Weddings/Engagements

Toews-Griggs

Dan and Pru Toews of Palmersville, Tenn., and Errol and Katherine Koehn of Okolona announce the engagement of their daughter, Hilari Lea Toews, to Jacob Leroy Griggs, son of Jerry and Sandra Griggs of Okolona.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Robert and Betty Toews of Ithica, Mich., Walter and Elizabeth Koehn of Okolona, and Levi and Amanda Stutzman of Hydro, Okla.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Clifford and Minnie Griggs of Prairie, and the late Howard and Rainie Poss of Una.

The bride-elect is an employee of Grounds Management Inc. of Tupelo. The groom is an employee of United Furniture Industries of Okolona.

The couple will exchange vows at 2:30 p.m. April 22, 2006, at the home of the groom's sister in Okolona. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Holt-Wiley

Dr. and Mrs. Terry Holt of Jackson, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendall Beth Holt of Jackson, Tenn., to Matthew Allen Wiley of Tupelo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wiley of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Holt of Dyer, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Rayburn Harber of Trenton, Tenn.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Pearl Robbins Wiley of Tupelo and the late Thomas Lamar Wiley, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy W. Smith of Ripley.

The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Jackson Christian School, where she was a member of the National Competitive Cheerleading Squad. She graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University in December 2005. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and Gamma Beta Sigma Honor Fraternity. She was vice president of the Real Estate Club and a member of the Universal Cheerleading Association staff. She will enter the University of Florida School of Law in Gainesville, Fla., in the fall.

The prospective groom graduated with distinction from Tupelo High School in 2000. He was a member of the tennis team and the cross country team. He was a recipient of the Boy Scout Eagle Award. He is a 2004 graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor of business administration degree. He was a president's list student and an MSU Roadrunner. He is an employee of Comfort Engineering in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. April 22, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tenn. A reception will follow in Clayton Hall.

Johnson-Davis

Jimmy Johnson Jr. and Tina Glover, both of Memphis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Kaye Johnson, to Joshua Wayne Davis, son of Barry and Carolyn Davis of Dorsey.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Betty Johnson of West Memphis, Ark., and Sandra Hamilton of Fulton.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Jackie and Joyce Davis of Mantachie, and Janette Cates of Mantachie and the late Hoyte Cates.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Marion High School in Marion, Ark. She is an employee of Bill's Minit Mart in Peppertown.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School. He is an employee of Arichie Truck Body Works in Peppertown.

The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. April 22, 2006, at Bethel Baptist Church in Fulton. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Brake-Lawyer

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brady Brake Jr. of Jackson, Tenn., formerly of Tupelo, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ginger Gayle Brake, to Aaron David Lawyer, son of David Alan Lawyer of Lexington, Ky., and Rebecca Ann Lawyer of Paris, Ky.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lillian Brake of Arrington, Tenn., and the late Albert Brake Sr., and the late Barney and Evelyn Slayden of Nashville, Tenn.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Alvin and Mary Rose Lawyer of Crestwood, Ky., and Ellen Genevieve Brannon of Paris, Ky., and the late Larry Brannon.

The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Tupelo High School, where she was the District 5-A girls singles tennis champion for three years. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Anchor Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity and Future Business Leaders of America. She earned a bachelor of business administration with concentration in marketing at Mississippi State University. She will receive a master of business administration degree from Middle Tennessee State University in May 2007. She is employed by Tennessee Valley Authority in Nashville, Tenn., as a marketing specialist.

The prospective groom is a 1997 honor graduate of Paris High School in Paris, Ky., where he was a member of the soccer team, tennis team, band and Future Business Leaders of America. He is a 2001 honor graduate of the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn., with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. He was a member of the soccer team and Sigma Nu Fraternity. He will receive a master of business administration degree from Tennessee State University in 2007. He is the branch operations manager of the First Citizens Bank of Raleigh, N.C., at the Nashville branch.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. April 22, 2006, at Belle Meade United Methodist Church in Nashville. A reception will follow at Travellers Rest Plantation in Nashville.

Jones-Harris

Mara Fulghum Sprott and Jerry Earnest Jones of Memphis announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Fulbreit Jones, to Luther “Chip” Harris IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther “Butch” Harris III of Plantersville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Maxine Simpson Fulghum of Memphis, and the late George Albert and Dorothy Breitenstein Fulghum, and Helen Sue Jones of Kissimmee, Fla., and the late Ernest Milton Jones of Memphis.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mary Katherine Harris of Plantersville and the late Luther Harris Jr., and Frances Marie Mallard of Verona and the late H.L. Mallard.

The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of White Station High School in Memphis. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Memphis with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. She is employed by the Starbucks Coffee Company in Memphis.

The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Tupelo High School. He received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Memphis College of Art in 2000 and a master's degree in computer science from Apple University in 2002. He is pursuing a degree in thanocology at Northwest Mississippi Community College. He is an employee of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, Ark.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. April 22, 2006, at the Union Avenue United Methodist Church in Memphis. A reception will follow at the Magnolia Room.

