Natchez Children's Home Services Our Home Spring/Summer
Bi-annual newsletter of Natchez Children's Home Services.
Vol. 27 No. 1 Spring/Summer 2013 Saving Lives, One Child at a Time! Natchez Childrenâ€™s Home Services Newsletter Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org GIVING BACK IS GOOD MEDICINE by Nancy Hungerford, Executive Director 806 North Union St. P.O. Box 2028 Natchez, MS 39120 Phone: (601) 442-6858 Fax (601) 442-7722 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ntzchs.org Nancy P. Hungerford Executive Director Matt Poole Designer/Photographer OUR HOME is published semi-annually to educate the community about child abuse and issues affecting at-risk children as well as to inform friends of agency activities and needs. Opinions expressed are those of writers and not necessarily of Natchez Children’s Home Services. Natchez Children’s Home Services does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, or religious beliefs. OUR HOME is printed and distributed by Natchez Newspapers, Inc. Board Of Directors Bradley Harrison - President Jean Leckie - Past President Janet Sullivan - Vice-President Kathie Blankenstein - Secretary Conrad Anderson - Treasurer Betty Cade Forrest Johnson Walton Jones Barbara Persons Jon Shonebarger Dorothy Sylvester Nationwide Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-222-8000 Mississippi Association of Child Care Agencies, Inc. customer service. Her photo is featured at “Do you ever hear from former residents the Edward Jones headquarters in St. Louis, of the Home?” Missouri. “Yes,” I answer to this FAQ (Frequently “I was riding high,” she smiled. “Given Asked Question). some of my choices as a kid, my picture Chassity Cannon is a great example and could have been hanging on the wall at the her story is a remarkable one. “Chas” became a seven year old resident of (then) Natpost office! chez Protestant Home in May, 1980. She was “But in 2011, I was diagnosed with a brain scared, angry, confused, and determined that tumor that required major surgery. I still her stay at 806 North Union Street would be a short one. During the ensuing ten years, she grew up fast. She shared a large room with several other little girls, ran away, was returned, moved into foster care, shoplifted, had several appearances in Adams County Judge John Hudson’s Youth Court, lived briefly with each of her divorced parents, got married and divorced, and miraculously graduated from high school. After three minimum wage ($3.35 per hour) jobs, she enrolled in an online college program through Penn State University and received a BA degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising in 1993. She also began learning the real estate business and answered a newspaper ad announcing Wells Fargo was opening a Natchez office. She applied and got the job over 100 other applicants. Chassity Beetz Cannon In 1999 she began working see the doctor every four months. The Good in an on-call position with Edward Jones Lord got my attention and began to work on Investments and in 2002 became employed my priorities and unresolved issues from my full time with Tommy McDonald’s Natchez past. I began visiting my old nemesis—the office. Natchez Children’s Home—and reconnecting She is now in a senior position with Edward Jones and is part of the leadership and with the staff and my past. training team. “I came to value the lessons learned, the In 2010 she received the Edward Jones friends made, and the sad and sweet memories of my childhood. Because NCHS was “Profiles in Caring” award—one of only my home, for a large part of my childhood, I twenty employees nationally—for exemplary Cover photo: ABCs Preschool Learning Center student Na’Jaylan Butler 2 • Spring/Summer 2013 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter have found ways to help the at-risk children being served there today.” In December, 2012, Chassity opened Cha’ Mere’—a gift shop with select vendors including Natchez Children’s Home Services. Cha’ Mere’ is a French word meaning “a place of gathering.” The shop is located at 110 North Union Street, ironically just a few blocks south of 806 North Union Street! “Although we don’t accept clothing, we take other items including furniture, home décor, kitchen and glass ware, jewelry . . . you name it!” says Chassity. All donated items designated for the Natchez Children’s Home Services booth are tax deductible and when they are sold, proceeds are forwarded to NCHS