Monday

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 6:23~

 

 

 

Bernadette Mae Cazes

Bernadette Mae Cazes, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away after a courageous 12-year battle with cancer at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 74. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, William Cazes, Sr.; children, William Douglas Cazes, Jr. and wife Kimberly, Emmit Lloyd Cazes and wife Julie, Ralph Anthony Cazes and wife Heather, and Jeantile Deville and husband Buddy; grandchildren, Jessica, Blake, Tiffani, Brittani, Austin, Emmit, Jr., Macy, Mary, Ally, Brayden, Seth, Heidi, and Breanna; great-grandchildren, Blane, Jayda, Cali, Hadleigh, Henley, Jaxon, Zachary, Isabella, and Roman; siblings, Oscar Lee and wife Regina, and David Lee, Jr. and wife Toni; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Annie Mae Lee; and brother, Danny Venable. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, LA on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Seale Funeral Home on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. until Funeral Service at 12 p.m. Interment will follow at Killian Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Brayden Vines, Kevin Lee, Caleb Lee, Ross Lee, Rick Lee, Charles Danny Venable, Jr., Richard “Ricky” Venable, and Emmit Cazes, Jr. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com.

 

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Mission Offering for Louisiana

Day 1 (Yesterday) – https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/

Day 2 (Today) – https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day2

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for September 16 –  Proverbs 10:28 and 15:23

 

 

 

Thank-you to those who contributed to the Fall Food Round-Up for the LA Baptist Children’s Home.  Your items will be picked up this morning and be at the the children’s home tonight where they will be sorted, organized, and stored (probably) tomorrow.

 

 

 

The Two River’s WMU will meet this morning at 10:00in Hillsdale for a study of how the Georgia Barnette Offering is needed and used throughout the state.

 

 

 

I need some help Saturday morning at 9 A.M. at the fellowship hall.  We will be painting inside the tops of the shoeboxes that will soon be packed with items for boys and girls.  It is easier to do than to explain.  Join me at 9 A.M. and help bring some extra joy to children who receive our shoeboxes this year.  It will bring a smile every time they open their box.  Please consider coming to help.  Everyone who can hold a paint brush is welcome to join in Saturday.

 

 

 

Thank-you for reading, praying, and doing.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“Here’s the lesson:

Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends.

Then, when your possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home . . .

If you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? . . .

You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” 

~Luke 16:9, 11, 13 NLT~

 

 

 

Lori Rhodes and her husband, Keith, served with out youth at FBC a few years ago.  Now, Lori, who is sick, will be celebrating her 50th birthday on the 29th.  If you would like to wish her a happy birthday, you can send a card to her at 214 Sherwood Lane, Huaghton, LA 71037.  Let’s make sure the Kentwood area is represented with cards.  Please feel free to add her to your personal prayer list too.

 

 

 

Georgia Faye Garner Stafford

Amite, Louisiana

Oct 9, 1938 – Sep 13, 2019 (Age 80)

Georgia Faye Garner Stafford, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Baton Rouge. She was born October 9, 1938 in Kentwood and was 80 years of age. She was the owner of Stafford Accounting and Tax Service in Kentwood for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Stafford; 2 sons, Dwayne Stafford and wife, Kathy, and David Stafford and wife, Jean; 5 grandchildren, Ashlee Rae Stafford, Austin Stafford, Dawson Stafford, Caleb Stafford, and Avery Stafford; special niece, Jodi Meisner and husband, Beau, and their children, Cole, Quinn, Elizabeth, and Kade; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Ray Stafford; parents, George and Emily Phillips Garner; four sisters, Susanna Sibley, Lola Whitehead, Dorothy Travis, and Mary Jo Mergen White; three brothers, R. Edward Garner, Phillips Garner, and Jeffie Garner.  Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Scripture Writing – September 15 – Philippians 4: 4-9

Reminders:

  1. Fall Food Round-Up for the LA Baptist Children’s Home The truck will be in Kentwood early tomorrow morning, so bring your donations in today.
  2. The Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting will be tomorrow at Hillsdale at 10 A.M.  It’ll be a great, informative meeting with Katie Huto McElveen speaking.
  3. Today begins our Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions.  I hope you will take your brochure home and use it to pray each day this week.  I think it will guide you heart as you give this year.
  4. Shoebox time is right around the corner.  We will plan to work painting pictures inside each box next week.  I assure you that your painting skill or lack of painting skill will not be a problem.  I have an easy method for those who think they can’t paint.  Meet in the fellowship hall at 9 A.M. Saturday.  Bring a smile and a willing spirit.  I’ll have everything else you need.

