Thursday, April 18, 2013
Potts Camp News
Winborn UMC will have special dedication services April 28
Sympathy is extended to the family of Carlos Madrigal of Hickory Flat who lost his life in the tornado in Kemper County last Thursday (April 11). It was a frightening day for family and friends of the crew from CFI in Holly Springs who were working on a project when, without warning, a tornado hit the building they were working on. One other person was injured. Two from the Potts Camp area (James Ray Gandy and Wesley Poole) were working in the building and were not hurt. From the pictures that have been posted, it is a blessing that there were not more injuries. Funeral services were held for Madrigal on Sunday afternoon at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
Please remember Scott and Andrea Smith and family, who lost their home by fire on Wednesday afternoon, April 10. The house on Highway 349 was a total loss.
First Baptist Church in Potts Camp hosted a Women’s Conference on Saturday, April 13, with a large number in attendance. Speaker and soloist was Rita Sweatt who was also the speaker at their 2012 conference. Theme for the day was “Clothed in Christ” with the Scripture passage taken from Colossians, Chapter 3. Reports were that it was wonderful, and the best one yet.
Mitch and Jeanette Stone provided music and a spinning demonstration last Friday at the Marshall County Historical Museum during the 75th annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage.
On Friday night, Mitch Stone was a guest singer on the Country Music Jubilee in New Albany, TV 99. His selections were, “I’ve Had a Wonderful Life,” “Suppertime,” and “When the Storm Passes By.”
The Samaritan House will be open Saturday, April 20, at Potts Camp United Methodist Church from noon until 2 p.m.
Nancy Germany Lane, Katherine Greer Sundstrom, Joan Gurley and I attended the Tallahatchie River Players production of HEE HAW at the Magnolia Civic Center in New Albany on Saturday night. Bill Kitchens, son-in-law of Lamar and Mable Day, was one of the cast members. The singing and comedy routines were great.
Work is progressing on the baseball and softball fields at the Oakley Sportsplex in town. Lights have now been installed.
Potts Camp School hosted their first official track meet on Tuesday with division playoffs. They will also host regionals on April 27 and north half on May 4. Everyone is encouraged to support our school and the teams.
Winborn Methodist Church will have special dedication services on Sunday, April 28, at 10 a.m. with a pot luck lunch following the services. Several former members of the community and church are making plans to attend.
Tuesday, April 9, Action News 5 meteorologist Ron Childers presented a weather program at Rust College in Holly Springs. Following the program, Mayor Andre DeBerry declared April 9 as Ron Childers Day. Ron’s grandmother, Thelma Childers and our mother, Mary Lois Gurley were sisters.
Congratulations to Charles and Sandy (Fuller) Smith, who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on April 17.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dickey and granddaughter of Oxford visited his grandparents, George and Dorothy Dickey last Friday.
John Nelson of Byhalia visited with Edward Gurley last Friday.
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:3. God is our treasure now, and being with Him in Heaven will bring pleasures forever. (From the bulletin of First Baptist Church, Sunday, April 14. Rev. Paul Hicks, pastor.)
Happy Birthday to the following: Kyleigh Rowland (Apr. 19), Lara Beth Goolsby (Apr. 20), Teresa Anglin (Apr. 21), Jacob McMinn (Apr. 22), Hunter Farr (Apr. 23), Lucy Dunn Gaines and Annette Lloyd (Apr. 24).
Happy Belated Birthday to Lemon Phelps, 4-H agent, MSU-Extension Service in Holly Springs, who celebrated his birthday on Wednesday, April 17.
Prayer list: Marion Askew, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Rev. Leon Burton, Ann Callicutt, Johnny Cardwell, Sue Colella, James Cook, William Cook, Martha Cooper, Joann G. Cox, Sarah Day, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Larry and Rita Elliott, Betty Fincher, Mary Ann (Todd) Fleckinger, W.R. Gandy, Harvey and Mary Lois Green, Edward Gurley, Pam Hall, Betty Hearn, Ruby Helton, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Robert and Jean King, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Mildred Marbury, James Mason, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Blake Randolph, Orville Rhynes, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Sylvia (Clark) Smithwick, Beverly Woods, and Connie Work.
History and Memories:
G.R. Thompson converted his old milk hauling truck into a bus to transport county children to Potts Camp School. This was the bus that I rode in my first year and Edward, who was two years ahead of me, also rode this bus. There were no windows and a door at the back. In the photo, G.R. is with his son, Buster who was 19 months old at the time. Date on back of photo is Oct. 20, 1948.
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