Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “ ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’who was, and is, and is to come.”

~Revelation 4:8~


  • May 4, 2023
  • Psalm 50: 65; 92
  • “Like David, I must never forget God’s . . . . ”


Please add Mrs. Gail Brister to your prayer list. She fell Monday at home and broke her hip. She is in St. Tammany Hospital.


James Russell Smith

FEBRUARY 1, 1952 – MAY 3, 2023

James Russell Smith, born February 1, 1952 passed away peacefully at his home on May 3, 2023. Russell was a graduate of Mt. Hermon School and was a farmer for 46 years. After retiring, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and fishing. He was a wonderful and loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He is survived by:

His wife of 31 years, Kathy, daughters and sons-in-law, Marisa and Dave Pettit of Franklinton, Brandy and Raymond Cutrer of Kentwood, Katie and Scott Miller of Mt. Hermon, son and daughter-in-law, Russell Len and Cherie Smith of Mt. Hermon.

12 grandchildren: Marleigh and Ethan Schilling
Rafe, Remi, Reese, and Ramsi Cutrer
Brady and Emily Miller
Peyton and Eden Miller
Alexis, Rusty, and Raegan Smith

One great-grandchild: Ivy Kate Miller

His mother Vivian Smith.

3 brothers and their spouses: Ralph and Ann
Paul and Janice
Lenard and Sheila

3 sisters and their spouses: Janis and Steve Baxley
Faye and John Newman
Pam Stafford

He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Kathryn, his son Matthew Cade, his father, Ralph Smith, and his sister Joetta Stevens.

Visitation will be Crain Funeral Home Friday May 5th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and after 9:00 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am Saturday with Bro. David Barber officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church general fund (25393 Mount Pisgah Road, Mt. Hermon, LA 70450).

Pallbearers: Russell Len Smith, Raymond Cutrer, Scott Miller, Dave Pettit, Brady Miller, Ethan Schilling
Honorary pallbearers: Rafe Cutrer and Rusty Smith.

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Please add Miss Hallie Kent to your prayer list. She goes on her first missionary journey next month. She will spend six weeks in Kenya. Her family is very proud of her. Hallie will be out-of-touch for six weeks, so her family will be anxious to hear all her stories. He mother, Amy Walker Kent, asks for prayer for Hallie and for her family. Hallie is a student at SLU and is employed at Professional Physical Therapy in Amie.


Meet with a group for prayer if you can. If not, pray on your own. Prayers are what counts.


Our OCC Workday for May is almost here. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be a “job” for everyone. See you in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood at 9:00 Saturday morning.

Anna Lee