Thursday, May 22, 2014
Potts Camp News
Reception honors Andy and Linda Roe
“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:31-32
Sympathy is extended to the family of David Rooker, a member of Winborn United Methodist Church, who lost his battle with cancer early Sunday morning. He attended the benefit in his honor recently and enjoyed the day with his wife, mother and other family members and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Sympathy is also extended to Barbara Jarrett Smith and family in the loss of her mother, Inez Jarrett, also on Sunday, after an extended illness. Mrs. Jarrett was a very sweet lady who was a pleasure to know. I went to church with Mrs. Jarrett and her sister, Etoyle Ash, for many years. They were always together.
Mother’s Day luncheon guests of Joan Gurley were Lisa Murphy; Keri Beasley and children, Logan, Emma Grace and Addi Kate; and Brad, Beverly, Abby, Hunter, and Rylee Jo Farr. They all attended church together at First Baptist Church.
Jean and Robert King, Carol Gurley, and Kym and Jenna Morris enjoyed Mother’s Day by lunching at Taylor’s Fish Restaurant in New Albany.
Robin Hampe of Frisco, Texas, arrived on Friday, May 9, to spend Mother’s Day weekend with her mother, Nancy Lane of Waterford. They had an enjoyable time together that was topped off with Mother’s Day brunch at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. on Sunday.
Margaret Hart, Sherry Colhoun, and Faye Ivester were treated to Mother’s Day lunch at Clancy’s Restaurant in Red Banks on Sunday, May 11, by Garrie Colhoun, Elizabeth Colhoun and Brian Maness, Rebecca Colhoun and Ben Ivester.
Gary King of Southaven, and Keith and Linda Bumpas of Memphis were Mother’s Day visitors of Mildred Marbury. They had lunch in Shiloh at Hagy’s Catfish Hotel on the banks of the Tennessee River. Mildred said the food sure was good!
The family of Pauline Hutchens met at her home for a Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 11, with around 30 family members attending. Her daughter, Sue Erwin, said her four children and their families were part of the crowd and she was happy to have them all together on this special occasion.
The fund-raiser benefit for Madeline Clifton last Saturday at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hickory Flat was a huge success. The food was catered by Cravin’ Catfish and was delicious. Numerous cakes of all flavors were auctioned and there were lots of wonderful items for the silent auction. There was also a live auction with very nice items. Rev. Jimmy Wilbanks is the pastor. Over 700 tickets were sold and tickets were also purchased at the door. Gospel music was provided by several individuals and groups throughout the event.
Andy and Linda Roe were honored with a reception on Sunday afternoon at First Baptist Church in town. He has resigned as music director of the church as they will be relocating.
Jean King and Carol Gurley spent from Thursday through Sunday in Wesson with Paula Smith and family. They went especially for the graduation of Paula’s granddaughter, Carly Patrick on Friday night, May 16, at the Copiah Academy Cafetorium. They were joined for graduation by Johnny and Sue McAlexander of Texas and Carey McAlexander of Hattiesburg. Carly is the daughter of the late Casey (Brownlee) McCaffery and Roy Patrick.
School will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe and happy three-day weekend.
A big sale will be held at This and That in Potts Camp on Saturday, May 24. There will also be live music provided by Mitch Stone, as well as food.
The Dixie Thunder Run Memorial Day Ride will be held Saturday, May 24, leaving from Tupelo around 9 a.m. and should be passing through town on Highway 78 sometimes after 10 a.m. heading to Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson in Southaven. “Their mission statement is: The motto ‘Soldiers Helping Soldiers’ is a testimony to the ride’s beginnings when a few soldiers of the 155 Brigade Combat Team of Mississippi, while still deployed in Iraq, put together the logistics for the first ever Dixie Thunder Run in 2006. In the beginning the Dixie Thunder Run was a motorcycle ride to benefit deployed soldiers’ families of Mississippi. As it spread by word of mouth, soldiers and supporters have joined over the past six years to make the Dixie Thunder Run the largest organized motorcycle ride in the state of Mississippi.”
Homecoming will be observed at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Highway 349, on Sunday, June 1, at 11 a.m. Potluck lunch will be served following the worship service.
Reminder: Potts Camp’s 25th annual school reunion, Saturday, June 7, starting at 1 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Time is drawing nigh, so make plans to attend and contact all classmates and invite them to this year’s event.
Happy wedding anniversary to Jack and Merri Gadd of Hickory Flat who will celebrate their special day on May 26. Their oldest son, Cody, will be graduating from Hickory Flat High School on Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m.
Happy birthday to the following: Kevin Poole and Richard Watkins (May 23), Margaret and Kat King, Casey Poole, Jean Whaley and Neil Whaley, (May 24), Rev. Chuck Fowler, Mary Ella Mayer, and April Stacks (May 25), Beverly Goolsby Farr, Mike Muraco and Betty Whaley (May 26), Quenton Lloyd (May 27), Jerimiah Thompson (May 28).
Those needing prayers: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Linda Bumpas, Rev. Leon Burton, Madeline Clifton, 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, Joe and Irene Pipkin, Bernard “Poodlum” Porter, Joann Potts, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, Faye and Pam Sparks, Matthew Stone, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Pat Westmoreland, James and Della Rose Williams.
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