Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy Birthday, Momma Guffey!

Vela Mae Morgan Guffey, wife of Rev. Paul Malloy Guffey, was born one-hundred years ago on February 18, 1913, to John Henderson Morgan and Susie Adelaide Whitehead Morgan.  I was away from a computer for most of the day yesterday; however, my thoughts and I'm sure the thoughts of many others in the family, were on Momma Guffey and what a wonderful woman she was!  We still miss her greatly!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Rev. J.B. Pritchett

Rev. J.B. Pritchett, son of Leroy & Gladys Guffey Pritchett, and grandson of Ephraim Monroe & Susan Elizabeth "Betty" Willmon Guffey, passed away on January 31, 2013, at the age of 80 years at his home in Jackson, Georgia. 
Bro. J.B. is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorcas Whitley Pritchett, and children - Danny, Phyllis (Darnell), Joan (Gamble), Judy (Brewer), Marcia (Forshee), and Barry.  He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren, and siblings Sue Shadden, Vida Cooper, Brenda Sealey, Charndle Pritchett, and Carlon Pritchett.
He was born in Swearengin, Alabama, in 1932, and spent a number of years in Higdon and as a member of the Higdon Free Holiness Church.  He later relocated to the Atlanta area where he established the Noah's Ark Holiness Church in 1971, and served as pastor there until his death.
Bro. J.B. was a lovely man who will be sorely missed by not only his family, but all who knew him.  He was quick to have a good laugh, but also quick to stand for the truth as needed.  Some of his more memorable sayings that stand out to me are:

  • "I GARRn-tee!" (guarantee)
  • "Are you happy?"
  • "I don't care if you don't like it, it's that way - bless God!"
  • "Are you still proud to be a Child of God?"
Bro. J.B.'s funeral was held Sunday, February 4, at the Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel in Ider, Alabama.  Officials were Bros. James McLain, Shirley Byrum, Gary Tucker, and Michael Pritchett.  Interment was at the Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bryant, Alabama.

We will certainly miss you, Bro. J.B.!  But, 'What a Meeting in the Air'!


UPDATE:  Bro. J.B.'s granddaughter, Rashae, and her husband, Cody, welcomed their first child today, February 4, 2013.  Kaydence Daya McCreary, weighed in at 7 lbs, oz, measuring 21.5" in length.  Mother and baby are doing well!  Congratulations to Cody and Rashae!  May the warmth of this new life help comfort you during the loss of your grandfather!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Paperbacks are IN!

Finally, the first batch of (correct) paperbacks arrived today!  I will start filling the preorders this week!  Hardbacks will (hopefully) be in next week!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Another Update...

Sigh... well, Kellie picked-up a stack of paperbacks yesterday in Huntsville; but they were all wrong... they're trying to get replacements ready for me today.  I'm so sorry for all of the delays!  I should've had the paperbacks a month ago; and really, I should already have the hardbacks - but I'm dealing with a new company on those, and they're a little slower than they originally promised.  Soon!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Book Update

Kellie is picking up the first batch of paperback books in Huntsville this afternoon!  There was a mix-up with the cover, which prevented them from being ready earlier.  Hardback books are scheduled to be shipped to me from the printer in Michigan this week.  So HOPEFULLY, by the weekend, I'll have some books ready to deliver/mail to those of your who have already ordered your copy.  Thank you so much for your continued patience!!!  I hope you feel it was worth the wait, once you finally get your hands on a copy!

Friday, July 6, 2012

It is finished!  At long last, I have made the final edits to the book, which is now ready to go to print!  And I think it looks great!  I can't wait for everyone else to see it!

Many of you took advantage of the preorder offer, which puts you first in line for copies of the book when they arrive - hot off the press.  If you have not already ordered and would like to purchase a copy, please let me know.  Paperback books are available for $50.00; and a limited number of hardback books are available for $75.00 each.

For more information, contact Shannon Byrd at shannon@byrdprophoto.com.