Ray, Thurman to exchange vows

Thursday, August 4, 2005

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.