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The Bath County News-Outlook December 4 2003 Q iritual Livin Gay Clemens, 91, of Sharpsburg, passes away Gay Clemens, age 91, of Sharpsburg, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at Mary Chiles Hospital, in Mt. Sterling. He was born April 8, 1909, in Nicholas County, to the late William and Margaret Jones Clemens. He was the widower of Geneva Clemens. He was a farmer, a Kentucky colonel, and the Chairman of the Board of Deacons at the Greater First Baptist Church, in Sharpsburg. Survivors are two sons: George Clemens (wife, Bar- bara) and Monroe Clemens (wife, Alberta), all of Sharps- burg; two daughters: Virginia Boyd (husband, Burt), of Sharpsburg; and Emma Jones, of Paris, Kentucky; one broth- er, William "Mickey" Clem- ens, of Sharpsburg; a special friend, Richard Mynhier; sis- ters-in-law: Lucille Derrick- son, of Paris, Kentucky; Isabel Scruggs (husband, Monroe), of Sharpsburg; three adoptive children: Maggie and Earl Jones and Kitty Walker; 18 grandchildren; several great- grandchildren; and several great-great-granchildren. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two daughters: Margaret Boyd and Gloria Darnell; five broth- ers: Harrison, Henry L., Albert, Taylor Clemens and Russell Trumbo; and two sis- ters: Mary D. Clemens and Eva Taul. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2003.. at the Greater First Baptist Church, in Sharps- burg, with the Rev. J.N. Higgins officiating. Burial was in the Longview Ceme- tery, in Bethel. The Richard- son Funeral Home, in Owings- ville, was in charge of the arrangements. Lonnie Dotson, 84, of Salt Lick, passes away Lonnie Dotson, age 84, of Moores Ferry Road, in Salt Lick, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2003, at his res- idence. He was born Decem- ber 2, 1918, in Pike County, to the late Wheeler Dotson and the late Louise McCoy Dot- son. He was a retired coal miner from B&D Coal Com- pany. Survivors are: his widow, Phyllis Norman Dotson, of Salt Lick; three sons: David Dotson, of Salt Lick; Henry Dotson, of Willow Brook, Illinois; and Lonnie Spence, of Woodridge, Illinois; eight daughters: Pamela Dotson, of Jeffersonville; Lynette Osti- quin; Ann Korwin; and Janice Blankenship, all of Joliet, Illinois; Jeanette, Georgia and Joann Dotson, all of Peoria, Illinois; and Kathy Smith, of Pike County; 32 grandchil- dren; 16 great-grandchildren; four brothers: Thurman and Jim Dotson, both of Illinois; Clarence Dotson, of Clay City; and Harold Dotson, of Kentucky. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sons: Ernest and Billy Dotson and John Layne; two brothers: Clyde and William Dotson; and three sisters: Martha Woods; Elvia Wolford, and Mary Dotson. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2003, at the Herald and Stewart Home for Funerals, in Mt. Sterling, with the Rev. Millard Anderson officiating. Burial was in Lovely Ceme- tery. Hildred Armstrong, 69, Bath Co. native, passes away Hildred Delores "Dee" Hatton Armstrong, age 69, passed away at home in her daughter's arms, Monday, December 1, 2003. Mrs. Armstrong was born Sept- ember 27, 1934, a daughter of the late Dawson Hatton and Rebecca Ginter Hatton. She was an accomplished chef, and owner of "Special Things", located in the Versailles Antique and Flea Market. She was a loving mother of seven and a devot- ed grandmother. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her numerous talents included cooking, crafts, singing and writing poetry. Mrs. Armstrong was preced- ed in death by an infant broth- er, James and an infant grand- son, Daniel. She is survived by her seven children: Craig Arm- strong (wife, Elouise), of Casstown, Ohio; Bonnie Massie (husband, Kevin), of Lexington, Kentucky; Eric Armstrong (Marcia), of Fred- ericksburg, Virginia; Fred- erick Armstrong (wife, Bar- bara), of Naples, Florida; Grant Armstrong (wife, San- dra), of Troy, Ohio; Holly Hasler (husband, David), of New Albany, Ohio; and Ivan The Lord Of History Is Coming Isaiah 7:14, 9:2,6.7, 11:2 The prophets teach much to those who will learn from them. It seems that the lives of men presents a continuous conflict of interests and needs, and of responsibilities and privileges. God understands the needs of men. That is why he sent his son, Jesus Christ, into the world. This Lord of History has come, and is continu- ing to come into the world. We will soon be cele- brating His coming into the world. When we think of a specific time in history, that is what we will seek to do now. Man is involved in time, His experience is, of course, in the present. But he brings to his experience, his knowledge of man's past. He speculates on the future with hope. These three dimensions of time confront him with all kinds of questions. God was with our forefathers in the past; He is present and active in the present; He will be with- in the future--His and ours. We have thought about changes that have happened in our lifetime. We have a difference between our situations and those our parents and grandparents faced. We dis- cussed some questions. Here are some of the questions I recall. Where are things headed? Do things have to get worse before they get better? Why doesn't God do something about it? Dear friends, God has done something about it. Some seven hundreds years before the birth of Jesus Christ, Isaiah wrote these words, "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." We are looking forward to the celebration of that Son's birthday. should seek to prepare our hearts for