. & Mrs. Hunter C. Johnson, Jr. Ms. Janet Kibler Mr. & Mrs. Hubert C. Lovein, Jr. Macon Telegraph Julie & Reeves Minton Tommy & Julie Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Fred L. Newton Annamelia & Michael Oglesby Amy Rauls Mr. & Mrs. Daly Smith, Jr.

Steve & Helen Stewart Lucia & Jay Strickland Mr. & Mrs. Bert Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Williford Hal & Cissy Wilson Louise Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Reynolds Richard B. Thornton Virginia Andrews & Family Mr. & Mrs. Wendell W. Barnes Mr. & Mrs. Paul Chambers Mr. & Mrs. James H. Dorsey Jerry & Jean Estes Ms. Eulalia J. Evans Judge & Mrs. Hardy B. Gregory, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Lansford Hill Col. (Ret.) & Mrs. Joseph H. Jones Jones’ Glass, Inc. Dorothy Leggett Mr. W.H. Long Mrs. Jacquelyn W. Marshall Mr. & Mrs. Samuel A. McDuffie Betty & Cleon Moore Dr. & Mrs. William S. Orr The Phil Rabun Family Dianne Sweckard Mr. H. Lowry Tribble, Jr. Mr. Brad Wilson Mr. & Mrs. E. Randall Wright Blake Tillman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Tillman Florence Tillman Mr. & Mrs. Doyle Tillman Sam Tillman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Tillman Dorothy M. Tomlinson Vince & Ramona Brown Mrs. Ann P. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Norris

Virginia Jaehnig and the Drop in Sunday School class of First UMC in Jesup donate two handmade quilts.

Freddie & Wilbur Toole Mrs. Annette Dixon Harry S. Ullman Gene & Lanelle Bell Mrs. Ann M. Clark Ms. Karlene H. Culp Charles & Connie Daniels Ms. Ruth Eason Al & Shirley Greenway & Family Faye DeBary Group Mrs. Judy Holloway Mr. & Mrs. D.L. Horwitz Mrs. Barbara A. Jones Mr. & Mrs. John Lane Methodist Home Auxiliary Mondays Smoke Free Bowling League Jo Anne & Tommy Thompson Thursday Senior Bowling League Willis W. Varner Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy D. Alexander Ron & Trudy Baggett James & Kathleen Balletto Mr. & Mrs. Fred Barber, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Barfield, Jr. Jean & Ronny Bennett Barry & Grace Bilbro

Ms. Shirley Blando & Family Ms. Laura S. Bridges Mr. Manley F. Brown Colony Bank Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Chaloult Ken & Leslie Chestnut Ben & Kathryn Davis Carlton & Marie Driskell Rebecca Dunaway & Ben Mr. & Mrs. Russ Dunaway Ben & Terry Everett Ms. Sarah E. Floyd Ben & Carol Garland Mr. & Mrs. Daniel A. Greene John & Nancy Grimsley Mr. & Mrs. Cliff E. Harris Terry & Barbara Horton Frank & Sarah Huff Travis & Carolyn Huffines Mr. John Hulbert Mike & Noelle Kiernan William & Condy Kitchens Mr. & Mrs. Davis W. King Mr. Michael Livingston Connie Willford Marsh James S. Marsh McDonald’s Horse Supply Marian Moore & Family

Mr. & Mrs. Gerald G. Naddra Mr. & Mrs. David T. Nakayama Sandra & Aaron Neal New Horizons SS Class Mr. & Mrs. George Nunn Dr. & Mrs. R. Thomas Pierce Warren & Mary Jo Plowden, Jr. Mr. Jim Rockefeller Judy & Rusty Simpson Mr. & Mrs. Carlton H. Slocum Southern Hills Golf Club Ms. Pam Spencer Mrs. Janice D. Spires Jerry & Cookie Vaughn David & Deborah Walker Larry & Janice Walker Mr. & Mrs. Eli C. Warnock Mr. H. Vance Watson Mr. Herbert L. Wells Mrs. Gladys Womack Ms. Joyce R. Wilder Daniel E. Voight, Jr. Mr. Jim Russell Robert Wagner Mrs. Nan Kemper Eleanor A. Walker Ms. Kristy Montgomery Kenneth L. Walker Mrs. Glenda T. Walker

Hazel Wall John-Wesley Villas Carl L. Waller Mr. Ted R. Senters Bob Warfel Mr. & Mrs. John R. Adams, Sr. Dean Warnock Maple Springs UMC Margaret Waters Mr. Leon Waters James F. Weeks Mrs. Ruth B. Weeks Katherine Wellons Mrs. Sharon R. McRae Carl Westmoreland Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. Lanford Robert S. White, Sr. Carroll C. & Hope Mays Arnold Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Cotton Barbara Williams Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Reynolds George A. Williams Mr. & Mrs. W. Charles Roberts Marjorie Williams Mrs. Betty E. Wise Robert L. Williams Mr. & Mrs. W. Charles Roberts Mary Louise Willingham Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Thornton



