Thursday, September 7, 2006
Airliewood setting for engagement party honoring Matthew Overstreet and Emily Stables
Rowan Thompson of Dallax, Texas, spent the Labor Day holiday with his family, Kay and Laura Wheeler and Mary Clay and Gene Brooks and children, Caitlyn and Grady. Rowan and Zeppo Boyle, of Memphis, Tenn., attended the Ole Miss - Memphis State football game Sunday in Oxford.
Dr. Alice Buchanan of Auburn, Ala., spent the weekend with her mother, Frances Buchanan.
Hadley Gwinn of Atlanta, Ga., spent the long weekend with her parents, George and Laurie.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Overstreet hosted a beautiful engagement party for their son, Matthew, and his fiancee, Emily Stables, on Saturday evening at their home, Airliewood. The side lawn had a very New Orleans Garden District feel to it - plush landscape, gorgeous tiered fountain and a phenomenal Motown band, who began the evening with a light set of jazz and continued into the night with everyone’s Motown favorites. The tables were draped with light green silk tablecloths and centered with magenta roses arranged in silver mint julep cups.
The crowd was treated to the wonderful catering of Maia Miller and Diane Greer. The elegantly decorated dining room table was surrounded by everything from baked brie with mango chutney to beef tenderloin with bernaise butter.
Out-of-town guests included the bride’s parents, Tom and Diane Stables of Houston, Texas, and friends, Christy and Pete Rose of Dallas, Texas.
Anne Keiffer and Will Carson of Memphis, Tenn., and Jack and Henry Green of Washington, DC, were the weekend guests of their grandparents, Bea and Jimmye Dale Green.
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Couple to wed September 16
William T. Huff and Billy and Carrie Erwin of Potts Camp announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Marie Huff, to William Alex Allen, son of Kenneth Allen of Lamar and Anthony and Quma Vinson of Olive Branch.
The couple will unite in marriage Sept. 16, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hickory Flat. Bro. Jimmy Wilbanks will officiated. A reception will be held immediately following. Friends and family are welcome.
Hannah Marie is the granddaughter of Kathleen Huff of Hickory Flat and the late Thomas Huff and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Jarrett of Potts Camp. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Potts Camp High School. She attends Northeast MS Community College and will graduate in May of 2007 with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene.
A 2001 graduate of Olive Branch High School, Alex has served six years in the Army, and attended Mississippi State University for five semesters. He is currently employed at FedEx Express and is serving in the Air National Guard. He will graduate in September with his airframe and powerplant license.
Jamie Pitt to wed Jeffrey Ward in Sept. 24 ceremony in St. Louis, MO
Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Pitt of Mt. Pleasant announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jamie Martin Pitt to Jeffrey Blaine Ward, son of Mary and Stephan Schindler of St. Louis, Mo. and Thomas and Elvie Ward of Angeles, Philippines.
The couple will unite in marriage at 6 p.m. on September 24, 2006 at King Louie’s Restaurant in St. Louis, Mo.
Jamie is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond James of Ashland, Jane Pitt of Mt. Pleasant and the late Jack D. Pitt.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Collierville High School in Tennessee and Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. She is currently employed at the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis.
Jeff is the grandson of Christine Blalock and the late Jack Blalock, Thomas and Nancy Ward and the late Irene Ward of Cushing, Okla.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Clayton High School in Clayton, Mo. and attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Ma. and Webster University in St. Louis. He is currently employed at King Louie’s Restaurant. The couple will make their home in St. Louis.
Jason and Kim Ford of Southaven are delighted to welcome Samuel Jason Ford to their family. “Jace” entered their loving arms at 8:33 Thursday morning, August 31, 2006 at Baptist East Women’s Hospital. He weighed a whopping nine pounds and four ounces and was 21-1/2-inches long.
His grandmothers, Sandra Yancey of Cayce and Dale Lilly of Hernando are ecstatic as are his Aunt Deborah Butler of Cayce, Aunt and Uncle Randy and Patty Nichols of Cayce and Uncle Tim Ford of Tupelo. A host of cousins are still in line to greet him for the first time.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shannon Turner announce the birth of their son, Robert (Rob) Shannon Turner Jr. Rob was born at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Miss. on July 18, 2006. He weighed eight pounds, seven ounces and was 20 inches long. He is welcomed home by his sister, Alexis Lee, and his brothers, Dalton and Nolan.
Maternal grandparents are Lake and Marilyn Johnson of Waterford. Paternal grandparents are Owen and Bonnie Turner of Byhalia.
There are angels among us
One of the games we played as children was the game of “Sling Statue.” In the game one person was “It.” “It” would sling the other players around and around and when “It” let them go, the person was to land in the form of whatever was decided before the sling, such as an elephant, a skyscraper, etc.
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