Thursday, May 23, 2013
Potts Camp News
Stones to celebrate 50th anniversary
John Nelson of Byhalia and I attended services with his niece and my sister, Margaret Hart, along with Garrie and Sherry Colhoun on Mother’s Day at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs. Afterwards we all had lunch at Annie’s Restaurant. Others joining the group for lunch were Elizabeth and Rebecca Colhoun, Harold and Nancy Green, Ben Ivester and son J.R. and Fay Ivester.
Margaret also had attended the graduation of her daughter, Judy Forester, from the University of Mississippi on Saturday, May 11. Judy writes, “I received my BBA in management with emphasis in human resource management. It took five years! I’ve been accepted into the graduate school for a master’s degree in higher education this fall.” She also graduated with a 4.0 average. Her family is very proud of her accomplishments.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Richard Fenton Wicker and his wife in their recent deaths. A memorial service will be held at the Winborn United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, with interment in Pisgah Cemetery near Hickory Flat.
Congratulations to Potts Camp senior Brantley Harris for winning first place in state competitions for pole vaulting on Monday, May 13, at Pearl High School. He cleared 12 feet and broke the school record.
Visitor of Walt Theisen for two weeks is his granddaughter, Heather Jones, of Grand Junction, Colorado. Heather is a former Potts Camp student and graduated last week from Central High School in Colorado. She was also one of my neighbors when she lived in town. A graduation party was held in her honor on Saturday afternoon at the home of her aunt and uncle Vic and Suzy (Watson) Stilwell in Waterford.
Recent visitors of Madalynne Ash were her sister, Jean Nichols of Oxford, and nephew David Randolph of Memphis, Tenn. Her visitors on Friday, May 17, were her nephew Wayne Simmons of Dallas, Texas, his mother, Margie Simmons and sister, Marla Simmons of Memphis. They had a very nice visit.
Congratulations to Charles and Sue Stone on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. A celebration in their honor will be held on Saturday, May 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp.
Happy wedding anniversary to Jack and Pebble (Stone) Gadd of Hickory Flat on May 26.
For an early Mother’s Day gift, Diane Hill took her mother, Sue Irwin, her daughter Bridgett Robinson, and granddaughter Ava Brooke Smith to Tupelo on Friday night, May 10, to spend the night. They shopped at the mall, had lunch at Cracker Barrel on Saturday and just enjoyed being together. Ava Brooke enjoyed swimming in the hotel pool.
Sue Irwin and her mother, Pauline Hutchens, spent Mother’s Day placing flowers on the graves of family members in three cemeteries (Holly Springs, Early Grove, and Bethlehem). They enjoyed having lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Holly Springs.
Get well wishes are sent to Cathy Polston who underwent knee replacement surgery on Monday.
H.L. and Mary Polston of Grants Pass, Oregon have been visiting their daughters, Coy Thompson and Cathy Polston and families.
Katie Smithwick was honored by her family on Mother’s Day with lunch at the home of a daughter in Denmark (near Oxford).
Last Saturday was a very busy day. First, there was the Potts Camp graduation at 10 a.m. at the Carl White Memorial Gymnasium, which was very nice. There was a packed crowd and everyone was very respectful and observed the importance and dignity of this occasion. Heather Jones attended with me. Next Margaret Hart, Sherry Colhoun, Joan Gurley and I attended a graduation party for Joan’s granddaughter, Abby Farr and her friend Brantley Harris at the home of the Farrs in the Macedonia community given by both families. The honorees and other guests enjoyed an inflatable water slide and the pool as well as all of the delicious food, homemade desserts and ice cream. Before the party ended, Joan and I traveled to Tupelo to attend the 4 p.m. graduation exercises of her grandson, Mark Murphy from Shannon High School. This event was held at the Bancorpsouth Arena. When the graduation was over, we immediately traveled back to the New Albany High School auditorium to attend Rylee Farr’s dance recital, “Dance Party 2013.” A very enjoyable day, but we were very tired by the time we arrived back home.
Craig and Jennifer Gurley attended the graduation of his daughter, Celestial Faith Gurley from Central Arkansas Christian Schools, Inc. on Sunday afternoon. This made three from our family that graduated over the weekend. One more to go – Brandon Wilson, grandson of Mitchell and Judy Gurley, Friday night in New Albany.
