Thursday, May 2, 2013
Potts Camp News
Hunter Farr celebrates 16th birthday
Ann Callicutt of Holly Springs has been on our prayer list for some time. We are sorry to say that she lost her battle with cancer on Saturday afternoon, April 27. Our sincere sympathy is extended to her family.
Sympathy is extended to the family of John Paul Eckols in his death last week. He was the brother-in-law of Bonnie Fincher Gurley, and the husband of her sister, Betty.
The barbecue fund-raiser held at Cornersville United Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon for Bobby Berryhill was very successful with a large crowd in attendance. Mitch Stone sang throughout the event. Church and family members want to thank everyone who came out on their behalf, and said the Lord blessed them with a wonderful day.
Rev. and Mrs. Don Carver and young daughter of Millington, Tenn., came for the fund-raiser at Cornersville on Saturday afternoon. Rev. Carver is a former pastor of the Potts Camp Methodist Charge. They also have three sons, Forrest, Christopher, and Clayton, who were very young when they lived in the Methodist parsonage across the street from me.
Joyce Clayton received a welcome surprise on Monday, April 22, when two of her first cousins, Bobbie Gann and Ferrell Thompson of Collierville, Tenn., stopped for a visit. The cousins had been to the graves of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Smith, at Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery earlier in the day and came back to see Joyce for a visit and also to discuss family genealogy. They enjoyed lunch at Flick’s and then visited most of the afternoon before returning to their homes.
Hunter Farr celebrated his 16th birthday on April 23 at the Mexican restaurant in Holly Springs with his parents Brad and Beverly Farr, sisters Abby and Rylee, grandmother Joan Gurley, friends Brantley and Jordan Harris, Tammy, Hayden and Ty Wilkerson, Keith Covington and daughter, Macie. He also got his driver’s license that morning, and his parents surprised him with a truck that evening. He had a very good birthday.
Jean Whaley attended the confirmation of her granddaughter, Anna Grace Whaley, age 12, at Getwell Methodist Church on Saturday, April 20. She said it was a very impressive ceremony. Anna Grace is the daughter of Darryl Whaley of Horn Lake.
Potts Camp Cardinals hosted two regional meets on Monday at their new track facility (Oakley Sportsplex) and will host the Class 1A and 2A North Mississippi meets on Saturday, May 4.
Flick’s Gas Station and Restaurant has been sold. Paperwork was finalized on Friday, April 19. The new owners took over on Monday, April 22. According to Mayor Mary Houston, the service will stay the same as it has been and all employees will stay. Flick’s has been in the same location since 1966.
Get well wishes are sent to Darryl Whaley of Horn Lake. He was trimming a tree in his yard last week and fell about 15 feet, landing on his back, sustaining a compound fracture in his lower back. He is the son of Jean Whaley and needs our prayers. Jean spent a few days recently with her son while he is recuperating.
Get well wishes are also being sent to Nita Gandy who spent several days in the hospital at Tupelo last week.
Mildred Marbury received great news last week from her doctor. She had a scan on Monday, April 22, and the doctor told her there was no sign of the tumor. She will return in six months for a follow-up visit.
Madalynne Ash visited her sister Jean Nichols and family in Oxford last Saturday. The occasion was to visit with her great-nephew and his wife, Matt and Leloo Nichols of Huntsville, Ala. Matt is a nuclear engineer and is being transferred to Denver, Colorado, and came for a short visit before leaving for his new employment. Others present were James Edward Nichols, Ron Nichols, and Randy and Carla (Nichols) Massey.
Dr. and Mrs. David Hampe of Frisco, Texas, enjoyed the day at the opening of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, April 25. Mrs. Hampe (Robin) is the daughter of Nancy (Germany) Lane of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Waterford.
Marshall County Genealogical Society held its monthly meeting on Saturday, April 27, at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs. Sylvia (Seymour) Akin, newsletter editor, writes: “Our April speaker was 89-year-old Curtis Thompson, a native of Marshall County, and a veteran of World War II. He served from his enlistment in the Army Air Corp on January 1, 1943, until his discharge in January or February of 1946. Thompson trained to be a pilot in the states, achieving the rank of captain. His division was stationed in various locations including the Philippines, New Guinea, Luzon, Borneo and Manila. He flew many missions as a B25 bomber pilot over Japan and the China Sea; his target–Japanese warships and aircraft carriers. One mission required his flying maps from Clark Field in Manila to another unit located somewhere deep in the jungle. Wanting the drop to be as close as possible, Thompson said that he flew as slow and as low as he dared – just over the tree tops. He was told later that the packet landed at the back door of the headquarters tent. While in Manila, Thompson was astonished when asked by one of the locals ‘how close was where he was from to Tupelo, the place where they had that terrible storm in 1936’. He was, of course, referring to the Tupelo tornado that killed 216 people and injured over 700. Our thanks to Capt. Thompson and every soldier and veteran who have helped defend our freedom. It was a special honor to have Mr. Thompson as the speaker. He was accompanied at the meeting by his wife Shirley, his son Tim and daughter-in-law Shelia. Bobby Mitchell presided over the meeting. Also in attendance from Byhalia were Col. W.D. “Bill” Fitts (who gave the introduction), his wife, Lis, and Mary Ann Wilson.
Happy Birthday to the following: George Dickey (May 3), June Gurley Watson (May 4), Wilma Rhea and Mary Lynn Whitlock (May 5), Gale Goode (May 6), Susan Howell and Ben Rowland (May 7).
Happy Belated Birthday to Ophelia (Nichols) Thompson of Hickory Flat on her April 29 birthday.
Wedding anniversary wishes are being sent to Tim and Cherrie Shaw on May 5.
Prayer list: Marion Askew, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Rev. Leon Burton, Johnny Cardwell, James Cook, William Cook, Sarah Day, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Larry and Rita Elliott, Betty Fincher, Nita Gandy, W.R. Gandy, Harvey and Mary Lois Green, Edward Gurley, Pam Hall, Betty Hearn, Ruby Helton, Pauline Hutchens, Linda Duke Jones, Joan Kelly, Robert and Jean King, Troy & Lucille Leopard, Mildred Marbury, James Mason, Kerry Moore, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Blake Randolph, Sylvia (Clark) Reeves, Orville Rhynes, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Darryl Whaley, Lawrence White, Beverly Woods, and Connie Work.
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