VOLUME 8, NUMBER 5
Karen Cadle On Super Bowl Sunday 2007, Illinois native and Ridgeland resident
Jana Canady Bell The name Jana Canady Bell goes simultaneously with the Land
Lynn Boykin Organized. Loving. Innovative. Those are some of the words
Karen Cadle was watching the game with anticipation: Her Chicago Bears were up against Peyton Manning and the Colts. Karen made a quick phone call to her fiance in Illinois as the Bears returned the kickoff for an opening game touchdown. Home alone at her condo on the Ross Barnett Reservoir, she had a fire going with the last of her firewood, which had been sitting out on the patio. Within 20 minutes after the phone call, her throat was burning with a chemical allergic reaction. Within two weeks, her short-term memory and logic function were gone.
Mass between New Orleans and Mobile. It was she who turned a negative situation into positive press for the state of Mississippi. Yet this is nothing new to her, because for years the Northsider has been known for promoting everything good for not only the Jackson area, but also the entire state. And Jana continues to do this through her new role as development director for Palmer Home for Children.
friends and family used to describe Madison resident Lynn Boykin, a college professor, Girl Scout leader, wife and mother. A woman constantly in motion, Lynn grew up in the culturally and geographically diverse cities of Seattle, Houston and Orlando before her graduation from Yazoo City High School. With a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University, she moved to the Jackson area in 1990. “I came here because it was close to family … Mississippi was home and there was no place better."
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Lauren Elizabeth Holland/ Benjamin Kelly Williamson Jessica Janae Faulkner/ Christopher Brian Jackson
Sarah Reese McDonnell/ Samuel Lee Stephens Ann Louise Stacy/ Miller Moncrief McNamara
Melissa and Scott Adams were honored recently at a wedding celebration at the Camden farm of Julia and Vernon Chadwick.
Engagement Celebration A cake and champagne engagement celebration announcement party was held recently honoring Hannah Claire Rotolo and Wesley McCullough in the home of Lisa and Lee Paris.
Engagement Party A engagement party was held recently in the home of Wilson and Marcella LaFoe for Alise Darnell and Josh Gregory.
Caitlin Alyse Kennedy/ Jeffrey Reid Nichols Rachel Alise Darnell/ Joshua David Gregory Eden Yvonne Haas/ Justin Patrick Harkins
Lauren Grace Boyce/ Mark Albert Koury
Emily Jean Boyd/ Bradford Turner Laney Lindsey Carolyn Russell/ Adam Edward Rowe Avery Kate Carlisle/ Seth Whittaker Shannon Courtney Lynn Kowalski/ George Mathews Handey Jr.
Melissa Caroline Murphree/ Jason Adam Roberson
Tennis Advantage Jenny Markow
Food Wise Marlana Walters
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River Oaks It’s A Girl Thing
Jackson Prep’s Heart of the Home Sponsor Gala
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Ballet Mississippi’s Swirl and Sip
CMMC, Madison River Oaks Medical Center, Crossgates River Oaks Hospital, River Oaks Hospital and Woman’s Hospital recently hosted “It’s a Girl Thing” at The South.
New Stage Season 47 Benefit New Stage Theatre Season 47 benefit was held recently at Fairview Inn.
Kidney Foundation Uptown Drawdown The 19th anniversary celebration of the $10,000 Uptown Drawdown benefiting the Mississippi Kidney Foundation was held recently at the Country Club of Jackson.
Blondes vs. Brunettes The Alzheimer’s Association hosted a Blondes vs. Brunettes draft party recently at Parlor Market.
Metro Jackson Chi O Spring Luncheon The Metro Jackson Chi O spring luncheon was held recently at the Country Club of Jackson.
The Mississippi Museum of Art April in Paris The Mississippi Museum of Art presented April in Paris in the Art Garden.
26th Annual Taste of Mississippi The 26th annual Taste of Mississippi, benefiting Stewpot Community Services, was held recently at Highland Village.
Taste of the U Good food, drinks and costumes from volcanic islands to Louisiana swamps transformed the Jackson Medical Mall into a multi-theme party and fund-raiser recently during the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s annual Taste of the U.
Goodwill Industries Volunteer Services (GIVS) of Mississippi hosted its annual membership party recently to celebrate Goodwill volunteers and honor past leadership of both GIVS and Goodwill.
Jackson Prep’s PAT Heart of the Home sponsor gala was held recently in the home of Clay and Steve Davidson.
A fund-raiser to support Ballet Mississippi’s artist-in-residence program was held recently at Brown’s Fine Art and Framing.
Cancer League’s Bubbles, Bow Ties The 2013 Jackson Cancer League Gala, Bubbles and Bow Ties, was held recently at Duling Hall.
Cotillion Final Party Tracy Woods’ annual Jon D. Williams Cotillion was held recently in the Sparkman Auditorium at the ag museum.
Sante South Wine Festival Winemakers from around the world returned to Jackson recently for the eighth annual Santé South Wine Festival to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter.
Red Cross Save The Day Gala The American Red Cross Capital River Chapter hosted their annual Save the Day Gala recently at the Country Club of Jackson.
Taste of Mississippi Preview Party Blue Cross Blue Shield Taste of Mississippi preview party was held recently at Gallery 119.
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n Super Bowl Sunday 2007, Illinois native and Ridgeland resident Karen Cadle was watching the game with anticipation: Her Chicago Bears were up against Peyton Manning and the Colts. Karen made a quick phone call to her fiance in Illinois as the Bears returned the kickoff for an opening game touchdown. BY 20
Home alone at her condo on the Ross Barnett Reservoir, she had a fire going with the last of her firewood, which had been sitting out on the patio. Within 20 minutes after the phone call, her throat was burning with a chemical allergic reaction. Within two weeks, her short-term memory and logic function were gone. Karen had an acquired brain injury from the firewood, which had been sprayed with pesticides containing forms of cyanide and formaldehyde. But at first, she didn’t know that. All she knew was that she couldn’t complete a sentence or cook a meal without losing her focus. And it wasn’t until she got connected with the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi (BIAM) in 2008 that she found out what was wrong and how to get help. “Ten to 14 days after the Super Bowl, my doctor and I figured out that something had to have happened with the fire,” Karen says, sitting in the sunshine on her same patio six years later. “I had tried going back to work, but suddenly one morning it was like my mind blanked, and I had a flashback from my first day of kindergarten. “Then I came out of it, and I knew where I was, but not what to do next. I had put some coffee on and was like, ‘Oh yeah, get ready for work.’ ” Flashbacks from long-ago memories - many not so quaint as kindergarten kept coming back, and the present kept going away. “I couldn’t leave the past or make sense of the current. My normal A to Z function wasn’t there.” Karen had to quit work at the Hilton on County Line Road, where she was director of sales and marketing, an executive position. “I had worked there for seven years. I’d written my own job description. I wanted to become a consultant in the hospitality and lodging industry. I would help with information technology and hardware refreshes,” she says. But she was not the same person anymore. Instead, she was spending her days at a local trauma center. “It was medical doctors, counseling, psychosocial skills, motor skills, cognitive skills, group and individual therapy. It was holistic, for the mind, body and spirit. I took health classes, diet and exercise, yoga, meditation. “That was every day from 8 [a.m.] to about 4 [p.m.], and I came home at night.” Her fiance, Randy “Rebel” Siebring, was still employed with the Illinois Department of Corrections at the time, so Karen came home to an empty condo. The doctors wanted to get her back into the present, make sure she could take care of herself, and maybe get her back to work part time. “They did as much as I could. I worked hard. I was there for three weeks intensive, and then two to three weeks on a limited basis. I think they have a goal of getting you to 60 to 70 percent functioning. I was at 60 percent when I left,” she says. However, she could not go back to the work she loved. “The hotel had just sold, and they needed the old Karen, the one who didn’t have to think twice about whatever. They needed the 70-hour-a-week person. “And the doctor told me I could only work 30 hours maximum: 20 there and 10 at home,” she says. “It was understandable. They tried to work with me. But the Hilton was my world, my life. So that was devastating.” Meanwhile, home life wasn’t much better. “The doctors at the trauma center were concerned because they knew I wasn’t coming home to a family. But I thought people would check on me,” Karen says.
Friends were too busy. Her parents were gone. Her brother in Illinois was not interested. Rebel was still more than a year from retirement and could not help in person yet. “If it hadn’t been for Amanda, Mark and Elaine [friends from work], and Alan and Paula Chester [neighbors at the condos], I probably would have starved to death,” she says. “They started feeding me. I’d forgotten how to cook. I would set stuff on fire. I was down to 90 pounds.” In summer 2008, BIAM Executive Director Lee Jenkins was dating a man who lived at Karen’s condo complex. Lee would come to the pool, and she ran into Karen. They had been in the same Rotary club but didn’t know each other well. “I didn’t talk to her for a while after that,” Karen says. Lee could tell something was wrong. “I’d kind of been observing her at the pool, talking to other people, and it just didn’t seem like [the way] she used to act,” Lee says. “When she started talking to me, I said, ‘What is going on?’ She said, ‘I don’t know. I’m not myself. Been having a lot of issues with my memory.’ “I said, ‘I’m with the Brain Injury Association. It sounds like you’ve had a brain injury.’ I asked if she’d had a car wreck or anything like that.
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A headshot of Karen, after her dramatic weight loss.
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“Call it a higher power, God, whatever you want, but the timing – I’m so grateful,”
(Top) Karen with Lee Jenkins; (Right) Karen with Rebel
“And she said, ‘No, but I passed out watching the Super Bowl.’ ” Talking to Lee was the turning point for Karen. “Call it a higher power, God, whatever you want, but the timing – I’m so grateful,” she says. “The trauma center had had no knowledge of the Brain Injury Association.” She began attending a BIAM support group for brain-injury survivors and family members. She also told her doctor about her and Lee’s conversation and started getting treated for her brain injury in 2010. By then, Rebel was retired and had made probably 10 or more trips from Illinois to Mississippi. He’d stay three to four weeks at a time and try to help. “When he first started coming down, to me he was larger than life. I thought he would slay all the dragons,” she says. (Three framed, sepia tone photographs hang on the wall above the bar in her kitchen: One of John Wayne, one of James Dean, and Rebel in the middle. He got his nickname from a school principal after getting into a fight in sixth grade.) But even with a master’s degree in special education, Rebel couldn’t cure her. And Karen’s injury was taking a toll on him too. “We’d get to an appointment at 9:00, and she was supposed to be there at 8:00. When I’d ask her to see the doctor’s appointment myself, she’d get real mad,” Rebel says. “She turned mean.” Karen doesn’t deny it. “I poured out all my pent-up frustration and anger on him.” 22
But then she’d apologize. “I knew that [mean person] wasn’t the real her,” he says. The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) was the last piece of the puzzle. “I was at Rainbow Grocery sometime in 2010 and saw an ad for a medical study,” she says. “So now I participate in research groups. Whatever study I’m eligible for, they learn from me and I learn from them. The only things I don’t participate in are the clinical drug trials.” Rebel says he started seeing a real change in
Karen after early 2011, when she started seeing a UMMC doctor every week for cognitive rehab and counseling. “You could just tell within a week that whatever this lady was doing was turning her attitude around, and she was just doing better and better,” he says. And she’s still going every week. “It’s tough, but it’s good, and it’s working,” she says. She also started taking photographs as part of a BIAM project called Art of Recovery. She can
express herself through art when she cannot do so verbally. And art has replaced analysis in her daily life. This wouldn't be such a big deal except Karen holds a master of science degree in operations facility management for convention centers, along with a bachelor of business. With an extensive background in mathematics, analytics and statistics, she used to be able to predict a business's probability of success and how to maximize revenue. "It's funny - I can still spot a pattern in most any graph, but I just can't look at the numbers themselves and make sense of them." The best thing she can do for her injury is about four hours of good physical activity, preferably outdoors. She swims, rides her bicycle, and helps with the landscaping at the condos. She’s still looking for active, part-time work - maybe as a courier, or at a stable - but hasn’t found it yet. The worst thing for a brain injury is competition, pressure - basically trying really hard, Karen says. “I had to unlearn a lifetime of habits, and let it heal and learn to accept it. The more I pushed, the more seizures I had and the less sense I made. “I had to stop being that high level executive outpacing everyone,” she says. Nowadays she lives a relatively normal, independent life, though she needs more rest than the average person. And Rebel looks forward to his visits. “In 2009, she would probably snap at me at least every half hour or so. And now I can go down there and spend three weeks, four weeks, and we never even have a harsh word,” he says. Karen says she wants her story to bring people hope. “If I can help somebody else or inspire them, deliver a meal, lend a helping hand, keep that spark of hope alive, that’s all I want. “I miss my logic and my ability to connect the dots ... But all things considered, most doctors and UMMC staff who look at my case think it’s pretty amazing. They want me to speak to some of the new residents,” she says. “You’re never going to be that person [from before the injury] again. That was the toughest part. But you’re going to be OK, and be this new person.”
