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ii I Loo00g Backat Easter It is Easter Sunday evening as I sit at my computer writ- ing this Pastor's Column. It has been a most eventful week- end and I am grateful for a few minutes to call my own, unwind, and relax. ' THIS WEEKEND, I had the honor and privilege of attend- " ag an honor's award program at Columbus State University ' in Columbus. My oldest son Jonathan was recognizel as itheir 2014 Politi Science Student of the Year. t . It's quite aft rhievement for my son. Any father would proud. I am! It's almost inconceivable to me that after -marriage and raising a seventeen-year-old daughter, he ;Went back to college and at thirty-eight years of age is a senior. J ' Why, he should still be that little boy sitting on my lap with a pacifier in his mouth as I am talking on a CB Radio, " .,or the little boy who struck out the side to send his Little ! League Baseball Team to the State finals. ! Where'd a lifetime go? This weekend, I had the honor of taking my sweetheart, ' Marianne, on a date to Venucci's Restaurant in LaGrange rland afterwards to see the movie: Heaven Is For Real. This weekend, I sat and beamed with pride as Jonathan's 1 daughter, Abigail, my oldest granddaughter, was one of the featured soloists at the Easter play presented by Faith " Baptist Church: He Is Alive. i She sang a beautiful rendition of Via Dolorosa. This weekend, I had the honor of preaching the Easter Sunrise Service to approximately fifty-five wonderful peo- x pie at Biker Church, located at HAWG Heaven Restaurant in Hogansville. Many of those attendees will never dark- ea the doors of a traditional church. But I sure am glad the Good Lord made a way for me i to be with them to celebrate together the resurrection story I  the old, old story of Jesus and His love. ! 1 i 1 1 , THISWEEKEND, I had the honor of hearing a story about my youngest grandchild, Catherine, Jeremy's six- year-old daughter, defending my honor. My daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Bernie Pasley , wm'ekeeping Catherine. Marianne and I ran into Bernie , at " the mall. However, Heather and Catherine were in a dif- ,. ferent place inthe mall, so we didn't get to see them. We also ran into Pastor Randall Hodge, who later saw Heather, Bernie, and Catherine. Randall alked up to Bernie .. ,dIbvt4bhere, BernieMcC!hgh. ' (enie just wiahesl) Bernie replied, "Hey! Don't be cussing me like ,. that - calling me a McColloughf" Catherine bowed-up at ! her Uncle Bernie and said, "Uncle Bernie! That's not nice! 'Cause rm a McCollough too. I'm the youngest McCollough!" 'You go Catherine! This weekend, I had the joy of attending Resurrection Morning services at Teaver Road Baptist Church in LaGrange, Georgia where my youngest daughter, Stephanie Walker, directs the choir. She did at outstanding job with their Easter Cantata, plus my daughter Heather sang a lovely solo and my two rams-in-law also sang in the choir. And Pastor Danny Geter - wow! He hit a homerun with the sermon. . This weekend, I had the honor of having my family for lunch on Resurrection Sunday. I got to go into Paw-Paw mode. We hunted eggs, we played with the dogs, we laughed, and we enjoyed each other. And I watched Sydney, my seventeen-year-old grand- daughter, desperately hunting the prize egg - for gas money. (Ohl How our priorities change!) ' THIS WEEKEND, I was reminded of the old saying, "Life is what happens to you on your way somewhere else." You see, I've been on my way to heaven for a long, long time: And this weekend I was reminded that a wonderful life has happened to me - while on my way there. I am a blessed And I am grateful for the wonderful life the Christian life has brought me! I'm blessed! That's all - just blessed? How about you? Aaron McCollough is an area missionary with the area Baptist Asaociatton which serves Harris, Meriwether and Troup counties. H e is a reoent of Hogansville. How to Submit Church News Please.submit your church news items to news@star- ImmguW.com by noon Tuesday. Items should pertain to special events, not routine sew- ices. Keep it brief. ' Mote people will read it. Filly words or less is best. Remember, all Ten Commandments total only 89 words. Please do not use "Georgia" in local locations; we knowyou mean Pine Mountain, Georgia, not Pine Mountain, Minnesota. And don't put "2014" with upcoming dates. We know your event will be in May of 2014, not May of a047. But include the name and location of your church. This ,aek we had several that didn't. They can't be used. Sorry, flyers cannot be used except as paid advertis- e0. Send ame to mws@ar-mercury.com before noon Tuesday. li 0 ion The HOGANSVILLE HERALD Thursday, April 24, 2013 Norman J. Rowe Sept. 19, 