Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Rejoice, for the Savior is Born!
“So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”- Luke 2:16-20

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Loss of Rev. B.R. Udosen 
We are saddened to announce the passing of Rev. B. R. Udosen, Missions Supervisor for the Nigerian Regions of the 10th Episcopal District. He transitioned to his eternal resting place on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 4:40 PM Nigerian Time.

We ask your prayers for his family and the 6 regions of Nigeria.

Submitted by Rev. Alfred L. Harrison
Executive Assistant to Bishop Kenneth W. Carter
Presiding Prelate, 10th Episcopal District
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Life of Rev. R.C. George, Jr.
Rev. R.C. George, Jr., passed away December 12, 2008 at Methodist University Hospital. He was born in Carrolton, MS on September 10, 1934, the first of four children born to the late Rev. Richmond C. Sr. and Mrs. Irene George.
During his 43 year tenure as a pastor in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, he was one of the founding Directors of the CME Church, First Episcopal District housing for the Elderly, Exum Towers, Memphis, TN and Smith Keys Garden, Texarkana and Eldorado, AR. He was considered a preacher’s architect and was instrumental in the rebuilding, upgrading, and construction of many churches in Tennessee under the leadership of Bishop B. Julian Smith, Bishop J. Madison Exum and Sr. Bishop William H. Graves. Some of the Tennessee churches he served as pastor were Mt. Tipton, Grady Chapel, Bartlett Chapel, New Hope, Pillow Street, Watkins Chapel, Smothers Chapel, Winrow Chapel (now Winrow CME), St. Paul, and Zion Hill. In Mississippi, he served as pastor of Bates Chapel, Bethlehem and Cooper Chapel. Other cities and churches where he served as pastor were Parrish Temple in St. Louis, MO; St. James in Flint, MI; and St. Vestal (now Hashaway Community) in Long Beach, CA.
In 1972, Rev. George began his tenure as the presiding elder of the Memphis District, West Tennessee Conference, where he held this position for a decade.
Rev. George leaves four daughters, Mary Jean George, Irene Woods (Glen), and Yvette George of Memphis, and Adrianne Guice (Robert) of Houston; two brothers, Rev. William E. George and Tanner George and one sister, Robbie George-Greer, all of Memphis. His immediate family also includes seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one aunt, Inez Cooper,, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The visitation for Rev. R.C. George, Jr. will be Friday, December 19th at M.J. Edwards Funeral Home, 1165 Airways Blvd., 6-8 PM. The home-going services will be Saturday, December 20th, 2008, Greenwood CME Church, 3311 Kimball Avenue, Memphis, TN, Rev. Dr. Travis Robinson, pastor. Visitation, 10-10:50 AM, funeral at 11 AM. Interment, Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Popular Ave., Memphis, TN.
In lieu of flowers, the George Family is requesting that you please send memorials to the Collegiate Scholarship Fund, Winrow St. Paul CME Church, 5865 Knight Arnold Road, Memphis, TN 38115. Arrangements: M.J. Edwards Funeral Home: 901-327-6390.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Loss of Rev. R.C. George, Jr.
The brother of CME Publisher Dr. William E. George, Rev. R.C. George, Jr. are as follows:
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Greenwood CME Church
(901) 743-1188
3311 Kimble Avenue
Memphis, TN 38114
Rev. Dr. Travis C. Robinson, pastor

Visitation — 10 AM
Celebration of Life — 11

Contact Reverend Dr. William E. George, 525 Harwood Cove, Memphis, TN 38120 at
(901) 683-7883 (home)

Loss of Mrs. C. Voncile Travis

Arrangements for Mrs. C. Voncile Travis, the aunt of General Secretary of Personnel Services Dr. Tyrone T. Davis are as follows:

Thursday, December 18, 2008
Phillips Memorial CME Church
(513) 281-2059
839 West North Bend Road
Cincinnati, OH 45224
Rev. Kai Cole, pastor
(513) 545-5062

Visitation — 11 AM
Celebration of Life — Noon

Saturday, December 20, 2008
New Purchase CME Church – (251) 789-2226
Beatrice, AL 36425
Reverend Dr. Dixie L. West, Pastor – (251) 244-0044

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Arrangements for 
Rev. Dr. Eugene McLemore
Homegoing Services 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 11 AM
Blacks Chapel Church
3425 Robinson Road
Jackson, MS 39209

Family Hour
Friday, December 19, 2008 6-7 PM
Blacks Chapel
Jackson, MS

Friday, December 12, 2008

Loss of Rev. Dr. Eugene McLemore
We are very sad to advise of the passing of Dr. Eugene McLemore, 66, current Pastor of Little Bethel CME Church, Terry , MS, former Pastor of Lynch Street CME Church, Jackson, MS ,former Hinds County Administrator and top Mississippi Development Authority official, who died today at home. Dr. McLemore grew up in the small north Mississippi town of Walls. Like his older brother, City Councilman Dr. Leslie Burl McLemore, his career revolved around public service and community leadership.
Please keep Mrs. McLemore and the rest of the family in your prayers. Further arrangements will follow.

Pene' Woods
A Time of Great Anticipation
"But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons" (Galatians 4:4-5, New International Version).
Merry Christmas
From The Christian Index Online

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Services for Mrs. Joanna Small. It is with regret that I inform you of the death of Mrs. Joanna Small the mother of Mrs. Evelyn Gosey, the Chair of the Women's Missionary Council Compilation and Statistics Committee.

Please keep Evelyn and her family lifted up in prayer.

The Homegoing Services are as follows:
Funeral Home
Good Samaritan Funeral Home
2200 Laurel Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103
Phone Number: 318-221-7361
Fax Number: 318-221-8697

Family Vistation Hour
Friday Night, December 5, 2008 - 7-8 PM

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 12:00 Noon
Bracks Chapel CME Church
Rev. Larry G. Williams, Pastor

Please send condolence to: Mrs. Evelyn Gosey
3212 Darien Street
Shreveport, LA 71109
Phone Number: (318)635-4471
Fax Number: 318-631-2705


Dr. Elnora P. Hamb
Women's Missionary Council President