By Dale Hollingsworth
wishes to Alan Taylor
We send our
love and sympathy to the family of Jim McNight of Tupelo
in his recent, accidental death. Many people attended his
funeral at the Bethlehem Church of Jesus Christ on Friday
afternoon, Jan. 22, with Rev. Steve Wilson officiating.
(Jims wife was the former Wanda Lindsey who grew up
in the Bethlehem area.)
is on the sick list; he has been sent to the Briarcrest
Home in Ashland. Please pray for him. Mr. and Mrs.
Lowerys home is located near the Potts Camp
Methodist parsonage on Pontotoc St.
for Alan Taylor, who is very ill in Germantown Methodist
Hospital. His family has been visiting him every day.
Barker is also in a nursing home, and we are thankful
that she is feeling better. She is the last sister of the
late Rhea Ash, the late Jettie Mayer, the late Sol Cox
and several others. Our daughter, Betty Greer, worked
with them and Ella Rae Whaley and Mr. Frank Bennett at
the old St. Louis Bargain Store in Holly Springs, owned
by the Tomlinsons. Betty loved all of them! Every week
she carried the group homemade candy; they gave her nice
gifts when she and David married.
1) Celebrate your uniqueness! No one else can do
what God created you to do; use the special gifts and
abilities God has given you to spread the wonderful
gospel of Jesus.
2) Love is
one of Gods greatest gifts! Love is patient and
kind. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes
all things, endures all things. I Corinthians 13:4
3) Our Lord
has the power to answer our prayers, meet our needs and
change our lives. So if you have problems call upon our
wonderful Savior. With Him nothing is impossible.
everything is hopeless, and life is hard to bear,
Just find a quiet corner, and say a special prayer
Ask God to give you strength, to see you through the day
He alone can help you; He can pave the way
5) Help me,
dear Lord to be honest and true
In all that I say and all that I do; give me the courage
to do what is right
To bring to your world a glimpse of your light
For Christs sake,
belated birthday to Edward Gurley on Feb. 9 also to Lamar
Day on Feb. 9, to Lauren Brooke Potts on Feb. 10 (a
great-niece); also to Lisa Rhynes on Feb. 10 and to Sank
Owen on Feb. 12.
On Feb. 13,
happy birthday to members of my family, Sonya Kidd, David
Hollingsworth, his wife Teresa Hollingsworth, and a
great-grandchild, Michael Alexander (Alex) Griffen. Also
to Susan Nelson on Feb. 13 (a relative of Mary Lois
Gurley). Happy birthday to Jeff Knight on Feb. 16.
wishes to Louise Pruitt, who had recent foot surgery; she
is at home.
Rally was held at Bethlehem United Methodist Church on
Jan. 30. Many people attended the event.
I was happy
to hear from my friend Maxine Potts; she called from
Saltillo. I miss Maxine and her sweet daughter, Candy.
Both Maxine and Candy are on the sick list; pray for
housewarming was held on Sunday by their friends for Andy
and Connie Work. A large crowd attended and they received
our deepest love and sympathy to the Allan Taylor family
in his recent death.
Terrell Lower, Ollie Mansel, Juanita Howell, Evelyn
Bready, Lucille Hutchens, Hazel Cox, Evelyn Hudson, Mary
Lee Barker, Roy Foote, Lucille Hutchens, Willa Floyd,
Henry Tutor, Maxine Potts, Ladine Randolph, Louise King,
Donna Marett, Lena Fay Work, Larry Edwards, Dorothy
Forester, Betty Fincher, Jean Derryberry, Annie Spears,
years we have known and loved many pastors and their
families. One special pastor, Rev. Ray Daniel, I will
never forget; he was my guardian angel.
A huge ice
storm hit this area in the 80s, trees and limbs
began to fall and the electric wires were broken. I was
living alone and didnt know what I was going to do.
My prayers were answered one morning when Bro. Daniel
came driving up in his pickup and got out his chainsaw
and started to work. People passing saw the preacher at
work, so many of them joined him, even the principal of
Potts Camp School and the janitor helped. Soon my lights
were turned back on; I was so thankful! Bro. Daniel
wouldnt take any money for his work, but he did cut
up the wood, so he could take it to people who needed
wood to burn.
32 women from Alabama were on a mission trip from
Birmingham to Memphis. Their bus had broken down near
drove them to Flicks place where they ate lunch. An
evangelist who was holding revival services at Potts Camp
Methodist Church noticed that the womens name tags
were North AL Conference, United Methodist Women, so he
called Bro. Daniel. He turned on the air conditioner at
the Methodist Church and drove the church van to pick the
women up; making several trips because our van was small.
began to go upstairs into the sanctuary, and play the
piano and sing. Bro. Daniel spent the afternoon speaking
and helping them in many ways.
A bus from
Alabama arrived late that afternoon to drive the women
home. One of them wrote to the Mississippi
Methodist Advocate. She wrote: I just want
the Bishop of the Methodist Church to know that there is
a man of God in Potts Camp, Bro. Ray Daniel.
strangers on the road, took them in and cared for them,
then sent them on their way with sure knowledge that
through Gods grace all is right with the world. He
showed his love for God and for people. None of us
will ever forget Bro. Daniel and Potts Camp Methodist
time I saw Bro. Daniel was at my late brothers
(Lindy) Charles L. Potts funeral on May 20, 1996 in
He came with
his arms wide open. Many other pastors of Potts Camp
churches are just as wonderful as Bro. Daniel.
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