Prayer Requests for August 24 – 31, 2016

Prayer Requests

Prayer Request from Rosanne Patton: We have called in hospice for my father, Ray Batson, to assist with pain control. He is sleeping a lot now but still continues to enjoy visitors, cards and letters. We are surrounding him with those who love him during the days ahead. Rev. Ray Batson: Belmont Village Room 218, 4315 Johns Creek Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia 30024; (770) 557-1309;

Prayer Request from Shaun King: Please remember in your prayers the family of Beth Ann and Tommy Boland, in the passing of Beth Ann’s sister, Sara Frances Campbell on Sunday, August 28th.. Sara is aunt to Susan Butts and Edwin Boland. After a long and wearisome journey, she has found rest, and her faith has been made sight. Please join us in praying for the family during this time. Her obituary, as posted to the Sullivan-King Funeral Home in Anderson, South Carolina…

Sara Frances Campbell passed away on August 28, 2016.

She was born on November 19, 1926, in Elbert County, Georgia to Carl Edward and Lexie Mae Queen Campbell, moving to Anderson County, South Carolina where she grew up. She graduated from Girls High School and Anderson College, later moving to Atlanta, where she was employed by the Citizens and Southern National Bank, working there until retirement. While in Atlanta she was a member of the St. Mark United Methodist Church. After retirement, she returned to Anderson where she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are her brother, James William Campbell of Pendleton, South Carolina; sisters, Kathleen Farrow (James) of Columbia, Tennessee and Beth Ann Boland (Tommy) of Milton, Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Zelma Ruth Campbell and a brother, Thomas Lynwood Campbell. Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock on Thursday, September 1st, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson, with burial in New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1809 North Main Street, Anderson, South Carolina 29621-4764.

Prayer Request from David White: Church member Frances Flynn passed away on Tuesday night at Peachtree Christian Hospice. A memorial service honoring her life and her faith will be held in the Chapel of Johns Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, August 28th at 2:00 PM. Frances loved her church and the time spent with the many friends she made here. Please remember Frances’ family during these days.

Prayer Request from Shaun King: Charles Adams was taken to Emory Hospital downtown today. He was seen in the ER due to dehydration after an infusion last week. He is being admitted for the night to undergo observations and tests. He will be consulting with doctors this evening or in the morning. Charles and Rose are both grateful for your continued prayers during this time.

Prayer Requests for August 17 – 24, 2016

Prayer Requests

Prayer Request from Shaun King: JCBC member, Frances Flynn, who recently suffered a stroke during her recovery from knee surgery, has now been moved to Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth. Her family is grateful for the continued prayers of the congregation during this difficult time.

Prayer Request from J. W. Hutchens: Please pray for Norma Nicolai who fell on Tuesday. Norma has broken her arm, pelvis and has three cracked ribs. She will stay at Northside Forsyth Hospital for the next few days. Norma Nicolai: 3740 Three Chimney’s Lane, Cumming, Georgia 30041; 770-781-4535;

Prayer Request from Bob Cash: Please remember Roger & Toni Williams, as Roger is home from successful hip replacement out-patient surgery. They are most grateful for everyone’s thoughts & prayers today and in the future rehab/recovery. PT starts tomorrow!

Prayer Request from Richard Kay: My mother, Florene Kay, has been hospitalized this weekend with chest pains and shortness of breath. The doctors seem to think she was on the verge of a heart attack. She will have a heart catheterization Monday morning at 7:00am at St. Joseph’s. Please be in prayer for a successful procedure and fix to whatever issues they may find. We really appreciate the prayers of our church family. Florene and Byron Kay: 647 N. Peachtree St., Norcross, Georgia 30071; (770) 380-9221;

Prayer Requests for August 10 – 17, 2016

Prayer Requests

Prayer Request from Merry Romo: This is from Pat Taylor: Just letting you know Al is in hospital. He had a TI stroke, mini stroke yesterday morning. I knew what was happening when he could not talk. So I just put him in car, took him to hospital. They have done lots of tests. Haven’t heard from them. Haven’t seen the doctors yet today. He is better. His speech is back so we will see. Not sure when he will go home. Maybe later today, maybe.You can share this and thank you. Al and Pat Taylor: 4010 Delfaire Trace, Cumming, Georgia 30040;

Prayer Request from Roger Simpson: Charles Adams met with his oncologist at Winship Cancer Institute this morning (Friday, August 12th) at the Emory University Hospital campus to review the CT scan and MRI that were performed on Wednesday of this week. The reports confirm the presence of malignant melanoma in both lungs, liver and abdominal wall. He was accepted into the clinical trial. The doctor outlined his treatment regimen to utilize specific drug mixtures to address his condition with infusions to begin next Thursday, August 18th. Tentative treatment dates for three additional infusions are set for every 21 days for completion by October 21st. A new CT scan and MRI are set for early November to track the results. Please continue to pray for him and Rose as they travel this path of healing. Charles and Rose Adams: 535 Kings Peak Drive, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022.

Prayer Request from Sue Bowron: Della Wilcutt will have a pacemaker inserted next Wednesday, August 17, after several episodes indicating heart arrhythmia. She and her husband Kyle, who is suffering from prostate cancer, were active members of the Progressive Class and Master’s Singers. Due to poor health neither have been able to come to church for the past three years. The church’s prayers and support are requested as they struggle to care for each other without family nearby. Kyle and Della Wilcutt: 5806 Long Park Road, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

Prayer Request from Brenda Turpin: Frances Flynn had knee replacement surgery on August 4. She was in rehab in Lawrenceville doing really well when she had a massive stroke and was airlifted to Grady Hospital. Her condition is declining and family is in need of lots of prayers. She is in the Bowen SS Community. Frances retired and moved to GA to live with her daughter, Mary White and family. Frances Flynn: 4835 Backbay Street, Suwanee, GA 30024.

