Thursday, November 29, 2012
Potts Camp News
Thanksgiving holiday spent with family and friends
Family members of Jean (Shaw) Whaley met at her home for an early Thanksgiving meal on Sunday, November 18. Attending were Dickie and Anita Whaley; David Whaley and children, Mikey, Wyatt, Emily, Courtney, and Brittany; Darryl and Anna Grace Whaley; Leslie and Bit Stanton; Gary and Kalee Stanton; and Chelsea and Dexter Anderson. On Thanksgiving Day, Jean had lunch with son Darryl Whaley and family and daughter Laura Whaley in Horn Lake.
Get well wishes are being sent to Lamar Day, who fell recently and injured his face, resulting in several stitches across his nose. The family expresses thanks to everyone who was so good and helpful in meeting their needs on the day he fell and since. Please remember him in your prayers.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Viola Hawkins Lollar. Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 23, at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp with burial in Flat Rock Cemetery.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Gilbert Taylor of Hickory Flat, who passed away on Thanksgiving evening. Graveside services were held on Tuesday at Flat Rock Cemetery.
Also, condolences to Jan Cooper and family in the loss of her father, Clyde Holmes Sr.
Visitors of Madalynne Ash on Thanksgiving Day were her sister-in-law, Margie Simmons, and her niece Marla Simmons, both of Memphis, Tenn.
Emily Stone of Allen, Texas, visited her parents, Mitch and Jeanette Stone and other family members during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Annie Ruth Stone and family enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Tim and Cherrie (Stone) Shaw in Waterford.
Thanksgiving Day lunch guests of Joyce Clayton were Merion and David Hunsucker, and Tammie Cobb and children, Kinsey and Colton, all of Ashland.
George and Dorothy Dickey celebrated Thanksgiving with Joe and Melissa Dickey, Tom and Karen Dickey and their three children, Lauren, Olivia and Gracie. Also, enjoying the Thanksgiving meal with the family were Bill and Beverly Gandy.
David Fuller spent Thanksgiving Day with Charles and Sandy Smith in Bruce. He also thoroughly enjoyed the Ole Miss-Starkville football game Saturday night in Oxford.
Jerry and Karen Green spent the Thanksgiving holidays with his parents in Kentucky.
Guests of Mildred Marbury on Thanksgiving Day were Linda and Keith Bumpas of Memphis; Martha and Herb Harkleroad of Bowling Green, Ky.; Gary King of Southaven; Sandra Gaillard of Booneville; Perry King of Hickory Flat; Janie Hooper, Jamie Hemme, Virginia Ann Allen, Alicia Ralph and children, Madeline and Layton, all of this community.
Thanksgiving Day guests of Faye Turpen and family were Jimmy, Barbara and Jason Bennett of Memphis.
The family of Margaret Hart gathered at her home for lunch on Thanksgiving Day. The guest list included Garrie and Sherry Colhoun, Elizabeth Colhoun and Brian Maness, Rebecca Moore, Leland and Cindy Passons and children, Anna and Thomas, Rex and Jackie Wilson and his mother, Winnie Wilson, John, Judy and Ashley Forester, Joey Hart, and Garrie’s sister, Dena and three of her children, Lindsey, Grayson and Allie.
Bobby and Katie Smithwick spent Thanksgiving Day with Knowlton and Betty (Smithwick) Shaw and other family members in Holly Springs. On Friday, they enjoyed dinner with Katie’s family in Lafayette County.
A large crowd attended the annual Gurley Thanksgiving meal at the home of Kyle and Melanie Poole in Red Banks last Thursday. There were 58 in attendance. The children enjoyed the beautiful day by playing outdoors.
Sunday, Dec. 2, will be the first day of Advent in many churches, including those on the Potts Camp Methodist Charge. Each Sunday a different family will light one of the candles on the wreath and say a short devotional before the sermon by the pastor. Members of the church share together in the preparation for Christmas Day, when Jesus was born. Hope is the first candle.
During Advent we are invited to open ourselves to God’s seeking, active Spirit. Like Mary, we can ponder what God says to us in Scripture. The busyness of the world is stilled; we pay attention, trust in God’s promises, and wait together in joyful anticipation. God said: “The days are surely coming when I will fulfill the promise I made.” Jeremiah 33:14 NRSV
Happy birthday to the following: a former foreign exchange student, Ricki Speckmann on Dec. 2; Ruby Churchill and Ronnie Day on Dec. 5, and Landon Cobbs on Dec. 6.
Prayer List: Louise Hutchens, Cathy Parker, Jean King, Lorette Overall, Edward Gurley, Robert H. King, Danny Ash Jr., Corinne (Watson) Pearson, Betty Hearn, Hailey Walker, Johnny Cardwell, David Fowler, James (Spider) Cook, Christine Epting, Pauline Hutchens, Mary Ann Todd, Mike Shaw, Sarah Day, John Eckols, Katie Smithwick, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, and Polly (Poole) Pratt.
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