Community will miss Dottee Rather, a true Southern Lady
We have lost yet another phenomenal member of our community, Dottee Rather. She died Friday evening in the hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
She exuded enthusiasm for our community and every member in it. Every function Dottee attended, she was dressed to the nines - a picture of true Southern perfection. I knew her my entire life and never ever saw her without her beaming smile, which took up her entire face. Her small frame and delicate features reminded me so of the true Southern lady, which shone in her with every step she took. She is going to be sorely missed by all who knew her.
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Rhodes-Ash vows said
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ash of Oxford announce the marriage of their daughter, Donna Rea Ash to Gary Michael Rhodes of Nederland, Texas.
Donna is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Harvey McNeely of Oxford and Tilden and Joyce Ash of Memphis, Tenn. and the late Alma Rea Ash of Potts Camp.
Gary is the son of Elder and Mrs. Michael Rhodes of Port Neches, Texas and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Rhodes and Mrs. Dorothy Smiley of Port Neches, Texas.
The wedding was held November 5, 2005 at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford with Elder Michael Rhodes and Elder Mark Quarles officiating.
The bride wore an A-line gown of Amsale silk mikado with an Alencon lace bodice with three quarter length sleeves.
Matron of honor was Coralee Ash, the brides mother. Bridesmaids were Emily Ash Quarles of Madison, Emily Brummett Callicutt of Oxford, Emily Tarrant Murff of Memphis, Tenn., Amy Rhodes Barnett of Houston, Texas, and Angela Rhodes Conley of McCarley.
They wore Watters and Watters two-piece cashmere and dupioni silk gowns.
Flower girl was Annalee Quarles of Madison.
Garys best man was Shane Burris of Baker, La. Groomsmen were Luke Addison of Smithdale, Philip Conley of McCarley, Don Rhodes of Port Neches, Texas, Johnny Mac Ash of Oxford, Frank Barnett of Houston, Texas, Bryan Klutts of Nederland, Texas.
Usher was Chris Rhodes of Port Neches, Texas.
Ringbearers were Jason Rhodes of Port Neches and John Mark Quarles of Madison.
A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.
After a honeymoon to Banff, Alberta, Canada, the couple is making their home in Nederland, Texas, where the groom is a mechanical engineer with Total Petrochemicals in Port Arthur, Texas.
Miss Sandy Fortson and Jason McCallister to wed March 25 in Panama City
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baird Fortson of Panama City, Fla., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sandy Denise, to Jason Reed McCallister, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Brent McCallister of Altamonte Springs, Fla. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henry Hurdle of Holly Springs.
Miss Fortson is a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor of science in finance. She is employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida in Jacksonville. She is a business analyst.
Mr. McCallister is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor of science in finance. He also has an MBA and masters in health science from the University of Florida. He is employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida in Jacksonville as a technical architect.
The wedding will be March 25 at St. Andrew Methodist Church in Panama City, Fla. A reception will follow at Edgewater Beach Resort. After the wedding, the newlyweds will reside in Jacksonville, Fla.
Rick and Casey Loftin of Mt. Pleasant are pleased to announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Grace Loftin, born Nov. 4, 2005 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. She weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Gale and Lincoln Rogers of Holly Springs and Michael and Fran Byrd of Lamar. Great-grandparents are Louise Skelton of Holly Springs and Susie Byrd of Lamar.
Paternal grandparents are Richard and Linda Loftin of Mt. Pleasant. Great-grandparents are Ella Jean and Ralph Loftin of Mt. Pleasant.
Emily Grace was welcomed home by her big sister Morgan.
Rachel Hubbard Naylor and Ryan Naylor of Maysville, Ky. are proud to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Jack Braden. Jack was born on Saturday, February 18, 2006 and weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces.
Maternal grandparents are Mike and Susan Hubbard of Lexington, Ky.
Paternal grandmother is Linda Williams Witten of Louisville, Ky.
Great-grandmother is Agnes H. Williams of Holly Springs.
Jeremy and Lesly (Thompson) Williams of Haines City, Fla. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Michael Spencer on December 30, 2005 at 7:34 p.m. He weighed six pounds, 14 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long. He was delivered by Drs. Trudi and Mark Griffo at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport, Fla.
Grandparents are Morris and Sandra Thompson of Byhalia, and Michael and Christina Williams of Jacksonville, Fla. Great-grandparents are James W. and the late Vera H. Thompson, Bob and Agnes Corrine McGee all of Byhalia, Loretta Williams and the late Ralph J. Williams of Bremerton, Wa., and Toddie Poplin of Dumont, Ia.
Michael Spencer was welcomed home by big sister Alexis; as well as his grandparents and his uncle Bradley Thompson of Starkville.
Ian Campagnoli was born Dec. 16, 2005. He weighed eight pounds, two ounces and was 21.5 inches long. He is the great-grandson of Ron and Betty Scobey of Mt. Pleasant,; son of Matt and Rachel Campagnoli of Elkhart, Ind., and the grandson of Pam and Art Stahl of Granger, Ind. He was welcomed home by his big brother Owen Matthew (Matt), 3 yrs. old.
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