Thursday, June 6, 2013
Scott Seale and Lisa Gartrell say vows in garden ceremony; barbecue for family and friends held
Immediate family members attended the garden wedding of Scott Seale and Lisa Gartrell (of Olive Branch) at the home of his parents, Kay and Jakey Hurdle of Holly Springs Saturday afternoon, May 18. Local family members attending included Scott’s children Kalyn and Nathan Seale, his brother Michael Seale, his father David Seale and wife, Linda, his uncle Bobby Seale and wife Deb, and his grandparents Boyd and Geraldine Moore. Also attending were his aunts Jean Courson, Judy Daniels and Jerri Moore. After the wedding, the happy couple entertained family and many friends with a barbecue and dance at the groom’s home in Slayden.
May 28, a beautiful angel left this world. Miss Alexandra Stith McCrosky, infant daughter of AnnYager and Alex McCrosky, joined her grandparents, Caroline and Harvey, in heaven. Words cannot express the deep sorrow felt by everyone with the loss of Alexandra. She was already in everyone’s hearts and will be forevermore.
Congratulations to Chandler Douglas, grandson of Leigh and Dick Douglas. He was first chair clarinet in a recent recital in Jackson.
Jessica Tutor and children, Patsy, Mitch and Grace, of Hattiesburg are the visitors of Martha Mitchell and Jamie Brigance, as well as her son, Drew. While here, Patsy attended basketball camp at Blue Mountain College.
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Couple to wed June 29
Their families are pleased to announce the engagement of Johnny Harold Jackson Jr., father of Jennifer Nicole Jackson, and son of Johnny Harold Jackson Sr. and Eva Ann Abernathy, to Angela Marie Atkins, mother of Alex Payton Sanderlin, and daughter of Terrie Lynn Swearengen and Roger Allan Atkins.
Johnny and Angela now reside in Byhalia. Angela attended Olive Branch High School and Concord Career College and Johnny attended Horn Lake High School and Northwest Junior College. They are to wed Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 5 p.m. in a private ceremony.
Franklin-Wilson vows said in outdoor ceremony at Chewalla Lake
Shaquita Lavet Wilson and Thomas Darnell Franklin, both of Memphis, Tenn., were married at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 in an outdoor ceremony at Chewalla Lake Park in Holly Springs. The bride’s uncle, Rev. Dewitt Glover officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mary Joyce Wilson of Holly Springs and Mr. and Mrs. Essex Wilson of Olive Branch. Her grandparents are Rosie Glover and the late David Glover of Holly Springs and the late Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Wilson of Waterford.
The groom is the son of Deborah Franklin of Memphis and Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Franklin of Bolivar, Tenn. Grandparents are Neesha Franklin of Bolivar, and the late Mildred Bolden of Memphis.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore an ivory satin gown overlaid with chiffon. The A-line gown was tea-length with hand-sewn lace appliqués, made by her mother.
The bride was welcomed in with song by her sister-in-law, Cathleen Wilson, and presented as a married couple in song by her new sister-in-law, Derhonda Franklin.
The couple will make their home in Memphis.
The Cochrans – an old pioneer family
One can hardly write a series of articles about history of Marshall County or of Holly Springs, or any other town in the county, without incorporating some type of sports connection. Recently I received a picture of the 1938 Holly High football team from Reeves Cochran, who was a member of the team. I do not know how many other members of that particular team are still among us, but I suspect Reeves may be the only one left. If he is not, I am sure I will get some type of communication that the death of whomever, was “greatly exaggerated”. I used the picture and its caption to springboard to some comments about some of the Cochran family. The Cochrans are an old pioneer family of Marshall County. Reeves is the grand- nephew of the legendary Marshall County educator, Miss Sallie Cochran, for whom one of the school buildings in Holly Springs is named, and about whom he also sent some biographical information. My third grade class was the last she taught, she retired at the end of the 1947 school year. H.E. Worley, superintendent of Holly Springs schools in 1947, offered the following tribute to Miss Sallie on the occasion of her 79th birthday, February 22 of that year.” Miss Sallie Cochran the Red Banks community was born February 22, 1868, and lives in the same house where she was born. She taught her first school in the fall of 1885 (Magnolia School six miles east of Collierville, Tenn.), and will complete 62 - I said 62 - years of continuous service at the conclusion of this year’s work. During that time she has missed less than 20 days due to sickness and during the last 25 years she only has missed due to the illness or death of friends and relatives.” The article, which bears no byline for its source, continues with the information that Miss Sallie had been teaching in Holly Springs since 1920, that she learned to drive at age 52, that she and her sister, Fannie, milked their cows twice daily, and did their other farm chores. Reeves Cochran was the son of Andrew and Octie Cochran; brother of Mac, Elizabeth and Roland (all deceased) and Robert Cochran of Memphis. After graduation from Holly High Class of 1940, he attended Mississippi State College (now Mississippi State University) Class of 1943, in aeronautical engineering, served in the U. S. Army 1943-1946, and worked for NASA before it was NASA, beginning when it was NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1947 to 1981. He has been married to his wife Rosemary for 63 years, has six children, ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and still lives in Cleveland. I want to thank several people who have helped me with the articles written over the past several weeks. Amanda McGee has kept me busy at research when I did not always want to; Martha Fant has regularly contributed information; and Sylvia Akin has been my proofreader and my critic in the best sense of the word. Lois Shipp, my longtime colleague in Marshall County history, and to whom probably nothing I wrote was new, always complimented each article. Thanks, too, to all the readers who told me that they had enjoyed some particular anecdote or story.
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