Art of Recovery photos by Karen; (Top) “Let There Be Light” (Bottom) “New Dawn”
“If I can help somebody else or inspire them, deliver a meal, lend a helping hand, keep that spark of hope alive, that’s all I want.” july 2013
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he name Jana Canady Bell goes simultaneously with the Land Mass between New Orleans and Mobile. It was she who turned a negative situation into positive press for the state of Mississippi. Yet this is nothing new to her, because for years the Northsider has been known for promoting everything good for not only the Jackson area, but also the entire state. And Jana continues to do this through her new role as development director for Palmer Home for Children, a 118-year-old organization with campuses in Columbus and Hernando. Her mission is to raise funds from Jackson to the Gulf Coast for the nonprofit agency that runs solely on private donations. Palmer Home for Children is a Christian ministry and safe harbor to children coming from difficult circumstances who need a home, and their arrival often begins a lifelong relationship. “At Palmer, our children are served educationally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, with each child given the opportunity to overcome
obstacles and build on their individual strengths,” Jana said. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of such an amazing organization, For years, my husband and I have been fans of the work they do, and to be able to actually work with them is a dream situation.” Jana, an only child, is originally from Batesville, Ark., and moved to Jackson at the age of 12. Attending school at Chastain and graduating from Callaway, she went on to Mississippi State and Ole Miss, where she had a great time at the expense of her transcript. However, she did eventually get serious and made up for lost time graduating from Mississippi College. But according to Jana, even with the school-hopping, she does bleed maroon. “I went to college thinking I was going to come out as the next Diane Sawyer, but quickly found out there is really not a whole lot of money, (and a whole lot of work) in the early years of television journalism,” she said. “So instead I decided to go into marketing and advertising, which still wasn’t a lot of money, but much less stress.” july 2013
B ELL Shortly after graduation, flipping through the classifieds, Jana found a job opening that required travel. She decided since she was single, it would be a perfect opportunity for her. She applied and got the job as a marketing manager for more than 200 Sonic Drive-Ins. All was going smoothly until she had a minor hiccup at one of the stores in Clinton. “The day of a new store grand opening in Clinton I was running a little behind and missed the entire thing,” she laughed. “I was a touch nervous about explaining myself, and when I pulled up to one of the stalls instead of hitting the brakes, I hit the gas. I drove straight through the building. Knocked the fryer from one side of the aisle to the other. Quite embarrassing. I was thankful everyone was on the other end of the building and nobody was hurt.” Amazingly, she and the owner remain friends to this day. Jana didn’t stay too long after that, although she and the owner remain friends to this day. Jana became restless and needed a change of scenery, so she moved around a little, first to New Orleans, then Macon, Ga., and eventually ended up in Lexington, Ky. “I really enjoyed my time in Lexington. It was a whole new world with all of the beautiful horse farms, races and a killer basketball team,” she said. “However something was pulling me back to Jackson.” That longing for home brought Jana back to the Northside in 1997 where she began work as an account executive/writer for a local advertising agency. And a little over a month after she moved back, she met her future husband, William Bell, who was a fledging attorney in Ridgeland. The two met at a Halloween fund-raiser (no less) for cystic fibrosis. “Halloween is my favorite holiday so, of course, I was in full-on witch mode. William had no idea I was actually a blonde,” she said. His friends were actually worried about him talking to me. It was one of those ‘cheesy across the room’ moments, and I knew I had to meet him (he was not in costume). I told a friend to go chat him up and then call me over to introduce me. It was so obvious and embarrassing, but we hit it off, black lipstick and all.” William gave Jana his card at the party, and in typical fashion she wasted no time calling him back
Jana and William as Marilyn Monroe and James Dean in 2000
William, Jana, Jake (13) and Payne (12)
the next day. But the call went unreturned. Not happy, she kept his card on her desk for more than a month. “Around Thanksgiving, I made my ‘every other day’ trip to the Super Jitney, only this time I couldn’t find my debit card. I thought to myself, if this thing doesn’t turn up in 30 seconds, I am out of here. I dumped my purse out in the floorboard, found the card, and went in. I was in the checkout line when William walked in. I don’t know how he recognized me but he did, and claimed he did in fact return my call. At least that’s his story and he’s sticking to it. But I never got the message.” The two hit it off. She told him about an upcoming event she was helping to promote, and he responded with, “What time do I pick you up?” That first date was December 5, 1997. And also the night she knew she had met her match. “We are sitting at Bravo over shrimp and pesto pizzas, and I am doing my best to be entertaining,” she said. “He is just sitting there enamored, like he is completely into what I am saying. Then he abruptly stops me and says, ‘Let me ask you a question.’ With this serious look he says, ‘Do you like sun-dried tomatoes?’ I just kind of looked him strangely and said,
‘um yes, why?’ ‘You have a big one hanging off the corner of your mouth.’ ” It was at that moment Jana knew she would marry him Their wedding was a year to the week of that first date. And a year to the week of the wedding, their first son, Jake, was born. That was also the day she became a stay-at-home mom. Fifteen months later, their son, Payne, was born. Jake, 13, is a eighth-grader at Jackson Prep and Payne, 12 will start the seventh grade at Prep this fall. In 2002, when the boys were toddlers, Jana joined the Junior League of Jackson where she immediately used her strengths to help promote the organization while keeping her career skills up to date. “I like to stick to projects involving public relations, raising money and writing,” she said. “You must have those things in place in order to make the community projects happen.” Jana started out doing oral histories for the Eudora Welty Foundation. “It was such a great learning experience getting to talk in depth with her closest friends and family members,” she said. “We transcribed more than 300 pages of audio and video recordings, and now the histories are a per-
“I like to stick to projects involving public relations, raising money and writing. You must have those things in place in order to make the community projects happen.”
Heart of the Home 2013 Steering Committee
manent part of the Mississippi Department of Archives.” From there, she continued to lean toward writing projects, but eventually was “thrown to the wolves” as she likes to joke, with Mistletoe Marketplace 2005 overseeing promotions. “This was the Katrina year,” she said. “We had Mistletoe planned to a T, and then our little world changed. I had just been to our printer (in Gulfport) the week prior to proof the invitations and magazine. I had to jump through some crazy hoops to get everything rerouted here. The mother of my sales rep literally drove the invitations to us in evacuation traffic along with a few of her clothes. Sadly, the printing company was demolished and our order was the last thing to go out.” It was a toss-up whether Mistletoe was even going to happen because the Trade Mart was set up as a FEMA shelter. But it all came together at the 11th hour and the league had its most profitable year to date, raising more than $900,000 for community projects. “I think people were ready to take a break from Katrina, just to have a small sense of normalcy,” Jana said. After Mistletoe, Jana spent the next two years in the league promoting the Mississippi Children’s Museum and Bargain Boutique. She then served on the board of directors as secretary and the following year as communications vice president. “After that last role, I realized I completed most every project I wanted to do. So, much to the happiness of my husband, I went ‘out to pasture.’ ” However, she still remained active in an advisory role for various councils, as well as Mistletoe Marketplace 2012. Holly Lange and Jana were in the same provisional class of the junior league in 2002. “Jana is one of the most unique women I know,” said Lange, who just completed her term as president of the Junior League of Jackson. “She is funny, loving, caring, and remarkably creative. One minute, we will be having a conversation about a problem in our community or world, the next minute she's created a movement. She's on the short list of friends I'd call with a personal or a professional problem.” From nonprofit, to political, to school, the fund-raising for the community is what fuels Jana. She’s also been a big supporter of her sons’ schools, chairing and helping with fund-raising events for First Presbyterian Day School and Jackson Preparatory School. She handled all promotions for Jackson Prep’s Heart of the Home. Jana has also been a political fund-raiser, most recently
for a statewide office just last year. She loves to stay busy, try new things, and is constantly on the lookout for new adventures. However, some things just have a way of finding her. This brings us back to her most memorable moment from last year, the Land Mass “incident” that occurred on August 26, 2012. People were glued to their televisions as reports came in on the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In its coverage of Isaac, the Weather Channel reportedly described the geographic area the storm would affect as the “land mass” between New Orleans and Mobile. “I was on Facebook and saw a friend's post complaining about the Weather Channel referring to Mississippi as a land mass. And then, I saw another, and another…” she said. “Instead of getting mad about it, I thought it was hilarious and decided to create a little Facebook page about it. It was all meant to be in fun, I thought a few friends would get a kick out of it. Little did I know. The page was created in response to the Weather Channel gaff,” she said. “ But then, readers started posting shelter and storm information, so it evolved into a clearinghouse of information. It started out as something tongue-in-cheek and turned into something with staying power. Mississippi was ripe for some positive press,” she said. “And Jackson is an extended family to me, I want people to hear the good things we are doing here.” Jana was running on pure adrenaline. “I monitored the page 20 hours a day for three days straight, getting very little sleep,” she said. “We had 55,000 followers in 72 hours, and with that many people you had to be prepared if comments took an ugly turn.” Jana enlisted the help of friend Stacey Griffith who helped her monitor the page and design the logo. A portion of the proceeds from the online Land Mass store went to the Salvation Army of Gulfport to help with hurricane relief. The page sparked numerous online stores selling Mississippi products, original songs, YouTube videos, and was even picked up in a story by the New York Times. The universities jumped on board with t-shirts proclaiming, “This is our Land Mass, The University of Southern Land Mass, and even Ole Mass. “Actually, the most fun I had was watching the reporters trip all over themselves to say Mississippi after that,” Jana laughed. Today, the Land Mass between NOLA and Mobile is still 55,000 strong. “While the Land Mass is still hopping, and another hurricane season is in full swing, right now the eye is on Palmer Home and a very exciting Southern Soiree we are planning here in Jackson in late October. Stay tuned.
“Jana is one of the most unique women I know. She is funny, loving, caring, and remarkably creative.” - Holly Lange
2012 Mistletoe Steering Committee
rganized. Loving. Innovative. Those are some of the words friends and family used to describe Madison resident Lynn Boykin, a college professor, Girl Scout leader, wife and mother. “Under the weather,” is how she described herself, having returned from her church’s week-long mission trip with a head cold. A woman constantly in motion, Lynn grew up in the culturally and geographically diverse cities of Seattle, Houston and Orlando before her graduation from Yazoo City High School. With a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University, she moved to the Jackson area in 1990. “I came here because it was close to family … Mississippi was home and there was no place better. People were more genuine here,” she said with a smile.
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That love of genuine people led her to her husband of 26 years, Billy Boykin. “Lynn and I met in college,” said Billy. “She was studying to be a landscape architect, and I was an economics major. She was a country girl at heart, and I grew up in the country, so that was a natural attraction.” The two dated throughout college. When Billy was graduated and went to work for RalstonPurina, he suggested Lynn stay for her master’s degree. She brushed the thought aside, preferring to get to work. Lynn was practical, too, when the time came for their wedding. She married Billy in Sioux City, Iowa, as he was preparing for his seventh transfer in three years. Recalled Billy, “We actually got married and didn’t invite our family to the wedding because Lynn didn’t want her father to take on the financial responsibility. We called them all and told them we’d all get together for a party when we got back into town. It didn’t hurt anyone’s feelings; it’s just how we were.” That Lynn was an outdoorswoman showed in the way she and Billy celebrated the 25th anniversary of that wedding: They went fly fishing in Alaska. Aboard the small plane bound for the fishing site, Lynn and her husband listened intently while their guide explained that the gun he carried with him was merely a precautionary measure, as he’d seen very few bears in his 20 years with the company. Once on the ground sorting their fishing gear, Billy drew the guide’s attention to an eight-foot grizzly 40 yards from them. “The guide said we should just pick our stuff up, and back outta there real slow,” Billy said. “But Lynn wasn’t taking any chances with that guide. She reached over and grabbed him by the shoulder, and said, ‘Sir, if you don’t know how to use that shotgun, I do!’ ”
Lynn’s willingness to save Billy from a grizzly bear was the culmination of years of partnership, beginning with parenting Billy Scott, a college student, and Kristin, a freshman at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. “Billy and I raised our children with grandparents who worked, so we just balanced it. My job finished at 3:30 in the afternoon, and I had the same school holidays as the kids. He was able to be assistant leader for our son’s Boy Scout troop. We just somehow made it all come together.” The children appreciated Lynn’s dedication to them. According to Kristin, “She took me to practices, signed me up for summer activities like camps and select volleyball. She cooked for our family. She taught me to be a proper lady and not judge others, but accept them for who they are; to love them no matter what and try to be a help to them.” Added son Billy Scott, “She kept me on track, helping me focus on school. Even after I started college, she texted me every day to see how I was doing.” Lynn’s dedication to her children led her to become a Girl Scout leader. “I was a Girl Scout. Being an outdoorswoman, I wanted that for my daughter Kristin for the leadership and outdoor elements.” Lynn led the same group of girls from first grade to high school, watching them develop interests in other areas like flag corps, ROTC, volleyball and even fox hunting. Said Lynn, “I enjoyed watching the success they found when they used those skills, especially with them working on their Gold Award, the Girl Scout equivalent to the Eagle Scout Award.” Being a leader for Kristin’s troop created a special bond between the mother and daughter. By longstanding tradition at Camp Wahi, no leader used her real name, but instead got a nickname. Kristin herself chose her mom’s name, so Girl Scouts of all ages gathered around the legendary “Flamingo,” wearing her signature denim vest with pink feathered collar. Explained Kristin, “She reminded me of a flamingo: she could stand on one foot for a really long time and she was really tall.” The flamingo was a fitting symbol for Lynn, as she gave her Girl Scouts wings to seek out adventure and balance in their interests. She took her girls to a day-long archery session, swimming with the dolphins, sailing and kayaking, on a 25-mile bicycling and camping weekend, as well as the more traditional quilting lessons and Girl Scout cookie sales. Said Girl Scout Selah Hall, “She planned amazing activities for us that we never would have done otherwise.” But Lynn’s efforts weren’t focused solely on exciting opportunities for the girls. Billy Boykin observed a larger purpose. “Her goal was for those girls to believe in themselves. She taught them, expected them to follow rules and apply what they learned. She hoped that one day those girls would come back
“She taught me to be a proper lady and not judge others, but accept them for who they are; to love them no matter what and try to be a help to them.” -Kristin Boykin to her when she was 80, and say ‘You remember, Miss Lynn, when you taught me such-and-such? I want you to know I’m a better person because of it.’ ” “Lynn was a role model for the parents as well,” added Girl Scout mom Becky Adkins. “When the girls prepared for a trip, Lynn expected them to pack for the trip themselves to teach them responsibility and independence. Also, they weren’t allowed to have electronics on trips. If they were on an 11-hour bus ride, the girls entertained themselves by telling stories and singing songs; they communicated.” Lynn brought the same love of people to her work, teaching engineering technology at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland. Having earned her master’s degree online from California State University, she was one of the state’s first instructors using videos and Internet to train students in computer-aided design. Innovation continued as she noticed most of her students were adults returning to school, retraining in order to make a living. With approval from Wayne Watkins, director of career/technical education for Holmes, Lynn and her department revamped the whole program so that students took only three classes in eight weeks. The goal was to make the students employable in their new careers more quickly. Said Watkins, “Lynn was close to the students. The first day she brought her students in and started on team-building exercises. It galvanized the class and made them a closer unit. She was part teacher, part counselor and part advisor.” Lynn’s advice also made a difference to Hugh Smith, her pastor at Twin Lakes Baptist Church for five years. “She inspired me,” recalled Pastor Smith. “She came and talked to me about trying to get our youth ministry to become more mission oriented.” Her vision led to the Twin Lakes youth group joining Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church at their Mission Fest, working at ministry sites like Stewpot, free clinics and a homeless shelter. She convinced Twin Lakes to add two Girl Scout troops, and helped establish their Venture Group (a co-ed offshoot of the Boy Scouts). They used rock climbing, zip lines, kayaking, canoeing and sailing to reach out to the community. Said Pastor Smith, “Lynn’s got over-the-top energy. Some people care about things, but don’t have the passion to get up and do anything about them. Lynn has that passion and drive.” Since 1990, Lynn Boykin enriched the lives of others in the Jackson area. Whether she was enjoying life with her family, teaching her Girl Scouts about themselves and the outdoors, helping adults reach for a new career goal, or engaging the youth of her church, Lynn showed her love to others by pointing the way, then encouraging them to become the best people they could be. Her husband Billy neatly summed up Lynn’s qualities of love and leadership: “I knew if I died tomorrow, I would not have to worry about Lynn taking care of our family or anything,” mused Billy. “She’s a real independent person, but she would die inside if she didn’t have everybody. The best way I can describe her is, she doesn’t need anybody, but she needs everybody.” 34
Billy and Lynn on their 25th wedding anniversary trip, 50 miles south of Juneau
Lynn and daughter Kristin, Brownie Troup 333, Central Hinds Academy, 2006
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he Mississippi Tennis Association announces that the recipients of the 2013 Educational Scholarships are Mary Evelyn Carroll of Madison and Skyler Flowers of Ocean Springs. Now in its 13th year, the program awards scholarships each year to a deserving young man and woman based on their accomplishments in the classroom, on the tennis court, and in the community. Congratulations to both of these very deserving student athletes. Mary Evelyn, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Carroll, is a member of the 2013 graduating class of Madison Central High School. This well-rounded young lady has been an outstanding student throughout her high school years, especially excelling in the arts and sciences. Her community involvement includes participation in the Madison the City Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Ambassador Program, the youth programs at St. Matthew’s Methodist Church, and the volunteer program at Madison Ark Animal Shelter, as well as other community fund-raisers and service endeavors. She has done all this while working as the pro shop supervisor at Reunion Country Club and babysitting. Her interest in tennis began when she was 10 years old, kindled in part by watching her sister play in junior tournaments. After she herself played in a few novice tournaments, she “got the bug” and began to pursue tennis more avidly. She has been a member of the MCHS tennis team since the eighth-grade, playing singles or mixed doubles. Every year she got to the finals or semifinals, and this year was no different as she and her partner finished as the finalists in the 6A classification. She was also instrumental in Madison Central’s second place finish in the state 6A team competition. Mary Evelyn has chosen to attend Birmingham Southern
Mary Evelyn Carroll of Madison received the MTA Educational Scholarship. She graduated from Madison Central High School and plans on attending Birmingham Southern in the fall. 36
University, where she will major in biology and Spanish. Skyler is the son of George and Roma Flowers, and is a graduating senior at Ocean Springs High School, where he excels in the classroom and in athletics. His competitive spirit drives him to be the best he can be in anything he undertakes. His extracurricular activities include the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Beta Club, Cotillion Big Brother program, Phi Kappa, and the tennis and soccer teams. He has been a youth counselor at the Treasure Oak Country Club Day Camp and is an active member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church. His participation in tennis began when he tagged along with his older brother to tennis tournaments. After playing soccer, basketball and baseball, he realized that tennis was his sport. In addition to his play in junior tournaments, he has been a major contributor to the success of the OSHS tennis team, which won its fourth straight 6A team competition in 2013. He was the 6A boys singles champion in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and boys doubles champion in 2010. His current overall ranking in Mississippi is number two in Boys 18. In the fall, Skyler plans to attend Belhaven University, where he will pursue a degree in sports medicine. Dennis Miller, immediate past president of the Mississippi Tennis Association and treasurer for USTA Southern, is a member of the USTA’s Advocacy Committee, Advocacy Days. The group recently went to the nation’s capital to advocate the virtues of tennis. Advocacy Days brings more than 100 members of the USTA, including those from the USTA and USTA Serves boards of directors, the advocacy and public affairs committee, the Tennis and Higher Education Task Force, and the NJTL network together for the purpose of educating public decision-makers at the federal level. Chris Evert, former number one tennis player, served as the Advocacy Days leader. The 18-time Grand Slam singles champion’s speech served as an opener for 2013 USTA Advocacy Days, designed to highlight the work the organization has done in communities throughout the country and to propose new ways to engage a nationwide network of tennis players. During her address to the group, Evert shared with the group the following: “I still can recall after I became number one in the world, I had a talk with my Skyler Flowers of Ocean Springs received the MTA Educational Scholarship. He graduated from dad and asked him why he got Ocean Springs High School and plans on attendme into tennis, I figured he’d say ing Belhaven College in the fall.
by JENNY MARKOW
Dennis Miller, immediate past president of the Mississippi Tennis Association and treasurer for USTA Southern, is a member of the USTA’s Advocacy Committee, Advocacy Days. He is shown here with former number one player, Chris Evert, during his recent trip to the nation’s capital to advocate the virtues of tennis.
because he thought I’d be successful and have a chance to travel the world and play the great tournaments and make a name for myself. He told me that the reason he taught me and my brothers and sisters to play tennis was to keep us off the streets, he saw tennis as a vehicle that would provide us all with a place to go after school where we would stay out of trouble.” In addition to this, she says, “tennis can enhance and improve communities because it’s a social, fun, healthy activity that invariably brings people together, let’s face it, these days, every one of our communities could benefit from a little more togetherness.” The 27th Annual Southern Senior Cup Team Championships were held in Huntsville, May 31-June 3. With more than 300 participants the Senior Cup was well represented by each of the nine states in the Southern section. The Southern Senior Cup Competition continues to be the crown jewel of adult competition in the South. The Mississippi Men’s 55 team won their division, going not only undefeated but they didn’t lose a set. They played Louisiana in their first match, beating them 3-0. Ken Koelling won number one singles 6-4, 6-2. Mark Thompson won number two singles 6-2, 6-2, and Ken Koelling and Marty Pearson won doubles 6-2, 6-2. Next (Continued on page 38)
55 menâ€™s cup senior winners were Marty Pearson, Ken Knoelling, Mark Thompson.
Laurie McClintock and Karen de Kock resting after a tough match during the JLTA tournament.
Front L-R: Geri Smith, Debbie Foster, Willie Mae Lott, Gail Harper, Betty Byers, Camille Soulier, Sibyl Child, Sally Thompson, Carolyn Galloway, Linda Thompson. Middle L-R: Cindi Beasley, Anne Culpepper, Tammy McLaurin, George Beemon, Patsy Watkins, Hap Davis, Kent Shultz. Back L-R: Marty Pearson, Albert Lyle, Mark Thompson, Murrell Godfrey, Ed Assaf, Ken Knoelling, Ken Toler, Randy Johnson.
Winners in the Platinum/Red division were Karis Harbarger and Ann Turk. Runners up were Tammy McLaurin and Debbie McCaskill. L-R: Tammy McLaurin, Ann Turk, Karis Harbarger, Debbie McCaskill
Enjoying the JLTA end of year tournament at River Hills are Linda Bowie, Carol Ann Anthony, Tracy Mason, Cathy McIntyre, Rhonda Rhoden, Bonny Henderson, Judy Hearn and Melissa Lowery.
JLTA disciplinarian, Reveland Wheat, and outgoing JLTA president, Shawn Ward were happy to take home some beautiful flowers.
Enjoying time during the JLTA end of season tournament at the Country Club of Jackson are Rhonda Rhoden, Leah Warren, Aubrey Thomas.
Enjoying their door prizes from the JLTA luncheon were Jordon Goodwin, Sandra McLaurin and Shawn Ward.
Taking a break after some great tennis at River Hills Tennis Club are Dottie Grubbs, Chrisit Horn, Hope Chandler, Becky Mercier, Kristi Stuckey, and Jennifer Evans.
Heading to the courts to play during the JLTA end of year tournament were Julie Harrison, Stephanie Holt and Tracy Mason.
Winning the Gold/White division were Bonnie Henderson and Rhonda Rhoden. Finalists in the division were Cathy McIntyre and Judy Hearn. july 2013
qbkkfp ^as^kq^db (Continued from page 36) up was North Carolina and again, they won 3-0. Ken won number one singles 6-4, 6-2. Mark won number two singles 6-4, 6-4, and Mark Thompson and Marty Pearson won doubles 6-4, 6-2. They played Georgia in the finals and beat them 3-0. Ken Koelling won number one singles 6-2, 6-2. Mark Thompson won number two singles 6-1, 6-2, and Ken Koelling and Marty Pearson won doubles 6-3, 6-4. They won nine matches without losing a set, won first place out of nine states. Ken Koelling is from Meridian, Mark Thompson is from Jackson, and Marty Pearson is from Oxford. Congratulations to all of Team Mississippi. The Jackson Ladies Tennis Association (JLTA) recently held their end of season tennis tournament and luncheon. The tournament was May 7 and 8, at tennis facilities across the city and the luncheon was held at the
Country Club of Jackson May 9. More than 100 ladies enjoyed the two-day tournament and attended the luncheon. Winners in the Platinum/Red division were Karis Harbarger and Ann Turk, runners-up were Tammy McLaurin and Debbie McCaskill. This division was played at the Country Club of Jackson. Playing at River Hills Tennis Club, in the Gold/White division, Rhonda Rhoden and Bonny Henderson were the winners, and the runners-up were Judy Hearn and Cathy McIntyre. In the Blue/Bronze division, playing at The Club at The Township, Wilma Vanlandingham and Linda Vandermolen were the winners, and Chandy Lee and Chrysler Carter were the runners-up. Rounding out the tournament was the Yellow division, playing at Reunion Golf and Country Club. Brooke Chandler and Caroline
O’Cain were the winners, and Jerrie Ann Thomas and Tanya Hamil were the runners-up. JLTA is the largest women’s day league in the tricounty area. There are close to 900 ladies that play on different levels, based on their tennis ability, two seasons per year. The 2013 season was the 35th year of JLTA. The incoming president is Laurie McClintock. For more information about JLTA, go to their Web site; http://jlta.org/. The temperatures have warmed up very quickly. Remember to drink plenty of fluids before, during and after any outside activities. Play hard, stay hydrated and enjoy the summer months by playing some tennis. As always, for all of your tennis questions, go to www.mstennis.com. You can find us on Facebook; ustamississippi or Twitter; ustamississippi.
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t didn’t take me long to figure out that life can be a delicate balance between moments of sweet bliss and bitter challenges. We’ve all heard the saying when life gives you lemons … make lemonade. And as the saying goes you catch more flies with honey … it takes a lot of sugar to take the pucker out of a tart lemon. I get the reasoning for making the best, but I’ve never understood why you have to be sweet when you’re faced with a difficult situation. Why doesn’t anyone say when life gives you lemons make a vinaigrette? Like many of life’s problems, lemons have been around for eons. And just like sour situations, lemons can be found year-round. The oval-shaped bright yellow citrus fruit is high in vitamin C, but lemons lose much of their intensity of flavor and nutritional value shortly after being exposed to air. It’s best not to cut a lemon until you are ready to use it – much like dealing with a bad situation, it’s best not to address an issue until you are ready to handle it quickly. The lemon has many culinary uses, from sweet to savory applications and is one of the most versatile citrus fruits. But did you know that lemons could be used for bleaching and disinfecting too? As in life we all handle problems differently – some people clean when they’re stressed, some people eat, and there are those that just need a drink to take the edge off. So, when life gives you lemons, squeeze them for all they’re worth. I have several suggestions for handling them when life gives you lemon moments: lighten-up your look; make your own cleaning products; whip up a lemon curd for a sweet and tart dessert; toss a summer salad with a tangy vinaigrette; sauté lemon chicken for a quick dinner; or you could always make a glass of lemonade to beat the summer heat.
Marlana Walters, Proprietor The Everyday Gourmet
When life gives you lemons lighten your hair and skin… 1. LEMON LIGHTENING
For dishwater blondes, dilute the juice of one lemon into a quart of water and spray on hair to lighten hair in the sunshine. Rinse hair with cool water after 30 minutes. For those of you with splotchy skin, lemon juice and water can be applied topically to the skin as often as once a day to even out skin tone. Dilute lemon juice with equal parts water and apply to skin for a gradual evening of skin tone over time.
When life gives you lemons get cleaning… 2. LEMON CUTTING BOARD CLEANER INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 lemon
DIRECTIONS Sprinkle cutting board with salt and use lemon to rub salt into the cutting board. Wipe clean with paper towel.
3. LEMON COUNTERTOP CLEANER IINGREDIENTS 1 part vinegar 1 part water Juice of ½ lemon
DIRECTIONS Combine vinegar, water and lemon juice in spray bottle and use to clean any nonporous surface. Spray lemon cleaner on countertops and wipe with paper towel or cloth.
4. LEMON WOOD POLISH INGREDIENTS 1/2 teaspoon olive oil Juice of 1 lemon
DIRECTIONS Combine olive oil and lemon juice and apply with a soft cloth to wood surfaces. The acidity of the lemon will help to cut the grease in the oil so that surfaces are shiny, but not greasy. The wood polish can also be applied with a damp mop to wood floors.
All that cleaning may make you hungry so when life gives you lemons make a salad… 5. LEMON AND GARLIC ROMAINE WAVES INGREDIENTS 2 Romaine lettuce heads, trimmed, washed and spun dry 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove, minced 6 tablespoons Bariani Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 40
FOODWISE DIRECTIONS In medium bowl, whisk together egg, yolks and sugar until eggs are foamy. In double boiler combine lemon juice, zest and butter until butter is completely melted. Add egg mixture to double boiler and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes until the mixture is very thick and heavily coats the back of a spoon. Allow to cool and serve in tartlet shells with fresh blueberries or raspberries.
When life gives you lemons make a drink… 8. LEMON GINGER FIZZ
INGREDIENTS 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger root, grated 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice Sparkling water 1 lemon, sliced thin
DIRECTIONS Stack romaine leaves on top of one another, roll them loosely and slice into 1-inch strips. In a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. In medium salad bowl, toss romaine leaves with vinaigrette and serve immediately.
When life gives you lemons make dinner… 6. SAUTÉED LEMON AND ARTICHOKE CHICKEN INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons Bariani Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 can artichoke hearts, drained 4 tomatoes, peeled and diced Fresh basil, julienned Salt and pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS Rinse chicken breasts in cold water and pat dry. Place each chicken breast between plastic wrap and pound with a rolling pin until the breast doubles in size, and then cut into two equal pieces. Combine flour and salt and pepper, and then lightly coat chicken pieces. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick pan and add chicken. Cook chicken until browned on both sides and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Add lemon juice to pan and use wooden spoon to combine with chicken drippings over medium heat. Add lemon zest, artichokes and tomatoes to pan, and combine thoroughly. Return chicken to pan and heat thoroughly. Garnish with fresh basil and serve immediately.
When life gives you lemons make dessert… 7. LEMON CURD
INGREDIENTS 1 egg 4 egg yolks 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest Dash of salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter
DIRECTIONS In small sauce pan combine water and sugar, bring to a boil, add ginger, remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain and combine with lemon juice. Combine one part lemon mixture with two parts sparkling water and serve over ice.
9. LEMON DROP COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS 1 cup chilled vodka 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup sugar Ice 1 lemon, zest for garnish or sliced thin
DIRECTIONS In a large cocktail shaker combine vodka, lemon juice and sugar. Shake well. Add ice to shaker and shake for 20 seconds. Pour into martini glasses and garnish with lemon slices or lemon zest curls.
10. CLASSIC LEMONADE INGREDIENTS 10 cups water 2 cups sugar 2 cups fresh lemon juice
DIRECTIONS Make heavy simple syrup by combining 2 cups of water and 2 cups sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stirring continuously, increase temperature and bring mixture to a boil for one minute. Remove from heat and cool completely. In a pitcher, add water, simple syrup and lemon juice. Stir well and serve over ice.
A final thought as you’re sipping lemonade from Clarence Edwin Flynn -
THE OPTIMIST Life handed him a lemon, As Life sometimes will do. His friends looked on in pity, Assuming he was through. They came upon him later, Reclining in the shade In calm contentment, drinking A glass of lemonade. Source: Flynn, Clarence Edwin (November 1940), The Rotarian 57 (5), The Rotarian p. 62 july 2013
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Melissa Caroline Murphree & Jason Adam Roberson DECEMBER 15, 2012 CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PETER THE APOSTLE • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
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elissa Caroline Murphree and Jason Adam Roberson were united in the sacrament of holy matrimony in a candlelight ceremony December 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Peter the Apostle. The Rev. Brian David Kaskie and the Rev. Michael O’Brien officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith Murphree. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lamar Black Cantelou and the late Robert Atkin Russell of Columbus, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Martin Murphree Sr. of Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Allen Roberson of Lebanon, Tenn. He is the grandson of Mrs. John Stephen Kuncewitch and the late Mr. Kuncewitch of Milltown, N.J., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Benton Roberson of Roseville, Mich. Nuptial music was presented by John Paul, organist; Sybil Cheesman, flautist; Thomas Lowe, violinist; and Ann Boswell Johnson, soloist. Lectors were Elizabeth Studdard White of Atlanta and Benjamin Todd Puckett Jr. of Jackson. Cameron Derivaux Jones of Houston read the Prayers of the Faithful. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a designer gown of ivory tulle over silk satin, fashioned with a strapless sweetheart neckline overlaid with beaded lace. From her empire waistline fell the A-line skirt of beaded Alencon lace, sweeping into a chapel train. Her long veil of illusion was edged in beading and lace matching that of her gown. She carried an English-style clutch bouquet of white antique garden roses. Catherine Russell Murphree, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Matron of honor was Penelope Roberson Croniser of Cleveland, Ohio, sister of the bridegroom. Bridesmaids were Wendy Edwards Bryant and Kelly Jeanes Wilkinson, both of Jackson; Kelly Elizabeth Backus and Ashley Wall Cronmiller, both of Atlanta; Allison Ashford Nicholson and Meredith Monsour Schiefer, both of Nashville; Suzanne Adams Crell of Port St. Lucie; Elizabeth Parsons Jack of Isola; Ellen Neill Jordan of Memphis; and Lindsey Smith Wiseman of Starkville. They wore gowns of emerald silk charmeuse, featuring twisted strapless necklines flowing into softly pleated full-length skirts, and carried hand-tied bouquets in shades of white and ivory. The proxy bride was Morgan Elizabeth Bush of Birmingham. Attendants were Margaret Caroline Gatlin and Nan Felder Gatlin of Summit, cousins of the bride; Lainey Newton Kemp of Oxford; and Mollie Hederman Young of Huntsville. Ann Elise Gatlin of Summit was the flower girl, and the ring bearer was Charles Sheppard Murphree of Senatobia, both cousins of the bride. Christopher Ryan Edwards of Nashville was best man. Groomsmen were Dustin Allen Roberson, brother of the bridegroom, David Andrew Deffendall, and Lowell Thomas Gorman, all of Lebanon; John William Braden of Denver; Michael George Gallant of Fort Lauderdale; Whitney Rhys Gorham, Jason Adam White, and James William Wynn III, all of Nashville; and Andrew Joseph Zimmerman of Charlotte, N.C. Following the ceremony, the couple rode to the reception in a restored 1952 black Cadillac sedan, originally owned by the bride’s paternal grandparents. At the Country Club of Jackson, guests were transported into the candlelit ballroom, featuring towering arrangements of floral candelabra of white hydrangea, freesia, tulips, and garden roses, topped with cathedral tapers. An array of Southern cuisine was complemented with entertainment by The DMP Band. On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents entertained with a seated rehearsal dinner at the Fairview Inn. Following a wedding trip to Cocobay Resort in Saint Johns, Antigua, the couple is at home in Nashville. july 2013
Lauren Elizabeth Holland & Benjamin Kelly Williamson MARCH 9, 2013 ELMS MANSION • NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
auren Elizabeth Holland and Benjamin Kelly Williamson were united in marriage at 6:15 p.m. March 9 at the Elms Mansion in New Orleans. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Whitaker Holland Sr. of Brandon. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Truett Spurgeon Bufkin of Canton, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dale Holland Sr. of Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leon Williamson of High Point, N.C. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Cornelius Williamson of McComb, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carter Arizona Dees of Taylorsville. The garden ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Mitchell Smith. Nuptial music was presented by Harry Hardin and Raul Gomez, violinists; Scott Perro, guitarist; and Gary Benoit, trumpeter. Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of ivory Alencon lace over silk shantung. It was designed in a slim fitted trumpet silhouette and featured a sweetheart neckline. Her skirt fell to an edging of scalloped lace and flowed into a chapel-length train. The waistline was accentuated with a belt of Alencon lace over satin with pearls. She wore a cathedral-length veil with lace trim. The bride carried a bouquet of garden and cabbage roses, ranunculus, hydrangeas, and lamb’s ear in shades of ivory with blush accents bound with ivory satin ribbon. The bride also carried a photo charm of her late grandparents, which was placed within her bouquet. Matron of honor was Elizabeth Riviere Beier of Mandeville, La. Maid of honor was Eliza Hegwood Ueltschey of Jackson. Bridesmaids were Nicole Shipp Brown of Metairie, La.; Eleanor Hightower James of Little Rock; Stephanie Griggs Krutz of Napa, Calif.; Mandy Legg Neese of Brandon; Ansley Tollison Vanlandingham of Greenville; and Marion Patterson Warfield of Nashville. Each wore a designer cocktail length champagne dress and carried a bouquet of ivory roses with blush accents and hydrangeas. Zoey Louise Polk of Sarasota, Fla.; and Ireland Kathleen Smith and Kairi Persaius Smith, both of Jackson, were flower girls. They wore luminescent taffeta tea length dresses with flower halos in their hair. The bride’s proxy was Haley Jones Mann of Huntsville. Scripture readings were recited by Tara Nall Maddox of Beaumont, Texas. Prayers were read by the bride’s cousin, Kara Brannan Stewart of Atlanta. The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Mark Whitaker Holland Jr. of Nashville; Jonathan Jordan Kemp and Samuel Shideler Nabors of Oxford; Joshua Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kelly Williamson Benjamin Kemp and Ernest Grover Martin IV of New Orleans; Sean Olsen McCrary of Denver; and Matthew Dees Williamson of Chicago. The recessional was “All You Need is Love,” and the cocktail hour featured the couple’s favorite jazz and Beatles’ songs. Guests danced to the music of Tru Class of New Orleans. Traditional New Orleans cuisine was served. The bride’s cake was a four-tiered almond cake with ivory buttercream icing. It was decorated with a ruffle design and adorned with fresh white roses. The bridegroom’s cake was a fondant two-tier chocolate cake with cream cheese icing that featured the Chicago Cubs logo; his favorite baseball team. Before departing, the couple and guests danced the “second line” around the courtyard while waving white monogrammed handkerchiefs. On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a seated rehearsal dinner at Restaurant August. The bride’s aunts, Linda Brannan, Sheila Polk, Sara Rasgdale, and Sherry Rula, hosted a bridesmaids luncheon at the International House Hotel on the wedding day. Also, a groomsmen’s brunch was given at Luke by Messieurs and Mesdames Gene Owens, Larry Favreau, Clark Blakeney, and Joe Ulmer. The following day, Dr. and Mrs. Edward Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Williamson hosted a brunch at Mr. B’s for the family. Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple is at home in New Orleans where the bride is a pharmaceutical sales representative with Publicis, and the bridegroom is a commercial lender with Whitney Bank. 46
Jessica Janae Faulkner & Christopher Brian Jackson MARCH 30, 2013 LONGWOOD PLANTATION • NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Brian Jackson and family
essica Janae Faulkner and Christopher Brian Jackson were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. March 30 at Longwood Plantation in Natchez. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Scott Green of Natchez. Nuptial music was provided by native Tupelo band Bonfire Orchestra. Given in marriage by her father, Tony Dean Faulkner, and stepfather, Don Harvey Cummings, the bride wore a designer corseted embroidered gown in ivory satin. She carried a traditional bouquet of crimson roses finished with an antique white ivory buttoned sleeve. The bride is the daughter of Don Cummings and Jacqueline Cowan Cummings of Natchez, and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Dean Faulkner of Ridgecrest, La. She is the granddaughter of the late Alvin Albert Cowan and Lola Ferrington Cowan of Frogmore, La., the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Faulkner of Ridgecrest, La., and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cummings of Yazoo City. Brittany Ann Cutrer of Natchez and Lindsey Malik Gay of Vicksburg were maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Robin Lee McCarthy of Alexandria, La.; Katie Malik McIlreavy of Vicksburg; Morgan Comfort Sirmon of Kosciusko; Kimberly Robertson Foster, Nikki Lynn Hankins, both of Natchez; and Leslie Purvis Tally of Corinth. They wore coordinating black cap-sleeved dresses and carried ivory rose bouquets. Addison Faith Faulkner, niece of the bride, and Emma Brook Whittington were ring bearers. The bridegroom’s childhood friend, William Uihlein of Vicksburg, and his younger brother, Chandler Warren Jackson, were best men. Groomsmen were Claude Rutledge Horne IV of Alexandria; Ethan Cole Faulkner, William Tel Faulkner, both of Natchez; Patrick Lee Parker Jr., Jacob Benjamin Artman, and Richard Brent Jackson, all of Vicksburg. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at Longwood Plantation, where guests enjoyed dancing to the music of Bonfire Orchestra and a display of Southern fare. Guests were also treated to a four-tier butter cream wedding cake and a Titleist Golf-inspired red velvet bridegroom’s cake. On the eve of the wedding, the bride’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Vue Restaurant in Natchez, where family and guests enjoyed a slide show of the couple’s lives. The couple is now at home in Fondren.
Sarah Reese McDonnell & Samuel Lee Stephens MARCH 23, 2013 MOUNT VIEW MANOR • BRENTWOOD, TENNESSEE
arah Reese McDonnell and Samuel Lee Stephens were united in marriage at 5 p.m. March 23 on the grounds of Mount View Manor in Brentwood, Tenn. The Rev. Chris Kinsley officiated the ceremo-
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lee Stephens
ny. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Merritt McDonnell of Madison. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herbert Bilbrey of Bastrop, La., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward McDonnell of Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Clell Stephens of Gardendale, Ala. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clell Stephens of Gardendale, Blanche Stephens of Mt. Olive, Ala.; the late Billy Joe Linton of Fultondale, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Robertson of Birmingham. Music was provided by Callie Priest, soloist; Whit Stiles, musician; and the Nashville Symphony String Quartet. John Bilbrey McDonnell of Denham Springs. La., brother of the bride, and Lani Stephens Winslow of Gibsonton, Fla., sister of the bridegroom, read Scripture. Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an all over Chantilly lace V-neck gown. The slim A-line gown featured satin covered buttons and a chapel length train with a scalloped lace hem. A satin sash accentuated the waist. Her fingertip veil was finished matching scalloped lace. She carried a bouquet made with brooches and pins given to her by women who have been influential in both hers and the bridegroom’s lives. Attached to it was her maternal grandmother’s wedding band. Along with the bouquet, she carried a handkerchief made from the bonnet she wore home from the hospital. She wore her grandmother’s pearl necklace and sapphire earrings belonging to the bridegroom’s aunt. The wedding band given to the bridegroom by his bride belonged to her maternal grandfather and greatgrandfather. Mothers of the couple carried bouquets containing roses in memory of the bride’s grandparents and the bridegroom’s grandfather. Laura Coggin Magness of Nashville was matron of honor. Honorary bridesmaids were Haley Kristin Bragg, Courtney Aschenbach Jones and Erin Hicks Moon of Nashville; Hannah Wilkerson Francis of Pelham, Ala.; Elizabeth Tomlinson Kinsley of Helena, Ala.; Amber Montgomery Pruitt of Tuscaloosa; Mariclaire Ingram Putman of Madison; and Rebecca Frederick Studdard of Columbus. The bridegroom’s father was best man. Ushers were Kevin James Castleman of Nashville; Dr. William Casey Frew of New York; Chase Howard John, Charles Ryan Kendrick, Gabriel Lopez and Timothy Andrew Wyckoff of Nashville; and Brandon William LaBarre of Chicago. Following the ceremony, the wedding party joined their guests inside Mount View Manor for a reception. Memory books were provided on tables for the guests to give the newlyweds advice on their new life together. The couple left to the sounds of cowbells and the swish of shakers from the guests’ choice of miniature cowbells, representing the bride’s allegiance to Mississippi State University, or red and white shakers representing the bridegroom’s favorite team, the Crimson Tide of Alabama. On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Mere Bulles in Brentwood. A bridal luncheon was hosted by the bride’s aunt, Linda Barnes of Tyler, Texas, Brenda Black of Clinton, Julia Field of Wren, and Sandi White of Jackson at Amerigo’s in downtown Nashville on the morning of the wedding. After a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple makes their home in Nashville.
Ann Louise Stacy & Miller Moncrief McNamara FEBRUARY 16, 2013 CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
nn Louise Stacy and Miller Moncrief McNamara were united in marriage February 16 at Christ United Methodist Church. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. David Brownlee, Wesley Ingram, and the Rev. Brian Sorgenfrei. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Larry Stacy of Jackson. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Thomas Edwin Bruton and Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Shackleford of Hollandale, also Mrs. Charles A. Stacy Jr. and the late Mr. Stacy of Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Franklin McNamara Jr. of Jackson. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Moncrief Bee of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. David Franklin McNamara of Ridgeland. Escorted by her father, the bride’s designer dress of re-embroidered Alencon lace featured a sweetheart neckline with shirred English net straps surrounding her shoulders. A beaded belt encircled the natural waistline and the flared hemline of the gown swept into a chapel train. She wore a blusher veil of illusion. She wore a pearl pin that belonged to the bridegroom’s paternal great-great-grandmother, and a diamond and sapphire bracelet that belonged to the bridegroom’s maternal grandmother. She carried a bouquet of hydrangea, white garden roses and vendella roses. The stems were wrapped with white lace ribbon. Emily Evans Stacy of Dallas, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore an empire dress of grey chiffon and carried a bouquet of green hypericum white garden roses and white hydrangea wrapped with white lace. The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were James Coleman Stacy of Jackson, brother of the bride, and John Bee McNamara of Washington, D.C., brother of the bridegroom. Nuptial music was presented by the Rev. George Strickland, organist; and Mrs. Pryor Graeber, vocalist. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents honored the new couple with a dinner at the Country Club of Jackson. On the eve of the wedding a cocktail party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Geary. The couple is at home in Jackson.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller Moncrief McNamara
Caitlin Alyse Kennedy & Jeffrey Reid Nichols OCTOBER 14, 2012 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND OF GORDA
aitlin Alyse Kennedy and Jeffrey Reid Nichols were united in marriage October 14 on the British Virgin Island of Gorda. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bernard Kennedy of Lansdale, Pa. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. William McDonald Nichols of Jackson. The wedding ceremony was held at sunset on the beach in Spanish Town and a reception followed at Coco Maya. The rehearsal dinner was the previous evening at The Rock CafĂŠ. Mrs. Nichols is a 2009 graduate of Rutgers University in Marine Sciences and Conservation Ecology. Nichols is a 2005 graduate of the University of Mississippi in Political Science. The couple live on Virgin Gorda where the bride is location manager and dive instructor for Dive BVI at Leverick Bay, and the bridegroom is boat captain and dive instructor also for Dive BVI. Stateside receptions will be held in September.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Reid Nichols
Rachel Alise Darnell & Joshua David Gregory
AUGUST 3, 2013
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
Rachel Alise Darnell, Joshua David Gregory
r. and Mrs. Thomas Floyd Darnell announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Alise Darnell, to Joshua David Gregory, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Ferrell Gregory of Brentwood, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Barron Minor of Jackson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Henry Darnell of Okolona. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. Ferrell Dean Gregory and the late Mr. Gregory, and Dr. and Mrs. George Dewey Dunn, all of Nashville. Miss Darnell is a 2008 honors graduate of Jackson Academy where she was selected as Miss Jackson Academy. In 2009, she was presented by the Debutante Club of Mississippi. She was graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi in May 2012. As an undergraduate, she was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, and the Order of Omega. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority and served as president. Miss Darnell is pursuing a master’s in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Mississippi. Gregory is a 2009 graduate of Brentwood High School where he was selected Mr. Brentwood High School. He was graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi and the Sally McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College in May receiving a degree in marketing. While an undergraduate, Gregory was inducted into Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and Order of Omega. He was a member of the Cardinal Club, and was associated with Ole Miss Sports Marketing and Ole Miss Intramurals. Gregory was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity where he served as chaplain and recruitment chairman. He will serve as an intern with CRU, formerly Campus Crusade for Christ, at the University of Mississippi. The couple will exchange vows August 3 at Christ United Methodist Church, with a reception to follow at The South.
Eden Yvonne Haas & Justin Patrick Harkins
JULY 27, 2013
PARK CITIES BAPTIST CHURCH • DALLAS, TEXAS
r. and Mrs. Nathanael Milton Haas of Dallas announce the engagement of their daughter, Eden Yvonne Haas, to Justin Patrick Harkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Michael Harkins of Jackson. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Highland Park High School in University Park, Texas, and received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Baylor University in 2008. She is a lead wedding coordinator for DFW Events in Dallas. The prospective bridegroom is a 2005 graduate of Jackson Academy. He received a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Baylor University in 2009. Harkins is the corporate EDI manager with abeo Management Corporation in Dallas. The couple will exchange vows July 27 at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.
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Lauren Grace Boyce & Mark Albert Koury
JULY 5, 2013
ST. CECILIA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH • BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Mark Albert Koury, Lauren Grace Boyce
r. and Mrs. John Thomas Boyce of Ridgefield, Conn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Grace Boyce, to Mark Albert Koury, son of Dr. and Mrs. Albert Michael Koury. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard William Testa of North Andover, Mass., and the late Joseph Francis Boyce and Francis Goulding Boyce of Braintree, Mass. Miss Boyce is a 2007 graduate of Ridgefield High School and a 2011 graduate of the Catholic University of America, where she received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is a kindergarten teacher at Imagine Hope Community Charter School in Washington, D.C., and will start in a new position as a third-grade teacher at St. Louis Catholic School in Alexandria, Va., next fall. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Timothy Carr of McComb, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Albert Koury of Leland. Koury is a 2006 graduate of Jackson Preparatory School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science with minors in philosophy and theology from the Catholic University of America in 2010. He was a member of the Pi Gamma Mu and Theta Alpha Kappa honor societies. He is associated with BAE Systems Inc., an international defense contractor as a competitive intelligence analyst in Washington, D.C. The couple will exchange vows July 5, at 3:30 p.m., at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Boston. They will make their home in Alexandria, Va.
Emily Jean Boyd & Bradford Turner Laney
AUGUST 10, 2013
ASHTON GARDENS • THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS
r. and Mrs. Charles H. Laney announce the engagement of their son, Bradford Turner Laney, to Emily Jean Boyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Conrad Boyd. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jean Conrad Boyd and the late William Lafayette Boyd Jr. of Kingwood, Texas, and the late Phillip and Annie Piediscalzo of Hammond, La. Miss Boyd is a graduate of Wheeler High School in Valparaiso, Ind., and she was graduated from the University of Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in education in 2005. Miss Boyd teaches fifth-grade math and science at Owens Intermediate School in Houston, Texas. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Ann Miller Gray and the late Loys Alvin Gray of Greenwood, and the late Marie Bittel Turner and the late John Hozie Turner of Jackson. A member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, he was graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 2006. He then earned his juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi in 2009. He is a practicing patent attorney in Houston. The couple will exchange vows August 10 at Ashton Gardens in The Woodlands, Texas. They will live in Houston. Bradford Turner Laney, Emily Jean Boyd july 2013
Lindsey Carolyn Russell & Adam Edward Rowe
JULY 6, 2013
GALLOWAY MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
Lindsey Carolyn Russell
r. and Mrs. Rick Duane Patt of Jackson, and William Terrell Russell of Brandon, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Carolyn Russell, to Dr. Adam Edward Rowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Anthony Melman, and Robert John Rowe of Oklahoma City. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wesley Magee II of Cleveland and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gene Patt of Natchez and the late Terrell “Ted” Russell and Carolyn Bullard Russell of Brandon. Miss Russell is a graduate of Northwest Rankin High School. She attended Mississippi State University where she was a member of Phi Mu sorority, Campus Crusade ministry team, and a Maroon and White beauty. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s in speech-language pathology from Mississippi University for Women. She is associated with Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Weldon Morrison of Edmond, Okla., and Mr. and Mrs. George Nathan Keyser of Bethany, Okla., and the late Robert Earl Rowe of Oklahoma City. Dr. Rowe is a graduate of Putnam City North High School and the University of Oklahoma, where he received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. He is a 2013 prospective graduate of the emergency medicine resident program at the University of Alabama Medical Center. A July 6 wedding is planned at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church.
Avery Kate Carlisle & Seth Whittaker Shannon
AUGUST 10, 2013
REDEEMER CHURCH • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
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r. and Mrs. Frank Dendy Carlisle announce the engagement of their daughter, Avery Kate Carlisle, to Seth Whittaker Shannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Stephen Shannon of Pella, Iowa. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jo Ward Haynes and the late Avery Purcell Haynes of Brandon, and of Sidnette Dendy Carlisle and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Charles Carlisle of Corinth. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wierenga of Caledonia, Mich., and of Norma Brewer Shannon and the late Richard Lee Shannon of Shawnee, Kan. Miss Carlisle is a graduate of Madison Central High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mississippi State University, where she was graduated magna cum laude, and was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She earned a postgraduate diploma from the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England, as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. In May 2009, she earned her juris doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law, where she was graduated cum laude. Miss Carlisle is associated with the Mississippi Court of Appeals in Jackson. Shannon is a graduate of Pella Christian School in Pella, Iowa. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, where he majored in psychology and business administration. Following college, he conducted research with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Psych-Law research program. In May 2009, he earned his juris doctorate from the University of Iowa School of Law. Shannon is associated with the Mississippi Center for Justice in Jackson. The couple will exchange vows August 10 at Redeemer Church in Jackson, with the reception to follow at Duling Hall Auditorium.
Courtney Lynn Kowalski & George Mathews Handey Jr.
AUGUST 3, 2013
WOODLAND HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
Courtney Lynn Kowalski
inda Kowalski and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen James Kowalski announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lynn Kowalski, to George Mathews “Buddy” Handey Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. George Mathews Handey of Montgomery, Ala. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Margaret Bond and the late John Ferris Bond of Jackson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Joseph Kowalski of Clinton. Miss Kowalski is a 2004 graduate of Jackson Academy. She received a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance in 2008 from the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she serves as scheduler for U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford representing Arkansas’ First Congressional District. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Betty Jo Ritchie and the late Gene Nicholson Handey Jr. of Montgomery, the late Ray Allen Wilhoit of Knoxville, and the late Vera Love Rice of Montgomery. Handey is a 2002 graduate of Saint James School of Montgomery. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in the Blount liberal arts program in 2006 from the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. Handey also earned his juris doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in 2009, and a master’s degree in policy management from Georgetown University in 2011. George Handey Jr. is associated with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. The couple will exchange vows August 3 at Woodland Hills Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the Country Club of Jackson.
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Melissa and Scott Adams wedding celebration
Adam Denson, Scott and Melissa Adams, Will Denson
Chuck Tomlinson, Les and Corrine Hegwood, Scott and Melissa Adams, Greg and Emily Rhodes
wedding celebration Melissa and Scott Adams were honored recently at a wedding celebration at the Camden farm of Julia and Vernon Chadwick. Music was provided by Scott Albert Johnson and Chalmers Davis. Co-hosts were Sarah and John D. Adams, Robin and Lawrence Coco, Jane Davis, Ouida and Bruce Davis, Debbie and Van Dees, Ouida and Wayne
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Drinkwater, Ann and Johnny Gourlay, Bob Graves, Merleen and Joe Hegwood, Janie and Tom McCraney, Camille and Bill Morris, Sandy and Kirk Nelson, Anne and Alan Perry, Sarah Ann and Rob Perry, Sharon and Tom Rhoden, Jane and Robert Allen Smith, Pollyanne and Charlie Tomlinson, Cecile and Bill Wardlaw, Mary Alice and Donny White, and Ann and Jimmy Young.
Rob and Sarah Ann Perry
Joe and Merleen Hegwood
Robin Coco, Jane Smith, Ann Gourlay, Mary Alice White, Sandy Nelson
Robert Allen Smith, Bill Wardlaw, Betty and Albert Simmons, Robin Coco; (front) Cecile Wardlaw
Debby Egger, Charles Hooker, Sarah Adams; (front) Ann Hooker
Sharon and Tom Rhoden, Mary Alice White
Tricia Bradford, Charles and Lynn Witt
Swayze and Ian McNiff, Julia Chadwick
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Hanna Claire Rotolo and Wesley McCullough engagement celebration
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Elizabeth Harrison, Hannah Claire Rotolo, Eleanor Valentine, Lindsay Lang
engagement celebration A cake and champagne engagement celebration announcement party was held recently honoring Hannah Claire Rotolo and Wesley McCullough in the home of Lisa and Lee Paris. Co-hosts and hostesses were Faira and Billy Bishop, Robin and Troy
Browning, Angela and Paul Byers, Michelle and Craig Geno, Charlotte and Richard McNeel, Nora Frances and Vaughan McRae, Deborah and Walter Newman, Jackie Petrus, Kendall Poole, Kim and Trey Porter, Donna and Stump Russell, Amy and Dennis Valentine, Donna and Hubert Worley.
Kim Porter, Donna Russell, Michelle Geno, Jackie Petrus; (middle row) Robin Browning, Angela Byers, Donna Worley, Deborah Newman, Lisa Paris; (front) David and Hannah Claire Rotolo, Wesley McCullough, Lisa Rotolo.
Carlye Lowery, Camille Worley, Wesley McCullough, Hannah Claire Rotolo, Emily Sanders
Kim Porter, Donna Russell, Michelle Geno, Jackie Petrus; (middle row) Robin Browning, Angela Byers, Donna Worley, Deborah Newman, Lisa Paris; (front) David and Hannah Claire Rotolo, Wesley McCullough, Lisa Rotolo.
Wesley McCullough, Hannah Claire Rotolo, Joseph Koon, Rustin Gaines, Blake McCullough
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Alise Darnell and Josh Gregory engagement party
Casey Chinn, Jackye Moore, Shannon Dye, Mollie Mellon
Josh Gregory, Alise Darnell
A engagement party was held recently in the home of Wilson and Marcella LaFoe for Alise Darnell and Josh Gregory. Miss Darnell is the daughter of Tommy and Lisa Darnell. Gregory is the son of David and Lisa Gregory. Co-hosts and hostesses were Leslie and Bill Ashford, Lisa and Pat Busby, Karen and Charles Bush, Suzanne and Hunter Cade, Cathy and Mark Chinn, Pam and Gary Cirilli, Beth and David Crasto, Mari and Sam Farrington, Sherry and Clifton Fowler, Robin and George Gunn, Beckie and Mack Haltom, Becky and Mitch Hannon, Olivia and Jerry Host, Steve Hunt, Mary John Johnson, Beth
and Jeff Kennedy, Connie and Tom Kossen, Mary Anne and Larry Lefoldt, Beth and Bob Lloyd, Ginny Lloyd, Tammy and Anse McLaurin, Jeanne and Mitch Monsour, Kellye and Wilson Montjoy, Jackye and Rodney Moore, Melissa and Robert Murphree, Lori and Chris Newcomb, Pam and Mark Peach, Cuqui and Marcello Ruvinsky, Kandy and Joe Sims, June and Harper Stone, Marsha and Gerald Thompson, Tonya and Jody Tidwell, Sylvia and Bo Tighe, Robin and Marty Tucker, Carolyn and Jim Walden, Ree Ridgway Walden, Deery and Harry Walker, and Susan and Walter Weems.
Debi and Tom Stewart, Kellye and Wilson Montjoy, Beckie and Mack Haltom
Diane Sauers, Carole Haney, Susan Warren, Lisa Darnell, Karen Meyer, Nina Tollison
Henry Jones, Lauren Cresswell, Anne, Jim, Elizabeth and Lee Jones
Jolynn Nicholas, Connie Jelliffe, Ann Jones, Shannon Dye
Kellye Montjoy, Leslie Ashford, Beckie Haltom, June Stone, Karen Bush, Susan Weems, Cathy Chinn; (middle row) Tammy McLaurin, Marsha Thompson, Ree Ridgway Walden, Melissa Murphree, Tabin Gunn, Carolyn Walden; (front) Connie Kossen, Sylvia Tighe, Robin Tucker, Marcella LaFoe, Jackye Moore
Landon Thompson, Phillip Jelliffe, Evan Hawes, Andrew Benefield, Maggie Day
Lisa, Tommy and Alise Darnell, Josh, David and Debbie Gregory, Bobbie Dunn, Rachel Gregory
Maggie Day, Anne Eastland Vickery, Betsy Hood, Emily Monsour, Bethany Stanfill, Olivia Bucaciuc
Merritt and Wilson LaFoe, Mary Anne and Larry Lefoldt
Walter and Susan Weems, Mack Haltom, Karen and Charles Bush
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EVENTS RIVER OAKS IT’S A GIRL THING CMMC, Madison River Oaks Medical Center, Crossgates River Oaks Hospital, River Oaks Hospital and Woman’s Hospital recently hosted “It’s a Girl Thing” at The South. The event celebrated women, wine and wellness by featuring fine wine, hors d’oeuvres and giveaways. Educational topics included heart health, hormone replacement, menopause and others pertinent to women. Shown are scenes from the event.
Kim McKenzie, Dawn Holmes
Lakisha Jackson, Cindy Gavett, Maria Johnson
Susan Jenkins, Teresa Boutwell, Teresa Love, Cindy Dishongh
Paige Rhodes, Angela Herbert, Dede Stowers, Cecile Whitten, Ellie Halverson
Lauryn Gann, Vickie Oxley, Tonya Meyers, Jana Ethridge 66
Sharee Lucius, Jana Fuss, Jennifer Drake
Ginger Lynn, Jennifer Scoggins
Jennifer Lipscomb, Pam Carroll, Collette Moreland, Audrey Densford
Averi Barnes, Emma Williams
Sherry Chance, Lisa Mayo
RIVER OAKS ITâ€™S A GIRL THING
Charlotte DuPre, Lorie Ramsey
Tracy Diez, Aggie Sikoria, Catherine Sullivan
Catherine Harden, Mary Howard, Monique Davis, Bernice Catching
Denise Gordin, Kim White, Jan Zimmerman
Stephanie Clark, Laura Hannah, Terry Bennett
Wendy Polk, Anna Rogers, Renee Cotton
Sandra Campbell, Arna Miller, Jan Nolan
Carol Robinson, Earlene Washington
Debbie Raddin, Debbie Barlow
Sandra Mathis, Tammy Angelo, Cindy Hunt july 2013
EVENTS NEW STAGE SEASON 47 BENEFIT New Stage Theatre Season 47 benefit was held recently at Fairview Inn. Shown are scenes from the event.
Nancy and Roy Campbell, Tammye Brown
Paul Vanderberry, Bill McCarty
Ashia Kendrick, Tom and Gayle Papa
Ginger and Quentin Whitwell, Amy Turner
Lauren and Robert Kalka, Sammy Moon
Cathy and Tom Crockett, Sam and Vern Walker, Jo Ann Robinson, Jim Child
Ali Dinkins, Kelly Haber, Betty Wong, Francine Reynolds
Jeanne Bush; Warwick, Elizabeth and Ivy Alley; Nora Ethridge
Shaunna and Tim Adler, Peder and Jennifer Johnson
EVENTS KIDNEY FOUNDATION UPTOWN DRAWDOWN The 19th anniversary celebration of the $10,000 Uptown Drawdown benefiting the Mississippi Kidney Foundation was held recently at the Country Club of Jackson. Masters of ceremony were Wilson Stribling and Kent Wilkinson. Music was presented by Meet the Press.
Katy and Seth Hedglin
Nancy Clarkson, Tommy Weems, Susan Ferrell
Wendy Kelly, Karis and Claude Harbarger
Steven and Karen Dekock
Jackie and Shani Meck, Liza and Rusty Sammons
Travis King, Michael and Alicia Todaro, Wes Pierce
Anna Sweat, Jonathan Day
Wilson and Jennifer Stribling
Abby and Thomas Pressley
Braxter Irby, Carole Thompson
Courtney and Chad Hoseman
KIDNEY FOUNDATION UPTOWN DRAWDOWN
Mitch and Erin Bleske
Donna and Vic Windham, Gail Sweat
Lisa Butler, Wanda Page, Debora Spencer, Cynthia Scott
Chris and Theresa Anderson, Peggy and Kevin Stump
Liz and Maud DeLes Lancaster
Gary and Becky Conley, Braden and J.C. Hughes
Tom and Carol Rietvelt
Dewey and Joe Bowden
Debbie and Doug Minor
Kevin Adams, Pam Gregory
Mike and Christy Stephens, Tom and Jana McDonnell july 2013
KIDNEY FOUNDATION UPTOWN DRAWDOWN
Bill and Becky Weathersby
Melissa and Ron Applewhite
Robert Childers, Sharon Wyatt
Patricia Freeman, Tammy Boyles
Ashley and Jon Seawright
Lorn and Erica Owchar
Terry Martin, Charles Peoples
EVENTS BLONDES VS. BRUNETTES The Alzheimer’s Association hosted a Blondes vs. Brunettes draft party recently at Parlor Market. Blondes vs. Brunettes (BvB) flag football games have raised more than two million dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association since its inception in 2005. Held in cities across the United States, BvB is a volunteer-driven event that brings young community leaders together to support the fight against Alzheimer’s. The third annual Jackson game took place in June at Jackson Academy.
Rick McKnight, Jessica Zamora
Kim Mackey, Hannah Williams
Sarah Gibson, Leanna Cannafax
Jessica Malone, Ben Herring
Dana Rowzee, Scott Wilson
Claire Baker, Carmen Keys, Germaine Benoit, Natalie Roberts
Tim Murphy, Carson Case
Holly Smith, Erik Watkins
Doug Davis, Elisha and Matt Bailey
Christy and Jacob Malatesta
Emily Clayton, Paige Manning july 2013
EVENTS METRO JACKSON CHI O SPRING LUNCHEON The Metro Jackson Chi O spring luncheon was held recently at the Country Club of Jackson. After the program attendees met with special guest Sela Ward. Shown are scenes from the event.
Elizabeth Bowman, Pam Partridge, Lynn Dabbs Anderson, Mary Lee Wesberry
Sidney Crews, Beth Byrd
Mary Helen Thomas, Jennifer Kennon, Louise Ridgeway, Brooke Atkins
Jean Tucker, Cindy McGinnis, Tammy Martin, Mary Billups, Suzanne Thomas, Nancy Summers
Jane Jones, Mena Applewhite 74
Jane Lord, Bettye Sullivan
Kathleen Farrington, Amanda Cross, Nena Carmody
Leslie Petro, Gigi Welsh, Elizabeth Hannon
Anne Chapman, Martha and Kathy Frye, Susan Weir, Susie Friou
Dawn Pope, Susan Nix
Alesia Valentine, Leslie Alford
METRO JACKSON CHI O SPRING LUNCHEON
Amanda Cross, Laura Walters
Kim Rayburn, Sandy Taylor, Kathleen Gordon
Cathy Miller, Kandy Sims, Margaret Scott, Leah Cook
June Stone, Jacque Planck
Ginny Emmerich, Jan Mattiace, Cathy Miller
Erin Granberry, Susan Carson
Laurie Raines, Julie McLemore, Brook Elfert
Cherry Duckworth, Jennifer Welhausen
Ann Coggin, Elizabeth Hannon
Lisa Dallas, Mary Schiele Scanlon
Jill Black, Rachel Spivey, Leslie Ashford july 2013
EVENTS THE MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART APRIL IN PARIS The Mississippi Museum of Art presented April in Paris in the Art Garden. The event included a fashion show, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by The Vamps, and a silent auction. Proceeds support the museum’s programming, exhibitions and community partnerships. Shown are scenes from the evening.
Sarah Broom, Tracy Szilasi
Leigh and Kevin Bourn, John and Pam Turner
Michelle, Mary Ann and Anky Petro
Megan and Travis Altsman, Scott Williams, Sarah Rouche, Missy Hughes
Jeffrey Blackwood, Katherine Strong 76
Lanier and Vaiden Clark
Hugh Warren, Carol Peaster
Paul McNeill, Honey East, Steven Chevalier
Kim Mercer, BJ Weeks, Lisa Jefcoat, Ashley Goras, Shelby Vanderlan
Effrem Norwood, Ashby Foote
John George Archer, Bonney Spaulding
THE MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART APRIL IN PARIS
Jay and Donna McCarthy
Hope Bynum, George Penick, Susan Anand
Harrison and Meredith Young, Jessica and Josh Swain
Betsy Bradley, Jenny Tate
Billy and Lisa Percy, Al and Cathy Lawson
Betsy Turley, Alison Kelly, Russell Turley
Joey and Marilyn Hayles, Jennifer and Peder Johnson
Kane and Laurel Ditto
Heath and Marlana Walters
Clark and Donna Bruce
Walter and Frances Jean Neely, Barbara and Andrew Mallinson july 2013
THE MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART APRIL IN PARIS
Bettye and Dick Mason, Linda Shelton
Mayo and Renee Flynt, Maureen Donnelly, Dan Persol
Nan Graves Goodman, Mary Clift Abdalla, Beth Batton
Jared and Jennifer Chance, Nichole Morris 78
Kristi and Nick Giallourakis, Lauren Breazeale
Leslie Hurst, Edwin and Libba Vickery
Sharon Brown, Jim and Audrey Wilkerson, Jim Brown
Tommy and Mary Scott Shepherd, Ginny Roberts
Al Green, Ellen Leake, Billy Green
Michael Beattie, Maureen Donnelley, Linda Trifone
THE MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART APRIL IN PARIS
Jordan and Sandra Murchison, Jessie Patridge
Eula Stanley, Suzie Foote, Jeanette Sullivan, Nora Frances and Vaughan McRae
Lisa and Albert Davis, Brent Alexander
Brad Ewing, Rob and Phoebe Pearigen, Bill Bynum
EVENTS 26TH ANNUAL TASTE OF MISSISSIPPI The 26th annual Taste of Mississippi, benefiting Stewpot Community Services, was held recently at Highland Village. The event offered samplings from metro area restaurants, a live and silent auction featuring local artwork, dinner and merchandise, and live music. Shown are scenes from the event. Al Simon, Margaret Barrett-Simon, Wilson Stribling
Mark and Theresa Irby
Amber Darby, Emily Sanders, Kelsey and Amanda Griffin
Kaye and John Robinson, Liz Young, Stephanie and Craig Williams
Mark and Catron Williams 80
Carole Richardson, Heather Avery, Philip Wilson
Ortho Cain, Kevin Elbers
Karen Martin, Walt Fagan
Carolyn Trigg, Ruth Pooley; (front) Shannon, Suzie and Sylvia Pooley
Virginia and Don Primos
Mayo Flynt, Holly Lange
26TH ANNUAL TASTE OF MISSISSIPPI
Gail and Oliver Linson
Cara Troiani, Allen Carr, Landon Beard, Maeve Wilson
Ray Lewis, Stephen Holder, Rosemary Maxey, Brian Beckham, Shirley Tucker
Joe Morris, Ed Oliver
Tammy Stewart, Misti Dossett, Shern Haselten
Galean Stewart, Wendy Smith
Anna Burnett, Jimmy Blackwood, Jane Anna Barksdale
Linnae Hartley, Lisa Nicholas, Gwen Booker, Kathy Hughes
Sherry Bryan, Cindy Clegg
Becky Conley, Pam Partridge, Jimmy Blackwood
Wes Pierce, Emily Irwin
Lin Bobbit, Jane Bell, Alahna Stewart july 2013
26TH ANNUAL TASTE OF MISSISSIPPI
Beth Frizsell, Don Shanks
Jonathon and Vanessa Stark, T.J. Harvey
Donna and Robbie Evans
Brad and Jayne Jackson, DeFord and Amy Walker 82
Elizabeth Marsh, Tracey Byrd
Nicole and Robert Morris
Traci Traxler, Joe and Becky Brister
Rosmari Kruger, Mark Majors
Jessica and Brian Warren
Felita and Rosondra Brown
Kathy Stone, Angie Cook
Bobby and Tammy Porter, Gil and Susan Smith
Courtney and Jason Bush
EVENTS TASTE OF THE U Good food, drinks and costumes from volcanic islands to Louisiana swamps transformed the Jackson Medical Mall into a multi-theme party and fund-raiser recently during the University of Mississippi Medical Centerâ€™s annual Taste of the U. Departments and divisions from the medical center form chef teams and choose a theme. Each team then creates costumes, decorates a booth and cooks a menu based on that theme. This yearâ€™s event grossed $52,000 for the UMMC Alliance. Drs. Richard and Suzanne Miller were the 2013 Taste of the U honorary chairs.
