Thursday, October 13, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

Bea Green, Frances Gresham and the Karrs enjoy weekend trip to the NC mountains

Vicki and Walter Webb attended the wedding of his first cousin’s daughter in Columbus last Saturday. They were joined by his sister, Sandra Gould of Ft. Worth, Texas, who returned with them to Holly Springs for a short visit.

Locals who came home for the Ole Miss Homecoming football game in Oxford on Saturday, were Graham Miller of Little Rock, Ark., Charley McClatchy, Dr. Ben Seale and Anne Ostenson, all from Jackson.

Becky Cupp spent a relaxing Friday with her daughter Beverly Fitch of Collierville, Tenn. They enjoyed taking in the sights at the Pink Palace Arts and Crafts Festival, held in Overton Park.

Patrick Carlton of Birmingham, Ala., visited with his parents, Vicki Webb and Collier Carlton, over the long weekend.

Bea Green, Frances Gresham and Joe and Carol Karr enjoyed a weekend in the mountains. They returned Sunday from a trip to Bryson City, NC.

I would like to say a special thank you to Mindy Gresham’s first grade class at Marshall Academy: Blake, Boyce, Cait, Cameron, Chance, Everett, Grant, Jacob, Kaylea, Madison, Peyton, Samuel, Vicky, Whitt, Wil and Zachary. Y’all certainly know how to put the E in elementary - energetic! I enjoyed being with y’all last week and know that you will be doing very well in school! Who found the big wheel? Itsy Bitsy...

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Miss Sonja Brooks and Larry Wilkins will exchange vows Oct. 22 at Beverly Chapel

Beulah Cox Streeter of Holly Springs is proud to announce the marriage of her daughter, Sonja Brooks, to Larry Wilkins of Coldwater. Sonja is also the daughter of the late John Streeter.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. on Oct. 22, 2005 at Beverly Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs.

Sonja is the granddaughter of the late Rev. James V. and Beulah Cox, both of Holly Springs. She has lived in Mississippi for 13 years and was employed with the Holly Springs Fire Department and the Holly Springs Police Department. She is now employed with Sherwin Williams in Olive Branch.

Larry is the son of Sylvester Toliver and Mary Liza Humphrey of Coldwater.

Larry is a graduate of Coldwater High School and a retired sergeant after 22 years in the Army. He is currently employed with Sherwin Williams, where he has been employed for 16 years.

The couple will honeymoon on a cruise in the Bahamas.

Miss Meredith Hidinger and Michael Novarese to wed October 22

Lee and Gayla Hidinger of Germantown, Tenn. announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Meredith Anne to Michael Steve Novarese, son of Richard and Paula Novarese of Holly Springs.

The couple will exchange vows on Oct. 22, 2005 at Colonial Park Methodist Church with a reception following at the Racquet Club.

Miss Hidinger is the granddaughter of Ruth Collier of Nashville, Tenn. and the late Joe Collier and Leroy and Ann Hidinger of Memphis.

She is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She is an RN and sales representative for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Novarese is the grandson of Tracy Scott of Memphis and the late Virginia Scott and the late Louie and Elizabeth Novarese of Holly Springs.

He is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where he played on the U of M baseball team. He is a project coordinator for Delta Consulting Group.

The couple will make their home in Collierville, Tenn.

Miss Angie Milliorn and Bobby Clayton to wed Oct. 22 at Byhalia United Methodist Church

Angie Milliorn and Bobby Clayton will unite in marriage on Oct. 22, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. at Byhalia United Methodist Church. Rev. Vicky White will officiate. A reception will follow at the Thistledome in Byhalia.

Matron of honor will be Sumer Seale, sister of the bride-elect. Best man will be Cliff Cox, friend of the prospective groom.

Angie is the daughter of Charles and Emma Milliorn of Barton and Butch and Dale Alsup of Como. She is the granddaughter of Dick and Rivers Catledges of Hollandale; Dorothy Milliorn of Barton and the late Clyde Milliorn; and George and Leona Alsup of Bartlett, Tenn.

She is a 1997 graduate of Marshall Academy and is currently employed as the court clerk for the Town of Byhalia.

Bobby is the son of Anne Clayton of Hickory Flat and the late Lonnie Clayton. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Murphy Hataway of Wyatt, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clayton of Potts Camp.

He is a former member of the MS Army National Guard and is currently employed as a deputy sheriff for the Marshall County Sheriff’s department.

The couple will make their home in Byhalia.

Lois Swanee
Museum Curator

Polk Place on Christmas tour

“Christmas in Holly Springs” tour on December 3 and 4 will feature “Polk Place” and six other homes.

On September 5, 1839, Colly Foster bought these two lots for $1500 and built the house. He originated the Episcopal Church here. Miss Emily Polk bought it in 1849 from Foster. She was the guardian for his children. Emily was the daughter of General Leonidas Polk.

The house was one of the first ever on tour in the Centennial Celebration in 1936. It was known then as “Tuckahoe” as Jim Tucker lived here. Now it is owned by Jorja and Michael Lynn. Around 1900 Oscar Johnson bought this house for one of his guesthouses for his friends from St. Louis. He hired well-known architect Theodore C. Link of St. Louis to put his artistic touch on the house, making it incredible.

It is an English basement type house with the kitchen and dining room downstairs. Link also designed an English boxwood garden on the grounds.

The Marshall County Historical Museum is the sponsor for the tour and tickets may  be purchased at the Museum at 111 Van Dorn Avenue. Tickets cost $25 each until November 27. The week of the tour tickets will be $30 each. Group tickets of 10 or more will cost $22 each until November 27.

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