Tuesday Addition



Mrs. Catherine Yarborough  is still in rehab.  The family is hoping she will be home for the weekend.  Pray for “Miss” Catherine and her family.

Virginia Cutrer Bond (Aunt of Debbie Crawford)

  • BORN: January 22, 1926
  • DIED: June 16, 2013
  • LOCATION: Summit, Mississippi

Virginia Cutrer Bond, 87, of Gillsburg, MS passed away on June 16, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 PM until 8 PM at the Line Creek Baptist Church in Kentwood, LA., with visitation again on Wednesday from 11 AM until services at 1 PM at the church. Rev. Ken Irvin will officiate and burial will be in Wilson Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Bond was born in Amite County, MS on January 22, 1926. She is the daughter of the late Sam D. and Beatrice Wilson Cutrer,

Mrs. Bond was a dairy farmer, member of the Eastern Star and a life long member of Line Creek Baptist Church. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her.

She is preceded by her parents, a husband, Charles M. Bond Sr., one brother, J.P. Cutrer and one son in-law, Billy Sones.

She is survived by her three children, Charles “Milton” Bond Jr., Rodney D.Bond Sr., and wife, Dianne, one daughter, Norma Bond Harrington and husband, Al, one brother, Sambo Cutrerand wife, Theresa, seven grandchildren, Sharron, Lisa, Lori, Stacey, Doug, Meloney and Lyn; thirteen great-grandchildren, Courtney, Steven, Christopher, Lindsey, Brandon, Brittnay, Max, Kinley. Bradley, Chase, Cheyenne, Joshua and Nathan; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, Allan Stewart, Billy Ray Bullock and Hilda Wall.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Beddingfield, Bradley Beddingfield, Chase West, Nathan Seay, Steven Sorrells and Joshua Turner.

Honorary Pallbearer will be ChristopherBond.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Line Creek Baptist Church fund 78659 Hwy 1053 Kentwood, LA 70444

Saturday Evening

Julia Marie Miller
(July 9, 1958 – June 15, 2013)

Julia Marie Miller, born July 9, 1958, passed away at her home on June 15, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Melody Newcomb and husband, Brandon, Greensburg; 2 grandchildren, Daisy and Braylin Newcomb; Her long time love, Doug Wilson, Greensburg; mother, Hilda Boyd, Loranger; 3 sisters, Mary Burnett and husband, Grover, Slaughter, Patricia Bullock, Arkansas, and Ellen Graham and husband Cletis, Ponchatoula; 2 brothers, AJ Boyd and wife, Delores, and Lynn Burnett, Zachary, numerous nieces and nephews and long time friends. Preceded in death by her father, Altus Boyd, her former husband, Freddie Miller and mother in law, Evelyn Miller. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 2 p.m. on Monday June 17, 2013. Interment will follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Hillsdale. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Mr. Harley

Harley Milton Kliesch
(December 16, 1928 – June 9, 2013)

A resident of Kentwood, died at 9:35 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg. He was born December 16, 1928 in McElmo Canyon, CO and was 84 years of age. Survived by wife, Mary Easley Kliesch, Kentwood; son, Milton W. Kliesch and wife, Pam, Franklinton; 5 grandchildren, Holly Fron and husband, R.C., Starkville, Whitney Kliesch, Franklinton, Mindy Kliesch, Franklinton, Erin Evanoff, Sliverdale, WA, and Ryan Evanoff, Pullman, WA; 3 great-grandchildren, Hazel, Brayden and Brooklynn; and 1 brother, Lyle Kliesch. Preceded in death by parents, Ivan and Lula Kliesch; daughter, Faye Evanoff; 6 brothers, Ray, Herbert, Paul, Phillip, Robert and Bud Kliesch; and 2 sisters, Mae Cutrer and Villia Kliesch. Visitation at Osyka Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013. Services conducted by Dr. Joe Baugh. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.


U.S. Army Spc. Christopher R. Drake

MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home


U.S. Army Spc. Christopher R. Drake

A resident of Tickfaw, he departed this life Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Bagram, Afghanistan, at the age of20.

Religious service will be at Eagle Heights Community Church, 47318 Rufus Bankston Road, Tickfaw, where Kevin Dunn is pastor. Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013.

Rev. Jermaine Brumfield will conduct the service.

Interment will be in Holly Gardens Cemetery, Hammond.

Arrangements entrusted to MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, Denham Springs.


Chris will be recognized for his service by many who never knew him.  There will be lots of red, white, and blue flying in Hammond today!  Pray those who support Chris’ family and his service will be able to diminish the effect of the protestors who plan to be there.  

