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t Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, December 31,2015 MISSISSIPPI'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER - I~tabliiked 1824 Woodvill'e, 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) isI 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, Wood;~8,/ MS 39669. Telephone (601) 888-4293, FAX (601) - l 6156. Email: wrepublican @ 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 Thornldll, Former Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches 'Wow when they had seen Him, they made wid~ ly known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherda " Luke 2:17&18 (NKJV) Because the shepherds were faithful to act according to the angelic instructions giv- en them they were able to de- clare the birth of Jesus to the world around them; because they were faithfi~ to go, au- thority to speak was granted them. A sign of this authority is found when the scripture says "all those who heard it marveled;" when obedience follows Divine instruction, Di- vine authority and favor are added to the actions of the called. When we are obedient to God's word, whether it is as a calling or simply an instruc- tion for the moment, author- ity and favor are granted and the act of obedience becomes the catalyst that empowers us to accomplish His desires as the hearers of our words mar- vel at the message. Many a great prophecy and powerful sermon have gone un-spoken because of a lack of obedience to the Heavenly instruction. So too have many prophecies and sermons been weakened by the refusal of the messenger to "make widely known the say- ing which was told them." We must not take upon ourselves to sofmn the message given if it is a difficult one intended to bring conviction; and nei- ther should we make harsh the message that is designed to give hope. ff our words are to be marveled at, if they are to bring about the desired (His desire) effect, then they must be His words spoken with pas- sion and compassion by one who stands upon and behind the integrity of His word. LETTER TO THE EDITOR To Whom it May Concern: This small creek flows through our property in Wilkinson County on Her- ring Lane which is located just southeast of Woodville. Until about a year ago it was a pretty little stream. Then, someone decided to start throwing their gar- bage in it. This is so sad since garbage pickup is available in the county. I can't understand why any- one would not have enough pride in their county to do better than this. Guess State EPA will have to get involved. Charles A. Johnson, Sr. and Linda Johnson Louise T. Arbuthnot business and married James T. "Jimmy~' Falkenheiner in 1946. Her career included serv- ing as a sheriffs deputy,clerk in the mayor's office, as- sistant buyer at the Seven Day Wholesale Company and business teacher at the Wilkinson County Vocation- al School. She was a Sunday school teacher, pianist and organist at the Woodville Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Falkenheiner was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Boatner Stock- ett; her father, Leonard Bar- ber Stockett; and her brother, Leonard Barber Stockett, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, James T. Falkenheiner of Wood- ville; and her daughter, Mar- garet Lynn Falkenheiner, also of Woodville. She was a member of the Woodville Presbyterian Church, the Rebeka Lodge and was a charter member of the Junior Irwin Russell Club. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 201'5, at the Woodville United Method- ist Church. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville with Newman Fu- neral Home in charge of ar- rangements. Pallbearers were Danny Cupit, Overton Nicholas, Leon Veals, Phillip Cutrer, Eric Trevillion and Moose Tolbert. Honorary pallbear- ers were Charlie Canova, Dr. Jennings Owens, Hal Bran- nan, Charles McGraw, Ste- phen Seal, Prentiss Fergu- son and Hines Brannan. Memorials may be made to the Woodville Presbyte- rian Church Building Main- tenance Fund, The Woodville Methodist Church or the Natchez Children's Home. Wyvette McKlemurry Funeral services for Wyvette McGregor McK1- emurry, 61, of Centre~lle, were held at the Centreville Baptist Church on Saturday, December 26, 2015, conduct- ed by Dr. Dennis Johnsey. Burial followed at Oak- lawn Cemetery in Centrev- ille with Newman Funeral Home in charge of arrange- Funeral services for Lou- ise Tolliver Arbuthnot, 91, of Natchez, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2015, at Pilgrim Mission- ary Baptist Church in Nat- chez, conducted by the Rev- erend Melvin White and the Reverend Edward Brown. Burial followed in the Natchez National Cemetery under the direction of Robert D. Mackle & Sons Funeral Home. Mrs. Arbuthnot was bern in Woodville on March 11, 1924, the daughter of the late Annie Tolliver Hunter and Joe Diamond. She passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015, at her daughter's home in Prairieville, La. She was a member of Marblestone Baptist Church where she served as an Ush- er and in her Golden Years she became a member of the Mother's Board. She was married to the late Willie Arbuthnot, and they were the parents of 13 children. Survivors include 10 children, Annie A. Fletcher, George Arbuthnot and Wil- son Arbuthnot, all