“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;

though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

~Isaiah 1:18~


Mrs. Jeanette McGehee is in North Oaks with a fractured neck.  Thank God it was not broken.  Keep “Miss” Jeanette and Mr. Ed in your prayers.



Mr. Elwood Courtney of Holden had bladder surgery for cancer.  The doctor removed a tumor the size of a softball.  Mr. Elwood is doing well.  He is 99.  This is his 3rd round with bladder cancer.  Please pray his recovery continues to go well.




Shirley Foster

January 27, 1935 – April 16, 2018
A resident of Kentwood passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born January 27, 1935 in Wheeler, MS and was 83 years of age. She is survived by son, Larry Leon Foster, Kentwood; 2 daughters, Mary Lynn Jordan and husband, Ted, and Sue Ann Huber and husband, Robert, both of Kentwood; sister, Peggy Gilley, Tupelo, MS;10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Marvin Foster; parents, Leon Percy Brewer and Lillian Beatrice Cox Brewer; brother, Gerald Leon Brewer; 2 sisters, Jimmy Sue Haile and Mary Nell McCreary. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Ernest Graham. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit



Jerrye Kay Rawls

December 17, 1938 – April 15, 2018

Mrs. Jerrye Kay Hendry Rawls, 79 of Magnolia, MS passed away Sunday April 15, 2018 at McComb Nursing and Rehab.

Visitation will be Wednesday April 18, 2018  at Hartman Jones Funeral Home 1801 Delaware Ave. McComb, MS from 9:00 AM until services at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Simmons Family Cemetery in Magnolia.  Dr. Dave Hartson will officiate.

Mrs. Rawls was born December 17, 1938 in Amite, LA to the late Louis Hendry and was Maybelle Davis Hendry.

Jerrye Kay was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She loved God and her family dearly.  She was a long time member of Bala Chitto Baptist Church of Magnolia.  She had a great sense of humor and loved a good prank.  She loved to have a house full of company with a meal on the table.  She was not afraid of anything and was always up for a challenge.  She fought for the rights of the underdog and was the first one to give to someone in need.  If anyone needed a bed for the night or months she never   turned anyone away.   She loved crafting, mining, gardening, and fishing. She was a very skilled marksman.  She taught her family the importance of family, hard work, and ensured her children were raised with strong Christian values.

She was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Maybelle Hendry; two brothers Beau and Bennett Hendry.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years Mr. Willie Rawls of Magnolia; one son David Rawls and his wife Jennifer of McComb; two daughters Tonya Perniciaro and her husband Andy of Diamondhead, MS; Jackie Davis and her husband Chuck of Phoenix, AZ;  seven grandchildren Brooke Barton and her husband Dr. William Barton of Tuscaloosa, AL; Brandi Lockley and her husband Geoffrey Lockley of Oak Grove, MS; Josh Rawls and his fiancé Meghan Fadden of Mandeville, LA; Lauren Perniciaro, Logan Perniciaro, Quintin Davis and Peyton Davis; three great grandchildren William and Beau Barton and Elin Lockley; two brothers Gary Hendry and his wife Linda of Amite, LA; Shirley Littel and his wife Debbie of Amite, LA; two sisters Terrye Rhame and her husband Jerry of LaPorte, TX; Leslie Cleveland and her husband Arthur of Springfield, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.



Mr. John Alan Blackwell – No obituary yet!




Read the Bible

  • Judges 16-18
  • Eeccl. 8:1-9
  • John 21



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Please be in prayer for the many hurting families in our community.

Anna Lee