John and Rita Stubbs of Ripley announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Stubbs, to Joe Kirkman, son of Steve and Sheryl Kirkman of Chalybeate and the late Gary D. Pulse of Middleton.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marie Lence of Ripley and the late Leon Lence, and Mr. and Mrs. John Stubbs Sr. of Ripley.
She is a 2005 graduate of Ripley High School and a 2008 graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College as an IV certified LPN.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Will Ida Kirkman of Chalybeate and the late Dale Kirkman; Opal Wilbanks of Chalybeate and the late Junior Wilbanks; Sonny and Etta Rainey of Middleton; and the late Joe R. Pulse of Middleton.
He is an employee of Mississippi Polysteel LLC.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. March 7, 2009, at the home of John and Kathleen Stubbs at 4560 Hwy. 4 West of Ripley. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.
Thad and Barbara Ross of Hurricane announce the engagement of their daughter, Carla Ross, to J.R. Mooneyhan, son of Rodney and Sherrie Mooneyhan of Blue Springs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the Rev. Winston and Mattie Ross of Hurricane; the late Annette Ross of Hurricane; and Charles and Stella Price of Hermann, Mo.
She is a graduate of North Pontotoc High School at Ecru. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a master of education degree in counselor education. She was a member of Chi Sigma Iota, Psi Chi and Alpha Lambda Delta. She is a psychologist at the North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Stanley and Janie Mooneyhan of Blue Springs, and the late Lyndell and Fredlene Redding of New Albany.
He is a graduate of East Union High School at Blue Springs. He earned a bachelor of science degree at the University of Mississippi. A certified strength and conditioning specialist, he is a fitness assistant at the Pontotoc Wellness Center and a recreation therapist at the North Mississippi Regional Center, Bodock Grove, Pontotoc.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. March 21, 2009, at Thaxton Baptist Church at Thaxton. A reception will follow at the Pontotoc Community House. Family and friends are invited.
Gordon and Jan Sterling of Birmingham, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cathryn Marie Sterling, to Kyle Andrew Buse, son of Rodney and Lisa Buse of Tupelo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Maxine Sterling, and Dudley and Myrtle Valentine, all of Meridian.
She was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School in Birmingham, She graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a bachelor of science degree in industrial and systems engineering, and a master’s degree in engineering management. A summa cum laude graduate, she was a member of the volleyball team and Tau Beta Pi. She is a systems engineer for Jacobs Engineering in Huntsville.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Lionel and Ann Summerford of Tupelo and the late Mary Ellen Summerford; and the late Ralph and Ruth Buse of Tupelo.
He is a graduate of Tupelo High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in aerospace and mechanical engineering, and a master of business administration degree at Mississippi State University. He is an aerospace engineer for United Launch Alliance in Decatur, Ala.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. March 21, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ala. A reception will follow at Sykes Place.
Dale and Chris Monteith of Nettleton announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Lynn Monteith, to William Ron Ellis, son of Jennifer and Tim Dickerson of the Pratts community and Ronnie Ellis of Southaven.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Almeda Holding of Nettleton, Joan Monteith of Nettleton, Jerry Burks of Dayton, Ohio, and Lucy Halsey of Matheny, W.Va.
She was valedictorian of the Nettleton High School Class of 2004. She was a STAR Student and a member of the softball team and color guard. She earned an associate of applied science degree in nursing at Itawamba Community College. She is a registered nurse at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Laverne Franks of Mooreville.
He is a graduate of the New Site High School Class of 2001. He attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. He is a driver for Dillard’s Supply in Mantachie.
The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. March 21, 2009, at The Magnolias in Aberdeen. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.
Ashley Palmer of Saltillo and Clay Coggin of Nettleton were united in marriage on Dec. 5, 2008, at the Lamar County Courthouse in Vernon, Ala. Judge Johnny Rogers officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Jill Palmer of Saltillo and Ted Palmer of Canton. She is the granddaughter of Hazel Johnson of Saltillo and the late Buck Johnson, and the late Coy and Virginia Palmer of Bend, Ore.
The groom is the son of Tammy and Gary McVay, and James and Jan Coggin, all of Nettleton. He is the grandson of James Todd of Nettleton and the late Bertha Todd; Jimmy Coggin of Nettleton; Rosemary Coggin of Smithville; Elton and Macie Williams of Verona; and Anna Sue and Bobby McVay of Shannon.
The bride wore jeans and a sweater. Her attendant, Molly Nichols of Saltillo, wore a sweater dress.
After a honeymoon weekend in Memphis, the couple is living in Nettleton. The bride is an employee of the Children’s Place in Tupelo, and the groom is an employee of Lane Furniture of Verona.
Mollie Elizabeth Merry of Fort Smith, Ark., and John Robert Campbell of Tupelo were united in marriage on Nov. 29, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Smith. Dr. William Galbraith and the Hon. J. Michael Fitzhugh officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Leigh and Philip Merry of Fort Smith, Ark. The groom is the son of Betsy White of Tupelo and John H. Campbell of Florence, Ala.
