Thursday, July 7, 2005

Potts Camp News
Dale Hollingsworth

Churchills celebrate anniversary with trip

The Williams Clinic in Potts Camp has re-opened after being closed a few weeks for repairs. We are all so thankful to have it open again! We appreciate the doctors and nurses there.

Congratulations to Polly and Edwin Churchill on their recent wedding anniversary. They have returned from a trip to Florida. I always enjoy talking to Polly; she has been a friend for many years.

One of my grandsons, David D. Greer Jr., visited me on Monday. He had been in California on a business trip. David Jr. and wife, Amy, have two small children, Dave and Mary Elizabeth. They live at Cornersville. David is part of the family “Greer & Greer” business in New Albany.

Mary Frances and Leo Clayton visited her brother in Tennessee last week. He continues to be very ill after recent surgery.

Pam Boren, a friend and school teacher at Mary Reid School, stopped to visit me. I have special memories of her family; her husband, Charles (Pud) was Danny’s classmate, class of ’69, and his dad, Speck Boren, was my classmate, class of ’36.

Happy birthday to Abby Farr on July 5; to Thomas Passions and DeAnn Rowland Knight on July 9, and to David Greer Jr. (my grandson) and Haley Shaw on July 9; to Kylie Morgan Gurley on July 8 and to Aaron Luke Gurley on July 10. Happy birthday to Joan Gurley on July 16.

Alan Griffen, grandson of Henry Tutor, had surgery for kidney stones on Monday in New Albany Hospital. Get well wishes to him!

Visitors of Mary Lois Gurley and Joan Gurley last week were Joan’s granddaughter, Keri Murphy, age 15 of Shannon, and Sue Rowland and grandchildren. Their uncle William Gurley of Memphis visited in the home of Mary Minor, Joan and Mary Lois and others a few days last week.

A large crowd of people attended the special program entitled, “America, the Bold and Brave,” held at Temperance Hill Baptist Church on Saturday and Sunday nights, June 25-26. It was a very special program!


I. When Jesus chose His 12 apostles for an important mission they didn’t know what they would have to face, but they went anyway. Jesus asks the same of us today. He wants us to follow Him, to love and obey Him and tell others about Him.

II. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

III. A heartfelt tear can show our love
As words can never do
It says, “I want to share your pain
My heart is sad for you.

IV. Help us, O Lord, to live our lives
So everyone can see
Reflections of your loving heart
And kindness and purity

V. Everyone living is a creation of God; we are all different, therefore, no one is just like you are, with the same talents, looks, and habits, so we are all “special.” Praise the Lord!

VI. With the love of God in our hearts, there is no room for hate. Wouldn’t this be a wonderful world if we all loved each other? God is love!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jason Gurley in the birth of their third child, Jason Patrick Gurley. He was born June 14 and weighed eight pounds, 12 ounces. Grandparents are Arthur and Doris Poole, and the late Lee Gurley of Hickory Flat and the late Donna Taylor. Big sisters Alea and Kylie welcomed him home.

Jimmy called from Gulfport on Saturday. I was thankful to hear that his wife, Martha’s mother, Mrs. Hawkins of Hamilton, is improving. She is 90 years old and has many problems. I’ve known her about 50 years. She is my friend.

We are proud of Brooke Hale, who is serving as a missionary this summer in Canada; she is a student at Blue Mountain College. Her parents are Kerry and Lela Hale of Potts Camp.

Congratulations to two students from Marshall County who received scholarships from the Holly Springs Lion Club. They were Brittany Byrd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Byrd, a recent Potts Camp School graduate; and Pratima Patel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dhavji Patel of Holly Springs, a graduate of Marshall Academy (pictured in The South Reporter).

Congratulations to Navy seaman Daniel E. Theisen, grandson of Walter and Linda Theisen, who recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lake, Ill. He is a 2004 graduate of Potts Camp High School.

Joyce Clayton spent Wednesday in Ashland with her daughter, Mirion Hunsucker, who was on vacation.

Prayer list: Tilden Ash, Tonia Clayton Brown, James Churchill, J.J. Pruitt, Ann Feathers, Ella Rea Whaley, Jean Derryberry, Mary Jo McCallum, Alan Griffen, Dorothy Forester, Lucille Hutchens, Adelle Hudson, Donna Marett, Evelyn Bready, Diane Clayton, Jessie Pipkin, Robbie Taylor, Mary Lois Gurley, Roy Foote, Maxine Potts, Willie Thomas Wicker, Betty Fincher, Terrell Lowery, Larry Edwards, Martha Ross, Juanita Howell, Lena Faye Work, Willie Miller, Ladine Randolph, Ollie Mansel, Hazel Cox, Lucille Pierce.

The “Campus” published in 1967 has many memories! Perry White was principal of Potts Camp School, and H.B. Appleton was the county superintendent of Marshall County.

Sarah Newman was editor-in-chief; Nancy Barber was assistant editor; Chris Williams was also assistant editor. Mrs. Kennon Hill was the advisor. Mr. A.L. Sanders was agriculture teacher (he was the next principal). The 1967 yearbook was dedicated to Mrs. Sanders.


Two valedictorians — Nancy Barber and Sarah Newman

Salutatorian — Linda Jamison (she was awarded the R.A. Butler Scholarship).

Charles Gurley and Chris Williams also became Mr. and Miss Potts Camp that year.

Those receiving the Danfort award were Larry Rhea and Brenda McCallum.

In the Harvest Festival that year, Maggie Goode and Bobbie McCullough were crowned King and Queen.

Judy Edwards won the Crisco Award; Rose Jones received a retirement gift from principal Perry White. Mrs. Mary Lester Cox had a large music class.

In 1967 seniors were: Larry Rhea, Debbie Sanders, Pam Sparks, Marvin Whitehorn, Chris Williams, Nancy Barber, Patsy Churchill, Betty Gresham, Charles Gurley, Elaine Howell, Linda Jamison, Flossie Lemons, Wanda Lemons, Brenda McCallum, Sarah Newman, Johnny Nolan. Most Beautiful and Most Handsome that year were Debbie Sanders and Rip Whitehorn.

I noticed that The South Reporter’s editor was George M. Yarbough, and that J.M. Flick Ash was the Marshall County sheriff in 1967.

Also I noticed a picture of The Wurlitzer Company in Holly Springs. Times have really changed!

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