Monica Onstad, niece of Randy and Faye Smith, with her husband Eric and son Garrett, took refuge from Hurricane Irma at the Smiths' home at Center Point. Prior to evacuation from Sarasota, Florida, the Onstads boarded up their home with hurricane shutters. They enjoyed family while waiting on the storm to pass. Luckily, their home was spared, and they returned home.
Several went to the W.T. Wilson Funeral Home at Rainsville for the viewing of Rev. Ben Mitchell and to visit with his family. He passed away Sept. 15 and was buried at Piney Grove Cemetery. He was 89 and was pastor at Center Point Church for a long time.