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Page 6A January 23, 2019 IN LOVING Dorothy Louise Brinkley March 8, 1922 - January 19, 2019 Forsyth - Dorothy Louise Brinldey passed away Sat- urday, Jan. 19, 2019. Funeral services were held Mon- day, Jan. 21, 2019, at Monroe County Memorial Chapd with burial in Forsyth City Cemetery. Rev. Watson Jones officiated. Mrs. Brinkley, the daughter of the late Ras K Kitch- ens and Tavie Copeland Kitchens, was born March 8, 1922, in Monroe County. Her husband, Troy Cullen Brinkley, and her son, Cullen Brinldey, preceded her in death. She was retired from William Carter Company and was a member of Northside Congregational Holi- ness Church. Mrs. Brinkley is survived by her son and daughter- in-law, Ronald and Sandra Brinldey of Forsyth; grand- children, Keith Brinldey (Kathy) of Stockbridge, Jill Beinberg (Greg) of Forsyth and Daphne (Lee) Perkins of Forsyth; great grandchildren, Allison Brinkle Mat- thew Brinkley, Tyler Beinberg and Colton Perkins. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Northside Congregational Holiness Church, 858 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth, Ga 31029. Please visit www.monroecountymemorialchapeLcom to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapd had charge of ar- rangements. Linda Diane Harris September 2, 1946 - January 26, 2019 Forsyth - L'mda Diane Harris passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at Monroe County Memorial Chapel Burial wias private. Rev. Danny Parker and Rev. Ran- dall Mimbs offidated. Mrs. Harris, the daughter of the late James E. Miller, was born Sept. 2, 1946, in Gray. Her brother, Jimmy Miller, and her sister, Joy Miller Clark, preceded her in death. She was an administrative assistant in account- ing and attended Second Baptist Church. Survivors indude her husband, Wayne E. Harris of Forsyth; mother, Margaret Giles Miller of Gray; sister, Rhonda Burgamy (Leonard) of Sparta; several nieces and nephews. The family requests no flowers but suggests donations to donor's favorite charity. Please visit www.monroecountymemorialchapeLcom to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapd had charge of ar- rangements. Randy Jackson September 12, 1950 - January 18, 2019 Forsyth - Randy Jackson passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. A Memorial Service was held Tues- day, Jan. 22, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Forsyth. Dr. Hambric Brooks and Rev. Ricky Niblett of- ficiated. Randy, the son of the late Walter Lee Jackson and Jackie Danid Jackson, was born Sept. 12, 1950, in Forsyth. He was previously employed with Georgia Hardware Company as assistant manager and was past president of Monroe County Jaycees. Survivors indude his wife, Beverly Daniels Jackson of Forsyth; son, Casey Jackson (Katie) of Forsyth; sis- ters, Marsha Davis (Denzil) of Houston, Texas, Anne McCain (Calvin) of Jones County and Merrie John- son (Joe) of Forsyth; grandchildren, River and Reese Jackson. Randy married his high school sweetheart Beverly. They just cdebrated their 49th wedding anniversary Jan. 8, 2019. His most favorite day was Friday with his Grandchildren River and Reese. The family may be contacted at 31 Maplewood Drive, Forsyth, Ga 31029. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Pkwy NE South Tower Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30328. Please visit www.monroecountymemorialchapeLcom to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. LAR Call your local Monroe County representative Scott Harrell 478-256-3586 or toll free: 800-551-1102 ") 3250 V'meville Ave.t Macon) CA 31208 C ~rving Middle Georgia for Over 1G0 Years Deg~gners & Manufactams of Marble, Granite & Br0n~ Memorials since 1908 George & Janice Moore Authomed Georgia Marble Dealer TOLL FREE 1-800-377-9341 1-770-358-1470 Railroad & Main St. * Barnesville, GA JUST THE WAY IT IS by S[oan Oliver ast year I proved Undeniable Truth #2 - Liberals are hypo- crites. Actual,I didn't have prove anything because, on a daily basis and on every issue, Dems and Libs (D&Iis) prove they're complete hypocrites - and proud ofit. The D&I's must think we're too stupid to remember an inddent in which they said one thing and now are saying (or doing) the exact op~ite. Nothing proves Unde- niable Truth #2 more than the D&Iis stance on border security and on illegal inunigration. For decades, as far back as the 1990g the D&Es favored strong border security and wanted to stop illegals from enter- ing - at least that's what they said and what they wanted us to believe. Now that Trump is president and wants strong border security, the DSd s and mediacrats are suddenly against border security. Following are examples to prove what I say. the United States undetected, undocu- mented, and unchecked. Those who enter