Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel Youth to sell candles as fund-raiser
By Betty Moore
Our sympathy goes to Charles “Chip” Slaughter in the death of his wife Jayne, who succumbed t o cancer. Jayne had cancer four or five different times. She looked to the Lord who brought her through all those times. The family is comforted by the fact they know that she is in eternity with her Lord, Jesus Christ. She is survived by her children, Casey, Shayne, Jody and Jesse and her husband Chip. The Slaughters have lived at Buckhead about two years. They are members at the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel where a memorial service was held on Saturday. They are so grateful to all that visited, served food and showed such caring and concern during Jayne’s illness and death. A memorial service was also held at Wages Funeral Home at Stone Mountain on Friday, May 2 so that family and friends from where they had lived could visit and come to the Memorial Service there. Wages Funeral Home handled the cremation.
Our sympathy also goes to Edith Hayes family who passed away on April 23. Edith’s son Clark Hayes, his wife April Wells-Hayes and her brother George Robert Phillips and his wife Judy Phillips are all Morgan County residents. Clark and April Wells Hayes are my neighbors. Their house faces our house from Morgan Estates. Edith had a sister Margaret Phillips Ackerly of Eatonton. There is another son Douglas Wallace Hayes of Freemont, California. There was a niece and several nephews.
The Youth at the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel are selling candles to help raise funds to go to Panama City, Florida on June 21-27 to the “Summer Explosion.” You can ask anyone of the youth of the church, also JoAnn Roberts and any other member for information.
George and Laura Lohr, along with others, got food from the VFW on Sunday to honor Pam Hendrix and Eloise Bowden’s birthdays. They shared it together at Beacon Heights Baptist Church. Happy birthday.
Turner Foster visited his parents Chuck and Miriam Foster over the weekend.
Ann Swanthney celebrated her birthday Sunday. Happy birthday.
The Lake Oconee Baptist Ladies group is gathering items for the Baptist Children’s Home for summer activities. They would appreciate beach towels, beach balls, flip flops and suntan oil, etc. For more information call Bonnie Bishop at 770-365-4904.
There was a Bonner family reunion on Sunday at the Bonner’s Restaurant. About 65 came from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, South Georgia and from this locality.
Don’t forget Mother’s Day on Sunday. For those of you that have your mothers you are very fortunate. After all of these many years I still miss my mama. She was a special person.
All of us that remember “old times” believe that the cold spell that we had last week must have been what we called “blackberry winter.” We always said that when the blackberries bloomed there was a cold spell. Whatever it was I surely did enjoy it. I like cool weather.
Alliston Bell was home from Armstrong State University at Savannah to visit her parents, Thomas and Leigh Ann Bell.
The youth from Grace Bible Church went to an event at CenterPointe Church.
Ann and Bill Gwanthney have returned from a cruise to the Caribbean.
Jay Moon and his parents will go to Honor’s Night at Morgan County Elementary School on Monday night. Jay is in the fifth grade.
Don’t forget the Keep Morgan County Beautiful giant yard sale to be at the Buckhead City Park on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $10 you can rent a space with your table but $20 will provide a space and table. You keep all the money that you sell of your items. The Buckhead Fire Station will have a concession stand. Kirk Moore from Madison Gardener will be there. For rentals please call Pat Pedley at 706-342-4636, or Linda Thoman at 706-342-3156. If I have the information correct, if not I will correct it next week, but Pat Pedley is a representative on the Keep Morgan County Beautiful Committee. There are signs out that read something like, “Respect Buckhead – Don’t Litter.” Linda Thoman and Pat Pedley are both into truly keeping Buckhead but Morgan County beautiful. It is our home and we need to be proud of it. Don’t litter! More information next week.
There was a Cemetery Clean Up at Buckhead on Saturday. Not many showed up but you did a good job! This was the sixth cemetery clean up. There will be another one in the fall. Thanks to you all.
There is to be a dedication, according to Linda Thomas of the Madison-Morgan Memorial Garden next to the Archives on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Because of the drought there will be no plants at this time.