Engagements/Weddings July 5, 2009

Farris-Enis
Scotty Farris of Mantachie and Pam Farris of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Tasha Diane Farris, to Joshua Donald Enis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Enis Sr. of Tupelo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joann Harbin of Mantachie and the late William R. “Bill” Harbin, and Jack Farris of Mantachie and the late Brenda Farris.
She is a 1998 graduate of Mantachie High School, where she was a senior class favorite and the 1998 homecoming queen. She was a member of the Beta Club, annual staff and cheerleading squad. She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. She is a teacher at Lawndale Elementary School in Tupelo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Ervia Mae Donald of Mooreville and the late Charlie M. Donald, and the late Ruth K. and F.M. “Mack” Enis of Tupelo.
He is a 1999 graduate of Tupelo High School, where he was a member of the Hall of Fame. He was a four-year member of the baseball team, a class favorite and a member of the Student Council and the varsity chorus. He is a 2003 graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He is a sales representative for American Furniture in Pontotoc.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. July 18, 2009, at the Oak Ridge Christian Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the BancorpSouth Conference Center.

Anglin-Covington
The parents of Allison Leigh Anglin and Mark Covington Jr. announce the engagement of their children.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Paula Anglin of Tupelo and the late Clyde Anglin. She is the granddaughter of Tom and Helen Wood of Wren; the late Paul Grissom of Tupelo; and the late John and Helen Anglin of Saltillo.
She is a 2004 graduate of Tupelo High School. She was a cheerleader and a UCA All-Star cheerleader. She was a UDA All-Star dancer, and a member of the North Mississippi Dance Centre’s Dance Elite, varsity chorus, Showchoir and Who’s Who Among American High School Students. She is a graduate of Itawamba Community College with an associate of applied science degree in nursing. She was a cheerleader and a member of Phi Theta Kappa.
The prospective groom is the son of Mark Covington and Joan Covington of Tupelo. He is the grandson of Delma and Mary Covington of Crystal Springs, and the late Marlowe and Donna Hagen of Brandon.
He is a 2004 graduate of Tupelo High School, where he was a member of the varsity football team and varsity chorus. He attended Itawamba Community College. He is employed by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.
The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. July 11, 2009, at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the Magnolia Center at the Lee County Agri-Center in Verona. Family and friends are invited.

Wright-DeVaughn
The parents of Brittany Nicole Wright and Jeremy William DeVaughn announce the engagement of their children.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Timothy and Felicia Wright of Ashland. She is the granddaughter of Henry and Billie Wright, and James and Linda Hayes, all of Ashland.
She is a 2009 graduate of Gateway Christian School in Ashland. She plans to enter Northeast Mississippi Community College in the fall. She is employed as a grant researcher for Benton County in Ashland.
The prospective groom is the son of David and Beverly DeVaughn of Baldwyn. He is the grandson of Ruby DeVaughn of Baldwyn and the late William “Gube” DeVaughn, and Charles “Top” Chambers of Sherman and the late Mary Von Chambers.
He is a 2008 graduate of Baldwyn High School. He is a student at Northeast Mississippi Community College, where he is pursuing a degree in computer information systems technology. He is also employed by Baldwyn Public Works.
The couple will exchange vows on July 17, 2009, in a private ceremony in Ashland.

