Mary E. Bankston
Cookbooks have been written for myriad reasons. The earliest cookbooks were records of foods prepared so that other people could re-create dishes. Some cookbooks are vanity books — pure and simple. Other cookbooks are loving and earnest compilations of recipes to raise monies for one deserving cause or another.
Lewis and Laina Broom of Columbia welcome their second daughter, Mora Skye, born on Feb. 15, 2018 at 9:16 am at Forrest General Hospital. She weighed 4 lbs 15 ounces and was 16.5 inches long. Mora Skye is also welcomed by her big sister, Malena Faye, grandparents Hank & Nan Stringer of Columbia and Lewis Broom Sr. of Columbia.
Van and Mary Lowry Jr. marked their 50th wedding anniversary on March 14, 2018. They were married at Valley Forge Army Hospital in Phoenixville, Pa.
Van is the son of the late Van and Yvonne Lowry Sr. of Hattiesburg. Mary is the daughter of the late W. Clark and Lucy Robertson of the Goss community.
Jelene Watkins Brown
Jelene Watkins Brown of Columbia passed away into the loving and ready arms of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was 90 years old. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Watkins of Neshoba County, where she was raised.