Mills-Parker

The parents of Geneva Lynn Mills and Carlton Randolph Parker II announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of William Coptane and Sandra Bates of Nettleton. She is the granddaughter of Christine Bonds of Iuka and Rose Jennings of Potts Camp.

The prospective groom is the son of Randy and Patricia Parker of Smithville. He is the grandson of Lucille Parker of Smithville and the late Carlton Parker, and Eldride and Anita Kennedy of Greenwood Springs.

The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Nettleton High School. She attended Itawamba Community College, where she studied business communications. She is a member benefit specialist at Acclaim Medical Services in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a 2002 honor graduate of Smithville High School. He is attending the University of Mississippi, where he is pursuing a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard, 155th Infantry, in McComb.

The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. April 22, 2006, at the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church reception hall. Family and friends are invited.

Pell-Schuppener

Jane T. Pell of Mountain Brook, Ala., announces the engagement of her daughter, Laura Stuart Pell, to Paul David Schuppener, son of Shirley J. Sartin of Jacksonville, Fla., and David P. Schuppener of Huntsville, Ala.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Helen T. Snow of Birmingham.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Wilma J. Sartin of Pontotoc and the late Shed O. Sartin.

The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Mountain Brook High School and a 1999 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an employee of Stewart Title Guaranty in Madison, Ala., as an automation representation and agency assistant.

The prospective groom is a 1991 graduate of Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Ala. He attended Auburn University. He is an employee of Valleywide New Homes in Madison, Ala., as an office manager and director of technical operations.

The couple will exchange vows April 22, 2006, on the beach at Gulf Shores, Ala.

McNeil-Marcy

Kathryn Estill McNeil of Tupelo and Blake Alan Marcy of Mooreville were united in marriage Jan. 28, 2006, at The Orchard Methodist Church in Tupelo. Dr. Bryan D. Collier officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Martha McNeil of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of the late Edgar and Gladys Wicks of Hollandale, and the late Sam and Edna McNeil of Gloster.

The groom is the son of Janet Witt Marcy and James Earnest Marcy, both of Mooreville. He is the grandson of James Witt of Mooreville and the late Laverne Witt, and the late John Elbert and Clytee Marcy of Tupelo.

The bride wore a strapless gown of white organza. The fitted bodice, princess skirt and chapel train were detailed with metallic embroidery, bugle beading and sequins. The A-line skirt featured a side-draped waistline. Her veil was sheer illusion with scalloped metallic stitchery, pearls and sequins.

Adelia Marcy Wright of Pontotoc was matron of honor, and Amanda Kate McNeil of Tupelo was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Melissa Dianne Griffin and Pamela Michelle Griffin of Hattiesburg, Delana Marie Harris of Birmingham, Ala., and Emily Lauren Sanford and Brandi Nicole Watkins of Starkville. The bridesmaids wore two-piece gowns of claret satin with sleeveless fitted bodices, side-draped waistlines and full-length, A-line skirts.

James Earnest Marcy of Mooreville was best man. Groomsmen were Donald Glenn Acker of Saltillo, Steven Anthony Foster of Pratt, Jonathan Winphil Gardner of Tupelo, Brad Earnest Marcy, Brent Adam Marcy and Mitchell Lee Oglesby, all of Mooreville, and Robert Andrew McNeil Jr. of Auburn, Ala. Ushers were David Brayden Whitmon and Bryson Marcy Whitmon, both of Pontotoc.

A reception followed at the Bel Air Center in Tupelo.

After a honeymoon trip to Branson, Mo., the couple lives in Tupelo. The bride is a teacher at Tupelo High School. The groom is self-employed with Southtec in Tupelo.

Taylor-Richey

Katie Taylor and Tre Richey, both of Tupelo, were united in marriage Feb. 18, 2006, at Dunleith Plantation in Natchez. Judge Vess officiated.

The bride is the daughter of William and Debby Scott, and Ken Taylor, all of Booneville. She is the granddaughter of Herman and Annie Pearl Waters of Booneville, and the late Mathel and Lorene Taylor of Booneville.

The groom is the son of Larry and Jill Richey of Tupelo. He is the grandson of Willis and Mary Richey of Tupelo, and Bill and Betty Henson of Germantown.

The bride wore a floor-length gown of ivory with silver accents. The strapless, sheath-style gown with an empire bodice and chapel-length train was covered with French lace and delicate beading.

Amy Richey of Tupelo, sister of the groom, was maid of honor. Alex Harper of Tupelo was flower girl. The maid of honor wore a strapless gown of chocolate silk.

Tyson Taylor of Tupelo, brother of the bride, was best man.

A dinner reception followed at the main house of the plantation.

After a honeymoon trip to New York City, the couple lives in Tupelo. The bride is an employee of M&F Bank in Tupelo, and the groom is an employee of EZ-Haul in Tupelo.