this event. Isaiah tells us that, "This is the plan for the whole earth, this is the hand over all the nations." What is God's plan pose in history? What is the end towards Creation moves? One purpose of God is to lish community life. Man was not meant to live ixl solitude. God called Abraham to go forth form a nation that would be a blessing ilies upon the earth. Isaiah saw GOd His people in Jerusalem, from which bless all the world. Then GOd gave to Isaiah His greatest tion, and the people began to look forward to time of the advent of the Son that would be of a virgin. Prophetic inspiration reached its est levels in these passages of Isaiah. All world is encompassed in God's plan. This was confmxied in the New Testament: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son". This love was what the world looked to. It is this love that prompts us at sing songs of praise and rejoicing to God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Isaiah goes so far as to tell us from what this Saviour shall come. He says that the spirit the Lord shall rest upon Him. He will righteousness and reprove with equity. This One whose coming we celebrate. Praise His Holy Name. David L. Crouch, 31, of Olympia, killed in car accident Armstrong (wife, Jennifer), of Cheyenne, Wyoming; their father, Alvin Armstrong; 34 grandchildren; a brother, Vernon Hatton; three sisters: Floretta Flake; Wilma Hat- ton; and Linda Couch; and a host of church friends. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec- ember 3, 2003, at the church. Private burial was in the Shrout Family Cemetery, in Owingsville. David Lee Crouch, 31, of 660 Pine Grove Road, Olympia, died Wednesday November 19, 2003, of in- juries received in an automo- bile accident. He was born September 5, 1972, in Mt. Sterling, the son of Morton Crouch, of Olympia, and Linda Thompson, of Owings- ville. He was an employee of Harper's Construction Com- pany. Survivors, in addition to his parents, are his widoW, Melody Tabom Crouch; ot daughter, Angel LouiSe i Crouch; four sons: Crouch; Tanner Swartz; Levi Martin; and Cody two stepsons: Kevin Adki and Aaron Taborn; two ters: Rebecca Hutson Susan Thornsburg, both Mt. Sterling; three Morton Wayne Crouch Mt. Sterling; Crouch, of Owingsville; Bobby Thornsburg, Owingsville; his Deborah Crouch, and several nieces nephews. Club ,, ,', , . , , , , ;, The Bath County Ministerial Association in cooperation with The Angel Tree Christmas Project invites you to participate in a CANNED FOOD DRIVE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2003 "Sharing from the joy of your bounty so others can have a bounty of joy." You can donate in four ways: 1. Canned Goods. Items such as canned fruits and vegetables are always needed and useful. 2. Dry Goods. Donations ot macaroni and cheese, noodles, rice, soup beans, instant pota- toes, or cereal will be greatly appreciated. 3. Paper Goods. Toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels dona- tions are popular items of need. 4. Cash Gifts. Perhaps you would rather give a monetary donation so those items that are needed can be purchased. , check can be written tc "B.CM.A." and given to youl pastor. Make sure your check memo reads "Angel Tree Foo( Fund." We are asking that all churches make this collection and see tc it that it arrives at the Owingsville Christian Church before 10:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2003. This will allow you the entire day to donate. Angel Tree volunteers will assemble pantry baskets that week. May God richly bless you for your generous and gra- cious gift. Bath Co. Ministerial Asociation P.O. Box 1339, Owingsville, KY 40360 ....... Bethel Community ' ...... ' ..... Church formerly Ralph Crouch's Store is having a Bake Sale and Yard Sale inside on Saturday, December 6, 2003 starting at 8 a.m. and ending ?? This is a new church and all contributions are appreciated. So please come by and help us outt Thanks, Bethel Community Church Rev. Roy Stacy, Pastor 247-4108 at 6:30 p.m. Believe" Pastor Bro. .da Ins %dm THE BATH COUNTY NEWS-OUTLOOK Postmaster: Send address changes to: Bath County News-Outlook (045260) P.O. Box 577 Owingsville, KY 40360 The Bath County News- Outlook is owned by Community News-papers, Inc., P.O. Box 577, Owingsville, KY 40360, and is published each Thursday at its offices on Water Street, in Owingsville, KY. Subscription rates are: $18.00 per year in Bath County; $22.00 per year in Kentucky; $28.50 per year elsewhere, all payable in advance. Periodicals postage paid at the Post Office, at Owingsville, KY 40360. "Friend at the Northside Church of God 1086 W. Hwy. 36 Stmday, December 7, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Everyone Welcome! Bring Your Friends and It God Sen t will also be Performing, singing Christmas Carols for us, which starts at 6:00 p.m. Everyone come and loin us "in Celebrating lesus' Birth! for the Mark pher Family at the Owingsville First Church of God 320 Slate Avenue, Owingsville Saturday, December 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost $5 Adults; $3 Under 12 (Mark was tragically killed on Oct. 2, 2003, when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle in Frankfort, Ky. He leaves behind his parents, Benton and Jane Copher;, his wife, Myke Shields Copher and four children: Devin (15 years); Mykaylee (7 years), Sadara (2 years) and Elias (4 months). The family are Bath County residents and attend the Peeled Oak Christian Church.) You may leave items for the Auction at the Owingsville First Church of God