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Mr. Jerry C. Walton, 74, of Fayetteville

Mr. Jerry C. Walton, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 1, 2011.

Mr. Walton spent 50 years in the insurance business and was the owner of Walton Insurance Services in West Palm Beach. He graduated from Russell High and attended Emory University at Oxford as well as Georgia Tech.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart whom he was married to for 56 years, Ann Strickland Walton; children, Connie Cates (John), and Scott Walton (Barbara); grandchildren, Tiffany, Ashley, Jerry, Cameron, Scotty (Amy), and Josh; one great-grandchild Aiden; one sister; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Carol C. Abadie of Peachtree City

Carol C. Abadie passed away peacefully with her family at her side, on Monday, February 21, 2011 in Peachtree City, GA.

She is survived by her husband Ronald and her daughters Shannon Schiltz, Marietta, GA and Melissa DeLoach, Pensacola, FL, as well as her grandchildren Lanie, Katie and Maya Schiltz and Jacob Pettijohn, her parents Joseph and Stella Caracci of Baton Rouge, LA, her brother Ken Caracci of New Waverly TX, her mother-in-law Thelma Abadie and her sister and brother-in-law Rezzie and J.T. Meyer all of Baton Rouge, LA. Read More»

‘If you love me, keep my commandments.’

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Recently, I drove out into the county to visit one of our members recovering from surgery. As I approached her house, I saw blue lights flashing up ahead. A small, red-brick church was on the corner, and the front yard was full of people standing around. Read More»

Shrove Tuesday supper planned

Young people at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will serve a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at the church parish hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.

A free-will offering will be received. Funds raised will help finance a mission trip June 19-25. Six young people and four adults will spend that time in Lexington, N.C., repairing homes of elderly and disabled residents. Last summer, a group from Church of the Nativity spent a week on a similar project in southern Illinois. Read More»

COS announces special services

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will celebrate the festival of the Transfiguration of Our Lord this weekend.

The Christ Our Shepherd Brass will play preludes at the Sunday morning sanctuary services, and they will join the choir, handbells, organ, piano and congregation in offering a new anthem of praise. The high school clown troupe will provide children’s sermons.

Ash Wednesday services are at 12:15 and 7 p.m. on March 9. A soup supper is provided before the evening service.

The church is on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City.

Lenten services begin with Ash Wednesday at Church of Nativity

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will mark the beginning of Lent with three special services Wednesday, March 9.

The Holy Eucharist, including the liturgy for Ash Wednesday with imposition of ashes, will be celebrated at 7 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m. that day.

Beginning on March 16 and running through April 13, Church of the Nativity will conduct special Wednesday night Lenten programs. They will include a brief worship service at 7 p.m., a soup and bread supper at 7:30 p.m., followed by discussions on the theme of “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts.” Read More»

Old-fashioned gospel sings will continue in Grantville

The old-fashioned gospel singings, formerly held at the Old Train Depot in Grantville, are now being held at the First Baptist Church in Grantville. Singings are hosted each forth Friday and Saturday night and are free.

The next singings will be on Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m. and will feature Voices of Grace from Columbus, Tonya Bean of Columbus, and One Accord, also from Columbus.

Saturday’s singing, March 26, will be at 7 p.m. and will feature The Paul Family from Buchanan, Through the Fire from Montgomery, Ala., and DeWayne Cook from Grantville. Read More»

‘Life Groups’ are for all ages at FFC

Fayette Family Church on Ga. Highway 54 recently started several new group ministries which are free and open to the community.

Called “Life Groups,” they run weekly through May 7.

Classes and activities include a cooking class taught by the pastry chef at Frank’s Old Mill, an exercise class for all ages, a weight loss class, Bible studies for the English and Hispanic communities, marriage groups, prayer groups, and several more.

Signups may be done on the church website, fayettefamilychurch.org, or by phone, 770-461-6235.

Religion Briefs 03/02/11

Edgefield mid-week revival is tonight
The Edgefield Church Family invites the entire community to attend the Mid-Week Revival Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in downtown Fayetteville. For more information, call the church, 770-461-7388. Elder Eddie Thomas is senior pastor.

Gospel Quartet Explosion set for March 5 Read More»

Gaissert-Braley engagement

Melanie Claire engaged to Ronald Brian Braley

Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn L. Gaissert II of Alpharetta announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Claire, to Ronald Brian Braley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Braley of Fayetteville. Read More»

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