Thursday, March 21, 2013
Potts Camp News
Edwards have St. Patrick’s Day baby
Mitch Stone attended the Fulton Drag Strip Antique Car Day on Saturday, March 16. At the event, anyone with an old car was allowed to drive it down the drag strip and Mitch drove his 1957 Chevrolet down a couple of times. The regular drag races began at 2 p.m. It was an enjoyable day and there were lots of antique cars enthusiasts on hand.
The Potts Camp United Methodist Charge ministered to 19 families this past Saturday during their Samaritan House food and clothing closet. Donations would be appreciated for this much needed ministry that helps those in need.
Larry Cooper brought a very good message on Sunday morning to churches on the Potts Camp United Methodist Charge. Special music at Potts Camp was provided by Mitch Stone, song director. His special was “Down at the Cross.”
Congratulations to Jody and Deanna Edwards on the birth of their second son early Sunday morning, March 17 – a St. Patrick’s Day baby. Grandparents are Kenneth and Sandra Edwards of the Bethlehem community.
The Masters Quartet sang at the morning service at Open Door Baptist Church in Winborn on Sunday, March 10. Following the service, church members celebrated the birthday of their pastor, Bro. Dave Helmic.
Greg and Mandy Holmes and daughter, Allison, have purchased the former home of Faye Turpen and we are happy to have them as neighbors.
Allison Holmes spent part of her spring break at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. She went with her grandmother, Beverly Cooper, her aunt, Janet Hendricks and a cousin, Avery Hendricks. Avery and her cheerleading team from Olive Branch, the Wildcats, participated in cheerleading competition while there and the team won first place. Congratulations to the team! Allison enjoyed all of the fun rides but her favorite was Space Mountain.
Madisyn and Landon Cobbs of Oxford visited their grandmother, Jean Gurley, during their spring break. They enjoyed playing games and taking walks with cousins, Christopher and Jayne Rowland. Sue Rowland and Brendan also visited one day.
Jeanette Stone and Nancy Green spent several days recently with Emily Stone in Texas.
David Fuller came by on Sunday afternoon and was all smiles because Ole Miss won the Southeastern Conference basketball championship. It was a close game and was won by three points.
Walter Wicker, formerly of the Winborn community, and now of Texas, sent a note with picture and news articles about the 1944-1945 Future Farmers of America Livestock judging champions. Members of the Potts Camp School Chapter team were James Edward Nichols, Kelly Day, and Wicker. Their advisor was K.C. O’Kelley. Second place went to the Walnut Grove Chapter and third place winners were the Union Church Chapter. Two from the Potts Camp Chapter, Wicker and Day, received high scores. Thank you, Mr. Wicker, for sending this information.
Jan Morris, along with daughters, Jennifer McMinn and Tanya Griffin, grandchildren, Hailey McMinn and Austin Griffin, and great-granddaughter, Avery Griffin, enjoyed spring break at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed seeing the magic through the eyes of a four-year-old again.
Margaret Hart, Garrie and Sherry Colhoun spent part of last week in Meridian and Mobile, Ala. The first place of interest on their trip was the Lockhart Cemetery, 10 miles north of Meridian. (They became interested in the cemetery after hearing Dr. Thomas Wiley of Jackson give a book review at the Marshall County Library on his book, “The Angels of Lockhart.”)
They went to see the particular monument of the Parker family that was mentioned in the book. Next they visited another cemetery in Meridian to see the gravesites of the king and queen of the gypsies. In Mobile they toured Bellingrath Gardens and took a boat ride to learn about the history of the area. One night they enjoyed a sunset dinner at the Original Oyster House on Mobile Bay. Margaret said that it was very pretty to be on the bay with the sun going down – the sunset was beautiful. On Saturday they visited Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception - the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile. It is on the National Register of Historical Places. The cathedral has 12 stained glass windows depicting happenings in the Bible. The ceiling is 60 feet high at the highest point. The windows are eight feet by 23 feet (very massive and beautiful) and made in Munich, Germany. The first one was installed in 1890 and the last one in 1910. At the current site, the cathedral was begun in 1711. There is a lot of interesting history connected to the cathedral. To conclude their trip they attended a St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday afternoon, toured the Botanical Gardens and the Magnolia Cemetery.
The Marshall County Genealogy meeting will be held Saturday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the Marshall County Library. There will be two storytellers – one is a true story about a cemetery hunt in Marshall County and the other is a tall tale. Everyone is invited to the program which should be very interesting.
Happy Birthday to the following: Karen Jones (March 22), Megan Wilson and Walt Theisen (Mar. 24), Cindy Passons (Mar. 25), Jackson Green and Mary Fowler (Mar. 26), and Wes Green (Mar. 27).
Prayer requests: Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Johnny Cardwell, Sue Colella, William Cook, Sarah Day, Carol Jean Davis, Mary Ann (Todd) Fleckinger, W.R. Gandy, Edward Gurley, Pam Hall, Betty Hearn, Ruby Helton, Louise Hutchens, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Mildred Marbury, Orville Rhynes, Mike Shaw, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Sylvia (Clark) Smithwick, and Beverly Woods.
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