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i Page 2 MISSISSIPPI'S O1AF.,Yr NEWSPAPER. Il.sh Is;4 gbe 00]oohni0000epnhlitan Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. Lewis ....................................... Publisher/Editor Lili R. Lewis ...................... Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Frances C. Devening ......................................... Typesetter Kathleen Geter Daly ........................................ Bookkeeper THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN (USPS No. 462-260) is I published weekly on Thursdays. Subscriptions: $28.00 per I year in Wilkinson County, $30.00 per year outside Wilkinson I County & in Miss. and $32.00 per year outside Mississippi. [ The Woodville Republican, Thursday, February 26, 2015 50 per copy. Office located 425"Depot Street, Woodville, I MS 39669. Telephone (601) 888-4293, FAX (601) 888' I 6156. Email: wrepublican@bellsouth.net. Periodicals Post- I age Paid at Woodville, MS 39669. POSTMASTER: Send I all address changes to THE WOODVlLLE REPUBLICAN, I P.O. Box 696, Woodville, MS 39669-0696. I A column by Rev. Bobby Thornhill, Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches foolish. Not for a moment considering the condition of his soul, and maybe not even conscious that he has 'a soul about which to be concerned. Then comes the moment when he is faced with his own mor- tality, or some other such terrible moment, and by the grace of God he real- izes that there is some- thing missing, there is an emptiness within that he can not fill, a fear that he can't conquer. By grace this newfound emptiness drives him to consider his state of being and hope- fully to cry out in the an- guish of conviction (far bet- ter to cry in anguish now, than in torment later) to One Whom he does not yet know. God, hearing this "plaintive cry," answers. In the twinkling of a blind eye a sinner is snatched from the brink of destruc- tion and comes to realize that the Cross of Christ is indeed the power of God unto salvation. "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are per- ishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." 1 Corin- thians 1:18 (NKJV) A natural man, one who has not by faith named Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of his life, cannot comprehend the Gospel message as the reality that it surely is. He has no basis of experience that causes him to recognize its power to change lives from hopeless to hope filled. The mere idea of the need for a Savior is a ridiculous no- tion because he can't rec- ognize his own state of be- ing as sinful and leading to death. He is careening toward eternity blinded by his own ignorance and re- fusal to listen to the mes- sage that he has deemed (877) 300005 Join us for the 56th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show Mississippi Trade Mart on the State Fairgrounds in Jackson Feb 28, 2015 - Sat- 9 am to 6 pm Mar 1, 2015 - Sun - 10 am to 5 pm Admission: Adults $5, Children $3 .................... .i I Sponsored by the Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society Raymond C. Bradley Raymond C. Bradley, 76, of Crosby passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015, at Field Memorial Commu- nity Hospital in Centreville. He was bern in Crosby on June 16, 1938, the son of May Day Bradley and Ruben Clyde Bradley. He lived the last 41 years of his life in Crosby. He was a United States Navy Veteran who proudly served his country for two tours in Vietnam. As a cil- ian, he worked as a carpen- ter, an electrician, a mill- wright and lastly as a super- visor at Georgia Pacific in Gloster and ,entreville. He was active in his community as an alderman on the Cros- by Town Council and a man- ager of the Crosby Airport. He was a dedicated member and Deacon of Crosby Bap- tist Church where he was known as a Bible scholar and a big supporter of all youth. Additionally Mr..Raymond was an enthusiastic member of the local Gideon ministry. He is survived by his be- loved wife of 55 years, Donna Jean Bradley; his brother, Jimmy Bradley; five daugh- ters, Betty Leu Durham of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Kathleen Hargrove of Cros- by, Sharron Kay Pickett of Smithdale; Raye Lynn De- Laughter of Woodville, and Mary L. Bradley of Crosby; his surviving sons include Robert