to help fund the Children’s Advocacy Center, Preschool Learning Center, Counseling Center, and at-risk children and families. Cha’ Mere’ also sells the NCHS cookbook “Yum-m-m!” ($20) and “Angels with a Purpose” ($14.95). “In facing my fears—both from the past and future, I have found that doing something for others is the most therapeutic thing I can do,” she said. Cha’ Mere’ is open Tuesday through Saturday. For information on how you can participate call Chassity Cannon at 601-445-5929, go to Cha’ Mere’ on Facebook, or email email@example.com. Welcome back home, Chas! S enator Melanie Sojourner, (second from left), visited on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, with constituents Nancy Hungerford, (left), Executive Director of Natchez Children’s Home Services, Chris Huff, Clinical Director SW MS Children’s Advocacy Center in Pike County and Glenda Wilson, Director of Natchez Children’s Home Services Children’s Advocacy Center during Cookie Day at the Capitol in recognition of children’s advocacy centers and their work with abused children throughout Mississippi. Mississippi Becomes 6th State to Pass Erin’s Law E rin Merryn was six years old when a neighbor sexually abused her. “I was taught how to take cover in a storm, stop, drop and roll out of a burning building, evacuate a school bus. . . but where was the drill on how to escape a child molester?” says Merryn. Miss Merryn is now 28 and on a mission to pass Erin’s Law in all 50 states. She visited the Mississippi State Capitol in January where she met with child advocates and legislators on House Bill 200 and Senate Bill 2133. “A child is sexually assaulted every 6 minutes in this country. One in every four girls and one in every seven boys will be assaulted by the age of eighteen,” foster and adoptive parents, and agenshe reported. cy staff who work with at risk children The goal of Erin’s Law is to teach and families. children: “Tell on anyone who even tries to touch your private parts.” Erin Merryn (www.erinmerryn. net) is scheduled to speak at a plenary session of this summer’s “Lookin’ to the Future” conference July 17-19, 2013 at the Natchez Convention Center. The conference is sponsored by Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth and focuses on strengthening the skills and education of social workers, Glenda Wilson, Erin Merryn, and Nancy Hungerford teachers, counselors and therapists, visit at the state capitol. Spring/Summer 2013 • 3 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org ABCs Teachers Attend Early Childhood Conference D SERVING THE COMMUNITY Since 1816 ABCs Preschool Learning Center Children’s Advocacy Center Thrift Shop International Mission Trip Opportunities Individual Group and Family Counseling ee Thomas, Director, Nicole Sellers, and Katrica Montgomery, teachers in the ABCs Preschool Learning Center, attended an early childhood conference in Mobile, AL in February. The conference was presented by the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) and brought preschool teachers together from Director of the ABCs Preschool Learning Center Dee Thomas teaches across the south to focus preschoolers out on the playground. on improving the classplace of recreation. The children have a room learning environment and teaching flower bed and are watching our vegetable children academics through things found in and herb garden grow. The basketball court, the natural environment around them. riding toys, swings, birdhouses, trees, and As a result, the Palmer Playground at play units are all part of the learning experiNCHS has become a learning lab, not just a ence at NCHS. Mrs. B’s Nap Pillows Advocacy and Education for At-risk Children and Families Saving Lives, One Child at a Time! www.ntzchs.org 4 • Spring/Summer 2013 Students proudly display their new nap pillows from Mrs. B’s Teas. Mrs. Barbara Brown of Lebanon, Oregon, provided handmade nap pillows for all the ABCs Preschool Learning Center students. She operates “Mrs. B’s Teas” a specialty shop in Lebanon. Mrs. Brown is Karla Brown’s stepmother. Karla, our longtime friend who walked across the United States for epilepsy awareness, is now living in Natchez and has helped extend interest in Natchez Children’s Home Services all the way to the west coast! The children love their colorful pillows and use them each day after lunch during quiet time. Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter Join the Children’s Club Today! “What do you need at Natchez Children’s Home Services?” is a question often asked of NCHS staff and board members. “Everything you need to operate your household and office, just in bigger quantities!” is the answer. The devotion of Children’s Club members over the last 25 years has made those “bigger quantities” a reality. Monthly Children’s Club donations (on-line at www.ntzchs.org) or through the mail (P. O. 2028, Natchez, MS 39121), or using an automatic bank draft (form above) ensures that NCHS will always have gasoline, water, play equipment, lights, snacks and meals, a safe and insured building and grounds, laundry powder, computers, staff training, smoke detectors, car seats . . . the list is endless. Children’s Club gifts are tax deductible, receipted promptly, and used wisely to meet the mission of “Saving Lives, One Child at a Time.” International Mission Opportunities J oe Mitchell, former NCHS Director of Development, continues to maintain his contact with NCHS by leading short-term trips to Guatemala and Peru. In early March he brought Armando Trujillo to the area to perform a trumpet concert and share about the work in Guatemala. If you or your group would like to participate in a future trip, contact Joe Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Hungerford at email@example.com for more information. Joe Mitchell, Nancy Hungerford, and Armando Trujillo. Spring/Summer 2013 • 5 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org Liz Dunham is the “First Responder” at NCHS T he first friendly voice you hear when you dial 601-4426858, is almost always Office Manager Elizabeth Dunham. She has been offering assistance, forwarding calls, taking messages and welcoming guests at 806 North Union Street since 2003. “Liz” grew up in Natchez and worked at Friends of Children of MS, Inc. before joining the NCHS team. She is focused, organized, and conscientious in her duties that include record keeping, mail management, generating receipts and letters of thanks, welcoming and touring visitors, organizing and ordering supplies, answering thousands of questions, updating staff files, participating in various fundraisers, managing financial donations and supervising bookkeeping and volunteers. Liz is the mother of Eric “Cateye” Dunham. She is an active member of Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where she sings in the senior choir and teaches Sunday school. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to jazz music, playing with her dog “Jersey”, and walking the hills of the Natchez Bluffs. Her gift of hospitality at the front door of NCHS comes from one of her favorite Bible verses: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have Liz Dunham - Office Manager entertained angels unawares.“ Hebrews 13:2 The NCHS Board, staff and children love Liz and appreciate her decade of service. 2013 NCHS Events April 26 - Crawfish Boil on the Natchez Bluff 5 - 8PM May 12 - Mother’s Day Carriage House Buffet 11AM - 2PM May 27 - Asbury University Summer Ministry Team June 7 6 • Spring/Summer 2013 July 8 July 14 Magnolia Bluffs Golf Invitational at Beau Pre Country Club (National Golf Association) July 12 - Southside Baptist Church July 15 Talladega, AL July 17 - Lookin’ to the Future July 19 Conference Natchez Convention Center Oct. 26 - Chili Cook-off on Natchez Bluff 11AM - 2PM Nov. 1 - Begin Holiday Pecan Sales from Plantation Pecans Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter THANK YOU TO THESE SPECIAL FRIENDS Mr. John Segrest Mr. and Mrs. John D. Wellborn Vidalia Apparel J & N Trophies New Life Apostolic Church Lawn Care Lots of T-Shirts Dr. C. C. Gaddis and Staff Dental hygiene items Vidalia High School Student Council Valentine’s Day Treats Mr. and Mrs Sonny Clark Gift Certificate for kitchen/janitorial supplies Trinity Presbyterian Church, Jonesville, LA Children’s Books, Crayons, and Activity Books Trinity Episcopal Day School Play Station 3 Woodville Baptist Church Mission Friends/ WCCA Student Council Toys, Love Gift, Visit Rachael Erickson Easter Treats and School Supplies Mr. Buddy Miller Mr. Lee Rife Mr. Robert White Fertilizer, compost, and plants for vegetable garden Mr. Earl LeBouef Handmade table Natchez High School Canned food drive Rocking Chair Fruit boxes Dr. Freda Lawrence Children’s sweaters Natchez National Park Service Juice and cookies J. E. Hicks Distributing Donated food items It’s Fashion Cato’s Citi-Trends Thrift Shop Manager The Natchez Children’s Home Services Thrift Shop continues to grow, expanding the customer base, and providing operating income for programs at the Children’s Home while providing merchandise at low cost to savvy shoppers. 