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Engagement Announcements

Echols - Dukes

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas L. Echols of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Lynn Echols of Lawrenceville, to Charles Christopher Dukes of Lawrenceville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Dukes of Dothan, Ala.

The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Duluth High School. She is a 1999 graduate of Georgia State University, where she received a bachelor's degree. She is employed by Advantage Services Inc. as a programmer/technical support analyst.

The groom is a 1988 graduate of Dothan High School. He is a 1996 graduate of Auburn University, where he received a bachelor's degree. He is employed by Scientific Atlanta/Cisco as a senior network engineer.

The wedding is planned for Dec. 4 at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in Orlando, Fla.

LaMotte - Lewis

Randy LaMotte of Sainte Genevieve, Mo. and Blanche LaMotte of Carrollton, Texas announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn LaMotte of Ballwin, Mo., to Byron Wayne Lewis of Lawrenceville, son of Gary and Nancy Lewis of St. Charles, Mo.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where she received a bachelor's degree in marketing. She is employed by Schaub Design Group in Kirkwood, Mo.

The future groom is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., where he received a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's degree in ministry. He is employed by Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross as a college counselor.

The wedding is planned for May 26 in Dallas, Texas.

Mathis - Raney

Walter and Dianah Mathis of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Melisa Kira Mathis of Greensboro, N.C., to Thomas William Raney of Greensboro, N.C., son of Michael and Susan Raney of Placerville, Calif.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edna Moore and the late Joe B. Moore of Lawrenceville and the late Walter Mathis of Dawson. She is a 1999 graduate of Brookwood High School. She is a 2003 graduate of Georgia College and State University. She is employed by News 14 Carolina in Greensboro, N.C. as a television reporter.

The future groom is the grandson of Evelyn Shaw and the late William Wyman Shaw of Antioch, Calif., Frank and Patty Raney of Sebastopol, Calif. and John and Donna Colon of Las Vegas. He is a 2001 graduate of Ponderosa High School. He is a 2003 graduate of San Juan College in Farmington, N.M. He is employed by Mesa Airlines as an airline pilot.

The wedding is planned for May 26 at the Bay Point Marriott in Panama City Beach, Fla.