our country's borders illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the nile of the hw. We need to secure our borders, and support ,<' additional personnd, infrastructure, and tech- nology on the border and at our ports of entry. We need additional Customs and Border Protection agents equipped with better technology and real-time intelligence. We need to dismantle human smuggling organizations, combating the crime associated with this trade. ~/0(~ O//~eT" And we need to crack down on employers who hire undocumented im- migrants" BILL CIJNTON'S 1995 State of the Union speech - ~Every American is disturbed by the large numbers of illegals entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be hdd by dtizens. It is wrong and self-defeatin for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse to our immigration hws we've seen in recent years" SEN. HILLARY Clinton, in 2006, said, "Mexican govemmenfs polities are pushing illegals north. We must secure our borders with physical bar- riers: Also, in 2006 Senators Obama, Chuck Schumer, Hillary; and 23 other Democratic senators voted to authorize building physical barriers along the border. Senator Obama said, "We sim- ply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocu- mented, and unchecked. Americans are right to demand better border security and better enforcement of the immi- gration laws." AUGUST 2008 - Following is part of the Democratic Party's platform from their 2008 convention in Denver (Note - That was the convention that nominated Obama to be president.) "Our current immigration system has been broken for far too long. We can- not continue to allow people to enter SEN. SCHUMER in 2009, "People who enter our country without our pern ion are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as those who enter legally. AUGUST 2017, MSNBC ran an in- depth piece which reported that deadly drugs (fentanyl, heroin, etc) were pouring across the Mexican border. The report stated the lack of adequate border security was a crisis. Now, 18 months hter, MSNBC mocks President Trump for calling it a crisis. Note - This further confirms my argument from last week that the media is the propa- ganda ministers for the Democrats. BoTroM LINE is that, for the last 25 years, every politidan, Democrat and Republican, insisted we need to better secure our borders with physical barriers (i.e. a wall); we must increase the number of border agents; and that it is wrong to allow illegals to flood into our count . So, how come the Dems are singing a different tune and are now calling it "immoral" to secure our borders? The answer is simple - Donald Trump is president. It's dear; the Dems are under tremendous pressure from their lunatic voters to oppose every- thing that Trump supports - even if doing so harms the country. If non-stop screaming about Russia hasn't con- vinced you about the Dems complete opposition to Trump, perhaps their flip-flop and lies about border security will. ANOTHER BOTTOM line, Demo- crats in general, and Pelosi in particular, hate Donald Trump. We've long known that to be tree but now their hatred is constant. It's visceral and irrational. The DSdls loath and despise President Tromp and those who voted for him. As such, the Dems 1st, 2nd, and 3rd priorities are to get rid of Trump, the country be damned. Border security, protecting American dtizens, a grow- ing econon fantastic employment figures - none of those matters. All that matters is getting rid of Trump. Every day, on every media platform all we see is endless Trump bashing. Rush Limbaugh likens their hatred to that of a killer virus. The virus must be de- stroyed; every last germ must be rooted out and killed. That's exactly how Pelosi and the Dems view Trump, a killer virus that must be destroyed. To do so, they must root out and crush every idea that Trump supports and destroy every last person who supports him. ONE REASON they hate Trump is because Hillary was supposed to win, not Trump. Politicians are expected to make campaign promises and then break those promises. Poh'tidans, such as Obama and Hillar are expected to lie in order to get dected. Not Tromp; he's trying to fulfill every promise that he's made. Because of that, Trump is beholden to the voters, not to the elites or the media. Plus, he's getting things accomplished which show the incom- petency of career politidans. For the past two years, the Dems have tried everything possible to destroy Trump and to negate everything he does. And to negate Tromp, they must oppose all that he supports. The Dems know we need better border security, and they know securing the border isn't immor- aL However, to admit that would be to agree with Trump. They won't do that. So, for the next two years, the Dems and libs will oppose Trump - 100%. Be aware, this govemment