901 North Union Street • 601-442-5669 www.ntzchs.org Clothing and accessories Passbach Meats Concordia Bank and Trust Peter Dale Giles Island Hunting Club Deer, turkey meat and pork loin Poole’s Processing Pedro’s Butcher Shop Meat Processing Dianne’s Frame Shop Framing services Ms. Diana Imhof and Pajama Program Children’s pajamas and board books His Way, Inc. Foundation and Ann Neal Moore Funding ABCs bus Enclosed is my gift of $_______ In memory of: In honor of: __________________________ Name From: Name_________________________ Address________________________ Phone (optional)____________________ City___________________________ State__________________________ Zip____________________________ Woodville Baptist Church Easter visit and offering Southern Carriage Tours Carriage rides for ABCs Students COME SHOP WITH US! Ira Baker P.O. Box 2028 Natchez, MS 39121 SHOPPING HOURS Please send an acknowledgment to the following: Name__________________________ Address________________________ Phone (optional)____________________ City____________________________ State___________________________ Zip____________________________ Ask your financial advisor, CPA, or attorney about planned giving options and remembering NCHS in your will. Wednesday - Friday • 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. DONATION HOURS Monday - Friday • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. diagonally across from The Children’s Home Spring/Summer 2013 • 7 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org Friends & Volunteers Magnolia Bluffs Casino Magnolia Bluffs Casino management team enjoyed lunch and a tour at NCHS. They are the title sponsor of this summer’s National Golf Association Magnolia Bluffs Invitational which will be held July 8-14 at Beau Pre Country Club. The event will benefit NCHS. Rolling Fork Methodist Chruch Rolling Fork Methodist Church spent time learning about the NCHS ministry. Beth Miller (center back row) is the minister of the church and arranged the visit to Natchez as a misson day for adults and church youth. Jefferson County Multidisciplinary Team Members of the Jefferson County Multidisciplinary Team met for training at NCHS Children’s Advocacy Center. The team refers cases of neglect and abuse for forensic interviews at NCHS CAC. Members, left to right, are Dorothy M. Collins - JCSD, H. J. Cadney - Vo-Tech JCSD, Patricia West - JCSD, Bell Varner-White - DHS, Daisie M. Swanson - JCSD, Inez Coleman - JCSD, Tomika H. Irving - GAL, Chasity Q. Combs - SW MS Mental Health, Glenda Wilson - NCHS CAC Director, and Cassandria D. Frye - JCSD 8 • Spring/Summer 2013 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter Friends & Volunteers Misty Cooper and Friends Misty Cooper of Jena, LA, and her children Peyton and Katelynn are regular supporters of NCHS. They bring holiday goodies, books, supplies, and financial assistance on each visit. Cathedral High School Key Club Sarah Beth Willard and fellow members of the Cathedral High School Key Club brought Easter treats. The Club has also spearheaded a successful book drive to establish a children’s library at NCHS. Alpha Beauties Step Team The Alpha Beauties Step Team came to volunteer at NCHS. They helped Mr. Stephen Washington, housekeeper with cleaning and organizing many of the classrooms and offices. Spring/Summer 2013 • 9 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org Spring Break at NCHS Spring Break Volunteers Complete Long Chore List! Camptown Inc. Spring Break Boston University Alternative Spring Break Agnes Scott College Alternative Spring Break 10 • Spring/Summer 2013 Springtime has become a season of visitors, work projects and Southern hospitality at Natchez Children’s Home Services. During March and April volunteers from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Boston University, and Camptown in Indianapolis, Indiana, spend their school Spring Break week in Natchez. This year the young people sorted items in the Thrift Shop, washed vehicles, tutored ABCs children, prepared the garden, cleaned the building, repaired two porches, poured cement, glazed windows, and prepared food. During the evening, the visitors attended Spring Pilgrimage events and toured Natchez. Our friends at Community Chapel Church