Wedding & Engagements

Mansell-Davis
Jay and Cindy Mansell of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandi Mansell, to Eric Davis, son of Jimmy Davis of Tupelo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha Mansell and Robert Mansell of Tupelo, and Patricia Pounds and Charles Pounds of Baldwyn.
She is a graduate of Saltillo High School. She will be a 2009 graduate of Itawamba Community College with an associate of applied science degree in health information technology.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Jo Wriley of Tupelo.
He is a graduate of Jefferson High School. He is employed at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
The couple will exchange vows at 1 p.m. May 16, 2009, at the Elvis Presley Chapel in Tupelo. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Johnsey-Taylor
The parents of Kristen Johnsey and Brent Taylor announce the engagement of their children.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Keith and Vilene Johnsey of Rienzi. She is the granddaughter of the late Ned and Pearl Johnsey of Rienzi, and the late W.C. and Dell Carpenter of Booneville.
She is a 1999 graduate of Kossuth High School. She is a 2001 graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College with an associate degree in civil engineering technology. She is a 2006 graduate of the University of North Alabama with a bachelor of science degree in biology. She is employed by Hamilton County Geographic Information Systems in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The prospective groom is the son of Walter and Kathy Taylor of Cherokee, Ala. He is the grandson of the late Talmadge and Lottie Taylor, and the late Elmer Lee and Dorothy Thompson, all of Cherokee, Ala.
He is a 1997 graduate of Cherokee High School in Cherokee, Ala. He completed a TVA-IBEW electrical apprenticeship in 2003. He is employed as a power system transmission operator with the Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. May 9, 2009, at Locust Hill Church in Tuscumbia, Ala. A reception will follow.

Sheffield-Lindsey
Gerald and Brenda Sheffield of Auburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaylah Sheffield, to Joseph Montana Lindsey, son of Richard and Wanda Lindsey of Mooreville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Mary Lyles of Auburn, and Mamie Sheffield of Tupelo and the late Jerry Sheffield.
She is a graduate of Mooreville High School, where she played softball and basketball. She is an employee of Fidelity National Loans in Tupelo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Benson and Flora Fennell of Mooreville, and the late Timey and Elvie Lindsey.
He is a graduate of Mooreville High School. He is an employee of M&N Construction.
The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. May 16, 2009, at the Koinonia Baptist Church at Mooreville. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Maners-Mabus
Mary Meghan Maners and Joshua Caleb Mabus, both of Tupelo, were united in marriage on Oct. 11, 2008, at Zion Presbyterian Church in Pontotoc. The Rev. Brent Jordan officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Lynn Maners of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry H. Jordan of Tupelo, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Maners of Clarksville, Tenn.
The groom is the son of Val Mabus of Houlka and Ken Mabus of Algoma. He is the grandson of Faye Parker of Houlka.
The bride wore a strapless, A-line dress of ivory satin with a side-draped bodice and an asymmetrical skirt.
Sheena Hagemann of Tupelo was matron of honor. Melissa Bess of Nashville, Tenn., was bridesmaid. They wore black, halter-top, knee-length dresses.
Chloe Mabus and Emily Mabus of Pontotoc, daughters of the groom, were flower girls.
Jim Hood of Tupelo was best man. Groomsman was Seth Mabus of Fayetteville, N.C., brother of the groom. Jack Mabus of Pontotoc, son of the groom, was ringbearer.
A reception followed at The Bistro on Park in Tupelo.
After a honeymoon camping trip to the Grand Canyon with stops in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado, the couple is living in Tupelo. The bride is the owner of Mabus Photography in Tupelo. The groom is the owner and partner of Mabus Birch Agency in Tupelo.
Henson-Edwards
Patricia and William Henson of Guntown announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Henson, to Mike Edwards, son of the late J.C. and Mary Etta Edwards of Tupelo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late James and Era Henson of Guntown, and Gloria and George Bell of Guntown.
She is a 1997 graduate of Saltillo High School. She earned a nursing degree at Itawamba Community College and a bachelor of arts degree in English at the University of Mississippi. She was a member of the Pride of the South Marching Band, the symphonic band and the basketball band. She was a member of Tau Beta Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta and the Baptist Student Union. She is a registered nurse in the critical care unit at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Needham and Lucille Howard of Tupelo, and the late Rev. L.C. and Jimmy Edwards of Nettleton.
He is a 1983 graduate of Tupelo High School. He is a safety store manager for Orr Safety in Blue Springs.
The couple will exchange vows at 3:30 p.m. May 9, 2009, at the Guntown First Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Hicks-Holmes
The parents of Britton Eve Hicks and Henry James Holmes announce the engagement of their children.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Debbie Johnson and Randal Hicks of Moulton, Ala. She is the granddaughter of Ray and Nadine Woodward of Moulton, Ala., and Freeman and Agnes Hicks of Rock Wood, Tenn.
She is a graduate of Jacksonville State University with a degree in criminal justice. She is a Level 3 counselor with Three Springs Inc. at the Paint Rock Valley campus, a residential treatment facility for special needs adolescents.
The prospective groom is the son of Peggy Fowlkes Holmes of Amory and Kenneth Wayne Holmes of Jackson. He is the grandson of Billie Henry Fowlkes of Amory and the late Natalie Traxler Fowlkes, and Jeanette McRaney Holmes of Prentiss and the late James Ollie Holmes.
He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with degrees in criminal justice and psychology. He is a counselor supervisor with Three Springs Inc. also stationed at the Paint Rock Valley campus.
The couple will exchange vows on May 9, 2009, at Burritt on the Mountain in Huntsville, Ala. A reception will follow.

