1994 New Salem Association of the Old Regluar Baptist Church
Submitted by Donald Givens
ELDER IRVIN BREEDING: Irvin Breeding was born August 1, 1916 in Hall, Ky Knott County to John Madden and Martha Ann Hall Breeding. He left us at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 1992 in Vance- burg, Ky. On April 20, 1935 he was married to Julia Ann Burke daughter of King David and Sophia Isaac Burke Julia died...... March 28, 1984. To this union was born eight children: seven sons and one daughter. Three sons died in infancy. They also adopted a grandson and reared him as their own. Those surviving are Estes of Ashland, Ky; Wesley of South Shore, Ky; Donald Ray of...... Charlotte, N.C; Carolyn "Jewell" Pennington and Carl Edward of Lima, Ohio and Kyle Chad of Dayton, Oh. He also has fourteen grandchildrenand five step grand- children and seventeen great-grandchildren. He has four brothers and three sisters living and one sister and three brothers who preceded him in death. Those living are Esrom of Lincoln Park, Mi; Almon of New Marshfield, Oh; Lester of Lexington, Ky; John of Silver Springs, MD, Manervia Johnson and Shelby Jean Jones of Garrson, Ky and Juanita Mitchell of Wyandotte, Mi. Those who are gone are Paul, Daniel, Vester and Lona. Dad was a member of the U.M.W.A Local Union, Wheel- wright, Ky for approximately 60 years and he was a coal miner for 36 years. Dad joined Pilgrim's Rest Church on March 9, 1957 and was baptized March 10, 1957 by Elders Troy Nichols and... Woodrow Dye. He was ordained as a minister March 12, 1962. He served as both moderator and assistant moderator of that church. He later took his letter to Providence and served as an assistant to Elder E.V. Hopkins. Dad and Mom moved to..... Greenup County in 1979 and took their letters to the New Mount Olive Church. Dad took his letter back to Providence in 1991. Dad worked very hard all of his life to provide a living for his family. He gave freely to the church and those in need. Dad was strict on us, but we never went cold or hungry and we knew he loved us and wanted all of us to prepared to meet our Lord. He built a firm foundation for us in our youth, one that any child of God could be proud of and I believe with all of my heart that Dad will be in that first resurrection. My parents were my best friendsand the best role models I've ever seen. I shall miss them deeply but I hope to meet them in Glory. May God Bless each and everyone of you. We shall all miss Dad, but I believe his troubles are all over. My love goes with you , Dad throughout all of Eternity. Written by: his daughter Carolyn.
WILLIE MADDEN: With a saddened heart, I will try to write the obituary of my late husband, Elder Willie Madden. He was born in the home of Dock and Susie (Middleton) Madden in Dizney, Ky on October 7, 1914. He passed away at the Medical Center of Southern Indiana on December 15, 1993. He was 79 years 2 months and 8 days old. He married Bessie Cloud in March of 1932 to this..... union were born three children Jacqueline, Shirley, and Don all of Otisco, Indiana. He also raised two grandchildren as his own. Sandra (Janey), who preceded him in death at age 15. Samantha (Michelle) James who resides in Otisco, Ind. He joined the Old Regular Baptist Church in 1939. He was ordained June 27, 1942, in the Pilgrim Rest Church in the Indian Bottom Association. At the time of his death Willie \had been a faithful member for 54 years. Willie's whole life was surrounded with our Lord Jesus Christ. He went far and near across mountains to preach the gospel to the lost and dyiny world. He preached a..... strong doctrine throughout his years. His preaching made imprints on many people across the land. Many people to this day recall this man preaching years and years ago in Kentucky. Pepole can recall the sermons he preached. He is remembered as a strong man true to his belief of the church. Even in his last days in this world he made imprints on the people around him. The doctors, nurses, and especially his family. With the help of the Lord we... were able to keep him at home, the last year he was bed- ridden. The hospital had nurses and assistants who came to help with him. His children also gave help with him the last year. We will all remember his last words telling us "I want to go home." We know he is at rest with Jesus. We all miss him dearly and still shed tears, but we know he is where he wanted to be and in a much better place than.... this old world. We hope to be with him some day. Willie belonged to the Indian Bottom Association until 1970. During this time he server as moderator of Hurricane Gap and Mallet Kork. He served as assistant moderator ae Whitesburg. In 1952 he moved to Indiana. He continued to travel around the country preaching the gospel. He also served as moderator at Long Valley in Indiana. In 1970 he went into the New Salem Assoc- iation. At the time of his death he was the moderator of the Little Daniel Church in Otisco, Indiana. His health failed him the last few years he was with us, but he remained strong in his faith and doctrine. He continued to believe in a clean church. He was able to go to church until his last two years with us. The last year he was not even able to read his bible. He talked of the church and going home up until the day before his death. There were times when I believe he was reliving church meetings. On December 15, with his daughter Jacqueline and granddaughter Michelle, by his side, he passed away from this old world to a better place to be. The most peaceful look came over his tired face. You could feel the Lord's presence in the hospital room that day, he went on to be with Jesus. He will be remembered by all as a man of his faith that stood tall and erect for his Lord. He will be remem- bered by his family as "Pa" a man as plain as the over- alls he wore and a man as strong as the gospel he.... preached. Sleep on my beloved until the last day when Jesus comes in the cloud of his glory. Together in his redeemed home. Written by: his wife and companion of 61 years Bessie Madden