Thursday, June 27, 2013
Potts Camp News
Birthday wishes to Annie Ruth Stone
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22
On Tuesday morning around 5 a.m., our brother, Edward Gurley, lost his battle with cancer. He died at the Baptist Hospital in New Albany surrounded by his family. It is with sadness that I write this news. He was the oldest brother, and the second brother that we have lost. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Carol McAlexander Gurley; children, Steve and Craig Gurley and Kym Morris; step-children Kevin Shaw and Heather Hodges; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother and eight sisters.
Happy 93rd birthday to Annie Ruth Stone on June 30. She reminded me that we would be celebrating our 25th annual school reunion the first Saturday in June of 2014. Now is the time to be making plans for this monumental occasion. And to think that the reunions all began with her 50th class reunion in 1989. Members of that class decided to open up their reunion to include the entire school. Thank you, Mrs. Stone, for the many years of fun we have had at these events. Members of her graduating class were: Lela Nichols, Nell Bennett, Mary Elizabeth Jamison, Mary Ella Smith, Annie Ruth Holley, Jimmie Poole, Juanita Woodall, Maxine Maxey, Clyde Watts, Jack Ethridge, Jack and James Loper (brothers).
Cary Mayer and grandson, Zack Mayer, have returned from a 2013 Hot Rod Power Tour. Traveling over 2,700 miles in his 1979 Chevrolet Nova, they visited seven cities in seven days. Their trip began Saturday, June 1, and ended Friday, June 7, starting at Arlington, Texas and ending in Charlotte, N.C. They stayed an extra day in N.C. and attended the Long Haul presentations on Saturday. Cary reported that there were over 5,000 cars on the tour and that they were in a convoy all day long every day they were out on the road.
Congratulations to Sgt. Dan Foster, a 1993 graduate of Potts Camp High School, who recently retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving 20 years. Attending the retirement ceremony for their son on Friday, June 14, at Warner Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, were Roger and Daphne Foster of Potts Camp. A story with photo is located elsewhere in this paper.
Karlie Pipkin and friends from her school recently attended a week at Camp Lake Stephens near Oxford. She reports that they went canoeing, zip-lining, swimming and made pottery in craft classes. Karlie is the daughter of Heather Patterson and Perry Pipkin and the granddaughter of David and Janis Alderson and Barbara Pipkin and the late James Carl Pipkin.
Congratulations to David and Janis Alderson, who will celebrate their 34th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 29.
Sympathy is extended to Elise Jordan Hastings and family in the tragic death of her husband, Michael, a Rolling Stone Magazine journalist who was killed in a single car crash Tuesday, June 18 in Los Angeles. Elise is the daughter of Kelly and Susan Jordan of Holly Springs.
Chuck and Charlotte Underwood of Olive Branch, and Terry and Bill Kitchens of New Albany took Lamar and Mable Day to Clancy’s in Red Banks on Saturday, June 15, for an early Father’s Day meal. Lamar said he received several nice gifts of which he is thankful. On Sunday, June 15, their son, Roger Day of Corinth, came to visit for Father’s Day.
Jerry and Karen Green, their grandson, Wes, and David Fuller ate at Spaghetti Warehouse in Memphis, Tenn., last Saturday and then attended the Redbirds game. They enjoyed the game – the Redbirds won – and also enjoyed the fireworks display after the game.
I saw Betty Scott over the weekend and she said that she, Martha Fitch, Helen Mason, and Jean Algee recently spent a week in Branson, Mo. They saw several shows, enjoyed lots of good food, and had a fun time. That sounds like a wonderful trip!
Susan Gurley (Cornelia) Gilliland and granddaughter, Samantha, of Olive Branch, visited relatives in Potts Camp on Sunday and visited Edward Gurley and family at Baptist Hospital in New Albany.
A beautiful memorial service was held at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs last Sunday for Avriel Rose Brown. Dawn Cassara talked about the life of her mother, saying that she grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, later moved to Arkansas with her parents and siblings (two brothers and one sister) and then finally settled down in Holly Springs with her husband, Wilbur C. (Red) Brown, whom she met in Washington, D.C. He was with the Coast Guard. They were married Nov. 16, 1945 at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs. Mr. Brown worked for The South Reporter for a time before starting his own business, Brown Printing Company, around 1947. Only one of the siblings remain, Wanda (Manire) Holbrook of Holly Springs.
Happy Birthday to Jordan Muraco (June 28), Gary Poole (June 29), Annie Ruth Stone (June 30), and May Wynn Wren (July 4).
Prayer List: Frances and Ann Allen, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Shannon Boren, Johnny Cardwell, Thurman Clayton, Billy Cline, Sue Colella, William Cook, Martha Cooper, Joe Cox, Sarah Day, Juanita Dillard, Larry Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Betty Fincher, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Mary Lois Green, Lisa Hanks, Betty Hearn, Pauline Hutchens, Junior Overall, Joe Pipkin, Orville Rhynes, David Rooker, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Marshall, Doug and Marie Smith, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, and April Staggs.
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