August 19, 2010
David Person hosts family reunion at his home, Burton Place
Tiffany Babb, Tammy Cupp, Susie Murphy and Melissa Westbrook returned Monday from a glorious cruise. The ladies left port out of New Orleans, sailing to Cozumel, Mexico. They had a wonderful time enjoying one another’s company and the cruise!
David Person had a large family reunion over the weekend. He hosted his children, grandchildren, brothers, aunts, uncles and cousins at his home, Burton Place. The group enjoyed learning about their geneology and, while here, toured through Airliewood, their former family home. Friday afternoon, David hosted a cocktail party, allowing his friends from Holly Springs a chance to meet and visit with his family members. The cocktail party was catered by Diane Greer and Maia Miller and supplied a vast variety of their special dishes. Saturday, the family members were treated to a brunch at the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery. Stewart’s Catering provided the food for that event, which included a scrumptious quiche and other favorites.
Being from a small family, I was in awe meeting such a large one! The Persons have ties all across the United States. All of David’s family were just as gracious and as wonderful as he is. It is nice to know that bigger families do get together and trace their heritage. What a wonderful gift he gave his family by bringing them all to Holly Springs to enjoy our town and follow their roots!
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Miss Anna Carson to wed Howard Campbell Sept. 4 at West President Church of Christ
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Carson of Winona are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Anna Kaitlyn Carson to Howard “Howie” Ray Campbell II.
Howie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Doc Billingsley of Laws Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Campbell of Oxford.
Miss Carson’s maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cherry of Union City, Tenn. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carson of Winona.
Kaitlyn is a 2008 graduate of Winona High School and a 2009 graduate of Northwest Community College of Cosmetology. She is currently employed at JC Penney Salon in Oxford.
Mr. Campbell’s maternal grandparents are Sarah Cook and the late George Cook of Laws Hill. Paternal grandparents are the late Howard “Gordy” and Lena Campbell of Holly Springs.
Howie is a 2007 honor graduate of Marshall Academy in Holly Springs and a Phi Theta Kappa 2009 honor graduate of Northwest Community College. Howie received an Associate of Applied Science degree in civil engineering. He is currently employed with the Mississippi Department of Transportation at the Holly Springs office as an engineering technician.
The ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 5 p.m. at the West President Church of Christ in Greenwood. Dan Ratliff will officiate. A reception will be held at the Greenwood Garden Club following the ceremony.
All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend.
Miss Ainsley Gorman to wed Jason Burch August 28 at Broadway Baptist Church
Mr. and Mrs. William Rhodes Gorman Sr. of Southaven are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Susan Ainsley, to Jason Bowie Burch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Manning Burch IV of Holly Springs.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin C. Maples of Millington, Tenn., the late Lila Rhodes Gorman of Corinth, and the late Troy Edward Gorman of Memphis, Tenn. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newton Hudspeth of Ashland.
Miss Gorman graduated from SBEC in 2000. She attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human development in 2004. She has been a licensed sales representative for State Farm since graduating from college.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs. Andrew Jackson Bowie and the late Mr. Bowie of Holly Springs, Oliver Manning Burch III and the late Mrs. Burch, of Holly Springs.
Formerly of Holly Springs, Jason is a 2000 graduate of Marshall Academy. In 2005, he graduated from the University of Mississippi, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in banking and finance with a double major in real estate. He is currently employed at Signature Realty in Southaven.
The couple will exchange vows at Broadway Baptist Church in Southaven at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2010.
Following the wedding, the couple will reside in Southaven.
Joann Neely and Sylvester Jones to wed Saturday at Free Branch
Sylvester Jones and Joann Neely will be united in marriage on August 21, 2010.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Minnie Mae Neely and Thelma DeBerry.
The prospective groom is the son of Earnest Jones and the late Rachel Jones.
Vows will be exchanged at Free Branch MB Church, 2233 Higdon Road, Holly Springs at 4 p.m.
The classes of 1974, 1979, 1980, family and friends are all invited. A wedding reception will be held at the Shriners Building.
Antenette Wells and Cedric Jones are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ciante Chamon Wells, born June 13, 2010. He weighed 10 pounds and four ounces.
He is welcomed home by big brothers Cadarian Turnage and Corinthian Echols, and grandparents Louise Wells and Norman Marion of Waterford and Georgetta Jones of Lake Center
A county’s treasures – all under one roof
Forty years ago there was a need for a depository of the county’s treasures.
The Mississippi Synodical College building was slated to be torn down and we asked for the building, to be used as a county museum.
It has three floors and 25 rooms. We set it up without a penny. History lovers helped us by doing all the work free. They went home and cleaned out their attics and trunks and furnished the new museum with the most fabulous artifacts in the world. Things money can’t buy, or we couldn’t have afforded, had we had to pay for them.
Mary Eleanor Wyatt was the town genius and she, along with more geniuses, Bobby Mitchell, Herbert McAlexander, Vadah Cochran, Charles Dean, Esther Cannon, Sallye Ball Clayton, Hugh H. Rather, Betty Driver and others, including me, all worked creating displays and exhibits. The first thing we received was a wooden bathtub with a zinc lining, the first in North Mississippi. It came out of Grey Gables, my house at that time (imagine having six kids and a wooden bathtub!).
The second thing was a Guarnerius violin, second only to Stradivarius. The third item was a collection of Rachel Jackson’s personal artifacts. And the list goes on...
Through the years, we have learned to make displays and handle the steady stream of wonderful people from all over the world who have been through here.
Name it, and it’s happened to us! Once, a tourist came down from upstairs and said, “There’s a dead man up there.” To which I replied, “No, there’s not!”
I went sailing up the stairs and there was a large man lying between a meat cleaver and a hack saw!
I called 911, who came and got him and took him to the hospital. He’d fallen because of a seizure and was in a coma-like state when I found him.
We have had movie stars, senators and governors, among the VIPs (Very Important People) we have every day.
We’ve been written up in national magazines and newspapers.
One magazine said there were four museums everyone should see -- The Guggenheim in California; the Metropolitan in New York, the Field Museum in Chicago and the Marshall County Historical Museum in Holly Springs! How about that!
At the museum we are making plans for the annual Christmas in Holly Springs holiday tour, Dec. 4-5.
Next week, are changing the museum entry fee to $3 each and giving $2 bills as change.
Come see us!
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