Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary
Twanda Black’s family enjoyed a week at Gulf Shores June 1-7. Going on the trip were Twanda Black; Beverly Hall; Jennifer and Wes Stanton; Amanda Kisor; Cade Nowlin; Holly and Milton Coffey; Kristen, Lilly, and Sawyer Youngblood; Chase and Cydney Coffey; Patricia Elkins; and Aiden James. They fished and swam every day. Favorite eating spots were the Hangout and King Neptune. A favorite spot for the kids was the track where they rode go-carts. They also rode a huge Ferris wheel at the wharf. Twanda went to Mobile to visit cousins, Paul and Joyce Lewis, from Wednesday through Friday.
Several men from Macedonia Baptist Church completed a ramp and landing going to the Good Samaritan Center located behind the Union County Baptist Association building in New Albany. Working on the building were Harold Grisham, Chris Long, Andrew Douglass, and Larry McQuary. Bro. Charles Rogers also assisted the men. They worked from June 5-June 7.
Lou McQuary and two of her sisters, Veedie Gaines from Senatobia and CP Winters from Hurley went to visit with their brother, Don Simpson of Opelika, Ala. Don is putting his house up for sale, and the three sisters helped him get his house ready to put on the market. Don is planning on moving to Pascagoula to be closer to family once he sells his house. They arrived on Wednesday, June 5, and left on Saturday, June 8.
Gracen Conlee celebrated her fifteenth birthday with family and friends on Saturday, June 8. Celebrating with her were: Greg, Penny, Gina Beth, Eden, Carson, and Walker Conlee; Brenda Fuller; Mike Rainwater; Hunter and Hannah McQuary; Michael, Cameron, and Madison Rainwater; Sarah and Joseph Conlee; Michael, Mandi, Josie, Daniel, and Luke Conlee; Kelly and Charles Brunetti; Hunter Jennings, and Drew Warford. They ate barbeque and then the kids played in the batting cage and also played basketball. Gracen was 15 on Friday, June 7.
Leigh Tate and Cole Wilkerson were united in marriage in a beautiful four o’clock ceremony on Saturday, June 8, with Bro. Landreth Murphree officiating. The sanctuary was adorned with beautiful mixed spring bouquets, and the six attendants wore buttercream dresses. Leigh was a radiant bride dressed in a dress designed by Morilee by Madeline Garner. It had a sweetheart neckline with a beaded bodice and a chiffon A-line skirt. At the reception there was a chocolate fountain with marshmallow trees beside it. The groom’s table was decorated in an Ole Miss theme. The delicious cake was made by Annie Baker and was decorated with Colonel Reb. A video played throughout the reception of the couple’s childhood, dating, and engagement. The couple honeymooned in Orlando and went to
Disney World and Universal Studios. Leigh and Cole are avid Harry Potter fans so they really enjoyed Universal Studios.
Billy and Pam Ferguson had a Ferguson family reunion Saturday, June 8. Billy’s sister, Pat Churchill, assisted with the arrangements. Sixty family members attended. Everyone had professional pictures made by Jennifer Carter Burks. The guests enjoyed barbeque, homemade ice cream, candied apples, and marshmallows on a stick. The children enjoyed the jumpster brought by Jason Browning. The swimming pool was a popular spot, having as many as 20 occupants at a time! Bro. Louie was able to bring LuLu, Chase, and Olivia and still attend the beautiful Wilkerson wedding. A beautiful sunny day was enjoyed by all.
On Saturday, June 22, the children’s department will have a car wash from 8 to 12, a hamburger supper from 4 to 6, and a singing starting at 6:30. Proceeds will help fund the children’s camp. Anyone who wants to order plates can call the church office at 538-0733.
Our community picnic will be Sunday, June 30, starting at 5:30 pm. Make plans to attend.
Thought for the week: Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson