Church News

SISTER SHANNA WISE’S MOTHER HAS SURGERY:

Sister Shanna Wise’s mother. Barbara Hudson, had surgery Wednesday, Nov. 29, to remove part of her left lung that was cancerous. The surgery went well according to the surgeon and lymph nodes will be tested to see if anything has spread and the family awaits the results. This kind of surgery can sometimes be very painful in recovery so we pray for minimal discomfort and a good recovery. The doctors are encouraging for a good recovery at present with a possibility of no treatments for the cancer.

BROTHER JEREMY WISE TO BE ORDAINED:

Bethany voted in conference November 19, 2017 to call for the ordination of Brother Jeremy Wise to the full work of the gospel ministry. The time has been tentatively set for 2nd Sunday in January, 2018 (Jan. 14) at 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon. He has been called as Pastor of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church and has accepted the church as Pastor. We have also received a letter from Antioch which requested he be ordained but the church had already acted to call for his ordination.

BROTHER JEREMY WISE CALLED AS PASTOR IN OXFORD:

Brother Jeremy Wise who has been filling appointments in many churches for quite awhile has been called as Pastor of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church in Oxford, MS and he has accepted the call. This means that Brother Jeremy will undoubtedly be ordained to the full work of the gospel ministry during the next two or three months. We pray for him in his efforts to serve the Lord. We will definitely miss him and his family as regular worshipers at Bethany but we pray the Lord will guide him in the ways of the Lord and minister to the saints of God.

SISTER BRITTANY HOUSTON’S SON TO HAVE SURGERY:

Sister Brittany Houston’s son, Cason, is scheduled to have surgery to remove his tonsils and adenoids n Wednesday November 15 and we pray everything will go well.

BROTHER BOYCE GRISHAM NEEDS KNEE REPLACEMENT:

Brother Boyce Grisham has seen an orthopedic specialist and he has a very bad arthritic knee that is in need  of total knee replacement. He was given a steroid shot which has helped his condition and is taking some exercises that is supposed to help. He is to see Doctor again in December. His heart problem might be a complicating factor.

SISTER SHANNA WISE’S MOTHER HAS LUNG CANCER:

Sister Shanna Wise’s mother, Barbara Hudson, has been diagnosed with lung cancer after a spot on her lung was detected. She is undergoing further evaluation and we pray for the healing hand of God. It has not been that long since Sister Shanna lost her dad.

THREE NEW MEMBERS OF BETHANY CHURCH:

We welcome three new members to the Bethany Church family. During conference September 17, Sister Kaye Holley, and her daughters, Lydia Holley, and Lindy Holley asked to unite with Bethany by way of letter from their current church membership at Chewalla Primitive Baptist Church in Potts Camp, MS. They were unanimously received on a forthcoming letter of dismissal from Chewalla Church

SISTER DEANNA WISE TO SEE SPECIALIST:

Sister Deanna Wise has been in a good deal of pain in her arms, neck and shoulders which is thought to be due to a Lupus condition. She is awaiting an appointment to see a specialist for further evaluation and we pray she can be given something for relief. 9-01-2017. She saw a rheumatic specialist on 9-18-2017 and it appears she has two separate problems. She has lupus and also x-rays show she has a bulging disc and a pinched nerve that is causing some pf the pain and she is going to a chiropractor and taking some kind of therapy. We pray both problems can be successfully treated.

SISTER SANDRA WISE’S SURGERY 8-24-2017:

UPDATE: 8-26-2017. Discharged home from the hospital and arrived home safely. It was a tiring and uncomfortable ride home but slowly recovering from the ordeal. Follow up appointment in four weeks and staples out in two weeks if nothing happens. Thankful the Lord has blessed thus far and pray He will continue to do so. Final pathology report shows n sings of cancer either in the mass, the Gall Bladder or the uterus. Praise the Lord for answering all the prayers in a positive way.

Sister Sandra Wise had surgery August 24, 2017 to remove a large mass on her ovaries and to remove a gall bladder and do a hysterectomy. The surgery only lasted two hours instead of four or five. She did well as surgeon was able to remove everything needed and he is confident that nothing is malignant but will perform a final pathology examination to be certain. She expects to be in hospital two days and nights if no complications. Thankful the Lord has blessed beyond measure thus far and pray for a good recovery.

BROTHER JEREMY WISE FILLING PULPIT IN VARIOUS CHURCHES:

Brother Jeremy Wise has been filling preaching appointments at different churches without a Pastor for several months and the Lord seems to be blessing his efforts for which we are thankful even though we miss him and his family in regular worship services at Bethany. May the Lord continue to bless!

