Wednesday Afternoon

Aaron Hill and family

Mid morning posting. His little body has so much to do.
Frann Smith Clark

We got a call around 6 a.m. that another echo showed that Aaron needed to have the fluid drawn off his chest. They sedated him and put in another chest tube to allow the fluid to drain off. His heart rate has slowed a bit and he seems to be breathing easier with the fluid gone. Aaron’s doctors think that some of the fluid is coming from his blood vessels, but some of it was also building up b/c of his feeds and other iv nutrients. Because of this, they are continuing his diuretics and watching him today to see if he keeps the fluid out of his chest. If so, they may start feeding him through his tube again. They aren’t making any other changes-just keeping him sedated and giving him a little rest. Please pray that Aaron’s body will be able to shed the fluid on its own and that his heart and lungs will continue to grow stronger and able to do the work that they need to do. We are impatient, as we want Aaron better FAST, but we are happy that he is moving in the right direction

Faye Carney asks for prayer for Sue Todd. She recently had surgery and was found to have cancer. Treatment is being scheduled. Please be in prayer for Sue, her family, and her friends as they face the coming days.

Dr. Welby Bozeman, a former area pastor and also a former LC professor passed away. He and his wife, Dr. Jeanne Bozeman, who works through NOBTS, have been very influential on thousands of lives over the years. Please be in prayer for the family.

Dr. Thomas Welby Bozeman

(November 27, 1927 – March 24, 2008)

Dr. Thomas Welby Bozeman, age 80, of Covington, Louisiana died Monday, March 24, 2008, of complications from pancreatitis. He was born November 27, 1927 in Searight (Covington County), Alabama, the son of Exer Phillips and Alfred Bozeman. He was a Chaplain’s Aid in the U. S. Army in Hawaii from 1946-1948. He was a graduate of Dozier High School, received an A.B. from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, a B.D., Master of Divinity, Master of Religious Education, Specialist in Religious Education, and EDD in Psychology and Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Welby was married August 28, 1960 to Jeanine Cannon of Dozier, AL. He was pastor of churches in Alabama from 1950 – 1967 (New Hope Baptist Church, Dozier Baptist Church while concurrently serving as Principal of Dozier High School, and Westside Baptist Church in Elba, Alabama). In Louisiana, he was Pastor of First Baptist Church of Chalmette and Tangipahoa Baptist Church in Tangipahoa. He was Professor of New Testament and Religious Education at Louisiana College in Pineville, LA from 1982-2000. After retirement, he served as interim pastor for numerous churches in LA and was currently serving at Grace Baptist Church in Folsom, LA.

Welby had a life-long interest in vegetable gardening, fishing and shrimping, reading biographies, maintaining physical fitness, and he never lost his love of learning.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 26 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Covington, 16333 Hwy 1085, Covington, LA 70433 and Thursday, March 27 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home, 1516 Martin Luther King Parkway, Andalusia, AL 36420. The funeral will be Friday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Dozier Baptist Church, 253 School Street, Dozier, AL 36028 with a visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Dozier Cemetery, Foreman Funeral Home officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanine Cannon Bozeman; a sister, Bonnice Wilks of Troy, AL; a brother, Ray Bozeman of Andalusia, AL and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the T. Welby Bozeman Scholarship Fund at Louisiana College, P. O. Box 589, 1140 College Dr., Pineville, LA, 71359.

E.J. Fielding Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

You may want to write a message to the family on the funeral home website. There’s also a nice picture of Dr. Bozeman there.

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