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Haley Padgett and Randy Byers

Stan and Karen Padgett of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Haley Elisa Padgett to Randolph "Randy" Nathaniel Byers, son of Randolph and Teri Byers of Gainesville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Smith of Thomaston, the late Fred Smith and the late Rass and Martha Padgett.

She is a 2006 graduate of Johnson High School in Gainesville. She graduated in 2009 from the Institute of Allied Medical Professions in Atlanta with a diagnostic medical sonography certificate. She is employed as a children's director with Pinecrest Baptist Church in Gainesville.

The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Sanford and Ruby Fay Byers and the late Paul and Ruby Haynes.

He is a 2006 graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood. He is pursuing bachelor's degree in biological education from Gainesville State College in Oakwood. He is employed as a lifeguard with the Georgia Mountains YMCA in Gainesville.

The couple plan to wed Oct. 9, 2010 at Eagle Ranch's Chapel in the Woods in Flowery Branch.