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Vella Mae Benefield

Vella Mae Benefield, 89, Sharpsburg, formerly of College Park and Thomaston, died Jan. 2, 2010. She and her husband were gospel singers and she often accompanied them on the guitar and the autoharp. She was known for her generosity and for never saying an unkind word. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. Dusty Washington officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Read More»

John Veazey Wynne Jr.

John Veazey Wynne Jr., 92, Crawfordville, died Jan. 4. 2010. He was born Nov. 20, 1917, and was a lifelong resident of Taliaferro County and a 1935 graduate of Alexander Stephens Institute. He was a 1940 graduate of the University of Georgia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Allyene Long Wynne, and his parents, John Veazey and Mary Lizzie Sturdivant Wynne. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. He was retired from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Read More»

Brenda Kay Tyree Smith

Brenda Kay Tyree Smith, 56, Fayetteville, died Jan. 4, 2010. She was a 1971 graduate of Fayette County High School and had worked for the Federal government for 25 years. Services were at the Providence United Methodist Church with the Rev. Warren Huddleston officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Read More»

William Watson Smith

William Watson Smith, 70, Senoia, died Jan. 6, 2010. He loved to garden, fish, and spend time on Lake Sinclair. He was a 35-year salesman with Edison Brothers Stores. Memorial services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. D. Porter officiating. Read More»

Jimmie Hazelle Gagliano

Jimmie Hazelle Gagliano, 89, Peachtree City, formerly of Chattanooga, died Jan. 7, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Gagliano, her parents, Lester and Alda Kate Holt High, and brother, Robert King High. She was member of the Fellowship Sunday School class at Peachtree City First Baptist Church. She was retired from the Chattanooga Times with 24 years of service. Services were at the East Ridge Baptist Church, Chattanooga, with the Rev. Dr. Ronnie Mitchell officiating. Interment was at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Read More»

Alice F. Newcomer

Alice F. Newcomer, 68, Fayetteville, died Jan. 7, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold W. "Buddy" Newcomer, and her parents, C.B. and Thelma Morgan. She loved life to the fullest. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. Steve Roach officiating. Interment was at College Park Cemetery. Read More»

Alan Freeman Morris

Alan Freeman Morris, 44, Fayetteville, died Jan. 7, 2010. He was preceded in death by his mother, Leatrice Nell Morris. He was loved by many. Graveside services were at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Read More»

Distracted and harried, and relying on Christ

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OK, so it’s a new year. It seems I should write about resolutions or something, but nothing has come to me — besides, I’m as bad as anyone about breaking them. Then again, I could write about the expectation of what is to come in 2010, but really, no one can know what the year will bring; we just know that God will be there. Read More»

New classes at Flat Creek Baptist Church start tonight

Flat Creek Baptist Church will offer new classes beginning tonight.

At 6:30 p.m., in room A-200, “Faith Lessons on the Promised Land” By Ray Vander Laan will be led by Mark Ward. The class consists of 10 sessions and there is no charge.

Also tonight, at 6:30 p.m. in room A-207, “Breaking Free,” a study by Beth Moore, will be led by Rhonda Jones. The class consists of 11 sessions, and the cost is $15 for the book.
“Experiencing God” By Henry Blackaby will be led by David Rathbun beginning 6:30 p.m. in Room A-203. The class consists of 12 sessions and the cost is $15 for the book. Read More»

OM will host Open House for HSI Friday

Heart Sounds International, a global worship and recording ministry of Operation Mobilization, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with an Open House from 7:30-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at the OM USA Worship Center in Tyrone. Refreshments will be served.

Those attending will meet the HSI team coming in from many parts of the country and overseas, will see and hear selected excerpts from the ministry’s ten years and over 50 projects, and will witness the commissioning of three project leaders for China, SE Asia and Siberia. Read More»

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