Thursday, April 14, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

Dr. Ben Seale visits here over weekend

Tom and Linda Stewart and children, Brittany and Thomas, travelled to Jackson last Tuesday. Brittany represented Marshall Academy in the MPSA Over-all Spelling Bee. She placed a fabulous eighth out of 30 students competing statewide. Congratulations, Brittany, on a job well done!

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Jones and Earline McAlexander attended the destination wedding of their nephew and grandson (respectively) in Key Largo, Fla., on Saturday, April 9. Lance Scida married Leslie White in a lovely sunset, beach ceremony at the Sheraton Resort Hotel. They enjoyed visiting with family and friends from near and far and attended several pre-wedding activities.

Dr. Ben Seale of Jackson spent the weekend with his parents, Ben and Robin Seale, and sister, Hamilton. While here, he visited with friends and other family members.

Locals who attended Red-Blue weekend in Oxford were Charlie and Frannie Farris, Ki Jones, Greg Taylor and Bob Lomenick.

Deedee and Peron Graeber of Marks, Scott Palmer of Forest, Page and Woody Farris of Madison, Neville and Warfield Williams of Memphis, Tenn. and Dr. Charles Farris of New Orleans, La., were weekend guests of Charlie and Jane Farris and their children, Frannie and Buddy. They all attended the Queen’s Ball, held at Montrose, Saturday night, where Frannie was presented in the court, along with Tiffany Thomas, and their escorts, Boyce Hollingsworth and Steven Gresham. A wonderful time was had by all who attended!

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Miss Kimberly Moragne and Kerry Porter to wed April 23

Bobby and Mary Porter of Byhalia announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Kerry Lee Porter of Byhalia, to Kimberly Nicole Moragne of Memphis, Tenn. She is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Bobby Moragne of Memphis, Tenn. and the granddaughter of the Corine Thompson and the late Robert Thompson and Willie Moragne and the late Mildred Moragne and Ruby Washington, all of Little Rock, Ark.

She is a graduate of Kirby High School in Memphis and received a bachelor’s degree in African American studies from the University of Memphis. She is an ETC supervisor at Cracker Barrel at Hacks Cross and Winchester in Memphis, Tenn.

Kerry is the grandson of Georgia Mae Brounson of Byhalia, James and Mariah Brounson of Indianapolis, Ind., and the late Troy and Elizabeth Porter of Potts Camp.

He is a graduate of Byhalia High School and received an associate degree from Northwest Community College in computer information systems and a bachelor’s of business degree from the University of Mississippi in management and marketing. He is employed with BancorpSouth in Olive Branch and FedEx in Memphis, Tenn.

The wedding will be held at 3 p.m. on April 23 at New Shelby Life Center in Memphis, off Riverdale and Holmes Road.

All family and friends are cordially invited to attend.


Nicky and Kim Shelton of Olive Branch announce the birth of their son, Ethan Nichols, born March 15, 2005, at Baptist Women’s Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. He weighed nine pounds, six ounces, and was 21 inches long. Welcoming Ethan home is his big sister, Emily.  

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Beasley of Tupelo and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Shelton, Jr., of Byhalia.

Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lester Graham of Independence, Mrs. James P. Shelton, Sr., of Byhalia, and Ms. Virginia Dykstra of Tupelo.

Christina Shannon and Craig Skelton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Zachary Michael Skelton, born March 16, 2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. He weighed seven pounds, six ounces and was 19 inches long.

Grandparents are Gena and Paul Lofton of Abbeville and Mike and Denise Skelton of Potts Camp.

He was welcomed home by his big sister Allyssa.

Terry and Rhonda Cook are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, London Lane Cook. She was born Dec. 26, 2004. She weighed six pounds, 14 ounces. She was 20 inches long.

Grandparents are Peggy Cook, Stan and Linda Robertson of Potts Camp and Shelby Goodin of Dekalb.

Great-grandparents are Ollie Mansel of Potts Camp and Oscar and Helen Goodin of Dekalb.

London Lane is welcomed home by two brothers, Bruce and John T., and an older sister, Jade.

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