Thursday, July 21, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

Tristan Martin celebrates first birthday

Linda Stubbs, Walter and Vicki Webb and Kay Wheeler were the guests of Patrick and Mary Glen Carlton at Lake Logan Martin in Alabama over the weekend.

Tristan Martin celebrated his first birthday on Saturday at the home of his grandfather, Dr. Ben Martin. The theme of the party was rubber duckies, which adorned the birthday cakes and favors. Party goers enjoyed a party gift, coloring, playing croquet, climbing in the tree house, playing in the sandpile and, of course, eating birthday cake and ice cream. Tristan received an array of wonderful gifts on this special day. Guests were Amanda Barnett, Booth Gresham, Winston Fant, Hallie, Drew and Will Kazemba, Caitlyn and Grady Brooks, Lexi and Cade Cupp of Collierville, Tenn., Bobby McAlexander and Tanner, Tristan’s older brother.

Special out-of-town guests were Tristan’s uncle, Morgan Martin of Memphis, Tenn., Dr. Martin’s brother and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. Henry Sullivant of Memphis, Ann and Terry Moulder, Tristan’s grandparents from Starkville, their daughter Teresa and her husband Mark Stevens and children, Heather and Trevor, of Tupelo, Mrs. Moulder’s sister Betty Carrol and her husband Sammy, and Tristan’s grandmother Linda, and her husband, Norm Anderson, of Nashville, Tenn. Tristan and his brother Tanner, and parents, Tara and Ben Martin, are all from Phenix City, Ala. A noisy, happy and wonderful time was had by all who attended.

Jack and Gay Stubbs just returned from escorting a group of 92 on an 11-night cruise out of Rome to the Greek Isles and Turkey. They had a great time visiting Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, Rhodes, Kusadasi, Istanbul and Naples, Italy. Mary Ann Hurdle travelled with them, as well as Mike and Helen Overstreet and Hope and Allen Sneed from Oxford, and Mable and Sylvester Lester of Corinth, formerly of Holly Springs.

Dr. and Mrs David Hampe of Plano,Tx. spent the week-end with Mr.and Mrs. Robert Lane at their home in Waterford. Robin Hampe is the daughter of Robert and Nancy Lane.

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Miss Felissa Williams and Corey Brown will exchange vows at Dreamland

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bostick of Ashland announce the forthcoming marriage ceremony of their daughter, Felissa Shanta Williams to Corey Bernard Brown, son of Mrs. Annie Brown of Michigan City and Mr. Roy Lee Brown of Memphis, Tenn. The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Broxie Smith and the late D.C. Williams and Mrs. Lena Bostick and the late Rufus Bostick of Ashland.

The groom is the grandson of the late Udell Hunt Sr. and Betty Hunt of Michigan City and Mrs. Frances Brown and the late Howard Brown Sr. of Ashland.

The bride is a 2002 graduate of Ashland High School. She also attended Northeast Community College in Booneville. The groom is a 2002 graduate of Ashland High School. He also attended Northeast Community College in Booneville.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at Dreamland Entertainment Complex in Holly Springs. A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony. All family and friends are cordially invited to attend.

Misty Wells and Charles Smoot say vows June 24 in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg in the Great Smoky Mountains was the setting for the recent marriage of Misty Dawn Wells to Charles (Chuck) Dennis Smoot on June 24, 2005.

Misty is the daughter of Yvette Heaston of Red Banks and the granddaughter and of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Heaston of Red Banks. She is a 2000 graduate of Marshall Academy and attended Northwest Community College. She is part owner of her own business.

Charles is the son of Gary and Paula Smoot of Byhalia and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smoot of Byhalia, the late Louis Smoot, Mitch Tomlinson Sr. of Holly Springs, the late Bunnie Tomlinson and the late Robert Mitchell. He is 1994 graduate of Independence High School and is employed with CenturyTel in Olive Branch.

The couple will make their home in Byhalia.


Miss Jenna Boyd and Nicholas Carpenter to wed at First Baptist Church in Collinsville

Mr. and Mrs. William M. Boyd of Collinsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Leigh, to Nicholas Carpenter, son of Mrs. Ellen Carpenter Ferrell of Hernando and Howard Carpenter Jr. of Slayden.

The wedding will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Collinsville.

Miss Boyd is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Luther Smith of Union and the late Mr. and Mrs. Mayfield Boyd of Meridian.

