Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wilsons enjoy family vacation in Destin, Fla.
We send our love and sympathy to Larry Rhea and family of Hickory Flat in the recent death (Aug. 20) of his daughter, Terry Lynn Rhea, age 28, in a car accident. Her grandmother is a friend, Beatrice Rhea. Many of you will remember Wilma Spencer Rhea, daughter of our agriculture teacher, Mr. Spencer, who married into that family. Jimmy Rhea is her husband.
Thanks to David Stanton, my neighbor, who mowed my garden with his riding mower.
Happy birthday to Kayla Foreman on her sixth birthday, Aug. 24. She is the granddaughter of Janice Turnage. Bobbie Clayton is her aunt who brings her to visit me.
Pauline Caldwell of Waterford called on Tuesday morning to ask where the house that burned was located. She is a friend who I met at Connie’s Beauty shop many years ago.
We send our deepest sympathy and love to Miss Hill in the death of her father in the fire, and also for the loss of her home. Miss Hill rears girls who have no homes. She is a retired school teacher.
A singing was held on Friday night at Open Door Baptist Church in Winborn with a large crowd attending.
James Earl Turnage is back in the hospital after being at home for only a few days. He continues to have many problems and uses a lift to move around. Pray for him.
The Cornersville Baptist Church enjoyed a revival, with a visiting evangelist from Pontotoc last week. Rev. Joe Epting is pastor of the church. I remember when he was pastor of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp over 20 years ago; he and his wife, Christine and daughter, Deborah were our friends.
Bro. Steve and Pat Wilson, along with their two daughters and families, Stephanie and Jon McDonald, Sydney and Symon of Eureka, Calif., and Carla and Johnathan Dean of Alexandria, La., enjoyed a week’s vacation in Destin, Fla. recently.
A birthday celebration honoring Nancy G. Green was held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 27 at the home of her mother and sister, Mary L. and Joan Gurley in Potts Camp. A beautiful birthday cake, made and decorated by great-niece Abby Farr and homemade ice cream made by her sister, Doris Poole were served. Others in attendance were her husband, Harold Green, Arthur Poole, Edward Gurley, Mary Minor, Sue Rowland, Charles Gurley, Jeanette Stone, Neva and Elizabeth Sing, Jay, Roxanne, Christopher and Ashley Rowland.
Sherry Colhoun of Holly Springs visited her grandmother Mary L. Gurley and aunt Joan Gurley late Sunday afternoon.
Prayer list: Donna Marett, Maxine Potts, Roy Foote, Ollie Mansel, Jessie Pipkin, Lucille Hutchens, Joe McCallum, Jerry Work, Martha Ross, Lena Fay Work, Adelle Hudson, Joel Clayton, Mary Jo McCallum, Evan Watts, Ella Rea Whaley, Fred Taylor.
It is sad to see an old house burn; I have many memories of the old Curtis Greer home; I remember attending a birthday party for Mary Elizabeth Bishop there as a child. Later Miss Mary Ella Roberson was my second grade teacher at Potts Camp School; she married Curtis Greer, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.Q. Greer, the town’s first banker, and they made a lovely home there. The Bernard Jones family lived across the street, and the beautiful, large A.Q. Greer home was located on Mulberry Street nearby (it is still there). Curtis Greer and Lester Greer operated the famous “Greer and Greer” store; they sold everything.
A.Q. Greer was the couple’s first child; he and Lindy were classmates. (Another child was born, but she died young.) Later, Katharine Greer was born; she and A.Q. were special children, we loved them. (They were all active members of the Potts Camp Church.) We loved their mother, Mary Ella Greer; she was active in the PTA, Missionary Society and Garden Club; she taught a young people’s Sunday school class and was leader of the youths (we called it the Eportt League when I was young.
Sometimes we would meet at the Greer home with Mary Ella to make costumes for programs at the school, other times we have attended club meetings or UMW meetings there; she always had good programs and delicious refreshments. When our first two-story brick church burned, Robert Greer, banker, had it fully insured with the help of the town’s businessmen.
Sometimes I rolled Mary Ella’s hair. I would take little Betty along, and would eat lunch with them; it was delicious. She gave my children toys her children had outgrown. A pint size ice cream freezer was one of the gifts. They enjoyed that. Mary Ella also gave Betty an evening dress so she could be in her first piano recital. She was quite a lady!
Both A.Q. Greer and Katherine G. Sundstrom live in Holly Springs. Others who lived in the old house later were Mr. and Mrs. Don Randolph and Ann Shaw Feathers (deceased); Joyce Ann Harris remembers the good times she had at the Greer home, also Betsy Ross, Kathryn and Mary Frances Jones and Ann Boren Armstrong.
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