Submitted by:
Kay Lowe Reed
August 5, 2013

Prayer Request:
My 2 older sisters are having major health issues. My oldes sister, Carol Hotchkiss has been experiencing neck pain radiating down both arms, numbness fr her neck to her hips. She had now been diagnosed with a fracture at C6 & C7 and with Bells Palsy. Her husband, Bob, recently lost his government contract, do neither of them are working now.
My sister, Susan Tidwell, was just diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor was able to remove all three spots with clear margins. She will have MRI on Thursday to check the left breast. Then will see an oncologist for further treatment.
Thank you so much for your prayers.

Mailing Address:
Kay L. Reed
P. O. Box 503
Frisco, TX 75034


Cell Phone: 214-986-2530


Submitted by
Larry Costilow

Date 7/11/13

Message: I am having heart surgery in Meridian, Ms. on Monday, July 15,2013. It is to replace the aortic valve. Please pray for me, my wife, Becky and the drs. performing the surgery.



Submitted by:
Jeanette Camp Bates

Date: February 4, 2013

Please lift up the family of Bro. Robbie Howard--he went to be with the Lord today.  Bro. Robbie was a student at Clarke years ago.  44 years ago on this day, his son Eddie died.  Great reunion in heaven! He is survived by his two daughters, Lynne and Cathy, and their families.  Funeral--Thursday, 11:00 @ Friendship Baptist Church in Grand Bay, Al.

Randall Creel

I'm asking everyone to join in intercessory prayer for a very serious eye problem. I am recovering from two detached retina surgeries. My left eye retina detached again 5 weeks after the first surgery. I am now almost 4 weeks beyond the second surgery. I believe the retina is healing and re-attaching better this time. My surgeon is checking it every two weeks. I have one more procedure to go in 2-3 months when the doctor feels the retina is sufficiently healed. Doctor will pump out the oil that is in my eye, implant a lense and put a gas bubble in the eye.

These days are a very traumatic time for me, so I would appreciate anyone who will, to call my name and need out to the Lord, when you find yourself in prayer.

Thank you all so very much,

Randall Creel, Class of '83

Mailing Address: Randall Creel

652 N Woodland Dr

Forest, MS 39074


Phone: Cell 601-832-2458

Posted by Jim Hill concerning Rev. Mack Carney
Date: June 25, 2012

Rev. Mack Carney and Gerald Carney, who attended in the mid 1980's, lost their Father and a brother in a tragic car accident near Laurel on Friday, June 22, 2012. Brother Mack will be conducting these funerals himself on Tuesday, June 26.  Please lift Brother Mack, Gerald, and their families in your prayers.

Funeral Visitation will be Monday evening, June 25, from 5pm-8pm at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel.

The Funeral will be Tuesday morning, June 26, at 10am, also at Memory Chapel.

Thank you for your prayers.



Sherry Guttery
Date:: 4/9/2012

Message:: Family of Martha Jean Dearing Kinsey
Martha Jean Kinsey passed early this morning. There are probably someone on here that remembers her from early / mid sixties classes.



Robin Bosarge Thorn
Date: 3/18/12

My cancer is back in the form of bone and liver cancer.  Please pray for healing. Thank you
PS Don't mention this in facebook please, unless you do so in a private message.  My grandchildren read my facebook and they do now know everything.


Harrel Wilcox
July 11, 2011

Pray for Wayne Styres,(1971), in Tuscaloosa, AL.  Serious appointment Monday, 7-11, re: urology. Wife
is Catherine.


Robin Bosarge Thorn
May 18, 2011

Thank you so much for your prayers the last year. I am now a year cancer free!  Love to you all, Robin



Donald Pendergrast's Father has passed away
May 10, 2011

Donald Pendergrast's (Class of 1974) father Rev Edward Pendergrast, passed away today.Visitation is Thursday from 5-8 and the funeral is at 11 Friday. Everything is at Derma Baptist Church. Bro. Pendergrast was a 1966 graduate of Clarke College.


Rev. Benny Still
March 15, 2011

I have had to retire (Effective Nov. 2010) due to a totally occluded R artery. It already had 4 stents in it...but they now have completely closed. The Lord has built some collateral vessels from the Left Artery that are providing enough blood/oxygen to allow the bottom right side of my heart to squeeze/pump adequately. Dr. said my L artery is the largest he's it is compensating for the R one and doing its work too. It also has 4 stents in it. Arrrrggh!!!! Would appreciate your prayers for His complete healing of this ailment. Somehow, I don't want to think or believe that He's finished with me yet!!!

Anyway, should you know of any churches within a 75 mi. radius of Vicksburg that might need a supply in music/preaching/piano accompaniment--give us a shout at 251-554-5265 or at Blessings to you all for His glory!!!

