Thursday, September 28, 2006
Geraldine Gholson treated with birthday dinner at Chickasaw Country Club
Lynn and Rollie Carson and children, Anne Kieffer and Will, treated Geraldine Gholson to a birthday dinner in Memphis at Chickasaw Country Club on Sunday. Bea Green accompanied Geraldine. Happy birthday, Nana, and many, many more grand years!
Dr. Ben Martin entertained his cousin, Malinda Whitelaw, and her husband, Richard, on Sunday night. The couple was on a return trip from California heading back to Burlington, NC. They all had a delightful time.
Men from Heritage Apostolic Church traveled to Biloxi last week on a deep sea fishing expedition. Those who went were Kevin Thomas, Garrie Colhoun, Chuck Thomas, Tom Stewart, Clifford Yon and son, Junior Yon, Clyde Holmes and Robbie Yates. Friends who also went were Sanford Churchill and son, Trey, along with Trey’s friend Slade.
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Couple to wed Oct. 7 at Dreamland
Karee Heath of Holly Springs and John Heath of Memphis, Tenn., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Aretheria L. Heath, to Lamont Buckingham.
She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mattie R. Bailey and the late Leroy Bailey. Aretheria is a 2006 graduate of Rust College with a bachelor’s of social work degree and is employed with the Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District as a case manager.
Lamont is the son of Willie and Bertha Harp of Potts Camp. He is a 2002 graduate of Northwest Community College with an Associate of Science degree in business marketing and management. He is employed with Parker Hannifin Racor Division in Holly Springs in their receiving department.
Both the bride and groom are members of the Latter Rain Christian Fellowship Church in Holly Springs under the leadership of Elder Joseph and Tina Selman.
The wedding will take place Oct. 7, 2006 at 6 p.m. at Dreamland, Inc. in Holly Springs. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.
Heather Stacks and Prentiss Shaw to wed October 6 at Spring Hill Baptist Church
Dennis and Linda Stacks of Potts Camp announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Heather Renee Stacks to William Prentiss Shaw, son of Kenneth and Lynn Shaw of Waterford.
Heather is the granddaughter of Luke Jr. and Orla Lee Johnson of Byhalia and the late Myrtle Hesslinek of Potts Camp.
She is a 2003 graduate of Potts Camp High School and is employed with the Wal-Mart Pharmacy.
Prentiss is the grandson of the late Ansel Joyner, Clyde Joyner of Red Banks and the late Prentiss and Annie Shaw of Holly Springs.
He is a 2000 graduate of Potts Camp High School and is employed with Contract Fabricators.
The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. on October 6, 2006 at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Waterford. All family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Chanelle and Lee Eric Smith welcomed Victoria at just after midnight on Sept. 2, 2006. She was born at Baptist Womens’ Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. measuring 20 inches long and weighing seven pounds, seven ounces. Her name means “Victory” and “Consecrated to God.” “We liked the name ‘Victoria,’ because everytime she says her name, she’ll be pronouncing victory,” laughed the proud papa.
Victoria is the granddaughter of Celestine Jones and the late Peter Flynn Jones Sr. (maternal) and Luberta Smith and the late Mayor Eddie Lee Smith, Jr. (paternal).
Chanelle and Lee Eric live in Oxford.
History at its best...Van Dorn’s Tour
The Marshall County Historical Museum is like a shining light for Holly Springs and Marshall County. We are the keeper of the county’s treasures. Right now we are located on the Square at 111 Van Dorn Ave. The museum was created thirty-six years ago (1970) to save the magnificent Mississippi Synodical College building that housed us for 33 years on College Ave. We advertise with Triple AAA and have a four-star rating with them; consequently we have visitors from all over the world.
Our museum is very important because we are the repository of the county’s precious objects and relics. Actually, we are the vital testimonies of the people who have lived here before and these things tell a story of people who were integral parts of our community long ago. We have searched out urgently important stories and records of our past to share with you.
We have an incredible history in this town and county and the museum plays a very beneficial role in teaching us humility, in making us recognize that there has been a valid civilization right here in Holly Springs that existed right before our own. If we didn’t have a museum, who would tell the children about Bennie Monroe, twice bicycle champion of the world in 1907 and 1908 or of bull riding champion of the world, Donald “Knotty” Bolden?
Who would tell them of Kate Clark, great artist who painted 1,050 paintings and left them to the city of Holly Springs? Who would tell of the trolley that went from the depot to the Square and back? Or of Sherwood Bonner, local girl who became Longfellow’s secretary or of the first black senator, Hiram Revels, who was from here? Who would tell them of the Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1878?
These are just a few examples of our colorful past that makes us different, interesting, quaint, a cultural asset and necessity.
It is the responsibility of everyone in the community to assist its museum in the task of preserving what has been and what is to be and to teach so that our children will feel the same sense of belonging that we have come to love and to cherish!
Our museum is a reflection of our charming community, our beautiful state, but mainly a reflection of our most valuable resource, our great people who have maintained and nurtured our history, heritage, and culture and passed it on to us to do the same for future generations.
In my opinion, Mississippi is the new frontier; with our pristine blue skies, our elbowroom and with our distinct Southern culture, there is nowhere in this world where heritage is so ingrained and so prevalent. Our museum keeps our cultural past, helps to improve the present and makes an investment in the future that belongs to you.
In order to save the history of the county, we present a history tour each year. This year we are giving history-lovers an opportunity to enjoy Confederate General Van Dorn’s Raid on the town. Experienced historians will give the tour, which will include a Yankee giving his grandfather’s diary of this place when he was here with Grant’s army. To go on this tour, you must have reservations in advance.
Call the museum at 662-252-3669 or send us a check for $30 to 111 Van Dorn Ave. Holly Springs, MS 38635. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.marshallcountyhistoricalmuseum.org.
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