In loving memory of James Warren (J.W.) Bishop, 8-11-1976 – 6-21-2003:
Eight years have passed since you were called away.
How well we remember that sad and dreary day
We often sit and think of you. To think how quickly you left.
To know you could not say goodbye, before you closed your eyes.
God gave us strength to bear it and courage to meet the blow.
But what it meant to lose you, the world will never know.
If all the world were ours to give, we would give it and more, to see your face, dear son, come shining through the door.
Forever in our hearts
Dad and Mom
In loving memory of Ross DeShong on Father’s Day. He was the best! God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagles flight, The joy of a morning in spring The faith of a mustard seed The peace of eternity The depth of a family need Then God combined these qualities When there was nothing more to add He knew his masterpiece was complete And so He called it ... Dad
In memory of John H. Eader Sr., who passed away June 19, 2010. Happy Father’s Day, Dad.
“In Heaven This Year”
It’s been one long year since you’ve been gone. We miss all those things you said we would miss. Like “Sissy, I need you” or “Mom, give me a piece of that,” “Those kids are eating my Pringles” and “ Davey, where’s my ice cream?” “You all know I don’t have sugar.” “Penny, give me that cinnamon roll.” But God saw you getting tired, He closed His arms around you and took you home.
In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free of pain, we couldn’t wish you back again. So Jesus keep your arms around him and give him special care, for he’s our dad and we love him so dearly.
Miss and love you very much
Children and their families
In loving memory of Gladys Ford, who passed from this life to her eternal home in heaven on June 27, 2007. Our confidence in knowing that we will see you again is expressed in this verse that you composed:
Earthly treasures may lure us, From the path of right to wrong, But the Bible has a warning That when tempted, we must be strong. Are you laying up treasures in heaven Or counting all that money you save? Are you being selfish and greedy? Well, you can’t take cash to the grave! Heaven’s treasures are everlasting While the things of earth will pass away Earth’s riches are but Mammon They will mold away, rust and decay. Thieves may break in and steal them They could even cost your life There is no joy in possessions They can cause you worry and strife. We know of the lily’s beauty Daily we see the sparrow’s flight Be not anxious about tomorrow Heaven’s joys lie within our sight. Look upward! Don’t you see them? The streets of gold, the mansion fair? Jeweled walls and gates – the angels singing? Our lost loved ones –
Jesus waiting there!
In memory of Orlyn Norma Hess Jr., who died 40 years ago on June 19, 1971, and whose birthday was August 30, 1953: Death leaves a heartache No one can heal Love leaves a memory No one can steal.
Miss you and think of you
Mom Virginia Hess
To my Dad, Melvin Powell on Father’s Day:
You were a Dad that could be counted on
You were a Dad that was always there
You were a Dad that loved his family and friends
You were a Dad that really cared
You were a Dad with so much pride
You were a Dad with so much love to give
You were a Dad with so much patience
You were a Dad who loved to live
Now you have passed on and sadly missed
But you are forever in my heart
You are not forgotten and never will be
We will never be apart
So, on this Father’s Day I want to say
I love you, Dad, always and forever
Happy Father’s Day, Dad
Your loving daughter
In loving memory of Matt Weller, June 20, 1993 - September 27, 2010:
Don’t think of him as gone away
His journey’s just begun,
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one
Just think of him as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away.
And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And he was loved so much.
Happy birthday, Matt
We miss you every second of every day
We love you
Uncle Merle and
Uncle Randy, and many more friends and family