Floyd Hardison was installed as Elder, while Terry McCotter, Polly Surprenant and Roger Surprenant were installed as members of the Diaconate during the worship service yesterday.
Hardison, who has been a long-time member of the Diaconate, now will be a general board member as an Elder, and McCotter, Polly and Roger Surprenant are now general board members as part of the Diaconate.
We welcome them to their positions, and know that they will be faithful servants of God and the church.
We learned yesterday of the death of Michael Benjamin Hodges, 37, of Reelsboro last Saturday. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family. They will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. tonight at Bryant Funeral Home, and a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Jan. 29 at New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church, the Revs. Jesse Crisp and Owen Lupton officiating. Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions may be made to Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509.