Thursday, July 19, 2012
Potts Camp News
Coach Ron Price to speak at PC First Baptist
Sympathy is extended to Doris Mynatt and family in the loss of her husband, Glen Talf Mynatt on Sunday, July 8. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 11, at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford with Bro. Bobby McKay officiating.
Mitch Stone was guest singer at Emory Independent Methodist Church on Sunday evening, July 8, during revival services, and Deb Kirk and Terry Berryhill sang on Wednesday evening. Rev. Don Wilson, retired Presbyterian minister of Byhalia, was guest speaker. Rev. Leon Burton is pastor. An ice cream supper was held following services on Wednesday. Several from this community attended both services.
Deanna (Rowland) Knight and children, Sarah Grace, Caleb and Tyler visited in the neighborhood last Monday and Deanna was honored with a birthday party at the home of her aunt, Joan Gurley. A large group of family members attended, including her mother, Sue Rowland, her sister Rhonda Smothers and children of Olive Branch, and her brother Jay Rowland and children.
Ben Dickey, grandson of George and Dorothy Dickey, and his wife Nichole, were featured in The Commercial Appeal last Thursday for their new business, Dickey Farms Mushrooms and Heirloom Vegetables. They were also on the 6 p.m. news on Channel 24, Friday, July 13. Joan and I visited with the family and watched the news with them. They are having lots of success with their new business venture. Congratulations and best wishes to the young couple.
Coach Ron Price of New Albany will be the featured speaker during morning worship services at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp on Sunday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
A Social Marketing Workshop was held at the Holly Springs Technology Center in Holly Springs on July 12. It was very impressive to hear the 4-H youth speak, using visuals and other aids. They talked about the fast growing and most influential benefits of the Internet. These young people are so far advanced in modern technology and they amaze me with all of their knowledge. I was very impressed with each speaker.
While at the meeting I enjoyed visiting with Morris Houston of Jackson with the 4-H Museum. He is the son of the late Daisy (Gurley) Houston who grew up in Potts Camp, and is a cousin of Janice (Gurley) Morris. He talked about the Gurley blue book and other family topics.
Speaking of books, we still have a few of the “History of the Town of Potts Camp” books in stock if anyone is interested in receiving one. Just contact me for a copy. At the present time, there will not be another order after these are sold.
The new bridge on Highway 349 at the new Sports Complex is coming along as scheduled according to Lee Frederick, project manager. He said they are looking to pour the deck the week of July 23, and the expected job completion date is October 12.
Last week Margaret Hart, Nancy Green and I visited with Mayetta Walker, former school teacher, who is a resident in Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford. We also visited with my third grade teacher, Estelle Bennett, who is a resident of Azalea Gardens. Get well wishes are being sent to both of these wonderful ladies.
They are a joy to visit and have many stories to tell. Mrs. Bennett only lived in town for two years, but speaks highly of the town and the people she knew here and in Holly Springs.
Kylie Gurley, daughter of Jason and Nikki Gurley and granddaughter of Arthur and Doris Poole, was a member of the Orange Crush team (ages 8 and under) that played in the World Series game in Southaven last weekend.
Seven members of Temperance Hill Baptist Church attended a singing at the Agri-Center in Verona on Saturday night to hear The Inspirations of North Carolina and Bill Monagan of the Tupelo area.
Jean (Shaw) Whaley recently spent a day with her cousin, Joan Kelly, and niece and nephew Jane and Rick in Cordova. Get well wishes go to Joan who has been sick for several years, following a stroke.
We are still receiving calls about donations of school yearbooks; however, there are still a few left to complete the set (1958, 1961, 1962, 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012). Thanks to Wanda Lowery who called and said she has 1987 and will be donating it to the library.
Birthday wishes are being sent to the following: Frank Hutchins, July 21; Betty Maxey, Lee Presley, and Emily Stone, July 22; Ashley Forester, July 25; Jay and Jon Rowland and Nicole (White) Syms, July 28; Greg Smothers, July 29, and Mitchell Gurley and Leland Passons on July 31.
Congratulations to Wade and Lisa Murphy, who will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, July 22.
Prayer Requests: Joan Kelly, David Rooker, Spider Cook, Billie Baum, Lorette Overall, Mike Shaw, Sarah Day, Linda Bumpas, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Ann Callicutt, John Eckols, Philip Cox, Wayne Greer, Betty Fincher, Daphne Foster, Katie Smithwick, Shirley Dillard, and Polly (Poole) Pratt.
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