November 6, 2008
Potts Camp News
Birthday celebration honors Haven Hale November 2
We send love and sympathy to Mrs. Joe Cooper and family in the death of her mother, Modene Hancock, 98. Services were held at United Funeral Home, Monday, Nov. 3. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery.
Haven Hale, a young teacher at Southaven, was honored on Sunday, Nov. 2 with a birthday dinner and celebration at the home of her parents, Kerry and Lela Hale. Family and friends attended this event.
Congratulations to Bro. Steve Wilson, who will be ordained a bishop Friday, Nov. 14 at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. We love Bro. Steve and wife, Pat. They are wonderful friends, much like his dad before him, Rev. J. Frank Wilson and wife, Lillian, many years ago.
Connie Work drove her mother, Betty Fincher, to Memphis on Thursday for a checkup on her eyes. We are thankful she didn’t have to have eye surgery.
Congratulations to Rodney and Jill Stephens on the birth of a daughter, Harlynn Lorraine Stephens, born Sept. 16. She weighed nine pounds, six ounces. Grandparents are Lynn and Peggy McCallum of Potts Camp and Wanda Bouchillon of New Albany. Her brother, Hutton, welcomed her home.
Congratulations to David Greer Jr. and wife, Amy, who are parents of a new baby girl, born Oct. 23, in Tupelo Hospital. Her name is Hannah Grace. She weighed seven pounds, four ounces. Brother and sister, Dave Greer and Mary Elizabeth, welcomed her home. Grandparents are Betty and David Greer Sr. of Cornersville and Junior and Janey Williams of Pinedale. I am her great-grandmother.
A family reunion was held on Sunday at the home of Joann Potts in Olive Branch. She is the wife of my late brother, Lindy Potts. Her aunt, Doris Goode, and her family attended from Hickory Flat. I’m sorry I was unable to attend. Many of my nephews and nieces were there.
Charles Henderson, Henry Tutor, Diane Clayton, Polly Churchill, Lina Mae Rhea, Mary Jo McCallum, Lena Fay Work, Connie Work, Betty Fincher. Pray for the sad and lonely people, all the people who have problems of sickness or finances, or death in the family. May God bless them.
Memories and History
At one time many years ago there was a white Christian church with a little steeple located near the two-story home of Mr. and Mrs. George Boren on Church Street. One night the church was filled with people waiting for the services to start. Many of them were from other nearby towns. It was the second night of a revival. The people did not know that behind the church two men who were church leaders were talking to the young evangelist. They wanted him to change the way he preached. He refused, so they moved the revival that night to the new Potts Camp School auditorium, built in 1925.
Dr. Lowdy was boarding at Mrs. Boatner’s lovely home, after Dr. Boatner died.
We lived near the school so my parents let me attend the services with my friend, Geraldine Alvis and her parents. I was about 12 years old.
I enjoyed the lovely music and singing. One of my favorite hymns was “When They Ring Those Golden Bells.” Dr. Lowdy had posters standing on the stage, he would point at them as he preached. I really sat up in my seat when he showed a picture of the atom. He said if it was ever bursted the world would end. He stayed here two weeks and I never missed a sermon.
Years later I had forgotten about Dr. Lowdy and his sermons until the atom bombs were dropped in Japan to stop the war.
Maybe God sends people like Dr. Lowdy to warn people to be prepared for things to come.
No one knows when the end of the world will come, but we all need to be prepared and live our lives for Christ.
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