Eley-Barkley
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bulloch Eley of Cleveland announce the engagement of their daughter, Lara Kathryn Eley, to Samuel Ross Barkley, son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Ford Barkley of New Albany.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mildred Bailey of Cleveland and the late Ben Townes Bailey Sr. of Benoit, and Kathryn T. Eley of Cleveland and the late Dr. William A. Eley.
She is a graduate of Cleveland High School and a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor of arts degree in architecture. She is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She is employed as an architect at JH&H Architects, Planners, Interiors in Jackson.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Ann Ford Barkley and the late Samuel T. Barkley, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Goodman Bennett Jr.
He is a graduate of New Albany High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Mississippi and a bachelor of arts degree in architecture from Mississippi State University. He is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was a four-year letterman for the Ole Miss Rebels football team. He is employed as an architect at Dale and Associates in Jackson.
The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m. July 18, 2009, at Alys Beach, Fla.
Gillespie-Holladay
Marilyn Gillespie of Pontotoc announces the engagement of her daughter, LaShae Gillespie, to Lance Holladay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Holladay of Pontotoc.
The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Larry Gillespie. She is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Martin and the late James Martin, and Gladys Gillespie Whitworth and the late Lamon Gillespie of Pontotoc.
She is a 2001 honor graduate of South Pontotoc High School. She earned a bachelor of business administration degree at the University of Mississippi. She has taught school for two years at South Pontotoc Middle School.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Helen Washington of Pontotoc and the late Laderl Washington, and Mr. and Mrs. Vic Holladay of Rockdale, Texas. He is the great-grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holladay, and Maylene Rish of Houston.
He is a 2004 honor graduate of South Pontotoc High School. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master of professional accountancy degree. He will be employed with KPMG in Jackson.
The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. July 18, 2009, at Green Valley Baptist Church in Pontotoc. Family and friends are invited.

Reeder-Jarrett
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Reeder of Thaxton announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Annette Reeder, to John Mark Jarrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jarrett, and Karla Jarrett, all of Tupelo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Carr of New Albany, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reeder and the late Ann Reeder of Ecru. She is the great-granddaughter of Etoyce Pilcher of New Albany.
She is a graduate of New Albany High School, where she was a member of the Anchor Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education at Blue Mountain College. She was class treasurer, Euzelian Society president, and a member of the Baptist Student Union Council, Kappa Kappa Iota, Kappa Delta Pi and Who’s Who Among America’s Colleges and Universities. She will begin a teaching career in the fall.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jarrett of Potts Camp, and June Celichowski of Denver, Colo., and the late John Celichowski.
He is a graduate of Tupelo High School, where he was an ACT Scholar, a Rotary Scholar, and a member of Key Club, French Club, National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is a graduate of Blue Mountain College with a bachelor of arts degree in biblical studies with a minor in psychology. He was a member of the Baptist Student Union Council, Ministerial Alliance Council, Student Body Association Council and Who’s Who Among America’s Colleges and Universities. He will continue his education at Southeastern Seminary.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. July 18, 2009, at Thaxton Baptist Church in Thaxton. A reception will follow at the church. Family and friends are invited.

Crawford-Mallini
Tommy and Cecelia Crawford of Pontotoc announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Candice Crawford, to Frederick Bentz Mallini, son of Katherine and Thomas Mallini Jr. of Pass Christian.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sara Crawford of Pontotoc and the late James Thomas Crawford, and the late James and Ruth Mallory of Pontocola.
She graduated with highest honors and as valedictorian of Pontotoc High School in 2002. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of science degree in pharmaceutical sciences. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Ole Miss with a doctor of pharmacy degree in 2008. She was a Taylor Medalist in pharmacy, class marshal and a member of the Doctor of Pharmacy Hall of Fame. She is a clinical pharmacy specialist in internal medicine at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, La.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Elizabeth and Thomas Mallini Sr. of Bay St. Louis, and the late Frederick and Helen Bentz of Pass Christian.
He graduated as salutatorian of St. Stanislaus College Prep in Bay St. Louis in 2003. He was captain of the Roch-a-Chaw football team, Most Valuable Player, and recipient of the Felix “Doc” Blanchard Award. He was a member of the Mississippi All-State track and field team in 2001-2002 and 2002-2003, receiving a bronze medal during the 2002-2003 season. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. He will enter the nurse anesthesia program at Louisiana State University in the fall. He is a registered nurse in the ICU at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.
The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. July 18, 2009, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pass Christian. A reception will follow at St. Vincent de Paul gymnasium. Family and friends are invited.
Hurt-Hill
Terry and Debbie Hurt of Lavaca, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Brooke Hurt, to Reuben Drew Hill, son of Robert and Lori Hill, formerly of Charleston, Ark.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Fran Hurt, and Eavie Roaten and the late Willie B. Roaten.
She earned an associate degree in dental hygiene at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. She is employed by Dr. Robert L. Ward.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Duane and Marjo Hill, and Lou Helms and the late Bill Helms.
He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. He plans to attend Liberty University in the fall of 2011. He is the student pastor at the First Baptist Church in Lavaca, Ark.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. July 18, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Lavaca, Ark.

