Posts by Sacred Selections

Posts by Sacred Selections

Dorothy Sauter

Mrs. Dorothy Clara Hirschman Sauter, age 90, of Vestavia Hills, passed away Monday morning, August 2, 2021, at her son’s home in Arkadelphia, AL. She was born December 1,1930, in Rochester, NY a daughter of the late Wilmer and Clara Hirschman. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, George Sauter Jr. Brothers Robert Hirschman, Donald Hirschman, Earl Hirschman. She was a member of Mountain Chapel Methodist. She retired from a career at Kodak in Rochester, NY after 35 years. After…
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Eve’s Story – Answering the Call

Episode One Episode Two Episode Three Epilogue EPISODE ONE The Song Before the Sermon It was the “song before the sermon” and just before the congregation was asked to stand, Dana’s phone started vibrating against her hip. She looked down and flipped it over to see the screen saying, LISA. I heard the phone too and looked over as she discreetly showed me the phone. I also saw the look on her face that meant, “I need to take this…

Joe Custer

Edwin James Custer was born June 30, 1947, in Abilene Texas, to Edwin Welty Custer and Nita Irene Chambers.  No one knew him as Edwin or even James because as a toddler his sisters, Carole and Pam, gave him the nickname Joe-Joe after a toy monkey. At the age of five, Joe moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he lived the remainder of his life, with the exception of 10 years in Salt Lake City, Utah.  In Phoenix, in 1975, he…

Margaret Golightly

Margaret Golightly passed peacefully from this life on May 2, 2021, at home in Keller, TX. To her family and friends, Margaret will be remembered as a beloved wife; loving mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother; caring daughter, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter; and faithful friend and coworker to many others. Margaret was born in 1951 in Sioux City, Iowa to Robert and Louise McElwain. She graduated from Tempe High School in 1970, and then from Arizona State University in 1974. Margaret married Steven…

Lois Blevins

Lois Eunice Blevins, a faithful Christian from her youth, was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom on 5 Feb 21. She was born in Trenton, FL on 31 Oct 43, the daughter of Dewey J. and Clara Mae Stalvey. She had been the devoted wife of Dallas R. Blevins for over 56 years. She was the cherished mother of three daughters, Deborah Lynn Haynes (Sam), Teresa Lee Lawrence (Jerry) and Jennifer Kay Hilley (Jason). She had five loving grandchildren,…

Answering a First Responder Call

I’m sitting here tonight reflecting on the journey that Alexander and I have been on to become parents. When you get married; and decide you want children, you don’t generally think it’s going to take long. I thought it might be difficult because of my PCOS, but not impossible. When it didn’t happen month after month of taking tests, knowing I was the reason we couldn’t get pregnant, I started feeling defeated. I felt like a failure. The one main…

Ron Eggert

Ronald Robert Eggert was born in Racine, Wisconsin on June 26, 1941. He was the first born child of Robert and Frances (Dosemagen) Eggert. He died on January 6, 2021. He was 79 years old. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda (Schatzman) Eggert and two children: Scott (Melissa) Eggert and Shari (Thad) Wallin, all of Racine, WI; four grandchildren: Gabrielle, Brendon, Connor, and Nimue Eggert; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Ruthanne Schatzman, Wayne (Marie) Schatzman, Terry (Anita) Schatzman,…

Martha Godwin

Martha Godwin passed away on December 31, 2020 at the age of 91. She was a faithful Christian with the saints in Awin, AL and later at the Prattmont Church of Christ in Prattville, AL until her frail condition kept her from services.  She was born and raised in Moundville, AL and earned a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Alabama in 1952. She taught in Cullman, AL for 3 years until Jesse Godwin, her husband of 64…

Michael (Mountain) Fanning

Michael (aka Mountain) Fanning, 67, of San Antonio, FL entered heavenly rest on December 27, 2020. He is survived by his wife Deborah of 43 years, daughter Michelle (Patrick), son Byron (Rachel), and 4 grandchildren Everett Summit, Theodore Shepherd, Levi Everett, and Avery Grace, brother Paul Fanning and sisters Mari Fanning and Ruth Fanning.  Mike grew up in West Middleton, IN. He moved to Florida in 1971 to attend Florida College.  Mike retired from Pasco Hernando State College where he was…

Weldon Gann

Weldon Andrew Gann, 67, passed on to his reward on November 10, 2020 in Bedford, Texas.  Weldon was born September 5, 1953, in Wichita Falls, to Wilburn Andrew (W.A.) and Marilyn (Hemphill) Gann. As the oldest of seven, Weldon would play the role of school teacher with his siblings as his students. He also mowed many lawns with them on hot Texas days. He enjoyed time with his family at Possum Kingdom Lake and at his grandparents’ 5-Acre Ranch near…

