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It’s time for caps and gowns once again. Congratulations to all of our 2014 graduates from grades K-12.

Several local students have been donning graduation attire. Jeffery Mosley Sr. and wife Janice celebrated their last pea in the dish, Charles, a graduate of Munford High, who plans on attending U.T. Knoxville to participate in the football program. Samantha Hodges, daughter of Kemel Burton Hodges, now of Dallas, Texas, and Eddie Hodges Sr., will graduate from Heritage High in Dallas and plans to attend A& M University at Prairie View in Houston, this fall, majoring in marketing and business. Jasmine Hall, granddaughter of Oscar Hall Sr. and Fannie Hall of Covington, graduated from Covington High, along with DeMarcus Seaberry. Jasmine plans to attend U.T. Martin and wants to major in sports medicine. DeMarcus plans to major in physical therapy at Middle Tennessee State, Murfreesboro. Floydesha Bell, granddaughter of Debra Bell of Memphis, graduated last Saturday from Bolton High School. Brother Nelson Luther and wife Amelia’s twins, Ebon and Ebony Luther, also finished on Saturday from Bolton High School. It was good seeing them. Brother Luther is pastor of Hatchie Street Church of God in Covington.

Elementary school graduations include Dasharra Phillips from Hawkin Mills Elementary, passing to sixth grade. Dasharra is the niece of Debra Bell of Memphis. Jerrell Bennett is also about to become a sixth grader. He is the son of Jamilla Bennett and grandson of Bobbie Burnett, all of Memphis. They are very dear friends of mine. Congratulations to all of the 2014 graduates; have a wonderful and happy future.

Also, my little cousin graduated from Millington Central High School last wee; Wesley Miller is the son of my pastor and first lady at North Star Church. He’s their “last pea in the dish,” and the grandson of Amos Miller Sr. of Jamestown and Dollie Cummings of Shelby County.

Due to last Saturday’s rain, the bazaar was canceled for Rev. Pearl Andrew’s God’s Grace Gospel in Jamestown. The bazaar will be rescheduled to a later date.

GGG’s church dedication service and installation services will be held June 29 at 3 p.m. in Jamestown. Erica Sherfield is the church’s secretary and JaCinta Jones is the church’s business manager. More information will be posted as it becomes available. The public is invited.

VBS will be held June 18-20, from 5-7 p.m. at GGG Church in Jamestown. The public is invited. Every Wednesday, there is Bible study from 5-6 p.m. Come hear this woman of God each week, Pastor Pearl Andrews welcomes everyone.

St. Paul’s missionary meeting is held on the first Saturday at noon, taught by Pastor W.E. Gatlin. Come hear these heartfelt words from this man of God. Bright Hill’s Bible study is Wednesday nights from 6-7, taught by Pastor D. Sanders. The public is also invited to enjoy this man of God.

We are in prayer for Eugene and Gigi Baker, Ruth Alston, Katarene Harber, Eva Heaston, Flossie Woods, Connie Brown, Clark and Birdie Jones, Carlotta Jones, Beaulah Wakefield, Jessie Lawson, Joseph Heaston Sr., Gladys Miller and family and Charlene Sneed.

Happy birthday to Irene Harvey on May 21 and, if you are celebrating your birthday, make it the best day ever!

This is all for this time, the Gray family of Jamestown will host a family reunion the weekend of May 31. I’ll give more information about it next week.

Also, the late Lee and Ada Draine family’s reunion will be June 19-22 in Tennessee. Contact Johnnie Alston and Gwen Draine Richardson for more information on this one.

Congratulations to my favorite cousin and avid subscriber now living in Spotsylvania, Va., formerly of Jamestown, Juanita Draine McClelland, widow of Roosevelt McClelland, on the graduation of one of her granddaughters, Imani Rae Groce. Imani is the daughter of Mark Groce of California and Terri and Bryson Perry of the home. Imani graduated high school this year. She will be attending Hampton University, majoring in business. She is also the great-granddaughter of the late Lee and Ada Draine of Jamestown and she is my beautiful little cousin. Congratulations, Imani!

Remember, “It’s only a surprise when it’s kept in secret.”

Until next time.

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