Thursday, November 3, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

Bud Holbrook honored by family on 79th birthday

Bud Holbrook celebrated his 79th birthday October 22, surrounded by family - grandchildren, Megan Dilley from Brandon, Amanda Logue, Adam Logue and Jonathan Boone from Vicksburg, Areille McNeill from Leland, Hannah McNeill from Mississippi State, Bronwyn and Max McNeill from Holly Springs and daughters, Candace Logue and Robin McNeill. They all treated Bud to a day filled with food, gifts and noise. Happy Birthday!

Beulah Gallagher celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday, October 22, at Durene and Ruth Ferguson’s home in Independence. Guests who attended the celebration were Ray and Tommie Gallagher, Perry and Barbara Young of Waterford, Scott, Kellie, Jack and Jorja Samsel of Abbeville, Kevin and Christy James and Liza Neergaard of Collierville, Tenn., and Joe Ferguson of Independence. She was born October 26, 1915, in the Smith Community out from Waterford.

Dick Douglas and his brother, Bill, spent three days at the Rainbow Trout Resort out of Cotter, Ark. trout fishing. They caught 20 nice trout and had a great time. The scenery was great and the leaves were about to turn.

Cade and Lexi Cupp of Collierville, Tenn., spent Saturday night with their Nana, Becky Cupp.

Diane Beck and daughter, Kimball, of Glen, and Judy Wilbanks of New Albany, spent Saturday on the square participating in the Harvest Festival. While here, Kimball got to spend time with her grandparents, Joyce and Jerry Beck, her aunt, Jacque Kazemba, and cousins, Hallie, Drew and Will.

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Miss Mandy Skelton and Michael Owen will exchange vows Nov. 12 at Pleasant Hill

Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Campbell and the late Ricky Skelton, all of Ashland, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mandy, to Michael Owen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Owen of Ripley.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Roberson Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Skelton, all of Ashland. She is a 2003 graduate of Falkner High School and attended Northeast, where she received her associate degree in elementary education. She is currently attending Blue Mountain College, where she is currently pursuing a degree in elementary education (K-8). She is currently employed as a pharmacy tech at Locke Drug Store in Ripley.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Enoch Owen of New Albany and the late Myrtle Owen, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellis (Bud) Hurt of Ripley.

He is a 2001 graduate of Pine Grove High School. He received his associate degree at Northeast Community College in forestry. He is currently employed by Hankins Inc. sawmill.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12 at Pleasant Hill Church in Falkner.

A reception will follow at the church immediately following the ceremony.

No local invitations are being sent; the couple cordially invites all family and friends to attend.

Miss Bettina Hogan and Remon Brown to wed Saturday at Christ The Rock Metro Church

Bettina Marie Hogan and Remon Cortez Brown are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage on Nov. 5, 2005 at Christ The Rock Metro Church.

Bettina is the daughter of Corene Hogan of Cedar Bluff and the late Adam Charles Turner.

She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Petty and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Turner. Bettina is a graduate of West Clay High School in Pheba and of Jackson State University in Jackson, where she received a bachelor of science degree in computer science. She is currently employed as a senior programmer analyst at Federal Express.

Remon is the son of Bettye Brown and Ernest Cunningham of Holly Springs and the grandson of the late Easter B. McNeil and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cunningham.

He is a graduate of Holly Springs High School and RETS Electronic Institution in Birmingham, Ala., where he received an electronic engineering degree.

He is also a graduate of Rhema Bible School in Broken Arrow, Okla. He is currently employed as a senior installer at Central Technical Services Corp.

Following a honeymoon to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple will make their home in Memphis, Tenn.

Lois Swanee
Museum Curator

“Christmas in Holly Springs” tour

You need to mark Dec. 3 and 4 on your calendars. That is when we expect to see you at the 17th annual “Christmas In Holly Springs” tour of homes. We will have a selection of seven wonderful homes on a walking tour that will be decked out in Christmas and holiday wonder just for you. This week’s highlighted home is Gov. Matthews House (formerly The Holly). 

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Misha’s Models to provide entertainment at Fashionetta

Misha’s Models of Jackson will entertain at the second Fashionetta, presented by Omicron Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. on Sat., Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.

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