Thursday, September 26, 2013
Agreat time had at Blues Night Thursday up on the square
Goodbye summer and welcome fall! Mother Nature has blessed us with not only cooler weather, but rain as well. The trees will soon be changing and bonfires will be blazing. It truly makes for a wonderful Friday night, no matter what local team you are watching play! It will really feel like football season has finally arrived with the drop in temperature, not to mention being able to open your windows and let in the cool fresh air!
Beverly Fitch of Olive Branch was in town Saturday night to hear Sandor Viradi’s band play at Bo’Jangles.
The Wrecking Ball was once again a raging success. People from all around attended to help with the upkeep of Chalmers Institute. Live music was provided and many auction items were available for purchase. Congratulations to the crew who put on the ball, as it showed how much work and effort went into it.
I have never been to one of the Thursday nights on the square, as that is usually a football game night for us. Last week, the boys were off so Grady and I went up there with Grace Brownlee and her children, Dunn and Brileigh. Not knowing what to expect, I was a little apprehensive. However, once we got up there and situated, it was fabulous! People from all walks of life were congregated in one spot to celebrate the music that made our area famous. It was the best time I have had in a long time! The food venders offered an array of goodies for any type of palette. If you have not been up there, you must go before the season is finished. It is well worth it!
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Jones-Fleming vows said in May 18 ceremony at Long Beach UMC
Rev. Anna Elise Fleming of Ocean Springs and John Brian Jones of Holly Springs were married on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Long Beach First United Methodist Church at 2:30 in the afternoon.
Rev. William Vance Kemp, grandfather of the groom, and Revs. Rod and Dorothy Dickson-Rishel officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Accompanied down the aisle by her father, John S. Fleming III, the bride wore an ivory, Alençon lace gown by Pronovias with a chapel train and a fingertip-length Jim Heljm veil, which was borrowed from her sister. Ivory pearl earrings, necklace and bracelet, gifts from the groom, complemented Anna’s ensemble. She carried a bridal bouquet of shades of red roses with cascading white orchids designed by Kathy Moulton, and wore red platform sandals by Stuart Weitzman.
Bridal attendants were Kate Fleming Sawyer, sister of the bride and matron of honor; Eden Blackwell, Chaeli Chambers, Shane Prada, and Dr. Allison Ellzey. Each attendant carried a bouquet of roses and wore a floor-length lilac-hued taupe Lazaro organza and Alençon lace dress.
Donna Sebastian Fleming, mother of the bride, wore a beautiful coral silk shantung shift dress accented with heirloom jewelry.
For her son’s wedding Susan Kemp Jones chose to wear a designer, silk, two-piece, Windsor blue dress by Marissa Baratelli, accessorized with an antique amethyst gold cross necklace.
Attending the groom and best man, was his father, Dr. John H. Jones. Lt. William Jones and Fowler Jones, brothers of the groom; Andrew Fleming, brother of the bride; and Wesley Hisaw were groomsmen. Ushers were Rev. Bobby Rackley, Daniel Barham, David Winters, Chad Fish and Will Pepper III. All were suited in formal attire of black tuxedos.
The bride’s great aunt, Gayle Garrett, provided sacred music at the organ, with Jane Cockrell at the piano. The Long Beach United Methodist Church Youth Ensemble performed an angelic rendition of “Ave Maria” and solo vocalist in the ceremony was Mandy Long.
Concluding the wedding ceremony, guests enjoyed a beautiful reception in the Long Beach United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Anna is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fleming Jr., of Moss Point and the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Franklin and Mrs. Hazel Sebastian.
Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. John S. Fleming III of Ocean Springs.
Brian’s grandparents are Rev. and Mrs. William V. Kemp of Holly Springs and Mrs. DeEtte Jones of Forest and the late Mr. Claiborne Powell Jones.
He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. John H. Jones of Holly Springs.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents entertained the wedding party and friends with a dinner at The Great Southern Club in Gulfport.
After a honeymoon to Caneel Bay on St. John, United States Virgin Islands, the couple now resides in Jackson where Anna is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and pastors in Hazlehurst. Brian is an attorney for the Social Security Administration in Jackson.
Kelly Hall and Chase Samples to wed October 12 in Starkville
Dale and Polly Hall of Ripley are honored to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelly Lyn Hall, to Chase Allen Samples, son of Randy and Sonya Samples of Ashland.
The bride-elect received her associate nursing degree from Northeast Community College in 2010 and works as a registered nurse at Baptist Memorial Healthcare-Golden Triangle in Columbus.
The prospective groom received his bachelor’s degree in agronomy from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2010 and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in cotton agronomics at Mississippi State University.
The wedding will be held October 12, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at The Stables, 804 Woodside Drive, Starkville.
All family and friends are invited to attend.
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