Thursday, August 2, 2012
Walter and Wesley Webb celebrate birthdays in Southern fashion
Lexi Cupp of Collierville, Tenn., was the weekend guest of Caitlyn Brooks.
The Webb home was a flurry of excitement this weekend. Both Walter and Wesley Webb celebrated their birthdays. The guests were treated to a game of croquet on the side lawn in true Southern fashion! Lauren and Luke Mitchell of Jackson, Carole and Jeremy Glidewell of Nashville, Tenn., and Wesley Webb of Jackson, were all guests of Vicki and Walter for the birthday weekend.
Ben Seale celebrated his birthday Sunday afternoon with friends and family.
The Lady Patriots softball team cranks up their season this Thursday at Marshall Academy against Heritage Academy. Be sure to make your way down there to cheer on the girls!
The Lady Patriots soccer team kicks off their season this week, as well. They travelled to Manchester Academy in Yazoo City, Tuesday. Check out the sports section for the fall sports schedules.
The Patriots football teams began their dreaded two-a-days this week. The boys work at sunup and return late for another round. They are working really hard under the professional guidance of their fabulous coaches. This season under the Friday night lights is going to be a good one if practicing shows how far these young men are willing to go to make it happen! Check their schedule out and for sure go to Marshall to watch the boys of fall put their hard work to use to rack up victories!
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Anna Hearn and Cody Reed to wed August 25 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Hickory Flat
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hearn of Ashland announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Michael Hearn, to Cody Brock Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Reed of Jackson, Tenn.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of New Albany High School and a 2012 graduate of Northwest Mississippi Community College with an associate degree in nursing. She is currently employed by Firefighters Regional Burn Unit in Memphis, Tenn., as a registered nurse.
The groom-elect is a 2006 graduate of Madison Academic Magnet High School and a 2010 graduate of Baptist College of Health Sciences with a bachelor of science in nuclear medicine. He is currently enlisted in the United States Army and stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
The wedding is planned for Aug. 25, 6 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, 6680 Highway 5, Hickory Flat. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.
All family and friends are invited to attend.
Nakia Tennial to wed Jamie Proge August 18 at Thistledome in Byhalia
Robert James Phillips of Aurora, Ill., and Velma Tennial of Byhalia are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nakia Tennial, to Jamie Proge, son of Linda Proge of Byhalia and the late M.C. Campbell of Ingrams Mill.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Melvin Tennial, and the late Annie Mae McClarty Tennial of Holly Springs, and Cleo Phillips, and the late Ruffus Phillips Sr. of Byhalia.
She is a graduate of Holly Springs High School and Concorde College, where she received an Associate Applied Science degree in respiratory therapy.
The prospective groom is the grandson of W.L. Mays of Independence, and the late Irene Proge of Olive Branch, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Mimm Campbell of Ingrams Mill.
He is a graduate of MTC Truck Driving School in Paducah, Ky., where he received his commercial driver’s license.
The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. on August 18, 2012, at Thistledome antebellum mansion in Byhalia.
Michael’s last hurrah
Michael Lynn was an incredible person. In his life he touched many people. He married my daughter, Jorja, forty-four years ago and life hasn’t been the same since. He was the most generous man in the world and gave so many so much. His funeral was a gala funeral, a celebration of Michael’s life. The “wake,” now called visitation, was at the funeral home where hundreds of people streamed through for two hours. Gorgeous flowers were lining the walls. Granddaughter Jane had digitally arranged photos in collages which were placed around the room. At the end of the casket was the portrait of Michael and his barn cat. The cat had been left on his doorstep – he was so delighted that someone had given him a present.
In Oxford, funeral day dawned, sunny and a hundred degrees. Everyone gathered at daughter Farrah’s house, had a bite to eat and drink, and then walked to the Presbyterian Church, through the bricked courtyard-garden to the back room of the church. Then, pallbearers first and family second streamed into the stained glass windowed cathedral-like edifice. The preacher was waiting in his black and purple robes, bespeckled horned rimmed glasses, every hair in place, looking like he stepped out of a movie set. Later he changed into a white summer suit with a yellow tie. Friends and members of the family gave tributes to Michael. Then the preacher spoke the most beautiful eulogy ever heard.
After the funeral, the people walked to Michael’s club for lunch at the club that Michael had created. This was Michael’s last hurrah! He fed his friends one more time.
Those who were able then walked to the cemetery where Michael was interred in my Aunt Maxie’s plot in the ancient section of the cemetery. His grave is next to the Falkner plot on the side of the hill where Michael will wait until Judgement Day.
Michael was wonderful and unique and one of a kind. He changed the lives of lots of people and he was one of the greatest son-in-laws that ever was.
P.S. – Memorial squares are planned to be laid at the museum for several people. The squares are to be in concrete which we are ordering soon. If you wish to give a memorial, please call the museum at 662 252-3669.
Memorials are planned for Helene Doxey, Jack Beck, Mike Durham, Ray Smithers, Agnes Foster, Ethel Coleman, and Michael Lynn. The squares costs $50 each and are tax deductible.
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