Thursday, January 26, 2012
Potts Camp News
House shipped from Sears Roebuck still stands
Please remember me in your prayers. I had the misfortune of breaking my ankle last week and underwent surgery on Wednesday.
Joyce Clayton, along with and her son Lynn Goolsby and family, attended a singing at Martin Baptist Church in New Albany on Saturday evening to hear the Chuck Wagon Gang and enjoyed it very much.
Congratulations to the Potts Camp Cardinals and Lady Cardinals in their basketball victory over Strayhorn last Friday night. Shaun Holtz and Tana Miller are the coaches.
Margaret Hart traveled to Meridian with daughter Judy Forester and family last week for her granddaughter, Ashley Forester (2011 Miss New South) to relinquish her title to the 2012 Miss New South (Ashley now holds the title of Miss Amory Railroad Festival for 2012). She then spent a week visiting another daughter, Jackie Wilson and family in Brandon.
Prayer List: Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Shirley Dillard, Sandra Beaver, Daphne Foster, George Martin, Eric Foster, Patricia Newton, wife of Don Newton, pastor of the Potts Camp Methodist Charge; Dorothy Chumney, Lorette Overall, Earnestine Barber, Polly Poole Pratt, Mary Jarrett, Faye Turpen, Emma Grace Beasley, Carmen Simmons, Lena Faye Work, Spider Cook, and Ellis Cheatwood.
If anyone has community news to report, please contact Mary Minor at 333-7054 who is assisting me during this time. I hope to be back to writing the news very soon.
The Old Train Station
I see the old train station
Memories and History
The old landmark in Winborn, two miles from Potts Camp, still stands! When Will Allen came to the Potts Camp Post Office in 1913, he had to use a horse and wagon to pick up his order. It was a two-story house shipped in bundles with directions for assembly, from Sears Roebuck & Co. The first man who tried to build it walked away. Memphis Mining Co. had ordered the house. At that time iron ore had been discovered around Winborn. After a few years the mining company moved away and the two-story house, made of redwood and brick with seven rooms and a bath, was rented.
About 1915 my dad was the depot agent at Plantersville, near Tupelo, where he met my mother. They married, moved to Winborn, and rented rooms in the two-story house. My brother, James, was born there. I was born three years later in another house in Winborn. Every town, large or small, had a depot at that time on the Frisco railroad.
The father of Tony Nichols rented the famous house in Winborn. After his death, his son, Tony and wife, purchased the house. It had a bathtub, lights and running water. Sears Roe-buck advertised homes from $1200 to $2400 then.
My daughter Betty and I visited the old house one day and she took my picture on the front porch.
In 1910 my grandfather, J.A. Potts had built a two-story house in Potts Camp on Front Avenue near the railroad tracks. It has been bricked and still stands (it was sold after my dad’s death.
He owned it until then.) They called the house “Benton’s Place.” In 1920 my family moved to Potts Camp to the house in which I still reside.
Greenfield hosts fund-raiser
We need to study the life of Joseph in Genesis, which teaches about the life of living as a family, and there are other books in the Bible that we should study and take heed.
Greenfield Presbyterian Church has been having regular services every Sunday, beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m. The class is growing, but there is room for many, many more. Come and join us.
Jan. 28, the Greenfield Presbyterian Church will sponsor a fund-raising prayer breakfast starting at 9 a.m. Please come and join us. Get your ticket early, so we can count on you.
Hamilton Chapel CME Church presented the annual Women in Hats program on Sun., Jan. 22, 3 p.m. Following the program a devotion, congregational singing and scripture by Rev. James Lyons was held. Prayer, Rev. Evelyn Elliott. Singing, Hamilton Chapel choir. The introduction, Annie Jeffries, Elmira Driver, and welcome, Rachel Foster. Response. Standing ovation. The occasion, Ruby Gatewood – What hat are you wearing? A&B selection was given by Hamilton choir. Offering. Finance committee. The introduction of speaker – Pastor Charles Dooley. A-selection was given by Pleasant Grove Choir. Speaker was Pastor Mary Cole. Her subject was What kind of hat are you wearing? Scripture was from Rev. 3:15-16 – four kinds of hats – love hat, forgiveness hat, luke warm hat, hot hats. Words of thanks were given by Johnnie Mae Jones. Remarks given from the pulpit. Benediction and blessing of food was by Pastor Cole.
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