and Crosspoint Church housed the students in their family life centers. Thank you to both congregations for “bed and breakfast” accommodations. Hosting Spring Break Alternative groups has become a tradition at NCHS—and the children and staff look forward to their arrival each year. Many projects on our always long “to-do” list are completed, and many new friendships are made. Thank you, Boston University, Agnes Scott College, and Camptown! Natchez Childrenâ€™s Home Services Newsletter Spring/Summer 2013 â€˘ 11 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org Memorial Gifts Memorial Gifts received November 1, 2012 through April 1, 2012 ALDRICH, ELIZABETH “BETH” HORNE Mr. and Mrs. Donnie W. Harris ALDRICH, ELIZABETH “BETSY” Mr. and Mrs. Donnie W. Harris ALDRIDGE, CATHERINE Amanda R. Aldridge ALLEN, ORAN CLAYTON BOOTHE, JULIA Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply BORDELON, DOROTHY MAE EVANS Amy B. Roden Anthony D. Roden Ruth Roden Darwin S. Enlow, Jr. BRELAND, EARL LEVON Amanda R. Aldridge BRELAND, GEANIE S. Greendale United Methodist Church BRELAND, LEON VONDEL ALLEN, PATRICIA CAVIN ALLRED, CHARLES RAYMOND, SR. ANDERSON, BILL Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply ASHLEY, DYWAYNE Mr. and Ms. Herbert E. Felter ASHLEY, GENE Mr. and Mrs. David M. Dixon III BANDY, MARIE W. Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCormick and Sons M & B Logging BARBOUR, McBEE David Bramlette BERRY, SUSIE Mr. and Mrs. James L. Randall BIGLANE, MARIE STANLEY Don W. Ater Becky’s Bay Limited Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Biglane Flavius Freeman Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kuehnle, Jr. and Julia Rachel Natchez Heating and Cooling Dr. and Mrs. John R. Pieklik Eileen N. Shaffer Silas Simmons, LLP Certified Public Accountants and Advisors Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Stallone BLACKWOOD, MARY KATHRYN McNEIL J. Doyle Breland J. Doyle Breland J. Doyle Breland Carolyn Lushute BRIDGES, JOAN MARIE EVANS Amy B. Roden Anthony D. Roden Ruth Roden BROWN, LOUELLA FURR Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply DONLEY, STEVEN Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kirk Swanson DOOLEY, MARILYN McKLEMURRY David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kirk Smith The Paul D. Thimmesch Family DOWNER, FRANCES OAKES C. Newt Willis DRANE, MARY S. City of Natchez - State of Mississippi Scarlett Etheridge Martha Smith Mr. and Mrs. Chris Whitehead Mr. and Mrs. Waylon Whitehead DUCK, ALBERT Mr. and Mrs. Hirschel T. Abbott, Jr. DUMKE, INEZ BROWN, MARIAN B. BROWNING, JAMES CLYDE Mr. and Mrs. William F. Heins III BRUMFIELD, DELORIS Glenda Faye Wilson Mrs. William H. Wilson BUIE, VERNONA SANDERS C. Newt Willis BUTLER, FANNIE D. Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services BUTLER, LEHMAN Flavius Freeman BUTTROSS, MR. and MRS. ALPHONSE Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Buttross CALHOUN, MAUDE Don W. Ater CAMPBELL, CHARLIE J. Mr. and Mrs. J. Barret Martin CAMPBELL, MAGGIE Ronald W. Engel Mary Jane Oglesby CANNON, THELMA David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. J. Barret Martin George W. Ward Eli West Marilyn Truly West CAUTHEN, PAMELA Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Jeanette Murphy Patricia Murphy CAVIN, HERMAN D. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McDaniel CHAPMAN, BETTY ANN Mr. and Mrs. William F. Heins III George W. Ward Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services DUNCAN, WILL Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply ETHERIDGE, BETTY JO Mr. and Mrs. David M. Dixon III Bubba McKey Jack Rogers FARRAH, SHELIA Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply FERRINGTON, CECIL Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply FOREMAN, JAMES “FOOZIE” Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power FOWLKES, WILLIAM ASA “SANDY” Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Fowlkes FREEMAN, MONETTE Martha Brumbelow Mr. and Mrs. David M. Dixon III Stephanie Dixon Susan Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power GALLUP, ADELINE Mr. and Mrs. Brad Mount and Family Mr. and Mrs. Jack T. Mount Robbie and Roxie Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Roland Trahan Mr. and Mrs. Billy S. Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Chapman Claudette Keasler GAMBERI, FRANK, JR. Martha Chase Moss GEORGE, JOSEPH Don W. Ater GLOYER, MR. and MRS. STEWART W. CLOWER, RAY Mr. and Mrs. John A. Leckie GORE, LYMAN COBB, JAMES DOUGLAS GRAY, MARY CHASE, DAN CLAYTON, ANNA MARIE KRUEGER CLEMENTS, EUGENE Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power David Bramlette COCHRAN, JUANITA MARIE Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply CONNER, NORMA DIXON EDWARDS Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services COVINGTON, JUDY WALLACE Ridge Point Consultants CREEK, JOHN PERRY Eli West Marilyn Truly West DABNEY, INEZ C. L. Bryan Dabney Memorial Trust DALTON, E. Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Lawrence 12 • Spring/Summer 2013 Marvin B. Darsey DAVIS, ANGIE Mr. and Mrs. G. Bradley Harrison and Christi Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services BLALOCK, TIMOTHY D. DARSEY, DOLLY C. Newt Willis GAVETTE, ORIN Charleen Gavette Harriet G. Taylor Richard A. Gloyer Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply W. David Kimble GREENLEE, DOROTHY PAULINE Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Don Tyson Thel Tyson GRIMSLEY, JUDY STOKES Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Robert A. Clark, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Gloyer Nancy P. Hungerford GRISSINGER, VERA DOSSETT Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heard, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter Memorial Gifts MADDOX, DIMPLE M. Mr. and Mrs. James O. Rabby MAPLES, KATHRYN Mr. and Mrs. G. Bradley Harrison and Christi MARCHBANKS, JOHN Rex D. Marchbanks MARION, DONALD ORRIN Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bertolet Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones Mr. and Mrs. John A. Leckie Mr. and Mrs. Forest Persons Dr. and Mrs. John R. Pieklik Etta Mae Swalm C. Newt Willis MARTIN, RALPH VERNON, SR. Don W. Ater MASSEY, JOYCE ANN Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services MATHEWS, BETTY Mr. and Mrs. James P. Jeansonne MAXWELL, JENNIFER M. Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply MAYHALL, LOUISE Mary Lake MAYS, KATHY HULL Jonathan E. Hungerford McCARSTLE, WILLIE RAY GROSS, MARY JACKSON, IRA HALL, GINGER JOHNSON, JOHN F. Mrs. Joe Lee Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power Tamara Hall HAMMACK, LANUS PERRYAN Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. HAWES, CAMMIE Mr. and Mrs. Jason A. Rooks HAXTON, JOSEPHINE AYRES Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William L. Kennon HEARD, DAVID NICHOLS, SR. Lawrence R. Buckley Nancy P. Hungerford and Family Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. J. Barret Martin C. Newt Willis HENRY, GLENN George W. Ward HENTHORN, DR. TONI JILL BERTOLET Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Biglane Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Morris George W. Ward HERRINGTON, JAMES “JABO” David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Evans, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George Flowers Geraldine C. Inman Patricia Mathis Mr. and Mrs. James L. Randall HICKS, DR. and MRS. G. SWINK Dr. and Mrs. William R. Priester III HILLS, MR. and MRS. JAMES R. Mr. and Mrs. Troy L. McKey Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply JONES, MARY ROGERS DAVIS Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Biglane Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. David Bramlette Flavius Freeman J. Lamar Spencer C. Newt Willis KAISER, DOROTHY DONNER Kate Don Green KING, HELEN IRENE SMITH Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. John R. Pieklik LADNER, BETTY JEAN David T. Barbour Mr. and Mrs. John South Lewis C. Newt Willis LAIRD, CHARLES M. HUFF, JAN LeBLANC, VEDRIDE Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power Norma McNair David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. Forest Persons Ronald T. Kobayashi MENG, JAMES CARROL “CATTY” Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Betsy N. Feltus Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. Katherine Bronn Strobel MERRITT, VELMA RUTH GAUDET Lawrence R. Buckley MIDDLETON, WILLIS ARNOLD Jonathan E. Hungerford MOSES, CLARENCE “ BUTCH” LEAHMAN, ELVIN “SONNY” LEE Carolyn Kirk Mr. and Mrs. Jim Violette McNAIR, ALFRED DEAN Don W. Ater Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. C. Newt Willis LAIRD, HENDRICK JEFFERSON, SR. HUDE, LEONA KATHLEEN HUTSON, CHARLIE Mr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Smith McKENZIE, JOHN MILLER, BERTHA W. LAWRENCE, STEVEN HULBERT, DICK