Thursday, October 20, 2011
Potts Camp News
Special election set for November 15
Sympathy is extended to the family of Henry Tutor who passed away last week and was buried on Sunday in Myrtle.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Charles Wynn Gadd who passed away Sunday afternoon.
Annie Ruth Stone visited her daughter, Cherrie Shaw and family, last week and attended the birthday party of her great-grandson, Brayen. While there she also enjoyed riding in Josh’s mule wagon.
Several family members of the late Mary L. Gurley attended a Nelson Family Reunion near Independence on Saturday, Oct. 8. Those traveling the farthest to attend were Jack and Laverne Nelson Provost of Florida and Juanita Fox of Texas (daughter of the late Juanita Nelson Naquin), and her friend Kirby Pennock.
Mary Minor recently drove her sister, Margaret Hart, to Brandon for a visit with Jackie Hart Wilson and family. Margaret and granddaughter, Margaret Wilson, celebrated their birthdays together. While in the Jackson area, they also visited with Ann Boren Armstrong, a former Potts Camp resident. Ann reports that her son, Jimmy, who recently underwent surgery, is back at work on a part-time basis.
A large crowd attended the funeral of our mayor, Ricky Lesure, on Thursday at First Baptist Church. We send our love and sympathy to his family. He will be missed. The flags on the flag poles were flying half-staff for several days.
Jimmy Foreman, who was also badly injured in the wreck, had surgery on his back and hips in Tupelo hospital. He has returned home but has to go back to Holly Springs Hospital for treatment often, and is suffering badly. Get well wishes to him. Pray for him. A benefit will be held for him by the fire department and others.
A special election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to elect a new mayor for our town. Vote for a new mayor.
Happy birthday to Brad Farr, Joshua and Jeremy Green, Sebestian Zulueta, Halley Holtzlander, Daniel Smothers, Elizabeth Colhoun, Joey Hart, and Caleb Knight.
“Things to Remember”
1. Before you condemn others, remember there is no one without sin, and we answer to the same God!
2. Before you complain about how you look, think of someone who is injured or crippled.
3. When you have a dirty house, think of those who have no home and live on the streets!
4. When you are depressed, smile and thank the Lord that you are still living!
5. Every day is a precious gift of God!
6. People always remember when you say words to make them happy!
1. If you ever wonder how much God loves us, remember what Jesus did for all of us on the cross. That’s how much He loves us!
He has a plan for each of our lives; if we don’t do it, it won’t be done.
2. Among the billions of people on earth, we are all different. We are one of a kind. We may accomplish great things in our lives, but the greatest thing is “love.” With a heart full of love, there is no room for hate.
4. “Now abide faith, hope and love; but the greatest of these is love. (Corinthians 13:13) Romans 10 tells us “If you confess with your mouth, and believe in your heart, that God raised His son, Jesus, from the dead, you will be saved.”
Prayer list: Mary Frances and Leo Clayton have moved into a nursing home. Pauline Hutchens spent several days in New Albany hospital. Betty Fincher is taking treatment for an injured shoulder. James Cook had recent surgery; he is improving. Charles Henderson is unable to leave his home. I miss him. Pray for Polly Poole Pratt, Mitch Stone, G.R. and Ruby Thompson, Ann Boren Armstrong, Jimmy Armstrong. Mary and Henry Jarrett are feeling better after a sick spell. Jimmy Foreman was hurt in the wreck that killed the mayor. He attended the funeral of the mayor on crutches.
Memories and History
Many years have passed since the Potts Camp Class of 1936 met to celebrate our 50th anniversary at Linda’s Country Kitchen at Lake Center!
Attending were Lurline Cook, Jeff Willard Overton, T.M. Stone, Dale Potts Hollingsworth, Fred Boren, Eugenia Gray, Juanita U. Jones, C.B. Bennett. Others attending were Effie Boren, Annie Ruth Stone, C.B. Bennett’s wife and Lurline Cook’s husband.
Juanita Jones, editor of the school paper, “Windy Waves,” brought all of us a copy.
After a prayer by Fred Boren, a minister, each of us stood and told something that happened to us in the last 50 years. Most of us told about our children. Veterans of World War II were T.M. Stone and Jeff Overton, who received a Purple Heart.
Class members not attending were Harl and Carl White (twins), Fielder Forester, Douly Stone, Russell (Speck) Boren and Mary Elizabeth Collier (class president). T.M. Stone was the vice president.
We held hands and sang “God Bless America.”
Fred Boren said the closing prayer. Then we enjoyed a delicious dinner!
One of our classmates, Fielder Forester, was captured during World War II, and his family did not know if he was dead or alive until he came walking in home.
Family and Friends’ Day at Greenfield Sunday
Let no man despise thy youth. But be those an example of the believers. In words, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, and faith. Exercise thyself unto godliness. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hand of the presbytery. Let us worship God.
W. James Lyons is asking that everyone will attend Sunday School and Bible study. Please come and bring a friend.
Pastor Lyons’ Scripture on Sunday was from Phil. 2:1-5. Sermon was titled “A Pattern on Blue Print; study for yourself and come hear the word.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, we are asking that you come out and help beautify the church and cemetery to get ready for our special day on Sunday. Several of us worked hard last Saturday in and around the church. There is something that everyone can help with; you can furnish a drink or bring a snack for the workers or a donation. This is God’s house, let’s make it attractive.
Sunday, October 23, 3 p.m. all roads lead to Greenfield Presbyterian Church for Family and Friends’ Day. Come one, come all.
Miller’s Court #301 will meet Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. The Palace will meet around 9 a.m.
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