Meridian Star

January 12, 2014

Little, Harper


The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     The family of Julie Smythe Little of New Hebron would like to announce the upcoming marriage of Julie to James Andrew “Drew” Harper of Meridian.

    The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at 1 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in New Hebron.    

    Ms. Little is the daughter of Billy Little and the late Barbara Smith Little of New Hebron.

    Grandparents of the bride are Marcia Smith and the late Truett Smith and Bill and Helen Little, all of New Hebron.

    Ms. Little is a 2013 graduate of Meridian Community College’s Associate Nursing Program. Ms. Little attended the University of Mississippi on a track and cross-country scholarship. She is a 2007 graduate of Simpson County Academy. Presently, she is pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Mississippi for Women.

    Ms. Little is employed at the Baptist Hospital in Jackson as an ICU nurse.

    Mr. Harper is the son of Steve and Jackie Harper of Meridian.

    Grandparents are of the bridegroom are Audrey Thornton Harper and the late Leland Edgar Harper Sr. and the late Frank and Eloise Page, all of Meridian.

    Mr. Harper is a 2013 graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center from the Medical Laboratory Science program. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a bachelor of science in biology. Mr. Harper played two years of baseball for UAM after competing in football and baseball at East Mississippi Community College. He is a 2005 graduate of Southeast Lauderdale High School.     Mr. Harper is employed at the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson.

    A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony. All friends and family are invited to attend.

    Ms. Little is a member of New Hebron Baptist Church in New Hebron; Mr. Harper is a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Meridian. The couple plans to reside in New Hebron following the wedding.