Martha Rushing Saunders of Greenwood and Joe George Saunders Jr. of Itta Bena announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary George Saunders, to Joseph Caleb Dodson of Schlater.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roy Nester of Greenwood, and Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Eugene Dodson of Greenwood. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allen Walker of Greenwood, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Eugene Dodson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roy Nester Sr.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Cecil Woodson Rushing and Grace Annette Rushing of Greenwood, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph George Saunders of Itta Bena.

She is a graduate of Carroll Academy and a graduate of Delta State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in nutrition and dietetics.

She recently pursued her dream in opening Amelia Grace Bridal, a bridal gown boutique, in downtown Greenwood.

Caleb is a graduate of Indianola Academy and a graduate of Delta State University with a Bachelors of Accounting degree.

He is currently farming.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Itta Bena.

The Rev. Michael Mooneyham will officiate.

A reception will follow at the Historic Elk’s Building in downtown Greenwood.

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