Lola Grace Thigpen

Lola Grace Thigpen, 81, died on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Madison County Memorial Hospital. Thigpen was born in Adel, Ga. and lived in Madison for most of her life. She loved fishing, unsweet tea, strawberry ice cream, yard sales and, she loved to go to Shired Island in Dixie County, Ga. Thigpen was also a member of Bible Deliverance Church, in Madison. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Thigpen; three sons: Tommy (Marie) Thigpen and Joey Thigpen, both of Madison, Dale (Bonita) Thigpen, of Trenton; three daughters: Ann (Jim)…

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MCMH holds reception for specialists

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Friday, Jan. 12, friends and colleagues of Dr. James Stockwell and Dr. Wade Douglas gathered in the front lobby of the Madison County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) to bid farewell-but not goodbye-to Dr. Stockwell and to welcome Dr. Douglas to the MCMH medical staff. Tammy Stevens, Chief Executive Officer for MCMH welcomed those in attendance to the service. James Sale, MCMH Board Director gave an invocation. Tiffany Strickland, MCMH O.R. Director of Services presented a plaque to Dr. Stockwell in honor of his devotion and commitment…

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St. Mary’s Episcopal Church holds special meetings

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church began a series of meetings on Sunday, Jan. 14, entitled, “Mystic Saints and You,” which is meant to explore the importance of hearing from God, as well as the various forms that may take. The group is meeting every Sunday, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bobbi Breo, a 30-year Episcopalian and life-long seeker of God, is leading the meetings. Breo understands the importance of a biblical basis for our faith. “The Bible is so important, but what happens after the…

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Madison First Baptist welcomes new music director

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison First Baptist Church welcomes Chuck Edwards as their new music director. Edwards enjoyed his first service with the congregation on Sunday, Jan. 21. Edwards comes to Madison after spending eight years as the music director for Lakeland United Methodist Church, in Lakeland, Ga. He is also a certified substitute teacher with the Berrien County school system, in  Nashville, Ga. Edwards plans to relocate to Madison soon. “I’ve already fallen in love with the community,” said Edwards. After completing high school, Edwards graduated with honors with…

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