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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED• USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 2 Miss Donna Bush And A ttendents Honored At Bridal Luncheon July 19 Miss Donna Bush, bride-elect of Mr. Jerry McBee, and her wedding attendants were honored at a luncheon on Wed- nesday, July 19, at the home of Mrs. Grady Williams in Lake- wood. Those who enjoyed this lovely affair in addition to Miss Bush were her mother, Mrs. Earl Bush; her sister, Mrs. W. A. Powell; her neice, Miss Allison Powelt; Mrs. Ronald Bradford, of Fort Walton Beach; Mrs. Tom Pittman, Mrs. W. B. McClellan, Mrs. Joe Bates and Mrs. Jack McDaniel, who assisted the hostess in serving. Yellow was the color chosen to predominate in the decor for this occasion, with flowers, candles and accessories to en- hance the bridal atmosphere. After the guests arrived fruit punch was served in the living room and toasts proposed tothe attractive bride-elect. Guests then helped themselves from a buffet table to crabment imperial, string beans with toasted almonds, broiled herbed tomatoes, melon ball salad with celery seed dressing, tea bis- cuits, nuts, and iced tea. Pink grapefruit chiffon parfait with Mexican wedding cookies was served for dessert. Mrs. Joe Bates asked the blessing pre- cedin~ the meal. Following lunch the hostess Miss ReynohA Weds Mr. Wilburn f/all Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Rey- nolds of Rt. 2, Laurel Hill, Flo- rida announce the marriage of their daughter, Deborah Joann, to Wilburn Johnson Hall of Hous- ton, Texas and Opp, Alabama. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Halt of Houston, Texas and Opp, Alabama. The wedding took place in An- dalusia, Alabama Friday, June 30 at 3:00 o'clock in the after- noon. The bride attended Florala gave Donna a recipe file box and each guest gave her a favorite recipe, explaining her reason for her particular se- lection. Then the young bride- elect gave to each of her bridal attendants a lovely ~ift in re- membrance of.her wedding to be held on Saturday afternoon, July 22, at the United Methodist Church in Florala. Lingerie Shower Compliments Miss Sherril Maddox Saturday, July 15 Miss Sherril Dianne Maddox, fiancee of Steven Geohagan, of Florala, was complimented at a lovely party and Lingerie Shower at the home of Mrs. Harold Geohagan, Saturday,July 15. Co-hostesses for the occa- sion were Mrs. Jon Sellars of Flomaton, Alabama, and Mrs. John Goolsby of Lockhart, Ala- bama. The hostesses, both attired in melon colored summer-knit pant suits, greeted the guests at the door and invited them into the beautifully decorated home where they were presented to the honoree, Miss Maddox, and Mrs. Thomas J. Maddox, mother of the bride. Several delightful arrange- ments of zinnias and other summer flowers and greenery which carried out the bride's colors were found throughout the house. Guests who attended were registered at a round Goolsby and Mrs. Sellars al- ternated at the punch service. Crystal trays held a wide assortment of party fare, in- cluding open-faced sandwiches, petit-fours, cheese straws, skillet balls and hors D'oeuvres. Miss Maddox was attractively attired for the party in a sleeve- less, multicolored dress of summer-knit. She woreawhite corsage, a gift from the hostesses, and white shoes. Several delightful games were enjoyed by the guests, and they shared the delight of the bride as she opened her gifts of lingerie. KITCHEN SHOWER Miss Sherril Dlanne Maddox, bride elect of Steven Geohagan, was honored recently at a sur- prise Kitchen Shower in the Study Room of Gardner Hall at Troy State University. The marble-topped table which held girls on the first floor of a crystal bowl of zinnias and Gardner H all we re co- greenery, hostesses for the occassion. The beautifully appointed tea The refreshment table was table was covered in a hand- draped in a floor length white some ivory cloth edged in lace. cloth, centered with a lovely A crystal bowl of white and arrangement of hand-made High School. yellow daisies and green fern roses• Delightful cookies and The groom is a graduate of centered the table. Two cry- fruit punch were served to the Opp High School and of Douglas stal ca.ndelabras, burning yel- guests. The guests presenten- MacArthur Technical Institute low tapers, were placed on joyed imparting bits of wisdom of Opp, Alabama andis employed either side of the arrangement, to the bride-to-be on how to by Jim Walter Corp. of Houston, At one end of the table was use the many useful gifts she Texas. a crystal cut-glass punch ser- receiv..ed,. Fourteen of Miss The couple is now residing in vice, featuring a dainty icering Maddox s friends enjoyed this Houston, Texas~ afloat in yellow vunch. Mrs. lovely party with her. .,- Z,/ " ! ............... %1_ .... ._l t _f., !i¸ t ,~.,,.. • r .