Mailing Address: 110 Laura Lake Circle

Vicksburg, MS 39180


Phone (Cell): 251-554-5265


Allen Parnell Family

Funeral arrangements for Allen Parnell: Visitation Sunday December 26 Deoto Baptist Church, Southaven, MS 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Visitation at Carriage Hill Bqptist Church, Southaven Monday 11:00 - 12 noon. The funeral will be at 12 noon. Burial will be at Peach Creek Baptist Church in Sardis, MS. Funeral Home is Twin Oaks in Southaven. Sherry's address is 7110 Pecan Lane West, Southaven, MS 38671

Allen Parnell graduated from Clarke 1965.  Later he returned to be the Director of Admissions, Alumni, Development & Financial Aid.  He continued to work there until the merger with Mississippi College.  He has served as pastor at many churches in our state.

Sherry Costilow Alford
Date: 12/24/2010

Ginger Brady Way (class of 1972) Her Mother Margaret Brady ( who had many ties to Clarke college because her husband Albert Brady was head of the maintenance )is in the ICU at Anderson Hospital in Meridian, Ms, She has pancreaitis and have numerous other serious health concerns. Please remember them at this time.


Sherry (Costilow) Alford
Date: 12/21/10

Alice George Rackley class of 1969 Her husband Bro. James ( Jim) Rackley has just been found with a brain tumor that is inoperable.  Today he had a biopsy and the final tests results won’t be back until several days. The surgeon and cancer dr. are most positive it is malignant.  They are at the University med. center in Jackson, Ms.  They currently live in Lucedale. Please pray for them in the days with the many decisions that they are facing.

Ms.  Alice's cell phone is (601)770-0565

Mailing Address:
10041 Road 1341 
Philadelphia, MS


Jeanette Camp Bates
Date: 12/20/2010

Donna Wainwright's dad--Don Wainwright was in the hospital last week.  His cancer has reoccurred.  Please pray for him, and for Donna. This will be her first Christmas without her mother.


David Strickland
Date: 12/18/10

Message: Pray for my grandson. He has cancer. His name is Ben Jones. He is 3 years old on December 18th.


Phone: 334- 475-3077

Phyllis Given

Message:: Mrs. Kate Worsham called this morning asking prayer for Bro. Homer Worsham who is in intensive care in Methodist hospital, Memphis, TN. I know that many of you will remember him as pastor at Calvary during the years 1968-1969 I think.

Update on Juanita West

Juanita West just called and they will begin her treatments tomorrow, Tuewday, November 16. They will do 25 full pelvic treatments and 10 Isolated treatments. After this the radiologist will determine if they will need to do the three internal treatments. The Lungs were clear and we praise the Lord for this.

Thanks for your prayers.

Evelyn Williams


Prayer Request
Valerie Wainwright '53 passed to glory

Valerie Wainwright '53 passed to glory
wife of Don Wainwright '52 mother of  Donna Wainwright '74
Funeral Arrangements
Visitation will be from 9 A.M. -11 A.M,  Thurs. Nov. 11 Service at 11 A.M.
Visitation and the service will be at Spring Hill Baptist Church, Mobile, AL
Email: (Donna)
Email: (Don)
4694 Oak Ridge Rd N.
Mobile, Al 36609
Phone 251-343-4049


Prayer Request
Juanita West

Juanita West is having a Pet Scan at 9:00 a.m. this morning. When she went back they found two spots on her lung so the pulmunary doctor wanted to have this done. I am not certain how long it takes to get the results but as soon as I can know I will send you an email to let you know

Thanks for your prayers for her

In Him,



Prayer Request
Rick Tillotson and Family
Date: 10/15/10

Please be in prayer for Rick and Julie Tillotson who have just lost their son Stephen after his long illness muscular dystrophy. May the Lord comfort you all in the deepest way, during this time.


Phone:(cell): 601-529-3029


Prayer Request
Rev. Dr. Harvey Carr
Date: 07/13/10

My adopted son, Barry, has  been diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal adenocarcinoma. He will undergo surgery on Friday, July 17, 2010, at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, for total removal of the esophagus and elongation of his stomach to build a new esophagus.  This will be followed by regimens of chemo and radiation. We have been given a prognosis of approximately 2 years.

