Thursday, September 8, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

Sgt. Michael Garner gets big welcome home from wife, Amanda; daughter, Mackenzie; family and friends

Vivian and Eugene Smith recently returned from a relaxing trip to New England.

Rowan Thompson of Dallas, Texas, was here over the Labor Day weekend visiting with his mother, Claiborne Thompson, and other family members.

Mr. and Mrs. Bo Gregory of Tunica, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gregory and children of Mobile, Ala., were visitors of John and Kate Green and their children, Jack and Henry, at their cabin last week. John and family are here from Washington, DC.

Hamilton Seale of Pensacola, Fla., was the weekend guest of her parents, Ben and Robin Seale.

Beverly Fitch and daughter, Shelby, of Collierville, Tenn., were Saturday guests of her mother, Becky Cupp.

Constance Ann Lanier of Olive Branch, visited with friends and family Saturday.

Famed photographer Martha Kabacoff of New Orleans, La., was in Holly Springs last week, escaping the devastated Louisiana area. Her photographs have touched the hearts of many and can be seen throughout the South, as well as in Colorado. It was wonderful to have had the opportunity to meet her, if only for a brief time. She will be staying with her eldest daughter in Boulder, Colo., until it is safe for her to return to Louisiana.

Rita and Johnny Langus left Sunday morning heading back to their home in Mobile, Ala., as power was finally restored to their area. While here, they visited with friends and family, including Doris Cochran and Harriet and Doc Cochran. Trey and Megan Langus and children, John Miles and Sam, of Metairie, La., were also refugees fleeing their area after Hurricane Katrina. We wish all of our friends the best and hope to see them again soon - under better circumstances!

Sgt. Michael Garner of the Pontotoc National Guard just returned home for a two week leave from Iraq. He was welcomed home by his wife Amanda, infant daughter Mackenzie and numerous other friends and family members. I would like to personally thank him for serving our country and keeping us safe from harm. Welcome home, if only for a short while.

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Jennifer Nevels and Davoris Hibbler exchange vows September 3 at Chulahoma Missionary Baptist Church

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Nevels of Holly Springs are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Monique Nevels, to Davoris Kinta Hibbler.

They exchanged vows Sat., September 3, 2005 at Chulahoma Missionary Baptist Church in Chulahoma at 3 p.m.

Jennifer is the granddaughter of the late Eben and Ada Nevels and the late Vaughn and Ethel Stewart. She is a graduate of Holly Springs High School. She attended Blue Mountain College and Southeast College of Technology with a degree in the medical field.

Davoris is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hibbler Jr. of Chulahoma and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hibbler Sr. and Columbus and the late Maeliza James.

He is a graduate of Byhalia High School. He attended Northwest Community College with a degree in heating and air conditioning.

Laura Beth Kivelle and Joshua Denham exchange vows in August ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kivelle of Marshall County are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Laura Beth to Josh Denham.

They exchanged vows August 25 in West Memphis, Arkansas.

The best man was John Kivelle, brother of the bride. Matron of honor was Ronnie Gail Hutchens, cousin of the groom.

Grandparents of the bride are Bette Kivelle of Bartlett, Tenn. and the late William A. Kivelle and the late Hugh and Louise Calhoun of Owensboro, Ky. She is a 2001 graduate of Potts Camp High School.

Josh is the father of Karigan Ann Marie Denham of Greenville, Ohio. Parents of the groom are Terry and Tony Dunevant of Greenville, Ohio. Grandparents are the late Beatrice Patrick of Lexington, Ky., Lee McNeil of New Castle, Penn. and Harold and Juanita Denham of Rusk, Texas. He is a 1997 graduate of Troy High School in Troy, Ohio.

A reception and dinner was held in honor of Laura Beth and Josh at the Kivelle home for the families of the newlyweds on the evening of August 26.

The couple, who has begun their own business, Denham Painting Company, will make their home in Hickory Flat.

Lois Swanee
Museum Curator

The end of summer and school beginnings

We didn’t use to celebrate Labor Day. Labor Day was a northern holiday and began so the laborers could have a day off at the end of summer.

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