February 14, 2008
Potts Camp News
Potts Camp Beta Club participates in St. Jude marathon
Williams Clinic in Potts Camp fills every day with sick people; many of them have something like the flu. Rev. Don Newton, pastor of the Potts Camp United Methodist charge, called his services off on Sunday morning, Feb. 3, because of sickness. Get well wishes to him.
We’re thankful that Alan Griffen, grandson of my neighbor Henry Tutor, is doing well after surgery on his leg.
Many of us have gotten our old radio to listen to “The Lois Swanee Hour” on Thursday at 2 p.m. from Holly Springs. I appreciate her asking me to be on her show. She likes my stories about my hometown and I enjoy writing them.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of a wonderful man, Morris Holland, age 82, who lived in Hickory Flat for 79 years before moving to Trace Way. Services were held Feb. 2 at Hickory Flat.
Verla Mae Stanton and Joyce Clayton visited their brother Wayne Smith, who is ill, in Southaven recently.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Ella Ree Whaley, who died Sunday.
We ask special prayer for Henry Tutor, who is in the VA hospital. He fell on Wednesday and was rushed to the hospital.
God Bless You
We are proud of the Potts Camp Junior Beta Club who completed the marathon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Proceeds were donated in honor of Katy Carter, daughter of Potts Camp principal Tim Carter. She is a senior at Oxford High School this year. She took treatment at St. Jude. Sponsors of the Beta Club, Carol Gurley and Lela Hall, principal Tim Carter and Katy thank all who helped in the project. (Pictured in The South Reporter.)
Clyde Wilson, editor of “The Tombigbee Country Magazine” sends me a free copy every month. He was a child when my late husband, L.D., took me to Monroe County for the first time. They were our neighbors. We lived in Aberdeen during the war, also, so I wrote for his magazine many times in the past. Several people from Holly Springs write for him sometimes. (I enjoy it.)
We extend our love and sympathy to the large family of Alice Mary Foreman, age 81, of Ecru in her recent death. Four of her grandsons who grew up in the Potts Camp area were her pallbearers, Jimmy Wayne Foreman, Larry Allen Foreman, James Donald Foreman and Michael Foreman. Services were held on Monday, Feb. 4 at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Mortintown Cemetery. She taught Head Start in Tippah County for 12 years. She leaves five daughters, seven sons, 31 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The Foreman boys used to mow my yard. Their mother, Jamie Turnage, lives here.
My God is No Stranger
Happy birthday to Sank Owen on Feb. 12; to Susan Nelson on Feb. 13; also happy birthday to my family - Sonya Kidd, David Hollingsworth and his wife, Teresa Hollingsworth, and Michael Alex Griffen, a great-grandson on Feb. 13; also Jeff Knight on Feb. 16.
Pray for Nadine Vest, Lena Fay Work, Donna Marett, L.D. Ford, Henry Tutor, Allen Griffen, Diane Clayton, Jean Derryberry, Lina Mae Rhea, Mary Jo McCallum, Betty Fincher, Roy and Hazel Foote. Diane Clayton is in a hospital in Jackson. She needs our special prayers for her.
Memories and History
I’ll never forget Dallas and Louise King! He and Malvin Stone, friends of my brother James, would come to our home on Saturday night to listen to the Grand Ole Opry when I was a child. Dallas had a brother my age, C.C. King, my classmate, who kept us all laughing. Their dad, Maud King, was mayor of the town at one time. He fell dead on one of Potts Camp streets one day. Dallas was one of the first Potts Camp’s graduates in 1926, along with Willie Mae Potter in the new Potts Camp School built in 1925. Until then the old two-story school that burned in 1924 had only 11 grades.
Dallas attended Ole Miss College. One day he went to the Oxford hospital to visit a friend, George Cook. Louise Goach was a nurse there, so they became friends. Many years later she read where his brother, C.C. King, an air pilot, had been killed in World War II when his plane fell, so she called him. They married a few years later.
Dallas was principal of Potts Camp Grammar School at one time. Our children really enjoyed his “magic shows.”
Then, Dallas became a mail carrier. Before the death of his brother, C.C., Dallas began collecting histories of famous Potts Camp people like Dr. Boatner and kept them in a filing cabinet in the Potts Camp Bank. When I was writing Memories of Potts Camp, he would bring me articles of interest about our town. The Memorial Museum, built by Dallas and Louise was wonderful! People started donating pictures of the past, old memories, history and everything. Two file cabinets were filled with different family histories. People visited there from many states. One thing that interested me was a quilt made in 1910 by the Methodist Aid Society with over 100 names on it. Annie Sue Bright of New Albany, daughter of Dr. Grant and Sue Taylor Grant of Holly Springs brought it to the museum. It had been in the Taylor family all those years.
A picture of C.C. King was near the door of the museum with a light burning nearby. Also there were pictures of all the service men in Marshall County in all the wars, located on the wall inside the doorway. I’m sorry we couldn’t have kept the Memorial Museum.
After Dallas died, Louise became ill, and it was sold to the Church of Christ nearby for a fellowship building.
When our town celebrated its 100th birthday back in 1988, Highway 78 was closed so the parade could come through town. Dallas King was the grand marshal; Louise rode in the limousine beside him, following the bands and go-carts.
The Memorial Museum was an ideal place for the Civic Club, Lions Club and etc. to meet. It had a large dining area with tables and chairs, also a kitchen.
We miss Dallas and Louise and the museum.
Snow Lake News
Valentine’s Dinner set for February 14
“How High’s The Water Mama? Two Feet High and Risin’.” Not much longer, now. I have observed a few logs and other debris floating around in the lake during the last week, so please be very, very careful when you go boating. You surely don’t want a dented pontoon or busted lower motor shaft!
It looks as if most of the below-the-waterline work has been done and homeowners are now working on their above-the-waterline projects this week (decks, boathouses, and piers).
Nice docks are emerging and sure look better updated!
Don’t forget the Valentine’s Day dinner at the community center on February 14 at 5:30 p.m. Spaghetti, beverages and dessert, all for the bargain price of $6! Please attend, you will enjoy the food and the great fellowship!
The Big Monthly Breakfast will be on Saturday, the 16th of this month, followed by the property owners corporation meeting at 9:00 a.m. The corporation meeting is for all homeowners of Snow Lake and everyone should attend to participate and learn what has and is being done for you and your community.
This is the last column before Hubby and I left for vacation last week and my next one will be the first week of March. We will sadly miss attending the Valentine dinner with our friends here at the lake. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your sweetie. My sweetie and I are going on a little vacation for Valentine’s Day.
The next few weeks will be a difficult time for Stephanie Moseley and her family. With each day we hope that the sun shines a little bit brighter for Stephanie and Mike. Kate Word is still recovering from a stroke and her family needs our love and prayers during this time. Mike Fair is improving daily and we wish him and Frieda the best in his recovery.
Be back soon.
Keep well and we’ll see you in a few weeks. barb.snowlake @yahoo.com.
Holly Springs News
Marshall County Retired Education Personnel to hold Honors Day February 15
Marshall County Retired Education Personnel will meet Friday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. This will be our Honor Day. Pastor Leroy James at Hopewell No. 1 has appointed the first lady Sis. Henretta James, Sis. Crittle, Sis. Elvira, Sis. Cinthia Cull and Sis. Pennie DeBerry the mother board at Hopewell No. 1.
Maxine Reaves of Rochester, N.Y., visited relatives in Mississippi and Tennessee during the month of January.
During the month of February, black history will be observed at Hopewell No. 1.
We express our deepest sympathy and love to the family of the late Dolla P. She was in our retired association.
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