March 18, 2010
Locals take to the beaches during spring break
On March 12, SSG Michael Garner and wife, Amanda, surprised their children at the home of Linda Hinshaw. Mackenzie, 5-years-old, was shocked to see her daddy standing at the door waiting on her to walk out. Tyler, 18 months, of course did not know what to think about it. As soon as they got into the truck, the children talked all the way home to their daddy. They had an escort from the sheriff’s department and the city police department when they got home. They were also welcomed by some of the neighbors. The family thanks everyone for the support and prayers while Michael was deployed.
Hallie Kazemba travelled to Arkansas with her grandparents, Betty and Daryl Kazemba, during spring break.
Jane Ann Autry and son, Kelley, Courtney and Casey Gibson and Shannon Cunningham enjoyed a nice long trip to Orange Beach, Ala.
Kandy and Gary Stanley braved the beaches of Orange Beach, Ala., for spring break, taking their children, Danielle, Reanne and Holly, along with their friends, Mallary Covington, Kim Caldwell and Thomas Stewart. The group had a fantastic time enjoying each other’s company, the beach and shopping.
Mayela Armendariz, Courtney Hurdle, Brittany Stewart and Bailie Thompson thoroughly enjoyed themselves on the beach in Destin, Fla., this week.
Sissy and Steve Hauth of Pensacola, Fla., were the Friday night guests of Laura and Kay Wheeler. Their daughter, Lindsey, was the overnight guest of her friend, Caitlyn Brooks.
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Miss Mary Gilmore to wed Alex DeBardeleben June 5
Dr. and Mrs. David Marshall Gilmore of Meridian, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Gilmore, to Frederick Alexander DeBardeleben V, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Alexander DeBardeleben IV of Byhalia.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Marshall Gilmore of Meridian and Mr. and Mrs. Greyson M. Cummings Jr. of Greenville.
The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Leamon Elree Malone of Byhalia and Nita Sutherland Gilstrap of Holly Springs, and the late Frederick Alexander DeBardeleben III, of Holly Springs.
Miss Gilmore is a graduate of Meridian High School. She received a bachelors’ degree in marketing communications in May 2007 from the University of Mississippi. While at the University of Mississippi she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She is currently employed by Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville as the manager of community relations.
Mr. DeBardeleben is a graduate of Memphis University School. He received his masters’ degree in accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 2008 where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He is currently employed by Dixon Hughes, PLLC Certified Public Accountants and Advisors in Memphis, Tenn.
The couple will exchange vows at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at First Christian Church in Meridian. A reception will follow the ceremony at The Riley Center.
Angela White and Barry Reynolds to say vows in Holly Springs Saturday
Angela H. White, daughter of Walter and Clara Harris of Ripley, and Rev. Barry L. Reynolds, son of Rev. Wilson Reynolds and the late Bobbie Nell Reynolds, will be married Saturday, March 20 at the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building in Holly Springs at 4 p.m.
Her grandparents are Margie and the late Elder Henderson Johnson and Walter Harris and the late Elizabeth Ann Harris of Little Rock, Ark. She is a 1996 graduate of Ripley High School.
He is the grandson of the late Sam and Willie Mae Reynolds and the late Watson and Lottie Bell. He is a 1993 graduate of Byhalia High School.
Teresa Smith and Eric Thomas to wed March 20 at Mt. Sinai COGIC
Eric N. Thomas and Teresa R. Smith, along with their family, would like to invite you to share their special day with them.
Eric and Teresa will be united in holy matrimony on March 20, 2010 at Mt. Sinai COGIC, 1191 Taska Road, Red Banks at 4 p.m.
Eric is the proud son of Rose and Ozell Hearn.
Teresa is the proud daughter of Jodie Jones Jr. and the late Dora D.S. Jones.
A reception will follow the ceremony. All family and friends are invited.
Anna Cook and Jesse Williams to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hurdle and Mr. Roy Cook of Hickory Flat announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Paige Cook to Jesse David Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Williams of Hickory Flat.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Leona Thompson and the late Alton Thompson of Hickory Flat and Peggy Cook and the late John T. Cook of Potts Camp and the step-granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Breaux of Tylertown.
The prospective groom is the grandson of C.W. Williams of Hickory Flat and Faye Mills of Hickory Flat and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Westmorland of Sherman.
Miss Cook is a 2007 graduate of Hickory Flat Attendance Center in Hickory Flat. She attended Northwest Community College for two years and transferred to Itawamba Community College where she is persuing her degree in nursing.
