Midway News


Christian publishes book on Odom Family

Pastor Rev. Wesley Griffin’s First Year Anniversary will be held August 11th at 2:00 pm at Midway M. B. Church. The colors are purple and black. Rev. Keith Berry will be the guest speaker. Rev. Sinclair of Milwaukee, Wisconsin will deliver the morning message.

Midway M. B. Church is seeking a piano player (musician)  with previous experience preferred.  If interested contact Tevin Nickols at 601-405-7384, Pam Banks at 601-900-2525, or Sylvia Kennedy at 601-507-1212.

Midway M. B. Church Annual Clean-Up Day is August 10 starting at 7:30 a.m.  Sandra McClendon is in charge.

Midway M. B. Church Annual Revival will be held beginning August 19th, at 7:15 p.m. The speaker for the week will be Rev. Marvin Miles of Galilee M. B. Church, Carthage.  Sunday’s colors are Turquoise and Black.

Sympathy to the McClendon and Bobbitt family in the passing of Cliff “Owl” McClendon.  His services are incomplete at my press deadline.  Holifield Funeral Home is entrusted with his arrangements. 

Henry Odom Sr. has five living grandchildren. He was the father of 17 children.  He and his sister Amy walked here from North Carolina after the slaves were freed in 1865 and settled in what is known now as Midway.  Maudess Odom McClendon was Henry’s grandchild.  Her now living child is Fannie Jane McClendon Sharp, Cliff was Fannie Jane’s youngest brother and Maudess’ youngest child.   Maudess being his (Henry the First) grandchild now has five living first cousins; two sisters, Lodena Odom of Indianapolis, Nettie Odom Kennedy of Forest and three brothers, Charles McClendon of Forest, Elton and Arlander McClendon of Milwaukee.  This is a legacy that is passing on.

Denise Beemon Christian has published a book of the Odom and other decedents of Midway Family History.  If you want a copy call me.

Our Care Facilities: Deacon Oliver Holifield and Johnny “Shug” Owens – Newton, Jerome Banks - Forest, and Juanita Banks – Brandon.

Remember with your prayers all our sick and shut ins. Christine Black, Katie Mae Kincaid, Marjorie Odom Washington, Maude Williams, George Beamon, Percy Shepard, Charles A. McClendon, Lonnie Johnson, Verneda “Ollie” McClendon, Willie Rogers Johnson, Cora Odom Peavy, Vernita Whittington, Maggie “Hannah” Smith, Nettie Kennedy, Linda Parrott, Versherica Ficklin, Chanell McBeath, Mattie Holifield, Addie Zell Harris, Sarah Harper, Shawanda Matheny, Billy Strong, Travis Ward, Wesley Lewis, David Parrott, and Fredia Ward Gales. 

Please call or text me those who are sick, deceased with their arrangements and other happenings in your family. You may reach me: Delie Shepard 601-507-0992; email: dshep10399-@bellsouth.net.