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PAGE 8-B THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2 II Drake Ardessia Drake, 95, a resi- dent of Woodmont Senior Living for the past four years, died on June 26, 2004. A na- tive of DeFuniak Springs, FL, she had lived in Tallahas- see for the past eleven years. Mrs. Drake was a member of First Baptist Church of De- Funiak Springs and missed her church family very much after her move to Tallahas- see to be near her son and family. She quickly made new friends, though, and will be remembered as a gracious lady with a loving spirit. She was a devoted grand- mother and great-grand- mother, affectionately called "Big Mama" by all who came to love her. Mrs. Drake was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James E. Drake St., in 1983 and by three sisters and two brothers. Ardessia Drake is survived by her sons, James E. Drake Jr. and wife, Carolyn, of Tal- lahassee, and Charles E. Drake and wife, Anne, of Greenwood, SC; her sister, Lucille Stafford, of Ft. Wal- ton Beach; her grandchil- dren, Jim Drake and wife, Cindy, of Eustis, FL, Bob Drake and wife, Nancy, of Winston-Salem, NC, Kathy Rowland, of Tallahassee, Mimi Wetherington and husband, Robert, of Valdosta, GA, Nancy Mattern, of Charleston, SC, Jane Poole and husband, Glen, of Wake Forest, NC, and Charles Drake Jr. and wife, Ruth, of Greenwood, SC. Twelve great-grandchildren also sur- vive. Mrs. Drake's funeral and isitation will be Friday, July 2, 2004 in Jerry Evans Chapel. Burial will followed in Magnolia Cemetery. Set: vices are under the direction of Jerry Evans of DeFuniak Springs. Bulger Louise Bulger, 97, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2004, in a Crestview, FL health care facility. She was a native of Douglas County, GA, the daughter of the late John Pendleton Roberts and Jimmie Glen Corbitt Rob- erts. Her parents moved to the Red Oak community in Covington County when she was very young. She met her husband, Michael Jeff Bulger, anff married in 1922. Later, they moved to the Children's Home community. She was employed with Alatex in Andalusia and later with Franklin Ferguson Company in Florala until her retire- ment in 1979. Mrs. Bulger was a member of the Children's Home As- sembly of God Church. She enjoyed reading her Bible, going to Sunday School and church. She enjoyed crochet- ing and crocheted many afghans. She loved her chil- dren, grandchildren and their families. It was her de- sire for all her loved ones to be saved. Survivors include her son, Horace G. Bulger and wife, Carolyn, of Opp, AL; daugh- ters, Dorothy Whitmire and husband, Joe, of Gainsville, GA., Hazel Pitts, of Laurel Hill, FL; grandchildren, Sandra Givens, Deborah Brown and husband, David, Larry Bulger, Donald Bulger and wife, Renee, Glen Bulger and wife, Bunny, Neal Pitts, Lelan Whitmire and wife, Denise; great-grandchildren, Michael Bulger, Chasity Bulger, Cody Bulger, Barry' Bulger, Salena Alford, John Hart, and Keivin Bulger; great'great'grandchildren' Devin Hart, Dillon Alford, and JacobAlford, and special friend, David Bryant. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at Evans Funeral Hnme in Florala, with Reverend Tho- mas Birka officiating. Interment followed in the Red Oak Cemetery. Davis Darryl I. Davis, 67, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2004, after a long battle with cancer. He was born July 12, 1936 in Pahokee, FL, the son of Alvis I. and Agnes Adams Davis. Davis was employed by Harris Corporation in Palm Bay, FL for twenty-five years before accepting a position with Metric Systems Corp in 1980, where he served as di- rector of quality assurance until his medical retirement in October 2000. He lived in Fort Walton Beach for eleven years before moving to DeFu- niak Springs to enjoy fishing on Spring Lake. His hobbies were many, but bowling and amateur radio occupied most of his time. His call letters were WF4X. Davis was a member of Melbourne Masonic Lodge # 143; Pensacola Scottish Rite Bodies and Hadji Shrine Temple of Pensacola. He also held membership in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and Walton County Shrine clubs. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army and the Florida National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Michael, of Micco, FL; his daughter, Marsha Godwin, of Pierce, FL; his stepsons, David Hewell, of Orlando, and Bob Canady, of Los An- geles; his stepdaughters, Karen Gregg, of Ft. Meyers, and Angela Berk, of San Francisco; his brothers, Alvis, Ronald and Donald Davis, all of Pahokee, FL, and his sisters, Wilda Fink, of West Palm Beach, and Donna Good, of Stuart, FL; six grandchildren and Donna Davis of Sebastian, FL, the mother of his children. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with Bishop Gene Reeves officiat- ing. Masonic graveside ser- vices were held in Flat Creek Cemetery, near Colquitt, GA. Jerry Evans, of DeFuniak Springs entrusted with ar- rangements. Grice Bishop Lloyd Grice, 98, of Red Bay, FL, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 28, 2004. Bishop was born November 17, 1905, at his family's homestead in Red Bay. A carpenter by trade, Grice spent his entire career in the state of Florida. His most memorable work was spent at the Seminole Hills Plan- tation in the 1920's and with the Florida State Road De- partment in the 1930's. "Bip", as he was affectionally called, was an excellent carpenter. Even to- day, many existing homes in and around Red Bay and many businesses on Panama City Beach display his crafts- manship. Grice was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary Ann (Wilson) Grice. He is survived by one son, Bobby R. Grice, and wife, Glenda, of Chipley, FL, and two daughters, Myrtle Ray and husband, Roy, of Young- stown, FL, and Pauline Carroll of Ponce de Leon, FL. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Jennifer and Janae Grice, of Tallahassee, FL, Kenny and Greg Ray, of Youngstown, FL, and Kathy Bass, of Ponce de Leon, FL. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at the Red Bay Cem- etery, with Reverend Mike McVay officiating. Pallbearers were grand- sons and great grandsons, Kenny Ray, Greg Ray, Travis Ray, Alex Ray, Conner Ray, and Kyle Bass. Darnall Jessica Renee' and Jenae Faith Jenae Faith Darnall, 16, and her sister, Jessica Renee' Darnall, 18, both of DeFu- niak Springs, died as the re- sult of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Sun- day, June 27, 2004. Jenae was born September 14, 1987 in Danville, IL. Jessica was born January 27, 1986 in Champaign, IL, daughters of John Harris Darnall Jr. and Christina Faith Canull Schultz. Both would have been jun- iors in the Walton Count school system, Je"ei " student at Walton County Vo- Tech, and Jessica at Walton Senior High School. Jenae and Jessica were both em- ployed at Fish Out of Water, Watercolor Resort in Seagrove Beach and were returning home from work. Pictures ofJenae and Jessica can be viewed on Brighthouse Network, Chan- nel 14, DeFuniak Springs television. Survivors include their parents, William and Chris Schultz, of DeFuniak Springs; their father, John Darnall Jr., of Fisher, IL; their brothers, Joshua Darnall, of McGuire Air Force Base, NJ and Justin Schultz, of Marietta, GA; their sisters, Lindsey Greger and Lacey Schu!tz, both of Marietta, GA. A fund has been estab- lished in their names at Re- gions Bank, Post Office Box 605, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435-0605 to offset funeral expenses. Visitation will be Friday, July 2, 2004 from 6 until 8 p.m. in Jerry Evans Chapel. Funeral services will be Sat- urday, July 3, 2004 at 11 a.m. in Jerry Evans Chapel, wih Reverend Doug Hogg officiat- ing. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery with Jerry Evans entrusted with arrangements. By JERRY KINGERY Twelve apostles chosen And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his dis- ciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. And cer- tain of the Pharisees said unto them, why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when him- self was an hungered, and they which were with him; How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone? And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the syna- gogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stbod forth. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to dogood, or to do evil? To save life, or to destroy it?And look- ing round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus. And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night i prayer he called unto him his dis- ciples: and of them he ci'se twelve, whom also he named apostles; Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and An- drew his brother, James and Sunrises and 0000.s,ts of. 'Uncle f la n a ( 00ncle, it seems that earth has bee,, a mishnj fine place for you to fie. sum totalo00, your lo4 years this June 30, 2004, are 90000,688 hours; 37,987 days; 00,248 months and 27 t00ap years. q00ow t00at's what q call old wit00 flride. (Keep on ticking. hrapp y birt00da,00 uncle, with love, Your niece, T.ula A GOSPEL CONCERT WILL BE HELD at the DeFuniak Springs lakeyard pavalion on Friday, July 2, 2004 at 6:30p.m. The Mark Trammell Trio, The Cains and Southern Tradition will performing. For information, call 892-9598 or 892-7607. No charge, but an offering will be taken. John, Phillip and Bar- tholomew, Matthew and Tho- mas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor. And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multi- tude of people out of all Judea LI and Jerusalem, and frOmam sea coast of Tyre and Sic n r which came to hear him, 7. l to be healed of their disea and they that were ve: with