Thursday, July 25, 2013
Potts Camp News
Gospel meeting begins Sunday at Church of Christ
Congratulations to Carmen Luther and Corey Blaine who were married at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Ashland, on Saturday, July 13, at 2 p.m. Carmen is the daughter of Herbert and Amy Luther and granddaughter of Robert and Jackie Luther, all of Potts Camp and Archie and Kathy McGregor of New Albany. Parents of the groom are Steve Blaine and Sharon Ford. The couple will make their new home in Olive Branch. Carmen will be attending Northwest Community College at Senatobia to further her education and Corey is employed at Ebox in Olive Branch.
A large crowd attended the benefit for Tucker and Taylor Goode at the Waterford Community Center on Saturday afternoon. Those riding with me were Floy Ash, Joan Gurley, Jean Gurley and David Fuller. While there we visited with lots more people from Potts Camp and the surrounding areas. We enjoyed seeing old friends and acquaintances from Waterford, Holly Springs, Laws Hill and other areas. The food was also delicious. The benefit was sponsored by Spring Hill Baptist Church. It was a pleasure to meet the pastor, Rev. John Parker and his wife, Janet.
There were around 40 motorcycles in the Benefit Ride for the Goode brothers on Saturday. The bikers rode a total of 145 miles round trip. They left Holly Springs around 2 p.m. with a police escort through the city, rode to Oxford and from there to Pontotoc. Leaving Pontotoc, they traveled to New Albany. From New Albany they traveled Highway 30, going through the communities of Macedonia, Cornersville, and at Bethlehem, traveled to their final destination - the Waterford Community Center for the fish fry meal. According to participants, it was a very good benefit.
Knowlton and Betty Shaw accompanied Kerry and Lela Hale to Orlando, Florida, for a vacation at Disney World. While there they enjoyed going to Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom.
Visitors of Mildred Marbury last week were Herb and Martha Harkleroad of Bowling Green, Ky., and their son, Neal Harkleroad of California. They enjoyed several meals of fresh tomatoes and other home-grown vegetables.
The 26th annual Watermelon Festival will be held in Water Valley on August 3. A three-kilometer run and walk will be held with no entry fees. Race time will be 7:30 a.m. The flyer said to just show up to participate; however, anyone in the race will need to sign up on race day at the bandstand.
Tommy and Susan Howell attended the annual picnic of NexAir at the Memphis Zoo on Saturday, July 20.
A gospel meeting will be held at the Potts Camp Church of Christ on Sunday, July 28, through Wednesday, July 31. The Sunday morning worship service will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, and immediately after church the evening service will be held (approx. 1 p.m.). Monday-Wednesday service time is 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Sympathy is extended to Amy Chapman Shaw and family in the sudden death of her youngest brother, Wicky Chapman of Ripley last Saturday night. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Chapman Church of Christ in Ripley.
Get well wishes are sent to Katherine Greer Sundstrom.
Joan Gurley had several birthday celebrations before, on, and after her July 16th special day. She enjoyed birthday cake on two separate occasions with family and friends; was taken to lunch at Red Lobster in Tupelo by her daughters Lisa Murphy and Beverly Farr and granddaughter Rylee Farr; and was treated to dinner at Colton’s in Olive Branch by granddaughters Laura Beth and Leah Paige Goolsby of New Albany. Also, there were several cards, Facebook messages, phone calls, etc. She also received a note from one of her foreign exchange students, Sebastian Zulueta of Santiago, Chile, who was a student at Potts Camp School during 1992-93. Sebastian is married and he and his wife have four sons. He is chief executive officer at an international company.
First Baptist Church in Potts Camp is planning to have a showing of the Christian movie, October Baby, on Saturday, August 10. More information will be given later.
First Baptist Church WMU will meet on Thursday, August 1, at 5 p.m., travel to Holly Springs to eat, and then go to Trinity Mission Health & Rehab to minister to residents.
Lay speaker Candis Kirk was guest speaker at the Potts Camp United Methodist Church on Sunday. She reported that the Cornersville church held a great Vacation Bible School this summer. In absence of the pastor, Rev. Don Newton, church members spent the time of worship discussing special Bible verses that have meant something in each of their lives.
Happy Birthday to Ashley Forester, Patrick Thompson and Rev. Ray Daniel on July 25, Chris Thompson on July 26, Nikki White Syms, Jon and Jay Rowland, Carol Luckett and Tyler Thompson on July 28, Greg Smothers on July 29, Mitchell Gurley and Leland Passons on July 31, and Georgia Cobbs on Aug. 1.
Wedding anniversary wishes are being sent to Bobby and Katie Smithwick on July 29.
Prayer List: Frances and Ann Allen, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Lonnie Bolden, Shannon Boren, Wanda Boyd, 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, Stone 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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The following items of history were printed in Mrs. Dale Hollingsworth’s Potts Camp News in 1976 and are worth mentioning again.
Potts Camp was among the first towns its size to have running water. The first deep well was bought in 1916, thanks to two outstanding citizens of the past, C.A. Greer Sr. and Dr. F.P. Boatner.
About 1890, while the early settlers in Potts Camp were enjoying square dances, box suppers, tacky parties and quilting bees, across the railroad tracks in the three-story Hill Hotel at Eagle Springs, people of society from large towns as far away as New Orleans and Birmingham played cards, tennis, croquet, and attended dances.
A familiar landmark is the old coal chute built in 1915 and one of the largest ever used on the Frisco Railroad. It is the only one located between Memphis and Amory.
Backward Glance: Remember when the country roads were so rough and muddy that the mail carriers had to travel in buggies drawn by horses?
In the July 18 edition of The South Reporter, Elmira Curry’s news should have read:
The people of this community are in sympathy with the Naylor family in the passing of their loved one, Linda Faye Miller.
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