Jimmy and Amy Alford of Woodland announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Michele Alford, to Clayton Douglas Dodd, son of Doug and Patsy Dodd of Mathiston.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lancaster of Woodland, the late Albert Bingham Gore of Eupora, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Modis Alford of Houston.
Miss Alford is a 2008 honor graduate of Houston High School, and she is a 2010 honor graduate of East Mississippi Community College. She is also a 2012 Magna Cum Laude gradate from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is employed as a school teacher by the Webster County School District.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Shurden of Mathiston, Joy Dodd and the late Adron Dodd of Maben.
Mr. Dodd is a 2007 honor graduate of Ackerman High School. He is a 2012 graduate from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He is employed by the Houston Separate School District as a teacher and coach.
The couple will exchange vows on August 17, 2013 at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Houston. There will be a reception to follow. Family and friends are invited to attend.