Thursday, November 22, 2012
Potts Camp News
Makaha Martin places in beauty pageant
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! May you have a happy and safe holiday with family and friends as you travel to enjoy a time of fellowship together. Let us remember to give thanks every day for all of our blessings.
God Bless You
It’s a little prayer, “God Bless You”, but it means so much today. It means may angels guard you and His sunshine light your way, may God’s love surround you never to depart. It’s a little prayer, “God Bless You,” but it comes right from the heart. From a column of the late Dale (Potts) Hollingsworth.
All of Jean King’s children were home for several days last week to be with her as she underwent lung surgery. She is doing well and wants to thank everyone for their prayers, visits, telephone calls, etc. during this time. Family members with her during surgery and several days afterward were John and Sue McAlexander of Rockwall, Texas; Paula Smith of Wesson and her sons Scott and Kyle Brownlee; Carey McAlexander of Petal; Carol Gurley of Potts Camp and her daughter Heather Hodges and son John Brooks of Memphis. Also with her were her husband Robert H. King, Mildred Marbury, Linda Bumpas, Bro. Paul Hicks and Andy Roe.
G.R. Thompson, a patient in Graceland in New Albany, sent word by his son, Buster, that he also was a World War II veteran and a member of the Potts Camp United Methodist Church. We want to say how much we appreciate our veterans. I am sorry that his name was omitted from the list in the Nov. 8 column.
Makaha Martin, daughter of Carrie Taylor and granddaughter of Billy and Debbie Gurley, recently won first alternate in a beauty pageant in New Albany. She also won Best Hair, Best Eyes, and Best Personality. Congratulations to Makaha!
Debbie Gurley attended a Women’s Ministry’s Holiday Dinner and Devotion at Longview Heights Baptist Church in Olive Branch on Tuesday night, Nov. 13, as the guest of Natalie Tapley. Leading the devotion was the pastor’s wife, using as her text, 1 Peter 1:22, “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.” The title of her message was “Pure Heart and Love equals Equal Relationships.” She said they also had a wonderful meal consisting of chicken quiche, potato soup, a frozen cranberry dessert, rolls and red velvet cake.
Bobby and Bonnie Pierce of Byhalia stopped by on Thursday of last week to leave a drawing of the old Potts Camp Gin that he had drawn from memory. They had been in town to place flowers on family graves. The drawing is very much appreciated and will be placed in our historical files.
While visiting The South Reporter last Thursday, Sue Watson showed me Volume 1 and Volume 2 of Milton Winter’s columns from The South Reporter. There is also a CD of his writings. They are for sale at the newspaper office with proceeds going to the Marshall County Homeless Shelter and Food Pantry. These would make very good Christmas gifts.
Kyle and Melanie Poole and children, of Red Banks, will host the annual Thanksgiving Day meal for the DeBerry, Gurley, and Poole families. A large crowd of family and friends will gather for a great time of fellowship and thanksgiving.
I had a nice visit with Estelle Bennett at Azalea Gardens in Oxford last Wednesday. She is a very special lady. She asked everyone to remember her granddaughter and husband, David and Jenny and great-granddaughter, Kate, who was born prematurely in August at around two pounds. She now weighs a little over five pounds and is ready to go home to be with her parents and 3-year-old brother. She will need special care for a while as she adjusts and continues to improve.
Every day we need to thank God for our blessings. We don’t have everything we want or need, but many people would be happy with what we have. God is good!
Happy Birthday to a friend, Katherine Trice (22nd), Katherine Sundstrom (23rd), Karen Green (24th), Tyler Knight (25th), Rev. Don Newton (26th), and Macy Watkins (27th).
Prayer List: Louise Hutchens, Cathy Parker, Jean King, Lorette Overall, Edward Gurley, Robert H. King, Danny Ash Jr., Corinne (Watson) Pearson, Betty Hearn, Mamie Whaley, Susan Howell, Hailey Walker, Kay Frayser, Dovie Williams, Mildred Marbury, Johnny Cardwell, Mary Fowler, David Fowler, Clyde Holmes Sr., James (Spider) Cook, Ashley Forester, Christine Epting, Pauline Hutchens, Rita Elliott, Cindy Bradford, Mary Ann Todd, W.R. Gandy, Mike Shaw, Sarah Day, Linda Bumpas, Ann Callicutt, John Eckols, Katie Smithwick, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, and Polly (Poole) Pratt.
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