Mr. Williams is a 2004 graduate of West Union Attendance Center in West Union.
He is currently employed with C.W. Williams Garage and persuing his racing career.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Cornersville Baptist Church in Cornersville.
A reception will follow in the church dining area.
Family and friends are invited. No local invitations are being sent.
Miss Amy Wrenn to wed Jonathan Harkness May 22 at Brooks Museum of Art
Patricia Phillips Wrenn of Cordova, Tenn., announces the forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Amy Wrenn, to Jonathan Harkness.
Amy is the daughter of the late James E. Wrenn, and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benton Wrenn of Raimer, Tenn., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Phillips Sr. of Potts Camp.
She is a 2006 graduate of the Baptist College of Health Sciences and is currently employed at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tenn.
Jonathan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Tucker of Waterford and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hatchett of Waterford and Bobbie Tucker of Sardis.
He is a 2008 graduate of the University of Memphis and is currently employed with the Memphis Police Department.
The wedding will be held on May 22, 2010 at the Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tenn.
After a honeymoon in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, the couple will reside in Cordova, Tenn.
Local authors to visit museum Saturday
Don Smith will sign new book “The Boy Who Would Be King”
Don Smith will be at the Marshall County Historical Museum on Saturday, March 20, to sign the book he has just written. The name of this book is “The Boy Who Would Be King.” It is a mystery with political deception, religious conviction, and struggles of right and wrong. The story takes place in 2000 around Memphis and Washington, D.C., and is about a local character from New Salem, who went to Rust College when it was new. Smith is from Ripley and now resides in Memphis where he is on the board of Breulsley Heights Urban Academy; founder of “Quality Life” and “Because It’s Right”; chairman of the deacons at Second Baptist Church; Memphis Chamber of Commerce and Memphis and Shelby County Planning Commission. Come and meet him and purchase his interesting book.
Also, Cliff Valentine will be here with his book, “To See My Country Free” which is from two dairies of Civil War times about the world at that time and first hand accounts of the battles encountered. Valentine is a unique artist and carves hats out of blocks of sycamore wood and it is miraculous. Valentine is from northwest Marshall County.
Alice Long will be here with her book, “Holly Springs” which was published by the Arcadia Publishing Company. She has been a teacher and a museum story teller. Long has wonderful old photos of locals long ago. Ernest Miller is on the cover in a white suit. We have many other books, too, for your Holly Springs library.
I will be here with six of my books, all chronicles on Marshall County history. It’s called the “Window Series.” Windows I is a pictorial history of the beautiful architecture of Holly Springs with fantastic new photos taken by Jim Dunworth. There are indigenous recipes by Margaret Holland in the back. Windows II is a history of Holly Springs. Windows III is a history of southeast Marshall County. Windows IV is a history of southwest Marshall County and Byhalia. Windows V is of Marshall County from Red Banks to Tennessee to Chewalla. All of these books have local recipes in the back so they are cookbooks also. The last book is “Growing Up In Holly Springs,” which is an accumulation of my South Reporter columns. All of the books are collector’s items. Our supplies are limited and there will be no republishing.
Our Mississippi Shop is ready for business. Spring is definitely in the air. The tourists are like the birds. They leave in the fall and come back in the spring. They are like those cute little junco birds that precede the weather. In our shop we have caps with “Holly Springs” on them. We have a few dolls. We have some Civil War relics. We have some postcards of the churches and the courthouse in the snow. These are in color and have Holly Springs on them.
Some of the folks visiting last week were from Massachusettes, California, Minnesota and a tall, good, looking college boy from little ole Rhode Island. He said his friends called him “Rhody.” People were in from Colonel Murphee’s hometown in Wisconsin. They were following his trail. Another guy was a chicken farmer from Illinois with 18,000 chickens! We talked about his favorite breed, but I don’t know much about chickens, except I like them fried.
Everyone of you should support our fabulous treasure of a museum as we are going to put Holly Springs and Marshall County on the map as a destination. So, come, see.
However, in the meanwhile, you are here everyday and need to be proud of what we have here. You will be glad you did.
We need help with our yard. I would like to replant our cotton patch by May 10. Also, I would like some sugar cane and sunflowers. Robert Walker used to plant our garden and now we need a volunteer to plant our garden again.
We used to plant a little patch of green cotton which was used for work clothes. Robert got the soil ready and I planted the seeds. We didn’t use insecticides and we never had a boll weevil.
The Mississippi flags are waving at you everyday saying “Here we are. Come see!”
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