Thursday, January 3, 2013
Potts Camp News
Ash home setting for Christmas lunch
Year 2012 is now history and most enjoyed a wonderful time with family and friends; however, amidst all of the good times, there were sad times, as well, with the loss of loved ones, sickness, accidents, etc.
Lorette Overall lost her battle with cancer on Sunday morning, Dec. 23. She was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Potts Camp, a former teacher and a librarian. She will be truly missed by all of her family and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 27, at First Baptist Church, with burial in the Potts Camp Cemetery. Our love and sympathy is extended to her family in their loss.
Sympathy is also extended to Elizabeth (Gholston) Hunsucker and Joann (Gholston) Cox in the loss of their eldest sister, Maxine Avent who died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, in Memphis, Tenn. She had enjoyed spending Christmas with her daughter and family. She was also a regular attendee of the Potts Camp School reunions.
Get well wishes are being sent to my sister, Sue Rowland, as she recuperates from a recent fall.
Mrs. Christine Spencer, mother of Wilma Rhea and James L. Spencer, is in rehab at Kirby Pines after falling and badly bruising her hip. Get well wishes are also being sent to her.
Jerry and Karen Green were visitors of his parents, Harvey and Mary Lois (Work) Green in Kentucky over the Christmas holidays. Remember the elder Greens in your prayers as they are not doing well.
Forty-one family members and friends gathered at the home of Tommy and Sandra Ash on Sunday, Dec. 16, for Christmas lunch. Etoyle Ash enjoyed being with six of her nine children, her sister, Inez Jarrett, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. A good time was had by all.
Emily Stone arrived on Sunday, Dec. 23, from Allen, Texas, to spend several days during Christmas with her family, Mitch and Jeanette Stone.
Annie Ruth Stone and family celebrated together on Christmas Eve at her home, and again with breakfast on Christmas morning with most family members in attendance.
Madalynne Ash spent Christmas Day in Oxford with James Edward and Jean Nichols. Other family members attending were Wayne and Laura Simmons of Dallas, Texas; Stan Simmons of Knoxville, Tenn.; Margie and Marla Simmons of Memphis, Tenn.; Randy and Karla Massey and Ron Nichols, all of Oxford.
Margaret Hart and I visited Bro. Joe and Teen Epting on Friday, Dec. 21, the shortest day of the year; and on Christmas Eve, John Nelson, Joan Gurley and I were luncheon guests of the Eptings in New Albany, along with her brother and sister-in-law.
Mildred Marbury was the guest of Ann, Billy and Renee Edlin for a birthday celebration at the Muddy Creek Café in Falkner on Friday night, Dec. 21. They enjoyed a fish supper with all of the trimmings. Mildred said the food was great and that the café features fish on Friday nights, and chicken on Saturday nights.
Henry Jarrett spent Christmas with his daughter, Miriam Ormon and family in Ashland. On Christmas Day they were joined by his son, Mark Jarrett and family.
Jimmy Rhea of Memphis was a recent visitor of Edward and Carol L. Gurley following a visit to his mother, Mrs. Herbert Rhea in Hickory Flat. Continue to keep Edward in your prayers as he recuperates.
The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Joan Gurley celebrated Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 22, at her home. Attending were Robby Goolsby and daughters, Laura Beth and Leah Paige; Wade and Lisa Murphy, Amanda Murphy, Keri Beasley and children, Logan and Emma Grace, and Mark Murphy; Brad and Beverly Farr, Abby, Hunter, and Rylee Jo.
The family of Doris and Arthur Poole gathered at their home on Christmas Eve. Attending were Kevin and Melissa Poole, Taylor Poole, Kali Rowland, Wesley Poole, Samantha Lang, Kyle, Melanie, Preston, Audrey, and Hayden Poole, Jason, Nikki, Alea, Kylie and Patrick Gurley, Govan Blue and his friend, Natasha.
Frank Hutchins, Jr. in Texas, formerly of Potts Camp, sends wishes to everyone in Potts Camp. He enjoys keeping up with the Potts Camp News in The South Reporter. He and his wife Barbara spent Christmas with their family at Disney World and said the kids and grands enjoyed the parks while he and Barbara enjoyed babysitting their 8-month old granddaughter. He says they had a “truly enjoyable time and wishes all a Happy New Year!”
Margaret Hart and I, along with David Fuller and Katherine Sundstrom, visited Merideth Gray in Holly Springs on her birthday, Saturday, Dec. 22. Her home, Doxey House, was one of the homes on the Marshall Co. Historical Museum’s Holiday Tour earlier in the month. It was truly a treat to see her decorations and to receive a tour of her beautiful home. We also stopped by for a short visit with Wanda Holbrook and her daughter, Linda, who was visiting from Hot Springs, Ark., for the holidays.
Happy birthday to: Colton Muraco (Jan. 5), Randy Alderson who will turn 45 on Jan. 6, JoAnn Mayer (Jan. 7), John Forester, Rev. Joe Epting, and Linda Holbrook (Jan. 8), and Audrey Poole (Jan. 11).
Prayer list: Pam Hall, Sandra Beaver, Jody Edwards, Katie Smithwick, Betty Hearn, Lawrence White, Cathy Parker, Sylvia (Clark) Smithwick, Gladys Rhynes, Sue Colella, Shirley Smith, Louise Hutchens, Edward Gurley, Danny Ash, Jr., James (Spider) Cook, Pauline Hutchens, Mary Ann Todd, Mike Shaw, Sarah Day, John Eckols, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, and Polly (Poole) Pratt.
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