Mailing Address:
Rev. Dr. Harvey Carr
118 Phoenetia Drive
St. Augustine, Florida 32086-7232


Prayer Request UPDATE
Robin Bosarge Thorn
Date: 6/26/10

I wanted to update my Clarke friends on my cancer treatment. I have only one more chemo treatment to go. I am looking forward to the end of this journey. Thank you for your prayers, cards and sweet messages on facebook. Robin

Mailing Address: 4801 Dove Creek Ave.
Northport, AL  35473



Prayer Request
Submitted by Don Wainwright
Date: 3-17-10

Ollie Mitchell Henderson passed away last week and was buriend Monday, March 15.  Please pray for her husband, Don Henderson. and for their family.  Ollie and Don met at Clarke, and both were in the class of 1953. 



Prayer Request
Submitted by Robin Bosarge Thorn
Date: 2/19/10

I was diagnosed with cancer this week. I would welcome prayers from my Clarke collegesisters and brothers.
Thank you in advance.

Update 3/4/10
I have had one surgery and will not go into a chemo routine, and then radiation.  Your prayers and positive notes and thoughts have been so appreciated.
Thank you, Robin


Prayer Request
Submitted by Judy Hall Thompson
Feb. 5, 2010

UPDATE:Thank you for praying about my son, Stanley, and his wife, Ashley.  Her surgery went well.  She continues to have headaches but that is expected for at least two weeks.  It takes 4-6 weeks for recovery.  Both of them are full-time students at ICC in Tupelo and are trying to keep up with their college courses.  Please continue to pray for them.

I ask you to pray for my cousin by marriage, Henry Ross, who is running for Congress, 1st Congressional District of MS.  The primary is June 1, where he will face other Republicans.  If you know of anyone in the 23 counties within the district, pleas encourage them to register to vote.  You can read about his platform and values by going to his facebook site or Henry Ross for Congress.  He is married to Anne Booth Ross, whose father is Dr. James E. Booth (Alumni of Clarke College)

Mailing Address:

375 Mt. Moriah Road
Eupora, MS  39744


HomePhone:: (662) 258-7578

CellPhone:: (662) 312-9549

Earlier Prayer Request

My son, Stanley and his wife Ashley need prayer for healing.  Ashley is facing brain surgery due to a pseudo tumor.  She has an appointment January 28th for a shunt to be inserted due to the build up of pressure behind her right eye.  Stanley previously had a shunt due to hydrocephalus for ten years but after surgery no longer has to have it.  Praise the Lord.  Stanley and Ashley live in Tupelo, MS and are attending Itawamba Community College so they are having to keep up with their classwork and work around medical appointments.  Thank you and may God bless you with His love and may you and your families be in good health.  I love all of my Clarke College friends and would like to hear from you. 



Prayer Request
Submitted by Janet (Owsley) Jay
Jan. 31, 2010

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Costilow's health and as she and the family make decisions about her being able to continue to live in their home there in Newton.


Prayer Request
Submitted by Willie Watts
Date: January 26,2010

Tommy "Rocky" Martin was a 1980 graduate.

Reverend Tommy Martin, 50, of Dundalk, MD died Saturday, January 23, 2010, at home.Services will be 11:00 am Thursday, January 28, 2010, at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton. Visitation will be 5-8 pm today and 10 am Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Lakewoo...d Memorial Par...k.

Tommy was born December 14, 1959 in Jackson and was a graduate of Blue Mountain College and New Orleans Theological Seminary. After completing his formal education, he held pastorates in Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as serving on several boards and committees in the areas.

He began serving the Lord at an early age, and will be remembered for his faith in Jesus Christ and service to his fellow man. He blessed many people, and found joy in helping others.He is preceded in death by his mother, Dolores. Survivors include his father, Thomas; and an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Online guestbook at Please pray for his family in this time of sorrow.



Arlis Nichols
Prayer Request

UPDATE 3/20/09

I do not begin my radiation treatments until April 20. It will consist of 40 treatments (over eight weeks, five days a week).
I have had my first hormone shot and will receive one every four months in conjunction with my radiation.
I am doing really well and the doctors give me a lot of hope that I will outlive it. God is Good!
Thanks so much for your concern and prayers.
In His JOY:

Dear Friends,

We earnestly request your prayers for Arlis as he contemplates his battle with prostate cancer which was diagnosed the past Monday, January 26. This morning (Wednesday) he underwent a bone scan to determine if the cancer has spread beyond the prostate.

Please pray with us that it has not spread and that the radiation treatments which will take place in Mid-February will be highly effective in eliminating the cancer.

Regardless of the outcome of our experience, we haved placed ourselves in God's hands and know that He will sustain us in all of this. We have claimed Romans 8:28 as God's promise to us. God is Good!

We are so thankful for our many Christian friends whom God has used and will use in the months ahead to give us emotional and spiritual support.

We love you in Jesus,

Arlis & Barbara, Mike, Leticia & Chris,and Kevin and Grace