Thursday, March 29, 2012
Potts Camp News
First Baptist hosts women’s conference
Rev. Paul Hicks and Rev. Chuck Fowler visited Edward and Lorette Overall last week and gave them a report on the recent benefit in their honor.
First Baptist Church will host a women’s conference on April 22. All ladies in the area are invited to attend. More details to follow at a later date.
During spring break the following enjoyed a trip on the Carnival Cruise Lines traveling to Cozumel, Mexico. They were Penny Culver, Tammy and Hayden Wilkerson, Alea Gurley, Mark, Melissa, Shauna and Jordan Haney, Keith, Heather, Kody, and Hunter Joyner, Terry, Kim and Tucker Cook, and former basketball coach Brian Smith and wife Alicia.
In talking with Susie (Clayton) Hill last week, she reports that her daughter-in-law, Nicole Hill, is doing much better following the birth of Bryce Clayton Hill. The family thanks everyone for their prayers. She said that God is still in control.
Paul Garner of Waterford gave a very good presentation on the process of cleaning the East Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Bethany Baptist Church at the genealogy meeting on Saturday. He spearheaded the cleanup of the cemetery as a project to become an Eagle Scout. He thanked everyone who took part in the cleanup and said the biggest obstacle was clearing out the small pines. So far 112 hours, which includes the planning, have gone into the project. Paul is the son of Bart and Louisa Garner, grandson of Corinne Watson Pearson, and great-grandson of the late Andrew and Mary Watson of Potts Camp.
Several from town attended the genealogy meeting. They were Sandra Gilliam Beaver and daughter, Amanda; Annie Ruth Stone, Joyce Clayton, Margaret Hart and myself. Suzy Watson Stilwell is the 2012 president and Sylvia Seymour Akin is the newsletter editor. It was good to visit with a former classmate, David Bumpas, who also participated in the cemetery cleanup. He has several relatives buried there.
Following the genealogy meeting several members visited the cemetery to see the progress that has been made. Some of the names on tombstones are Bumpass, Stone, Spillers, Sowell, Rose, and Clayton. A word of caution: Be sure to use flea and tick spray when you are out and about this year!
Reminder: The annual Potts Camp School Reunion will be held Saturday, June 2, in the school cafeteria. Names of those planning to attend are now coming in. To make reservations for the catered lunch, call Joann Mayer (333-7613), Joan Gurley (333-9231), Mary Minor (333-7054) or Annie Ruth Stone (333-6350).
Also, the following yearbooks are needed to complete the set for the bookcase at the school library: 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2005, 2010, and 2011. Thanks to all who have made donations of yearbooks during the past year.
Joyce Clayton and Linda Stacks traveled to Ripley on Saturday night to the Old Church Opry House to hear a bluegrass music band and also to hear Marvin Morrow sing.
Mitch Stone, music director at the First United Methodist Church, sang “At the Foot of the Cross” on Sunday morning. That is a very beautiful song!
Get well wishes are sent to Billy Wayne Allen, Beth Hill of Ripley (mother-in-law of Susie Hill) who is recuperating from back surgery on March 22; Lorette Overall, W.R. Gandy, Mike Shaw, Bobby and Katie Smithwick, Ann Miller, George Martin, Craig Gurley, and Faye Turpen.
Thought: Jesus is living today. His spirit is a continuous, living presence, outside of us and inside of us. Despite of what we have done, He still loves us.
Memories from Joyce Clayton: “Growing up, I lived in Winborn. My neighbors were the Gholston family. Billy, Joann and I would walk to Potts Camp. On one such excursion, as we got to the home of Susie Overton, Billy spotted a beautiful rose bush in bloom at a corner of the house.
Just as he reached out to grab a blossom, Miss Susie said, “Do you like my flowers?” (She was sitting out of sight and they didn’t see her). Needless to say, he didn’t get to pluck a rose from the bush.”
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Greenfield plans benefit bake sale
Jesus warns about the world’s hatred.
Those things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hates you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own, but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. John 15:17-19.
Service at Greenfield Presbyterian Church Sunday was wonderfully taught. Pastor W. James Lyons used for his subject: The Power of New Birth, taken from John 3:1-3 and Luke 4:4.
Greenfield Presbyterian Church will have a bake sale and rummage sale at Carlisle’s Big Star on Friday, April 6. If it rains, it will move to Lavora’s Shop, in front of Family Dollar Store. Activities will continue at Lavora’s on Saturday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nothing in the rummage sale will be over $10. Some things are the same as new.
An Easter egg hunt will start at 4 p.m. Saturday at Greenfield Church, 5024 Hwy. 7 S, Waterford.
Our prayers are with the families of Waterford and the community around us in this time of bereavement.
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