Mr. and Mrs. Danny R. Cooper of Searcy have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Natalie Raye, to Chad Russell Towns, son of Kathy Gaffney of Salem and Mike Towns of Chickamauga, Ga.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Faye Williams of Searcy, and the late Rev. Gib Williams, and Ray Cooper of Searcy and the late Maragret Cooper.
Both the bride-elect and the prospective groom are currently attending Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine pursuing their doctorates of veterinary medicine. Both are members of the student chapter of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
The couple will exchange vows at Valley Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Aug. 7. All family and friends are encouraged to attend.