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Engagement Announcements

Holladay - Frye

Steven Mark Holladay and Nanette Ruth Holladay of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Ruth Holladay of Lawrenceville, to Glendon Charles Frye Jr. of San Francisco.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Bill Pitts and Violet Pitts of Decatur, Ala., and Billy Holladay and Elsie Holladay of Scottsboro, Ala. She is a 2004 graduate of Collins Hill High School and is a junior at North Georgia College and State University pursuing a degree in early childhood education.

The future groom is a 2003 graduate of North Springs High School and is a senior at North Georgia College and State University pursuing a degree in political science. He is a sergeant in the Georgia National Guard.

The wedding is planned for Aug. 12 at The Day Chapel at the State Botanical Gardens in Athens.

Beasley - Smith

Ed and Janet Beasley of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Elaine Beasley of Braselton, to David Joe Smith Jr. of Flowery Branch, son of David and Jane Smith of Flowery Branch.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lois Beasley and the late Olan Beasley of Columbus and the late Watson and Lottie Jo Shaw of Hartwell. She is a 2000 graduate of North Gwinnett High School and is a 2004 graduate of the the University of Georgia, where she received a bachelor's degree in finance. She is employed by Touchstone Homes in Suwanee and is pursuing a master's degree at Brenau.

The future groom is the grandson of Thomas and Dorothy Smith and Bill and Barbara Sudderth, all of Buford. He is a 2000 graduate of West Hall High School. He is employed by ICI Paints in Oakwood.

The wedding is planned for August in Buford.

DeKeyser - Gifford

Dr. Charles Frederick DeKeyser Jr. and Timmerle Lynn DeKeyser of Colorado Springs, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Marie DeKeyser of Tempe, Ariz., to Taylor Robert Gifford of Colorado Springs, Colo., son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Gifford Jr. of Stone Mountain.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ruth DeKeyser of Tustin, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kelly of Orange, Calif. She is a senior at Arizona State University pursuing a bachelor's degree in kinesiology.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd McKown Taylor Jr. of Stone Mountain and Mr. and Mrs. Willliam M. Gifford Sr. of Dumont, N.J. He is a 2006 graduate of the Air Force Academy, commissioned as 2nd lieutenant stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix. He will begin EURO-NATO Joint Jet Pilot training in March of 2007.

The wedding is planned for July 22 at the United States Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Luna - Palmer

Dick and Patti Luna and Georgette Rae of Suwanee announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ann Luna, to Jason Michael Palmer, son of Greg and Kathy Palmer of Philadelphia.

The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of North Gwinnett High School and is a junior at the University of Georgia studying special education.

The future groom is a 2005 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a bachelor's degree in English. He is the branch manager for the Buford location of Armada Vehicle Rental.

The wedding is planned for March 3, 2007, at the University of Georgia Chapel.

Green - Blanchard

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Michael Green of Suwanee announce the engagement of their daughter, Gretchen Melissa Green of Augusta, to Patrick G. Blanchard Jr. of Augusta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick G. Blanchard of Augusta.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lee Williams of Tucker and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jack Green of Lilburn. She is a 1996 graduate of Meadowcreek High School. She is a 2000 graduate of Piedmont College, where she received a bachelor's degree in biology and graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, where she received a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. She is enrolled at the Medical College of Georgia and plans to graduate in May 2007 with a doctorate of science in dentistry.

The future groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Brannen Banks of Statesboro, Mrs. Mildred Pollard Blanchard of Grovetown and the late Mr. John Pierce Blanchard Sr. of Appling. He is a 2000 graduate of the Academy of Richmond County and attended Augusta State University. He is employed as a professional musician and the owner of Riverside Music in Augusta.

The wedding is planned for Aug. 12 at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta.