Garrett Bailey attends football camp
Garrett Bailey, son of Terri and Tommy Garrison of Holly Springs and Bruce and Tonya Bailey of Booneville, recently attended Peyton and Eli Manning’s quarterback camp in Louisiana.
Hank Wheeler of Newnan, Ga., was the weekend guest of Mary Clay and Gene Brooks and children, Caitlyn and Grady. While he was here, he attended a softball tournament in New Albany to watch Caitlyn play.
I spent Monday afternoon and into the night at Baptist DeSoto Hospital with my momma, Constance Ann Lanier and her daughter, Sissy. You never realize how draining it is sitting with someone who is sick until it happens. Compassion is something I learned during my Monday visit, that some nurses have and some do not. Monday, Constance Ann was blessed with an angel for a nurse. When we got up there and the nurse came in, Sissy told us she was from Potts Camp. She was cute as a bug and introduced herself -- Bobbie Ash. She spoke to all of us in laymen’s terms, so we could understand what was going on. She started working on a transfer from DeSoto to Baptist East late in the afternoon. She stayed long past her shift to make sure that Constance Ann was transported from one hospital to another, something she did not have to do. She was so compassionate and really cared for Constance Ann above and beyond. Nurses like Bobbie Ash should be commended. She was a gift that long afternoon - a breath of fresh air in an otherwise dreary setting. Thank you, Bobbie, for your kind soul in helping our friends deal with their situation. You are an angel!
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Miss Sara Huddleston to wed Samuel Kitchens August 8
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Huddleston of Baldwyn announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Jane Huddleston, to Samuel David Kitchens, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Kitchens of New Albany.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Travis and Viola Lindsey of Hickory Flat and the late Murry and Frances Huddleston of Ashland.
She is a 2005 honor graduate of Ripley High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, softball and basketball teams and received her Girl Scout Gold Award. She is a 2009 graduate of Mississippi State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in science in educational psychology with a biological science concentration. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Campus Crusade for Christ and Delta Gamma Sorority. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in Baldwyn.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Dortha Oakes of New Albany and the late James D. Stone of Memphis, Tenn.; Katherine Anne Kitchens and the late Ben Allen Kitchens of New Albany.
He is a 2005 honor graduate of New Albany High School, where he was a member of the Hall of Fame, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the football team. He received the Bulldog Award and the Eagle Scout Award. He is a 2009 graduate of Mississippi State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in science in physical education with a clinical exercise physiology concentration. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Campus Crusade for Christ and the sigma Chi Fraternity. He is a student at the University of Mississippi in jackson pursuing a doctorate of physical therapy. He is a member of First Baptist Church in New Albany.
The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 8 at the First Baptist Church in Baldwyn. A reception will follow at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Barnes.
Family and friends are invited.
Couple say vows July 14
Cassandra and Mardrico Brown of Byhalia wanted to announce they have exchanged vows on the 14th day of July at the justice of the peace in Holly Springs.
She’s the granddaughter of Luella Tunstall and the late Orange Tunstall of Victoria and the daughter of Terry Lee Tunstall of Victoria, and the daughter of Beverly Ann Beecher of Memphis, Tenn. She’s the mother of Tubyron, Byronica and Tadarius Harris of Byhalia. She’s a graduate of Byhalia High School.
Her husband, Mardrico, is the son of Louise and Sonny Brown of Byhalia and the grandson of Mary Ida Sanders and the late Joe Sanders of Byhalia; the late Pearl and John Lee Brown of Ingram’s Mill. He’s the father of Kemya Brown of Byhalia and a graduate of Byhalia High School.
Tiffiny Shaw and Justin Martin to wed July 18 at Anderson Chapel
Georgia Hubbard and Alvin Ross of Aurora, Ill., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffiny Lasha Shaw of Holly Springs, formerly of Aurora, to Justin Martin of Holly Springs, formerly of Waterford. He is the son of Willie James and Betty Martin of Waterford.
Tiffiny is the granddaughter of Pearline Shaw of Chulahoma, the late Morris Shaw Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ross of Aurora.
She is a 1999 graduate of East Aurora High School.
Justin is the grandson of late late Roy and Lela Jeffries and the late Minnie Thomas of Waterford.
He is a 2000 graduate of Potts Camp High School.
The wedding ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on July 18, 2009 at Anderson Chapel CME Church with a reception following at the Oak Palace. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Ricky and Shara Thompson of Byhalia are proud to announce the birth of their son, Richard Cole Thompson, born June 11, 2009 at 9:14 a.m. He weighed seven pounds and 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Chuck and Mona Miller of Olive Branch, Deborah Waldrup of Collierville, and great-grandparents are Chuck and Barbara Miller of Olive Branch.
Paternal grandparents are Tim and Shelia Thompson of Byhalia; Joe and Shelia Perry of Batesville; and great-grandparents are Curtis and Shirley Thompson of Byhalia.
Emma Lynn Ramey was born April 20, 2009 at DeSoto Baptist Hospital at 2:21 a.m. She weighed eight pounds and was 21 inches long. She is the daughter of Ashley Arnold and Michael Ramey of Red Banks.
Grandparents are Thomas and Sheryl Arnold of Red Banks; Lee and Ronnie Sessum of Olive Branch and Ray Ramey of Atoka, Tenn. Great-grandparents are Barbara Cook of Cordova, Tenn., and Pat and Joe Fletcher of Blytheville, Ark.
Garrett Washington Turner was born May 11, 2009 at 1:06 p.m. at Methodist Germantown Hospital in Germanton, Tenn. He weighed nine pounds, three ounces and was 21.75 inches long.
His parents are Mitch and Robyn Turner of Byhalia and he has a brother, Cooper, age 3.
Maternal grandmother is Brenda Chappell of Byhalia.
Paternal grandparents are Mac and Darla Turner of Covington, Tenn., and Teresa Davis of Olive Branch.
The move...volunteers come from all over to help
The move at the Marshall County Historical Museum is progressing and is a great adventure. It seems to be a paradox as I am still just thrilled over the prospect of the incredible museum-to-be and at the same time I am overwhelmed at all the work.
One trailer is empty, an accomplishment! I prayed to the Lord to please send me some help and a gentleman walked in and said, “Could you use 20 teenagers on Monday?” (Thank you, Lord!)
They are on a summer mission trip and instead of building a church, they want to help the community so they were looking for a project.
Last week, someone got stuck in the beautiful new elevator. In the elevator is a ‘help’ phone which is connected to the police station. We were panic stricken. All of a sudden, the police, escorted by an ambulance, sirens and lots of noise appeared on the scene, but the person was freed in a few minutes. The elevator was fixed immediately and they say that it won’t do that again.
At the museum, we have had volunteers, paid movers, government workers and prisoners. Not everybody has been from here. We had three teenagers from Chicago and those today came with the local Church of Christ and from Jackson (Siwell Road).
Consequently, we are getting it done but it might not be finished until next April. The building needs to be about three times as large as it is.
However, when we get it finished, this museum will be one of the best around as we have so many treasures, all from here, except one, which was a carpetbag I bought at a flea market as I had never seen one before.
Notice: To the person who took the 1928 Model T Ford windshield – bring it back. We need it for a display. Just slide it under the gate.
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