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Page 6 THE LAMAR DEMOCRAT AND SULLIGENT NEWS "The Weekly Read Daily" Wednesday, '4. mar runty $ BY: HELEN McCOLLUM HOLLY MADDOX Mr. Holly Maddox visited The Lamar Democrat with Lamar County News Reporter, Mrs. Helen McCollum. He is from Gainsville, Florida and has attended the West Alabama Singing Convention the past ten (10) years and enjoyed the 1999 series held September 4th-5th, 1999 in Powell Chapel, Sulligent, Alabama and plans to attend the one held next year in the 21st Century, the year 2000. Formerly, Mr. Maddox was a resident of Newtonville Community, Fayette County, Ala- bama. He gave a bit of history. At one time there was a post of- fice in Newtonville and also a Medical Doctor's office, and it was Newtonville, Alabama. Other news of the 90th Annual Convention will be in afuture is- sues of The Lamar Democrat with pictures. Obituary For Deacon Deroy C. Nails, Sr. The beloved Deroy C. Nalls was born on February 22, 1922 to the late Decater C. Nails and Jadie Bell Nails of Fayette County, Alabama. Deroy con- fessed Christ at an early age at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Fayette County. He grew up as a young boy in Fayette County on a farm. As a young man, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1948. While in the military ser- vice, he received a EAMET Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and a WWII Victory Medal. Upon his discharge fiom the Army he was united in Holy Matrimony to Mary Elizabeth Peoples in 1948 and lived in Bir- mingham, AL. To this union, one son and seven daughters were born: Deroy C. Jr., Valla D., Sherresa D., Patricia C., Carmia G., Jadie A., Shawnneice B., and Millie R. Nails. He was a steel worker for ACIPCO for 26 years and retired in 1975. He spiritually recommitted his life to Christ in the late 70's and began serving faithfully at Hayes Chapel Baptist Church. He worked diligently as a Deacon, a member of the Mission and a Trustee Board Member through the years until he entered into the eternal presence of God on Au- gust 30, 1999. He leaves to cherish his ev- erlasting memory: his devoted wife, Mary E. Nalls; one son, Deroy C. (Rosanna) Nalls, Jr. of Birmingham, AL; six daugh- ters: Valla D. (McArthur) thomas, Sherresa D. (Douglas) Woods, both of Birmingham, AL, Patricia C. Nalls, Long Beach, California, Carmia G. Akhtar, Jadie A. (Roderick) Lee, and Shawnneice B. (Joe) Brock, all of Birmingham, AL; 24 grandchildren; 4 great- grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Obituary For Sister Millie Rose Nails 20-11|2-Wttll www.,net Local Internet SewIce Fast 56K Modems - E-Mail Account No Long Distance Charges WebTV - Web Based Training fecal renal hce I15 COl UMBUS STREET WEST FAYETTE ALABAMA 35555 WHEN GOD Is We all understand the principle of silence. When you send your son to the store you expect him to pay attention not only to the things on his grocery list (bread & milk), but also to the things not on that list (ice cream & cookies). You don't have to give him a list of everything you don't want. You tell him what you want and expect him to honor your silence. God expects no less. God doesn't list all the things He doesn't want. He expects us to follow what He said and honor His silence. Last week we looked at examples from both the Old and New Testaments which illustrate this principle of silence. This week we need to look at an example of silence which affects us today: instrumental music. The New Testament says a lot about singing: "But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God .... " (Acts 16:25) "speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord." (Eph. 5:19) "Let the wold of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admon- ishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." (Col. 3:16) "Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms." (Jas. 5:13) God has spoken, and what He wants is clear: singing. Just as it is clear what God has said, it is also clear what He has not said. He has not indicated that instrumental music had anything to do with worship in the New Testament church. You can find David playing on a harp in the Old SILENT (part 2) not find instrumental music in the New Testament church. Are we prepared to offer to God sacri- fices which are unholy? When God struck Nadab and Abihu dead for offering "profane fire" which He had "not com- manded them" (Lev. 10:1), Moses said to Aaron, "This is what the Lor spoke, saying: 'By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy; And before all the people I must be glorified.'" (v. 3) Aaron might have said to God, "Why are you so picky about the kind of fire? Fire is fire!" God said, "I must be regarded as holy." God expected His priests to come before Him with the fire He had prescribed and nothing else. It is tempting to trivialize this issue and say, "What's the difference? One kind of music is as good as another." But if God has spoken, it makes a difference. Worship is not about us, but about God. We must be careful to "speak as the oracles of God" with no presumptuous addition or rebellious deletion "that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ" (I Pet. 4:11) Speak where the Bible speaks, and be silent where the Bible is silent. Let us all sing with our whole heart to GOd our Father and our Savior Jesus Christ who lives and reigns in heaven forever and ever. Amen. i The precious Millie Rose Nails was born on October 13, 1968, to Deroy C. Nails and Mary E. Nalls. She was educated through the Jefferson County School System. She received Christ at an early age and for years wor- shipped at Hayes Chapel Bap- tist Church. She graciously and lovingly cared for her parents with whom she lived. She was the youngest of eight children and was seen by her brother and sis- ters as a special and beautiful "rose" which uniquely captured and breathed life into her name. She journeyed from this life and entered into the eternal pres- ence of God on August 30, 1999. She leaves to cherish her pre- cious memory: Her loving mother, Mary E. Nails, one brother, Deroy C. Nails, Jr.; six