Thursday, March 2, 2005


City Personals
By Mary Clay Brooks

Ree Moore visits family and friends here

Betty Brown Powell of North Little Rock, Ark., and Corrie Buchanan of Dallas, Tx., were weekend guests of Frances Buchanan.

Ree Moore is visiting Holly Springs from her home in Bradenton, Fla. While here, she will be visiting with her mother, Doris Cochran, and friends.

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Couple will exchange vows March 12

Jerry and Linda Taylor of Senatobia announce the engagement of their daughter Jerrelle Leeann to Benjamin Fuller Williams, son of Donald and Susan Williams of Holly Springs.

The couple will exchange vows on March 12, 2005 at Coldwater First Baptist Church. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

Miss Taylor is the granddaughter of Juanita Grant of Malvern, Ark. and the late Hiram Grant and the late Joe Lee and Martha Taylor of Charleston.

She is a graduate of Senatobia High School and received an associate’s degree in computer graphic design from Northwest Community College. She is currently employed with Modern Micro Technologies in Senatobia.

Mr. Williams is the grandson of Olive Fore of Chulahoma and the late Sidney Fore; the late Alsey and Cecil Fuller of Byhalia and the late Laverne Fuller and Robert West Williams of Byhalia.

He attended Marshall Academy and later transferred to Independence High School. He attended Northwest Community College and ITT Technical Institute for computer networking systems. He is currently employed with the IRS in Memphis, Tenn.

The couple will make their home in Memphis.

All family and friends are cordially invited to attend the ceremony and reception.

Couple will wed Saturday in Byhalia

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Parker Sr. of Byhalia announce the engagement of their daughter, Jackie Lynn to Joseph David Correro Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Correro Sr. of Eudora.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold Daniel, Maybell Parker and the late Clarence Junior Parker of Byhalia. She is a graduate of Northwest Mississippi Nursing School where she received an associate’s degree.

She is employed as an RN at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn..

The groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Correro of Clarksdale. He is employed at Precision Door Service.

The couple will exchange vows at the First Baptist Church in Byhalia on March 5, 2005 at 4 p.m. All family and friends are invited.

Following a honeymoon cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, the couple will reside in Southaven.

Miss Krista Moorehead and Craig Williamson to wed March 19 at Bethlehem UMC

Henry and LaDonna Moorehead of Hickory Flat announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Krista LaShon Moorehead to Craig Scott Williamson of Tupelo, formerly of Kodiak, Alaska. Craig is the son of Darlene Williamson of Kodiak and the late Dennis (Willy) Williamson.

Krista is the granddaughter of Rev. James and Carolyn Lawson of Fulton, Ky. and the late Rev. H.C. and Erline Moorehead of Hickory Flat.

She is a 2001 graduate of Hickory Flat Attendance Center and a 2004 graduate of Northeast Community College, where she majored in fashion and marketing. She was the 2003-2004 fashion marketing president for DECA at NECC. Krista is employed as a visual merchandiser at J.C. Penny in Tupelo.

Craig is the grandson of Roland and Adele Crawford of Yorba Linda, Ca.; Frank Williamson of Bloomington, Ill. and Nadeline Speckman of New Boston, NH.

He is a 1999 graduate of Kodiak High School and a graduate of ITT and the U.S. Air Force. Craig is employed with Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

The wedding will be held at 3 p.m. on March 19, 2005 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in New Albany. A reception will immediately follow at the Bethlehem Herrington Family Life Center. All family and friends are cordially invited to attend.

Miss Vickie Elmore and Jeremy Smithey to wed in March 19 ceremony at Springhill

Mrs. Jimmie Lynn Elmore of Waterford is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Victoria Lynn Elmore, to Jeremy Michael Smithey, son of Rev. and Mrs. Larry Michael Smithey of Philadelphia.

Vickie is the daughter of the late Jimmie Lynn Elmore and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam B. Jordan of Ripley and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Lee Elmore of Waterford.

