Smith, Johnson

Published 12:47 am Saturday, October 20, 2018

Phil and Jeanette Smith, of Brookhaven, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Erica Lain Smith, of Starkville, to Ryan Dwayne Johnson, of Caledonia.

He is the son of Danny and Karen Johnson, of Conway, South Carolina.

She is the granddaughter of Aline M. Lowe and the late A. J. “Jack” Lowe, of Brookhaven, and the late Hosie and Doris Smith, of Union Church.

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He is the grandson of the late Estel and Lucille Johnson, of Richlands, Virginia, and the late James and Carrie Absher, of Raven, Virginia.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Loyd Star Attendance Center and a 2009 graduate of Mississippi State University, with a bachelor’s degree in English education.  She received her master’s degree in English education from William Carey University in 2013. She is employed with Starkville High School as an English teacher.

The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Richlands High School, Richlands, Virginia.  He received his associate’s degree in aircraft safety systems in 2012. He is a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force and is presently stationed at Columbus Air Force Base.

The couple will exchange vows Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at noon at the Chapel of Memories on the campus of Mississippi State University with a reception to follow at Restaurant Tyler, Starkville.  The couple will make their home in Caledonia.