Warnick family holds annual reunion

Phil and Debbie Warnick enjoyed hosting the Warnick family reunion Sat., Aug. 3, at their home in the Walden’s Chapel community. Sixty people attended the reunion. They were visiting from Illinois, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and various places in Alabama.

Family members attending had a great time visiting, playing games and eating delicious grilled food. The first cousins had a super time, enjoying a meal together at the Asian Buffet in Hartselle Friday night, Aug. 2. On Sun., Aug. 4, some of the relatives attended church in the Danville and Hartselle areas. They are making plans for next year’s reunion for the first weekend in August.

Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church express Christian love and heartfelt prayers for the following who are on the church prayer list: Chelsea Adams, Delane McCormick, Harvey Self, Amy Lacy, Junior Taylor, Barry Camper, Delbert Vest, Robert and Bertha Self, Elaine Nappier, Sidney Woznicki, Loretta Headly, Jan Turner, Beth Lee, Pearl Sapp, Bari Camper, Kris Cochrane, Charles Austin, Jessica Lacy, Sadie Long, Carolyn Lane, William Hancock, Janet Honer, Michelle Burcham, Ray Simmons, Edward Kelso, Dennis Olive, Faye, Jamie and also Bobby.

Cedar Plains Christian Church in the Massey community had its homecoming service Sunday morning, Aug. 4, for its 176th Anniversary celebration. Special music for the service was presented by Paul Henderson and his family. The guest speaker was Jonathan Henderson.

The Cedar Plains Interim pastor is Phillip Gilbert of Athens. The sanctuary flowers were in memory of the Rev. and Mrs. Otto Henderson. Following the service, everyone enjoyed lunch in the fellowship hall. In the afternoon, many of those attending stayed for an old time hymn singing. Andrea Williamson was the pianist for both services and Andrew Williamson played the guitar, while Paul Henderson led the hymn singing.

Cedar Plains was Massey’s original settlement. Some of the founding families were Kings, Pattersons, Fitzgeralds, Sherrills, Alvis, Englands, Morris, Doss, Teague’s and the Hendersons. They were influential in building the congregation over the years. Brother Otto and Brother Jimmy served as ministers and music leaders along with family members.

Special belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Olivia Alred and Lee Gray on Aug. 3, Tianna Cross on Aug. 6, Amber Pendelton on Aug. 10, Willie LaFavor on Aug. 11, Helen Alred and Tommy Spinks on Aug. 12, and Louise Morris on Aug. 13.

Happy birthday wishes also go out this week for Keri Callahan and Steve Poole on Aug. 14, Stanley Self on Aug. 15, Maxine Franklin on Aug. 16, and Jade Penn on Aug. 17.

The Falkville United Methodist Church members are working on a project called “Christmas Shoe Boxes for Third World Children, 2013.” Their boxes are for children in Honduras where their mission team went in June. Susan Smith is the chairperson of the group. She has filled 50 boxes and is seeking donations and helpers to fill more boxes. Items needed for boys and girls, ages 2 to 12 years of age, are summer clothes, small toys, hygiene and grooming aids, school supplies, flip flops, socks, underwear, barrettes, headbands, scrunches and bows. All liquids should be in Ziploc bags and no food or candy is allowed. Four dollars goes with each box to ensure that the box goes to the missionaries and to the needy children. The Alabama Honduras Medical Education Network (AHMEN) is handling the money. The deadline for turning in the boxes is Oct. 1. They should be delivered to the Decatur Disaster Warehouse. Some churches are packing boxes on Wed. nights. On Sun., Aug. 4, some members packed boxes after the fellowship lunch. Boxes and some items are available at the church.

Falkville United Methodist Church begins Bible study on Wed. night, Aug. 21.

Special belated happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to Charles and Sadie Long. They celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on Aug. 7.

Wonderful happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to Bill and Janice Hargett as they celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary on Thurs., Aug. 15. Wishes for a special, happy wedding anniversary also go out this week to Alan and Amy Lacy as they will celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary on Sat., Aug. 17.

Christian prayers and get well wishes go out this week for Lynn Thompson of Massey, Peggy Bailey Durand, formerly of Massey and Dee Summerford of Falkville.

James Orr, formerly of the Massey community, plans to visit in the area with his nephew, Tony Bramlett of Decatur. James has been living in Birmingham with his son, Doug Orr and family. He will be visiting Jerry Orr of Hartselle and Edith Orr at a local nursing home, David and Kay Orr in Hartselle, as well as classmates from Danville High School. They include, Lorene Dutton Bryant and Estelle Hunter Smith.

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