Youth take trip to Gatlinburg

Published 8:53 am Saturday, March 6, 2010

By Mary McCraney

Our Fort Deposit Fire Department was able to respond to a fire at Willie Mae Searight’s house.  However, Willie Mae and her two children lost everything.

Among those donating food and clothing to this family is the Fort Deposit Methodist Church.  If you would like to help, please contact Dennis Carlson, 437-0570.

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Rose and Pat Norman visited Iris and Bunk Norman this past weekend.  Iris and Rose attended the Poetry Out Loud program held at Alabama State University.

Tonya Terry was MC for the program.  Pat and Bunk had supper with Mary and Van Huff. They visited Amy (Norman) Blackmon on Saturday, back home on Sunday

A group from the Church of Christ traveled to Gatlinburg for the weekend to attend “Challenge Youth Conference.

This is a learning experience with many other young Christians and gives them all an opportunity to meet others.   They were able to see a few of the sights around Gatlinburg during off time.

Those attending were: Adriane Callen, Andrew Callen, Zane Spier, Trav Foster, Taylor Autrey, Tiffany Faulkner, Drew Stabler, Forrest Luker, Callie McCann, Shelley Brannon, Rebecca Foster, Micah McCann, Ethan Edgar with our Youth Minister Tim and Lindsey Croley.

They report a wonderful trip.  We’re so grateful to Lindsey and Tim for the work they do for our youth.
Marguerite Saxon was in the hospital several days after having two falls within a two-week period.  Fortunately, no bones were broken.

She is unable to get out of bed or to walk by herself and at present requires 24 hour care.  She was admitted to Crowne Health Care in Greenville this past week and is adjusting nicely.

She even stated how nice it was to have people around all the time.  Marguerite is hoping to get back strength in her legs and go back to her home near Mt. Willing.  Marguerite will be 88 years old in July.

Please pray for her recovery and for her family as it has been a stressful time for them all.

Kathrine James had a fall last week and is presently at Baptist Hospital South.
She incurred a broken hip but is doing well.  Please also pray for her.

Mary Davis (Mrs. Benny) is also a patient at Crowne Health Care in Greenville.
Mary had several health issues, beginning with Swine Flu.
She hopes to get the necessary rehab at Crown so that she will soon be able to be up and out.  We really miss her.

Buddy Davis also remains a patient at Crowne.  He is doing well.