The bride-elect is a graduate of West Lauderdale High School, a graduate of Meridian Community College, and Mississippi State University where she received a degree in biological sciences. While attending MSU, she was a member of Tri Delta Sorority.

Miss Boyd is currently attending Kansas City University of Medicine and will begin her clinical rotations in Birmingham, Ala. this September.

Mr. Carpenter is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Boone Jr. of Holly Springs and Mr. Howard Carpenter and the late Mrs. Hazel Carpenter of Slayden.

The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Germantown High School and received a business degree in management of construction and land development from Mississippi State University. While attending MSU, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity.

Mr. Carpenter is currently employed as a chemical sales representative in Germantown, Tenn.

A reception will be held at First Baptist Church Collinsville following the ceremony. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Miss Chasity Brock and James Brewer to wed July 30

Johnny and Lisa Brock of Myrtle and Larry and Deborah Hood of New Albany announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Chasity Brock of New Albany to James (Kojack) Brewer of Holly Springs. He is the son of Betty Ann Brewer of Holly Springs and the late Morris Lee Brewer of Olive Branch.

Chasity is the granddaughter of Shirley Beckworth Robbins of Etta and the late Bobby Beckworth of Potts Camp; the late James and Gladys Brock of Myrtle and the great-granddaughter of Roy Rhea of Potts Camp.

She is a 2001 honor graduate of West Union Attendance Center, where she was a member of the Beat Club, Math Club, FHA, FFA, SADD and a student council representative. She received her certification in dental radiology at Northeast Community College. Chasity is employed at the New Albany Vision Clinic.

Kojack is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James L. McCallum of Holly Springs and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brewer of Olive Branch.

He attended Holly Springs High School and is employed with Economy Dry Wall.

The wedding will be held at 6 p.m. on July 30, 2005 at the First Pentecostal Church in New Albany on Hwy 30 East. There will be a reception immediately following at the Magnolia Civic Center in downtown New Albany.

No invitations are being sent. All family and friends are cordially invited to attend.

Miss Christina Shannon and Michael Skelton to wed Saturday at Clear Creek Baptist Church

Paul and Gena Lofton of Abbeville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Christina Dawn Shannon to Michael Craig Skelton of Potts Camp.

The couple will be married on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Lamar.

Christina is the daughter of the late Terry Shannon and the granddaughter of Stella Shannon and the late Johnny Shannon Sr. of Chulahoma and Margaret Bolden of Bonifay, Fla., and James Longcrier of San Jose, Calif.

Craig is the son of Mike and Denise Skelton of Potts Camp and the grandson of James and Mary Skelton of Holly Springs and Morris (Spot) and Glenda Gammons of Waterford.

Friends and family are invited to attend.

Miss Leslee Francis to wed Mark Alford July 30 at Whispering Woods

Leslee J. Francis of Ingram’s Mill and Mark Alford of Victoria will exchange marriage vows on Sat., July 30, 2005. The wedding will be held at Whispering Woods in Olive Branch at 5 p.m. with a reception immediately following at the Olive Branch Shrine Club. Family and friends are invited.

The bride is the daughter of Doug Francis of Olive Branch and Linda Crumpton of Hernando. She is the granddaughter of the late Nancy and W.O. Francis of Ingram’s Mill and the late Robert G. Hart of Byhalia and the late Marilyn Jean Hart of Memphis, Tenn. She is a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi.

The groom is the son of Margaret and Joseph Alford of Victoria. He is the grandson of the late Louise and Joe Gore of Victoria and the late Hazel Merchant of West Memphis, Ark. and the late Joseph E. Alford of Memphis, Tenn. He is employed with Overnight Transportation.

The couple will make their home in Ingram’s Mill.

Miss Daytra Williams and Vincent Hill to wed August 6 at St. Matthew MB Church

Earline Bell of Horn Lake announces the forthcoming marriage of her daughter Daytra Williams to Vincent Hill of Olive Branch, son of Alberta Hill and Theodies Burton of Byhalia.

Vows will be exchanged on August 6, 2005 in Byhalia at St. Matthew MB Church with a reception following at the Southaven Tennis Complex.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Evielean (Ted) Bell of Nesbit and the late Edward Bell. A graduate of Horn Lake High School, she is an agent with Auto Plan Insurance.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mary Green of Byhalia and the late Willie Green and Johnnie Mae Burton of Olive Branch. A graduate of Olive Branch High School, he is employed with Tyler Refrigeration.

The couple plans to make their home in Horn Lake.

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