Thursday, August 4, 2005

Community News

Potts Camp News
Dale Hollingsworth

Fincher-Clayton vows said

It’s hard to believe it’s school time again!

The Potts Camp Church of Christ had Bible School on Saturday, July 23, and a fish fry on Saturday night. On Sunday, July 24, homecoming was held at Potts Camp Church of Christ, with a large crowd attending. Jack and Linda Clayton, oldest son of Joel Clayton from Bardwell, Ky., were here for the fish fry and homecoming; 127 people attended.

A group of young people from Macedonia Baptist Church are on a mission trip to Charleston, S.C. for a week. Hannah and Drew Gray, members of my friend Donna Marett’s family of Cornersville were among the group. Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Gray are their parents; James and Thomas Ann Gray of Hickory Flat are their grandparents.

Anthony Fincher and Felecia Clayton were married on Saturday evening, July 30, in a lovely outdoor wedding at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Clayton. A large crowd of friends and relatives attended. Congratulations to them.

Iva B. Smith of Braxton and her sister, Dorothy B. White of Jackson visited friends and relatives in the Hickory Flat area and attended the homecoming at Ebenezer Methodist Church on Sunday, July 24. On Monday, they visited friends, T.M. and Annie Ruth Stone and Dale Hollingsworth. We were happy to see them! They are the former Brownlee girls who grew up in Potts Camp. Their older sister, Florene, is deceased. Thanks to them for a book on Jesus.

Holley Muraco and young son, Jordon, will arrive soon from Las Vegas, Nev. to visit her parents, Mitch and Jeanette Stone and Emily, also her grandparents, Mary Lois Gurley and T.M. and Annie R. Stone. Her husband will join her later.

Get well wishes to Sandra White’s 9 year-old grandson, who is a patient at LeBonheur hospital in Memphis.


I. Sometimes we dream of having a high position, far above our ordinary life. Dreams are wonderful, if you don’t let them ruin the life you must live.

II. Success is doing the best we possibly can do, with the help of God. Give Him first place in your life!

III. The Bible tells us to be thankful at all times and in all circumstances, and especially for God’s greatest blessing, Jesus Christ and His amazing grace.

IV. Let us resolve daily to use words of praise, encouragement, forgiveness and love.

V. God has a purpose for each of our lives. What are His plans for you?

VI. Lord, help us to focus on helping and loving others, and leave the judging to you.

VII. He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love! I John 1:8

VIII. Pray without ceasing
God hears what you say
From the moment you rise
To the close of the day
Don’t think for a moment
He turns a deaf ear
Trust and have faith
And you’ll never know fear

Jimmy and Martha Hollingsworth have sold their home in Gulfport and plan to purchase a home in Tupelo where they lived for many years when their children were growing up. He was a Methodist pastor at Wesley Church and Martha owned and operated a bridal shop. two of their children, David Hollingsworth and Tracy Pipkin and their families, live and work in the Tupelo area.

Congratulations to Christy Brock of New Albany and James Brewer of Holly Springs, who were married in a lovely wedding ceremony at First Pentecostal Church on Hwy 30 at New Albany on July 30. A reception was held at Magnolia Civic Center in downtown New Albany.

Happy birthday to Georgia Gurley Cobbs on Aug. 1, and to Bill Rowland on Aug. 6.

Mr. Tutor’s grandson, William Thompson, has been visiting him, and his other grandson, Alan and Linda Griffen, before returning to college at Miss State.

Prayer list: Lillie Mae Ford, Ricky Clayton, Martha Ross, Ollie Mansel, Ann Feathers, Roy Foote, Dene Randolph, Lina Faye Work, Margaret Waters, Adelle Hudson, Betty Wayne Wilson, Mary Lee Barker, Juanita Howell, Jean Derryberry, Hazel Cox, Tilden Ash, Donna Marett, Mary Jo McCallum, Terrell Lowery, Lucille Pierce, Maxine Potts, Lucille Hutchens, Dianne Clayton, Jene McCallum.

In the late ’70s, Carl White, the new Potts Camp Cardinal basketball coach and his wife, Sandra and sons moved into the old Potts Camp Methodist Parsonage (now demolished). A few years later they built their own home, and two girls were added to the family. We loved them! They were our friends.

After serving 23 years as Potts Camp coach, one night during a ball game at Blue Mountain, Coach White suddenly died. We were all saddened by his death; he had many students and friends who loved him. Allen Rowland, who took over the duties as coach that year, carried the boys team to state for the first time in seven years. They really wanted to win state championship that year to honor their late coach Carl White; however, they returned home with a Class A runner-up state trophy.

In October 1996, former coach T.M. Stone was master of ceremonies at the Potts Camp gym for the unveiling of a plaque by Mrs. Irene White, the mother of the late coach White. The plaque reads “The Carl Houston White Memorial Gymnasium.” It was placed in the lobby of the gym.

During earlier years (in 1959, 1960 and 1961), Coach T.M. Stone took the Potts Camp Cardinals to state three times; the third time was the charm, they won “overall state championship.” It had never happened before or since. I’ll never forget how excited we all were. I was working at the school.

Players on coach T.M. Stone’s basketball team in 1961 were: Gale Goode, James Lee Spencer, Billy Cupp, Jimmy Siddall, Myron Cupp, Quinton Day, Jimmy Bennett, Ralph Clayton, Roger Clayton, Charles Shaw, Robert Phillips, and managers, James Carl Pipkin and Gary (Butch) Morris. They had reunions for many years. (Some of them are deceased.)

Until next week, God bless.

Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Allene Teel

Dr. Jimmie Sparks honored on birthday

The members at First Baptist Mt. Pleasant honored their pastor, Dr. Jimmie Sparks, with a birthday celebration in the fellowship hall Sunday night. Cake and ice cream were served. A business meeting was held afterwards to discuss a new building.

Richard Langston is a patient at Baptist Collierville Hospital. A get well wish is sent to him.

Don Bumpas carried his wife, Joyce, back to Mayo’s Hospital Monday. Melissa Gardner and Mike Meadowers accompanied them.

Annie Cook had surgery as an outpatient at St. Francis Hospital. Annie is Carol Gardner’s mother.

Bro. David, Alisa Goode and boys visited relatives in Washington, Mo. for several days.

Delia Hurdle, Katie Skelton and Martha Fant visited me this week.

Kathy Goode carried me to see my doctor Wednesday for a checkup.

Patricia Teel and Daniel traveled to Lexington, Tenn., to visit Ruby Dye Thursday.

My third of day vacation traveling to Salinas, Calif.:

We are on the Interstate 70 again after a good night’s rest at the Buffalo Inn. We are on our way to Denver, Colo. At a rest stop we picked up some brochures. As of the third day we have traveled thousands of miles. Colorado has a lot of flat land, some hills, wheat fields and cows, a lot of snow finches and very few trees, just around homes. We stopped to stretch our legs and get lunch at a small town. We are almost to Denver. Off in the distance were the Rocky Mountains with snow on top. It was pretty as a picture.

We are a mile higher than when we left home. Denver is a big city with a lot of new buildings. We went upon Lookout Mountain to take pictures. There were lots of homes built on the side of the mountains. We traveled miles and miles through the Snow Cap Mountains. We are 9,118 feet high. There were several tunnels, one and a half miles long. The curves were so crooked. Ramps for runaway trucks were built every two miles apart. Our ears played tricks on us. They were popping so we couldn’t hear each other talk. The White River wasn’t too wide but long.

Going through Glenwood Canyon was awfully crooked too. We stopped to get gas at Aspen, Colo. There was lots of road construction work in the mountains. We are seeing some blue mountains.

I didn’t know that was the beginning of the Lookout Mountains. I’m learning a lot of things on this trip.

We are staying at the Holiday Inn at Grand Junction, Colo.

Next week I will tell about my fourth day of vacation.

Snow Lake News
Sue Shears

Contributions needed for garage sale

Hello Snow Lakers: I hope you had a good week. Ours has been fine, except there are so many things we want to do outside and the weather doesn’t cooperate. Please humor me, we are leaving for vacation on August l0 and I want to talk about it, but I will wait until next week.

Jim Fizer on Shady Lane recently had knee surgery, but he is home now recuperating. Get well soon, Jim. If you know of anyone sick or needing help please call Sue Wooley Graves, 224-3264. If you know of someone I have missed, please call me at 224-3913.

I know you think it is time to forget the 2005 Bluegrass Festival and move on, but I just want to report that the four entities have received their share of the funds and we are looking forward to the festival on July l, 2006. We will have all the music, fun things, food we had this year, and more; and we will have fireworks.

The Community Center is having a garage sale on October 8, so start saving your discards. All the proceeds will go to making improvements on the building and grounds. For contributions, call Emily Koen, 224-8707, or Joan Martinez at 224-8032.

We all know the importance of our Snow Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the services they so willingly offer, but I wanted to tell you of a call I received today. Florence Boehm of White’s Crossing wanted to thank the fire department for their speedy response to her house fire. She was unable to save anything because of the smoke and water damage, but she wanted to say thanks anyway. She has decided to move to her daughter’s house in Byhalia. Thank you Ms. Boehm for acknowledging something we take for granted in regards to our Volunteer Fire Department.

We must get started again on our Neighborhood Watch program. I mention this so that when you are called to help in some way, you will be aware of the need. Thanks for your help.

Coming Events:
Saturday, Aug. 20 - 7 - 9 a.m. breakfast, followed by the corporation meeting at 9 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27 - Potluck

Remember, guests are always welcome to come to any of our events.

Also, remember, the Community Center is available for rental to Snow Lake residents for a party, etc; just contact Emily Koen at 224-8707.

Our Quote. From the booklet “Gentle Thoughts.” “Things past belong to memory alone; things future are the property of hope.”

Have a good week, and hope to see you next week.

Waterford News
Elmira Curry

Miller family reunion held in Olive Branch

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations. And from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Christ are fourteen generations. Matthew 1:17

Regular worship services were held at Greenfield Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 30.

The primary Sunday School class was taught by Lakesha Siggers; the youth class was combined with the adult class.

The morning worship service was called to order by Mardea George, music by the youth with Lakesha Siggers doing the lead singing.

Scripture reading; gospel reading; music by James E. Coleman and Andrew Fluker on the guitar. Offertory prayer, Chuck Fitts.

The Matt Miller and Clara Talley Miller family reunion will be held Aug. 12-14 at the Whispering Woods Hotel, just off Hack’s Cross Road in Olive Branch. If you are interested in joining your generation, contact Evelyn C. Elliott or Elmira Curry. Visitors are welcome to register also. If excitement is what you want, you’ll find it is just a short drive away in Memphis, Tenn. Fun for all. Visitors are welcome to register also.

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