Jane Wickham‘s knee surgery went well yesterday. Thank God for that. Pray for her to feel our prayers as she heals and does the rehab exercises.

Robert Monroe McGuire, Jr.

April 7, 1971 – October 28, 2022

A resident of Kentwood, Robert passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022 in Kentwood, LA at 51 years of age. He is survived by his father Robert McGuire Sr (stepmother Melissa McGuire), stepfather Bobby O’Neal “Neal” Cutrer, Jr. (Michelle Cutrer); 3 sisters, Lora Beck (Ed), Debbie Tarver, and Erika Doucet (Marty), 1 son Dakota Forrest; Nieces and nephews Samantha Leger (CJ), Angelica Magee (Nick), Katherine Blades, Daniel Blades (Chrissy), Jason Beck (Sage), Joshua Doucet, Kaitlyn Doucet and Alex Doucet; aunts and uncles Jeff McGuire, Sterling McGuire, Della Stephenson and Gene Thomas and 7 great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Warner Cutrer; grandparents Howard K. Warner and Martha Ann O’Brien Warner, Bobby O’Neal “Bob” Cutrer, Sr. and Mary Cutrer, Guy D McGuire, Lora A. Ladner; uncles and aunts Howard Warner, Stella Ard, Daisy Cutrer, Sadie Braden, Guy Edward McGuire, Gene McGuire, Mickey McGuire and Virginia Schonewitz. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Stafford. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Clara Allen Bennett

October 3, 1951 – October 29, 2022

A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at her home in Greensburg, LA. She was born October 3, 1951 in Independence, LA and was 71 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Bennett Miller and husband, Steven; son, Derrick Lane Bennett and wife, Cheryl; 3 sisters, Barbara Hart, Louise Mitchell, and Rosa Lumpkin; 3 grandchildren, Marcus Miller and wife Rachel, Douglas Miller and Alyssa Kyzar, and Garrett Bennett; 1 great-grandchild, Emily Ann Miller. Preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Jerry L. Bennett; parents, Hollis and Luberta Allen; 2 brothers, Hollis Allen, Jr. and Adren Allen. Pallbearers are Derrick Bennett, Marcus Miller, Douglas Miller, Garrett Miller, Jody Hart, and Steven Miller. Honorary Pallbearer, David Williams. Visitation at Wesley Chapel Methodist Church from 10:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Steven Miller. Interment Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Francis “Harold” Brown

October 8, 1945 – October 30, 2022

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at his home. He was born October 8, 1945 in Amite, LA and was 77 years of age. He was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church, a member of Knights of Columbus, a member of Amite Oyster Board for 46 years and a member of Amite Lions Club for 36 years. He is survived by his daughters, Donna Cutrer (Ric), Ronda Durbin (Robbie Lee); sisters, Marilyn Russell, Carolyn Santangelo (Tony), Dianne Brown, Ann McDaniel-Hall (Jimmy), Robin Brown, and Missy Brown; grandchildren, Brandon Voight (Lauren), Todd Voight (Georgette), Devin Peek (Jessica), Kayla Hayden, Kyle Hayden (April), Kelly Ewing (Dustin), Tyler Durbin (Hannah), Brittany Cutrer, Baylor Cutrer (Baileigh), and Justin Cutrer; great-grandchildren, Daisy Voight, Hunter Voight, Ryleigh Voight, Keaton Peek, Anna Peek, Eli Peek, Triston Voight, Hadlee Voight, Tinsley Populis, Carter Stephens, Karigan Ewing, Lawson Hayden, Luke Hayden, Levi Hayden, Ariat Cutrer, Owen Cutrer, and Eden Cutrer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Linda Gabel Brown; father, Frances Merrill Brown; mother, Cora Belle Brown; daughter, Sheree Peek; grandson, Stephen Voight; sister, Tammy Brown; nephew, Bruce McLaughlin; nephew, Mark McDaniel. Pallbearers are Brandon Voight, Todd Voight, Devin Peek, Kyle Hayden, Tyler Durbin and Dustin Ewing. Honorary Pallbearers are Jimmy Hall, Ric Cutrer, Anthony Rick, John Narretto, Robbie Lee and Mike Delatte. The family would like to thank Shea Edwards, N.P. and Modern Hospice for their excellent care. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until 11:45AM on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 with a Rosary Service at 8:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at 12:00PM on Wednesday. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Gary Hendry’s services will be Saturday Morning at FBC, Amite

Gary Hendry was a member of David’s Amite High, class of ’62. We saw Gary and Linda at the recent, September 23, class reunion. The service for Gary will be Saturday in Amite. The obituary is not posted yet.

The November Scriptures to read and write will focus on Thanks and Giving.

November 1 – Colossians 3:15-17

My 2022 Thankfulness

Nov. 1 – I’m thankful for God’s love for me, especially when I feel I am so undeserving.

Go to the top of this post and reread the Scripture. Think about what you are thankful for and write it down somewhere. It is such a great idea to do so all month or even all year. You can keep it private or share it. That is up to you.

Today’s Prayer Focus is on those at our churches who serve and who do so without calling attention to themselves. Notice some of them and give them a special word of appreciation.

Anna Lee