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Reilly Springs Memorial Day

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Teddy Boggs with Invocation

Reilly Springs is still a vibrant community in Hopkins County! Families with deep roots there return each year to honor loved ones who have passed away and rest in the Reilly Springs Cemetery. This year’s memorial service was held on May 19, 2019 in the sanctuary of the Reilly Springs Baptist Church. Opening the service was an introduction by Reverend Danny Caldwell, pastor of Reilly Springs Baptist Church since 2018.

Bill Owens and the Sunday School kids

Yvonne Miller King welcomed everyone, and Bill Owens and children’s Sunday School members provided special music. Mandi Morton Mitchell served as Mistress of Ceremonies, and along with Sandy Jenkins Buster and Parris Pickett, presented memorials and special awards. The family with the most members present was the Mary McDonald Koon family with 23 members. The Miller family had 18 members present. Artie Mae Bailey was named oldest person present, at age 94. Kerry Bailey presented a cemetery report and introduced board member Rhonda Wallace Loggins who has volunteered to re-map the cemetery. Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom presented an inspiring message for everyone, and after the service concluded, everyone was invited next door for a covered-dish dinner spread at the Reilly Springs Community Center.

Mary McDonald Koon brought 23 family members
Kerry Bailey, Reilly Springs Cemetery Board and Community Center member
Lunch inside the Community Center, home of the Jamboree
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Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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