Thursday, August 9, 2012
Stubbs cabin featured in NY Times
Everette Stubbs of Washington, D.C.,
and Peter Sandel from New York, N.Y., were the guests of Linda and
David Seale. They were in town to attend the infamous Neshoba County
Fair, where the Stubbs have a cabin. Their cabin and families were
featured in the New York Times. (Link to article —
Rita and Johnny Langus of Mobile, Ala., visited last week with family and friends.
Leigh Douglas traveled to Jackson, to see Stefanie and Charlie Douglas and children, Chandler and Caroline.
Mary Glen and Patrick Carlton and children, Mary Grace and William, of Birmingham, Ala., visited with family (Vicki and Walter Webb and Collier Carlton) and friends last weekend.
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Marilyn Culver and Jason Hunter will exchange vows September 29
Eugene Culver and Judy Sanders of Potts Camp are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Marilyn Marie Culver, to Jason Floyd Hunter of Hickory Flat. He is the son of Robin Hunter of Hickory Flat and the late Chuck Hunter.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lois Culver of Waterford and the late Willie Culver; Betty Ford of Potts Camp and the late Howard Burns.
Marilyn is a 2005 graduate of Potts Camp High School and 2010 graduate of Baptist College of Health Science, where she earned a bachelor’s in nursing. She is currently employed as a travel nurse, working in Denver, Colo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hunter, all of Hickory Flat.
Jason is a 2002 graduate of Northeast MS Community College, where he earned an associate’s degree in diesel mechanic and is currently self-employed with Eagle Systems.
Vows will be exchanged on September 29, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at Montrose in Holly Springs, with a reception immediately following. Formal invitations are being sent.
Amanda Crane and Derrick Brown to wed August 11 in Oxford
Mr. and Mrs. Elree Crane Jr. of Holly Springs have the pleasure of announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Louise Crane, to Derrick Dejuan Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Brown Jr. of Holly Springs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Willie H. Sharp and the late Louise Jeffries Sims of Holly Springs, the late Elree Crane Sr., and Mable Jeanette Crane of Holly Springs. She is a graduate of Holly Springs High School and a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi where she received her Master of Science degree in communication sciences and disorders.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Asie Scales of Chicago, Ill., and Willie Morris Bowen of Holly Springs, the late Otis Brown Sr. and the late Pemmie Brown of Holly Springs. He is a graduate of Holly Springs High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science. He is currently working as manager of Snap Fitness located in Oxford, where he is also a personal trainer.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012, on the University of Mississippi campus located in Oxford. The reception will be held at the Oxford Conference Center and will begin at 6 p.m. There will be a cocktail hour in the lobby of the Conference Center immediately following the ceremony. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Wisconsin visitors following ancestor’s trip in 1862
The War between the States was full of drama every day! There have been several groups of people in the Marshall County Historical Museum lately from Wisconsin. They are following their ancestor’s trips to Mississippi in 1862.
One of their ancestors wrote a diary about coming to Holly Springs. Another group interested in the Civil War was from Missouri, which was a divided state. Actually half the state was on the Northern side and half was on the Southern side.
General Grant’s wife was from Missouri and her brother was a general in the Confederate army. She and General Grant inherited and owned four slaves, which is really ironic as he was fighting to free everyone’s slaves except his own. One of their slaves, Jule, was with them in Holly Springs and lived in Walter Place with Mrs. Grant. Mrs. Grant exclaimed, “I can’t live without her!” I often wondered how she learned to button her own dress or comb her own hair after Jule was freed.
There was a man in this morning from Alaska, others were from England, Michigan, Alabama, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Brooklyn, New York, Texas. Alex McCroskey from Kentucky and Mariallye Blaylock from Gulf Shores were some of our visitors.
Last week, when I went to my husband’s first wife’s reunion in North Carolina, I got to see and visit with the Cochran family and the John Lynch Sigman family from long ago. Do you remember Reeves Cochran (class of 1940)? He has been helping NASA make the incredible space program since it began 54 years ago.
His brother Mac is gone now but his son Steve was our host in North Carolina. He has that indelible Cochran look and I could hardly tell Reeves’ children from Mac’s children, as they all have that Cochran stamp.
Husband Ira’s sister, Ruth Evelyn, lives in North Carolina too. She married a furniture manufacturer from Durham and they live on a mountainside there. One morning she noticed her bird feeder had been bent to the ground. On second look, there was a big black bear eating her tomatoes. Her house is right over the hill from a buffalo trail of eons ago.
Ruth Evelyn gave us an Indian tomahawk that came from their yard in Red Banks 65 years ago. It is different, as it is made of Mississippi sandstone.
Down the road in North Carolina is a place where they claim the last act of the Civil War happened when Southern General Joe Johnston surrendered to Northern General William T. Sherman in May of 1865. Appomattox is where Lee surrendered to Grant in April of 1865.
While we were there, the family went to church at Duke University Chapel, which was a fantastic cathedral-like edifice with a 292-foot-high ceiling and a 1,000-foot-long auditorium, and gorgeous Tiffany glass windows. That whole thing was built of tobacco money. The tobacco houses are all closed and the tobacco houses are now used for other things. However, people are still smoking and now the tobacco houses are small and new.
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 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.
P.S. The Rest of the Story
I received a fantastic health discovery in the email. It says to put a lemon in your freezer section of your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater and shred the whole lemon and sprinkle it on top of your foods. Sprinkle it on your vegetables, meats, cereal, spaghetti sauce or drinks. There’s no need to waste any of the lemon.
Lemons contain five to eight times more vitamins than just lemon juice. Lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in your body, so grate a little on all your food every day.
It might interest you to know that the drug laboratories are interested in creating a synthetic version to prevent disease to sell you to cure you of disease, but this is the simple, easy, cheap way to help your health. (This is much easier than chemotherapy.)
The lemon has an interesting effect on cysts and tumors and some say it is a variant of cancer. It regulates blood pressure which is too high and they say it destroys cancer cells and doesn’t affect healthy cells. It sounds too good, too easy, to be true, doesn’t it? It’s worth a try.
And don’t forget your selenium. Lack of selenium in your system is what causes cancer. Selenium is in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, greens, cabbage, which you need every day. Buy a tiny little pills at the store to take every day or eat a boxcar full of spinach if you prefer.
Designer and adviser of Olympic Park has ties to Holly Springs
As Marshall County residents watch footage from Olympic Park in London during this year’s summer games, they will be seeing the work of Heather Hilburn, daughter of Ottis and Bonnie (Coleman) Hilburn and granddaughter of Clarence and Joyce Coleman, who were long-term residents of Holly Springs, now deceased. Heather served as principal design adviser and as one of the project directors for works on the Olympic Park.
“I have a history of working on projects in the sports, arts and culture sector as a client representative,” she said.
“That’s what led me to working on this particular project.” The Olympic Park in East London is home to the main venues, including the stadium and aquatics center. A major feature of the Olympic Park is the design of the green areas and landscaping. “It is great to be in London for the games, I am going to the Aquatics Center to watch the diving competition.”
As a child, Heather spent most of her summers in Holly Springs and Memphis, Tenn.; later she moved to London in 1992 to work on her second degree.
“I get involved in redeveloping areas of London and other cities in Europe. This is an Olympic project, but it’s also about regeneration and the British are very proud that the Olympic Park is a new and exciting addition to London.”
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