Thursday, June 21, 2012
Potts Camp News
Fund-raiser Saturday at PC Methodist
I trust all fathers had a Happy Father’s Day last Sunday. Several celebrations were held around town in honor of their loved ones.
Bobby and Katie Smithwick, along with their families and friends, held a family reunion at Chewalla Lake on Sat., June 16. His son, Clark and two daughters of San Antonio, Tx., are visiting with them, prior to leaving for Germany for three years with the Air Force.
Karen Jones and daughter Heather arrived Saturday from Grand Junction, Colo., to spend Father’s Day and the week following, with her father, Walt Theisen. Heather, Danny’s children and two cousins came to visit me on Saturday night while they were out looking for fireflies and having fun. While here, they will go to Diamondhead to visit other family members before they head back home.
Billy Joe Jarrett was honored on Father’s Day with dinner at the home of his daughter, Jennie Feathers and family, near Cornersville.
Ronnie Joe Bennett enjoyed Father’s Day lunch at Captain D’s in New Albany with his son, Neil, daughter-in-law, Mary Ann, his grandchildren, and Mary Lynn Whitlock (mother of Mary Ann).
Rev. Don Newton preached a very good sermon for Father’s Day. He stated that we may be disappointed in life, but God never disappoints us.
A barbecue fund-raiser will be held at the Potts Camp United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 23, beginning with singing at 10 a.m. and food served around noon. All proceeds will go toward repairs to the historic building.
Note: Due to the length of time that it may take to make repairs or to build a new overhead bridge on Highway 178 West, we all need to contact our senators and representatives to see if there is some way it could be completed before the three-year time span that has been reported before it will be open for use. It sure is an inconvenience.
Ben and Christopher Rowland participated in a three-day “Kids in the Kitchen” workshop at the Marshall County Extension Service, June 11-13. Fourteen children learned how to make jellies, tacos, mini-pizzas, and other delicious foods.
Mitch and Jeanette Stone spent several days with their daughter Holley Muraco and family at Disneyworld in Florida. Their grandsons, Jordan and Colton, came back with them to spend their summer vacation.
Congratulations to William and Ann Hill of New Albany on their 25th wedding anniversary June 25. His sister Christine Epting will host a family party in their honor on Sat., June 23.
A trunk show was held at the Kate Freeman Art Gallery on Sat., June 16, for Ashley Forester, Miss Amory Railroad Festival. She and her princess, Kelli Mendenhall, modeled the outfits they will wear in the Miss Mississippi Pageant in Vicksburg, Sat., June 30. The pageant will be aired on MetroCast Digital Cable TV (WLOV). They both were just beautiful. Ashley is the daughter of John and Judy (Hart) Forester and the granddaughter of Margaret Hart and the late Jimmie Hart. Kelli is the daughter of Ronnie and Bonita (Anglin) Mendenhall and the granddaughter of Wayne and Carolyn Anglin of Holly Springs. Also, attending the show was Ashley’s team from Amory: Bo Miller, director; Jean Sanders and Dot Forbus, committee members; and Shawn Brannon, her personal trainer. They were accompanied by Dawn Hill, another supporter.
Attending the trunk show from Potts Camp were Sue Rowland and granddaughters, Jayne Rowland and Kyleigh Rowland, Mary Minor, and Margaret Hart.
Bill and Sue Rowland were on the Mississippi Coast this past week for Police Chief Conference. After the conference, they visited places of interest before returning home. As an artist, Sue has always enjoyed the Walter Anderson Museum of Art.
Happy birthday to Jordan Muraco on June 28 and Annie Ruth Stone on June 30. Prayer list: Mary Jarrett, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Lorette Overall, Ken Harrison, Ann Callicutt, John Eckols, Philip Cox, George and Dorothy Dickey, Wayne Greer, Betty Fincher, Daphne Foster, Katie Smithwick, Shirley Dillard, Polly (Poole) Pratt, and Mike Shaw.
Flag Day was June 14. Let’s say a prayer for our servicemen. They are fighting for our freedom and we should always remember them and their families
In honor of all deceased fathers, a memorial poem.
Father’s Day Poem
You never said I’m leaving. You never said goodbye. You were gone before I knew it, And only God knew why. A million times I needed you, A million times I cried. If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died. In life I loved you dearly. In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place, That no one could ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn’t go alone. For part of me went with you, The day God took you home.
Walton Chapel to host Love Day
The characteristics of love. Though I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels, I have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge: and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. I Cor. 13:1-7.
Pastor Lyons delivered an inspiring Father’s Day message Sunday at Greenfield Church. The title was “love cares more for others than for self.” Other Scriptures used to support his message were Phil. 3:19, Prov. 29:18, Jer. 9:2, and I Tim. 5:23.
Greenfield’s Sunday school is growing, and we were blessed to have an additional member this past Sunday with two visitors, who stayed through the worship services.
The late Neddie Bowens Lemons was funeralized on Sunday, June 17. Services were held at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home. Our prayers are with the family in the loss of their loved one.
Hamilton Chapel CME Church, 66 Books of The Bible Program was a success this past Sunday. They would like to thank the various churches that were represented and everyone who supported their program. Robbiest Peeler, one their members, was the narrator and did an awesome job.
Walton Chapel CME Church family of Waterford, will celebrate Pastor DeBerry and his wife’s Love Day, Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Mary Bogard is the chairperson and everyone is invited to join in this celebration.
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