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Bailadores celebrate 56th Baile

Mary Key Roe crowned 2017 Marquesa

The New Southern Hotel, Jackson, Tennessee was the setting on May 27, 2017 for the 56th Baile for the gentlemen and wives of Bailadores.  The New Southern was also the original venue in the late 1950s for this organization.  Bailadores is a wonderful tradition for a select group of Humboldtans who have over the years come together for a beautiful black tie party of dining and dancing. This year’s party chairman was Steve Hamilton.

Guests arrived and mingled in the New Southern’s lobby for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while being entertained with symphony music. Guests were greeted by this year’s president, Doug Short and the reigning Marquesa Mrs. Shane (Libby) Lynch.

Members and their guests were then invited upstairs to the Gold Room for a wonderful night of dining and dancing to the music of Juliet and the Romeos.

At the ten o’clock hour President Short took to the stage and recognized Dr. Herman R. Stallings and Mr. Turner O. Lashlee as two of the original cadre of Bailadores.  These gentlemen were honored and given a standing ovation for their long tradition and dedication with Bailadores.  Then as in years past, the former Marquesas attending were announced and escorted to the stage by their husbands as party chairman Hamilton presented each with a long stem red rose.  The 2017 Marquesa revealed was Mrs. Bill (Mary Key) Roe.  She was crowned and presented roses by Mrs. Lynch and the traditional dance of the Marquesas to “Hello Dolly” followed.

Bailadores members attending were:  Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Blanton, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bundy, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Colvin, Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Culpepper, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Gamble, Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Gamble, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graning, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hamilton, Mr. Dwight Hawks, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hawks, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hefley, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hunley, Mr. and Mrs. Turner O. Lashlee, Mr. Brad Lindsey, Mr. and Mrs. Jason Luckey, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Luckey, Mr. and Mrs. Shane Lynch, Mr. and Mrs. John Mayer, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Nicodemus, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Randolph, Mr. and Mrs. Josh Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Roe, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Short, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Smith, Dr. and Mrs. Ben Stallings, Dr. and Mrs. Herman R. Stallings, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Swingler, Dr. and Mrs. Mark Wieland, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Williams.

Invited guests attending were:  Mr. and Mrs. Brian Allen,  Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Trimmer, Mr. and Mrs. Zeke Koelsch, Dr. Jamie and Mr. Richard Alsey Hopkins III, Mr. Bill Hickerson and Ms. Ginger Terry, Mr. and Mrs. Chase Gamble, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Leader, Miss Katie Hamilton and Mr. Seth Jones, Mrs. Phyllis Barrix, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Langley, Judge and Mrs. Clayburn Peeples, Mr. and Mrs. James Koffman, Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Moore, Ms. Angi Baggett, Mr. and Mrs. Blake Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Jason Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Hadley Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Leatherwood, Mr. and Mrs. Brennan Parrish, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Goodrum, Mr. and Mrs. Blake Denton, Miss Lashlee Randolph and Mr. Mason Wooldridge, Mr. Jordan Richardson and Miss Mary Elizabeth Roe, Mr. and Mrs. George Peftoulidis, Mr. Phillip Schultz and Ms. Aimee Oxley, Miss Caroline Stallings and Mr. Seth Rushing, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pearson, Mr. John Michael Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Eric Mayfield.


A host of previous Marquesas were honored.

Dr. Herman Ray Stallings (left) and Mr. Turner O. Lashlee, two of the original Cadre of Bailadores, were recognized this year.

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