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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, January 29, 2015 MISSISSIPPI'S OLDEST NEWSPAPR - Itti,hed t824 Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. Lewis ....................................... PublisherEditor Lili R. Lewis ...................... Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Frances C. Devening ......................................... Typesetter Kathleen Geter Daly ........................................ Bookkeeper THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN (USPS No. 462-260) is published weekly on Thursdays. Subscriptions: $28.00 per year in Wilkinson County, $30.00 per year outside Wilkinson County & in Miss., and $32.00 per year outside Mississippi. 50 per copy. Office located 425 Depot Street, Woodville, MS 39669. Telephone (601) 888-4293, FAX (601) 888- 6156. Email: wrepublican@bellsouth.net. Periodicals Post- age Paid at Woodville, MS 39669. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN, P.O. Box 696, Woodville, MS 39669-0696. A column by Rev. Bobby Thornhill, Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches .... Therefore thus will I do to you, 0 Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, 0 Israel. m" Amos 4:12 (NKJV) ' Because Israel did not accept God's punishment and repent from their sins in the preceding verses, He gives this chilling warn- ing; they are about to meet the God of all creation as guilty offenders. It is easy for us to look at the Isra- elites and see the error of their ways and know that they are deserving of their punishment. It is another matter entirely for us to see our own sins, and even more difficult to accept that we, too, will one day meet our God. Yet our Bi- ble tells us that this is the fate of every soul; ("And as it is appointed for men to \\; die once,ut after this the judgment" Hebrews 9:27) it is inescapable. So then, if we are to one day die and then stand before God, should we not prepare for that day? Shouldn't our short time here on Earth be spent in learning how to die; in preparation for dying? We don't much like to speak of death, but it is a part of every life and need not be feared except by those who do not know Jesus as Lord and Sav- ior. In His infinite wisdom with grace and mercy, God has given us this time of preparation. Let's take full advantage of it and live for Him so that as we ap- proach death we find that Peace, not terror, is there to usher us home. In the words of the old hymn by James H. Stanley, "Care- less soul, Why will you lin- ger, Wand'ring from the fold of God? Hear you not the invitation? Oh, prepare to meet thy God..." Natchez Salvage & Parts, Inc. Why b w new when used will do? USED AUTO & TRUCK PARTS , ..... Buy Nere! pay Nere! USED AUTOS 601-442-3626 or Toll Free 1-800-759-0631 (877) 300O05 All offers are subject to credit approval. Valid credit or debit card is required to subscribe. Offer is only valid to new subscribers for residential satellite TV service. Kyle R. McDonough Funeral services for Kyle Riordan McDonough, 38, of Denham Springs, La, for- merly of Natchez, who died Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at his residence, were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Laird Funeral Home Chapel in Natchez with the Reverend Paul Kun- mumpuram officiating. Burial followed at Nat- chez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Fu- neral Home. An eighth generation Mis- sissippian, Mr. McDonough was born May 19, 1976, in Natchez, the son of Patrick A. McDonough III and Sher- ry Ann Nettles McDonough. He was a graduate of Adams County Christian School af- ter attending Cathedral and Trinity Episcopal Schools. He attended L.S.U. and Co- Lin in Natchez before hiring on with P&M Electric, Baton Rouge, La., where he was a crew supervisor. He was a brave and cou- rageous soldier in the fight of his life against Chorea Acan- thocytosis, a very rare and debilitating disease. Mr. McDonough was pre- ceded in death by his father, Patrick A. McDonough III, and his grandmother, Helen S. Bearden. Survivors include his devoted wife, Jamie Cas- ter; his sister, Monica El- len McDonough; his parents, Chuck and Sherry Bearden; two brothers, Patrick A. Mc- Donough, IV, and Joseph Kevin McDonough; a sister, Camilla M. Ostrowe; and a host of other relatives and family. Pallbearers were John Eric Brown, Stanley E. Coo- per, Brandon Garrity, Jared Hudson, Coil Lee Jones, Pat- rick A. McDonough, V, Tim D. Nettles, and Johnny Pe- termann. Honorary pallbearers were Sean B. Bearden, Rich- ard Pope, Mike Avery, Sr., Dr. Gerald Calegan, and Dr. John Bolton. The family requests do- nations may be made to an animal rescue organization of your choice or for research at naadvocacy.org. George L. Neill George L. "Buddy" NeiU, 86, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2015, with his family by his side. Known as "Buddy" to ev- eryone, Mr. Neill was born to the late George and Myrtle Neill on November 9, 1928, in Woodville. After graduating from high school, he earned a degree in mathematics from Mississippi State University, then married Cecil Neill in 1952, and