John Kloha celebrates 80th birthday
Happy birthday wishes go out to Chelsey Gilliam, who celebrated over the weekend with a fun-filled trip to Hot Springs, Ark. She was treated to massages, mineral oil soaks and exquisite food. Look out road, here she comes!
Kathy Elgin celebrated a birthday last Thursday - belated wishes go out to her!
Christy Owens, Jacque Kazemba, Kim Shaw, Katrina Bolden and Julie Strickland recently returned from an “all girls trip” to the beach. The girls stayed in Perdido Key and had a wonderful time relaxing in the sun.
Patrick and Mary Glenn Carlton and twins, Mary Grace and William, of Birmingham, Ala., were the weekend guests of Vicki and Walter Webb. While here, they also visited with Collier Carlton and many of their friends.
John Kloha celebrated his 80th birthday with a dinner at Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse in Memphis, Tenn. It was hosted by his family, Debbie and Ken Hallman and Anna, Rick and Blake of Arlington Heights, Ill.; Pam and Jimbo Barnett and Allie of Los Angeles, Ca.; Carole and Steven Elliott, Charlie and Jack of Olive Branch; and Rick Kloha of Holly Springs.
Jessica Taylor is a counselor this week at Sardis Lake Christian Camp; and Emma Burleson is a counselor for two weeks at Camp Tahkodah, a Church of Christ camp in Arkansas.
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Newsom-Carrington exchange vows February 28 at Byhalia United Methodist Church
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Emery Carrington III of Byhalia are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Emery Katherine, to Michael Marlow Newsom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dewayne Newsom of Duck Hill.
On Saturday, February 28, 2009, the couple exchanged vows at Byhalia United Methodist Church with Dr. James Beidenharn Jr. presiding. Prior to the 6 p.m. ceremony, family gathered with the couple in the church sanctuary for communion and a special blessing.
The bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Emery Carrington Jr. of Byhalia and the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Irving Weeks of Hernando.
The groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Dewayne Newsom of Bolton, the late Mrs. Faye Boatner Newsom of Terry, and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Brandon Marlow of Duck Hill.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an A-line gown of ivory satin that featured custom, three-quarter–length, lace sleeves. Scalloped lace created an off-the-shoulder neckline and met the draped torso at the empire waist. Across the skirt, lace appliqués cascaded onto the chapel-length train. Embroidered and beaded scallops edged her fingertip illusion veil. The bride carried an all-white, hand-tied bouquet of French lilacs, Anastasia roses, Montrieux tulips, Alba freesia and white ranunculus.
Sentimental additions to the bouquet included her mother’s diamond bar pin, a crystal hat pin that belonged to the bride’s great-aunt and a gold baby ring given to the bride by her parents after her birth.
The bride’s attendants included matron of honor Lauren-Paige Rhodes Braden of Tupelo, and bridesmaids Tiffany Newsom Busby of Gore Springs, Laura Houston Santhanam of Washington, District of Columbia, and Melissa Erin Sindelar of New York, NY. Bridesmaids wore sweetheart, strapless floor-length gowns with bodice ruching in charcoal gray tissue taffeta.
Mr. Newsom served his son as best man. Groomsmen included Chad Clayton Carrington of Byhalia, Erik Gregory Faries of Brandon and Jonathan David Harrison of Senatobia. Ushers included Eric Christopher Braden of Tupelo, Isom Loy Busby of Gore Springs, Fred Coleman Carlisle of Holly Springs, William Kerry Marlow and Lee Shaw Marlow, both of Duck Hill.
Jackson Richard Hodges III and Oran Harper Hodges, of Greenwood, served as ring bearers. Kaleigh Anna Carrington served as flower girl.
Honorary grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Sykes Wood of Grenada.
During the ceremony, Mandy Malone Black of Hagerstown, Ind., and Dr. Ralph Bernard Braseth of Oxford read Scripture. Elizabeth Reed Crain and Mrs. Black served as program attendants. Mrs. Black also served as the bride’s proxy.
A string quartet composed of Memphis Symphony Orchestra members played for the ceremony. Blaine Tooley performed vocal selections accompanied by the quartet.
