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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 7

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Bo and Mary Kathryn Allen

Jamaal Clayborn had no guarantee of the opportunity for success. The only thing he knew and relied on was the game of football. A distorted voice came on over the Powell Middle School intercom reading aloud, “Attention all sixth-grade boys, sign-up is available for a local little league football team called the Jackson Colts.” This caught the ear of Jamaal, whose visions of footballs and weights were outweighing his visions of studying and schoolwork.

The neighborhood newlyweds Bo and Mary Kathryn Allen call home is close to everything they need and includes the extra benefit of being neighbors with 10 of their closest couple friends. Heatherwood, in Northeast Jackson, is the place this young couple chose to start out their journey, although Bo had actually been living in the house long before he met Mary Kathryn. Bo and his brother, Cooper, bought the house in 2005.

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Jimmy and Renee Jones’ six-bedroom home in Fondren was too big for them. At that time they had a college freshman, a three-year-old and two children in-between so it was time to downsize. “We decided to look for a house that would work for a family that was shrinking and growing at the same time,” Renee said. The Jones bought their latest Fondren home from Frank and Celia Wood after the couple opened Camp Windhover and finished building their new house on the grounds there.

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When Betty and John Lyle Jr. ran out of room in their home on Grove Park Place, they decided to search the area to see if they could find a new location. That search went on for a few years until they decided they should just build their dream home. When John's partner at work offered to sell them her five acres of land in Madison County, the Lyles decided to go for it. And almost 20 years later, they are happy they did.

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Departments September

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WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS

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Brittany Melissa Smith/ Benjamin Newton Walker IV

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Lucy Ann Leavell/ Billy Burks Stembridge III Kori Lane Strickland/ Andrew Blake Marascalco Amy Elizabeth Yauger/ William James Threadgill III Megan Sara Peterson/ Matthew Miles McCluer

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Caryn Mae Rosamond/ John-Michael Stribling Elizabeth Frances Cole/ Zachary Aaron Ring

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Caroline Hardage Dees/ Travis McNabb Sledge Kristen Joyce Jernigan/ Logan Hunter Power Amanda Wingfield Newman/ Nathaniel Bilbo Cameron

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Anniversary Party James Allen Elliott and Anna Reed were married 50 years ago on June 24, 1962. In honor of the occasion, they celebrated with family and friends at River Hills Country Club.

Engagement Party An engagement celebration was recently held in the home of Peggy and Johnny Louis honoring Meredith Monsour and Greg Schiefer.

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Engagement Celebration The Jackson home of Lamar and Vickie Lynn Adams was the setting for an engagement celebration honoring Kristen Jernigan and Logan Power.

Engagement Party An engagement party honoring Amanda Newman and Nathan Cameron was recently held in the home of Jim and Tami Harreld.

Summer Social Tri Delta alumnae gathered recently for a summer social at the home of Melissa Neyland.

75th Birthday Party Family and friends honored Sarah Jane Alston on her 75th birthday with a surprise party at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

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Food Wise Marlana Walters

Tennis Advantage Jenny Markow

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Jammin’ For Joints The Arthritis Foundation’s Jammin’ For Joints was held recently at Duling Hall.

Wine Tasting The Ladies Auxiliary of Mississippi Children’s Home Services 2012 Wine Tasting and Silent Auction was held recently.

Spring Sensations The opening reception of Spring Sensations, a spring art show featuring recent work by the Mississippi Artist Guild partnered with an exclusive showing of works by Andrew Bucci honoring his 90th birthday, was held at The Cedars.

Heart of the Home Gala Celebration The Heart of the Home gala celebration, an annual event hosted by the Jackson Prep PAT, was held recently at the home of Sally Hederman.

Rebel Road Trip Jackson was painted red and blue when the Rebel Road Trip came to The South in downtown Jackson.

"Local Girls" Art Show Nunnery’s at Gallery 119 hosted a reception for the “Local Girls” art show, which included work from 17 artists.

Chatham Art Showcase The second annual Chatham Art Showcase was presented by St. Richard Catholic Church.

Ballet Mississippi Pre-Party Ballet Mississippi held a spring performance pre-party at the home of Chris Glick and Eddie Guillot.

St. Andrew's Noble Feast As part of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s annual fund-raiser, Arts on the Green, the Noble Feast was presented.

Lawyerpalooza The first annual Lawyerpalooza, an evening of music and entertainment raising money and awareness for the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Mississippi Center for Justice, took place recently at Hal and Mal’s.

"Tee It Up" The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and the Greater Jackson Alliance Golf Invitational “Tee it Up,” was held recently at Annandale Golf Club.


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AMAAL CLAYBORN had no guarantee of the opportunity for success. The only thing he knew and relied on was the game of football. A distorted voice came on over the Powell Middle School intercom reading aloud, “Attention all sixth-grade boys, sign-up is available for a local little league football team called the Jackson Colts.” This caught the ear of Jamaal, whose visions of footballs and weights were outweighing his visions of studying and schoolwork. Jamaal joined the Colts as a boy who had a lot of swagger and was ready to make a change out on the field. His head coach, Northsider Kelley Williams, saw a boy who had a lot of swagger and who he believed deserved a change in life. Kelley was the head ball coach for Jamaal but soon became the head man in Jamaal’s life. 20

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After the fall football season came to an end, Kelley realized he had to continue to help this boy grow. “That summer I approached Jamaal and asked him if he would like to work a job at the YMCA concession stand in Flowood,” says Williams. “My church (Northminster Baptist Church) was doing some work on our sanctuary and we thought if we are doing work here and spending time, money, and service on ourselves then we should find somewhere else in the city to give back, so after doing some research we selected Georgetown Mid-Cities,” says Williams. The idea here is that every child should have an opportunity to succeed and to be able to participate in the beautiful yet simple things a childhood encompasses. The Colts were formed by Williams and a man from the Georgetown/MidCities area named Titus Snell. They played their games in the MYSA League (Mississippi Youth Sports Association). Williams was enthusiastic about the chance to coach and mentor these boys. His strong relationship with Jamaal was evident the first time he gave him a ride home from practice. “The first time I took Jamaal home from practice his sister Alexis, whom I had never even met, walked to the door and gave me a big hug and called me coach Kelley and invited me in,” says Williams. Alexis is one of Jamaal’s six brothers and sisters. “Jamaal’s mom worked at AT&T during the day and took nursing classes at night and was doing the absolute best that she could but was just in some tough


circumstances,” says Williams. After the 2007 season all of the coaches and players went their separate ways. As time passed Jamaal’s family situation became even more difficult. “I had heard that Jamaal’s family had been evicted from their apartment and were living in a place called the Best Suites Inn,” says Williams.

while hardly ever having to crack open a book. On the contrary, Jamaal’s mother thought he should be pushed harder. “Jamaal’s mother told me that it is getting worse than ever, that the school called her and said that if he will just come to class and be quiet and not get into trouble everything will be fine,” says Williams. Instead of pushing him forward they were pushing him apathetically along.

When he visited them, he believed he needed to do more for them. “I noticed that they didn’t have any way to make food at their hotel so Jamaal got in my car and we went to the store and bought one of those white styrofoam coolers, you know the kind you fish with, and we filled it up with food and sent it back with him,” says Williams. The following year, Williams tutored Jamaal on the weekends to catch him up on his schoolwork in hopes of getting Jamaal into a better learning environment. Jamaal’s mother wanted Jamaal to succeed on the football field but her area of interest was academics. To make ends meet Jamaal moved in with his grandfather in Northwest Jackson and attended Northwest Jackson Middle School. Life here was good for Jamaal or so he thought. He was getting to play football

This went on for some time before Jamaal got his big break. In December of 2009 Jamaal received an early Christmas present. “Jamaal, his mother, and I met with the heads of the school at Jackson Academy and we arranged for Jamaal to take the entrance examination,” says Williams. Jamaal was a capable student but was just behind due to poor preparation from his past schooling and lifestyle and his entrance test score proved this. Williams and the heads of the school put their heads together to form a solution to help Jamaal learn or in this case re-learn school material. Joe Maxwell, a friend of Williams and employee at Jackson Academy, really worked with Williams and talked extensively about Jamaal, his potential, and possible opportunities to better himself educationally and in life. september 2012

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The solution was an intensive home schooling type program that was made up of a new cast of characters in Jamaal’s life. “The first person I turned to was my former sixth-grade teacher, a woman named Sue McKnight, she responded with a chuckle and said Kelley, you called me at a good time, I just watched ‘The Blind Side’ last night and I think I’m willing to help,” says Williams. The rest of the chosen cast was made up of Cindy Lee, Steven McCartney, and Lou Ann Durfey. “The tutoring and schoolwork was discouraging at times and was probably the hardest thing I had ever done in my life,” says Clayborn. Jamaal knew that if he didn’t try hard for himself, at least he should try for his mother’s sake. “My mom said to me, ‘Jamaal, this is an opportunity that God put out in front of you, you need to buckle down and really focus,’” says Clayborn. “I made up my mind that I was going to do it and I did.” Maxwell observed Jamaal’s progress and learned just how much Jamaal had done. “He (Jamaal) really stepped up, he put in four to five hours of homework each day, before he was used to practically doing none,” says Maxwell. Jamaal had put in the work and was on the cusp of becoming a Jackson Academy Raider.

zone at first but I knew it was part of God’s plan,” says M’lee Williams. Jamaal quickly learned many things during this time in his life. “The main thing I began to learn was to have confidence, not arrogance like I had when I always played football,” says Clayborn. Jamaal now began to live his life with more consistency and structure. Jamaal worked on his reading with Williams and they practiced a few tricks to make learning more interesting. “We had a sentence that we would always say, it goes, the Nebraska Cornhusker asks for a husk of corn,” says Clayborn. “We had another one that said, the school bus driver on Skyline Drive asks for a mask,” says Clayborn. Early on Williams implemented another learning exercise. They would be riding down the highway and Williams would very subtly ask Jamaal what the road signs said and how to say them. “Kelley even developed his own reading list for Jamaal, they read ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ into the night, it’s truly amazing!” says Maxwell. “I can’t say enough about Kelley, the amount of love he has for Jamaal is indescribable,” says Maxwell. Spiritually, Jamaal had grown as well and he began to understand that he was in this position for a reason, not simply luck. “I think about JAMAAL CLAYBORN putting God first now and before I always put Jamaal first,” says Clayborn.

