9 “This is what the LORD Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. 

10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’

                                                                   ~Zechariah 7:9-10~





Scripture Writing for October 12 – I John 2: 15-17




Betty Taylor reports that her sister, Glenda Phelps, did well in surgery and is now recovering on schedule.  Pray Glenda continues to do well.




Billy F. Thomas

October 13, 1959 – October 10, 2019


And a resident of Pine died Thursday evening October 10, 2019 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born on October 13, 1959 and was a graduate of Pine High School. Billy was a longtime cross-country truck driver that worked for several different companies through the years, hauling any possible freight that you could. He was proud that he had visited all 48 continental states as well as Canada and Mexico. Billy liked to drink Cherry Dr. Pepper and he always had a sucker or candy for every one of his beloved grand-babies. He really enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and he had a special place in his heart for his pet dog Sparky.

Survived by:

Wife of 42 years: Donna Deas Thomas of Pine

2 Sons and Daughters in law: Landon and Mandy Thomas of French Settlement,
Austin Thomas and his fiancé Kayla Schilling of Franklinton,

Daughter and Son in law: Jeanie and Ron Thomas of Pine

7 Grandchildren: Sydney Thomas, Bryson Thomas, Brelynn Thomas, Logan Thomas, Lakynn Thomas, Colston Thomas, Ryan Thomas

Parents: Wendell Thomas and Jeanette Magee Thomas of Pine

Sister and Brother in law: Janet and Sonny Harper of Jonesboro, LA

Mother in law: Jean Deas of Thomas

Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Janet and Mike Thomas of Thomas,
Mike and Ruthie Deas of Walker,
Julie and Harry Leyrer of Madisonville,
Jodie and Amanda Deas of Pine

Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday October 14th from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. A private family graveside funeral service will follow the visitation in Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Harold Gaddy and Eld. Richard Magee officiating.

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It certainly is nice to hear from someone that you haven’t communicated with lately.  If there is someone you need to reconnect with, today is a good day to do just that.

Anna Lee