Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Persnickety Pig (Founder's Day 97')

The Lady of the House!

Myself, Marian Love Phillips and my little sister in PAK, Joan Donovan.

Chris Patin and Myrtle Curro (Alvarado)

Pictures taken in March 1997 (Founder's Day) when we went to The Persnickety Pig and had a delicious luncheon.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas 2007

All the ladies of the Omega Chapter together for Christmas 2007.

Myrtle Loviza Alvarado and myself, Marian Love Phillips. I was Myrtle's Secret Sister. She gave me a lovely statue of Old Saint Nick.

Vera with her husband George.
Barbara Kinnebrew (deceased) opening her Christmas present from me. She was my secret sister last year.

Sorority sisters, Barbara Kinnebrew (deceased) and Chris Patin opening Christmas presents.

Pat Stamm and Barbara Kinnebrew (deceased) giving me a Christmas smile.

Catherine Turcotte, our President, talking to the sorority with her husband Roy looking on.

Vera showing off her new Christmas gift. Behind her is Nancy Luchessi and to the side, June Emerson. Our Christmas party was held at Jacques Cafe in the Park at the Battlefield Inn.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Barbara Helen Ables Kinnebrew

Barbara Helen Ables Kinnebrew passed away on Monday, December 15, 2008, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson at the young age of 67. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 18,2008, at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight, December 17, 2008, at the funeral home.

Barbara was born in Vicksburg to R. M. and Helen Ables on December 10, 1941. She attended St. Francis Xavier Academy until May 1955, then attended and graduated from Culkin Academy. On the court of Culkin's homecoming royalty, Barbara was crowned the beautiful homecoming queen of 1958. After graduation she achieved her beautician's license from Fondren Sisters Beauty School in 1961. She also studied nursing at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.

On August 24, 1961, Barbara then married Walter Lenard Kinnebrew of Vicksburg, she was awarded a football scholarship to "Ole Miss," the University of Mississippi. She lived on campus in Oxford while Walter played football. After Ole Miss and a transfer to Delta State, Barbara and Walter relocated back to Vicksburg, where she remained the rest of her life. After a divorce in 1995, Barbara went on to achieve Realtor awards, and she was a Multi-Million Dollar Producer for 12-plus years.

Barbara was a faithful servant and lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Vicksburg. She was an active member of Pi Alpha Kappa Sorority, Omega Chapter. Barbara touched many people's lives with a Bigger Than Life smile accompanied by laughter. Just like her dad, Barbara never met a stranger. She was so much fun and, with her, there was never a dull moment. Barbara loved life and loved her family, especially her three children and her to sisters and anyone associated with them. She had just started a new beginning with T. K. Grant, whom she called "a jewel," when she was diagnosed with liver disease.
Barbara is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Yvonne Kinnebrew Miles-Poyner and husband Scott of Prosper, Texas, and Jennifer Jenean Kinnebrew Dougherty and husband Neal of Clinton, her son Walter Lenard "Kenny" Kinnebrew Jr. of Baton Rouge, her grandchildren, Spenser Alexis Miles of Prosper, Alexander Neal Dougherty and Bradley Joseph Dougherty of Clinton, Kent Robert Kinnebrew of Baton Rouge, Shanna Nicole Kinnebrew of Monroe and Rose Marie Kinnebrew of Vicksburg, her sisters, Gertrude Ables Haden and husband J. B. and Jean Ables Kette and husband Charles both of Vicksburg.
Pallbearers will be Walter Lenard "Kenny" Kinnebrew Jr., Neal Dougherty, Scott Poyner, Mike Haden, Eddie Haden, Richard Kette, George Kette, Don Marcus, Gary Stavely and Clarence Cable Jr.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Services for Barbara

Mrs. Barbara H. Kinnebrew
2 p.m. Thursday,
December 18, 2008
Glenwood Chapel
Cedar Hill Cemetery
5-7 p.m. Wednesday

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Barbara's Birthday

Today is Barbara's 67th Birthday. The sad news is that she is in a coma and still on a ventilator. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Another Update on Barbara

Barbara had to be put back on the ventilator because she has pneumonia now and her temperature went up to 103 degrees. Had to be packed in ice to get her fever down. Continue to keep her in your prayers.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Update on Barbara

Barbara is off the ventilator and breathing on her own. Her vital signs are good and she is on a waiting list for a liver transplant. She is still in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson, MS. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Christmas Snapshots ~5~

All members and members-at-large husbands.
After we opened up presents and our secret sister was revealed, we drew names for next year's secret sisters. Here are all the sorority sisters and members-at-large together. Absent was Olivia Lee, Pat Stamm, Alice Hebler, Barbara Kinnebrew and Jane Loboda, a member-at-large.

Shannon Curro, member-at-large showing us her gift!

Getting ready to give gifts for the members-at-large.

Christmas Snapshots ~4~

Ramdon shots taken by our waiter, Mike Moeller before serving.
[A Silent Prayer was said for our Sorority Sister, Barbara Kinnebrew]

Christmas Snapshots ~3~

Laura McCallum, member-at-large, with her husband.

Pam Melsheimer, member at large, looking great in her Christmas Red!
Willie and Andrea Hughes getting ready to enjoy a great Christmas meal!
Cindy and Charles Calais wishing for a Merry Christmas!
Bobby and Myrtle getting in the Christmas Spirit!
Tom and Chris Patin having a fun time!

Christmas Snapshots ~2~

Chuck and Fran Miller enjoying themselves at the Christmas Party.
Vera Brown , Katherine Turcotte and Anita Hossley pulling things together before the party begins.

Katie Hossley, member-at-large, with her husband Matt.

Janie Seabergh, member-at-large, with her hubby.
Homer and Connie Greer enjoying the Christmas mood!

Christmas Snapshots ~1~

My little sister in PAK, Joan Donovan!
June Emerson in the Christmas mood!
Cathy Lee, member-at-large, with her husband.
Our waiter, Mike Moeller and waitress Charlotte. They did a fantastic job!
Nancy Luchessi enjoying a glass of wine.
Myself, Marian and Bob Phillips looking forward to a fun evening!
Vera and George Brown waiting for everyone to arrived.
Let the Christmas Party began!
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