Thursday, January 12, 2012
Potts Camp News
David Fuller enjoys Christmas vacation in Florida
Thanks to all who helped make Christmas a wonderful time of the year. We look forward to a wonderful 2012!
Sympathy is extended to the family of Ann Boren Armstrong of Jackson, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3. Her parents were the late Wilfred and Inez Boren. Her brother, Norris, lives with his family in California, and her other brother, Billy, is deceased.
David Fuller spent his Christmas vacation in Orlando, Florida, at Disneyworld and Epcot. He traveled with his sister, Karen Green and her husband Jerry, along with their children and grandchildren. Jerry’s parents and other relatives joined the group in Florida. He said he had a great time and enjoyed all of the sites, parades, rides, food, etc. One of the highlights of the trip was the fireworks display. He said it was fantastic. One morning the group had breakfast with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Pluto, and all of the other cartoon characters. They visited other places of interest while in Orlando.
Connie and Andy Work, their granddaughter, Anna Rose, and Tony Fincher of Memphis, Tenn., were recent Sunday dinner guests of their mother, Mrs. Betty Fincher. Tony is manager of a motel in Memphis.
A belated happy birthday to Louise Holcomb of Hickory Flat who was 94 on Jan. 2.
William and Molly Byers and two of their grandchildren, Nathan and Cheyenne, spent a week in Cornersville during the Christmas holidays. They hosted a family breakfast for the Williams family on Wed., Dec. 28.
Peggy Ford has returned to her home in Potts Camp after spending Christmas with her children in Pontotoc.
Visitors of Madalynne Ash during the holidays were her nephew Wayne Simmons and his wife Laura of Dallas, TX. Wayne’s father was the late Joe Simmons.
Joan Gurley and Mary Minor visited their aunt, Margrette Bowling, at the Tennessee State Veterans Home, Humboldt, Tenn., recently. They had an enjoyable visit.
Margaret Hart visited one of her classmates, Eloise (Austin) Wolfe in Hickory Flat last week and took her a newly printed book on the history of Potts Camp. She also visited with her cousin, Earline Simpson.
Amanda Murphy, granddaughter of Joan Gurley, spent New Year’s Eve in New York with friends from Shannon. They got to see the ball drop as 2011 ended and 2012 began. She said they enjoyed this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The wife of a former Potts Camp Methodist Church minister, Connie Carver of Arlington, Ky., along with son Christopher and daughter Callie, visited Annie Ruth Stone, Pat Goode and Mitch Stone during the holidays. They had been to visit her parents in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and were returning home. Connie said that son Forrest and his wife have a son with another child on the way.
Johnny Westmoreland and his wife, Laverne, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. A celebration was held at the First Baptist Church in Potts Camp.
Kathy Williams Corwin, a friend who attended Potts Camp High School with my daughter, Betty, and the daughter of the late Russell and Elizabeth Williams, visited me recently. She brought pictures of the Potts Camp Methodist Church she decorated for Christmas.
New Year’s dinner guests of Joyce Clayton were members of her large family.
Congratulations to Bill Rowland, who was appointed Chief of Police for the Town of Potts Camp at this month’s board meeting.
Happy birthday to Colton Muraco, John Forester and Audrey Poole.
It’s hard to believe that worshiping God is no longer allowed in schools, and the Ten Commandments no longer allowed read. During our school days a pastor of one of the local churches came to our school once a week to speak to us. And, we had a song book with hymns in it to sing by. We need God in our schools!
At one time a lovely Christian Church was located on the other end of town. It had a tall steeple, like the one on our Methodist Church at that time. One night the church was filled with people from Potts Camp, Bethlehem, Winborn and Hickory Flat. The next night people were waiting for services to start. They did not know that two of the leaders of the church had the preacher, Dr. Lowdy, behind the church trying to get him to change how he preached. (He refused, so they moved the services to the Potts Camp School auditorium.) I was 12 years old. As our house was near Potts Camp School, my mother let me go with my friends, the Alvis family, to hear Dr. Lowdy speak.
The singing was wonderful. I remember some of the hymns. “When They Ring Those Golden Bells” was one of them.
During his sermon Dr. Lowdy had large posters on the stage and pointed to them as he preached. When he spoke about the atom bomb and how if it burst the world would end, I sat up in my seat (but I soon forgot it until one was dropped in Japan to end the war). I then thought of Dr. Lowdy. He was a smart man.
Maybe God sends men like Dr. Lowdy to warn us about what could happen in the future. I know that I will never forget it!
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