April 28, 2011
Friends and family visit during the holiday
Ben and Ann Seale and son, Ayden, of Jackson, Hamilton Seale of Rogers, Ark., and Andy Seale of Nashville, Tenn., were the weekend guests of Ben and Robin Seale.
Emma Burleson of Hattiesburg was the weekend guest of Pam and Barry Burleson and her siblings, Andy and Erin.
Christopher and Jenny Cupp and daughter, Emma Grace, of Olive Branch, were the Sunday guests of Becky Cupp. Saturday, Billy and Tammy Cupp hosted the Cupp family for an early Easter fish fry. Beverly Fitch and children, Trey and Shelby, and Sandor Viradi of Olive Branch, and Walker and Heather Cupp and children, Lexi and Cade, attended along with other guests.
Marie and Ryan Holder and children, Alex and Kate, of Little Rock, Ark., and Susanna Moore of New Orleans, La., were the Easter guests of Ree and Rook Moore.
Vivian and Eugene Smith hosted their annual Easter dinner in their home at Kirkwood, entertaining the families of Jason Farese and John Farese of Oxford, Mike Cammurati of Olive Branch and Jack Michael of Memphis, Tenn. They all had a wonderful time enjoying good food, good fellowship and a fun egg hunt.
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Couple to say vows at Foxfire Ranch
Christina Byers and John Brand Jr. to wed May 14
Together with family and friends, Christina Byers and John Brand Jr. will join together in a celebration of love, during which they will exchange marriage vows on Saturday, May 14 at 4 p.m. at Foxfire Ranch in Waterford, 1465 Old Oxford Rd.
Christina Byers is the daughter of Bernie Byers and Gloria Byers, both of Holly Springs. She is a 1996 graduate of the Holly Springs High School, where she graduated with honors, and is currently employed at Kellogg’s in Rossville, Tenn.
John Brand Jr. is the son of John Brand Sr. of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lorzetta Brand of Covington, Tenn. He is a 1996 graduate of Fayette County-Ware High School and he is also currently employed at Kellog’s in Rossville, Tenn.
The couple invites all family and friends to share this special occasion with them.
Margie Brown to wed Brandon Havens June 11
Eugene Dabney Brown Jr. and Margaret Sullivant Brown of Holly Springs are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Margaret Rather, to Joe Brandon Havens, son of Joe Havens Jr. of Madison, and Pam Flemmons Havens, of Batesville.
The couple will marry on June 11, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in Seagrove, Florida.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Dabney Brown Sr. of Holly Springs, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Paul Sullivant Sr., formerly of Kosciusko and Holly Springs.
Margie is a graduate of Marshall Academy in Holly Springs. She received a bachelor of science degree in family and consumer sciences from The University of Mississippi.
At Ole Miss, Margie was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She is currently continuing her studies and will receive a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from The University of Mississippi this May.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Havens Sr. of Batesville, and Margaret Ann Flemmons and the late Arthur Flemmons Jr. of Batesville.
Brandon is a graduate of Hattiesburg High School, attended Ole Miss, and received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from The University of Southern Mississippi.
Brandon is an independent insurance agent with Alfa Insurance in Jackson.
Following their honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple will reside in Ridgeland.
Healing waters spa open to the public
Let’s go back a century ago and hear what happened.
An old man kept having the same dream reoccur about a spring on the farm where he lived. He went to the owner of the farm and told him his dream. He dreamed that the spring had healing powers and people came from all over to be cured.
But he also dreamed that healing wouldn’t occur if there was a charge for the healing. In 1915 this story was in the “South” (before it merged with The Reporter).
The family that owned the springs was the Cochran family and they lived in a house on Highway 311, by the property of Charles Thomas. The family made this spring into a spa.
They surrounded the property with a fence and charged people to come inside the fence, but there was no charge to immerse in the healing waters of the spa.
The Cochrans made the property into a spa open to the public. They made it into a park and had picnic tables and swings and games to play. I never heard of it until I saw the post cards of the park and it was beautiful.
The healing waters were all around Marshall County, and you ask, “What happened to them?” and I’ll tell you “I don’t know.” Sulphur was in healing waters and other potent minerals like iron.
This little Cochran Spa Park was only a couple of miles from the city of Holly Springs. This information was given to me by Martha Fant.
General U.S Grant had 64,000 troops here during the War and they were all over the county. Some came back after the War and married local girls or some maybe because of the weather, which wasn’t as cold as the northland.
During the War Between the States, Holly Springs had it really hard as we were on the war plain halfway between the Tennessee and Tallahatchie River.
There was a big Confederate camp and training ground at old Waterford which was to the west of Waterford a couple miles. They write about things that happened there.
One man wrote that the slaves from Waterford were different from the other slaves because they were from the Caribbean Islands.
Then, north of town there was “Camp Coldwater” which was the biggest camp of all. Soldiers always camped by the water because water is urgent and there were no spigots to turn for water. The water always came out of the ground and was 56 degrees.
The Craft memorial fountain used to stand at the intersection of Craft and Wynne. Martha Fant retrieved this article from the “South” of 1916. The fountain now stands in the front yard of the Museum as it has for 41 years.
The late Vadah Cochran discovered the fountain thrown away in a ditch and we got it out, painted it, and have enjoyed it for all of these years. We use it as a wishing well. “The South” Memorial Fountain.
At the intersection of Oxford and Chulahoma Streets stands a handsome drinking fountain, on which is the inscription “A Memorial to Addison Craft.”
What a beautiful thought to perpetuate the memory of an upright man and patriotic citizen, whose deed of kindness were many, in the fountain of living water that any who pass by may have their thirst quenched and be refreshed.
In erecting this memorial, his daughters have become public benefactors and their gracious act will be a lasting reminder that “to live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
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