shut down is only the beginning. WEEKLY THOUGHT: Gotta love President Trump; Pdosi tells him to cancel his State of the Union speech saying security is a concem. In re- spouse, Trump cancels the use of a government aircraft for her overseas boondoggle to Afghanistan stating concern about security. It's so 6th grade, but I love it. Sloan Oliver is a retired Army officer who lives in Monroe County. Email him at sloanoliver@earthlink, net. Continued from Front United Methodist, served as the keynote speaker. Pye, a Jackson native, said of being chosen to deliver the sermon for the annual service: "I'm more than honored to stand with you today on this special occa- sion as we honor our King." The primary theme of Pye's message came from Psalms 96 in which the passage reads: "Sing to the Lord a new song: Pye compared that instruction to King's message getting shared the same way each time without persons tak- ing actions to build upon it. Pye said King's disciples have been singing the same songs for so long that then" melodies are embedded in their minds but the words are getting lost, comparing King's words to lullabies for small children. Pye told attendees to continue following King's teachings but challenged them to find new, creative ways to change the world. He said, "Keep on singing but make sure you are will- ing to update the song." Another theme of Pye's sermon was about the im- portance of being grateful, telling attendees if they are ever having a bad day to stop and take a second to be thankful for what they're doing. "I woke up in peace this rooming and not in pieces, and I'm happy about it" he said. Pye said the world right now is a fragmented place but said people have the power to put it back together. He said much of the fragmenta- tion is divided along lines of how willing people are to "wake up" saying the "song of freedom has put us to sleep." Pye said if attendees are only concerned with King's "dream" then they aren't fulfilling his legacy and prophecies. He said dream- ers are hopeful but are only full of potential energ He noted King's eyes were open and he took action to make his dreams a reality and said dreams can only be carried out by people willing to make something happen. "Talk about King's dream if you like but make sure you are wide awake when you do so" Pye said. Another theme of Pye's sermon was the need to fire back against the forces that he said are still holding blacks down, chief among HOPKINS ~:0: ~ ASSOCIATES Certified Public Accountants 68 North Jackson Street Forsyth (p) 478-994-1820 (f) 478-994-3102 Serving Forsyth for more than 40years! them patriarchy and white extremism, which he labeled terrorism. Pye said the only thing that these forces value are the dol- lars of black men and said "the darkness of systemic oppression, economic free- dom and political acuity" cannot be beat back until they are brought to light. He said, "The best way to find your way in the dark is to turn your lights on" Pye instructed attendees not to spend another dime on persons who won't do right by the black commu- nity, citing President Don- aid Trumps immigration wall battle as an example. "I'm not protesting anything;' Pye said. "I'm boycotting everything" Pye noted that King was assassinated after he fought to bring attention to similar systemic issues more than a half century ago, "They killed our King because he woke up,' Pye said. Pye then challenged on- lookers to learn more about King and his teachings and not just to show support for him without knowing anything about him. He compared it to people saying they have faith in God but who never take the time actually to read the Bible. Other persons involved in the program were: Rev. Tonya Battle Walker, who served as mis- tress of ceremony, Rev. Henry D. Leon- ard Sr who gave the opening and offertory prayers, Rev. Charles Dumas, who read the story of the burning bush in Exodus, Rev. Marilyn Tucker-Marek, who read a passage from James imploring both to have faith and to do good deeds, Rev, Rufus Whatley, who sang "Near the Cross", W. lames Green, who made announcements and gave recognitions, Rev. Dexter Jordan, who led hymns, Rev. Clarence Thrower Jr who gave the benediction and blessing, James Hogan, who took up the offering, Johnny White, who led a song, and the St. James Baptist Church choir, who participated in all of the musical offerings, includ- ing "Lift Every Voice and Sing." Rev. Antonio Proctor gave the challenge at the condusion of Pye's speech and echoed the keynote speaker's sentiments by encouraging attendees to choose "community over chaos." Proctor said com- munity is not about loca- tion but is instead about a mindset and what's in a person's heart. Proctor asked rhetori- cally: %re we gonna carry light God has given us into the dark crevices of humanity?"