Clyde Bradley of St. Francisville, La., and David Paul Bradley of Smithdale; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents; two sisters, Carol Jane Bradley Ferguson and Andrea May Bradley Kline; three broth- ers, Edward Bradley, Gerald Bradley and David Bradley; a son, John Steven; and one grandson, Randy Wade De- Laughter. Visitation was held Wednesday February 11, 2015, at Crosby Baptist Church and on Thursday, February 12. Funeral ser- vices were held at 11:00 a.m: on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at the Crosby Baptist Church, officiated by the Reverend Bart Houston of She was preceded in death by her parents, two children, six sisters, five brothers and two grandchildren. Active pallbearers were her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Burnell Jarvis, Ricky Jarvis, Hillary Jarvis and Johnell Jarvis. Ronald Lee Shelton Crosby Baptist Church and DeLa " te ..... S Shelton Bro, Brad g T ,, " ....... "7?J'. ,_- ....... satsuma Baotist f In- :m 'adthtmn ,  , ..... ..... - -- in-',-, .'o:[ he ,was preceded m death ermen muowev: xtosetem . . _ - Cemetery in Glostei by an inhnt brother, John Pallbearers were Woody Shelton. Ronald Lee Shelton, a resident of Downey, Califor- nia, was bern on January 13, 1948, in Woodville, the son of the late Henry Shelten and Frances Rosso Shelten. He died in Downey on Wednesday, January 15, 2015, atthe age 0f67. He graduated from Wood- ville Attendance Center in 1966. He spent one year at the University of Southern Mississippi before being ac- cepted to Oklahoma Univer- sity in Norman in the school of meteorology in the fall of 1967. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science Degree in meteorology in May, 1971. He started his career with Weatherscan International in Oklahoma City, Oklaho- ma. InMay, 1974, he married Frankie Hutto and joined her in California. He went to work for Continental Air Lines providing aviation forecasts for the company. He also worked for the U.S. Air Force Training Com- mand in Rantoul, Illinois, as a meteorologist instructor. His weather forecasting career spanned a wide va- riety of industries includ- ing aviation, motion picture companies, newspapers, construction, trucking, in- surance, television and ra- dio stations and horse racing tracts. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Woodle with his brother, Father Henry Shelton, offi- dating. Burial followed in Ever- green Cemetery in Wood- ville. In addition to his former wife, Alice Francina Hutte, survivors include a sister, Talmadge Shelton Carter, and a brother, Father Henry Day, Drew Day, Jeremy Pickett, Blake Covington, John Michael Greene and Jamey Bradley. Honorary pallbear- ers were Laverne Jackson, Ray Wilkinson, Hansel Bass, Paul Khuns and Sam Marchiver. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Gideon Ministries or to the Crosby Baptist Church. Olivia Jarvis Carter Funeral services for Ol- ivia Jarvis "Lil Bay" Carter, 78, of Woodville, were held at noon on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Chapei Baptist Church near Woodville. The Reverend Charles E. Bell of- ficiated at the funeral ser- vices. Burial was in Cedar Rest Cemetery in Woodville with Rollins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Carter was born on Sep- tember 29, 1936, the daugh- ter of the late George and Lo- rean Jarvis, and she died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. She was baptized at an early age at Chapel Bap- tist Church where she later served as an Usher until her health failed. She is survived by three daughters, Vanessa Jarvis, Linda Davis and Betty Ca- ter; three sons, Burnell Jar- vis, Johnell Jarvis and Ricky Jarvis; one sister, Josie Turner; one brethe/Hitlary Jarvis; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends. Lena Smith Funeral services for Lena Smith, 97, of Centrelle, will be held at the Centreville Baptist Church on Cemetery Street on Saturday, Febru- ary 28, 2015, beginning at 11 a.m. The Reverend Jack Brown will officiate. Visitation will also be on Saturday, at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 Dear Mr. Editor: The 2nd District needs a change. The people here need a person for supervi- sor with leadership and deci- sion making abilities. A per- son has to know how much money they have to spend, and what to