The Stonewall Item

(November 15, 1956, Volume 1, Number 29, Stonewall, Mississippi)

Published at Stonewall, Miss., C. O'Neal Walker, Manager, Jim Halley, Editor, Subscriptions $1.50 per year, by mail

 [All Items Submitted by Debora Reese, unless noted otherwise]


Cupid Had Busy Weekend

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The music of wedding bells filled the air last weekend as Cupid worked overtime uniting four Stonewall couples in matrimony.

Miss Ophelia McCarra, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will McCarra, and Mr. Billy Patrick, son of Mr. Bill Patrick and Mrs. Belle Land, were married before Judge D. L. Parker on Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Lula Nicholson and Mr. Jim Stallings were married in the home of Rev. John Morgan in the presence of a few close friends.

Miss Pansy Nicholson and Mr. Harper Everett were married at Pine Hill Baptist church on Saturday evening by Rev. Hill Logan, and Mrs. Volyne Hirst and Mr. Charles O’Bryant were married Friday at the Stonewall Methodist church by Rev. R. E. Alsworth.

Hirst - O'Bryant Rites

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Mrs. Volyne Hirst and Mr. Charles O’Bryant wre united in holy matrimony at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, November 9th in a ceremony performed in the Methodist parsonage by Rev. Robert E. Alsworth in the presence of a few close friends and members of the families of the couple.  It was a double ring ceremony.


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Miss Dottie McLemore, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J. W. McLemore of Stonewall, and a member of the Stonewall High School class of 1957, was crowned Homecoming queen in colorful half-time ceremony at the Stonewall-Waynesboro game last Friday night.

The Homecoming festivities began with a parade through town on Friday afternoon with all ten of the Maids riding in open convertibles driven by boys of the senior class.  Heading the parade was a convertible driven by County School Superintendent R. L. McDonald carrying members of local school board, Messr. Raymond Olgesby, Harmon Rasberry, John King, and Gilbert Trest.  Another car carried Beat Three school board representatives, Mr. Gid Ivey, Superintendent A. B. Fleming, and School Principal W. Moulds.

 That night at the half-time, the Stonettes, precision dance team directed by Mrs. Fleming, led the parade of convertibles on the field and formed two lines as a guard of honor for the maids and their escorts.  The maids were introduced with their escorts by Mr. Fleming in the following order; Martha Jean Alsworth and jerry Griffin; Betty Jean Daugherty and Bobby Milstead; Ruzene Hall and Thomas Hollinghead; Patricia Hudson and Wayne Smith; Marie Lee and Wayne Downs; Jewell Martin and Terry Irby; Ophelia McCarra and Mack Martin; Dotty McLemore and Johnny Pritchett’ Pansey Nicholson and Maxie Combest; Sarah Scrimpshire and Wayne Schrimpshire.

After all the maids and their escorts were assembled on the field Mr. Fleming mad known for the first time the identity of the Homecoming Queen.  When he called out the name of Dotty McLemore there was a tremendous burst of cheering from the Stonewall stands.

Miss Bettye Green, who was Homecoming Queen for 1955 then presented Dotty with a huge bouquet of flowers.  The escorts then conducted the Maids to special seats on the sidelines and the Stonettes put on several dance routines.  The Waynesboro band later took the field and put on a very colorful and sprightly performance.

The convertibles used in the parade were lent by public spirited citizens in the area.  The cars and their drivers were identified as follows; Mr. Fred Johnston driving his 1957 Chevrolet convertible; Kenneth Prince driving Wyman Gasaway’s car; Donald Grimes driving Sam Carter’s; Jimmy Halley driving John Barmer’s; Johnny Shirley driving Bud Pattons; Bobby Martin driving Woody Cameron’s; Jean Touchstone driving Frank Touchstone’s; R. L. McDonald driving Mrs. Louise Evans; Owen Flowers driving J. E. Toney’s; Thomas Fuller driving Richard Cox’s; Donald Lee driving his own; and Bobby Martin driving Mack Carmichael’s in the parade.  The flowers for the occasion were made available by Mr. C. O. Walker, manager of Stonewall Division of Erwin Mills, Inc.

Waynesboro won the ball game 28-6.

*In this article the name of the homecoming queen is spelt both Dotty and Dottie.


Around the Town

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Mr. and Mrs. Carey Frey and Loretta, of Mobile, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Evans and Truman of Evansboro, Ala., visited Stonewall last week.


Mrs. Fed Prince, A/2c Kline Prince and Mrs. Prince and baby and Mr. and Mrs. Thelus Kelly and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Evan Ivey in Clute, Texas, last week.


M/Sgt. And Mrs. A. J. Tanner and two sons, of Columbus, Ga., are visiting Mrs. R. H. Hatley.


Mrs. James Sanders is getting along fine after her recent illness.  She is with her husband Airman James Sanders at the Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas.


Mrs. P. L. Lockley, recently confined by illness to St. Joseph’s Hospital, is recuperating at the home of Mrs. E. C. Gunn.


Mrs. Billy Oglesby and Beverly, Mr. Raymond Oglesby and Lois all went to Birmingham last Sunday to visit Mr. Mrs. Raymond Oglesby, Jr., the later returned to Stonewall for a few days.


Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Lewis, of Quitman, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Hamrick and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hamrick, of Meridian, and Mr. William Parnell all wee guest of Mrs. Lula Hamrick at a family reunion last Sunday.


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Why fuss and bother about cooking at home on Sunday?

Come over after church and have dinner with us!


And No Dishes To Wash



All the iced tea you can drink, no extra charge


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Other News

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Mr. and Mrs. Ardell Covington and children and Mr. and Mrs. James Phillips visited New Orleans last Sunday and saw many points of interest.  While there they visited Mr. Phillip’s son and family.


Mr. and Mrs. Olon Nicholson and Beth visited Mr. and Mrs. Ardell Covington and Mr. W. B. Nicholson, Sr., on Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Nause of Meridian, Rt. 5, announce the recent birth of a baby daughter, Linda Sue.  Mrs. Nause is the former Miss Pauline Downs of Stonewall.


Mrs. Audrey Cochran is getting along well after recent illness and visited Mrs. Kate Cochran.


Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Minter of Crossville, Tenn., are visiting the Holloman family.


Mr. A. J. Bradley, Jr., has been confined to his home by illness all this week.


Mr. and Mrs. Tom McKnight and son spent the weekend at the home of Mr. McKnight’s mother in Ackerman.


Mrs. Leroy Tew and son, Robert, visited the former’s old home over the weekend.


Mrs. Flora Powell is visiting her sister Mrs. H. H. Kelly of Stonewall.


Mr. and Mrs. Dalco Turner of Citronelle, Ala., are visiting home folks over the weekend.


Larry Beckman and Jimmy Welch visited in the Delta over the weekend.


Mrs. Lizzie Carmichael is spending a few days with Mrs. Buelah Ivey after her recent illness in Watkin’s Hospital.


Mr. Otis Shelly suffered second degree burns about his face when he was injured recently on his job.

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