 

 

 

Let’s this Lord’s Day set the tone for the coming week.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday – Another Obituary

Gaylon Earl Cutrer

October 11, 1938 – September 11, 2019

Mr. Gaylon Earl Cutrer, 80, of Kentwood, MS, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at his residence.  He was born on October 11, 1938, in Kentwood, LA, to Marshall T. and Ruth McGregor Cutrer. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood; served his country in the US Army; worked for many years as the owner of Cutrer’s Slaughter House; was a school bus driver for Tangipahoa Parish School System for 25 years; and enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery and primitive survival skills, finding arrow heads, and spending time with his family. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Grady Cutrer (Sr.), Percy Cutrer, Amos Cutrer, Douglas Cutrer and Frank Cutrer; and infant brother, Raymond L. Cutrer.

Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Ruth Myers Cutrer; sons, Ernest Earl “Joe” Cutrer (Lisa), Raymond Reid Cutrer (Brandy), and Kevin Kyle Cutrer (Cris); daughter, Sareptha Ellen “Cissy” Cutrer; grandchildren, Shane Joseph Cutrer (Shelby), Rafe Galen Cutrer, Remi Kathryne Cutrer, Reese Nicole Cutrer, Kevin Patrick Pinell, Lindsay Nicole Pinell, and Christopher Andrew Pinell; great-grandchildren, Kevon Pinell and Kaleb Pinell; nephews, Donald Ray Cutrer, Grady Cutrer, Jr. (Cheri), and Marshall Cutrer (Georgette); niece, Debbie Cutrer (Ricky); and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Kentwood in Kentwood, LA, from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:30 AM with burial to follow in the Spring Creek Cemetery. Rev. Darryl Miller and Rev. Bill Boulton will be officiating the services with Catchings-Sharkey Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers are Grady Cutrer Jr., Marshall Cutrer, Shane Cutrer, Christopher Pinell, Russ Tolar, and Tom Tolar. Honorary pallbearer is Rafe Galen Cutrer.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of St. Tammany Parish Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Cutrer’s name may be made to FBC of Kentwood Building Fund or the charity of your choice.

To share condolences please visit www.sharkeyfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

Note: Because of the services for Mr. Gaylon Saturday, we will NOT be painting Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in the fellowship hall of FBC Saturday.  We will reschedule.

Wednesday Addition

Obituary for Don Dickinson’s mom:

Lorraine Smylie Jones, born July 31, 1934, to Ernest and Alma Smylie gained her Angel wings on September 10, 2019. Lorraine lived life to the fullest and was always cheerful. Her sense of humor was one of her greatest assets.
She married Lamont Dickinson and they traveled across the United States and also lived in Tripoli, Africa while he was in the Air Force. Being a beautiful woman that could turn heads wherever she went, she was never afraid of an adventure.
Lorraine was well known by all that frequented the Monmouth Drive Inn in Natchez, MS. She worked at the Monmouth as a carhop, then worked the window until it closed.
She later married Lyman Jones of Liberty, MS and together they built a camp on Lake Mary where they fished and had daily parties. She was famous for her hushpuppies, fried catfish and coleslaw. Lorraine was an excellent cook and was always asked to make “the dressing” on holidays. She was blessed with talent and could sew, crochet, paint, and always loved doing things with her hands. She loved all animals but especially loved dogs.
After enduring too many Lake Mary floods, they sold the camp and built a new home outside of Liberty where she remained.
After Lyman passed away, she opened a successful thrift store in Liberty, MS where she sold antiques, old tools, glassware, and the like. She never liked to be idle and was always busy until her age began to slow her down. She spent the final 10 months of her life at the Liberty Community Living Center and it was clear that her personality still won hearts.
Lorraine is survived by son, Donald Lamont Dickinson and wife Judy Newman Dickinson of Easleyville, LA; daughter, Deborah Gail Dickinson of Natchez, MS; son, Martin August Nickolauson of Oakdale, CA; three grandchildren, Stephanie Arnold; Anthony Dickinson; David Dickinson and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Ruby Smylie; and two brothers, Emerson Smylie and Scott Smylie.

Wednesday

We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

~1 Thessalonians 1:3~

 

 

 

From Judy Dickinson:

Please add Don , his sister Deborah, and brother Martin to the prayer request. Their Mother passed away this morning. No obituary yet but visitation is at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, Mississippi from 6-8 pm Wednesday 9/11 and Thursday from 9-10 with services at 10 am at the funeral home chapel.

The obituary is not posted this morning.  I’ll post it when it becomes available.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 11 – Jude 1:20-25

 

 

 

Fall Food Round-Up – If you have not yet contributed to the food drive for the LA Baptist Children’s Home, please do so before it is too late.  The truck will be at our church early Monday morning.

 

 

 

Mission Opportunities – Meet at the church Saturday morning at 9:00 to paint inside a shoe box so children will smile every time they open the box.  Boxes, paint, and other supplies will be provided.  Just give of your time!  Items for the shoe boxes are being counted and organized by groups.  Let’s all look forward to filling the boxes at the end of next month.  You’ll have an opportunity to help paint, fold boxes, fill boxes, etc. until the end of next month.  I hope you will  contribute of your time.  We will also be collecting money for the shipping of the boxes.  That’s only $9.00, which is a bargain!  I know because I have shipped many boxes overseas.  I was never able to mail any package for only $9.00!  You can give your contribution to the church by marking it “OCC Postage”.  Thanks so much.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“That is why we never give up.

Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.

For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long.

Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.

For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” 

~2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NLT~

 

 

 

Please pray for Pete Hughes of Roseland.  He will be having open heart surgery tomorrow to repair five blockages in his heart.

 

 

 

Buddy Waller was hospitalized because of heart blockages, but thankfully was found that they were not bad enough to require surgery.  (Thanks, James, for sharing this.).  Keep Buddy in your prayers as he continues his daily routine.

 

 

 

Ben Smith of Greensburg is hospitalized in New Jersey because of gall bladder surgery.  He had a lot of infection and inflammation which cause the surgery to be done “the old way”.

 

 

 

Jewell R. Eaves

June 27, 1937 – September 09, 2019

On September 9, 2019 at 2:30 AM, Jewell Randolph Eaves was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven. His wife and daughters were able to be in this peaceful moment knowing when he breathed his last breath, he was in Jesus’ arms. Known to others as JR, Sonny, dad, and grandpa, he was a great Christian man who was loved by many. JR was born 82 years ago on June 27th, 1937 in Texas. He served our country as a US Army 82 Airborne Paratrooper. He has worn many hats through his years, but his favorite ones were being a husband, father, granddad, and great grandpa. He wore those proudly. JR truly loved life and lived it to the fullest through the simple pleasures of fishing, hunting, farming, chicken raising, and watching over his friends and family. He is preceded in death by his parents Jewell Johnny and Nettie Mae Eaves and his brother Jerry and sister in law Pat Eaves. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Nadalee McNab Eaves, his sister Yvonne Woods, and his brothers Robert (Nancy) Eaves and Arthur (Sally) Beasley. He leaves a rich legacy starting with his children, his son Randy Eaves, and daughters Jennifer (Timmy) Thornton, Jolie (Scott) Gulledge, Joni (Garrett) Matherne, and Jamie Dehnel. He also leaves behind to carry on his humor, wisdom, and dreams- his 13 grand children- Nicole, Patrick, Travis, Jeremy, Justin, Allyssa, Jessica, Matthew, Katlyn, Ashton, Jacob, Natalee, and Aubrey and his 5 (and counting) great grandchildren. Family, friends, and others whose lives JR touched are invited to join us as we celebrate his life at Montpelier Baptist Church (2241 St. Helena Avenue. Montpelier, La 70422) on September 12th begining at 10 am. Services to follow at 12 PM and will be led by Bro Rusty Durand. The burial to follow in Montpelier Cemetery where he will be carried to his final resting place by his grandsons- Patrick Dehnel, Travis Thornton, Jeremy Dehnel, Justin Dehnel, Matthew Matherne, and Jacob Matherne. Even though we lay to rest the earthly body, we know JR is celebrating his joyous entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven to see friends and family. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Connie Lee Madden Raborn

