Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Wigfalls celebrate birthday milestones
Congratulations to Deacon Tommie Wigfall of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, who turned 95 on Monday. While he is still able to drive and farm as usual, Dea. Wigfall gives all praises to God for allowing him to live as long as he has.
Deacon Wigfall is not alone. His wife, Sis. Ernestine Wigfall, will turn 92 in February.
Together this couple has seven living children and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren to help them celebrate these milestones. On Sunday, Jan. 20, the church family helped them to celebrate with a dinner in their honor.
Remarks were given by Dea. Melvin Richburg and Dea. Sam Bradley Jr.
Congratulations to the Wigfalls!
Logan Prince has been promoted to Airman First Class in the JROTC at Berkeley High School. His brother Carson was chosen for All County Chorus, and was also recommended for the All County School of the Arts.
Logan and Carson are the sons of Dawn and Rufus Prince of Moncks Corner. These guys are also grandsons of Lynn DeHay and great-grandsons of Dot DeHay, both of Dehayville Road in Cross.
Godspeed for Emily Clough, who recently had a special calling on her life to leave South Carolina for an assignment in Africa. Donations will be especially appreciated; contact Holly Cross for information about how to donation or connect with Ms. Clough.
Blaine and Sarah Tingley met old friends from Wilmington, NC in Myrtle Beach for a weekend of fun and fellowship. Get-togethers with old friends is one of the best ways to enjoy retirement, but Sarah is planning to return to work for part of this year.
Ten-year-old Austin was a patient at MUSC at the time of this writing. He had double pneumonia.
Paul Gonya has been a patient in a Charleston hospital for an extended visit followed by a stay at Gentiva Hospice of Mt. Pleasant.
Phil Cole had major surgery and is now at home recuperating.
Alberta Sanders was taken to a medical facility by her son Eddie who traveled here from Greenville.
Shelly Myers of Sandridge was hospitalized recently.
For our children
Everyone will join in prayers for the best wishes for all school children in Berkeley and all over the USA.
Guns are not the killers, but people who have lost their minds temporarily or permanently. Wise use of every resource is a choice whether that be usage of our minds, bodies, or items purchased. Good examples and excellent teaching of our youth is extremely significant in the formative years, but also alert adults must watch for any symptoms of abnormal behavior and seek treatment for the youth.
Everyone should be on the alert for those who need the care of medical personnel for mental illness or any physical illness. Pray that the persons in need of care will be found in time to treat them and also protect those who might be in harm's way or danger.
As someone who knew from personal experience once said, "Mental illness is the sickest sickness that there is."
The father of Allen Infinger passed away in Harleyville, according to Frances Starnes.
Sympathy is also extended to Bill and Margie Wheeler of Summerville who traveled to Kentucky after the death of his brother.
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