Ferguson/Evans

Mr. and Mrs. Hershell Ferguson Jr. of Randolph announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci S. Ferguson, to William Barton Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Evans of Crystal Springs.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Cordie Ferguson of Randolph and the late Hershell Ferguson Sr., and Ruby Gray Woodson of Randolph and the late Marshall Gray.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Evans of Salisbury, N.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Guy Barton of Crystal Springs.

The bride-elect is a 1992 honor graduate of South Pontotoc High School. She attended Itawamba Community College. She is an employee of WorldCom in Clinton.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Madison-Ridgeland Academy, where he played football and baseball. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Mississippi College, where he played baseball. He is an employee of WorldCom in Clinton.

The couple will exchange vows Oct. 23, 2001, at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

William Barton Evans and Staci S. Ferguson

Bailey/Chandler

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Shands of New Albany and Dennis F. Bailey of New Orleans announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Brooke Bailey, to William Granvil Chandler, son of Tonyia J. Chandler of Huntsville, Ala., and Gary H. Chandler Sr. of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett D. Craycraft of Slidell, La., and William H. Cameron of Plantersville and the late Maxine M. Cameron.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Billy G. Chandler of Verona, and Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hall of Guntown.

The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Tupelo High School. She was a member of the Mississippi All-State Honor Choir for three years. She was a member of the varsity chorus, the Madrigal Singers, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and SADD. She attended Itawamba Community College, Northeast Mississippi Community College and Essex College in Essex, Md. Currently employed by Peppers Deli, she will enter culinary school in the spring.

The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Tupelo High School. He attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. He is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and the manager of Jackson Supply Company.

The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Oct. 27, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

William Granvil Chandler and Rebecca Brooke Bailey

Carson/McKee

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marion Carson III of Houston announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Leianne Carson, to Edgar Geer McKee Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Edgar McKee of Sherman, Texas.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Miskelly of Okolona, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carson Jr. of Lexington.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs. Robert N. Jackson of Miami, Fla.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Houston High School, where she was salutatorian. She was president of both the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Beta Club. She is a cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor of business administration degree in business information systems. She was an MSU Roadrunner, a Diamond Girl, and a member of Who's Who and Phi Mu. She is a technology consultant with Accenture in Atlanta.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Sherman High School in Sherman, Texas. He received a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He is employed in construction and real estate development in Atlanta.

The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Houston. A reception will follow at the home of the bride's parents in Houston.

Kelli Leianne Carson

Dancer/Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Ethell Dancer of Nettleton announce the engagement of their daughter, Denitria Ann Dancer, to Larry Wayne Jones, son of Larry Wayne Jones I of Arkansas and Helen Thomas of Fulton.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mae Bell Hood of Kalamazoo, Mich., the late Mr. and Mrs. Josephious Morrow, the late Ina Estell Morrow, and the late Odell Dancer.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the Rev. and Mrs. Ben Jones of Fulton, and Lizzie Rodgers of Fulton and the late Lawrence Rodgers.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Nettleton High School.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, where he was a member of DECA. He attended Itawamba Community College. He is an employee of Tecumseh Products Company in Verona.

The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Oct. 27, 2001, at Greater New Prospect M.B. Church. A reception will follow at the West Amory Community Center. Family and friends are invited.

Larry Wayne Jones and Denitria Ann Dancer

McDonald/Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Self, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry McDonald, all of Pontotoc, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandy Nickole McDonald, to Jeffrey Scott Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lyn Brown of Sherman and the late Kathy Brown.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Geral Dean Wilder of Longview and the late Eldridge Wilder, and Mr. and Mrs. Clydie McDonald of Shady Grove.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kimberly of Pueblo, Colo., Frances Brown of Sherman and the late Howard Brown, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Burl Winfield of Central Mississippi.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Pontotoc High School. She is a student at Itawamba Community College, where she is studying computer science. She is an associate with Toys-R-Us in Tupelo.

