Thursday, May 17, 2012
Potts Camp News
Cuca Poole visits family in Mexico for Mother’s Day
Congratulations to Nathan Andrew Pitney and students of Potts Camp High School for presenting a fantastic play on Thursday evening, May 10. All cast members, the narrator and musicians are to be commended for their participation in “Such a Time as This,” based on the story of Esther and Mordecai. The play was written and directed by Pitney.
Potts Camp High School students and their vocational agricultural teacher participated in a Youth Forestry/Cattleman’s Field Day on the Calvin Ozier Tree Farm, Wed., May 9. Educational programs presented were on hardwoods, Mississippi birds, pine trees, Mississippi mammals, pasture-erosion control, and cattle. Speakers were from the Mississippi Forestry Commission, MSU-Extension Service, Wildlife and Fisheries, and Natural Resource and Conservation Service. Danny Mills provided deer and turkey decoys for a contest.
We were sorry to learn of the sickness and death of Brenda (Cox) Vick who passed away last week. One daughter, Christy, is married to Danny Theisen, grandson of Walt Theisen and the late Linda (Watson) Theisen. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 13, in Ripley. She leaves her husband, Nicky, and two other daughters, Stacy and Nikki.
The family of Annie Ruth Stone honored her with lunch on Mother’s Day. She said it was a very good day with most all of her family present.
Visitors of Faye Turpen, Pam and Jean Sparks, and Marion and Betty Askew on Saturday were Tory and Dawn James of Red Bay, Ala.
Madalynne Ash enjoyed a visit with her nephew, David Randolph of Memphis, Tenn., on Sunday.
Mother’s Day guests of Jean (Shaw) Whaley were her son Darryl, and daughter Leslie Stanton.
Joyce Clayton, along with her sister, Faye Stanton, and sister-in-law, Betty Smith, went to Haleyville, Ala., last Thursday and spent the day visiting relatives.
Joyce also enjoyed Mother’s Day visits with her children, Lynn Goolsby and family and Merion and David Hunsucker, Tammie Cobb and two children.
Mother’s Day weekend guests of Mildred Marbury were a large number of family members and extended family members. Her company began arriving on Saturday and returned to their respective homes on Monday.
Larry Cooper brought the morning message for the Potts Camp Charge on Sunday morning. His topic was “What happens to us when God removes the hedge (His protective hand) from us?” It was a very good and timely message. He said that God has blessed us in so many ways and it is now time we stand up for our Lord. Too often we take our blessings for granted. We need to remember to thank God or to thank others for all they do for us. Mitch Stone, music director, sang “Amazing Grace,” accompanied by his guitar.
Mother’s Day visitors of Robert Hugh and Jean King on Saturday were her son, Johnny McAlexander and wife, Sue of Rockwall, Tx. and Carol Lynn Gurley and family. They celebrated with dinner out on Saturday night.
“Little Obie” the safety train was in Potts Camp Friday, May 11, at Mary Reid School for their Fun Day. Children and adults enjoyed riding on the flatcar and caboose. Mark A. Schmale of Canadian National Railway presented train safety to students throughout the morning. Ray Trent of the Homewood Office in Illinois was train engineer for the day. It was indeed a fun day!
Suzy (Watson) Stilwell visited Annie Ruth Stone last Thursday. They enjoyed riding around town and reminiscing about the houses and who used to live in them.
Recent visitors of G.R. Thompson, a patient in Graceland Nursing Home in New Albany, were Betty Smith of Holly Springs, John Nelson of Byhalia, and Margaret Hart and Mary Minor. G.R. enjoys visits from family members and friends.
Robin Hampe of Texas visited her mother Nancy (Germany) Lane over the weekend. They visited the birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo on Saturday and lunched at the Peabody followed by a visit to Graceland on Sunday.
Jay, Roxanne, Christopher, Jayne and Brendan Rowland enjoyed attending the Redbirds baseball game on Saturday night.
Get well wishes to Ralph Clayton, who underwent heart bypass surgery last week, and to his twin brother Roger of New Albany, who had back surgery in April and is still experiencing problems.
Sympathy is extended to Colline (Mauney) Rosentritt of San Antonio, Tx., in the loss of her husband, Joe.
Cuca Poole spent Mother’s Day in Mexico visiting her mother and other family members.
Linda Lo Hall and son Taylor of Macon, Ga. visited her mother Polly (Poole) Pratt, over the weekend.
Kyle and Melanie Poole of Red Banks took their parents, Arthur and Doris Poole and Martha DeBerry to Como Steak House on Saturday night in honor of Mother’s Day. Also, attending were Preston and Audrey Poole, Linda Lo and Taylor Hall, and Debbie DeBerry.
Sunday visitors of Arthur and Doris Poole were the Kevin Poole family and the Jason Gurley family. Nikki baked a chocolate pie for Doris to enjoy.
Doris Poole also enjoyed a nice visit with Mary Jo Whaley last week.
On Sunday morning, Kevin, Lori, and Addie Whaley attended services at Bethlehem Methodist Church with his parents, Rodney and Betty Whaley.
Bethlehem Methodist Church will have Homecoming followed by lunch on Sunday, June 3, at 11 a.m. All members, former members and friends are invited to attend.
Happy Birthday to Jean Whaley on May 24, and to Rev. Chuck Fowler, who will turn 80 on May 25.
Prayer list: Tom and Shirley Bready, Ralph Clayton, Roger Clayton, Sidney Turnipseed, Ann Callicutt, Vic Stilwell, Viola Hawkins Lollar, John Eckols, George and Dorothy Dickey, Philip Cox, Robert Hugh King, Kathy Ritts, Lorette Overall, Jean Whaley, W.R. Gandy, Ophelia Thompson, Patricia Newton, Wayne Greer, Daphne Foster, Mary Jarrett, Talmadge and Marie Edwards.
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