Thursday, August 16, 2007
Several attend ladies ministry luncheon
Congratulations to winners of the election!
It’s wonderful to see the children and teachers across the road since school has started.
A group of young adults and teenagers from Temperance Hill Baptist Church spent a few days in Branson, Mo. recently. Lynn and Martha Goolsby, Hanna and Jamie were among the group, also Alana Hale.
A friend, Iva B. Smith, called to tell me that she and her sister, Dorothy White, came to see me recently and I wasn’t at home. Sorry I missed them.
Jimmy and Martha Hollingsworth visited me on Tuesday. While they were here, Danny Hollingsworth also came for a visit. I was really happy to see both of my sons and my daughter-in-law.
Merion Hunsucker and granddaughter Kinsey Cobb visited Joyce Clayton on Tuesday.
Happy birthday to my friends Dorothy Dickey on Aug. 13, to Carl Jean Potts on Aug. 15, to Cherrie Shaw on Aug. 18. Happy wedding anniversary to friends Tommie and Gale Goode and to Billy and Ann Edlin on Aug. 20. Happy wedding anniversary to lifetime friends Annie Ruth and T.M. Stone on Aug. 21. Happy birthday to Mary Jarrett, my neighbor and friend on Aug. 22.
The Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ enjoyed having a visiting preacher on Sunday night. He was Nathan Whitley of Medero, Ind.
Bobby and Becky Goldman have moved to Georgia to be near their daughter. Becky is a former Potts Camp postmaster.
Mary Minor, Joan Gurley and Sue Rowland attended a ladies ministry luncheon program at West Jackson Street Baptist Church in Tupelo on Sunday afternoon. The theme was “Hats Off! The Many Hats of Women.” They also participated on the program and with the decorations by taking old hats, shawls, gloves, handkerchiefs, dolls, and other items for display. Also attending were Katherine Greer Sundstrom, Wanda Holbrook and Betty Moore of Holly Springs. Katherine took several hats, purses, gloves and other items for display that had been in the Greer family for many years. Everyone enjoyed the program. Joan attended services prior to the luncheon and program.
Prayer list: Ella Rea Whaley and daughter, Sue, Adelle Hudson, Martha Ross, Juanita Howell, Hazel Foote, Mary Jo McCallum, Jean Derryberry, Betty Fincher, Connie Work, Lina Mae Rhea, Lena Fay Work, Roy Foote, Ann Mann, Jessie Pipkin, Melanie Epperson. Pray for those who suffer, or have lost loved ones. Pray for the men and women fighting for us and our leaders.
Miss America Visits Potts Camp
Only one Miss America has ever visited our town! She was Cheryl Pruitt, Miss America in 1980. The Potts Camp Methodist pastor, Rev. Glenn Ray and wife Susan were her friends; Cheryl had grown up in a small town in south Mississippi with Rev. Glenn Ray.
At age 11, Cheryl was seriously injured in a car accident, leaving her with many stitches on her face and back, also one leg was a few inches shorter than the other one. At age 16, she attended a “Faith Healing Service” in Jackson; she prayed, then watched as her leg grew to be the same length as the other one. After that happened, Cheryl went around over the towns in Mississippi telling people how God had healed her.
When she entered the Miss America contest in 1980, she had a double talent: she played and sang the song “I’ll Cry Out Loud.” We were happy when Cheryl won the contest and became Miss America. Rev. Glenn Ray invited her to visit our town; the new Potts Camp gym was decorated for the event; it was larger than the Potts Camp School auditorium. A large crowd came that night to attend the “Cheryl Pruitt Concert,” and they really enjoyed it.
Later, she signed autographs for many people at the Potts Camp Methodist Parsonage.
We will never forget Cheryl Pruitt, Miss America 1980!
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