NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
MUSIC MINISTER VOTE
Sunday, October 25 - 9:00 & 11:00 am
vote to re-hire Bro. Jonathan Statham as Minister of Music. He will resume previous position and responsiblities.
Worship in the Sanctuary
service at 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.
Sunday school 10:15 - 10:45 begins October 4
early service for older & immuno-compromised
Please contact the church office to sign up - we also ask that you wear a mask to our services and follow social distancing guidelines
(families seated together on every other pew)
WMU OUTREACH UPDATE
Lilly Andrews Shannon "Lil" Grubbs
Lilly Andrews Shannon Grubbs, 97, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at Simpson General Hospital in Mendenhall, Mississippi. She was born Wednesday, June 13, 1923, in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Graveside Funeral Service will be held Sunday, August 16, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Grubbs Family Cemetery in Mendenhall. Bro. Rodney Anderson will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall is in charge of arrangements. (601) 847-4401
Mrs. Grubbs was a member of First Baptist Church of Mendenhall. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She was very active in the Pink Ladies at Simpson General Hospital. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Brinson Grubbs, Sr.; parents, Earl Shannon, Sr. and Lilly Andrews Shannon; one son, George Brinson Grubbs, Jr.; one granddaughter, Jimmie Rebecca Grubbs; one brother, Earl Shannon, Jr.; and one sister, Rose Mary Kerr.
Survivors include her loving daughter, Cheryl Pansano and her husband, Whitney of Mendenhall; one daughter-in-law, Lynne Smith Grubbs; five grandchildren, Chris Caughman and wife, Melissa of Mendenhall, Chantell Caughman Miles and husband, Billy of Richardson, TX, Leslee Grubbs Brock and husband Darryl of Summit, MS, and Shannon Grubbs of Ellisville, and Jason Grubbs and wife, Minette of Calhoun, LA; nine great-grandchildren, Cade Caughman, Abby Caughman, Bryce Caughman, Baden Miles, McKenzie Brock, Sarah Brock, Jenna Brock, George Bennett Grubbs, and Moie Grubbs; a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Pallbearers will be Cade Caughman, Bryce Caughman, Darryl Brock, Baden Miles, Billy Miles, Andy Broadhead, Wesley Broadhead, and Chris Williams.
Henry Roland Walton
Henry Roland Walton, 93, faithful husband and loving father, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020, at the Magee Hospital. He was born on January 5, 1927, to Arthur and Bessie Walton of Waycross, Georgia.
After graduating from Waycross High School in May of 1944, Henry enlisted in the US Army and attended classes at South Georgia College while waiting to turn eighteen. After the war, he went to work for Western Electric, traveling the South installing telephone systems. His job eventually brought him to Mendenhall and there he met and married Tommie Dell Ross in 1952. Soon after, he was drafted back into the army during the Korean conflict and served for two years as an electronics specialist. After the service, he opened a TV repair business on Main Street, Mendenhall, and ran it until hired as a manager by Universal Manufacturing in 1963. Five years later, Henry went to work for South Central Bell in their Mendenhall office. Tommie passed away in 1976 and Henry soon became a locksmith, running his own business until his eventual retirement.
Henry was a member of First Baptist Church of Mendenhall and for many years could be found each morning having coffee at Ward’s with other local retirees, solving the world’s problems one cup at a time. Since the age of seven, Henry enjoyed being an amateur magician and magic collector. He also loved woodworking and built made-to-order magician’s tables for fellow magic enthusiasts. Henry was a lifelong member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Order of Merlin. He was an avid reader, and loved a wide variety of genres including mysteries, westerns, and the Harry Potter series. Henry enjoyed telling jokes and posted them daily to his Facebook page. Since 2019, he had been a resident of the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Collins.
Henry is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Roland Walton; mother, Bessie Barrett Walton; and wife, Tommie Ross Walton. He is survived by his daughter, Ann Walton Johnson [Robby]; son, Ross Walton, grandchildren: Larry Johnson [Vicki]; Joshua Johnson [Lindsay]; Kaitlin Johnson Hinton [Kale]; and great grandchildren: Ember Johnson; Ellia Johnson; Ennabelle Johnson; Jett Johnson; Kannon Johnson; Miles Johnson; and Olleigh Tayte Hinton.