March 10, 2011
Brown recovering from surgery
Get well wishes go out to Gene Brown, who returned home Sunday after having a hip replacement last week. He is doing remarkably well and getting around famously! Amazing what replacing one joint in the body can do to a person! It is remarkable that modern medicine allows that to happen.
There is not a better reminder in the world that spring is getting closer than seeing a baseball field lit in the night sky! Patriot Field has been burning the lights several nights, hosting both varsity and junior varsity games. The glow in the sky shows up all the way over on Craft Street! If that does not put a smile on your face, not sure what will. It gives a warm, fuzzy feeling knowing that the trees are about to burst with blooms, birds will come out in droves to sing their songs and the Patriots will be cracking the bats, sending baseballs to the fence and beyond!
If you are ever in the mood for watching some great baseball, check out their schedule and go watch! They are led by head coach Bart Jenkins, who brings many years experience to a team which boasts a lot of talent. After watching a few games, it seems the Marshall Patriots are going to have a fabulous season!
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Smith and Adams to wed Sat., April 2, at Ole Miss
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Smith of Paragould, Ark., announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Nicole Smith, to Seth Henry Adams, son of Rev. and Mrs. Gary W. Adams of Holly Springs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Ray Dawson of Lexa, Ark., and Billy Gene McClendon of Marianna, Ark., Mr. and Mrs. Elton McLendon of Paragould, Ark., and Kay Billingsley of Helena, Ark.
Nicole is a 2003 graduate of Clarksdale-Lee Academy and earned her master’s of accountancy degree from the University of Mississippi. She is currently employed as a CPA with BDO USA Accounting Firm in Memphis, Tenn.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William B. Adams Sr. of Jackson, and Mr. and Mrs. Guerrant Smathers of Raymond.
Seth is a 2003 graduate of Marshall Academy and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi. Seth is a sales consultant with Unum Insurance Company in Memphis.
The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. on April 2, 2011, at the Paris-Yates Chapel on the University of Mississippi campus. A reception will follow at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center.
Following a honeymoon in Barbados, the couple will reside on Mud Island in Memphis.
Kolin Bryant Sanders was born Nov. 6, 2010, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. He weighed five pounds, seven ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
He is welcomed home by big sister Kaylee Sanders, his mother and father, Briana and Kalen Sanders; maternal grandparents, Debbie Abbott and Randall Clayton and paternal grandparents Kirk and Vicki Sanders and Kellye Fortune.
His big brother is the late Kaden Sanders.
Jack Beck - ‘Bingo King’
Leon Jackson (Jack) Beck died Wednesday, March 2. He was born on a leap year and enjoyed his 17 birthdays. He died a day after his 75th birthday.
One of the best things about Jack was that his sense of humor was so marvelous. He had been interned in a nursing facility for the past decade because he loved the nursing home.
He had someone to cook for him, someone to do his laundry and there was no time to be lonely as there were so many people to enjoy and entertain. He always loved pretty cars but in the nursing home, he didn’t need a car so he bought a ten-speed wheelchair and nearly got expelled for going too fast down the hallway.
He graduated from Holly Springs High School and Ole Miss with a degree in language. He taught Spanish in several schools. He attended the little “Spanish Church of the Nazarene” next door to the nursing home and even taught Sunday School there. He could ride his ten-speed chair there if the weather was right.
Jack Beck was the “Bingo King.” He won every game he was ever in and had prizes galore. He was quick-witted and sharp to the last day of his life.
He was the great-great-nephew of General Nathan Bedford Forrest of Civil War fame. He missed the love of his life and never married because of it and it changed his life completely.
He was an artist and a florist. He was in the United States Navy. He arranged to be cremated and bought an urn and a tombstone. On the tombstone is inscribed, “I told you I was sick!” He was buried at Hill Crest Cemetery.
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