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Colby Smith and James Smithson

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Calvin Smith of Reynolds announce the engagement of their daughter Miss Colby Jane Smith to Mr. James Dorsey Smithson, son of Mr. James A. Smithson and Ms. Susan Byrd Smithson, both of Gainesville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Heath of Butler, the late Mr. James T. Smith and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cody Timmerman.

She is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School in Butler. She graduated in 2008 from Valdosta State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is pursuing a master’s degree in anesthesiology from Emory University in Atlanta. She is a member of Phi Mu sorority. She is employed as a medical office assistant with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group in Gainesville.

The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Byrd, the late Mr. Arthur D. Smithson and the late Mrs. Nell Lou D. Smithson.

He is a 2002 graduate of Gainesville High School in Gainesville. He graduated in 2007 from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in marketing and is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He is a partner with J Byrd Properties in Atlanta and is a member of the Gainesville Jaycees.

The couple plan to wed May 1, 2010, at Neverland Farms in Cleveland.