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Congratulations Class of 2011

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Will life ever get back to normal for so many? Now it seems folks are trying to put pieces of their lies together. For some it will be completely starting over while some may have to get by with small repairs. On a lighter note, I well understand why so many wore glasses before electricity because I could barely see to read by candlelight before our power came back on.
Congratulations to the Class of 2011. The following high school graduates were recognized at New Center Baptist Church on Sunday:
Rochelle St. Amand, Danville High School, daughter of Marc and Vicki St, Amand; Patrick Ray, Priceville High School, son of Chuck and Kathy Ray and grandson of Erline Ballew and Charles Ray; Molly Hogeland, Priceville High School, son of Randy and Pam Hogeland and grandson of Edgar and Elizabeth Blankenship; Danielle Johnson, Priceville High School, daughter of Yvette and Jay Stackhouse and Bama Johnson and granddaughter of Martha Jean Blankenship and Pete and Ellen Stackhouse; Micah Rigoni, Priceville High School, daughter of Laura and Daryl Hodo and granddaughter of Alfred and Georgia Palmer Sr.
Congratulations to the following college graduates:
Kristy Halbrooks, University of Alabama, Executive MBA, wife of Pat, mother of Haley, Elizabeth and Elijah; Randall Charles Wilson, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Doctor of Philosophy in biotechnology, science and engineering, husband of Angela; Aundria Speegle Baldwin, Samford University, Pharmacy Degree, granddaughter of Roger and Linda Speegle; Jamie Leigh Ballew, University of Alabama, Fine Arts Degree in Psychology and Philosophy; daughter of David and Debbie Ballew and granddaughter of Erline Ballew; Julie Blackwood, Calhoun Community College, daughter of Deborah Blackwood and Terry Blackwood and granddaughter of James and Maudie Brock and Jackie Blackwood; Catie Keel, University of Alabama, daughter of Doug Keel and Phyllis Keel; Kayla Widener, University of Alabama in Huntsville, B.S. degree in nursing, daughter of Mike and Kaye Widener and granddaughter of Fred and Evelyn Motes and Bill and Glynice Widener.
Christian love and sympathy is extended to Ann Wilborn and her family in the loss of her husband, Frank Wilborn, and Mark and Marshell Carlson and their family in the loss of Mark’s uncle, Donnie Yates.
Christian love and sympathy is extended to Jim Newton, Maxine Gibson and Faye Cobb and their families in the loss of their wife and mother, Mildred Newton.
Mrs. Newton’s service was Sunday, May 22, at Peck Funeral Home Chapel. The Newtons celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on May 9, 2011, and she celebrated her 93rd birthday on May 12, 2011. She was a long-time member of New Center Baptist Church.
On Sunday afternoon, Kayla Widener, daughter of Mike and Kaye Widener, was honored with a graduation cookout at the home of her grandparents, Bill and Glynice Widener of Florette. Due to the April 27 tornadoes, Kayla’s graduation ceremony was postponed until August. She will graduate with a B.S. degree in nursing.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Jane Swearengin on May 26, Emma Hinzman, Branda Bloodworth, Elizabeth Blankenship and Tammy Gulley, all on May 29, Clint Chisgar, Patrick Jones, Vivian Bracken and James Shea, all on May 30, Stan Kiefer, Brylor Hatfield, Rachel Tucker and Brooklyn Robinson, all on May 31.
Special happy birthday wishes go out to Rachel Tucker who will celebrate her 15th birthday on May 31 from Unkie and Aunt Tootsie.
Happy wedding anniversary wishes go out to Don and Wanda Gayle Townsend on May 26, Mike and Von Keeling on May 27, Mike and Kaye Widener on May 27, Nathan and Javon Alldredge on May 31 and Terry and Donna Tankersley on June 1.
Happy birthday to Stephen Maples on May 27 and Susan Maples DeLoach on May 27.