The prospective groom attended North Pontotoc Attendance Center at Pontotoc. He is an employee of Mid-Town Wrecker Service in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Oct. 27, 2001, at Longview Baptist Church at the Longview community. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Jeffrey Scott Brown and Brandy Nickole McDonald

Bozeman/Van Der Jagt

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bozeman Jr. of Belden announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Elizabeth Bozeman of Memphis, to Scott James Van Der Jagt of Memphis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Van Der Jagt of Sheboygan, Wis.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. Kenneth Nail of Tupelo, and Mrs. Thomas E. Bozeman Sr. of Hazlehurst and the late Mr. Bozeman.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schneider of Sheboygan, Wis., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Van Der Jagt of Cedar Grove, Wis.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Tupelo High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Millsaps College and a master of arts degree in art history from Louisiana State University. She is employed in the marketing department at Looney Ricks Kiss Architects in Memphis.

The prospective groom is a graduate of South High School in Sheboygan, Wis. He received a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Miami and a master of architecture degree from Washington Univesity in St. Louis. He is an architect with Looney Ricks Kiss Architects in Memphis.

The couple will exchange vows Oct. 27, 2001, at Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis. A reception will follow at the Summit Club in Memphis.

Susan Elizabeth Bozeman

Cleveland/Trudell

Anna Marie "Rea" Cleveland, formerly of Tupelo, and Richard G. Trudell Jr. of Bay St. Louis were united in marriage Sept. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph's Chapel in Bay St. Louis with Father Michael Tracy officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Anneliese D. Seals of Port Neches, Texas, David and Janice Cleveland of Guyton, Ga., and Dempsey Seals of Poplarville. She is the granddaughter of Hubert and Charlene Dudley of Braxton, Earl and Margie Seal of Poplarville, and Cecil and Glenda Cox of Prattville, Ala.

The groom is the son of Helen Gares and David Gares of Mandeville, La. He is the grandson of Catherine Matherne of Bay St. Louis.

The bride wore a pale pink crepe dress made by the bride's grandmother, Charlene Dudley. The sleeves were accented with antique pearls taken from the wedding dress of the bride's mother.

Dana Sue Cleveland, sister of the bride, of Kansas City, Mo., was maid of honor. She wore a burgundy, tea-length dress made by the bride's grandmother, Charlene Dudley.

Richard G. Trudell III, son of the groom, of Bay St. Louis was best man. H. Matthew Carver of Bay St. Louis was groomsman.

A reception followed at Christ Episcopal Church in Bay St. Louis.

After a wedding trip to Gulf Shores, Ala., the couple lives in Bay St. Louis. The bride is an attorney with Elise Epperson & Associates in Bay St. Louis. The groom is a firefighter in Bay St. Louis.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Trudell Jr.

Rogers/Dean

Courtney Lane Rogers of Corinth and Jason Scott Dean of Jackson were united in marriage June 16, 2001, at the First Baptist Church of Corinth with the Rev. Dennis Hugh Smith officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rogers of Corinth. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Philip Ramer of Corinth and the late Regina Lowry Ramer, and Sarah Johnson Rogers of Corinth and the late Millard Rogers.

The groom is the son of Sherry Wadsworth Dean of Las Vegas and Jessie Ray Dean of Arlington, Texas. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gene Wadsworth of Jackson, and Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Dean of Bristol, Fla.

The bride wore a two-piece gown of diamond white matte satin. The fitted bodice was strapless with venise appliques, Austrian crystals and pearls. The A-line skirt featured venise lace edging encircling the hem and train. Her double-tiered, cathedral-length veil of silk illusion was gathered to a bandeau which matched the dress.

Brooke Timmons McGrath of Corinth was matron of honor. Meredith Leigh Miskelly of Nashville was maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Stephanie Dean Holland, sister of the groom, of Tulsa, Okla., Mary Ellen Buford of Ocean Springs, Carrie Tobin Fortner of Memphis, Whitney Jean Bills of Jackson, Jamie Machelle Bourgoin and Ashley Barrett Lambert, both of Dallas, Katie Michelle McLaughlin of Ocean Springs, and Andrea Edwards Mosley, Margaret Riordan Newman and Hallie Patricia Swetland, all of Memphis. The flower girl was Anna Claire Bass, cousin of the bride, of Corinth. The bridesmaids wore two-piece dresses of amber iridescent taffeta featuring mock tank tops with tiny straps that crisscrossed in the back, and floor-length A-line skirts.

Jessie Ray Dean, father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were John Weston Rogers, brother of the bride, of Corinth, Michael Andrew Miller and Marty Craig Robertson, both of Jackson, John Patrick Patterson of Mobile, Ala., and Casey Owen Swift of D'Iberville.

