February 26, 2009
Charlie, daughter of Holly and David Johnson, celebrates her first birthday
Congratulations to the Marshall Academy Lady Patriots basketball team. The girls placed second in the State AA tournament Saturday in Brookhaven. They were defeated by a tough Leake Academy ball team. The girls fought hard and had it tied up until the very last minute of the game. They play this week in the State Overall Tournament held at Mississippi College in Clinton. Good luck, girls, and congratulations for all you have already accomplished!
It just seems like yesterday that we were welcoming Charlie Johnson into the fold of our Holly Springs family and today she is turning 1! Happy birthday wishes go out to the precious daughter of Holly and David Johnson.
Beverly Fitch and Sandor Viradi of Olive Branch were the Saturday guests of her mother, Becky Cupp.
Dr. and Mrs. Ben Seale Jr., and infant son, Aiden, of Jackson were the weekend guests of his parents, Ben and Robin Seale.
Sincere condolences to the Douglas and Owens families on the loss of Randy Douglas over the weekend. Randy lived in Demopolis, Ala., and is the son of Dick and Leigh Douglas of Holly Springs and Ann Douglas, of Germantown. He was a wonderful man who had an adoring son, William. The loss was sudden, which makes it even more tragic. Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers in the days, weeks and months to come.
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Couple to say vows Saturday, March 7, at Germantown Athletic Club
Pearlie Finley is proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Shanna Shauntae Clayborn to Jeremy Derell Riddle.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Pearlie Finley and the late Kirby Clayborn and the granddaughter of the late Oliver and Willie Mae Finley Sr. of Holly Springs.
Shanna is a 2005 honor graduate of Byhalia High School. She is currently a junior at the University of Memphis, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in dietetics.
The bride-elect is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a part-time teller with First Tennessee Bank in Memphis, Tenn.
The prospective groom is the son of Betty Ann Flemon and Hermon Riddle Jr. and the grandson of Willie Flemon Jr. and Herman Riddle Sr., all of Holly Springs.
Jeremy is a 2001 graduate of Holly Springs High School. He attended Southwest Tennessee Community College, where he received an associate degree in allied health science in 2008. He is currently attending the University of Memphis, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in dietetics. He is also a part-time employee at Accredo Health Pharmaceutical Company.
The couple will exchange vows Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. at the Germantown Athletic Club, in a ceremony officiated by Elder Bobby Jean. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Miss Rachel Hangey and Adam Stone to wed March 14 at Ashland Baptist Church
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Hangey of Holly Springs are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Lynn, to Adam Tyler Stone, son of Senator and Mrs. Bill Stone of Ashland.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Floyd of Holly Springs and Mellie Frankum of Holly Springs.
She is a graduate of Marshall Academy and Concorde Career College and is employed with First State Bank.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Hope Stone, the late Gordon Stone and Mary Ann Samples, the late Troy and Mary Jo Samples, all of Ashland.
He is a graduate of Ripley High School and the Mississippi State Fire Academy. He is employed with the Holly Springs Fire Department.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. on March 14, 2009 at Ashland Baptist Church. A reception will follow. No formal invitations are being sent locally. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Derek and Karen Reaves of Lamar are proud to announce the birth of their son, Braiden James Reaves. He was born Jan. 21, 2009 at 4:47 p.m. at Baptist Women’s Hospital. Braiden weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Marcia Byrd of Lamar and the late David Byrd of Lamar. Paternal grandparents are Jerry and Jonnie Collins of Lamar and Gene and Heather Reaves of Byhalia.
Maternal great-grandparents are Howard Skelton of Lamar and the late Mable Skelton of Lamar, the late Shack Byrd of Lamar, the late Wanda Byrd Boehm of Mt. Pleasant, the late Mildred Byrd McCallough of Red Banks. Paternal great-grandparents are James and Bonnie Byrd of Lamar and Bettye Reaves of Lamar and the late Jackie Reaves of Lamar.
Braiden was welcomed home by his big sister, Chelsea.
“The Holly Belles Happy Hour with Lois and Lisa” to air every Thursday
This is a piece for the lovely people of Holly Springs and Marshall County. We are creating a brand new television show on Channel 98, about Holly Springs and Marshall County. The format will be: “The Holly Belles Happy Hour with Lois and Lisa.” This program will air every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m.
We will have local talent, singers, musicians, story tellers, instrumentalists, poets, philanthropists, ministers and a few politicians. It will all be happy (we don’t do obits!)
We also will have “Show and Tell” and ask people to bring in their treasures, tell the origin and history, like the “Antiques Roadshow, so other people can enjoy them with you.
For this we need sponsors. If you become a sponsor of the show you will receive a commercial via the television every hour.
The show will be broadcast from Holly Springs and you can stand on the sidewalk and watch us producing the show, if you care to. It will be done with all local talent on South Center Street. We will tell you soon when we start taping and, hopefully, you can see us in motion.
Call 622-252-3669 if you would like to be on our show.
Ashley Forester recently completed her first season of Miss Mississippi pageant preliminary competitions. She was selected as first alternate at both the Miss Dixie and Miss Heritage pageants, and second alternate as Miss University. Ashley also received a preliminary swimsuit award at Miss West Central and the Director’s Award at Miss Dogwood Festival. She is looking forward to continuing this pursuit this fall. Ashley is the daughter of John and Judy Forester, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Hart and John Forester Sr., all of Holly Springs, and the great-granddaughter of Mary Lois Gurley of Potts Camp.
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