Thursday, May 4, 2006
Bridal shower honors Lauren Potts
Mother’s Day is soon.
Remember your mother - if she is living give her a special gift and love.
I’ll never forget mine!
She was wonderful!
A bridal shower for Lauren Potts, granddaughter of my late brother, Rev. Lindy Potts and Joan Potts, will be held at Hickory Flat United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 6. Hostesses are Shirley Bready and Sheri Gillbreath, relatives of Lauren from Covington, Tenn. Lauren is the daughter of Dean and Beth Potts of Hernando.
Jimmy Hill, 15-year-old son of Lisa Rhynes and Freddie Rhynes, is improving; we are thankful! He fell recently while jumping off a nearby waterfall, and has a broken neck bone. He is taking therapy. Say a special prayer for Jimmy; the Rhynes are my neighbors.
Congratulations to Cherrie and Tim Shaw on their wedding anniversary May 5.
Also congratulations to Cherrie and Tim Shaw, who are new grandparents! Their daughter, April and Gary Stacks of Waterford are the proud parents of a baby boy, born April 7. His name is Gary Michael Stacks III. He weighed eight pounds, nine ounces and was 20 inches long. Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Stone are the child’s great-grandparents. Congratulations to all the family. Tommie and Gale Goode of Greenwood were recent guests of the T.M. Stone family.
Happy birthday to George Dickey on May 3, to Charles P. (Chad) Potts on May 5 (grandson of Lindy); happy birthday to my grandson, Luke Hollingsworth on May 5. He is a college student at Ole Miss and son of Danny and Elizabeth Hollingsworth. Happy birthday to Susan Howell on May 7, also to Karen Hill, daughter of my sister, Ann and Herman Hill on May 7; also to Ben Rowland on May 5; to Irene Newsom, Tony Fincher and my brother-in-law, Bob Hollingsworth on May 9.
The prom was held at Potts Camp School last weekend. The students had a good time.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God - what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2
Lessons to our children:
O Give us homes built on the Savior
Lord help us to show compassion
David Greer Jr. has returned from a trip to Japan on business. He rode the “bullet” (train) from one end of the country to the others.
Martha Ross of Byhalia visited her mother, Bernice Young, on Tuesday. They enjoyed eating lunch and shopping in New Albany.
Connie Work drove her mother-in-law, Lena Fay Work, to the doctor on Monday. We hope Mrs. Work is feeling better. She has returned home from Trinity Mission after staying a week.
Prayer list: Jimmy Hill, Lena Fay Work, Evan Watts, Ollie Mansel, Donna Marett, Dean Randolph, Mary Jo McCallum, Roy Foote, Betty Rose Jones, Dorothy Forester, Jessie Pipkin, Lonnie Mae Rhea, Mary Lois Gurley, Adelle Hudson, Lucille Hutchens.
In 1980 we were very excited when a pretty young girl from a small town in Mississippi, Cheryl Pruitt, became “Miss America.” She was a friend and former neighbor of our Methodist pastor, Rev. Glenn Ray, during their younger years in Ackerman.
As a child, Cheryl, at age 11, was badly injured in an automobile accident that left her with a crushed leg, a cracked back and 100 stitches in her face. After surgery, the injured leg was several inches shorter than the other one.
At age 17, while attending a faith healing Baptist meeting one day, Cheryl’s faith was so strong that when she prayed for healing, her injured leg grew to its original length.
After that she began witnessing for the Lord to everyone she met.
After becoming Miss America, Cheryl traveled throughout America and other countries telling her story about the Lord’s healing.
Rev. and Mrs. Glenn Ray invited Cheryl to visit Potts Camp, so she agreed to have a concert here for the people.
The new Potts Camp Gym was decorated; it was much larger than the Potts Camp Auditorium. A huge crowd of people enjoyed her lovely songs and her interesting story about the miracle of God’s healing. Later a reception was held at the Methodist parsonage and Cheryl signed autographs for her fans.
We will never forget Cheryl Pruitt; she was the first and only Miss America to visit our town! We love her!
In the Miss America pageant Cheryl played and sang the song “Don’t Cry Out Loud.”
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