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Page 8C July 11, 2018 iRL orter t ! By Diane Glidewell Friends and admirers, induding students, col- leagues, fellow church members and neighbors, gathered to celebrate the 90th birthdays of Lois Lantz and Dr. Cathryn Futral on Frida) June 29. The birthday party was a 2 PETER t:3 5:30pm - Free Supper for all participants Adults are also invited to participate in a study on the book of Revelation each night led by Rev. Jimmy Corbitt To register online visit our website at or call the church office at Bethany B=Lo t Church Bolingbroke 365 Pea Ridge Rd Juliette, GA 31046 luncheon at First Baptist Church of Forsyth Fellow- ship Hall, where about 85 guests enjoyed the oppor- tunity to share with one another and the guests of honor their memories of the two over the years. Forsyth Mayor Eric Wilson prodaimed it Dr. Cathryn Futral and Lois Lantz Day in the City of Forsyth. "Thank you for hav- ing me with such a dis- tinguished group" said Wilson. "The words of the prodamations fail in comparison with their contributions, both locally and beyond." The proclamations cited the respect, love and affec- tion they have earned from people in all walks of life as they have always found time to be involved in civic and church activities even while they warp G,Igll',~o their obligations as profes- sors at Tilt College and later Mercer Universi . The proclamations praised their dedication and caring for others and its stabilizing influence on those around them. Carey Russell, who took the lead in organizing the event, thanked all of those who helped plan, get the word out and attend to the details, from flowers and charger plates in Tilt colors to tiaras and formal resolu- tions. "We have a loosely unplanned, wonderful program;' said Russell. Above, Dr. Cathryn Futral, left, and party on June 29. Below, Dr. Futral honor. She gave the invitation to share comments or memo- ries, and about 24 individu- als took advantage of the opportunity to share some of what either Lantz or Futral or both of them had meant in their lives. Many were funny, some were emotional and all were in- tere'sting. Many had known them first as students, even carefully serving them ~: tho ~o~lt,), t=blo o -ad listening to conversations. Several said that when they feared them as authority figures at the college, they never imagined they would later enjoy them as neigh- bors or fellow book dub members. "You two have been a blessing to so many" said Norma Jones Greenwood. She described Futral as a huge personality and Lantz as quieter. She said she will always remember a note that Lantz left for her be- fore her senior recital that ended, "Enjoy yourself and share your passion." "You helped me learn Lois Lantz blow out birthday candles at their birthday chats with some of those attending the luncheon in her how to take things thatby wanting to please their were complicated and teachers and not disappoint make them simple enough them. to underoto.nd them and to Russell said she remem- never give up" said Eliza- bers how old she thought beth Jenkins Landrum of they were when she was a the Tiff Class of 1971 to student, and now she real- Futral. izes they were in their 30'S Past students praised then. Of course now they them for taking them to don't seem old at all. plays or symphonies that After the accolades opened the wider world be- flowed, Futral stepped to yond Forsyth and for giv- the podium to bring a few ing them ideas and knowl- more smiles. She said she edge that they have used and Lantz took a secret for decades in their own ca- ballot on who should speak reers. Several commented and she won. on how the high expecta- "I'm sorry my twin was tions Lantz or Futral had not here to hear all the fine for them motivated them to things you made up" said do more than they thought Futral. "I'm very humbled they could do and how and very proud Shake- even years later they were speare said we are in God's still pushed to do better hands, and we believe that:' ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.~~~~ e Send your favorite pet picture fo Scan the code below: or visit: online services/ cutest pet picture submission~ .r. You HAY more than one pet Butler Caldwell, D VM 951 Hwy41 South. Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-8228 ,Preventative Medicine including vaccines, flea,tick and heartworm medications. . Comprehensive medical management, including diabetes and heart disease. . Surgery. Boarding "A pMce where your pets will want Grooming, Daycare, Pony Parties PET BOARDING & GROOMING, L 70 W. Main St Forsyth, GA 31029 (404) 717-$409 Open Mon - Sat 8am - 4pm Pet grooming, cat grooming, bqth pkg, full service grooms, flu and tick service, nail cutting & ear cleaning, shed*less tredtments, 60 S. Jackson St. Forsyth, GA 478-9944986 t~ I