“MY MOM SAID TO ME, ‘JAMAAL, THIS IS AN

OPPORTUNITY T H AT G O D P U T O U T I N

FRONT OF YOU, YOU NEED TO BUCKLE DOWN AND R E A L LY F O C U S . ’ ”

Soon after, he did achieve the dream of getting into a good school, but Williams wanted to keep watch over him. Jamaal, who had received rides and spent weekend nights at the Williams residence was now asked to live with them full time and become a part of their family. “Now that he was going to Jackson Academy, Jamaal needed someone to keep watch over him and make sure he kept working hard, though it was a big step for all of us including Jamaal and his family, we wanted to be there for him,” says Williams.

Jamaal’s mother Alycia didn’t have an easy time with letting Jamaal leave but knew it was the right thing for everyone. “I asked Alycia if she would be OK with letting Jamaal move in with us and she said, I knew this would be the best thing for him but I just didn’t know how to ask,” says Williams.“I told Jamaal, I can’t guarantee you are going to succeed, but even if you fail you are going to learn more here then where you were in school so I think it’s worth a shot,” says Williams. Jamaal moved in with a family that already consisted of Kelley, his wife M’lee and their four kids Jake, Zach, Anna Kate, and Luke. “For me, I kind of always thought Jamaal would move in with us but at the same time it was way out of my comfort 22

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In the end, football will always be Jamaal’s first love but he now understands that he must be well- educated and well-rounded to achieve maximum success. “No matter how many pancake blocks or tackles I get, my mother will be more proud of me if I get my degree and he (Williams) will definitely be more proud of me as well,” says Clayborn. Jamaal thought about what he wanted his ‘Jamaal’ story to be down the road. After a long pause he summed it all up simply but quite beautifully, “That Jamaal accomplished what he wanted to accomplish,” says Clayborn. Williams hopes Jamaal’s story down the road will be living a fulfilling life. “I hope that Jamaal makes the best of his opportunities and that he can be successful as an adult in whatever he chooses to do,” says Williams. Currently, Jamaal is a senior offensive lineman for the Raiders. He has been recruited by many major football programs around the nation since his sophomore year. The thing about Jamaal is that though he protects “the blind side” much like his natural comparative counterpart Michael Oher does, Jamaal now sees life clearly and has finally touched down.


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decided to place an offer.” When the boys first moved in, Kay designed and had the storage room converted into a bar that opens into the den. She also designed a laundry room. The outside of the house was mudded. “Minus a little painting, that is all that happened in the first years,” Mary Kathryn said. Five years later, in 2009, Kay redesigned the hall bathroom and had a new, larger bathtub installed along with a new counter and sink. She actually laid the new tile herself on the ground and surrounding the tub. “The new additions gave the bathroom a much more updated and spa-like feel,” Mary Kathryn said. Then, in 2011, Kay redesigned the master bathroom. Before the re-do, the bathroom was created out of 1960s formica with low sinks and counters. A small room in the bathroom housed the toilet and small shower. So she created a room for the toilet, had a spa-like shower built, and had high cabinets with tons of storage installed.

“The home did not really have any

true decor. We knew over the coming months we would work room by room to update each space and to add

a girl’s touch.” Mary Kathryn Allen

The young couple, both native Jacksonians and graduates of Jackson Academy and Ole Miss, didn’t actually meet until after college, while they were both out of state. “We met at the Ole Miss - Auburn game at Auburn

Heatherwood, in Northeast Jackson, is the place this young couple chose to start out their journey, although Bo had actually been living in the house long before he met Mary Kathryn. Bo and his brother, Cooper, bought the house in 2005. They had recently graduated from the University of Mississippi and were living in their grandmother’s house in Carolwood. The family got an offer they couldn’t refuse, so the boys had to find a new home. “They knew they wanted to live in Heatherwood because their grandfather, E.J. Williams, built most of the neighborhood and Kaywood is even named after Bo’s mom, Kay Allen,” Mary Kathryn said. “With the help of their mother, the boys looked at the house and saw great potential and

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in 2009,” Mary Kathryn said. “We both had separately driven over to Auburn from Jackson to see friends. After the Rebels were beaten by the Tigers, we ended up at the famous Sky Bar. “We met later that night for the first time and hit it off right off the bat,” she said. On July 9, 2011, Bo proposed to Mary Kathryn and according to Mary Kathryn, the following Monday, the real renovations began. “Bo began the demolition by knocking down the walls in the kitchen,” she said. “His mom, Kay, came in and started the major kitchen renovation.” Bo knew he wanted an open kitchen that would create a good atmosphere for entertaining, according to Mary Kathryn. “He really enjoys cooking for others, so he knew he wanted to be open to the entertainment area,” she said. Kay redesigned the area and had the wall between the kitchen and den knocked down to open up and to create a bar area. They also closed in one door that wasn’t being used, and built cabinets for kitchen storage and a place for the new oven and microwave. In addition, Kay laid all the tile in the kitchen area and laid the back-splash in the kitchen. “Because the den and kitchen were open to each other, they wanted the rooms to look as one large room,” Mary Kathryn said. They added cypress beams which were stained to match the house décor. This added a totally different feel to the room.

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Bo and Mary Kathryn thought they wanted an open entryway leading into the dining room. But when they knocked down the wall, Bo decided it just didn’t look right so

pieces in the home but also wanted a modern twist. Since they both enjoy cool colors that remind them of tranquil places, Mary Kathryn said she knew she wanted to keep

they built it back up. Kay also created china cabinets for Mary Kathryn to store all of her china that she

the décor neutral. By keeping everything neutral, she could use her accent pieces to bring color to the home. Dawn painted a piece to hang over the couple’s couch. With her mom’s expertise, Mary Kathryn was

would be receiving over the coming months. After the couple married in February 2012, Bo and his mother screened in the back porch. “The back porch provides the perfect seating area for us to enjoy meals, and it’s also perfect for entertaining,” Mary Kathryn said. As soon as Bo and Mary Kathryn got engaged and decided to renovate the Heatherwood home, Mary Kathryn’s mom, Dawn Thomas, started brainstorming on how to decorate the home. Dawn, who is an administrator of a surgery center, also decorates as a hobby. “The home did not really have any true décor,” said Mary Kathryn. “We knew over the coming months we

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able to transform many pieces she already had to match the new home. “These new pieces also created the uniqueness we wanted in our home,” she said. “For example, the dining room table was my mom’s table. The table was covered with several coats of polyurethane, which covered the beautiful cherry wood. “I wanted to remove the coats of wax and bring the table back to its natural state. We stripped the table and chairs, and added the touch of gold. This is one of our favorite pieces in the home.” Mary Kathryn felt the dining room very

would work room by room to update each space and to add a girl’s touch.”

boring, and friend Dawn Bailey suggested the use of coral in the room. “She thought it would bring pop into the area, different from the blue and golds in the rest of the

Mary Kathryn wanted to use traditional

home,” she said. Dawn Bailey also helped


with the color selection of the stain used on the cypress beams. “The color is different but keeps in the house’s décor,” Mary Kathryn said. Mary Kathryn is the daughter of Dawn and Elliot Thomas. Bo is the son of Jimmy and Kay Allen. Bo, 31, was graduated from Ole Miss in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After graduation, he was a sales representative for a local steel manufacturer. In 2005, he began to work for Barksdale Bonding and Insurance, which is now Regions Insurance. Mary Kathryn, 26, was graduated from Ole Miss in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and in 2009 with a master’s of taxation. After graduation, she moved back to Jackson to wait until the January start date of her new job. While in Jackson, Mary Kathryn worked at Surgicare of Jackson. In January 2010, she moved to Memphis and worked for Ernst and Young. In May 2011, Mary Kathryn moved back to Jackson to work for Horne LLP. She is involved with Delta Delta Delta Jackson-area alumni chapter and Mississippi Society of Young CPAs.

“I wanted to remove the coats of wax and bring the table back to its natural state. We stripped the table and chairs, and added the touch of gold. This is one of our favorite pieces in the home.” Mary Kathryn Allen


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immy and Renee Jones’ six-bedroom home in Fondren was too big for them. At that time they had a college freshman, a three-year-old and two children in-between so it was time to downsize. “We decided to look for a house that would work for a family that was shrinking and growing at the same time,” Renee said.

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neighborhood, enjoying cookies and caramel brownies from Campbell’s Bakery, and going to school in the neighborhood at Boyd Elementary and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.” Their son, John Spencer, belongs to Boy Scout Troop 1, which meets at St James Episcopal Church and is also the troop Jimmy belonged to as a boy. Jimmy, originally from Jackson, actually grew up in the Belhaven area. He is a Murrah graduate and attended Ole Miss for undergraduate school and was graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Renee, originally from Union City, Tenn., was introduced to Jimmy by a friend while he was a resident at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She was working as a pediatric nurse at the time. Their eldest son, Taylor, is a Millsaps graduate. He lives and works in Jackson, and is currently working on his master’s degree in history. Thurman, their second son, joined the U.S. Marine Corps after high school. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and is now a full-time student at Hinds Community College. Their daughter, Elizabeth, was graduated from Boston University in 2011. She lives in Boston and works at a wealth management firm. John Spencer, the youngest son, is a student at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, where he will be a seventh-grader next year. The Jones moved to Fondren from Johnson City, Tenn., to join Chappie Pinkston and David Westbrook in a pulmonary medicine practice. “Our oldest son was nine months old at the time, so we were hoping to find a neighborhood with lots of kids in close proximity to Jimmy’s office, which is in St. Dominic

The Jones bought their latest Fondren home from Frank and Celia Wood after the couple opened Camp Windhover and finished building their new house on the grounds there. This marked the fourth house they have bought in Fondren since moving to the area in 1985. “We have lived in Fondren for 27 years and have loved seeing how the neighborhood has evolved,” Renee said. “Our kids have grown up walking to Brent’s, playing in the creek that winds through the

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Hospital,” Renee said. “My husband couldn’t make the house-hunting trip to Jackson, but having grown up here, he suggested areas to look into. I fell in love with Fondren, and we bought our first house on Council Circle. We moved several times as our family grew, but never out of Fondren.” Their latest home is exactly what they needed for their family. The 4,000 square foot, four bedroom, three and a half bath home is decorated in warm colors including reds, orange and amber. The front foyer leads into a combined living/dining area with a den and sunroom, an eat-in kitchen, laundry room, and a small pantry. The long narrow hallway includes glass doors on both ends with a converted garage that houses one of the bedrooms, a bath, and a sitting area. According to Renee, they really don’t have a decorating style. “We’ve just accumulated things we like over the years and mixed them together with items

“We’ve just accumulated things we like

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our families have given us,” she said. “Ann Carter’s talent is evident in our more traditional pieces. She helped us find classic furniture and fabrics that have been easy to combine with just about any style. The family’s favorite piece of furniture is their dining room table, which is made from an old door Ann found on a trip overseas years ago. “Evelyn Randolph has also helped us merge the old with the new,” she said. “She is always finding interesting items and unusual fabrics, and enjoys working with mid-century modern decor.” The original architect of the home, which was built in 1964, was Jackson architect Jay T. Liddle. “Interestingly enough, we lived across the street from his widow, Mrs. Fannie Liddle, before we moved here,” Renee said. “She was a lovely lady and was proud of her home and her husband’s talent.”

