Brenda and James P. Hogg Jr. of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachael Ann Hogg, to James Winfred Bearden III, son of James W. and Carol Bearden of Tupelo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Sue Hall of Jackson and the late Edward R. Hall of Greenville; Mr. and Mrs. James P. Hogg Sr. of Diamondhead; and the late Kathryn B. Hogg of Greenville.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Ann E. Lowrey of Cairo and the late Hoyt W. Lowrey; and the late James W. Bearden Sr. and the late Mary E. Ragland of Centreville, Ala.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Jackson Academy in Jackson. She is a cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She was a member of Chi Omega at MSU.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Tupelo High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences at Mississippi State University. He will enter the Southern School of Optometry in Memphis this fall.
The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. July 29, 2006, at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.
James Winfred Bearden III and Rachael Ann Hogg
Ava McMullen of Shannon and Dennis Kelly of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Denise Kelly, to Justin Cole Stidham, son of Stanley and Jennifer Stidham of Guin, Ala., and Jerri Stidham of Shannon.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Callie Ruth Frederick of Shannon and the late Marlin Frederick, and the late Thurman and Helen Kelly of Brewer.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Jim and Lorene Henson of Shannon; James and Geraldine Lansdell of Mooreville; and Stanley and Jane Stidham of Belden.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Shannon High School, where she was a cheerleader and a member of the Drama Club and FFA. She plans to attend Itawamba Community College this winter.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Shannon High School, where he was a member of FFA and studied auto mechanics. He is employed in shipping at Lane Industries in Verona.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. July 22 2006, at Old Union Baptist Church in Shannon. A reception will follow in the church’s Family Life Center. Family and friends are invited.
Justin Cole Stidham and Kayla Denise Kelly
Joe and Martha Harper of Blue Springs, and Pat and Jerry Patterson of Plantersville announce the engagement of their daughter, Tennille Harper, to Brian Hubbard, son of Donna and Clyde Hubbard of Tupelo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Evelyn Harper of Blue Springs and the late Bill Harper, and Pauline McClure of Blue Springs and the late Bill McClure.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Clyde S. Hubbard of Chalybeate and the late Lila Hubbard, and the late Luther Q. and Virginia Murphy of Mooreville.
The bride-elect is an employee of Journey’s Shoe Co. in Hattiesburg.
The prospective groom is an employee of Hi Fi Cruizin’ in Hattiesburg.
The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. July 29, 2006, at the home of the bride’s mother, Pat Patterson, at 312 County Road 1023 at Plantersville. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.
Brian Hubbard and Tennille Harper
Kimberly Nicole Cobb and David Lee Wardlow announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Larry and Lou Miller of Blue Springs. She is the granddaughter of Macie Miller of Blue Springs and the late Loyd Miller.
The prospective groom is the son of Haskel and Antoinette Lambert of Taylor. He is the grandson of Thomas and Mary Kennedy of Batesville, and Charles and Ellen Johnson of Clarksdale.
The bride-elect is an honor graduate of East Union Attendance Center at Blue Springs. She was a senior class officer, and a member of the varsity basketball team, Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America, E-Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Students Against Destructive Decisions. She is a graduate of Delta State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in education with a major in physical education and a minor in health. She was a dean’s list student and a member of the Physical Education Majors Club. She is employed by Vintage Health Resources in Cleveland.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Lafayette High School in Oxford. He is a graduate of Delta State University, where he earned a bachelor of business administration degree with a major in computer information systems. He is an employee of Mark-Ke Lanes in Cleveland.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. July 29, 2006, at their home in Cleveland. A reception will follow.
Kimberly Nicole Cobb and David Lee Wardlow
Elizabeth Carol Farris of Ballardsville and Michael Alan Upton of Tupelo were united in marriage March 11, 2006, at the East Main Church of Christ in Tupelo. The officiating minister was Jesse Pope.
The bride is the daughter of Riley and Brenda Farris of Ballardsville. She is the granddaughter of the late Rowan and Elizabeth Bond of Verona, and the late Homer and Nannie Farris of Ballardsville.
The groom is the son of Alan and Elizabeth Upton of Tupelo. He is the grandson of Jesse and Linda Oliver of Fulton; the late Frances Oliver of Tupelo; and the late Dwyatte and Sue Upton of Detroit, Ala.
The bride wore a gown of white bridal satin designed with a mock two-piece effect and an A-line skirt. The long bell sleeves of tulle and the scoop neck bodice were embellished with designs of flowers made from beads, pearls and crystals as were the skirt and cathedral-length train, which featured hand embroidered floral designs. Her fingertip veil of tulle and pearls was secured by a tiara featuring Swarovski crystal and pearls.
Sarah Pope Sanders of Hernando was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Candi Upton of Blue Mountain, Pam Swain of Oxford, Kim Cappleman of Saltillo, Cathie Stacy of Mooreville and Sue Ann Averett of Saltillo. They wore sleeveless, two-piece gowns of metallic sage featuring V-necklines, asymmetrical front drapes with rhinestone buttons on the bodice sides and dropped waistlines.
Bridal attendants were Deanna Ellis and Darla Ellis, both of Ellisville. Flower girl was Debra Ellis of Ellisville.
