Thursday, October 18, 2012
Potts Camp News
Birthday luncheon honors Margaret Hart
Dedication and naming of the new sports complex in Potts Camp will be held Friday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m., prior to the last home game of the season. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m., according to Marshall County Superintendent of Education Jerry Moore. Everyone is encouraged to attend to show support for our school and team.
Churches on the Potts Camp United Methodist Charge will open their Samaritan House from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, for the needy in the community. Rev. Don Newton is pastor.
We send our condolences to the family of Doyle Day, 80, who passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, at his home in Myrtle. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 13, at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with burial in Cornersville Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie C. Day and Rudell Harris Day, and three brothers, Dairel, Gaylon, and Qunion “Frog” Day. He is survived by his son, Doyle Vance Day Jr.; two sisters, Kathleen Boman and Alta Faye Lawrence; and a brother, Lonnie Day Jr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired school teacher.
Congratulations to winners of the 2012 Potts Camp High School beauty pageant that was held Thursday night of last week: Hayden Wilkerson (winner), Abby Farr (first alternate), Zana Davis (second alternate), Anna Summerlin (third alternate), and Reagann Bing (fourth alternate). Also, congratulations to the 2012 Miss Congeniality Terri Peace.
Joyce Brock, staff writer for the Southern Advocate in Ashland, featured Jean (Hearn) King in one of her articles to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The article is titled, “A Survivor’s Story,” and is in the October 11 edition.
Margaret Hart celebrated her birthday last Thursday with a luncheon. Attending were her daughter, Sherry Colhoun, granddaughter Rebecca Moore and sisters, Mary, Joan, Doris, Sue and Nancy. She was also visited later in the day by another daughter, Judy Forester and son-in-law, John, as well as son, Joey Hart. Following lunch, she enjoyed opening cards from several classmates, church friends, and family members. “It was a wonderful day,” she said.
Descendants of the late Joe and Ethel Clayton held their annual October Day family gathering on Sat., Oct. 6, at the home of Don and Susie (Clayton) Hill. Forty-six members met at the “old home place” for lots of good food and a great time together. Jack and Linda Clayton of Kentucky traveled the farthest distance to attend.
Jac Tyler Jenkins and sisters, Karlie Pipkin and Kaylee Patterson, celebrated his Oct. 9 birthday at the home of his Nana and had lunch at the Mexican restaurant with Grandmother Barbara.
A family get-together was held at noon last Saturday at the Mexican restaurant in town for 20 family members of the Faye Turpen and Marion Askew families while their sisters, Annie Lou Burks and Willeen McKay, and niece, Sharon, were visiting from Florida. The group also visited New Chapel Cemetery near Mooresville on Friday and had lunch at Cracker Barrel in Tupelo.
Don and Dene Randolph have another great-grandchild, Tucker Blake, who was born Saturday, Oct. 6. Congratulations to the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
Harvest Day will be celebrated at First Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 28. There will be special guest singers, a worship service, delicious food, and great fellowship.
Several from the community attended the Ames Plantation Annual Heritage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Dot (Brownlee) White of Hattiesburg called Annie Ruth Stone recently to report on her sister, Iva (Brownlee) Smith. Iva celebrated her birthday on Oct. 16 and will be moving from her home to a nursing home in Florence. We miss the sisters at the annual school reunion. They both were a delight to be around and always so cheerful.
Happy Birthday to the following: Joshua and Jeremy Green (19th), Halley Holtzlander (20th), Norris Boren, Pat Westmoreland and Jack Gadd (21st), Daniel Smothers (24th), and Elizabeth Colhoun (25th).
Please pray for Johnny Cardwell, son of a friend, Pauline Cardwell of Waterford. He was severely injured in an accident last Thursday and is in The Med. He is facing surgery very soon.
Edward Gurley spent several days in the Oxford Hospital recently and has now returned home. He also needs our continued prayers.
Others to add to your prayer list: Earnestine Barber, Mitch Stone, J.R. Ralph, Ashley Forester, Dene Randolph, Jean King, Ken Harrison, Christine Epting, Pauline Hutchens, Rita Elliott, Cindy Bradford, Mary Ann Todd, Donna Chumney, W.R. Gandy, Joan Kelly, James Cook, Lorette Overall, Mike Shaw, Sarah Day, Linda Bumpas, Ann Callicutt, John Eckols, Katie Smithwick, Shirley Dillard, and Polly (Poole) Pratt.
Thought: Every day is another chance to live life more fully for God.
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