Thursday, February 9, 2006
 

Potts Camp News
Dale Hollingsworth

Birthday parties honor Aubree Lambert

Floy Ash visited her grandson, Evan Watts, in Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. We are thankful that he is slowly improving and beginning to say a few words. With God’s help we expect Evan to fully recover; it will take a long time. Pray for him! (He is the grandson of Flick Ash.)

Joel and Joyce Clayton drove to Ashland on Sunday afternoon and visited her daughter Merion and David Hunsucker.

Willie Miller’s son, James Earl Turnage, is a patient at Oxford Hospital, suffering from blood clots in his legs (not a stroke as recently reported). Get well wishes to him!

Belated happy birthday to Martha Ross on Feb. 1; she is the daughter of Bernice Young; to Jessica Bridges and Lucille Isom on Feb. 2. Happy birthday to Colette Humphreys on Feb. 3, also daughter of Mrs. Young and to Terri Kitchens on Feb. 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Day.

Happy birthday to Lamar Day Feb. 9; to Liesa Rhynes and Lauren Potts on Feb. 10; to Sank Owen, Feb. 12; Sonya Kidd, David Hollingsworth, Teresa Hollingsworth and Alex Griffen, Feb. 13.

A birthday supper to honor Jean Derryberry’s great-granddaughter, Aubree Lambert, was held Saturday, Jan. 28 on Hwy 30. Many family members attended, including Jean and son Jay. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dustin Lambert of Iuka. Christy and family also attended.

That day, her other great-grandparents, Joe and Audine Cooper, honored her with a birthday party at their home. She received many nice gifts.

We are thankful that Ruthie Myers, who was rushed to the hospital recently, is improving. Her mom, Ruth Ann Myers, called to thank me for reporting it, and others for their help, including Belinda Clayton and daughter, Felicia, for driving her to the hospital.

Happy birthday to Susan Nelson on Feb. 13 and Jeff Knight on Feb. 16.

Poem

When everything seems 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

Prayer

Help me, dear God, 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 in your light
In Christ’s name
Amen

Proverbs 3:6, “In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.

“Tell somebody today about the wonderful love Christ has for us; He died to save us many years ago on the cross.”

Congratulations to friends Marjorie and Henry C. Clifton; they are happy about the new babies in their family: two grandchildren of their daughter Wilma are Brooklin Wicker, whose parents are Mikey and Steven Wicker; Annalauren Glosson, daughter of Kristie and Chad Glosson; Bryce Clifton, son of Bryson and Bethany Clifton; Ian, son of Blake and Dana Clifton; Austin, son of John and Rebecca Blissard. We are thankful that all the new babies are healthy!

Doris Goode of Hickory Flat, my friend, is recuperating from broken ribs she received in January when she fell on steps inside of Hickory Flat Methodist Church.

Doris Goode’s grandson, Scotty and Amy Rogers of Clinton, honored their son, Caleb on his third birthday with a party. Many friends and family members attended.

Happy birthday to Edward Gurley on Feb. 9 and Susan Nelson on Feb. 13.

Jimmy and Martha Hollingsworth enjoyed seeing friends Mary and Henry Jarrett in Tupelo recently. They were visiting their son, Mark Jarrett and family, who live there.

Prayer list: Evan Watts, Don Jamison, Robbie Taylor, Martha Ross, Ashley Forester, Linda Gay Alexander the former Linda Ash, Ladine Randolph, Lena Fay Work, Adelle Hudson, Willie Miller, Betty Fincher, Terrell Lowery, Donna Marett, Dorothy Forester, Ollie Mansel, Lucille Hutchens, Jean Derryberry, Mary Jo McCallum.

Memories

In the winter of 1994, a huge ice storm hit north Mississippi. Suddenly tree limbs started breaking and some trees falling. The light meters were knocked off the wall and wires were on the ground. I was here alone without electricity, and didn’t know what I could do. I prayed for help.

About a week later, the light company started hooking up the lights, when they were able to get to the houses, but mine was blocked. One morning a pickup truck drove up, and our pastor, Rev. Ray David got out his power saw and started cutting up limbs; he would load them in his truck and deliver them to families who burned wood. (I had gas.) When people saw the preacher there, many of them came with their saws and joined him (even the school principal and janitor.) Soon the lights were back on; I was thankful! Bro. Daniel refused money for his work.

A few days later Liesa, my granddaughter, and her daughter, Lilah, visited us from San Antonio, Tx. Betty and I met her at the airport in Memphis, and she treated us to a night at Hotel Peabody. We were on the eighth floor and I didn’t sleep a wink.

That summer a visiting preacher came to our town to hold a revival; the weather was really hot. He was at Flick’s place one day when he saw a large group of Methodist women from Alabama; their bus from Memphis to Birmingham had broken down. The evangelist called Bro. Daniel, who turned on the air conditioner in the Methodist Church and drove the women there in the church van. He spent the evening with them; they almost had a revival. They played the organ and sang hymns and he spoke to them. A bus arrived later from Alabama and picked them up to drive them home.

Later one of the women wrote the Mississippi’s Methodist Advocate; she said, “I just want the bishop to know that there is a man of God in Potts Camp. He met strangers on the road; he helped them, cared for them and sent them on their way with the sure knowledge that God is in control, and because of his grace that all’s right with the world.” She added, “We will never forget Rev. Ray Daniel and Potts Camp Methodist Church.

I’ll never forget him. He was my guardian angel!


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