Thursday, September 8, 2011
Potts Camp News
Betty Fincher honored with fish fry on her birthday
The large family of Betty Fincher met at her home on Aug. 30 to celebrate her birthday with a large fish fry. Happy birthday to her!
Joyce Clayton attended the ladies meeting at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Saturday. The guest speaker was Tabitha Beck.
Happy birthday to Hanna Goolsby on Saturday, Aug. 27. Her birthday wish was to eat at the Red Lobster. Her parents, Lynn and Martha Goolsby, granted her wish. Her grandmother, Joyce Clayton, went with them.
Happy birthday to a special friend, Inez Jarrett, on Sept. 1. Also happy birthday to my granddaughter, Vickie Winter, in Nashville, Tenn., a nurse, Sept. 3. Happy birthday to relative Alan Potts, a radio announcer, in Tupelo.
Happy wedding anniversary to special friends Mitch and Jeanette Stone on Sept. 13.
Dear Lord, I pray at the close of the day you’ll find I’ve helped someone, some how, some way. That I’ve not failed by word or deed to lighten the heart of someone in need. Though my talents be few, I pray that you’ll find me a credit to you.
Prayer list: Henry Tutor in Ripley veterans home had surgery and is improving. He is a former neighbor. Joann Potts of Olive Branch, my sister-in-law, may have a third back surgery. Charles Henderson, a friend, is disabled.
History and Memories
I’ll never forget R.A. Butler, principal of Potts Camp for many years, also their family. They lived across the street from us in the large teacher’s home (now demolished). He was also my math teacher (my worse subject).
Sometimes I would go to his house for help on math. He would say, “This is just like eating chocolate pie!” They had three children. The second one, Bobbie, was a tomboy. She played with my brother Lindy all the time. When they got out their BB guns, they always got in trouble.
At that time, Winborn children (one mile from here) attended our school. The Dunn family had several children attending our school. Their mother died leaving one little boy, 3 years old at home. The first year he stayed with his aunt Ruby Collier (their dad had to work), but when he was 4 years old, Mr. Butler let the boy, Worth Dunn, start to school. I remember it well. One day, they sent me home to get him some clean clothes. When the boy grew up, he became an ear, nose and throat specialist in Florida. He remembered Mr. Butler by establishing a scholarship in honor of him at Potts Camp School.
For many years when graduation time came, a deserving senior who would not be able to go to college otherwise would receive the scholarship. Many of us will remember our favorite principal and the R.A. Butler Scholarship.
Willie Thomas (Dunn) Wicker, older sister of Worth Dunn, attended college after her husband died and taught at Potts Camp School for 10 years.
She was honored by three of her sons by placing a tall steeple on top of Winborn Methodist Church a few years ago.
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