Midway News

By DELIE SHEPARD,

Nicknames help when we don’t know the real name

Midway M. B. Church celebrated its 132nd Anniversary during regular morning service on last Sunday.  Everyone who were members of the original Odom Family were asked to stand when one of Henry Odom the First children names were called.  Found out that the children names were sometimes nicknames and pronounced as nicknames rather than their original given names.  Example:  the name was spelled James whereas he was known as Jemes rather than James.  Nicknames have a way of alleviating you knowing the correct name. 

Sympathy is given to the Bradford and Hughes Family in the passing of Charles “Tinie” Bradford.  His services will be held at Lone Pilgrim M. B. Church on Saturday, 11:00 a.m.  His interment will be in the church cemetery.  Remember his wife Inez “Chick” Hughes Bradford and his family in your prayers. 

Prayers are uplifted for Willie Peavy, who is in the hospital in Jackson.  Remember his wife Violet and the rest of his family in your prayers. 

Percy Shepard is out of Baptist Hospital.  He is home with his wife doing fair.  Remember him and his wife Dorothy along with the rest of his family in your prayers. 

Midway Freewill Baptist Church will start their Annual Revival on Sunday, September 23.  Rev, Cory Bender is the pastor.  Rev. Wesley Griffin will the deliver the evening message, which starts at 1:00 p.m.  All of Midway M. B. Church are invited to attend.

Midway Freewill Revival will feature a different speaker each night, September 24-26th. services start at 7:15 p.m. nightly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Monday Night speaker will be Rev. Jeffery Stingley, pastor of Mt. Zion M. B. Church, Ludlow, MS.  Tuesday night speaker will be Rev. Chris Thompson, pastor of Balucta M. B. Church, Forest, MS. Wednesday Night speaker will be Rev. Anthony Robinson, pastor of St. John M. B. Church of Newton, MS.   

Sympathy to the Bland and Strong Families in the passing of Dennis Bland. He was eulogized on last Saturday at Greater Deliverance COGIC. His interment was Midway M. B. Church Cemetery.  He was the husband of Patsy Strong Bland. Holifield Funeral Home were entrusted with his arrangements.

Sympathy to the Gardner and Banks Family in the passing of Tiny Gardner Banks.  Her services were held on last Saturday at Jones Chapel M. B. Church, Carthage, MS. Her interment was in Jones Chapel M. B. Church Cemetery.  Her eulogy was delivered by Rev. Marcus Mann. Sister Jean Anderson was Mistress of Ceremony.  Rev. Kelly Miller is the pastor of Jones Chapel M. B. Church. Tim Grant rendered a selection and the prayer.  The scriptures were read by Bro. Carvel Henry. Brother Nate rendered a selection. Myrick Funeral Home of Carthage were entrusted with her arrangements. Mrs. Tiny was the sister of Lola Gardner Wilson who celebrated her 101st birthday, July 17, 2018.  Rev. Jerry Johnson rendered selections during the processional.

Sympathy to the Watkins Family in the passing of Allenteen Watkins.  Her arrangements are incomplete at my press deadline. Her arrangements are entrusted to Mapp Funeral Home.