July 3, 2020

Pastoral Nuggets: Forty Years

(Writers Note:  It is June 8, 2014 as I sit at my computer writing this column.  Today Marianne and I are celebrating our fortieth anniversary.) She was only fifteen years old when I met her. She had been sixteen for two weeks and I had been nineteen for two months when we married. Folks said it would never work. However, after four children, seven … [Read more...]

Ephesus Couple Celebrates 80th Anniversary

One of Carlton and Ila Crenshaw’s children recalled hearing the story. It was Jan. 29, 1933—a Sunday—and Carlton was trying to convince Ila to marry him right away. But, it being a Sunday, the courthouse was closed and the couple wouldn’t be able to get a marriage license. “So, then daddy reached in his pocket and pulled out the license. He already had it … [Read more...]

A Tribute to Rodney Lee (11/20/1966-11/15/1997)

Rodney Lee (11/20/66 – 11/15/1997) Gone Day by day I think of you, How can all of this be true? I can't believe you're really gone, I still can't accept it, Even after so long. Just the thought of you makes me cry. Every picture makes me think of all of the times we've spent. I don't know if it will ever get better. I know we didn't always get … [Read more...]

50th Wedding Anniversary

50th Wedding Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Quick, Sr. of Franklin, GA celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a Renewal of Vows and a Reception on June 23, 2012. The Ceremony took place at The Church of God of the Union Assembly in Newnan, GA by the Rev. Jurandon Hughes. Albert Quick and Shirley (Morris) Quick were married on June 27, 1962 in … [Read more...]

Crenshaw 79th Wedding Anniversary

"Happy Anniversary Paw Paw and Maw Maw"  Carlton and Ila Crenshaw are celebrating their 79th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 29th.  Carlton and Ila Crenshaw were married Jan. 29, 1933 in Randolph County Alabama.  Carlton is 100 years old and Ila is 95. They are long time residents of Ephesus ever since they move from Alabama in 1965.  They still live in … [Read more...]