Thursday, April 10, 2014
Potts Camp News
Southern Image in concert at Winborn UMC
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12.
Love and sympathy is sent to the family of Alan Hudspeth in his death last Friday, April 4, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. The husband of Deborah (Epting) Hudspeth and father of two sons, Connor and Joel, he was also the son-in-law of Rev. and Mrs. Joe Epting of New Albany. My sister, Nancy Green and I were both associated with Alan during our employment at the North Mississippi Branch Experiment Station. He worked for Agricultural Research Service from an office located on the grounds of the Station where they conducted agricultural experiments. A dedicated Christian, Alan was as fine a person as you could ever meet. He and his family were members of First Baptist Church in Tupelo which became their church home following their wedding in 1994. I consider them as my extended family. His death was sudden and has left a very large impact in the lives of many family members and friends. He had a quiet demeanor, but was loved by all. He went to work one Friday and was gone the next Friday. Visitation was held at First Baptist Church in Tupelo on Sunday night with funeral services at the church on Monday at 1 p.m. Burial was in Glenfield Cemetery in New Albany.
The Southern Image Quartet will be in concert at Winborn United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 12 beginning at 5 p.m. There will also be an open mike session if anyone else would like to sing. A meal will be served in the fellowship hall following the program of music. Everyone is invited to attend and share the blessings and good fellowship, stated church members.
Ken and Haven (Hale) Daniels are rejoicing, along with their parents, grandparents, and other relatives, on the birth of twins, Selah Greer (19-1/2 inches, six pounds, 13 ounces), and Wesley James (19 inches, six pounds, 7 ounces) on Tuesday, April 1 in Huntsville, Ala. Maternal grandparents are Kerry and Lela Hale and paternal grandparents are Gary and Judy Daniels. Great-grandparents are Guy K. and Betty Shaw of Holly Springs, and Louise Daniels Jennings and the late James Daniels of the Lake Center community.
The granddaughter of Johnny and Laverne Westmoreland, Anna Miller, will be graduating from Rockdale Magnet School of Science and Technology in Conyers, Ga., this spring. She will be attending the University of Georgia in Athens and participate in their honors program starting in the fall. At the university she will double major in animal sciences with equine management and domestic animal biology emphasis. Anna is the daughter of Mike and Ellen (Westmoreland) Miller. Needless to say, the parents and grandparents are very proud of this young lady!
Now that the school year is drawing near, end-of-the year testing and activities are in progress. Area schools had their proms this past weekend. Wall Doxey State Park was the venue for the Potts Camp Junior/Senior Prom on Friday night. This year’s theme was “A Night Under the Stars.” The lodge was beautifully decorated using stars, balloons, twinkle lights, and candles, according to prom committee members, consisting of teachers and students. There was also a photo booth, and plenty of music for dancing (provided by a representative of DeSoto County DJs), and snack foods. According to one chaperone, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the evening. Congratulations to seniors Conner Miller and Halley Holtzlander who were selected as the 2014 Prom King and Queen.
Searching for family genealogy, Jeanette Stone has been digging up some interesting information on our family. A couple of weeks ago I accompanied her to Tippah County to visit with a relative to gather information and also to visit graves of deceased relatives. This past Sunday, she and another sister, Margaret Hart, with the help of Jeanette’s husband, Mitch, found the graves of our great-great-grandparents, the Hunnicutts, who are buried in the woods in what is called Moody Cemetery. There are only three marked graves with other gravesites visible, but no markers. To find this grave, she was assisted with information from Bobby Mitchell of the Marshall County Genealogy Society, as well as local hunters. It was an exciting find!
Jeanette and Emily Stone and I also attended part of the New Albany Home and Garden Show on Saturday. There were many interesting speakers; however, we only had time to be participants in two of the sessions. Along with the many speakers, there were numerous arts and crafts vendors from around the state, as well as plenty of food. This is a very worthwhile program held each year hosted by the Union County Master Gardeners. They, along with the Union County Extension Service, are to be greatly commended for this wonderful program.
Several people have called to say how much they are enjoying the redbud and cherry trees along Highway 78 from Tupelo to and around Byhalia this year. This was a project by former Northern Highway Commissioner Zack Stewart, following the completion of the ribbon-cutting on the last segment opening the highway from the Alabama state line to the Tennessee state line several years ago. In June 1996 his dream of having a redbud trail along Highway 78 came true with the planting of native wild redbud trees, along with flowering cherry and dogwood trees, along a span of 118 miles on both sides of Highway 78.
Reports from the Woman’s Conference held at First Baptist Church, Potts Camp, on Saturday said that Rita Sweatt’s program on “Woman at the Well” was one of the best. For the luncheon, tables were beautifully decorated by the WMU ladies.
Yvonne Ingram Burns of Byhalia will be guest speaker at the April 26 meeting of the Marshall County Genealogical Society. Held at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs, the meeting will start at 10:30 a.m.
Yearbooks are on sale at Potts Camp School through April 11. They are being sold for $40, cash only.
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Fran Childers, Madeline Clifton, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Kenny Dickerson, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church Bro. Helmic, Inez Jarrett, Doyle and Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Faye and Pam Sparks, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Gloria Vaughn, James and Della Rose Williams.
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Bake sale Good Friday
For God is not the author of confusions, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. I Cor. 14:33.
On March 30 the guests of Lavora, Terryln, and Shoranda Blake were their sister-in-law and Aunt Annie Mae Grimm, and Lela Mae Blake from Middleton, Tenn.
Pastor W. James Lyons, the Mull family and members of Greenfield Presbyterian Church thank all for supporting the benefit program for Kelvin Mull on April 5.
A celebration of ministry was held on Sun., April 6, at Hamilton Chapel CME Church for pastor Rev. Lesha M. Agnew.
The ladies of Greenfield Church will have a bake sale Friday, April 18, at Carlisle’s Big Star in Holly Springs. You can place your order by calling Mary Mull at 252-7460 or Elmira Curry, 252-1054; or just stop by and pick up an Easter dessert.
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