July 16, 1952 – September 08, 2019

Connie Lee Madden Raborn of Kentwood, Louisiana passed away September 8, 2019, surrounded by her family. Connie was born at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska on July 16, 1952, was a 1970 graduate of Fort Zumwalt High School, O’Fallon, Missouri, and a life-long Girl Scout. Connie married the love of her life, Sam Raborn, U.S. Air Force, Retired, on April 26, 1975, in Tucson, Arizona. She spent the next 20 years serving her country as a military wife, raising her three daughters, traveling the world, and participating in Girl Scouts. After retirement, they settled in Louisiana where Connie spent her time taking care of her cows, chickens, horses, and grandkids. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with her family. Connie was an active member of First Baptist Church of Arcola, where she enjoyed her ladies’ meeting and helping with Vacation Bible School. Connie was loved by everyone who knew her. She never met a stranger, and she spent her life caring for others, especially her beloved husband. She loved researching her family history, often traveling the world to follow in their footsteps. She was a friend and “mom” to everyone she met. Connie is preceded in death by her mother, Rose Lee Oetting Madden; her father, William Lee Madden, Sr.; her mother-in-law, Margaret Jones Raborn; and her father-in-law, Loid Noel Raborn. Left to cherish her memory is her devoted husband, Samuel Merwin Raborn; her daughters Margaret Elizabeth Raborn Andrews (Eric); Angela Darlene Raborn Stone (Rob); and Renee Sandra Raborn Molland (Quincy); her grandchildren, Dusty, Dakota, Ethan, Erica, Luke, Ella Rose, Samantha, Addison, Colleen, and Parker; her sisters, Dawn Carrigg and Susan Cleveland; her brothers, William Madden, Jr., and Shawn Madden; numerous nieces and nephews; her life-long best friend, Sandy Stefanski; and many, many more friends and family. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church of Arcola on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM and on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 10:00AM until the funeral service at 12:00 Noon. Interment will take place in Osyka Cemetery, Osyka, MS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Metavivor, Metastatic Breast Cancer Research, Support, and Awareness Organization or the Girl Scouts of the USA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 10 – John 16: 10-24

 

 

 

Saturday, we will be painting “shoeboxes” in the fellowship hall.  It can be done in a simple way or in a more complicated way, if you choose.  Meet in the fellowship hall at 9 A.M. to be a part of this fun day.  Let me know if you are coming so I will be prepared.

 

 

 

Coming soon (Monday):

  • Fall Food Round-Up for LA Baptist Children’s Home
  • Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting at Hillsdale at 10 A.M.

 

Thanks for your prayers today.  Thank-you for making a difference in many lives.

Anna Lee

Saturday Addition

Hollis Ann Davis Hayden

Hollis Ann Hayden  passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 82.  She was born on Sunday, October 25, 1936 in Louisiana to the late Mollie Hyde and the late James Davis.  She was a resident of Amite, Louisiana.

Hollie is survived by her son, Robin Lynn Hayden; grandson, Adam Hayden; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Hollie was preceded in death by her son, Arthur Ernest Hayden; grandson, Aaron Hollis Hayden; brothers, Ernest Davis, Jr. and Berry Davis; and sisters, Greta Day and Maxcy Mcnabb.

Services for Hollie were private.