Potts Camp News
Etoyle Ash and Inez Jarrett honored
Congratulations to honor students at Blue Mountain College! For the third year, Christina Teel of Red Banks was selected by the student body to receive the “Fruit of the Spirit” award. President Bettye Coward presented the award.
Christina is the daughter of Paulette Whaley Teel, who grew up in Potts Camp. Her grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Whaley of Potts Camp.
Among other honor students at Blue Mountain College was Korrie Stanton Smith of Blue Mountain. She grew up in Potts Camp. She was my neighbor. Her grandmother is my friend, Verla Mae Stanton of Hickory Flat. Thanks to Mary Louise Merrill for the pictures of the honor students.
Betty Fincher and Connie and Andy Work drove to Memphis on Sunday night to visit Betty’s son and wife, Tammy and Tony Finch. They enjoyed a late dinner together.
We send our sympathy to those who had their homes damaged during the recent storms. They need our prayers.
My granddaughter, Vickie Winter and daughter, Lindsey of Nashville, Tenn., were my recent guests. They are both nurses. They spent the weekend, along with Vickie’s husband, Earl Winter in Tupelo with her parents, Jimmy and Martha Hollingsworth. Earl entered the Gum Tree Run in Tupelo on Saturday.
Tommy Ash honored his mother, Etoyle Ash and his aunt, Inez Jarrett, with a special dinner after church service on Mother’s Day. Other family members were invited.
Sunday dinner guests of Joyce Clayton were family members Meriom and David Hunsucker of Ashland, Tammy Cobb and daughter Kinsey of Myrtle and Lynn and Martha Goolsby, Hanna and Jamie.
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 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.
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, dear Lord, help me 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
The Lord seeth not as man seeth, for man looketh on the outward appearance, but God looketh on the heart. I Samuel 16:7
The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid> Psalm 27:1
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return, and your reward will be great and you shall be the children of the highest; for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Luke 6:35
Annette Trimble, age 73, a former resident of Potts Camp, died Tuesday, May 13. We extend our love and sympathy to her family and friends.
We also send our love and sympathy to the family of Jon Black in his recent death. Many of them are friends.
Liesa G. Blond of San Antonio, Tx., called. She is my granddaughter, the daughter of Betty and David Greer. Liesa plans to visit us this summer and bring her children. We will be happy to see them.
A revival is being held this week at Potts Camp First Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Howell as guest preacher. Rev. Jim Buchanon is pastor of the church.
The South Reporter last week was wonderful! Congratulations to all the graduates in Marshall County.
Congratulations to the Walker family, who was recognized as the “Mississippi Angus Family of 2008”! Randy Walker’s parents, the late Randolph and Lafine Walker, were our special friends. We made many trips together when Randy and our son Danny were classmates in grammar school.
Rodney Whaley, Potts Camp banker was also their classmate.
Thanks to Alana Hale for the delicious dinner she brought to me on Sunday.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Happy birthday to Kevin Poole on May 23; to Fred Whaley on May 24; to Mike Muraco and Beverly Goolsby Farr on May 26.
Happy birthday to Jean Thompson on May 28 and my niece, Belinda Ann Russell on May 29; also to Selma Mosley on May 29. Happy wedding anniversary to Pebble and Jack Gadd on May 26. Prayer list: Diane Clayton, Henry Tutor, Connie Work, Jean Derryberry, Mary Jo McCallum, Roy Foote, Betty Fincher, Nadine Vest, Donna Marett, Lena Fay Work, Lina Mae Rhea, Juanita Howell, Willie Thomas Wicker.
Pray for the sick and lonely, for the soldiers fighting for us and leaders of our country that they will make the right decisions.
Correction: According to Dr. Fenton Wicker, C.C. King was a naval aviator. He was killed in the crash of a lighter than air craft.
Memories and History
One day a third grade teacher in Potts Camp School was trying to explain how the state of Mississippi is operated. She asked the students if they knew who our governor was at that time.
One small boy held up his and and said “I do; it’s Harry Jones.” He knew that Mr. Jones was the man his mother called if the lights went out or the water stopped and also where she paid her bills.
Harry lived most of his life in Potts Camp. His grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Vaughan, were among the first four families who moved to Potts Camp. Other first settlers were Mr. and Mrs. A.Q. Greer, the first Potts Camp banker, Mary P. Reid, daughter of the first settler, Colonel E.F. Potts, and Mary’s husband, Charlie Reid, also Mr. Jones. Harry married a Potts Camp School teacher, Clara Rose; we called her Rose Jones. The couple lived in Amory a few years where he was a brakesman for the Frisco Railroad.
Later they moved back to Potts Camp, where he built a business; it lasted 60 years. The couple had three daughters, Betty Rose Jones, Mary Frances Jones (Fitts) and Kathryn Jones (Scarbrough). They are wonderful girls!
Harry and Rose were active in Potts Camp United Methodist Church. They served on the church board and wherever they were needed. Rose and our friend, Ruth Powell, taught in the Sunday school children’s department for 50 years, and received a pin for it. Mary Ella Greer, Mrs. George Boren and others were special teachers also. They had the children act out Bible stories. I remember when my baby brother, Charles Lindy Potts, was baby Jesus; I was his mother, Mary. I was 13. We had him in a basket; they knew he wouldn’t cry if I was his mother because I cared for him at home.
Harry was like my dad, Benton Potts, a railroad man. When they heard the sounds of a train, it was music to their ears.
Hayes Henderson and Harry Jones attended train celebrations in Amory many times.
The Frisco Railroad sold the company to Burlington Northern Railroad. In 1980 a specially designed train called “The Glacier View” was built by the Burlington Northern Railroad. They invited a group of 40 special men to make a trip on it; they served dinner on the trip from Memphis to Amory. Harry Jones was one of the special men invited to take the trip. When the train passed through town people said, “There goes Harry!”
We miss Rose and Harry; they were really special! Rose kept her third grade students laughing.
One time she took them on a train trip from Holly Springs to New Albany. Danny, our son, was in her class. Many of the parents went along. I was working at the school; I watched the train as it passed by the window.
That was the first time the children had been on a train. When I was a young girl, we rode the trains. The cars would not crank, old T models, and the roads were bad. We had a pass.
Holly Springs News
Hopewell No. 1 hosts Mother’s Day celebration
Mother’s Day celebration was held at Hopewell No. 1 Sunday, May 11, 11:45 a.m. Call to worship, Pastor Leroy James. Devotion led by deacon Michael Crittle. Michael Crittle led in Responsive Reading. Sis. Tina Zinn made the announcements. Flowers were presented to all mothers. A special presentation was made to Sis. Willie DeBerry and Sis. Ruby Mason. Pastor James named Sis. Easter Marion “Mother of the Year” at Hopewell No. 1. We wish to congratulate her.
Genetha Smith and grandson, attorney Cornelious Bostic, spent Mother’s Day weekend in Villa Park, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Milan and Vineler Harper spent Tuesday in Tupelo. Julius of Memphis spent Mother’s Day with his aunt.
We wish to express our sympathy and love to the family of the late Ester Faulkner.
Services were held for her Saturday at Rust College. A prayer breakfast was held at the fellowship hall at Hopewell No. 1.
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