Prior to the wedding, the bridesmaids attended a luncheon given by the bride’s mother, aunt and matron of honor aboard a train car of The Tennessean on the Collierville town square.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Thistledome Inn in Byhalia. Out-of-town guests, family and friends were treated to a wedding-day brunch given by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Swords, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Mask and Miss Leslie Swords at Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch.
After the ceremony, a reception followed at Southern Corner in Byhalia. Guests danced away the snowy evening to the music of The Soul Shockers of Memphis.
Following a honeymoon to Rome, Italy, the couple is at home in Biloxi.
Kronskie Fenton and Rashad Spears to wed
James Fenton of Chicago, Ill., and Gloria Fenton of Clarksdale announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kronskie J. Fenton to Rashad T. Spears, son of Bobby and Maude Spears of Byhalia.
Miss Fenton is the granddaughter of Maeola Johnson of Clarksdale and the late Nathan White; and Clara McGregory and the late Sterling Fenton of Columbus. The bride-elect is a graduate of Clarksdale High School. She attended Coahoma Community College and is a graduate of Jackson State University, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in technology education. Kronskie is currently employed by the Cleveland School District where she is a student service coordinator.
Ms. Spears is the grandson of Sue Matthews and the late Johnson Matthews of Byhalia; and Charlie Spears and the late Armenta Spears of Memphis, Tenn. The prospective groom graduated from Holly Springs High School in Holly Springs. He attended Coahoma Community College and is a graduate of Jackson State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management. He also earned his MBA degree from Strayer University in Memphis, Tenn. Currently, he is employed as an assistant manager of CitiFinancial in Memphis, Tenn.
The couple will exchange vows on July 11 at 4 p.m. at the Mid-south Convention Center in Robinsonville.
After the wedding the couple plans to reside in Memphis, Tenn.
Kyle and Crystal Brisco of Olive Branch are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Kathryn Brisco, born June 26, 2009 at 1:23 p.m. She weighed five pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. Also welcoming her home is her big brother Blake.
Maternal grandparents are Dickey and Meredith Gray of Holly Springs; Bobby and Sarah Williams of Magnolia and great-grandmother Juanita Gray of Holly Springs.
Paternal grandparents are Roger and Janie Brisco of Holly Springs.
Long ago summers
Summertime! It’s here! Summertime used to be my favorite season when I was a child. There were all these neighborhood friends to play with and games to play. Sometimes we made play houses, sometimes we played dolls, sometimes we cut out paper dolls and in the afternoons we would go swimming in the fenced-in city pool which was located on the west hill of Spring Hollow Park and it was great.
Fan club to tour city
Submitted by: Cathy Kane
Fans of best-selling author, Jan Karon, are scheduled to visit Holly Springs on Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11.
The two-day activities are the focus of the Third International Mitford Homecoming event. Members of mitfordbooks.com, the official website of Jan Karon, will follow the author’s notes as she wrote the novel, Home to Holly Springs.
On Friday, the group plans to tour Walter Place, lunch at Annie’s Restaurant and visit businesses and sites featured in the book, with a final stop at Hill Crest Cemetery.
Christ Church will host a private meeting and luncheon for the group with Jan Karon on Saturday. The author will be accompanied by her editor, Carolyn Carlson and publicist, Lindsay Prevette.
“Christ Church is looking forward with great joy to the Mitford Homecoming #3 to be held in Holly Springs, the birthplace of Father Tim,” stated the Reverend Bruce McMillan. “It will be so good to see our dear friend, Jan Karon, again along with some of her thousands of devoted fans.”
Home to Holly Springs debuted in 2007 as the first of three books in the Father Tim novels. The book was on the New York Best Sellers list for 10 weeks, with over 900,000 copies sold.
Father Timothy Kavanaugh, main character and Holly Springs native, was first introduced to readers in the very popular Mitford series. The Mitford series encompasses nine books and contains a cast of 750 charming characters. With over 19 million books sold worldwide, Jan Karon is one of the most beloved authors of our time.
Ashley Forester in first feature film
Ashley Forester played the role of Stacy, the first victim, in “The Night of the Loup Garou,” a feature film written and produced by Matthew Nothelfer and Micah Ginn. Filmed in and around the Taylor Community outside of Oxford, it is a tale of a misunderstood werewolf. The film is currently showing at The Amp in Oxford and other locations around the state. The movie poster depicts the Loup Garou beast standing over Ashley’s unfortunately disembodied head.
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