I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. ”

Psalm 69:30 NIV

Gary Micajah Hendry, Sr.

October 9, 1943-October 30. 2022

On Sunday, October 30th, Coach Gary Micajah Hendry, Sr., beloved husband of Linda Stegall Hendry for 55 years, went to heaven to be with His LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ and to be reunited with his precious sons Gary Micajah Hendry, Jr. and Michael Warren Hendry.

Most people just called him coach because of his love for football and his team. I could list all of his many accomplishments and they would be impressive, but the thing that stands out in my mind is the number “4”. Whenever he would see his former players they would say, “I remember coach: Number 1 is God, number 2 family, number 3 books and number 4 football.” All he worked with knew that his team would begin and end with prayer.

Gary was an ordained deacon and served faithfully for many years until his health declined. He was a man that never lied and always stood by his word, but the thing he would want everyone to know is that he was a sinful man, saved by GRACE through FAITH in JESUS CHRIST, the SON of GOD. Gary would want you to know that he did nothing, nothing at all , to earn or deserve the gift of the Lamb. He only needed to accept and believe. “I’ve seen the Lord,” he cried. “He is my life today!” “He is my precious Savior!” “My Rock!” “My Lamb!” “My way!” “I can say with confidence that I’ll never be the same, since I met the Savior and he called me by my name!”

Gary was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Maybelle and Louis Hendry, his sister, Jerrye Kaye Rawls and husband, Willie: his younger brothers, Beau Hendry and Bennett Hendry, his brother-in-law, Robert Benton Stegall, Jr., and his sons Gary Micajah Hendry, Jr., and Michael Warren Hendry.

Those who will miss him most are his wife, Linda Stegall Hendry: grandson, Corbin Micajah Hendry, and mom Laurie: sister, Terrye Rhame and husband Jerry: cousin and wife, Shirley Littell and Deborah: Leslie Cleveland and husband Arthur: nieces Hannah Stegall, Sarah Stegall, Lydia Stegall Mendheim, Tonya Perniciaro, Jackie Davis, Amy Ballard, Debbie Moye, Deanna Straight, Cheyenne Hendry, Savannah Stein: nephews, David Rawls, Shane Hendry, and Clint Hendry.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church in Amite Louisiana on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Visitation from 9:00AM until 11:00AM, service at 11:00AM, interment at Arcola-Roseland Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations to St. Jude’s.

Idell Peek Booty Edwards

December 18, 1932 – November 04, 2022

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022 at The Lodge in Amite, LA. She was born December 18, 1932 in Amite, LA and was 89 years of age. She is survived by her brother, Roddy Braddy; son, Jewel Clyde Booty, Jr.(Diane); daughter, Anita Esch(Danny); son-in-law, Thomas Doty; 5 grandchildren, Steven Esch(Jennifer), Clyde Booty, III(Barbara), Tasha Tate(Dale), Amy Cooley(Randy) and Shane Doty; great-grandchildren, Savannah Scariano(Cody), Jay Booty, Parker Esch, Brody Tate, Carson Booty(Stephanie), Lauren Esch, Drew Tate, Chloe Guidry(Randy). Preceded in death by her husband, James W. Edwards; daughter, Betty Doty; grandson, Ryan Foy; parents, Harvey Peek and Addie Braddy; sisters, Ernestine Cutrer, Emma Lambert, Helen Ridgedell, Cora Braddy and Inez Peek; brothers, Howard, Charlie, Harvey, James and Sammy. Pallbearers are Steven Esch, Parker Esch, Cody Scariano, Brody Tate, Drew Tate, Shane Doty, and Dale Tate. Honorary Pallbearers are Clyde Booty, III, Jay Booty, and Carson Booty. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Tuesday and from 9:00AM until 11:00AM on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at New Jerusalem United Pentecostal Church. Religious Services at New Jerusalem United Pentecostal Church at 11:00AM on Wednesday. Interment New Jerusalem United Pentecostal Cemetery, Bolivar, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

ANNETTE TRAHAN WILLIAMS, a relative of a number of people from my neighborhood passed away last night. Her service was last night in Breaugh Bridge. Annette was sisty and had fought a long battle with cancer. Please pray for her family.



Today, I am thankful for my six grandchildren, three girls and three boys, ranging in age from 18 to 24. They live in four different states and are all doing well. They are a close-knit bunch. Best of all, they are all Christians!

Prayer Focus – Our country’s elections today

Pray for the candidates, votes, election process, and final results. May voters follow God’s guidance and lead us to be the Christian nation we can be proud of.


Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – Psalm 69:30

I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. ”

Psalm 69:30 NIV



Thank-you for reading and praying today as God leads you to do.

Anna Lee