Thursday, January 10, 2013
Potts Camp News
Get well wishes to Courtney Grimes
I am happy to report that there were no serious injuries to the four Holly Springs firemen who were involved in an accident in downtown Potts Camp on Friday, Jan. 4, when their truck rolled on its side after turning the corner at Church Avenue and Center Street (Hwy. 349). They were en route to a house fire in Bethlehem when the accident occurred. The firemen were transported to the Oxford Hospital, where they were treated and released.
Get well wishes are being sent to Courtney Grimes, 10th grade student at Potts Camp, who was injured in a basketball game on Friday night, Jan. 4. He underwent surgery at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. for a broken bone in his leg.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Birtie (Mills) Edwards who passed away Jan 5. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
Sympathy is also extended to Rev. and Mrs. Don Newton and family in the loss of her uncle, Bobby Armstrong on January 1; to the family of Lonnie Day of Florida (a 1957 graduate of Potts Camp High School and married to the former Wylena Smith of Waterford) in his recent death; and to the family of Kathy Parker of Lake Center who passed away Sunday night, Jan. 6.
Guests of Joyce Clayton on Christmas Day were Lynn and Martha Goolsby, Hannah Goolsby, Merion Hunsucker, Tammie Cobb and her children, Kinsey and Colton.
Jimmy and Peggy Duncan of Meridian, and Shirley Schultz of Memphis were guests of Jean Gurley Dec. 29 and 30. On Saturday they all drove to Baldwyn to attend the Lindsey family Christmas at the home of Stanley and Judy Huddleston.
Roger and Daphne Foster spent Christmas in Georgia with their son, Dan Foster and family.
Over the holidays, Margaret Hart, her daughter Sherry Colhoun, and her granddaughter, Rebecca Moore visited those on the sick list: Edward Gurley and Sue Rowland of Potts Camp, Ashley Forester in Oxford, and Kathy Parker at Lake Center.
The family of Margaret Hart had their Christmas get-together on Christmas Day at her house.
Joann Gholston Cox called recently and said that Mary Ann (Todd) Fleckinger of Kentucky had fallen and was not doing well. She has other health problems and continues to need prayers.
Spending New Year’s Day together for lunch and fellowship were Margaret and Joey Hart, Mary Minor, Joan Gurley, Arthur and Doris Poole, Bill and Sue Rowland, Jean Gurley, Mitchell and Judy Gurley, Mitch Stone, Harold and Nancy Green, John Nelson, and Betty Rogers. Carol Gurley stopped in for a visit. Edward was sick with a cold and could not come. We had our customary black-eyed peas with hog jowl, turnip greens, turnips, sweet potatoes, creamed potatoes, lima beans, cole slaw, ham, turkey, cornbread, congealed salad, and an assortment of desserts. Everything was delicious. It is good to have a family gathering no matter the occasion.
David Fuller toured Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., with friends during the holidays. He also visited his cousin Johnny Fuller and wife in Southaven.
First Baptist youth and leaders went on a winter trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., from Sunday morning, Dec. 30, to Wednesday, Jan. 2. A watch night service was held at First Baptist Church on New Year’s Eve. Rev. Paul Hicks is pastor.
Brook Hale, daughter of Kerry and Lela Hale, is on a virtual prayer journey to the Urarina Tribe of Peru where she is working on a mission project. The goal of the team is “Ongoing research into the artistic expressions of the Urarina people that could be used in corporate worship.” Brook is a professional photographer and will document the trip.
Norris Boren (Class of 1959) keeps up with the Potts Camp News in The South Reporter and said that he and his wife spent Christmas in the Atlanta area with their daughter and family.
Linda Holbrook of Hot Springs, Ark., visited her mother Wanda Holbrook and brother Larry during Christmas. Wanda and Linda also visited in my home one afternoon.
Larry and Sandra Darnell of Athens, Ga., visited her parents George and Dorothy Dickey for several days recently.
Retired captain of the Coast Guard, John Luther and wife Carman, of Woodbridge, Va., visited Robert and Jackie Luther and other family members over the holidays. They also attended First Baptist Church on Dec. 30. They were on their way to Florida to spend the winter in their home there.
Thoughts: “May your troubles be less, your blessings more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door.”
“Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point.”
Happy Birthday to the following: Betty Duncan and Ann Edlin (Jan. 13), and Helen Mason (Jan. 17).
Prayer List: Ann Callicutt, Larry and Rita Elliott, Rev. and Mrs. Chuck Fowler, Mitchell Gurley (blood clots), Edward Gurley, Sandra Beaver, Pam Hall, Polly Poole Pratt, Jody Edwards, Katie Smithwick, W.R. Gandy, Robert H. and Jean King, Lawrence White, Sylvia (Clark) Smithwick, Gladys Rhynes, Sue Colella, Shirley Smith, Louise Hutchens, Pauline Hutchens, Mary Ann Todd Fleckinger, Mike Shaw, Sarah Day, John Eckols, Talmadge and Marie Edwards.
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