Monday, December 31, 2007
Many aspects of his funeral today brought back memories of my own grandfather and how much I had missed him. The songs that were sung, the military ceremony, etc. There was only one Grady....and we will surely miss him...but we all know that he has received that Crown of Righteousness that he worked so hard to earn. For those of you who didn't know Grady, you can only imagine the type of devoted man he was. I know that I will miss him and that my children will also feel a void in their lives as well.
Grady Lee Lanning, 81 of 259 Hillsboro St. died Thursday, December 27, 2007 in Fayetteville. He was a native of Gaston County and a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church. Grady was a member of Masonic Lodge 202 in Blacksburg, SC, a member of the Eastern Star of Georgia, The American Legion and Fleet Reserve Association. He was retired from the US Navy after 22 years of service. Following retirement, he worked with IBM for 25 years in maintenance and was presently a medical health driver with the Council on Aging in Chatham County.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2007 at Pittsboro Baptist Church and conducted by the Rev. Tripp Harmon and the Rev. John Robinson. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military and Masonic rites.
Surviving are his wife Betty Jean Boyd Lanning; two daughters Karen Whitman of Green Level and Sonja Holt of Gaffney, SC; one son, Barry Lanning of Holly Springs; three sisters, Berti Dover, Betty Floyd, and Sondra Anderson all of Blacksburg, SC; two brothers Doyle Lanning and Earl Lanning both of Blacksburg, SC and five grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday December 30, 2007 at Griffin Funeral Service and Cremation. Memorials may be made to the Pittsboro Baptist Church Building Fund.
Here are some pictures of the LO's that I completed over the last two days. It's hard to captured all the embellishments with the camera and a 12x12 page is too large to scan. I'm hoping to scrap the New Year in. Last year, my mom was down here so that made it a lot more fun........this year, I started my day off with a funeral, have to find time to celebrate our wedding anniversary and I want to scrap! LOL I'm still feeling icky so I'm just playing it by ear.
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
This is one of the gifts that Robin, the gal I teach with, picked me up for Christmas. It is a candle votive lamp. Needless to say, it'll be out all year round!!!
This is the big dog she got me....I named him Freckles, in memory of Deborah Keck's beagle that she loved so much.
And this is the BIG BAG OF DOG BONES that one of my preschool students wrapped up for me as a Christmas gift!!! This would ONLY happen TO ME!!! I have given a few to the pups, but I have also informed my Pastor that his dog would be getting the majority of them since he laughed so hard!!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Deborah Anne West Keck
Born in Rutherford Co., NC on Nov. 15, 1961Died Dec. 14, 2007 and resided in Bear Creek, NC.
Deborah Anne West Keck, 46, of Union Grove Church Rd, Bear Creek, died December 14, 2007 at her home following a five year battle against cancer. She was born in Rutherford County on November 15, 1961 to Robert P. and Anita F. West. Deborah was a 1980 graduate of R-S Central High School, a 1983 graduate of Eastern Kentucky Unviersity with a degree in Police Administration, and an October, 1984 graduate of the NC Highway Patrol Academy. She was the third woman to become a NC State Highway Patrol Trooper and was stationed in Statesville. After leaving the patrol, Deborah worked with the NC Department of Revenue, the ATF, and last worked with the NC Department of Labor until becoming ill in 2002. Deborah was a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church.She is survived by her sons, Benjamin Taylor Keck and Samuel Adam Keck, both of Bear Creek; her mother, Anita Fite of Forest City; her father, Robert West of Bostic; her sister Sherry West McNeilly and husband, Tim, of Forest City; her grandmother, Alice Ross Fite of Forest City; and the father of her sons, Randy Earle Keck.Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Sunday, December 16, 2007 at Pittsboro Baptist Church. The service to celebrate her life will be conducted by Rev. Tripp Harmon at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 17, 2007 at Pittsboro Baptist Church, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be given to Pittsboro Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 696, Pittsboro, NC 27312.Online condolences: www.griffinfuneral.com, Select Obituaries. Arrangements are under the care of Griffin Funeral Service, Pittsboro, NC.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Here are a few photo's from my Kidz choir. We went and sang some Christmas songs at an Assisted Living home here in Pittsboro yesterday. It was a lot of fun. A few of the kids were a bit nervous looking at first (mainly the younger ones) because the surroundings were a bit different for them. There were quite a few of the residence singing along and a gentleman even jumped up and starting dancing. It was great to see the children be such a blessing to someone else.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I made this card at the Swarm:
This card is one that I saw on the MB last year and my mom and I took SIX hours to make just ONE of them. This year, I have made 14, one for each preschool student.
And finally, I made "For Unto Us A Child Is Born..."
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Wow! That week-end went TOO FAST! Not only that, but once I got a breather from all the papers I had to write in school, they decided to assign me another one to research by the 10th of Dec. Add an essay on top of that and finals........where is my down time??? I did get about 24 Christmas Cards scrapped this week-end and my niece and nephew's birthday cards. I have half of my sisters done.......but for some reason it's harder to finish hers up. Lord knows what she's into!!!
It's been getting rather cold here lately.........we did get a little rain yesterday, but only enough to make the day drag and be dreary. Well, I guess I need to get back to the books........I'll post some Christmas Cards later on as I get them finished up.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Dear precious Lord,We bow our heads in heartfelt, thankful prayer;For all the ways You've blessed our livesand for Your loving care.We thank You for the handsthat have prepared this special treatAnd pray that You will bless all those who have no food to eat.