February 26, 2009
Potts Camp News
Able-Clayton vows said February 14 at First Baptist Church
A lovely wedding was held on Feb. 14 at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp with a large crowd attending. The bride and groom are Summer Clayton, daughter of Jean and David Clayton of Potts Camp, and Jeffrey Able, son of the late Shirley Able and Jeff Able of Byhalia. Congratulations to the couple. Jean and David Clayton want to thank the members of the First Baptist Church of Potts Camp for the use of the church for the wedding.
Thirty-five members of Temperance Hill Baptist Church met at Taylor’s Place in New Albany on Saturday night, Feb. 14 to enjoy dinner and celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Liesa G. Blond, a special granddaughter from Austin, Tx., called; she and her husband, Carl Blond, are doctors. Other calls to wish me a special Valentine’s Day were my sons, Jimmy and Martha Hollingsworth of Tupelo and Danny P. Hollingsworth and Elizabeth Hollingsworth of Morristown, Tenn.
1. “Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels and have not love, I am become as a sounding brass and tinkling cymbal.” Corinthians 13:1
2. Prayer: Lord Jesus, open our eyes and ears for those who cry for mercy all around us. Let our hands and voices be gentle as we encounter those who need your healing and your love. Amen.
3. The words we choose can make a difference in someone’s life. Sometimes we forget that God is only a prayer away.
4. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24
5. Christ showed His love by dying for us; we can show our love by living for Him.
1. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6
2. God has a specific call for each of us and wants to guide us in how and where each of us can serve.
3. We need to trust more in God’s guidance for the future, and pray for it every day.
I love thee because thou first love me, and purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree; I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow; if ever I loved thee, my Jesus tis now.
Prayer list: Charles Henderson, Mary Jo McCallum, Diane Clayton, Lina Mae Rhea, Mary Jo Whaley, Mary Jarrett, Josh Darnell, Henry Tutor, Betty Fincher, Robert Hugh King, Mary Frances and Leo Clayton. Pray for all the sick people and those who have trouble, losing their jobs and homes. Also pray for those who have lost loved ones. God is still in control.
Memories and History
In the ’20s, my dad bought a T Model Ford; Henry Ford called it his “Tin Lizzie.” We enjoyed trips to Holly Springs in it, but the roads were so bad, sometimes we had to get out and push it up a hill, then we would jump in and away we would go. The wood planks on Tippah River bridge would pop and crash, I was afraid of the deep water below. If it rained we had fabric curtains and it was dark inside. James started driving at age 12, after my dad broke his hand on the front of the car. Later Daddy bought an A Model Ford.
When the CCC Camp, called Camp Wall Doxey, opened in the ’30s after President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected, they had “open house” one Sunday. My dad drove a group of us girls to open house there.
We enjoyed seeing the cooks in white in the mess hall, then enjoyed meeting the officers in the recreation hall where they were playing music. When we left the boys in the barracks waved to us.
When Tupelo had a bad tornado in the ’30s, Dad drove us to see the damage one Sunday. It was terrible; many people were killed; also we went to Tupelo to see and hear President Roosevelt speak when he was running for a second term. He was on the seat in the back of a train, and waved to us as he came into town.
He was re-elected — happy days were here again!
Those were Depression years, many people had no food or clothes.
News: (662) 252-4261 or email@example.com
Questions, comments, corrections: firstname.lastname@example.org
©2004, The South Reporter, All Rights Reserved.
No part of this site may be reproduced in any way without permission.
The South Reporter is a member of the Mississippi Press Association.
Site managed and maintained by
South Reporter webmasters Linda Jones, Kristian Jones
Web Site Design - The South Reporter
Back | Top of Page