“By our baptism, then, we were buried with him and shared his death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from death by the glorious power of the Father, so also we might live a new life.”

 ~Romans 6:4 GNT~


Mrs. Felicia (Rev. Mark) Robinson is improving.  Thank you for praying.  Keep praying along with the ladies of FBC, Greensburg.



Two Kentwood obituaries:

  1. George Elliott DeBlanc

    October 05, 1939 – January 10, 2018

    A resident of Kentwood passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born October 5, 1939 in Osyka, MS and was 78 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Tinsey DeBlanc; 6 daughters, Debbie (Larry) Lambert, Magnolia, MS, Debbie (Barry) Rhodus, Magnolia, MS, Carol (Amanda) DeBlanc, Haslet, TX, Sharon (Bill) Birch, Kentwood, LA, Shannon (Donald) Hill, Amite, LA and Rachael (Trey) Buckley, Kentwood, LA; 9 grandchildren, Chris and Justin Lambert, Luke Rhodus, Josh and Jonathan Hill, Kirstie Sanchez, Kallie Birch, and Taylor and Calin Buckley; 9 great grandchildren, Tristen, Landon, Koben, Chance, Landon, and Karli Lambert, Peyton McCurry, Mckenzie Hill, and Tayton and Easton Buckley; siblings, Genevieve (Billy) Johnson, Leesville, LA, Robert (Susie) DeBlanc, Long Beach, MS, Joe (Patricia) DeBlanc, Osyka, MS and Roy DeBlanc, Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Elliott Robert DeBlanc and Geneva McElveen DeBlanc; brother, David DeBlanc; and 2 sisters, Deloris Bethel and Annette DeBlanc. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5 PM until 8 PM on Friday and from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Reid Travis, Dr. Danny Smith, and Rev. Joe Everett. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit

  2. Garrett “Max” Blades

    November 01, 1989 – January 10, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Garrett “Max” Blades, age 28, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in a motorcycle accident. Max was a decorated Marine who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, where he earned multiple commendations of valor. He proudly touted that it was some of the best years of his life. He made life long bonds with the Marines who served beside him and never missed an opportunity to tell anyone who would listen why America is the greatest country in the world. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal from the Marines. Max went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and worked in sales and service at multiple Harley Davidson dealerships in our area. He is survived by his mother, Vickie Yarborough Blades; father, Randy Wayne Blades; brothers, Justin Casey Blades and wife, Alison Brocato Blades and Jesse Reeves Blades and wife, Tabitha Bankston Blades; grandmother, Catherine McNabb Yarborough; and his beloved niece and nephews, Halle, Parker, Jonah, and Tanner; girlfriend, Katrina Pittman. Max was blessed with an extensive family including numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, who are also grieving this loss. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Hubert Yarborough, Sr., Laverne Blades and Pearl Blades; aunts and uncles, Joyce Gail Wall, with whom he shared a birthday, Sandy Blades, Mickey Blades, and Rusty Blades and his special great aunt, Doris Kreh. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 12 Noon until Memorial Services at 3 PM, on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Here’s a perpetual need you, your family, class, or church may want to help with.  Earlier this week, I was contacted to see if I had any more new or used paperback Bibles for the inmates at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail ministry.  Yesterday, we made that delivery.  They were so pleased to have the Bibles you gave.  I will continue to collect the Bibles for the next delivery.  I was also asked for 2018 calendars.  They need to be put together with staples, not the wire spirals.  If you have paperback Bibles and/or calendars, please give them to me or place them in the tote under the stairwell to the balcony of FBC, Kentwood.  Thanks!



The Friday morning Bible study will be at 10 A.M. this morning.  We will study Ezekiel 34-35.  You are welcome to join us in the fellowship hall this morning.




Very cold temperatures are coming to our area again.  Be prepared.  Check with others to make sure they have what they need to be prepared.


Here’s the Most Important Thing You Can Do in 2018 –




Two Rivers Associational WMU Meeting

  • Monday at East Fork Baptist Church
  • Honoring WMU ladies who passed away in 2017
  • Dr. Ernest Graham will speak on a missionary heritage
  • Lunch will follow the 10 A.M. meeting




Baptist Press



Read the Bible

  • Genesis 35-37
  • Proverbs 5
  • Matthew 10



Jesus loves you!

Anna Lee