One of the houses on the tour is Amalie William’s Home, which is known in the community as the Sivertson’s home place. Williams great grandfather, Capt. James Autry in 1885. Four generations have lived in the old homeplace. Capt. Autry owned this land before the Civil War. The Union soldiers came through the area and used the site for their camp. Williams and her husband moved back to the old family home where she and her sisters grew up, and renovated and restored it to the beautiful place it is today. An old tree still stands where the soldiers’ horses ate from the top that grew out in all directions. Refreshments will be served as you browse this historic home and receive directions for the remainder of the tour.
Another is that of Ester and Larry Carlisle Home on 2161 Sivertson Road. Carlisle Farms is home to three generations. Larry and Ester have remodeled, several times, the original home Larry’s grandparents lived in from the early 1900’s. The house is filled with exquisite colonial and English antiques. The landscaping offers beauty with a broad variety of plant species. “For the soil which has drunk the rain that repeatedly falls upon it and produces vegetation useful to those for whose benefit it is cultivated partakes of a blessing from God, ”Hebrews 6:7.
The home of Sandra Carlisle Carroll-Williams and Ricky Williams is across the pond from Carlisle Farms, a log cabin built in 1993. The home is filled with antiques as well as contemporary pieces.The grounds of this home are filled with miniature trees and dense blooming annuals, perennials, and Japanese Maples. The orchard planted by Sandra’s father is her pride and joy. “For the Lord is good; his mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, his faithfulness and truth endure to all generations,” Psalm 100:5.
Another home is that of Ryan and April Phillips at 1580 Howard Road. They are eager to share the beauty of their new home with all those who enjoy this Clement Holiday Home Tour.
The Felton Estate on Welcome School Road will also be featured on the tour. Irvin Warren welcomes everyone to share the beauty of this exquisite home and grounds. The entrance to this gorgeous homesite will beckon all to enter and enjoy refreshments amidst the beautiful décor.
Helen and Ray Barefoot welcome tour guests to their place by the river, known as The Rocking Horse, located at 130 JR Williams Lane. The spacious structure will be decorated in splendor for the holiday season, a sight you won’t want to miss.
The brand new home of Nell and Carlton Martin will also be featured on the tour. This gorgeous home is located at 566 Martin Road, just off Hwy. 13 in the Clement community. This breathtaking home will be one you will long remember. Refreshments will be served to guests .
Weldon and Joyce Faircloth are pleased to welcome this first Clement Holiday Tour to their cabin by the lake. What a delightful experience awaits all who will be intrigued with the handiwork and history in this quaint cabin and grounds. Their cabin is located at 2741 Minnie Hall Road.
There are also some churches on this holiday tour.
One church featured will be Clement Baptist Church. This church, a lighthouse in the Clement community, will be opened for anyone on the tour to come inside and enjoy quiet time with the Lord amidst the beauty of the Christmas décor. Clement Church is the first church Timothy Spell attended as a young boy with his family. Many of Tim’s family members remain faithful and very active in this church. It is fitting that this is also the last church Tim attended. He and his family enjoyed attending a revival service only three weeks before he entered heaven. This beloved community church is on fire for the Lord. Dr. Dees is the pastor of Clement Church.
Union Grove Baptist Church will also be open the afternoon of the tour. This church is located on Vander Smith Road, near Rebel City. This is Becky Smith Spell’s home church where she gave her heart to Jesus. She and Tim made this their church home when they were married in 1975. Tim was baptized at Union Grove, the first person to be baptized by pastor Paul Honeycutt. The beautifully decorated sanctuary will give a perfect setting for anyone to come in from the cold and feel the warmth of Jesus Christ. Everyone is welcome to sit and share moments in prayer and retrospect in the presence of the Lord. The pastor of Union Grove is the Rev. Allen West.
This tour is a community event to bring closeness and holiday cheer to all who attend. Amalie Williams has assisted Becky in making this first ever Clement Holiday Home Tour a reality. Plans began back in June when Becky felt led to organize the tour as a fund-raising event for Tim’s Gift and Relay for Life. Tim’s Gift is a nonprofit organization, a ministry, located at 108 Northeast Blvd. in Clinton. The ministry officially opened in April of 2009 in the office where Tim Spell operated his insurance business with his son, Cameron for over 25 years. Donna Reedy, a Hospice nurse, who accepted the Lord at the bedside of Mr. Spell, gave the name to this ministry. She received a gift of love from the family and friends who witnessed her total devotion to her patient and his family. She used the monetary gift to help other patients. God blessed the seed sown and began working in the hearts of Donna and Becky to begin a ministry to help spread the love of the Lord and to help loved ones cherish one another before it’s too late. Thus, Tim’s “Gift Inc. began with the prayers and support of family, friends, and the favor of God making it possible. Mrs. Reedy and Mrs. Spell are busy as they adhere to the mission of the ministry— an evangelistic ministry with a vision to reach millions and change lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ through teaching, preaching, outreach and opportunities to give hope, help, and share God’s Word and love wherever He leads.
The Clement Holiday Home Tour is the first official fund-raising to help keep the efforts of this ministry alive. Tim’s Gift is open each Tuesday, 7a.m., for prayer, noon for prayer and lunch, and Bible Study and exercise will resume in January each Tuesday night. Becky is at the ministry on Friday mornings and other times throughout the week. The ministry does not open on Sundays or other times during the week when churches are having services. We hope to help people see the need to come to Christ, to share love, to stand as a beacon, a lighthouse shining for Jesus.
Tickets for the tour are on sale at the following places—Matthews Gifts, Tim’s Gift, The Learning Station, Rebel City Grocery and by Amalie Williams. All money will go to Tim’s Gift and Relay for Life. Relay for Life continues to give Hope in finding a Cure for cancer. How proud we are tosupport each of these this worthy organization. Your contribution makes a difference in the lives of many people. You may never know who or how you help someone, but God does. Thank you for purchasing tickets and attending our holiday home tour. Call a friend, plan a fun and inspirational afternoon that will definitely be a blessing and get you in the mood to celebrate Christmas and share the love.