Rev. Jim Newsome brought an inspiring message Sunday morning at Sardis Baptist Church. Pam Hall led in the singing of good oldtime hymns with Rebekah Echols at the piano. Denise Armour held children's church in the annex. Joyce Fry was in charge of the nursery. Shoeboxes for the children's shoebox ministry are due the first Sunday in November with a dedication service on November 11. Sunday School is held at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 11 a.m. every Sunday morning with the evening service at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting is held every Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the Echols Home. Rev. Newsome invites everyone interested to any and all of these services.
Prayers continue for Barry Armour, Ed and Velma Crooke, Peggie Walker, Joyce Bowen, Linda Stevens, Becky Thomasson, Thelma Favor, Bonnie Boatwright, Preston Fry, Arnold Adams, Kathryn Padgett, Skip Padgett, Priscilla Maxwell, Lawrence Burton, Pete Hardy, Doug Eberhart, Gary Rogers, Lisa Stroika, Ruth Bell, Mike Webb, Dorothy Callaway, Carla Brown, Martha Jones, Doris Walker, Marshall and Mablean Sherrer, G.B. and Sherry Newsome, Dan and Mildred McAvoy, Chris McAvoy, Thomas Wheatley, Thomas Bunch, Stephanie Chapman, Roberta Roper, Ellie Frey, Pat and Betty Wynne, Betsy Wynne, Pete Poss, Jerry Lawrence, Bill White, Mike Woodall, Joyce Blackwell, Frances Vinson, Tom Bufford, Joe Bufford, Jimmy Coxwell, Dianne Bailey, Joe Charping, Edward Waller, Kenneth Mann, Douglas Howard, Joyce Sifre, Ann Sales, Shane Echols, P.J. Johnson, Hartrell Pate, and Deanne Maxwell Crook.
The Rayle Ramble will be Saturday, October 27, at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be something for everyone including the firedepartment's barbecued chicken plates. For tickets, call Jason Echols, Denise Armour, Angela Armour, Billy Amason, or Peggy Echols. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, and food vendors with all sorts of good things to eat. There will be many handcrafted items for sale, jewelry, toys, etc. the Country Store will feature cakes, fried pies, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, candy, jellies, jams, preserves, pickles, relish and many other things. Terri Gibbs, famous country music singer, will be there along with other singers. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day, enjoy the singers, play bingo, and all kinds of fun things will keep the children busy.
Washington-Wilkes won over Putnam County 18-12 Friday night. Yea Tigers.
Bonnie Boatwright enjoyed visiting Mary Burt in Washington Monday afternoon.
Lindley Hall spent the weekend at home from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville with her parents and brother, Boyce and Pam Hall, and Avery.
Trey Berry spent the weekend at home from the University of Georgia in Athens with his parents, Lamar and Kay Berry.
Jackson Armour spent Saturday night with Logan Denard in Tyrone.
Neil and Kim Frankel, Zachery, Kyle, and Bryce spent Sunday with Clyde and Sandy Whittington. Avery Hall visited them in the afternoon. Kyle stayed on to spend the night with his grandparents.
George and Ann Wideman went to Covington and spent the night Friday with Ann's brother, William Hester. Sunday, Ann and George attended Mallorysville Baptist Church. Leeman Stewart visited Sunday and James, David and Mathew visited during the weekend.
Bonnie Boatwright spent the day with her sister, Martha Jones in Bogart, Wednesday. They met their other sister, Frankie Jones of Athens, and brother and sister-in-law, James and Sharon Smith of Stephens, at the I-Hop restaurant in Oconee County for lunch.
Richard and Lou Heard, Mattie and Hank, Greg and Angela Armour, Cody and Hunter, and Will and Samantha Callaway enjoyed Sunday with Buck and Linda Echols.
J.W. and Bonnie Boatwright attended a barbecue in Comer Saturday hosted by Bob Morgan and Carole Morgan, brother and sister. It was held at the beautiful renovated country home of their late parents, Loyd and Ollie Lowe Morgan. Many of the classmates of the 1956 and 1962 classes of Oglethorpe County of which Bob and Carole were members were there for the delicious meal and fellowship. Classmates of Carole attending were Bonnie Smith Boatwright, Minan Blanchard Maxwell, Helen Jones Smith, Ann Capes Graham, Syble Murray Holloman, Peggie Wheless Colquitt, Jean O'Kelly Sanders, Ray Sanders, Wayne Lance, Harvard Hopkins, Jacob Day, Jimmy Coile and Morris Smith. Many classmates of Bob attended and many others from the community, church, and college classmates of Carole along with other friends and relatives. The weather was perfect and the setting beautiful out under the trees for a nice fall gathering.
Some October birthdays that I know of are: Lisa McAvoy, 14th; David Callaway, 14th; Tommy Wheatley, 18th; Doris Walker, Rosemary Morris, 25th; and Josh Morris, 30th.
Happy wedding anniversary wishes go to Richard and Betty Byrd on October 22; and Marion and Millie Mansfieldon Halloween, October 31.
Bonnie Boatwright attended a singing at Antioch Baptist Church in Stephens Saturday evening to hear The Apostles Gospel Concert.
Jack and Rubye Armour, Manuel Wheatley, Talitha Hopkins and Audra Chapman enjoyed Sunday dinner with Tracy and Denise Armour, Justin, Ethan and Jackson.
Wilda Boatwright and Sudie Kennedy went over to Thomson Sunday to visit Wilda's sister, Hazel Webb.
Rubye Armour enjoyed visiting her aunt, Sudie Kennedy, Thursday night.
Troy and Shirley Chafin are enjoying all the deer hunters visiting with them. Deer hunters love grilling out and love to eat so Troy and Shirley get to enjoy their cooking. All Troy and Shirley's children come and they all have a good time together.
Mablean Sherrer spent from Monday to Friday in an Athens hospital. Jake and Linda Buff and Watson, and Brent and Deana Sherrer were visiting Sunday. Louise Smith and Lucile Edmonds of Anderson, S.C., visited her at the hospital Wednesday, Marshall said Mablean seems to be a little better.
Betty Berry and Syble Vaughn met their sister-in-law, Roselle Burt of Augusta, in Thomson for lunch one day.
Gail Stewart visited Johnny and Kathryn Shedd Sunday afternoon.
A birthday dinner in honor of Amber Armour who turned "Sweet Sixteen" was held at the home of her grandparents, Bobby and Debra Armour, Sunday. Joining Bobby and Debra and Amber were Amber's parents and sisters, Chris and Heather Armour, Rebecca and Raeleigh, Frances Fendley, Dwayne Armour, Phil Morgan, and Michael Moore. Amber's favorite meal of grilled ribs and chicken and all the trimmings was enjoyed along with cake and ice cream.
Hope and Delaney Remsen of Evans spent a few days with Peggy Echols while Delaney was on fall break from school. Bill came on Saturday to spend the night and Sunday. All of them attended a birthday celebration for Melvie Esco at Quiet Oaks in Crawford. Melvie was 98 on the 16h.
Paul and Hannah Wright and Ava, Alyssa Stewart, and Jeffrey Roth enjoyed Sunday dinner with Tim and Gail Stewart.
J.W. and Bonnie Boatwright went to Athens to Athens Regional Center for Bonnie's test (PET scan) Friday. The results are not in yet. Please pray that they will be good. Afterwards they went to the I-Hop restaurant for a late breakfast.