Thursday, September 18, 2014
Potts Camp News
Greens celebrate anniversary on Gulf Coast
“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:11-12.
Sympathy is extended to Dr. David Childers and family in the loss of his mother, Mary Childers of Ashland, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Ashland Baptist Church with burial in Hill Crest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Congratulations to Mark and Lacey (Rooker) Bing on the arrival of a son, Brayden Bing, Friday, Sept. 12, weighing eight pounds and one ounce. Also, welcoming Brayden into the family are his three brothers, Landon, Jackson, and Ryland.
Congratulations, also, to Tim Cooper and Donna Beth Fitch on their marriage, Saturday, Sept. 13.
Rev. Gary Richardson of North Oxford Baptist Church; Rev. Stan May of Emanuel Baptist Church, Olive Branch; Rev. Herb Luther, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Ashland; and Rev. Doug Rakestraw, Thrasher Baptist Church; were guest speakers for the Round Robin Revival at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp, Sunday through Wednesday evenings.
Annette Lloyd thanks everyone for their prayers on behalf of her great-grandson, Brent Lee Lloyd, who was born Aug. 6, weighing one pound and 12 ounces. She said he has now gained up to two pounds and four ounces and is doing well. The family appreciates your continued prayers.
Thomas Goode, son of Kenny and Edna Faye Goode, participated in a heavy equipment rodeo in Virginia on Sept. 2, and won first place in the backhoe competition. There were 10 states represented in the contest. Congratulations to Thomas!
The family of the late Claude and Liz Allen of Pigeon Roost met for a family reunion in the Anderson Building in Potts Camp last Saturday with a large attendance. The reunion also served as an early surprise 80th birthday party for Odell Allen, a Potts Camp resident, according to his wife, Annie. She said they also celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on August 27. Happy Birthday to Mr. Allen and Happy late wedding Anniversary to the couple!
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Nichols and 2-month-old son, Axl Rail, of Huntsville, Ala., and Madalynne Ash of this community, were all weekend guests of James Edward and Jean Nichols in Oxford. This was the first time Axl had visited his great-great-grandparents and great-great-aunt and they were overjoyed with the visit. The young couple and their son also went to the Grove at Ole Miss to visit with friends, and attended the Ole Miss football game on Saturday.
Sunday afternoon visitors of Madalynne Ash were her sister-in-law, Margie Simmons; niece, Marla Simmons, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and nephew, Wayne Simmons of Dallas, Texas.
Harold and Nancy Green celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary recently by traveling to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala. (here they took a Dolphin Tour and saw lots of dolphins, which they enjoyed watching). They also drove the Mississippi coastline, spending some time at Shearwater Pottery in Ocean Springs, and taking photos of the Biloxi Lighthouse and tree sculptures (Biloxi’s Katrina sculpture project began in January 2007 when mayor A.J. Holloway and public affairs manager Vincent Creel spoke with Mississippi “chainsaw artist” Dayton Scoggins about sculpting marine-related figures from the dozens of standing dead trees in the median of Beach Boulevard in Biloxi. The trees were victims of the saltwater storm surge of Hurricane Katrina 16 months earlier). Next they went to Louisiana and drove across Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (the longest continuous bridge over water), which is supported by 9,500 concrete pilings. On the way back, they visited the Windsor Ruins in Port Gibson and drove through Vicksburg. They enjoyed their week of traveling.
Megan Wilson, daughter of David Wilson and Denise (Gurley) Wilson, and granddaughter of Mitchell and Judy Gurley, has created the design for the 2014 Potts Camp Homecoming T-shirts. She is a very talented young artist and does beautiful work. Megan is a senior at Potts Camp High School.
The following Potts Camp Cardinal yearbooks are needed to complete the set for the Potts Camp High School Library: 1961, 1962, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2005, and 2013. The Class of 1951 created the first school yearbook. In the 63 years since then, it is exciting to know that only seven are needed to complete the set. If anyone has one of the above and would like to donate it to the school, it would be greatly appreciated. To have the set completed would be a great accomplishment. Up until this weekend, the 1983 and 1987 yearbooks were also needed, but have been donated by Bill and Sue Rowland.
The first annual Eddy Pou Memorial Forestry Field Day was held last Saturday at the North Mississippi Branch Experiment Station, Highway 7 North, in Holly Springs. There were five forestry-related educational stops on the wagon tour with three tour trailers taking participants to learn about, (1) Invasive Plant Control in Forestry; (2) Pine Genetics; (3) Bio-Fuel; (4) Wildlife Recreation; and (5) Wild Hog Damage Control.
Mitch Stone sang during the open mike session at Winborn United Methodist Church last Saturday evening. Unity 4 was in concert to a packed house. Rev. Danny Estes is pastor. Everyone enjoyed a meal following the monthly Saturday night singing.
Today is the wedding anniversary of Cary and Jo Ann Mayer. Congratulations!
Happy Birthday to: Billie Baum and Bobby Snow (today); Mable Day, Jennifer Gurley, and Wanda Holbrook (Sept. 19), Alex and Analisa Smothers (Sept. 20), Jean R. Gurley (Sept. 21), Cary Mayer, Beth Ralph and Shade White (Sept. 22), Odell Allen, Ruth Bowen, and Becky Siddall Muse (Sept. 23), Keith Joyner (Sept. 24), and Maggie Moyers (Sept. 25).
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, Orville Rhynes, Larry Robbins, Billy Smith, Suzy Stilwell, James and Della Rose Williams.
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