The Assembly of Greenville

The Assembly of Greenville presented nine young women at its 95th annual ball, which was held Nov. 23 at The Poinsett Club.

The Assembly, established in 1923, says it is the oldest women’s social club in Greenville. As stated in the multigenerational group’s constitution, the object of The Assembly is to give a ball each year that promotes the mutual enjoyment of its members and their friends.

The following young ladies were presented at this year’s annual ball:

Elizabeth Richardson Beattie. Photo provided.

Elizabeth Richardson Beattie, daughter of Mrs. Gladys Lipscomb Richardson and Mr. William Fullerton Beattie. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Richardson Jr., and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Marshall Beattie, all of Greenville. Her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Samuel Marshall Beattie; her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. William Choice Cleveland; and her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. William Henry Richardson, were all charter members of The Assembly. Beattie, a student at the College for Creative Studies, was presented by her mother. She was escorted by Mr. William Edgeworth
Beattie.

Blair Mayes Bickmann. Photo provided.

Blair Mayes Bickmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Heinrich Gregor Bickmann. She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Richard Benton Osborne Jr. and the late Honorable Harry John Haynsworth III, both of Greenville; and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Walter Bickmann of New Port Richie, Florida. Her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Clement Furman Haynsworth; and her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Harry John Haynsworth, were charter members of The Assembly. Bickmann, a student at the University of Tennessee, was presented by her mother. She was escorted by Mr. Andrew Parker Tolbert.

McKoy Perkins Crawford. Photo provided.

McKoy Perkins Crawford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Perkins Crawford Jr. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Porter Brawley Rose of Greenville; and of Mrs. William Perkins Crawford of Greenville; and the late Mr. Crawford. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Mrs. Brawley Rose of Greenville. Her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Marion Porter Brawley, was a charter member of The Assembly. Crawford, a student at Indiana University, was presented by her mother. She was escorted by Mr. William Brawley Crawford.

Madeline Hall Fletcher. Photo provided.

Madeline Hall Fletcher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Parrish Fletcher. She is the
granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Walter Alwin Chandler Jr., and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tucker Fletcher, all of Greenville. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Mrs. Arthur Madeline Bedell Haynsworth of Greenville. Fletcher, a student at the College of Charleston, was presented by The Assembly. She was escorted by Mr. Alex Crawford Sanders.

Finley Michelle Kelaher. Photo provided.

Finley Michelle Kelaher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Finley Kelaher. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Sam Riley Zimmerman III of Greenville, and of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Frances Kelaher of Toms River, New Jersey. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Mrs. Jane Fallaw Zimmerman and of the late Mrs. Sam Riley Zimmerman Jr., both of Greenville. Her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Sam Riley Zimmerman, was a charter member of The Assembly. Kelaher, a student at the University of Mississippi, was presented by her mother. She was escorted by Mr. Thomas Pierce Fox.

Caroline Parker McKissick. Photo provided.

Caroline Parker McKissick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellison Smyth McKissick III. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Beale Wood, and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellison Smyth McKissick Jr., all of Greenville. Her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Ellison Smyth McKissick; her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Anthony Foster McKissick; and her great-great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Ellison Adger Smyth, were charter members of The Assembly. McKissick, a student at New York University, was presented by her mother. She was escorted by Mr. Charles Daniel Pruitt Jr.

Perrin Rose McMissick. Photo provided.

Perrin Rose McKissick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Powers McKissick. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Porter Brawley Rose, and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Foster McKissick Jr., all of Greenville. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Mrs. Brawley Rose of Greenville. Her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Ellison Smyth McKissick; her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Anthony Foster McKissick; and her great-great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Ellison Adger Smyth, were charter members of The Assembly. McKissick, a student at Clemson University, was presented by her mother. She was escorted by Mr. Richard Huguenin Coen Jr.

Charlotte Tucker Nicholson. Photo provided.

Charlotte Tucker Nicholson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Laurens Nicholson. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Charles Nathan Curry and the late Mrs. Julia Chambers Curry, both of Charleston; and of the late Mr. Faust Nicholson Jr. and the late Mrs. Frances Ravenel Nicholson, both of Greenville. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Mrs. Susan Emma Chisolm Nicholson of Greenville. Nicholson, a student at Clemson University, was presented by her mother. She was escorted by Mr. Laurens Chisolm Nicholson Jr.

Anne Kearns Schipper. Photo provided.

Anne Kearns Schipper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jan Alexander Schipper. She is the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jan Gerrit Schipper, and of the late Dr. and Mrs. James Manning Marlowe, of High Point, North Carolina. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Mrs. Edgar Manly Norris of Greenville. Schipper, a student at Wake Forest University, was presented by her mother. She was escorted by Mr. Jackson Alexander Schipper.

Mrs. James Walter Fayssoux is president of The Assembly. Other officers are: Mrs. Walter Clark Gallivan, first vice president; Mrs. Stephen Randall Ridgeway, second vice president; Mrs. Charles Fisher McKissick, secretary; Mrs. Perry Earle Oxner, assistant secretary; and Mrs. Benjamin Oscar Lovelace, treasurer.

Board members are: Mrs. William Travis Ellison, active adviser; Mrs. John Woodfin Grady III, associate adviser; Ms. Mary Lynn Allison Zimmerman, debutantes; Mrs. Jeffrey Michael McCall, debutante calendar; Mrs. John Finley Kelaher, social; Mrs. James Caldwell Johnston, dinner and arrangements; Mrs. Scott Eric Bergquist, flowers; Mrs. Stuart Gregg Anderson III, invitations; Ms. Amy Marie Vanderwerff, music; Mrs. David Matthew Chambers, publicity; Mrs. Ryan Williams Trail, photography and scrapbook; and Mrs. Steven Mark Wyncoop, seating.

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