“Sing out your thanks to him;

sing praises to our God.”

~Psalm 147:7 TLB~




Thursday, October 3rd, is “Bring Your Bible to School” Day.  Please pass the word.




Scripture Writing – October 1 – Joshua 1: 7-9




This is a good time to check on your immunization.  Are you current will all the ones you need?  If not, now is the time.




Alma Stevens LaMarca

August 24, 1928 – September 29, 2019

Alma Stevens LaMarca, age 91, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Heritage Healthcare in Hammond, Louisiana. She was born on August 24,1928 in Amite, Louisiana. She retired from the Highway Department after 30 years of service and then spent several years as the secretary for Saint Helena Catholic Church. Alma was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a scrabble enthusiast and book lover, who wrote a poem for each child’s and grandchild’s birthday. Alma loved traveling, casinos, horse races, parades, festivals and any opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine with loved ones. She was a cherished aunt to innumerable nieces and nephews. She was the life of every party and will be truly missed. She is survived by her 4 children and their spouses, Larry and Cathy LaMarca, Libby Rose, Lorraine and Calvin Miller, Lance and Mary LaMarca; as well as 2 grandchildren, Whitney Waller and Lindsay LaMarca; and 3 great grandchildren, Clementine Waller,  Evangeline Waller and Sawyer Waller. She was also survived by her long time Special Friend, Joe Vicaro. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emma Jones and Van Stevens; step father, Eddie Jones; brothers, Alfred “Snake” Stevens, and Sidney Stevens; and former spouse, Carlo A. LaMarca. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM  until religious services at 11:00AM on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Services conducted by Mark Stevens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Geneva Simpson Varnado

July 09, 1927 – September 28, 2019

Geneva Simpson Varnado, 92, a resident of Osyka, MS, passed away September 28, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Gillsburg, MS on July 9, 1927 to Oliver Patterson Simpson and Bertha Corinne Caston Simpson. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Hartman Jones Funeral Home from 9:00AM until services at 11:00AM.  Burial will be in Osyka cemetery.  Rev. Drew Holified will officiate.

Geneva was a life long member of Osyka Baptist Church.  She was a retired school bus driver.  She loved to do embroidery, giving many of her works of art as wedding gifts.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend.  She will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Willie Ray Varnado, a daughter; Susan Terrell and a granddaughter, Jennifer Gill.

Geneva is survived by her daughters; Shirly Dianne Smith and Brenda Hoover Martin, a son; Ronald Jewell Hoover (Sherry), a sister; Bertie Hughes and a brother; Bobby Ray Simpson ( Betty), eleven grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren; along with numerous other relatives and friends.





Today is a project day for Operation Christmas Child.  We will work to paint a picture inside the lid of each box starting at 1 P.M. today.  Then, we will fold the boxes in preparation for packing the last Saturday of the month.  We will be working in the fellowship hall.




Look back at the verse I started with today.  Take some time to thank God for the many, many blessing with which He has blessed you.

Anna Lee