Thursday, September 4, 2014
Potts Camp News
First Baptist, Potts Camp hosts revival
“For I am persuaded that not even death or life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come, hostile powers, height or depth, or any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!” (Romans 8:38-39 HCSB).
We offer our condolences to the family of Jimmy Briscoe of Hickory Flat, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Funeral services were held Aug. 27 at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with burial in Amaziah Baptist Cemetery. Among survivors are three sisters of this community, Betty Schneider, Mary Mills and Laxine Lemons. He also leaves his wife, Janette Briscoe of Hickory Flat, two sons, three daughters, a brother, Ronnie Briscoe of Hickory Flat, and another sister, Charlotte Briscoe of Memphis, Tenn.
H. Lee Presley of Lake Estates and Memphis, Tenn., left this life Monday, Aug. 25, in Memphis. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 28, at Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment in Memorial Park Cemetery. He was a retired elementary principal, a member of First Baptist Church in Holly Springs, where he was very active, and a former employee of the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. In the tribute that was given at his service, it was said that “He was loved by family, cherished by friends, and lived his faith.” A testimony to his life was this poem: Only one life, twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last. ‘To me to live is Christ.’ Phil. 1:21. At the children’s home, he taught patience, endurance to the end, love and encouragement. He was also a person who enjoyed sharing the labors of his garden with family and friends, and helping others. He also received great pleasure from fishing. At one time, he helped out with activities at the Potts Camp Park. He was preceded in death by his wife. He leaves a son, Tony Presley, a daughter Lori Ricketts, and two granddaughters.
Sympathy is also sent to Marshall County librarian Amanda McDonald and family in the loss her mother, Susan Hughes of Tupelo, Tuesday, Aug. 26, after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 28, at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home in Tupelo.
We are sorry to lose our neighbors, Shaun and Heather Holtz, who have left our community to relocate in Cordova, Tenn. They both have employment in the Memphis area, and moved this past weekend. We enjoyed having them as neighbors and considered them extended family members. They are wished much happiness in their new careers and home.
Bonnie Clifton, Melinda Patterson and Darlene P. Wilson have returned from a vacation to the Bahamas. Leaving Potts Camp on Wednesday, Aug. 20, the trio drove to Jacksonville, Fla., where they enjoyed the beach, saw lots of dolphins and enjoyed their stay there. The following day, they joined Connor McMillen, Betty Butler, Amy Kitty, Kaitlyn Freeman, and Macey Butler and boarded the Carnival cruise ship fascination, stopping at Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas. Bonnie said it was a beautiful and wonderful cruise, windy but not bad. They enjoyed everything they saw on the islands. In Nassau, at the Atlantis Resort, they enjoyed a replica of the Lost City of Atlantis, saying that it was very interesting. (From the website: Atlantis, the lost city - Plato described Atlantis as a naval force island that around 9,000 B.C., contained most parts of Western Europe and North America, but in one day disappeared below the sea level. Although even in the time of Plato, the story of Atlantis was considered a myth. Nowadays it attracts big attention among adventurers and historians. The travelers returned home Monday night, Aug. 25.
Fifth Sunday services were held for the Potts Camp United Methodist Charge at Bethlehem UMC on Sunday. We enjoyed a good message from the pastor, Don Newton, singing, and a delicious pot luck lunch.
Nancy Green celebrated her birthday, Wed., Aug 27, with sisters Margaret Hart, Mary Minor, Sue Rowland, Jeanette Stone, and niece Sherry Colhoun. Meeting at Southern Eatery in Holly Springs, they had an enjoyable lunch and fellowship. Nancy was even treated to a piece of chocolate cake complete with a candle. She said it was a good day, especially the spur of the moment get-together. To top the day off, she enjoyed receiving some homemade goodies (cake, jelly, pickles, and fresh vegetables to use later).
We had a “sisters’ day out” last Friday and had a very nice dining experience in Pontotoc at Anna Beth’s On Oxford. The large two-story plantation house had downstairs and upstairs accommodations, and the food was great. Spending the day together were Joan Gurley, Doris Poole, Sue Rowland, Jeanette Stone, and myself. After lunch we spent some time in a couple of antique shops. The restaurant had been written up in a recent edition of DeSoto Magazine and it sounded like a good place to visit. We were not disappointed with the meal and recommend it as a place to go if you are in the area. We also stopped for a visit with Mary Mills. Sue delivered a “goodie basket” to her from the Salem Baptist Church WMU department. On our return trip home we stopped by the Union County Historical Museum to view the fantastic artwork of Tracey Davis, a former Mississippian, to see her “Iconic Mosaics, Dolls, Fairies and more.”
Ole Miss football fans were delighted with the first win of the season last Thursday night in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome and cheered when their team beat Boise State 35-13. Among the attendees were Justin and Julie Mayer of this community. David Fuller did not get to attend, but he was very excited for his favorite team, and is looking forward to the first home game.
The first annual Eddy Pou Memorial Forestry Field Day, Saturday, Sept. 13, at the North MS Branch Experiment Station. For more information and to make reservations, contact the Marshall County Extension Service at 662-252-3541 as soon as possible. There is a registration deadline for this event.
Unity 4 will be the featured group at the monthly Second Saturday Night Singing at Winborn United Methodist Church, Saturday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. with meal to follow.
Revival services will be held at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp, Sunday through Wednesday, Sept. 14-17, at 7 p.m. each evening. Make plans to attend.
Those on the prayer list include: Gayle Ash, Sandra Beaver, John and Betty Bowen, Linda Bumpas, Madeline Clifton, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Tim Gholston, Jim Gilliam, Randy Gresham, Gale Goode, Mitchell Gurley, Jennifer Harris, Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Robert Luther, Jean King, Mary Mills, Elizabeth Morris, Junior Overall, Joe and Irene Pipkin, Larry Robbins, Margie Simmons, Billy Smith, Suzy Stilwell, James and Della Rose Williams, and Keldrick Wiseman, and many more who need prayers.
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