Thursday, September 27, 2012
Potts Camp News
Methodist churches to join services September 30
Sympathy is extended to the family of Hazel Foote who died Wednesday, Sept. 19. Her children are Mark Foote, Christine Lindsey, Laverne Bowman, June Shumaker, and Jeannie Howell.
Philip Hearn of Jackson was a recent visitor of his aunt, Jean King.
Jerry and Karen Green have returned from a Carnival cruise, a retirement gift compliments of their children. Ports of call during the trip were Montego Bay, Jamaica; Grand Cayman Islands, and Cozumel, Mexico. They reported a wonderful trip.
Congratulations to the Potts Camp jr. varsity football team who won their game against H.W. Byers last Thursday night. The final score was 24-18.
Also, congratulations to the Potts Camp Cardinals for winning their football game on Friday night against Rossville, 39-20. It was a good game and the weather was great to be outside. Mayor Mary Houston was the flag bearer during the National Anthem, with Todd Sanderson singing.
Program presenter for the monthly meeting of the Marshall County Genealogical Society on Saturday, Sept. 22, was Jeanette Stone, who demonstrated how our ancestors were able to extract and use dyes from native plants. This was a process that nearly all of our ancestors had to use. She will also present the same program to the Friends of the Library at their monthly meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 2, at noon. Everyone is invited to attend.
Visitors of Annie Ruth Stone and Pat Goode last Friday were Joann G. Cox, Elizabeth G. Hunsucker, and May Wynn Wren, all of Memphis, and Katherine Sundstrom of Holly Springs. I joined them for lunch. They also placed flowers on family graves while in town.
Lamar and Mable Day met their daughter and son-in-law, Chuck and Charlotte Underwood, and their grandson and his wife, Sam and Liz Underwood, last Saturday night at Clancy’s in Red Banks to celebrate her Sept. 19 birthday.
Bobby and Katie Smithwick were entertained by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren on Saturday, Sept. 22, with a party to celebrate her Sept. 14 birthday. They met at the home of her daughter, Anita James in Denmark, near Oxford.
The three churches on the Potts Camp Methodist Charge will meet at Cornersville for services on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. followed by brunch.
Potts Camp held a successful Fun Day for Kids last Saturday. Games and activities included three inflatables (Himalaya, obstacle course, and a castle), ball toss, balloon game, bingo, cake walk, and face painting. There were funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken sandwiches to eat. All participants had a great time.
Following the Fun Day a sixth birthday party was held for Alex and Analisa Smothers under the carport at my home, given by their parents Greg and Rhonda Smothers and brother, Daniel. Attending were grandparents Bill and Sue Rowland, along with other family members. Alex had a Pokemon cake and Analisa had a princess cake. The children enjoyed playing games and eating cake and ice cream.
Happy late birthday to Henry Burchett on Sept. 26.
Birthday wishes are being sent to: Rebecca Moore (Oct. 1), Michele Courson and Barbara Gilliam (Oct. 2), Ellen Lovelady and Preston Poole (Oct. 3),
Prayer List: Jean King, Gale Goode, Rita Elliott, Cindy Bradford, Mitch Stone, Edward Gurley, Nancy Lane, Christine Epting, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Mary Ann Todd, E.B. Sanders, Donna Chumney, W.R. Gandy, Joan Kelly, James Cook, Lorette Overall, Mike Shaw, Sarah Day, Linda Bumpas, Ann Callicutt, John Eckols, Philip Cox, Betty Fincher, Katie Smithwick, Shirley Dillard, and Polly (Poole) Pratt.
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On August 11, before going on a six-week trip, I visited my Uncle Cecil Shaw in the hospital for the last time. Even though he was hooked up to machines, when I talked to him he squeezed my hand. Whether he knew me or not, I don’t know. He was the last of 12 children of Susie and Millard Shaw. There were eight boys and four girls. My grandpa was married before and lost his wife in childbirth, leaving a baby girl to be raised. My grandma raised Aunt Sallie as her own child. When Grandpa got his arm cut off in the gin, my daddy, John Henry Delbert Eugene Shaw, was in the second grade. (My great-grandmother and my grandma did not agree on my daddy’s name. Great-grandma Nelms wanted John Henry Shaw and Grandma Shaw wanted Delbert Eugene Shaw.) He and two other brothers had to quit school to feed the family. This they did by share-cropping on other people’s farms. The Shaws were not perfect by any means but they were a hard-working, fun-loving family. They each could play many musical instruments. A get-together included music from them.
We danced and had really good times. Two things our grandmother taught us were to love the Lord and each other.
Greenfield Presbyterian hosts Prayer Breakfast Oct. 6
Living God, make our love genuine. Even as we acknowledge our own need for love, remind us that others need it too. Teach us to reach out beyond ourselves, showing your radical love to all your children, even when it is inconvenient or pushes us further than we’d like to be pushed. May your love spill over onto everything we do. Amen.
The members of Greenfield Presbyterian Church and their guests heard two very inspiring messages on Sunday. Pastor Lyons used for his morning topic: “The Shepherd of Sheep” and his sub-topic was “The Heart of the Shepherd.” His Scripture was taken from Numbers 27:12-17.
The 26th annual Family and Friends’ Day held at Greenfield Presbyterian Church on Sunday was a joyous celebration, with guests from Memphis, Tenn.; and several guests from the surrounding Marshall County area churches. Our program theme was: “Family of God: We call you Friend” deriving from John 15:15. Our special guest, Pastor Billy L. Williams and his congregation were from Adolphus Chapel. Pastor Williams’ subject for the evening was Jesus is My Best Friend. Our MC was Minister Larry Martin from New Faith Missionary Baptist Church and he did an awesome job. We also want to recognize Vanessa Duckworth for an amazing job on her solo. We want to thank each and every one for their presence and participation in our program.
On October 6, at 10 a.m., Pastor Lyons and the P.R.O.W.L. Ministry will be sponsoring a prayer breakfast at Greenfield. Elder Larry D. Bowie and Evangelist Dorothy Palmer will be the special speakers for the morning. Tickets are $15 for this powerful prayer-filled event. An advanced count would be greatly appreciated so please call Greenfield at 662-252-3311, and leave your count on the messaging system.
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