Weddings/Engagements

Stoop/Moore

Mr. and Mrs. William Stoop of Hattiesburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Faye Stoop, to David Gregg Moore II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Moore of Amory.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Stoop of Hattiesburg and the late Clara Stoop, and Ralph Trauger of Hattiesburg and the late Mrs. Trauger.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. B.O. Moore of Amory, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Buckley Harrison of Fulton.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Forrest County Agricultural High School in Brooklyn. She earned a B.S. degree at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a registered nurse at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Amory High School. He attended Mississippi State University. He is a superintendent for Sanderson Construction of Amory.

The couple will exchange vows at 4:30 p.m. May 10, 2003, at The Magnolias in Aberdeen. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Lindley/Sanders

Virginia Lynn “Ginny” Lindley of Booneville and Christopher George Sanders of Corinth announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Susan R. Lindley and Mike LaBiche of New Orleans, and Clyde and Carolyn Lindley of Ackerman. She is the granddaughter of Virginia Robert of Columbus and the late Paul Robert, and Helen Lindley of Macon and the late Jimmy Lindley.

The prospective groom is the son of Maury and Margaret Sanders of Corinth. He is the grandson of Bill and Bonnie Stahl of Iuka, Paul and Olivia Sanders of Corinth, and W.M. Sutton of Corinth.

The couple will exchange vows May 17, 2003, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Perkins in Pontotoc.

Keeton/Yow

Cora Ellen Keeton and Trinity Leon Yow, both of Iuka, announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Jerry and Dawn Holly, and Danny H. Keeton. She is the granddaughter of the late Dr. Walter Eugene and Cora Matheny Fairley of West Point, and the late James Walter and Cora Burcham Keeton of Corinth.

The prospective groom is the son of Gaylon Marie Yow and the late Hoyat Leon Yow. He is the grandson of Lorine J. Harviel of Iuka and the late Omer E. Adcock, and the late Grady and Frances Yow of Iuka.

The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Tishomingo County High School. She is a student at Northeast Mississippi Community College, where she is majoring in art education.

The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Tishomingo County High School. He is an employee of Monotech of Mississippi.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the Iuka United Methodist Church. A reception will follow in the church's Family Life Center. Family and friends are invited.

Cooper/Blalock

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cooper of Amory announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace Renea Cooper, to Bradley Jackson Blalock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy W. Blalock of Kossuth.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Parham of Hatley and the late Chap Parham, and Hildra Cooper of Hatley and the late J.W. Cooper.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Polly Jackson of Kossuth and the late Kenneth Jackson, and Eunice Blalock of Lawley, Ala., and the late John W. Blalock.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Amory High School. She received her BBA degree from Mississippi State University and her juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi. She is an attorney with Jonas & Cooper in Aberdeen.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Kossuth High School. He received his B.S. degree from Freed Hardeman University. He is a student at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the Amory Church of Christ. A reception will follow at the church. Family and friends are invited.

Morris/Nance

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lee Morris of Grenada announce the engagement of their daughter, Bonnie Angelita Morris, to William Robert Nance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ripley Nance Sr. of Franklin, Tenn.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Efraim Alberto Delgadillo of New Albany, and Mrs. James Hugh Morris of New Albany and the late Mr. Morris.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harold Edmonson of Natchez, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Williams Pinckney Nance of Jackson.

The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Kirk Academy in Grenada. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi, receiving her B.S. degree in exercise science in May 1999 and her M.S. degree in health promotion in May 2001. She was the recipient of the J. Robert Blackburn Award of Excellence, and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Golden Key, Mortar Board, Order of Omega and Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. She is employed by KPMG LLP of Nashville as a health care consultant in the forensic practice.

The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Hickory High School in Hickory, N.C. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., where he majored in business marketing. He received his B.S. degree in business administration in May 1997. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and the varsity soccer team. He is employed as an independent furniture and accessory sales representative with Nance & Associates of Franklin, Tenn.

The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church in Grenada. A reception will follow at the Grenada Country Club.

Jenkins/Cole

Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Austin Jenkins of Columbus announce the engagement of their daughter, Monica Boyd Jenkins of Tupelo, to Keith Michael Cole of Tupelo, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lloyd Cole of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Thames Garner of Mendenhall, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Andrews Jenkins.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs. Charles Frank Cole of Fulton and the late Mr. Cole, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Lee Barrows.

The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Heritage Academy in Columbus, where she was a cheerleader, a beauty, and a member of the Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta and Who's Who Among American High School Students. She received her B.S. degree in marketing from Mississippi State University. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority at MSU and the Delta Debutante Club in Greenville. She is a regional credit manager with Lane Furniture Industries in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Mooreville High School. He attended Itawamba Community College. He is a partner in Cole's Big and Tall Fine Men's Clothing of Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the Main Street Presbyterian Church in Columbus. A reception will follow at the home of the bride.

Lindsey/Patterson

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Lindsey of Nettleton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Blair Lindsey, to Brandon Clayton Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Patterson of Nettleton.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Tucker of Nettleton, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lindsey of Okolona, and Sarah Lindsey of Verona.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Odell Patterson, and Mr. and Mrs. K.S. Clayton, all of Nettleton.

The bride-elect is a 2001 honor graduate of Nettleton High School. She was a cheerleader, and a member of the Beta Club, tennis team and the band. She is a former Miss Nettleton. She is a student at Itawamba Community College, where she is pursuing an associate's degree in nursing. She is a member of the National Dean's List. She is an employee of Hall Pharmacy and Gifts in Nettleton.

The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Nettleton High School, where he was involved in football and track. He earned a BBA degree at Mississippi State University, where he was a member of the National Dean's List. He is employed by Hester Homebuilders in Nettleton.

The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of Nettleton. A reception will follow at Feemster Hall in Nettleton. Family and friends are invited.

Stapleton/Short

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Stapleton of Sumrall announce the engagement of their daughter, Breck Suzanne Stapleton, to John Howard Short, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Short of New Albany.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Stapleton of Sumrall, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Sullivan of Sumrall.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Billy J. Short of Thaxton, and the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Stubblefield.

The bride-elect is a student at William Carey College, where she is majoring in journalism.

The prospective groom is a student at Mississippi State University, where he is majoring in electrical engineering.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of Sumrall. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Stewart/Wade

The Rev. and Mrs. James T. Stewart of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Saretta Katrice Stewart, to Lawrence Lee Wade II, son of Lawrence Lee Wade Sr. of Chicago and Yvonne Rivera of Alexandria, Va.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Carter Jones of Tupelo and the late Ossie Jones, and Henrietta Davis of Starkville and the late Jesse Stewart of Chicago.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Jose Rivera, Rafaela Rivera and Lucy Wade, all of Chicago.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Tupelo High School. She was a member of the 2000 Hall of Fame, Who's Who Among American High School Students, the Wave Connection, Soundwave, the theater department, the varsity chorus and various clubs. She is a student at the University of Mississippi where she is pursuing a B.S. degree in nursing. She is a chancellor's honor roll student and a member of Phi Sigma Pi.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Ill. He was a member of the track team and the 1999 state champion in the 400m. He earned a B.A. degree in political science at the University of Mississippi. He was president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, vice president of Kappa Alpha Psi, vice president of the National Panhellenic Council, and a member of the track team and the M Club. He is currently a student and plans to enter law school in the fall.

The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the gazebo at Ballard Park in Tupelo. A reception will be at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Ramada Inn Convention Center Room No. 2 in Tupelo.

Holder/Earnest

Virginia Bullard of Houlka and Terry Holder of New Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Ruth Holder, to Robbie Dewayne Earnest, son of Lisa Higgins and Rodnie Beard, both of Okolona.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty and Gerald Holder of Houlka, and the late Betty Ruth Clark of Okolona.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Ed and Martha Beard of Okolona, and Margie Earnest of Okolona and the late James Adron Earnest.

The bride-elect is a 2001 honor graduate of Houlka High School. She is a student at Itawamba Community College, where she is majoring in nursing. She also is employed at Graceland Care Center in Pontotoc.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Okolona High School. He is employed at NexAir of Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the Houlka First Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the church. Family and friends are invited.

Adams/Nichols

Dr. John M. and Darla Adams of Mantachie announce the engagement of their daughter, Trinity Kaye Adams, to Derek Kevin Nichols, son of Franklin “Berb” and Phyllis Nichols of Mantachie.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ralph and Dorothy Fuller of Yazoo City, and Gladys Adams of Benton and the late John Melvin Adams Sr.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Annie Nichols of Mantachie and the late Bill Nichols, and Mary Ferguson Oaks of Mantachie and the late Flaud Ferguson.

The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas. She is a student at the University of Mississippi and will graduate in May 2003 with a bachelor of pharmaceutical sciences degree. She will pursue her doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

The prospective groom is a 1988 graduate of Tupelo High School and a 1991 graduate of Itawamba Community College. He is co-owner of L&N Pest Control.

The couple will exchange vows at noon May 17, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of Mantachie. A reception will follow in the church's Family Life Center. Family and friends are invited.

