A celebration of life
Beverly Fitch of Olive Branch, Christopher Cupp of Olive Branch, Ellen Parnell of Greenwood, and many out of town family members were here Sunday to attend the funeral service for Constance Ann Lanier. If you have never been to a funeral which is not overtly religious, you have missed out on a lot. Over the years, I have attended more funerals than I care to count. This one was more a celebration of Constance Ann’s life and loves - her grandchildren, best friends and family. She was such a free spirit and her brother, Wilson Golden, nailed it on the head when he quoted a Scripture from Isaiah. Her granddaughters, Linsey and Hannah, spoke kind words about their Nana and described how deeply she had touched their lives and how much she will be missed by them. Her best friends, Bea Green, Becky Cupp and Kay Wheeler stood and told funny stories about growing up with Constance Ann - all of the fun times they had right up until the end. It was a beautiful service and one that I will cherish and remember always.
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Miss Danielle Lacy to wed David Stagg August 1 at First Baptist in Hickory Flat
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dale Lacy of Hickory Flat announce the engagement of their daughter, Frankie Danielle Lacy, to David Michael Stagg of Clinton, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Duane Stagg.
The bride-elect is a 2009 cum laude graduate of Blue Mountain College with a degree in business administration with a minor in accounting. She attended Mississippi State University, where she is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She is employed with the Bank of Holly Springs.
The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Mississippi State University, with a degree in business administration with a double major in economics and banking and finance. He is employed with Waffle House as corporate management.
The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on August 1, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Hickory Flat. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the church fellowship hall.
All friends and family are cordially invited to attend the ceremony and the reception.
Joseph and Kelly Carter of Barton are pleased to announce the birth of their twin boys, born June 2, 2009 at Baptist DeSoto.
Logan Bo Carter weighed five pounds, eight ounces; Lucas Daniel Carter weighed five pounds, seven ounces.
Proud grandparents are Teresa Smith of Barton, Jimmy Smith of Byhalia, Mike and Kathy Owens of Victoria, Travis and Jennifer Carter of Victoria.
Some of you are missing an opportunity you will never get again. That is, helping to create our museum for the future. This is a county museum. Everything is from here and it will be incredible if we can finish it.
We need a little children’s tea table and chairs, but it must be small. We could use men’s antique clothing. However, anything you bring must be ready to use. When we finish, the exhibits are ready to open. I can’t start all over so bring it soon. Do any of you have a mural of a cotton field to go on the wall? We need it. Space is filling up rapido!
If any churches in the county would like your church to have an exhibit, bring us your framed exhibit, ready to go on the wall. Have the church’s name under it. We need an electrician to help us. If you are interested, come see us. We have a job for you.
We have several cheerful, capable volunteers who have made incredible exhibits. I have been impressed with the help that the Lord has sent us as He has sent incredibly capable help. One of the carpenters studied under Hitler’s carpenter who said if he had not helped Hitler, he would have been shot in the head. The carpenters have been geniuses. Also, this morning an ex-airline hostess from Tucson came to volunteer. She has just moved to the community and was bored. I met her in the beauty parlor. One of my geniuses hand-painted an absolutely beautiful mural on the wildlife wall.
We have government workers working and museum girls helping. They, each and everyone, have wonderful, positive attitudes and are a joy to work with. The building itself is really magnificent, just not big enough. Although it has 22 rooms, we need more space and the elevator is fantastic.
What I say about Holly Springs and Marshall County is that with Audubon, Walter Place Estates, our antebellum homes, our festivals, two pilgrimages, Wall Doxey and Chewalla, Kirkwood, Fitch Farms, our rodeos, Ida B. Wells Art Gallery, Kate Clark Art Gallery, Rust College, The Depot, Phillips Grocery, our square and businesses, Yellow Fever Museum and our marvelous Historical Museum, we will be the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Be sure you tune into TV99 to see “The Good News Happy Hour with the Holly Belles, Lois & Lisa.” It is shown twice weekly; Thursday and Monday at 6 p.m. One of our fantastic guests this week is Richard Bierly, who has shown his art exhibit to the Southern Baptist Convention and Billy Graham and now us, so be sure you watch this week.
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