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Engagement Announcements

Gilton - Thompson

Paul and Linda Gilton of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Elizabeth Gilton of Rome, to Patrick Carver Thompson of Huntsville, Ala., son of Larry and Ann Thompson of Huntsville, Ala.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Margaret Gilton of Philadelphia. She is a 2003 graduate of Berry College, where she received a bachelor's degree in music education. She is employed by Summerville Elementary School as a music teacher.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Carver Bussey of Huntsville. He is a 2003 graduate of Berry College, where he received a bachelor's degree in management information systems. He is employed by the University of Alabama as a research information associate.

The wedding is planned for Saturday at the Berry College Chapel in Mount Berry.

Christopher - Atha

Mr. and Mrs. John Christopher of Pasadena, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Louise Christopher, to Jason Edward Atha, son of Edna Atha and the late Tommy Atha of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is a graduate of South Houston High School. She received her bachelor's degree in education from Houston Baptist University. She is employed by the Gwinnett County Public Schools.

The future groom is a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School and Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his master's degree from Florida State University. He is employed by Brand Banking Company.

The wedding is planned for Saturday in Pasadena, Texas.

King - Yancey

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen King of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Marie King of Conyers, to Bryan Adam Yancey of Dacula, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Yancey of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Georgia State University, where she received a bachelor's degree in accounting. She is employed by The Department of Banking and Finance as an assistant financial examiner.

The future groom is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in computer science. He is employed by Gwinnett County Public Schools as a network engineer.

The wedding is planned for Saturday at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Conyers.

Abdinor - Millard

Janet Abdinor announces the engagement of her daughter, Christina Joy Abdinor of Auburn, to Martin Austin Millard of Auburn, son of Carlene Zicker and stepson of Robert Zicker of Gadsden.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Robert and Leora Yoak of Bethlehem.

The wedding is planned for today in Braselton.

Ray - Stanton

Guy and Jo Beth Ray of Suwanee announce the engagement of their daughter, Joy Elizabeth Ray of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., to Aaron David Stanton of Lookout Mountain, Ga., son of David and Joan Stanton of Lookout Mountain, Ga.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Fanning and the late Mr. and Mrs. Guy W. Ray, all of Memphis, Tenn. She is a 2002 graduate of the Heritage Academy and is a 2006 graduate of Covenant College, where she received a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is employed by Wahae Partners LLC in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Winston Lindley of St. Louis and the late Rev. Donald Stanton and Mrs. Donald Stanton of Greenville, Mich. He is a 2000 graduate of Chattanooga Christian School. He is a 2004 graduate of Covenant College, where he received a bachelor's degree in elementary education. He is employed by the Georgia Public School System as a middle school teacher and soccer coach.

The wedding is planned for July 7 at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church.