 

SISTER UREA WISE IN HOSPITAL OVERNIGHT:

Sister Urea Wise spent a night in the hospital as she was very nauseated for extended length of time. Tests on the brain ruled out stroke and it seems to have been a severe case of Vertigo. She has had that in the past plus her heart stays in AFIB a lot but we pray she will be OK.

SISTER RUBY JEAN WILLIAMS RECOVERING FROM BROKEN SHOULDER:

Sister Ruby Jean Williams is recovering satisfactorily from a broken shoulder she suffered from a fall in her home. She has had to wear a sling ans had needed assistance getting dressed and other things.

BROTHER JERRY COLEMAN SUFFERS ANOTHER HEART ATTACK:

Brother Jerry Coleman suffered another heart attack on Sunday night, July 16, and two more stents were inserted to remove the blockage. That makes seven stents as he had five last year when he also had a heart attack.

SISTER SANDRA WISE TO HAVE MAJOR SURGERY: AUGUST 24

Finally got a date for surgery and it is scheduled for Thursday August 23, 2017 at UAB in Birmingham, Al. Surgery to be done by Dr Kenneth Kim and Dr Gray. Check in the day before for preliminary tests.

Met with the surgeon who will perform the operation and he said this needs to be done in Birmingham at UAB hospital as soon as it can be scheduled which will be close to two weeks at present, July 20, and if everything goes well she will be there two or three nights and then come home. Nothing will be done at least until the week of August 8 as main surgeon has been on vacation and has to coordinate with other gall bladder surgeon.

Sister Sandra Wise has had a recent ultrasound and CT scan and results show some polyps in the gall bladder and a large complex cystic mass in her abdomen, pelvis. Biopsy is scheduled for Tuesday July 18 to see if it is malignant and then surgery will be scheduled after that. We pray the Lord will see her through and that she will have a successful surgery and recovery. There was no biopsy done today July 18 as it was not needed since going to do surgery any way. Surgeons from UAB in Birmingham come to Tupelo once a week and see patients and do surgery.

80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR SISTER JOYCE TRENTHAM:

Plans are now made by the children of Sister Joyce Trentham to have an 80th birthday celebration for her at Wise Family Farms in the old Bethany Church Building on the farm on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 2:30 pm until 5:30 pm. It is supposed to be a surprise for Sister Joyce but I don’t think she checks this website. Many friend and family attended the celebration and they did keep it a secret and everyone had a good time.

 

SISTER SANDRA WIESNER HAS EYE SURGERY:

Sister Sandra Wiesner had surgery on Tuesday, June 27, to remove cataract and she did fine and reports greatly improved vision so that she may not need glasses. She will have the other eye operated on at a later date.

SISTER MARTHA WISE TO SEE PAIN SPECIALIST FOR BACK:

Sister Martha Wise is scheduled to see the Pain Management specialists in Tupelo this Wednesday, June 21. We pray that can see what is going on and help her as she has been down in her back for about two months and confined to bed to get relief. She had a CT scan of her back and scheduled to see results and recommendation for treatment on July 10 in Tupelo.

SISTER PEGGY HALL TO VIRGINIA TO SEE SPECIALIST:

Sister Peggy Hall and Brother James Hall are traveling to Virginia again this Sunday June 11 to see a specialist regarding the back problem of Sister Peggy. She has been taking water therapy and we pray she gets a good report and that she continues to get better. We pray for safe travel. She did get a good report and advised to continue water therapy aerobics.

SISTER DENA WISE RECOVERING FROM CRACKED BONE:

Sister Dena Wise fell recently and cracked a bone just above her hip and is very restricted as she heals from this trauma. It has been painful at times and we pray she will have a good recovery and be able to be back in church.

BROTHER JERRY COLEMAN’S SISTER-IN-LAW DIES:

Brother Jerry Coleman’s sister-in-law, Kim McCord passed away May 29 at the age of 51 after battling liver cancer. We pray for peace and comfort for the family as she has been delivered from all her sufferings.

BROTHER BOYCE GRISHAM TO HAVE DEFIBRILLATOR REPLACED:

Brother Boyce Grisham is now scheduled to have his heart defibrillator replaced sometime on May 18 as the battery has almost run its course. In addition his heart is out of rhythm again and cardiologists will shock it back into rhythm at the same time of the defibrillator surgery which is supposed to be out patient.

