Thursday, October 17, 2013
Potts Camp News
“October Day” celebrated in Hill home
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalm 37:3-4
Sympathy is extended to the family of Gene Ash who passed away Monday, Oct. 7. Funeral services were held Wed., Oct. 9, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with burial in Ashbury Cemetery, Waterford. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Vietnam.
Mitch Stone was guest singer during revival services at Waterford United Methodist Church Tuesday night of last week.
Well, I have to apologize to Justin and Julie (Mayer) Elliott for making a big mistake in last week’s article about their homecoming party. It was a nice affair and attended by a large crowd. I just left off the main last name. I need a proofreader at times, as I cannot seem to catch my own mistakes!
Don and Susie Hill celebrated “October Day” at their home on Saturday, Oct. 5, with 54 family members in attendance. The Hills live in the home of her late grandparents, Joe and Ethel Clayton, in the Bethany Community. Each year on the first Saturday of October the Clayton first cousins and their families get together at the home place for a celebration. This year only one of the cousins could not attend. Susie said the weather was very nice and they had a wonderful time. Wesley Brown, who is attending college in Maine, was able to come home for the reunion, and Jack and Linda Clayton of Paducah, Ky. were there as well. These traveled the greatest distance to be with their family for this annual get-together.
Merion Hunsucker of Ashland spent Wednesday of last week with her mother Joyce Goolsby. They enjoyed the day just visiting and catching up on the news.
Margaret Hart spent her birthday on October 11 sightseeing with her sister Doris Poole and visiting with other sisters, Joan Gurley and myself, as well as great-niece Rylee Farr. She also visited the Chewalla Cemetery. They also stopped in town for barbecue sandwiches and had a picnic under my carport. Afterwards, some of the group visited the Potts Camp Cemetery. That night she was treated to dinner at an Italian Restaurant in Ashland by Garrie, Sherry and Rebecca Colhoun. She said she received lots of cards and phone calls and really had an enjoyable day for which she is thankful. Guests on Sunday afternoon were Judy and Ashley Forester of Oxford.
Potts Camp Jr. High football team played their last game of the season on Oct. 10 at home against Falkner and won by a large margin. The cheerleaders did a very good job during their halftime performance. Coach Pitney is to be congratulated for a good job with the team this year.
The last home game of the season for the Cardinals’ varsity football team will be Friday night at 7 p.m. against Strayhorn. They will have two more away games and then basketball season will begin.
Rev. Joe Epting of New Albany will be the guest speaker at homecoming services at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp on Sunday, Oct. 27. Special music will be provided by the Shirley Family.
A wedding shower has been planned for Hanna Goolsby, bride-elect of Dustin Minor, on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp.
David Fuller attended the Ole Miss/Texas A&M football game in Oxford on Saturday. He said the game did not turn out like he wanted and that it was a sell-out. He said there were more people than he had ever seen at a game before. He also saw former Governor William Winter, who was attending the game.
The allergy season is upon us. At the clinic last week, there were others with the same malady. Hopefully, it will pass very soon. And, over the weekend I spoke with more who are suffering with the cough, sneezing, watery eyes, etc. “And, this too shall pass!” The sooner, the better!
Belated Birthday wishes are sent to Hayden Wilkerson. Her birthday was Oct. 5. She celebrated with family and friends on Oct. 7 with dinner at the Mexican restaurant in Holly Springs and again with family and friends on Oct. 13 at Incredible Pizza in Memphis, Tenn. She is the daughter of Tammy Wilkerson and Chuck Wilkerson, and the granddaughter of Larry and Joan Cox of Potts Camp, and Glenda and Bubba Anderson of Byhalia, and the great-granddaughter of Velma Wilkerson, also of Potts Camp.
Happy Birthday to the following: Danny Hollingsworth, Claire Edwards Hopper and Brad Farr (Oct. 18), Joshua and Jeremy Green (Oct. 19), Brady Clayton and Halley Holtzlander (Oct. 20), Norris Boren, Pat Westmoreland and Jack Gadd (Oct. 21), Logan Thompson (Oct. 22), Daniel Smothers (Oct. 24).
Wedding anniversary wishes are being sent to Kyle and Melanie Poole of Red Banks on Saturday, Oct. 19. May you have many more happy years together!
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Adam Burge, Joe Cooper, Matthew Cooper, Linda Covington, Steve Culver, Renee Gandy, Barbara Gilliam, Gale Goode, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Carol Lynn Gurley, Robert and Jean King, Terri Kitchens, Troy Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Gracie McCallum, Tricia Newton, Junior Overall, Cindy Passons, Allen Sexton, Cooper Vaughn, and J.B. Work.
HISTORY: In some Potts Camp historical material, I ran across a bulletin of the Potts Camp Consolidated High School from 1929. One paragraph under the heading “Departments of the School” is titled “Music.” The paragraph reads, “Possibly there is no subject taught that touches life as effectively as does music. It is used in the home, church, school, and all kinds of public assemblies. It helps to determine attitudes and to appreciate life. It is one of the greatest factors in society.”
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