Thursday, July 11, 2013
Potts Camp News
Abby Farr celebrated her 18th birthday
Sympathy is extended to the family of Sarah Day, who lost her battle with cancer Tuesday, July 2, in Corinth. She was married to Roger Day, who is the son of Lamar and Mable Day. Sympathy is also extended to the Lamar Day family in the death of his first cousin, Robert Day of Little Rock, Ark., who died Wednesday, July 3; and to Chuck and Charlotte Underwood in the recent death of his mother, Margaret Autry.
Sympathy is also extended to Ken Harrison, who owns This and That, in the recent death of his mother.
Cousins who went to the movies on Wednesday afternoon, July 2, in Oxford to see “Despicable Me 2” were: Daniel, Analisa and Alex Smothers, Madisyn and Landon Cobbs, Weston, Ben, and Kyleigh Rowland, Christopher, Jayne and Brendan Rowland, Jordan and Colton Muraco, and Caleb and Tyler Knight. They all enjoyed the outing as well as being together. I was told that the seven adults also enjoyed the movie. Afterwards, a group photo of all 15 of the cousins was taken and they all looked quite happy.
Maddie Lemons, daughter of Don and Jan Lemons of the Bethlehem community, spent several days with Greg and Angela Goode in New Albany recently.
Get well wishes are sent to Abby Lemons, daughter of Don and Jan Lemons, who had surgery in Jackson last Tuesday, July 2. And, get well wishes are sent to Don who was injured in an accident recently.
Jean Whaley visited Gary and Kalee Stanton in New Albany on Thursday for the Fourth of July. She reported that they had a good time visiting, eating and swimming.
On Sunday afternoon, visitors of Jean Whaley were Darryl, Andrea and Anna Grace Whaley of Horn Lake; David, Wyatt, and Courtney Whaley of Blue Mountain; Leslie and Bit Stanton; Chelsea and Dexter Anderson; and Gary and Kalee Stanton of New Albany. They enjoyed a cookout.
David Fuller, along with Jerry and Karen Green, attended the Redbirds game in Memphis on July 4. Even though it rained some, they enjoyed the game and then enjoyed the fireworks display. On the way home, near Church Road in Southaven, they also saw another fireworks display. David said he did not enjoy the Redbirds getting beat, but he really enjoyed both fireworks displays and said they were just beautiful and lasted a long time. David said everyone joined in the singing of the National Anthem prior to the game, and at the seventh inning stretch, everyone joined in the singing of “God Bless America!”
Abby Farr celebrated her 18th birthday with a party at her home on Friday, July 5, with numerous family members and friends in attendance. She is the daughter of Brad and Beverly (Goolsby) Farr and the granddaughter of Joan Gurley of this community.
Sylvia Seymour Akin has published another great genealogical newsletter. “The Heritage News” for June included a picture of Potts Camp Young Adults, circa 1908-10; a photo of the Stone Cemetery cleaning about 1915 with names listed; the Old Macedonia Church homecoming with a picture submitted by Joyce Clayton and an article on the Macedonia Community School and Methodist Church history; also a photo of G.R. Thompson and son, Robert (Buster) with the first school bus he drove; and a very good photo of the William and Elizabeth Potts Floyd family. The front page of the newsletter has an article about President Grover Cleveland’s Goodwill Tour in October, 1887, that covered a 5,000-mile journey. The accompanying photo is of the President’s tour arriving in Memphis, Tenn. He was also issued an invitation to stop off at Early Grove for a visit while en route to Memphis. For those interested in learning more about our history, attend the monthly meetings of the Marshall County Genealogical Society on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs at 10:30 a.m.
An interesting thing happened late last Friday evening. David Fuller came by to tell me about his Fourth of July and as I stepped outside, there was the loudest commotion of birds that I have ever heard in the neighborhood. Sounded like a hundred or more birds raising a ruckus! Not imagining what could cause the fuss; I called Jeanette and asked her to step outside and listen. She and Emily came out to listen, and also could hear the noise over the phone, however it was nothing as loud as when I first went out. She said it sounded like a bluejay battle. Later, I was on the phone telling Susan Howell about the noise and Jeanette started walking down the street. There were a couple of mockingbirds and a robin sitting on the power lines in front of the house. As we watched, the mockingbirds kept flying back and forth across the street to a cedar tree. We were wondering what was in the tree that was causing the fuss, then out flew a very large bird and several mockingbirds chasing it away. They went to another tree down the street and were still fussing.
Afterwards, the mockingbirds chased the larger bird away and it became quiet. So, there was a bird of prey in the neighborhood that caused all of the commotion! I thought it was very interesting that the robin did not get into the fuss, but watched from a distance.
Happy Birthday to the following: Janna Stanton and Suzy Stilwell (July 11), Jerry Green, and Charles Shaw (July 15), Joan Gurley (July 16), and Keri Beasley (July 17).
Prayer List: Frances and Ann Allen, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Shannon Boren, Adam Burge, Johnny Cardwell, Thurman Clayton, Sue Colella, William Cook, Martha Cooper, Joe Cox, 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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Annual Youth Day held at Greenfield
Fasting and Praying – Then I proclaimed a fast there, at river Ahava, that we might deny ourselves before our God, to seek from Him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our possessions.
For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and cavalry to protect us against the enemy on our way, since we had told the king that the hand of our God is gracious to all who seek Him, but His power and His wrath are against all who forsake Him. Ezra 8:21-22.
The Annual Youth Day Program was rendered at Greenfield Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 30. The theme was “TweetforChrist@ThyYouth Is Renewed Like The Eagles. Psalms 10:3-5.
The program: devotionwas given by Greenfield youth minitry; introduction of MC, Alexandria Blake; MC-Ernest Gardner; welcome, Joshua Blake and Kamdon Glover; acceptance standing ovation; selection, youth choir; occasion, Yamia Holcomb, Greenfield Praise Dance ministry-Alexandria Blake and MacKenzie Brownlee; introduction of speaker, Pastor W. James Lyons; speaker, Minister Marco Finley; seletion, guest choirs; and words of thanks, Alexandria Blake and Gail Lyons, youth sponsors.
If you are unable to attend your home church, you are welcome to attend services at Greenfield. Pastor W. James Lyons is delivering an inspiring message each Sunday at 11 a.m. His messsage last Sunday was from Rev. 2:4-7. The subject was “Standing Water Will Go Bad.”
Mrs. Magdeline Hughes and her two grandchildren from Illinois spent several nights last week with her aunt, Elmira Curry and while here visited other family members.
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