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Britt Peeples and Melissa Henry

Marlene Adams Reilly of Gainesville and Thomas C. Henry and Ruth S. Henry of Birmingham, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Anne Henry to Britt Ellis Peeples, son of Orion Hardy Peeples Jr. and Connie Mann Peeples of Cordele.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Doris Liles Fosnocht of Gainesville, and the late Glen Foster Henry of Gainesville, and the late Lois Sarah Adams and Lewis Q. Adams of Gainesville.

She is a 2000 graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood. She graduated in 2004 from Piedmont College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She received a master’s degree at Piedmont College in education. She is employed as a second grade teacher by Hall County Schools at Sugar Hill Elementary in Gainesville.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Alice Frances Mann and the late Henry Lewis Mann of Cordele, and Mary Ruth Peeples and the late Orion Hardy Peeples of Albany.

He is a 1995 graduate of Crisp County High School in Cordele. He graduated in 2005 from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance. He is employed as a senior technical recruiter by Hunter Technical Resources in Atlanta.

The couple plan to wed Oct. 20, 2012, in Gainesville.