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Pilgrimage Garden Club introduce 2020 Royal Court for Spring Pilgrimage

Maids

Macy Margaret Aldridge

Macy is the daughter of Tessa and Shannon Aldridge. She is a 2017 graduate of Trinity Episcopal High School. 

She is the granddaughter of Terry and Margaret Wagoner of Natchez  and Brenda Aldridge of Meadville.

Macy is currently attending Louisiana Tech and majoring in Graphic Design.  She is a member of Phi Mu Sorority, The Collective, a Graphic Design Club Honor Club and on the Board of Habitat for Humanity.

Her hobbies include painting, watercolor, drawing, designing, reading and running.

Madalyn Miller Falkenheiner

Madalyn is the daughter of Lee and Lisa Falkenheiner. She is a 2017 graduate of Trinity Episcopal High School. 

She is the granddaughter of Suzy Huber and David Huber both of Natchez  and the late Fred and Phyllis Falkenheiner of Vidalia.

Madalyn is currently attending the University of Mississippi where she is majoring in Elementary Education. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and the Dean’s Honor Roll.

Her hobbies include scuba diving, traveling, spending time with her family and friends and going to Ole Miss Football Games.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole, Big Maypole, Polka Favor Girl, Polka, Presidents Dance, Showboat and Royal Court Maid 2019.

Susanna Margaret Foster

Anna Margaret is the daughter of Katie and West Foster and a 2017 graduate of Cathedral High School.

She is the granddaughter of Billie Ann and the late Fred Foster of Vidalia, Benny and Evelyn Porter of McNair, and the late Ms. Suzie Walley of Union Church.

Anna Margaret is currently attending the University of Mississippi where she is majoring in journalism.  She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and on the dean’s honor roll.

Her hobbies include travel, writing, clothes, fashion and music.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole, Big Maypole, Picnic and the Polka.

Sydney Coryn Jackson

Sydney is the daughter of Mary Kay and Dr. Shawn Doherty of Natchez  and William Chris Jackson also of Natchez and a 2017 graduate of Cathedral High School.

She is the granddaughter of Babs and Ken Price of Natchez, the late John Gilbert Jr. of Big Lake, Alaska, and Dawna Blyleven of Pahrump, Nevada.

Sydney is currently attending the University of Southern Mississippi where she is majoring in Bio Medical Sciences with a minor in Chemistry.  She is a Research Scholar.

Her hobbies include being an Advocate for Type 1 Diabetes Education and Service Animal Rights.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole, Big Maypole, Picnic, Virginia Reel, Polka and Showboat.

Martha Bramlette Lewis

Marty is the daughter of Todd and Lil Lewis and she is a 2017 graduate of Cathedral High School.

She is the granddaughter of Chick and the late Lil Graning of Natchez and the Honorable David C. Bramlett also of Natchez. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cameron of Hattiesburg and the late Mike Lewis.

Marty is currently attending the University of Mississippi where she is majoring in accounting. She is a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, National Society of Leadership and Success, Jefferson Street Methodist Church and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Her hobbies include sports, traveling and hanging out with friends.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole, Polka and Royal Court Maid 2019.

Allison Michelle Mayers

Allie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barton Robert Jones of Hattiesburg, and Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Mayers of Natchez.  She is a 2017 graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Hattiesburg.

She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reese Aubrey McRaney of New Hebron, Mr. Robert Houston Jones and the late Ann Kerce Jones of Hattiesburg and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Henry Mayers of Natchez.

Allie is currently attending Mississippi State University in Marketing with an emphasis in business law.  She is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, an MSU Student Success Scholar, a recipient of Academic Excellence and a member of the Feed the Hunger Campus Organization.

Her hobbies include traveling and tennis.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole and Royal Court Maid 2019.

Margaret Lucille Pyron

Lucy is the daughter of Leigh and Jamie Saunders and Derek and Mary Allen Pyron all of Natchez.  She is a 2017 graduate of Trinity Episcopal High School.

She is the granddaughter of Noreen Pyron, Mickie and Joe Hartley all of Natchez  and Jerry Pyron of Jackson.

Lucy is currently attending the University of Mississippi where she is majoring in Accounting.  She is a member of Chi Omega Sorority.

Her hobbies include playing tennis, Ole Miss Football and hanging out with family and friends.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole, Polka Favor Girl, Big Maypole, Polka, the Wedding of Jefferson Davis to Varina Howell and Royal Court Maid 2019.

McKenzie Anne Smith

Kenzie is the daughter of Jim and Sarah Carter Smith.  She is a 2017 graduate of Trinity Episcopal High School where she was a cheerleader and MAIS South State and State Doubles Tennis Champion.

She is the granddaughter of Sonny and Carolyn Gwin, Weathersby Carter, and the late J.T. and Nelle Smith all of Natchez.