May God continue to bless America, especially those who serve to protect freedom around the world!


“I waited patiently for the Lord,

and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.”

~Psalm 40:1~

Announcement:  The Two Rivers Baptist Associational WMU quarterly meeting has been changed from Monday, June 10th to Monday, June 24th. It will be at New Zion Baptist Church at 4 P.M. Mrs. Janie Wise, state WMU leader, will be the guest speaker. Ya’ll come! Bring a dessert and a friend.

Walker Baptist Church – Youth Funds Stolen


VBS:  Today is the last day.  I’m going to miss VBS.  Tonight there will be a VBS program for all members, relatives, and friends of the children to attend.  Later, refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall.  See you at 6:30.

Mrs. Catherine Yarborough is at the Kentwood rehab for a while to have her blood thinner monitored and to help her improve her movements.  Pray for her as she works to get better and get home.  Pray the clot dissolves so she can be treated for A-Fib.

As you continue to pray for Robbie Lynn, thank God Robert Callihan is doing well and has been released from the doctor’s care.

Obituary – Essie Mae Bennett Parnell


Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Guarding Hearts”


News Article – Catholic journalist dies after delaying cancer treatments for unborn baby


Missions – “BE His heart, His hands, His voice” 


Baptist Press 


I’m praying we get some rain today.  Our garden and our flowers would be happy.

Anna Lee


“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.

Do what it says.

Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and,

after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 

But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it —

not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it —

they will be blessed in what they do.”

~James 1:22-25 NIV~

Pray for Marty Simpson as he meets with the cardiologist today to get the results of yesterday’s tests.

Pray for Melissa Johnson.  She is at Brook’s home and totally dependent on others for help for now.

The mother of another one of my former students passed away.  Pray for the family.

Bonnie Nell Ard

A native of Independence, La. and resident of Montpelier, La., she died on June 4, 2013. She was 72, a retired Bookkeeper with Dykes Dairyman Supplier. Visiting at Montpelier Baptist Church on Thursday, June 6, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, June 7, 2013 from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. W.S. Manchester. Interment in Montpelier Cemetery. Survivors include her daughter, Karla Ard Rather; sisters, Yvonne Manchester and husband W.S. Manchester, Mary Rose Story, Sue Griffin and husband Rodney Griffin, Sandy Finch and sister-in-law, Maxine Ard; brother, Lynn Ard and wife Genny Ard; grandson, Trey Rather. Preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Fogg and husband Norman Fogg, BillieJean Love and husband John Love; brothers, Jerry Ard and wife Mary Ard, Lamon Ard, and brother-in-law, Walter Story; father, E.J. Ard and mother, Ruth Ard Campbell. Pallbearers will be Greg Manchester, Mike Ard, Sean Finch, Bradley Davis, Johnny Love, Kenny Story. Honorary pallbearers are Walt Story and Chris Coniglio.

Baptist Press – BPNews.net

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Leading from the Front” – http://odb.org/

Missions – Continue to pray for Bro. Keith, Rachel, and the rest of their team as they minister in Rwanda.  Than God they were willing to step out of their comfort   zone and follow His lead.

VBS – Day 4 – I’m looking forward to another great day!  God blesses me so much through the children who attend.

Anna Lee

Obituary – Almost 101!

Dorothy Kramar Rowdon
(July 21, 1912 – June 2, 2013)

Dorothy, a resident of Amite, was born in Mattoon, WI on July 21, 1912 to Walter B. and Mary Niven Kramar. She died peacefully in her sleep in her apartment at the Forum Retirement Home in Houston, TX on June 2, 2013 with family by her side. She was 100 years old. She was educated at Mattoon Elementary and High School and then at Ripon College in Ripon, WI. It was at Ripon where she met her future husband, Maurice A. (Rowdy) Rowdon. They were married on June 11,1934. They lived in WI until they moved to Amite in 1946. Dorothy was a member of Eastern Star and an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Amite, where she was a member for over 60 years. She is survived by her 6 children, Judy Rowdon, Lubbock, TX, Jill Ridgedell, Loranger, Noelle Rowdon and husband, Jack Gray, Houston, TX, Jeffrey Rowdon, Amite, Scott Rowdon and wife Melody, West Monroe and Jeannine Boswell and husband, Jim of Houston, TX. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren and her older sister, Vera Kimball, Houston, TX. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Maurice A. Rowdon, her parents, Walter B. and Mary Kramar and a brother, Edward Kramar. Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and funeral services will be at 10:00 on Thursday, June 6 at the First United Methodist Church. Interment Mulberry Street Cemetery, Amite. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 800 N. Duncan Avenue, Amite, LA 70422.