Thursday, February 8, 2007
Connie and Andy Work attend Grizzlies game
Dr. Joanie Amlin Edwards and husband, Richard, of Dyer, Tenn., came to our town searching for family history but the library was closed.
She might find it in the Marshall County Library at Holly Springs where records from “The Memorial Museum” were sent.
At one time the Edwards had a nice brick home and a large “B.A. Edwards & Sons Store” on Front Street. They sold everything, even furniture. The Greens and Edwards had the largest store in town. Joanie keeps in touch with her cousin, Robert Edwards. His brother, Max, died a few years ago and is buried in Potts Camp Cemetery. (They were Bob Edwards’ children). Joanie is the granddaughter of Wincie Elizabeth Edwards and Alman Janes. Joanie thinks there might be a skeleton hidden in her closet. (I’m sorry, I can’t help her there.)
Her grandmother would never let her Pawpaw stay in Memphis with them. She is related to the Harry Jones family, and knew Betty Rose well. I loved Ocie Edwards, wife of Bob and mother of Max and Robert. I was sorry when she became ill and had to go to Magee for rest. Max and Robert were in the Potts Camp School; it was so sad. (She was a wonderful Christian woman. I would wash and roll her hair at her home. Her mother, Mrs. Maxine was unable to get out of bed at that time.) Both Robert and Joanie take The South Reporter. I am sorry I cannot help Joanie with her research, but enjoyed her letter.
Tommie and Gale Goode of Greenwood spent the weekend with her parents, Annie Ruth and T.M. Stone. They were there for the birthday celebration of her dad on Saturday.
On Saturday night, Connie and Andy Work and two friends attended the Grizzlies basketball game in Memphis.
Ann and Sonny Churchill of Holly Springs visited Polly and Edwin Churchill last weekend.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Charles Vest in his death on January 30. He has been seriously ill for a long time.
Just as a canoe cannot carry us across the ocean, our good works and worthy intentions cannot take us to heaven. The Bible says “By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8.
When we accept Jesus by faith, He forgives us all our sins and fully accepts us. Jesus alone can take us “across the ocean” to heaven.
Salvation is a gift of God.
Oh, God when I have food, help me to remember the hungry. When I have a warm home, help me to remember the homeless. When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer. And remembering, help me, Lord, to have compassion and concern enough to help by word or deed those who cry out for what we take for granted. “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35.
Happy birthday to Terri Kitchens on February 14, Valentine’s Day.
Happy birthday to a neighbor, Lisa Rhynes, on Feb. 10; to a niece, Lauren Potts Wilson on Feb. 10; to Sank Owen, a cousin, on Feb. 12; to grandchildren, Sonya Kidd and David and Teresa Hollingsworth on Feb. 13; Alex Griffin, son of granddaughter, Tracy, on Feb. 13; Susan Nelson, Feb. 13; and Jeff Knight, Feb. 16.
Potts Camp will soon have a new dollar store in town. We can use it.
Again we send sympathy to the Joel Clayton family. They have been almost like family to us over the last 50 years. Joann and Danny played together as children and the boys fished with my late husband. Joel was a wonderful neighbor; he shared his garden products with me after I was unable to make one. He and Joyce visited me in Pontotoc hospital several years ago. He has been an active member of Potts Camp Church of Christ all these years. L.D. and Joel were special friends until L.D.’s death. We will miss him.
Jack and Linda Clayton and family of Kentucky, have been here several days.
Please pray for Al Beard who suffered a stroke.
Prayer list: Those who have lost loved ones. Pray for peace; too many people have been killed already. Pray for those who suffer and are ill: Mary Jo McCallum, Lena Fay Work, Jean Derryberry, Donna Marett, Willie Thomas Wicker, Roy Foote, Lina Mae Rhea, Maxine Thomas, Joe and Jene McCallum, Martha Ross, Betty Fincher, and Nadine Vest.
We send our love and sympathy to a special friend, Joann Goldson Cox in Memphis, in the recent death of her husband, John Howard Cox, who died Jan. 17. He was buried on Jan. 20. They both grew up in Potts Camp. He was 80 years old.
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