Thursday, March 27, 2014
Potts Camp News
Ladies Conference April 5 at First Baptist
“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17.
A blood drive will be held at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 30, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for James Williams.
Guests of Jean Whaley on Sunday afternoon were her son Darryl Whaley and daughters, Andrea and Anna Grace of Horn Lake, and daughter Leslie Stanton. They were excited to learn that Andrea, a senior at DeSoto Central, had applied for and received a very special scholarship, The Luckyday Scholarship to the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg where she will be attending this fall.
We learned this afternoon that Rex Overall had passed away. Our love and sympathy are sent to his wife, Beth Gurley Overall; daughters Heather Hall and Jamie Whaley; son Bryan Overall; and the grandchildren. Rex was a kind individual and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
On Saturday, April 5, there will be a Ladies Conference at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp. Guest speaker will be Rita Sweatt of Amory, who will speak on “Woman at the Well.” The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration. The $10 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and a nursery, if needed. For more information contact Sue Stone at 662-202-2518, or at 662-333-6300.
This has been a very busy week. There hasn’t been a lot of down time. I will not go into all of the details, but here are a few items of activity for myself and some family members.
Wednesday of last week our uncle John Nelson, Margaret Hart and Emily Stone came for breakfast. Then John, Margaret and I joined Jeanette Stone for a trip down Memory Lane for some genealogy research. We enjoyed trekking over places where our ancestors lived and also enjoyed a nice visit with Mary Jo Whaley.
Dorothy Dickey, Margaret Hart and I traveled to Oxford on Thursday, March 20, and while in the town visited with Mrs. Estelle Bennett, and Lois and Ira Ship. We also enjoyed a program by the King Twins of Oxford (Margaret and Kat) who delighted their audience with stories from their two books, “Ya’ll Twins” and “Which is Which.” A third book will be coming out later this year titled “My Josephine.” They always have a delightful program telling of their many escapades while growing up as twins, from swapping classes in grammar school to swapping dates in later years. One of their favorite stories is about being acquainted with William Faulkner who lived nearby and trying to fool him with their identity. From talking to them for a few minutes, he always was able to figure out “which is which”!
Friday, Jeanette and I traveled to the Ripley library for family history, followed by a visit with an elderly relative for additional family history information.
On Saturday, Margaret and I attended the monthly genealogy meeting in Holly Springs. Sylvia Akin brought the guest speaker from Memphis, Tenn., Konnie Daniels, a survivor of a Russian labor camp following WW II, who presented a program about her experiences. Ms. Daniels is a very cultured lady who suffered much during that period of her life, but went on to finish her education and went into hotel management for a time. It was interesting hearing about her life and the places she lived, noting that she did not have a real home until she married in 1960 after coming to the United States.
Sunday afternoon, family members gathered at Brewer Baptist Church near Tupelo for the lovely wedding of great-niece Amanda Murphy and Devin Robinson. The couple will live in Virginia where they both have employment. Amanda is the granddaughter of Joan Gurley.
Margaret also went visiting during the week of spring break. She traveled to Brandon with granddaughter Ashley Forester and visited with her daughter, Jackie Wilson and family. She and Jackie drove to New Orleans over the weekend. On the way, they met another daughter, Cindy Passons and family at Slidell, La., for dinner at Phil’s Marina. She said they all enjoyed the delicious food there. While in New Orleans, they rode across the Mississippi River and back on a ferry. On Sunday, they met Ashley and her fiancé Josh Osborne, along with his family, for lunch at Cock-of-the-Walk on the Reservoir in Jackson. She said the food was delicious and they enjoyed it very much. She and Ashley returned to Holly Springs on Sunday afternoon and ate dinner with daughter Sherry Colhoun and family.
Friends of the Library meeting at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs on Tuesday, April 1, at 11 a.m. Program begins at 11:30 a.m.
New Albany Home and Garden Show “Wings into Spring,” April 4 and 5 at the Union County Fairgrounds. Featured speakers will be Norman Winter, Rick Pudwell, Chris Van Cleve and Larry Tucker. There will be over 20 presentations from leading horticulture speakers from Mississippi State University and throughout the Mid-South.
Happy birthday to: Wes Green (Mar. 27), Ralph and Roger Clayton and Heather Gray (Mar. 28), Elise Traylor (Mar. 30), Gail Burford and Judy Forester (Apr. 2), Linda Roe (Apr. 3).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Adam Burge, Fran Childers, Madeline Clifton, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Kenny Dickerson, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Inez Jarrett, Doyle and Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Robin Merritt, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Faye and Pam Sparks, Bit Stanton, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Cooper Vaughn, Roland Van Hook, Gloria Vaughn, James and Della Rose Williams.
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