Bailey/Henderson

Dr. Wayne and Jody Bailey of Fairhope, Ala., formerly of Vardaman, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Ann Bailey, to Daniel Ralph Henderson, son of Ralph and Gale Henderson of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jim and Mary Weaver of Fairhope, Ala., and Christine Bailey of Vardaman and the late Henry Edward Bailey.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Jimmie Lou Henderson of Ackerman and the late Albert Hugh Henderson, and the late William Newt and Clara Jean Stephenson of Dothan, Ala.

The bride-elect is a special honor graduate of Vardaman High School, where she was a cheerleader and Most Courteous. She was a member of the Hall of Fame, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the chorus and the women's sextet. She is a student at Mississippi State University and will graduate in May with a B.S. degree in elementary education. She is a recipient of the Mississippi Eminent Scholar Grant and the William Winter Scholar Grant. She is a dean's list student and a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Golden Key and the Student Association.

The prospective groom is a special distinction graduate of Tupelo High School. He was a member of the Key Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Latin Club and Rotary Club, among others. He is a student at Mississippi State University and will graduate in May with a B.S. degree in educational psychology with a minor in physical therapy. He is a president's list student and a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Theta Chi, Gamma Beta Phi, Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key Honor Society. After graduation he will enter the University of Mississippi Medical Center's physical therapy program.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. May 17, 2003, at Vardaman First Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Maxcy/Hale

Mr. and Mrs. William Edward Maxcy Jr. of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Renee Maxcy, to Matthew Thomas Hale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Wayne Hale of Mooreville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. William Edward Maxcy Sr. of Enid and the late Mr. Maxcy, Mrs. Claude D. White of Clarksdale and the late Mr. White, and the late Helen Mitchum White of Clarksdale.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Dora Ethel Scott of Saltillo, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Scott of Mooreville, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hale of Plantersville.

The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Saltillo High School, where she was secretary of the Student Council, a student of Tansu Karate, and recipient of bronze, silver and gold congressional awards. She was a member of the Beta Club, FFA, Junior Civitans, tennis team and 4-H. She received an A.A. degree from Itawamba Community College, where she was president of Phi Theta Kappa and a baseball diamond girl. She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa All-State first academic team, the Indian Delegation, College Council, Political Science Club, Gamma Beta Phi and Who's Who Among American Junior Colleges. She is a student at Mississippi State University, where she is majoring in public relations and minoring in art.

The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Mooreville High School, where he was Most Popular and recipient of a 12-year Perfect Attendance Award. He was a member of the Beta Club and the golf team. He is the receiving supervisor for Huntington Fabrics in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. May 17, 2003, at Belden Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the church. Family and friends are invited.

Browning/DePoyster

Roger and Rebecca Browning of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, April Danielle Browning, to Zachary Stuart DePoyster, son of Eddie DePoyster of Mooreville and Jane Burton of Burnsville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James Leighton Browning of Pontotoc and the late Winnie Browning, and Jane Carter of New Albany and the late C.W. Carter.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Annie Gray of Glen and the late Roland Weathers, and the late Paul and Louise DePoyster.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Ingomar High School and the Pearl River Allied Health OTA program in Hattiesburg. She is a pediatric occupational therapist assistant for the North Mississippi Medical Center Outpatient Rehab.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Tishomingo County High School. He earned a B.S. degree in business administration at the University of North Alabama. He is an employee of the Colbert Steam Plant in Tuscumbia, Ala.

The reception will be at 3 p.m. May 17, 2003, at Mt. Vernon Place in Tupelo. Family and friends are invited.

Brook/Hill

Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Brook of Starkville announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassie Suzanne Brook, to Robin Lynn Hill, son of Lynwood and Mary Ann Hill.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Robert and Wynelle Hood of Amory, and the late L.U. and Helen Brook of Amory.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Melvin and Frances Woods of Walthall and the late Grady Hill, and the late James and Megan Clark of West Point.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Starkville Academy. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University with a B.S. degree in biological engineering. She is a senior medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and will graduate in May.

The prospective groom is a graduate of West Point High School. He attended Mississippi State University. He is band director at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.

The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Starkville. A reception will follow at the home of the bride's parents at 1470 Tidewater Lane in Starkville. Family and friends are invited.

Waldo/Arnold

Judy Capelle of Pontotoc announces the engagement of her daughter, Desaray Leann Waldo, to John Thomas Arnold III, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Arnold Jr. of Algoma.

