Friday – Posted Early

But you, LORD, do not be far from me.

You are my strength;

come quickly to help me.

~Psalm 22:19~


Mrs. Willine Howell got sick night before last and was taken to Ochsner in New Orleans. She was better yesterday.  Please pray for this sweet lady.

Jimmy R. Williams is much better and is now at home.  Let’s thank God for his good care at Lacombe and his return to Kentwood.

Ruby Travis said Beverly Birdsong’s mother, Mrs. Lee, is doing a little better.  Keep praying.

Mrs. Mary Nell Kliesch is home from rehab.  I’m sure she appreciates hearing from her friends.


Another death & another former student:


and a resident of Bogalusa died Tuesday evening February 16, 2016 following a traffic accident in Baton Rouge. She was a 1990 graduate of Amite High School that enjoyed playing basketball. Missy also enjoyed coaching basketball for young people, including her daughters. She was definitely a people person and always outgoing to those she met. Missy was very caring towards her family.

Survived by:

Parents: Dale Toney and Judy Harper Toney of Pine

2 Daughters: Taylor Barr,
Jaelyn Barr and their father Chad Barr

Daughter and Son: Mallory Arlt,
Braden Arlt and their father Bryant Arlt

3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Marcie and Jeff Varnado,
Merrie and Sidney Ritchie all of Bogalusa,
Mindy and Charles Kelehan of Pine

Husband: Lateef “Bird” Murray

Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Delbert and Mavis Toney and Leo and Ruth Harper.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday February 18th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Shad Pittman and Rev. David Cutrer officiating. Burial will follow in Ponemah Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Charles Kelehan, Chase Kelehan, Jeff Varnado, Kolby Burns, Adam Whitecotton, Chad Barr

Honorary Pallbearer: Bryant Arlt

Obituaries can be viewed online at

Scripture WritingJohn 13:34-35


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song


Ladies’ Night at FBC, Kentwood

  • For ladies from 3-103
  • Thursday, February 25th at 6:15
  • Please join us.


God is so good!  He provided a large group, abundant food, talented musicians, and overflowing love tonight.  Members of seven churches blessed us by coming to the cabin.  God’s presence was certainly in the midst.  We are blessed!

Anna Lee