unclean spirits: they were healed. And whole multitude sough touch him: for there went tue out of him, and he them all. -from Send your church news and events to POB 1546, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 herald@dfsi.net CONCERNED CHRISTIAN CHURCH invites the lic to attend its 5th Sat. night gospel sing. The located 2 1/2 miles west of the airport on Hwy. 90 W. GOT A PROBLEM WITH LIFE? 12 steps Presbyterian Church, Circle Drive on the lake, Springs, Monday, Thursday and Friday, 7:00 p.m. HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS, is into its summer of serving the community with weekly worship vices on the beach. The informal service is 8 a.m. on the beach at Ed Walline the intersection with CR-393 in south Walton County. Pastor Ray Angerman, associate minister at Good herd Lutheran in Shalimar and mission developer at Lutheran, conducts the worship and leads the singing his guitar as accompaniment. The services began in and will continue through September. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own se4 " ing of a towel or beach chair. Should the weather be incle0 i ent, the service will be held in the pavilion at the park. Hope's church is nearby and vacationers and the comr m nity also are invited to attend Hope's 9 a.m. Sunday w! ship service at the church at 90 Spires Lane 6A in GulfPla Santa Rosa Beach. For information, call the church at (8 26%0322. I NEW HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH invites all childr to join the membership at SonGames. . Ial SonGames creates an atmosphere of fun and excltemh e where children will have a great time singing, watchi[ skits, creating crafts, and playing games: But most impX SonGames 2004 begins June 27-July 2 at New Harmo L Baptist Church from 5:30-8:30. Supper will be ser4ed earn I night. For information, call 834-2871. 's HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH invites all cb W NEW dren in the New Harmony Community and surroundis, i.a areas to Vacation Bible School, beginning Sunday, June ;e through July 2, 2004, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This year's Pdr gram is Son Games 2004. e CENTER RIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH w comes Reverend Si Mathison as guest speaker on Sund e July 4 at the 11 a.m. morning worship service. The chuv el is located east of Highway 83 on CR-1883. r For more information, contact Reverend Nancy Snyderml 859-2464. GOOD NEWS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH is cepting applications for crafters for their Holly Days Cr$ Show. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nove: ber 13. The church is located on Hwy. 98 in Santa Ra Beach, three miles east of Sandestin, across from Bayou Bil Crab House. For more details or to reserve a space, call 231-9999} call the church at 622-9191. THERE WILL BE Agospel sing at the Outreach for Chri Church, located on Hwy. 2 in Darlington, FL on Saturd July 3, at 7 p.m. The featured guest will be the Voice i Praise, from Opp, AL. i LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH invites all to th summer revival weekend, July 2-4 for revival preaching ! Evangelist Jeff Benton and a discussion on the differenc! between bible versionstaught by Evangelist Carl W. Deend Other preachers include Brother Mike Wilps, Brother To! Gersztyn and Brother Gary Sharrett. Immediately following the Sunday morning servid there'll be a special Fourth of July picnic, i For information or directions, call (850) 892-7024 or (851 723-2739. The church is located at 330 N. Davis Lane, D Funiak Springs, FL. Service times are Friday-6 p.m., Saturday-10 a.m. & p.m., Sunday school,10 a.m., Sunday worship-ll a.m., p! nic immediately following Sunday morning worship, Su! day evening service will begin at approximately 5 p.m. , SWEET GUM HEAD CHURCH OF CHRIST invites y to a gospel meeting from July 11-15, 2004. Evangelist Greg Swindle, of Panama City, FL, will be t speaker. The song director will be Jonathan Sewell, of Swd Gum Head, FL. I Sunday services are 10 a.m.- Bible study, 11 a.m.-w ship, scripture unity, 12:30 p.m.-fellowship meal, 2 p.m.-sir ing, 3 p.m.-evening service. Services Monday-Thursday w! be at 7 p.m. each evening. ! INDIAN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH is hosting Vacati Bible School on Friday, July 9, from 6-8:30 p.m. and Satt day, July 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.r. for ages three throu sixth-grade. The theme this year is Jesus helps You Pow! Up!" t The church is located at 3964 CR-280A, DeFuniak Sprin Call 892-9707 for more information. THE RED BAY CHURCHES invite everyone to join th  'Rickshaw Rally' for Vacation Bible School. Join us and a glimpse of the Far-Out, Far East. Classes are offered t pre-school through adults. VBS will be July 12-16 froml p.m. until 9 p.m. Join in the fun, food, new knowledge, a-,