The bride wore a gown of ivory silk satin featuring a modified sweetheart neckline; a fitted bodice; a silk satin bow accenting the V-back; princess-seamed waistline; a trumpet skirt with accents of French Alencon lace and handbeaded crystals; and a sweep train with a wide border of French Alencon lace.
Abbey Merry of Fayetteville, Ark., sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Catherine Apple of Marianna, Ark., Megan Bittle of Baton Rouge, La., Amber Bennett, Brooke Glover, Stacey Hall and Mickey Searcy, all of Little Rock, Ark., Lauren Murphy and Seth Plattner of New York, N.Y., and Jenny Lynn Murphy and Sarah Silva, both of Nashville, Tenn.
John Hudson Campbell, father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Davis Bond of Starkville, Christopher Cahill of Franklin, Tenn., Reid Davis of Memphis, Cliff Decker of Madison, Rhett Gore of Shreveport, La., Zach Moore of Nashville, Patton Valentine and Lee White of Bel Air. Calif., and Derek Warren and Justin Waldrop, both of Tupelo.
A reception followed at the Hardscrabble Country Club.
The couple is living in Memphis. The bride is employed by Bridges USA Inc., and the groom is employed by Federal Express Corp.
Maggie Frank Atwood and Chad Caldwell were united in marriage on Jan. 30, 2009.
The bride is the daughter of Vicki and John Surrette of Tupelo, and Gary and Kathy Franks of Fawn Grove. She is the granddaughter of the late Victor and Lois Broom of Fulton, and the late Harvey and Jackie Franks of Dorsey.
The groom is the son of Frank and Anita Caldwell of Tupelo. He is the grandson of Willie Frances Caldwell of Tupelo and the late Stanley Caldwell, and the late Lawrence and Louise Wesson of Baldwyn.
Grace Ann Atwood, daughter of the bride, was maid of honor. Frank Caldwell, father of the groom, was best man.
The couple is living in Dorsey. The bride is an employee of DWC and Associates P.A. in Tupelo. The groom is an employee of Hunter Douglass of Tupelo.
A reception will be at 7 p.m. March 14, 2009, at the Bel Air Center. Family and friends are invited.
Laura Findley and Adam Watson, both of Tupelo, were united in marriage on Jan. 1, 2009, at the Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
The bride is the daughter of Gayle McKnight of Saltillo and Bill Findley of Drew. She is the granddaughter of L.E. McKnight Sr. of Cleveland and the late Della McKnight; and the late Emmett Findley of Gunnison and Flo Findley of Cleveland.
The groom is the son of Vicki Watson of Tupelo and the late Doug Watson. He is the grandson of the late Coctrell and Frances Watson of Houston; the late Eva Waldrup of Memphis; and the late Terell White of West Point.
Christie Collins of Amory was maid of honor. Dylan Talbot of Tupelo was best man.
A reception followed at the Bear Creek Grill in Gatlinburg.
After a honeymoon in Gatlinburg, the couple is living in Tupelo. The bride is an employee of Avant Gard Salon in Starkville. The groom is a Farm Bureau agent in Tupelo.
Emily Claire DeLoach of Clarksville, Tenn., and James Robert Gatlin Jr. of Tupelo were united in marriage on June 28, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville, Tenn. The Rev. Dr. David Forney officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Allen DeLoach of Clarksville, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Stidham of Goodlettsville, Tenn., and the late R.J. DeLoach and the late Mary Lou Poole DeLoach of Greenwood, S.C.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Gatlin Sr. of Tupelo. He is the grandson of Marian Tenkhoff of Tupelo and the late Alton G. Tenkhoff of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cleatus Gatlin of Corinth.
The bride wore a white ballerina-style gown with a dropped waist, ribbon-laced corset back, and crystal accents on the bodice and spaghetti straps. The full ballgown skirt with train featured multiple layers of silk tulle and organza embroidered with polka dots. A crystal claps held a double layered silk organza fingertip-length veil trimmed with narrow satin ribbon.
Jenifer Rachel DeLoach of Nashville, Tenn., was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sarah Ann Senjem of Oxford, Emily Wilder Eason of Nashville, Charlsie Laine Richardson of Clarksville, Tenn., Mary Sanford Hay of Nashville and Lydia Tilson Hart of Memphis. The bridesmaids wore strapless, empire-waisted, floor-length gowns of sunset pink chiffon.
James Robert Gatlin Sr., father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Benjamin Tenkhoff Gatlin of Nashville, Timothy Kirk Gatlin of Starkville, John Powell Gatlin of Tupelo and Adam Drew DeLoach of Clarksville, Tenn.
A reception followed at the Clarksville Country Club in Clarksville, Tenn.
After a honeymoon trip to Walt Disney World, the couple is living in Tupelo. The bride is an employee of Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore in Tupelo, and the groom is an employee of Nesco Electrical Distributors in Tupelo.