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1 HOGANSV _,E HERALD - THURSDAY, DECEMBER !, 2016 PAGE 3-A Mark Phillips September 2, 1960 - November 23, 2016 Heard County Deputy Sheriff Mr. Mark Phillips, 56, of Grantville, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at his home. Mark was born on September 2nd, 1960, in Blount County, Alabama. He resided in Coweta County with the love of his life, Donna, and was an extremely dedicated deputy sheriff for the Heard County Sheriff's Department. Amember of the First United Methodist Church of Grantville, he truly loved serving his community; but above all else, he loved being home with Donna and their fur baby Josie. Survivors include his wife, Donna Phillips; mother, Joyce Phillips; brother, Leslie Phillips; mother in-law, Ann Long; sister in-law, Janet Crews and her husband Jimmy, all of Grantville; and nephew and nieces, David Phillips, Mandie Crews, Morgan Crews, and Raif Crews. He was preced- ed in death by his father, Denny L. Phillips, and his broth- er Jeffery Phillips. The funeral service was 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 26, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Reverend Derrill Scott and Chad Woods officiated, with area law enforcement serving as an honor guard. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Willis T. Woodruff January 28, 1926 - November 27, 2016 World War II Veteran, Dairyman, Cattle Farmer Mr. Willis T. Woodruff, 90, of Hogansville, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Florence Hand Home in LaGrange. Mr. Woodruff was born January 28, 1926, son of the late Sloan and Ninnah Baughan Woodruff. A life- long resident of Meriwether County, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War Two and then spent the rest of his life as a dairyman and cattle farmer. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in the St. Marks Community, where he was a former Sunday School teacher and superintendent and served as a deacon for 65 years. Mr. Woodruff served on the board of directors of Diverse Power for 29 years, receiving the Distinguished Co-operator Award in 2004, and served as a member representative to the Oglethorpe Power Board for thir- teen years. A member of Wells Dairies Cooperative for more than 20 years, he was a member of the Georgia, Meriwether County, and Troup County Cattlemen's Associations; was a director of the U. S. Agriculture Farm Agency for 35 years; was a director of the Meriwether County Farm Bureau for over 40 years; and had served as acting supervisor of the Roosevelt Soil and Water Conservation District. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Wilma Dean Keith Woodruff of Hogansville; niece, Joan Mitchell Crawford; nephew, Bill Mitchell; and great-nieces and great-nephew, Kendal Crawford, Korleigh Crawford Ivie, Kasey Crawford, Monica Mitchell, and Wes Mitchell. The funeral service was conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 30, at Union Baptist Church in St. Marks. The Reverend Bill Smith and Will Murray officiated and interment was in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Baptist Church or to a church of the donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Arrest Man On Theft Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff's Office have arrested Jeffery A. Talley, age 59, of Lagrange, after a lengthy investigation regarding theft of currency from a person over sixty-five years of age. Talley was charged with two felony warrants charg- ing theft by conversion and theft by a fiduciary against a person over 65 years of age. Deputies say Talley used money (Approx. $40,000.00) intended for the care of an elderly person and convert- ed it to his own use. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Unlock the your home, pay home or consolidate your debts. We offer home loans 4th no balloon payment. By ANDY KOBER line prices around the area were down, though not as After fluctuating lastmuch as neighboring larger week, oil prices finally began cities. dropping again due largely With the Thanksgiving in part to Sandi Arabia. holidays, not as many reports OPEC had a meeting of gasoline prices were being scheduled this week with the made, but those that were express purpose of freezing reported included: or cutting oil production in West Point dropped to $1.95; an effort to stabilize dropping Hogansville dropped to $2.01; prices. Just days before the Waverly Hall at $2.03 meeting, Saudi officials Hamilton dropped to $2.09; reportedly walked away Greenville at $2.11; from talks with Russia and Pine Mountain dropped to other OPEC members. $2.15; As might be anticipated, Manchester dropped to $2.15; this cast a serious pall over the scheduled meeting and OTHER AR~.A gasoline caused the price of oil to turn- prices were: ble. The situation remains $1.83 in Valley, AL, fluid. $1.83 in Columbus, $1.93 in LaGrange, and $1.96 in Newnan. MONDAY morning gaso- "One is the loneliest num- ber that you'll ever do - TwO can be as bad as one It's the loneliest number since the number one - No is the sad- dest experience you'll ever know - Yes, it's the saddest !iiiiiiiii!ii iiiililiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiii Hogansvllle Community Calendar American, Legion Post karaoke and grill eper T p m Saturday: t3ec 3. ~:ot more information or ~reservatior~s caili 706*9774822 Hogansville Pilot Club meeting, 6 ;gin Monday Dec. 5, at the Hogansvi le Recreatiop partment. Hogansvtlte City Council meeting, 7 p m Monday, Dec. 5, in city hal . The pubic is e ,our ge a lencL Preschool $torytime 0:30 a.m, We nesc ay, Dec .7 at the Hvgansvi e Public Ubra@. Desig led for children ages toddler to four yea s o d. Fo. more inforrnatio .call :?06-637- 6230. God's Bread Basket foc pantry:, open 9 am= ;.'