Thursday, March 7, 2013
Potts Camp News
Dedication service to be held at Winborn
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10. Don’t forget to change your clocks. It is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.
Condolences are sent to the family of Pollye (Poole) Pratt who died Wednesday, February 27, at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with burial in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Randall Pratt; one son, Randy Gresham; two daughters, Cindy Kirk and Jasmine Lo Hall; two brothers, Arthur Poole and Malcolm Poole; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Colhoun and Rebecca Moore honored their mother, Sherry (Hart) Colhoun, with a birthday celebration at Clancy’s in Red Banks on Thursday night, Feb. 28. Others attending were her husband Garrie Colhoun, her mother Margaret Hart, Leland, Cindy and Anna Passons, John and Judy Forester, Joan Gurley and yours truly.
Members of the Potts Camp United Methodist Charge thank everyone who participated in their fund-raiser last Saturday. The event was very successful and well attended. Proceeds go to the Samaritan House ministry that began October, 2012. The food and clothing bank is open every third Saturday from noon until 2 p.m.
Jean Whaley called to report that her cousin, Joan Kelly, underwent surgery on Monday, Feb. 25, and is doing very well. The family thanks everyone for the prayers on her behalf.
At the February 24 meeting of the Women’s Club of Winborn United Methodist Church, their guest speaker was Lynette “Tootie” Palmer of Baldwyn, who spoke on “Helping Heal Hurting Women,” a ministry to encourage and empower women of any age or need. The club normally meets on the third Sunday morning; however, the March meeting has been cancelled due to Easter sunrise service, which will be held at 6:30 a.m. with breakfast following the service.
A dedication service will be held at Winborn United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 28, at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served following the service. The group, “New Destiny” will perform.
Bobby and Katie Smithwick and Sam Smithwick attended the monthly singing at the Old Liberty School in Union County last Saturday night. They enjoyed the performing groups.
The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals played in the “Big House” in Jackson at 9 a.m. last Saturday for the first round of the state championship. According to fans on hand to wish them well, they played a great game, but were defeated by Scott Central. They had a good season and are to be congratulated.
Joyce Clayton and son, Lynn Goolsby, along with Billy Joe Jarrett, attended a blue grass gospel concert at Itawamba Community College on Saturday night. Groups performing were The Chuckwagon Gang, Paul Williams and the Victory Trio, Rhonda Vincent and Rage, and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver.
My sister, Joan Gurley, surprised me with a birthday party on Sunday afternoon. Several family members came for birthday cake and ice cream. Her granddaughter, Rylee, helped decorate for the party. Thanks to everyone who helped me celebrate and also for the cake, cards, gifts, phone calls, etc.
Events planned at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp are: ladies Bible study each Thursday morning at 9 a.m.; a month-long youth fund-raiser that began March 1; wild game supper on March 16; Easter sunrise services on March 31; Women’s Conference on April 13; April 25 trip to Tupelo for the senior citizens to hear Dr. David Jeremiah.
The Potts Camp United Methodist Charge will have a Passover Seder meal on March 29 at 6 p.m., hosted by Cornersville UMC. There will also be a charge-wide Easter worship service at 10 a.m. at Bethlehem UMC on March 31 with a pot-luck breakfast prior to the service starting at 9 a.m.
Jeanette Stone has several items on display at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany. Make plans to attend the “Folk Art and Friendly Folks” exhibit and sale that will end on March 20.
We learned on Sunday afternoon that Dr. Purdon, long-time cardiologist in Oxford, had passed away. He treated numerous patients from this area. He will be greatly missed.
Happy Birthday to the following: Shelly Thompson (March 10), Patrick Courson and Melanie Poole (March 13).
Prayer requests: Gayle Ash, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Rev. Leon Burton, Ann Callicutt, Johnny Cardwell, Sue Colella, William Cook, Sarah Day, Carol Jean Davis, Tom Dickey, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Larry and Rita Elliott, Tiffany Erwin, Mary Ann (Todd) Fleckinger, Rev. Chuck and Mary Fowler, W.R. Gandy, Edward Gurley, Mitchell Gurley, Pam Hall, Betty Hearn, Ruby Helton, Louise Hutchens, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Robert H. and Jean King, Mildred Marbury, Orville Rhynes, Knowlton Shaw, Mike Shaw, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Sylvia (Clark) Smithwick, Pam Sparks, Lawrence White, and Beverly Woods.
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Thought for the day: No matter how severe life’s storms may be, God’s wings are stronger and more constant. “(The Lord) shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” Psalm 91:4.
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