Brides for 5.27, p. 2

Foster/Collins

Mr. and Mrs. Roger G. Foster of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Anne Foster, to Robert Jarrad Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Collins of Columbus.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Evelyn Foster of Brookhaven and the late J.M. Foster, and Texie Holladay of Centerville, Tenn., and the late Dr. B.L. Holladay.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James E. Anglin, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carl Collins, all of Bruce.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Brandon High School, where she was a pianist, and a member of several honor clubs and the tennis team. She was Brandon’s Junior Miss and fashion coordinator of the Gayfer Girls modeling and community service team. She received a degree in communications and public relations from Mississippi State University, where she was director of public relations and mentor for Delta Gamma Sorority and a member of Who’s Who. She is the director of public relations for United Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Calhoun Academy in Calhoun City, where he played basketball, baseball and football. He received a degree in communications and public relations from Mississippi State University. He is a pharmaceutical sales representative for Stewart Jackson in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. June 9, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Brandon. A reception will follow at Dennery’s. Family and friends are invited.

Kimberly Anne Foster

Werner/Hays

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Werner of Diagonal, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Jean Werner, to Craig Lindsey Hays, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis R. Hays of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marjorie Werner of Tingley, Iowa, and the late Elton Werner, and Lois Lacock of Farhamville, Iowa, and the late Wayne Lacock.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Dorothy Stevenson Graham of Tilden, Ill., and the late Willard C. Graham, and Pearl Lindsay Hays of Sparta, Ill., and the late William R. Hays.

The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Diagonal Community High School in Diagonal, Iowa, where she was valedictorian. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor of science degree in animal science. She is the office manager for National Centralized Ultrasound processing Lab in Ames, Iowa.

The prospective groom is a 1985 graduate of Tupelo High School, where he was a member of the football team and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He received his bachelor of science degree in animal science from Mississippi State University and his master of science degree in animal science from Auburn University. He was a member of the livestock and meat judging teams. He is the operations manager for National Centralized Ultrasound Processing Lab in Ames, Iowa.

The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 9, 2001, at Wishard Chapel in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. A reception will be held in Tupelo in July.

Rebecca Jean Werner and Craig Lindsey Hays

Reich/Cooper

Darryl and Martha Reich of the Cardsville community announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Louise Reich, to Darrell Wayne Cooper, son of David and Teresa Cooper of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eugene and Willa Dean Reich of the New Salem community, and Georgia Roberts Hawkins of Fulton, formerly of Quincy, and the late Charles E. Hawkins.

The prospective groom is the grandson of J.W. and Ruby McWhorter of Plantersville, the late Darrell Cooper, Wayne and Faye Vinson of Tupelo, the late Roy Vinson, Ottis Vinson of Tupelo, the late Howard Cooper and Loreda Cooper of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, where she was the band Color Guard captain, and a member of Future Business Leaders of America and DECA. She attended Itawamba Community College, where she was a member of the Color Guard and Professional Business Leaders. She is an employee of Hancock Fabrics in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Saltillo High School, where he was Co-op Student of the Year, and a member of the National Band, the drama team and Who’s Who Among American High School Students. He is a student at Itawamba Community College in Tupelo and will graduate in 2002 with a degree in automotive technology. He is a member of the band and Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. He is an employee of Home Depot in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 16, 2001, at Monument Drive Baptist Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the home of J.W. and Ruby McWhorter in Plantersville. Family and friends are invited.

Darrell Wayne Cooper and Heather Louise Reich

Hardin/Gurney

Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Hardin Jr. of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Giles Hardin, to Matthew Joseph Gurney, son of Van Gurney of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. W.G. Hardin Sr. of Corinth.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Valeria McElhannon.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Tupelo High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., where she was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity, Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, and Alpha Chi fraternity. She was a discipleship leader, a Union University Singer and involved in intramurals. She is a teacher at Bolivar Elementary School.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Sebring High School in Sebring, Fla. He attended Itawamba Community College. He is a student at Union University, where he is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in Christian studies. He is a member of the Baptist Student Union and the BSU ensemble; an intramural coach; and involved in Friends of Ethics.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. June 16, 2001, at the First Evangelical Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the home of the bride’s parents in Tupelo.

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McCool/Bauer

Mr. and Mrs. Larry McCool of Saltillo announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Suzanne McCool, to Bradley Daniel Bauer, son of Dan and Kathy Bauer of Vicksburg.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Leroy and Sarah McCool of Nashville, and the late Earl and Katye Hodges of Ripley.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Cyril and Esther Bauer of Weston, Wis., and Elizabeth Mulheron of Eau Claire, Wis., and the late Ronald Mulheron.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Tupelo High School, where she was secretary of DECA and a member of the chorus. She received a degree in elementary education from Mississippi State University.

The prospective groom is a graduate of North Gwinett High School in Atlanta, where he was a member of the baseball team. He is the operations manager for Selpro in Dallas, Texas.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. June 16, 2001, at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at Mount Vernon Place. Family and friends are invited.

Bradley Daniel Bauer and Karen Suzanne McCool

Wilbanks/Enis

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Paul Fisher Jr. of New Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Allie Danielle Wilbanks, to Richard Brian Enis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schneeflock of Madison and Mr. and Mrs. Andy Enis of Canton.

