Weddings/Engagements

Walls-Dallas

Delane and Judy Walls of Okolona announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Camille Walls, to Michael Shawn Dallas, son of George E. Dallas Jr. and Bettye Dallas of Okolona.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Berniece Miles of Amory and the late Leburn Miles, and the late James Walls and the late Mary Walls of Okolona.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Elton Dallas Sr. and the late Elizabeth Dallas of Okolona, and the late Claudie Rogers and the late Mamie Rogers.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Okolona High School. She is a student at Northeast Mississippi Community College and will graduate in May with an associate's degree in medical laboratory technology.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Okolona High School. He is an honor graduate of Itawamba Community College with an associate's degree in computer networking. He is a regional merchandiser for Family Meds Pharmacy.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. March 11, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Okolona. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Ashley Camille Walls

Wright-Parker

Mr. and Mrs. Randle D. Wright of Vardaman announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Blaine Wright, to Gary Tyler Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Y. Parker of Big Creek.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mac and Carol Blaine of McCool, and A.D. and Mary Lee Wright of Vardaman.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Alfred and Alice Faye Parker of Big Creek, and the late Spencer Ray and Rachel Lucius of Derma.

The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Vardaman High School, where she was valedictorian. She is a junior at Mississippi State University, where she is pursuing a B.A. degree in elementary education. She is a dean's list honor roll student.

The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Calhoun Academy. He is employed with Steve Parker Farms in Big Creek.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. March 11, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Vardaman. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Gunter-Farris

Philip and Brenda Gunter of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, April-Kelly Gunter, to Eric Scott Farris, son of Scotty and Pam Farris of Mantachie.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Clinton and Lucille Gunter of Tupelo, and Wayne and Betty Mitchell of Russellville, Ala.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Jack Farris of Mantachie and the late Brenda Farris, and William “Bill” and Joann Harbin, all of Mantachie.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Tupelo High School. She is a graduate of Holmes Community College with an associate of applied science degree in occupational therapy and a magna cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She is a third-grade teacher at Saltillo Elementary School.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Mantachie High School, where he was Most Athletic and a member of the baseball, basketball and golf teams. He is a graduate of Itawamba Community College with an associate of applied science degree in forestry technology. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in marketing at Mississippi State University. He was selected for the All-Regional golf team while at ICC. He was a Professional Golf Management class representative and vice president of the Forestry Club.

The couple will exchange vows in a private ceremony at 1 p.m. March 11, 2006, at Mount Vernon Plantation in Tupelo. A reception will follow.

Farris-Upton

Mr. and Mrs. Riley Farris of Ballardsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Carol Farris, to Michael Alan Upton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Upton of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Homer and Nannie Farris of Ballardsville, and the late Rowan and Elizabeth Bond of Verona.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Jesse and Linda Oliver of Fulton, the late Frances Oliver of Smithville, and the late Dwyatte and Minnie Sue Upton of Detroit, Ala.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Mooreville High School and Itawamba Community College. She earned a bachelor of business administration degree in economics at the University of Mississippi. She earned a master of business administration degree with concentration in economics at Christian Brothers University. She is executive director of the Itawamba County Development Council and Port Itawamba in Fulton.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Tupelo High School and Itawamba Community College. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history and a master of arts degree in history at the University of Mississippi. He is a donor recruitment representative at United Blood Services in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. March 11, 2006, at the East Main Church of Christ in Tupelo. A reception will follow in the church's multipurpose room. Family and friends are invited.

Taylor-Malone

Amber Taylor and Bill Malone Jr. announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Debbie Gable of Las Vegas, Nev., and David Taylor of Guntown. She is the granddaughter of Bonnie Powell of Tupelo, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Wall of Tupelo, and Jettie Taylor of Tupelo and the late Joe Taylor of Tupelo.

The prospective groom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Malone of Pittsboro, Billy Cantrell of Bruce, and Mr. and Mrs. Kent Couch of Hot Springs, Ark.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Tupelo High School. She earned a degree in respiratory therapy technology at Itawamba Community College and a degree in dental hygiene technology at Northeast Mississippi Community College. She is an employee of North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo and of Dr. W.A. Thames at Thames Family Dentistry in Nettleton and Olive Branch.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Bruce High School. He earned a degree in respiratory therapy technology at Northeast Mississippi Community College. He is employed at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. March 11, 2006, at the Tupelo Country Club. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Jones-Leslie

Sheila Helms of Belden announces the engagement of her daughter, Leslie Ann Jones, to Joey Michael Leslie, son of Joe Leslie Jr. and wife, Joyce, of the Pontocola community, and Susan May and husband, Jerry Wayne “Jake,” of Blue Springs.

