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/ PAGE 6A HOGANSVIUZ HOME NEWS - MAY 24, 2001 Big Memorial Day On 'rap ALMOST TIME - Memorial Day is Monday and a big memorial service is set for Calvin Hipp Park in Hogansville for 8 a.m. Everyone is welcomed to come and pay tribute and remember those who gave their lives for America. Hogansville's Chamber 6f4ommerce Committee is hosting the largest Memorial Day celebration in years. The service, Which begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 28th, involves many aspects of the Hogansville community. Ms. Stacy Spinks 1 sing the National Anthem. The Rev. Ms. Carolynn Cameron, sister of one of the fallen, will give the Invocation. The Troup County Sheriff's Honor Guard will post the colors and pro- vide a 21-gun salute. Four members of the American Legion Post 152 representing the four major services will lay a new wreath provided by the Post. Donald Neese, a US Navy veteran, will give the Benediction. The McKibben Funeral Home will provide seat- ing for the special guests and trumpeter David McKibben  play" Taps. New to the service this year will be the roll call of Hogansville's Honored Servicemen conducted by Tommy Thrower. The sacrifice of both the servicemen and their surviving families and friends will be recognized. A good number of family mem- bers and some out-of-town friends are expected to attend. In addition to the salute to the fallen and their families, Mike Johnson, former Hogansville mayor, is arranging a recep- tion at Flag Bank followfng Monday morn- ing's Memorial Day Service. Ingles and Flag Bank will provide the provisions. Exhibits and displays of memorabilia associated with the servicemen honored on the war memo- rial will be available for examination before and after the services. The bank is located next tO Calvin Hipp Park and the memori- al. Flag Bank will use this exhibit to kick off a permanent display honoring Hogansville's veterans. Chamber of Commerce President Joan DeMarrais points out that everyone is wel- come to attend both the service and the reception. Those having memorabilia for the dis- plays, please contact Bill or Mary Stankiewicz at 637-9497 or bring the mate- rial to their shop at 200 East Main Street. Vwtnam Vets Return to Honor C'c ,ztsin Two soldiers who were with Hogansville's Pfc. Robert Lee Cousin when he was killed in Vietnam June 8, 1968, are expect- ed to attend Memorial Day Services in Hogansville May 28 at the town's war memorial on Main Street. Sgt. Richard Drapczuk of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, had been searchmg, uuccessfully, for Pfc. ousin's family since the day' RObo't'g'6ody was flown out of the battle area where he was killed. "I've been waiting 30 years to pray at Robert's grave," t Sgt. Drapczuk said. "I never got to say goodbye to Robert after we loaded his body on the Medevac helicopter. By the time the Battalion got back to base camp, Robert and all his personal possessions were on the way to the States." Members of Robert's unit regularly get together at the Vietnam Wall ha Washington and in each other's homes to remem- ber those who died, and to aid and comfort their families. Robert's last name bad been incorrectly spelled "Cousins" instead of the singular Cousin, and all efforts to locate his fam- ily were fruitless until an article in the West Georgia Beacon brought them together earlier this year. Former Spec. 5 Jimmy Galloway of Greenville, North Carolina, carried Robert about 100 yards away from the spot where Rrt was fatally wounded as he prepared to fire his mortar at attacEingvi(Cdri'sbldiers. The Company had been told to prepare to abandon its dead to try to save the survivors. Spec. 5 Galloway said, "I knew he wouldn't have left me back there, alone." And, although Robert was probably already dead from loss of blood and shock, Galloway carried him to where the Company was regrouping and trying to save itself. Robert was the son of Turner and Elsie Cousin of Hogansville. His brother, Nathaniel Cousin, lives in the family home at 208 Poplar Street. Robert is buried at St. Mary Church, and was a graduate of the former West End High School, Hogansville. Drive Safely this Holiday Weekend! The Roosevelt 30 Bed Assisted Living Facility = And Specialized Alzheimer's Wing Beautiful mountain top location in Warm n'ngs, offering a t, arie O' of serzqces for Ider adults in an environment which provides freedom, security and oppounities for individual derelopment Call for Information or a Visit (706) 655-2588 u Fax: (706) 655-2718 P.O. Box 39 2525 Whitehou Parkway Warm Springs. Georgia 12 miles from Callawa) Gardeu 1 milefrom Little White House & Warm Springs Village ,Next to the new BEST WESTERN WHITE HOUSE INN for your famt[v's convotience. 1 Netm ,,,,, ,_.-,,,,, ._ ;7; Revival Starts June 3 By Mae Towns Revival services for Mountville United Methodist Church will be held Sunday, June 3, through Tuesday, June 5. Social hour and a light meal is at 6:00 p.m. with revival beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Dr. Mark Spence, pastor of Faith seven, and preached his first sermon at 1S years of age at his home church on Youth Day. He has been serving God for 16 years, the first 10 as a Minister of Music, and the last six as an ordained minister of the Gospel. The guest minister earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Georgia and both Master's and Doctorate of Theological studies for Anderson Baptist Seminary. Baptist Church of Moreland, will be the guest min-'\\; ister. The Reverend Dane G. Wagner, pastor of the Mountville UMC, invites everyone to come for "anointed preaching, special music, food and fel- lowship each night." Special music will be presented by the follow- ing: Sunday, Faithful Four; Monday, Moreland Community Singers; Tuesday, Tapestry. Rev. Wagner will serve as song leader and Nick Johnston as pianist. Dr. Spence is a native'of Gainesville, and was reared in Sugar Hill. He became a Christian at aide He has served four churches: Grace Church in ' Atlanta, Union Hill Baptist in Alpharetta, The First tist Church of Broxton, and for the past four rs, Faith Baptist Church in Moreland. He and his wife, Carla, are the parents of two children: Christi, seven years old and Russell, one year old. Pastor Dane Wagner announced, "Plan on attending the revival and being blessed!" Mountville UMC is located in MountviUe on Ga. Highway 109 East - ten miles from LaGrange. Organized in 1828, Mountvllle UMC is in the old- est settlement and highest point in Troup CounW. By Ban C,, FRIENDLY TURF - Big Jim Hamili (I)shares a smile with Simon Yearwood at the Hoofer's Gospel Barn last Friday evening. Hams was lead singer for the Kingsmen before retiring. Now he is the host at the Gospel Bam. May 18 TM & 19 TM (9-6PMay 20 TM rot The / "NMrqlB U iMI" h BoUor P00ect Hcnne.../'he O0atlA nzstomtt, t  #1