Richard Coleman
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D: 2019-05-12
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Thomas Pillsbury
B: 1937-10-31
D: 2019-05-11
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Elizabeth Hazelrig
B: 1928-07-12
D: 2019-04-27
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Donald Davis
B: 1943-09-01
D: 2019-04-23
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Tony Colvard
B: 1956-05-29
D: 2019-04-13
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Walter Head
B: 1948-05-07
D: 2019-03-14
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Ella Bennett
B: 1930-01-09
D: 2019-02-14
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D: 2019-02-05
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B: 1931-03-05
D: 2019-02-04
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B: 1958-11-02
D: 2019-02-02
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Virgil Duncan
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D: 2019-02-02
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D: 2019-01-31
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D: 2019-01-30
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D: 2019-01-30
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D: 2019-01-28
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D: 2018-12-09
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D: 2018-12-03
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Condolence From: The Mullinax Family
Condolence: Dear Janie and family, Our hearts were saddened today as we heard about Pastor Don's passing. I know he is in a better situation now, but we know you will all miss him. My mind is full of the fondest memories of our times at Mt. Carmel Road Baptist church and the amazing impact you all had on our lives. Our love and prayers are with you during this time, Becki Maddox
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Condolence From: Sherry Patton Carmichael
Condolence: We are sincerely sorry for your loss. Don was our Pastor for many years at Mt. Carmel Baptist, and Don also married Allen and I. Prayers are with your entire family

Allen and Sherry Carmichael
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Condolence From: Glenda Blanton Smith
Our loss is heaven's gain!

Sweet Janie, I’m so sorry for your loss and am praying for you, all of the family and others who loved Mr. Pye. My heart was heavy and saddened when I found out that Mr. Pye had passed away. However, I do rejoice that he is now in the presence of the Lord… no longer suffering or limited by an earthly body… but is whole and complete as only one’s arrival in heaven permits!

While those of us who loved Mr. Pye may be thinking or saying, “Now he’s gone, or there he goes…” may we joyously remember that all of heaven is celebrating his arrival and reveling, “Here he comes!” And then my heart starts to smile again as I think that Mr. Pye has already seen Jesus, the One he has told so many others about and preached about throughout his life for as long as he could.

Although there is so much more I could say here, I'd like to share just a few of my fond memories of Mr. Pye and his impact on my life. May it also bring blessings to you:

Even though Mr. Pye was my beloved teacher and treasured friend, he was so much more than just a teacher who taught a particular subject with caring skill to his students. He was also the one who shared with me (and so many others) the much-needed truth concerning God, His love, and His provision for our salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.

From a difficult childhood, I grew up feeling unloved, unwanted, and like no one cared. But God used Mr. Pye to share things of God with me that I’d never known before. Mr. Pye had sensed there was trouble in our home and one day he told me he was available if I ever needed to talk to someone.

That same day in the quietness of a classroom in a public school, Mr. Pye told me about God and Jesus. And that Jesus loved me and cared about me enough to die for me. (Before then, I’d never heard that I was loved!) However, that day I went from feeling like a "nobody" to feeling like I was "somebody". While I prayed with Mr. Pye, I confessed that I was a sinner, asked for and received forgiveness of my sin, and proclaimed that I believed in Jesus and what He had done on the cross for all sinners… including me.

In that moment, I became a child of God, a child of The King of all kings, His daughter… a princess! In addition, I had the assurance that God would never leave me, I would never be alone, and one day I would be in heaven for all eternity. Because of Jesus, I was saved from my sin and the penalty of it… and there was no going back to being the same as I was before. I got a new beginning, a clean slate, a “do-over” with past, present, future, and eternal benefits!

God used Mr. Pye mightily as His chosen instrument that day. Though it was a very difficult time in my life, it was also a crucial time. I was set free as God immediately removed all the sin and burdens I’d previously carried for over 17 years.

What I learned from Mr. Pye in the classroom that day was not a part of the official school curriculum. Yet I learned the single most important lesson that life has to offer... God loved me, and Jesus loved me enough to die for me. It was an important lesson of love, hope, forgiveness and eternal security. It literally saved my life and my soul!

Nothing I ever learned in any other classroom compared to what I learned that day, and nothing else has ever altered my life like that day did. It was a lesson that not only prepared me for the future, but for all eternity. It was the greatest lesson of them all!

During all the years since then, I have not forgotten Mr. Pye’s impact on my life and that of my family. Nor have I ceased to be thankful for Mr. Pye’s obedience to God in telling me exactly what I needed to know exactly when I needed to know it. God’s knowledge of our needs, as well as His timing, is always perfect!

Countless times Mr. Pye has also told countless others about Jesus, the wonderful things of God, His love and His provision for salvation and for eternity… and God’s plans for a “happy even after" bad things have happened to us, as well as a “happily ever after” that awaits us in heaven.

I pray that all of us who are true Christ followers will use Mr. Pye’s many examples and share with others the hope that is within us. What Jesus willingly did on the cross for every “whosoever that believes” is God’s plan that none would perish… and that anyone who also comes to Him can receive forgiveness and be assured that they too can be in heaven forever and ever… just like Mr. Pye is right now.

Celebrating Mr. Pye’s life and legacy with loving memories, much appreciation, and heartfelt prayers for his family and loved ones,

Glenda Blanton Smith
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Condolence From: Pastor Dave Sacred Journey Hospice
Condolence: Don will always hold a special place in my heart as I enjoyed visiting with him many times. He was a man who loved God with all His heart and His Neighbor as well. He loved the Word of God and you could see it on his face. He was also a big Braves fan and we enjoyed talking about that.
Janie did an amazing job taking care of Don for many years. They both have been an inspiration and blessing to me. Pastor Dave Riley
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Condolence From: Doug Walker
Condolence: Mr. Don was such a good man and was so positive and a pleasure to be around, he will be so very missed by many.
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Condolence From: Bruce and Debbie Towson
Condolence: Dear Pye and Lynn Family,
We are so sorry to learn of Don Pye's passing away; but joyful to know he now rests in the arms of his Lord and Savior. Prayers for all of your family.
We love you,
Bruce and Debbie

Tuesday April 11, 2017
Condolence From: Pastor Michael & Margie Branson
Condolence: It was my delight and joy to serve as the Pye's pastor for a number of years. Brother Pye always shared a big smile and had a wonderful laugh. Most memorable is his love for the Lord. Sister Pye, you are to be commended for the faithful, loving care you gave to your husband all these years. May the God of all comfort be especially close to you and your family and bless you with His peace.
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Condolence From: Melissa Patton-Rainwater
Condolence: Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I have so many wonderful memories of brother Don! He was my pastor from the time I was born until my teen years. Most importantly he was the one who baptized me!
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Condolence From: Karen Hooten
Condolence: We are sorry to learn of your loss. Always enjoyed seeing y'all at Philippi. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday April 11, 2017