sisters, Valla Thomas, Sherresa Woods, Patricia Nails, Carmia Akhtar, Jadie Lee, aud Shawnneice Brock; also cherishing her memory are 24 nieces and neph- ews; 4 great nieces and nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles, cous- ins, and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Annie Ruth Allman, from Detroit, AL, and her daughter- in-law, Mrs. Leatha Jones drove to Atlanta, GA, August 27th, 1999 to spend birthday celebra- tion with her daughter, Mrs. Antoinette Jones Edwards. Her daughter, Mrs. Edwards was a delegate for African American Women on Tour. The speaker on August 27th, Mrs. Edwards birthday, Dr. Bernice King, daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was speaker and on Sunday, August 29th, Sister Shirley Ceasar was speaker. Mrs. Edwards is a former Lamar Countian, Sulligent, AL, daughter of the late Mr. Willie Lee Jones and granddaughter of Mrs. Vasthi Manning and the late Mr. Henry Manning and the late Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Jones. You are invited to an anni- versary program honoring Supt. and Pastor Murray Johnson, New Zion Church of God in Christ, Vernon, AL. The key- note speakers will be a differ- ent one each night, September 15th-I 6th- 17th and 19th, 1999, 7:30 p.m. The Anniversary speaker on 19th will be an- nounced on a later press report. Keep reading! The Annual Note Beok Singing is in Military Chapel Church Sunday, September 12, 1999. Singers and listeners are invited. The church location is on Highway 12, Columbus, MS. Mrs. Wilka L. Wilson from Los Angeles, CA visited with her mother, Mrs. Ottis Prewitt, from August 10th through Au- gust 24th, 1999, during the time Mrs. Prewitt underwent eye surgery in Jasper, AL. When Mrs. Wilson arrived in her home in California on the 24th, she enjoyed herself so much with her mother, she was ready once again to return to visit her mother. Mr. James Nails and wife, Mrs. Debrah Nalls from Long View, Texas were guests in the home of their mother, Mrs. Ottis Nails, Carbon Hill, AL. Mr. Dennis Wells, September 2nd, Mrs. Kenneth Collins, Septem- ber 2nd, Ms. Linda Lacey Reed, September 3rd, Ms. Dianne Hollis Segrest, Mr. Noble Hodges, Mr. Larry Hodges, September 4th, Ms. Concetta L. Momon, September 5th, Mr. Russell E McReynolds, Mr. Willie C. Henry, Sept 6th, Mr. Rex Johnson (In Memory), Mr. m To Gunter, September 7th, Ms. Gina M. Carter, Septem- ber 7th, and Mrs. Lovie Mac Hoilis, her late brother, Mr. Willie James Cribbs (In Memory) and Mr. Hollie Maddox Gainesville, Florida, September 8tn. Mr. Eddie John Marchbanks and his wife Mrs. Sue Marchbanks from Gordo, Ala- bama visited with their sister- in-law, Mrs. Edna E. Marchbanks in Sulligent, Ala- bama on Monday, September 6th, the Labor Day Holiday. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Rambling With Lillie Lillie Ezeli 2129 Tabernacle Rd. Columbus, MS. 39702 I had better get this in the mail before Labor Day Holiday. I thought Labor meant work, but they celebrate. Will some- one tell me when and by who started it. They should have called it Rest From Labor. Hello Mike, James and Mar- garet for calling about the Ram- bling. They said they subscribed to The Lamar Democrat so they could read Rambling with Lillie. Also thanks to Mrs. Lois Palmer. People go missing, but that happened long ago. My Granddaddy's brother left their home at the age of 17 years. They were in South Carolina when he left home. In 1884, my Granddaddy came to Missis- sippi. 40 years later he got a note from the brother that didn't tell what Granddaddy wanted to know. He got me to write and ask Uncle Harve what had he been doing all these years? Another note came and he said 1 will tell you two things" - I have never mar- ried or been in jail." That's the last of Uncle Harve. He must have had Granddaddy traced to know he was in Mississippi. My Great-Granddaddy went to the War for a person that was to pay him $1,000 to go and use his name. After the War, the thousand dollars was no good (Confederate Bills) that went bad. So much for nothing. Granddaddy was in this War and when it was over they had to get home the best way they could. He said one man didn't come home and af- ter 8 years, his wife, thinking he was dead, married again and later he came walking in. She gave him dinner and he saw all the children, then his wife said, "Go and don't come back be- cause in all this time you could have gotten home. Happy rest from your Labor. Love, The Rambler 5th Blue Bluff River Festival In Aberdeen, MS ABERDEEN, MS - As the summer heat begins to fade and the leaves start to show their fall colors, hop in your boat, car, or camper for a trip to the 5th Blue Bluff River Festival, October 8, 9, and 10 on the banks of the Tennessee- Tombigbee Waterway in Aber- deen, MS. According to festival chair- man Ann Wood, "On Friday evening, the festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. with the welcoming ceremony. Music by The Paul Rainey Band begins at 8:00 and continues until 11:00 p.m." On Saturday, music and children's entertainment begin at 10:00 a.m. and throughout the styles include shop, blues, Children's ture magic, music, and storytellers. Arts Saturday ety of items Crafters from area will present handmade dolls, decorative items. available, and awarded for best craft. Call the tors Bureau at for applications. Since no without great food, barbecue, onion nachos, vel cornbread, homemade pie.' will be the ers, hot dogs, lemonade. Stroll campers, and local venturous, try rappelling towq Wood continues, activitms every a beautiful Music ends The Gents pe 7:00 - l 1:00 piece band pre.' range of music through the 90s. On Sunday worship services a.m. to 11:00 a.rn. arts and crafts, continue on tival winds down,, whole family River October 8-10. formation Visitors Bureau at 3538. an 5%0n insure your car Alfa: You'll recetVC i discount on your premium when factnred home by A Ifa. lf you don Alfa renter's same 5 AllaYs discountS' mean you can sa still get the same or for details. A Friendly may be able to EXTRA even though there is a remaining on your US! Citizens State Bang Vernon, Alabama 695-9162