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Brumbeloe’s have taken leadership roles at church

LANETT — Gerald and Dot Brumbeloe have been good neighbors by being active members and taking on leadership roles in their church, the Lanett Church of the Nazarene.

They’ve been married 52 years this month, have raised two sons and are quite proud of two grandsons. The oldest son,  Stan, is a teacher and coach at Troup High. The younger son, Steven, is the pastor at a church in Marietta, Ga. The grandsons are named Veke and Levi.

“Gerald moved here in 1962,” Dot said. “His dad, Barney Brumbeloe, was the pastor of our church. Gerald and I have been going to the church since that time. We’ve really enjoyed being there and being involved in the community.”

They both work with the church’s missions program. Gerald is the church’s Sunday School director and heads up the annual Veterans Day service at the church. Dot is the missions director and the ladies’ ministry director.

“Gerald has been organizing our annual Veterans Day program for around 15 years now,” said Dot. “It’s always on the Sunday before Veterans Day. It’s a good program, and we hope to continue doing it.”

The Brumbeloes are retired. Dot worked for Lanett City Schools for 20 years and was a cafeteria manager. Gerald retired from MeadWestVaco (now West Rock) around seven years ago.

When asked what was the key to being a good neighbor Dot said that it’s always about putting the other person first. “It’s all about being a  good friend, being helpful toward others,” she said.