Alan Upton, father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Matthew Upton of Blue Mountain, Matthew Johnson of Houston, Texas, Michael Williams of Birmingham, Ala., Dennis Bradford of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Toby Bates of Oxford. Ushers were Christopher Stacey of Ocean Springs, Brian Risher of Hernando, Steve Jones of Oxford and Cory Ellis of Ellisville. Ring bearer was Logan Murphree of Holly Pond, Ala.
A garden-themed reception was held in the church multipurpose room.
After a honeymoon trip to Ireland, the couple lives in Fulton. The bride is employed as executive director at the Itawamba County Development Council, and the groom is employed as the ad sales consultant at The Itawamba County Times.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Alan Upton
April Kelly “A.K.” Gunter of Tupelo and Eric Scott Farris of Mantachie were united in marriage March 11, 2006, at Mt. Vernon Place. Bro. Kevin Mangum officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Philip and Brenda Gunter of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of Wayne and Betty Mitchell of Russellville, Ala., and James Clinton and Lucille Gunter of Tupelo.
The prospective groom is the son of Scotty and Pam Farris of Mantachie. He is the grandson of William and JoAnn Harbin of Mantachie, and Jack Aaron and the late Brenda Joyce Farris of Mantachie.
The bride wore an ivory gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline. The satin bodice was overlaid with beaded Brussels lace and featured a string-laced back. The full organza skirt was accented with small rosettes.
The bride was attended by Ashley Martin of Tupelo, sister of the bride; Andrea Neumark of Dallas, Texas, sister of the bride; Tasha Farris of Mantachie, sister of the groom; and April Robinson of New Site. They wore individually-selected gowns in Victorian lilac satin.
The groom was attended by his father, Scotty Farris of Mantachie; David Perry Sr. and David Perry Jr., both of Mantachie; and Matthew Harris of Madison.
A reception followed at Mt. Vernon Place.
After a honeymoon cruise to Grand Cayman and Cozumel, the couple lives in Tupelo. The bride is employed at Saltillo Elementary School, and the groom is employed at Pro Golf in Tupelo.
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Scott Farris
Jenny Rebecca Cabiness of Tuscaloosa and Christopher Brent Farrar of Fulton were united in marriage May 6, 2006, at NorthRiver Yacht Club. The Rev. Ronald A. Wilson officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Cabiness of Tuscaloosa, and Mr. and Mrs. Gaston M. Nichols Jr. of Sullivan, Maine. She is the granddaughter of Jack Cabiness of Tuscaloosa and the late Daisy Cabiness; Jeannine Seaney of Sun City Center, Fla., and the late Gene Seaney; and Jeannette Mills of Tuscaloosa, and the late Johnny Mills.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Shotts, and Dan Farrar, all of Fulton. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Joel Steele of Fulton, and Elmo Farrar of Fulton and the late Jeffie Farrar.
The bride wore an ivory, strapless gown with silver embroidery and accent beadwork.
Lisa Paige Hammonds of Tuscaloosa was maid of honor. David Stanton Turnipseed of Tuscaloosa, brother of the bride, was man of honor. Chandler McNeill Turnipseed of Tuscaloosa, niece of the bride, was flower girl.
Dan Farrar, father of the groom, and Gatlin Steele Farrar of Tupelo, son of the groom, were best men. Parker Patton Turnipseed of Tuscaloosa, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.
After a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple lives in Tupelo.
Mrs. Christopher Brent Farrar
Emily Garrigues and Dr. Kent Marett, both of Pullman, Wash., were united in marriage May 19, 2006, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Donald Knapp officiated.
The bride is the daughter of William and Susan Garrigues of Yakima, Wash. She is the granddaughter of William and Vivian Glabau of Coos Bay, Ore., and the late George and Barbara Garrigues of Bishop, Calif.
The groom is the son of Larry and Judy Marett of Amory. He is the grandson of the late Allen Brooks of Amory; Ruth Brooks of Tupelo; the late Merril and George Raney of Memphis; the late Sally Marett of Batesville; and the late Fred and Frances Marett of Sardis.
A reception will be held at a later date.
The couple plans a December honeymoon in Hawaii. They live in Pullman, Wash. The bride is a Marketing Communications coordinator for the Center for Distance and Professional Education at Washington State University in Pullman. The groom is an assistant professor for the Department of Information Systems within the College of Business at Washington State University in Pullman.
Dr. and Mrs. Kent Marett
Louise Stone of Tupelo and James Earl Evans of Milwaukee, Wis., announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Rochelle Stone, to Roderick Tirrell Head, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Head of Okolona.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mamie Stone, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Will Evans, all of Tupelo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Head, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Buchanan, all of Okolona.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Tupelo High School. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Rust College with a B.S. degree in business administration. She is employed at American General Financial Services in Memphis.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Okolona High School. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree in recording industry management. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He is an account executive for Clear Channel Radio in Memphis.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. July 22, 2006, at Red Oak Grove M.B. Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the Bel-Air Center. Family and friends are invited.
Roderick Tirrell Head and Karen Rochelle Stone