February 7, 2008
Anita and Amanda Barnett, along with friends from Oxford, visit Disney World
Anita and Amanda Barnett and Dawn and Anna Larson of Oxford, visited Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. in late January. While there, they met Mickey and Minnie Mouse along with many of their friends. They also rode many rides, Expedition Everest being their favorite. The highlight of their trip was being chosen to ride in the Animal Kingdom Parade. The foursome lead the parade riding in the Minnie Mouse Brigade.
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Lora Thomas to wed Will Jones March 15
The engagement of Lora Thomas, daughter of Jan Thomas and I. Ralph Atticks, to Lieutenant junior grade Will Jones, USN, son of Dr. and Mrs. John H. Jones, is announced. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Russell Thomas of Bowie, Md.
Wedding vows will be exchanged at 12 noon on March 15 at the United States Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Md.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the Rev. and Mrs. William V. Kemp of Holly Springs and DeEtte Jones and the late Powell Jones of Forest.
Miss Thomas is a graduate of Bowie High School in Bowie, Md. She attended Frostburg State University, where in 2004 she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in information systems. She is presently working as a network administrator for Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union in Upper Marlboro, Md.
Lt. j.g. Will Jones is a graduate of Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tenn. After receiving his Naval Academy appointment by (then Representative) Senator Roger Wicker, Will attended the United States Naval Academy, where in 2004 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. In 2005, he graduated from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Calif., earning a Master’s of Science degree in applied physics. On Aug. 10, 2007, Will received his wings as a naval aviator for the United States Navy.
Beginning the summer of 2008, the couple will reside at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
Julie Mayer and Justin Elliott will exchange vows March 15
Mr. and Mrs. John Cary Mayer of Potts Camp announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Ann Mayer, to Justin Thomas Elliott, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Elliott of Hickory Flat.
Miss Mayer is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Russell Mayer of Potts Camp and Mrs. Joyce Clayton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Clayton of Potts Camp.
Mr. Elliott’s grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. James Ferrell Elliott of Ashland, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Laverne Churchill of Potts Camp.
Miss Mayer is a graduate of Potts Camp High School and Northwest Community College where she received an associate’s degree in business. She is employed as a payroll clerk in the Marshall County Schools’ Superintendent’s Office.
Mr. Elliott is a graduate of Hickory Flat Attendance Center and Northwest Mississippi Community College where he received an associates degree in civil engineering technology. He is employed as a surveyor with Hill Brothers Construction Company in Faulkner.
Miss Mayer and Mr. Elliott will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on March 15 at the Holly Springs Church of Christ in Holly Springs, with the reception immediately following.
No formal invitations are being sent. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Knighton-Campbell vows said July 21
Angela Michelle Campbell and Lance Keith Knighton were united in marriage in a candlelight ceremony at 6 p.m. on July 21, 2007 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Laws Hill.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doc Billingsley of Waterford and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Campbell of Oxford. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. George Cook of Waterford and the late Mr. Cook and Mrs. Howard Campbell of Holly Springs and the late Mr. Campbell.
The groom is the son of Stella Knighton of Waterford and Mr. and Mrs. Fort Knighton of Ashland. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jodie Knighton of Waterford and Mrs. Henry Joyner of Byhalia and the late Mr. Joyner.
Dr. John Flowers of Senatobia officiated at the double ring ceremony.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of diamond white, matte satin with re-embroidered Alencon lace. The sleeveless bodice featured a delicate scrolled pattern of pearls and crystal beading, accentuating a scooped, crescent neckline, ending in cascade of satin-covered buttons down the back. Her princess line skirt flowed into a semi-cathedral train embellished with pearls and iridescent sequins on Alencon lace, which continued around the hemline. Her shoulder-length veil of diamond white illusion, accented with crystals, fell from a jeweled tiara.
She carried a bouquet of light pink, hand-tied roses.
Jenny Shoffner served as her sister’s matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jayme Leak and Kelly Reaves. The bride’s nieces, Marleigh and AnnaLauren Shoffner served as flower girls, with the groom’s nephew, Xavier Knighton, as ring bearer.
The groom’s father, Fort Knighton, served as best man. Groomsmen were Hunter Knighton and Eric Shaw. Ushers were Howie Campbell, Steven Shoffner and Mark Shaw.
The bridesmaids wore strapless, floor-length, blush pink, satin gowns with green sashes. They carried tied bouquests of ice pink roses. The flower girls wore tea-length, white organza with a baby pink sash.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Oak Palace in Holly springs.
On the eve of the wedding, Stella Knighton and Mr. and Mrs. Fort Knighton hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Laws Hill Fish House.
The couple will make their home in Oxford, while the bride completes her degree at the University of Mississippi.
Kimberly Robinson and Carlos Young of Holly Springs are pleased to announce the birth of a son. Carlos DeAndre Young Jr. was born Jan. 11, 2008 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. He weighed five pounds, 10 ounces.
Grandparents are Stanley Stewart and Iretta Stewart of Holly Springs and Mary Watson of Holly Springs.
Rocky Mountain waiting to be enjoyed
Long ago one of the main attractions here was Rocky Mountain. Actually, its elevation is 658 feet above sea level and it’s one of the highest points around here, supposed to be one of the highest points between Chicago and New Orleans.
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