Jerry and Cynthia Ward of Melbourne announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kodi Jo Ward, to James David Pratt II, son of David and Nancy Pratt, also of Melbourne.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jeffie and Marietta Gillihan and Orbra and Evelyn Ward, all of Melbourne. She is currently attending college at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and will graduate next spring with a degree in architectural studies with a minor in business.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Boyce and Irene Cook of Melbourne. James is also the grandson of Betty Pratt and the late J.D. Pratt of Conway.
He is currently employed by Emerson Electric. The couple will be residing in Fayetteville.
They will exchange vows at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at Belview Baptist Church in Melbourne. A reception at the Izard County Senior Center at Brockwell will follow the wedding ceremony.
All friends and family are invited to attend the ceremony and reception.