Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Baxley News-Banner - Earl Dukes McCool



Folks in the small town of Baxley, Georgia know Earl Dukes McCool well. He has passed away but will not soon be forgotten. Mr. McCool was 100 years old and over his lifetime he literally took thousands and thousands of black and white portrait photos of the residents of Baxley. I still have baby pictures, pictures of my extended family, my father and mother and many more that Mr. McCool took.  The photo above is of my great uncle, Tom Kersey, and my grandfather, Elzie Hand, taken in downtown Baxley, Georgia by Mr. Earl Dukes McCool.

The obituary reads as follows:

Earl Dukes McCool, age 100, died Friday, December 3, 2010 at the Pavilion. Mr. McCool better known as “E.D.” was born in Waynesville on Jan. 10, 1910 to the late Vinson and Maude Dukes McCool. E.D.’s mother died when he was one year old. He was raised by his aunt and uncle, Molly Dukes and Paul Carter in Surrency and graduated from Surrency High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army. McCool spent most of his life as a photographer in Baxley and the surrounding areas. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ora Lee McCool Dubberly Myers and Fleta McCool Riley.

Survivors include one nephew, Dr. Charles Riley of Dublin; one niece, Reba Dubberly Foster of Sarasota, FL, special friends, Rev. Mike Woodard, Dwain Hutto and the late Warren E. Swain, Jr.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Woodard officiating. Eulogy was given by Dr. Charles Riley. Interment was private.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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