Thursday, September 12, 2013
Potts Camp News
David Fuller attends Ole Miss game
Sympathy is extended to Billy Edlin and family in the death of his niece’s husband, Tim Shorter of Abbeville, on Sunday, September 1. He was an administrator and financial advisor at the Oxford campus of Northwest Community College for 25 years.
Condolences are also sent to Edward and Junior Overall in the recent death of their sister, Myron Lee Smith of Gallatin, Tenn. A memorial service was held in Cordova on Friday, Aug. 30; also, in the death of their cousin, Diana Overall of Southaven. Funeral services were held at Colonial Heights Church on Friday, Sept. 6.
Condolences are also sent to former town clerk Marie Robinson White of Myrtle in the loss of her mother on Sunday, Sept. 8.
Arthur and Doris Poole and Bill and Sue Rowland spent Sept. 2 and 3 on a very interesting and relaxing trip to Alabama. Their first stop was Tuscumbia Spring Park where they saw a large man-made waterfall. Tuscumbia is named after an Indian chief, so Indians were depicted at the park. There is a bronze sculpture of a woman with tears in her eyes, holding a baby in her arms standing beside a grave. This sculpture depicts the Trail of Tears. There is also a large carving of an Indian on one side of a tree trunk. The travelers also viewed two very large petrified logs. Next they traveled to Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville where they went across the Wilson Dam, spent the night in a three-story lodge, saw several doe and fawn, and enjoyed the peaceful river and watching the boats on the river. On Tuesday they went to Florence, Ala., the birthplace of W.C. Handy, and toured the W.C. Handy Museum. They also toured the Frank Lloyd Wright house and drove around the Helen Keller house. They summed up their trip by saying it was a nice two-day trip with lots of history.
A large number of grandparents attended Grandparents Day at Mary Reid School on Friday, Sept. 6. They visited the grandchild’s rooms, visited with the teachers and had pictures made together. It was an exciting time for all involved.
Vada Mae Gurthrie of Macedonia visited her sister-in-law Joyce Clayton on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
John Nelson of Byhalia visited family members on Sunday, Sept. 1, and attended Potts Camp United Methodist Church on Sunday morning. Sunday noon he enjoyed a wonderful fresh vegetable lunch with banana pudding for dessert at the home of niece Joan Gurley. Later in the afternoon, other guests were Buster Thompson, Bill Rowland, Jean Gurley, and Jeanette Stone.
Friday afternoon, members of First Baptist Church prepared a pre-game meal for the Potts Camp varsity football team and coaches. Invited guest speaker was John McClatchy of Red Banks, a farmer and member of the Red Banks Baptist Church. He and Coach Shane Stone played football together at Marshall Academy in 1989, he as a quarterback and Coach Stone as a receiver. He talked to players: (a) as a football player, and (b) as a Christian. His main topics were: exercise toward your goals; endure the hard times; and entrust yourself to your coaches and team. “These will make you a better player and Christian,” he said in closing. Some Scripture verses he quoted in his speech were: 1 Cor. 9:24-25; 1 Timothy 4:7-8; James 1:2-4; Philippians 3:13b-14; Phil. 4:13; and Eccl. 4:10-12.
Sandy Smith of Bruce, the sister of David Fuller and Karen Green, attended the Potts Camp-East Union football game on Friday night. Here is what she said, “Really enjoyed my visit to Potts Camp. Saw some old friends and got to watch my grandson Jacob Dean help coach the Urchins to a win. What a beautiful stadium Potts Camp has!” Thanks, Sandy, it is always good to hear positive words.
Madisyn and Landon Cobbs of Oxford spent Friday night with their Maw Maw Jean Gurley and attended the Potts Camp-East Union football game. On Saturday they attended the annual Hummingbird Migration Celebration and Nature Festival at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs. Great-nephew Christopher Rowland and I joined them for a fun afternoon. Some of the activities they enjoyed were the wagon ride, wildlife exhibits, and face painting.
Harold and Nancy Green spent their wedding anniversary in Stone Mountain, Ga., where they visited the Georgia Aquarium and Coca-Cola Museum.
Bill and Jackie Wilson of Brandon were weekend guests of her mother, Margaret Hart. They also visited other relatives while in the area.
David Fuller attended the first home game of the Ole Miss Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford last Saturday night. He was all smiles on Sunday as his favorite team was victorious!
New Albany United Methodist Charge District Superintendent John Moore and wife visited Potts Camp United Methodist Church on Sunday morning and had lunch with parishioners following the message by Rev. Don Newton, who spoke from Mark 4:21-32. His topic was “Parables Jesus Spoke.” Mitch Stone sang “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” prior to the message.
Dates to remember:
Revival – First Baptist Church, Sept. 22-25. Guest evangelist will be Phil Glisson.
Harvest Festival at Cornersville United Methodist Church, Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at noon.
Fifth Sunday worship services (Sept. 29) - Potts Camp United Methodist Church, 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.
October 4 – Ladies Night Out at Cornersville United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.
Fall revival – Cornersville United Methodist Church, Oct. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each night with plenty of singing and preaching. Rev. Don Newton will be bringing the messages.
Happy Birthday to the following: Martha Vanzant, Edna Butterfield and Christine Epting (Sept. 12), Morgan Green (Sept. 13), Katie Smithwick (Sept. 14), Jennah Morris (Sept. 15), Billie Baum (Sept. 18), and Mable Day and Wanda Holbrook (Sept. 19).
Happy wedding anniversary to Mitch and Jeanette Stone on Sept. 13, and to Don and Dene Randolph on Sept. 15.
Prayer list: Sandra Beaver, Adam Burge, Audine Cooper, Matthew Cooper, Carol Jean Davis, Barbara Gilliam, Taylor Goode, Terri Kitchens, Gracie McCallum, Tricia Newton, Junior Overall, Cindy Passons, Cooper Vaughn.
Quote for the day:
“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
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