Thursday, February 6, 2014
Potts Camp News
Benefit fish fry set for Saturday at First Baptist
“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.” Psalm 62:1-2.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Mayetta Walker, who was a faithful member of the Waites Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers. MHV council members have their monthly meetings at the Marshall County Extension office. During the time I worked for MSU-ES, the members always began their meetings by singing “I Shall Not Be Moved,” followed by a prayer. The above Scripture passage reminded me of their song. Ms Walker was very jovial and wore a sweet smile. It was a pleasure to be associated with all of the Homemaker ladies - some are gone now, but will not be forgotten.
Sympathy is also extended to Marshall County Superintendent of Education Jerry Moore Jr. and family in the sudden loss of his father last week; to the family of Ben Gann who died Saturday, Feb. 1; and to the family of David “Nub” Strickland in his death on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Reminder: Benefit Fish Fry at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp, Saturday, Feb. 8, starting at 5 p.m. for Bit Stanton. All donations go toward his medical expenses following heart surgery.
Visitors of Margaret Hart on Sunday, Jan. 26, were her daughter Judy Forester and granddaughter Ashley Forester of Oxford. On Sunday, Feb. 2, Margaret Hart joined Garrie and Sherry Colhoun for the deacon ordination service of Rebecca Colhoun at First Presbyterian Church in Holly Springs.
I was without Internet access for most of January, but now am back online. My new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I appreciate the assistance of family members who granted use of their computer in order to send in the column. That was a great help.
Elizabeth Gholston Hunsucker and Joann Gholston Cox came to Potts Camp on Thursday of last week on business and then met the following ladies for lunch at Rebel Pit Café in Hickory Flat: Mabaleen Smith, Brenda Gray, Mattie Lou Bumpas, Lela McCauley, and Ophelia N. Thompson. Margaret Hart and I joined them and enjoyed a wonderful time of fun and fellowship. Joann always has several jokes to share and Elizabeth and Lela enjoyed telling stories of growing up in Winborn.
Wanda Holbrook is visiting her daughter, Linda, in Hot Springs, Ark., and enjoying their time together. They had a Super Bowl party on Sunday night and enjoyed watching the game. However, they were greatly disappointed that the Denver Broncos did not win.
Shirley Smith, mother of Dwight Smith and Carla Humphreys, enjoyed celebrating her birthday over the weekend. On Friday, her 77th birthday, the family honored her with a party at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab, complete with dancing, birthday cake and ice cream. Members of her Sunday school class at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp were invited guests. On Saturday, Feb. 1, she was treated to a day out with Carla, Blenda Smith, Amber Smith, Kelly Smith, Riley Kate Smith, Amanda McClure and daughters, Ava Jo and Addi. They enjoyed a trip to Collierville, Tenn., for lunch at Firebirds.
Happy Birthday to the following: Blake Thompson (Feb. 6), Amy Clark, Buster Thompson and Laverne Westmoreland (Feb. 7), Emily Gurley (Feb. 8), Lamar Day (Feb. 9), Alex Hawkins (Feb. 10), Hailey Stacks (Feb. 11), Sandy Smith (Feb. 12).
Prayer list: Louise Akins, Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Adam Burge, Billy Cline, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, David Louis Hammond, June Ash Huey, Terri Kitchens, Troy Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Faye and Pam Sparks, Bit Stanton, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Cooper Vaughn, Gloria Vaughn, and Jamie Woods.
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Memories and History
An Indian Chief
Written by Charles Burris, seventh grade
My great-great-grandfather was an Indian chief, although he was not an Indian himself.
When the Indians had a ballgame they would put him up a tree to umpire the game. What he said went, regardless of what he said or did. If one of the Indians mistreated him, he was carried off and would never be seen again.
When they left the county, they took Grandfather and his family with them. After they arrived, Grandfather had to go back on business. Two Indian braves came and stayed at Grandfather’s door all the time he was gone.
One day a little baby was born. The Indians marched around the house and played music and gave worship. They claimed the baby for theirs and said that they could not take it away because it belonged to them.
They built Grandfather a corn crib of cane. It would hold shelled corn.
Grandfather also had a store. The Indians would bring him shelled corn to pay for what they bought. If they had enough to buy one yard of cloth, they would take it and go back for more corn until they got enough to make a dress.
One day Grandmother got homesick and Grandfather slipped her and the baby off. He stayed, though, until the Indians gave their consent for him to go. They were always friendly to him.
(Note: Charles Burris was the son of Eddie Burris. Eddie Burris was the son of Waitus V. Burris. Waitus Burris was the son of Edward Burris. Edward Burris was born around 1821 in South Carolina. His parents were from South Carolina. He came to Mississippi between 1844 and 1846.
The writer of this note stated: Not sure if he is telling about great-great-grandfather on his father’s or mother’s side.)
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