Thursday, July 18, 2013
Potts Camp News
Fun Day was held at Winborn UMC
Sympathy is extended to Shirley Pannell in the death of her brother, Biddie Pannell of Holly Springs, who died Friday, July 5.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Doris Mynatt, who died Sunday morning, July 14 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. I have known Mrs. Mynatt for a long time and she was a special friend of mine, as well as other family members.
Billy Joe Jarrett will be among the motorcyclists who will ride on a benefit for Taylor and Tucker Goode on Saturday, July 20. He said that the motorcycle cavalcade will leave from the Cousin’s station on Highway 7 North in Holly Springs at 2 p.m. and wind up in Waterford around 5 p.m. There will be a fish fry sponsored by the Spring Hill Baptist Church for the brothers starting at 5 p.m. at the Waterford Community Center for a donation of $10 per plate with additional donations welcomed.
Congratulations to Anna Beth McAlexander and Kevin Ray Scott on their marriage Friday, July 12, in Hattiesburg. She is the daughter of Drs. Mike and Liesa Weaver and Carey McAlexander of Petal and the granddaughter of J.M. “Flick” Ash and Floy Ash and Jean McAlexander King and the late J.P. McAlexander, all of Potts Camp. Attending the wedding were Johnny and Sue McAlexander of Texas, Paula McAlexander Smith and granddaughter, Carly Patrick of Wesson, Robert and Jean King, Carol Lynn Gurley, Floy Ash, Linda Gibson, Jessie and Bobbie Anna Ash, of Potts Camp, Mike and Ludis Reaves of Olive Branch and Austin Watts and family.
Deanna (Rowland) Knight and children, Sarah Grace, Caleb and Tyler visited Joan Gurley on Tuesday, July 9, to celebrate her birthday. Cake and ice cream were served. She and the children left on Wednesday to return to their home in Florida after spending several days with her parents, Bill and Sue Rowland, and other family members.
David Fuller visited his sister and brother-in-law, Charles and Sandy Smith, in Bruce for a very active weekend. On Friday night after checking out the Sawmill Festival, he returned to their home and enjoyed a meal of fresh purple hull peas, sliced tomatoes and cornbread. Then they went to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church where he really enjoyed hearing the Dixie Echoes of Pensacola, Fla. He said they were great! On Saturday morning he went back to the Sawmill Festival. There were several singing groups, but he especially enjoyed The Ellis Family of Pope, a bluegrass gospel band composed of mother, father, and four children. Back at the home of his sister, he enjoyed more peas, tomatoes and cornbread before returning home. He said he also enjoyed the antique car and tractor displays.
The Ellis Family will also perform at the annual Watermelon Festival in Water Valley on Saturday, August 3, at 2:30 p.m.
A one-day Vacation Bible School was held at the Potts Camp Church of Christ on Saturday with a Carnival theme and “Fruits of the Spirit” topic. About 40 children enjoyed the activities and had a great time. There were carnival games and Bible study groups relating to the fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, goodness, gentleness, faith, etc.) taken from Ephesians 5. The day ended with a delicious fish fry, according to church members.
The Winborn United Methodist Church held a Fun Day on Saturday afternoon with gospel singing, games and food. It was a very successful event and was enjoyed by a large crowd. Featured singers were Mitch Stone, 8-year-old Madison Ash (accompanied by her mother, Rhonda), Jimmy Goolsby, Travis and Michelle McGee, and Mike Thompson, Jody James and Gary Adams. Mike Thompson and his sister Cheryl Farr also sang a duet for their mother, Ophelia Nichols Thompson. Former Winborn community residents, Elizabeth Hunsucker and Joann G. Cox drove from Memphis, Tenn., to attend, and another former resident, 91-year-old Juanita Looney of Collierville, Tenn., also attended (this beautiful, sweet and spry lady was excited to be the oldest person in attendance). They enjoyed visiting with another friend, Lela Nichols McCauley of Hickory Flat. The food, music and everything was just great!
John, Judy and Ashley Forester were on hand for the Miss Mississippi Pageant in Vicksburg this past weekend and were excited to be able to witness the crowning of the 2013 Miss Mississippi, Chelsea Rick (Miss Amory Railroad Festival). Congratulations to Miss Rick of Fulton and her pageant team for a job well done!
Margaret Hart spent several days last week with daughter Judy Forester and family in Oxford. One afternoon she enjoyed a tour of Oxford and the Ole Miss campus via the Double Decker bus with granddaughter Ashley Forester and her Math Camp group.
Aey Photivichit from Thailand, who was an exchange student during the school year 1994-1995, keeps in touch and sends word that she is to be married in August. She will have two weddings, one in Thailand and another one in Australia as her fiancé is Australian. Aey was the guest of Dorothy Hill during her year at Potts Camp School and was a guest in my home on many occasions.
Also, another Potts Camp School exchange student from Germany, Ricki Speckmann, who was my guest during the school year 1992-93, is to be married in Munich, Germany, on October 18. She and Aey have invited me to their weddings. Ricki does lots of traveling with her job. She also vacationed in Brazil earlier in the year and writes that it is an amazing place and was so enjoyable that she and her husband will go there for their honeymoon.
Maike Schroer Didero, another exchange student from Germany who was also my guest during the school year 1994-95, is married and now has her doctorate degree. I have enjoyed keeping up with the students who spent a year at Potts Camp School. They are all doing well. Ricki has returned for visits on several occasions. Maike, along with her sister and a friend, came back once for a week’s visit.
Another exchange student from Spain, Paula Gimenez, who was the guest of Ronnie and Becky Davis, also keeps in touch. She is married and has one son, works for a German company (Papstar) that has a subsidiary in Tarragona, Spain, where she lives, and is in charge of the direct sales. They distribute disposable tableware and decorated articles for parties, etc. She says her work is very creative and that she enjoys it very much.
Happy birthday to the following: Taylor Poole (July 19), Frank Hutchins (July 21), Emily Stone, Lee Presley, and Betty Maxey (July 22), Maria Teel (July 23), Ashley Forester, Ray Daniel, and Patrick Thompson (July 25).
Wedding anniversary wishes are being sent to Wade and Lisa Murphy on July 22.
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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Greenfield Presbyterian service July 28-31
Community of Confession
Then those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all forgiveness and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of these ancestors. And Ezra said: you are the Lord, you alone, you have made heaven, the heaven of heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. To all of them you give life, and the host of heaven worships you. You are the Lord, the God who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and named him Abraham. Nehemiah 9:2, 6-7.
Greenfield Presbyterian Church was blessed to have a large congregation present for service on Sunday, July 14. We want to thank all the out-of-town people for worshiping with us.
The community and out-of-town guests are invited to attend service at Greenfield Church July 28 through July 31.
The people of this community are in sympathy with the Naylor family in the passing of their loved one, Linda Fay Naylor Mills.
Our prayers go out to the sick and shut-ins.
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