Please pray for Mrs. Mildred Birch, 92, whose has been having some heart issues. Pray as decisions are being made about a pacemaker.

Obituary for Penny Overby Wroten (Andy Taylor’s sister)

“An obituary is not available at this time for Penny Overby Wroten.”

Dennis Phillips

March 25, 1962 – September 29, 2022

James Dennis Phillips died peacefully in his home on Thursday, September 29th to the words of the 23rd Psalm. Truly he walked through the valley of the shadow of death through many years of poor health with the Lord shepherding him along the way. Dennis was the youngest of three sons born to Neal and Betty Phillips who both preceded him in death. His father was a minister of the gospel who baptized Dennis into the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Dennis lived in Tennessee, Texas, California, Mississippi, and Louisiana. He was a graduate of Loranger High School. Although he fathered no children, he was a step-father and mentor to several. Dennis was at one time or another a black belt in martial arts, a landscape painter, a solider, a preacher, a heavy equipment operator, and an artisan who made custom knives. He was not wealthy, but his first reaction to the attacks of 9/11 was to make knives to give to special operations soldiers who went into combat first. Dennis is survived by his older brothers David of Ellisville, Mississippi and Dwayne of Reston, Virginia. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Dale Ziebarth. Interment Loranger Cemetery, Loranger, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Please pray for all those who have been and are being affected by Hurricane Ian. We have reports from a number of people saving they are okay or telling about damage to their homes and yards. I want to share that two couples in the ministry from this area are okay. Bro. Chip are Martha Sloan. say it is not going to be bad, mostly rain for them. Bro. Brady and Christy Haynes are in an area with some total losses, but didn’t have any damage to their house or property.


Pray for the Baptist Disaster Team as they work in Naples, Florida helping people with damaged property and other needs. Bro.. Stan Statham will be leading the team.


The theme for this month is “Rejoice in the Lord”.

October 1 – I Chronicles 16: 8-14

Your prayers mean so much to so many. Thank-you for praying for these and other needs on your personal prayer list.

Anna Lee