“Don’t forget the singing at Grace Bible Church on Thursday night”
By Bettty Moore
The Ray-Wood family had a nice time over the weekend. There was a large group among those were descendants of Benjamin Harris and Edward Harris Wood Sr. They are Benjamin Terrell Ray IV and Benjamin Terrell Ray V, Jean Ray Grose, Laurie Ray Rhodes, Randy Rhodes, David Everton, Suzanne Ray Thompson, Christi Nolte, Sherri Ray Brown, Cody Brown, Ericka Brown, William Wood Ray, Mason Ray, Mary and Anna Beth Ray, Robert and Sherri Ray, Yancey Ray, Celeste Ray, Anna Jean Ray Springer, Debbie Bush, Hallie and Lamar Hickman, James Hickman, Eddie and Donna Frazier, Matt Frazier, Linda and Jason Lovett, Laurie, Will and Grayson Turner and Jamie and Madison Younce. The family was recognized at Bethany Baptist Church on Sunday. Edward Harris Wood Sr. gave the land on which the church sets.
Almedia Smith had the misfortune to fall braking her arm. It’s very painful. Her sister from Covington is here to stay for a few days. I guess Earl and Billy must be the cook and bottle washers now. Almedia, I’m sorry about your accident.
Ralph Brewer came to visit my husband Macon “Rich” Moore Sunday afternoon. My husband used to stop by to see Ralph sometimes but hasn’t done that lately. He will need to do that again.
Edna and Rassey Smith went to visit Earl and Almedia Smith and Billy Hinesley on Sunday afternoon.
Mark and Sue Doorenbos recently went to Helen for a few days. Mark’s parents from Tennessee came for a visit.
Beverly Bentley had dinner with Debbie and Rick Bridges on Friday. Debbie and Beverly were classmates from the sixth grade until they graduated. They have kept in touch throughout the years.
Bertrice Smith, Laura Metcalf and Carrie Harper, as well as nieces, Linda and Janice, all visited Rassey and Edna Smith one afternoon.’
A neighbor, John Milliken who lives at Morgan Estates has quite a plate full but he enjoys it very much. He is chairman of the election and voter registration board. He is vice-chairman of the board of tax assessors as well as treasurer of the Morgan Memorial Hospital Authority. John is one person that can be counted on to give more than 110 percent. He puts his whole heart and intellect into his endeavors. It shows. John I’m glad that you live in our community.
Ernie and Theresa Thrasher attended his sister, Annette’s son’s wedding, Clint Thompson at the Southside Baptist Church at Warner Robins last weekend. Clint Thompson is a graduate of UGA and is a sportswriter for the Thomasville News at Thomasville.
I remember Annette when she was a young woman. She was a nice looking young woman.
The Grace Bible Church family will go to Stone Mountain in the afternoon next Sunday for a picnic. They will hold their evening service up there. Come along and join them for the fellowship and worship.
Jacob Johnson, who is the grandson of Chuck and Miriam Foster is here for the summer. This is his third summer to be here. We know that you will have a good time Jacob.
Garrett and McKayla Alliston won several ribbons in a recent fun rodeo in Union Point. Garrett even rode a sheep. The horse that he rode is very old but seems to do very well. Congratulations to you two!
Swords United Methodist Church had a good service even though there wasn’t a large crowd.
Sixty years ago on June 20 Rassey Smith rode by where Edna Tanner lived. He saw her and announced to his friend that he was going to marry her. Four months and two days later he did marry her. On October 22 it will be 60 years! What a time frame compared to many marriages today! I’m sending early congratulations Rassey and Edna! Keep up the good race.
My, my White Lilly Flour has left to go up north. What, oh what shall all of us southern cooks that use the White Lilly brand do? They have been a southern staple for the last 12 years. You see the J. M. Smucker Company bought out White Lilly in 2006. The production has moved to two Ohio factories in early June. The last bags of the White Lilly that were from the original location at Knoxville, was produce in late April. It is believed that some bags are still on store shelves produced by C. H. Guanther & Sons for Smucker.
Some bakers are upset that there will be a difference on the renowned flour for its low protein content for the last 125 years. However, Smucker says that they want to remain committed to continuing the tradition and heritage for those products.
My, oh, my! That’s what I’ve almost always used. We use the White Lilly buttermilk cornbread mix and the flour. Smucker wants to assume all of died-in-the-wool users that the move will insure that we get the best quality and value. I didn’t see anything wrong with it as it is. Let’s hope that it continues as it has all of these years.
The youth from the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel, along with their chaperones left on Saturday for a week-long retreat. The Rev. Jerry Bishop was in the pulpit in both services on Sunday for his father. Everyone enjoyed Bro. Jerry very much. Music was presented by the Men’s Trio, Joe Jordan, Chip Slaughter and Gary Snoderly. They did a wonderful job!
Friends were glad to see Garvin Prickett back at the Gathering Place for breakfast. He has been missed so much. It was a joy to see him!
I’d like to send my thanks to Ann Gwanthney for gathering news from Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel. Not only does she write it, she puts it in my mailbox on Monday morning. Her assistant is Maudie Jordan. If one of them can’t get it up the other does. Thanks girls!