Neshoba County High School 's class of 1969 held its 45th class reunion on Saturday, August 16th at the Ruby Yates House. Members of the planning committee were Cathy Tolbert, Katie Rideout, Debbie Lee, Brenda Johnson, Beth Henson, Paulette Williams, Hannah Wilson, and Gail Cochran.

David Treywick did an outstanding job on the entire event. The room was decorated in Neshoba's colors of red, white, and blue. The buffet table was centered with beautiful floral arrangements as well as the tables where the guests were seated.

The food was delicious with many different selections from which to choose. He also arranged for a photographer in the new chapel adjacent to the House, which was the perfect setting for those who wanted to preserve memories of the evening with pictures.

There were 32 people in attendance out of a class of 99. Most of the guests were from Philadelphia, Jackson, Flowood, Brandon and places in Mississippi. The person who traveled the farthest was Polly Roberts from Rockford, Illinois. Everyone enjoyed visiting and meeting people whom they had not seen in several years. Apparently, a good time was had by all!


Joyce and Bobby Hardy entertained a guest over the weekend. Joyce's niece, Torona Stokes from Flowood , came to Philadelphia to attend her Neshoba County High School Class of 1969 Reunion.

She spent time visiting with her aunt and uncle after the Reunion and stayed over to spend Sunday with them. Torona works at River Oaks Hospital in the Medical Records Technology Department.


Ole Miss has some more Philadelphians returning for the fall semester. Christopher Moore who has roomed with his longtime friend, CJ Johnson, is returning , Malek Moore, Tiarra Black, Tiaral Calloway and Clay Johnston are also Ole Miss students who have enrolled for this semester. Hope you all have a wonderful year!


John Bailey and Marshall Cox visited their parents, Tommy and LeeAnn Marshall Cox in Southhaven last week before beginning classes at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Their parents were especially excited to see John Bailey who had been in Ecuador studying under the auspices of Tulane University for three months this summer. Marshall finished his clerking job for a New Orleans judge and is also returning to Tulane Law School.

Fran Marshall and Tom and Shirley Cox of Philadelphia are John Bailey and Marshall's grandparents.


We have an additional Ole Miss Rebel to add to the Philadelphia students enrolled for the fall semester!

Hadley Chalmers, daughter of Jeremy and Dawn Lee Mars Chalmers, found that her blood runs red and blue and transferred to Ole Miss after attending school in Colorado. She comes from a long line of Rebels!

Also, Kip Fulton and Shelby Anthony are continuing to attend Mississippi State and their blood runs maroon and white! Best wishes for a great year!


Lee Ann and Jim Fulton spent a fabulous weekend with their family at Orange Beach, Ala. Kip and Coker Fulton, along with their friends, Kelsey Lewis and Shelby Anthony, came along for the family gathering.

Since Bill and Jan Fulton Copeland weren't able to attend the Fair this year, the newlyweds joined the Fulton's at the beach. Kenny Chesney was performing a concert bout a fourth of a mile from their condo and so the family watched the multitudes of people who were attending from their balcony.

There were people everywhere, some were in the water behind the stage, others were on the beach itself, and still others were in boats anchored as close as they could get to hear Kenny.

One fun thing the family did was visit the Track where Kip and Coker went when they were younger to ride the go carts. They still enjoyed racing the carts!

Kip and Kelsey also had their first sky diving experience from a very, very tall tower! Beautiful sunsets, ocean views from their balcony, and wonderful food contributed to a wonderful weekend vacation of family togetherness.

Kip and Shelby left early headed to Starkville to begin the fall semester at Mississippi State University.

According to Lee Ann it was "fantastic to vacation with Jan and Bill and our children."