Marriage Notices
Abstracted from
The Neshoba Democrat
Philadelphia, MS

Mary Ellen Carter is Betrothed to Dewain Cotton  --  Friday, April 15, 1949:    In a lovely party, given by Mrs. M. P. Carter of Ellisville and Mrs. Henry Huff of Laurel in the Carter home, the engagement of Miss Minnie Ellen Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Carter this city, to Dwain Cotton, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Cotton of Vicksburg was announced, the wedding to occur on Sunday afternoon, May the eighth, at four o'clock in the afternoon.  At the same time the engagement of Miss Billie Ellen Ekes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Ekes of Ellisville to Robert Thomas Freeman, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Freeman of Union was also announced , their wedding to be solemnized on Sunday afternoon, May the first in the home of the bride's brother in Laurel.  The two charming young ladies became close friends while attending Jones County Junior College at Ellisville, where both finished with honors, attaining a very high scholastic rating.  Miss Carter was an outstanding student in extra-curricular affairs receiving the Activity medal.  In her sophomore year she was selected as "Miss J.C.J.C." and on completion of her work at the junior college, taught in the DeKalb schools, attending Mississippi Southern College, where she is now classified as a senior.

Omar Hiett, Miss Hull to Wed, Brilliant Ceremony, In Dallas  --  Friday, April 22, 1949:    Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Hull of Dallas, Texas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hull to Omar Hiett, Dallas and Philadelphia, son of Mrs. Albert S. Rea and the late William Thomas Hiett.  The wedding will be solemnized in Cliff Temple Baptist church, Dallas, on Saturday, June the Eleventh with Dr. Jeff Davis, officiating.  The bride elect will be attended by Miss Mary Lee Cooper of Rosenberg as maid of honor.  Bridesmaids will be Misses Grace Lindsey, Marguerite Tankersley, Mary Louise Shipp and Marguerite Spencer.  The candles will be lighted by Misses Louise Gilbert and Daveta Tuley.  Mr. Hiett will have as best man, Tom Sligh, Jr. and the groomsmen will be Arnold, James Fuller and Jack Dodson, all of Dallas and Scott McDaniel, Jr. of Ferris, Texas.  Clifford Sims of Dallas, brother in law of Mr. Hiett and William Fullwood Jr., Duncan, Oklahoma, will act as ushers.  Miss Hull is a graduate of Sunset High School, Dallas and attended North Texas Agriculture College.  Mr. Hiett is a graduate of the Philadelphia high school and attended the Ray School of Art, Chicago.  For three and one half years he served in the U. S. Army and is now associated with the Universal Features Advertising Company of Dallas.  The following item appeared in the Sunday edition of the Dallas Morning News, announcing the engagement of this prominent young couple.  "An announcement luncheon was given Saturday at the Highlander tearoom for Miss Hull by her mother and sister, Mrs. W. Fullwood, Jr. of Duncan, Oklahoma.  The table was centered with an assorted arrangement of rainbow colored flowers and miniature colonial bouquets marked the places for all guests.  Attached to each bouquet were white names of the engaged couple and the date of the wedding were written.  Several parties are being planned in honor of the bride elect during the coming weeks."

J. B. Hillman Picture,  Friday, April 15, 1949:    A bride and groom of 44 summers, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hillman are pictured above, following their wedding of December 1904, in their home on Poplar Avenue where they have since resided.

Price - Coward Wedding Announced  --  Friday, April 15, 1949:    Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Price announce the marriage of their daughter, Bettie Jo to Mr. Olen Coward.  They were married in Jackson March 16.  The double ring ceremony was said by Rev. W. C. Davis.  Mr. Coward is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Coward and served in the Navy in World War II.  Mrs. Coward was a member of the Senior Class at Noxapater in 1947 and has been a painter at the George Day Studios for the past year.  The young couple will make their home in the Oak Grove community.

Spears - Dennis Rites Solemnized Saturday March 26th  -- Friday, April 15, 1949:    Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Spears wishes to announce the marriage of their eldest daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Spears to T-Sgt. Dalton R. Dennis which took place at 6:00 o'clock March 26th.  The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. James V. Cobb, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.  The guests included only a few close friends of the young couple.  The bride was dressed in a spring suit of powder blue wool with navy blouse and her accessories were in navy with her hat straw, and her corsage was a single white orchid.  The brides' maid of honor was her sister, Miss Bonnie Jean Spears who was dressed in a white wool suit wearing a corsage of pink carnations.  the groom chose for his best man, his brother, Vedell Dennis of Emelle, Ala.  Mrs. Dennis graduated from Philadelphia high school, class of '46 and has been employed with W. E. Walker store since that time.  Mr. Dennis is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Odell Dennis of Emelle, Alabama.  He graduated at Mephyr Hill high school in the class of '43.  For six years he has been in the Army Air Corp, serving the last 20 months in Japan.  Following the ceremony the young couple left for a trip through Illinois and Kentucky.  Upon their return they will reside in the city for a while.

Lovely Ceremony for Noma Alice Stringer & Urban Lamar Foster  --  Friday, April 15, 1949:    On Sunday morning, April the third at nine thirty o'clock, Miss Noma Alice Stringer of Philadelphia and Bay Springs became to bride of Urban Lamar Foster of Louisville.  The sacred rites were performed in the home of the Reverend Mr. Sumrall, close friend of the bride's family, in Lake.  The Rev. Mr. Sumrall was the officiating minister and read the double ring ceremony in the presence of the immediate families and a few close friends.  The bride was lovely in a suit of dusty rose wool gabardine, her hat being an off the face model of rose colored straw, outlined with a halo of flowers in pastel shades and complemented with a veil falling gracefully to the back.  Her flowers were in a shoulder corsage of white carnations.  The bride's only attendant, her sister, Mrs. Malcolm W. Bond of Nashville, Tenn., was wearing light green in a two piece suit and her accessories were in black with which she wore a corsage of white Dutch iris.  Mr. Foster had as his best man his brother, Zuwon Foster of Louisville.  Mrs. Foster is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Stringer of Bay Springs and for the past three years has been Home Demonstration Agent for Neshoba county.  She is a graduate of Mississippi Southern College and prior to coming to this city, taught for one year in Wiggins.  Mr. Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. U. A. Foster of Louisville, is a young business man of that city, and after a trip on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans, the young couple is now at home in that city.  Outside of the members of the immediate families who attended this wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Elton Foster and Carl Starling of Louisville and Mrs. Lucille Land, this city.

Woods - Ryals Wedding Announced  --  Friday, April 15, 1949:    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Reetha to Pfc. Otis Paul Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis E. Ryals.  The wedding occurred April 2, 1949.  Rev. J. L. Neill performed the ceremony.  Pfc. Ryals is in the Marines, stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina.  The bride plans to join her husband in the near future.  Both bride and groom are graduates of the Arlington High School

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