Thursday, August 21, 2014
Potts Camp News
Happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Brown
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him” Colossians 3:17.
Following participation in a GA mission project, “Christmas in August,” at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp, an awards and recognition program was held Sunday night, Aug. 17, during the Sunday evening service. A slide show of activities for the past year was shown; outstanding awards were given for the following: Fun Run, Gracie Mills; Perfect Attendance, Neely Campbell; Campers Award, Jordan Bennett; Senior Friend Award, Carson and Jordan Bennett; Star Mission Award, Karley Brandon and Neely Campbell; recognition of helpers awards went to Robert and Jackie Luther; and recognition of youth helpers awards went to Savannah Henderson and Hailey Stacks. Leaders are Marie Alderson and Mary Ann Bennett.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Brown who celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 15. They were surprised with a steak dinner with all the trimmings by friends, Ray and Judy Smith of Holly Springs. Mrs. Brown also received beautiful roses from her husband, delivered by Irene Strickland.
I enjoyed a visit from Rev. and Mrs. Joe Epting of New Albany when they stopped by last Friday on their way home from Memphis, Tenn. They will be celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary on August 25.
Celestial Faith Gurley and BJ Snow were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony by the lake at Snow Lake Shores last Saturday evening. Congratulations to the newlyweds and best wishes for many years of wedded bliss. Parents of the bride are Craig Gurley and Michele Johnson. The groom’s parents are Bobby and Tanya Snow of Waterford.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Shirley Shaw Coltharp of New Albany in the death of her daughter, Shelia Gray, Thursday of last week.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Rhonda Gilliam Pennington in her recent death. Her siblings are Marlin Gilliam, Jimmy Gilliam, Sandra Gilliam Beaver, and Phil Gilliam. Several of the family members attended Potts Camp School.
Joyce Clayton called over the weekend to say that 16 members of the adult ladies Sunday school class at Temperance Hill Baptist Church took a trip to Jackson, Tenn., on Tuesday, Aug. 12. They ate at the Old Country Store, toured the Casey Jones Museum to see Casey Jones memorabilia, and toured the trains. She said they had a wonderful day.
Nancy Lane celebrated her birthday earlier this month. Her daughter, Robin Hampe of Frisco, Texas, visited one weekend to help her celebrate. Later in the month she had a second celebration with her oldest daughter, Laurie Ballenger, husband, Steve, and children, Michael, McLane and Mikayla, of Arlington, Texas. While they were visiting, they also celebrated the 90th birthday of a former neighbor, Barbara Farmer. McLane stayed a week longer to visit, shop, and get ready to attend Texas A&M University.
Jayne and Brendan Rowland, children of Jay and Roxanne Rowland, celebrated a joint birthday party last Saturday at their home. Jayne turned 9 on Aug. 9 and Brendan turned 6 this past Tuesday, Aug. 19. There were lots of family members and friends in attendance. Brendan’s cakes were in the Ninja Turtle theme and Jayne assisted two great-aunts in the baking, icing, and decorating of her cakes. The children enjoyed playing games outside, eating pizza, cake and ice cream, and opening gifts.
Joan Gurley and Doris Poole visited with George and Dorothy Dickey on Thursday of last week. The occasion was to help Mrs. Dickey celebrate her birthday. Joan baked a delicious birthday cake and they all enjoyed lunch together with several members of the Dickey family.
Margaret Hart, Jean Gurley, and I rode the Megabus from Oxford to New Orleans, La., for a wonderful vacation. We left on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10, and returned Thursday, Aug. 14. Our accommodations were at The Pelham Hotel that was near the Riverwalk and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, which we visited. Adjacent to The Pelham Hotel is the highly acclaimed Ruby Slipper restaurant where we enjoyed delicious Southern breakfasts. Another eatery we frequented was Mother’s Restaurant and one morning we had breakfast at Hobnobber’s Variety Restaurant. We also visited Café Du Monde in the French Quarter for their beignets. On Monday we discovered New Orleans via the VIP ultimate city excursion. This sightseeing tour combined the history, beauty and splendor of New Orleans with an up-close view of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. On this two-hour adventure we rode through the French Quarter, visited the St. Louis Cemetery #3, enjoyed a ride through the Garden District, and other interesting sites. On Tuesday we took a Louisiana swamp tour on a covered boat with a captain/guide. We traveled into the swamps where the pirate Jean Lafitte hid his treasures, saw a 2,000 year-old Indian burial mound and a Cajun cemetery. We also saw live alligators. Wednesday we took the streetcars to the French Quarter and visited the outdoor markets. Our New Orleans trip ended with a Steamboat Natchez dinner jazz cruise with the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland, while riding on the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River. Our meal was excellent and the sunset was beautiful. We left the city at 9 a.m. Thursday for a return trip on the Megabus back to Oxford, and our return trip home.
The Marshall County Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, August 23, 10:30 a.m., at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs. There will be a guest speaker and refreshments will be provided.
Potts Camp High School will play volleyball against Byhalia tonight (Thursday) at 5/6 p.m., followed by an Athletic Booster Club meeting at 6:30 p.m., and Meet the Cardinals at 7 p.m. The varsity football team will play Hamilton at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22. Tuesday, Aug. 26, there will be a volleyball game against New Albany at 5/6 p.m., and a jr. high football game against Falkner at 6 p.m.
Cornersville United Methodist Church will host a Movie Night on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. They will be showing “God’s Not Dead.”
Happy Birthday to the following: Hayden Poole (Aug. 23), Chance and Journey Poole (Aug. 24), Elinor Edwards (Aug. 25), Betty Brown and Don Randolph (Aug. 26), Nancy G. Green, Lurline Kimery, Hanna Goolsby Minor, and Brittney Moyers (Aug. 27), Betsy Payne (Aug. 28).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Sandra Beaver, John and Betty Bowen, Linda Bumpas, Madeline Clifton, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Jim Gilliam, Randy Gresham, Gale Goode, Mitchell Gurley, Jennifer Harris, Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Robert Luther, Jean King, Elizabeth Morris, Junior Overall, Joe and Irene Pipkin, Larry Robbins, Margie Simmons, Billy Smith, James and Della Rose Williams.
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