A huge crowd attended the funeral service for Thad Holmes held recently at St. Mark United Methodist Church. Burial was in the St. Mark Cemetery.

The service was held Oct. 12 and the Rev. Lavoid Kelly officiated with Beck Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Our condolences go out to the family of Yvette Jackson.

Her service was held Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Unity Springs Baptist Church.

The Rev. Wadell Tankley officiated with burial in the Unity Springs Cemetery. McDonald funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was a niece of Yvonne Jackson Moore.

Remember these families as well as others who have lost loved ones recently.

Pray for those who will be traveling this week after attending funerals of their love ones.

Pastor Bennie Hopkins' message on Sunday focused on having hope and trusting God for a positive outcome.

His scripture was Psalms 130: 7-8. The pastor's message was informative as well as encouraging. The youth and younger children rendered a beautiful song service.

This Mount Ary Baptist church will celebrate its 126th year anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m.

Pastor Hoskins invites the public.

Members stated that Bro. C. White brought an educational message on Sunday at the Stallo United Methodist church.

His scripture was Colossians 3: 22.

The congregation seemed uplifted by his message as well as the song service. They enjoyed hosting visitor Bro. James Brooks at this service.

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Houston and Martha Moore whose 39th wedding anniversary will be Oct. 18.

Belated anniversary wishes go out to Rev. Mrs. Lavoid Kelly whose 10th wedding anniversary was Oct. 11.

Belated anniversary wishes also go out to Curtis and Joan Walker. Their 16th wedding anniversary was Oct. 14.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Jacquline Hardy whose birthday is today, Oct. 16.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Cleveland McAfee on Oct. 17, Kashanna Young on Oct. 19, Bettye Burnside on Oct. 21, and to William Lyons on Oct. 22.

Belated birthday wishes go out to Charles Burnside whose birthday was Oct. 9.

Belated birthday wishes go out to Kendrick Burnside and Carolyn McKinney for Oct. 10, Bernice Floore and Bobbie Nicholson had a birthday Oct. 12, Jacoby Lyons and Marlee Washington on Oct. 11, George Burnside and Melanie Washington's birthdays were Oct. 14 and Melvin Lyons had a birthday Oct. 15.

Continue in prayer for all the sick or shut-ins. There are many who need our prayers.

Thought for the week: We have nothing to fear if we stay close to the rock of ages.

Have a blessed week.