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Engagement Announcements

Manowski - Cotter

Susan Hefley of Tampa, Fla. and Paul Manowski of Suwanee, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Nichole Manowski of Suwanee, to Clayton Wilson Cotter of Watkinsville, son of Ed and Brenda Cotter of Watkinsville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. James Hefley of Webbers Falls, Okla., Ms. Louise Hefley of Albemarle, N.C. and Mrs. Beverly Manowski-Delamar of Big Canoe. She is a graduate of Georgia College & State University, where she received a bachelor's degree and master's degree.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ivans Orr of Clarkston and Mr. and Mrs. Newell Johnson of Pine Mountain. He is a graduate of Georgia College & State University, where he received a bachelor's degree and master's degree.

The wedding is planned for June 7, 2008.

Pierce - Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Pierce of Flowery Branch announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Kathryn Pierce of Flowery Branch, to Brandon Cory Martin of Flowery Branch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Martin of Cumming and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Hinnant of Marion, Va.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. Jess Pierce and the late Mrs. Jess Pierce of Brookhaven, Miss. She is a 2001 graduate of West Hall High School. She is employed by Allen Insurance Agency in Gainesville.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Martin Sr. of Gainesville, Ms. Ann Random of Cumming and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Moore of Murphy, N.C. He is a 1998 graduate of North Hall High School. He is employed by Milton Martin Toyota in Gainesville.

The wedding is planned for Nov. 4 at the Bona Allen Mansion in Buford.

Smoker - Ruhl

Mr. and Mrs. James Jay Smoker of Maumelle, Ark. announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Michelle Smoker of Dacula, to Timothy James Ruhl of Dacula, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ruhl of Ellicott City, Md.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smoker of Monroe and the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip J.W. Junot of Chamblee. She is a 1996 graduate of Montoursville Area High School in Montoursville, Penn. She is a 2000 graduate of Georgia Southern University, where she received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She is employed by Dacula Elementary School as a first-grade teacher.

The future groom is the grandson of Mrs. Althea Parmelee and the late Mr. Richard Parmelee of Durham, Conn. and Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Ruhl of Johnstown, N.Y. He is a 1997 graduate of Glenelg High School in Glenelg, Md. He is a 2001 graduate of West Virginia University, where he received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He is employed by Scientific Atlanta as a system design engineer.

The wedding is planned for Jan. 13 at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Athens.