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HOGANSViLLE HERALD- THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013 PAGE 5-A James H. Clark October 22, 1945 - December 9, 2013 Retired James River Corporation Employee Mr. James H. "Buster" Clark, 68, of Grantville, died Monday, Dec. 9, at his home. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Render Freeman offi- ciated and interment was in the Grantville Cemetery. Mr. Clark was born Oct. 22, 1945, in Newnan, son of the late Render Terrell Clark and Ruby Smith Clark. A lifelong resident of Grantville he retired from James River Corporation and also from the Coweta County School System, and was a member of First Baptist Church of GrantviUe. He was an avid deer hunter and loved to fish. Survivors include his daughters and son in-law, Kelly and Chad McFee of Moreland and Jamie Clark of Grantville; sis- ters and brother in-law, Ruth and Barry Brooks of LaFayette, AL, and Colleen Clark of Hogansville; and four grandchil- dren, Chadwick McFee, Jr KaYla Gable, Brandon Gable, and Alexis McGill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gayle Clark, and his brother; Terrell Clark. Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Jim Karvelas March 17, 1943 - Dec 6, 2013 Retired Federal Express Employee Jim Karvelas, 70, of Hogansville, died Friday, Dec. 6, at his home. The funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m Monday, Dec. 9, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Chris Oliver officiat- ed and interment was in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville. Mr. Karvelas was born March 17, 1943, in Atlanta, son of the late Nicholas Manuel Karvelas and Omie Brewer Karvelas. He attended the University of Georgia, was employed by Federal Express for 28 years, retiring as oper- ations manager for the LaGrange station, and had lived in Hogansville since 1987. Following his retirement, he owned and operated Pizza Stop Restaurant in Hogansville, and also obtained his real estate license. Survivors include his wife, Linda Karvelas of Hogansville; daughter, Kristal Karvelas of Newnan; sons and daughters in-law, Manny and April Karvelas of Charlotte, NC, Jimmy and Callie Karvelas, Sammy and Brandy Karvelas all of Hogansville, Joey and Emily Karvelas of Newnan, and Charlie Karvelas of Hogansville; and fourteen grandchildren. Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. ili i/ iiiiiiiiiiiii!!Mi!!i!!iiiiii!!iiiiiiii iill i ; ~ii i~ ~iii~!~i~:=:=~::~i::::::::::~ii!ii~;!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiii iiiiiiiiiiii;iiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiili ili!iliii ~/N~~ ~ : ~ .:.~ ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ~ ~:~,:.~ :~.:.:~ Congratulations to Nacy Meadows Jerry Poole, 60 of Franklin. Let not your Griffin, Carlos Hamilton, DavdJackson, of Grantville upon her recent retire- hearts be troubled. Heidi Elaine Johnson, Madison Kemp, mentwith 14 years of service from Our belated sympathy goes out to Lorena McCambry. Monica Mitchell, Carter's in Hogansville. Enjoy life! the families of Frederick Derring 50 of Charles Parks, TonyPortressWadePitts, Thanksgiving guests of Alice Lagrange, formerly of St. Marks; Joe Billy and Patricia Richardson, Henri Malcolm were: Andres and ChriSta "Buster" Lowe, Jr, 90 of Newnan, for- Morgan Rosser, Boras Rosser, Denis Gilbert and family; Janie Ellis; Suzette merly of Grantville and Henry J. Shaw, Sewell II, and Tershear wanshia Tigner. Jackson, Angelita Lynn and son, Julian; 89 of Grantville in their deaths. Wishing Greenville High School class of 1971 James Malcom, Janet Malcom and Leuis you peace and comfort, will meet at the Fried Tomato Buffet in Malcom. A very sepcial happy birthday to Newnan on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. Get-well wishes are extended to 7 Debbie Clements Ford on her 51 years Seeorcontac:VirginiaL.Hill(President) year old Shaderecka Grier, who under- old on Dec. 15 and many more happyat 706-672-4243. went Kidney Transplant at Eglestonbirthday to come. The Greater JehovahBaptistCurch, Hospital n Atlanta on Tuesday, Dec: 3 Birthday greetings go to: Randy Grantville invites everyone to its and her mother, Shamika Hines, WhoAdams, ContoriousAddie, Alfred"Zeke" Christmas musical on Sunday, Dec. 15 donated the Kidney. Bohannon, Nicole Blount, BenitaBr0wn, at 4 p.m. sister Sharion Hardaway is Our belated sympathy goes out to Shastashanea Colton, Reginald Lamar Chairperson and Rev. Chris McCambry Judy Cook and Shari Fluellen of Culpepper III,Kamicia Tyanna is the pastor. Seed for thought: A song Grantville in the death of their brother, Davidson James Freeman, Jr, Kervinin the heart puts a smile on the face. ay In 1870, Congress and President Ulysses S. Grant des- ignated December 25th as a federal holiday. Strangely enough, originally it only applied to federal employees in the District of Columbia. It wasn't designated a holiday for all federal employees until 1968. But with that tiny bit of history revealed - the proverbial cat is out of the bag. In America, December 25th is a legitimate, bona fide, real McCoy, on the up-and-up, federal holiday named: Christmas. It is not named, "X-mas," or as some school calendars would have