Feb. 22, 2012 —
Death is inevitable and it stings the heart terribly when a family member passes. When it struck our own family through the loss of our dear daddy, Marvin “Tobe” Messer, we found that there were specific things that soothed and comforted our wound like a healing balm to an open sore.
The greatest of these came from the assurance our family has in the hope of Heaven where there will be no more pain or sorrow, only joy and peace and the promise we will see our Daddy again. We know our father is rejoicing with angels, walking with Jesus, and is probably trying to get a bunch together for a grand game of softball. He has, no doubt, hugged everyone there by now, and dazzled everyone with his glowing smile.
When he so peacefully left this earth to cross to Glory, we thanked God for that precious gift though our hearts felt such a painful void by his absence. That’s when we found how God also uses others to bring comfort and healing. We have never been so touched by the outpouring of love, prayers, visits, calls, gifts, flowers, cards, food, and donations in his memory. All this from our wonderful family, friends, and community!
How do you express the perfect ‘thank you’ with words when our hearts feel so beyond them with gratitude and love? For now, we can only offer you those two words and pray you know how much more they are meant from humble and overwhelmed hearts. On behalf of our mother, Hazel, and the rest of our family, thank you all for reaching out to us with your kindness and compassion. May God bless you richly and abundantly for being His hands of love in our time of need.
Von Perry, Angela Johnson, Annette Garth, Lisa Conley, Shane Messer, and the rest of the Marvin "Tobe" Messer family
Feb. 22, 2012 —
- Letters to the Editor
Thanks for supporting church yard sale
The people at Smith Chapel Church wish to thank each one that bought at their yard sale and also the ones that gave a donation.
Thanks for gifts to Hydreco tenants
Hydreco Village and Hydreco Apartments would like to thank the students of the FCS Club (Fellowship of Christian Students) at West Carter High School.
Students may be disappointed by change in prize
I am writing you today concerning Carter Elementary PTO. I have a daughter who has perfect attendance this year. She has gone all year thinking if she had perfect attendance she would be getting the $100 prize like they gave out last year.
Kids should have fair play
I am just wondering, after attending a few East Carter baseball games, why the kids sitting on the bench never get to play?
Thanks for supporting CCA golf scramble
Carter Christian Academy would like to recognize the following hole sponsors, donors, and golf teams for your contribution in this year's golf scramble held at Hidden Cove Golf Course.
Responding to allegations about jail budget
I would like to respond to the “endorsement” that road foreman Larry McDavid ran in last week's Journal-Times. I would like to clarify and/or point out the obvious errors within that advertisement.
Pleasant Valley Cemetery in need of funds
Once again we are in need of help from everyone who owns or have loved ones buried in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Exchange student's experience is unforgettable
My name is Eva Olsen. I’m an exchange student from Norway, completing my senior year at East Carter High School. It’s been one of my dreams to go abroad to a different country and learn a new culture. I wanted new experiences and to improve my English.
Political signs being taken down
I have a word for that person or persons who ever is taking down the signs of other candidates for the upcoming primary election. You think that no one sees you?
Thanks to officer and sheriff for diligence
Recently I was the victim of a storage building break-in. I was furious when I realized that everything I had purchased during the past couple of years in preparation of getting my own home was gone.
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