2011-12-23 / Society

The SC Debutante Ball holds ball December 20, 2011


Anna Brooks Burnside Anna Brooks Burnside Twelve daughters, one granddaughter, and four nieces were presented at The South Carolina Debutante Ball on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at Forest Lake Club.

Receiving guests at a reception prior to the ball were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wallace Salley, chairman of the board; Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Gavin Ward Jr., president of the ball; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nick Theodore, president elect and chairman of the ball; the debutante daughters and their fathers. The presentation of the debutantes by their fathers, grandfather, and uncles with introductions by the ball chairman was followed by the debutante figure led by Miss Anne Morrill Goodall.

Debutante daughters making their bows were Miss Anne Morrill Goodall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Christian Goodall, escorted by Mr. William Patrick Talbert McCarthy; Miss Anna Brooks Burnside, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henry Burnside Jr., escorted by Mr. Gustav Doscher Inabinet; Miss Beckman Louise Carlton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Farrell Carlton, escorted by Mr. Thomas Green Hobbs; Miss Rachel Gibson Griffin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Lee Griffin, escorted by Mr. William Spigener Stevenson; Miss Virginia Rutledge Hicks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Virgil Hicks, escorted by Mr. William James Becker; Miss Katherine Elizabeth Kneece, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Otis Kneece, escorted by Mr. James Andrew Desmond; Miss Kelsey Gail Sawyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Clifford Sawyer, escorted by Mr. Duncan Scott McIntosh Jr.; Miss Elizabeth Connell Stuckey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Thurston Stuckey, escorted by Mr. Aaron Adger Rice III; Miss Marian Montgomery Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Muir Taylor III, escorted by Mr. Adam Christopher Jenkins; Miss Marian Rogers Tompkins, daughter of Mrs. Linn Shecut Tompkins III, and the late Linn Shecut Tompkins III, escorted by Mr. William Rush Tompkins; Miss Allie Easterling Trippe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gordon Trippe, escorted by Mr. James Campbell Schultz; Miss Virginia Boyd Tyson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Emmon Tyson Jr., escorted by Mr. Samuel Roscoe Moorhead IV. The debutante daughters each carried a bouquet of 12 Red Freedom roses with white hydrangeas wrapped in cream satin ribbon with sheer ribbon streamers.


Rachel Gibson Griffin Rachel Gibson Griffin 
Beckman Louise Carlton Beckman Louise Carlton One debutante granddaughter was presented. Miss Elizabeth Ashleigh Oxner, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Carlisle Oxner Jr., escorted by Mr. John Walker Sojourner.

Nieces being introduced were Miss Hilliary Gray Adams, niece of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Williford Adams, escorted by Mr. Zachary Adam Hvorat; Miss Elizabeth Anne Bernardin, niece of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Deane Fowble, escorted by Mr. William Walker Stinnette; Miss Jane McKenzie Cone, niece or Mr. and Mrs. Richard McKenzie Elliott, escorted by William Walter Robinson; Miss Elizabeth Anne Seabrook, niece or Mr. and Mr. Peter Gavin Fawcett, escorted by Mr. Peter Gavin Fawcett Jr.


Virginia Rutledge Hicks Virginia Rutledge Hicks Guest debutantes attending were Miss Lauren Elizabeth Armstrong, escorted by Mr. Andrew Hickman; Miss Mary Powers Covington, escorted by Mr. Coleman Deane Fowble Jr.; Miss Lilie Jane Hudson, escorted by Mr. William Lee Metzger; Miss Kay Cunningham Martin, escorted by Mr. Garland James Major III; Miss Nazley Rosborough Wilson, escorted by Mr. Daniel Seamus Preston.

Post debutantes present at the ball were Miss Kathryn Elizabeth Derrick, escorted by Mr. Justin LaHood Daniels; Miss Margaret Deans Richardson Fawcett, escorted by Mr. Richardson Gaillard Seabrook; Miss Anna Elise Kneece, escorted by Mr. William Charles Strauss; Miss Ashlee Brunson Price, escorted by Mr. Morgan Head Mitchell III; Miss Catherine Lawrence Roach, escorted by Mr. William Darnall Boyd Bailey; Miss Barbara Ann Ward, escorted by Mr. Wesley Alexander Matelich.


Katherine Elizabeth Kneece Katherine Elizabeth Kneece Sons of members attending the ball for the first time were Mr. Peter Gavin Fawcett Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gavin Fawcett; Mr. Coleman Deane Fowble Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Deane Fowble; Mr. Richard Holmes Hutton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Marion Hutton; Mr. James Merrell Hyatt, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Richard Hyatt; Mr. Samuel Roscoe Moorhead IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Roscoe Moorhead III; Mr. William Michael Phemister Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Michael Phemister; and Mr. John Frank Riley Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frank Riley.

Following the presentation and debutante figure, the members, debutantes, and guests dined and danced to the music of the Ross Holmes Band. Seated at the head table were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wallace Salley, chairman of the board; Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Gavin Ward Jr., president of the ball; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nick Theodore, president elect and chairman of the ball; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gavin Fawcett, vice president and cochairman of the ball. After dinner, coffee was served in the foyer.


Elizabeth Ashleigh Oxner Elizabeth Ashleigh Oxner Other officers of the ball are Mr. and Mrs. William Weatherly Francis, treasurer, and Mr. and Mrs. David Richard Hyatt, secretary.

Committee Chairman are Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clarke Schraibman, coffee table; Mr. and Mrs. William Elliott Deloache III, decorations chairman; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis Hymson, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Walter Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Zeigler Brooker III, and Dr. and Mrs. William Trent Gillespie, decorations co-chairman; Dr. and Mrs. Hampton Wade Collins, figure chairman; Dr. and Mrs. Michael Christopher Marshall and Mr. and Mrs. Jason Williford Adams, figure co-chairman; Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas Barr, Mr. and Mrs. William Paul Eaddy Jr., house and seating co-chairman; Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Lee Griffin and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Muir Taylor III, invitations co-chairman; Dr. and Mrs. Heath McAlvin Stewart, menu; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Partridge Bethea Jr., music; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ralph Bryant, publicity; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gage Davidson Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Emmon Tyson Jr., photography; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Warren Derrick, reception chairman; Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Cornwell Ramsey III and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Clifford Sawyer, reception co-chairman; Mr. and Mrs. John Hagood Tighe, registrar; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Otis Kneece, scrapbook; and Mr. and Mrs. William Scott Shockley, stags.



Kelsey Gail Sawyer Kelsey Gail Sawyer

Elizabeth Connell Stuckey Elizabeth Connell Stuckey

Marion Montgomery Taylor Marion Montgomery Taylor

Marian Rogers Tompkins Marian Rogers Tompkins

Allie Easterling Trippe Allie Easterling Trippe

Virginia Boyd Tyson Virginia Boyd Tyson

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