Thursday, October 3, 2013
Potts Camp News
Potts Camp Class of ’57 meets in Parker home
“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.
It is hard to believe that we are now in the month of October and Christmas decorations, etc. are being put out in stores already, along with Halloween and fall items. Christmas movies are also being promoted on the Hallmark Channel. This year is progressing way too fast for me!
Congratulations to Neil and Leslee Whaley on the arrival of their daughter, Mary Neilee, born Monday, Sept. 9, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany, weighing eight pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. She is being welcomed into this world by brother, Saxon; grandparents Brett and Michelle Whaley of Potts Camp, Keith and Sheri Heaton of Ashland, and Gina Rowland of Waterford. Great-grandparents are Mary Jo Whaley and the late Fred Whaley of Potts Camp, and Lois Saxon and the late Gene Saxon of Waterford.
John Nelson of Byhalia (brother of the late Mary Lois Gurley), enjoyed an early birthday supper at the home of his niece, Margaret Hart on Monday afternoon, Sept. 23. Also attending were his sister Laverne Provost and her husband, Jack, of Apopka, Fla. who returned to their home on Tuesday.
Nancy (Germany) Lane of Wichita Falls, Texas, arrived in Waterford on Sunday night, Sept. 22, for an extended visit with family and friends in and around the Waterford and Potts Camp areas. Prior to arriving she and her daughter, Robin Hampe of Plano, Texas, attended MetroCooking, the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show in Dallas, Texas, to meet Paula Deen, her husband Captain Michael, and her son, Bobby. Nancy said their day began by attending a brunch featuring dishes based on Paula’s recipes. Following brunch, they went next door for a photo op with Paula and Captain Michael. At 1 p.m. they attended a live cooking demonstration in the Celebrity Theater and sampled several items, i.e., salad, chicken pot pie, and peanut butter pie. Bobby Deen and Captain Michael were preparing the food. They also received a MetroCooking apron (autographed), reusable tote, and personally signed copy of Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible. She said it was a very exciting day and one they both will treasure for years to come.
Roger and Daphne Foster had a wonderful surprise visit on Thursday, Sept. 26, from some old friends from Petropolis, Brazil (approx. 50 miles from Rio de Janeiro). Jorge and Elizabete Oliveira were assigned to FedEx in Memphis in the late 1990s. During this time Jorge and Roger worked closely to maintain one of the FedEx aircraft engine fleets. The two families became close friends outside work and visited each other’s respective homes on many occasions. In the year 2000 Jorge and his family returned to Brazil. This year the Oliveiras decided to vacation in Tennessee. They arrived in Memphis early last week, visited the Fosters and then traveled to Pigeon Forge, Nashville, and other sites in east Tennessee. “It was a joyous reunion and a wonderful visit,” said Roger. The Oliveiras plan a return trip to Potts Camp on Oct. 5 for supper with the Fosters.
Katherine (Greer) Sundstrom spent last week with Mattie Ladd in Blytheville, Ark. She said they had a really fun time visiting with friends and eating out at several great restaurants.
The Potts Camp Class of 1957 held a reunion at the home of Ray and Connie (Holbrook) Parker near Hernando on Saturday, Sept. 28. Others attending were Freddie and Connie Johnson, Mary Ann Loper, Jeanean and David May, Jimmy and Peggy Duncan, and Jim and Wilma Rhea. Connie reports that they had fun and enjoyed talking about old and present times. “Class albums were passed around and we enjoyed looking back and discussing classmates and teachers”, she said. Everyone enjoyed a potluck luncheon and plans are being made to meet again next year.
Jean Whaley, daughter Leslie Stanton, and granddaughter Chelsea Anderson traveled to Oxford Middle School on Saturday, Sept. 21, to watch another granddaughter, Anna Grace Whaley, play volleyball with her DeSoto Central team in matches against Oxford and Pontotoc. Jean said they sat through nine games and DeSoto Central came out victorious in all games. They had an enjoyable day.
On Sunday, Sept. 22, Jean Whaley, David Whaley, Darryl, Andrea and Anna Grace Whaley, and Leslie Stanton attended the annual Shaw-McElroy reunion at Wall Doxey State Park. There was a large crowd in attendance and Jean reported they had a wonderful time.
Congratulations to Doug and Julie Whaley of Flowood, upon the birth of their son, Nolan Elizah Whaley, who was born Tuesday, Sept. 24. Proud grandparents are Dicky and Anita Gandy of Saltillo and great-grandmother is Jean Whaley.
Bobby and Katie Smithwick, Paul and Dorothy M. Rose and I attended the Benton County Forestry Association meeting on Thursday night, Sept. 26. Dr. John Kushla, MSU-ES, Extension agent in Verona was the speaker. Everyone enjoyed his program as well as a delicious steak dinner.
Several from the community also enjoyed the annual Marshall County Forestry and Cattleman Association Field Day held Saturday, Sept. 28, at Spring Creek Farms near Holly Springs. Hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Ozier.
Just prior to sending in this column, I learned of the passing of Louise Hutchens (widow of Chester Hutchens). She passed away Saturday, Sept. 28. Condolences are sent to her family.
The Potts Camp High School football team will play Coahoma AHS during homecoming festivities Friday night, Oct. 4. Let’s support our Cardinals!
Happy Birthday wishes are being sent to Terri Conlee, Oct. 4, Roger Bolden and Brayen Turner (Oct. 7), Mindy Clifton (Oct. 8), Jac Tyler Jenkins (Oct. 9), and Margaret Wilson (Oct. 10). Late birthday wishes are being sent to Randall Pratt who celebrated his special day on Oct. 1.
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Sandra Beaver, Adam Burge, Joe Cooper, Matthew Cooper, Linda Covington, Renee Gandy, Barbara Gilliam, Gale Goode, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Carol Lynn Gurley, Robert and Jean King, Terri Kitchens, Gracie McCallum, Tricia Newton, Junior Overall, Cindy Passons, Cooper Vaughn, and J.B. Work.
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Appreciation for Pastor Lyons and wife will be held Sunday
Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “as for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as man has come out of the ark.” Genesis 9:8.
Greenfield Presbyterian Church’s 27th annual Family and Friends’ Day program was held Sept. 22, 3 p.m. The theme was “One God, One Father, and One Friend – I and my Father are one.” Scripture was taken from John 10:30. Master of ceremonies was deacon Robert C. Curry in the absence of Minister Enoch Lester. Welcome was given by Levi Gladney. Acceptance, Lela Lee Jeffries from Wilkins Chapel CME Church. A&B selection, Permission Hill Church Choir from Enid. Occasion, Sherlyn Curry-Clark. Music selection, James E. Coleman and the Spiritual Souls from Memphis, Tenn., and Royston Chapel pianist in the absence of the choir. Guest speaker, Pastor Gwendolyn Nelson. Introduction of speaker, Rev. Evelyn C. Elliott. Remarks and benediction, former members of Greenfield. Pastor and closing remarks, Pastor W. James Lyons.
Appreciation for Pastor W. James and Gail Lyons will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m.
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