November 6, 2008
Group of ladies take Am-Trak to New Orleans and board ship to Mexico
Barbara Gilliam, Ecky Leak, Sarah Brigance, Donna Olita, Betty Byrd, Lynn Shaw, Joyce Hataway, Doris Smith, Pat Smith, Janet Hill, Susan Crell and Sandra Beaver returned last week from a wonderful cruise. The group took the Am-Trak to New Orleans, La., and toured Bourbon Street that evening. The next morning, they all enjoyed viewing the wares offered in the French Market. They boarded the cruise ship headed for Mexico shortly thereafter. They had port stops in both Cozumel and Progreso. Everyone had a wonderful time, especially riding on the train!
Tammy and Billy Cupp recently returned from a wonderfully relaxing trip to Las Vegas. While there, they enjoyed the grand night life and superb food.
Patty (Bob) Dent of Clinton was buried last week in Holly Springs at Hill Crest Cemetery. The late Bob Dent was the first manager of the Wurlitzer Piano Factory in Holly Springs. Patty’s three sons, Bob, Don, and Terry were here with their families. Bob Dent Jr. and family are Baptist counselors in Birmingham, Ala. Don and his wife are missionaries to southeast Asia and have been for 25 years and Terry Dent is minister of music at the Clinton Baptist Church. Lunch was served at the First Baptist Church after the burial. Joan Fitch was in charge of the luncheon.
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Miss Lila Sneed and William Lea say vows
Lila Rena Sneed and William Alexander Lea were married Nov. 1, 2008 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Memphis, Tenn. Dean Andy Andrews and Rev. Milton Boyd officiated. A reception followed at Brooks Museum of Art.
Mrs. Lea is a private chef and director of a children’s cooking program at Gymtime, Rhythm and Glues in New York City.
She graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and received her culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute in New York City.
She is the daughter of Anna Sneed of Muncie, Ind., and the late Herschel (Red) Sneed.
Mr. Lea is a creative director at Droga 5, an advertising agency in New York City. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.
He is the son of Mimi Boyd and Rev. J. Milton Boyd of Holly Springs and the late William Lea Jr. of Nashville, Tenn., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Lea, formerly of Holly Springs, and the late Dr. and Mrs. Palmer Moss.
Couple exchange vows Sept. 14
On September 14, 2008, Lois Bonds Swaney married Ira Ervin Shipp at the First Baptist Church in Holly Springs at 12:30 high noon.
The couple met at a funeral four years ago, when she was 78 and he was 86 years old. They decided on a small wedding but then the piano player, Charlotte Saunders, from the church called and wanted to know what music the bride had selected.
Then one of the grandchildren, Sophie, age 14, asked to be a bridesmaid, so the plans mushroomed.
Thirty-six of the grandchildren of the couple were invited to be participants in the wedding and stood at the front with the bride and groom for the ceremony. Sixteen grandchildren couldn’t come.
The bride was given away by her children. Two of her sons, Dr. Walker Swaney and Randall Swaney, escorted her down the aisle. The groom’s son, Charles Shipp, was the best man.
Then friends were asked to sing the wedding music; “Because” sung by Carole Jean Taylor, “I Love You Truly” sung by Cindy Finch, and “The Lord’s Prayer” was sung by Robert and Sharon Williams in a special rendition that Robert had written for his own wedding and this one.
Then the church organist, Margie McKinney, who was unexpectantly in town because of Hurricane Ike, made the music fantastic. The officiating preacher was Dr. Curtis Ferrell, pastor of the church. Nina Work was the wedding coordinator and Garrie Colhoun was the photographer.
The reception was to be a Mississippi barbecue at the Mike Lynn Park but the tail end of Hurricane Ike hit that day and the reception had to be moved to the church gymnasium. Cake and Baptist punch were served along with the meal.
The brides’ Sunday School class were the tea girls. They are ages 65-78. The church was filled with a capacity crowd and the wedding was enjoyed by all.
The bride and groom then enjoyed a Hawaiian honeymoon for ten days. Mrs. Swaney Shipp has a total of 40 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Mr. Shipp has a total of 22 of his own. so holidays will be fun and they will live happily ever after.
The best is yet to be…
Swanee’s Good News Happy Hour
Good News Happy Hour
By Jennifer Bone
We hope that you all were able to tune in last week for the wonderful hour of fun and information on “Swanee’s Good News Happy Hour.” We had Greg Davis, Mississippi Congressional candidate, on from a remote location encouraging all to get out and vote!
Rebecca Jarnigan, North Mississippi’s premier storyteller, was on, giving us some incredible spooky and fun Halloween stories, along with Jim Dunworth, Holly Springs’ own poet laureate, reading some of his inspiring poetry. The Rev. Jim Beidenhorn of Byhalia Methodist Church was on speaking on the latest about Byhalia. The hour just flew by.
This week is promising to be another hour of exciting and interesting local news from locals like Susan St. John of Thistledome Inn in Byhalia and wonderful entertainment from Mitch Stone and his magic guitar. There will be much to talk about, so tune in to WKRA AM 1110 from 3-4 p.m. and then repeated again on Saturday 10-11 a.m.
A newcomer to Christmas tour, Lismore Cottage is home of Mark and Maia Miller
The delightful “Christmas In Holly Springs” tour will be on December 6 and 7.
Lismore Cottage is a newcomer to the Christmas Tour, as it has never been open to the public before.
It is the home of Mark and Maia Miller, who have the gift of more than the ordinary modes of expression and the house reflects perfect ambience.
The Millers bought the house 28 years ago from Icy and Chester McAlexander, who had lived there 72 years. Mr. McAlexander was a long-time clerk of Marshall County at the courthouse; also he was the long-time treasurer of the Baptist church. His wife, Icy, taught Sunday School at the church. She had grown up in the church as her father, Rev. J.P. Horton, had been the pastor of the church for many years.
The McAlexanders bought the house in 1909 from Fort Daniel, who had built the house the year before. His wife died giving birth to their daughter, Pokie, and he moved back to his boyhood home, Fort Daniel Place. The house is timeless and pervaded with a sense of homey elegance.
Advance tickets for the tour and concerts are $22 until November 29, and $25 from November 30. Advance tickets for groups of 10 or more are $20.
Funds from the tour will support our sponsor, the Marshall County Historical Museum. Call the museum at 252-3669 for information and tickets for the tour of homes.
There will be a dinner theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and for prices and reservations to the dinner theatre, call 252-2627.
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