Thursday, March 28, 2013
Potts Camp News
Local churches celebrate Easter
Special Easter Sunday services will be held at several churches on Sunday, March 31.
First Baptist Church will have an outside Easter “Sunrise” service at 9 a.m., followed by breakfast at 9:30 a.m., and regular worship services at 10:30 a.m. The choir will be presenting their Easter music during the regular worship time.
Churches on the Potts Camp United Methodist Charge (Bethlehem, Cornersville and Potts Camp) will have a charge-wide service at 10 a.m. at Bethlehem. A pot-luck breakfast will be served prior to the service at 9 a.m. Also, on Good Friday (March 29) at 6 p.m. Cornersville United Methodist Church will host a Passover Seder meal. To make reservations for the meal, contact Calvin Cooper at 662-333-7435. Open Door Baptist Church in Winborn will have an Easter sunrise service on March 31 at 7 a.m. followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday School will be at 10 a.m. with the morning worship service at 11 a.m. The pastor, Dave Helmic, invites everyone to come and worship with them.
Joyce Clayton recently visited her daughter, Merion Hunsucker, in Ashland and on the way home stopped for a nice visit with Willie Mae Needham.
Rev. Rob Chittom of Pontotoc is the new pastor of Temperance Hill Baptist Church. He preached his first sermon on Sunday, March 17.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Jimmy Warren Jr. of Holly Springs, who died Monday, March 18, and was buried at Hill Crest Cemetery in Holly Springs on Wednesday.
Sympathy is also extended to Mike and Denise Skelton (neighbors of Mildred Marbury) in the death of his father, James Skelton, who died last week; and also to the family of Faye Lollar of Hickory Flat, who passed away on Thursday, March 21.
Roy Grafton of Laurel died Wednesday, March 20. Graveside services were held Saturday, March 23, at Indian Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Memory Chapel of Laurel was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Betty, daughter, Marilyn Seymour, two grandsons, two granddaughters, and three great-grandsons. Mr. Grafton was owner of Reynolds-Grafton Funeral Home in Holly Springs for 11 years, prior to his retirement.
Herb and Martha Harkleroad of Bowling Green, Ky., spent a few days last week with Mildred Marbury. They came to attend the funeral of Jimmy Warren.
Jean Whaley and Pat Westmoreland enjoyed a wonderful visit with James Lee and Katherine Spencer of Hernando while having lunch in Tupelo on Wednesday, March 20. They caught up on all of the latest family news.
Jean Whaley also called to report that her granddaughter, Andrea Whaley, has been named editor of the 2014 high school yearbook at DeSoto Central. The daughter of Darryl Whaley, Andrea will be a senior at DeSoto Central next year.
Madalynne Ash visited with James Edward and Jean Nichols and with Randy and Carla Massey in Oxford for several days last week. Her niece, Carla, is a national horse judge. She and her husband raise Tennessee walking horses and Madalynne was able to see a new baby colt while there.
Joyce Clayton attended the monthly meeting of the Marshall County Genealogical Society on Saturday, March 23. She brought my copy of the newsletter, prepared and printed by editor Sylvia (Seymour) Akin. It was a fantastic edition complete with 20 pages of history from the county. To receive a copy of the newsletter, become a member of the Genealogical Society. Meetings are held at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
Margaret Hart and I were guests of her daughter, and my niece, Sherry Colhoun, on Saturday, March 23, for a Ladies Spring Brunch and Woman’s Missionary Union program at the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery in Holly Springs. It was a great program. Tables were beautifully decorated in the spring motif by the W.M.U. ladies. Guest speakers were Maddie Gresham and Maria Teel, with a short program on Women of the Bible by the W.M.U. ladies.
Joan Gurley, Nancy Green, Margaret Hart, Sue Rowland, Christine Epting and I visited the Union County Heritage Museum last week to view the Folk Art Exhibit that concluded on Wednesday of last week. It was amazing to see all of the creations by amateur artists. Plans are to have another Folk Art Exhibit at a later time.
A very good article with photos was written about John and Judy Forester in the Lifestyles section of The Daily Mississippian in Oxford on February 14. The title was “From puppy love to anniversaries: Meet the Foresters.” It was a Valentine’s Day story. John and Judy will celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary on June 2. Judy is the daughter of Margaret Hart and the late Jimmie Hart.
Happy Birthday to Heather Gray (March 28), Judy Hart Forester (April 2), and Linda Roe (April 3).
Get well wishes are being sent to Joan Kelly, cousin of Jean Whaley, who is in a Memphis, Tenn. hospital.
Prayer requests: Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Ann Callicutt, Johnny Cardwell, Sue Colella, William Cook, Sarah Day, Carol Jean Davis, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Larry and Rita Elliott, Mary Ann (Todd) Fleckinger, W.R. Gandy, Edward Gurley, Pam Hall, Betty Hearn, Ruby Helton, Louise Hutchens, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Mildred Marbury, Junior Overall, Orville Rhynes, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Sylvia (Clark) Smithwick, and Beverly Woods.
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