Barbara Chandler

Barbara Ellen Chandler, age 70, of Auburn, formally of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Barbara was born February 28, 1950 in Athens, Alabama.  Barbara is survived by brother: Charles Everett (Peggy) Chandler; sisters: Carol Chandler (Warren) Wrather, Mary June Chandler, and Sarah Rochelle Chandler. Barbara was preceded in death by parents: Everett and Mary Agnes Creel Chandler. A celebration of life graveside service for Barbara was held Monday, November 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Cullman…

Basiel Earl Hockett

Basiel Earl Hockett served as a faithful member and deacon at Manchester Church of Christ where he was known as “Pa”. Outside of Church and his family, agriculture was his passion.Basiel and the love of his life, Lyda, were a complete and amazing team. Together, they dairy farmed for 45 years, and raised 4 children: Lisa, Lori, Libby, and Mitchell. He loved his children and was a committed, nurturing father who had a firm hand. He had an endearing smile,…

Loy R. Rose

Loy passed away at his home in Goodyear, Arizona on October 20th, 2020, after a short illness. He was 97 years old. Loy Ruble Rose was born on May 11, 1923 to Ola Rose & L.C. Rose in Pyatt, Arkansas. He was the middle of five children born to the couple.  Growing up, Loy was nicknamed “Funny”. He was at ease visiting with anyone he came in contact with. He never knew a stranger. He was an optimistic person, who…

David Hoke

On October 24, 2020, David Allen Hoke, loving husband, father of 2, and grandfather of 8, passed away at age 64. David was a strong man of faith. He served as an elder in his local congregation. He was a family man and adored his grandchildren. David loved to travel, hike, and explore God’s creation. He was an avid runner all his life. David served many – as a mentor, an elder, a father, a husband, and a friend. His influence…

Kevin Paige

“It’s with heavy, broken hearts that we have to tell you our beautiful son was in an automobile accident Friday night a little after midnight. Kevin did not survive the impact. Our faith in God assures us that he is with our Heavenly Father and with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Please keep our family in your prayers as we grieve the loss of our precious son, Kevin.”These are the words of Kevin’s mother and father Lynn & Eric…

James Ellis (Jimmy) Benson

   James Ellis (Jimmy) Benson, age 82, lifelong resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020. He was the son of the late Ellis E. (Doc) and Abbie Brinkley Benson.    Jimmy graduated from Central High School in 1958. He and his high school sweetheart, Juanita Puckett, were happily married for 61 years. She describes Jimmy as a precious and loving husband, daddy, and PaPa. He greatly treasured time with his grandchildren and was truly pleased that his great-grandson was…

Andrew Berendt

On Friday, May 22, 2020, Andrew Gerard Berendt (65), a faithful minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son and brother peacefully passed away from pancreatic cancer and went onto his heavenly reward surrounded by his loving wife, children and granddaughter. Andy was born on May 10, 1955, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Gordon and Margaret (Krucky) Berendt.  His earliest years were filled with two lifelong loves – hunting and fishing.  He attended and graduated from Hamilton High…

Jesse Godwin

Jesse Godwin passed away on April 22, 2020 at age 93. He was a faithful Christian from the age of 15 and worshipped with the Awin, AL congregation until around 5 years ago when he and his wife moved to Prattville to be cared for by their family. During that time they worshipped with the Christians at the Prattmont congregation.  Jesse was devoted to his wife of 64 years who suffers from dementia. At the time of his death he…

John E. Hart

John E. Hart passed from this life on February 17, 2020 at his home in Jersey Village, Texas.  We know the impact John had on others was wide spread throughout many generations and many states.  In lieu of flowers, his most recent cause to champion was to promote the great services of Sacred Selections.  John and Lucille had the privilege of hosting a Sacred Selection family from Missouri when they came to Houston to meet their daughter.  Since witnessing the impact this non-profit organization…

Clay Thomas Chapman

Clay Thomas Chapman was born on Tuesday, February 3, 2009, in Dallas, Texas. He passed away to be with our Lord on Friday, February 7, 2020 in McKinney, Texas. Clay was 11 years, 5 days old. Clay attended Lovejoy Elementary School from kindergarten through 4th grade. Clay was a 5th grade student at Sloan Creek Intermediate School of the Lovejoy Independent School District. Clay is survived by his father, Justin Matthew Chapman; his mother, Ann Marie Chapman; his sister, Sydney…

200

  God has blessed Sacred Selections in our 10th year with the adoptions of 200 children! 200 children adopted from birth to 17-years-old. 200 children adopted from 8 countries around the world and the United States. 200 children now living in loving Christian homes in 25 states in the US and one Canadian province. 200 children now will know GOD and His Love for them. These are the faces of the 200 children that you have helped through your generous…