Best wishes to all 2013 graduates! May God bless you as you strive for the next step in your future.
Get well wishes are sent to Hanna Lessel, granddaughter of Rev. Don Newton, pastor of the Potts Camp Methodist Charge, and also to Kellen Owen, both 16-year-olds who were injured in an accident last Saturday. According to Rev. Newton, Hannah’s injuries were not as serious as those of Kellen, whose legs were badly injured, and he has a broken pelvis.
Two reminders: The annual Potts Camp School Reunion on Saturday, June 1, starting at 10 a.m., and the second annual Bethlehem Methodist Church Homecoming on Sunday morning, June 2, at 11 a.m. Michael Green, Jerry Green and Billy Clark will lead the service.
Birthdays: Casey Poole (May 24), April Stacks and Chuck Fowler (May 25), Mike Muraco, Beverly Farr and Betty Whaley (May 26), Quenton Lloyd (May 27), Jerimiah Thompson (May 28), Madison Grace Stacks and Don Hill (May 30), Joann G. Cox (May 31).
Prayer list: Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, 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, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Harvey and Mary L. Green, Edward Gurley, Pam Hall, Betty Hearn, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Robert and Jean King, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Roger Mitchell, Junior Overall, Blake Randolph, Sylvia Reeves, Orville Rhynes, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Marshall Doug and Marie Smith, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Jean Whaley, Beverly Woods, and Connie Work.
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Mother’s Day Banquet held at Greenfield Presbyterian
Intended for Last Week
Mother’s Day Banquet presented by Greenfield Presbyterian Women
Saturday, May 11, Greenfield Presbyterian Church
Order of Service
Scripture, 1st Corinthians 13, W. James Lyons, pastor; prayer, Evelyn Elliott, pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Welcome/occasion, Elder Evelyn Elliott
Introduction of the narrator, Maureen Jones, Asbury United Methodist Church. Narrator, Distinguished Mother, Anita Moore, Anderson Chapel CME Church.
Honorees and escorts were as follows:
Blessed Mother, Elmira M. Curry; escort Robert Curry (son).
Believing Mother, Martha J. Ayers; escort Brigetta Todd (daughter).
Wisdom Mother, Mary Jane Brown; escort, Beauty DeBerry (daughter).
Honored One, Verice Turnage; escort Craven Turnage (son).
Faithful Mother, Arlean Luellen; escort Ludella Faulkner (daughter).
Praying Mother, Mary Mull; escort Jasper Mull (husband).
Dynamic Mother, Steptoria Finner; escort Shanette Folsom (daughter).
Grateful Mother, Armie Jean Jeffries; escort Ruby Gatewood (sister).
Creative Mother, Mary Bogard; escort John Malone (friend).
Recognition of Honorees/Tributes and Presentations:
The two honorees below were pleasantly surprised by us. Gail is a member of Greenfield and chairperson of the event; Anita was our narrator.
Passion Mother, Gail B. Lyons.
Distinguished Mother, Anita Moore.
Blessing of the Food, Willie Jeffries, pastor, Strawberry MB Church.
Vote of Thanks, elect lady Gail B. Lyons.
Remarks and Benediction, W. James Lyons, pastor.
Greenfield Presbyterian Women are grateful for the support we had from each and every one who helped to make our banquet a success.
What a fellowship, what a joy divine to have mothers selected from various churches within the Marshall County area.
Each honoree was pinned with a corsage and presented with a Certificate of Recognition for their outstanding role as mothers. To God be the glory, and we give thanks unto Him!
This Week’s News
We congratulate all 2012 graduates and pray for each of you as you make plans to attend college or enter into the workforce.
Annual Men and Women’s Day program was held at Hamilton Chapel CME Church May 19.
Theme: Love Never Fails, 1 Corinthians 13. Rev. Dr. H. Edwards is the pastor. Eddie Walker, pastor of Powell Chapel MB Church and his church were their special guests.
Greenfield Presbyterian Church (USA) annual Calendar Drive will be Sun., May 26, 3 p.m. Dr. Bessie Tables and New Hope MB Church at Laws Hill will be our special guests. The public is invited. W. James Lyons, pastor.
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