Thursday, May 9, 2013
Potts Camp News
Bethlehem UMC homecoming June 2
First, I want to thank everyone who helps to supply material for this column. It is greatly appreciated. Keep calling or sending in your news!
It is less than a month to make plans for the annual Potts Camp School Reunion. Please send an email to me or call and leave a message if you are planning to attend. Also, if you have any memorabilia, bring that as well. Members of the Class of 1958 are making plans for their 55th reunion, and the Class of 1953 plans to celebrate its 60th at this time. Also, if you are a member of the Class of 1963, make plans to have your 50th reunion with us. If you have not attended a previous reunion, now is the time to come. Everyone has a wonderful time. A catered lunch will be provided at noon for a nominal fee. Registration begins at 10 a.m.
An Ordination Service was held for Rev. Rob Chittom at Algoma Baptist Church on Sunday, April 28. Rev. Chittom is the new pastor of Temperance Hill Baptist Church and Algoma was his home church. Approximately 30 members from Temperance Hill Baptist Church attended the special service for their pastor.
Margaret Hart, Nancy Lane, Katherine Sundstrom and I attended “Rhapsody in Blue,” performed by the Tupelo Symphony Orchestra on Sunday afternoon, April 28, in New Albany at the Magnolia Civic Center. It was presented by the New Albany Union County Symphony League, and was just great!
Homecoming will be held at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Hwy. 349 South, on Sunday, June 2. Services will be at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow. All donations will go to the cemetery fund.
Winborn United Methodist Church will have its monthly Women’s Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 26. Special guest speaker will be Mrs. Irene Towhill.
Annie Ruth Stone attended the baptism of two of her great-grandsons, Brayen Turner and Gary “Blue” Stacks, at Spring Hill Baptist Church on Sunday, April 28.
Mitch Stone was guest singer during revival services at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Benton County from Sunday evening through Wednesday evening of last week.
Potts Camp Cardinals used their new track facility to host Regionals competition on Monday, April 29, and again for North Half on Saturday, May 4. There were 27 schools participating in North Half. Those qualifying will participate in state competition on May 13.
This school year is winding down. Several events coming up: Middle School awards (grades 4-8) will be presented May 13 at 6:30 p.m.; Athletic Banquet, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.; awards for grades 9-12 on May 21 at 6:30 pm; graduation exercises will be held at the Oakley Sportsplex (weather permitting) on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Jimmy Holbrook (Class of 1962) who died recently. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 2, at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch with burial in the Holbrook Cemetery near Lake Center.
Sympathy is also extended to Faye Turpen and family in the loss of her step-daughter, Betty Reginald of Memphis, Tenn. (the oldest daughter of the late George Turpen). Funeral services were held Friday, May 3.
Sometimes we only hear about the bad in this world and not enough about the good. Well, last week Linda Gibson stopped by to tell me about her neighbor, Herb Luther, and what a fine Christian man he is. She said he is a very special person – the real deal - genuine, and she appreciates the things he does for her. He helps when needed and checks on her regularly to see if she is OK or needs anything. “He is a very thoughtful person,” she said, “and I just want him to know that he is appreciated.”
A baby shower was held for Lindsey (Edwards) Yancey on Sunday afternoon at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church with a large number in attendance.
Dewey Brownlee of Bartlett, Tenn., visited his nephew, Robert “Buster” Thompson and family on Saturday. They visited his old home place and Salem Cemetery where he placed flowers on the graves of family members. He stayed over for supper with the Thompson family before returning home.
James and Annette Lloyd took their grandson, Austin Lloyd, to lunch on Sunday in celebration of his May 2 birthday. At his request, they went to the Mexican restaurant where they enjoyed a wonderful lunch.
A Men’s Conference was held at First Baptist Church on Friday evening, May 3, and Saturday morning, May 4. Worship leader was Bro. Phillip Brock and Justin Kirk was the music leader. According to the church bulletin, the conference was a huge success and wonderful time of spiritual uplift.
“Little Lord Fauntleroy” was presented by Potts Camp High School students on Friday night, May 3, in the school auditorium. It was a wonderful production and everyone is to be commended for their performances. Director Nathan Pitney wrote and directed the play. Music was by Thomas Cesario and the Potts Camp Choir. I, for one, would not mind watching this production again! Cast members did a fantastic job with the scenes, programs, signs, costumes, etc.
George Dickey celebrated his birthday on Thursday, May 2, with several friends from this community. Joan Gurley made the beautiful and delicious birthday cake. He celebrated one day early and was 88 years old on Friday, May 3. He said he really enjoyed his special day.
Don and Dene Randolph visited Nita Gandy and family on Saturday. She is recuperating at home and will undergo some therapy in the days to come.
Happy birthday to the following – Perry Pipkin and Slayde Lloyd (May 11), Amanda Murphy (May 13), Sawyer Goode, Leah Paige Goolsby and Cathy Edwards (May 16).
Prayer list – Marion Askew, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Rev. Leon Burton, Johnny Cardwell, Sue Colella, James Cook, William Cook, Martha Cooper, Joann G. Cox, Sarah Day, Talmadge & Marie Edwards, Larry and Rita Elliott, Betty Fincher, Nita Gandy, 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, Kerry Moore, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Blake Randolph, Sylvia (Clark) Reeves, Orville Rhynes, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Beverly Woods, and Connie Work.
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Mother’s banquet planned
The Presbyterian Women of Greenfield Presbyterian Church, 5024 Old Hwy. 7 South, Waterford, will honor selected mothers with a banquet from various churches, Saturday, May 11, at 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to share in this joyous occasion with our honorees.
We are asking for a $20 donation, and tickets are available at Lavora’s Shop, 152 W. College Ave, Suite A, Holly Springs.
For more information please call 662-252-1166. W. James Lyons, is pastor.
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