Thursday, January 2, 2014
Potts Camp News
Day home setting for Christmas breakfast
“Happy New Year to one and all!”
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21: 4-5a.
This is a little late, but happy wedding anniversary to Greg and Susan Campbell who have been married for 16 years. Congratulations!
Sympathy is extended to the family of Sank Edward Owen, 86, of the Athens community in his death Sunday, Dec. 22, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He graduated from Aberdeen High School, attended Mississippi State University and received a master’s degree from George Peabody/Vanderbilt University. He retired as a teacher and principal after 31 years of service (several years as an English teacher at Potts Camp High School). He also was a veteran of the Korean War. Services were held Saturday, Dec. 28, at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with burial in Howell Cemetery. He was also a cousin of the late L.D. Hollingsworth of Potts Camp. His former students at PCHS remember him as a good man and as a very good teacher.
David Fuller celebrated an early family Christmas with sisters Karen Green and Sandy Smith and brothers-in-law Jerry Green and Charles Smith at the Smith home in Bruce on Thursday night, Dec. 19. On Friday (his birthday), he celebrated in Potts Camp with family and friends. Johnny Fuller, his cousin from Southaven, also visited and they rode around to visit with other family members and friends. He said that he enjoyed spending time with Johnny as they do not get to visit very often. He was hoping for snow on his birthday, but was disappointed.
Robert Patterson will be the speaker at the January 7 meeting of the Marshall County Friends of the Library in Holly Springs. He will speak on yellow fever in Holly Springs and the yellow fever graves in Hill Crest Cemetery. The Friends will meet at 11 a.m. for their business session and the program begins at 11:30 a.m., all at the Marshall County Library.
Lloyd and Nancy Hearn of Memphis, Tenn., were visitors of Jean and Robert H. King and Carol Gurley on Saturday, Dec. 21. They enjoyed their pre-Christmas visit.
Carol Lynn Gurley hosted several family Christmas gatherings at her home. On Sunday, Dec. 22 Kym Morris and family came for their annual Christmas party. Her guests on Christmas Eve were daughter Heather Hodges and husband, Mike; grandchildren Brooks and Madelyn Hodges; and Jean and Robert H. King.
The family of Lamar and Mable Day all gathered at their home on Christmas morning for breakfast and then exchanged gifts. Mable said they had a nice Christmas, especially since Terri got to be there. “She was able to walk up and down stairs with assistance and that was a wonderful blessing,” she said. “We are so blessed that she is doing as well as she is after her ordeal.” Another blessing was that all family members were home for Christmas.
Arthur and Doris Poole went with Jason, Nikki, Alea, Kylie and Patrick Gurley to “Christmas in Cotton Plant” over the holidays. “It was an enjoyable night with the kids and there was a full moon to top off the beautiful night as we strolled among all of the inflatables,” they said.
Madalynne Ash spent Christmas Day in Oxford with Jean and James Edward Nichols, Randy and Carla Massey and Ron Nichols. Also visiting were David Randolph, Margie and Marla Simmons of Memphis, and Stan Simmons of Knoxville, Tenn. She said they had such a good time and she enjoyed spending Christmas Day with family members.
Charlotte Wolfe spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with her mother and father, Eloise and Henry Wolfe at their home in Hickory Flat.
Our Gurley family Christmas was held Saturday, Dec. 21, at my home despite the weather predictions of storms and high winds (which held off until that night). The temperature was in the mid-70s and cloudy all day, but just right to be able to sit out under the carport and for the children to play outdoors. It was a perfect day for a family gathering! There was a fairly large crowd for lunch (around 61) and then the children opened their gifts. There was plenty of food and homemade goodies and we all had a grand time. One of the youngest members summed up the day by saying, “This is the best Christmas ever!”
The family of Joan Gurley gathered at her home Saturday night, Dec. 21, for their annual family Christmas time. They enjoyed lots of food, fun, games, and fellowship.
John Nelson, Margaret Hart, Joan Gurley and I attended the Christmas Eve candlelight service at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs. Presided over by the minister, Dr. Joe Lusby, it was a very impressive service about the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Seven-year-old Aaron Smitherman played the guitar and sang “O Holy Night” and the choir presented several Christmas songs with Carole Jean Taylor singing a solo part to “Sweet, Little Jesus Boy.” Music director is Robert Williams. The program ended with lighting of the congregational candles and singing “Silent Night.”
Following the Christmas Eve service, we attended the Hart family Christmas at the home of Garrie and Sherrie Colhoun in Holly Springs. We enjoyed the food and fellowship and opening of gifts. It was a great evening!
Over the Christmas holidays, Wanda and Linda Holbrook attended the Gavan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Ark., to see their 17-acre, four-million-light displays.
Estelle Bennett, my 99-year-old former school teacher who now resides in Oxford, called on Thursday morning of last week and said she had a wonderful Christmas. Her son and his family of Texas came early and then daughter, Betty and family, also of Oxford came Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. More family members were to come later in the day and throughout the weekend. Margaret and Kat King (The King Twins) of Oxford had also visited and brought cake and other goodies. She also had been sick and spent a day and night in the hospital. Please add her to your prayer list.
Happy birthday to the following: Kody Joyner (Jan 3), Pat Kennedy, Tyler Mayer, and Kasie Teel (Jan 4), Randy Alderson (Jan. 6), Jo Ann Mayer (Jan. 7), Rev. Joe Epting, John Forester, and Linda Holbrook (Jan. 8).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Adam Burge, Matthew Cooper, Steve Culver, Taylor and Tucker Goode, David Louis Hammond, June Ash Huey, Jay Hurdle, Terri Kitchens, Troy Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Wesley Poole, Ernest Reece, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Mike Shaw, Pam Sparks, and Cooper Vaughn.
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