This is how we know what love is:

Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

~1 John 3:16~



Mr. J.D. Smith is home and doing very well.  His procedures have allowed him not to have leg pain.  His daughter, Debbie, is checking on him closely.  Pray for him to have a good day today.  He is appreciative of your prayers.




Carol B. Sealey is a real fighter and has always been that way.  Just ask anyone who play ball against her!  She is fighting for her life now.

Update on Carol. I know it has been a few days but we have been up and down and all over the place. Carol seems to be making improvements very slowly. She is responding a little more to us. I went to kiss her this evening and she tried to turn her head and kiss me. I know that she understands what I am saying because she nods to answer questions appropriately. Her kidneys still are not working and liver enzymes are still elevated. Doctors are very optimistic that those numbers will slowly get better. Thanking you all for your prayers. Please continue to remember her as this will be a slow journey. Thanking God for his Blessings and the improvements we have seen. I have to keep reminding myself that this is God’s timing and he doesn’t make mistakes!!  (Written by her sister, Barbara B. Gaines)




Doris C. Davis

February 02, 1929 – June 06, 2019

Doris C. Davis, of Hillsdale, LA, journeyed to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 6, 2019. 90 years young, Doris was born in Kentwood, LA on February 2, 1929. She loved her Lord, her family, her grandson and the church family she worshiped with at Hillsdale Baptist Church, where she was a long time member. Doris retired from St. Helena Hospital after 30 years of service. She enjoyed reading, watching tennis, and growing her tomato plants every spring and fall. She is survived by her two daughters and son-in-laws, Sandra Chapman and husband, Steve and Melanie Morgan and husband, Alan; one grandson, Davis Chapman and wife, Carly; and numerous friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Russell “Bean” Davis. Services will be held at Hillsdale Baptist Church from 9:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Interment will be at Roberts Cemetery, Highway 441, Hillsdale, LA. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Hillsdale Baptist Church or Roberts Cemetery. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.

Marguerite Stevens Durnin

April 28, 1926 – June 07, 2019

Marguerite Stevens Durnin, a resident of Hillsdale, LA, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born April 28, 1926 in Amite, LA and was 93 years of age. She was a member of Hayden Grove Church of Christ in Amite. She retired from the Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court’s Office in Amite. She was married to the love of her life for 60 years and was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all. She is survived by her son, Norman Steven Durnin and wife, Trudy Dees Durnin; 2 granddaughters, Kayla Nicole Durnin and Karly Blair Durnin; sister, Shirley Stevens Hayden.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman O. Durnin; parents, Robert Leon Stevens and Carrie Weeks Stevens; 3 brothers, Robert Leon Stevens, Jr., Jimmy Love “Rip” Stevens, and Charles Stevens; 2 sisters, Sue Stevens Lott and Willie Ruth Bennett. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Don McGee. Interment Roberts Cemetery, Hillsdale, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roberts Cemetery. For an online guestbook, visit





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Pray for our grandson and his classmates who graduate from hight school tonight.  Pray for the family as they will doing a lot of traveling to get here in two weeks.




Tomorrow is the Lord’s Day.  Do what you can today to make getting to the Lord’s House easier tomorrow.

Anna Lee