“This neighborhood has been

AMAZING to watch. It has come full circle.” - Renee Jones

When the Jones moved into this house, similarities in design between the two houses were evident. It has a very ’60s feel with terrazzo floors, vaulted ceilings in the common spaces, a long, narrow combined living/dining area, a small kitchen and an interior garden. “We’ve slowly updated over the years as things broke or wore out,” Renee said. “Most everything has been cosmetic, such as painting, replacing tile, recarpeting, etc.” They’ve added a few built- ins, and have done work in the kitchen and master bath. The room their older boys shared was a converted

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garage, so after years of “boy living,” Renee said she had fun reorganizing their space. “When we moved in, the carpet was scorched where young Frank Wood III accidentally started a fire when he had an amplifier turned up too high, and the walls were typical boy: nail holes from posters, scuff marks, etc.,” she said. “Our boys added their own scars to the room, and after the older boys left home, we decided to reconfigure the room to accommodate a small den.” A friend of the boys, Evelyn Randolph’s son, Will, who is currently in architecture school at Mississippi

State, really designed the room for the Jones when he was about 18. “He came by one day when I was trying to figure out what to do and said, ‘Here’s the problem with this room,’ and proceeded to tell me how to correct it,” Renee said. “We took his advice and divided the room into a sleeping alcove, reading area and sitting area, and it ended up being much more functional than it would have been if I had planned the space.” Today the family spends most of their family time in the middle section of the house, which is really like


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one big room. Renee is more than pleased with the decision she made 27 years ago when she decided on Fondren as their neighborhood. “This neighborhood has been amazing to watch,” she said. “When we moved on Council Circle, there were more than 60 children on that street alone. We had a Fourth of July parade and it was just teaming with children. Now it is swinging back to young families and the neighborhood is flooded with children. It has come full circle.” Renee said their home in Fondren is the place their kids call home no matter where they are living, and where their friends and family know they are always welcome. 42

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hen Betty and John Lyle Jr. ran out of room in their home on Grove Park Place, they decided to search the area to see if they could find a new location. That search went on for a few years until they decided they should just build their dream home.

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“ T H E D E S I G N T E A M E N D E AV O R E D TO E X P R E S S N E O C L A S S I C I S M I N A F R E S H A N D M O D E R N WAY BY R E M O V I N G T H E F U S S A N D F LO U R I S H E S H I S TO R I C A L LY S E E N W I T H T H I S S T Y L E O F A R C H I T E C T U R E .“ - John Lyle 111

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“Consistent restraint and editing of the facade and interiors produced the

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When John's partner at work offered to sell them her five acres of land in Madison County, the Lyles decided to go for it. And almost 20 years later, they are happy they did. "We started looking in 1989 or 1990," Betty said. "We had looked everywhere and we just couldn't find anything we absolutely loved." The five acres of land located off Steed Road in the city of Ridgeland (at the time it had not been incorporated by the city) was the perfect location for the couple, their children and John's mother. John is a native of Jackson, and Betty is from the Clinton area. When Betty married John 31 years ago, he had four boys. They also have a daughter. "At the time we had two children in the house and John's mother lived with us," she said. "Our house was about 3,400 square feet and we doubled in size when we built this 6,400 square foot house." Their vision of a home with neoclassical balance combined with a modern approach was realized by architect Ken Tate, together

with interior designers Charm Tate and the Lyle's son, John Lyle III. "I had seen some of Ken Tate's work and we started from scratch," Betty said. "I rode with him around town and showed him what I liked." According to John Lyle III, who has been a designer in New York since 1985, the design team endeavored to express neoclassicism in a fresh and modern way by removing the fuss and flourishes historically seen with this style of architecture. "No columns, no fancy moldings, no mythological references, etc…," Lyle III said. "Consistent restraint and editing of the facade and interiors produced the simple understated elegance of the home." An interesting and often undetected feature was the fact, according to Lyle III, that Ken Tate adjusted the ceiling heights in each room to complement the proportions of the rooms. The ceilings range from 10 to 20 feet high. Gracious openings between rooms and leading to the outdoor spaces flow seamlessly, he said. The four bedroom, seven and a half bath home is close

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to everything, according to Betty. "But yet it's quiet and peaceful," she said. "I love it. I am at Fresh Market all the time." Lyle III agrees and says the house is comfortable and perfect for entertaining. "Many a fun party has been held in this home," he said. "And our favorite parties happen every Sunday. We have a long running family tradition of getting together each Sunday for lunch and play." They take turns bringing lunch for the family. Besides John who lives in New York, the couple's children include Bobby, Jimmy and Dan who all live in Ridgeland, very close to the home. Their daughter Kristie lives in Seattle. They also have five grandchildren ranging from age 22 to four. "For 13 years, my mother-in-law also lived with us," Betty said. Unfortunately she passed away a few years ago. The Lyles later turned her upstairs living area into a playroom for the grandchildren. They have made a few changes in the last few years such as wall coverings and new appliances. Their house is in a U-shape with many French doors opening onto a patio and pool area. Betty loves animal prints and has some type in most rooms. "In the summer, we spend a lot of time in the pool," she said. Betty said she let Lyle III take over the decorating as much as she could. "It is so wonderful to be able to design and manufacture so many pieces of furniture and art in the house such as the lighting, tables, chairs, fireplace accessories and sculptures," Lyle III said. The dĂŠcor of the house as well as the gardens is in constant flux, according to Lyle III, who said, "Not to keep up with any trend but rather to refine, define and reflect the particular taste and needs of the family. The plantings and trees outside move, furniture shifts and changes, art changes, curtains change, wallpaper, paint, carpets and

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rugs, kitchen appliances, accessories." What has most recently changed is Lyle III is manufacturing several new designs for the home. His manufacturing takes place in the United States, Europe and Asia. • In the living room a large silk rug is being hand knotted in Kathmandu…a 15' long Shagreen sofa table from Asia, a new bronze Starburst Firescreen from New York…a "U" shaped sectional sofa from North Carolina. • In the kitchen new bar stools are being made in New York. • In the sunroom a new sofa and chaise lounge is being made in North Carolina. • In the master bedroom a bronze floor lamp is being cast in New York and a mother of pearl side table is being made in Asia. • Outside the concrete deck around the pool area is being covered with handmade Italian tiles and a water feature is being added to the pool. The bottom line: The Lyles love change.

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FOODWISE

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e’ve all heard the expression that the cobbler’s children have no shoes. I can relate. I have access to numerous kitchen gadgets yet I can never find a decent can opener in my own kitchen when I need one. I have drawers filled with peelers, corers and presses, but the only equipment I have to open a can is embarrassing. It takes several passes around the can to cut completely through the lid as a press, puncture and release process must be used to cut open the container. (A can usually looks as though it were opened with a flathead screwdriver rather than a can opener.) I can’t recall where I procured what I will loosely refer to as a

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Marlana Walters, Proprietor The Everyday Gourmet

“can opener,” but I can assure you it was not from The Everyday Gourmet. Recently, I went to market in search of the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets. The number of vendors that manufacture kitchen equipment overwhelmed me. Everyone from Paula Deen to Montel Williams has a can opener deal. There are various sizes, colors and features but the essential function remains simple – opening cans. We all take for granted the modern conveniences of ready to eat meals. It was exactly 200 years ago that the first canning facility began manufacturing shelf-stable food production in the United States. While not much has changed in the process of canning, can openers have fashionably evolved to have more bells and whistles. There are numerous types of can openers: electric can openers, cordless can openers, automatic can openers, hand-held can openers, commercial can openers, but only one type of can opener is recommended by the Red Cross, the Department of Homeland Security and the Everyday Gourmet as an essential kitchen tool: A manual can opener. I have never given so much thought to one item nor have I realized the importance of one kitchen tool. Many people have electric can openers and

may not even own a traditional manual crank opener. While electric can openers are quick and convenient, what do you do when the lights go out? It wasn’t long ago that Hurricane Katrina knocked out power for more than a week for many Northside residents. After the refrigerators and freezers had time to thaw and all of the contents were not safe for consumption, many people were emptying their cupboards and scrambling to find the one gadget that could open all of those canned goods. United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service published a 15-page pamphlet - Food Safety and Food Security: What Consumers Need to Know. While extremely rare, a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum (botulism) is the worst danger in canned foods. Never consume food from containers that show signs of leaking, bulging, rusting, or badly dented cans; cracked jars; jars with loose or bulging lids; canned food with a foul moldy odor; or any container that spurts liquid when opening. Do not sample the food - even the tiniest amount of botulinum toxin can be deadly. Side note: Botulism is harmful, unless injected in


FOODWISE your forehead by a qualified physician. * If you have canned goods with its contents escaping before you pour them out, I wouldn’t need to heed a government warning. However, if you know someone consuming canned goods that spurt, you may want to request a copy of the pamphlet at www.fsis.usda.gov/oa/topics/foodsec_cons.pdf.

