Thursday, September 25, 2014
Potts Camp News
Shaw-McElroy reunion at Wall Doxey Sun.
“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.” Joel 2:32.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Billy Joe Tomlinson of Waterford, who passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, in Oxford. Funeral services were on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford with burial in Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Virgie Kelly of this community, who died Tuesday, Sept. 16. Services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Epting and Bro. Farron Ash officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Kelly; a brother, G.S. “Dutch” Boren (Betty) of Myrtle; and several nieces.
Kaitlynn Marie Parker-Greer arrived Saturday, Sept. 13, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford, weighing five pounds, 13 ounces. She was 19 inches long. Parents, April Parker and Michael Greer, along with grandparents, Danny and Ethel Ash and Janie Turnage, welcome her into the family. Congratulations are sent to the couple.
The Lodge at Wall Doxey State Park will be the setting for the Shaw-McElroy family reunion, on Sunday, Sept. 28. All family members are encouraged to attend this year’s reunion and bring food for the noon potluck meal.
Jerry and Karen Green have returned from an early 40th wedding anniversary trip to Alaska. Flying from Memphis, Tenn., to Seattle, Wash., on Sept. 8, they spent one night and then boarded the Carnival Miracle Cruise line for a wonderful Alaskan vacation. Karen said they stopped at four ports: Sitka, Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan. She said Jerry especially loved the whale watching at the Port of Juneau, and seeing the glaciers at Glacier Bay. She said the scenery was absolutely amazing and they both enjoyed the trip. “It was a wonderful trip, everything we dreamed of and much, much more.” She also said, “If you get a chance to go, don’t hesitate; you will have a remarkable time.”
Billy Joe Jarrett was among 15 motorcycle enthusiasts from this area who left from Flick’s Truck Stop last Saturday to participate in the “21st Annual Waterloo, Alabama, Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride.” He said he rode around 400 miles during the day. “We had a good ride, but it was very hot. There were some mishaps, but none from our group, and for that we are very thankful,” he said.
Weekend visitors of Jean Gurley were Jimmy and Peggy Duncan of Meridian, and Shirley (Lindsey) Shultz of Bartlett, Tenn. Saturday, they visited with their aunt, Warene Floyd, a resident of Magnolia Manor in New Albany. Sunday afternoon the Duncans enjoyed birthday cake with Jean in honor of her special day.
Shade White and his sister, Jennah Morris, shared a birthday celebration at the home of their mother, Kym Gurley White. Guests included their sister, Nikki Syms and her children, Davy, Sandler, and Frankie; Carol Gurley; and Joan Gurley, among other relatives and friends. Joan made the birthday cake for the celebration.
Our annual Nelson family reunion was held last Saturday at the home of cousin Pat (Nelson) Nozinich and her husband, Pete, near Independence. Co-hosting the event were Pam (Nelson) and Ron Shirley of Brighton, Tenn. We all enjoyed the fellowship and noon potluck meal. It was also great to be able to visit with our two aunts, Birtie Sue (Nelson) Seitz of Horn Lake; and Laverne (Nelson) Provost and her husband, Jack, of Apopka, Florida; and uncle, John Nelson of Byhalia. There were nine brothers and sisters in Mama’s family, with only four remaining. The eldest, Hazel Ferrell, of Munford, Tenn., was unable to attend.
Jack and Laverne Provost, John Nelson, Sue Rowland, and Margaret Hart, drove to Munford, Tenn., on Monday to visit with their sister and aunt, Hazel Ferrell. The Florida relatives flew back to their home on Wednesday morning after an enjoyable visit.
Last Friday, Joan Gurley and I visited with Edwina Carpenter at Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield Visitor and Interpretive Center at Baldwyn. She was very busy getting ready for the wedding of her daughter, Kayla, who was married Saturday evening at First Baptist Church in Baldwyn to Andrew McCarley. Congratulations to the young couple. Edwina also sends greetings to all of her friends in Holly Springs, especially to former co-workers at The South Reporter.
Jeanette Stone, Emily Stone, and I attended the opening exhibit of Folks, Art, and Faulkner, at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 21. Jeanette and Emily each have exhibits in the “Interpretative works of art by a talented group of artists based on William Faulkner, The Man and his Work.” The exhibit will continue for some time and is worth viewing.
The Marshall County Genealogy Society will meet at 10:30 a.m., this Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Marshall County Library, Holly Springs. Everyone is invited to the program. Refreshments will be served.
Marshall County Friends of the Library will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7, with the business meeting at 11:30 a.m. (note time change), and the program at 12 noon. This month’s speaker will be Mississippi artist and writer, Laurie Parker, who will speak on her second novel, “Yonder Breaks the Morning.”
Please add these revival dates to your calendar: Cornersville United Methodist Church, October 20-21; Bethlehem UMC, Oct. 22-23; and Potts Camp UMC, Oct. 27-28.
Happy Birthday to Maggie Moyers (today), Jesse Ash, Henry Burchette, Alea Gurley, Judy M. Gurley, Missie Mills, Faith Gurley Snow, and Verna McAlexander (Sept. 26), Anthony Fincher, and Ladine Randolph (Sept. 27), John Nelson (Sept. 28), Jan Pipkin (Sept. 29), Garrie Colhoun (Sept. 30), Rebecca Colhoun, and Randall Pratt (Oct. 1), Michele Courson, Barbara Gilliam, and Malcolm Poole (Oct. 2). Late birthday wishes are sent to Andrew Parker who turned 5 on September 21.
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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