shortly thereafter served as First Lieutenant for the U.S. Army in Korea. He later earned credentials as a chartered life insurance underwriter and chartered financial consultant from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and worked for Jefferson Pi- lot Life Insurance Company and as an independent life insurance agent for the next 40 years. He was a Member of the Masonic Society for 60 years and active member of the Middletown United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecil Neill, and sister, Julia Neill Henderson of Woodville. He is survived by his chil- dren; Susan Ulrich, Kathryn Neill, George Neill, Richard Neill, Mike Nefll; 12 grand- children; eight great-grand- children; and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Middletown United Methodist Church on March 14, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily is requesting donations be directed in Mr. Neilrs name to the Building Fund of the Middletown United Meth- odist Church, 11902 Old Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40243. Allen L. Smith, Jr. Allen L. Smith; Jr., a Lake Charles, La., attorney, died on January 11, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Lake Charles. He was 78. He was a native of Wood- ville, and a graduate of Ba- ton Rouge (La.) High School, Class of 1954. He graduated from the LSU School of Engi- neering in 1959 with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engi- neering and from the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at LSU with a Juris Doctorate in 1964. He was Order of Centreville Academy 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll Centreville Acadey has released the names of stu- dents receiving academic honors for the second nine week grading period. 1st Grade All A Honor Roll -- Cloe Curry, Jordyn Garig, Emma Jett, Addison McKey, Emma McNabb, Le- gan Perry, Tanner Shorey, Steven Silvan, John Ster- ling, Kaitlyn Waddell, Kevin Windham; A-B Honor Roll -- Hayden Ford, Mackenzie Payne, Katelyn Vanderford. 2rid Grade All A Honor Roll -- Raymond Andrews, Landon Bigner, Grayson Greene, Madison Hall, Ky- lie Kinabrew, Layla Perry; A-B Honor Roll -- Cheyenne Cain, Ethan Dawson, Mollee Day, Brennan Knight, Jack Rymer, Baileigh Sterling, Braden Thomassie. 3rd Grade All A Honor Roll -- Logan BrOwn, Brooke Carpenter, Baylie Ford, Mad- ison Havard, Kaylea Kimery, India Kirkland, Christopher Lambert, Brody Mouton, John Muse, Dakotah Nettles, Laney Perkins, Graecie Rob- inson, Rylee Shell; A-B Hon- or Roll -- Jace Babineaux, Layla Babineaux, Abigail Bieker, Owen Clark, Kyiee Edwards, Sydney Freeman, Taylor Kinabrew, Emily Sterling, Carson Vineyard, Emileigh Whittington. 4th Grade All A Honor Roll -- Emma Bieker, Gen- evieve Carmichael,. Reva Cavin, Katey Day, Brady Jett, Edward Kirkland, Westen LeBlanc, Laci Ster- ling, Lexlea Sterling, Anna- belle Windham; A-B Honor Roll -- Caitlyn Baudouin, Kyleigh Brunet, Joshua Cain, Joshua Hall, Alexa Williams. 5th Grade All A Honor Roll -- Nikki Burt, Colby Curry, Branden Kimery, Callie McDaniels, Sarah McKey, Grant Murray, Tan- ner Perkins, Cayla Robinson; A-B Honor Roll -- Madelyn Babineaux, Milloree Brown, Lindsey Clark, Tucker Lo- brano, Peyton Olive, Asa Rushing, Allyson Schneider, Julia Wells. 6th Grade All A Honor Roll -- Lacy Darden, Hal- ey Kinabrew, Preston Mc- Daniels, Paige Miller, Aus- tin Payne; A-B Honor Roll -- Lane Carpenter, Rusten Day, Courtney McKey, Kali Nettles, Emilea Roberts, Brantly Sterling, Brianna Ste'rling, Madelyn Windham. 7th Grade All A Honor Roll -- Hannah Babineaux, Bailey Caste, Patrick Day, Abby Hill, Cade Hurst, Kimble Jett, Blake Lyons, Colton Miller, Dalton Peter- son, Madelyn Stevens, Layne Williams, Brian Womack; A-B Honor Roll -- Luke Aba- die, Timothy Beatty, Brayson Boeta, Cody Boeta, Allison Hendry, Slade Kinabrew, Skylar Miller, Orrin Noland, Nicholas Trafficano, Colby Welch. 8th Grade All A Honor Roll -- Savanna Arnett, Wy- att Brabham, Tanner Cavin, Cole Curry, Katelyn Havard, Cohen Jelks, James Loggett, Rylie Melancon, Macie Mi- ley, Madalyn Peterson, Em- ily Rushing, Jennifer Wells; A-B Honor Roll -- Olivia Allen, Marc Attuso, Haze Greer, Hunter Gross, Hunt- er James, Kambree Justus, Lauren Middlebrooks, Beaux Mouton, Madison Netter- ville, William Olive, Tyler Thomassie, Jase Vineyard, John Wells, Jamie Williams. 9th Grade All A Honor Roll -- Alice Carmichael, Jace DeLee, Harley Ether- idge, Ashton Guitreau, Tes- sa McBeth, Mary Overbey, Timothy Perkins, James Shell; A-B Honor Roll -- Asa Abadie, Bradie Garrett, Trace LaCoste. 10th Grade All A Honor Roll -- Austin Addington, Katelyn Chandler, Kait- lynn Devall, Taylor Hurst, Lashirlesha Johnson, Chris Jones, Caroline Lobrano, Sydme Lyons, Corianne Mou- ton, Britt Netterville, Kayley Womack; A-B Honor Roll -- Hannah Allen, Adelyn Jelks, Caitlynn Jones, Katherine McDowell, Madison Nash, Savannah Rheams. llth Grade All A Honor Roll -- Katelyrm Bell, Fer- nanda Diaz, Hannah Gull- beau, Matthew Isonhood, Marti Ann Longmire, Sa- vanah Peterson, Kristina Seyfarth, Makenzie Tarver; A-B Honor Roll -- Andrew Abadie, Noah Burns, Tyler Caston, Kodie Ford, Dakota Jones, Hannah Jones, Ty LaCoste, Destyn Mann, Phil- lip Miller, Tanner Rouse, Mi- chael Spangler. 