-....,.lo., t #4m ,,' *,l, ~;n.iWIIW, IQI Lit ..... a. :#¢,m,;¢~,.. \ • , .... • . . Beautiful Polyester Knit Pantsuit. Slim. Sleek. Patterned Burgundy and iIhite. You'll stir up fashion excitement with this outfit. From our neu, fall collection. $45.00 Jill . . . MRS. GILLEY Kathy Jackson Weds Charles Gilley July 14 Kathy Jackson and Charles Jackson served the punch from Gilley were united in marriage a lovely crystal punch bowl sur- July 14 in Westside Baptist rounded with fern and yellow Church with Reverend Ben Mar- and lavender flowers. tin performing the impressive After a short honeymoon the double ring ceremony. Kathy's couple will reside on West 7th parents are Mr. and Mrs. Lu- Avenue, Florala, Alabama. ther Ray Jackson of Route 2, Laurel Hill, Florida and Charles' parents are Mr. an¢- Mrs. Palmer Lee Gilley of Pax- ~/L-,I'~,~,-~;,a]~ T,-~,,,, ton, Florida ~,x~Lsa~ta,,.,l~ I. uut Given in marriage by her fa-~ _ . ther the bride wore a lovely outhwcstern floor length gown of white bri- dal satin of empire design with ~t~tac l~--,-.,-,,,..fl,. the bodice and sleeves overlaid ~,~o t,.~,..,~t~tx)¢ with lace and pearls. Her fin- gertip length veil of silk illu- Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mc- siGn was held by a crown of Daniel and daughters, Melanie seed pearls encirclingappliques and Amy, have just recently re- of Alencon lace. She carried turned from a delightful trip a lovely nosegay bouquet of through our southwestern. mixed lavender, purple andyel- Their tour carried them to low mums and statice with Houston, Texas, where they vis- lavender streamers, ited NASA (Houston Space Con- Fayla Peters, maid of honor, carried a white basket of mixed mums and statice in shades of lavender, purple, blue, and yel- low. Annette Peters, flower girl, carried a white basket with lavender ribbon and net. Both girls wore a lovely floor length dress of lavender dotted dacron with long, bell shaped sleeves• Connie Adams, or- ganist, presented a program of beautiful nuptial music• Jimmy Marsh served the groom as best man. Kenneth Jackson, ring bearer, carried the two wedding rings on a lovely white satin heart shaped pillow. Ushers, Ricky Henderson, bro- ther-in-law of the groom, and Bobby Gilley, brother of the groom, also lighted the twenty-eight candles set in four candelabra draped with arti- ficial greenery. The bridal alter was centered with one large bouquet of white glads and lavender mums and lavender streamers. Six green palms and prayer bench com- pleted the lovely alter. Kathy's mother, Marie Jack- son, wore a lovely purple and beige dress with beige acces- sories and white carnation cor- sage. Mrs. Gilley wore a lovely pink dress with white acces- sories and a white carnation corsage. Kathy's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Jackson, Stella Route, Florala, Alabama and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lester Barnes of Dothan, Alabama. Charles' grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Brady Georgeof Paxton, Florida and Mr. and Mrs. Limon Gilley of Crest- view, Florida. Both couples attended their grandson's wed- ding. Many friends and relatives enjoyed a reception given by the bride's parents in the fellow- ship hall of the church. Vicki Peters registered the guests. Sharon Thompson served the lovely three tiered cake decor- ated with pink, blue, yellow and lavender flowers. The table covered with a beautiful lace tablecloth draped with lavender ribbon and bows held the cake, nuts, and white and lavender mints. A tree candelabra hold- ing nine slim tapers with a beautiful bouquet of lavender, purple and yellow mums and static adorned the table. Evelyn trol) and the Astrodome. In San Antonio, Texas, they visited the historic Alamo and the very beautiful "Paseo del Rio" (River Walk) whichwan- ders through the city. They lunched at one of the many pic- turesque sidewalk cafes which border the river with its arched foot bridges and lush landscap- ing. In the tiny town of Flat- onia, Texas, they visited the First Methodist Church which was founded in the early laS0's by a group of Alabamians and