Thursday, July 3, 2014
Potts Camp News
Living Proof will be in concert at Winburn UMC
“Seek the Lord while He may be found; call to Him while He is near.” Isaiah 55:6
God Bless America! At this time we want to remember those Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice to make this a free nation, and also to honor those who are now serving to defend our country. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July.
Members of Marshall County Forestry Association, Marshall County Extension Service, friends and relatives, were saddened by the sudden death of Eddy Pou of New Albany, retired county forester with Mississippi Forestry Commission on Wednesday, June 25. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at New Albany Presbyterian Church. Sympathy is extended to his wife, Dianne Pou, and family during their time of bereavement. Even after his retirement in 2005, he continued to support MCFA with his time and talents; securing locations for field days, attending meetings, getting speakers and tour guides, etc. He will be greatly missed.
Living Proof quartet will be in concert at Winborn United Methodist Church on July 12, at 5 p.m. There will also be an open mike session and a meal to follow afterwards. Everyone is invited to attend.
Guests of Joan Gurley on Wednesday night of last week were her friends of many years, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ballard of Hendersonville, Tenn.
Potts Camp GA’s, under the leadership of Marie Alderson and Mary Ann Bennett, attended Camp Garaywa in Clinton, from Monday through Friday of last week.
Steve and Emily Gurley and children, along with Jason and Nikki Gurley and children, enjoyed a fantastic trip to Gulf Shores, Ala., from Saturday, June 14, through Tuesday, June 17. The two families enjoyed a wonderful time together.
Christopher and Jayne Rowland, children of Jay and Roxanne Rowland, participated in a summer program, “Kids in the Kitchen.” last week at the Marshall County Extension Service in Holly Springs. They learned about grilling; making bread in a bag; ice cream in a bag; and other delicious recipes during the three-day, hands-on workshop. They were assisted by Extension staff and several volunteers.
David Fuller accompanied his sisters, Karen Green and Sandy Fuller on a trip to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville last week. They enjoyed performances by Terri Clark, Riders in the Sky, Leah Turner, Del McCoury Band, Billy Joe Shaver, Montgomery Gentry, Ray Stevens, and the Charlie Daniels Band. He also enjoyed a game of miniature golf and eating at the Loretta Lynn Restaurant.
Malcolm and Cuca Poole attended a birthday party for their grandson, Garrett Poole, son of Gary and Casey Poole, in Mooreville last Saturday. For Garrett’s second birthday, a farm theme was used, as he loves farm animals, according to his grandmother. Also attending were Garrett’s parents, his baby sister, Emma Jane, his aunt Vicky Clarkson and her son, Eli, along with other relatives.
Members of the three churches on the Potts Camp United Methodist Charge (Bethlehem, Cornersville, and First UMC, Potts Camp) met for chargewide fifth Sunday services in Potts Camp last Sunday morning with a large crowd in attendance. Rev. Don Newton brought a very good message using text from the book of Ruth. A delicious potluck meal was served following the message and everyone enjoyed the time of fellowship.
A weather-related topic was presented by county librarian Amanda McDonald to a room full of excited children with adult supervision during the summer reading program at the Potts Camp Library last Thursday afternoon. Snacks were served following demonstrations and then crafts were enjoyed by those in attendance. The next summer reading program at the Potts Camp Library will be Thursday, July 10 at 2 p.m.
Surprise visitors to the Potts Camp Library last Thursday afternoon were identical twins, Margaret and Katherine King of Oxford, authors of “Y’All Twins?” and “Which is Which?” Their third book, “Our Josephine” came out July 1.
Several members of our family joined Joan Gurley for the beautiful wedding and reception of her granddaughter, Laura Beth Goolsby to David Jackson at Itawamba Community College-Tupelo campus last Saturday at 6 p.m. Laura Beth is the daughter of Robby Goolsby of Hickory Flat and Paula Tice of New Albany. The happy couple will reside in Booneville following their honeymoon.
A chargewide Vacation Bible School will be held at Cornersville United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The theme for this one-day event will be “Light of the World” and participants will be making small pottery lamps like the Israelites used, according to pastor, Don Newton. They will also have Bible study and other activities.
Newsletter editor Sylvia Seymour Akin has published another wonderful issue of The Heritage News, a publication of the Marshall County Genealogical Society, Volume 20, Issue 2, June, 2014. This issue contains 16 pages of historical information from around the county and has numerous photos. The Marshall County Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturdays of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs. Suzy Stilwell is the president. To learn more about the organization, visit their website at http://msgw.org/marshall/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Something to remember: A day without a smile is like a day without sunshine!
Birthday wishes are sent to: May Wynn Wren (July 4), James W. Gray, Abby Nicole Farr, and Andrea Thompson (July 5), Grace Bear (July 6), Kylie Gurley (July 8), David Greer, Jr., Deanna Knight, Thomas Passons, and Hayley Shaw Stacks (July 9), Luke Gurley (July 10).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Linda Bumpas, Madeline Clifton, Joann G. Cox, Coy DeBerry, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Randy Gresham, Jennifer Gay Harris, Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Jean McAlexander, Elizabeth Morris, Junior Overall, Joe and Irene Pipkin, Bernard “Poodlum” Porter, Joann Potts, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, Richard Smothers, Faye and Pam Sparks, Matthew Stone, Billy Joe Tomlinson, James and Della Rose Williams.
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“One of the oldest houses in town was demolished recently! Mr. William Potts lived there many years, and had a garage nearby until he retired and moved to Waterford. The old house was located on Front St., between the two-story “Potts House” that my grandfather built in 1910, and the old Taylor house.
“When I was a young child, Aunt Betty Floyd, Grandpa’s sister, lived there with her daughter, Betty Doyle Smith, who died young. Aunt Betty and Aunt Ida Floyd were sisters. I remember how they would always hug and kiss me when I was at my grandparents’ home. My mother was a doctor’s daughter; she warned me about letting people kiss me. When Betty Doyle died with TB, it was a wake-up call for me. (Aunt Betty was Fred Whaley’s grandmother. She was a dear, loving great-aunt.” (to be continued next week).
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