ADDITIONAL CANNED FOOD GUIDELINES 1. Do not consume canned food if the seal has been broken. 2. Do not eat the contents if the cans are dented, cracked or bulging. These are warning signs that the product may not be safe. (Chances are you have a dented can in your pantry – before you toss it, take a moment to check the can to see if it is potentially dangerous to eat. Push on the top and bottom of the can - if you hear a popping noise or if the top or bottom moves, the can’s seal has been broken making the product inside unsafe to eat and should immediately be discarded. Otherwise, if the can’s seal is unbroken it is most likely safe to eat even if a dent is present.) 3. Clean the top of the container before opening. (There is a reason grocery stores have antibacterial wipes at the entry of their stores. Grocery stores are crawling with bacteria and critters.) 4. Store high-acid foods, such as tomatoes (tomato based sauces/soups) and other fruit, up to 18 months. 5. Low-acid foods, such as meats and vegetables, can be kept two to five years. 6. Do not store canned goods above a stove, under the sink, in a damp garage or basement, or any place exposed to high or low temperature extremes. 7. Do not cook contents directly in the vessel. (Can manufacturers do not recommend cooking the can’s contents directly in a can, especially with

the lid on, as it could lead to an explosion. The design and purpose of canning is to keep foods fresh, allowing for increased shelf-life and ease of transportation. Another reason to avoid cooking in a can is that inside of most cans on grocery shelves today are coated with food-grade epoxy, which contains Bisphenol-A (BPA) and other potentially harmful chemicals. BPA is a synthetic plastic hardener that has been linked to human reproductive problems and an increased risk of cancer and diabetes.) Since I am not known to always follow the rules in the kitchen, I have boiled a can of sweetened condensed milk to produce a simply delicious desert topping. Dulce de Leche is the result of cooking sweetened milk to make milk candy or milk jelly - a sweet caramel-like sauce that thickens or hardens the longer it is exposed to heat. If you like caramel, you will love Dulce de Leche. There are several ways to make the delicious confection, but if you would like to throw caution to the wind, you too can boil a can of sweetened condensed milk. Simply remove the label from the can, submerge the can in boiling water, reduce to a continuous simmer and keep covered with water for two hours. Allow to cool enough to safely remove lid and enjoy. In conducting my research for canned goods, I found that Dulce de Leche is a perfect complement to canned bread. B&M Brown Bread with Raisins is baked right in the can. The bread is moist and can be served for breakfast or as a dessert. I did have to purchase a new can opener in order to access these newfound goodies. Without my fancy new can opener, it would have taken longer to open the cans for my Seven Can Stew than cooking the surprisingly good dish.

SEVEN CAN STEW (Cooking the stew in a LeCreuset cast iron pot makes it taste just like homemade.) Ingredients 1 can sweet corn 1 large can vegetable soup (do not use soup with pasta) 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can sliced white potatoes 1 can chili with beans 1 can chili without beans 1 can green beans Directions: Combine all cans (undrained) in a 5-quart pot, stir and simmer for 30 minutes to one hour. Canned goods revolutionized the food industry. The safety and convenience of canned foods have enabled the military, college students, working mothers and victims of disaster easy access to nourishment. When the power is out and the only thing standing between a hungry family and dinner is the lid of a can – do you have a manual can opener?

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ll good things must come to an end. That’s the feeling of the staff at the USTA Mississippi office. After 18 years, Director of Community Development and Assistant Executive Director Sandra Irby is retiring at the end of September. “I knew this day would come. I just wasn’t sure when the right time would be,” says Irby. “With three granddaughters living on the East Coast, I realize now is the time to become a full-time grandmother. It’s a bittersweet feeling for me. I have loved working with MTA staff and all of the great tennis folks across the state. I think it’s helped keep me young.” Beginning her career as director of junior team tennis, Irby remembers a tiny office on County Line Road. “We didn’t have computers. Our technology consisted of some sort of mimeograph machine. I guess that tells you how far the association has come in 18 years.” In 1997, the office staff grew and Sandra moved into the community development arena. The USTA has focused so much on grassroots tennis throughout the years, and Sandra has done a tremendous job for community tennis across the state. Starting from scratch, building effective local associations (CTAs) in around 20 communities has been a large part of her focus but not all of it. She also administers grants of around $100,000 each year for the development of tennis in local communities. “We give annual funds to our CTAs to provide youth and adult programs at the local level and to promote tennis in the community.” says Irby. “Amounts vary, but basically it’s around $50,000 annually. In addition to our CTAs, we also have a thriving grant program to build and/or upgrade public tennis After 18 years at USTA Mississippi, Sandra Irby, director of community development and assistant execu- facilities and local governments tive director, will retire at the end of September. collectively receive upwards to

$45,000 annually.” Although Sandra will be leaving the office, she won’t be leaving tennis. She loves playing tennis and plans to continue playing as much tennis as she can. Who knows, she might end up as a volunteer for the USTA. Thanks for 18 great years of service to USTA Mississippi. The 2012 USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) State Championship, sponsored by BankPlus, was bigger and better than it has ever been. Close to 500 junior players from across the entire state came to Jackson at the end of July to compete for the state titles in each age group. “We appreciate the support that BankPlus has given us over the last 10 years,” reports Tournament Director Russell Dendy. “Their continued sponsorship enables us to put a top notch event on for these players and everyone has a great time,” continues Dendy. The players received lunch each day and had a blast at Fannin Landing Bowling Lanes. With the increase in teams and players, five venues were needed for the event. In the 10 and under division there were nine teams competing, up four teams from last year “We are thrilled with the 10 and under growth across the state,” says Dendy. The teams from the Gulf Coast took home the most medals with five champions or finalists. The Slammers, out of Bridges Tennis Center, won the 12s division In the advanced division, the Mississippi Elite’s 14s and 18s went to Mobile to compete at the USTA Southern Sectionals Championship in August. Congratulations to all the teams that qualified to play at the championships and to all the winning teams. Hats off to BankPlus for their continued support for Mississippi Julio Godreau, director of tennis at Bridges Tennis junior tennis and to all the tournaCenter, recently earned a certification PTR Master of Tennis-Performance. ment staff and volunteers.

Enjoying the dog days of summer playing tennis are kids that have participated in the Country Club of Jackson summer camp. Grey Johnson, assistant, and Brittany Cooper, assistant tennis professional; (front) Felton Walker, Zack Shelton, Alex Shelton, Cas Simpson, Breeze Johns, Andrew Puckett, Yerger Simpson, Madeline Miller

The USTA Junior Team Tennis state championship was recently held in Jackson. Eleven teams competed in the 12 and under division and the Slammers from the Jackson area took home the gold: James McWilliams, Emma Turner, Tyler Blaylock, David McDonald, Catherine Liu; (front) Mary Scott Wolf, Crawford Pieroni, Ally Willoughby, Maddie Connerly, Bryce Ishee. Not pictured: Mark Troyer, Andrew Zhang, Victoria Wang, Mason Fuller

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qbkkfp ^as^kq^db The United States Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Julio Godreau, director of the Mississippi Tennis Academy at Bridges Tennis Center, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR master of tennis performance. “The master of tennis program debuted last year,” said PTR CEO Dan Santorum. “It is based on a number of courses in a unique mixture of online learning and home study, as well as practical on court learning in small groups of fellow professionals. This means that coaches benefit from studying on their own, as well as from discussing and interacting with their peers on the tennis court. The program can be completed in as few as nine months or can take as long as two years, and the schedule takes into consideration that most participants work full time. This qualification program, the content of which is linked to the International Tennis Federation’s level three course, helps coaches gain the knowledge and skills to be the best they can be and to make a world of difference in the progress of aspiring young players,” Santorum continued. There are specific requirements to apply and to be accepted for this prestigious qualification. Please visit www.ptrtennis.org for more information. Congratulations to our very own Julio Godreau, job well done. For the third year, the Tri-County CTA and USTA Mississippi will sponsor the Middle School Team Tennis League beginning October 9. Elizabeth Lyle is the director of marketing for the CTA and she started this league after attending a community development workshop and learning about how successful these leagues were in other parts of the South. “We are growing each year. The kids and parents really seem to enjoy the friendly school rivalry while playing some very good tennis,” says Lyle. In 2011, teams from Jackson Prep, Jackson Academy, Northwest Rankin, Christ Covenant, St. Andrew’s and St. Joe participated. All teams have volunteer parent coaches. Registration runs through September 28, and matches will begin October 9. For more information about this league, contact

Elizabeth Lyle 601-940-7718 or lizalyle@aol.com or Angie DeLeon at 601-9510897 or angie@cytecsys.com. It’s time to start thinking of all the tennis folks that go over and beyond the “call of duty” when it comes to tennis and nominate them for an award. Whether it’s an entire USTA League tennis team, a tournament, a junior player, coach or volunteer, there are many categories for USTA Mississippi annual awards. Without all of our players, officials, volunteers, friends and families, tennis in Mississippi wouldn’t be where it is today. Now is your chance to nominate who you believe is worthy of an award. Deadline for nominations is September 7. Go to www.mstennis.com for more details and nomination forms. As the dog days of summer continue upon us, please remember to drink plenty of fluids before any type of outdoor activities. For all of your tennis needs you can go to www.mstennis.com, find us on Facebook; USTA Mississippi or Twitter; @ustamississippi.

