Thursday, May 10, 2007
Linda Stubbs attends White House celebration
Last week, we lost a very valuable member of our community, Dr. Al Hale. He was a man who touched the lives of so many, whether through his dental practice uptown, his church or just on the street. He never would turn a deaf ear for those who wanted to voice concerns to him about one thing or another.
Dr. Hale worked with my grandmother, Claiborne Thompson, in bringing the Chamber of Commerce to Holly Springs. They devoted years of their time to building it up and making the Chamber something that the merchants of our area could be proud of and the visitors to our city could use as a valuable tool in locating points of interest in our town.
“Come to the alley, sport. I’ve got strawberries,” is the familiar sentence spoken by Dr. Hale to either myself, my sister or my children. Without fail, he would bring strawberries by the house each time he had made a trip to Sam’s. It was such a special treat, as we never knew when he might be making the “drop!”
Every year, Dr. Hale would join our family for Christmas dinner. He always sparked wonderful conversations with everyone around the table. His presence lit up the room, with his charismatic charm and jolly voice, which commanded attention whenever he entered. There was never a dull moment with him, especially when he would get on a roll telling hysterical tales about this or that!
Dr. Hale was a phenomenal man. Not only was he community minded, he was very interested in helping his fellow man. There will be a void for a long time to come in the hearts of those who knew him.
Heather and Phillip Yates and 19-month-old son, Devlin, came to Holly Springs on Sunday, April 22, and stayed until Saturday, April 28, with Heather’s parents, Jim and Sandy White. While here, Heather and Phillip toured Oxford and spent some time on Beale Street in Memphis. The entire family enjoyed an afternoon at the Memphis Zoo.
Linda Stubbs recently returned from visiting her son, Everette, in Washington, D.C. As Everette’s guest, she attended the State Arrival Ceremony at the White House honoring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. She enjoyed attending the event welcoming the royal couple during their visit to the United States celebrating the 400th anniversary of Jamestown. Everette serves as the director of the Office of Presidential Messages at the White House.
Greg and Angie Reed-Hudson attended the Memphis Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tenn., on Sunday afternoon. They enjoyed great performances by Corinne Bailey Ray and John Legand!
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Miss Melissa Warren and Quay Criddle to wed at Shannon Church of Jesus Christ May 26
Danny and Ramona Warren of Nettleton announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Melissa Warren, to Quay Criddle.
Melissa is the granddaughter of Frances Warren and the late Dennis Warren of Shannon, and Annis Holbrook of Holly Springs and the late James A. Holbrook. She is a graduate of Nettleton High School. She is a graduate of Itawamba Community College in Fulton with an Associate of Arts degree in office administration. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda and the yearbook staff. She is employed with NMMC Breast Care Center in Tupelo.
Quay Criddle is the son of Tammy Criddle of Pontotoc. He is the grandson of Malcolm and Sue Coats of Randolph, Lee and Diane Reynolds of Pontotoc and the late George Criddle of Houston. He is a graduate of South Pontotoc High School. His high school honors include Vocational Industrials Careers of America/Skills USA. He is a graduate of Itawamba Community College in Tupelo with an Associate of Applied Science degree in diesel technology. He is employed with Truck Center in Tupelo.
The wedding will be held May 26 at 2 p.m. at Shannon Church of Jesus Christ in Shannon. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall.
Family and friends are invited.
Casshaunda Evette Davis to wed Devin Datwoine Riddle on June 2 at Asbury United Methodist Church
Mrs. John Harry Davis of Holly Springs is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Casshaunda Evette Davis of Holly Springs to Devin Datwoine Riddle of Holly Springs. Casshaunda and Devin will unite in holy matrimony on June 2 at 4 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church in Holly Springs.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the Mrs. Catherine Davis of Holly Springs and the late John Harry Davis.
Casshaunda is a 1999 honors graduate of Holly Springs High School and attended Mississippi State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English education in May 2004. Currently, she is a high school English instructor at H.W. Byers High School in Marshall County. She is also the creative director for Jazzy’s Dance Academy, also located in Holly Springs.
The prospective groom is the son of Mr. Thomas Nabors Jr. and Ethel Riddle Shelton, both of Holly Springs. He is the grandson of Epson and Louise Riddle and Mr. Thomas Nabors Sr. and the late Lucille Rucker of Holly Springs.
Devin is also a 1999 graduate of Holly Springs High School and attended Mississippi State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in sports communication in May 2005. He is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and is currently an employee at SAIA Trucking Lines in Memphis, Tenn.
Angela Finnie and JMichael to wed May 26 in the Zeta Building
All family and friends are cordially invited to attend the wedding of Angela Finnie, the daughter of the late Jeanette Dowdy Watson of Slayden, to JMichael Jones, the son of the late Lillie B. and Robert Lee Jones Sr. of Slayden.
The wedding will be held May 26, 2007 at 3 p.m. in the Zeta Building in Holly Springs.
“Square Affair” birthday celebration
We have changed the name of the County and City Birthday Celebration because “Square Affair” is easier. We are working on it now and it is going to be great!
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