Thursday, August 9, 2012
Potts Camp News
Marion and Betty Askew celebrate 66th
Congratulations to Marion and Betty Askew who will be celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary on August 17.
Marion and Betty Askew and family, and Faye Turpen and family attended Decoration Day at New Chapel Church of Christ at Mooreville on Sunday, Aug. 5. This is an annual event where they place flowers on the graves of their loved ones.
Sympathy is extended to the families of Mrs. Rivers (Elsie) Ayres and Bonnie June (Kirk) Ayres of Hickory Flat who both passed away Monday, July 30. June was the daughter of the late Abston and Christine Kirk of Potts Camp; the sister of Sam Kirk, Norma Rooker, Nina Kiddy, the late Happy Kirk, Ralph Kirk and Betty King, and the mother of Barbara Bradford (husband Warner) and Jimmy Ayres.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Dr. Fenton Wicker, who died Sunday, July 29 in Virginia Beach, Va. He was a graduate of Potts Camp High School and spent most of his life as a chaplain in the United States Navy. He was the oldest brother of Walter Wicker, who now resides in Texas.
We send condolences to the family of Jean Berryhill of Cornersville who passed away on Saturday. Services were held at the Holly Springs Funeral Home on Monday at 2 p.m.
Visitors of the Gurley family on Wednesday, Aug. 1, were Barbara Bailey Bonomini of Hardy, Ark., and Connie Bailey Lackey of Jonesboro, Ark., who are cousins on the Nelson side of the family. Jeanette is working on the Nelson family genealogy and has been in touch with cousins we have never met. While here, some of the group enjoyed a good visit with G.R. Thompson at Graceland Nursing Home in New Albany.
Sandra and Larry Darnell of Athens, Ga., spent a few days with her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. George Dickey, last week.
Shirley (Kimery) Bready of Covington, Tenn., writes that she has had knee surgery and is home and doing well. She will continue therapy for four weeks and is glad to be home. She said, “This has been a rough experience but am sure when all is healed I will be up and going strong. Thanks to all for your concerns and prayers during my surgery and the weeks following. Also, thanks for all prayers and concerns for Tom. He is having some problems with his other hip right now...bursitis! Hoping he will be better soon.” Get well wishes are extended to both Shirley and Tom!
Sherry (Gurley) Lothridge of Denton, Texas, visited her sister, Janice Morris and family several days last week. While here, she attended her 40th class reunion on Saturday evening. She was a graduate of Marshall Academy in 1972.
Summer school break is now over with school beginning for the Marshall County Schools today (Thursday). Mary Reid held “Meet and Greet” Monday night for students and parents to visit with the teachers. We wish for everyone a great school year!
Happy belated birthday to Mildred Bowen (Aug. 3). Birthday wishes are also being sent to Dorothy Dickey (Aug. 14), Frances Westmoreland (Aug. 16), and Cherrie Shaw (Aug. 18).
Happy birthday to Joann Smith, wife of former Potts Camp Methodist minister, Jim Smith. She was honored with a surprise birthday party at her daughter’s home in Corinth on Saturday. Mitch and Jeanette Stone attended. Joann was surprised and excited to have Mitch sing at her party.
Prayer requests: Rev. Jim Smith, Claire Pipkin, Tom and Shirley Bready, Sandra Beaver, Betty Rose Jones, Joan Kelly, David Rooker, Spider Cook, Lorette Overall, Mike Shaw, Sarah Day, Linda Bumpas, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Ann Callicutt, John Eckols, Philip Cox, Betty Fincher, Daphne Foster, Katie Smithwick, Shirley Dillard, and Polly (Poole) Pratt.
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