An estimated 200 people gathered on Aug. 5 at St. Mark United Methodist Church in
The church was organized on Aug. 6, 1932, as the
Those attending included five former pastors: the Rev. Jerry Beam, the Rev. Ray Wallace, the Rev. Glyn Wiygul, the Rev. Jack Williams and the Rev. Smith Whiteside. Other attending included current pastor the Rev. Donny Riley, the Rev. Dr. Carl Grubbs, Tupelo District superintendent, and former district superintendent the Rev. E. S. Furr. Bernice Perry, widow of a former pastor, is a current member of St. Mark. Current and former members and family members of current and former members and friends of St. Mark were also in attendance.
Following the service, the celebration continued in the