Estate planning 101

One and done. In sports, it’s a catchphrase for a team’s loss in the first game or match of a tournament. In estate planning, it’s the mind-set of people who think they’re done once they’ve put a will or trust in place. In truth, estate planning is an ongoing process. Ensure that your plan fulfills your goals—review it periodically, and adjust it if necessary. Also consider situations that may call for revisions to your will or other estate-planning documents. • • • • • • •

Marriage or divorce A major change in your financial status Birth or adoption of a child or grandchild Death of a spouse or existing beneficiary Death of an executor, trustee or other fiduciary A move to a new state or province A change in tax or estate planning laws

Try to conduct a thorough review of your plan every five years—even if none of the above events have occurred in your life. Talk with your attorney or financial advisor. Be sure to look over the beneficiary designations for your retirement and investment accounts, along with your life insurance policies, to determine whether the beneficiary designations should be updated. Making a will is simple and puts you in charge of your estate—instead of the government—for the benefit of your family and favorite charities. I pray that as you either make or revisit your will, that you will consider remembering the children and youth we serve here in ministry with a gift to The Foundation of The Methodist Home. For more information contact Dr. Rick Lanford at 478-751-1725 or by email at

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UPS Freight paint the College Girls Cottage Jem R. Wilson Ms. Gloria Bargeron William Wisse Mrs. Janice D. Spries Susie B. Womack Sandra & Roger Black Evelyn Wood Mary & Eddie Mills Mr. & Mrs. Richard Wood Mrs. Betty K. Mills Elizabeth Woods Dr. & Mrs. Derek W. McAleer Constance Woodward

Mr. Paul Woodward Queenie Wynn John & Victoria Haley Rosa Lee Wynn Mary & Clinton Collins Leroy Young Mr. & Mrs. David Ratliff Audrey Youngbrood Al & Shirley Greenway & Family Jack Zorn Mrs. C.D. Wisham

FOUNDATION GIVING & COMMUNITY PARTNERS The Methodist Home is blessed to receive support from various Foundations and Corporations. We would like to thank the following groups for their recent generosity: THE ST. MARYS UMC FOUNDATION FRANCES WOOD WILSON FOUNDATION UPS FOUNDATION AND LOCAL EMPLOYEES FOR VOLUNTEERING RECENTLY THE CLARK & RUBY BAKER FOUNDATION WESLEYAN WOW! (for their recent involvement) EVENING OF HOPE PARTNERS

With a Giving Spirit Dr. Laudis H. (Rick) Lanford

President/the foundation of the Methodist Home of the South Georgia Conference, Inc.

Christmas here at The Methodist Home is an incredible month

from our community exemplify love with a Giving Spirit for

of watching children and youth experience the outpouring of

the Children we serve in Ministry here at The Home.

love that comes from our Churches, individuals, businesses, civic groups, and life-long friends who want to make a

It was an outpouring of love the day God sent His Son,

difference! One such group who participates every year, is

Emmanuel to become the Lamb of God, who takes away the

led by a dear friend of mine, Danny Harrison.

Sin of the World. This glorious gift was given with a Giving Spirit. A Giving Spirit that has been modeled through the

Over the past couple of years, Danny along with some of


his business partners and friends will collect funds for our Children’s Christmas. They will meet us in the parking lot of

Thank you, Danny Harrison, for modeling that Giving Spirit

a local store that sells sporting equipment or clothing apparel

for our Children. Thanks to each of you who respond to our

and give each child $100.00 to spend in the store that evening.

Christmas Offering by mailing in your donation that allows

The group will then break up into teams assisting the children

us to be in ministry to Children who have been abused and

in their purchases.

neglected. Thank you for your Giving Spirit!

It is an outpouring of love that makes your heart feel good when you experience the true meaning of Christmas as people

Residents, Mrs. Harrison,

Danny H arrison, D r. Rick La Waters at nfo Bass Pro Shop Chri rd, and George stmas 200 7. Danny Harrison and former resident

the Harrison Girls

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GEORGIA GIVES DAY Georgia Gives is a statewide initiative that focuses the attention of the public on the work and worth of nonprofits. Georgia Gives Day, December 6, 2012, inspires individuals to donate to participating nonprofits through a website with the goal of raising as much money as possible in a 24 hour period. makes donating easy by organizing nonprofits on one website, providing key facts about these charities and facilitates online donations. The Methodist Home will be participating in Georgia Gives. Please mark your calendars and give December 6, 2012 at or anytime at and select the click & pledge button.

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