1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 

3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

~Psalm 46:1-3~

Josiah Huckaby

We have been waiting for Josiah’s 2nd heart cath to place the stents in his right & left upper pulmonary veins. It is scheduled for January 29th. He had a cardiology appt today & his echo was surprisingly better than anticipated according to the cardiologist. He also was very impressed with how good Josiah looks.

🎉🎉🎉AND we finally have an Adoption Day date. Josiah will officially become a Huckaby on February 20th!!! 🎉🎉🎉We are so excited to move on to the next chapter with our adoption.

Here is everyone’s ⚠️WARNING⚠️…..there WILL be cuteness overload on Facebook February 20th!!! 😜




Yesterday, Jason and Becki, our son and daughter-in-law, showed up to help out with tasks involving our vehicles and home.  They operated as a team and accomplished so much for us.  We are so blessed to have them for a few days.  We also had three sets of special visitors.  God sent them when we needed them the most.  He know how to bless us even on a difficult day!




Read the Bible

  • Psalm 77: 11-12
  • Psalm 85:8



Laurel Joan Givens

September 25, 2018 – January 16, 2019

Our precious baby girl received her angel wings on Wednesday January 16, 2019. Born September 25, 2018, she was 3 ½ months old. Her beautiful smile, chubby cheeks and bubbly personality warmed our hearts every minute of the day. She is missed so much already. Laurel Joan is survived by her Parents, Payton and Virginia Cook Givens; Paternal Grandparents, Darin and Donna Givens; Maternal Grandparents, Lee and Cindy Cook; Great Grandfathers, Cleve Buniff, Lee Cook, and Harold Alford; Great Grandmothers, Donnie Mae Givens and Paulette Jones; Step Great Grandmother, Janet Alford; Step Great Grandfather, Jerry Jones; Great Great Grandmother, Elsie Graham; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by Great Grandmothers, Joan Marie (Cookie) Buniff and Cindy Mattei Cook; Step Great Grandmother, Clara LeBlanc Cook; Great Grandfather, Darwin Givens. Pallbearers are Ethan Givens, Matthew Rush, and Logan Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers are Canaan Rush, Darwin Givens, Karsen King, Jeff Sanchez, and Logan Johnson. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 12 Noon until religious services at 3:00PM on Monday, January 21, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith and Bro. Eric Latham. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Sue Ellen Russell Pearson who grew up at Russelltown and attended school in Roseland and Amite with me passed away yesterday.  I did not locate her obituary yet.   Please pray for the family.  They have fought this battle with Sue Ellen for a long time.



Barbara Wentworth Beatty
  • June 11, 1936 – January 13, 2019
  • Hammond, Louisiana

Barbara Wentworth Beatty, 82 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, in Hammond. She was born on Thursday, June 11, 1936, in Amite, Louisiana to Wayland M. Sr. and Theresa Rohner WentworthBarbara worked in the Insurance Industry for over 40 years, retiring from State National Life Insurance. She was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Barbara is survived by her son Phillip Alvin Beatty, Jr. and his wife Christy R., her grandsons, Phillip A. Beatty III of Missouri, Daniel J. Beatty of Marion, Arkansas, Stephen P. Beatty and his wife Elena of Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Luke Beatty of Yazoo City, Mississippi, her great grandchildren, Daniel J. Beatty II of Arkansas and Lakelyn R. Beatty of Arkansas, also many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Wayland M. Sr. and Theresa Rohner Wentworth, her husband Phillip Beatty, Sr. and her infant sister, her brothers, Wayland Wentworth, Jr. and Wyatt Wentworth.

A Visitation for Barbara will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2018 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Funeral Service Celebrating Barbara’s Life will immediately follow visitation at 1:00 pm in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Tangipahoa Cemetery in Tangipahoa.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond.

Barbara’s guest book can be viewed




Jan Renee Allen

June 17, 1978 – January 17, 2019

JAN RENEE ALLEN was born on her grandmother’s birthday, June 17, 1978 in Covington, LA. She passed so peacefully at the young age of 40. Jan attended Bowling Green School for 13 years, graduating in the Class of 1996. She was chosen as class favorite, Ms. BGS and Homecoming Queen. Jan was also a cheerleader, a four year member of the Lady Bucs basketball team and involved in numerous club activities. She worked for several years at Riverside Medical Center, where she loved all the employees so much. Jan had an infectious smile, always loved life but most of all loved the Lord.

He says, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the Earth.” The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46: 10-11

She is survived by:

Daughter: Hailey Lynn Maddern

Hailey’s Dad: Tom Maddern of Franklinton

Hailey’s Sisters: Katy of Hammond,
Kara of Germany

Parents: Ken Allen and Brenda Barber Allen of Franklinton

Brother and Niece: John Allen and Kiersten Allen of Franklinton

Kiersten’s Mom: Becky Smith Allen of Franklinton

Aunts and Uncles: Rita and Butch Magee,
Judy and Carl Thomas,
Eugene Barber,
Randy Barber,
Alfred and Vivian Allen all of Franklinton,
Mary Jane Allen of Folsom

Her wonderful doctor, Dr. Sumathi Smith, whom she loved so dearly and who fought for her until the very end.

Also numerous precious cousins who were so close to her.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Ellis and Ruth Barber, Ellie and Letha Allen, aunt Shirley Stansbury, uncle Lonnie Allen, cousins Allen Dedon and Sherri Hall.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 21st from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue after 9:00 am Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Franklinton (950 Self Street, Franklinton). A funeral service will be held in the church at 12:00 pm Tuesday with Rev. Joey Miller and Rev. Bob Adams officiating, a eulogy by lifelong friend Matt Crain and special music by Stuart Varnado. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek.

Memorial donations can be made to the First Baptist Church-New Sanctuary Fund.

Pallbearers are cousins Brent Magee, Matt Magee, Julian Thomas, Jamie Thomas, Phill Junkins and special friend Justin Brown

Honorary Pallbearers are the Bowling Green Class of 1996.


The Youth on Mission class of FBC, Kentwood will be collecting soup for the Hope Center.  You can bring any kind of soup and put it on the organ.  Thanks for supporting this worthy project, Soup for “Souper” Bowl Sunday.



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Anna Lee