The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Johnny Brian Waldo. She is the granddaughter of Colleen White of Pontotoc and the late John Lowell McLead, and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Waldo of Randolph.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. McCoy of Algoma, and Dovye Arnold of Beckham and the late John Thomas Arnold Sr.

The bride-elect is a 1999 honor graduate of North Pontotoc Attendance Center. She is a 2001 graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College with an A.A. degree in court reporting. She is currently attending the University of Mississippi, where she is majoring in court reporting.

The prospective groom is a 1998 special honor graduate of South Pontotoc Attendance Center. He received an A.S. degree in engineering from Northeast Mississippi Community College in 2000 and a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University in December 2002.

The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. May 17, 2003, in the Prayer Garden of By Faith Baptist Church in Pontotoc. A reception will follow at Elizabeth Anne's in Pontotoc. In case of rain, the ceremony will also be at Elizabeth Anne's. Family and friends are invited.
Rigell/Erwin

Paul and Sandra Reedy of Tupelo announce the engagement of their son, Jeffrey Guy Erwin, and Kathryn Ray Rigell, daughter of Sharon K. Walls of Oxford and Thomas B. Rigell of Wilmington, Ill.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jaunita and David Walls of Wren, Lula Wade Rigell of Sawyer, Tenn., and the late Frank S. and Sarah Thomasson Rigell of Natchez.

The prospective groom is also the son of Billy Erwin of Potts Camp. He is the grandson of the late John Trice and Bonnie Loague of Fulton, the late Guy and Marie Erwin of Saltillo, and the late Scottie Reedy of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Amory High School. She attended the University of Mississippi from 1998-2003. She works in sales aids at PeopLoungers in Nettleton.

The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Tupelo High School. He is a 1998 graduate of Mississippi State University with a BBA degree. He works in quality assurance at Hanson Pipe & Products in Como.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the home of Paul and Sandra Reedy in Tupelo. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Kent/Crews

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Jarrett of Pontotoc, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kent of Ripley announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rae Kent, to Charlie Jefferson Crews III, son of Mrs. Charles Jefferson Crews Jr. of New Albany and the late Dr. Charlie Jefferson Crews Jr.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Maxine Gilliam Pickens of New Albany and the late Raymond Neil Forester, and Mrs. James Paul Kent of New Albany and the late Mr. Kent.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Jefferson Crews of New Albany, and Mrs. Harold Anderson Smith of Ripley and the late Mr. Smith.

The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of W.P. Daniel High School in New Albany. She attended Mississippi State University, where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She is currently an education major at Blue Mountain College and an employee of Van Atkins Jewelers in New Albany.

The prospective groom is a 1993 graduate of W.P. Daniel High School in New Albany, where he was a member of the Hall of Fame. He received a B.S. degree in public relations from Mississippi College in Clinton in 1997. He is employed with Paid in Full Ministries Inc. in New Albany.

The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of New Albany. A reception will follow at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited.

Pate/Comer

Merrie Kathryn Pate and Justin Comer, both of Fulton, were united in marriage Nov. 16, 2002, at Fulton United Methodist Church. Bro. Ray Stokes and Bro. Gary O'Neal officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Pate of Aberdeen. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pate of Fulton, the late Oliver McKee and the late Cora Lee McKee Walton.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Comer of Fulton. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Durrell Comer of Fulton, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Riley of Fulton, and the late June Comer.

The bride wore a strapless gown of white Italian satin, seed pearls and silver crystals with a fitted bodice, a basque waistline, a full skirt and a cathedral train bordered with matching beadwork.

Abby Pate of Brandon, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kim Bishop, Candice Sheffield, Nicole Pearce and Staci Wiygul, all of Fulton; Rinalee Coleman and Christy Turner, both of Starkville; and Emily Lamb and Terri Zettler, both of Tupelo. Jodi Comer of Fulton, sister of the groom, was junior bridesmaid. They wore floor-length sheaths of dark red angelskin satin with strapless bodices, shirred waistlines and covered buttons down the backs.

Avery Billingsley of Tupelo and Mackenzie Hunt of Biloxi were flower girls.

Tony Comer, father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Chad Pate, brother of the bride, of Southaven; Shae Collum, Wade Wiygul, Chad Rankin, Dustin Reese, Jared Comer and Jayson Comer, brother of the groom, all of Fulton; and Patrick Comer of Starkville. Cade Riley was junior groomsman. Ushers were Louis Lee, Chet White and Kelby Comer, all of Fulton, and Nick Pate of Brandon. Jack Creely of Madison was ringbearer.

A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.

After a wedding trip to Nashville, the couple lives in Fulton. The bride is a registered nurse at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The groom is employed by the City of Fulton.