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Engagement Announcements

Pruitt - Haywood

Veneta Pruitt of Buford announces the engagement of her daughter, Lyndsey Grace Pruitt, to Daniel Walker Haywood, son of Linda Haywood of Lawrenceville and Dee Haywood of Loganville.

The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Dacula High School and a 2002 graduate of Gwinnett School of Dental Assisting. She is employed with C. Samuel Graham and Associates in Lawrenceville as a dental assistant. She is the daughter of the late Boyce Pruitt of Buford and the granddaughter of Golden and Helen Brooks of Loganville and the late Winfred and Ruth Pruitt of Buford.

The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Dacula High School and a 2002 honor graduate of Nashville Auto Diesel College with a degree in auto diesel technology and high performance fabrication and welding. He is employed with Haywood Construction Incorporates, where he has joined the family business as a contractor and co-owner. He is the grandson of Wilson O. Judy of South Carolina, the late Louise Judy of Lawrenceville and Reba Haywood and the late Walker D. Haywood of Lawrenceville.

Paxson - Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Paxson of Bostwick announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Lynn Paxson, to Justin Michael Martin, son of Sharon Martin and the late Michael Martin of Flowery Branch.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Muriel Pittman and the late James Pittman of Lyons, and Martha Jo Paxson and the late Robin Paxson of Bostwick. She is a 1997 graduate of Morgan County High School in Madison and received her bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 2001 from Valdosta State University. She is employed by South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services as a probation and parole agent in Beaufort, S.C.

The future groom is the grandson of Frances Dove and the late Gordon Cohen Dove and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Martin, all of Duluth. He is a 1999 graduate of Meadowcreek High School and received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 2004 from Valdosta State University. He is employed by Martin Landscape as an installation foreman in Beaufort, S.C.

The wedding is planned for March 25 at Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church in Bostwick.

Harper - Fortner

Tracy Lynn Day of Walton County announces the engagement of her daughter, Shauna Lynn Harper, to Christopher Michael Fortner, son of Mike and Tina Fortner of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jeanett Holcolmb of Lilburn and John and Doris Harper of Barrow County. She is a graduate of Loganville High School.

The future groom is the grandson of Janice Jennings of Barrow County and Beverly Fortner of Gwinnett County. He is a graduate of Grayson High School.

The wedding is planned for Sept. 2 at Bethlehem First Methodist Church.

Crook - Loggins

Doris Garmon of Lilburn announces the engagement of her daughter, Angela Faye Crook, to William Gwain Loggins Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gwain Loggins Sr. of Tennessee.

The bride-elect is employed at Group Resources Inc. in Duluth.

The future groom is employed at Shower Doors & More in Dacula.

The wedding is planned for Aug. 5.

Thompson - Westerman

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Thompson of Loganville announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Diane Thompson, to Timothy David Westerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Westerman of Worton, Md.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Pensacola Christian College. She teaches first grade at Pensacola Christian Academy.

The future groom attends Pensacola Christian College. He is employed at Eastern Shore Roofing.

The wedding is planned for July 29 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio.