Thursday, July 5, 2012
Potts Camp News
Potts Camp’s annual school reunion well attended
It was an honor to have as keynote speaker at the 23rd annual Potts Camp School Reunion on Sat., June 2, former State Senator, Circuit Judge and World War II veteran Fred Wicker of Pontotoc. He entertained the crowd with his many stories about growing up in Hickory Flat and his memories of this area. Also, he told about the many people he knew from Potts Camp. He is the father of U.S. Congressman Roger Wicker.
Emcee was Mitch Stone, who provided music throughout the day.
A total of 108 former students and guests attended this year’s reunion. They were: Patrick Goode, Annie Ruth (Holley) Stone, Jacob Gadd, Joan Gurley, Sue (Hankins) Gilliam, Harry and Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, John Nelson, Kathy (Gandy) Ritts, Nita (Williams) Gandy, Barbara (Newman) Gilliam, Cary and Jo Ann (Clayton) Mayer, Peggie (Evans) Cruse, Jean (Shaw) Whaley, May Wynn (Collier) Wren, Elizabeth (Gholston) Hunsucker, Robert Thompson, Suzy (Watson) Stilwell, Butone (Connell) Mansel.
Charlie Shaw, Doris Poole, Tommy and Susan Howell, Mitch and Jeanette (Gurley) Stone, Emily Stone, Bobbie (Jarrett) Benjamin, Walter and Nella Wicker, Vecelia Gadd, Ollie Sue (Jarrett) Bishop, Kathleen (Day) Boman, Twilla (McCallum) Rutherford, Nancy (Germany) Lane, James W. Gray, Jackie (Payne) Luther, Norm and Lucy (Lindsey) Gullick, Roger and Kathy Clayton, Jennie (Payne) Reed, Alta Faye (Day) Lawrence, Twanda (Jarrett) Thompson.
Tommy and Onita (Jarrett) Jamieson, James C. and Karen Castleberry, Shirley Clark, Jim and Janie Lorene (Gandy) Miller, Fred Whaley, Barbara (Smithwick) Wasson, Don and Dene (Gandy) Randolph, Katherine (Greer) Sundstrom, Bobby and Bonnie Pierce, Bobby and Katie Smithwick, Margie (Churchill) Kent, Jim and Jean Lindsey, Terry Jordan, Gale and Tommye Ann (Stone) Goode, Nancy (Gurley) Green, Guy K. and Betty (Smithwick) Shaw, Ganus and Estelle Gadd.
Louis Sanders, Sherry Colhoun, Dorothy (Rhea) Bostic, Jim and Wilma (Spencer) Rhea, Danny and Janice (Gurley) Morris, Ruth Bowen, Betty (Bowen) Brower, Margaret (Gurley) Hart, Jim Holbrook, Mary Lucille Kimery, Ralph and Kay Clayton, Joe McCallum, Ted and Lucy Howell, Patti (Barber) Murray, Jimmie and Lurline Kimery, Jack McCallum, Lynn McCallum, Sam Kirk, Walter Theisen, Jim Hart, Dewitt “Sonny” Stroud, Bob and Lottie (House) Whiting, Lela (Smith) Hale, Shirley (Kimery) Bready, Jean Gurley, Roger Goolsby, Gary and Betty Morris, Mary R. (Gurley) Minor, and Lula Turnage.
The Class of 1962 was honored for their fiftieth anniversary. Ten of the 16 remaining students were in attendance.
A wonderful lunch consisting of baked chicken and fish, green beans, baked potatoes, salad and tea was furnished by Jo Ann Mayer and Lula Turnage with the assistance of Edna Faye Goode. An assortment of desserts was made by Lurline Kimery, Joan Gurley and Mary Minor. These consisted of coconut cakes, caramel cake, chocolate and caramel pies, brownies, and Graham Cracker Fluff.
Now is the time to place the date for next year’s reunion on your calendar. Remember, it is always held the first Saturday in June each year.
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year and also some new attendees.
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