By: Denise LavoieAP Legal Affairs Writer
September 7, 2012
MT. GAY — A surprise pastor appreciation luncheon was held at Mt. Gay Freewill Baptist Church following Sunday School on August 5, 2012. The event honored the church’s pastor, Rev. Layton Lockhart and his wife, Linda.
Rev. Lockhart is the son of Clayton Lockhart, a former pastor of the church. Rev. and Mrs. Lockhart, the former Linda Compton, have been married 42 years and are residents of Mt. Gay. Rev. Lockhart is employed at Delta Electric in Logan. He has been pastor of the church since September 9, 1978.
The oldest member attending the event was Paul Sexton, 86, and the youngest was Amelia Hager, 2, from Omar. Traveling the greatest distance to attend was Tyler Tabor from Obetz, Ohio.
Entertainment included singing by Buddy and Brenda Lucas and a special song entitled “The Pastor Song” was sung by Jo Collins.
The Lockharts were presented a throw with their pictured sewn in it.
Attending the event was Colby Marcum, Marlene Marcum, Brionna Marcum, Audra Carter, Franklin Carter, Peggy Booth, Thurman Booth, Pam Bias, Joy Sexton, Joshua Wilcox, Brenda Lockhart, Paul Sexton, Effie Horn and Frank Horn.
Helen Eplin, John Mills, Toy Ely, Riley Joe Evans, Teresa Evans, Riley Jordan Evans, Mary Sexton, Ricky Sexton, Patty Vance, Crystal Vance, Jo Meade, Bonnie Gibson, Donald Gibson, Barbara Brown, Zane Tabor, Debbie Blankenship, Jennifer Cashdollar and Tyler Tabor.
David Hager, Megan Hager, Shanda Hager, Amelia Hager, Garetta Bojaski, Jo Collins, Barry Collins, Judy Barth, Larry K. Brown II, Robin Brown, Makenzie Brown, Josh Brown, Charles Stallard and Abigail Stallard.
Ernie Woods, Regina Woods, Buddy Lucas, Brenda Lucas, Ethan Brown, Ray Lockhart, Patty Lockhart, Erica Graffius, Tennille Holstein, Bennie Holstein, Elijah Clay Graffius, Josh Graffius, Jordan Mayhew, Alex Mayhew, Austin Barker, Cali Adkins and Haley Adkins.
Jeremy Musick, Haley Williams, Ricky Sexton, Tab Sexton, Angie Eplin, Greg Eplin, Megan Sexton, Aaron Chambers, Buddy Chambers, Sue Chambers, Tyler Toppings, Xander Toppings, Nicki Lambert, Paul Tabor, Christine Shaw, Carl Blankenship, Crystal Tabor, Crissy Lambert, Sadie Adams, Dallas Lambert, Helen Viers and Jeannetta Watkins.