Pastor Heidi C Bender Following The Worship Service... On Sunday, June 7, 2015... Light Refreshments Were Served And... A Love-Gift Was Presented Her... In Appreciation of Her Contributions to Our Church... Since June 16, 2013... Heidi Will be Serving The SHILO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH near Huntsville, AL. in 2015. We Wish Her Well In Her New Ministry!
Our Church Hosted A Reception Honoring
Bill & Betty Stone On Sunday, June 9, 2013... Light Refreshments Were Served to a large crowd of friends and relatives... A 'LOVE-GIFT' was presented to the Stones in Appreciation of their Contributions To Our Church & Community... Bill is accepting an Appointment to two churches in Eva, AL, after serving us since 2005... Although they Will Be Missed... We wish them the best, as they enter a new phase of their ministry!
We are in Prayer For...an excellent new beginning for our church on June 14, 2015... Many New and Exciting Plans Are Underway... Beginning...With DEPOT DAYS 2015! Please Consider Joining us for Worship on... Sunday Mornings At 11:00 A.M.
Better known at "DANNY LEE" of WKEA in Scottsboro, AL... Has Been Appointed to Serve Our Church in 2015. We Welcome Danny and his wife Christina to our church! We Wish them a rewarding ministry... And... look forward to their leadership in helping our church to grow by... Becoming more challenged... And equipped to grow more disciples of Jesus Christ... By taking risks and changing lives! Listen to Danny's Sermon on Father's Day 2015 HERE His Sermon Concludes with his own piano accompaniment and solo version of "STAND BY ME", made famous by ELVIS PRESLEY. This Gospel Hymn is found in our church's hymn book, THE METHODIST HYMNAL, for Congregational Singing. Visit StevensonFUMC.Com Website & LIKE our Facebook Page HERE
The Sanctuary during Lenten & Easter Season 2012 at Stevenson First United Methodist Church
Traditionally, Easter Lilies were presented in Honor or in Memory of loved ones by church members...
They were then taken to shut-ins, hospitals, or Nursing Homes...
... as an OUTREACH MISSION...
Although many of our Traditions have changed since 2012...
Funeral Services were conducted by Rev. Bill Stone and Rev. Danny Lee at The Stevenson Rudder Funeral Home. Ed and Shirley will continue to be missed by their many friends and relatives in our church. Pictures and Tributes will be added as soon as they are available to us.
MARY WARD TIMBERLAKE ALRED
November 19, 1920-May 12, 2015
Mary Ward, 94, was the last surviving daughter of Claude Russell and Bessie Haddon Timberlake. She and her seven sisters: Maude Russell Bosworth, Novella Freeman, Claudia Timberlake, Fern Woodall, Jane Timberlake, Ruth Timberlake and Alice Wright were raised in the Methodist Church of Stevenson. Mary, Ruth, Jane, Claudia and Fern were pioneer business women in Stevenson. Mary and Ruth ran BOGART'S DRY GOODS, Claudia and Fern started THE IDEAL BEAUTY SHOP and... Jane was an early woman executive at THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK of STEVENSON, employed as a loan officer.
The TIMBERLAKE SISTERS were descendants of Railroad Pioneer brothers, John P. and Joel S. Timberlake, contractors for THE MEMPHIS and CHARLESTON RAILROAD. They constructed the first Railway Bridge over CROW CREEK located near the STEVENSON RAILWAY DEPOT. After completion of the railroad, the brothers settled in the area and opened a general store in Stevenson. The Timberlake family and succeeding generations included a local newspaper publisher, a druggist, an automobile dealer, a movie theater owner, an attorney and owners of numerous mercantile businesses in HISTORIC DOWNTOWN STEVENSON. The Timberlakes were instrumental in the organization of the original STEVENSON DEPOT DAYS CELEBRATION in 1982. For More Information about STEVENSON DEPOT DAYS 2015 See:
At the request of the Alred Family, Mary's Funeral Services were conducted by The Rev. BILL STONE and MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS for MARY WARD TIMBERLAKE ALRED may be made payable to THE STEVENSON FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.
"John was a Master Craftsman of Stained-Glass objects, including wonderful Stained-Glass Lamps, which he generously shared with his family and friends. He also did magnificent transformations of furniture and other objects from almost useless to family "keep-sakes" treasured by all who saw them. His sense of humor was wonderful, even in ill health, which he did experience in many of his 87 years. He and his wife, Joy, were in their usual pew at our church, The First United Methodist Church of Stevenson, AL, on the day he departed this earthly life on that last Sunday morning. He will be missed by all who knew him."
*Addendum to Eulogy of John Wesley Singleton by his grandson, Johnathon Corey Singleton:
"In my opinion, the best way to remember someone, is to speak of who they were to us. John Wesley Singleton was born on January 21, 1925, and passed on January 29, 2012, at the age of 87. Beloved husband to a wonderful woman, father of two accomplished sons, grandfather of two who aspire to be as successful as their elders. Honored WWII veteran of the island campaigns, a trusted brother in the Masonic Fraternity, accomplished artisan of many fine works. But I believe his family was what still meant the most to him. We'll never forget you and all you did for us."
FOR GRANDDAD: By Johnathon Corey Singleton
Read by The Rev. Bill Stone at his funeral at Rudder Funeral Home Chapel on February 1, 2012 1925-2012