The couple will be united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at the Salem First Baptist Church, located at 552 Hwy 62 East, in Salem.
The bride to be is a 2011 graduate of Salem High School, and is currently a student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she is earning a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene. She is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Sandra Clayton of Salem, and the late Clifton and Barbara Pate, of Salem. She is the great-granddaughter of Bernice Bishop and Mazelle Stuart, both of Salem.
The groom to be is a 2005 graduate of Highland High School and a graduate of Arkansas State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in education. He is currently employed by Izard County High School in Brockwell as head boys basketball and baseball coach. He is the grandson of Jimmie Smart and the late Russell Smart, of Drury, Mo. He is also the grandson of the late Mart and Hattie Abney, who both resided in Agnos.
All friends and family are invited to attend. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.