Thursday, August 29, 2013
Potts Camp News
Ladies’ Night Out Sept. 6
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31.
Gale and Tommye Ann Goode recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa in the Shoals area of Alabama near Florence. They were married August 20, 1963, at the Potts Camp Methodist Church by Rev. Berry Whitehurst. Earlier in the summer they took a three-week Western road trip through Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri. They enjoyed touring and sightseeing in Ft. Smith, Ark.; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Flagstaff, Ariz. (where they visited the Grand Canyon); Sedona, Ariz.; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Dodge City, Kansas.
Rev. and Mrs. Joe Epting were treated to dinner at Cravin’ Catfish in Sherman in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday night, Aug. 23. Hosts were William and Ann Hill of New Albany. Several family members and friends were in attendance. The private room was decorated for the occasion with balloons, yellow roses, etc.
On Sunday afternoon at the Cornersville Baptist Church, Rev. and Mrs. Joe Epting received guests at their 50th wedding anniversary reception. A large crowd attended, some from his former pastorates, as well as many friends and relatives. Also on hand were their daughter, Deborah, her husband, Alan Hudspeth and two grandsons, Connor and Joel, as well as her brother and sister-in-law, William and Ann Hill. Members of Cornersville Baptist Church helped with the decorations and with the serving. The tables were beautifully decorated with lace cloths centered with vases of yellow roses, greenery and other flowers. Framed photographs depicting their 50 years together were also on display, as was a video of their life together. The serving tables were also covered with lace cloths, one holding a large sheet cake in the anniversary colors, and the other table held punch, nuts, mints, pastries, and gift bags of candy for each one in attendance. It was a wonderful occasion. Several attended from Potts Camp where he pastored the First Baptist Church for over six years. We wish them many more years of happiness!
Randy Massey of Oxford visited with Madalynne Ash Thursday of last week while in town on business. He is the son-in-law of James Edward and Jean (Simmons) Nichols, also of Oxford.
Recent visitors of Jean Gurley were her cousins, Danny Lindsey and Shirley Schultz of Bartlett, Tenn.
Make plans to attend the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers Exhibit Day on the Marshall County Courthouse lawn on Friday, Sept. 6. They will have homemade bakery items for sale and will also have handmade craft items for sale.
Chance and Journey Poole celebrated their first birthday with a party on Saturday, Aug. 24, at their home. Attended by a large crowd of family and friends, the children enjoyed cake, ice cream and some enjoyed the swimming pool. They are the children of Jonathan and Sammie Poole and the neighbors of Mildred Marbury, who is enjoying having them nearby.
A housewarming was held for Dexter and Chelsea Anderson on Saturday, Aug. 24, at their lovely home near Potts Camp. A large crowd attended to help them celebrate. Dexter is the grandson of a former classmate, Ginger Lovelady, and Chelsea is the granddaughter of a friend, Jean Shaw Whaley.
Lynn Goolsby and Billie Joe Jarrett of Potts Camp were two of the participates in a Benefit Poker Run on Saturday, Aug. 24, for 5-year-old Darion Jackson (pictured above) of Ripley, who is currently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and is developing Kawasaki disease. Darion is the son of Stephanie Jackson. There were 51 motorcycles in the event, according to Richard McNair and Molly Self of Hickory Flat, organizers of “Riding for a Cause.” Bikes left from the Hickory Flat Volunteer Fire Department at 1 p.m., came through Potts Camp, then to Holly Springs, on to Hwy. 72 and ended in Ripley. All proceeds went to help with Darion’s treatment and other needed expenses. According to Jarrett, most all of their rides are for a cause to help someone in need.
Billy Joe Jarrett and Lynn Goolsby also attended a three-day motorcycle rally in Mountain View, Ark., recently. “This is an annual event. There were around 30,000 bikes this year and one of the biggest I have ever been to over there,” stated Jarrett.
Joan Gurley and I attended a book signing in Oxford on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Off Square Books. Twins Margaret and Kat King, also of Oxford, have published their second book, “Which is Which.” Their first book, titled, “Y’all Twins?” is about their life and antics at a very young age, and the second book is a continuing tale of their adventures. They are a delightful pair and enjoy life to the fullest.
The first home varsity football game of the season will be played at Oakley Sportsplex on Friday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. against Bruce. The junior high played their first game of the season on Tuesday night of this week against Falkner. Best wishes are sent to both teams and their coaches for a great season.
Ladies Night Out will be held at Cornersville United Methodist Church on Friday night, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. This is a time of Bible study and fellowship.
Happy Birthday to the following: Betty Fincher (Aug. 30), Liz Thompson and Coy Thompson (Aug. 31), Inez Jarrett (Sept. 1), Elizabeth G. Hunsucker (Sept. 3), Blake Randolph (Sept. 6).
Congratulations to Bobby and Katie Smithwick on their wedding anniversary today (Aug. 29).
Sympathy is extended to Roger Garrison and family in the recent loss of his mother, and also to the former Janet Edwards (daughter of Derward and the late Birtie Mills Edwards) in the sudden death of her husband last week.
Prayer list: Henry Burchett, Barbara Gilliam, Robert H. King, Elizabeth Morris (niece of Margie Simmons who has been diagnosed with ALS for which there is no cure), Mitch Tomlinson, and all those who have special needs that are listed in our local church bulletins.
Thought for Today:
* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
* If you plant hard work, you will reap success
* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation
So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.
Annual Choir Day held at Hamilton Chapel CME Church
Give thanks. You will say in that day, I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away and you comforted me. Surely God is my salvation. I will trust and I will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might. He has become my salvation. Isaiah 12:1-2.
Dr. Bessie Tables and New Hope MB Church family were special guests of Greenfield Presbyterian Church in the Sunday morning worship service. Dr. Tables delivered the message. Her subject was “Awake out of your sleep and move forward as God’s people.” Then the choir sang. The after prayer was by Minister Preston A. Coleman from Rocky Hill MB Church, Louisville.
Hamilton Chapel CME Church’s annual Choir Day was rendered Sunday, Aug. 25. Choirs present were Mt. Teamer and Hudsonville.
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