Thursday, June 7, 2012
Potts Camp News
Tom and Shirley Bready celebrate 57th
Let us all remember our veterans. Some were visited in the VA Hospital in Oxford on Memorial Day. At the Glenn Miller Concert, veterans were also recognized. They are very special people and we should say thank you to each one as often as possible. They have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Don’t forget to fly the U.S. Flag on June 14 (Flag Day).
Sympathy is extended to the Bill Rowland family in the loss of a niece, Christy Kidd of Covington, Tenn., who passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 27. Services were held on June 1.
Leisa Weaver of Hattiesburg recently visited her mother, Floy Ash, nephew Evan Watts, and other family members.
Get well wishes are extended to W.R. (Bill) Gandy who is recuperating from surgery. Also, get well to Tom Bready who is recuperating from recent hip replacement surgery. He will be at Germantown Baptist Rehab Center for approximately two weeks.
Congratulations to Tom and Shirley Bready on their 57th wedding anniversary May 28.
Jean (Shaw) Whaley celebrated her birthday by spending a week with her son, Darryl and family in Horn Lake. She said the highlight of her stay was a visit with her only living uncle, Cecil Shaw, a patient in the nursing home in Southaven. She was accompanied by her son and his family.
Congratulations to David Pannell who recently retired from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. He was honored with a luncheon in Byhalia. He is married to the former Kathy Shaw, daughter of the late Delbert and Stella Mae Shaw.
Guests of Madalynne Ash during the Memorial Day weekend were her nephew, Stan Simmons and his wife, Carmen of Knoxville, Tenn.
Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, her daughter Amanda, and I went to the monthly genealogy meeting in Holly Springs on Sat., May 26, and were able to see part of the Memorial Day Dixie Thunder Run. When we tried to merge into traffic on Highway 78, we were stopped by a parade of motorcycles. There were hundreds, and we did not know what was going on. It was 10 to 15 minutes before we could get onto the highway, then the traffic was like a major interstate, with all of the traffic backed up behind the parade and a Highway Patrol escort. Later that day, after checking around, I was told about the website of Dixie Thunder.
This is what it said: “The motto “Soldiers Helping Soldiers” is a testimony to the ride’s beginnings when a few soldiers of the 155 Brigade Combat Team of Mississippi, while still deployed in Iraq, put together the logistics for the first ever Dixie Thunder Run in 2006.
“In the beginning, the Dixie Thunder Run was a motorcycle ride to benefit deployed soldiers’ families of Mississippi. As it spread by word of mouth, soldiers and supporters have joined over the past six years to make the Dixie Thunder Run the largest organized motorcycle ride in the state of Mississippi.
“Dixie Thunder presently has two rides per year, Memorial Day and Labor Day. They began their ride at The Bancorpsouth Arena parking lot in Tupelo and were escorted to Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson in Southaven. To find out more about this non-profit organization, see their website, dixiethunderrun.net.”
On Sunday, May 27, Nancy Lane and I attended services at New El Bethel Church near Oxford where Bobby Snow is the pastor. Later we attended the Glenn Miller Orchestra concert at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of University of Mississippi. During intermission we visited with Pat Stubbs, Jack Stubbs, and Frances Gresham.
Emily Stone of San Francisco, Calif., is visiting family and friends for a few weeks. We are happy to have her home for a while.
I received a call from Betty Scott of Holly Springs last week. She enjoyed the article on Lou Ella Wren and worked with her at the Marshall County Hospital in 1968. She has a photo of Mrs. Wren holding her newborn nephew. She also said that she and some friends enjoyed a recent trip to the Bahamas.
Happy birthday to Sandra Edwards (June 10), Mary Jo Whaley (June 11), Patricia Newton (June 12), Patrick Gurley (June 14), and to Mark Murphy (June 15).
Happy anniversary to Mike and Holley Muraco on June 9 and to Jay and Roxanne Rowland on June 15.
Prayer list: Tara (granddaughter of Tom and Shirley Bready), Sidney Turnipseed, Ann Callicutt, John Eckols, Bonnie Davis, Philip Cox, Lorette Overall, George and Dorothy Dickey, Wayne Greer, Daphne Foster, Mary Jarrett, Talmadge and Marie Edwards.
History: The South Reporter, April 3, 1941
Potts Camp Juniors Give “Adventures of Grandpa”
Before a packed house Friday evening the Potts Camp juniors presented their class play, “The Adventures of Grandpa,” with Avie Reece Jr. taking the role of Grandpa and Junior Holley taking the part of Monte, his grandson. Others appearing in the play were Worth Dunn, Frances Gurley, Christine Frazier, Dotty Swain, Francis Reece, Geneva Maxey and Dorothy Brown.
Entertainment between scenes was furnished by Honnell Jones, playing the violin, and Mattie Maude Evans playing the guitar. The play was directed by Miss Bernice Ingram, junior sponsor.
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