Thursday, June 6, 2013
Potts Camp News
Potts Camp School Reunion well attended
Saturday started out very nice and the annual Potts Camp School Reunion was well attended. There was lots of excitement as attendees visited with one another. This year 79 attended with Norman and Lucy (Lindsey) Gullick of Fairplay, SC, coming the farthest distance. I am getting together a news article with picture to be printed later that will contain all names and other information.
Following the reunion, sad news was reported. Rita Kay (Ash) Elliott, who had been a patient in Graceland Nursing Home in New Albany, died late Saturday afternoon following a long illness. She was a very special person and always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed by her family and friends.
On Sunday morning word was received from Karen Green that Jerry’s father, Harvey Green of Louisville, Ky, had passed away. Both of Jerry’s parents were in the hospital. Sympathy is extended to his family. He was married to the former Mary Lois Work of the Bethlehem community. Visitation will be held today (June 6) at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with graveside services held at 1 p.m.
A fund-raiser will be held for Kellen Owen, age 16, who was injured in an accident in Benton County on May 18. He lost one of his legs in the accident. The benefit will be held at Bethel Methodist Church on Saturday, June 15, at 4 p.m. He is a friend of Hannah Lessel, granddaughter of Rev. Don Newton, pastor of the Potts Camp Charge.
Megan Tate has been very busy lately and now has a new CD, “Heartsong,” that was released on Tuesday, May 28. CDs are available through her website, megantate.com.
Don and Dene Randolph recently took a trip to Florence, Ala., and traveled the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail; which was built and is owned by the Retired Teachers Association. They had an enjoyable vacation. To learn about the history, vacation packages, golf resorts, etc. of the trail, just look it up on Google.
Jean Whaley celebrated her May 24 birthday with Dickie and Anita Whaley of Tupelo, and Leslie Stanton of this community. Dickie and Anita brought the food for a wonderful birthday supper.
On Sunday afternoon, May 26, Jean Whaley joined her sister Kathy Pannell and family at their home in the Warsaw community for the birthday party of Kathy’s grandson, Chris. While in the neighborhood she also visited Bobby and Bonnie Pierce. Later she drove to Horn Lake to visit with son Darryl Whaley and daughters. On Monday, Darryl had a cookout for Memorial Day. After lunch they all visited with a friend, Lene Watson, a resident of the Horn Lake nursing home. Jean enjoyed visiting until Tuesday morning.
Our family also had a cookout on Memorial Day with a large attendance. After the bountiful meal we held a late egg hunt for the children (a first), to their delight. Our family Christmas was cancelled due to sickness; then it rained out the annual Easter egg hunt, to the dismay of the children, so they were promised an egg hunt later. Well, Memorial Day was the later! This was held in memory of Mama who always enjoyed watching the children hunt eggs.
On Saturday morning, May 25, Floy Ash, Linda Gibson, David Fuller and I rode out to Access Road to watch over 300 Dixie Thunder Run riders as they traveled from Tupelo to Southern Thunder Harley Davidson in Southaven. Retired soldiers and patriotic bikers sign up every year as a way to raise money for Operation First Response, an organization that provides emergency financial aid to U.S. soldiers and their families. We waved our flags and they honked their horns in response to the support they received along the way. I was told that as many as 1,500 to 2,000 bikers gathered in Southaven that day, arriving from different locations. From there they traveled to Tunica where they had a reception and drawings for motorcycles and cash prizes. It was a wonderful sight to see. According to news reports, this was their eighth Memorial Day ride.
Billy Zane Clark III did a wonderful job bringing the morning message and cooking lunch for homecoming services at Bethlehem United Methodist Church on Sunday morning. Mitch Stone, Candis Kirk and Bonnie Davis provided special music. After the delicious barbecue lunch of slaw, potato salad, baked beans and numerous desserts, there was more singing. Money collected went toward the cemetery upkeep.
Vacation Bible School will be held at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp from June 10-14 from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening. Family Day will be held June 15.
Coy Thompson and daughter, Peggy Sue Monk took a cruise from New Orleans to Mexico, leaving Sunday, May 26, and returning Saturday, June 1. She said they had an enjoyable vacation. One port of call was at Puerto Progreso, Mexico. On their trip they attended a Mexican rodeo and swam with the dolphins.
Happy Birthday to the following: Garrett Poole (June 7), Sandra Edwards (June 10), Mary Jo Whaley, Estelle Bennett, and Jeanie Cupp Martin (June 11), Tricia Newton (June 12), Patrick Gurley and Destiny Lloyd (June 14).
Congratulations to Mike and Holley Muraco. Sunday, June 9, will be their 12th wedding anniversary.
The following continue to need prayers: Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Shannon Boren, Johnny Cardwell, Billy Cline, Sue Colella, James Cook, William Cook, Martha Cooper, Joe Cox, Sarah Day, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Betty Fincher, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Mary Lois Green and family, Edward Gurley, Pam Hall, Lisa Hanks, Betty Hearn, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Junior Overall, Orville Rhynes, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Marshall Doug and Marie Smith, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, April Staggs, Jean Whaley, and Connie Work. Check the local church bulletins for other prayer requests.
Matthew 6:33. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be given unto you. Heaven is where your dreams come true – where everything is good.
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Springhill hosts building fund rally
My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth He correcteth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Prov. 3:11-12.
Dr. Bessie Tables and choir were the special guests at Greenfield Church on May 26 for the evening program. Dr. Tables delivered the evening message. She used for a subject “I’m Not What I Used To Be – I Am A New Creature.” The choir sang. Rubye Gatewood was the M.C.
Pastor W. James Lyons used for a subject on Sunday – How do you respond to God’s call? It is time to get real with God.
Springhill M.B. Church of Waterford invites everyone to join them on Sunday, June 9, at 3 p.m. to worship with them in their building fund rally. L.G. Bogard is pastor.
On Sunday, June 16, at 2:30 p.m. Hamilton Chapel CME Church will host the Northeast Mississippi Celebration of Rev. O.B. Boothe’s life and walk through the CME church. The public is invited.
Waterford Lodge #450 will sponsor the 66 Books of the Bible at the Waterford Lodge Hall on Sunday, June 16, 3 p.m. Everyone is invited.
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