Showing care to those who are suffering the loss of a loved one is a requirement for those who call upon Christ as Lord and Savior.  However, the raw emotion present in such circumstances can make knowing how to care difficult to discern.  The Gospel Coalition has posted a helpful article on how to show appropriate concern for those in mourning.  Considering how often suffering of this kind enters our lives and the lives of those we care about it is well worth the time spent to read.  You can find it here:

A Time to Speak

The services for Dr. Huddleston, Bill and Charlene’s son, are as follows:

Funeral services for long-time Cookeville Optometrist Dr. Mike Huddleston, 61, will be held Thursday May 23 at 4 p.m. at Cookeville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Dr. Charles McCaskey and Dr. Perryn Rice will officiate. Interment will be in Shipley Cemetery.

Dr. Huddleston died Monday May 20, 2013 at 5:46 a.m. at his home.

His family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home and Thursday from 3 p.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cookeville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church 565 E. 10th St., Cookeville Noonday Lions Club c/o Garrett Shepard 45 N. Dixie Ave, or Heart of the Cumberland PO Box 2474 all in Cookeville, TN 38501.

If you are interested in providing food for the family you can let the church office know.

Don’t forget: in order to provide an opportunity for extra time with families and loved ones there will be no Sunday evening service at Midway on May 12th.  Sundeay evening services will resume on May 17th with the start of our small group classes.