March 26, 2009
Happy birthday to Caitlyn, 12
Jacque Kazemba and children, Hallie and Will, and Caitlyn Brooks went to Sailsbury, N.C., to visit with Jacque’s mother, Joyce Beck. Hallie and Caitlyn stayed at JoAnne Turanik’s house and Will and Jacque stayed with James and Carolyn Whitaker. They saw Joe and Linda Bartlett, Pam and Bobby Bartlett and Gerald and Becky Whitaker and many more. On the way home, they stopped in Chatanooga and visited the beautiful attraction, Ruby Falls.
Drew Brigance, Sarah Brigance, Aaron Brigance, Chelsey Gilliam, Barbara Gilliam, Louanne Tomlinson and daughter, Heather, were just a few who travelled to Costa Rica during spring break. While there, they toured a volcano and the hot springs, travelled zip lines through the tops of trees, snorkled, rode horses and tromped through the rain forest, where no tree frogs were seen. With a few minor setbacks, the group finally arrived in Costa Rica. The funny thing about travelling abroad is one never knows what to expect - critter wise. Apparently, there was a small issue with ants the length of pencils. However, that did not deter the group from having a fabulous time!
Happy belated birthday to Anita Barnett.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Caitlyn Brooks, who turns 12 on Wednesday. My, how time flies!
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Miss Joice Davis and Fred Pegues to wed March 28 at Oak Palace
Loretha Davis is proud to announce the engagement of her granddaughter, Joice Davis.
You are invited to come celebrate as Joice Ann Davis, daughter of the late Joice Hughes and Ben Marshall, of Holly Springs and Frederick Franklin Pegues, son of the late Ruby Lee Pegues and Lee Mathis Pegues, join in holy matrimony on Saturday, March 28, 2009, 2:30 p.m. at the Oak Palace, Stewart Street, Holly Springs.
A reception will follow after the wedding.
Miss Michelle Baggett and Buddy Gray to wed May 23 in Hempstead, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Crawford would like to announce the engagement of their grandson, Buddy Gray. He is the son of Shane and Celeste Crawford of Waller, Texas. Buddy has proposed to his, now fiancée, Michelle Elizabeth Baggett of Waller, Texas, and they plan to wed at Liendo Plantation in Hempstead, Texas, on Saturday, May 23, 2009. Michelle is the daughter of Terry Joe and Renee Baggett and Nancy Baggett.
Buddy and Michelle began dating in high school and will be tying the knot after seven years. Buddy received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is now an analyst at El Paso Corporation in Houston, Texas.
Michelle is a graduate of Texas A&M and is now attending law school at the University of Houston Law Center and plans to graduate with her juris doctorate in May of 2011.
The couple plans to honeymoon on the Caribbean island of Antigua following the wedding.
Beautiful mansion stood on Salem Ave.
On Salem Avenue, halfway between Chicago and New Orleans, used to sit a beautiful mansion. It belonged to Judge James Fisher Trotter and it was built in early, early, Holly Springs. The house sat far back on the lot and was where Chesterman Street now comes into Salem. The house faced south and had a large front yard.
The late WeeTee Totten Wittjen gave us this etching. Blanton Jones, David Person, Frank Trotter Hopkins of Arizona and Art Collins of Atlanta are some of his descendants.
Art is the son of Elizabeth Pinkston Collins and gives a great impersonation of Judge Trotter at the cemetery during Pilgrimage.
Judge Trotter was born in Virginia. He had a distinguished career as a lawyer, state representative, circuit judge, United States Senator, and a supreme court judge in Mississippi. He moved to Holly Springs about 1842 and resumed the practice of law where he became chancellor of the northern district, and in 1862 was appointed circuit judge until his death in 1866. He is buried in Hill Crest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
In 1839 Judge Trotter was on the bench of the “High Court of Error and Appeals” for the state. His portrait hangs in the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson.
I heard they were having a new picture made from the old one and were going to retire the original. I asked Frank Hopkins if we could ask for it for the Marshall County Historical Museum and he said it was ok with him. When I asked the Old Capitol Museum if we could have the original, they replied in the negative, but said we could have a new photo made from it for $400, so we don’t have one.
Salem Avenue was called Silk Stocking Row, because of all the big mansions built there. Through the vicissitudes of time, many have burned. Around the turn of the century Judge Trotter’s house burned. His property covered many acres right here in town, and it is a wonder any houses survived, because nearly all of them had open fires in fireplaces. After the house burned, the lot was divided into many smaller lots and many houses were built on the lots.
Sherwood Bonner wrote of seeing the old man, Judge Trotter, walking down the street in front of her house. Judge Trotter’s relative, (son-in-law) had built the Wakefield mansion across the street from Sherwood Bonner’s house, Cedarhurst. The judge probably visited there often.
We urgently need money for our many projects. Dues for the Museum Society are due and are $30 for a couple or $25 for a single. We are tax deductible and are a great and worthy endeavor to contribute to. Support your local museum today; 111 Van Dorn Avenue, Holly Springs, 38635, 662-252-3669.
Lois & Lisa Show
If you don’t know, there is a new show in town called the “Lois & Lisa Show”. It airs on Thursday nights on Channel 98 out of New Albany. It is a hour long show of local talent, very interesting and helpful information. You can see singers, musicians, storytellers, politicians, ministers and lots of other personalities from around Holly Springs and Marshall County. There is a “Show & Tell” segment much like Antiques Road Show. Tune in and watch them turn on that magic Southern charm. Show time is 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday nights.
Elvis Shaw graduates basic
Air Force Airman 1st Class Elvis L. Shaw has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, core values, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training receive credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Ruby Blackmon, and the nephew of Celestine Mays, both of Byhalia.
The airman is a 2004 graduate of Byhalia High School, and received a degree in 2008 from the Northwest Community College, Senatobia.
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