July 7: Ronnie Hallman, Leigh Ann Culpepper Tillman, Alicia Gunn, Mattie Futch, Hiram Richardson II, Sam Morris, Shawn Sparks, Robin Brumfield.
July 8: James H. Guyse, Michael Noel, George Wiltshire, Katie Anna Knox, Betty Hosey.
July 9: Betty Weems, James McDill, Jimmy Lushina, Pat Parish Achlin, Lois Chambers, William Everett, Jerri Thompson Martin, Charles Sims, Rocky Wolf, John David Thomas, Kurt Stewart, Ryan Michael Carr, Sharron Roberts.
July 10: Bill Loper, Virgie Sanderson, Mrs. R. W. Harrison, Kent Parish, George Wallace, Jordan Fairley, Curtis Lehr, Amanda Long, Clark Evans, Lisa Sorey.
July 11: Tobe Ivy Jr., Ronda Jones Henderson, Maurice Westberry, Mrs. John McGee, Lanay S. Russum, Ann Stringer Land, Haley Chance, Lee Pope, Lee Kurkendall.
July 12: Mae Toudt, Steven Dean Windham, Rodney Jones, Steve Cox, Anna Lora McMurphy, Kimberly McDill Harrell, Lillian Clair Montgomery.
July 13: Mike Glaze, Billy McClenahan, John Emmons, Andy Graham, Michael Courtney, Diane Schaefer, Joline Creel, Hez Hollingsworth, Jessica Brown, Jonathan Federick, Ronald Chambers.
Delighted to learn that Edna Earle Gibson was discharged from the hospital last Wednesday and is now continuing her recuperation at home.
Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality wowed the folks recently visiting the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Accompanying McKay Lee Bray from Hattiesburg were trip chaperone, Dr. Dee Dee Anderson, with the University of Southern Mississippi, and her daughter, Katelin. McKay Lee will be a pre-med Junior at Ole Miss this fall. Meeting them for lunch on the Estate last Wednesday was Loren Ormond McKibbens, who years ago, became Miss Hospitality of Mississippi, while representing her hometown of Forest. The Mississippi trio enjoyed their four day visit, exploring the Biltmore and all of Asheville and neighboring Black Mountain. McKay Lee relinquishes her crown In Hattiesburg later this month.
A standing room only audience attended Irene Martin’s 85th birthday concert Saturday at Forest Presbyterian Church. Guests at her home after the program were Thomas and Ellen Burnham, Sydney Shoemaker, Brandon; Linda, Matthew and Zeke Wiggins, Hattiesburg; Betty Stewart, Ridgeland, Adonna, Jimmy and Jim Hunter, Gadsden, and Randy, Danny, Antoinette, Raymond, Chris and Donna Noel, New Orleans, Kathy, Jacob, Jessica, Gage, Rainey, Gabby and John David Lee, Connor Steptoe, Steve and Karon Martin, Harperville, Mary Martin, Flowood and Zac and Tara Martin Whittington, Forest.
Linda Carr of Monroe, Louisiana, visited over the weekend in the home of her aunt, Kitty Colbert.
Both daughters, as well as Gayla’s husband Shane were in Forest this week, while Lamar Gatewood was in Baptist Hospital in Jackson. Thinking of you, Lamar.
Congratulations to the Mississippi State Bulldogs on their first ever NCAA National Championship victory! Am hoping to receive a more complete list of those attending this historic feat over the Vanderbilt Commodores. Go Dawgs!!
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