September 25, 2008
Potts Camp News
Lucille Kimery honored on 92nd birthday
The family of Lucille Kimery honored her on her 92nd birthday with a dinner at Flick’s Place on Saturday. Over 20 people attended the celebration.
After attending her mother’s birthday, Tommy and Shirley Bready of Covington, Tenn., visited relatives Doris Goode and Norma Rogers in Hickory Flat. They are my friends and relatives of my sister-in-law, Joann Potts of Olive Branch, wife of my late brother, Lindy Potts.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Irene Stone Geiger of Raymond, in her recent death. She was one of the older members of the Dee Stone family who grew up in this area. Memorial services were held Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Temperance Hill Baptist Church; burial was at Raymond. Her sister, Louise Turner, who lives in Memphis, was my special friend. I remember when Irene was a county school teacher, she rode a horse across Tippah River, about two miles every day, to teach at the large Gurley farm in the ’30s. Mr. Gurley had a county school for his helpers.
Molly Byers of Big Sandy, Tenn., came to Cornersville on Saturday to attend the funeral of a special friend, Evelyn Swain Munns, age 74. She died Sept. 18 at Oxford. The funeral was held at Cornersville Baptist with Rev. Joe Epting officiating. Burial was in Cornersville Cemetery. We send love and sympathy to her family. Molly is my brother-in-law’s sister. We have the same family, the Greers.
A special great-granddaughter, Lilah Greer Ward, is getting married on Oct. 3 in Denton, Tx., to Jamin Charles Shepherd. She sent us some lovely invitations. Lilah stayed in my home to help me for several months when I came home from the hospital several years ago. They lived in France then. Betty and David Greer are her grandparents.
Happy birthday to Dene Randolph on Sept. 27, also to Anthony Fincher, grnadson of Betty Fincher, on Sept. 27.
Happy birthday to Dorothy Frayser on Sept. 29, also to Jan Pipkin on Sept. 29.
Charles Henderson, a friend for many years, called from the Sunshine Nursing Home in Pontotoc, where they are teaching him how to walk. We send get well wishes to him and our prayers.
Others who need our prayers — Charles Henderson, Faye Stanton, Peggy Ford, Diane Clayton, Lina Mae Rhea, Jean Derryberry, Mary Jo McCallum, Lena Fay Work, Willie Thomas Wicker; families who have lost loved ones recently and our servicemen fighting overseas.
I listened to one of Billy Graham’s classics on Saturday night. He said, “One person can be used by God to make a difference.” He is a wonderful man of God.
Memories and History
I’ll never forget the two-story school across the street; it was built in 1917. We moved here in 1921. My older brother, James, was old enough to start to school; in 1924 I was old enough, but the school burned that year. I remember going outside to help my mother bring in the white clothes as the smoke blew over our house. Other houses caught fire but were quickly extinguished. Wright Greer, deceased, used to tell me about the past!
One day in 1918 an airplane landed across the railroad tracks. The children in the two-story school started jumping out the doors and windows to see the flying bird. The teachers could not stop them. The merchants closed their stores and people in the cemetery who were burying a child left to see the airplane.
In late 1925, a new school was completed (still a part of our school). In the two-story school, there were only 11 grades, so people who wanted to teach in county schools had to attend a year at Slayden Agri School to complete the 12th grade. They had to milk cows, plant gradens and work hard that year.
There were many county schools scattered throughout this area. In the ’30s when the schools were consolidated, they were all closed. Teachers had to attend college.
We have a wonderful Potts Camp School! The former students have gone on to become teachers, preachers and many wonderful professions.
God has blessed us!
Snow Lake News
Fishing has picked up on the lake
Greetings, fellow Snow Lakers! What a great week we just had! The weather was temperate and you could get things done outside that you had been putting off due to the heat. I even hear that fishing has picked up quite a bit on the lake with good catches of crappie and bass being reported.
Yep, it’s that time of year again. Going into October has always been one of my favorite times of the year. The weather is nice. Travel by auto will be getting cheaper, except for the gas of course; well maybe, we’ll see.
