Thursday, December 5, 2013
Potts Camp News
Family and friends enjoy the holidays
“Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near, thy wondrous works declare.” Psalms 75:1.
Sympathy is extended to the families of Faye Turpen and Marion Askew in the recent loss of their niece, Alma Pearl Bowling of Russellville, Ala.; to the family of Allen Sexton in his recent death; and to Carolyn Holbrook in the death of her stepfather.
Thanksgiving Day guests of Mildred Marbury were Linda and Keith Bumpas of Memphis, Tenn., Gary King of Southaven, Sandra Gillard of Booneville, Billy King of Hickory Flat, Virginia Ann Allen of Lake Center and Jamie Hemme of the Bethlehem community.
Gale and Tommye Ann Goode and family, Mitch and Jeanette Stone and Emily, Tim and Cherie Shaw and family, and Jack and Merri H. Gadd and family met at their family home for Thanksgiving Day lunch. They regretted that Holley Stone Muraco and family of California were not able to attend this year. Everyone brought food and they all enjoyed the delicious meal, especially the turkey cooked by Pat Goode.
Family and friends of J.M. “Flick” Ash met at his home on Thanksgiving Day for lunch. Attending were Mike and Liesa Weaver, Kevin and Anna Beth Scott, Tristan McAlexander, and Josh Roberts, all of Petal; Jesse and Bobbie Anna Ash, Floy Ash, Madalynne Ash, Bro. Chuck and Mary Fowler, all of Potts Camp; Trey Ash and friend Linny, Austin, Lindsey and Paisley Watts, all of Southaven; Evan Watts of Olive Branch; Ray and Carol Ash Minor of Red Banks; and Ken and Cindy Stice. He thanks Arthur Love for bringing ribs and Dolleen Porter, Mary Houston and Roxie Whaley for furnishing part of the food. Other family members took covered dishes to complete the meal. Also, Ray and Carol Minor sent beautiful fresh, cut flowers. Everyone enjoyed the food and fellowship.
Robin Lane Hempe of Texas arrived last Tuesday to spend Thanksgiving with her mother, Nancy Lane at her home in Waterford.
Margaret Hart celebrated Thanksgiving Day with a bountiful meal at the home of Garrie and Sherry Hart Colhoun in Holly Springs. Others in attendance were Elizabeth Colhoun and Brian Maness of Memphis, Rebecca Colhoun and Ben Ivester, John, Judy and Will Forester of Oxford.
Kyle and Melanie Poole and family of Red Banks hosted their annual Thanksgiving Day celebration. A total of 63 family members were in attendance including Arthur and Doris Poole and family, Carol Lynn Gurley, Mary Minor, Joan Gurley and family, Bill and Sue Rowland and family, Jean Gurley and family, Jeanette and Emily Stone, Pam Gurley, Harold and Nancy Green, John Nelson, Martha and Debbie DeBerry, Linda and Taylor Hall, Stewart Lynn, and Kenzie Marie McDonald. For the meal everyone brought their favorite dishes with the host family furnishing the turkey. What a feast we had! And how blessed we are to have such a large family who enjoys cooking.
Joyce Clayton celebrated Thanksgiving at the home of her son and his family, Lynn and Martha Goolsby and children, Hanna and Jamie. Others attending were her daughter Marion Hunsucker and husband David and their daughter Tammy Cobb and her two children, Kinsey and Colton, all of Ashland. They enjoyed the day together.
Jean Whaley and family celebrated an early Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 17 at her home with 18 family members in attendance. Darryl came on Thanksgiving Day to spend a few days with her as well. She wants to thank everyone who has visited, brought food, called and sent cards during her recuperation from knee replacement surgery. She said it is very much appreciated.
Katherine Greer Sundstrom had lunch on Thanksgiving Day with Trudy Byard and family in Holly Springs. She said there were 27 present for the meal and fellowship afterwards.
David Fuller spent Thanksgiving with his sister Sandy Smith and her husband, Charles, in Bruce. Sandy said they were thankful that all family members except one were together. David returned home Thursday afternoon and watched the Ole Miss-Mississippi State game on TV that night. He said he didn’t care too much for the game because Ole Miss lost 10-17.
Buster and Coy Thompson and family spent Thanksgiving Day with Cathy Polston and family. They were enjoying a wonderful meal, but were interrupted by a call saying that Timmy’s mother-in-law, Martha Bell, had died suddenly at her home in Senatobia. We are sorry for their loss and extend sympathy to Timmy and Liz Thompson and their family. Funeral services were held in Senatobia on Saturday, Nov. 30.
Joan Gurley, her granddaughter, Keri Beasley and two children, Logan and Emma Grace, drove to Jackson on Friday to visit Wade and Lisa Murphy. Wade is a patient at St. Dominic Hospital and has been there for over a week. Prayers are needed for Wade and his family.
On Sunday afternoon, Nancy Lane, Katherine Sundstrom, Margaret Hart and I drove to Olive Branch to a Christmas Open House at the home of Gladys Fleming. She has a large home completely decorated for the holidays. There were over 40 trees and more than 100 framed Christmas prints on display, along with all of the other beautiful decorations.
Happy birthday to the following: Ruby Churchill and Ronnie Day (Dec. 5), Joyce Clayton and Landon Cobbs (Dec. 6), Gayle Ash, Kathy Clayton and Jean King (Dec. 7), Sylvia Akin, Emma Grace Beasley, Zoe Clark, Jack Tyler Clayton, Robert H. King, Mila Rowland, Mark Shaw, and Tim Shaw (Dec. 8), Joy Lowery and Davy Syms (Nov. 9), Alta F. Lawrence (Dec. 10), Betty H. Greer, Drew Gurley, Billie Mills and Pam Sparks (Dec. 11), and Betty Rose Jones (Dec. 12).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Adam Burge, Matthew Cooper, Steve Culver, George and Dorothy Dickey, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Pam Brower Hammond and her son, David Louis Hammond, Robert and Jean King, Terri Kitchens, Troy Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Tricia Newton, Junior Overall, Gladys Rhynes, David Rooker, Mike Shaw, Pam Sparks, Cooper Vaughn, Jean S. Whaley, and Bill Witt.
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