Thursday, March 10, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

Parents and children alike enjoy production of Blues Clues Orpheum

Jack and Gay Stubbs of Oxford, were the Sunday guests of his parents, Jack and Pat Stubbs. He joined his brother, Pat Ellis Stubbs, from Los Angeles, Ca., who is here for a visit. Ellis Stubbs of Oxford, also joined them, as well as visiting with his mother, Linda Stubbs, on Sunday.

Saturday, Grady Brooks, along with his mother, Mary Clay, attended the production of Blues Clues at the Orpheum in Memphis. Sunday, Nancy Jones and Penny Lomenick took their girls, Mary Neely and Erin, to see Blues Clues, as well.

Kay Wheeler treated Caitlyn Brooks and Jake Jones to the movies on Saturday, where they saw “The Pacifier.” Laura Wheeler also attended the matinee with the group.

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Marjorie Gerald of Memphis speaks; Frannie Farris is DAR Good Citizen Recipient

The annual George Washington’s birthday luncheon was enjoyed by members and guests of the Major Matthew McConnell chapter of the DAR on Saturday, Feb. 26, in the private dining room of the City Café. This special event was hosted by Frances Buchanan. The dining tables were centered with beautiful arrangements of spring flowers in keeping with the patriotic theme.

Lois Swanee, vice-regent, extended a warm welcome to everyone and then called on the chaplain, Dee Whisenant, to say the blessing. After a delicious lunch, Dee Whisenant, Good Citizen chairman, introduced Frannie Farris, this year’s recipient of the DAR Good Citizen Award and an outstanding senior at Marshall Academy. An impressive resume of Ms. Farris’s accomplishments during grades 9-12 was read and applauded. Frannie will also be recognized at her high school graduation and awarded the Good Citizen pin and certificate. Also present to enjoy the honor bestowed on Frannie was her mother, Jane Farris.

Lois Swanee then introduced our guest speaker, Marjorie Gerald, of Memphis. Her many positions of responsibility include serving as coordinator of the Wonder Series, serving on the Board of Trustees of the Brooks Art Gallery, and the Dixon Art Gallery. Mrs. Gerald gave a very informative and fascinating biographical sketch on some of our former First Ladies. Mrs. Gerald exhibited a photograph of each First Lady prior to their introduction.

Lois Swanee
Museum Curator

Annual county historical tour set for Saturday, April 30

A History Party will be enjoyed by history lovers of the fascinating stories of what happened long ago in the settling of southwest Marshall County. The Marshall County History Museum is the sponsor. There were great plantations complete with all the drama of love, war, adventure and death. This is a study of individuals who chose to live in Marshall County appreciating its virtues. Included in the tour are visits to cemeteries, where Confederate soldiers are buried and one Revolutionary soldier ended his long life here. There will be tales of the Tallahatchie River and a visit to the cannon parapets of the Civil War where General Chalmers was guarding the river. We will visit a town site on the river that the Yankees burned so long ago and it isn’t hard to imagine the boats docking here. The Tallahatchie wasn’t negotiable any further up river.

A 160-year-old dogtrot house that has been glorified will be visited. General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s house and a hayride at Galena Plantation will be enjoyed. The last time we were here the wagon was pulled by a matching pair of pink mules and now they have added another pair so we’ll be able to see them again.

We’re inviting young, old, male and female to come and enjoy the day. We’ll be going back in time. Ghosts of the past abound on this tour. A Mississippi picnic will be included in the price of the ticket, which will be $30 for the whole day. We leave the Museum at 9 a.m. and come back at 5 p.m. A warning though, don’t come if you are faint of heart, or if you are afraid of the ghosts of the past. Wear your walking boots and no white gloves, please.

Reservations must be made in advance, as we will be going on a modern day stagecoach that will be weather conditioned complete with modern facilities in the form of a coach with a driver.

We’ve had the tours since 1964. The county is so large we had to divide it into several tours, as it wasn’t possible to see this huge county in one day, so each year, we visit one segment at a time. We have accumulated this great history, which we are publishing in book form.

With this incredible history we are attempting to write it down in the form of a book for future generations as the older generations are passing on rapidly. We at the Museum would appreciate your help with this new book.

We need your family history, photos, stories, family trees, etc. and to tell your family’s story in this new book means that they will be handed down in book form to the newer generations yet unborn.

Please call the Marshall County Historical Museum at 662-252-3669 or email us at or better yet visit us at 111 Van Dorn Avenue.

Couple will exchange vows at Rising Star MB Church on March 19

Sharon Brown and Eddie Jefferson will exchange wedding vows at Rising Star MB Church at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2005.

Sharon is the daughter of Lifous and Geraldine Kilgore of Oxford. She is a graduate of Lafayette High School.

Eddie is the son of the late Leroy Jefferson and Hazel Jefferson of Holly Springs. He is a graduate of Holly Springs High School.

All family and friends are cordially invited.

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