Brandy Nicole Clayton and John Warren Shields Jr., both of Jonesboro, have announced their engagement and approaching marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Tracy and Melody Clayton of Jonesboro. She is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Betty McClain of Selmer, Tenn., and Robert and Scottie Clayton of Walnut, Miss.
She is a 2002 graduate of Christian Home Eduction and is employed by Pier One Imports in Jonesboro.
The prospective groom is the son of John and Brenda Shields of Cherokee Village. He is the grandson of Wade and Bea Harper of Pocahontas, and Johnny and Norma Shields of Jonesboro.
He is a 2000 graduate of Highland High School and attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He is employed at St. Bernard's Behavioral Health Center in Jonesboro.
Nuptials for the couple will be solemnized at 2 p.m. April 26 in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Hardy. The Rev. Ferrel Duffel will officiate.
All relatives and friends are invited to the wedding ceremony and reception that will follow in the fellowship hall of the church.