Thursday, August 15, 2013
Potts Camp News
Eptings to celebrate 50th
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32.
Getting one last summer fling were Kylie and Patrick Gurley, along with their mother, Nikki Gurley and grandmother Doris Poole. The children were treated to an outing at the Spray Park in New Albany on Friday of last week. They were joined by Vicki and Eli Clarkson. The children had a wonderful time.
Joann G. Cox of Memphis, Tenn., called on Friday with good news. Her great-granddaughter, Bella Smith, will not have to undergo surgery as the family was told. They went to Semmes-Murphey Clinic and were given the news on Thursday. The family continues to need your prayers that all will go well with little Bella.
Betty Scott called to tell me that The Young at Heart of First Baptist Church in Holly Springs went to see Paid in Full, a gospel singing group, for their homecoming on Saturday night at Hillcrest Baptist Church in New Albany. Prior to the concert, they ate at The Warehouse, a delicious steak and fish diner.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Curtis Thompson of Byhalia in his death on his 90th birthday, Tuesday, Aug. 6. He and his late brother, James, were the owners and operators of Thompson Dairy in Watson until their retirement. Captain Thompson was a WWII veteran of the United States Air Force where he was a pilot of a B-25 airplane. He was a long-standing member of Emory Independent Methodist Church where he was involved in most aspects of the church and the building programs. He was a very special person and will be greatly missed. Services were held at Emory Independent Methodist Church on Friday, Aug. 9, with burial in the church cemetery.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Bobby Berryhill, of Cornersville, who died last week following his battle with cancer. Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with burial in Cornersville Cemetery.
Happy Birthday to Betty Scott of Holly Springs who was surprised with a party by family and friends on Tuesday night of last week at JB’s on the Square.
Visitors of Faye Turpen and family last week were her sisters Willene McCabe of Zellwood, Fla., and Annie Lou Burks of Apopka, Fla. and her niece Sharon Pickron, also of Apopka. Also visiting were Marion and Betty Askew. On Saturday other visitors were James and Peggy Hall of Tupelo and their daughter, Gail and Janice Logan of Tremont.
Jean Simmons Nichols of Oxford visited her sister, Madalynne Ash, on Thursday, Aug. 8.
A birthday party was held for Jayne Rowland on Friday, Aug. 9, at the home of Mrs. Malcolm Poole. On Saturday she celebrated with family members at the home of her grandparents, Bill and Sue Rowland.
David Fuller was able to complete another item from his “Things to Do” list on Saturday, Aug. 10. He attended the Elvis Fan Appreciation Day in Tupelo at the beginning of Elvis Week and had his photo taken with Travis Powell of North Carolina (an Elvis tribute artist); with Kay Bain of the Mornin’ Show on Channel 9; and with The Landmarks, a gospel singing group from Tupelo. He also ate at Johnnie’s Drive In where he sat in the Elvis Booth and had a hamburger, fries and Dr. Pepper. While at Elvis’ birthplace, he toured the main attractions (birthplace house, museum and the Assembly of God Church where Elvis attended until he was 12 or 13 years of age), and attended performances by Kay Bain and The Mornin’ Show Band, and The Landmarks. He said it was a wonderful day.
A large crowd attended the second Saturday night singing at Winborn United Methodist Church. The featured singing group was The Master’s Quartet. During intermission, The Peppers of Olive Branch, Linda Stacks and Madison Ash sang a few numbers. A meal was served in the fellowship hall following the singing.
Upcoming activities at the Cornersville United Methodist Church are: Bible study each Sunday at 5 p.m.; the Samaritan House will be open for the needy on Saturday, Aug. 17; Ladies Night Out will be held Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.; and the church will host their annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28. Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan to attend.
Reminder: Family and friends are invited to help Rev. and Mrs. Joe Epting celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 2-4 p.m. at the Cornersville Baptist Church.
Last Friday while riding around town, I checked the outside temperature on the car and it registered 102 degrees F. After the cooler temperatures, it felt like you were in an oven while outside. Too hot to work in the yard!
Wedding anniversary wishes are sent to Marion and Betty Askew on Aug. 17 and to Gale and Tommye Ann Goode on Aug. 20.
Belated Birthday wishes are sent to Linda Jones of The South Reporter. May you be blessed with many more and also with good health and much happiness!
Happy birthday to the following: Floy Ash (Aug. 15), Frances Westmoreland (Aug. 16), Cherrie Shaw and Danny Mills (Aug. 18), Brendan Rowland and Austin Goode (Aug. 19), Myles Clifton (Aug. 20).
Get well wishes are sent to the following: Olin Pickens, former POW during World War II who was to speak at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs on Sunday night, but due to illness had to cancel; Kathy Thompson; Pam Sparks; and to several in and around the community with summer colds, as well as other more serious illnesses.
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