Thursday, February 7, 2013
Potts Camp News
Congratulations to Terri Conlee on her big win
Congratulations to Terri Defer Conlee for winning a new car in a sweepstakes event hosted by Avon. Terri is a member of the “President’s Club” and a home sales representative. Keys to a 2013 Ford Escape were presented to her by Avon Products Inc. management members on Jan. 28 at Farrow-Ward Ford in Ripley. She is the daughter of Tracy Defer and the late Rev. Troy Defer and daughter-in-law of Herbert Conlee of Potts Camp.
Jeanette Stone celebrated her birthday with lunch at the Muddy Creek Café in Falkner last week. Afterwards she and I visited gravesites looking for family genealogy information.
Town of Potts Camp Police Chief Bill Rowland and part-time policeman Will Payton attended police training in Booneville January 24 and 25. Rowland also attended police chief training in Jackson February 4-7.
Margaret Hart is visiting her daughter, Jackie Wilson and granddaughter, Margaret Wilson in Brandon for several days. Sue Rowland spent several days in Jackson recently and visited with her sister, niece and great-niece. They all enjoyed watching Margaret Wilson (who works on a ranch) train her beautiful horse, Oliver.
Members of the Potts Camp United Methodist Charge (Bethlehem, Cornersville and Potts Camp) held a day of prayer and fasting to help members become more evangelistic as a charge from noon last Saturday until 7 a.m. on Sunday. A special worship service was held on Saturday night. Rev. Don Newton is pastor. Special prayer services were held from 9 p.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. Sunday.
A special program was held at the Carl White Memorial Gymnasium on Friday night, Feb. 1, to recognize members of the three Potts Camp High School state basketball championship teams (1936, 1961, and 1973), as well as the three state championship runners-up teams (1932, 1986, and 1993). Prior to the regular game against Alcorn Central, a reception was held for former team members and/or family members. At the reception, chaired by principal Noah Hamilton, assisted by assistant principal Markeith Washington and middle school principal Leigh Ann Sanderson, lots of stories were told about the games by those in attendance. Marshall County Superintendent of Education Jerry Moore and family were also in attendance and he gave a talk as well. Hamilton also recognized team members during half-time of the girls and boys games. He also noted the beautiful banners that have been placed in the gymnasium as well as large framed pictures of the three state championship teams.
Mitch Stone and Tommye Ann Goode represented their father, the late T. M. “Coach” Stone, a member of the 1936 State Champs team. The 1961 State Champs team members attending were Gale Goode, James Lee Spencer, Charles Shaw, DeWitt (Sonny) Stroud, Robert Phillips, and family members of the late Quinon “Frog” Day (Martha Dunn Day, Stephanie Collier, Celie Collier, Quinon Day, Lauren Day, Charles Thomas Collier, and Cole Collier). Members of the 1986 team in attendance were Stone Goode, Orlando Stinson, and Calvin Pitts. Kevin Houston and Chad Smith represented the 1993 team (also, Chad’s great-grandfather, Andrew Watson, was a member of the 1932-33 team). Others in attendance were Karen Green, Billie Mills, Jeanette Stone, Tonya Butler and the son of Calvin Pitts. The delicious barbecue for the reception was prepared by Clevin Hannah, district painter, and Mrs. Kerry Reid baked a wonderful strawberry cake.
Dr. James Lee Spencer reported that his mother, Christine Spencer, has returned to her home in Hernando from rehab following a fall where she badly bruised her hip.
Sonny Stroud reported that his mother, Willie Mae Stroud, is in a rehab facility in Memphis, Tenn.
First Baptist Church in Potts Camp will be hosting a Women’s Conference on Saturday, April 13. Featured guest speaker will be Rita Sweatt. Begin making plans to attend.
Madisyn Cobbs, daughter of Jimmy and Georgia Cobbs and granddaughter of Jean Gurley, went duck hunting with her dad on youth weekend last Saturday. She killed four ducks.
Visiting Joyce Clayton one day last week was her niece and nephew, Brenda (Lollar) Smith and Ronald Lollar. She enjoyed their long visit. Sunday visitors were Merion and David Hunsucker of Ashland.
Happy Birthday to the following: Laverne Westmoreland, Amy (Mills) Clark and Buster Thompson (Feb. 7), Polly Poole Pratt (Feb. 8), Edward Gurley (Feb. 9), Judy Sullivan (Feb. 10), and Sandy Smith (Feb. 12). Happy late birthday to Jimmy Gilliam (Feb. 2).
Prayer requests: Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Ann Callicutt, Becky Clifton, Sue Colella, William Cook, Carol Jean Davis, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Larry and Rita Elliott, Mary Ann (Todd) Fleckinger, W.R. Gandy, Edward Gurley, Mitchell Gurley, Pam Hall, Betty Hearn, Louise Hutchens, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Robert H. and Jean King, Mildred Marbury, Polly Poole Pratt, Orville Rhynes, Knowlton Shaw, Mike Shaw, Lois Swaney Shipp, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Sylvia (Clark) Smithwick, Pam Sparks, Charles W. Thomas, and Lawrence White.
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