USTA Mississippi and the Tri-County CTA are sponsoring the third annual USTA Middle School Team Tennis League this fall. Kaci Robinson, Dray Wilson, Kyle Kantor, Cody Wolf

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If a stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed, every effort will be made to return photos. Please include a daytime phone number on all releases. Payment is due with submission. Wedding announcements are $150 and are full page. Engagement announcements are a half page for $90. Mail to Northside Sun Magazine, P.O. Box 16709, Jackson, 39236; or e-mail to jimmye@northsidesun.com. Deliveries are also accepted at our office at 246 Briarwood Dr. For more information,

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Brittany Melissa Smith & Benjamin Newton Walker IV DECEMBER 10, 2011 COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

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rittany Melissa Smith and Benjamin Newton Walker IV were united in marriage at 6 p.m., December 10, 2011 at Covenant Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Steve Burton. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Armond Smith of Ridgeland. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Charles Templeton of Vicksburg and the late Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Vernon Woodward Jr. of Long Beach. The bridegroom is the son of Ellen Jaggard Walker of Jackson and Benjamin Newton Walker III of Madison. He is the grandson of Ann Louise Jaggard and the late Hunter Lowry Jaggard of Beaumont, Texas, and the late Eunice Walker Watkins of Madison and the late Dr. Benjamin Newton Walker Jr. of Jackson. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a couture designer gown of ivory Alencon lace, featuring a strapless fitted silhouette which fell into a traditional chapel length train. The capelet and the bride’s veil were created by Linda Wasson, a family friend. The bride carried a classic bouquet of cream roses, hand-tied with satin ribbon and accented with a black and white vintage cameo. The bride’s garter was also custom-made by Linda Wasson and was made from the mother of the bride’s wedding gown. Katie Wasson Corkern was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ellen Christine Capuano, Holly Elizabeth Darnell, Kimberly Elizabeth Griffin, Lindsey Michelle Hatcher, Whitney Elaine Holliday, Anna Katherine Kendall, Mary Jordan Kirkland, Bailey Catherine Owens, and Whitney Hobby Pleasant. Montanna Elizabeth Falks and Lauren Elise Falks were junior bridesmaids. They wore black strapless gowns and carried bouquets of white roses and black and white anemones. The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Mark Steven Bissell, Fred Norman Huff Jr., John Burns Lauderdale, Justin Davis Lewis, Christian Randolph Lutken, Grant Edward Walker, Hunter Vaughan Walker, and Louis Simpson Wilkinson III. Clayton Terrell Purcell and James Michael Bryant were ushers. Katherine Rose Duggan and Melissa Hobby Thomas were program attendants. Brittany Burgess Boyce was the bride’s proxy. Ceremony music was presented by Dr. Stephen Sachs, organist; and Mary Margaret May, soloist; who performed renditions of “Oh Holy Night” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Shanna Strickland Lumpkin was the wedding coordinator. Following the ceremony, a black and white reception was held at the Country Club of Jackson. Guests were greeted by bagpiper J.B. Griffith and later entertained by the music of Meet the Press. Earlier in the day, a brunch for out of town guests and bridal party was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Kenny Jeanes and was co-hosted by the bridegroom’s mother’s friends. On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Plantation Commons in Gluckstadt. Music was provided by Randy Wingfield Jr. After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple will make their home in Nashville, where the bride is a senior auditor and CPA with Deloitte and Touché, and the bridegroom is a senior mortgage banker with First Liberty Financial Mortgage. september 2012

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Lucy Ann Leavell & Billy Burks Stembridge III MARCH 24, 2012 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

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ucy Ann Leavell and Billy Burks Stembridge III were married March 24, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Jackson. The candlelight service was officiated by the Rev. Steven Smith, longtime friend and minister to college and singles at First Baptist Church. Music was presented by James Arrington Goff, organist; Mrs. Frank Hart, pianist; Ty Maisel, violinist; and his wife, Stephanie Maisel, cello; and Mrs. Kris Gautier, Mrs. Deryll Stegall, and Sam Mason, soloists. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Quinche Leavell II of Jackson. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Buford Rives of Jackson, and Mrs. Landrum Pinson Leavell and the late Dr. Leavell of Wichita Falls, Texas. The wedding ceremony held a moment of silence in memory of these beloved grandparents that have moved to their eternal home. Then a version of “Amazing Grace” was lifted up on their behalf. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Burks Stembridge Jr. of Fairhope, Ala. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Paul Winters of Monroeville, Ala., and Mrs. Billy Burks Stembridge, and the late Mr. Stembridge of Birmingham. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of sheer organza over silky satin, with lace appliques accented with Swarovski crystals and crystal sequins, with silver beadwork. The neckline was a strapless sweetheart with crystal buttons going down the whole gown, with a mermaid fitted silhouette. The gown was ivory, with a sheer ivory lace applique over a blush organza waistband. Matron of honor was Katherine Wilson Seabrook. Bridesmaids were JoAnn Leavell Beauchamp, Mrs. Gentry Leavell Booth, and Catherine Barber Hunt, cousins of the bride; Kelly Knight Kirby; Kelsey Elise Murphy; Kathryn Lewis Stembridge, sister of the bridegroom; and Lauren Michelle Tullos. They wore strapless, fulllength Shantung sahara gowns with a sweet crumb necklines, fitted waists and full skirts. Their bouquets were ivory roses, with blush accent roses, the color of the bride’s waistband. Honorary bridesmaids were Kerri Lene Bailey, Gillian Paige Patrick, and Shauna Foley Bruss. Flower girls were Molly Anne Albritton, Emily Margaret Coon, Tatum Olivia Robinson, and Trevor Marie Robinson, cousins of the bride; and Mallo Janet Stembridge, sister of the bridegroom. They wore tutu dresses of tulle, tied with satin at the neck and a flower adorning the ribbon. They wore angel halos of flowers in their hair. The proxy bride for the affair was Noele Bishop Turner. The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Renard Devereaux Sharif Ellis; Roland Quinche Leavell III, brother of the bride; Grant Jamison Mayfield; Brannon Matthew Willisson; Nolan Alan Willisson; and John Lewis Winters, uncle of the bridegroom. Ushers were Samuel Edward Maze and William Autry Hawkins. The ring-bearer was Tyler James Otts, cousin of the bride. They wore black tails and white ties. The recessional was “The Power of the Cross” in which each bridesmaid and groomsman had chosen a special verse for the couple, and it was read as the bridal party left the sanctuary. This was a special gift of worship to the new couple by their friends and family. Hosts and hostesses at the church were Messieurs and Mesdames Stephen Thomas Rives, Ralph Markette Coon, David Earl Leavell, and Landrum Pinson Leavell III, aunts and uncles of the bride. Registry and program attendants were Lillian Chloe Lloyd, Tressie Smith Nichols, and Amanda Kathryn Winters, cousin of the bridegroom. Wedding directors were Kathy Mumbower and Judy Chen. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at Union Station, where the guests enjoyed an array of foods, from leg of lamb to sliders. There was a kids table of blue and white candy, and a coffee bar. The music was presented by Wednesday Night Boys. The bride’s five-tiered butter cake with buttercream frosting was adorned by blush and white roses, with the bride’s new initials adorning the top. The three-tiered chocolate bridegroom’s cake had his initials as well. The couple left the reception amid a flurry of confetti mixed with lilac. They hopped aboard the tailgate of a new white Ford pick-up truck. Engagement celebrations began with an announcement party at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Shelton. A church shower was given at the home of Mrs. Brian Kirby; a family shower was given at the home of Mrs. Mark Coon, aunt of the bride; a couples shower was hosted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Utley in Daphne, Ala.; a lingerie shower was given by the bridesmaids in Memphis; and a bridesmaids brunch, the day of the wedding, was given at the home of Mrs. Mark Coon, aunt of the bride. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bridegroom’s parents at Albert’s in downtown Jackson, and food was prepared by the bridegroom’s parents. Following a wedding trip to Cancun, the couple is at home in Daphne, where the bridegroom is an endoscopic technician with Stryker Endoscopy, and the bride is a nurse for Mobile Infirmary Diagnostic and Medical Clinic. september 2012

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Kori Lane Strickland & Andrew Blake Marascalco

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EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH • GRENADA, MISSISSIPPI

r. and Mrs. Jason Norman of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Kori Lane Strickland, to Andrew Blake Marascalco, son of Dr. and Mrs. Carl Joseph Marascalco of Grenada. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burton of Madison, and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Norman of McComb. She is the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Jewell Dickerson Norman and the late Mr. Norman. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. Wayne DeLoach and the late Mr. DeLoach, and Carmellow Joseph Marascalco and the late Mrs. Marascalco, all of Grenada. Miss Strickland is a graduate of Cleveland High School and Delta State University, where she was a member of Kappa Epsilon Chapter of Phi Mu fraternity. She was graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in education, and is a seventh-grade teacher at Germantown Middle School. Marascalco is a graduate of Kirk Academy and Delta State University. He was graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a minor in biology. He is associated with Empire Truck Sales. The couple will exchange vows October 6 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada, with a reception at the Grenada Municipal Airport. Following the wedding the couple will live in Madison. Andrew Blake Marascalco, Kori Lane Strickland

Amy Elizabeth Yauger & William James Threadgill III

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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI

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rs. Robert Clay Yauger of Memphis announces the engagement of her daughter, Amy Elizabeth Yauger, to William James Threadgill III of Memphis. Miss Yauger is also the daughter of the late Mr. Yauger. Miss Yauger is the granddaughter of Mrs. James Edward Brady of West Memphis, Ark., and the late Mr. Brady, and Dr. and Mrs. Charles Clay Yauger of Jonesboro, Ark. She is a 2006 graduate of the Hutchison School for Girls in Memphis and a 2010 graduate of the University of Mississippi Honors College, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She received her master’s from the University of North Texas in behavior analysis. She plans to work with children with autism. Threadgill is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William James Threadgill Jr. of Tupelo. He is the grandson of Mrs. Charles Webber Palmer of Forest, and the late Mr. Palmer, and Mr. and Mrs. William James Threadgill Sr. of Columbus. Threadgill is a 2006 graduate of Tupelo High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in taxation. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Threadgill is associated with KPMG in Memphis. The couple will exchange vows October 6, at First United Methodist Church in Columbus, with a reception to follow at Overlook Farm. Following the wedding, the couple will be at home in Memphis. september 2012

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Megan Sara Peterson & Matthew Miles McCluer

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ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH • NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

r. and Mrs. Steven Joseph Peterson of New Orleans announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Sara Peterson, to Matthew Miles McCluer of Madison. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Victor Peterson and Gaynell Hebert Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Lippert, and the late Kathy Ann Collette Lippert, all of New Orleans. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan McCluer of Madison. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Allan McCluer of Brandon and the late Roy Gene Smith and the late Eugenia Kyzar Smith of Brookhaven. Miss Peterson is a 2004 graduate of Mount Carmel Academy. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Louisiana State University and was graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She is an associate with Simon, Peragine, Smith and Redfearn in New Orleans. McCluer is a 2004 graduate of Madison Ridgeland Academy and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Louisiana State University. He was graduated cum laude from Mississippi College School of Law. He is an associate with Deutsch, Kerrigan and Stiles in New Orleans. The couple will exchange vows at St. John Lutheran Church in New Orleans October 13. Matthew Miles McCluer, Megan Sara Peterson

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 OLD CAPITOL INN • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

r. and Mrs. Charles Martin Carter of Madison and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Curry Rosamond of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Caryn Mae Rosamond, to JohnMichael Stribling, son of Letitia Witzel Stribling and the late Dr. Joseph Gordon Stribling of

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Bay St. Louis. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. John Bilbro Walsh and the late Mr. Walsh of Madison, Barbara Fields of Medford, Ore., and Mrs. E.C. Rosamond and the late Mr. Rosamond of Jackson. Miss Rosamond was graduated from Madison Central High School and the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. At Southern, she was the president of the Student Nursing Association and elected to the board of directors for the Mississippi Association of Student Nurses. She is an adult emergency room nurse at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Stribling is the grandson of Mrs. Donald Gus Witzel and the late Mr. Witzel of Kosciusko, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Loutrelle Stribling of Carthage. He was graduated from Bay High School in Bay St. Louis, and the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He was a member of the Student Nursing Association at Southern. Stribling is associated with St. Dominic’s Medical Hospital as an emergency room nurse. The couple will exchange vows October 6, at 5 p.m. at the Old Capitol Inn.


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Elizabeth Frances Cole & Zachary Aaron Ring

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

Zachary Aaron Ring, Elizabeth Frances Cole

r. and Mrs. Charles Hughes Cole Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Frances Cole, to Zachary Aaron Ring, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Eric Ring of Memphis. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Beavers Rushton and the late Louis Earl Rushton and Wilma Walker Cole and the late Charles Hughes Cole of Brookhaven. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Knight of Memphis, and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Randolph Ring of Hardy, Ark. Miss Cole is a 2007 honor graduate of Jackson Preparatory School. She attended Mississippi State University where she was a member and served as president of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s of accountancy and a master’s of business administration. She is an accountant with Carr, Riggs and Ingram, LLC in Ridgeland. Ring was graduated with honors from Saint Benedict High School. He attended Mississippi State University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was graduated with a bachelor’s of accountancy and a master’s of professional accountancy. He is an accountant with Haddox, Reid, Burks and Calhoun, PLLC in Jackson. The couple will exchange vows September 29 at Woodland Hills Baptist Church at 6 p.m. A reception will follow at River Hills Club. Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple will live in Ridgeland.

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2012

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI

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r. and Mrs. William Henry Dees III of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Hardage Dees, to Travis McNabb Sledge, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Mark Sledge Sr. of Brandon. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Hardage of Carthage and Peggy Dees and the late Henry Dees Jr. of Philadelphia. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Stevens of Kentwood, La., and Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Sledge of Jackson. Miss Dees is a 2006 graduate of Leake Academy. She attended the University of Mississippi where she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She was graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Miss Dees is associated with Dr. George May Jr. in Flowood. Sledge is a 2005 graduate of Jackson Preparatory School. He attended the University of Mississippi where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Sledge is the owner of Surface Guard LLC. The couple will exchange vows at First United Methodist Church of Philadelphia on the evening of September 22, with a reception following at the bride’s family home. Following the wedding the couple will make their home in Brandon.


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Kristen Joyce Jernigan & Logan Hunter Power

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OCTOBER 27, 2012

NORTH OXFORD BAPTIST CHURCH • OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI r. and Mrs. James Joyner Jernigan announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Joyce Jernigan, to Logan Hunter Power, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Edward Power.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Author Freeman Jernigan and Mary Lou Jernigan and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bridges Robinson, all of Jackson. Miss Jernigan is an honor graduate of Madison Ridgeland Academy, the University of Mississippi, and the University of Mississippi Graduate School. At Ole Miss, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Della Davidson Elementary in the Oxford School District. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mae Helen Power of Florence, and the late ‘Tom’ Loyal Hooker Power, and Mr. and Mrs. Emmett H. Owens Sr. of Jackson. Power is a graduate of Hillcrest Christian School, the University of Mississippi, and the University of Mississippi Graduate School. At Ole Miss, he was a member of the baseball team where he earned SEC All-Conference honors. He is associated with the division of outreach at Ole Miss. The couple will exchange vows October 27 at North Oxford Baptist Church. Logan Hunter Power, Kristen Joyce Jernigan

Amanda Wingfield Newman & Nathaniel Bilbo Cameron

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NOVEMBER 17, 2012

COURT STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI

Nathaniel Bilbo Cameron, Amanda Wingfield Newman

r. and Mrs. Matthew Alan Newman of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Wingfield Newman, to Nathaniel Bilbo Cameron, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson Cameron. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Arthur Newman of Biloxi and the late Arthur Barry Potwin of Greenwood, and Mary Nell Sallis Baltar of Jackson. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Estelle Johnson Cameron and the late Herschel Cameron of Baxterville, and Mr. and Mrs. George Bilbo of Purvis. Miss Newman is a 2005 graduate of Madison Central High School. In 2009, she received a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. She is the assistant manager for Enterprise Holdings, the Rent-A-Car division in Hattiesburg. Cameron is a 1999 graduate of Purvis High School and Pearl River Community College where he was a member of the collegiate golf team. He is the field service supervisor for his family business, CCS Industrial Services Inc., in Poplarville. The couple will be married November 17 at 6 p.m. at Court Street United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, with a reception to follow at the Hattiesburg Historic Train Depot. september 2012

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James and Anna Elliottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50th anniversary party

Harold Tuma, Meme Wittmayer, Jan Johnson, Ruth Fly, Sarah Nelson, Nancy Sessums, Mary Ann Obrien, Miriam Hixon, Sandi Henson

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James Allen Elliott and Anna Reed were married 50 years ago on June 24, 1962, at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Tenn. In honor of the occasion, they celebrated with family and friends at River Hills Country Club. A green and white color scheme was carried throughout the club, with a white tiered wedding cake, an assortment of food and a soft serve ice cream machine for the kids.

Ronnie and Stacey Ainsworth

More than 100 guests enjoyed music presented by the Chris Gill Band. Attending were the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two children, Stacey Ainsworth of Madison and Reed Elliott of Oxford; their spouses Ronnie Ainsworth and Lori Elliott; their four grandchildren, Hunter and Elliott Ainsworth and Quinn and Swayze Elliott; and numerous family members and friends. Shown are scenes from the party.

George and Sandi Henson

Jeanie Alexander, Carol Brock, Brenda Stone, Becky Dupree, Walter and Peggy Reed


Angie and David McNamara, Pam and Joseph Stroble, Mary and Daniel McNamara

Reed Elliott, Ralph and Linda Farr

Kim Bowles, Alisa Elliott, Maggie Bowles

Hunter Ainsworth, Swayze Elliott

Swayze Elliott, Elliott Ainsworth, Quinn Elliott, Hunter Ainsworth

Bill Reed, Brenda Stone, Jeanie Alexander, Carol Brock

Doug Duke, Lori Elliott, Jane Dennis

Earl and Maxine Stegall

Anna Elliott, Harriet Brewer

Durden and Jim Moss

Anna Elliott, Jim and Beverly Herring september 2012

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ALIMONY? MONEY?

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C H I L D V I S I TAT I O N ?

MY HOUSE?

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Meredith Monsour and Greg Schiefer engagement party

Mitch and Jeanne Monsour, Meredith Monsour, Greg Schiefer, JoAnn and Ron Schiefer

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Jeanne Monsour, Jane Jones

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An engagement celebration was recently held in the home of Peggy and Johnny Louis honoring Meredith Monsour and Greg Schiefer. Miss Monsour is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Dial Monsour. Schiefer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald David Schiefer of Hickory, N.C. The couple will wed September 21 in New Orleans. Co-hosts and hostesses include Linda and Gene Barrett, Betsy Ann and Don Breazeale, Ginger and Charles Clark, Gloria and Albert Dornbusch,

Bo and Sylvia Tighe

Sheryl and Mark Escude, Jane and Ken Jones, Debbie and David Kaufman, Marcella and Wilson LaFoe, Pat and Jody Monsour, Melissa and Robert Murphree, Marilyn and Bob Newton, Beth and Danny Nicholas, Holley and Don Noblitt, Gail and John Pittman, Marsha and Ken Revere, Kandy and Joe Sims, Carol and Bill Sneed, Nancy and John Studdard, Dawn and Elliott Thomas, Sylvia and Bo Tighe, Susan Turner, Martha and Watts Ueltschey, Judy and Doug Varney, and Becky Wells.

Adam and Maggie Clark

Jonathan and Lainey Kemp, Wendy Bryant, Meredith Monsour, Greg Schiefer, Caroline Murphree, Jason Roberson


Paul and Anna Monsour, Meredith Monsour, Greg Schiefer, Emily and Mike Monsour

Ingrid Taylor, Susan Turner, Holley Noblitt

Ramsey and Brian Long, Meredith Monsour, Greg Schiefer

Catherine and Robert Murphree

Peggy and Johnny Louis, Meredith Monsour, Greg Schiefer, Jeanne and Mitch Monsour

Wilson and Marcella La Foe, Dennis Thomas

Maury Breazeale, Mitch Monsour, Lauren Breazeale

Eliza Hegwood, Andrew Ueltschey

Johnny Louis, Katherine Penton, Peggy Louis

Lainey Kemp, Marsha Revere

Charles Clark, Johnny Louis, Bill Reed september 2012

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Kristen Jernigan and Logan Power engagement celebration

Mark, Miriam and Logan Power, Kristen, Sharon and Jimmy Jernigan

Logan Power, Kristen Jernigan

Jeana and Mark Power

engagement celebration The Jackson home of Lamar and Vickie Lynn Adams was the setting for an engagement celebration honoring Kristen Jernigan and Logan Power. Co-hosts and hostesses were Kay and Bo Allen, Alon Bee, Gale and Tommy Butler, Cindy and Dave Chew, Dawn and Keith Cleveland, Jane and Allen Crosswhite, Catherine and Ronnie Hames, Alice Jean and Lee Hawkins, Tina and Dan Holliday, Patty and Matt Jensen, Mary Anne and Larry Lefoldt, Sara and Ben Lloyd, Holli and

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Bill Malouf, Kathy and Ken Mansfield, Ann and Bob McElroy, Lesley and Rush Mosby, Holley and Don Noblitt, Lynn and Philip Rutledge, Becky and Bill Tann, Lynn and Stacey Wall, and Poem and Billy Weems. Miss Jernigan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jernigan. Power is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Power. The couple will wed October 17 in Oxford.