1926 - April 7, 2014 WWII Veteran Mr. Norman Jackson Rowe, 87, of Meriwether County, Georgia, died Monday, April 7, 2014 at his home. The funeral service was conducted Thursday, April 10, at Bethel Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. The Reverend Sam Fordham, the Reverend Richard Campbell, and Mr. Alfred (Buster) McCoy officiated and interment was in the church cemetery with military hon- ors. Born September 19, 1926 in Rocky Mount, Georgia, Norman was the son of the late Raymond James and Bertha Claire Rowe. He was born and raised in this very same county, having graduated flom Luthersville High School in 1944 along with his classmate and sweetheart, Gina, his wife and lifetime partner of 65 years. Norman served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a landing craft navigator in the Pacific Campaign. After the war, he furthered his military career by joining the Air Force, ranking Chief Master Sergeant before his retire- ment in 1973 having served his country for 30 years. Upon returning to his family home place, Mr. Rowe was very active and continued to serve his community as a Meriwether County Commissioner, a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association and the Lions Club. He was also a Mason, a Shriner, and member of the American Legion. Mr. Rowe was a lifetime member of Bethel Baptist Church in Rocky Mount where he proudly served for many years as a deacon, the treasurer and on the cemetery com- mittee. Survivors include his children, Elizabeth (Tony) Zoumberis of Warner Robins, Nancy Franco of Sacramento, CA, Norman (Kelly) Rowe, Jr. of Rocky Mount, Barbara Lanier of Newnan, Carol (Van) Lowry of LaGrange, and Kathleen (Allen) Walton of Woodbury; a sister-in-law, Gloria Rowe; eleven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was pre- ceded in death just two weeks earlier by his beloved wife and soul mate, Georgina; a grandson, Paul Zoumberis; his brother, Mickey Rowe. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, or charity of your choice. Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville is in charge of arrangements. Happy anniversary wishes go to: Antwon and Cecile Alexander on April 22; Thomas and Sandra Brown on their 30th on April 22; Kenylan and Nivea Ellis on their 4th on April 28; James and Angela Jackson-Owens on their 27th on April 27; to: Claude and Wanda Tigner on their 26th on april 23. We wish them many more. Our deepest sympathy ges out to the family of Dorothy Houston McCoy of Baton Rouge, louisiana, formerly of Lone Oak in her death. Rest in peace. Get-well wishes are extended to Wystia "Bubba" Rosser of Grantville, who underwent surgery last Tuesday at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Bihxy'greetings  t Marityn Bohannon, Emily Brown; '.at:(ysa Cofield, Angeia colton, Shoquavius Lataria Colton, Eugene Daniel, Marquis Grissom, Jerry Hamilton, Sr., Emma Jean Hawkins, Robert Hudson II, George Philbert Jenkins, Tara Johnson, Victor Jerry Lewis, Rev. Chris McCambry, Alfred Lee McCambry Jr., Mrs. Beulah McNair, Ola Mae Mitchell, Lashawn Moreland, Jada Reese, Bobble Jean Rutledge, L.C. Stanley, Deborah Talley, Wanda C. Tigner, Michael and Lydia Thompson, Elbert Williams Jr., Julia Bynum-Walley, Sylvanie Jackson- Williams, Cheryl Woods and Deacon Richard Woods. Sunnyside Baptist Church (Hwy 362) Greenville invites everyone to its 144th church anniversary beginning Sunday morning, April 27 with Pastor L.C. Godfrey, bringing the message at OakRidge CME Church, Greenville invites everyone to its annual Family and Friends Day on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. with guest speaker, Bishop CleavonMeabon III. Rev. TarshaAskew is the pastor. Family members that have loved ones buried in Olive Branch Cemetery are asked to please pay some dues to help get the cemeteries cut for Mother's Day and Father's Day. Your coopera- tion will be greatly appreciated. Rev. Lucy I. Stanley, President. There will be a meeting at Golden Corral Restaurant, 605 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan on Saturday, April 26 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. for the class of 1971 Greenville High School. See or contact: 11:30 a:;on Sundy.afe'agQ a:2:30 Virginia L. HflkPresident at 70.6-672- : p:.nC th6annive:ycelebi:atibn will 4243/ ": ::d :4,,, .... *,:, contint/k with Rev. W. Orr, Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, Alvaton. Dinner Think about it: Our words have the will be served, power to build up or tear down. Claude A, McKibben & Sons Funeral Home 208 Johnson Street Hogansvil!e, Georgia 706-637-8623 We Sell All Types of Tires N HUBBARD & SPINKS Parts- Service 1115 E. 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