October 1, 2009
TJ Francisco inquires about family heritage
For Vicki Swords’ birthday and in “memory” of Gary Bishop’s birthday, September 18, the family celebrated their birthdays together over the weekend, along with friends.
Happy belated 25th birthday to Leslie Swords, who flipped on September 22. Ah, to be young again!
Hank Wheeler of Newnan, Ga., was the weekend guest of Mary Clay and Gene Brooks and children, Caitlyn and Grady. While here, he traveled to Tunica, to watch Caitlyn play in a softball tournament. He also got to visit with Laura Wheeler.
Last week, I received a nice email from a child named TJ Francisco. He was inquiring about his family, the Franciscos. I remember Mrs. Francisco from childhood - really nice lady, I always thought. When I moved back as an adult, Rev. Milton Winter was living in her home. TJ is the child of Edgar Wiggin Francisco IV. If any of you who read my column have any family stories or personal information about TJ’s family, please email it to me so I can forward it on to him. It is nice how children retrace their heritage and I hope that all of us can help him with memories of the Francisco clan!
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Shawanda Howell and Byron Wilson to wed October 3 at New Hope
Shawanda Howell and Byron Wilson will be united in marriage at 4 p.m. on October 3, 2009 at New Hope MB Church in Laws Hill.
Shawanda is the daughter of Earlean Howell and the late David Howell. She is a 2001 graduate of Potts Camp High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Mississippi.
Byron is the son of Joe Carter and the late Leola Carter. He is a 2001 graduate of Byhalia High School.
The church is located at 3120 Hwy. 310 in Laws Hill.
Following the ceremony, a reception will be held at Kirkwood National Golf Club in Holly Springs, just off Hwy. 4 West.
Amanda Gilliland to wed Christopher Ferrell October 9 at Balinese Ballroom in Memphis
Izzy Grace Gilliland, age 6, and AJ Gilliland, age 5, are happy to announce the forthcoming marriage of their mother, Amanda Grace Gilliland of Byhalia to Christopher Alan Ferrell.
Amanda is the daughter of Major Darrell and Lisa Sheffield of Millington, Tenn. She is a graduate of Southwest Tennessee Community College with a degree in radiologic technology. She is currently employed at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., as a radiologic technologist.
Chris is the son of Joe and Lisa Ferrell of Olive Branch. He is a graduate of Gateway Christian School. He is employed as a service administrator for Memphis Auto Auction/United Auto Recovery in Memphis, Tenn.
The couple will be married on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 7:12 p.m. at The Balinese Ballroom in downtown Memphis. A reception will follow at the ballroom. All family and friends are invited to attend.
After a sneak-away honeymoon, they will live happily ever after at their home in Byhalia.
Esperonda Luellen and Kevin Snow to wed October 3 at Trevecca Manor
Melvin and Velissa Luellen of Holly Springs are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Esperonda Luellen to Kevin Snow, son of Fred and Barbara Snow of Holly Springs.
Esperonda is the granddaughter of Pearline Shaw of Holly Springs. She is a graduate of Holly Springs High School and employed with Gentire Home Health.
Kevin is the grandson of Lorine Snow. He is a graduate of H.W. Byers High School and employed with Cooper Truck Line.
The wedding will be held at 4 p.m. on October 3, 2009 at Trevecca Manor, 516 South Red Banks Road in Red Banks. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Hazel Walker proudly announces the arrival of her new little granddaughter, Saniyah Lanay-Kiyatta Walker, born Sept. 10, 2009 at 5:34 p.m., weighing eight pounds, 15 ounces, at Navy Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Va.
Proud mother Santrica Walker is currently serving on active duty in the United States Navy. Both mother and daughter are well and enjoying mother-daughter bonding time.
Cory Yeager and Heather Bing of Waterford are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl. MacKenzie Elyse Yeager was born September 22, 2009 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. She weighed six pounds, nine ounces and was 18 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Duwayne and Linda Bing of Waterford.
Paternal grandparents are Hank Yeager and Norma Yeager of Waterford.
Museum to open soon...fabulous Christmas Tour planned
Eureka! We are finishing with a mammoth job! Literally thousands of hours of work have been accomplished. The community should be proud of what we have here.
Everybody who had a hand in this job should have a great sense of accomplishment and they could tell their grandchildren what they have done for the community.
I feel like we have graduated cum laude as we all have done our best. OK, this is enough accolades. Now, back to business.
Marshall County Historical Museum won’t be open for at least two weeks. We are also preparing for a fabulous Christmas Tour Dec. 5 and 6 to make money for the museum. It will consist of five beautiful homes, ranging in age from 1836 to 1998; one has never been on tour before. We will have two great concerts, plus the dinner theatre. Advance tickets will be cheaper.
Speaking of money, there will be, and always has been since day one of the museum, a fee at the door. The fee will be $5 a person; $2 will be the fee for 10 or more school children. This has to be in order for us to survive.
Thanks go to those out there who have been interested in us and have contributed to our upkeep. We appreciate you.
The “Museum ’Possum” contest for naming the little prehistoric marsupial is still going. The winner will receive a prize. The ’possum is being groomed to be the star of the show among many stars. Just wait until you see it. It’s marvelous. Send your name entries to: Museum ’Possum, P.O. Box 806, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
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