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HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 PAGE 5 iiiililili!iliiii!iiiiliiii!i!iiiiiiiiiii!ii!!iiiiiii!i!iii!iii!iii!iii! ii!ii!ii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Mrs. Lucille Flournoy Braswell May27, 1911- Dec. 4, 2009 Member, East Newan Baptist Church Mrs. Lucille Flournoy Braswell, 98, of Luthersville, died, Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at Luthersville Baptist Church. The Reverend Joe Felder and the Reverend Tommy Worthey officiated and interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan. Mrs. Braswell was born May 27, 1911, in Meriwether County, daughter of the late Leonard and Missouri Garrett Hancock. Before making her home in Luthersville in 1995, she lived in Newnan and was a member of East Newnan Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters, Evelyn Spivey of Hogansville, Sara O'Neal of Alvaton, Mac Barber of Luthersville, and Gladys Bishop of Newnan; her sons, Hubert Flournoy and Bobby Flournoy, both of Newnan, Charles Flournoy of Luthersville, and Billy Flournoy of Moreland; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great- great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her hus- bands, Hubert Earl Flournoy and Donald Braswell; and her sons, Hugh E. Flournoy and Thomas W. Flournoy. Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Dennis M. Bruggeman Apr. 4, 1930- Dec. 2, 2009 Retired from Trackmobfle Mr. Dennis M. Bruggeman, 79, of Hogansville, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, 'at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange. The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home. The Reverend Sheila Crowe officiated and interment was in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Born April 4, 1930 in Chicago Heights, IL, Mr. Bruggeman was the son of the late Ernest and Leona Bruggeman. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1951 until 1955 and lived in Thornton, IL for a number of years where he served as city treasurer and as a Little League baseball coach. He had lived at Hogansville since 1980 and retired as a regional sales man- ager from Trackmobile. Survivors include his companion, Mary .Jackson of Hogansville; daughter and son in-law, Terry and Gregory Lorenz of Crete, IL; sons, Dennis Bruggeman, Jr. of Greenwood, IN, Brian Bruggeman and his wife, Melanie Akin, of CarroUton, and David Bruggeman and his wife, Lee Hunter, of Roswell; and six grandchildren, Luke Bruggeman, Alyssa Bruggeman, Sam Bruggeman, Caitlin Bruggeman, Will Bruggeman, and Cory Lorenz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Bruggeman. Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of HogansviUe was in charge of arrangements. 00..wN'ter' Purgason June 5, 1922 - Dec. 6, 2009 U.S. Navy Veteran, World War II Mr. Walter Purgas0n, 87, of the Corinth Community, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Hospice LaGrange. The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansvflle. The Reverend Milton Hall dfficiated and interment was in the Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Purgason was born June 5, 1922, in Heard County, son of the late Earnest and Callie Gaddy Purgason. A vet- eran of service in the Pacific Theater in the U. S. Navy dur- ing World War Two, he lived in Corinth most of his life and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. He was a retired building contractor and was an avid gardener. Survivors include his wife, Sara Hammett Purgason; daughter, Patti Purgason; sister, Mary Haynes, all of Corinth; two grandsons, Alex McCurdy of Corinth and Ben and Mandi McCurdy of HogansviUe; a great-grandson, Austin; and sev- eral nieces and nephews. Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of HogansviUe was in charge of arrangements. The Hogansville Home News does not charge for printing Funeral Notices. However, Ftmeral Notices submitted by individuals must be confirmed by a funeral home before they will be printed. PERFECT ATTENDANCE - Six members of Highland Baptist Church received special recognition during Morning Worship Service on Nov. 29. Sunday School Director Sybil Harrison recognized these people for having perfect atten- dance for the past quarter. Stephen Adams, of the chil- dren's department, and Jane Gottshall, Sunday School Teacher, were each given gift bags. Names of the remain- ing adult Sunday School .members: Sue Johnson, Charles Prather, Novelle Gray and Robert Harrison; were put into a bag and one name was drawn to receive a beautiful Christmas rug. The lucky winner was Robert Harrison. Congratulations to all! Highland Baptist Church News Our Men's Ministry Fellowship is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec; 12. All men of the community are invited to join the men of Highland Baptist Church for a light breakfast and great Christian fellowship. Sickness has invaded our choir and made it necessary to re-schedule the Adult Choir Drama and the Children's play. We solicit your prayers for those who