Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Byrd of Benton, Ky., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Lynn Dodd, to Eric Justin Kenneth Ragan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ragan of Thayer.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Gladys Adamson of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Elba Adamson, and Mrs. Helen Dodd of Sikeston, and the late Luther Dodd.
The groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Warren of Thayer, and Mrs. Virginia Garrett of Birch Tree, Mo., and the late Max Ragan.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Sikeston High School. She currently attends Arkansas State University.
The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Thayer High School and received a bachelor's degree in communications at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro.
The couple will exchange wedding vows at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at "The Point" at KenLake Resort in Hardin, Ky.