For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

~Jeremiah 29:11~

Beverly Lynn Hughes Holden

July 11, 1962 – January 13, 2023

Beverly Lynn Hughes Holden, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023 at her home. She was born July 11, 1962 in Glenwood California and was 60 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Ted Holden; two sons, Nick Smith and Wyatt Holden; mother, Anne Hughes; 2 sisters, Becky Raiford and Cindy Holton; 2 brothers, Steve Hughes and Dale Hughes; 3 step-children, Francis Varnado, Richard Holden and Russell Holden; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by father, Roland Bruce Hughes, Sr.; 2 brothers, Roland Bruce Hughes, Jr. and Howard Hughes; mother-in-law, Irene Holden; father-in-law, Alvie Holden. Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM. Interment will follow at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite LA. For an online guestbook, visit 


January 15 – Luke 10: 25-37

The characteristics of the Good Samaritan found in my life are . . . .

Trail Life’s First Meeting

Yesterday, Kentwood’s Trail Life organization had its first meeting. It was well attended and appreciated by boys and parents alike. Fifty boys were in attendance. Future gatherings are already scheduled. Thank you Robert Ladd Turner and all the other adults who helped. Waiting for and expecting great things from the “young men” who will be involved in Trail Life.

OCC Update

Yesterday morning, I shared about the need for SPOONS for our shoeboxes, We had only been able to locate 12. Later, David and I made one of our “shoebox hunting” trips. In six stops, we were able to locate just over 100 more. That was encouraging! We were also able to locate additional bandanas, bowls, toys, crayons, filler, etc .We had a great time and were back at the church about noon. Thank you, Jesus, for the great day and all the items that will help to fill the “shoeboxes” in a few months. Keep on praying for our addition purchases as well as those by others. Together, we will be able to do all that is needed to pack many “shoeboxes” this fall.


Let’s pray for the fifty young men who signed up for Trail Life yesterday and their families. May Trail Life have a positive influence the lives of the participants, the boys, and the many homes the boys represent.


Anna Lee