September 18, 2008
Potts Camp News
Community welcomes Goolsby family to neighborhood
Early Tuesday, a little boy was hit by a car while crossing the highway. A helicopter landed and took him to LeBonheur. We are thankful he was not seriously injured.
Jean Derryberry has been moved from New Albany Nursing Home to a nursing home in Oxford. We love her, and pray for her recovery.
Peggy Ford was badly burned in a freak accident with her dog. She is visiting her doctor for burn treatment. We send get well wishes to her.
Lynn and Martha Goolsby and children, teenage Hanna and young Jamie, have moved from this area of town to Whaley Drive, where they have purchased a home.
Thanks to my grandson, David Hollingsworth, who repaired a leak in my shower pipe. He and his family visited me recently from the Tupelo area.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Brandi Kaye Hatcher, age 35, in her recent death in an automobile/train accident. She lived in Hickory Flat, but was employed at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She will be missed.
Charles Henderson, a friend and a former employee in Holly Springs Courthouse where he helped many people, is in Sunshine Nursing Home in Pontotoc, where he is taking therapy on his legs. He is not able to walk. Please pray for Mr. Henderson; he is a special person. We love him! Mr. Hendeson has a sister living in Pontotoc, and two brothers in Holly Springs.
I always read Gale Denley’s column in our paper after reading Barry Burleson and Linda Jones. Suddenly he wasn’t there! We certainly miss him, even his picture. We all loved him! I also enjoy “The Preacher’s Corner” By Rev. Dr. Milton Winter. Some of the readers write me from states as far away as California. They had grown up in our hometown. I enjoy writing the Potts Camp News from my hometown. (My 90th birthday is Dec. 16, 2008. God has blessed me!)
Prayer list: Faye Stanton, Donna Marrett, Diane Clayton, Jean Derryberry, Mary Jo McCallum, Henry Tutor, Lina Mae Rhea, Lena Fay Work, Willie Thomas Wicker, Betty Fincher, Connie Work. Pray for those who have lost loved ones and those who suffer and our men and women in service. May God bless them all!
History and Memories
Many years ago, there were no banks, so people buried their gold and silver, especially during the Civil War. When A.Q. Greer, Potts Camp’s first banker, moved here, he built a home on Pontotoc Street. Lester Greer was their first child, born in 1887, one year after the first railroad depot was built in 1886 and named Potts Camp. The first board meeting was held in 1888. As Mr. and Mrs. A.Q. Greer’s family grew, he built a lovely large home on Mulberry St. and rented their first home. The large house is still standing.
One day, Dave Hamilton was plowing in his field near town and found a box of money. He drove to town in his wagon as fast as he could and took it to the bank. Mr. Greer sold him their first home. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton had one daughter, Nellie; they moved to town, and became members of the Christian church, near Boren’s two-story house. They were happy for many years, then Mr. Hamilton died, leaving his wife and child. In 1950, gas was piped to our town.
Mrs. Hamilton became ill and had to depend on Nellie. Nellie had odd ways. She collected things. She attended Potts Camp School. One day after the gas was put into their home, Nellie turned on the heater, but her match went out. She left the gas on as she hunted for another match.
When she struck it, the house blew up. Both Nellie and her mother died within a few days. It was a sad day in our town in 1950. We loved that family.
Snow Lake News
Big breakfast set for Saturday; good time to voice opinions
Hello, fellow “Snow Lakers!” I hope you are having a wonderful week. The weather sure calls for it. Although “Ole Ike” is stirring up some wind, we have been very fortunate not to have severe damage to our properties like earlier this year. We lost a few trees again and some areas at the lake lost power Saturday night and had the inconvenience of no utilities and a rather dark Sunday morning.
A few members of our church were telling funny stories of how they had to dress for church in the darkness. I understand things have mostly returned to normal with a few exceptions, and hopefully that’s all for a while.
The wind has whipped up the waves on the lake making boating next to impossible; but it gives us a different, beautiful sight to behold, even white capping at times.
You’ll notice that it is a bit cooler when you get up in the morning and that is a sure sign that autumn is all but here.
That’s when we can look forward to our leaves turning the beautiful colors of fall, and doubly so in the daytime when the trees reflect in the water giving us twice as much to behold.
There is a bit of a drawback to all of this beauty, though. These beautiful colors will ultimately turn brown and turn loose! That’s when we can put on our warm clothes, grab the rake and start piling up leaves. What fun! What great exercise! I’m being a bit facetious as you can tell (Facetious: fa-cee-shus; big word meaning injecting humor); but we all have to do it sooner or later, don’t we?
That brings us to burning leaves. Be sure to follow the rules: try to burn away from combustible structures such as woodpiles, houses, fences, L.P. tanks, and whatever might spread the flames and cause disaster. Be sure and have a water hose handy, turned on and ready to control your fire in case of a gust of wind blows cinders into the air.
Of course it is better to burn on a calm day or late in the evening when the wind has died down, but just use your good sense and avoid accidents. We are a firewise community and you may contact the town office to get a better understanding of fire control.
The custom road signs are mostly up on the east side of the lake and they make us look like the special community that we are. As hubby and I were looking for a lake community to call home in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, we noticed that almost all communities had their own special signposts. Thanks, Mayor Pierpont; this is a wonderful gesture and asset for our town.
Don’t forget to attend the Big Breakfast this Saturday morning followed by the homeowners corporation meeting. This is your community and it is most important that you attend and voice your opinion if you have any concerns. Next weekend we will all get together again for potluck. These fellowships are fun and healthy for a community, plus to get to enjoy wonderful food.
Our community offers our sympathy to the La Verne Nelson family. Mrs. Nelson passed away this week and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Have a safe and wonderful week! email@example.com
Greenfield annual Family and Friends Day September 28
Blessed be the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9
The Palace of Children of Miller’s Court No. 301 met at the Waterford Lodge Hall on Sept. 4. If you have children or a child that would like to become a member of the Palace, see Queen Martin or any member of Miller’s Court. Miller’s Court No. 301 is also accepting applications for membership.
Greenfield Presbyterian Church’s annual Family and Friends Day will be held Sun., Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. The public is invited.
Holly Springs News
Mrs. and Mrs. Tim Allen honored on anniversary
Hopewell No. 1 Church’s picnic was held Sunday, September 14 at Wall Doxey State Park. Games were played and plenty of food was served.
Hopewell Church’s conference will meet Friday, October 10, 7 p.m. at Hopewell No. 1.
Marshall County Retired Education Personnel will meet Friday, October 10, 7 p.m. at the Marshall County Library. Election for officers will be held.
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Allen were presented an award for their wedding anniversary during worship service recently.
Church conference was held at Samuel Chapel last week.
Pastor Aid Club of Hopewell No. 1 will present Dr. Zebedee Reynolds Jones, professor of music at Rust College in concert the first Sunday in October, 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
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