What I mean is that the elder travelers will reap the benefits of lower motel room rates. This is of course due to school starting and the young parents have to remain at the home front to work and take care of their offspring. Therefore, the ones that don’t belong to the younger generation may travel a bit less hassled, insofar as traffic is a little less crowded, motel rooms are available, (even beachside at decent prices) and in most cases, gasoline prices will be a little easier to live with than in the peak vacation times.
The weather is still pretty nice and a trip to the beach in swimwear, plus maybe a wrap, is still do-able. Mid-October is my favorite time of year for a Florida panhandle trip.
Here is a little tip for those of you who own a pedal boat and have it moored out in the weather or just want to keep trash from getting into your boat. You can go online and put walmart.com in the address box up top, go to boats, then covers and pick out your new pedal boat or whatever cover you may want. A cover for our little boat was less than twenty dollars, plus shipping. This will keep your pedal boat from filling with mosquito breeding water and/or that filthy scum that develops over the winter months. Not a bad idea for the inexpensive price that you will have to pay. Next spring your pedal boat will be nice and clean so you won’t have to slave over scrubbing the filth out that you usually have to do just to enjoy the fun and exercise of owning such a boat.
The Landscape Committee needs your help. For many years this committee has taken on the responsibility of maintaining the flowerbeds surrounding the entry signs as well as the beds in the corporation and community center buildings and they have done a wonderful job. A beautiful meeting room was donated by the corporation for members to meet and plan their activities, but as of now this room is always empty, due to the lack of membership activity. Sue Shears is asking for residents to donate a small portion of their time so the committee can reorganize and keep our community beautiful. Fund-raising events and donations are now needed due to the slow down of the July 4th celebration, where in the past most needed funds were donated by this event. There is plenty of work to be done in our community to keep the beds as beautiful as past members did, so call Sue Shears at 224-3913 or Jane Edwards at 224-3435 if you are interested in donating a few hours every year.
Keep those containers and boats that hold water turned over to prevent the deadly West Nile virus from visiting us. Don’t forget the great potluck this Saturday at 6:30. Wonderful food, wonderful fellowship, so make your plans. Barb.firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenfield Presbyterian to celebrate annual Family and Friend’s Day Sunday; Rev. Charlston Johnson guest speaker
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly; and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brothers. Proverbs 18:24
District II Palace of Children second annual banquet was held at Waterford Lodge Hall on Sat., Sept. 21. Palace #14 was the host palace. Stella Thomas, host Mother Mary.
Other palaces present were Palace No. 12, Miller’s Palace #301, Annie Smith, District Mother Mary.
The program was as follows: opening song by congregation, scripture, prayer, song, welcome, selections, Etta Palace and Miller’s #301 Palace. Praise dance, Palace #14. Dinner was served. Introduction of speaker: Heroine Bernice Herod from Abbeville court. Speaker, Minister DeShone Thompson, assistant pastor of Jefferson Chapel Church in Abbeville. Minister Thompson used for a topic, “The Power of Faith.”
Recognition and vote of thanks, Mother Mary of #14.
A friend loveth at all times.
On Sunday, Sept. 28, Greenfield Presbyterian Church will celebrate their 22nd annual Family and Friends Day. You, you and you are welcome to worship with us. You are a family member or a friend of someone; come and join us. Time, 3 p.m.
Rev. Charlston Johnson will be the guest speaker, along with his choir. He is the proud pastor of Mt. Comfort CME Church.
Holly Springs News
Pastor’s Aid Club will host special concert Oct. 5 at Hopewell No. 1
At Hopewell No. 1, Grandparents Day was observed Sunday, Sept. 14, 10:45 a.m. with a welcome series of papers, readings. Sis. Penny DeBerry gave part of the history of her family. Music was provided by the choir. Gifts were presented to many. Sis. Ivion Mae Crittle was named Grandparent of the Year. Pastor Leroy James delivered a wonderful sermon from the subject “Check Yourself.”
Pastor James will meet with all the men of the church Saturday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.
Pastor’s Aid Club will present Dr. Zebedee Reynolds Jones, professor of music at Rust College, in concert Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Hopewell No. 1. The public is invited to attend.
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