By Dale Hollingsworth
residents enjoy Christmas holidays with family and
Year to all of you! I wish you a healthy, happy year.
Martha Ross of Byhalia were Christmas dinner guests of
Bernice Young, Marthas mother, on Christmas Day.
Annie Ruth Stone hosted the Christmas holiday celebration
for all their family; also on Sunday, Dec. 26. They are:
Tommie and Gale Goode of Greenwood, also their two sons
and families; Mitch and Jeanette Stone and Emily; Cherrie
and Tim Shaw of Waterford and their family; and Pebble
and Jack Gadd and family of Hickory Flat.
birthday to Tyler Mayer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Casey Mayor
on Jan. 4; happy birthday to JoAnn Mayer on Jan. 7; also
to Joann Potts on Jan. 7 and to her granddaughter Andrea
E. Potts, my great-niece on Jan. 7. Happy birthday to
Sarah Lambert Hollingsworth on Jan. 8.
Lowery, former Potts Camp pastor of Potts Camp charge,
and wife, Jay, who moved to Picayune last year, are new
grandparents. Their daughter, Lindsay, and Ben Rossetti
have a boy, born Sept. 9, 2004. His name is Isaac David.
Congratulations to the family.
visited her uncle Wilborn Gurley recently. Jean is the
daughter of the late Stella Mae Pierce Shaw and Delbert
Shaw. Wilborn Gurleys wife was the late Dorothy
Shaw, sister of Delbert Shaw. Jean also visited Lucille
Pierce, a relative in the nursing home. She is also
feeling better, but has poor eyesight. We are thankful.
She is about 100 years old.
family of Jean Whaley celebrated Christmas with her in
her home, including her sister, Ann Feathers of Myrtle.
Jean has always been one of my special (younger) friends.
We were glad
to hear that a cousin and friend, Sank Owen of Aberdeen,
is feeling better after returning home from the hospital.
We hope he continues to improve. Many of his pupils in
Potts Camp School remember him.
We send our
love and sympathy to the family of Mary Goode in her
We send our
love and sympathy to the family of Wilborn Gurley in his
of Mary Lois Gurley honored her with a birthday
celebration on her special day, Dec. 23.
are two kinds of missionaries, one is sent to other
countries by the board of missions to teach and preach
the gospel of Jesus Christ. Another kind of missionary
has been at work since the Christian Church began. We are
called to love people like Jesus loves us, even when we
feel that they dont deserve it (It is Gods
love). Our task is to be concerned and care for others,
regardless of who they are or what they have done. Every
person is worth caring about; that is the Christian
faith. We are Gods missionaries when we learn to
love and care for all people.
(2) In the
parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-35) Jesus asked
Which of these three men were a good neighbor to
the man who fell among thieves? The answer -
He who showed mercy on him. Who in our
neighborhood needs a kind word or act of friendship
today? Jesus calls us to show compassion and to
love others and love God with all our hearts, and our
neighbors as ourselves.
left the grave one glorious day and vanquished death and
sin. He opened wide the gates of heaven that we might
Gods angels are watching over us every day.
There is a Destiny that makes us brothers,
None can go his way alone;
What we send into the lives of others,
Comes back into our own.
We send our
love and sympathy to the family of Dina Taylor, who was
killed in a recent automobile accident.
of Joyce Clayton was Christmas Day dinner guests of Joel
and Joyce Clayton. They are her daughter, Merion and
David Hunsucker of Ashland; Tammie Cobb and daughter
Kinsey of Myrtle; and Lynn and Martha Goolsby and
children Hanna and Jamie.
JoAnn Mayer enjoyed having their family with them during
the Christmas holidays. They are Casey and Kim Mayer and
two sons, Keith and Bonnie Mayer and two sons; and Chad
and Mary Beth and son, Jackson; and their daughter,
Julie, a lovely college student. (Carey and I have some
of the same relatives, the Powell and Mayer families. My
grandmother was a Powell, her brother and sister married
into the Mayer family.)
of Betty Fincher was dinner guests in her home on
of Fred and Mary Jo Whaley met at their home on Christmas
Eve for supper and to celebrate the season.
list: Ollie Mansel, Maxine Potts, Mike Owen,
Larry Edwards, Evelyn Bready, Doris Goode, Willa Floyd,
Lena Fay Work, Jene McCallum, Lucille Hutchens, Hazel
Cox, Jean Derryberry, Louise King, Evelyn Hudson, Donna
Marett, Jennie Houston, Edwin Churchill, Dorothy
Forester, Roy Foote, Ladine Randolph, Mary Jo McCallum,
Betty Fincher, J.C. Pruitt, Lucille Pierce.
One of the
exciting events in our town happened in 1961! The Potts
Camp High Flying Cardinals under coach T.M. Stone became
Overall State Champions for the first and only time. Our
basketball team had placed first and second in the state,
district and county many times but had never gone that
team was Jimmy Siddall, Robert Phillips, Jimmy Bennett,
Billy Cupp, DeWit Stroud, Jr., Myra Cupp, James Lee
Spencer, Gale Goode, Ralph Clayton, Charles Shaw, Jimmy
Beckworth and Quinton Day. Managers were James Carl
Pipkin and Gary (Butch) Morris.
annual was dedicated to the agri teacher, James L.
Spencer; Christine, a nurse, was his wife.
was school principal. He died in 1962 following surgery.
Many of us drove to his funeral and burial at Big Creek.
was chosen most beautiful in 1961 and Teddy Howell most
handsome; also Tommie Ann Stone and Gale Goode were
chosen Miss and Mr. Potts Camp. Betty Holland, English
teacher, and Carey Hearn, a teacher, were married. They
both became teachers at Blue Mountain College and he died
several years ago.
1961 were James Lee Spencer, Mary Sue Whaley, Linda
Howell, Tommie Ann Stone, Shirley Alderson, Lester
Brisco, Betty Sue Ash, Lynda Gay Ash, Jimmy Bennett,
Billy Clayton, Betty Fletcher, Gale Goode, Teddy Howell,
Mary Ann Johnson, James Carl Pipkin, Charles Shaw, Jimmy
Siddall, Jimmy Walton, Kathleen Whaley, Lanier Young and
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