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Engagement Announcements

Payne - Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Payne of Kennesaw announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Lynn Payne of Little Rock, Ark., to Capt. Jason William Martin of Little Rock, Ark., son of Sharon Martin of Flowery Branch.

The bride-elect is a graduate of North Cobb High School and Kennesaw State University. She is employed by Rainwater, Holt and Sexton law firm as a financial controller.

The future groom is the grandson of Frances Dove of Duluth. He is a graduate of Meadowcreek High School. He is a cum laude graduate of Valdosta State University. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Touro University in Cypress, Calif., where he received a master's degree in international business. He is employed by the Air Force, stationed in Little Rock, Ark., and holds an aeronautical rating of pilot.

The wedding is planned for June 23 at the Mary Lake Lodge in Estes Park, Colo.

Hammond - Herrington

Jody and Jan Hammond of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Kristen Hammond of Macon, to Mark Ross Herrington of Macon, son of Jud and Nancy Herrington of Macon.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jacquline Hammond of Gainesville and Scott Key Ferrell of Roswell. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Georgia, where she received a bachelor's degree. She is employed by Jeffersonville Elementary as a teacher.

The future groom is the grandson of Julia Herrington of Macon. He is a 2005 graduate of Piedmont College, where he received a degree in business and agriculture. He is employed by Herrington Brothers Farms as a farmer.

The wedding is planned for June 2 at the Carl House in Auburn.

Dieterich - Sumich

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Paul Van Name of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elaine Dieterich of New Orleans, to Brendon Joseph Sumich of Metairie, La., son of Mr. and Mrs. Roni Sumich.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Anne C. McGrady of Greenville, S.C., and the late Lt. Col. Marion McGrady, and Dorothy Dieterich of Wheaton, Md., and the late Donald Dieterich. She is a 2004 honors graduate of the University of Georgia, where she received a bachelor's degree in public relations from the Grady College of Journalism. She is employed by Premier Event Management of Metairie, La., as a logistics coordinator.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Galloway of Amite, La., and Millie Sumich of West Swan, Australia, and the late Ivan Sumich. He is a 2005 honors graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received degrees in biology and psychology from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. He is attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine, where he is working on his doctorate degree.

The wedding is planned for June 16 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Stone Mountain.

Puckett - Oros

Ralph and Gwyn Puckett of Dacula announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Jean Puckett, to Ryan Alan Oros, son of Denny and Debbie Oros of Dacula.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Mullins of Atlanta, and Edward and Pat Puckett of Valdosta. She is a 2005 graduate of Auburn University, where she received a bachelor's degree in mass communications.

The future groom is the grandson of Shirley Boros of Pittsburgh, and the late George and Helen Oros. He is a 2005 graduate of Auburn University, where he received a bachelor's degree in environmental design. He received a master's degree in health care and hospital management. He is employed by Wright Medical Technologies as an orthopedic surgical representative.

The wedding is planned for May at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

Strickland - Bridges

Mr. and Mrs. James Ira Strickland Jr. of Hoover, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Leigh Strickland of McCalla, Ala., to Jonathan Brian Bridges of Northport, Ala., son of Glenda D. Bridges of Danielsville and the late Bobby B. Bridges.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. R.J. Albright of Vincent, Ala., and the late Mr. Albright, and Mr. and Mrs. James I. Strickland Sr. of Huntsville, Ala. She is a 2003 graduate of Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss., where she received a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She is employed by Shades Mountain Christian School in Hoover, Ala.

The future groom is the grandson of Ruth H. Bridges of Crawford, and the late Judson B. Bridges, and the late Helen Simons Dickerson. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he received a bachelor's degree in physical education. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Ala., where he received a master's degree in educational administration. He is employed by the Tuscaloosa City School System in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The wedding is planned for June 2 at Shades Mountain Independent Church in Hoover, Ala.

Chaffin - Medina

Ken and Cindy Chaffin of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Anne Chaffin of Lawrenceville, to Roberto Alfonso Medina of Tucker, son of Luis and Santos Medina of Acworth.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Vivian and Jearold Gunter of Lawrenceville, and James Theodore Chaffin Sr. of Macon and the late Mary Elizabeth Chaffin. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She is employed by Gwinnett County Public Schools, where she teaches math at Collins Hill High School.

The future groom attended the University of Georgia. He plans to begin employment in July with the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

The wedding is planned for June 2 at the Prospect United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville.