Dewayne and Pam Welch of Hamilton announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lynn Welch, to Jarriott Hagar Bennett, son of Patsy and Buster Slayton of New Hope and Greg and Kay Bennett of Victoria.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Tom and Ruby Baty of Hamilton, and Aaron and Mary Ann Welch of Aberdeen. She is the great-granddaughter of Bertha Smith of Hamilton.
She is a 2008 honor graduate of Hamilton High School. She is currently a freshman at East Mississippi Community College, where she is pursuing a degree in psychology.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Troy and Dola Criddle of West Point.
He is presently in technical training for Precision Measurement Equipment Lab at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi.
The couple will exchange vows in a private family wedding at The Magnolias at 2 p.m. May 9, 2009. The couple will be residing in Holloman Air Force Base in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, where the groom will be a PMEL Technician in the U.S. Air Force and the bride will be continuing her education.