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Thomas/Franklin
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Peri Thomas and Ryan Franklin

Toby and Gail Thomas of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Peri Ann Thomas to Ryan Killian Franklin, son of Donald and Marie Franklin of Gainesville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Toby Thomas of Fort Worth, Texas, and Flora Faye Thomas of Gainesville, and the late Elmer and Lucille Norman of Moultrie.

She is a 2005 graduate of Gainesville High School in Gainesville. She graduated in 2012 from North Georgia College & State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Judge William Killian and Peggy Killian of St. Simons Island, and the late Lawton Franklin and Irene Franklin of Brunswick.

He is a 2002 graduate of North Hall High School in Gainesville. He graduated in 2007 from North Georgia College & State University with a bachelor’s degree in history. He received a master’s degree at University of West Georgia in history. He is employed as a professor of history by Piedmont College in Demorest.

The couple plan to wed Oct. 14, 2012, at The Barn at White Oaks in Dahlonega.

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