Thursday, June 20, 2013
Potts Camp News
Couple honored on 50th wedding anniversary
Jimmy and Barbara Gilliam were honored by their families on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 15, at the home of her sister, Sarah Brigance at Slayden.
Congratulations to Danny and Billie Garner Mills. They celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 15.
Sympathy is sent to the family of James (Spider) Cook who died Saturday, June 15. Spider, as he was called by all who knew him, was a businessman in town for many years and also had a lawn mowing service. He will be missed. Funeral services were held on Tuesday with burial in the Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Jason and Nikki Gurley and family (Alea, Kylie and Patrick) recently vacationed at Orange Beach, Fla., and had a great time. They also visited an alligator farm in Moss Point, and the aquarium in Atlanta, Ga. Also, vacationing with them at Orange Beach were Kyle, Melanie, Preston, and Audrey Poole, and a family friend, Forrest Sansone.
A Women’s Club Breakfast will be held Sunday, June 23, at 7:30 a.m. at Winborn United Methodist Church. All women in the community are invited to attend.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Rose Brown who died Tuesday night in St. Louis, Mo. My first employment after high school was at Brown Printing Company in Holly Springs where I worked for 15 years for the late Wilbur C. “Red” Brown. He and Mrs. Brown treated me like a member of their family and I enjoyed working for them. It has been said that printer’s ink gets in your blood and stays – and I do believe that. It was a pleasure to find out all about the printing industry. My job was office work, but that extended to other phases of the job as well. This is where I learned so much that has shaped my future. A military memorial service will be held in Holly Springs at a later date. Survivors include her daughter, Dawn Cassara, son-in-law Joe Cassara and grandson, Rocco of St. Louis, Mo; a sister, Wanda Holbrook of Holly Springs; nephews Larry Holbrook and Raymond Manire, and nieces Linda Holbrook, Emily Manire Nealy, Karen Manire, and Sallie Manire. Mrs. Brown was a member of the elite Japanese Code Breakers unit in the Navy during WWII.
A housewarming was held for Potts Camp newcomers, Greg, Amanda and Allison Holmes on Sunday afternoon. They have a lovely home. It was a good time for lots of family members to be together.
Mitch and Jeanette Stone are happy to have their daughter, Holley Muraco and grandsons, Jordan and Colton, at home for a couple of weeks. On Sunday afternoon, Jordan and Colton enjoyed playing outside games with cousins, Madisyn and Landon Cobbs, and Christopher, Jayne, and Brendan Rowland. They also enjoyed the wonderful chocolate cake made by their great-aunt Mary. Now for the homemade ice cream later!
I want to wish a “big” Happy Birthday to a special person and friend. Patrick Cox, son of Pat and Jean Cox of Pearl, will celebrate his 33rd birthday on Thursday, June 20. At the time of his birth in Jackson, his parents lived in Holly Springs. His dad worked for the Department of Agriculture and his mother was a teacher at Potts Camp. At the time, I was also living in Holly Springs. After birth, Patrick experienced some medical problems and had to have surgery. Due to complications he was in the hospital for six weeks. When the family came back home to Holly Springs, several neighbors and friends helped to care for Patrick while his parents worked. I was one of the lucky people to keep him during the day. He has grown to be a remarkable person and learned to ride horses with the aid of a trainer. He has participated in numerous cutting horse competitions and won much recognition. A book, “Born to Ride with a Will to Win,” was written by family friend Jane Talbert in 2002 that tells his story. Patrick now has horses and cares for them each day. Happy Birthday, Patrick! You are very special! Patrick is the grandson of the late Sol Cox and Doris Cox Taylor of Holly Springs, and nephew of Jeanie Fant of Holly Springs and Joy Potts of Corinth.
Happy birthday to Matthew Green (June 24), and a late birthday wish to Robert Kimbrough, who celebrated his birthday with a large party on Tuesday, June 11.
Prayer List: Frances and Ann Allen, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Shannon Boren, Johnny Cardwell, Billy Cline, Sue Colella, William Cook, Martha Cooper, Joe Cox, Sarah Day, Juanita Dillard, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Betty Fincher, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Mary Lois Green, Edward Gurley, Lisa Hanks, Betty Hearn, Pauline Hutchens, Junior Overall, Orville Rhynes, David Rooker, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Marshall Doug and Marie Smith, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, and April Staggs. Check the local church bulletins for other prayer requests.
From the 1913-1914 Catalogue of Potts Camp High School. Faculty: B.L. Burford, Principal; Miss Jessie Smith, Primary, Miss Pearl Boatner, First Assistant; Second Assistant to be selected; Miss Faye Vaughan, Music; Expression teacher to be selected. Board of Trustees: Dr. F.P. Boatner, President, Will H. Potter and Lee W. Brown.
Calendar for the year: Session begins Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1913; Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 30; First Term Examinations begin Dec. 15; Christmas Holidays, December 19-29; Second Term begins Dec. 29; Washington’s birthday, Feb. 22, 1914; Third Term begins March 9. Daily Sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Town Council: J.A. Potts, Mayor; A.Q. Greer, Treasurer; Lester Greer, Dr. F.P. Boatner, J.F. Taylor, M. Brownlee, B.G. Jones and G.F. Boren.
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