By Terry Harpole
For the WPT
In what began as a surprise birthday party for Albert Maury Shurlds Sr., who lives on Hatcher Road north of Maben, 20-25 people met at Trace-Way Restaurant in Mathiston to honor and help him celebrate his 88th birthday.
Mr. Shurlds’ daughter, along with her brothers, her children, nephews and nieces, planned with the Sunday School class Shurlds teaches at Maben Methodist Church and many from other churches to have the surprise birthday celebration.
On the night of Jan. 16, around 25