By Dale Hollingsworth
hall setting for Clayton family gathering
of Jack and Linda Clayton of Kentucky came to Potts Camp
last week to visit his dad, Joel and Joyce Clayton. They
were unable to come Christmas.
the entire family enjoyed dinner together at the
fellowship building of the Church of Christ (former
Museum). Fifty-five members attended the event. Among
others present were Ralph and Kay Clayton and family,
Roger and Cathy Clayton and family, and JoAnn and Cary
Mayer and family, along with other relatives.
wishes to Alan Taylor, who is ill. He is the son of my
friends, Fred and Laverne Taylor. Please pray for him. My
friend Diane Clayton is his sister.
birthday to Maxine Potts on Jan. 19, to David Greer Sr.,
on Jan. 20, Mitch Stone Jr. on Jan. 22, his dad, T.M.
Stone on Jan. 24 and to Jimmy Hart on Jan. 26.
family of Fred and Mary Jo Whaley met at their home for
dinner on Jan. 9 to honor and celebrate the birthday of
their son Brett Whaley. Happy belated birthday Brett!
spent last week in the VA Hospital in Memphis for tests
and treatment. We send get well wishes to him.
Hazel Cox and her daughter, Wanda and Johnnie Stanton for
several days last week was Hazels son Earl Jordan
Jr. of Plainview, Tx.
wonderful gift of the love of Christ as our Savior was
never intended to be kept to ourselves. People everywhere
are hungry for a personal touch with God; could we do
something about it? The answer is yes. We should show
love, kindness and healing everywhere we go and tell
others of Gods blessings.
I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes
to the Father except through me. John 14:16.
the world falls down around you and a prayer will see you
through, say an extra prayer for some who may need it
more than you.
Renewal: Free me this day, O Lord, from all the
fears of the future, all anxiety about tomorrow, all
bitterness toward anyone, all cowardice in face of
danger, all laziness in the face of work, all failure
before opportunity and weakness when thy power is at
hand. But fill me with love that knows no barrier,
sympathy that reaches all, courage that cannot be shaken,
faith strong enough for the darkness, strength sufficient
for my tests, loyalty to thy kingdoms good, wisdom
to meet lifes complexities, and power to lift me to
thee. Be thou with me another day, and use me as thy will
for Christs sake. Amen.
people who are suffering throughout the world because of
sickness, hunger, disasters, death of loved ones, bad
habits, sin and loneliness. Pray for the men who are
fighting for us and our leaders.
list: Mary Jo McCollum, Alan Taylor, Maxine
Potts, Martina Ross, Evelyn Hudson, Donna Randolph,
Dorothy Forester, Roy Foote, Dene Randolph, Hazel Cox,
Willa Floyd, Evelyn Bready, Lucille Hutchens, Doris
Goode, Lucille Whiteside, Lillie Mae Ford, Mary Poole,
Chester Hutchens, Larry Edwards, Ella Rae Whaley, Louise
King, Ruthie St. John, Willie Thomas Wicker, Ollie
Mansel, Juanita Howell, Mike Owen, Lena Fay Work, Jessie
Pipkin, Jene McCallum, Jean Derryberry.
have passed since the Potts Camp Class of 1936 met for
their 50th anniversary at Lindas Country Kitchen in
the Lake Center Area. (It was 1986). Class members
attending were Lurline Cook, Willard (Jeff) Overton, Dale
P. Hollingsworth, Fred Boren, Eugenia Gray, T.M. Stone,
Juanita U. Jones and C.B. Bennett.
attending were Effie Boren, Annie R. Stone, C.B.
Bennetts wife and daughter and Lurline Cooks
members not attending were Harl and Carl White (twins),
Fielder Forester, Dooby Stone, Russell (Speck) Boren,
Mary Elizabeth Collier. T.M. Stone, vice president
welcomed the class; Juanita Jones brought the class
members a copy of our school paper, The Windy
Waves (she was editor-in-chief of it). She also
brought a copy of her diploma and her class ring; the
class colors were red and white. (Annie Ruth Stone and
Fred Boren and Effie planned the event.)
opening prayer by Fred Boren, a minister, each member
stood and told some important things that had happened to
them over the years. Veterans who served in World War II
were Jeff Overton, who received two purple hearts, and
T.M. Stone. The group enjoyed a delicious lunch, then
they held hands and sang God Bless America;
later Fred said the closing prayer. We enjoyed seeing and
talking to each other.
following Sunday several members of the class of 1936
attended services at Potts Camp United Methodist Church.
T.M. Stone honored the members of the class by paying for
our dinner in New Albany.
Many of the
members are deceased. Fielder Forester, deceased, served
in World War II. He was captured and went to prison camp
for a long time. His family didnt know if he was
dead or alive until the war was over and he came home.
(deceased) owned and operated Jones Furniture in Holly
Springs for many years after her husbands death. I
kept in touch with her for many years until she became
very ill and had to be moved away.
June Anderson Dixon and the late Bessie E. Bellow
Jamison, then Rakestraw, were in our class. They married
and did not graduate with us.
first husband Jamison died only a few years later and she
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