Thursday, May 1, 2014
Potts Camp News
Cornerstone Baptist Church to host fund-raiser for 10-year-old cancer patient May 17
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4
The National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 1, at the Marshall County courthouse at noon. Everyone is invited to attend.
Sympathy is extended to Kym Gurley Morris and family in the loss of her grandfather, Corky Haygood who passed away Sunday in Alabama.
The fund-raiser for David Rooker, held at Winborn United Methodist Church last Saturday, was very successful. Starting at 10 a.m., there was singing throughout the day, drawings were held for several items, door prizes were given away, food plates were sold, an inflatable was there for the children, and the event closed out with a live auction that lasted until dark. Organizers did a wonderful job of coordinating the many activities. Several former members of the church from Memphis, Tenn., came as well as a large crowd throughout the day from near and far. The day was beautiful and tents were set up on the church lot with plenty of tables and chairs for eating outside and watching the many entertainers.
Another fund-raiser/benefit will be held on Saturday, May 17, this time for Madeline Clifton, age 10, who is also suffering from cancer. Madeline is the daughter of Brian and Bethany Clifton. This event will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Hwy. 2, Hickory Flat, and will start at 4 p.m. Tickets are being sold for fish or chicken plates that will be catered by Cravin’ Catfish for $12 per plate. Live gospel music will be provided throughout the event. There will also be a silent auction and a cake auction. For more information contact Ward Clifton at 662-216-0281. Several people in town also have tickets for sale.
Joan Gurley accompanied Bill and Sue Rowland to Florida last week to visit their daughter, Deanna (Rowland) Knight and children, Sarah Grace, Caleb and Tyler. She also spent a few days with relatives Jack and Laverne Provost and their son, Johnny and his family in Apopka. Later in the week they all went to the Provost’s lake house near Silver Springs for a day and while in the area visited with Joann Provost at her log cabin. The travelers returned home Sunday afternoon after having a wonderful vacation with family members.
Members of the Tri-State Tractor Club, sponsored by Roger Foster, will gather in the parking lot of BABCO on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. for a ride through the Holly Springs National Forest. The ride usually lasts most of the day and Foster says there are groups from the Iuka and Vardaman areas who will be participating in this year’s ride. Anyone is welcome to come out and see them off. I enjoy watching the parade of tractors as they leave out each year.
The Potts Camp Band and Show Choir performed in a spring concert on Thursday evening, April 24, in the high school auditorium to a large audience. It is exciting to have these new programs in our local schools and hope they continue for many years to come.
Yvonne Ingram Burns was guest speaker at the Marshall County Genealogy meeting on Saturday morning at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs. She presented a wonderful documentary on her family’s history starting in the 1820s. The documentary was titled, “Ben Ingram vs. The State of Mississippi” Her grandparents, Ben and Ruth Ingram, acquired a large amount of land approximately eight miles south of Byhalia, where they raised numerous crops, including cotton, corn, beans, fruits, etc. There were 23 children in the family who received their education at country schools and at Rust College. “Ben Ingram, a large property owner in Marshall County, was very well respected by all who knew him and was honest and trustworthy,” she said. Through the documentary, an incredible story was shared. Her grandfather set a standard and shared with the community. He lived a full and productive life. The documentary may be shown again at a later date and is worth seeing again.
Four of the Gurley girls (Margaret Hart, Jeanette Stone, Nancy Green, and I) took an excursion to Bolivar, Tenn., last Friday to tour the lovely antebellum home of the former Elaine Nichols of the Winborn community, Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast. The home, built in 1849, brings back to life fascinating moments in the history of the State of Tennessee and the Civil War years of the nation. We had an enjoyable time visiting with Elaine and Tom and plan to visit again. The Town of Bolivar will have their annual tour of homes this weekend.
Mitchell and Judy Gurley attended the Church of Christ in Macon, Tenn., on Sunday morning with her mother, Alline Miller of Collierville, Tenn., as a memorial to her sister, Ann, who went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Chirst, two years ago. They enjoyed lunch together at the home of Mrs. Miller following the worship service.
This year is going way too fast! The annual Potts Camp school reunion is a little over a month away, and will be held Saturday, June 7, from 1-5 p.m. in the school cafeteria. No lunch this year, just refreshments. Make plans now to attend.
The Friends of the Library will meet Tuesday, May 6, at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs at 11 a.m. with the program immediately following. Refreshments will be served.
Today the following are celebrating birthdays: Wilma Bolden, Lela Hale, Jim Hart II, Holley Muraco, and Arthur and Doris Poole. Wishes for a wonderful day! Also, Lamar and Mable Day are celebrating their wedding anniversary. Congratulations!
Happy birthday to those celebrating birthdays during the coming week: Betty Bennett, Robby Goolsby, Austin Lloyd, and Roxanne Rowland (May 2), George Dickey (May 3), June Gurley Watson (May 4), Wilma Rhea and Mary Lynn Whitlock (May 5), Gale Goode (May 6), Susan Howell and Benjamin Rowland (May 7), Jane Callicutt (May 8).
Tim and Cherrie Shaw will celebrate their wedding anniversary on Monday, May 5. Congratulations.
Belated birthday wishes are sent to Ophelia (Nichols) Thompson who celebrated her special day on April 29.
Keep the following in your prayers: 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, Randy Gresham, David Helmic, Inez Jarrett, Doyle and Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Joann Potts, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Faye and Pam Sparks, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Gloria Vaughn, James and Della Rose Williams.
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