are sick that they will be healed; and for the participants and directors of each event that they will not only entertain, but will honor God with their per- formances. Please note the changes listed below and mark your calendar so you won't miss either event. "Journey to the Manger" will be presented at 6 p.m. Dec. 20, instead of Dec. 13 as originally planned. The choir, enjoy. The children will also be performing a song during the drama. Our children's ministry will present a Christmas play "Candy Cane Christmas" on Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. instead of 6 p.m. This play tells the ori- gin of the candy cane and its significance to Christmas. Our children always do such a good job and we hope you will attend and support them in this event. CHILDREN'S Ministry will have a PJ Party on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Ages four through sixth grade are invited for dinner, movie and Christmas craft. Wear your PJs and enjoy the fun! The Youth had their Christmas Party on Dec. 6 and enjoyed cookies, chips & dip, and other treats as they dec- When my family and I moved to LaGrange in 2006, several job opportunities in other parts of the country were on the table for both my husband and me. After care- ful consideration, we chose this area in part because of the strong local arts scene. We recognized that West Side Magnet School was the type of public school that had become obsolete in our pre- vious home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where a failing edu- cation system was one of our chief reasons for moving. We saw that in other non-magnet schools, teachers and admin- istrators as well as families were raising money to keep their arts programming. Our impression was that a basic value for cultural arts was alive in this community, and in its education system - a distinguishing mark of excel- lence. Even though our chil- dren were not chosen in the lottery to attend West Side Magnet, they received very good opportunities to pursue their interests in visual and performing arts in the local elementary, middle and high schools. As we began to build the area's West Georgia Children's Theatre, we noticed our students who come from many parts of Troup and surrounding coun- ties, were well versed in the arts. This is because they were exposed to quality music, art, and drama pro- grams in their schools. More industry and new- comers are arriving in our area. They too are assessing what schools offer in terms of an above-average, well- rounded curriculum. If the arts are taken out of schools, and if we lose our arts mag- net school, the educational picture will lose its excel- lence. More scrutiny will be paid to the cost of athletic pro- grams and how the overall budget balances out for tax- payers. This will certainly affect the way those of us who pay taxes east our votes. After 25+ years in educa- tion, I find there is no doubt that the arts are essential to a child's growth and develop- ment in life. The arts have statistically produced the highest achieving academic students because arts stud- ies are an integral part of intellectual development. Like all necessary studies this } must begin in elementary grade levels and progress  through secondary school. 1 The West Georgia Children's Theatre joins the communi- tyin its strong support to keep -t West Side an arts-dedicated ;fl magnet school, and to work m toward healthy funding for :8 the arts in all area schools..q This decision, if made intel-. M ligently, will keep Troup  County a leader in the region, VI rather; than joining the scores of small communities rl throughout the country that  have fallen victim to short :s sided priorities. Keep the d Arts in Troup County and lead , the way for others! I13 Erica Nashan fl West Ga. Childrens Theatre ;d Hogansville .'ti invited. Our Youtfi Group is final- izing plans for nine youth and three adults to attend the Super WOW Youth Conference in Macon on Dec. 28-29. Wednesday activities at Highland include Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 7 p.m., Children and Youth Ministry church home, visit us this w Sunday. Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m., followed by  Morning Worship Service at  11 a.m. Bible Study a "Experiencing God" is at 6 p.m., along with Youth and [a Children's Ministries. God continues to bless bb Highland Baptist Church and we would love for you to expe- ........ under tl.,ictio,!9igr t grted th$i C)rog " Supper at 6:30, p.., and rience His blessings with us. .. :,. . : ,:Stephen's; and /he :0_r0::Christmas attire..: .... i, '.. "171 .'Children and Youth activitieff..' Highland Baptist Church .... team, under the direction of at 6:S0 p.m. Everyone is invit- .is located at 409 Askew CathyKeith, haveputinmany WE WILL have a Candle- ed. Avenue. For more informa- hours of practice to make this light Service on Christmas tion, call the church office at an event that everyone will Eve at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is IF YOU are looking for a 706-637-4217. ,b L6 VI "-..,,