Thursday, July 4, 2013
Potts Camp News
David Fuller headed to Redbirds game
Happy Fourth of July to everyone! I trust you are having a safe and happy time.
David Fuller will accompany some of his family to the Redbirds game in Memphis, Tenn., tonight. They will stay for the fireworks display over the Mississippi River before returning home. I remember going to see the fireworks with friends several years ago and we were able to sit on the cobblestones to watch the magnificent fireworks. We really enjoyed the beautiful night.
The family of the late Edward Gurley wants to take this opportunity of thanking everyone for all of the love and sympathy shown during the loss of husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, etc. “Words cannot adequately express our deep appreciation to everyone for the food, telephone calls, cards and other expressions of sympathy during this sad time in our lives. Your kindness will always shine brightly in our hearts. Thanks also to members of First Baptist Church for all of the delicious food after the funeral, and especially to the hostess committee for getting it all together. You are all appreciated very much. May God’s richest blessings be with you all.”
Cornersville United Methodist Church hosted fifth Sunday services at 10 a.m. on Sunday for the Potts Camp Charge. A chargewide lunch, with lots of fresh vegetables from members’ gardens, followed the message by the pastor, Rev. Don Newton.
Annie Ruth Stone was honored on her 93rd birthday with a party held at her home on Sunday afternoon. She said she had a wonderful time and there were 27 family members in attendance. Lots of cards and presents were received and they all enjoyed sitting outside to visit and watch the children play ball, ride their bikes, etc.
Ralph and Kay Clayton have returned home from a tour of Alaska. They traveled by plane to Anchorage, rented a motor home, and traveled around to see the sights. One day they took a bus tour of Denali Park which was 50 miles long – to see the animals, etc. Leaving the park, they went back to Anchorage and then to Seward where they stayed a couple of days. Next they went to Homer, Alaska, where they have halibut fishing. They left on June 11 and returned home June 18. Ralph said they really enjoyed the trip. “We enjoyed the scenery and had a big time just riding, looking and camping,” he said.
Mike and Holley Muraco and sons, Jordan and Colton, vacationed at Pigeon Forge, Tenn., last week. They also went to Dollywood and on the return trip home visited the space center in Huntsville, Ala.
On Saturday a birthday party was held for Jordan Muraco at the home of his grandparents, Mitch and Jeanette Stone. He turned 11 years old on Friday, June 28. Children enjoyed playing on the large bouncing water slide and other outside activities. Pizza, birthday cake and homemade ice cream were served.
Best wishes go to Lee Gray, who has left the Potts Camp School system to return to college to further his education. He will be greatly missed by all who know him.
Friday, June 7, Roger and Daphne Foster drove to Beaver Dam, Ky., a quaint little town about 40 miles from Bowling Green. There they met up with friends from the Iuka area Tri-State Antique Tractor Club. All had traveled there with their antique tractors in tow. They spent Friday evening visiting with new friends from Beaver Dam. The Fosters had been invited to park their RV at a small country church for the evening. This church was located just outside of Rosine, Ky., home of the late Bill Monroe, who was considered by many to be the father of bluegrass music. Early Saturday a rather large group of antique tractor owners from the local area, along with the Fosters and others from Mississippi, gathered with their tractors at the church and set out on a roundabout ride through the beautiful countryside, about 35 miles. The riders took a lunch break at yet another country church where lunch was served by a group of the church members. Donations were given by the riders to go toward a new fellowship hall. The ride was finished about 3:30 that afternoon. The Fosters were invited to the home of one of the local families for a wonderful supper served under an outdoor pavilion. About 20 family members and local neighbors and friends arrived for supper. This consisted of piles and piles of home cooked goodies along with great desserts. It is always a pleasure to meet new friends at these rides. Memories are made that do not go away. On Sunday the Fosters traveled back to Potts Camp.
On Saturday, June 29, Roger and Daphne Foster towed their tractor to Cherokee, Ala., and joined about 20 more tractor collectors from the “Tri-State Antique Tractor Club” for a beautiful ride of 40 miles along the “Rose Trail” road, which winds along the side of Bear Creek and then the Tennessee River. He reports that a great day was had by all. Drivers and riders had carried a lunch and the cavalcade stopped at “Colbert County Rosetrail Park” for a wonderful picnic. Many of the campers and fishermen stopped to view the tractors and visit with the drivers and riders. The ride ended about 3:30 p.m. and all went their separate ways and the Fosters returned to Potts Camp. Both were quite tired from a long day, but again the trip was certainly a success.
Happy Birthday to the following: James Gray, Abby Farr and Andrea Thompson (July 5), Grace Bear (great-granddaughter of Mildred Bowen) on July 6, Kylie Gurley (July 8), Thomas Passons and Deanna Knight (July 9), Luke Gurley (July 10), and Janna Thomas Stanton and Suzy Stilwell (July 11).
Prayer List: Frances and Ann Allen, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Shannon Boren, Johnny Cardwell, Thurman Clayton, Sue Colella, William Cook, Martha Cooper, Joe Cox, Sarah Day, Larry Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Betty Fincher, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Mary Lois Green, Lisa Hanks, Betty Hearn, Pauline Hutchens, Junior Overall, Joe Pipkin, Orville Rhynes, David Rooker, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Marshall Doug and Marie Smith, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, and April Staggs.
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