Mr. and Mrs. J.R. McConnaughhay of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Ann Ray, to Bennie Alan Thurman, both of Cabot. The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Deer High School and a 1996 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is employed as the speciality products and marketing manager for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock.
The prospective groom is a 1978 graduate of Magnolia High School and a 1983 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He is employed as the area director for Andy's Restaurants.
The couple plan to marry at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. Friends and family are welcome.