you believe, "Winter Solstice," or "Winter Break." Christmas is its name! Again, the holiday is named Christmas! And Christmas, or "Christ mass," was institut- ed for one r.eason, that being, to observe/ commemo- rate/celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. And it is also observed today by millions of people all around the world. ON ONE SIDE of the coin, it astounds me as to why peo- ple have such a hard time calling the holiday by its feder- ally designated name. Yet, on the other hand, I understand why. I perceive that too many folks embrace a perverted view of world religions, that one is as good as the next and that we are all are just taking different paths to the same destination and that one day, regardless of our beliefs, we'll all sit down together in heaven, hold hands, sing Kum Bah Yah, and live happily ever after. Well, the only thing wrong with that is - it just ain't so! You see, the name Christmas is offensive to some because it contains the name Christ. Conservative Christians take literally the portion of the Bible where Jesus says, " I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6 (KJV). This makes us exclusionary in our belief that only Christians go to heaven when they die. I had a lady tell me one time, "You Baptists are too narrow minded in your beliefs. Y'all think you're the only ones going to heaven." I told her that I was more narrow minded than that! I said, "I don't even think all of us are going!" The belief that we Conservative Christians hold that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven is why people who don't know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior don't like to use the term "Christmas." If they surrender to the fact that there is a Christ, then it means they are living their life without Him and ff they die that way, hell will be their home. Therefore, at all costs, they try to discredit and pervert one of the most holy days in all of Christendom - Christmas! IT'S AMAZING to me how those who spout tolerance for every belief system known to man and every deviant perverted lifestyle imaginable find it perfectly acceptable tube intolerant of our conservative Christian world view. The new norm is that it's open season on being intolerant of and taking away the things conservative Christians hold dear. Political correctness run amuck is the order of the day. And now they want to take away the life long term "Merry Christmas" and replace it with "Happy Holidays!" Are you kidding me? Boooool Not me!! ! I wonder how long the veterans among us would toler- ate it ff we desecrated their military.heritage by arbitrari ly renaming Veterans Day: Former Government Employees :: Day. I wonder how long the mothers among us would toler- ate it ff we desecrated their heritage by arbitrarily renam- ing Mother's Day: Females with Biological Offspring Day. Ithink you get the point I'm trying tomake. Why do we as Christians tolerate it when others try to rename our holiday? Besides, it confuses me when somebody does the politically correct thing and wishes me "Happy Holidays." I wonder, do they mean the Fourth of July, Presidents Day, Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, or could they, God forbid, mean CHRIST- MAS? When it comes to Christmas, a rose by any other name definitely doesn't smell as sweet! I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU to be politically incor- rectthis Christmas. If anyone wishes you"Happy Holidays," look them square in the eye, smile as sweetly as you can, and say, "And a very Merry Christmas to you!" After all - Christmas is its name! Aaron McCollough is an area missionary with the area Baptist AssociatiOn which serves Harris, Meriwether and Troup counties. :. Christmas is almost here and the children and youth of ]r,!, r r First Baptist Church are excited. They have been hard at work preparing for their presentation of "Dr. Newheart's neres w smng you rejoice m toe gtory o] t ts o rto Christmas Cure". If you want a Christmas blessing, plan to attend the service o Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. on Christmas andAlways! Also, the Adult Choir has been busy. They will present the cantata "Hope Has Hands" on Sunday, December 22rid I [ [ B at 6:30 p.m. We would love for you to join us for both programs as we celebrate Christmas at First Baptist Church. [iClaude A. McKibben & Sons Hope Academy Hosts Annua1 " mm i Parent Apprclation Luncheon ,anks ; this week, Hope Academy students and faculty gath- I mberDI( An Equal lt0usi I2 dcr ered parents together for a festive appreciation luncheon I Funeral Home g ,* filled with the Thanksgiving holiday spirit. " School principal, Karla Fagg, stated that she, along with I 208 Johnson Street I I '- I [ 0wnt0wn H0gasvffie thesupportingChildrenandstaff,education andwantt the goalsSh wparentSof the school.gratitude for I Hogansville, Georgia I I Parts.Ser e I / Students participated in the occasion by standing proud and reciting poems. School social workers, Julia Taylor and lllSE MainSt Ph0ne',/[ . JoAnne Simpson, also contributed to the program by offer- [ [ 30230 (706)63 h ffTe ] L /U0 00/ ing parenting strategies and resource information. This is an annual event for parents hosted by the school.