Curtis and Sandra Shelton

Lindsey and Jason Leach

Cindy Chew; (middle row) Poem Weems, Holley Noblitt, Vickie Lynn Adams; (front) Holli Malouf, Lynn Wall, Sharon and Kristen Jernigan, Logan Power, Kay Allen


Gary, Ronna and Leslie Owens, Tom Hickman

Mary Lou and Skipper Jernigan

Jeff and Elizabeth Brown, Sharon Jernigan, Sara Robinson, Linda Brown

Cass Dodgen, Owen Williams, Jon Jon Hancock, Brett Buckvich, Tyler Lum, Logan Power

Sara and Ben Lloyd, Dianne Neely

Denis Damiens, Don Noblitt, Scott Hines

Anne, Jimmy and Justin Jernigan

Walter Robinson, Justin Jernigan

Leslie and Todd Hines, Libby Marley

Emmett and Dean Owens, Helen Power september 2012

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Foster and Brandon Kennedy, Lamar, Vickie Lynn, Summer and Drake Adams

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Cass Dodgen, Paige Bee, Kristen Jernigan, Logan Power


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Amanda Newman and Nathan Cameron engagement party

Winky and Matthew Newman, Fran Stanovich, Ann, Matthew and Amanda Newman, Ashlei Stanovich

engagement party Nathan Cameron, Amanda Newman

Justin Petty, Amanda Newman, Brock Strain

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An engagement party honoring Amanda Newman and Nathan Cameron was recently held in the home of Jim and Tami Harreld. The brideelect is the daughter of Matthew and Winky Newman. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Luke and Veronica Cameron. Co-hosts and hostesses were Rett and Sheila

Mitzi and Ed Sallis

Crowder, Terray and Lisa Thompson, Charlotte Corley, Jancsi Artz, Cindy Herron, Debbie Fullen, Brian and Mary Shows, and Brenda Alexander. The couple will exchange vows November 17 at Court Street United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. Shown are scenes from the party.

Amanda Newman, Ellon Eubanks

Adam Speights, Mike and Tina Vivian, Nancy Herrin, Sam and Lacy Lawler, Matthew and Jennifer Bilbo, Brenda Renfroe, Veronica and Luke Cameron, Amanda Newman, Nathan Cameron


Matthew Newman, Adam Speights, Nathan Cameron, Rett Crowder, Luke Cameron, Mike Vivian

Mary Baltar, Ed Sallis, Lisa McClintock, Mitzi and Edwin Sallis, Holly Ellis, Winky Newman, Vicki Smith

Lisa Thompson, Charlotte Corley, Cindy Herron, Tami Harreld, Sheila Crowder; (front) Jancsi Artz, Amanda Newman, Debbie Fullen, Brenda Alexander

Brad and Jenny Boudreaux, Ashley and Ben Markland

Vicki Smith, Mary Baltar, Winky Newman, Holly Ellis

Sheila Crowder, Winky Newman, Charlotte Corley

Jenny Boudreaux, Kristi Wittman, Machel Weinacker, Tara Moe, Amanda Newman

Jenny Boudreaux, Machel Weinacker, Kristi Whittman, Tara Moe

Sheila Crowder, Winky Newman, Tami Harreld

Debbie Fullen, Amanda Newman, Tami Harreld, Lisa Thompson september 2012

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Tri Delta alumnae summer social.

Jennifer Gunn, Brandon Kennedy, Anna Haralson

summer social Betty Lynn Freeman, Nancy Deriveaux, Melissa Neyland

Diane Hazard, Holly Mitchell, Wendy Cole, Melanie McKinley

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Tri Delta alumnae gathered recently for a summer social at the home of Melissa Neyland. The next alumnae event is Deltas After Dark September 6 at VIEW GALLERY

in Ridgeland. All area alumnae are welcome. For more information contact Betty Lynn Freeman at bfreeman@christunitedjxn.org. Shown are scenes from the social.

Melissa Neyland, Tay Morgan, Joanna Roberts, Diane Neely

Leslie Wells, Hyde Loupassi, Libba Wise, Holly Mitchell, Susan Gault


Finney Moore, Michelle Varner, Tricia Toler

Margie Jepsen, Brittany Hammett, Rebekah Blakeslee, Brandon Kennedy

Mary John Johnson, Wendy Cole, Missy Hollis

Tay Morgan, Lynn McMilllin, Lou Ann Flatgard

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Sarah Jane Alstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75th birthday party

Alyce Alston, Tom Biggs

Sarah Jane and Alex Alston

75th birthday party Sarah Jane Alston, Helen Biggs

Morrell and Margaret Richardson

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Family and friends honored Sarah Jane Alston on her 75th birthday with a surprise party at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Her husband, Alex A.

Alyce Alston, Karen Evers

Alston Jr., along with their children, Trace Alston, Alyce Alston and Sheldon Alston, hosted the event. Shown are scenes from the party.

March Aru, Mary Virginia Youngblood

Alston and Sarah Biggs, Gray, Sheldon and Miles Alston, Helen Biggs, Sarah Jane, Alex, Alyce, Sheldon, Mary and Amy Alston


Sarah and Alston Biggs, Sarah Jane, Alex and Gray Alston, Helen Biggs, Miles Alston, Walker Wilson

Dana Larkin; (front) Dea Gotthelf, Nancy Gilbert

Julia and T.W. Lewis, Newt Harrison, Mary Lene

Gerry Cain, Beverly Richardson, Becky Cain

Alyce, Trace, Sarah Jane, Alex and Sheldon Alston

Beth and Steve Orlansky, Roy and Nancy Campbell

Marilyn Dattel, Ted Alford, Terryl Rushing

Sheldon, Alyce and Trace Alston

Carla Wall, Lida Gibson

Lucille and Earl Webster

Vivian and Charlie Williams, Nancy Long september 2012

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JAMMIN’ FOR JOINTS The Arthritis Foundation’s Jammin’ For Joints was held recently at Duling Hall. The theme was ‘Studio 54’ Disco.

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Lisa Nowell, Cynthia Baker

Penny Lawin, Jay O’Mara, Bob Lades

Ryan and Stephanie Rippee, Kristin and William Merrell

Walt and Angela Dallas, Jack Nowell, Caroline Scott, Jean Baker, Derek White

John and Adrienne Howie, Jay O’Mara

Michael and Scarlet Manning

Brian and Lindsay Haam

Ginie and Jeff Almand

Bryan and Britton Owen

Temple Waddell, Jay Stroble

Leigh Bourn, Mary Tison Brown

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JAMMINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; FOR JOINTS Lance Harden, Koby Wofford

Ztkavuab Watkey, Cynthia Baker

Sherry and Bobby Cook

Mary Marshall, Trayton Mains, Eric Lirio, Debbie Minor, Vikas Majithia, Doug Minor

Linda Barrett, Jamie Burrow, Trevor and Chris Pickering, Martha and William Ray

Ted and Cherry Duckworth

Allyn Inzinna, Kim McCormack, Tracey Stewart, Lisa Nowell, Heather Wilkins

Brian Johnson, Katherine Sutherland Whit and Shelly Hughes, Mike and Carrie Ainsworth

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Mary Elizabeth Whatley, Scott Evans

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WINE TASTING The Ladies Auxiliary of Mississippi Children’s Home Services 2012 Wine Tasting and Silent Auction was held recently in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Chad Gnam.

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Jana Bell, Angie Sumrall

Pamela Nail, Bill and Candace Jones

Jason Murphy, Pat and Mary Scanlon Amanda and Hastings Puckett, Suzanna and Stephen Rula

Angela Jones, Catherine Williford, Katherine Penton, Cathy Hudgins, Kristin Malouf Steve Davis, Will Flatt

Ashley, Wyane and Angie Sumrall

Bean and Floyd Sulser Jessica Swain, Melissa Stryk

Shani and Jackie Meck

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WINE TASTING Jean Smith, Nell Stack

Theresa Crisler, Donna McCarthy

Debbie Westbrook, Beverlee Belding Patrick and Jessica Saums, Charlie and Janet Saums

Chris and Sue Cherney, Sally and John Sullivan Chad and Dawn Gnam

Susan and Steven Burnham

Michelle and Russ Hawkins, Joseph and Jennifer McCaskill Marcie Robertson, Stacy Palmer

Matt and Tyler Armstrong

Libby and Pete Cajoleas, Trish and Kenny Windham september 2012

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SPRING SENSATIONS The opening reception of Spring Sensations, a spring art show featuring recent work by The Mississippi Artist Guild partnered with an exclusive showing of works by Andrew Bucci honoring his 90th birthday, was held at The Cedars.

Marion and Jack McKee

Mary Jo McAnally, Joyce Pantall, Gloria Culver

Bob Burns, Misty Simmons, Buddy Graham, Carol Hammond

Gwin Robertson, Charline McCord Jim Wilkerson, Phyllis Tackitt

Alan, Allison and Barbara Storey

Ellen Dudley, Jerrine Querin, Kay Shropshire, Misty Simmons

Betsy Cowden, Evelyn Gray, Phyllis Parker

John Garner, Don and Becky Potts Logan and Terry Cowart

Sophie McNeil, Paul Wolf

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SPRING SENSATIONS Selma Moyer, Nancy Lane

David and Betsy Cowden

Clark Bradley, Katherine Montgomery Margrit and John Garner, Matthew, Aaron and Joseph Araujo

Sandy Pickering, Zachary, Keri and Andrew Richardson

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HEART OF THE HOME GALA CELEBRATION The Heart of the Home gala celebration, an annual event hosted by the Jackson Prep PAT, was held recently at the home of Sally Hederman.

