For God has not given us a spirit of fear,

but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

~II Timothy 1:7~

Jules Tanksley is home and doing well. Keep praying for her during her follow-up days from her third heart surgery.

Margaret “Sissy” Oliver is still at her daughter’s home and on hospice.

George Eddie Lee is now in the Greensburg hospital, which is much more convenient for his family and friends.

Terry Day Smith

March 17, 1955 – May 31, 2022

A resident of Independence, LA, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born March 17, 1955 in Clinton, LA and was 67 years of age. He was a graduate of Greensburg High School and a member of Boilermakers Union Local #582. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia Cooper Smith; 2 children, Toler Day Smith, II (Cassandra) and Brittany Smith Wascom (Chris); 2 adopted children, Laura Bates (Timmy) and Bryan Anthony (Melissa); grandchildren, Remi and Bryson Wascom; adopted grandchild, Lance Bates (Kortnie); 3step-grandchildren, Alexis, Levi, and Hunter Wascom; 2 great-grandchildren, Kynlie and Cooper Bates; 2 step-great-grandchildren, Bayllor and Blaykli Wascom; brother, Charles Eugene Smith. Preceded in death by parents, Toler Day Smith and Bonnie Jean Carter Smith Hurst; brother, William Troy Smith. Visitation at Lighthouse Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Services conducted by Rev. Clay Spinks. Interment Lighthouse Cemetery, Independence, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Bro. Darryl said the VBS attendance has really increased from Monday/Memorial Day! It certainly is wonderful to have lots of boys and girls to work with during VBS. It takes many youth and adults to make it all run smoothly. Thanks to all who are working this year. Thanks to all the parents, relatives, and caregivers who make sure the boys and girls are there daily.

Once VBS is completed, the summer will get busier with camps and other activities for children and youth. Contact Bro. Wendell for more information.

Remember, there will be no OCC workshop Saturday because David has been/is sick. Our plans now are to have the workday the following Saturday.

Pray for all the needs of your family, friends, and neighbors, not just health issues. Today, let’s pray for decision-making concerning schools, housing, jobs, relationships, church attendance., salvation, etc.

Anna Lee