Kirkwood, Hamil to wed in March

Kathy and Larry Hamil of Union are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Charles Barrett Hamil, to Kathryn Lin Kirkwood, the daughter of Jan and Jeffri Kirkwood of Natchez.

The groom is the grandson of Jean and Charles Ray Hamil of Union and the late Verla and N.G. Barrett of Decatur.

Sessums Hotel provided visitors with accommodations for 42 years


While Union was blessed with several hotels in the early 1900s, only one survived until late in the century. In 1919, Stephen D. Parker, a railroad man who ran the Blue Goose from Meridian to Union, saw the need for a hotel near the depot as a convenience for railroad men who stopped in Union to eat, change trains, or stay overnight.