Thursday, December 27, 2012
Potts Camp News
Birthday wishes to David Fuller, Dec. 20
Happy New Year to everyone! May you receive many blessings during the coming year!
Edward Gurley has returned home from Baptist East Hospital where he had surgery on Friday, Dec. 14. He thanks everyone for their prayers, calls, food, visits, etc. He and his family still need prayers as he continues to improve.
Christmas Day guests of Mildred Marbury were her daughter and grandson, Linda and Keith Bumpas of Memphis, Tenn.
The large family of Margaret Hart celebrated together at her house on Christmas Day for lunch and opening of gifts.
The Samaritan House Ministry is a project of the Potts Camp United Methodist Charge. They held another successful day on December 15 and thank everyone who brought food, clothing and other items of need. They were able to help several families for Christmas.
David Fuller celebrated his birthday on Thursday, Dec. 20. He received many gifts and cards and had a happy day. The weather prevented him from attending Christmas in Cotton Plant on the Union/Tippah county line; however, he did receive a tour of Christmas lights, beginning with the ones at the home of Earl “Wild Bill” Lawson in town, then the Junk Yard Christmas tree on Higdon Road, followed by the Nativity scenes at Holly Springs Funeral Home and on the Marshall County Courthouse lawn. After touring Holly Springs, his trip was completed by visiting his first cousin, Tammy (Fuller) Cupp in Holly Springs.
Margaret Hart attended Christmas in Cotton Plant with GA’s and leaders from First Baptist Church in Holly Springs on Wednesday night. She said they enjoyed the walking tour of the wonderful display of inflatables. The display contains over 300,000 lights on 13 acres using four electrical meters.
Steven and Christy Paul (owners of the display) state on their website that “It’s all about the excitement of celebrating the birth of Jesus through the time of Christmas with family traditions and memories made. We want our boys to know that it is definitely better to give than to receive. May our display draw everyone closer to the real meaning of Christmas – “Jesus.”
David Fuller was among family members who celebrated the holidays at Riverside in Lafayette County on Friday evening, Dec. 21. A large group of cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. were in attendance.
John Nelson of Byhalia visited family in Potts Camp on Wednesday of last week. He also visited G.R. Thompson at Graceland in New Albany. G.R. said he was told that he, at age 88, was now the oldest person from Potts Camp, followed by Lamar Day. I would be happy to report any residents that are older. Just give me a call.
We extend sympathy to the family of Bramlett Cox of Memphis, formerly of Potts Camp, in his death last week.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Lonnie Day who passed away in Florida last week. He was married to the former Wylena Smith of Waterford and he was a 1957 graduate of Potts Camp High School.
Visitors of Jean and Robert H. King on Wednesday, Dec. 19, were LaJune and Nancy Hearn of Memphis.
On Saturday, Dec. 22, Jean and Robert H. King celebrated their family Christmas with Carol Lynn Gurley, Paula and Hank Smith, Sue and Johnny McAlexander, Carey McAlexander, Jennifer Chain and family, Scott Brownlee and family, Kevin Shaw and family, Mike and Heather Hodges and Brook.
Birthday wishes are being sent to the following: Candy Potts and Caden Gurley (Dec. 28), Will Forester (Dec. 29), Rhonda Smothers and Pam Gurley (Dec. 30), Pebble Gadd and Sarah Grace Knight (Dec. 31), Kody Joyner (Jan. 3), and Tyler Mayer (Jan. 4).
Prayer List: Jody Edwards, Sylvia (Clark) Smithwick, Gladys Rhynes, Lorette Overall, Kerry Moore, Sue Colella, Sandra Beaver, Lawrence White, Shirley Smith, Louise Hutchens, Cathy Parker, Edward Gurley, Danny Ash Jr., Betty Hearn, Hailey Walker, James (Spider) Cook, 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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Memories of the late Dale (Potts) Hollingsworth:
A friend called about the location of the old camping ground near Potts Camp long ago. My dad, who grew up in the old Macedonia area, told about riding a horse to the camping ground with his brothers, when he was young.
I think he said it was in the Lebanon area. Daddy said that people came there and camped out with their families and stayed for weeks attending revival meetings. (Those Potts Camp boys rode horses everywhere). Aunt Mattie Mayer also told us tales about visiting there, with her family many years ago. (She was our sitter when mother was away). Her dad was my great-grandfather, Thomas Powell, and Susanna Keeble Powell was his wife.
They moved here from Tennessee with their children Molly, Will, Mattie, and Nancy Helen (my grandmother).
Aunt Mattie talked like the entire family attended revival meetings at the camp grounds. I wish I had asked more questions about it. My great-grandparents, the Powells, and Aunt Molly are buried in Butler Cemetery near town. The others are buried in Potts Camp Cemetery with family members.
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