Thursday, May 24, 2012
Potts Camp News
Class of 1962 will be recognized at reunion
At the Potts Camp School Reunion on Sat., June 2, the class of 1962 will be recognized. Graduates that year were Mary Nell and Leslie Anderson, Ralph and Roger Clayton, Billy Cupp (deceased), Peggy Evans, Joan Gurley, Jimmy Holbrook, Tommy Howell, Mary Ellen Hunsucker, Barbara Jarrett, Tommy Jamieson, Betty Jean Jarrett, Gary (Butch) Morris, Barbara Newman, Ruth Stanton, Sonny Stroud, Bobby Thomas (deceased).
Holley (Stone) Muraco was featured in a profile story with photos in the 2012 Northwest Rocketeer. The daughter of Mitch and Jeanette Stone, Holley resides in Vacaville, Calif., with her husband, Mike, and two sons, Jordan and Colton. She is a marine mammal reproductive specialist and works as a zoological reproduction consultant and has spoken at both domestic and international industry workshops.
Visitors of Madalynne Ash on Friday were Wayne Simmons of Dallas, Texas, along with his mother Margie and his sister Marla Simmons of Memphis. They drove to Oxford to visit with Jean and James Edward Nichols and had a good day.
Floy Ash spent Mother’s Day with her son Jesse, three grandsons (Austin, Trey and Evan), and daughter-in-law, Bobbie Anna. They drove to New Albany for lunch.
Margaret Hart enjoyed visits from her four daughters and part of their families over the Mother’s Day weekend. On Saturday, Jackie and husband Rex Wilson of Brandon, along with Judy and John Forester of Holly Springs visited. After church on Sunday, Sherry’s family, Judy’s family, and Cindy’s family celebrated with Margaret at Clancy’s Cafe in Red Banks for lunch.
Don and Dene Randolph vacationed at Little Red River near Searcy, Ark., recently and went trout fishing. They had a cabin on the river and enjoyed the fishing, scenery, etc. He has now marked off another of his “bucket list” items.
While having lunch with Katherine (Greer) Sundstrom and Nancy (Germany) Lane in Holly Springs last Wednesday, we visited with Sue (Jarrett) Bishop of Tunica (Potts Camp Class of 1964), Betty Scott and Milton Bell. Sue and twin sister Ollie plan to attend the school reunion on June 2.
Annie Ruth Stone attended the sports banquet in the Fuller Building last Tuesday night. Four generations in her family were there (she, daughter Tommye Ann Stone Goode, grandson Stone Goode and great-grandsons Sawyer and Dillon Goode). Karen Green, who is retiring from the Marshall County School System as athletic director, was presented a plaque by the students.
The family of Karen Green honored her with a retirement party at Cravin’ Catfish in Sherman last Friday night. A large group of family and friends attended. She received many accolades for a job well done. Thanks, Karen, for what you have done for so many youth in the county.
Correction: It was Kevin, Lori (Whaley), and Addie Shaw who attended services at Bethlehem Methodist Church recently. (I apologize for the error).
Birthdays: Richard Watkins and Kevin Poole (May 23), Fred Whaley and grandson, Neil Whaley, and Jean (Shaw) Whaley (May 24), April Stacks and Rev. Chuck Fowler (May 25), Betty Whaley, Beverly Farr and Mike Muraco (May 26), and Madison Grace Stacks (May 30).
Jack and Pebble Gadd will celebrate their wedding anniversary on May 26.
Prayer list: Tom and Shirley Bready, Sidney Turnipseed, Ann Callicutt, John Eckols, Bonnie (Rhea) Davis, Philip Cox, Robert Hugh King, Lorette Overall, W.R. Gandy, Wayne Greer, Daphne Foster, Mary Jarrett, and Tommy Childers.
Memories from Sylvia (Seymour) Akin
A recent purchase of home-grown strawberries at the Farmer’s Market brought back the memory of George Henderson’s strawberry patch. George, or “cud’n George” as I called him - for he was my granddaddy, Charlie Alvis’s, first cousin - always grew several rows of strawberries in his garden.
If I was fortunate enough to be walking past when he was picking strawberries, he would always give me a handful of the just picked, sweet, red berries. And, I usually was walking past, for his garden sat at the foot of the hill where Sycamore and Pontotoc intersected, easily visible from my grandparents’ front porch on top of that hill.
During strawberry season, I would watch and wait from my perch on the porch bannister for his appearance in his garden below. When I saw him I would hurry down the hill, slowing as I passed the Mayers’ home so as to casually stroll past. Should George fail to notice me, I would call out a cheery “hello.” He would always turn with a smile and walk over to the fence that enclosed the garden, where I eagerly waited on the other side, so that he could hand me a few of his berries, warm from the morning sun.
I would stand there and eat every one; savoring the tart-sweet taste of those juicy red berries while George watched, still smiling, happy that he was able to provide me with such an enjoyable treat.
Wilkins Chapel will have Love Day
Let us love as Jesus loved, serve as He served, live as He lived, and die as He died. Amen.
I am thankful to be home from the hospital again. I am very appreciative of all your prayers, visits, phone calls, cards and gifts during my hospital stay and my return home.
The Waterford community is in sympathy with the Jeffries family in the loss of their loved one, Sammie L. Jeffries, who was funeralized on last Friday, May 18, at Greenfield Presbyterian Church. We know he will be missed by many and his family is in our prayers.
Because of the untimely death of Sammie, we thank God for Booker T. Curry, his nephew Cal Curry, and his great-nephew, Nyigel Curry and B.J. Curry, for a job well done on Greenfield Presbyterian Church’s lawn and the cemetery last Thursday. Sammie has taken care of the church’s lawn for several years.
To family and friends who have loved ones buried in Greenfield Church’s cemetery, remember “cleanliness is next to godliness.” Hence, Christians are not only to “worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness,” but to also keep their surroundings clean and beautiful. We are committed as a church family to keeping our grounds well manicured, planting more flowers and keeping the cemetery clean.
To our members and friends who have supported us in the past, we appreciate your continuous financial assistance. Notwithstanding, we are asking you to make a generous contribution individually, or per family for maintaining the cemetery. It is our dream that our cemetery is well maintained when we visit the final resting place of our loved ones.
We are grateful for those who did a great job last summer in the upkeep of our cemetery.
Wilkins Chapel CME Church will celebrate their pastor and wife’s Love Day on Sunday, May 27, at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Billy L. Williams and Adolphus Church will be their special guests.
Greenfield Presbyterian Church of Waterford will celebrate their 25th annual Calendar Drive on Sunday, June 3, at 3 p.m. Pastor Robert L. Hamilton and the Golden Gate Church of God in Christ of New Albany will be their special guests. Pastor W. James Lyons and church family cordially invite everyone to worship.
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