Kenzie is currently attending the University of Mississippi where she is majoring in accounting.  She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, recipient of the Bledsoe Scholarship, Patterson School of Accountancy Caldwell Scholarship, a Provost Scholar, member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the Intramural Tennis Team.

Her hobbies include tennis, kick boxing, snow skiing, traveling, participating in sorority activities and cheering on the Ole Miss Rebels. Kenzie also volunteers with the Girl Scouts of America and Prevent Child Abuse America.  She attends Jefferson Street United Methodist Church.

Previous participation includes Big Maypole, Picnic, Bride in the Wedding of Jefferson Davis and Varina Howell, danced Polka for two years and Royal Court Maid 2019.

Grace Anne White

Grace Anne is the daughter of Wendy White of Jackson, and Dee and Lee White of Jackson.  She is a 2017 graduate of Cathedral High School.

She is the granddaughter of Ellen and the late Bill Rush Mosby and Jacquelyn White of Woodville.

Grace Anne is currently attending the University of Mississippi where she is majoring in accounting.  She is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society and the Ole Miss Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.  She will be an intern with KPMG in Nashville, TN summer of 2020 and plans to continue her career with KPMG after graduation.

Her hobbies include scuba diving, traveling, volunteering with her Tri Delta Friends and cheering on the Ole Miss Rebels.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole and Big Maypole.

Southern Gentlemen

Craig Jordan Bradley

Craig is the son of Lisa and Charlie Bradley of Natchez and a 2017 graduate of Cathedral High School.

He is the grandson of Carolyn Sue and the late Jimmy Ray Bradley, Christine and the late Doyle Jordan all of Natchez.

Craig is currently attending the University of Mississippi where he is majoring in mechanical engineering.  He is a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

His hobbies include hunting, golf, cooking and running.

David Grant Falkenheiner

Grant is the son of Lee and Lisa Falkenheiner of Natchez, and he is a 2017 graduate of Trinity Episcopal High School.

He is the grandson of Suzy Huber and David Huber both of Natchez, and the late Fred and Phyllis Falkenheiner of Vidalia.

Grant is currently attending the University of Mississippi where he is majoring in accounting.  He is a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars, the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Sigma Nu Fraternity and on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll.

His hobbies include attending Ole Miss sporting events, hunting, and hanging out with family and friends.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole, Big Maypole, Showboat, Polka, Andrew Jackson in the President’s Dance and Royal Court Southern Gentlemen 2019.

Paul Wesley Heatherly

Wesley is the son of Susannah and Wade Heatherly and a 2017 graduate of Trinity Episcopal School.

He is the grandson of Janice P. and the late Paul H. Byrne of Natchez, the late Robyn H. Heatherly, the late Joseph L. Heatherly and Virginia Heatherly Hall all of Columbus.

Wesley is currently attending Copiah-Lincoln Community with plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi in the fall and is majoring in mathematics. He is member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the President’s Honor Roll and Who’s Who Among Community College Students.

His hobbies include volunteering with Special Olympics, assisting the Humane Society, swimming and spending time with family and friends.

Previous participation includes, Raising of the Flag and Picnic.

John Ashton Hicks

John Ashton is the son of John and Courtney Hicks.  He is a 2017 graduate of Cathedral High School.

He is the grandson of Johnny and Betty Lou Hicks and Brenda Jones all of Natchez.

John Ashton is currently attending the University of Mississippi where he is majoring in political science while minoring in business and english.  He is a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

His hobbies include sports, hunting and music.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole, Big Maypole, The Hunt, Soiree, he sang The National Anthem on many occasions and Royal Court Southern Gentlemen 2019.

Erastus Dulaney Lum

Erastus is the son of Deborah and William Lum Jr. of Port Gibson and a 2018 graduate of Van Dorn Academy in Port Gibson.

He is the grandson of the late Martha and William Lum of Port Gibson, the late Catherine Dulaney of Clarksdale and Sim C. Dulaney, Jr. of Port Gibson.

Erastus is currently attending Hinds Community College where he will graduate in May of 2020 with plans to attend Mississippi State University and pursue his degree in mechanical engineering.

He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Mississippi Summer Ultimate Frisbee League.

His hobbies include guitar, basketball and ultimate frisbee.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole and the Picnic Fisher Boy.

Connor Brian Mire

Connor is the son of Blane and Jennifer Mire and a 2017 graduate of Cathedral High School.

He is the grandson of Sondra Pilgreen of Baton Rouge, and Barbara and the late Julius Mire.

Connor is currently attending the University of Mississippi where he is majoring in Business and Finance.

His hobbies include golf, football, basketball, traveling and hanging out with friends.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole, Indian, Drummer Boy and Royal Court Southern Gentlemen 2019.