Marcy-Dewey
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Leston Marcy Jr. of Nesbit announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Lynn Marcy, to John David Dewey, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Dewey of Ashtabula, Ohio.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Claudia Marcy of Tupelo and the late Leston Marcy, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Rawls of Tupelo.
She is a graduate of Tupelo High School. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in marketing. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She is a membership director at the WaterSound Beach Club at WaterSound Beach, Fla.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Barbara Brown of Ashtabula, Ohio, and the late Lynn Brown of Chardon, Ohio, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ned Dewey of Ashtabula, Ohio.
He is a graduate of Lakeside High School in Ashtabula, Ohio. He attended Kent State University. He is the co-owner of Quick and Clean Auto Detailing in Panama City Beach, Fla.
The couple will exchange vows at 3:30 p.m. May 15, 2009, at the Bridges of WaterSound at WaterSound Beach, Fla. A reception will follow.

Owen-Austin
Bruce and Donna Owen of Saltillo announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynn Owen, to James Brian Austin, son of Anthony and Debbie Hayes of Guntown, and the late James Austin of Pontotoc.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Elaine Poppelreiter of Saltillo and the late John Poppelreiter, and Viola Owen of Tupelo and the late William H. Owen.
She is a graduate of Saltillo High School, where she was a member of the Beta Club and the Student Council. She was a homecoming maid and a member of the softball team. She earned a bachelors degree in psychology at Blue Mountain College. She is a case manager at Region III Mental Health Center in Tupelo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Elsie McBrayer of Guntown and the late Charlie McBrayer.
He is a graduate of Saltillo High School. He is a graduate of the Nashville Automotive Diesel College, where he earned the Master Honor Seal, Master Craftsman designation and Perfect Attendance Award. He is the service manager for Tag Truck Center in Tupelo.
The couple will exchange vows at 1:30 p.m. May 16, 2009, at Guntown First Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the St. James Catholic Life Center in Tupelo. Family and friends are invited.

Tackett-Lawson
Phillip and Linda Tackett of Pontotoc announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina “Crissy” Tackett, to Andrew Lawson, son of Terry and Virginia Carlock of Tupelo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Katie Stegall and the late Floyd Stegall Jr., and Mary Lynn Tackett and the late J.C. Tackett of Pontotoc.
She is an honor graduate of Pontotoc High School, where she was a member of the Beta Club, Heath Occupation Students of America and the band. She earned an associate degree in nursing at Itawamba Community College, where she was a member of the choir and the band. She is a registered nurse at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Cornelia Carlock of Tupelo and the late Buddy Carlock, the late Wilma Stark and the late Thomas Lawson Jr. of Pontotoc.
He is a graduate of North Pontotoc High School. He served in the National Guard. He is a supervisor at Confortaire Inc. in Tupelo.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. May 16, 2009, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on Hwy. 41 at Pontotoc. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Chappell-Phillips
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Chappell of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Claire Chappell, to Robert Breton Phillips, son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Dabney Phillips of Gallatin, Tenn.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lawrence H. Brisco of Tupelo and the late Dr. Lawrence H. Brisco, and the late Hon. Joseph J. Chappell and the late Mrs. Joseph J. Chappell of Silver Spring, Md.
She is a graduate of the Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Va. She earned a bachelor of science degree at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. She is employed by the Brentwood Public Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs. Albert Dabney Phillips of Montgomery, Ala., and the late Albert Dabney Phillips, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Breton Stanley of Boston, Mass.
He is a graduate of the B.C. Goodpasture Christian School in Madison, Tenn. He earned a bachelor of science degree at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. In May 2009, he will receive a bachelor of science degree from Lipscomb University. He is employed by Betts & Rubio PLLC in Nashville.
The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. May 9, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at Feemster Garden.
Weems-Zemek
Kenny and Virginia Weems of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Weems, to Jamie Zemek, son of Dr. Louis and Sally Zemek.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Clint and Dorthy Weems of Jackson, and the late Ernest Hughes and Betty Hughes of Ocean Springs.
She is a special distinction graduate of Tupelo High School. She was a member of the fast pitch softball team and the Anchor Club. She earned a bachelor degree in elementary education at the University of Mississippi, where she was a chancellor’s honor roll student. She was a Tupelo ambassador and a member of the Upsilon Mu Theta chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda. She is a pre-kindergarten teacher at East Heights Baptist Church in Tupelo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Thomas and Thelma Wheeler of Scranton, Pa., and Martin and Roberta Zemek of Troop, Pa.
He is a graduate of Destrehan High School in Destrahan, La. He was captain of the track team and a member of the FCA board and the Speech and Debate Team. He attended Louisiana State University. He is a truck driver for Penick Produce Company at Vardaman.
The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. May 9, 2009, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in New Albany. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

 

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