January 22, 2009
Potts Camp News
Prayers extended to Josh Darnell who was injured overseas
I continue to receive cards and letters from friends who read about my 90th birthday party in The South Reporter. I thank everyone for “my special day.” May God bless all of you!
Henry Tutor and grandson, William, drove to Tupelo Sunday and enjoyed eating dinner at the home of his daughter.
We ask for special prayers for George and Dorothy Dickey’s 27-year-old grandson, Josh Darnell, who was a soldier overseas. He was badly injured recently and has been sent back to the U.S.A. He is the son of Larry and Sandra Darnell of Watkinsville, Ga.
Happy birthday to Lena Fay Work on Jan. 15. She is in Graceland Nursing Home in New Albany. Several of her family members visited her with gifts that day. Two daughters of Laverne Taylor who had recent surgery are Diane Clayton and Gail McCrag. They have returned home; we send our love and get well wishes to them.
I was glad to see Bettye Rose Jones and Kathryn Jones Scarbrough of Houston, Tx., at my 90th birthday party. They are daughters of the late Harry and Rose Jones whom I have written about over the years.
Norris Boren of California wrote, “You have no idea how glad I am to read about my hometown, Potts Camp, every week in The South Reporter.” Thanks, Norris.
1. Jesus asks us today to follow Him, love Him, obey Him and tell others about Him.
2. Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot help but bring some into their own lives as well.
3. Once you start “walking with God,” your life becomes one great stroll!
4. Faith makes all things possible, hope makes all things bright and love makes all things easy.
Dear Lord, by feeding on your blessed word, I will no longer weak and childish be; as I listen to your voice, may Christlike love and grace be seen in me. For Christ’s sake, amen.
Mary Frances and Leo Clayton, Charles Henderson, Lina Mae Rhea, Henry Tutor, Robert Hugh King, Lena Fay Work, Mary Jo Whaley, Jeanette and Ralph Dunning, Jamie Smith, Mary Jo McCallum.
Memories and History
Many people will remember the Dixie Theater on Front St. after World War II. It was used as a sewing room for Army clothes during the war, and was owned by Greer and Greer. The Greers had brought the two-story brick building next door and had used their first Potts Camp Store as a warehouse for several years. (It became the Dixie Theater in the 1950s.)
A man from Memphis would bring out some special colored pictures and show them on a large colored screen on weekends. People came from everywhere to see the famous movies. Willa Floyd sold the tickets and a teenage boy, Charles Burris, ran the projector. A fire in the projector room put both Willa and Charles in the hospital one weekend, but they were open for business the next weekend.
Our two younger children were small, so L.D. kept them one Sunday afternoon for me to go see “Gone with the Wind.” I was late getting there, so after buying my ticket and some popcorn, I was looking for a seat in the dark. Suddenly they called my name; I had won the $10 door prize. That was a lot of money back then. It made me happy! I bought two pairs of shoes with it.
Charles bought a motorcycle with some of his money. One Sunday afternoon he passed our house riding fast. My late husband said, “That boy is going to get killed.” That very afternoon, he hit a car and died. It was a sad funeral. My young brother and sister, Ann and Lindy, were his age. Later the theater was sold.
Charles’ family included his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Burris; one brother, Edward. (Mrs. Burris lived to be 107 years old.)
I visited her and trimmed her hair for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Burris were my friends. He was a funny old man!
Flick Ash has purchased the lovely home of the late Mr. and Mrs. Burris and added rooms to it. It is a lovely place on Church St. near his business.
Holly Springs News
Hopewell No. 1 church news
Hopewell No. 1 members having a birthday in January are Cora Walton, 6; Marcus Crittle, 1; Annie B. Green; Willie B. Cornelious, 9; Ivion Mae Crittle, 13; Lamedra Payne, 13; Truly Payne, 16; Jaquavian Boga, 21; Lakiah Jones, 21; Lenetra Aldridge, 24; Ben Cole II, 25.
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