Hayes, Ables announce engagement

Mr. and Mrs. George Hayes of Decatur are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Joy Lynn Hayes to Terry Brooks Ables, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Ables of Pickens.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Barbara Russell and the late Clinton Russell of Decatur, and Molly Hayes and the late George T. Hayes Sr., of Decatur.

The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of Pat Dodd and the late David Dodd of Sallis, and Geneva Ables and the late Mabry Ables of Lexington.

Miss Hayes is a 2007 graduate of Newton County High School and a 2009 honors graduate of East Central Community College. She attended Mississippi University for Women where she graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then attended the University of Southern Mississippi and earned a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is currently employed as a speech language pathologist for the Newton Municipal School District.

Mr. Ables is a 2007 graduate of Canton Academy. In 2012, he graduated from the Holmes Community Lineman program. He is currently employed with Entergy in Madison.

The couple will exchange vows in a ceremony on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the evening at Clarke Venable Baptist Church in Decatur.

The reception will follow at the home of the bride’s parents. Friends and family are invited to attend through the medium of the press.


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