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Mona and John Evans

Terri Walker, Tanya Crawley, Carroll Stockett, Darla Draughn, Tracey Jeffreys

Brian and Jamie Clay

Peggy Goldstein, Becky Ivison, Tracy Burleigh

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Blair Hederman, Stan and Jill Purvis

Beverly Harmon, Libby and Doug Garland

Herb and Becky Ivison, Sally Hederman, Peggy and Larry Goldstein

John and Dianne McGowan, Susan Lindsay

John Cook, Saundra and Duane Dewey

David and Kay Holmes

Renee and Mayo Flynt


HEART OF THE HOME GALA CELEBRATION Adrienne and Keith Carter

Libby and Ted Kendall

Anne and Charles Pringle, Libby Garland, Finney Moore

Linda and Billy Brunt

Doug, Blair, and Sally Hederman, Sandy Carter

George and Cathy May, Mike and Ginger Tramel, Garry and Gea Graves

Dana Traxler, Cathy Joyner, Rachel Ravenstein, Samantha Lofton Joy Cannada, Lauren Lomax

Crisler and Doug Boone

Sally and Len Martin

Mary and Michael Taylor september 2012

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REBEL ROAD TRIP Jackson was painted red and blue when the Rebel Road Trip came to The South in downtown Jackson. Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and Athletic Director Ross Bjork were the headline speakers.

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Pat and Wendy McNulty, Alan McCormick

Jopi and Helen Duke, Ralph Yelverton

Dave Minton, Will Bardwell Jim Angle, Raymond Nalty, Robert Neely

Ben T. Newton, Johnathan Miller, Sterling Kidd, Josh Burkhart, Bryant Trotter Jayne Stevens, Margie Bell

Zach and Suzanne Hollingsworth, Shannon Dye

Glenda and Paul Cox

Jennifer and Grant Parker

Cherie and Brent Winstead

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REBEL ROAD TRIP Jerome Massey, Dan Countiss

Ryves Moore, Hamp Dye Todd and Ashley Hendrix

Chuck Nelms, Alex Harvey

Gigi Harvey, Brenda Johnson Mike Lee, Steve Lee

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“LOCAL GIRLS” ART SHOW Nunnery’s at Gallery 119 hosted a reception for the “Local Girls” art show, which included work from 17 artists. The evening ended with entertainment by Pryor Graber downstairs at Underground 119. Katie Britton, Mary Amelia McRee

Marianne Hause, LoRaine Broocks Joe and Sharon Belew, Gayle and Tom Reaves

Kit Fields, Tim Whitsett

Sandra Rhoden, Steve Davis, Tricia Kight Gayle Reaves, Roz Roy, Jean Seymour, Kit Fields, Vicki Armstrong

Grace Buchanan, Carol Epperson, Cleta Ellington

Pryor Graeber, Virginia McRee, Mike Nunnery David Waldrip, Vicki Armstrong

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Kathryn Becker, Barbara Meyer


“LOCAL GIRLS” ART SHOW Morris Spivey, Jack Lowery, Butch Cothren

Joe and Pat Roberstson

Clare Dale, Bill and Joy Aden

Ann Duffield, Terry Hudson, David Scott

David Armstrong, Mark Fields

Derek Sparger, Johnny Leggett

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CHATHAM ART SHOWCASE The second annual Chatham Art Showcase was presented by St. Richard Catholic Church. The event is named after the parishâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founding pastor and art enthusiast, Monsignor Josiah Chatham. The preview party was held at the church prior to the open gallery.

Jeff Cole, Helen Shirley

George Johnson, Raymond Barry, Helen Mary Elzen

Jenny and Jim Neeld, Tom Harmon, Janie Robbins, Theresa McMullin

Temperance Babcock, Louise Andy

Carolyn Stone, Meme Wittmayer

Susan Cobb, Ed and Toni Manning

Alice Henderson, Mike and Mary Jabaley, Mary Virginia Youngblood, Claudia Hauberg

Gerry Orgler, Jerrod Partridge, Dot-t Dehmer

Margee Wohrner, Don Mitchell, Lynn Crystal

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CHATHAM ART SHOWCASE Amanda Dunn, Warren and Cecilia Sawicki

Bill and Linda Wilson, Lesa Nuzzo

Helen Shirley, Julie Levanway Mary Scott Shepherd, Larry Allen, Allison Johnson, Arthur Jones

Laura and Carolyn Harris, Lynda and Jules Michel Jean Seymour, Margee Wohrner, Dolores Ulmer

Elvin Sunds, Sister Dorothea Sondgeroth, Sonny Stone

Sonya Loper, Lisa Paris

Mike Doherty, George Evans, Tom Elzen

LaShondra Adams, Olivia and Bob Thompson

Jane and Joe Swain

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BALLET MISSISSIPPI PRE-PARTY Ballet Mississippi held a spring performance pre-party at the home of Chris Glick and Eddie Guillot.

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Snow Wang, Kally Xu

Rachel Wise, Margaret Taylor, Margee Wohner

Courtney and Jennifer Hardy, Phoebe Pearigan

Michael Raff, Phoebe Pearigan, Linda Raff, Jo Ann Morris

Molly May, Cora Jeanne Miller, Emmitt Dendy, Whit and Debbie Rayner

Laurilyn Fortner, Leigh Ann Germany, Ruth Wadley

Sandra Rhoden, Toddy Sanders, Martha Abernathy

Jo Anne Morris, Harriet Kuykendall Nils Mungan, Collins Wohner

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Kacey Audry, Harriet Kuykendall, Shellye Beach

Jayne La Rue, Leigh Ann Germany, Bethany Nelson

David and Toddy Sanders, Laurilyn and Tom Fortner

Amanda and Scott Overby

Nathan Glenn, Megan Puckett, Chris Glick, Eddie Guillot

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Angela and Todd Pryor

ST. ANDREW’S NOBLE FEAST As part of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s annual fund-raiser, Arts on the Green, the Noble Feast was presented. The school plaza was transformed into an Italian piazza where guests gathered for Old World food, music and entertainment. Jeff and Genie Almand, Brad Smith

Joe and Mysty Scalia, Robert and Michelle Alexander

Allison Fisackerly, Alicen Blanchard, Lisa McClintock, Allyson Strange

Joe and James Garner

Haley Fisackerly, Judy Menist

Al White, Evan Theilman, Colleen White

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Jennifer Clark, Tammy Ray, Coleman Green

Lee Ann Bryan, Lisa Manuel

Laurie Smith, David Strange


ST. ANDREWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOBLE FEAST George and Carol Penick

Lynn Thompson, Melissa Hutchison

Andrew and Emily McLarty Bethany Theilman, Lawrence Warnock, Mary Anne States, Melissa Helms

Aileen Thomas, Annette Garcia, Sylvie Robinson, Voula Blake

Tom and Edie Kelsey

Stewart Speed, Stephanie Garriga

David and Allyson Strange Stephanie Williams, Charles and Ellen Johnson, Lisa and Eric Dyess

Paul and Vanessa Watson

Alakeela Hudnall, Eugene McQuirter

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ST. ANDREWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOBLE FEAST Robert and Michelle Alexander

Bernard Booth, Aven Whittington

Jenny and Hank Holman Tom and Lorna Chain, Renee Jones, Tim and Mary Bruce Alford

Walter Neely, Kevin Lewis, Frances Jean Neely, Erica Speed Jeff and Genie Almand, Leslie and Warren Kennedy

Virginia Buchanan, Vernon Chadwick

Margaret Palmer, Beth Smith Michelle Lewis, Mary Linley Sweat, Heather Welch, Inglish DeVoss

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Price Chadwick, John D. Adams

David Dunbar, Hollidae Robinson


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LAWYERPALOOZA The first annual Lawyerpalooza, an evening of music and entertainment raising money and awareness for the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Mississippi Center for Justice, took place recently at Hal and Mal’s.

Frank Farmer, Courtney Choi

Edward Gibson, John Hawkins, Justice Jim Kitchens, John Scanlon

John Hawkins, Brandie Lee, John Scanlon, Edward Gibson

Sage Harless, Jackie Losset

Jackie, Jasper and Jay Losset

Gabie and Erick Brown, Amy Strickland

Tiffany Graves, Shirley Williams

Frank Farmer, Justice Jim Kitchens, David McCarty

Bobby Gill, Ali Bhatti

Andi Agnew, William Sevier

PJ Lee, Brian Keller

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“TEE IT UP” The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and the Greater Jackson Alliance Golf Invitational “Tee it Up,” was held recently at Annandale Golf Club.

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Don Davis, Andy Lambert, Phillip Carpenter, Jason Duren

Don Loy, Travis Racrk, Janna Killingsworth, David Barrett

Larry Mobley, Chance Carter, Mickey Milligan, Gary Cohen

Mark Pipper, Steve Stanford, B.J. Hubbard, Brent Barfield

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Ross Tucker, Jim Craig, David Parker, Chris Thomas

Gerard Gibert, Norman Katool, Duff Sudduth, Gene Phillips

Mike Meadows, Benjie Barham, Scott Kilby, Derrick Crews

Mitch Stringer, Ken Batchelor, Joseph Graham, Rick Victory


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Mark DelGarbino, John Bishop, Mike Hutcheson, Brad Parker

Chesley James, Matt James, Percy Quinn, Bob Herr

Brent Saunders, Edward Erlich, Larry Robinson, Bennie Butts

Tim Crothers, Matt Fox, Jerrel Reynolds, Justin Blair

Jack Lane, Adam Lane, Chino Gutierrez, Richard Mattiace Tom Troxler, Woody Wilson, Drew Troxler, Mark Bryant Sandy Powlet, John Turner, John Arledge, Jennifer Turner

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“TEE IT UP” Chris Smith, Justin Jackson, Scott Parenteau, Josh Smith

Brent Cofield, Michale Ulmer, Ryan Irving, Pat Vivier John Mark Casey, Bill Maxey, Monty Hilton, Chad Hartzog

David Barrentine, Terry Mobley, Ken Graeber, Mike Curtis

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Frank Dulaney, Edward Wall, Rob Armour, Michael Kimbrell

Lee Yancy, Glenn Partrick, Fidelis Malembeka, Bobby James

Jack Stuart, Matthew McLaughlin, Chris Purvis, Jeremy Chrislip


NSS Magazine September 2012  

The Northside Sun Magazine September 2012