BROTHER BARRY WISE’S SON, SAM, IS MARRIED ON MAY 6:

Brother Barry Wise’s son, Sam Wise, was married on May 6 at a Plantation Venue near Cairo. Reports are it was a beautiful wedding with many to witness the event. His new bride, is Meagan and plan to make their new home in a subdivision on Hwy 346 and best wishes for the future.

SISTER EMMA KATE WISE GRADUATES HIGH SCHOOL MAY 20:

Sister Emma Kate Wise will have complete her twelve years of education and graduate from North Pontotoc High School on Saturday May 20, 2017. She plans on going to Itawamba Community College in Fulton I believe. Congratulations and God bless.

BROTHER JOHN TAYLOR WISE GRADUATES FROM MSU:

The newest member of Bethany, John Taylor Wise, graduated from Mississippi State University on May 6 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He plans to work toward a Master’s Degree working as a graduate assistant. May God bless!

BETHANY RECEIVES NEW MEMBER (JOHN TAYLOR WISE) AND IS BAPTIZED ON APRIL 30, 2017:

Bethany was blessed once again with a new member on April 30, 1017 as John Taylor Wise came forward asking to join the church and be a member of a church he had been attending all his life. He was joyfully received and baptized immediately thereafter as the water had already been prepared as he had made his desire known ahead of time to join and be baptized the same day. He had many family members who came to support him and witness his baptism. May the Lord continue to bless him and Bethany church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SISTER DOROTHY CLAYTON WAS IN THE HOSPITAL:

Sister Dorothy Clayton had to spend a couple of days in the hospital the week of April 24 due to complications from having a toe nail removed. Doctors could not get it to stop bleeding as she had been on blood thinner. She cannot put any weight on it at present and is using a hospital bed until she gets to where she can use her motorized wheel chair again. She has someone staying with her.

SISTER SANDRA WISE’S MOTHER PASSES AWAY 4-19-2017:

Sister Sandra Wise’s mother, Modean Quarles, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 19, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She had been in the hospital about two weeks and then got worse with inability to eat and then transferred to the hospice house. She had high fevers and was on oxygen and near death almost three days before she finally passed. Be in prayer for her children, Sandra Wise, Cathy Quarles, Ronald Quarles and Debra Clayton and the rest of the family.

NEW MEMBER AT BETHANY 4-16-2017:

Bethany was blessed to receive a new member on Easter Sunday as Brother Jerry Coleman came forward desiring a home in Bethany by letter from Laodicea PBC in Lafayette Springs. He was joyous received and given the right hand of fellowship and to be official upon receipt of letter from Laodicea.

SISTER SHIRLEY ROBBINS’ HUSBAND, DARIUS, PASSES AWAY:

Sister Shirley Robbins’ husband, Darius Robbins, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, at about 1:00 am in the morning. Funeral is Tuesday, April 18, at 2:00 pm at Tutor Funeral Home in Pontotoc with visitation beginning the same day from 12:00 until time for funeral. Be in prayer for Sister Shirley and rest of the family.

SISTER RUBY JEAN WILLIAMS’ BROTHER PASSES AWAY:

Sister Ruby Jean Williams’ brother, Thomas Milburn (Mib) Browning passed away early Monday morning, April, 10, 2017 at the age of 85. He had been in the hospital with Pneumonia and fluid around heart but was in the Union County Nursing Home and Rehab at time of death. He had some kind of virus, developed a high fever, and suddenly passed away. Funeral will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 12, at United Funeral Home in New Albany with visitation from 11:00 am until time of service at 2:00. A meal will be served to the family at Bethany after the service and burial at Shady Grove Cemetery.

SISTER SANDRA WISE’S MOTHER IN HOSPITAL:

Sister Sandra Wise’s mother, Modean Quarles, is in the hospital and has been there eight days now 4-09-2017. She originally had kidney infection and fluid on lungs. She became dehydrated in hospital and not eating anything. She presently has a feeding tube for nourishment. She tries to eat but she seems to have forgotten how chew and swallow. Praying for returning strength but how in light of the fact she is not eating. Decisions regarding her care will need to be made it seems.UPDATE: Drs. cannot do any more medically and are trying to get her a place in Sanctuary Hospice House for final end care. 4-12-2017. She was admitted into Sanctuary Hospice House on Thursday April 13, 2017. She will be given medication as needed and caregivers will attempt to feed her and see if she is able to rally but doctors do not think she will.

