Thursday, March 31, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

Family and friends visit here for the Easter holiday

Alexis and Clay Williams of Ocean Springs visited in the home of her parents and brother, Susan, Jimmy and Rob Warren for the Easter weekend.

Charlie Douglas and children, Chandler and Caroline, of Starkville, were Good Friday guests of his parents, Leigh and Dick Douglas. Randy and William Douglas of Demopolis, Ala., were also guests of Leigh and Dick Easter weekend.

Hank Wheeler of Newnan, Ga., was the weekend guest of his daughter, Mary Clay Brooks, and her family, Gene, Caitlyn and Grady. While here, he also visited with his other daughter, Laura, Kay Wheeler and Claiborne Thompson.

Weekend guests of Nyla Moore were Ed Ball and his daughter, Jana Koedes of McPherson, Kan., Sam Ball and son, Sam II, of Sonenemin, Ill. and Michael C. Moore of Lomita, Ca.

Mrs. Joe Kubiak and sons, James and John, visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. Gene Leonard for a few days following Easter.

Jon Clay Cooper, Carey Crain, Jo Fleming, Connie Hensley, Joanie Ragsdale and Cora Jean Tomlinson returned from an eleven day tour during spring break.

The group traveled to Madrid, Valencia, Granada, Seville, Tore Molinos, which is by the Mediterranian Sea, took a day trip to Morocco, North Africa and wound the trip up in Barcelona.

Byrne and Debbie Carpenter and darling daughter, Lily Grace, of Senatobia, were Easter guests of his mother, Ann Carpenter. While here, they also visited with Virginia Mitchell and her family.

Alice Buchanan of Auburn, Ala., was the weekend guest of her mother, Frances Buchanan.

Jack and Gay Stubbs of Oxford, were the Easter guests of his parents, Jack and Pat Stubbs.

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Carrie Howell and Jeffery Tyree united in marriage March 12 in Senatobia

Carrie Lynn Howell and Jeffery Brian Tyree were united in marriage at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at Old Towne Wedding Chapel in Senatobia. Dr. Gary Crowell performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Ken and Sherry Stone of Wyatte. She is the granddaughter of the late Clarence and Diane Massey of Independence and Carl and Opal Stone of Memphis, Tenn.

The groom is the son of Fred and Annette Tyree of Sardis. He is the grandson of Willie Claire Johnson of Sardis and the late Robert and Ruby Wilson of Pleasant Grove.

Aundrea Taylor served the bride as matron of honor while Michael Taylor served the groom as best man. The bride was escorted by Cody Lane Howell.

The reception following the wedding was held in the fellowship hall of Old Towne Wedding Chapel. Servers were Chelsea Powers, Regina Whitehead and Teresa Hanks.

After a wedding trip to Tennessee, the couple makes their home in Wyatte.

The bride is a special service teacher at Mary Reid School in Potts Camp and the groom is employed at USF Dugan in Memphis, Tenn.

Miss Mary Linley Swaney to wed Jonathan Davis May 7 in Oxford

Dr. and Mrs. Walker James Swaney of Oxford proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Linley Swaney, to Jonathan Motte Davis, son of Mrs. Walter Graham Davis Jr. of Jackson and the late Mr. Davis.

The bride elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. William Niles Lovelady Sr. of Oxford and the late Mr. Lovelady, Ms. Lois Bonds Swaney of Holly Springs and the late Frederick Earl Swaney.

Miss Swaney graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi with degrees in biology and French. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society. She has been accepted into the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Motte Martin Stone of Stone Mountain, Ga., Mrs. Walter Graham Davis Sr. of Louisville and the late Mr. Davis.

Mr. Davis graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in liberal arts. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He is currently working in the business of retirement planning and financial services in Jackson.

The couple will exchange vows May 7 at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Oxford.

Nikki Thompson and Logan Bailey say vows at Emory Methodist Church March 12

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Thompson, and Mr. and Mrs. Darwin (Beetle) Bailey are pleased to announce the marriage of their children Sara Nicole (Nikki) and Wesley Logan on March 12, 2005 at the Emory Methodist Church in Watson.

They were united by Rev. Leon Burton.

Nikki is the granddaughter of James Thompson and the late Vera Thompson.

Nikki is continuing her education at Northwest MS Community College majoring in elementary education.

Logan is the grandson of Clark and Sherrill Bailey of Ecru and Verna McAlexander and the late Robert (Bob) McAlexander. Logan is self-employed in the construction/land developing business.

Following the ceremony, a lovely reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents.

The couple spent several days in the mountains of Tennessee on their honeymoon.

Logan and Nikki will make their home in Holly Springs.


Jeremy and Amy King of Michigan City are proud to announce the birth of a son, Logan Matthew, who was born March 10, 2005 in Memphis, Tenn. at the Baptist Women’s Hospital. He weighed eight pounds and was 21-1/4 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Randy and Angie Curtis of Michigan City.

Paternal grandparents are Gene and Patricia King of Somerville, Tenn.

Great-grandparents are Mallory and Beth Curtis of Michigan City and Bobby and Mary Jones of Collierville, Tenn.

Great-great-grandmother is Sugar Jones of Memphis, Tenn.

Joseph Adam Moncrief was born Jan. 4, 2005 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He weighed six pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Proud parents Troy and Michelle Moncrief.

Awaiting his arrival was his brother Michael and his cousins Meghan, Faith and Wyatte to bring him home.

Paternal grandparents are Marvin and Nancy Moncrief.

Maternal grandparents are Earnest and Eunice Waldrop. Great-grandparents are Jean Berryhill of Bethlehem and George and Irene Loveland of Byhalia.

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