Thursday, May 3, 2007
Church members spend Sunday at Spirit Hill
Sandra Alldredge attended the fourth birthday party of her nephew, Asa Boyette, on Sunday, April 22, in Booneville. Asa is the son of Brad and Lee Boyette.
Family and friends gathered in Hill Crest Cemetery on Monday to celebrate the life of Clark Cochran, known to some as “Doc.” The service was beautiful, touching on scriptures that were Doc’s favorites. During the reading of one of them, a nice breeze encircled around everyone. I want to think it was Doc with a final goodbye. At the close, the crowd sang the chorus of “How Great Thou Art.” It was a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man who will be greatly missed!
The First Presbyterian Church members were treated to a gorgeous afternoon Sunday at the amazing Spirit Hill Farm, owned by Bob and Sheryl Bowen. The children enjoyed running around the grounds and playing in the pasture with the horses. Reed Morton delighted everyone with a hayride (more than one for the children!) going down to the family cemetery and the airplane hangar. Live music was provided by a wonderful bluegrass group. Wolf River Cafe catered the picnic and it could not have been better! There was an over-abundance of catfish, slaw, hushpuppies, French fries and all the fixings. Everyone enjoyed a delicious blackberry cobbler with ice cream for dessert - yummy! The Bowens were gracious hosts and it is an afternoon my children will never forget, as they have begged all week to return!
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Alexia Arielle McNeill to wed Franklin Nash Stallings June 9
Mrs. Robin Holbrook McNeill of Holly Springs and Mr. Ken Alan McNeill of Fayetteville, Ark., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Alexia Arielle McNeill of Holly Springs to Franklin Nash Stallings of Leland.
Arielle and Nash will unite in holy matrimony on June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Holly Springs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. James Robert “Bud” Holbrook and the late Billie Holbrook of Holly Springs and Mrs. Patricia McNeill and the late Mr. Phillip McNeill of Royal, Ark.
The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Marshall Academy in Holly Springs and attended Mississippi State University where she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She currently attends Mississippi Delta Community College and plans to graduate with a Health Sciences degree in May. She is employed with The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, where she will work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a Registered Nurse.
The groom-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Donald Stallings of Leland. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sidney F. Stallings of Leland and Mr. James E. Stallings and the late Josephine Stallings, formerly of Calhoun City and now residing in Tupelo.
Nash is a 2000 graduate of Washington School in Greenville and attended Mississippi State University where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and received a bachelor’s degree in Management of Construction and Land Development in 2005.
He is the president of Panther Creek Builders, Inc. and Panther Creek Specialty Contractors, Inc. of Canton.
Cheryl Rene’ Mayse and John Kenny Pride to wed
Juliette P. Mayse of Victoria is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Cheryl Rene’ Mayse to John Kenny Pride, son of Clarence and Jennie Pride of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Willie L. Mayse of Victoria. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mayse of Victoria and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Parker of Red Banks.
Cheryl is a graduate of Byhalia High School and is currently attending Southwest Tenn. Community College in Memphis, Tenn. She is employed at Freightliner Corporation as a quality assurance lead person.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Edmond and the late Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Pride of Batesville.
John is a graduate of North Panola High School and also attended Northwest Community College. He is employed with Ozark Motor Lines as a truck driver.
The wedding will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Dreamland Multi-purpose Facility in Holly Springs.
A reception with family and friends will immediately follow the ceremony.
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