Preacher set for special baptism
March 31, 2013 2:50 AM
by HEATHER BLAKE

FRANKLIN (AP) — A country preacher in western Pennsylvania is scheduled to baptize his great-grandson on Easter Sunday.

The Derrick of Oil City reported Saturday that the Rev. Walter “Bud” Anthony, 82, plans to perform the rite for his 7-month-old great-grandson. Anthony says it may be his last baptism. He’s retired, but family members asked him to do the service. He doesn’t keep count of how many baptisms he did in 60 years of preaching, but the total includes all of his six children and almost all of his 30 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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