THURSDAY, December 1

Andy Taylor now has pneumonia and is hospitalized at North Oaks. Betty is with him. Keep them in your prayers.

George Eddie Lee is still at home and improving. Please continue to pray for George Eddie and Alice Faye.

James Ora Todd, Jr.

September 15, 1943 – November 29, 2022

James Ora Todd, Jr., a native of Lacombe, LA and a resident of Arcola, LA was born September 15, 1945 and passed away at 10:00AM Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at his home. He was 79 years of age and a Navy Veteran. He is survived by his wife Fay Chadwick Todd. Three sons T.J. Todd (Dana), Jeffrey Brister (Pam) and Justin Brister. One daughter Leticia Brister. Grandchildren Joshua (Heather), Noah (Makenzie), Andrew (Katelynn), Jayden, Korbyn, Preslyn and Hayleigh. Great-grandchildren Harper, Rose Mary, Gracelynn and one on the way. He is survived by sisters Gloria Todd Twiggs (Ray), Joann Ruiz (Henry) and Shirley Aguzin. One Brother Joey Aguzin(Ethel). Special sister in law Judy Todd, special nieces Tina Todd Chastant and Melissa Todd Spiers. Special nephew Barry Todd, Jr. and numerous others, special friend Buddy Rutland. He is preceded in death by his first wife Susan Todd; his parents, James Ora Todd, Sr. and Violet Barber Todd Aguzin. Two brothers Barry Todd, Sr. and James Ora Todd, III. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 10:00AM until funeral services at 11:00AM on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Bob Simpson and Bro. Luther Dickerson. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Carol Ann Woods Robert

July 18, 1968 – November 28, 2022

A resident of Waggaman, LA, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022 at her home. She was born July 18, 1968 in New Orleans, LA and was 54 years of age. She is survived by her 1 daughter, Eunice Marie Farmer and fiancé, Kurt Frickey of Belle Chasse, LA; 2 sons, Willie farmer and John Farmer of Belle Chasse, LA; step-father, Allan Delcarpio of Metarie, LA; 1 sister, Angela Hunsicker-Owens of Greenwood, IN; 3 brothers, Cecil Woods, II and Ann of Rhome, TX, Edward Ross Woods and Cindy of Slidell, LA, and Johnathan Woods of Indianpolis, IN; 8 grandchildren, Justin Parks, Yasmin Clofer, Rickey Pugh, Krishawn Pugh, Aubree Farmer, Aydan Farmer, Ansyn Farmer, and Timothy Ivy; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Carol Woods, Sr. and Beverly Ann Koontz Delcarpio; Aunt Eunice Sheffield Phillips. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home,110 East Factory St. Amite, LA 70422, from 10:00AM until religious services at 12:00Noon on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Pallbearers are Rickey Pugh, Justin Parks, Willie Farmer, Cecil Woods, Johnnie Woods, Ross Woods, and John Kovesdi. Interment Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, Pine Grove, LA. For an online guestbook, visit


December Focus – Birth of Jesus

December 1 – Isaiah 7: 14-17


December 1 – Luke 1


Pray you will begin to read the Bible daily this month if you do not normally do so. Pray for others in your family and circle of friends to also read the Bible more this month. Share the Special Challenge plan with others today. Ask them to commit to reading a chapter of Luke each day for 25 days.

Bro.. Darryl shares his sermon topics and Bible passages each month. This allows us to read about what he will be preaching next. I hope you will begin to read as he suggests.

Sunday Morning, Dec. 4th

“Immanuel – God WIth Us” – Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23

Sunday Evening, December 24th

“He’s Coming, He Came, He’s Here!” – No additional Scriptures

OCC Processing Centers – Report from Dallas

This week many of the shoeboxes were transported by truck to Mexico.

Make this Monday an extra special day for someone. Show Love. Reread the Scripture at the top of this post.

Anna Lee