Thursday, June 29, 2006
Carol Elliott receives special leadership award
Allie Barnett has returned to Los Angeles, California, after spending the week with her grandparents, John and Ruth Kloha while her father, Jimbo Barnett, attended the Atlanta Film Festival.
Carol Elliott received the LD Hancock Leadership Award from the Hancock Foundation and Tupelo Public School District for outstanding leadership and service in the Tupelo Public School district. Carol and her husband, Steven, moved last week from Tupelo to Olive Branch. Glad to have y’all closer to home!
Ann Kieffer and Will Carson of Memphis, Tenn., were the weekend guests of their grandparents, Bea and Jimmye Dale Green.
Phoebe Stewart of Houston, Tx., is here visiting with her family, Tom and Linda Stewart and their children, Brittney and Thomas.
Charlie Douglas and children, Caroline and Chandler, spent the afternoon Saturday with his parents, Dick and Leigh Douglas. While here, they enjoyed visiting with Jeff Bryant and daughter, Barkley (of Tuscaloosa, Ala.), Kay Wheeler, Mary Clay Brooks and children, Caitlyn and Grady, and Christy Owens and children, Hank and Anna.
Congratulations to Tabatha Sanders on the purchase of the Total Image Salon in Holly Springs! She is a very sweet and genuine person! Congratulations, once again!
Norma Mobley of Garland, Tx., and Janet Mobley of Dallas, Tx., spent with the weekend with Mary Lou Jones. The purpose of their visit was to attend the McAlexander-McClatchy reunion, which was held at Wall Doxey State Park.
International chef, Tom Maddox, and his wife, Micaela, had a brief visit with Kay and Laura Wheeler and Mary Clay Brooks and children, Caitlyn and Grady, on Saturday before returning to his hometown, Owensboro, Ky. The couple was “stateside” for two weeks before returning to Italy.
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Miss Geneva Allen to wed Dustin Haley July 8 at West Pontotoc Pentecostal
Danny and Ann Allen of Pontotoc announce the engagement of their daughter Geneva Ann Allen, to Dustin Wayne Haley, son of Jerry and Carol Haley.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha Allen and the late Thurman D. Allen of Ecru, and Art and Marita Phillips of Thaxton.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Billy Permenter and the late Wille Mae Permenter of Byhalia, and Jerry and Juanita Haley of Parson, Tenn.
The bride-elect is a graduate of North Pontotoc High School in Ecru. She earned a degree in microcomputer technology from Itawamba Community College. She is employed at Savings Oil Company in Tupelo.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Olive Branch High School in Olive Branch. He is earning his degree in music education from Delta State University.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m., July 8, 2006 at West Pontotoc Pentecostal Church. A reception will follow. All family and friends are invited.
Heather Smith and Derek Cannon to wed July 15 at Harmontown Baptist Church
Mr. and Mrs. David Smith of Laws Hill are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Heather Smith to Derek Cannon. Derek is the son of Dr. Mack and Paulette Fairchild of Philadelphia, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cannon of Flora. The couple will unite in marriage on July 15, 2006 at Harmontown Baptist Church.
Heather graduated valedictorian from Lafayette High School in Oxford in 1998. She received a BS degree in biology and biochemistry in 2002 from the University of Mississippi, graduating summa cum laude. She is currently beginning her fourth year of medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Derek graduated from Neshoba Central High School in Philadelphia, in 1998. He graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 2002 with a BS degree in biology. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He is currently beginning his fourth year of medical school at the University of Mississippi in Jackson.
After a honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Jackson.
Miss Kasha Mullins and Kenneth Crawford to wed July 8 at Anderson Chapel
Kasha Lovell Mullins of Potts Camp and Kenneth Dupree Crawford of Ashland will be united in marriage on July 8, 2006.
Kasha, the daughter of Maxine Perkins and William Carter, is a 2001 graduate of Ashland High School and a 2003 graduate of Northeast Community College with an associate degree in applied science. She is employed with Ashland Elementary School in Ashland.
Kenneth, the son of Kenneth and Brenda Crawford, is a 1998 graduate of Ashland High School. He is employed at Bench Craft in Blue Mountain.
The wedding will be held Saturday, July 8, 2006 at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Minister Alge Terry will be officiating. A reception will immediately follow at the Shrine Club.
All family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Couple exchange vows June 16
James A. and Ruth McLeroy of Hickory Flat announce the marriage of their daughter, Christina Rena McLeroy to James Darren Byrd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carnell Byrd of Lamar.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Holbrook of Holly Springs and Mr. and Mrs. James O. McLeroy of New Albany.
The groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Byrd of Lamar and the late Mr. and Mrs. James H. McClure of Mt. Pleasant.
The wedding was held on June 16, 2006 at New Hope Baptist Church in Slayden. Bro. Billy Adair officiated.
Maid of honor was Tara Rhea of Walnut; best man was Carnell Byrd of Lamar. Flower girl was Stephanie Sexton of Holly Springs. Ringbearer was Clay Loupe of Moscow, Tenn. His twin brother, Cody Loupe, lit the eight candles in honor of their grandparents.
Heather Nichols-Gray and Joey Gross are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy, Joseph Alen Gross Jr. Little Joey was born on May 18, 2006 at DeSoto Baptist Hospital. He weighed five pounds, 12 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Annette and Steve Sluder of Byhalia. Great-grandparents are Annie and Jackie Nichols of Byhalia and Dollie and W.N. Gray of Byhalia.
Paternal grandparents are David and Beth Gross of Olive Branch. Great-grandparents are Sandra Elkins of Ashland and the late David Elkins and Franklin and Jo Gross of Byhalia.
Van Dorn’s Raid on the town
The most awesome event that ever happened in historic Holly Springs will be reenacted on a Saturday in October. Van Dorn’s Raid on the town will be recreated by the Marshall County History Museum, except we’ll be riding a Greyhound instead of horses (aren’t you glad?).
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