The Palestine United Methodist Church Christmas Tree was lit brighter than ever in 2012, with many Clay County citizens dedicating a lit ornament to lost loved ones. The following is a list of those who gave and those who received the dedication.
Catherine Rape, Noel Rape and Estell Huffman had lights given by Missy Norwood.
Charsie Walker, Charlie Coggins, Mattie Pearl Coggins, Diane Gill, John Paul Gill and Crystal Ann Mathis had lights given by Lowell Walker.
Mr./Mrs. Mac Pate and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Brock had lights given by Mr./Mrs. Gary Brock.
Allene White, Mabel Clark, Betty Moseley, Sybil Dendy and Russell White had lights given by Glena Nadeau.
Joe T. White, Russell White, Halla Russell and Joe Russell had lights given by Katholene White.
Merlene Caldwell, Burton Cliett, A.C./Mary T. McKnight, Eugene/Pauline Ferguson, David/Rowena Hodnett and Stevens/Elsie Lofton had lights dedicated by Mr./Mrs J.T. Hodnett.
Haywood Coleman, Estelle Coleman, John Allen Burges and Willie (Granny) Burges had lights dedicated by Roger/Jeannie Coleman.
Odell McGee dedicated lights to Ellis McGee and Jack Lloyd.
Tunnie Moore dedicated lights to Hugh Moore, H.M. Moore, Matt Moore and Faye Pearson.
Glenda Clardy dedicated lights to Maggie Lou Moore, Charlie Moore, Martha L. Moseley, Hugh Moore, Virginia Hosmer and Faye Pearson.
George/Judy Simmons dedicated lights to George Simmons, Annie Lee Simmons and Aaron Blansett.
Randy Sparks dedicated lights to Mildred Sparks, John Sparks, Arlee Sparks and Euna Pearl Sparks.
Wayne/Judy Ray dedicated lights to Faye Pearson, Hugh Moore, H.M. Moore, Virginia Hosmer and Martha Lou Moseley.
Jimmy/Janice Terry dedicated lights to Evie Millsaps, Ellis Millsaps, Jerry Millsaps and Bobby Millsaps.
The Herbert Davis family had lights dedicated by Mr./Mrs. Grady Davis.
Mrs. A.R. Dickson, Mr. A.R. Dickson and Dr. Alan Robinson had lights given by Mr./Mrs. Richard Robinson.
Nancy White and Mook White had lights dedicated by Sandra/Butch Boyskin.
Larry White, Reba White, Ida Mae White, Gilbert White, Sybil Dendy and Sally Robertson had lights dedicated to them by Jan/Todd Robertson.
Jewell Simmons and Marshall Simmons had lights given in their memory by Bill F. Simmons/Earlene Simmons.
Mrs. T.A. (Becky) Dendy dedicated a light to T.A. Dendy.
Trina Dendy dedicated a light to T.A. Dendy.
Bill/Carol Sims dedicated lights to Russell White, T.A. Dendy, Nancy White and Mook White.
Jimmy Hollingsworth dedicated lights to Sam Hollingsworth, J.W. (Red) Thompson, Inez Thompson, Sara Belle Thompson and Laura Parker.
Kieth/ Bonnie Thompson dedicated lights to Sybil Dendy, Pete Dendy, Hugh Moore, H.M. Moore, Inez Thompson, J.W. (Red) Thompson, Ida Mae White, Matt Moore, Merle Coleman and Joe OâRourke.
Jan/Todd Robertson dedicated a light to Jo Ann Davis.
Palestine United Methodist Church dedicated lights to Odell McGee, Glenn âRedâ Springer, âMissâ Nancy H. Cliett, Katholene âCityâ White and Ruth Alice âTunnieâ Moore.
George/Judy Simmons dedicated a light to Lib Blansett.
Mr./Mrs. J.T. Hodnett dedicated lights to Russell Lofton, Elizabeth Cliett, Debra Watson and Rose Ann Wilson.
Mr./Mrs. Richard Robinson dedicated a light to Odell McGee.
Roger/Jeannie Coleman dedicated a light to Aaron Tyler Bryan.
Glenda Nadeau dedicated lights to Ervin White, Katholene (City) White and Odie White (Bill).
Each light was $5, and the proceeds went to care packages which were made for the elderly and shut-ins in the Palestine Community.