Buckhead News • Betty Moore
Old Time Wrestling Federation draws crowd, will be back Aug. 11
I would like to send sympathy to Jennifer Hilsman Baade in the death of her husband Brian Scott Baade. He was a member of the Buckhead Baptist Church where the funeral service was held on Friday. A memorial service was held at the Cherokee Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Okla. Monday. Interment was held at the Kingfisher Cemetery in Kingfisher, Okla.
Chuck and Miriam Foster have returned home after a wonderful visit back to Seattle, where they used to live. They saw many friends and had a great time.
The OTWF (Old Time Wrestling Federation) had a good turnout last week. They plan on coming back again on Aug. 11 at the Buckhead Fire Department. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The wrestling will begin at 6 p.m. There will be refreshments for sale. Make your plans to attend.
Aug. 5 there will be the Rev. Terry Chupp at the Buckhead Baptist Church with his “Team for Jesus Ministry.” There will be breakfast for men at 7:30 a.m. He will be speaking on bass fishing. He will speak at 11 a.m. and at 7 p.m. All guests will be welcomed. At 5:30 p.m. that day there will be a fishing for men seminar. He was one of the top anglers in the world. He would like to welcome all guests to come visit with him at Buckhead Baptist Church.
Almedia Smith has a bad foot. She got a very bad cut on her toes some way that she did not know about. There were five stitches. I hope that your foot heals soon Almedia. Her great-grandson has not been well lately.
Judy Rodgers went to Tennessee last week to see her family. River Rodgers had a birthday on July 18. He had two parties for his birthday. I hope that it was nice. He was s7- year-old. Happy birthday.
Jo Ann Roberts visited friends here for a week from Florida. She still has her house here. I was glad that she came by to see us on Sunday and bought us a bulletin and materials from Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel.
Charles White had a relative Doris Thorton to drive him to see Frieda White.
Beverly Bentley is a licensed professional counselor. She has had extensive training in trauma and sudden death and grief therapy. Beverly is the only one in the area that is trained to integrate psychology into sound Christian theology. Her sound clinical skills have been used to work with people as young as three and as old as 80. She works with the whole person. For information you may call her at706-474-0816. She offers concierge counseling, which provides people with the ultimate condolence and confidentiality.
Steve and JoAnn Bryant along with Jennifer and Scott Doran went to Daytona Beach, Fla. On their return trip they stopped by St. Augustine, Fla. to see an uncle, cousins and Joy Bryant who was visiting there.
Mike and Shelby Storey went to Knoxville, Tenn. to see their new great-niece that was just born, Storey Jane. They were so pleased to see the new baby.
Jamie Winters and Beth Thomas had birthdays on July 16. Rassey and Edna Smith’s great grandson Parker had a birthday on July 16. That’s a lot on the same day!
Col. Joe Sardonia passed away on July 6. He was born November 30, 1918. He was a longtime resident, neighbor and friend of Shadow Lake Drive and Lake Oconee, Morgan County. He moved to Morgan County and built one of the first houses on Shadow Lake Drive. They lived in a smaller place until he built the house that they lived in for many years. Shirl, his wife, passed away a few years ago. One of their three daughters got Joe to move to Virginia to live with her. This was where he was living when he passed away.
Joe was a military man. When he retired he had worked for many years at the Pentagon in intelligence. He and his wife were friends with Col. Joe Price at Apalachee. He came to Morgan County to be near his friends. He loved his pet dog following it very closely to observe its health. He loved animals enough that he was generous to the Humane Society. He was a generous person. I know for a fact that he donated to the hospital in a nice way when I was president of the auxiliary.
Because he was a friend with Col. Joe Price and Col. Price was involved in the Apalachee Fire Department Joe became interested in bringing one to Lake Oconee. He was instrumental in the fire department getting started here. Joe is survived by three daughters and five grandchildren. He will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
He is still missed by his friends and neighbors here at Lake Oconee since he left to go to Virginia to live several years ago. A man like Joe is hard to forget. Farewell, Joe.
Mildred Lyle passed away. We send our sympathy to the family and friends. They used to live here and attended the Swords Methodist Church.
Printed in the July 19, 2012 edition