The bride-elect is also the daughter of Bill Wilbanks. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Travis Bagwell and the late Mr. Bagwell, the late Billy Wilbanks and the late Mary Wilbanks.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Parker of Guntown, and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Enis of Baldwyn.

The bride-elect is a graduate of W.P. Daniel High School in New Albany. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Mississippi State University, where she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority and the Golden Key National Honor Society. She is a second-grade teacher at Northside Elementary School in Clinton.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Brandon Academy in Brandon. He received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Belhaven College and a master’s degree in exercise science from Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He is currently pursuing a master of business administration degree from Mississippi College.

The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. June 16 at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany. A reception will follow at Oaks Country Club. Family and friends are invited.

Allie Danielle Wilbanks

Warren/Burgeson

Paul and Nancy Warren of Saltillo announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Charlene Warren, to Tracey Neil Burgeson, son of David and Shirley Burgeson of Saltillo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joe and Charlene Miller of Starkville, Alice Warren of Long Beach and Bill Warren of Fort Worth, Texas.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Francis Timmons of Saltillo and the late Sam Timmons, and the late Tracey and Luzetta Burgeson of Sioux City, Iowa.

The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Saltillo High School. She is currently a student at Itawamba Community College with plans to pursue a career in fashion merchandising.

The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Saltillo High School. He plans to earn a degree and pursue a career in business management.

The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 9, 2001, at Euclatubba Baptist Church in Saltillo. A reception will follow at Mt. Vernon Place. Family and friends are invited.

Tracey Neil Burgeson and Erica Charlene Warren

Lovelace/Oakes

Marvin and Diane Lovelace of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Brooke Lovelace, to Guy Christopher “Chris” Oakes, son of Jimmy and Diane Oakes of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Criddle of Houston and the late Emmitt Criddle, and Maudie Lovelace of Houston and the late Ray Lovelace.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Oakes Sr. of Clarksdale, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Guy Miller of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Tupelo High School. She attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. She is employed at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Tupelo High School. He is employed by Stuart C. Irby in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. June 16, 2001, at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Ashley Brooke Lovelace and Guy Christopher Oakes

Sheffield/Clayton

Mr. and Mrs. Terry R. Cox of Booneville, and Dr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Sheffield of Birmingham announce the engagement of their daughter, Terry Leigh Sheffield, to Cory Davis “Skip” Clayton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby G. Loague of Tupelo and the late Neal Clayton.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Kate Sheffield of Fulton and the late Joe Sheffield, Ann Crosby of Decatur, Ala., and the late Cennie Crosby, and Mr. and Mrs. Travis Cox of Booneville.

She is a graduate of Tupelo High School, where she was a class favorite. She is an honor graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science degree. She was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She is an elementary education teacher for Tupelo Public Schools.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Tupelo High School, where he was a class favorite. He is a salesman at Nexair.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. June 9, 2001, at the First Methodist Church in Booneville. A reception will follow at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Terry R. Cox, in Booneville.

Terry Leigh Sheffield

Ashley/Thomas

Tim and Angie Ashley of Fulton announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Ashley, to Hollis Thomas, son of Wade and Gail Thomas of Fulton.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jody and Marilyn Barber of Guntown.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Tom and Noma DuBoise of Fulton, and Vela Thomas of Fulton.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton. She received an associate’s degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College. She is an employee of S&W Pharmacy in Fulton.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton. He attended Itawamba Community College. He is an employee of Tri-State Lumber in Fulton.

The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. June 9, 2001, at East Fulton Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the church. Family and friends are invited.

Hollis Thomas and Amanda Ashley

Rogers/Ferguson

Mike and Roxanne Rogers of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Mindy LaShae Rogers, to Charles Gregory Ferguson, son of Hilda Roberts of Tupelo and Billy Ferguson of New Albany.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ed and Jane Mattox, and James and Helen Rogers, all of Shannon.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Jimmy and Bobbie Whitehead of Pontotoc.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Shannon High School. She is an employee of Bonanza in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Tupelo High School. He is an employee of Bonanza in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. June 9, 2001, at Brewer Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the church. Family and friends are invited.

Charles Gregory Ferguson and Mindy LaShae Rogers

Miller/Rodgers

Otha and Dorothy Miller of Shannon announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara P. Miller, to Byron H. Rodgers, son of Virgie L. Rodgers of Aberdeen and J.C. Straughter of Gary, Ind.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Anna Lou and Buddy Reed, and the late Mary and Henry Miller.

The prospective groom is the granddaughter of Virgie Dell Rodgers and the late Henry Rodgers, and Louise Straughter and the late Amos Straughter.

The bride-elect is a 1987 graduate of Shannon High School, where she was a member of the band and the track, softball and basketball teams. She received an associate’s degree from Itawamba Community College and a bachelor of science degree in education from Rust College. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She is employed by the Lee County Schools.

The prospective groom is a 1987 graduate of Aberdeen High School. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served in the Persian Gulf War. He is employed by Cooper Tire in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 16, 2001, at Poplar Springs CME Church in Shannon. A reception will follow at the Lee County Agri-Center in Verona. Family and friends are invited.

Byron H. Rodgers and Tara P. Miller