Thursday, November, 17, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

Barruels entertain lunch guests; get well wishes to Margaret Ann

Charlie Douglas and children, Chandler and Caroline, of Starkville, were the weekend guests of his parents, Leigh and Dick Douglas.

Norbert and Margaret Ann Barruel had guests from Memphis out to lunch last week. Those who attended were Jane Twist, Margaret Ann Gibson, Ozzie and Gail Schaefer and Helene Tepin. Margaret Ann is recovering at home from surgery on her ankle. Get well soon!

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Meet Mr. and Mrs. Lee Eric Smith

On Saturday, November 5, 2005, Chanelle Phrenette Jones and Lee Eric Smith joined souls in marriage at New Freedom Family Ministries Church in Oxford.

It was an intimate ceremony, with about 30 people in attendance, and was a family affair in many ways.

The ceremony was co-officiated by New Freedom’s pastor Edwin Smith and Rev. Carlton Smith, Lee Eric’s older brothers. Chanelle’s brother Randall Jones serenaded the couple during the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Celestine McArthur Jones and the late Peter Flynn Jones.

The groom is the son of the late Mayor Eddie Lee Smith, Jr. and Luberta Smith.

The newlyweds would like to thank everyone for their love and support.

Palmer-Kizer vows said in September ceremony

Dudley Bond Kizer and James Daryl Palmer were married on September 17, 2005 at Warren Chapel in Monteagle Assembly, Monteagle, Tenn. The Rev. Dr. Joseph Richard Thornton of Brownsville, Tenn. officiated.

Margaret Kizer Whitt and Christian Crais Kizer, both of Chattanooga, Tenn., served their sister as honored attendants. Terry Franklin Rhea, of Holly Springs, served the groom as best man.

Bridesmaids were Michelle Rea Crais of Memphis, Tenn., Edith Morgan Flatley of New York, NY, Ashley Aiken Howser of Atlanta, Ga., Elizabeth Anastasia Patton of Atlanta, Ga., Lauri Hays Prather of Memphis, Tenn., Aubrey Whitaker Overstreet of Memphis, Tenn., and Christina Randal Vial of New York, NY.

Groomsmen were Stewart Stillman Crais, Clyde Eugene Colston, and Rodger Dean Eaton all of Memphis, Tenn., James Davis Howser of Atlanta, Ga. and Justin Ladon Whitt of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Readers were Margaret Hartigan Erwin of Memphis, Tenn., Elizabeth Haldeman Flesher and Kathryne Elizabeth Mashburne, both of Nashville, Tenn.

Molly Claire Crais, of Memphis, Tenn. served as the flower girl and Michael Whitaker Overstreet, of Memphis, Tenn. carried the bride’s cross.

Music was provided by Tempo Primo String Quartet from the Chattanooga Symphony and the soloist was Christina Randal Vial of New York, NY.

After the wedding, the congregation followed the Chattanooga Jazz Band in a musical procession to the jazz brunch at Harton Hall.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dudley Kizer, Jr. of Jackson, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Charles Irwin Crais and the late Barbara Schnell Crais of Birmingham, Ala. and Monteagle, Tenn., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dudley Kizer of Brownsville, Tenn.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Palmer of Holly Springs. He is the grandson of Olivia Mae Colston and the late Clyde Aron Colston, and Mary Katherine Palmer, and the late William Ellis Palmer, all from Holly Springs.

After the wedding, the couple honeymooned in St. Barth, French West Indies, and now resides in Memphis, Tenn.

Couple will exchange vows Nov. 26 at Flat Rock Baptist Church

Estelle Raymer Jackson of Blue Mountain and William Ganus Gadd of Potts Camp announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Estell and Verona Raymer.

The prospective groom is the son of the late Earnest and Ezra Gadd.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at Flat Rock Baptist Church, located on Highway 2 between Blue Mountain and Hickory Flat.

A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Lois Swanee
Museum Curator

“The Terrace” will be featured home on Holly Springs Christmas Tour

One of the highlights of the “Christmas in Holly Springs” tour on Dec. 3 and 4 will be “The Terrace.”

The original part of this house was built in 1842 with additions in 1857 and another in 1920.

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