Thursday, September 29, 2011
Diane Greer returns from visiting her son, Wright, in Montana
Diane Greer recently returned from visiting with her son, Wright, in Montana.
A big Holly Springs welcome goes out to the Sam Smithwick family. They recently moved here from Maine and are a welcomed addition to our community.
Happy belated birthday to Brenda Luther. May you have many, many more wonderful days ahead of you!
Get well wishes go out to Jennifer McMinn. Nothing can keep ya down! Feel better quickly!
Holly Springs lost a wonderful “import” last week with the death of Larry Molaison. If you knew him, you were lucky to have heard his infectious laugh and never was he at a loss for words. He was a very special man and will be sorely missed.
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Brittany Lynn Byrd to wed Ronald Huffman Jr. October 15 at Temperance Hill Baptist Church
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Byrd of Potts Camp proudly an-nounce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Lynn Byrd, to Ronald (Bubba) Huffman Jr. of Winona. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Huffman Sr. of Winona and Cindy Huffman of Tunica.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ruth Bowien and the late David Bowien of Potts Camp, and the late Gene Cotton of Holly Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Warren of Oxford and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Byrd of Ashland.
She is a 2005 graduate of Potts Camp High School and 2009 graduate of Northwest Community College. She is currently employed at Tyson Drug Company in Holly Springs.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Huffman of Winona and Coleman Rich.
He is currently employed with Waugh and Waugh Trucking, LLC in Duck Hill.
Vows will be exchanged on Oct. 15, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Temperance Hill Baptist Church in Potts Camp. A reception will follow at Potts Camp First Baptist Church fellowship hall. All friends and family are cordially invited to attend.
Sharron Todd and Darrence Jerry will say vows Saturday, October 8
Darrence D. Jerry and Sharron D. Todd will join as one on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at Mt. Zion-Taska MB church located in Byhalia, at 5 p.m. This is a black-tie, formal event only. A reception will follow at Ridgeway Country Club located in Germantown, Tenn., by invitation only.
The groom is the son of Darell Jerry of Inglewood, Ca. and Yvette Baker of Memphis, Tenn.
Darrence is the grandson of the late Henry and Mary Louis Baker and Herman L. Jerry and Virginia A. Jerry. He is a graduate of Sheffield High School in Memphis. He is currently a bus operator of Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA).
Darrence is also the owner of Optimal Roadside Service and Presidential Party Bus, a party bus company.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Herbert and Dorothy Poplar Todd of Byhalia.
Sharron is the granddaughter of the late Cater and Dollie Mae Smith Poplar and Robert and Beatrice Martin Todd.
She is currently co-owner of Todd’s Tax Service located on Highway 72 in Byhalia. She is a graduate of Collierville High School in Collierville, Tenn., and The University of Memphis in Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She belongs to the NAACP, NSA-National Society of Accountants, NATP-National Association of Tax Professionals, The Alumni Association of The University of Memphis, and is a current member of Mt. Zion Taska MB Church.
The couple will reside in Memphis.
New portrait given to museum
A stranger came in a few days ago to bring a Holly Springs Coca Cola bottle that he had just dug up in the Holly Springs area. It was dated November 16, 1916. This happened to be one of the first Coca Cola bottles of this style ever made. It’s called the “Thanksgiving” Coke bottle and it’s famous. Better still, it was made here in Holly Springs. The Coca Cola industry was here for approximately 85 years and we were so proud of it and have missed it being here. The man had also dug up another bottle at the same time from the same hole and it was a Holly Springs Coke bottle that was a straight bottle with an applied top. It had a paper label dated 1906. The bottles were only to show me. He didn’t give them to the museum but they were definitely Holly Springs treasures. Later a Christmas bottle came out. Coca Cola was invented in the 1890s as a fountain drink and it had real cocaine in it at first and gave you a real lift. Hence–the name was called Coca Cola. Nowadays the cocaine has been gone a long time. Mr. Beidenhorn in Vicksburg owned the drug store which first served Coke at their fountain. Then Mr. Beidenhorn designed a new bottle with a different shape. He made it like a woman’s figure that you held in your hand. It was a good design because it still has the same design to fit Mr. Beidenhorn’s hand.
We were given a beautiful portrait of Sherwood Bonner last week. It was done in Bohemian Paris in 1875 and was painted by Felix Regamey. It is gorgeous and done in charcoal. Sherwood Bonner was ahead of her time. She got a divorce in a day when this wasn’t done. She smoked cigars and she traveled Europe alone. However, she was our darling and might possibly have been the first woman president of the United States if she had not died of cancer at the young age of 34.
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