Thursday, June 23, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

Andy Seale visits with parents during Father’s Day weekend

Austin Thomas of Olive Branch was the Thursday night guest of Caitlyn Brooks and her family. Friday his grandmother, Constance Ann Lanier, also of Olive Branch, joined everyone for dinner.

Christopher and Jenny Cupp and daughter, Emma Grace, were the Sunday guests of his mother, Becky Cupp.

Andy Seale of Nashville, Tenn., visited with his family, Ben and Robin Seale, over the weekend for Father’s Day.

Betty Brown Powell of North Little Rock, Ark., was the weekend guest of Frances Buchanan.

Helene Doxey of Waveland spent several days with her aunt Hallie Chatham and other relatives here last week.

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Miss Melissa Duncan and James Dodson will exchange vows Saturday in Memphis

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Duncan of Southaven have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Mae, to James Stephen Dodson, son of Steve Dodson of Holly Springs and the late Sharon Dodson of Olive Branch.

The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. June 25, 2005 in the courtyard of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. The Rev. Don W. Jones of Southaven will officiate. A reception will be held at the museum after the ceremony.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Phyllis Duncan of Savoy, Ill., and the late John Duncan. Her maternal grandparents are the late Martin and Eva Sampson of Ottawa, Ill. Her fiance is the grandson of Johnnie Mae Dodson and the late Aubrey Dodson of Holly Springs. He is the grandson of the late Joe and Marcell Cox of Potts Camp.

Members of the bridal party are Kristen Tucker, maid of honor, and Stephanie Cavender, Melissa Coleman, Dana Dunford, Claudia Haraway, Kendall Sheppard and Stephanie Thompson, bridesmaids. Macy Thompson will be the flower girl.

The best man will be Jimmy Howell. Groomsmen will be Jason Bowlan, Bobby Cox, Tim Duncan, Will Dunlap, Todd Fulwood and Brett Tucker.

Melissa is a graduate of Southaven High School and the University of Mississippi, where she received a master’s degree in education. She is a third grade teacher at Greenbrook Elementary School in Southaven.

Stephen graduated from Olive Branch High School, Northwest Mississippi Community College and attended the University of Mississippi. He is employed as a field engineer for Cellular South.

After a honeymoon to Nassau in the Bahamas, the couple will reside in Southaven.

Miss Tonya Miller to wed Daniel Cunningham at Trevecca Manor in Red Banks

Bobby and Marlene Miller of Mt. Pleasant announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Tonya Ann Miller to Daniel Patrick Cunningham of Red Banks.

The couple will exchange vows July 2 at 4 p.m. at Trevecca Manor on Red Banks Rd. Bro. Doug Dell will officiate. A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony.

Tonya is the granddaughter of the late Floyd and Arville Miller of Memphis, Tenn. and the late Clarence and Sarah Hughes of Tishomingo.

Daniel is the son of Roger and Esther Cunningham of Olive Branch. He is the grandson of the late Sam and Brownie Anderson of Mt. Pleasant and the late Albert and Pauline Cunningham of Red Banks.

After a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, the couple will make their home in Red Banks.

Miss Theresa Glover and Render Parham marry recently; reception to honor couple

Theresa Glover, daughter of David and Rosie Glover of Holly Springs and Render Parham of Atlanta, Ga., son of the late Anderson and Barbara Parham, were married in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on May 20, 2005.

Family and friends are invited to a casual reception to be held Sunday, July 3, at 4 p.m. at Annie’s Restaurant, 198 N. Memphis St., Holly Springs.

Render and Theresa currently reside in Riverdale, Ga.


Chris Lewis and Stacy Bradley of Olive Branch are proud to announce the birth of a son, Hunter O’Neal Lewis, born June 1, 2005 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. Hunter weighed five pounds, 14 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long.

Grandparents are Connie and Danny Lewis of Slayden and Ralph Hudspeth of Byhalia and Linda Cook of Olive Branch.

Guardian angel, godfather and namesake is Stacy O’Neil Wilson of Mt. Pleasant.

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Gurley of Lake Center are proud to announce the birth of their third child, Jason Patrick Gurley.

Patrick was born June 14, 2005 at 7:58 at Oxford Hospital, weighing eight pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long.

Patrick is being welcomed home by his two big sisters, Alea and Kylie.

Maternal grandparents are Arthur and Doris Poole of Potts Camp. Paternal grandparents are the late Lee Gurley of Hickory Flat and the late Donna Taylor of Lake Center.

Havana Grace Watkins was born May 31, 2005 at 12:19 p.m. at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. She weighed six pounds, six ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Jessica Danielle Watkins of Byhalia and Dereck Scott Wilson of Red Banks.

Grandparents are Dennis and Janet Watkins of Byhalia and Trisha Wilson and Allen Rutherford of Red Banks.

Great-grandparents are Don and Anita Sykes of Byhalia and William and Marry Shoffner of Victoria.

Great-great-grandparents are Lorene Houston of Memphis, Tenn. and Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Pope of Hickory Flat.

Lois Swanee
Museum Curator

College building

If we were 102 years old, we would probably need a makeover too, and our Museum building on College Avenue is getting its face washed. I was thrilled when I saw it looking like new on the outside. The new bricks on the back look fantastic too and look like they have always been there.

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