October 2, 2008
Potts Camp News
Bro. Steve Wilson honored for years of service
A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the graveside services for Elizabeth Williams on Thursday. Rev. Don Newton, pastor of Potts Camp Methodist Church, officiated the services. I was told how wonderful she was to them. It was a very special day for the family.
Love and sympathy is extended to the family of Elizabeth Williams. We loved and admired her very much.
The former Charity Gurley from Texas, daughter of the late Mattie Gurley, stopped to visit me on Tuesday. They were our neighbors. We always loved that family.
Please pray for Alonzo Taylor, who is in a Memphis hospital recovering from an accident and cannot walk. He and his wife Robbie Taylor had a cafe in town; we miss it very much.
A large crowd of people enjoyed the Harvest Festival held at Potts Camp Park on Saturday. Congratulations to the winner.
The Potts Camp cross country runner entered the contest on Saturday.
Many people enjoy the auctions at the Auction House (former Sparks store) on Saturday night each week.
A former Potts Camp resident and his wife stopped to visit with me Saturday. He was Bobby Pierce, a friend of my late brother, Lindy Potts. They live in Byhalia and came to Potts Camp to put flowers on the graves of his parents, the late Erskine and Willie Mae Pierce in Potts Camp Cemetery. I was glad to see them. I love that family.
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Work spent the weekend in El Dorado, Ark., with friends.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Elizabeth Williams in her recent death. She was the widow of Russell Williams, who owned a business in Potts Camp for many years. He was also the town mayor at one time. Their children are Connie, Cathy, Scooter and Chris. She was in her 90s.
Thanks to people who have helped me recently, mayor Jimmie Collins and David Goode, who came to check my water leak, and David Alderson, who cleaned up the brush around my house.
Happy birthday to Michelle Randolph on Oct. 2, to my son, Jimmy Hollingsworth on Oct. 3, and to Ralph Bridge on Oct. 3, to Joe Dickey on Oct. 4 and Dean Potts, son of Lindy, on Oct. 5.
Now through Nov. 16, the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will honor their senior pastor, Bro. Steve Wilson, for his 40 years of service to this congregation. Bro. Steve has touched many lives over the years and we love him and his family. Prayer list: Jean Derryberry, Henry Tutor, Mary Jo McCallum, Diane Clayton, Donna Marett, Connie Work, Willie Thomas Wicker, all who suffer, and have lost loved ones. Pray for peace in the world.
For many years my late husband, L.D., worked on the county roads under Rudall Pipkin; he made many friends.
One day, Dalton Morgan of Waterford offered him a job overseeing his farm. His salary would be the same and he could bring friends to fish and hunt with him on the lake.
L.D. could also raise anything he wanted to. Before long, he was bringing huge watermelons home; children would meet him on the road and he gave them a watermelon. Mr. Morgan was the brother of Mrs. Donnie Ash, mother of Flick Ash.
L.D. brought vegetables and watermelon to our friends and pastor; we filled our first freezer that year.
Friends who fished with L.D. (sometimes overnight) were our neighbors, Ralph and Roger Clayton and brother Jack, also David Alderson and son David; Danny went along, too. Danny was age 14, so he had a job there during the summer months, plowing with a tractor.
One morning early, before work, L.D. took Ralph and Roger (twins) with him to check the hooks. Some were on Tippah River. The boys ran on ahead, but returned quickly.
They couldn’t pull the line out of the river. It was a 45-pound fish.
Quinn Jarrett dressed the huge fish by using a wooden frame for a swing. Danny watched him. L.D. got out the old black wash pot and cooked the fish. We had a big fish fry in the Claytons’ back yard, next door. L.D. enjoyed cooking fish! When I first saw L.D., he was one of the cooks in the CCC Camp mess hall.
Holly Springs News
Annual Ushers’ Day held at Hopewell No.1
Hopewell No. 1 Church’s annual Ushers’ Day program was presented Sunday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m. Devotion was led by Hopewell No. 1 deacons. Processional music was provided by Hopewell and Providence. The news was given. Emma Greer and Ina Jones presided over the offering. Speaker was Alonz Johnson, pastor of Providence.
Presentation was made by Hopewell. Ushers were awarded. Scholarships were awarded to students. Announcements, vote of thanks, were given.
Benediction by Rev. Johnson.
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