Thursday, June 14, 2007
Gus Smith here to celebrate birthday of Chesley Smith
Charlie Douglas and children Caroline and Chandler of Starkville were weekend visitors of his parents, Leigh and Dick Douglas.
Gus Smith of Jackson was in town last week for the birthday party for his mother, Chesley Smith. Happy birthday Chesley.
Tom and Phoebe Stewart of Houston, Texas are visiting this week with Tom and Linda Stewart and children Brittney and Thomas.
Miranda and Mason Bennett, Alyson Vikery and Stuart Perkins, and Terri and John Shaw joined Cindy and John Booth Farese for dinner at Spindini in Memphis on Friday night. Afterwards they all attended the Norah Jones concert at Mud Island and had a wonderful night together.
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Ashley Naomi Catron and Devin Looney will exchange vows Saturday in Byhalia
John and Rayma Catron, of Byhalia, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Naomi Catron, to Devin Michael Looney, son of Barry (Buddy) and Sharon Looney of Byhalia.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Murphy and the late Raymond Murphy of Byhalia and the late Danny and Alice Catron of Memphis. She is a 2002 graduate of Byhalia High School and received her associate degree in accounting from Northwest Mississippi Community College. She is working on her bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Mississippi-Desoto. She is employed at Seafood Junction, Too in Byhalia.
The prospective groom is the grandson of David and Joan Long, Barry Looney and Wilma (Hazel) Looney, all of Byhalia. He is the great-grandson of Mary Lorene Houston of Memphis. He attended Byhalia High School and graduated in 2006. He is employed at the City of Olive Branch and Seafood Junction, Too.
The couple is to exchange vows at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at First Baptist Church, Byhalia, with a reception to follow. All family and friends are invited to attend.
After the wedding, the couple will reside in Horn Lake.
Rebecca Worsham to wed Douglas Rakestraw August 11
Rev. and Mrs. Donald Worsham are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Susan, to Douglas Murry Rakestraw.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Worsham of Memphis, Tennessee and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bryant of Bruce.
The groom is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Johnny N. Rakestraw of Blue Springs and is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Houston Rakestraw of New Harmony and the late Mr. and Mrs. Murry Benefield of Enterprise.
Rebecca is a 2002 graduate of Potts Camp High School and is currently pursuing a court reporting degree from Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis. She is employed at Accurate Roofing Company in Potts Camp.
Doug is a 2000 graduate of Kossuth High School, a 2002 graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College and a 2004 graduate of Blue Mountain College where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in Biblical studies and a minor in English. He served as minister of music and youth at First Baptist Church of Hickory Flat for three years and is currently a student at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a master’s of divinity degree. He has been employed by Blue Mountain College since 2005 as an admissions counselor/recruiter and also serves as the pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church near Blue Springs.
The wedding will be August 11, 2007 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp.
Ashley Wilmoth and Jared Evans to wed July 31 in Gatlinburg
Craig and Deborah Wilmoth, of Booneville, announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nichole Wilmoth, to Jared Frank Evans, son of Bob and Jane Evans of Monticello.
The bride is the granddaughter of Billy and Elizabeth Traylor, formerly of Byhalia, and the late Bill Wilmoth of Redding, California and Pauline M. Wilmoth of Memphis, Tenn.
The groom is the grandson of the late Frank C. and Marnee Allen of Monticello, Pattie Henry-Allen of Ridgeland and the late Benton and Mina Evans of Nola.
The bride attended New Site High School in New Site and Northeast MS Community College in Booneville. She is currently pursing an associate’s degree in nursing at NEMCC.
The groom attended Lawrence County High School in Monticello and Ole Miss. He is employed as a firefighter with the City of Booneville.
The couple will be united in marriage on July 31, 2007 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Paternal grandparents are Ronnie and Glenda Shivers of Columbia. Maternal grandparents are Susan Sing and the late Kenneth Sing of Holly Springs.
Paternal great-grandparents are Wilda Singley and the late Lee Singley, Eva Shivers and the late Reece Shivers.
Maternal great-grandparents are the late Roselee and Vernon Sing, and Theodore and Elsa Puder, all of Holly Springs.
“Square Affair” has been cancelled
One of the most historic sections of Marshall County is the northern part. We at the museum, are writing the history of this section from Red Banks to Sylvestria Road and everything in between, Mt. Pleasant, Slayden, Lamar, Early Grove, Hudsonville. Many fascinating stories of the past we are trying to save for coming generations. Goose pimples happen when you read enthralling accounts of what happened right here in this place.
If any of you would be interested in perpetuating your family’s history with stories and photos, please bring them to the museum at 111 Van Dorn, across from the courthouse in Holly Springs. We have a deadline, so don’t procrastinate.
We haven’t moved back into our building yet but as soon as the heat and air are installed, we will move back. We have been in the “Square Museum” for four years. Being on the square has given us a shot in the arm and has given us a renewed lease on life and it has been wonderful.
It is with sadness that I tell you the “Square Affair” has been cancelled!
People aren’t interested in celebrating Marshall County’s and Holly Springs’ 170th and 171st birthdays. Too bad! I didn’t mind doing the work but the museum can’t finance what would have been a civic affair. Byhalia was the exception, they were gung-ho for the festival.
We had great plans of a carnival, a petting zoo, beauty contests, antique show, a pet show, a flea market, a band of Indians bringing their culture to our city, Civil War re-enactors showing us what it was like and lots of music. I had asked the governor to speak and Fox News to anchor from Holly Springs on that day, and more; but instead there will be nothing.
The folks here don’t care to celebrate. The Audubon Society’s Hummingbird’s back would have been broad enough to share a ride with Margaret’s hometown where her fortune was made.
We truly appreciate what Audubon is doing for the city -- but all the public functions and organizations should realize our potential and strive to do everything possible to promote and magnify Holly Springs as well.
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