Thursday, May 16, 2013
Potts Camp News
Slayde Lloyd celebrates birthday
Annette Lloyd and family joined her sisters and brother and their families (Jackie Ford, Jean Clayton, Judy Craft, Laura Swinford, and Randy Vest) at the home of the Fords on Sawmill Road on Saturday in celebration of Mother’s Day.
Slayde Lloyd, grandson of James and Annette Lloyd, celebrated his birthday on Saturday night at the home of his grandparents. He enjoyed birthday cake and ice cream.
Congratulations to the Potts Camp Cardinals who took top honors in the Region 2-2A track and field meet held on April 29 at Oakley Sportsplex. The Lady Cardinals put forth a lot of effort as well and placed fourth in the meet.
Sympathy is extended to Alan and Deborah (Epting) Hudspeth in the death of his mother, Cornell Autry Hudspeth of Ashland, on Wednesday, May 8. Funeral services were held last Friday at Ashland Baptist Church with burial in Ashland Cemetery.
While attending visitation for Mrs. Hudspeth with Rev. Joe and Christine Epting, we visited with former schoolmates Jimmy Kimery and wife Lurline, and Mary Ann (Newman) Autry and her husband, Terry.
Our condolences are also sent to the family of James Mason of Holly Springs who died Friday, May 10. James was a very kind man and will be missed by all who knew him. He was one of the Sunday school classmates of the late Jimmie Hart who helped to transport him back and forth to dialysis and the family really appreciated him for his kindness. Helen was the gifted teacher for Potts Camp for many years and retired last year.
Robert and Joe (Buster) Swinford have opened a new business in town next door to the post office. S & S Resale Shop has a variety of grocery items, cleaning supplies, some paper products, and other products. They have a few tarpaulins for sale as well. Stop in and visit the new store.
Don’t forget to make plans to attend the annual Potts Camp School Reunion on Saturday, June 1. Registration starts at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria. It has always been an enjoyable day. Bring memorabilia to share with the group.
Joan Gurley attended the graduation of her granddaughter, Laura Beth Goolsby, at Mississippi State University on Friday night, May 10. Laura obtained her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Laura is the daughter of Robby Goolsby and Paula Stewart Tice.
Mitch and Jeanette Stone participated in the Benton County Forestry Association’s Arts and Craft Fair at the Benton County Agri-Center in Ashland on Saturday. Bobby Smithwick is president of Benton CFA.
Robin Hampe of Texas is visiting her mother Nancy Germany Lane in Waterford. On Saturday they shopped in New Albany and then were joined by Margaret Hart and me at Taylor’s Fish House for their wonderful buffet lunch.
Margaret Hart, Sherry Colhoun and Rebecca Moore, along with other family members, attended the graduation of Judy Hart Forester from Ole Miss on Saturday. After many years of being a wife and mother, along with holding down a full-time job, Judy has obtained her bachelor’s degree. Congratulations, Judy Lynne!
Bill, Jackie and Margaret Wilson drove from Brandon, for the graduation of Judy Forester and spent an early Mother’s Day with Margaret Hart. They all met at the home of the Foresters in Oxford following the graduation.
Visitors of Robert H. and Jean King on Saturday were her son Johnny McAlexander and his wife, Sue, of Rockwall, Texas.
Robert and Jean King and Carol Gurley spent Mother’s Day with Mike and Heather Hodges, Brooks and Madelyne in Germantown, Tenn., on Sunday.
The family of Annie Ruth Stone met at her home on Sunday afternoon in celebration of Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day guests of Mildred Marbury were Linda and Keith Bumpas of Memphis, Sandra Gaillard of Booneville, Gary King of Southaven, Billy and Denise King and Perry King of Hickory Flat, and Janie Hooper, Jamie Hemme, and Virginia Allen of this community.
The family of Malcolm and Cuca Poole celebrated Mother’s Day together on Sunday afternoon, and also held a birthday party for their daughter, Vicky Clarkson, that afternoon.
Mother’s Day visitors of Paul and Dorothy Mahoney Rose were her daughter Wanda Butler and great-granddaughter Halli Herrie of Little Rock, Ark. Halli will remain for an extended visit.
Mable Day called to report that she had a wonderful Mother’s Day. She and Lamar attended Ebenezer Methodist Church and heard a good Mother’s Day sermon by Rev. Jason Howell; their son, Roger, came for breakfast; Kenneth called from Florida; and then daughters, Charlotte Underwood and Terri Kitchens brought and served a delicious lunch for them. Also, joining the group for lunch was Jerry and Mary Ann Day from Holly Springs.
On Tuesday afternoon, May 7, a recording session was held on the front porch at the home of my neighbors, Robert Kimbrough Sr. and Shirlean Lesueur. He is a member of the Blues Connection Band and they were recording songs for the upcoming Mississippi Blues Series that will be aired on WebTV in September.
Estelle Bennett (former third grade school teacher) of Oxford called on Saturday. It has been a while since we have visited with her. She reports that her newest great-granddaughter, who was born prematurely, now weighs over 12 pounds and is doing well. She will be christened at their church on May 19.
Kyle Poole visited his mother, Doris Poole, on Saturday morning and then they drove to Mooreville to visit with Clay Cruse and family. They had an early Mother’s Day lunch at Cracker Barrel.
Happy Birthday to the following: Cathy Edwards, Leah Paige Goolsby and Sawyer Goode (May 16), Loretta Houston (May 17), Bobby Thompson (May 19), Kevin Poole, and Richard Watkins (May 23), and Fred Whaley, Neil Whaley and Jean S. Whaley (May 24).
Get well wishes are sent to Joe Cox of Waterford, who is a patient in the Baptist Memorial Hospital, Oxford.
Prayer list: Marion Askew, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Rev. Leon Burton, Johnny Cardwell, Sue Colella, James Cook, William Cook, Martha Cooper, Joe Cox, Sarah Day, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Larry and Rita Elliott, Betty Fincher, Nita Gandy, W.R. Gandy, Harvey and Mary Lois Green, Brenda Mansel Gregg, Edward Gurley, Pam Hall, Betty Hearn, Ruby Helton, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Robert and Jean King, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Mildred Marbury, Kerry Moore, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Blake Randolph, Sylvia (Clark) Reeves, Orville Rhynes, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Beverly Woods, and Connie Work.
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