Obituaries 

Marjorie Eugenia Bailey

Marjorie Eugenia Bailey, age 85, died Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the Hospice House in Tallahassee, Fla. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at Beggs Funeral Home, in Madison. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, in Greenville. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from  1 p.m. until 2 p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home. Marjorie was born in Moultrie, Ga. on July 23, 1933, to the late Lester and Eugenia Thompson. The family later moved to Greenville where she lived most of…

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Judith “Judy” Louise Sapp

Judith “Judy” Louise Sapp, age 72, entered Heaven’s gates on Monday, July 8, 2019. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Hickory Grove Methodist Church with burial at Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church. Judy was born on Jan. 4, 1947, in Montgomery, Ala. She was a loving wife, mother, Nana, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. She dedicated her life to Jesus, her husband Jimmy, her children and her family. She enjoyed cooking, fishing and…

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From the sunny side… “Almost” witnessing history

Fifty years ago this week, Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon and uttered his now famous, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” statement. I remember the event well, sort of. I do distinctly remember earlier on that Saturday, when the lunar module, called the “Eagle” landed on the lunar surface. My family had traveled to Lamont, Fla. to visit some friends and they had coverage of the lunar landing on their little black and white television next to the kitchen table. I remember…

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At the middle desk: From a word loss to a loss for words

Years and years ago, when I was a youngling, I learned of a comprehension learning disability, after a series of testing, that set me apart from the others in school. I hated reading. In fact, I willingly did not participate in most reading activities as I should have because the questions were so stressful and overwhelming. My comprehension of the moral of a story was low; lower than the others, and it wasn’t something to brag about. I eventually quit asking for help because it was too embarrassing. High school…

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