August 26, 2010
The Carltons from Colorado and Alabama visit family here
Will and Kate Carlton and son, Bridger, of Steamboat Springs, Co., were the weekend guests of Vicki and Walter Webb. They were joined by Patrick and Mary Glen Carlton and children, Mary Grace and William, of Birmingham, Ala. They also spent time Friday with Collier Carlton. Saturday, all of the cousins enjoyed visiting with other family members, as well as friends. It was a great weekend for all who were able to spend time with the three beautiful children, as well as their parents!
Charlie Douglas and children, Caroline and Chandler, of Starkville, were the Saturday guests of his parents, Leigh and Dick Douglas.
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Felicia Penilton and Dr. DeGail Hadley to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Ajacca Penilton Sr. announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Felicia S. Penilton, to Dr. DeGail J. Hadley, son of Clint Hadley Jr. and the late Mary E. Cummings-Hadley.
bride is a 2001 graduate of H.W. Byers High School in Holly Springs.
She is a 2004 graduate of Northeast Community College where she
received her Associate of Arts degree. She is a 2005 graduate of the
University of Mississippi where she received her bachelor’s degree in
social work. She is a 2007 graduate of AIU where she received her
master’s of education in leadership. She is currently a family
protection specialist with the Mississippi Department of Human
Services. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.-Upsilon Tau
Zeta Chapter. She is a member of the National Association of Social
Workers and was a member of the University of Mississippi Social Work
Club. She is a faithful member of Hudsonville CME Church.
She is the paternal granddaughter of Robert L. Penilton and the late Mary Walker Penilton of Lamar. She is the maternal granddaughter of Mr. Joseph L. Hill Sr. and the late Roxie Mae Hill of Lamar.
The groom is the paternal grandson of the late Clint and Jennie Bell Hadley Sr. of Cleveland, and is the maternal grandson of the late Newman and Elizabeth Cummings Sr. of Coldwater.
He is a 2000 graduate of East Side High School in Cleveland. He is a 2004 graduate of Delta State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry. He is a 2009 graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience where he received his doctor of osteopathic medical degree. He is currently in his second year of family medicine residency at Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center, Mt. Clemons, Michigan. He is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. He is also a member of ODK, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Beta Beta Biological Society, and AED. He is a faithful member of Lincoln Garden Church of Christ.
The vows will be exchanged on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 4 p.m. at the Hudsonville CME Church located at 855 South Slayden Road, Holly Springs. The reception will follow in the Hudsonville Family Life Center.
The bride and groom cordially invite everyone to attend and share the special occasion.
Jack and Lagina Etheridge are the proud parents of a little girl, Landrey Nolan, and she is welcomed home by big sister Rachel.
She was born at Baptist Women’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., on Aug. 18, 2010. She weighed seven pounds, eight ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Grandparents are Scott and Doris Etheridge of Holly Springs, Joan Rose of Senatobia, Rayetta Nutt Martin of Waynesboro, Tenn. Landrey’s late great-grandmother was Kathryn Edmondston and her late brother was Landon Scott Etheridge.
“The way it was”...
Martha Teel Fant brought me a South Reporter clipping of August 28, 1924 headlined, “C.N. Dean spending summer in cabin on top of Rocky Mountain, with lights twinkling in the distance,” so this article relates to the clippings she brought.
Did you know that in the 19th century (before the automobile had been invented) people walked, or rode bikes, or rode a horse, rode in wagons or buggies, to get to a destination?
Rocky Mountain was (and still is) just due west of Holly Springs. Young people loved going there for picnics or outings.
Charles Dean Sr. owned Rocky Mountain and lived there in a log cabin right on the top of the mountain. He entertained his many friends in his cabin, which consisted of one room with a large fireplace for a wood fire. It was expensively furnished with artistic dog irons for the fireplace. Over the fireplace hung the saber worn by General Alexander Bradford during the Civil War.
The cabin was surrounded by a wide veranda and the dining room, open on all sides, adjoined. The kitchen stood on Table Rock, which at that time still showed numbers of initials put in by people who have long been gone. Adventurous boys of each generation since Indian times crawled into the shallow cave on the mountain.
There used to be a rookery for rare white buzzards which bred yearly in the cave. Dean had the floor of the cave dug down until one could stand upright and had the cave dug back for fifty feet and an exit made.
On the top of the mountain, visitors found delight in the beautiful views from the tall observatory that was 40 feet high. You could see as far away as Hudsonville and Lamar to the northeast stretch and to the hills of Benton County.
The view of Holly Springs from Mr. Dean’s front porch was super with its panorama of the court- house, buildings, trees. At that time, automobiles could be seen dashing in and out of the square at Van Dorn Avenue (used to be Church Street).
Dean was the town mayor. When he married Jean Burns, he bought her Airliewood and was the father of Charles Dean Jr., whom we all loved and he was everybody’s best friend.
To the back of the property to the west, this promontory of land (the last of the Appalachian chain) ended up at Rhyne’s Mountain on the western end of this high ridge. Rhyne’s Mountain has the McClatchy cemetery on it where the Rhynes, Greens and others are buried.
Mary Eleanor Wyatt and I first discovered Rhyne’s Mountain when we were preparing for a history tour of this section of the county. We were mapping our route and all of a sudden there was a huge straight up wall that looked like it was 100 feet high. It was the western edge of Rhyne’s Mountain.
It used to border a huge 1000-acre shallow lake that the Indians used for recreation and food, which was destroyed in 1913. On Rhyne’s Mountain one could see to Byhalia, Laws Hill, Waterford and Potts Camp.
Sadly, the cave is gone now, I think. I haven’t been there in a long time to check on it as Rocky Mountain is covered with underbrush and my enemies - snakes and spiders. (Let’s just say that I am allergic to them.) About 30 years ago the Burn’s house was to be torn down and moved to Rocky Mountain. It was located right behind the Baptist church, and its site is now a parking lot. It was at the corner of Van Dorn and Spring Street and was antebellum.
After it was moved to save it, it was just dumped on the top of Rocky Mountain and never reconstructed, so it is now a rotten rubble. Children can’t very well travel to Rocky Mountain by bike or foot anymore as the traffic is like a freeway now. Also, we go other places maybe more exciting than Rocky Mountain with its cave and white buzzards and high tower for viewing, but that sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
Back to today’s world. Yesterday, I went to lovely Pauline Ames’ funeral at Montrose. Pauline was 101 years old and had had a wonderful and useful life. In celebration of her life, one of the granddaughters gave a hilarious eulogy while all the way through dabbing a handkerchief at her eyes. I wish it could be published as it would go down as a classic funeral and we could all enjoy it.
The grandson also gave a talk. He said that toward the end of her life, Pauline dressed up every day as she thought every day was Sunday. That sentence has a lesson in it and we need to also think and act as if every day is Sunday and maybe we would act better.
At the museum we are looking forward to an exciting fall and winter.
We had something really exciting happen this week! Are any of you old enough to remember Sam Gholson? He has been an artist all of his life and is giving us his paintings as he is in failing health.
I have seen a portfolio of his work and it is wonderful. (He was Kate Clark’s half seventh cousin, I think.) The paintings will be arriving soon and we are looking forward to it.
We are open six days a week and we are looking forward to you visiting the museum.
Come on in and enjoy all the history of Holly Springs and Marshall County.
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