Rachel Rucker and Paul Furr

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Randall Rucker of Oxford and Ms. Angie Pate Rucker of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter Rachel Catherine Rucker to Paul Hamilton Furr, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Mark Furr of Pontotoc.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Ray Pate of Madison and Dr. Vernon Clyde Muse of Raymond.

Rachel is a 2009 graduate of The Veritas School where she served as senior class president. She graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 2012 with a bachelor of the arts in psychology. Rachel is a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Presently, she works for the Ole Miss Alumni Association.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Martin Norwood of Pontotoc, Ms. Janelle Mayo Loar of Memphis, and Mr. and Mrs. Ancel Lanier Long of Orange Beach, AL.

Paul graduated valedictorian from Pontotoc High School in 2009, and in May he will graduate from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering. He is a Taylor Medalist and is a member of the Fraternity of Delta Psi, as well as the Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Pi honors societies. In June, Paul will begin his career as an engineer at ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge, LA.

The couple will exchange vows on May 24, 2014 at 10:30 in the morning at First United Methodist Church in Pontotoc. A reception will follow at Anna Beth’s on Oxford Street in Pontotoc.