Thursday, August 1, 2013
Potts Camp News
Walter and Vecelia Gadd celebrate golden
Olin Pickens of Nesbit, former prisoner of war during World War II, will be the guest speaker at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs on Sunday, August 11, at 6 p.m. There will be a time of fellowship following the program. Everyone is invited to attend to hear him speak of his time as a POW.
Congratulations to Walter and Vecelia Gadd of Hickory Flat, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a reception at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Hickory Flat last Saturday. In talking with Vecelia she said that they were married in the old Potts Camp Baptist parsonage that is located directly across from my house. Rev. A.J. Pace was the pastor and performed the ceremony.
The summer reading program, “Dig into Reading” held at the Potts Camp Library ended its six-week program last Thursday afternoon. Librarian Cheryl Grisham said there were around 25 to 30 participants each week. “The attendance was double from past years and was a big improvement,” she said. Each week a book was read, there was an activity, a craft and a snack. She also said that participants were disappointed to see the program end, as it was so enjoyable.
Recent visitors of Marion and Betty Askew were their daughter-in-law, Hilda Askew and son Matt of Jackson.
I received a call from Estelle Bennett of Oxford last Thursday. She had some special visitors on Saturday, July 20 – the King twins of Oxford. They have published one book, “Ya’ll Twins?” and their second book “Ya’ll Twins, Which is Which?” is coming out soon. This was their second visit to Mrs. Bennett and they read from chapters of their books during the visits. A book signing on their second book will be held sometimes in August at Square Books in Oxford.
Cornersville United Methodist Church invites all ladies to attend their monthly Ladies Night the first Friday night of each month at 6 p.m.
A benefit for Kevin Ray “Peanut” Kennedy will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Winborn United Methodist Church, one mile east of Potts Camp on Highway 178. Activities will begin at 7 a.m. and will include a car wash, yard sale, and concessions. All donations will go to the family to help defray expenses he faces as he recovers from eye surgery.
Mandy and Allison Holmes (my neighbors) have returned from spending a week at Orange Beach, Fla. They spent the week swimming in the ocean and the pool and had a very good time. Others in the group enjoying the week were Keith and Beverly Cooper, Eva Crawley, Janet Hendricks and her children, Avery and Adam.
Jimmy and Peggy Duncan of Meridian visited Jean Gurley several days last week. On Friday afternoon, they all visited with Dennis and Peggy Lindsey of Coldwater.
Jeanette Stone visited with daughter Emily in Texas last week. On Friday they, along with former Potts Camp resident Frances Jones Fitts, visited the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Afterwards they had lunch at the Reata Restaurant for some good Texas cuisine. They also visited the town of McKinney, Texas, which they enjoyed because of all of the decorated store fronts.
I enjoyed reading about Dottie Tomlinson’s birthday in last week’s issue of The South Reporter. Sounded like she had a very enjoyable and fun-filled weekend with all of her family! Belated birthday wishes are sent to Mrs. Dottie.
Rev. Milton Winter was guest speaker at the Marshall County genealogy meeting on Saturday at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs. Minister for a number of years at the First Presbyterian Church in Holly Springs, he has also written several books and is working on another one to be published in the near future. Rev. Winter talked about his book, “Amid Some Excellent Company,” published in 2003. The large volume contains writings of John M. Mickle as originally published in The Holly Springs South Reporter from 1920-1941. Rev. Winter recently gave the copyright for his book to the Marshall County Genealogical Society to be reprinted and sold with proceeds going to the local genealogical society. A minimum number of books were printed and are now being sold by members of the society. To obtain a copy of this wonderful book about life of the people and businesses in Holly Springs (for a reasonable fee) contact Mitchell at 252-2193 or Suzy Watson Stilwell at 252-3022.
For car enthusiasts, New Albany will have their 28th Charity Car Show, Mississippi on Wheels, October 19.
Congratulations to Jonathan and Sammie Poole. Their twins were entered in the Union County Fair beauty contest last week. Their daughter, Journey, was the Tiny Miss Union County winner, and her brother, Chance, came in first place as Tiny Mr. Union County.
Second Saturday night singing, featuring the Master’s Quartet, will be held at Winborn United Methodist Church on August 10. Singing will begin at 5 p.m. A meal will be served following the service.
Bobby and Katie Smithwick spent part of the day on Saturday, July 27, with Betty Maxey as she celebrated her 84th year. It was reported that she enjoyed her birthday.
Happy birthday to the following: Georgia Gurley Cobbs (Aug. 1), Mildred Alderson Bowen and Sandler Syms (Aug. 3), Nancy Germany Lane (Aug. 4), Betty Fincher, Billy Edlin and Jody Edwards (Aug. 5), Bill Rowland (Aug. 6.), and Stephanie Green (Aug. 8).
Prayer List: Frances and Ann Allen, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Lonnie Bolden, Shannon Boren, Wanda Boyd, Henry Burchette, 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, Alen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Marshall Doug and Marie Smith, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, and April Staggs.
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