April 23, 2009
Potts Camp News
Tammy Cobb visits in Clayton home
Donna Marett, age 95, has returned home from spending a week in Oxford Hospital with pneumonia.
Billie Benefield had knee surgery Monday. We send her our prayers.
Another friend, Diane Clayton, fell recently and broke six ribs and injured her head. Please say special prayers for her.
A recent article in the Tupelo Daily Journal had a first-page picture of a man, William Tate, son of a dear friend, Sarah Doxey Greer. Sarah was married to the late A.Q. Greer a few years, and they lived in Holly Springs before his death. William Tate has returned from three years in Ukraine to Tupelo to help his mother, who is ill. He is writing a book about his travels to different countries. We send our get well wishes and love to Sarah Doxey Greer.
Tammie Cobb of New Albany spent Monday with her grandmother, Joyce Clayton; she is the daughter of Merion and David Hunsucker of Ashland.
Joyce Clayton and friends attended a special singing in Corinth on Saturday night. A former resident of our town sat with them, Brenda Dodson; her uncle was a former Potts Camp principal, Perry White.
When the curtain falls at the end of the day, there are no reruns in life’s drama! So live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment.
1. Praise the Lord and thank Him for every blessing!
2. Help those in need; be kind and loving; pray for the sick and lonely!
3. Put God first in your life, and He will bless you!
4. Make other people happy and you will be happy too!
5. Music is a special gift; sing praises to the Lord!
6. It is encouraging to know that every child of God has access to the throne of grace.
7. The psalmist said, “The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call Him in truth.” Psalm 114:18
1. Children who learn about Jesus in Sunday school are blessed.
2. A secret Christian is like a light under a basket, instead of shining openly and helping others.
3. Take up the cross and follow me. We hear the blessed Savior call. How can I make a lesser sacrifice, when Jesus gave His all. Amen.
4. God has the power to answer our prayers, forgive our sins, meet our needs and love us.
When I feel that God is near, all my cares and sorrows flee. He is my strength, my hope and life, He’s all the world to me.
Happy birthday to relatives Jason Pannell and Lindsey M. Potts on April 23; to Olivia Dickey, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Dickey on April 26; to Brook Hale on April 28 and my granddaughter, Tracy Pipkin on April 29; and Lauren Dickey, sister of Olivia, on April 30.
Prayer list: Sarah Doxey Greer, Lina Mae Rhea, Mary Jo Whaley, Mary Jo McCallum, Donna Marett, Mary Jarrett, Henry Tutor, Connie Work, Ralph and Jeanette Dunning, Diane Clayton, Mildred and Billy Bowlen, Diane Stanton, Charles Henderson, Josh Darnell, to those who have lost loved ones and all who suffer. We are thankful that many of these we pray for are improving.
History and Memories
Our town has changed over the years! A small building known as the “mayor’s office” was located near the site of the present telephone building.
The town council met there and we voted there.
In 1974, when Roger Clayton was our town mayor, a new city hall was built with a large lunchroom. Members of the town board were George W. Boren, Fred B. Clayton, Henry Jarrett and Maurine Robison. Evelyn Whaley was the town clerk.
The Potts Camp Fire Department was chartered that year and the first fire truck was purchased. At that time, the fire department was a part of the city hall. It was parked on one side of it. J.C. Pruitt was the first fire chief; later Cary Mayer filled that position.
Billy Edlin served as fire chief until 1985.
It was made up of volunteers. Until 1974, we used a huge fire hose wrapped around two wheels to fight fires. We are thankful for our fire department.
Thanks to the Bank of Holly Springs for giving our town the older bank on Center Street for a new city hall, after building a nice, new bank on the highway near town.
The first city hall is now used by the fire department
Now, because of the houses in the area across the railroad tracks, a Potts Camp fire truck and a fire department are located there. A house could burn waiting for a train to move.
Everyone is special in his own way. You were born for a purpose and if you don’t do it, no one will.
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