The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Garry Jones of Amory. She is the granddaughter of Bernice Jones of Amory and the late Leroy Jones, and Ann Hill of Nettleton and the late William Hill Sr.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Joe and Annette Leslie of the Palmetto community, and Jerry and Ann Garrett of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Amory High School, where she was a member of Future Business Leaders of America, the marching band, SADD and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She earned an associate's degree in accounting at Itawamba Community College, where she was a dean's list student and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She plans to enter the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2006. She is employed in the accounting department at Hancock Fabrics' corporate office in Baldwyn.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Saltillo High School, where he was a member of SADD, the choir, Drama Club and FFA. He attended Itawamba Community College. He is employed by Dossett Big 4.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. March 11, 2006, at Oak Ridge Christian Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the church. Family and friends are invited.

Howell-Weeden

Sharon Bell of the Macedonia community and Len Howell of New Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindy Howell, to Justin Weeden, son of Sara Weeden of Ingomar and the late Gerald Weeden.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mildred and James Pitner of Macedonia, and Dorthy Howell of Potts Camp and the late Bro. Leonard Howell.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mildred Weeden of Ingomar and the late John L. Weeden, and Edith Whitehead of Ingomar and the late Willis Whitehead.

The bride-elect is a graduate of West Union Attendance Center. She earned a B.S. degree in elementary education at Mississippi State University, where she was a dean's list student and a member of Kappa Delta Pi honor society.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Ingomar Attendance Center. He earned a B.S. degree in business with a minor in math at the University of Mississippi. He is a math teacher at Henry Elementary School in Byhalia.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. March 11, 2006, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Myrtle. A reception will follow in the church's Family Life Center. Family and friends are invited.

Pickle-Carr

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Pickle of Kosciusko announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Michelle Pickle, to Brian Thomas Carr, son of Thomas Malcolm Carr of Belvidere, Tenn., and Glenda Carr of Mooreville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jo Pickle of Kosciusko and the late Marvin Pickle, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pickle of Kosciusko and the late Herman Sandridge.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Carr of Mooreville, and Inez Elliott of Mooreville and the late G.O. Elliott.

The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She is employed by the Oxford School District in Oxford.

The prospective groom is an employee of Flowers Baking Company in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. March 11, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Kosciusko. A reception will follow in the church parlor. Family and friends are invited.

Carlisle-Mask

Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Carlisle of Okolona announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Carol Carlisle, to Benjamin Wayne Mask, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mask of Shannon.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harland Pigg of Okolona, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Carlisle Sr. of Okolona, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griffin of Houston.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Carson of Shannon, James Oliver Mask of Fulton and Louise Thompson of Sherman.

The bride-elect is a 2001 honor graduate of Oak Hill Academy in West Point. She is a student at Itawamba Community College and will graduate in May from the respiratory therapy program. She is a president's list student and a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Shannon High School. He is employed by Tupelo Water and Light.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. March 11, 2006, at Faith Outreach Church in Okolona. A reception will follow at the church. Family and friends are invited.

Kulp-Bragg

Fran and Janice Kulp of Oreland, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica (P.A.) Kulp, to Zachary Tyler Bragg, son of Daryl and Tammy Bragg of Madison.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Frank and Rose Marie Kulp of Lansdale, Pa., and Rebecca Coggin of Amory and the late Carl Coggin.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Sarah Bragg of Gautier and the late Ray Bragg, Art and Helen Creel of Gautier, and Tommy Dorsey of Folsom, La.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Springfield Township High School in Erdenhiem, Pa. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Hinds Community College with an associate of applied science degree. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She is an interpreter for the deaf at Milam Elementary School in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a graduate of East Central High School in Hurley. He is a student at Northeast Mississippi Community College and a certified nursing assistant at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows in a ceremony for the immediate family only at 2 p.m. March 11, 2006, at the First Evangelical Church Chapel in Tupelo. A reception will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Touched By an Angel Convention Center in Tupelo. Family and friends are invited to the reception.

Barnes-Moss

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Duran Barnes of Corinth announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenny Leigh Barnes, to Ronald Layne Moss Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Layne Moss Sr. of Greenwood.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marie Barnes, John W. Sanders Jr., the late Virginia Sanders and the late John Barnes, all of Corinth.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Roberts of Greenwood, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leo Moss of Greenwood.

The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Corinth High School. She received an associate of applied science degree in radiologic technology in 2000 and in ultrasound technology in 2001, both from Itawamba Community College. She is an ultrasound technologist at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Pillow Academy in Greenwood. He received an associate of applied science degree in radiologic technology in 2003 from Mississippi Delta Community College. He is a CT technologist at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. March 11, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Corinth. A reception will follow at Shiloh Ridge in Corinth. Family and friends are invited.