of Nat- chez, Mamie A. Travis of Prairieville, Willie Arbuth- not of Seguin, Texas, James Arbuthnot of Natchez, Judie Arbuthnot of Baton Rouge, La., Judles Arbuthnot of New Orleans, La., Alesia Arbuth- not Travis of Brandon, Aletia Arbuthnot of Jackson and Keturah Arbuthnot of Baton Rouge; a brother, David Toll- iver of Sumrall; four sisters, Clara Rounds of Natchez, Mandy Fletcher of Houston, Texas, Sophronia Jackson of Woodville and Amanda Harris of Upland, California; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great- great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Ar- buthnot; two sons, Marston and Benny Arbuthnot; and one daughter, Kathleen A. Rounds. Pallbearers were James Arbuthnot, Jr., Kelvin Ar- buthnot, Derrick Ashley, Wilson Terrell Edney, An, thony Glover and Robert ments. Jones. ~ Honorary pallbearers were James Arbuthnot, Judles Arbuthnot, George Arbuthnot, Wilson Arbuth- not, Willis Arbuthnot, Joe Rounds, Louis Shivers and David Tolliver. Margaret Stockett Falkenheiner : Mrs. McKlemurry was born in Centreville on March 13, 1954, and died at her residence in Centreville on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. She was a radiologist technician and a member of the Centreville Baptist Church. Survivors include her father, Billy McGregor of Centreville; two sons, Dusty McGregor of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Benji McK1- emurry of Gloster; a brother, Mike McGregor of Centrev- ille; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marjo- rie McGregor. Pallbearers were Ricky Ivey, Slade Shaw, Bobby McKlemurry, Jr., Scott McKlemurry, Benji Mc- Klemurry, Randy Jones and Chad Netterville. Honorary pallbearer was Bobby McKlemurry. Shirley V. Mercer Margaret Stockett Falkenheiner was born on September 27, 1924, at Hopehill Plantation in Wilkinson County. She died on Christmas Day, 2015, at The Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La. She graduated from Wilkinson County Agricul- tural High School in 1942 and attended Belhaven Col- lege where she played violin and sang in several groups. She graduated from Louisi- ana State University in Ba- ton Rouge with a degree in The Wilkinson County School District is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Salary based on degree, certification, and experience. We offer excellent benefits. Must have a minimum of an AA in School Administration" Applications may be obtained from the Wilkinson County School District, Office of Superintendent, 488 Main Street, Woodville, MS 39669, or on the District website Shirley Ann Vines Mer- cer, age 74, of New John- sonville, Tennessee, passed A Criminal Background Check Is Required of All away on Monday, November 23, 2015, at North Fulton Hospital in Alpharetta, Geor- gia. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for two years. Mrs. Mercer was born April 10, 1941, in Woodville to Gordon D. Vines and Clara Helen Nettles Vines. She was married to Ar- thur Mercer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cam- den Assembly of God. She started the website "The Net- terville Family Group" and was a member of"Girlfriends Coffee Hour Prayer Group." Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. at the Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly, Tennessee. Brother Marcus Vine officiated the service, interment followed in the Ebenezer Cemetery in New Johnsomdlle with Rev. Larry Vine officiating at the graveside. Survivors include her husband Arthur "Art" Mer- cer, New Johnsonville; four sons, Louis (Butch).M. Net- terville of Atlanta, Georgia, Jeff Netterville of McComb, Eric Mercer of Toronto, Canada, and Brian Mercer of Rochester, New York; one daughter, Michelle Prince of Atlanta; two sisters, Carol (Pinto) Vine of New Johnson- ville and Gaff Dent of Seneca, South Carolina; one brother, Darryl Vines of Woodville; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Jack Rogers Funeral services for Jack Rogers, 81, of Cent- . reville were held at 2 p.m. " on Monday, December 28,. 2015, at the Centreville Bap- '~ tist Church with Dr. Dennis ' Johnsey and Andrew Rogers officiating. Burial followed in Oak- lawn Cemetery in Centre- vine under the direction of Newman Funeral Home. Mr. Rogers was born in Centreville on December 17, 1934, the son of the Bate John Hugh Rogers and Rosa . T. Poole Rogers. He died at Field Health System in Cen- treville on Friday, December 25, 2015. Mr. Rogers was a member and deacon at the Centrev- ille Baptist Church. He was also president of the South Centreville Rural Water As- " sociation. Surcivors include two sons, Charles Rogers of Col- lege Station, Texas, and Bill Rogers of Murfreesboro, Ten- nessee; three sisters, Patri- cia Rogers and Juanita Rol- hns, both of Centreville, and Elizabeth Hasting of Mon- roe, La.; and seven grand- children. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by . his wife, Allie Rae Rogers; four sisters; and one brother. OK ~1~(~..~ #i Attraction in New Orleans ~J #3 Museum in the U.S. 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 W service, New Employees. The Wilkinson County School District Does Not Discriminate on the Basis of Sex, Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Age or Handicapping Con- dition. 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