age 76, of Pleasant Grove, Alabama, passed away on April 16, 2011. Fred was a deacon and elder at Peoples Church in Hueytown. Survivors: wife, Hilda Walton; daughters, Debbie(Dennis) McKenzie, Cindy Walton; granddaughters, Britty(Mark) Callahan, Bailey(Anthony) Campbell, six great-grandkids; sister, Gail (Junior) Russell, Annie Edna Jessie; nephews. nieces, special nephews, Freddie(Connie) Walton, Wayne(Renee) Bailey.
FRED WAS A LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, GREAT GRANDFATHER, FRIEND, UNCLE AND BROTHER. Funeral services will be held at Peoples Church in Hueytown Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. with burial in Forest Grove Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, AL.. Rev. Buddy Poe officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, April, 18, 5-7 P.M. at Peoples Church.
i am so sorry for your lost aunt hilda and cindy and debbie and the grands uncle fred was a very caring and loving guy and a freind to all i will miss him and his advice he was always there when i had to ask him something and he knows if he needed me i was a phone call away he is in heaven rejoicing today where we all are trying to make it there. may god bless all of yall and keep you help you in your lost. i love all of yall.
Martye , Concerned Neighbor
Losing a loved one can be devastating. However, please take comfort in knowing that death isn’t the end nor does it lead to heaven. We know this because Jesus demonstrated it by what he did when he learned of his friend Lazarus' death when he was on earth. The account recorded in John chapter 11 shows that to those who were with him when he got the bad news about Lazarus' death, Jesus said: "Lazarus has falling asleep (or has died) and I am going to awaken him". And just as he stated, the account also reveals that he asked Lazarus' sisters Mary and Martha to take him to the grave where Lazarus was already buried for four days. When he got to the grave, Jesus called Lazarus, and he came out alive and well like he was never dead. Amazing isn't it? Meditating on what Jesus did there; help us to see that unlike what many think, the dead are not in heaven, they are simply resting in their grave until the resurrection. If they were in heaven, why would there be a need for Jesus to go to the grave to bring Lazarus back to life? As God's son, wouldn't Jesus already know that Lazarus was in heaven if that's where the dead really are? It’s important for us to ponder on these types of questions and dig dip in the Bible to find accurate answers, which in a sense mean our life because in John 17 verse 3, Jesus linked everlasting life to accurate knowledge of the truth in the Bible. In other words for anyone to be awarded eternal life they have to know the truth about what the Bible really teaches (John 5 verse 39). In fact one of the truths the Bible teaches is that what Jesus did in Lazarus' case was a preview of what he'll soon do for the dead when he rules or governs the entire earth as King of his father's heavenly Kingdom or Government. (Daniel 7: 13 and 14); (Daniel 2:44; (Isaiah 9: 6 and 7. In fact that’s exactly what he promises in John 5 verses 28 and 29. Yes when the time comes for Jesus to govern the entire earth as King of God’s heavenly kingdom or Government, the following Scriptures confirm that he will eliminate all the problems we face today such as SICKNESS, OLD AGE, WAR, VIOLENCE, PAIN, and DEATH. EVEN OUR DEAD LOVED ONES WILL BE RESURRECTED just as Lazarus was. (Isaiah 33:24); (Job 33:25); (Psalms 46: 9 and 10); (Isaiah 2: 4); (Psalms 37: 9-11 and 29); (Revelation 21: 3 and 4); (John 5: 28 and 29). No wonder Jesus did so many good things for the people when he was on earth! He was simply proving or showing them what he’ll do for them when he rules the earth as their King! To learn more truths from the Bible and find out how you can be among those who will enjoy the countless of blessings God’s Kingdom will bring for the earth to make it a paradise, please contact the local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for a FREE home Bible study.
May you be comforted and put faith in the cited Scriptures!
I am so sorry for your loss. may reading these scriptures be of encouragement to you. Isaiah 33:24, and Isaiah 25:8. Psalms 37:10,11, and 72:7,8, tell us about the wonderful conditions that we will be surrounded by when the above scriptures are fulfilled. I hope that this letter and the scriptures within wil give you andyour family some comfort and assured hope.