Prayer Request

This is a post Lori made on CCC:  Please pray for the family of Earl Kelle (class of 1965). Earl’s wife Emily is in Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Emily is in serious condition and we need to keep this dear family in our thoughts and prayers.

Message from Linda Lewis Crossley

Our eldest son Chris Crossley was tragically killed this past Sat. (Sept 27th) when he was walking and a truck hit him.  We are leaving tomorrow for CA as his dad will preach the funeral.  Chris had two children, Eric age 22, married to Adrianne with one child Mary age 4 and Emily age 16 who lives with us and has since she was 5.  Please ask my class to keep my family in their  prayers as this is a horrible thing we’re going through.  Thanks, Linda Lewis Crossley

Prayer Request


Larry and Sandy Miller, my stepbrother-in-law and stepsister-in-law, had a home in the direct path of the devastating mudslide near Arlington, WA.

We have not been able to make contact, and they have been reported as missing.


Update from Treva on Baby Bruce

Well, the diagnosis for the little one was as good as we could wish for.  His colon is fully formed except for the last 1/2 inch so the surgeons will construct that as well as the rectum & seem to think that will take care of his problem.  The surgery was rescheduled for tomorrow @ 11:00 am  due to a urgent case today at Centennial Hospital.  It appears that they only do one pediatric surgery a day but have every specialist there for each one.  The physicians are very optimistic re: his outcome so we are encouraged by that. So hard on my granddaughter though; she is not able to even touch him in the NICU.  She was discharged from the Murfreesboro hospital today so she could go to Nashville to be with her newborn.  I do want to thank everyone for their prayers & please continue to pray for a successful surgery Thursday. Will keep you posted…

Prayer Request from Treva

Prayer request!  Bob, this was a bittersweet day for our family.  My granddaughter Courtney & her husband blessed us with a great-grandson this evening.  He is a beautiful little boy but was born without a rectum.  He has been transported from the birth hospital in Murfreesboro, TN to Centennial Hospital in Nashville for surgery Wednesday morning.  Please send a prayer request for all of our family for a successful outcome.  Hopefully, it will be just a tissue problem & not the “plumbing” itself.  Thanks for the prayers in advance! We are naturally worried beyond belief for this little soul.

Prayer Request from Patti Averitt Gross

Received the following request from Patti this morning:

I wanted to let you know that I will be having surgery on Tuesday the 8th.  On my last visit to Dr. Brzezienski (hand surgeon), he noticed a lesion on my forearm and suggested I get it checked (actually, he said I should get someone to put it in a jar – but you have to know Dr. B!)  I did as he suggested and the biopsy came back as melanoma.

I had a visit last week with Dr. Charles Potera, Jr., Oncologist, and he scheduled my surgery.  They will do nuclear medicine to track from the site to the lymph node, then take a section from my arm approximately 4″ x 1 ” and one node.

Then we will see prognosis and further treatment if necessary.  I wanted to let my friends know what was going on and I would, of course, appreciate your prayers. I do want you know that I am not worried – I tend not to unless I know there is a reason. I am, as always, in God’s hands.

Love to all,


Prayer Request from Grace Ehmler Dalton

Requesting prayers for my 86 yr old aunt. She is my godmother and namesake and the last of the ones in that generation of my mother’s Pfitzer family.  She has been a resident of Chattanooga all her life and a 1944 graduate of Central High School.  Here is a picture of her by the Central marker that I took last Nov.  Right now Aunt Grace is in the hospital hopefully recovering from an infection and problems with her diabetes and insulin.  She was found unconscious on Wed in her apartment.  However yesterday morning she was responsive and smiling.  I will be flying down on Saturday to help my cousin who lives in Atlanta with things in Chattanooga.  Aunt Grace never married or had children.


Update on Bill Harless

Received the follow update on Bill–please pray for Bill and Lindia:

The fight in Bill goes on even though he suffered a major stroke last Friday rendering him paralyzed on his right side.  This left him unable to eat, drink??, or speak causing him major frustration but he is still trying.
We continue to receive wonderful support from our great class and we are eternally grateful.
Love to everyone,