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DEATHS AND Mrs. Merle Stone Craven June 30, 1935 - Oct. 2, 2000 Thomasville - Mrs. Merle Stone Craven, 65, of Thomasville, and a native of Hogansville, died October 2 at her home. The funeral service was conducted October 4 in the Chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in HogansviUe. The Reverend Donald Stone and the Reverend Randy Jordan offici- ated and interment was in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Craven was born June 30, 1935 in Hogansville, daugh- ter of the late Allen and Claudia Elder Stone. She lived in Morrow for twenty years before making her home in Thomasville in 1993, and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Hogansville. Survivors include her husband, Winton A. Craven of Thomasville; five daughters, Mrs. Judy Shaw and Mrs. Melissa McGill, both of Douglasville, Mrs. Jeannie Atkinson of Thomasville, Mrs. Vickie Jordan of Fayetteville, N.C., and Mrs. Beverley Clark of Ochlocknee; one son, Dale Craven of Thomaston; four sisters, Mrs. Tiny McCrary of Columbus, Mrs. Ann Denney of Jonesboro, Mrs. Jean Hay of Milledgeville, and Mrs. Judy Wright of Union City, Tenn.; two brothers, Allen Stone of Franklin and the Reverend Donald Stone of Swansea, S.C.; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. "My God shall supply all your needs according to his rich- es in glory by Christ Jesus." Phflippians 4:19 God is our provider. Even when we become frightened in the face of our problems and struggle to trust Him, God will always meet our needs. God is our Heavenly Father who knows our needs and has prom- ised to provide. Happy birthday wishes are extended to Brenda WiUiamson and Herman Watkins. Happy anniversary wishes to Larry and Brenda Williamson. Johnnie Williamson will begin a revival October 8 at the Bethel Church of God, Hwy. 27 out of Carrollton. He invites you to come. Everyone is welcome! The Mystery of Life We walk in a world that is strange and unknown And in the midst of the crowd we stiU feel alone. We question our purpose, our part and our place In this vast land of mystery suspended in space. We probe and explore and try hard to explain The tumult of thoughts that our minds entertain... But all of our probings and complex explanations By Mac wns Mountville Community Club met September 18 for a program presented by Kaye Minchew, director of the Troup County Archives. She showed a program of slides and narrated the histori- cal highlights of homes, church- es, stores, railroads, post offices in Mountville and Troup County area. CLUB PRESIDENT Sandy Whisnant welcomed members from Troup and Meriwether Counties, guests and newcom- ers to the community including: newcomers - Tom and Debbie Larsen, with children Alani and Garrett, all from Knoxville, Tenn.; also, Ralph and Kay Duraski, with children Stephen, Tad and Hannah Rose, all from Cartersville. Guests: students from West Georgia Christian Academy included Christi Daniel of Of man&apos;s inner feelings and fears and frustrations Still leave us engulfed in the "mystery of life" With all of its struggles and suffering and strife, Unable to fathom what tomorrow will bring-- But there is one truth to which we can cling, For while life's a mystery we can't understand The "great giver of life" is holding our hand And safe in His care there is no need for seeing For "in Him we live and move and have our being." --Helen Steiner Rice Hogansville-Mountville area, and April Hardy of Hogansville. The devotion was present- ed by Tony Whisnant and son, William Whisnant, a fifth grade student at Mountville Elementary School. HOSTESSES for the cov- ered dish dinner included Angela Chambers, Alison Wilson and Wanda Costley. A table arrangement of green plants was placed on the serving tables by Mrs. Wilson. President Whisnant pre- sented a list of members with September birthdays; and Ferrell Towns led the group in singing "Happy Birthday." Reports were given by Secretary Gayla Jones, and Treasurer Wanda Costley. SINCE the Mountville Community Club is celebrating its 50th year, President Whisnant discussed programs to recall activities of the people in the first half-century. Catherine Boddie Linz reported a group of people will assist her with the presentation of a Maypole dance in the spring. Announcement was made that Director Kaye Minchew of the Troup County Archives has scrapbooks, pictures and sto- ries of the earlier years of the club's history. She shared with the club members a copy of the "Troup County Historical Society and Archives" Newsletter of July 2000. President Sandy Whisnant reported the next meeting of the Mountville Community Club will be held Thursday, October 12, at the Jones Brothers Cabin with Herbert Jones serving as host. HARDEMAN'S Fine FREE ESTIMATES Wallcoverings Owner: Chris Hardeman 552 W. MANCHESTER, GA 31[ (706) OFF ALL YOUR BI One low monthly payment, Loans secured by Houses, Land, Good or Bad Credit From 7.9% to 30 years. 1-800-5S3-92S6 Greenville 109 Court Sq. Greenville, *Ga Residential Mortgage Ucene* HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED AUTO LOANS DUE TO YOUR PAST CREDIT HISTORY? GOOD CREDIT, BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT ?l CALL TODAY for a quick over the phone qualification. 706-652-1259 1-888-724-2277 TOLL FREE A 1103 Highway 34 675-8558 TROPHIES • PLAQUES • GIFTS AWARDS . MEDALS . RIBBONS -5eymour's - Engraving Co. 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