Revival services Polk County in People and Places

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Longtime associational missionary Doyle Middlebrooks, most recently of Lilburn, died July 6. He was 96.

Doyle Middlebrooks

Middlebrooks was a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary who served throughout Georgia as assistant pastor at Kirkwood Baptist in Atlanta, pastor of First Baptist Church in Austell, and director of missions for Washington Baptist Association. In retirement he served as pastor of Union Baptist Church in Warthen.

He is survived by children Janice Rogers, of Waxhaw, NC, Larry Middlebrooks, of Lilburn, and Charles Middlebrooks, of Waco, TX; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Stella Lou, and a grandson, Brian Rogers. 

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial donations be made to one or more of the following: Baptist Village Retirement Communities, c/o Dr. J. Eric Mathison, 2650 Carswell Avenue, Waycross, GA 31503; Union Baptist Church, c/o Ronnie Peavy, 490 Peavy Lane, Warthen, GA 31094 or Georgia Baptist Children’s Home (

Ministerial Moves

First Baptist Church in Americus recently welcomed Luke Fendley as minister to students. 

Bellview Baptist Church at 2333 N. Bellview Rd. in Rockmart will have revival services Aug. 27-30.

What’s Happening

Bellview Baptist Church in Rockmart will have revival services Aug. 27-30. Buck Burch, Georgia Baptist Mission Board state missionary in Cooperative Program Development, will speak at the Sunday morning service on Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. before a concert that evening at 6 p.m. by Scarlet Wool. Blake Dodd, pastor of Young’s Grove Baptist Church in Cedartown, will preach at the 7 p.m. meetings Monday, Aug. 28 through Wednesday, Aug. 30. Music for the Aug. 28 gathering will be provided by the Young’s Grove Choir while the Polk Co. Senior Choir will sing Aug. 29. 

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