Dorothy and Bob Singleton
Ann Smithson, Helen Turner, Ruth Black
Jay Shands, Susan Shands-Jones, Michelle Revord
Rick Moreira, John Powell
Carl Mangum; (middle row) Tammy Dempsey, Cara McDowell, Jordan Gullette, Kristin Hinton, Logan Barnes, Kayla Childress, Anna Biggs; (front) Brett Kiker
Richard and Kay McRee, Laurilyn, Frances and Tom Fortner
Laura and Chris Walters
Neva Greenwald, Dr. Fine Swine, Annie Lee Nelson
Dick Miller, Joanna Storey
David and Brenda Powe
Glen and Marilyn Graves
TASTE OF THE U
Jane Anna and Bryan Barksdale
Maggie Cravey, Quint Withers, Laura DiStefano
Elysle Waite, Christopher Bragg, Keeley Frederick, Creed Franklin
Cile Werkheiser, Jeanette Pullen
Corriane Wagster, Emily, Madeleine and Gary Pettus
Stacy, Zach and David Ross
Wesley and Sherry Smith
John Clark and Judy Packer
Anju, Shaun and Sunit Sebastian
Brianna and Betty Lewis
Ashley and Joe Moss
Creed and Elizabeth Franklin
Kate and Mark Fouquier july 2013
EVENTS GIVS PARTY Goodwill Industries Volunteer Services (GIVS) of Mississippi hosted its annual membership party recently to celebrate Goodwill volunteers and honor past leadership of both GIVS and Goodwill. Attendees received information about GIVS programs and ways the Jacksonarea community participates in supporting Goodwill Industries. Mrs. Charles Molpus was this yearâ€™s chairman and Mrs. Roy Kellum, co-chair. The party was held in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Gene Barrett in Eastover. Shown are scenes from the party.
Annie Laurie Roberts, Caroline Fox
Marsha Cannon, Beth Crasto, Deetsa Molpus
Jane Roper, Ginny Mounger, Sally Carmichael, VA Patterson
Troy Browning, Donna Russell, Linda Barrett, Lynn Hoseman, Mona Evans
Bonnie Wiggers, Chris Blount 86
Weezie Horn, Pat and Wanda Courter
Melissa Neyland, Diane Hazard
Chuck and Mary Allen McBride, Gray Wiggers
J.D. Martin, David Hollingsworth, Gene Barrett, Morgan Wiggers
Pamela Houchins, Courtney Love
Tobi Miller, Veronica Carpenter
Henry Holifield, Troy Browning
Betsy Ritter, Sue Watts, Linda Barrett
Jackie Petrus, Sister Simmons, Sondra Holman
Robin Farber, Paula Hood
Jimmy Hood, Angela Cannada, Charlie Molpus
EVENTS JACKSON PREP’S HEART OF THE HOME SPONSOR GALA Jackson Prep’s PAT Heart of the Home sponsor gala was held recently in the home of Clay and Steve Davidson. Entertainment was by Prep 10th-grader Victoria Holmes. The evening included a drawing for a six-night Italian getaway. Shown are scenes from the gala. Jana Bell, Jeff and Tricia Richardson
Will and Kathryn McCraney
Amanda Griffin, Becky Ivison, Kelsey Griffin
Steve and Clay Davidson, Terri and Kevin Walker, Cathy and George May
Mark and Rhonda Baird 88
Garry Graves, Henry and Kelly Cook
Natalie and Michael Arnemann
Tim Porter, Libba and John Wise
Doug and Blair Hederman, John and Mary Preston Dubberly
Kay and Steve Robinson
Kim and Trey Porter
PREP HEART OF THE HOME SPONSOR GALA
Leslie and Joel Bobo
Courtney Love, Leah Cook, Rob Love, Emily McVey
Dee Lovelace, John Howie, Katie Lovelace
Kay Holmes, Crisler Boone, Emily Holmes
Joe and Whitney Burns, Kristin and William Merrell
EVENTS BALLET MISSISSIPPI’S SWIRL AND SIP A fund-raiser to support Ballet Mississippi’s artist-in-residence program was held recently at Brown’s Fine Art and Framing. The event, Swirl and Sip, featured wines from France, Italy and Spain with wine sommelier Scott Jackson. The artist-in-residence program allows Ballet Mississippi to host guest artists to teach, choreograph and perform with its dancers. Shown are scenes from the wine-tasting.
Kyra and Charles Gordon
Margee Woehner, Michael and Sherry Gwin, Connie Chastain
Cherri Barnett, Antoinette Bellipanni, Joan Boudreaux, Tori Martin
Michael Gwin, Alice Lusk, Jay McCarthy, Scott Jackson, Keishunna Randall
Anders and Mandy Ferrington 90
Debbie Rayner, Lisa Stutzman
Kay Martin, Laura Efstratiou, Lindsay Finnegan
Tondra Hall, Candie Simmons, David Keary
Cindy and Chris Funkhouser, Rob and Susan Patterson, Sue Lobrano
Samantha Greenleaf, Philip Ewbank
Tonya and Scott Bingham
BALLET SWIRL AND SIP
Virginia and Scott Carlton
Jean Bush, Shelly Beach, Ed Payne, Margaret Terrell
Sheri Mosley, Paul Hamilton, Jim and Lisa Miller
Leigh Ann Germany, Laurilyn Further, Helen Haber
Martha and James Oâ€™Boyle, John and Jacquie Wilson
EVENTS CANCER LEAGUEâ€™S BUBBLES, BOW TIES The 2013 Jackson Cancer League Gala, Bubbles and Bow Ties, was held recently at Duling Hall. Dr. Steve Zachow was the honoree for this yearâ€™s event. Entertainment was by the Molly Ringwalds. Committee members included Candy Spurzem, co-chair income development; Judy Rankin, co-chair sponsor party; Rita Cockrell, treasurer; Kelli Stabbs and Jennifer Varner, silent auction and decoration co-chairs; Kathryn Molpus, vice president and gala chair; Pammi Hancock, league president; Ginny Williams, corporate sponsor party cochair; Jancsi Artz, income development co-chair.
Kevin Croft, Kathy Molpus
Barbara Craft, Alexa Wier, Lindy Castle
Sam Martin, Cari Montgomery, Laura and Matt Lord
Jana Bell, Lisa Koch
Ann Marie and Stephen Lee, David and Kappi Craddock
David and Michelle Pharr, Doug and Ralph Vance, Steve Roth
Susan and Buddy Graves
Tricia and Chester Reddit
Richard Tucker and Patti Fudge
Lynda and Eric Balfour
Jimmy Gray, Jan Collins
CANCER LEAGUE GALA
Richard and Beth Biedenharn
Mark and Catron Williams, Ginny and George Williams, Sheri and David Bryan
Jim and Tracy Burleigh, Vickie and Dale White
KK and Gail Seago
Kristi Edgar, Sid Robinson, Tanya Grace
Laurie Williams, Sis Hovis, Carla Foster
Frank and Jennifer Buchanan, Olivia and Brad Maley
Amy Carlson-Antos, Michelle Willis
Olive and Danny Crotwell
Robert and Gwen Fitch
Brad and Jennifer Sinclair, Paul Seago july 2013
EVENTS COTILLION FINAL PARTY Tracy Woodsâ€™ annual Jon D. Williams Cotillion was held recently in the Sparkman Auditorium at the ag museum. Fourth through sixth-graders held the final party for the season. More than 5,000 students have participated in the local cotillion through the years. Shown are scenes from the cotillion. Hannah, Burney and Hannah Clay King
Tracy Byrd, Reece Davis
John and Lesley Davis, Paul Hurst; (front) Charlie Davis, Genevieve and Fair Hurst
Burkette and Rebekah Moulder, Owen and Alison Fracchia, Ike and Molly Reed
Drew and Caroline McIntyre 94
Janet and Will Mann
Max and Lisa Harmon
Maggie Waller, Tracy Woods, Preston Dubberly
Weslea McWilliams, Phillip Burnett, Annabel Kyler, Tracy Woods, J.T. Kitchings, Anne Overton Waller
Abby and Scott Newton
Anne Marie and John Lundy
COTILLION FINAL PARTY
Collins and Jay Cooke
Anna and Lance Cooper, Alexis and Rick Simon
Bethany, Henley and Brad Johnson, Aden Marie Burchack, Jim Hitt
David and Jill Purvis, Sally Beth and Emory Maxwell
Adrienne and Brooks Howie, Stephanie and Walker Rippee
EVENTS SANTE SOUTH WINE FESTIVAL Winemakers from around the world returned to Jackson recently for the eighth annual Santé South Wine Festival to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter. Santé South offers enthusiasts the opportunity of speaking directly with winemakers while sampling wines and food pairings from top regional restaurants. Chris and Laura Walters, Libby Simmerman
Guy and Lana Boyll
Michael and Kathy Potts
John Dolan, Pammi Hancock, John MacLennan
Ann Marie Smith, Susan Gore, Anne Holmes, Beau Gore
Courtney and Chad Hoseman
Brittany Davis, Katie Townsend
Jesse Partridge, John Boutwell, Jerrod Partridge, Kelly Scrivner
Terrell Hudson, Lanissa Byrd
Beth Bates, Doug Evans
Sharon Wyatt, Robert Childers
SANTE SOUTH WINE FESTIVAL
Mark Manning, Hailey Angelle
Sarah Reynolds, Ken Crotwell, Lida Gibson
Tracy May, Margaret Dunaway, Amy Jordan
Klara and Phil Smith
John Peters, Suzanna and Jeff Evans
Glenda Edwards, Cheryl White
Kelly Bourwell, Patty Dunn, Norm Rush
Simon and Nicole Hall
Helen and Jesse Graham
Walter and Elizabeth Montambault
Lynn Carlisle, Carlos and Abby Garcia july 2013
SANTE SOUTH WINE FESTIVAL
Paul Muecke, Danny Bolanas
Debbie Westbrook, Houston and Betsy Primos
Missy Massey, Ben Bridges, Ben Barrentine
Virginia Campbell, Christy Williams, Debbie Lewis
Scott and Shannon Jackson
Willie Thompson, Bianca Bullie 98
Marsha Darnell, Allen Holland
Jamie and Aubrey Pepper
John and Patty Zupko
Lindsay and Richard Palmer
Ronny and Dana Lott
EVENTS RED CROSS SAVE THE DAY GALA The American Red Cross Capital River Chapter hosted their annual Save the Day Gala recently at the Country Club of Jackson. The gala recognized and honored individuals from partner organizations and first responders that help â€œsave the dayâ€? during times of emergencies and disasters. Melanie and Chris Cox
Maj. Gen. Augustus and Debra Collins
Renee Tabari, Jamie Harrell
Denetta Durr, Jarrod Ravencraft, Jeff Humber, Nicki Stanley, Marc Lewis
Daniel, Stefanie and Anna Fairly, Tyler Brown, Chris and Haley Whitlock
Lisa Johnson, Jeremy Vanover 100
Sarah and Rachel Hodges
Kim Allen, Rick Adams, Debbie Westbrook
Melody Rossell, Grant Rosenbaum, Gloria Allen-Hill, Pat Krakos
Lisa and Blake Murphy
Dominique Devine, Lorenzo Evans
RED CROSS SAVE THE DAY GALA
Randle and Jodi Drane
George Shirley, Buddy and Cindy Wood
Grace Vella, Graham Fairly, Wally and Stephanie Cummins
Bettye Hughes, Chief Andrew Hughes
Robby Carr, Jay Warnock, Kevin Hahn
EVENTS TASTE OF MISSISSIPPI PREVIEW PARTY Blue Cross Blue Shield Taste of Mississippi preview party was held recently at Gallery 119. Taste of Mississippi is a benefit for Stewpot Community Services. Shown are scenes from the party.
Melissa Neville, Jim and Debbie Sones
Dawn and Erica Flannes
Susan Pooley, Yvette Jacque, Clara Jenkins
Peggy Pierpont, Don and Becky Potts, Karen Makamson, Wilson Carroll
Ignacio Zambrano, Mitch C. Davis 104
Ashley Lacoste, Calvin Doughty, Bobby Lacoste
Kathy and Bill Howard
Georganna Keenum, Bob Byrd
Sam, Sylvia, McLean and Shannon Pooley
Carol and Oscar Hartman
Charles and Leigh Parrott
TASTE OF MISSISSIPPI PREVIEW PARTY
Al Simon and Margaret Barrett-Simon
Brian Beckham, Alan Burrow
Anna Burnett, the Rev. Frank Spencer, Jane Anna Barksdale
Claudgeana Green, Monica Roberts
Samantha King, Chrystal and Rob Rall
and so do our readers! Don’t let your party end when the guests go home. Keep it going by submitting pictures from it to the Northside Sun Magazine. It’s Easy. Just make sure when using a digital camera to have the setting at the highest resolution possible and e-mail them to us or submit a CD. Or the old fashioned way using film prints still works great!!! Type up something about the fun event and identify everyone in the photos and it’s done.
And remember we like photos exclusive to us. Still have questions? Gives us a call: 957-1122 or e-mail email@example.com
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