Thursday, April 19, 2012
Potts Camp News
Renee Edlin honored with party
Bobby and Katie Smithwick and Paul and Dorothy M. Rose enjoyed a singing in the Alpine Community in Lee County on Saturday evening.
Robin Hampe of Dallas, Texas, visited her mother, Nancy (Germany) Lane during the Easter weekend. On Sunday they visited the Peabody Hotel and also toured historic Elmwood Cemetery.
The ladies of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp gave a housewarming party for Renee Edlin on Sunday afternoon. She has recently purchased a home in the community. A large crowd attended and everyone had a good time. Renee is the daughter of Mike Edlin and the granddaughter of Billy and Ann Edlin.
We are thankful that Lorette Overall is able to be at home following treatments at a hospital in Little Rock, Ark. We send special prayers for her recovery.
Jean Gurley and Shirley (Lindsey) Schultz attended a 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Jimmy and Peggy Duncan of Meridian on Saturday at the Trinity Baptist Church. Jimmy was a graduate of Potts Camp High School.
Johnnie G. Love of Nashville, Tenn., spent several days last week with her sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Tommy Ash of the Bethany Community. She held a book signing at the Marshall County Historical Museum on Friday and Saturday during the annual Pilgrimage. Also visiting to attend the book signing and to attend the Holly Springs Pilgrimage were two other sisters, Pam Poindexter and daughter, Paige of Panama City, Fla., and Brenda Mason of Hickory Flat. Love is a 1960 graduate of Hickory Flat High School and has written three novels.
Some of the special entertainment at the museum on Friday and Saturday were Mitch Stone, singing and playing the guitar; local blues musician Kenny Brown, also playing the guitar; and Gary Adams playing the violin. Jeanette Stone also demonstrated her spinning wheel.
Ashley Forester, Miss Amory Railroad Festival for 2012, was grand marshal during the parade to open the Amory Railroad Festival last Thursday. She and Miss Amory Railroad Teen also manned a booth during the festival. Attending were her parents, John and Judy Forester and her grandmother, Margaret Hart.
James Nutt of Paris, Tenn., visited former classmates in Potts Camp last Thursday. He also visited relatives in Ashland while in the area.
Jeanette Stone, Pam Gurley and Mary Minor recently visited Betty Rose Jones at the Allen Morgan Health Center in Memphis, Tenn. They also toured Elmwood Cemetery and then lunched at the Trolley Stop Market on Madison – a very good place to dine!
Joe Dickey of Oxford and his granddaughter, August, were recent visitors of George and Dorothy Dickey.
If you haven’t made plans to attend the Women’s Conference on Saturday, April 21, at the First Baptist Church in Potts Camp, it is not too late to make reservations for the conference and the noon meal.
On Sunday, April 29, the Potts Camp Methodist Charge will gather together at Bethlehem for their fifth Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. There will be a meal following services. Everyone is invited to attend.
Quote: “Never grow weary of doing good.”
Prayer List: Ophelia (Nichols) Thompson, Ann Miller, W.R. Gandy, Lorette Overall, Mary Jarrett, George Martin, Daphne Foster, Rita Elliott, Shirley Dillard, Mike Shaw, Talmadge and Marie Edwards. Sympathy is extended to the family of Lena Faye Work, who passed away Monday night.
In asking Potts Camp residents and former residents for their memories of growing up here, someone suggested that I put in some of Les James’ memories. Following is an excerpt of an article he wrote in the 1970s:
Youth Conference April 28
When Jesus saw the crowds, He went the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. Then began to speak, and taught them saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:1-3.
I am thankful to be home from the hospital and my surgery was a success. Thank all of you for your prayers, visits, phone calls and other acts of kindness.
Greenfield Presbyterian Church of Waterford will host a Youth Conference sponsored by their youth department, on Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Catina Newsom is the youth director. The guest speaker will be the honorable Bernice B. Donald, United States Circuit Judge.
The conference is free, and Judge Donald wants each adult to bring a child and each child to bring an adult. We encourage all youth to attend.
Greenfield Church youth will sponsor a Youth Day Program on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. New Fellowship Christian Church of Olive Branch, will be their special guests. Everyone is invited to worship with us.
Rev. W. James Lyons is the pastor of Greenfield Presbyterian Church. Everyone is always welcome.
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