The Coterie Club of Saint Matthews, which was founded in 1956, held its Holiday Debutante Ball on Friday, Dec. 16 at the Orangeburg Country Club. Members and guests were greeted in the ballroom by Mrs. Alec Boyd McLeod III, president of the Coterie Club, and her husband, along with the sponsors of the debutantes.

Seven daughters of Coterie members made their formal bows to society:

Virginia Gray Edmunds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blake Edmunds Jr., escorted by James Joseph Union IV; Caroline Blake Gantt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hay Gantt III, escorted by John Austin Watts; Isabella Catherine Reed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Reed and Ms. Kimberly Wood Reed, escorted by William Weimortz Sutcliffe III; Mary Ruth Rickenbaker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Rickenbaker, escorted by William Alexander Clarkson; Lauren Elizabeth Roland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Lee Roland, escorted by Andrew Charles Gatch; Julia Taylor Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Taylor Smith, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Marion Smith, escorted by Wyatt Jeffcoat Rucker; Elizabeth Daisy Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Christopher Williams, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joseph Williams, escorted by Aaron Calhoun Strickland.

Four granddaughters of Coterie members also made their formal bows to society:

Elizabeth Bailey Conger, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William George Peterkin III and daughter of Mr. Allen Willard Conger and Ms. Amy Elizabeth Peterkin, escorted by Hunter William Carson; Sara Elizabeth Culclasure, granddaughter of Mrs. Thomas Percy Culclasure and niece of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Percy Culclasure Jr. and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Todd Culclasure, escorted by Thomas Jack Round; Alexandra Warren DuBose, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gressette Felder Sr. and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Edmundson DuBose and Mr. and Mrs. John Gressette Felder Jr., escorted by Matthew Tucker McGee; Kailee Kissam Flintom, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Woods Flintom Jr. and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stier Flintom, escorted by Justin Dean Hood.

Four sons and one grandson recognized as attending their first Coterie Debutante Ball were: Jackson Kenneth Fleming, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kenneth Fleming Jr., accompanied by Shannon Elizabeth Julian; Matthew Tucker McGee, son of The Honorable and Mrs. Randall Edward McGee, accompanied by Alexandra Warren DuBose; William Cooper McGee, son of The Honorable and Mrs. Randall Edward McGee, accompanied by Madison St. Clair Rhame; Gregory Marion Smith Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Marion Smith and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Marion Smith, accompanied by Sarah Kathryn Clark; Gressette Loadholt Felder, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Gressette Felder Sr. and son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Carroll and Mr. and Mrs. John Gressette Felder Jr., accompanied by Kelsey Lynn Crawford.

Co-chairmen of the Coterie Ball were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kenneth Fleming Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Porth; Debutante Committee chairman was Mrs. Jonathan Daniel Mangum; and Debutante Figure was Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Goodwyn Reid Jr.

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