Wednesday Afternoon


We received a call today from the hematologist. The lab work for Boyd showed no evidence of a blood clotting disease – either hereditary or acquired. He will stay on the blood thinner medication for an additional six weeks. We are anticipating a return to Europe in early May. Thank you for your prayers.

Marsha (Mrs. Larry) Bankston of Arcola has been sick for a few days.  She was taken from the doctor’s office to the hospital via ambulance.  She has internal bleeding.  Please keep her in your prayers.  Pray they can locate and solve the problem quickly.

The BCM lunch at SLU was great today!  They had a lot more students than last year.  The jambalaya was delicious.  Thanks to Marty and Gretchen Simpson, James Rimes, David and Anna Lee Alford, Bro. Joey Miller (speaker), Eleanor Morris, Judy Fowler, Fay Shoemaker, Ora Lee Wilson, and all those who contributed salad, beans, dessert, tea, or rolls.  Five of us chopped food for more than two hours last night to have everything ready to this morning.  The Simpson home STRONGLY smelled of onions.  We all had tears in our eyes and smiles on our faces.  Today, one  BSU student asked how often our church prepares the meal.  I told him we do it every year.  He sadly said, “Only once?”.

The last word I received about Cliff Titus was that he was “about the same”.  Keep praying for the family.

Kathryn Sandifer Sanders
(February 4, 1919 – February 28, 2012)

Kathryn Mae Sandifer Sanders died Tuesday morning at the age of 93. Born on Feb 4, 1919 to Floyd and Alice Willson Sandifer, Kathryn lived her childhood in Osyka, MS until her family moved to Kentwood where she became a member of the Kentwood High School Class of 1936. She worked for Rodgers Grocery in Bogalusa until she married her high school classmate, Woodrow Sanders, in 1939. Together they owned and operated the Kentwood Ice Plant, later Kentwood Feed Mill, until their retirement in 1974. A committed member of her community, Kathryn was involved in all aspects of town life. She served as president of the Kentwood Music Club, a group to which she belonged since the 1940’s, Worthy Matron of the Ira Chapter of the Eastern Star, President of the Band Boosters Club at Kentwood High School, President of the PTA, a Rotary Ann, and a Cub Scout den mother. An inspiring member of First Baptist Church where she was a member since 1935, she served as Sunday School teacher, on several committees, and was secretary to the primary grades at the time of her death. She was honored as Kentwood Ledger’s first Mother of the Year in 1981 and as Grand Marshall of the Kentwood Christmas Parade in 2006.On the occasion of her 92nd birthday, the town of Kentwood proclaimed February 4, 2011 as “Kathryn Sanders Day.” She was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow, her parents, her son, Sandy, her brother, Bill, and sisters, Meryl and Mildred, and daughter-in-law, Jo. She is survived by her children, AliceMary and husband, Donnis Honeycutt, Chuck Sanders, and Kathemarie and husband, Larry Humphreys; grandchildren, Kris and Joy Honeycutt and Kate and Pat Gray, Alison and Ryan Nesbitt and Charlie Humphreys, and Chad Sanders; great-grand children Logan Honeycutt, Regan and Jared Gray, Ava Kathryn, Quinn, and Grant Nesbitt; and daughter-of-the-heart, Shirley Jackson. Beloved by all who knew her, she was a great friend and support. Kathryn’s joys were her community, her church, and her family. She was “Mama Kat” to an entire town. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 12 Noon until religious services at 4:00PM Friday, March 2, 2012. Services conducted by Rev. Joey Miller. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the church of your choice or the Kathryn Sanders Steeple Fund at First Baptist Church in Kentwood. For an online guest book, visit

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