August 6, 2009
Amelia Carter celebrates first b’day
Amelia James Carter, daughter of Chelius Carter and Jenifer Eggleston, turned 1year old on Sunday, July 26, and was feted with a celebration at their home, the historic Hugh Craft House on South Memphis Street.
In attendance were several friends, neighbors and family from Tennessee including Chelius’ mother B’Lou Carter from Millington, his father J.C. Carter from Munford, his sisters Cecil Owen from Dyersburg and Kelly Carter from Munford, his brother Charley and wife Petra and their children visiting from Roanoke, Va., and two cousins, Lane Moten and Jenny Levy and friends Suz’anne McClain and Derita Williams from Memphis, Tenn.
Attending from Holly Springs were Frances Buchanan, Doris Cochran, Harriet Cochran, Jorja Lynn, David Person, Carole Robison and Milton Winter; from Waterford were Mike and Kathy Shaw and two of their grandchildren. The family also had the pleasure of some Hugh Craft family descendants attending to honor Amelia James in the persons of Laura Clayton and William West.
The dining room was decorated in a “circus” theme with Amelia, in a lovely blue sun dress, being well-wished into her second year with a delicious cake featuring an “Animal Crackers” design -- into which she graciously dug a healthy handful of cake, pronouncing it good and then using her father’s trousers as her ever-handy napkin. Along with several welcome gifts and notes of sentiment, Amelia was doubly honored by having a number of donations being made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in her name -- for her parents have been doubly blessed by her good health.
Everette Stubbs of Washington, D.C., was the guest of his mother, Linda Stubbs, last week. He was in town to attend the Neshoba County Fair.
Mary Ann Hurdle had a weekend full of guests. Mary Bobb of Olive Branch, and Laura Pegram of Hernando, and Robin Duffy of Collierville, Tenn., spent Friday afternoon visiting, and on Saturday, Harry Kennin of Jackson, Tenn., arrived and stayed through Sunday.
Monday, the Marshall Academy Lady Patriots softball team travelled to Brinkley, Ark., to face off against Marvell Academy. The humidity hit everyone as they unloaded from their vehicles into the desolate parking lot. They were still working on the field, as they have had 11” of rain over there (probably less than what we have had here over the past three weeks). The outfield was mowed as best as they could get it - further out was too wet to mow, so it was tall and muddy.
This was the last “first game of the season” for senior players Courtney and Casey Gibson and Anna Roberts. Casey did a tremendous job from the mound, allowing her defense to work for her on rare occasions, as the balls were zinging across the plate. Throwing her wicked change-up, one batter swung long before the ball arrived.
The Lady Patriots dominated from the plate, hitting every one that came their way. Chelsey Gilliam, returning from a summer long knee injury, jacked one to left field that had the fielder slinging mud trying to retrieve the ball! Needless to say, she came right on into home, scoring yet another run for the ladies. Other power hitters, Mallary and Moriah Covington, Lane Cunningham and Anna Roberts, gave the fielders a run for their money, as well. The Lady Patriots have honed their skills and used their short game to throw off Marvell. Courtney and Casey Gibson, Elizabeth Skelton, Kat Moore and Maura Jane Autry strutted their stuff in the first game, proving that bunts and slaps can come in handy.
The B team took the field after the A team victory. Maura Jane Autry and Elizabeth Skelton both did a tremendous job from the mound. The girls gave it their all and wound up with the victory.
Needless to say, it was a wonderful way to start the Lady Patriots’ softball season - both teams coming home victorious. They play Bayou at home Thursday afternoon. Come out and show your support for this fine group of young ladies!
Miss Kayla Davis to wed Lucas Carpenter September 5
Mark and Gabby Davis of Cumberland announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Kayla Gabrielle Davis, to Lucas Paul Carpenter, son of Paul and Teresa Carpenter of West Point.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Louis and Wilma Davis of Cumberland, and Marcos and Guillermina Rodriguez of Queretaro, Mexico.
Kayla is a 2006 graduate of East Webster High School. She is currently attending Mississippi State University where she is majoring in elementary education. Kayla is employed in the Office of the Provost at MSU and is a member of Mantee Baptist Church.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Irby W. Carpenter of Slayden and Beth Lafever Carpenter of Ashland, and Robert Joseph Leak and the late Dorothy Cole Leak of Lamar.
Lucas is a 1997 graduate of Oak Hill Academy. He is employed by Carpenter Engineering and Land Surveying. Lucas and Kayla plan to reside in Starkville.
The ceremony and reception will take place at Waverly Waters Pavilion in West Point on the evening of September 5, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Ken Hester will officiate the ceremony.
No invitations are being sent locally, but all friends and family are invited to attend.
Miss Rachael Loftin and Paul Burnett to wed August 8 at Slayden Baptist Church
Amy Cothern and Mark Loftin of Mt. Pleasant, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Meredith Rachael Loftin to William Paul Burnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Babb of Rossville, Tenn., and Rick Burnett of Cordova, Tenn.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Croft of Starkville and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Loftin of Mt. Pleasant.
She is a 2006 graduate of Rossville Christian Academy and is currently a senior at Mississippi State University. She will graduate in December with a B.A. in English.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Gatlin of Memphis, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Burnett of Oakland, Tenn.
The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Rossville Christian Academy. He earned an associate degree in automotive technology from East Mississippi Community College. He is now employed by Memphis Shades, Inc. in Rossville.
The couple will exchange vows on August 8, 2009 at 7 p.m. at Slayden Baptist Church in Lamar.
Following the ceremony, a reception will be held at the church. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
After a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple will reside in Oakland.
Miss Alicia Fitzgerald to wed Earnest Sanderson at the Memphis Zoo on August 22
Earnest and Nora Lee Sanderson Sr. are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their son Earnest Lee Sanderson Jr. to Alicia Fitzgerald.
Alicia is the daughter of Eleanor Fitzgerald and the late Slaton Fitzgerald. She is a member of Cummings Street Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn.
Earnest is employed with Cross Country Tours, Inc., in Memphis, Tenn., as a PMO. He is a member of St. Mark MB Church in Holly Springs.
The wedding will be held on August 22, 2009 at the Memphis Zoo, from 7 p.m. until 12 midnight.
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