spend it on. It is simple addition. If this is too difficult, a calculator is helpful. Spending has to be monitored. Why does the 2nd District need two road grad- ers? Who is qualified to run them, and where are they being used? Also, I have noticed that the diesel bill stays about the same. I won- der if the tank has a hole in it? As I have said before, we need a change, and it is up to the voters of the 2nd District to dolt! Michael Quirk Fort Adams, Mississippi * * * Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 Dear Mr. Editor: Aunt Blabby never ceases to be amazed at how our state ranks number one so many times in so many ways. Looks like we getting' offto a good start in 2015. I've done seen already how we been #1 again this year. First off I saw where we ranked high up in the flu cases. I believe the article I read says percentage wise we was first in flu both in the southern region and in the whole United States. Now that there ought to be some- thin' to brag about. I went to the Health Department and got my flu shot, but the ar- ticle was saying the strain of flu most folks is getting ain't covered by the shot. Second first place thing I saw us get mentioned for was for being dependent on the fedral government. Mis- sissippi is #1 in that. The article say Mississippi gets 45.3% of its general revenue from the feds. The article didn't say nuthin' bout how much the government gets in taxes from the states, but I'm betting Mississippi ain't paying her share. I think this here is one first place we sure ought not to be proud of. Some kin folk done told me our state was #1 in chari- table, but when I checked that out, I learnt we wasn't even in the top 5 in that category. I figured I'd check a little more, since I was bound and determined to find sumthin' good. I loaded up and rode over to sister Sa- die's to get on her computer. This here is what I found out. For the seventh year in a row, Mississippi has earned itself a first place in being the fattest state. We just ain't do- ing right. We are second from worst in eating our fruits and veggies and lowest in daily activity. Guess that says we eat wrong and don't exercise right. I found we was first in the number of food stamp recipients with 21.94% of our population getting that benefit, and that there costs our state over $81 million. No wonder Mississippi is the poorest state in the nation. Mr. Editor, you sho ain't going to be happy bout the next thing I found out. In January we got a new #1 rating for being the Sluttiest State in America. We have got the highest infection rates for "the three loveliest sounding STDs -- chlamyd- ia, gonorrhea and syphilis." Vermont and New Hamp- shire are at the bottom of the list. Ole Aunt Blabby figures it's just too cold to do much fooling around up there. Finally, I did find one re- deeming 1st for our state. For a while last fall MSU was #1 in the nation in the Associated Press college foot- ball poll. Thanks goodness for football. Yours truly, Aunt Blabby Interment will follow She was a homemaker. at the Centreville Baptist Survivors include a Church Cemetery with New- daughter, Carolyn Jefferson man Funeral Home in charge of New Orleans, La.; one son, of arrangements. Aharon Smith of Centreville; Mrs. Smith was bern in four grandchildren; and nu- Wilkinson County on March merous great-grandchildren. 21, 1917, the daughter of In additiontoher parents Frank Collins and Josephine she was preceded in death by Jackson Collins. She died on her husband, Johnny Smith; Friday, February 20, 2015, at and two sons, Calvin Smith Wilkinson County Senior Care. and Johnny L. Smith. LET OUR CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR YOU! BUY IT - RENT IT- SELL IT Place your ad by noon on Fridays! Call: 601-888-4293 for information NOTICE To the property owners on Highway 24 West between Centreville, MS and MDOT Maintenance Headquarters on Highway 24 Woodville, MS: The Town of Centreville will be cleaning our gas lines right of way on the South side. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Centreville's Town Hall at 601-645- 5218. Larry Lee, Mayor Town of Centreville Slade Priest, REALTOR with GibSon :P/tY Land Company, recently helped Jerr Sm:id hi:S0n:' pchase a beautiful Winson County ht-o e Buffalo River, Closing ook place at 0n LW 601.65 - 8:01  Call S[ade a 6"01z