All your words are true;

all your righteous laws are eternal.

~Psalm 119:160 (NIV)~



Please continue to pray for Chris Holland as he works to maintain his vision.




Pray for the family of Vivian Newton, a popular teacher and tutor. She has struggled with health issues for many years.  She passed away suddenly last night.




Another of my teacher friends, Gaye Guzzardo, lost her 95 year old mother Sunday.

Doris D. Lenoir

Doris D. Lenoir

April 08, 1924 – August 04, 2019

Doris Dykes Lenoir, 95, of Magnolia, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 4, 2019.  Mrs. Lenoir was born April 8, 1924, in Pike County to Henry Pearl Dykes and Hettie Bullock Dykes.  She was a dairy farmer until the death of her husband, Ralph Lenoir, in 1967.  At that time she returned to school to complete her G.E.D., nursing assistant certification, and Licensed Practical Nursing degree.  She worked as a nurse, lovingly caring for others until the age of 70.  She loved spending time with family and friends, cooking, and gardening fruits, vegetables, and flowers and was known in the community as “The Tomato Lady.”   Following many years of farm life, her love of animals continued and she received great joy in feeding the birds, humming birds, and any stray dog or cat that wandered up to her doorstep.  Mrs. Lenoir was a devoted member of Unity Baptist Church in Magnolia.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Lenoir was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph Lenoir; son, Ralph D. Lenoir; brothers, H.P. Dykes and Glen Dykes; and sister, Elsie Love.

Surviving her are her daughters, Patricia Louie (Dexter) of Moraga, CA; Dianne Horton (Johnny) of Magnolia; and Gaye Guzzardo of Independence, LA.; sister Velma Forman; grandchildren Jaime, Randy, Jennifer, Elise, Katherine, J.J., Barbara, Rex, Elissa, and Ryan; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren; Special Caretakers Cutretta Hughes, Kimberly Jackson, Angela Jackson, and Makayla Jackson; very special friend Clayton Lampton; and “Prissy,” the dog she rescued.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and continuing Friday morning from 10:00 AM until services at 1:00 PM at Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit. Bro Mike Morris will officiate. Burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Unity Baptist Church, PALS, or a charity of your choice in her memory.

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Daniel LeWayne Cutrer

April 14, 1989 – August 01, 2019

Daniel LeWayne Cutrer, a resident of Amite, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born April 14, 1989 in Independence and was 30 years of age. He was a workaholic and would get upset when he had to be off work even for holidays. He enjoyed being a clown and making people laugh. Growing up he was very close to Josh and Shelby. He was extremely close to his nieces, nephews and the family pet Gee Gee and more. He is survived by father and mother, Leon and Linda Cutrer. He was the youngest of 11 children which included 8 sisters, Patsy Grace and husband, Donald, Debra Cutrer, Carol Smith and husband, Keith, Shirley Frith and husband, Bubba, Hilda Warren, Linda Varnado, Darlene Leon and husband, Andrew, and “Jo” Magee; 2 brothers, Leroy Cutrer and Jimmy Wayne Cutrer. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Jessie and Ernestine Cutrer and Charles and Willie Mae Graves. Pallbearers will be Leroy Cutrer, Jimmy Wayne Cutrer, Will Jennings, Sammy Magee, II, Bobby Allen and Shane McNeese. Daniel’s legacy will live on with the “multiple gifts” he donated through the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Marshal Wallace. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Scripture Writing – August 6 – Mark 11:25