Thursday, November 17, 2011
Potts Camp News
Annie Ruth Stone’s home setting for family gathering
The family of Annie Ruth Stone met in her home recently for a Sunday afternoon meal. She said that 28 members were present to enjoy lots of delicious food and desserts.
A former school teacher, Estelle Bennett of Oxford, recently fell breaking the femur bone in her right leg. She is now in rehab and asks for prayers for her recovery. She turned 97 her last birthday and is in good spirits. She is a beautiful lady, and remembers lots of her Potts Camp friends. Her late husband was a principal at the high school in the early 1950s.
Margaret Hart and Mary Minor have made several day trips recently enjoying the beautiful fall foliage. On one trip they visited with Nancy Lane and Joe and Lois Cox in Waterford. What a blessing to be outside this year and to be able to enjoy the wonders of God’s handiwork. Another day, they, along with another sister, Joan Gurley, took an enjoyable trail walk through the woods to look at the colors.
Ann Boren Armstrong, of Jackson, called over the weekend to visit and catch up on news from Potts Camp. She hopes to make a visit back to her hometown one day. She said that Terry and Kathryn Jones Scarbrough of Texas visited with her recently. Kathryn is the daughter of the late Harry and Rose Jones.
Last week, from Wednesday to Saturday, 33 women from this area, including my neighbor Joyce Clayton, visited Gulf Shores, Ala. Joyce also attended church services with her daughter and husband, Meriom and David Hunsucker of Ashland at Glenfield Baptist Church.
My granddaughter Liesa Blond of Austin, Tx., daughter of Betty and David Greer, called Nov. 8 (her birthday). She is a doctor. She plans to come to see us in December and bring her large family. I am anxious to see them. It will be the first time since last Christmas.
November birthdays: Jake Hollingsworth (my grandson Danny’s son), Nov. 1; Rodney Whaley, Nov. 5; Amanda Whaley, Nov. 6; Martha Hollingsworth (Jimmy’s wife), Nov. 8; Liesa Blond, my granddaughter, Nov. 8; Virgie Kelly, special friend, Nov. 13; Clark Hollingsworth, my grandson, son of Danny and Elizabeth, Nov. 22.
Congratulations to Jonathan and Stacy Morrison of Etta, who are proud parents of a daughter, born Aug. 29, weighing five pounds, two ounces, in New Albany. Grandparents are Jerry and Sue Morrisson of Etta, and Rodney and Betty Whaley of Potts Camp. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whaley and Ruby Churchill, all of Potts Camp. Her big brother Jon Gray Morrisson welcomed her home.
Believe in God’s world and its wonders. Believe that the birds will sing. Believe there’s a sunshine behind the cloud, that winter is followed by spring. Believe every prayer is answered by the grace of Heaven above. Believe that a miracle happens each day. Believe in the gift of God’s love.
I expect to pass through this world but once. If therefore there is any kindness I can do to any fellow man, let me do it now. For I shall not pass this way again.
1. Lord, let me live from day to day in such a self-forgetful way that even when I kneel to pray, my prayer will be for others.
2. Thank you, Lord, for dying for me on the cross of Calvary. Help me to always remember how you loved me.
Many people today don’t remember Potts Camp’s famous landmark, the old coal chute, built in 1915 and demolished in 1977. It had become dangerous!
In 1950, after coal engines were no longer used to pull the trains, it became a landmark. It was the largest one on the railroad between Memphis and Amory, and all the trains stopped there for coal and water.
The old Potts Camp Depot (now demolished) and the Potts Camp coal chute were very important during World War II. The soldiers would get off the train to admire the old coal chute.
Greenfield fall festival set for Saturday
Praying As God’s People
And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is unseen, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:5-6.
Rev. W. James Lyons delivered an inspiring message at Greenfield Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Nov. 13. His text was taken from Daniel 3:14-18. He used for a subject “Will your God save you?”
In absence of Ruby Curry, Lavora C. Blake acted as liturgist.
Music was by the Flukers Brothers and deacon Jasper Mull.
Hamilton Chapel CME Church will sponsor 100 Men In Black on Sunday, Nov. 20. The public is invited.
Happy birthday to all November members.
Greenfield Presbyterian Church will sponsor a fall festival on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., located at 5024 Old Hwy. 7 South, Waterford.
There will be something for everyone – food, health fair, moon bounce, homemade goods, fresh vegetables, crafts, clothes (some new and others like new) and more. See our ad on page 3 for more information.
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