McGIVAREN, MATT David Bramlette HORN, MIKE Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCormick and Sons M & B Logging Mr. and Mrs. Ansell Reid Mr. and Mrs. Derrell Reid McWETHY, MR. and MRS. DOUGLAS MILTON Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heard, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford Martha W. Kimmel LANG, NORMA JEAN Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Julius C. Havard McDONOUGH, VERNA RUTH KIMBLE, DAVID Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply HOOTON, JEANNETTE McRAE Evelyn “Lucy” Wilson Marie Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Hamilton, Jr. McCOOL, NANCY McSWAIN, CINDY WISE LANEHART, DUSTIN MYLES Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. McCONNELL, BETTY KEITH, GLADYS HOGWOOD, WILLIAM EUGENE Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Gloyer Nancy P. Hungerford Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Jonathan E. Hungerford Nancy P. Hungerford Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gibson Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Evans, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Felice B. Fortenberry Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Leachman MURRAY, JOHN E. Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Day Mr. and Mrs. Ross Pritchard NATHANSON, MARTY Carol Anne N. Blitzer NELSON, EDWIN “BUMPS” Mrs. Tom Armstrong PALMER, DANIELLE Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Lawrence PARKER, ALICE Robert A. Clark, Sr. Etta Mae Swalm PASSMAN, CHARLES BRADLEY LINDLEY, AGNES PHILLIPE LUSS, BERTHA Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Thel Tyson C. Newt Willis Spring/Summer 2013 • 13 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org Memorial Gifts PATRICK, KERRY Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply PATTERSON, DORIS ANDERSON Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services PAUL, WILEDENE Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply PETERMANN, HELEN George W. Ward Pamela D. Dennis Elizabeth Dunham Mr. and Mrs. David G. Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Heard, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Keeth Elementary School Hospitality Lake Lilly Baptist Church Mr. and Mrs. John Leckie Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Gene Maroon Mr. and Mrs. Loyce Maroon Joseph H. Mitchell Viviana Rey-Palmer Emily H. Reece Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Stampley Tina Strittman Mr. and Mrs. Stratton D. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Tony White Delbert M. Wood Pamela C. Wood Don W. Ater Mr. and Mrs. Harry O. Lanehart SERIO, GUISEPPE Mr. and Mrs. Forest Persons SESSIONS, JOANN COPELAND POOLE, KATHLEEN Mary Ann Huff PRESCOTT, JENNY Richard H. Prescott, Sr. PRIEST, HARRY Mr. and Mrs. Jerry K. Foster, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Randall C. Newt Willis SEYFARTH, WILLIAM SHANE Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Wheeler SIDES, EUNICE M. Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply SIMMONS, JULIUS T. Nancy P. Hungerford SIMMONS, TRENT Mary Evelyn Cupit SIMPSON, WALTER E. “SONNY” David Bramlette SLAY, BOBBIE W. Mr. and Mrs. David M. Dixon III Stephanie Dixon Mrs. Joseph R. Rollins SMITH, ARLENE Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. C. Newt Willis SMITH, LEROY “PUNK”, JR. Don W. Ater SPILLMAN, WILLIAM RAY “BILLY” David Bramlette STARR, PEGGY Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. David Bramlette Nancy P. Hungerford George W. Ward C. Newt Willis STEELE, JULIUS PRITCHARTT, W. HOWARD, JR. QUIMBY, CHARLES BATEY RANDLE, JEWEL LEE TURNIPSEED RATCLIFFE, BETTY LATTA REECE, DEBRA PAYNE Patti Anderson Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Boren Bishop and Mrs. Robert Cade John P. Case, Hannah and Haley Willie F. “Bill” Case Martha E. Cavin Mr. and Mrs. Keith Oliver Davis and Ashley 14 • Spring/Summer 2013 Mr. and Mrs. Julius C. Havard Mr. and Mrs. Edward Walker Edgar Chase Kathy Chase WARE, CLEVELAND SEGUIN, DERICK Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lavan Seales Elaine H. Sullivan Carolyn Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. D. Glynn Smith POLK, MARIE Mrs. Joseph A. Rollins WADSWORTH, GENEVA WALTON, PATSY SEAB, DOROTHY MARIE BUCKLES David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Lindsey L. C. Vance, Jr. VILLARREAL, CHARLES E. 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