Merideth-Hare
Penny Lee Merideth and Richard Dale Hare, both of Booneville, were united in marriage on May 23, 2009, in Meridian. Jerry Johnson officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Linda Burgess of Shannon and the late Clayton Merideth. She is the granddaughter of Lydia Boxx of Byhalia.
The groom is the son of Billy Joe and Betty McVey of Booneville, and the late Clifton Hare.
The couple married in jeans and motorcycle leathers while on a motorcycle trip to the Gulf Coast.
The bride’s attendants were Gladys Flurry and Sherry Moore, both of Booneville. The groom’s attendants were Danny Flurry and Larry Moore, both of Booneville.
A reception dinner followed in Mobile, Ala.
After a honeymoon in Gulf Shores, Ala., the couple is living in Booneville. The bride is an employee of the Hemotology & Oncology Associates in Tupelo. The groom is self-employed with Rick Hare Plumbing and Electrical.

Moss-Rice
Anna Conwill Rice and James Wesley Moss Jr., both of Birmingham, Ala., were united in marriage April 18, 2009, at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford with the Rev. Taylor Moore officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Albert Rice III of Oxford. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Albert Rice Jr. of Columbus, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Teunisson Jr. of Greenville.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wesley Moss Sr. of Gadsden, Ala. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dow Henson Moss, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Jesse Richardson, all of Gadsden.
The bride wore a strapless silk taffeta gathered column gown. The gown by Amsale had a slim flared skirt, chapel-length train and a crystal brooch just below the hip. She wore a two-tiered ivory silk illusion veil.
Haley Smith Graham of Columbus was matron of honor. Dawn Michelle Pontious of Mobile, Ala., was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Morgan Swanson Allen, Daisy Lorraine Bobo, Shelley Slade Greer and Jennifer Leigh Pennington, all of Birmingham, Sarah Beth Tonore Gray of Nashville, Tenn., Cynthia Hutchins Krutz of Rosemary Beach, Fla., Lee Kathryn Brislin McAnally of Mobile, Ala., and Emily Lott Walton of Tunica. The bridesmaids wore floor-length strapless two-piece gowns of celedon tissue taffeta featuring a front tuck detail bodice with a self-sash back tie.
Elizabeth Harper Ferguson of Columbus was a program attendant.
James Wesley Moss Sr. served as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Timothy Geoffrey Dillard, Morris Michael Gee Jr., Kenneth Evan Riley, Stanford Hastings Roberts, James Curtis Stuckey III, Roger Craig Wagerman and Jonathan Glen Wells, all of Birmingham, Michael Joshua Noblitt of Franklin, Tenn., Robert Halsey Pine Jr. of Gadsden, Ala., and Michael Jeremy Thompson of Swannanoa, N.C.
After a wedding trip to San Francisco, Sonoma and the Napa Valley, the couple resides in Birmingham. The groom is owner and president of Delaney’s Moving and Storage in Gadsden, and the bride is an accountant with Southern Nuclear Operating Co. in Birmingham.
Upshaw-Welch
Lauren Rivers Upshaw and Thomas Stewart Welch were united in marriage on April 4, 2009, at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, La. The Rev. Charles Reilly Jones officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Jessica Sibley Upshaw of Diamondhead, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stephen Upshaw of Greenwood. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. John Dale Sibley and the late John Dale Sibley of Diamondhead, formerly of Okolona, and Mr. and Mrs. James Edwin Upshaw of Greenwood.
The groom is the son of Dr. Betsy Ross Welch and John Allen Welch of Brandon. He is the grandson of Mrs. Jerry Martin Ross and the late Dr. Jerry Martin Ross of Brandon, and Mr. and Mrs. Stewart William Welch of Jackson.
The bride wore a designer trumpet gown of ivory molded Alençon lace over ivory satin organza with a sweetheart neckline and lace shoulder straps.
Katherine Saunders Cleveland of Gulfport and Mary Kathryn Patterson of Greenwood were maids of honor. They wore A-line gowns of floor length black satin.
The best men were Duncan Collier Welch and Matthew Robert Welch, both of Brandon, brothers of the groom. The ringbearer was James Sibley Gutiérrez of Amory, cousin of the bride.
Nuptial music was presented by The Fine Arts Ensemble’s stringed duet.
Cousins of the bride and groom, Rachel Sibley Faulkner of Amory and Alena Bryce Welch of Durham, presented selected scripture readings.
A reception was held in the La Chinoiserie Ballroom at Windsor Court Hotel.
After a honeymoon in the Bahamas, the couple is living in Lake Jackson, Texas, where they work as engineers for The Dow Chemical Company.

