Thursday, September 11, 2014
Potts Camp News
Birthday party honors Allison Holmes
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24.
Amy Shaw and family were saddened Wednesday, Sept. 3, with the loss of her father, W.M. Chapman of Ripley. He had been a patient at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a farmer, sawmiller, logger, bird-dog trainer, and a former employee of American Biltrite Corp, and retired as vice president of Chapman Hardwood and Flooring. Services were held Friday, Sept. 5, at Chapman Church of Christ with burial in Chapman Cemetery. Condolences go out to the family during this time of sorrow.
Sympathy goes out to the family of Martha Ann Cooper, who lost her battle with cancer Sunday, Aug. 31, at her home in Myrtle. She was the wife of Rev. Ken Cooper, a former pastor of First Baptist Church, and Temperance Hill Baptist Church in Potts Camp. She and her husband were international missionaries with the Southern Baptist Convention, serving in the Mariana Islands in Guam; Ankara, Turkey, where they organized the International Protestant Church of Ankara and the Baptist International Church in Ankara; and Munich, Germany, where they ministered in the International Baptist Church. Services were held September 4 at Hillcrest Baptist Church in New Albany with burial in Temperance Hill Cemetery.
Sympathy is also extended to Janice Canerdy and family in the loss of her nephew, Randy Potts, 43, of Ingomar, who passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 6, at his home due to a heart attack. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife and three children, among many other family members.
“Unity 4” will be in concert at Winborn United Methodist Church (approx. one and one-half miles east of Potts Camp), Saturday, September 13, at 5 p.m. There will also be an open-mike session for those wishing to sing. A meal will be served in the fellowship hall after the concert. Everyone is invited to attend.
First Baptist Church in Potts Camp will have a pre-revival communitywide meal on the vacant lot (old Greer property) on Mulberry Street, Saturday afternoon, September 13, at 5:30 p.m. This will be an introduction to revival services that will begin at the church Sunday and continue through Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.
Ashton Lee, author of the “Cherry Cola Book Club” series, was guest speaker at the monthly meeting of Friends of the Library, Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Marshall County Library. His program centered on his current book, “The Reading Circle.” This is the second of four books in this series with the last two coming out in 2015. Those titles are “The Wedding Circle,” and “A Cherry Cola Christmas.” This series is about a small-town librarian and the problems she faces with keeping the library operational. A native of Natchez, he currently lives in Oxford and is a wonderful speaker.
On another note from the Marshall County Friends of the Library, starting with the October 7 meeting, the business meeting will be changed to 11:30 a.m. with the program at 12 noon. Also, speakers for October and November have been set and are as follows: Mississippi artist and writer, Laurie Parker will speak on her second novel, “Yonder Breaks the Morning,” at the October meeting; and in November, the King twins of Oxford will entertain everyone as they share their antics in their latest book, “Our Josephine.” Make plans to attend and please note time changes.
Charlie Brown treated his wife Betty to a birthday breakfast at the Blue Plate Restaurant in Memphis, Tenn., on August 26. Before returning home they drove to Oysters on the Half Shell for carry-out dinners. That evening they enjoyed their wonderful meal, “complete with champagne,” said Brown.
McLane Ballenger, grandson of Nancy Lane of Waterford and Wichita Falls, Texas, is now enrolled as a freshman at Texas A&M University in College Station, where he is majoring in computer software engineering. Ballenger has also been selected as a member of the Cadet Singing Choir. The group travels and performs all over the United States and some foreign countries.
The Marshall County MHV Clubs displayed their crafts, canned goods, sewing projects, fresh vegetables and fruits, and quilts at their annual Exhibit Day held on the courthouse lawn in Holly Springs last Friday. The homemakers have been very active this year, learning new projects under the leadership of county director Janet Jolley, through classes at the Marshall County Extension Service. It is always a pleasure to visit with the ladies during the year, and at Exhibit Day.
My next door neighbor, Allison Holmes, celebrated her 9th birthday with a party at her home last Saturday. Several classmates, friends and relatives helped her celebrate with cake and ice cream. The children also enjoyed the inflatables during the day. It was enjoyable to hear the sounds of joy as they played on the water slide and bouncer. Her parents are Greg and Mandy Holmes. Great-grandmother Annie Allen assisted with the party.
Congratulations to the Potts Camp Cardinals varsity football team on their first win of the season against East Union last Friday night on the East Union turf. They won in overtime by a score of 21-20.
Wedding anniversary wishes are sent to Mitch and Jeanette Stone (Sept. 13), Don and Dene Randolph (Sept. 15), and to Cary and Jo Ann Mayer (Sept. 18).
Happy Birthday to Jeanie Anne Gadd, Mrs. Lloyd Kimery and Walter Wicker (Sept. 11), Edna Dorris Butterfield, Martha Vanzant, and Christine Epting (Sept. 12), Morgan Green (Sept. 13), Katie Smithwick (Sept. 14), Jennah Morris (Sept. 15), Betty Askew (Sept. 16), Billie Baum and Bobby Snow (Sept. 18).
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, Scotty Rhea, Larry Robbins, Margie Simmons, Billy Smith, Suzy Stilwell, James and Della Rose Williams.
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