Thursday, May 8, 2014
Potts Camp News
Winborn UMC cancels ‘Fun Day’ for May 10
“Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast. How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.” Psalm 36: 5-7.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Winborn United Methodist Church will have to cancel their annual “Fun Day” on Saturday, May 10. The regular second Saturday night singing will resume on June 14 at 5 p.m. with featured singer Pam Gardner (Still Blessed).
Brooks Hodges of Germantown spent several days last week with his “Mimi,” Carol Gurley, while his parents were on a trip. She said they had a very good time and he was greatly missed after he returned home with his parents. Her sentiment is that children grow up so fast, that it is wonderful to spend as much time with them as possible.
Get well wishes are sent to Joann Bready Potts who underwent surgery on her back and neck at a hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on April 30, according to her sister-in-law, Shirley Bready, via Facebook. She said the surgery went well and it looked like the doctors had performed a miracle to help her stand straight and tall again. The family appreciates prayers on her behalf.
Our condolences to the family of Donald Eugene Armstrong (father-in-law of Rev. Don Newton, pastor of Potts Camp United Methodist Charge) in his recent death. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 30, at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley, with burial in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Congratulations to Shaun Holtz and Heather Gray who were united in holy matrimony last Saturday at his home church, First Church of the Nazarene in Cleveland. Joan Gurley and I attended the beautiful wedding and reception and met family members from both sides. The couple is wished many years of wedded bliss.
Roger and Daphne Foster sponsored a tractor ride through the Holly Springs National Forest for members of the Tri-State Tractor Club, leaving from BABCO parking lot around 9 a.m. last Saturday. There were fewer tractors than usual, but everyone was in a joyful mood as they traveled via Oak Street, Pontotoc Street, North Center Street, and Ashland Street and onto Beck Springs Road for the first leg of their journey of approximately 35 miles. They returned back to town via the lower Gurley Road.
Don’t forget to purchase a ticket for the “Madeline Clifton Benefit” that will be held Saturday, May 17, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Hwy. 2, Hickory Flat, from 4 p.m. until. Tickets are $12 per plate for your choice of fish or chicken that is being catered by Cravin’ Catfish of Sherman. Live gospel music will be provided throughout the event. There will also be a silent auction and a cake auction. Contact Ward Clifton for more information or to find out where to purchase a ticket. He can be reached at 662-216-0281. Madeline is the daughter of Brian and Bethany Clifton.
Congratulations to Justin and Julie Elliott on the arrival of a daughter, Carly Joann Elliott, born Monday, April 21, at Baptist Hospital in New Albany. The new arrival weighed seven pounds and was 19 inches long at birth. She is being welcomed into the family by her big brother, Tucker. Grandparents are W.T. and the late Mildred Elliott of Ashland, and Cary and Jo Ann Mayer of this community.
Don and Dene Randolph, along with Janie and Jim Miller, have returned home from an extended vacation to Georgia and Florida. In Thomasville, Ga., they enjoyed a day of touring the old historical town that sits on the Georgia-Florida line. From there they went to Orlando, Fla., for a week at Orange Lake where Dene and her sister, Janie, “shopped until they dropped,” according to Don. They also saw a vintage car show and attended a pie eating contest. On their visit to an orange orchard, they enjoyed picking oranges to bring home. As they traveled home, they saw the tornado devastation in Birmingham, Ala., as well as in Tupelo, and reported that it was worse to see it first-hand than on the news media. Don said it looked like a war zone.
Lamar and Mabel Day celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on May 1. Lamar said on this day, 71 years ago, he was drafted into the United States Army. On Saturday they were joined for breakfast by Roger and Brandon Day, and Bill and Terri Kitchens.
Thursday, May 1, Margaret Hart, Nancy Lane and I took the day to go to a movie. We saw “Heaven is Real” based on the book by the same name which we had all read. It was very good and we enjoyed the trip and getting out for something different. We later spent some time just visiting.
Nancy and Harold Green recently vacationed on Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas where they had a wonderful time. On Friday, May 2, Nancy and I drove to New Albany and while in the area, visited with Rev. and Mrs. Bill Wallace and also with their son, Will, who recently underwent two major surgeries during the last month.
Katherine Sundstrom, Judy Howell, Betty Scott, Martha Fitch and Mary Ann Day enjoyed a trip to Nashville, Tenn., last week to the Lifeway Center for some good gospel singing. They left on Tuesday and returned home on Thursday and report having a wonderful time.
There will not be a genealogy meeting during the month of May. Meetings will resume on Saturday, June 28, according to president Suzy Stilwell.
Happy birthday to: Jane Callicutt (May 8), Slayde Lloyd, Perry Pipkin, and Vicky Poole Clarkson (May 11), Amanda Murphy Robinson, (May 13), Rev. Ben Moyers, Birtie Sue Seitz, Ira Shipp, and Barbara Shepard (May 15).
Keep the following in your prayers: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Linda Bumpas, Rev. Leon Burton, Fran Childers, Madeline Clifton, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Kenny Dickerson, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Randy Gresham, Inez Jarrett, Doyle and Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Bernard “Poodlum” Porter, 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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