.o oon , ThursdaL Dec 8 behiad Hoansvilie Semc, r Cer ter. S#onsored by Ho a svil e M:inis eda!! Association,. Hogansville Munlcip l Court. 1:30and 8:30 .,ore, ta,lor Friday, D~: 9~ at the Ho~ansvil!e Police ~ + Hogansviite Masonic Lodge meeting 7:30 pro. Monday, Dec. 12, at the l.o ge in Hogansv:ille Library Grand Opening, 4 p.m Tuesday. Dec t3, at the new L bra y. The public is ;invited to at er d. Hummingbird Quill Guild, 1 p.m., Wednesday. Dec. 14, the Community Room of the Hogansvil!e t4ousing Authority Hogansvtlle Pilot Club meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Dec I9, the Hogansvfl e Recremio Depanmer t Hogansville City Council meeting, 7 t3m,, Monday. Dec, !9, in rjty hall The p~,Jb iC iS ercouraged a.ltend. Downtown DevelopmentAuthority meetir)g, 630 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, in Ho,qansvilie City Hall The : biiic is welcome to attend. aeoyk, ct~et@h~tmm;' cam The d~.aa'l)~e ~S e,~c#~ ,V;~nc:~y at #~';or,; there, Jesus gloriously saved my soul! A few weeks later, in that same church, I met the most gorgeous creature I have ever met. I married her six months later. That experience you'll ever know : was forty-two years ago. - 'Cause one is the loneliest ed this summer. My pointFour children, seven grand- number that you'll ever do - was that since Target had no children, and one great- One is the loneliest number, problem insultinggrandchild have been the whoa-oh, worse than two..." Conservative Christians, I product of that union. Also, thinking that this column is one of the most egotistical things you've ever read. Perhaps it sounds like a "Brag on Aaron" column. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The whole message of this column is about the potential of: "one." One vote decided an election; one Facebook post expressed Wow! I told my age with that one, didn't I? For those who may not know, those are a portion of the lyrics to: "One" by Three Dog Night. These lyrics, and perhaps society itself, seem to cast aspersions on the value of one person, or perhaps bet- ter stated, on the belief that the actions of just one per- son can actually change something. However, "one" can make a difference! I want to share three stories today where "one" made a deference. November 8 2016, vying for a seat on the Franklin, Georgia City Council, Cindy Putzek squared off against the incumbent, Linda Phillips, and two other oppo- nents. She won by a single vote. I would dare say that both Cindy Putzek and Linda Phillips would strongly dis- agree with any suggestion that "one" doesn't matter and that "one" cannot make a de- ference! Recently, I posted on my Facebook Page regarding the transgender bathroom deba-, cle that Target Stores creat- had no problem not shopping there. I also figured that with Black Friday, CyberMonday, sermon, andwaslicensedand and the Christmas buying ordained into the ministry - season approaching, most in that church. Since then I likely they were counting on have had the privilege of us forgetting-or at least plac- serving as the pastor of five ing money above principle, different churches and as I then asked for anybody who Associational Missionary for agreed with me to share mythe Troup Baptist post. So far, 152 people have Association. I have preached shared and 10,921 people revivals throUglt0ut the have been reached! Think Southeast, authored two about that - 10,921 people books, and for twenty plus reached by one Facebook years have preached to thou- Post. Wow! sands througha weekly radio Around forty-three years ministry. Through all of this, ago, I made a deal with a countless people have given friend to borrow his bass gui- their lives to Jesus and many tar amplifier on a Sunday have surrender to both voca- afternoon. His stipulation tional and volunteer rain- was that I attend church with istry. him that night. I went. While Now, perhaps you're I was baptized, called to an opinion to 10,921 people, preach, preached my first and one deal brokered by one young man resulted in my salvation, marriage, family, and ministry. "One" made a difference! I wonder - are you the "one" God is challenging today? If so, whatever it is, just do it. You will make a difference for Jesus if you will. And yes, I'm talking to you! Yes, you! You're the "one" He wants - or He wouldn't be calling you! - Brother Aaron Aaron McCollough is an area missionary with the area Baptist Association which serves Harris, Meriwether and Troup coun- ties. He is a resident of HogansviUe. :!i!ii!!!i! Credit score preventing you from consolidating your debt or getting the cash needed? Talbot State Bank makes loans on houses and mobile homes with land or land onb: Call 706-674-2215 Ask for Ken Chapman or Tina Rogers Member www.talbotstatebank.com 76 East Main Street - P.O. 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