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Preacher set for special baptism

by on March 31, 2013 2:50 AM

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.

Heather Carlson is the wire editor and an assistant web editor for The Indiana Gazette. She covers courts, Saltsburg and Homer City borough councils and Penns Manor and United school districts, in addition to writing feature articles. She can be reached at
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