Thursday, April 28, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

Chelius Carter returns from trip abroad

Reverand and Mrs. T.H. Massey and son, Billy, of Montgomery, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown of Pine Bluff, Ark., were the weekend guests of Doris Avent and her brother, John Dabney Brown.

Ed and Caffey Litkenhous of Huntsville, Ala., visited with her mother, Chesley Smith, this week.

Rowan Thompson of Dallas, Tx., was the guest of his mother, Claiborne Thompson, and family Sunday and Monday.

Becky Cupp, Margaret Ann Barruel and Robin Seale attended the first birthday of Becky’s granddaughter, Emma Grace Cupp, in Olive Branch, on Saturday.

Laura Wheeler was treated to a limousine ride Sunday night for a belated 30th birthday dinner. Friends and family who enjoyed the ride were Becky Cupp, Mary Clay and Gene Brooks and children, Caitlyn and Grady, Ben and Robin Seale and daughter, Hamilton, Claiborne Thompson, Rowan Thompson and Kay Wheeler. The group travelled to Olive Branch, where they dined at Chili’s.

Chelius H. Carter has recently returned from an extended travel through Germany and France where he is finishing up research on a film documentary about the 364th Fighter Group, an 8th Air Force unit that operated from England with the task of protecting American bomber forces attacking targets in Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe. Cheely’s namesake uncle was a fighter pilot with this unit and was KIA on 21 March 1945.

His chosen task has been to research and document those crash-sites of 364th pilots who were either killed or captured and since 1997, has traveled extensively to locate and interview eyewitnesses to these specific events. He has also researched and located the “safe places” of pilots who managed to evade capture and located their respective Belgian, French and Dutch “helpers.”

Miss Mary Serio and Heath Holmes will exchange vows May 21 in Carrollton

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Serio of McCarley announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Margaret Serio to Heath Andrew Holmes of Potts Camp. He is the son of Patricia Holmes of Potts Camp and Timothy Holmes of Hickory Flat.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Howard of McCarley and Marjorie T. Serio of Clarksdale.

She is a graduate of Carroll Academy and the University of Mississippi, where she received a bachelor of science in pharmaceutical sciences. She is currently pursuing a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Work of Potts Camp and Mr. and Mrs. Gillon Holmes of Hickory Flat.

He is a home-school graduate and attended Northeast Community College where he pursued a degree in forestry. He is currently pursuing a career in that field.

The couple will exchange wedding vows at 5 p.m. on May 21, 2005 at Carrollton United Methodist Church in Carrollton. A reception will follow in the Stanhope House.

Friends and family are cordially invited.

Miss Lisa Carey to wed James Campbell Jr. May 21

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Ellsworth Carey of Germantown, Tenn., are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Lisa Sheffler Carey to James Laverne Campbell Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Laverne Campbell of Olive Branch. The couple will exchange vows on May 21 at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis. Rev. Sanders Willson will officiate.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Chester Brunson of Germantown, Tenn., and Mrs. James Ellsworth Carey of Memphis, Tenn., and the late James Ellsworth Carey. She is a graduate of Hutchison School and will receive a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish in May of 2005 from the University of Mississippi where she is a member of Phi Mu sorority.

The groom is the grandson of Mrs. Marvin St. John of Red Banks and the late Aubrey Raymond Billings and Mrs. O’Dell Campbell of Harmontown, and the late James Charles Campbell. He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science and a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Mississippi where he was a member of the football team and the M Club. He is in transportation sales with C.H. Robinson World Wide.

Following a honeymoon in Barbados, the couple will reside in Olive Branch.

Surprise marriage proposal in gardens

Anna Susan Crell said “I will” at a surprise marriage proposal during Pilgrimage weekend on a bench at the new Botanical Garden at Walter Place Estates.

She said the proposal from Bill Wadlington of Sledge was unexpected.

Wadlington had planned in advance to present her with an engagement ring, according to Crell’s mother Susan Crell.

“They went walking in the garden and sat on a bench,” she said.

The bride-to-be said the proposal was a big surprise to her and that her new puppy, Ritz, was with them which made the occasion more special.

The couple met at Millsaps College when Crell was a freshman and Wadlington a sophomore. She now works at Polk’s Discount Drugs in Brandon, and Wadlington works with Southern Farm Bureau in Jackson.

The wedding date is May 20, 2006.

Crell is the daughter of Jim and Susan Crell of Holly Springs. He is working for First State Bank and Susan works for CryeLeike Realty in Holly Springs.

Wadlington is the son of Warner and Melanie Wadlington of Sledge.

Miss Katrice Ivy and Derrick Edwards to wed May 7 at the Marriott

Marilyn Ivy Curry of Holly Springs announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Katrice Lynette Ivy of Holly Springs, to Derrick Sharrod Edwards of Horn Lake.

Katrice is the daughter of Lemuel Holmes and Marilyn Ivy Curry of Holly Springs and the granddaughter of Herman and Juanita Ivy and the late Charles and the late Lassie Holmes, all of Holly Springs.

She is a graduate of Holly Springs High School and Northwest Community College in Senatobia, where she earned her license in practical nursing. She is employed at Alliance HealthCare Systems in Holly Springs. Katrice is also a gospel recording artist of the CD entitled “Walk By Faith.”

Derrick is the son of the late Emmanuel Edwards and Jearline Edwards of Horn Lake and the grandson of the late Lurline Taylor and Gladis Edwards, all of Horn Lake.

He is a graduate of Horn Lake High School and Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and promotions. He is employed with Nelson, Inc. in Memphis, Tenn., as a marketing executive.

The wedding will be held Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 7 p.m. in the Downtown Memphis Marriott. They will honeymoon in Hawaii and return to Holly Springs to make their home.

All family and friends are invited to attend.

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