Loyd Star News

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Romans 15:4-5 and Colossians 3:12 tell us “everything that waswritten in the past was written to teach us, so that throughendurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might havehope. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you aspirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus.” “AsGod’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved clothe yourselves withcompassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Eva H. Harris alumni, faculty and staff members, are making plansfor the upcoming reunion in 2011. There are many things to do.President Curtis Tyner and Vice President Sarah Gray Bailey areasking for the participation of all former schoolmates as well asthe input of faculty and staff members. The first meeting isTuesday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln County Public Library.They will also meet on Tuesday, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14 and Nov.9.

The Progress Alumni Association will hold the Progress SchoolReunion on Aug. 6, 7 and 8. The fees will be $35 single and $60 percouple. (Sorry, no refund.) All former students and employees areasked to please send fees in the form of a money order or check,written payable to Progress Alumni Association by June 1 to one ofthe following persons: R.T. Freeman, 2133 Oilfield Lane,Brookhaven, MS 39601, or Matthew Smith, 2749 James Drive NW,Wesson, MS 39191.

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If you know of someone that the committee missed in sending out aletter to, please share copies with them. Your prompt response insending in your fees will be appreciated.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the following families.

Remember the Lewis/Wilcher families in the recent loss of theirloved one, Lakisha G. Lewis. She attended school in Oakland,Calif., and later located to Brookhaven, where she furthered hereducation at Brookhaven High School.

The family of Deacon Moses “Leroy” Bates Jr., was funeralizedrecently. He was a longtime member of St. Mark M.B. Church. He andwife Lucille enjoyed a union of 71 years together and shared thejoy of 11 boys and four girls added to their lives. Through theyears their children brought them the joy of 101 grandchildren, 182great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great-grandchildren, who areprecious and dear to them.

The family of the late Deacon Robert Lee Clark, who was a member ofMt. Zion 550. Mr. Clark was married to the late Ida Mae Clark andthey were the parents of two boys, J.W. Clark and Leroy Clark Sr.They also shared in rearing two nephews, the late Jessie Lee Clarkand Hollis Earl Clark. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a formerbus driver for the Lincoln County School District at Eva H. HarrisSchool. He also worked at King’s Daughters Medical Center and thebrickyard.

Prayers are extended to all families who are in bereavement at thistime. May God’s love and peace be with each of you.

If you have any Loyd Star area news to report, contact CarolynBeard Humphries at 601-833-5753.