Thursday, February 14, 2013
Potts Camp News
Birthday party honors Edward Gurley
Condolences are sent to the family of Becky Clifton who passed away Thursday, February 7. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Potts Camp on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10. Burial was in Temperance Hill Cemetery. Survivors include her four children Henry, Charles and Ray Clifton and Estelle McClure and their families.
Condolences are also sent to DeWitt “Sonny” Stroud and family of Memphis, Tenn., in the death of his mother, Willie Mae Stroud. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 9, at United Funeral Home in New Albany. Sonny was a member of the Potts Camp Class of 1962 and a member of the 1961 Overall State Champs basketball team.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Georgia Elaine Stanton of Hickory Flat who died Thursday, Feb. 7, and was buried in Hickory Flat on Sunday afternoon. Three of her sisters are from Potts Camp – Mary Mills, Laxine Lemons and Betty Schneider.
On Saturday afternoon, we received a call that G.R. Thompson had passed away. He had been a resident at Graceland in New Albany for a few years. He leaves one son, Buster Thompson, three grandsons, Chris, Timmy and Bobby and their families. Our condolences are sent to his family.
Potts Camp Cardinals and Lady Cardinals played their last home game for the regular season last Friday night against the Ingomar Falcons and made their fans proud. The girls’ game was great, but the boys’ game was very exciting and hard-fought. They finally came out victorious after four minutes of overtime, winning by one point! Congratulations to both teams and coaches Tana Miller, Shaun Holtz and Lee Gray. It was also “Senior Night” and the seven ballplayers and two cheerleaders were recognized between games.
Several from the community attended the annual fish fry at Emory Independent Methodist Church in Watson last Saturday night. All proceeds went to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Rev. Don and Connie Carver, along with daughter Callie of Millington, Tenn., visited friends in Potts Camp on Saturday.
A special feature story by Merri “Pebble” Gadd, daughter of Mrs. Annie Ruth Stone and the late T.M. “Coach” Stone was printed in the Commercial Appeal, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. The title was “Return to Russia” and told about their family’s visit of the country’s sites and history. She and her husband Jack Gadd traveled to Russia in 1996 and 1998 to adopt their two sons. In May of last year they returned for a heritage journey and family vacation of a lifetime with their sons and daughter, all teenagers. They visited Moscow, Kungur and Perm. Along with her narrative of their trip, there were photos of the Moscow River with the Kremlin in the background; St. Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square in the Russian capital of Moscow, a huge round, colorful sculpture made from padlocks in the city of Perm on the European side of Russia in the Ural foothills, and a display of matryoshkas at the outdoor market in Moscow. Her mother, Annie Ruth Stone, said it made you feel as if you were on the journey along with them.
Members of the Potts Camp Church of Christ held a Valentine’s banquet on Saturday evening, Feb. 9, in their fellowship hall – the former Potts Camp Museum building. A large crowd attended and they report a wonderful time was had by all.
Correction: In last week’s column, I inadvertently stated that Tracy was Terri Conlee’s mother; however, her mother is Linda Defer and sister is Tracy Watkins. Sorry, Terri, Tracy and Linda. Terri also reports that she loves her Escape and that “It is great on gas mileage and just a wonderful blessing from God!”
Edward Gurley enjoyed a birthday party in his honor on Sunday afternoon at his home, hosted by his wife Carol Lynn and daughter Kym. He enjoyed visits by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as other family members. The birthday cake was made by his sister, Joan Gurley. Everyone enjoyed cake, sugar cookies and ice cream.
Blake Thompson, son of Mr. and Mr. Bobby Thompson, grandson of Buster Thompson, and great-grandson of G.R. Thompson, celebrated his sixth birthday with a party on Saturday, Feb. 9, at his home in New Albany.
Happy Birthday to the following: Susie Hill and Joe Mills (Feb. 19).
Prayer requests: Johnny Cardwell, Tiffany Erwin, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Ann Callicutt, Sue Colella, William Cook, Carol Jean Davis, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Larry and Rita Elliott, Mary Ann (Todd) Fleckinger, W.R. Gandy, Edward Gurley, Mitchell Gurley, Pam Hall, Betty Hearn, Louise Hutchens, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Robert H. and Jean King, Mildred Marbury, Polly Poole Pratt, Orville Rhynes, Knowlton Shaw, Mike Shaw, Lois Swaney Shipp, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Sylvia (Clark) Smithwick, Pam Sparks, Charles W. Thomas, and Lawrence White.
Thought for the day: Every moment of every day, God’s grace sustains us.
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