January 6, 2011
Potts Camp News
Sylvia Akin chosen editor of The Heritage News
Happy New year!
We were saddened by the recent deaths of friends Irene Newsom and Louise Randolph. We send our love and sympathy to their families.
Thanks to Rev. and Mrs. Steve Wilson for the nice gift they left at my door. He is pastor at the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. (I love them.)
Ken and Haven David of Huntsville, Ala., spent Christmas with her parents, Kerry and Lela Hale and family in Potts Camp. On Dec. 26, they brought gifts to my home for me and my daughter, Betty Greer.
The former Ella Jones Sanders, who grew up here, called me from California on Christmas Eve. She and her brother, Louis Sanders, grew up here. They are children of the late Janette Lakey of Potts Camp. Ella Jones enjoys The South Reporter. I was glad to hear from her.
Joe Dickey and family of Oxford spent a few days during Christmas with his parents, George and Dorothy Dickey. The 2-1/2-year-old, great-granddaughter said “hello” to me on the phone.
Lena Faye Work was glad to spend Christmas with her family at home. She is a patient at a nursing home in New Albany.
Rodney Whaley, Potts Camp banker, visited in my home with a sack of nice, useful articles. I thank him!
Sylvia Akin of Memphis, Tenn., a special friend, has been chosen for the editor of The Heritage News by the Marshall County Genealogy Society. Sylvia grew up in our town. When she came to the funeral of Irene Newsom, she visited me. I was happy to see her! Congratulations to her!
The family of Joyce Clayton were her Christmas dinner guests. They are Merion and David Hunsucker of Ashland, Lynn and Martha Goolsby and children Hannah and Jamie from here, and a granddaughter, Kensey and daughter of Myrtle.
“Living for Jesus” is probably the wisest decision anyone can ever make! It will completely change your life. He fills your life with joy, peace, thanksgiving and love.
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6.
“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” Matthew 8:6.
Remember the old hymn — “It just makes you love everybody. It’s good enough for me!”
“Faith and prayers are the keys to knowing God better.”
When everything seems hopeless and life is hard to bear, just find a little corner and say a little prayer. Ask God to give you strength to see you through the day. For He alone can help you; He alone can pave the way.
Believe in Him and trust Him, let Him be your guide. Miraculous things will happen when He is on your side. Once your cross is lifted and you find that you can cope, be sure to thank almighty God for giving you new hope.
During the early days of our town, late in the afternoon hours you could see a long line of wagons drawn by horses, with barrels to fill with water at the overflowing well near the railroad tracks. There was also a trough for the horses to drink from.
Dr. F.D. Boatner and A.Q. Greer, town leaders in 1916 and 1917, got our town changed from a village to a town so money could be borrowed to put down a deep well and water could be piped to the homes in Potts Camp. We thank them. Potts Camp had concrete sidewalks and running water before any other town.
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