Thursday, February 16, 2012
Lamar Day celebrates birthday with family
By Mary Minor for Dale Hollingsworth
Congratulations to the Potts Camp Lady Cardinals basketball team who came in second in District on Friday night. The games were played in Calhoun City. They began North Half games on Monday night.
Recent visitors of Mrs. Dale Hollingsworth were her daughter Betty Greer, Bobbie Price, granddaughter Tracy, Mitch and Jeanette Stone, and other family members.
First Baptist Church members are enjoying a Bible study on the book of Ecclesiastes on Sunday nights. Rev. Paul Hicks is the pastor.
Mrs. Hollingsworth said to thank everyone for the beautiful get well and Valentine’s Day cards. She also appreciates the calls and visits while she is recuperating from a broken ankle.
Several from the community attended a benefit Fish Fry for St. Jude Children’s Hospital at Emory Independent Methodist Church in Watson on Saturday night. This is an annual fundraiser for the support of St. Jude.
Sympathy is extended to the Bill Rowland family in the loss of his father, Jasper Rowland of Covington, Tenn., who passed away last Saturday.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Lamar Day and family in the loss of his cousins, Darrell Day of Northport, Ala., (formerly of Cornersville) and Katherine McDaniel Ledbetter of West Memphis, Tenn., who both passed away on Saturday.
The Potts Camp Cub Scouts Pack 43 held a spaghetti dinner on Saturday to raise funds to send the pack to Cub Scouts Resident Camp this summer. They thank everyone who purchased tickets on their behalf.
Members of Temperance Hill Baptist Church held a Valentine dinner at Taylor’s Restaurant in New Albany last Saturday evening.
Potts Camp Church of Christ members enjoyed fellowship at a Valentine banquet on Saturday night. Herbert Luther sang a solo to entertain the guests. James Horton, pastor of Beech Hill Church of Christ, was the guest speaker. Jerry Coats is the pastor.
Speakers at the February meeting of Friends of the Library in Holly Springs were Annie Ruth Stone and Mary Minor who talked about their new book, History of the Town of Potts Camp.
Rev. Don Newton is continuing his study in the Book of Galatians at the Potts Camp Methodist Charge. His sermon this week was from Chapter 3 and the topic was the Holy Spirit.
Helping Edward Gurley celebrate his birthday on Feb. 9 were his sons, Steve and Craig, daughter Kym, granddaughter Jennah and great-grandson Sandler, along with other family members.
Lamar Day celebrated his birthday with his wife Mable, and other family members. Attending were Chuck and Charlotte Underwood, Terri and Bill Kitchens, Sam and Elizabeth Underwood and their children, and Roger and Sarah Day.
Joan Cox and Denise King are recuperating from broken ankles.
Belated birthday wishes go to Buster Thompson (Feb. 7). Happy birthday to Terri Kitchens (Feb. 14), David Alderson (Feb. 22), Korrie Stanton (Feb. 23), Megan Watkins (Feb. 25), Jacob Gadd (Feb. 25), Denise Wilson (Feb. 28).
Prayer List: Mike Shaw, Wade Murphy, Polly Pratt, Mary Ella Mayer, Linda Bumpas, Rita Elliott, Ann Miller, Ann Allen, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Shirley Dillard, Jean Clayton, Mrs. Estelle Bennett, Sandra Beaver, Daphne Foster, George Martin, Eric Foster, Lorette Overall, Nicole Hill, Mary Jarrett, and Faye Turpen.
Poem: I Carry a Cross in My Pocket
I carry a cross in my pocket, a simple reminder to me of the fact that I am a Christian, no matter where I may be. The little cross is not magic, nor a good luck charm. It isn’t there to protect me from any physical harm. It’s not identification for all the world to see. It’s simply an understanding between my Savior and me. When I put my hand in my pocket, to bring out a coin or key, the cross is there to remind me of the price He paid for me. It reminds me to be thankful for my blessings day by day and to strive to serve Him better in all I do and say. It’s also a daily reminder of the peace and comfort I share with all who know my Master, and give themselves to His care. So I carry the cross in my pocket, reminding no one but me. “That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life, if only I’ll let Him be.” (Lindy’s Newsletter)
Many of us remember the old Dixie Theater located in the first “Greer and Greer” store on Front St.; it was used as a sewing room during the war in the ’40s. It was Potts Camp’s first theater since the silent movies in the ’20s. James and I always enjoyed the silent movies in a large tent on the town square (it cost us five cents). Now it is covered with buildings.
The Dixie Theater in the ’50s soon became very famous. It had a huge colored screen and the movies were brought out of Memphis every weekend. People came from Winborn, Cornersville, Hickory Flat and other surrounding places to enjoy the movie. Willa Floyd sold the tickets and a teenage boy, Charles Burris, ran the projector. A fire one day in the projector room burned both Mrs. Floyd and Charles, but not for long. Soon they were open for business again.
One Sunday afternoon, L.D. kept the younger children so I could go to the Dixie Theater to see “Gone with the Wind.” The show had started when I bought my ticket and some popcorn. Suddenly they called out my name; I had won the door prize, $10. That made me happy! Later one Sunday afternoon Charles Burris was riding his new motorcycle through town. He ran into a car and was killed; he was the age of my younger brother and sister, Lindy and Ann. We attended the funeral; it was so sad. Charles was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Burris, our friends. He had one brother, Edward Burris, who lives in Cordova, Tenn.
When I visited them, Mr. Eddie told funny stories of his young days in Bethlehem, near Potts Camp. He came to town one day with his dad; he had talked him into letting him wear his new suit of clothes. Potts Camp was a big town to him then. While en route home in the wagon, it rained and his suit started getting wet. It drew up and he could never get into it again. Mrs. Burris lived to be 107. I loved the Burris family.
Men’s program to be held in memory of Elder Elcue Curry
Greenfield Presbyterian Church Sunday, Feb. 12, sixth Sunday in ordinary times, congregation standing. Gathering, we gather to worship prelude, words of worship: This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Hymns of praise. Unison, prayer of confession. Words of assurance; Gloria Patri, followed by special music. Reflections in black history, Evangelist Dorothy Palmer. Spoken Word of God, pastor W. James Lyons.
Our prayers go out to the families of the late Dennis Jeffries, Thomas Russel and Mack LeSueur in their time of loss; also to the sick, shut-ins and to everyone in whatever they may be going through.
Coming events at Greenfield Church. Happy birthday to all February members and others. A black history program will be rendered, Sun., Feb. 26, 3 p.m. with speaker Virginia Wilson from Hudsonville CME Church.
Men’s Day, second Sunday in March, the 11th, 3 p.m. Deacon Jasper Muse, chairman. This year’s program is in memory of Elder Elcue Curry, 100 Men in Black. We look forward to seeing you.
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