Thursday, October 23, 2014
Potts Camp News
Don and Dene Randolph tour New England
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Sympathy is extended to the family of James Spears who passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15. Services were held Friday, Oct. 17, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with burial in Hill Crest Cemetery, also in Holly Springs.
Condolences are also sent to the family of Brenda Cossitt who passed away Friday, Oct. 17, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services were held Sunday, Oct. 19, at First Baptist Church in Hickory Flat with burial in Flat Rock Cemetery near Hickory Flat. She worked as a registered nurse for 42 years, was a Medicaid caseworker, and also worked for Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development.
Congratulations to Thomas Goode and Courtney Blair on their wedding, October 11, at Como Baptist Church. Courtney’s parents are Mike Sumner of Como, and the late Judy Sumner, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Collins of Senatobia. Thomas is the son of Kenny and Edna Faye Goode of this community. His grandparents were the late J.T. and Bertha Jones and the late Delmer and Mary Goode, also of this community.
Congratulations to Jay and Roxanne Rowland on the arrival of a son, Zachary Alexander Rowland, Friday, Oct. 17, 2:43 p.m., at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Oxford. He weighed seven pounds and five ounces and was 19-1/4 inches long. Zachary is also being welcomed into the family by his brothers, Christopher and Brendan, and his sister, Jayne.
Louise Jennings celebrated her birthday Tuesday, Oct. 14, with most of her family in attendance. She said they were all there except the Huntsville, Ala., group and they came for the weekend. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Ken Daniels, his wife, Haven, and especially their twins, Wesley and Selah. This was the twins’ first time to visit family in Mississippi.
Friday, Oct. 17, the Tippah River Road off Hwy. 349 was dedicated in honor and memory of the late Fred K. Whaley. A resolution was read by Ronnie Joe Bennett, president of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors; Kent Smith welcomed everyone to the event; and Rodney Whaley said a few words on behalf of the family. The occasion was attended by the large Whaley family, relatives and friends. It was a happy occasion, honoring a great man who was a descendent of the first settler of Potts Camp, Col. Erasmus Potts.
Margaret Abram of Ipswich, England, who has been visiting Nancy Lane, left for her home last Saturday after having a wonderful time in North Mississippi. She and Nancy had several adventures while she was here. Margaret said she enjoyed visiting all of Nancy’s friends and it was sad for her to leave.
David Fuller attended the Fuller family reunion at Riverside in Lafayette County this past Sunday afternoon. “I saw several family members who I do not see often, and enjoyed the day with everyone,” he said.
The Potts Camp peewee football team played Marietta at home on Saturday. One touchdown was made by Cody Stewart of the Cardinals with a final score of 6-0. It was a good game. The varsity football team will play Coahoma on October 24 at 7 p.m.; the peewees will play Fulton at 10 a.m. on Oct. 25; and on Oct. 27 there will be a 5 p.m. jr. high basketball game at Ashland.
The Potts Camp junior high and high school pageant will be October 23 in the Potts Camp Auditorium. The junior high pageant will begin at 6 p.m., and the high school pageant will follow.
Revival services were held at Cornersville United Methodist Church Monday, Oct. 20-21, continued at Bethlehem UMC on Oct. 22-23, and will end with two services on Oct. 27 and 28 at First United Methodist Church in Potts Camp at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The Marshall County Genealogy meeting will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Marshall Co. Library at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Don and Ladine Randolph continue to work on their “bucket list.” Recently they traveled 5,000 miles up and down the Atlantic Coast and visited 12 states and the District of Columbia. Their traveling companions were Jim and Lorene (Janie) Miller (Ladine’s twin sister) of Somerville, Tenn. The Millers had made this trip before and were excellent tour guides.
Highlights of the trip were seeing the foliage in full color with mountains and the ocean in the background; covered bridges; visiting Randolph, Vermont, and having lunch in the old railroad depot; seeing the lighthouses and former President George Bush’s compound in Kennebunkport, Maine; and the beautiful homes along the sea coast of Rhode Island. They also visited with Lorene’s daughter, Lee Ann Overall, in Washington, D.C., where she works for the Veterans Affairs Department. They enjoyed seeing the magnificent White House and Capitol, as well as all of the memorials. They traveled through Boston and Foxborough, Massachusetts; saw the Gillette Stadium (home of the New England Patriots); and saw Tom Brady’s football home, which was exciting.
They also went to Hershey, Penn.; toured the Hershey Candy Factory on Sweet Street; saw Three Mile Island (where the nuclear meltdown occurred in 1979); rode a locomotive train through the Amish farms and visited the Amish market; and in the evening went to the Sight and Sound Theatre where they saw the Bible come to life on stage in the story of “Moses,” which was fantastic, they said.
Other sights were the national park at Yorktown, Va., where they viewed a film on the defeat of the British and the end of the Revolutionary War; drove through the City of New York (saw the New Trade Center, Empire State Building, and Yankee Stadium); in New Jersey they saw the football home of Eli Manning and the New York Giants; went shopping at L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine; and enjoyed many of the other shops in New England.
Don and Dene said if you have not visited and traveled through New England during the fall, you need to add the trip to your own “bucket list” because it is unbelievable and indescribable.
Happy Birthday to: Daniel Smothers (Oct. 24), Elizabeth Colhoun (Oct. 25), Joey Hart (Oct. 28), Caleb Knight (Oct. 29), Marion Askew (Oct. 30), Lela R. Stevens (Oct. 31).
Those on the prayer list include: Gayle Ash, Sandra Beaver, John Bowen, Linda Bumpas, Madeline Clifton, Joann G. Cox, Phil Cox, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Tim Gholston, Jim Gilliam, Gale Goode, Pauline Hutchens, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Robert Luther, Jean King, Mary Mills, Elizabeth Morris, Junior Overall, Irene Pipkin, Scotty Rhea, Orville Rhynes, Larry Robbins, Katherine Shaw, Billy Smith, Velma Wilkerson, James and Della Rose Williams.
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Pastor Lyons guest speaker at Annual Men’s Day Program
“I said days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom. But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the almighty giveth them understanding. Great men are not always wise. Neither do the aged understand judgement. Job 32:7-9.
Pastor W. James Lyons delivered an inspiring message at Greenfield Church on Sunday, Oct. 19, in the morning worship service. His sermon was taken from Matt. 6:14 and 15, and Job. 2:25.
Guests at Greenfield Church were his relatives, Mattie Lyons Abrams and Clavin Abrams, New Creslon minister, Atlanta, Ga., and Pastor Billy R. Johnson; Belinda Robinson, City of Faith minister, Atlanta, Ga.,; Apostle Dr. Willie Woods; and Marquis Glover from Holly Springs. Visitors are always welcome to worship at Greenfield.
Sunday afternoon Pastor Lyons and congregation attended the annual Men’s Day Program at Persimmon Hill MB Church. Pastor Lyons was the guest speaker. The theme was – A Servant For Christ. Scripture – The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Psalm 23:1. Rev. Anders Fluker is the pastor. We had a wonderful time.
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