Prayer Request from Phil Brown: Long time member Dorothy (Dot) Pollock passed away Saturday, August 13th at 96 years of age. Dot had been homebound, yet still amazingly active, for some time living with her daughter Elise LaForgia in Winder. Elise’s home address is: 296 Gordon Court, Winder, GA 30680-2413. Below is Dot’s obituary with visitation and funeral details:

“Dorothy Matilda Agnes Deeb Pollock, 96, of Winder, GA, passed away August 13, 2016. Born in Norwood, MA, March 15, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Durgam Thomas and Esther Jo Howard Deeb. Dorothy served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Dorothy is survived by her three daughters: Elise LaForgia, Dorothy Cedars and her husband, Robert, and Chrystin Pleasants and her husband, Lonnie; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many more loving family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, at A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home, 2773 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 18, at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2045 Ponce De Leon Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, with Father Michael Evans officiating. Interment will be in GA National Cemetery, Canton, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church,

Thank you, Ms. Pollock, for your service to our country.” Elise Laforgia, Dorothy Cedars, and Chrystin Pleasants. ℅ Elise Laforgia: 296 Gordon Court, Winder, Georgia 30680-2413.

Prayer Request from Susan Kelley: My 83 year old father is having dental surgery on Wednesday morning due to a broken implant. Please pray everything goes well and there are no complications. Thank you! Susan. Bill Stromsoe: 305 Forkwood Trail, Woodstock, Georgia 30189.

Prayer Request from Mike Jones: Prayer for Louise Wiley. Her note: I don’t sleep much because of the severe neck and back pain. The Dr. seems to think it all relates back to my fall 2 months ago. Anyway, NOTHING seems to help. I would appreciate the prayers of the church. Louise Wiley: 520, Carybell Lane, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004; 770-619-4294;

Prayer Requests for August 3 – 10, 2016

Prayer Requests

Prayer Request from Roger Simpson: Charles Adams saw his thoracic surgeon on Thursday of last week and an X-ray indicated there was no fluid build-up in his lungs. The report and visit with the doctor was encouraging. He was reminded of his susceptibility to infection and to exercise caution. Additional meds were prescribed to help with his coughing. He is to have a CT Scan and an MRI mid-week at Emory-Johns Creek followed by an appointment with his oncologist at Winship Cancer Institute at the main Emory hospital campus later in the week. This appointment is to review the scan and MRI results and should provide a treatment regimen and schedule for his immuno-therapy infusions. A message from Charles and Rose: “Would you also express our deep appreciation for all the cards, comforting words, phone calls, etc. that we have received from our class & JCBC family, and to especially continue prayers for days ahead. We do so miss everyone.” Charles and Rose Adams: 535 Kings Peak Drive, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022.

Prayer Request from Phil Brown: Dorothy (Dot) Pollock, a 95 year old homebound member of our church, has been hospitalized for sepsis and other medical problems. She is currently in a hospital in Winder, GA near where she lives with her daughter, Elise Laforgia. Elise and her sister Dorothy Cedars are with Dot – their sister Chrystin Pleasants, who lives in Texas, communicated this information on Dot to my brother David and said the family was very appreciative of prayers for their mother. Dot is a long time member of our church, who is a very proud WWII Marine veteran and proudly wore her uniform at patriotic days at the church over the years and most recently to her 95th birthday party – I know she would covet your prayers for herself and her family at this time.

Prayer Request from Mary White: Mary Martin’s son, Tony Martin, passed away this morning after suffering a long time with cancer. Mary is thankful that he is not in any more pain. She asks for your prayers during this very difficult time. Tony lived in Memphis, TN, and there are no pending arrangements at this time. Mary Martin: 40 Rosalyn Road, Georgetown, GA 39854; 770-814-8228.

Prayer Request from Prayer Request from David White: Doyle Chasteen reports that Vera Bettis (former Chamblee musician and mother-in-law to Doyle’s son) passed away on Thursday. Visitation was on Sunday, August 7th at Marietta Baptist Church. Please be in prayer for Vera’s family.

Prayer Request from Cecelia Prator: To Friends and JCBC church family of Homebound member, Dot Waters. She is saddened by a move taking her further away from her church family both FBC & JCBC. Please find time to send her an encouraging word of continued love & support. She has now moved and her new address is: 1000 Professional Way Room 301, Woodstock, Georgia 30188.

Prayer Request from Leigh Anne Shields: B.J. Benton – His wife Beth will be having surgery on her neck again next Monday, August 8th, at Gwinnett Medical Center. The procedure done in October of last year has failed. The planned corrective procedure will be to make both an anterior and posterior approach to stabilize the cervical spine with new rods, screws, wire and bone grafts where needed between C2 and C7 levels. The surgeon told us yesterday that he has blocked out the whole day for the procedure, so it is a very involved and risky surgery. Please pray for steady hands for the surgical team, and for God’s protection over her during the surgery and recovery. We anticipate she will be in the hospital for 2-4 days depending on how well she responds. I’ll let you know whether she is up to any visitors later in the week after she makes it through the first 24 hours.