Thursday, October 16, 2014
Potts Camp News
“Old Time Revival” at local United Methodist Churches
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1.
A beautiful service celebrating the life of Betty Fay (Alderson) Bowen was held at Holly Springs Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 10, with her pastor officiating. Betty was a graduate of Potts Camp High School, Class of 1955, where she participated in the basketball program and excelled in the game. She was also a fan of basketball and football at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where she and her husband, John, lived for many years. They both attended the Potts Camp school reunions until health problems prevented them from coming. Sympathy is extended to Mr. Bowen, her sister, Mildred Bowen, and her many relatives and friends.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Christene Spencer, who passed away in Memphis, Tenn., Sunday, Oct. 12. She and her husband, the late J.L. Spencer, came to Potts Camp, where he taught in the school system as the agricultural teacher. Mrs. Spencer was a graduate of the PCHS Class of 1951. She was noted as “Quiet, neat, trustworthy, and dependable, a willing worker; a good friend to have.” They had two children, Wilma, who was one of my classmates, and James Lee, who is a minister. Funeral services were held in Fulton.
Lynn, Martha, and Jamie Goolsby, along with his mother, Joyce Clayton, traveled to the Loretta Lynn Ranch near Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Oct. 4, for a mini-vacation. On this trip, they toured the Loretta Lynn mansion; saw the home place of her parents; and toured the museum, which includes a history of her singing career, with awards, etc. on display. On the return trip home, they enjoyed dinner at the Old Country Store Restaurant at the Casey Jones Village in Jackson, Tenn.
Homecoming/Old Fashioned Day, will be observed at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp, Sunday, Oct. 26, beginning at 9:45 a.m. The morning message will be brought by Bro. Herbert Luther, pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Ashland. Singing will be by local talent, and a buffet meal will be served around noon. Dressing up “old-fashioned” is optional.
Everyone is invited to attend revival services at the following churches on the Potts Camp United Methodist Church Charge: Rev. Don Newton will bring the messages at Cornersville UMC on Oct. 20 and 21; Rev. Brownie Towhill will bring the messages at Bethlehem UMC, Oct. 22 and 23, and at Potts Camp UMC, Oct. 27 and 28. Now is the time for an “Old Time Revival!”
Members of the Girls’ Auxiliary had a program at First Baptist Church in town last Sunday evening, singing “O, How I Love Jesus,” and “Sanctuary.” Solo parts were sung by Jordan Bennett, Emma Feathers, and Karleigh Brannen. Following the evening worship, a spaghetti supper was held to raise funds for the Mother/Daughter trip to Camp Garaywa on Nov. 7-8. The G.A.’s will have another fund-raiser next Sunday evening after worship services, serving soups and chili. They appreciate any support and/or donations to help fund their trip.
Mississippi artist and writer, Laurie Parker, of Starkville, was guest speaker at the Oct. 7 meeting of Friends of the Library in Holly Springs. Parker is widely known for her children’s books, and now has two novels for adults. She reviewed her children’s books; read excerpts of her first novel, “The Matchstick Cross;” and talked about her second novel, “Yonder Breaks the Morning.” It was an enjoyable program.
“The Potts Camp football homecoming parade was one of the best we have had,” was the comment heard by several who attended the event last Friday afternoon. There seemed to be more entries than in previous years, including antique cars, an antique truck, and an antique tractor, along with numerous floats, a Potts Camp volunteer fire truck, and an escort provided by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. The floats were very creative this year, and for the first time, the Potts Camp High School band performed. The sidewalks along the school grounds were lined with students, teachers, and faculty. More spectators were on hand as well this year, all along the parade route. It was a wonderful day and the weather was perfect!
Following the parade, in a separate event, Ole Miss football fan David Fuller was presented a personally autographed football, signed by University of Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze. This was made possible by Mississippi State football fan Randy Walker who attends First Baptist Church with David. Randy tells this story, “I recently had knee replacement, and my physical therapist turned out to be Carey Freeze, the brother of Hugh Freeze. When I realized who he was, I mentioned that I attended church with a huge Ole Miss fan that never misses a home game, and would it be possible to get an autograph from his brother. His response was, ‘Would you like a football instead?’ That was unbelievable and way beyond expectations.” Now, Randy and David get into debates from time to time about whose teams is the best, and joke around with each other, so he wasn’t sure how David would react (possibly thinking it was a joke). David’s sister, Karen Fuller, was on hand to witness the presentation. It was set up for each to wear shirts depicting their favorite team. The presentation was also made on the day prior to the weekend games, while both teams were rated No. 3 in the nation. This was a very exciting time for both guys. Also, since they joke around a lot, David was wary of what was happening for a time, but was very excited with his gift – even if it was from a Mississippi State fan!
Margaret Hart and Margaret Abram (of England) enjoyed a trip to Ciao Chow in Ashland last Thursday evening to celebrate an early birthday dinner together. Ms. Abram will have her birthday in January, and Margaret Hart’s was last Saturday. They were joined by Nancy Lane, Joan Gurley and me (who turned out to be the driver).
Margaret Hart also enjoyed a birthday lunch on Saturday, attended by two of her daughters, Sherry Colhoun and Judy Forester; a granddaughter, Rebecca Colhoun; friends, Nancy Lane and Margaret Abram; and sister, Mary Minor. Everyone enjoyed a meal of fresh vegetables, a delicious meat loaf (compliments of Sherry), cornbread, cake and ice cream. She also enjoyed receiving the many birthday cards from family and friends.
Birtie Sue Butterworth, of Horn Lake, was the weekend visitor of Joan Gurley. During the weekend, she also enjoyed visiting with other relatives, and a former classmate, Mildred Marbury.
Students at Potts Camp and Mary Reid schools enjoyed Spirit Week, with a different type of dress each day, culminating with the homecoming parade on Friday afternoon, where they all wore their homecoming shirts or shirts in their school colors.
Happy Birthday to: Dorothy Bostic (Oct. 17), Brad Farr, Danny Hollingsworth, and Claire Hopper (Oct. 18), Joshua and Jeremy Green, Deborah Epting Hudspeth, and Marla Canerdy Horne (Oct. 19), Brady Clayton, and Halley Holtzlander (Oct. 20), Norris Boren, Jack Gadd, and Pat Westmoreland, (Oct. 21), and Logan Thompson (Oct. 22).
Wedding anniversary wishes are sent to Kyle and Melanie Poole on October 19. Wishing you the best as you celebrate!
Those on the prayer list include: Gayle Ash, Sandra Beaver, John Bowen, Linda Bumpas, Glenda Clifton, Madeline Clifton, Joann G. Cox, Phil Cox, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Tim Gholston, Jim Gilliam, Gale Goode, Pauline Hutchens, Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Robert Luther, Jean King, Mary Mills, Elizabeth Morris, Junior Overall, Irene Pipkin, Scotty Rhea, Orville Rhynes, Larry Robbins, Katherine Shaw, Billy Smith, Velma Wilkerson, James and Della Rose Williams.
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