Thursday, April 24, 2014
Potts Camp News
Locals enter antique tractors in festival
“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.” Matthew 28:6-10.
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.
Churches on the Potts Camp United Methodist charge met at Cornersville UMC for sunrise service on Sunday morning at 7 a.m. followed by a wonderful breakfast prepared by members. Rev. Don Newton portrayed a member of the Sanhedrin, the highest Jewish political and religious court, as he told the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus, ending with the powerful statement of “He is alive!” Special music was provided by Bonnie Davis, Mitch Stone, Candis Kirk, Terry Berryhill, Carey Ann Cooper, and Deb Kirk, and all tied into the meaning of Easter.
First Baptist Church of Potts Camp held an outdoor Easter sunrise service on the former Greer property at 8:45 a.m., followed by breakfast. At the morning worship service the choir, under the direction of Andy Roe, presented their Easter musical, “O What A Savior.”
Easter weekend guest of Nancy Lane was Teresa Kelly of Wichita Falls, Texas. On Friday they lunched with friends at Southern Eatery in Holly Springs and then toured the Elvis Presley Museum and home in Tupelo. Saturday was spent in Oxford and on Sunday, they enjoyed a fantastic Easter brunch at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn., rode the trolley, went sightseeing, and spent the night at The Peabody so Teresa could catch her return flight home on Monday. They said it was a great weekend filled with plenty of activities.
Sympathy is extended to Billy Clark III and family in the loss of his mother, Loretta Blansett of Louisville who passed away on Sunday, April 13, in Jackson. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 16, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Sympathy is also extended to the families of Coleman Rhea of Cornersville and Bonnie Ash of Memphis in their recent deaths.
Bobby and Katie Smithwick enjoyed a trip to Hot Springs, Ark., on Friday, April 18, to attend the wedding of Katie’s granddaughter.
Donald Thompson of Jonesboro, Ark., and Darell and Nadine Gibson of Walls were visitors of Joyce Clayton last Saturday. They visited family cemeteries and old home places and really enjoyed the day together. Darell and Nadine are first cousins of the late James Goolsby.
Mitch Stone was guest singer for the Ebenezer United Methodist Church revival from Sunday through Wednesday nights of last week. On Friday night, he sang at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Union County for their Good Friday service.
Mitchell Gurley and Roger Foster, along with other antique tractor enthusiasts, entered a contest at the Myrtle festival, “Music at the Tracks” on Saturday. Participants of the festival voted on which classic tractor they liked best and Mitchell won second place with his restored 1951 8N Ford tractor. This event was a first for the festival.
Congratulations to Jordan Tyler Thompson and Shelby Nicole Wilson on their marriage last Saturday at Salem Baptist Church. Parents of the young couple are Mr. and Mrs. Elvis S. Swindle and Timothy Thompson of Potts Camp, and Debbie Jordan of Myrtle.
Carol Gurley, Jean King, and Jennah Morris were Easter Sunday luncheon guests of Mike, Heather, Brooks and Madelyn Hodges in Germantown. They were joined by Mike’s parents, Don and Rebecca Hodges.
Jean Gurley, along with daughter, Georgia Cobbs, and grandchildren, Madisyn and Landon Cobbs of Oxford, hosted the Gurley family Easter luncheon and egg hunt last Saturday at her home in the Winborn community. The weather was wonderful this year for the many activities enjoyed by the children. A large crowd, consisting of family members and friends, was on hand to enjoy the meal and to watch the children participate in the annual egg hunt. Also, many memories were shared about time spent on the Gurley home place. Some even took a memory walk through the pasture, across the railroad tracks, and to the creek. It was truly a happy occasion!
Plans have been finalized for the fund-raiser benefit for David Rooker at Winborn United Methodist Church, Saturday, April 26, starting at 10 a.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and barbecue sandwiches will be served. Desserts and side orders or plate lunches will also be available. Live music performances all day, including Mitch Stone, Allen Phillips, the Burnsides, Ricky Rooker, and Ricky Rooker, Jr. start at 10 a.m. Drawings will be held throughout the day with tickets available until the time of drawing. Final event for the day will be a live auction beginning at 5 p.m. For more information or to donate items for the auction, contact Jesse or Cora Embrey at 662-333-7766 or 662-815-0008.
Marshall County Genealogy Society will meet at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs, Saturday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m.
Members of the Tri-State Tractor Club, sponsored by Roger Foster, will meet in the parking lot of BABCO Supply on Saturday morning, May 3, at 8:30 a.m. for a ride through the Holly Springs National Forest. Tractors are welcome to join the ride. If you have any questions, call Roger Foster at 662-316-0232.
Happy wedding anniversary to Lamar and Mabel Day on May 1.
Happy birthday to: Lucy Gaines and Annette Lloyd (Apr. 24), Braxton and Brayden Clifton (Apr. 25), Brook Hale, Weston Rowland (Apr. 28), Ophelia Thompson (Apr. 29), Lela Hale, Jim Hart II, Holley Muraco, Arthur and Doris Poole, (May 1).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Fran Childers, Madeline Clifton, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Kenny Dickerson, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, David Helmic, Inez Jarrett, Doyle and Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Joann Potts, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Faye and Pam Sparks, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Gloria Vaughn, James and Della Rose Williams.
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