The Geechee Courier

November, 2022

Our Loses

We have been saddened by the deaths of Mickey and Gerald. Gerald died at the age of 72 on June 26 in Columbia. Mickey died August 17 in Atlanta, five months shy of her 100th birthday.

David's Eulogy for Gerald. Click

Anne Stewart Horsley,
Stephen Harris Sonenshine
Wed in Atlanta Ceremony

Anne (Annie) Horseley and Stephen Harris Sonenshine were married March 22, 2022 at The Chastain in Atlanta.

The intimated ceremony was attended by family members and close friends and was performed by Rabbi Emeritus Harvey Winukur.

Each of the couple's three siblings read prayers and portions of scriptures.

Annie is the daughter of Elizabeth Haynes and Dr. William Stewart Horsley of Jackson, Miss. Stephen is the son of Kenneth Sonenshine and the late Debbie Sonenshine and Sharon Sonenshine.

Stephen's children from a previous marriage, Dylan and Samantha, were Best Man and Maid of Honor.
The couple's many nephews and nieces were groomsmen, ring bearers and flower girls.

Annie brings to her new family a love of travel, skiing (snow), books, home cooked meals. and freshly-cut flowers and her Irish Terrier, Parker.

She was born in Birmingham, but grew up in Jackson and is a graduate of the University of Texas. She is a CPA and the Managing Director in Mergers and Acquisitions at the KPMG tax firm.

Stephen is also a practicing CPA. The couple will be making their home in Atlanta.

More Wedding Photos. CLICK HERE


And a special thanks to Lucy Awuah (left) and Haoua Maiga, who gave Mickey such wonderful care and companionsip in her later years.

Stanley's Eulogy for Mickey. Click

Kenneth's Eulogy for Mickey. Click



Laurie,Craig; Alana, Marc; Joanne,David; Jennifer,Alan; Stephen,Jodi;Kenneth,Sharon;
Jonathan, Rachel;Adam,Carly; Emily,Mark;Jamie,Danny;Becka,Stephan;

Thanks to all who helped getting the information for this edition, especially Annie, Emily David, Kenneth and Stanley




Welcome, Eliza Robin Sonenshine

That is Eliza Robin Sonenshine, the daughter of Stephen and Annie Sonenshine. Eliza was born on September 16 in Atlanta at a hefty 8 pounds, 3 ounces, stretching out to 19 inches. The Eliza is after Annie's mother, Elizabeth. And the Robin is after her maternal great grandfather, the late Robert Robins.

Stephen and Annie Leave the Chupah after the ceremony at the Chastain











Barry tells the story of 1948 visit by agent Thomas Holbrook to then 743 Meeting St.

Barry remembers the taste and aromas of the store.

Barry Remembers Bertha's Dress Shop





The Newspaper Files

Exploring the archives of the News and Courier from 1917 for family news.

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Jacob and Rabbi Steven Rein and Cantor Hazzan Elisheva Deinsfrey.
The Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Martin Sonenshine. CLICK HERE



Sara at 96

Sara celebrated her 96th birthday on July 15 at Magnolia's restaurant in Charleston. With her were her daughter, Carol, left, and granddaughters Emma, center, and Becka, right.