Mary Clay Brooks
Holly Springs group returns from annual ski trip to Beaver Creek, Co.
Kay and Laura Wheeler visited with Barbara Reed in Olive Branch, on Monday. She is staying with her daughter while recovering from surgery.
Congratulations to Leigh and Dick Douglas on their latest arrival - seven precious pups! They were born last week to their beautiful mother, Bonnie, who is a golden retriever.
Happy 80th birthday to Lois Swanee! One would never have known she was 80 if there had not been a party on Saturday for her to celebrate this milestone. Lois is one of the most well-kept ladies in Holly Springs who still has a spring in her step, not to mention how fabulous she looks! Wonder where the fountain of youth can be found in Holly Springs, as I believe those who are in what is considered the older group look so much younger than their years?!
Pam and Hank Thomas and children, Tiffany, Will and Peyton, Larry and Carri Hutchens and children, Alison and Mary Catherine, Dustin Hutchens and Michelle Wells, all of Holly Springs, and Boyce Hollingsworth of Byhalia, recently returned from their annual ski trip to Beaver Creek, Co. They were graced with wonderful weather and fantastic snow for skiing.
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Miss Claire Slabaugh and Gaylon Burroughs will unite in marriage May 6 in Wynne, Ark.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Slabaugh of Wynne, Ark. and Roger Phillips of Hickory Ridge, Ark. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Claire Whitney to Gaylon Reed Burroughs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Waymon Burroughs of Colt, Ark.
The couple will unite in marriage at 7 p.m. on May 6, 2006 at First United Methodist Church of Wynne. A reception will follow at Crowley Ridge Country Club.
Miss Phillips is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barnett of Jonesboro, Ark. and the late Ed Thomas Lovrien of Cherry Valley, Ark. and Eva Phillips and the late Willis Phillips of Hickory Ridge. Claire will graduate from Hair Tech of Paragould this Spring and has plans to work as a hairstylist in Wynne.
Mr. Burroughs is the grandson of Katie Risner of Byhalia and the late Charles Risner of Wynne, Ark. and Mr. Herbert R. Burroughs of McCrory, Ark. and the late Marillian S. Burroughs of Wynne. Gaylon is a conductor with Union Pacific Railroad and will begin training in May to become an engineer.
The couple plans to make their home in Wynne.
Couple unite in marriage Dec. 18
Renee Mills and Earl Floyd Jr. of Mt. Pleasant were united in marriage on Dec. 18, 2005.
Renee is the daughter of Mary Mills of Holly Springs and the late Jim Mills.
Earl is the son of the late Rev. Earl Floyd Sr. and the late Lillie Mae Floyd.
The wedding took place at 2:30 p.m. with a reception immediately following.
Michael and Tonya (Cox) Hogan of Potts Camp announce the birth of a son, Drew Tyler Hogan. Drew was born on Nov. 7, 2005 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He weighed six pounds, eight ounces and was 18.75 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Larry and Joan Cox of Potts Camp.
Paternal grandparents are Ed and Lynn Hogan of Holly Springs.
Great-grandparents are Frances Allen of Lamar; Agnes Cook of Holly Springs, and Jake and Coy DeBerry of The Villages, Fla.
Drew was welcomed home by his big sister Reagan.
Shawnda Rogers and Joey Allen are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl. Alexis Marie was born Feb. 12, 2006 at Baptist Hospital. She weighed five pounds, 12 ounces.
Maternal grandparents are Joe Rogers of Pontotoc and Debra Rogers of Harrisburg, Ark. Great-grandparents are Donald Rogers of Ecru and Sadie Rogers of Pontotoc.
Paternal grandparents are Billy and Virginia Allen of Potts Camp. Great-grandmother is Virginia Hunsucker of Potts Camp.
Anna Owens to represent garden club as princess at Germantown Charity Horse Show June 2-9
Anna Elizabeth Owens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Keith Owens of Holly Springs, has been selected to represent the Suburban Garden Club of Memphis, Tenn. as a princess at the Germantown Charity Horse Show June 2-9.
Annas responsibilities include volunteer work for the Exchange Club Family Center, public speaking, attendance at meetings of the GCHS and Garden Club and awarding ribbons and trophies at the show. She will be presented by her father at the 2006 Royal Ball on Fri, March 3 at Woodland Hills Country Club.
Anna will be escorted by Mr. Robert Hastings Bonds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Bonds of Byhalia. Anna is a junior at Marshall Academy, where she is editor of the Patriot Press paper, member of the Anchor Club, Science Club, Key Club, Spanish Club and tennis team. She is also a cheerleader and a Pilgrimage hostess.
Life begins at 80
By LOIS SWANEE
Wow! Turning 80 is wonderful! Everyone is surprised that you are still alive! When you turn 80 everybody treats you with respect and wants to help you up the steps, hold the door for you, and forgive you for forgetting their names. Sometimes I cant even remember my grandchildrens beautiful names.
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