Obituary: Sandy Krew Icenhower

Visitation for Sandy Krew Icenhower 20, of Kemp, will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday July 16, 2013 at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.

Sandy was born to Mark Icenhower and Leah Rothacker Icenhower in Houston March 13, 1993 and died at Tool July 13, 2013.

He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, George Nolan Icenhower and James Engstrom.

He is survived by is parents; grandmothers, Janis Icenhower and Mary Jean Engstrom; sister, Skylar Icenhower; uncle George Nolan Icenhower, Jr.; numerous other family members and friends.

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Military News: Antonio B. Antonio

Antonio B. AntonioAir Force Airman 1st Class Antonio B. Antonio graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Antonio is the son of Leonor and Obidio Antonio of Athens.

He is a 2005 graduate of Athens High School.

Vacation Bible Schools coming up

Prairieville Baptist Church kicked off our VBS this past Sunday, July 14th at 6:45 pm. Bring your kids and bring your kids friends! They are sure to have a blast and learn all about Jesus—the Light of the world. On our last day, Wednesday, July 17th from 6:15 to 8:15 pm we will be having our WATER DAY! We’ll have a giant water slide, bounce houses, a dunking booth and more! If you have any questions feel free to visit our facebook page: @Prairieville Church or call 214-205-8341.

Murchison Baptist Church VBS. July 22 Monday through July 26 Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00. Friday is Family fun day, all family please come. Ages are 3— to—12 If you have any questions please call Tonya Curry (903)-469-3744. Any donations or offerings will be donated to the City of WEST,Texas. The Murchison Bsptist Church is on FM 773 in Murchison Tx.

Grace Bible Church located at 6400 South Highway 19 in Athens (just past the loop on the right) will be having Vacation Bible School starting on July 22 and going through 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each evening. The theme is “Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth”. Children from K-5th grade are welcome to attend.

Harbor Baptist Church VBS God’s Backyard Bible Camp Pre-Registration July 17th 6p-7p. VBS is from July 21st – 25th 6p-8:30p and registration starts at 5:30p on the 21st. Harbor Baptist Church 12059 State Highway 198 Payne Springs, Texas 75156 903-451-4171

New York Baptist Church Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 22-26, 6-8:30 p.m. for ages 5-12. For more information or a ride contact us at 903-852-7937, address 6125 CR 4334, LaRue, TX 75770.

Shady Oaks Baptist Church will be starting it’s VBS on Monday July 22nd through 26th. We will feed kids a light meal at 5:30 p.m. each day and start VBS at 6:00. It will end at 8:30 p.m. Please plan to attend. We’ll have a lot of fun.

VBS Kidz Under Construction at Hope Assembly Of God, 10195 CR 3820 Murchison Texas. July 28- July 31 .. Sunday at 6 all other night at 7. Everyone invited. More information call Pastor Chris at 903-469-3648.

Summer is here and what better way then to spend it with First United Methodist Church of Mabank. Vacation Bible School Registration has begun. Stop by the church office to register or visit the link provided. See you there! July 29-August 2 Monday-Friday 9 am – 11:30 am.

Faith Fellowship Church, Athens will host Colossal Coaster World VBS July 29 through Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. For information call 903-677-3034 or register online

FBC to host Global Leadership Summit

leadership summit pic webFirst Baptist Church of Athens is one of more than 230-plus hosts for the 2013 Global Leadership Summit put on by the Willow Creek Association.

The two-day event is headlined by speakers such as former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell; executive producer of Survivor, The Voice and The Bible, Mark Burnett; founder and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, one of the largest churches in America, Bill Hybles; and four best-selling authors.

According to the website: “The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day, world-class leadership event experienced by more than 170,000 leaders around the world, representing more than 14,000 churches. It’s telecast live from Willow’s campus (near Chicago) every August. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place in an additional 300+ cities, 92 countries—and translated into 42 languages. This event is crafted to infuse vision, skill development and inspiration for the sake of local church transformation.”

The summit can be seen live at FBC Athens, Aug. 8-9. Cost is $79 for student/faculty, $99 for military, or $249 for an individual. Contact FBC at 903-675-5135 for more details or to register.

Obituary: Martha Ann (Marti) Robertson

Martha Ann(Marti) Robertson
Martha Ann(Marti) Robertson

Martha Ann (Marti) Robertson was born Dec. 21, 1934 in Morganfield, Ky. and was the second child of Lucille and Joseph Francis (Frank) Wathen. She graduated from Saint Vincent’s Academy in Morganfield and moved to Louisville, Ky. to begin her career in the insurance and finance field. Martha returned to Morganfield to take a new position in the field of finance and that is when she met her future husband, L.H.(Dick) Robertson, who was to become the joy of her life. After her marriage to Dick on Sept. 29, 1956 she accompanied her husband to Texas A & M University and was employed in Schaffer’s bookstore, Cushing Library and the Memorial Student Center. Martha Ann took great pride in her PHT(Putting Hubby Through) degree from Texas A&M. She was proud of the Aggie ring she received for helping Dick obtain his degree in Petroleum Engineering, but she had even more pride in her two sons, Randy and Mark, who were born in Bryan, Texas during that time. After graduating Texas A&M, Dick began his career in the petroleum industry and Martha and their children (which by now included Frank and Robin as well as Randy and Mark) accompanied him in his travels around the world. Martha made a wonderful home for her husband and children Continue reading “Obituary: Martha Ann (Marti) Robertson”