SISTER SHIRLEY ROBBINS’ HUSBAND, DORRIS, IN ICU:

Sister Shirley Robbins’ husband, Dorris, suffered some seizures and some bleeding from the brain and is in Intensive Care in Tupelo hospital as of April 5, 2017. UPDATE: He has been moved out into a private room but has a temporary feeding tube and has come down with Pneumonia which they are attempting to clear up.–4-12-2017

SISTER BRITTANY HOUSTON’S HUSBAND, ANDY, HAS UNCLE TO DIE:

Andy Houston, husband of Sister Brittany Houston, lost his uncle to death as he was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. His name was Mike Lollar and the funeral will be Wednesday, April 6, at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn.

SHOWER FOR SAM WISE SUNDAY 4-02-2017

There will be a shower for Sam Wise and His fiance’ Meagan on Sunday at Bethany beginning at 2:00 p.m. after lunch at church. We pray the best for them as they go forward with wedding some time in May.

SISTER TAMMY WISE DEATH ON 3-15-2017

Sister Tammy Wise passed from this life and entered heavens portals on Wednesday night, March 15, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. Some relatives and friends were singing some songs to her shortly before she died. We will miss her but glad she is not having to fight cancer any more and is at peace with Jesus Christ. Funeral will be Saturday at Bethany beginning at 2:00 p.m. Visitation at the church on Friday night from 5:00 – 8:00.

SISTER TAMMY WISE ON HOSPICE 3-11-2017:

Sister Tammy Wise has been placed on Hospice care after a long battle with cancer that appears to be finally taking its toll. She has deteriorated very fast over the last two weeks and much quicker than expected. Please be in special prayer for her that God will give peace and comfort during this time. Pray for her husband, Bro. Barry, as he ministers to her and her daughter, Caleigh, as she faces the loss of her mother at such a young age.

SISTER SHANNA WISE’S FATHER (DAVID HUDSON) DEATH:

Sister Shanna Wise’s father, David Hudson, passed away to his heavenly abode on March 6, 2017 at NMMC in Pontotoc. He had been battling several health issues for a long time and has now been released from the battle and is at rest. We pray for Sister Shanna and the rest of the family as they cope with their sorrow and say goodbye at the funeral on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Tutor Funeral Home in Pontotoc at 2:00 p.m. with visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. the same day.

SISTER SHANNA WISE’S FATHER (DAVID HUDSON) ON HOSPICE:

Sister Shanna Wise’s father, (David Hudson) has been put on Hospice as it seems he is nearing his last days on earth. He has had several health crisis over the last few years and the Lord has brought him through them all. If this is the last crisis, may the Lord again see him through to a better place in the presence of the Lord and not have to suffer in his earthly body that has been ravaged by so many illnesses. We pray for Brother David, Sister, Shanna and the rest of the family.–2-23.2017

SISTER TAMMY WISE HAS CANCER RETURN: 1-25-2017

Sister Tammy Wise and husband, Barry Wise, received some bad news as doctors now say that cancer has returned in the form of two tumors in her brain. It appears the only option available is radiation therapy. She will see a radiologist soon to determine the course of treatment. It appears there isn’t much that can be done to stem the advance of the brain cancer, even with some kind of treatment so her condition is terminal but only the Lord knows for sure. We pray for her, husband Barry, and daughter, Caleigh.

SISTER TAMMY WISE UPDATE–JANUARY 2017

Sister Tammy Wise has had the port removed wherein she received chemo treatments for cancer. She will need to take a chemo shot for cancer once a month from now on. She also had the kidney stent removed. She continues to battle the damage done by the chemo and radiation treatments which has been very restrictive for her.

BETHANY RECEIVES NEW MEMBER HUDSON WISE AND BAPTIZES HUDSON AND CAROL ANNE WISE WHO JOINED LAST SUNDAY DEC. 18:

Bethany was made to rejoice again on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, as Hudson Wise came forward to ask for a home in the church just prior to the baptism of Carol Anne Wise who joined on Dec. 18. He was joyously received and both these youngsters were then baptized into the fellowship of Bethany as our newest members. We are thankful. Sister Carol Anne was baptized first and the Brother Hudson Wise.

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Sister Carol Anne Wise Baptism

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Brother Hudson Wise Baptism

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BETHANY RECEIVES NEW MEMBER CAROL ANNE WISE:

Bethany rejoiced after service on Sunday, December 18, 2016 as Carol Anne Wise (daughter of Bro. Jeremy & Sis. Hillery Wise) came forward asking for a home in the church. She was graciously received and is scheduled to be baptized on Sunday December 25, 2016 on Christmas Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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