Great peace have those who love your law,

and nothing can make them stumble.

~Psalm 119:165~

Betty Simpson asks us to add Dot White to our prayer lists. She’s having colon surgery Tuesday.

“Miss” Ruby Dillon got to come home yesterday. Hopefully, it won’t be long before Mr. “Cete” Dillon comes home too. Please continue to pray for both of them.

Charles Warren had a pacemaker put in yesterday. He did well with the surgery. His wife got to visit with him and encourage him.

Angie “Anne” Simmons Hurst

July 18, 1930 – December 31, 2020

Notice for Angie "Anne" Simmons Hurst

Angie “Anne” Simmons Hurst died December 31st, 2020 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg, LA. Anne was a 90-year-old life-time resident of Kentwood, Louisiana.
She was a professional Art and Music teacher and was a Water Safety and Swimming instructor. In her senior years, she earned gold medals in the State Swimmers Senior Olympics and held SFS (Stay Fit for Service) Water Aerobics for local participates. Anne traveled with her devoted husband, John “Shady” Hurst, during his military career and as volunteer missionaries with the Southern Baptist Home and Foreign Mission Boards. She was co-builder, with her husband, of Inspiration Park, an interdenominational Christian facility, and the designer and artist of sculptures, paintings, and artifacts in the park. Anne wrote three books, “You Are So Beautiful”, a children’s story and art book dedicated to the children of Guyana; “The Taste of Him”, a family journal of personal experiences of their walk with the Lord; and “Sap from the Olive Root”, their travel experiences of tracing Christian roots through Jewish history from Israel to America, three copies located in the Kentwood Library. Her later work was spent as a Disaster Relief Chaplain upon official endorsement by the Baptist Mission Board and commissioned by Kentwood First Baptist Church. Gladly serving many times during disasters created by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and the earthquake in Haiti, she was presented with the Cal Jones Distinguished Lifetime Service Award. Preceding her in death are her beloved husband of 54 years, Chaplain John “Shady” Hurst; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Isaac Simmons; four sisters, Lillian Rachel, Voncile Mack, Ollie Stoker, and Willie V. Hughes; one brother, W. I. Simmons; her devoted loving son, Johnny, and a precious granddaughter, Rebekah Carter. Mrs. Hurst is survived by her wonderful daughters and husbands, Nedra and Richard Carter, Bonnie and Marc Impastato; five grandchildren, John Richard Carter and wife, Keith Ann, Marie Carter Cochran, Ryan, Joshua, and Tanner Hurst, and Katie Impastato; and four great grandchildren, Rebekah and Mary Alex Carter and Will and Caroline Cochran; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services and interment will be held at Inspiration Park Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. where she will be buried next to her husband. The family, especially Bonnie, wishes to send a special thank you to the nurses and staff at St. Helena Parish Hospital for their care and compassion during mama’s illness. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Pat Hendry

December 23, 1947 – December 31, 2020

Notice for Pat  Hendry

A resident of Chesbrough, LA, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. He was born December 23, 1947 in Magnolia, MS and was 73 years of age. Mr. Pat was a Veteran, a dairy farmer and milk hauler. He loved many and was loved by many. He is survived by children, Earl Ray Clark, Jr., Travis Leslie Hendry and wife, Hannah, and Julie Hendry Hutchinson and husband, Robert; special grandkids, Logan Moneyhun and Jasie Sims; grandkids, Timmy Holloway, Tommy Holloway, London Clark, Joshua Clark, Augustus “Gus” Clark, Emily Hendry, Kort Hendry, Everett Hendry, Elizabeth Hutchinson, and Brice Hutchinson; great-grandkids, Samuel Clark, Beaudi Dickerson, Karter Grace Abernathy, and Fletcher Laine Slaven exected soon; brother, Larry Hendry and wife, Rhonda; sister, Peggy Schiro and husband, Gary. Preceded in death by parents, Clayton and Hughla Hendry; wife of 31 years, Margaret Welch Hendry; daughter, Barbara Estelle Hendry; special grandson, “Boc” Sims; grandkids, Mary Margaret Hendry, Leslie Marie Hendry, and Lige Leslie Hendry; sister, Barbara June Hendry; sister-in-law, Marie Hendry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Graveside Services will be held at Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough, LA at 2:00PM on Monday, January 4, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Greg Stewart. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Chronological Bible Readings – January 3

GENESIS 7:1-10:5
GENESIS 10:6-20
GENESIS 10:21-30
1 CHRONICLES 1:17-23
GENESIS 10:31-32

Prayer Focus for Today

Today, let’s pray for those who are seventy and above and who will have the opportunity to receive a covid vaccination next week. May each person pray about their choice and make the right decision for themselves. Also, pray for those who will be administering the vaccinations. Then, pray the vaccination and booster will be beneficial to all who choose to have them. Pray this pandemic is losing strength allowing people to be in better health again. Pray seniors will make good choices about getting “out and about” again.

FBC, Kentwood will be having Sunday School at 9:00 this morning, followed by worship services at 10:30 and 6:00 P.M. Online worship services will be available on Facebook.

Anna Lee