Thursday, July 26, 2007
The Tutors arrive by train to visit with family here
Dianne Uczen from Hamilton, Oh., here for a visit (granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ira Seale) stayed with cousins Margaret Anne and Norbert Barruel and visited with other cousins, Ben Seale and Becky Cupp.
The Byhalia Sports Association is forming a Jack and Jill softball league for the fall. Anyone 16 or older who is interested in playing, contact Janice Wagg in Byhalia. What a fun fall it will be over there!
J.J. Tutor and children, Patsy, Mitch and Grace, of Hattiesburg, rode the train up last week to visit with her parents, Donny and Martha Mitchell, sister, Jamie Brigance, and nephews, Stevie and Drew. While here, the group also got to visit with their Holly Springs’ friends. Steven Tutor picked up his family and headed back south with them later in the week.
The Marshall County 10 and under All-Star team, the Sassy Stealers, hosted the first annual Fastpitch Frenzy tournament in Sam Coopwood Park on Saturday. They were led under the direction of coaches Steven Huff, Chuck Arno and Josh Sharp. The team hosted four other teams - Corinth Sidewinders, Water Valley All-Stars, Union County Nationals and Saltillo Storm - who played ball all day long. The Sidewinders wound up winning the championship with Union County Nationals taking second place and the Sassy Stealers taking third. It could not have been a more beautiful day for softball and it showed with all of the fans who came to support their teams!
A big, big thank you goes out to the Holly Springs Buildings and Grounds crew who made sure the fields were properly marked and looking great for play. Thanks also to the city of Holly Springs for allowing the girls to host the tournament, which proved to be a raving success! The umpires really made the day a great one, as there was never a “bad call,” or one that gave the umps too much grief! To Mike, Tommy, Chuck, Steven, Josh, Sara, Ali and Greg - thanks a million for coming out to help the Marshall County girls! Also, there were way too many volunteers to list who helped with everything else from running to the store to get things forgotten to counting the money down to the penny. None of this could have happened without the help of everyone in our community who sponsored banners, donated goods and, most of all, donated their time to our girls. Thank you does not nearly sound good enough.
Sam Coopwood Park was alive with people from all walks of life there to watch fastpitch softball games. It was wonderful! Having grown up here, it took me back to the days of Peggy Hunsucker sitting up in the “box” calling the ballgames and posting the scores. It was just great - so alive! The concession stand was booming with business as the cooker fired up before noon, serving grilled hamburgers and hotdogs along with all of the other “concession goodies.” Saturday afternoon, the best thing going were the trees, which certainly added ample shade for the rest periods between games.
This entire experience has proven that a successful tournament can be held at Sam Coopwood Park. Let’s keep this momentum going and remember when ball season rolls around next year, we can do it!
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Hannah Blackard and Josh Holbrook will exchange vows August 11
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Blackard of Potts Camp announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Blackard of Potts Camp, to Joshua Alan Holbrook of Olive Branch.
Hannah is the granddaughter of Maydeen Evans of Hickory Flat, Charles and Kay Blackard of Myrtle and Janie Criswell of Blue Springs. She is a senior at Northwest Community College.
Joshua is the son of David Howelle and Katie Holbrook of Olive Branch. He is the grandson of Annis Holbrook of Holly Springs. He is a graduate of Marshall Academy.
The wedding will be Saturday, Aug. 11 at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Family and friends are cordially invited.
Rebekah Holt and Nick Taylor to wed August 4 at Red Banks Baptist Church
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Taylor of Holly Springs announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their son, William Nicholas Taylor to Rebekah Emily Holt of Byhalia.
Nick is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Shoffner of Holly Springs and the late Ray Taylor of Ashland, and Martha Creasie Taylor of Slayden.
Beka is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Holt of Byhalia. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holt of Byhalia and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bushue of Granite City, Ill.
Beka is currently employed with Deliworks in Collierville, Tenn. Nick is currently employed with Frank Swords Inc. He will attend Northwest Community College this fall to major in civil technology.
The wedding will be held at Red Banks Baptist Church on Aug. 4, 2007 at 2 p.m. The reception will be held at the Church Family Life Center following the wedding.
All friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Temeca Thomas and James Lockett to wed August 4 at Dreamland
Curtis Thomas and Murray and Sadie Barksdale announce the engagement of their daughter, Temeca LaShelle Thomas, to James Arthur Lockett, the son of Smith Lockett Jr. and the late Emma Jane Lockett of Mt. Pleasant.
Ms. Thomas is the granddaughter of Loretha Davis and the late Ester T. Davis of Holly Springs.
She is the also the great-granddaughter of Sadie Ellis of Holly Springs.
Mr. Lockett is the grandson of the late Matury and Dizzie Johnson of Atway. He is also the grandson of the late Smith and Lucile Lockett of Grand Junction, Tenn.
Ms. Thomas is a 1998 graduate of Potts Camp High School, where she achieved excellence in her academic studies.
She is currently employed with Orchid Orthopedic Solutions in Memphis, Tenn. She is an active and dedicated member of the Church of Christ in Mt. Pleasant.
Mr. Lockett is presently employed with Thomas and Betts in Byhalia. He is an active member of the Church of Christ in Mt. Pleasant.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 at Dreamland Inc. in Holly Springs. The reception will follow immediately.
All family and friends are cordially invited to join us in this celebration.
LaToria Pegues and Anterio King to wed July 28 at Hudsonville CME Church
Carl and Velma Pegues of Holly Springs announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, LaToria Rena’ Pegues of Holly Springs to Anterio King of Waterford.
LaToria’s maternal grandparents are John and Parry Kilpatrick, paternal grandparents are O.C. and Velma Pegues of Holly Springs.
LaToria is a 2002 graduate of Potts Camp High School. She is also a graduate of Concord Career College as a dental assistant. She is currently working at Crown of Life Childcare in Southaven.
Anterio is the son of Jeanette Miller of Waterford and Terry King of Tate and Marshall Counties. His maternal grandparents are Clearance Miller and Armer Miller; paternal grandparents are Tyler Louis King and Sally King. He is a graduate of Potts Camp High School, and later attended Northwest Community College as a heating and cooling major. He is currently employed at Trex in Olive Branch.
The wedding will be at 3 p.m. on July 28 at Hudsonville CME Church. Family and friends are cordially invited.
Julia Robbins and Paul Humble to wed July 28 at St. George’s Episcopal Church
Mr. and Mrs. Fairley H. Humble of Byhalia are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Paul Edward Humble to Julia Page Robbins of Germantown. Julie is the daughter of James Robbins and the late Eleanor M. Robbins of Memphis.
The groom-elect is the maternal grandson of Mary V. Sanders and the late Edward H. Sanders of Byhalia. He is the paternal grandson of Louise Brewer and the late Leroy Humble of Victoria. Paul is a graduate of Byhalia High School. He spent three years in the Army’s 82nd Airborne, one being spent in Iraq. After leaving the Army, he returned to Byhalia, where he is currently employed by Shackelford’s Plumbing Co.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Briarcrest High School in Memphis. She attended Brevard College in North Carolina, where she graduated with a BA in English. Julie is currently employed at Ag-Lands Investments of Memphis.
The couple will exchange vows on July 28 at St. George’s Episcopal Church followed by a reception at the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club. After honeymooning in Jamaica, the couple plans on making their home in Germantown.
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