is now a Landmark Church. From Texas they traveled to New Mexico to explore the fa- mous and beautiful Carlsbad Caverns where they lunched 750 feet underground, In Arizona, they visited the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert and then went on to the breathtaking and awesome Grand Canyon. On their return journey they stopped in Oklahoma City, Okla- homa and went through the beautiful modern Cowboy Hall of Fame. During the course of their journey, they traveled some fa- mous pioneer trails, including the Chisholm, the Santa Fe, and the Goodnight-Loving Trails and on the return home they jour- neyed over the beautiful Old Ri- ver Road to its Vicksburg cros- sing (Mississippi River)• Their journey carried them over four thousand miles through seven states• THREE SISTERS TOUR 13 STATES IN THREE WEEKS Mrs. Mildred Barton, Mrs. Clara Mae Bass of Florala, Mrs. Juanita Johnston of Pax- ton, and Mrs. Emma Jean Shaw of North Carolina, all sisters and the daughters of Mrs. W.J. McVay of Florala, have just returned from a three weeks vacation that took them through thirteen states. They visited members of the family enroute. Among those visited were the Reverend and Mrs. Billy Rentz of Chiloquin, Oregon; Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Boykin of Butler, Alabama; the Reverend Ace McVay and fa- mily of Boykin, Mississippi, and Mr. and Mrs. Randal Barton of Westville, Oklahoma. THE FLORALA NEWS-THURSDAY, JULY' This 'A~ That by: Vera Whiddon You may be the nicest, friendliest soul ever, but if you are cursed with certain bad conversational habits, there are going to be long moments when your friends hate you. They may be guilty of the same bad habits-all or part of them- but that doesn't mean they'll excuse them in you. Do you, or don't you know that nobody really gives a whoop what you say about anything un- less it directly affects him- self in the form of gossip about him, in the form of a com- pliment about himseli or has to do with his personal affairs; most of the time the one you are talking to is only waiting for you to get through talking so he can start talking. There is such a thing as a gifted conversationist to whom every- body listens with eagerness, but he is one in ten thousand. And his stories and quips are short. How are yours? MRS. HUTCHESON AND MRS. MADDOX ELECTED TO GRADUATE COUNCIL The Graduate Students of Troy State University have elected to the Graduate Coun- cil three students from Cov- ington County. They are Mrs. Gracie Maddox, Secretary, Mrs. Mary Nan Hutcheson, Treasurer, and Mrs. Iris Hug- gins, Elementary Councilman. Mrs. Maddox and Mrs. Hutcheson are on the faculty at W. S. Harlan School, Lock- hart. Mrs. Huggins teaches at West Highland Elementary, Opp, but resides in Andalusia. Dr. Rudolph Argenti, Di- rector of the Graduate Division is the Advisor. omas W. GENERAL FLORALA, at est , Inc. t ALA Army Private MarkS. Strick- FRIDAY NIGHT, JULY 28 AT 7.30 P.~' land, 18, son of William H. Strickland, Route one, Florala, Alabama, recently completed eight weeks of advanced in- dividual training at the U.S. FEATURING Army Armor Center, Fort • • • • Knox, Kentucky. The Singing Pilgrirnt During the training, students learn the duties of a tank crew- man, including the firing of the ,.,ospe, Quartet /~_ -- I tanks armament and small wea- pons. They also receive in- OF struction in field radio oper- PILGRIMS REST BAPTIST CHURCH ation, map reading and tank • maintenance and repair. LOWERY, ALABAMA Private Strickland entered the Army in November 1971 and tte~ completed basic training at Fort Everyone Is Cordial[), Invited To A Knox, Kentucky. Bring Along A Friend He is a 1971 graduate of Florala High School. 1 TI N OFFI BOX ! THELMA ANDERSON, Inspector SARA BUFFALOW, Returning Officer MILDRED BARTON, Clerk GERTIS COOK, Clerk THERESA EILAND, Inspector RUBY DeFRANCO, Inspector BOX II HOMER JOHNSON, Returning Officer MERLIE MARTIN, Inspector MRS. BILL EVANS, Inspector EVELYN CANNON, Inspector RITA CROSBY, Clerk ALBERTA GAMBLE, Clerk BOX III INEZ HARPER, Inspector MARY HOOTEN, Inspector FLONNIE JACKSON, Clerk PEGGY HINSON, Inspector EDNA HOLLEY, Clerk VASSIE KEMBRILL, Returning Officer BOX IV VERNA MAE BLACKWELL, Returning Officer THELMA MOODY, Clerk WENDELL McKOY, Inspector JERRY McDANIEL, Inspector VASSIE McNEIEL, Clerk ROBERT LEE, Inspector BOX V GEORGE WELCH, Returning Officer CHUCK WALLIS, Inspector MRS. GUY WILSON, Clerk THERESA MITCHELL, Inspector GWEN GIBSON, Inspector MAE CUTHERILL, Clerk