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April 15, 2001

By Staff
CURRY, SKIPPER
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Curry of Petal announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Kathryn, to Ben P. Skipper, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Skipper of Shuqualak.
The wedding will be held Saturday, May 26, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Carterville Baptist Church in Petal.
Miss Curry is the granddaughter of Berniece Hulsey and the late James P. Hulsey and Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Curry, all of Petal.
The bride-elect, a graduate of Petal High School, is currently pursuing a degree in marketing at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Mr. Skipper is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Persons of Shuqualak and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Skipper of Preston.
The bridegroom-elect, a graduate of Central Academy and Mississippi State University, is currently pursuing a master's of divinity degree at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Mr. Skipper is employed as a student minister at Carterville Baptist Church.
A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall following the ceremony.
Family and friends are invited to attend.
WILLIAMS, MATHENY
Mr. and Mrs. Parham Wilson Williams of Monticello announce the engagement of their daughter, the Rev. Kristen Ruth Williams, to the Rev. James Minor Matheny, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Robert Minor Matheny of Meridian.
The wedding will be held Friday, April 27, 2001, at 6 p.m. at Monticello United Methodist Church.
Rev. Williams is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brantley Cumberland of Preston and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Winston Williams of Belzoni.
The bride-elect is a highest honors graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science degree. She received a master of divinity degree from Duke University.
Rev. Williams serves as pastor of Buckatunna and State Line United Methodist Churches.
The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of the late the Rev. and Mrs. Obed Birch Matheny of Waynesboro and the late Dr. and Mrs. James Pole Stafford of Cary.
Rev. Matheny is a magna cum laude graduate of Millsaps College with a bachelor of arts degree. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Emory University with a master of divinity degree.
Rev. Matheny serves as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro.
AGNEW, DRIGGERS
Leia Agnew will become the bride of David Driggers III in a 6 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Fellowship Baptist Church.
Parents of the couple are John and Dianne Agnew of Collinsville, Janet Donald of Meridian and David Driggers II of Houston, Texas.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Margie Carpenter of Collinsville and the late Thad Carpenter; Louise Agnew Bradley of Meridian and the late Ben Agnew.
A graduate of West Lauderdale High School, Miss Agnew received an associate of arts degree from Meridian Community College. She will graduate from Mississippi University for Women in May with a bachelor of science degree in journalism and public relations with a minor in English.
While attending MUW, Miss Agnew was president of the MUW chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, executive editor of "The Spectator" and a member of the Student Advisory Committee and Sigma Tau Delta.
Miss Agnew will begin employment with Huff Advertising of Meridian in June.
Mr. Driggers is the grandson of Helen Spivey of Meridian and the late Bill Spivey and the late David and Peggy Driggers.
The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Meridian High School and attended Meridian Community College. He is currently employed as a fireman with the Meridian Fire Department.
WILLIAMS, SHIRLEY
Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Duffee Williams of Meridian announce the engagement of their daughter, Hayley Dawn, to Harvey Miles Shirley Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Miles Shirley of Meridian.
The wedding will be held Saturday, June 2, 2001, at 7 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Mediator.
Miss Williams is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Langford and the late Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Williams, all of Meridian.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Lamar High School and received a bachelors of arts degree in English and psychology from the University of Mississippi. She also holds a masters of science and an educational specialist degree from Mississippi State University in counseling.
While attending Ole Miss, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She is a member of Episcopal Church of the Mediator, where she serves as a youth leader. She is a National Board Certified Counselor and is employed by Meridian Public Schools.
Dr. Shirley is the grandson of Betty Kimbrell and Laura Kimbrell Bass, and the late Roland Kimbrell, all of Meridian, and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Shirley Sr. of Quitman.
The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Meridian High School and received a bachelors of science degree in biology and microbiology from Mississippi State University. He is also a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.
While attending MSU, he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He is a member of Episcopal Church of the Mediator and is a practicing dentist in Meridian.
A reception will be held at Meridian Little Theatre following the ceremony. Friends and family are invited to attend.
BOONE, GRIFFITH
Trudy Boone of Meridian announces the engagement of her daughter, Sheryl Lynn, to Jack "J.R." Rayburn Griffith, son of Jack B. Griffith of Meridian and the late Peggy Harris Griffith. Ms. Boone is also the daughter of the late Donald Boone.
The wedding will be held Saturday, May 5, 2001, at 6 p.m. at Westwood Baptist Church in Meridian.
Ms. Boone is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Boone of Collinsville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Otto Williams of Independence, La.
The bride-elect, a graduate of Enterprise High School, is employed by Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Griffith is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Harris of Newton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Griffith of Meridian.
The bridegroom-elect, a graduate of Meridian High School, is employed by American Freightways.
A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall following the ceremony.
Family and friends are invited to attend.

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