In that day you will say: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.

~Isaiah 12:4~

Micheal James Hayden

February 29, 1944 – November 26, 2021

Micheal James Hayden was a leap-year baby, born February 29,1944 to Jesse J. Hayden and Louise Trowbridge Hayden of Henderson, Texas. He graduated from Amite High School (class of ’62) and attended Southeastern in Hammond. He was a lifetime member of the Hayden Grove Church of Christ. Mike was married to his high school classmate, Brenda White Hayden for fifty-six years and they have one son, Jesse Jay Hayden (wife Rhonda Dupuy Hayden), who blessed them with three grandchildren, Jessie Renee, Aaron James and Sophia Louise Hayden. Mike enjoyed many hobbies over the years, including remote-control model airplanes, scuba-diving, singing with a barbershop chorus, golf and skeet shooting to name a few. Never one to do anything halfway, he was a locally and regionally recognized R/C pilot, winning many meets and contests. He was also awarded 2001 Amateur National All American status by the National Skeet Shooting Organization. He made many friends through his hobbies and his family would like to welcome them to his final service on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, with visitation from 9:00AM until funeral services at 10:30AM conducted by Bro. Don McGee. Burial will follow at Hayden Grove Church of Christ Cemetery, Highway 16, Amite, LA. He is also survived by a brother, Dale Hayden (wife June), two sisters, Debra Hayden Santora (husband Charles), and Kathy Howard Currier (husband Tommy) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or to: Sam and Chris Santora Endowed Scholarship in Athletics, Southeastern Development Foundation, SLU 10293, Hammond, LA 70402. For an online guestbook, visit

(Michael and Brenda were David’s classmates.)

Frederick Lee Varnado, Jr.

April 13, 1983 – November 20, 2021

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021 in Roseland, LA. He was born April 13, 1983 in Independence, LA and was 38 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Mary Palomo; son, Frederick Lee Varnado, III; daughter, Isabelle Varnado; father, Frederick Lee Varnado, Sr. and wife, Tracey; mother, Donna “Sissy” Wright and husband, Lloyd; 2 sisters, Pamela “Becky” Varnado and Angela Luper and husband, Gary; grandmother, Angie Miller. Preceded in death by his grandfather, M. L. Varnado; grandparents, Chester and Frances Hughes; great-grandmother, Myrtle Varnado; mother-in-law, Lucy Palomo. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00PM on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. David Cutrer. Interment Varnado Cemetery, Bolivar, LA. Pallbearers will be David Cutrer, Jacob Shelton, Thristian Jenkins, Ethan Jenkins, Joseph Hart, and Cameron Hart. Honorary Pallbearer will be Frederick Lee Varnado, III. For an online guestbook, visit

Thankfulness -Day 26

Today, I am thankful for leftovers. I’m sure many of you will agree with me. Yesterday, and before yesterday, many of us spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen. The food was plentiful and delicious. Today, with all the leftovers in the refrigerators, we have time to do other things. One of the best things I got to do today was to meet my new great nephew, Grant Ripley, who is two weeks old.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

November 26th Readings
ROMANS 8:18-10:21

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I’m enjoying some early reports of shoeboxes being prepared for specific destinations. I don’t have any information about our shoeboxes. All I know is they have been sent to Charlotte, NC.

Anna Lee