Owen Daniel Thibodeaux

Owen is the son of Denise and Dan Thibodeaux of Natchez and a 2018 graduate of Cathedral High School.

He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Floyd of Florence and Mr. and Mrs. Ned Thibodeaux of Jennings.

Owen is currently attending Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he is majoring in political science/pre-law.  He is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity where he was appointed to the Recruitment Committee.  He is in the LSU Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College, he received an LSU Academic Scholar Award, an LSU Board of Supervisors Scholarship and is on the Intramural Flag Football Team.

His hobbies include sports especially football and soccer, classic rock music, gardening and landscaping.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole, Big Maypole, Picnic and Royal Court Southern Gentlemen 2019.

Royal Pages

Morgan Andrews Calhoun

Mac is the daughter of Sarah and Zack Calhoun of Vidalia.   

She is the granddaughter of Carla Jenkins, Glenn and Mandy Wisner and Marla and Bret Beard.  Mac is the great granddaughter of Bettye and the late Hyde D. Jenkins of Natchez.

Mac is currently in Kindergarten at Cathedral Elementary School.

Her hobbies include softball, playing outside, swimming and playing with her little sister.  She attends First Presbyterian Church and enjoys ballet at Middleton School of Dance.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole.

Travis Wyatt Jex

Travis is the son of Becky and Dr. Kellen Jex of Natchez, MS.  He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. C. Randolph Tillman of Natchez, MS and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Michael Jex of Bastrop and the late Randa Hamrick Jex.

He is currently in Kindergarten at Cathedral Elementary School, and a member of St. Mary’s Basilica Church.

His hobbies include soccer and tee ball as well as many other outdoor activities.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole.

John Sutton Loomis

Sutton is the son of Abby Laird and John Dale Loomis.  He is the grandson of Laura and Gene Laird of Natchez, Amy and Kenneth Dewitt of Vidalia, LA and Donna and Harry Loomis of Natchez.

Sutton is currently in Kindergarten at Cathedral Elementary School and enjoys baseball, soccer, fishing and going to Lake St. John with his family.

He follows in his family’s footsteps with participation including Little Maypole for two years.  His aunt, Brittany Laird is PGC Queen 2008.

Adelaide Mae Smith

Adelaide is the daughter of Sarah and Dr. Aaron Smith of Natchez and the granddaughter of Vickie and John Stanton of Nashville, Tennessee, and Dr. And Mrs. Douglas Smith of Natchez.

Adelaide is currently in Kindergarten at Cathedral Elementary School and attends Jefferson Street Methodist Church.

Her hobbies include ballet, gymnastics, choir and art.  She also loves singing, baking and playing with her big sister, Eden.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole.

Lucy Genevieve Wood

Lucy is the daughter of Meghan and Russ Wood of Natchez.  She is the granddaughter of Pam and Gary Wood of Natchez, MS Stacey and Guy Perrodin of Eunice, and Sandra LeJeune and Mark Fontenot of Rayne.

Lucy is currently in Kindergarten at Cathedral Elementary School and sings in the choir at First Baptist Church.

Her hobbies include singing, art, playing outside, spending time with friends and family and ballet where she dances at Middleton School of Dance.

Previous participation includes Little Maypole.

Crime Reports

Crime reports: Friday, July 10, 2020

Sports

Louisiana governor, lawmakers oppose canceling school sports

ACCS sports

Adams County Christian School recent graduate advances to national rodeo finals

Other sports

Softball round up: See what teams won recent games

News

Man leads police on chase in stolen Lexus with woman, young girl in car

Editorials

Bridgewater-Irving gets our pick for Ward 4 alderman

News

Coroner: DNA collected from remains found in boot, optimistic ID will be made

News

Concordia Parish municipal elections Saturday

News

Drive-in movies coming to downtown this weekend

Obituaries

Ruthie Lee Robinson Graham

News

Mississippi doctor on COVID-19: ‘This is bad stuff and nobody wants it.’

News

Mississippi’s largest hospital: ‘We are full,’ urges people to follow coronavirus rules

COVID-19

Adams County reports most active COVID-19 cases yet as state numbers rise

Obituaries

Elbert E. Smith

Obituaries

Monica Snyder

Crime Reports

Crime reports: Thursday, July 9, 2020

News

Ex-Fox News anchor, Mississippi native Shepard Smith to return on CNBC

News

Police say man set fire to neighbor’s pickup truck

News

Suspect arrested in burglary at Natchez Democrat office

COVID-19

Mississippi COVID-19 cases rising faster than nearly every country in the world — except three

News

COVID-19 hits dozens of lawmakers; state leaders beg Mississippians to protect themselves as virus rapidly spreads

Sports

NASCAR moving Watkins Glen race to Daytona road course

Sports

NFL’s stay-at-home order means no travel for training camp

News

COVID-19 testing alert a false alarm