Miss Elmore is a 2001 graduate of Potts Camp High School and attended Northwest Community College and the University of Mississippi pursuing a degree in the medical field. She is currently employed at First Baptist Church Weekday Education in Oxford.

Jeremy is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Lee Spencer of Cordova, Tenn. and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Dewey Smithey of New Albany.

He is a 1999 graduate of Delta Academy. He attended Northwest Community College and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of arts in secondary education. He is currently employed at Neshoba Central Elementary School as an assistant PE coach.

The couple will exchange vows March 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church in Waterford.

All family and friends are invited to attend.

Couple exchange vows at Bellevue Baptist

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Alexander Belk were united in marriage on Saturday, September 18, 2004 at Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn. at 7 p.m.

The bride was attended by her sister and matron of honor, Laurie Boughner of Oxford. Also attending the bride were the groom’s sisters-in-law, Anna Belk of Bear, Del. and Cindy Belk of Collierville, Tenn.; and sister-in-law of the bride, Natasha Thompson of Memphis, Tenn. The attendants wore beautiful tea-length, black silk dresses and carried a single white rose.

The bride, the former Linsey Thompson of Memphis, wore an exquisite candlelight white, beaded satin, halter-styled gown and was given in marriage by her father, John Thompson of Louisville, Ky.

The groom was attended by his father and best man, Fred M. Belk Jr. of Holly Springs; and his brothers, Fred M. Belk III of Bear, Del., Fielding Belk of Collierville, Tenn. and his uncle Leslie Moore of Sweetwater, Tenn. Ushers were the groom’s brother-in-law Jim Summerlin of Holly Springs and Brooks Lacy of Oxford.

The flower girls, nieces of the bride and groom, Anna Summerlin of Holly Springs and Lexy Graves of Memphis, Tenn., looked angelic in their candlelight white satin and chiffon, capped sleeved dresses, as they carried a silk-tied white rose down the aisle.

The bride’s mother, Ginger Thompson of Olive Branch, wore a stunning black, white and silver two-piece gown that cascaded to the floor. She was escorted by the bride’s father.

The groom’s mother, Linda Belk, wore a beautiful black and white beaded, floor length ensemble of silk and chiffon and was escorted by the groom’s father.

The chapel was elegantly decorated with candelabras containing shimmering white candles and simple greenery. Guests were escorted in as melodious piano music was played by Mary Jo Jackson, music director at Bellevue. The ceremony was officiated by Jamie Fish, an associate pastor at Bellevue.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church courtyard, where the walkways were lined with glowing tea-lights and greenery. The portico around the courtyard was the setting for the food, groom’s cake and the two-tiered, rose covered wedding cake. The bride and groom left the reception in a shower of bubbles provided by many well-wishers.

On the eve of the wedding, the rehearsal dinner was held at Cedarhurst, home of the groom’s parents, in Holly Springs. Guests, which included the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard McClain of Memphis, Tenn., were greeted at the door with sparkling cider and hors d’oeuvres and mingled around the candlelit tables, which were beautifully set in the parlor and living room of the home. A delicious buffet dinner was enjoyed by all.

Some of the out-of-town guests attending the rehearsal dinner and wedding were Wells Richardson, Rebecca Clark and Deedee Moore, uncle and cousins of the groom, from Bowling Green, Ky. and Sweetwater, Tenn. and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Graves and daughter Lexy, cousins of the bride, from Arlington, Tenn.

After a honeymoon to Buck Island, the couple is making their home in Memphis, Tenn.


Jonathan and Erin Dixon of Clinton announce the arrival of a daughter, Cecelia (Celie) Ruth Dixon, born Jan. 25, 2005 at Woman’s Hospital in Flowood. She weighed six pounds, seven ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Gerry Speir of Charleston and Ron and Jennifer Campbell of Oxford. Great-grandparents are George and Ruth Speir of Charleston and the late Byron and Eula Mae Hurdle of Slayden.

Paternal grandparents are Jimmy and Kathy Dixon of Yazoo City. Great-grandparents are Charlie and Mabel Jordan of Yazoo City, Doris Dixon of Yazoo City and the late Bubber Dixon.

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