A reception followed at the Coliseum Civic Center in Corinth.

After a wedding trip to Costa Rica, the couple lives in Oxford. The bride is a teacher at the Northeast Mississippi Regional Center, and the groom is the assistant dean of students at the University of Mississippi.

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Scott Dean

Cooley/Wright

Amanda Susan Cooley of Iuka and Rodney Lee Wright of Burnsville were united in marriage June 9, 2001, at the Iuka United Methodist Church with the Rev. James R. Curtis officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Shelia Cooley of Iuka. She is the granddaughter of Ruth Jackson of Tupelo and the late Sidney L. Jackson, and Earline Cooley of Mantachie and the late Sidney Cooley.

The groom is the son of Frankie and Dianne Wright of Iuka. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Brewer, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wright, all of Burnsville.

The bride wore a formal gown of white bridal satin featuring a beaded bodice with a scoop neckline and matching beadwork encircling the hemline and the chapel-length train. A veil of illusion was attached to a beaded comb.

Paige Armstrong of Tupelo was maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Amanda Johnson of Iuka and Callie Brook Rhodes of Douglasville, Ga. Marle Williams of Pontotoc was flower girl. The bridesmaids wore two-piece gowns in deladon green.

Ben Twitty of Iuka was best man. Groomsmen were Casey Cornelison of Burnsville, Thomas Lewellen of Wheeler, Ralph Brewer of Des Moines, Iowa, Ryan Cooley, brother of the bride, of Starkvile, and Stefen Dotson and Joel Sparks, both of Burnsville. Grant Bishop of Tupelo was ringbearer.

A reception followed in the church's Family Life Center.

After a wedding trip to Gulf Shores, Ala., the couple lives in Iuka.

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Lee Wright

Griffin/Turner

Chasity Griffin and Michael Turner were united in marriage Aug. 31, 2001, at the home of Tim and Leslie Richey in Tupelo with Judge John Sheffield officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Tim and Leslie Richey of Tupelo and the late Joseph G. Griffin. She is the granddaughter of Lee and Irene Leininger of New Albany, George and Sandra Albrecht of Alabama, and Takako Shindo of Japan.

The groom is the son of Paul Turner of Saltillo and Angie Sheffield of Tupelo. He is the grandson of Inez Turner of Tupelo, and William and Martha Lucius.

The bride wore a white, sheath-style gown with a strapless bodice and a long train.

Jessica Pearce of Tupelo was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Merri Richey, Mandi Richey, Jamie Young and Julie Lanphere, all of Tupelo, and Stephanie Estes of Plantersville. Junior bridesmaids were Lindsey Miller of Texas, Jordan Whithey of Illinois and Joie Leininger of New Albany. Katie Miller of Texas was flower girl. The bridesmaids wore strapless gowns in watermelon with long skirts.

Paul Turner of Saltillo was best man. Groomsmen were Matt Turner, Chris Sheffield, Jason Sheffield, Jeff Lucius and Joey Griffin, all of Tupelo. Junior groomsmen were Drew Smith, Josh Richey and Austin Richey. Ushers were Brandon Anglin and Ron Bradley, both of Tupelo. Hunter Whithey was ringbearer.

A reception followed at the Leslie residence.

After a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple lives in Tupelo. The bride is employed by Prime Designs in Tupelo, and the groom is employed by Food Giant in Baldwyn.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Turner

Lancaster/McCommon

Vicki Leigh Lancaster and John Madison McCommon, both of Columbus, were united in marriage Aug. 14, 2001, in Nassau, Bahamas, with A. Dewitt Hutcheson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Victor Lancaster of Columbus. She is the granddaughter of Gladys Lancaster of Columbus, the late Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Fondren of Columbus, and the late R.W. Lancaster of Reform, Ala.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Buskirk of Nettleton, and the late James E. McCommon of Amory. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. D.T. Monaghan of Nettleton, and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Mccommon of Amory.

The bride wore a gown of ivory crepe and chiffon featuring a fitted, tank-style bodice accented with bugle beads and a floor-length princess-style skirt.

After a honeymoon in the Bahamas, the couple lives in Columbus. The bride is an employee of Sanderson Plumbing Products Inc. in Columbus, and the groom is an employee of Weyerhaeuser Company in Columbus.

Mr. and Mrs. John Madison McCommon

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