Archer-Bullard
Ralph and Robbie Archer of Iuka announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Lee Archer, to Austin Terry Bullard, son of Terry and Renee Bullard of Iuka.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Robert Henry of Bethel Springs, Tenn., and Donna Archer of Iuka and the late Ralph Archer.
She is a graduate of Tishomingo County High School in Iuka. She is a 2008 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Bullard Jr. of Iuka, and Madaline Nunn of Brandon. He is the great-grandson of Madge Smith of Mendenhall.
He is a graduate of Tishomingo County High School in Iuka. He is a 2009 cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi with a doctor of pharmacy degree. He is a clinical pharmacist at the Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. July 11, 2009, at the Iuka Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the Iuka Country Club. Family and friends are invited.
Coombs-Brooks
Julie Susanne Coombs of New Albany and Christopher Lynn Brooks of Houston were united in marriage on May 22, 2009, in a private beach ceremony in Florida. Carol Stacy officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Tim and Debbie Coombs of New Albany. She is the granddaughter of L.W. and Alyene Settlemires of Rienzi, and the late J.W. and Layne Coombs of Ripley.
The groom is the son of Jesse and Vanessa Brooks of Houston. He is the grandson of Larry Patterson of Houston and the late Burnetta Patterson, John Griffin of Houston, and the late Richard and Gladys Brooks.
The couple is living in Tupelo, where both are employed.

Blanton-Spruill
Traci Jean Blanton of Edmond, Okla., and Wade Nelson “Tripp” Spruill III of Brandon were united in marriage on May 22, 2009, at the Grove Isle Hotel and Spa in Coconut Grove, Fla. Jacob Gant, cousin of the bride, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Howell Blanton III of Edmond, Okla. She is the granddaughter of Charlsa Gant and the late Allen Merle Gant, and Mr. and Mrs. John Howell Blanton Jr., and Vena Barnes of Frederick, Okla.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade N. Spruill Jr. of Hattiesburg, and Emily Y. Spruill of Brandon. He is the grandson of Emily B. Young of Amory and the late Dudley Young, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wade N. Spruill Sr. of Brandon.
The bride wore an A-line ivory silk designer gown with an off-the-shoulder neckline and an antique brooch at the waist. Her veil, a long mantilla, was worn by her mother in her wedding.
Kimber Budowsky of Duncan, Okla., sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Erin S. McGee of Brandon, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid.
Wade N. Spruill Jr., father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Keith McGee of Brandon, brother-in-law of the groom, and Zac McGee of Brandon, nephew of the groom. Ringbearers were Crew Budowsky, nephew of the bride, and Paxton McGee, nephew of the groom.
A seated dinner reception followed at the Grove Isle Hotel and Spa.
After a honeymoon in Brandon, the couple is living in Brandon.
Benson-Kirk
Emory Grace Benson and Adam Lee Kirk, both of Tupelo, were united in marriage on May 22, 2009, at Lawndale Presbyterian Church in Tupelo. H. Timothy Fortner officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Mason Benson of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Benson of Tupelo, and Era Mae Waters of Tupelo and the late William Ford Waters Sr.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Neal Kirk of Ingomar. He is the grandson of Anna Lee Kirk of Ingomar and the late Loin Kirk, and Edith Whitehead of Ingomar and the late Willis Whitehead.
The bride wore a white satin A-line gown with a side-draped bodice and an asymmetrical skirt.
The bride was attended by her daughter, Anna Grace Laird.
A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.
After a honeymoon trip to St. Louis, Mo., the couple is living in Tupelo. The bride is a teacher at Joyner Elementary School in Tupelo. The groom is a basketball coach and teacher at Tupelo Middle School.

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