12th Grade All A Honor Roll -- Brian Arnett, Javan Berninger, Braelon Bigner, Alison Brabham, David Carmichael, Jordan Clark, Casey Haygood, Jessica Hen- dry, John Marcus McDowell, Clayton Metz; A-B Honor Roll -- Brock Andrus, Chel- sea Bendily, Amanda Brown, William Burns, Justin Ether- idge, Brooke Havard, Cody Haygood, Chase Hughes, Landon Jelks, Martin Leng- mir, Bailie Miller, Alexan- dria Richmond, Amber Rush- ing, Chase Stutzman. Preparing For Cold Weather Is Key The Mississippi Depart- ment of Transportation (MDOT) has been notified by the National Weather Service (NWS) of the po- tential for winter weather conditions throughout the state during the next sev- eral days. "Preparing for winter weather conditions on our roadways before they occur is one of the best ways to stay safe," said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. "We encourage everyone to monitor the weather in their area and have a plan in place should winter weather conditions occur." Regular maintenance of your vehicle is one way to protect yourself during win- ter, and MDOT has these tips: Check tire pressure regularly during 'winter months. Make sure your inside lights are working and your headlights are aimed properly. Make sure the exhaust system has no leaks. Carbon monoxide can accumulate quickly in closed vehicles. MDOT's number one pri- ority is the safety of the traveling public, and using safe driving techniques is another way to ensure you "survive your. drive" during winter weather. MDOT of- fers these safe driving tips: Buckle up and slow down. Use headlights to be more visible to other motor- ists. Avoid distractions such as talking on a cell phone and texting. Winter weather is com- ing, and MDOT wants you to be prepared. For more information about winter weather preparation, visit www.GoMDOT.com/winter, follow @MississippiDOT on Twitter or call 601-359- 7074. the Coff. He moved to Lake Charles to begin practicing with Plauche & Plauche and has been with the firm, now Plauche, Smith & Nieset, for fifty years. For the past fourteen years, he served as General Counsel for the Cal- casieu Parish Police Jury. Mr. Smith was a mem- ber of numerous professional organizations and was ad- mitted to practice before all Louisiana State courts, all U.S. District Courts in Loui- siana, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Ap- peals, and the United States Supreme Court. His achieve- ments include: President of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association in 1978; Presi- dent of the Louisiana As- sociation of Defense Counsel in 1987; Inductee to the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame in 1987; recipient of the Loui- siana State Bar Association President's Award in 1990; recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Foundation Cur- tis R. Boisfontaine Trial Ad- vocacy Award in 2004; and recipient of the Judge Albert Tate American Inns of Court Professionalism Award in 2010. He was also a Fel- low of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was a Knight of Kappa Alpha Order. He was a member of the Lottie Wildlife Protective Association, Harley Owners Group, National Rifle Associ- ation and former member of the YMCA Lunch Bunch. He was an active member of St. Michael and All Angels Epis- copal Church and served on the vestry at various times. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Shirley Chum- ley Smith; sons, Allen L. Smith III of Alexandria, La. and Jon Scott Gwatney of Lake Charles; a daughter, Brent Anne Nicolini of La- fayette, La.; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; a brother, Robert P. Smith of Florida; and, numerous cous- ins, nieces, and nephews; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Lewis Smith and Margaret Davis Lewis Smith, and two daugh- ters, Margaret Roy Smith and Janet Lynn Gwatney. Memorial services were held on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Lake Charles. The Reverend Petroula Ruehlen officiated with Reverend Debra Heath- cock assisting. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. until the start of service at St. Michael. The memorial service was followed by a private family interment in Orange Grove Cemetery in Lake Charles. Pallbearers were Don Bruno, Dr. J. W. DiGiglia, Jeffrey M. Cole, S. Mark McMurry, David Reinauer, John F. DeRosier and Far- reU Naquin. Honorary pall- bearers were members of Plauche, Smith & Nieset and members of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to any of the following: M.D. Anderson Cancer Cen- ter, Lymphoma Research, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486; Genesis Therapeutic Riding Center of West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospital, 886 Landry Lane, Sulphur, La. 70663; the Shir- ley and Allen L. Smith, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund, LSU Law Center, 110 LSU Union, Baton Rouge, La. 70803-0106; St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 123 West Sale Road, Lake Charles, La. 70605, or a charity of one's choice. 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