Mr. and Mrs. Riley Grubbs of Barnwell and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Thomas of Harlem, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Leigh Thomas to Darien Chadwick Manders of Winder, Ga.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Frances Collins and the late Fleming Wright Collins Sr. of Olar, Marie Thomas and the late Mr. Marion Thomas of Denmark, and Iris Grubbs and the late Mr. Lester Grubbs of Barnwell. She is a 1997 graduate of Barnwell High School and received a degree in 2001 in early childhood education from the University of South Carolina-Aiken. She is currently employed by the Fort Mill School District as a second-grade teacher at Gold Hill Elementary School.
The groom-elect is the son of Joan Smith and George Manders of Winder. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Evans. He is a 1998 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School. He is employed by MMW Inc., a structural engineering company in Auburn, Ga.
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The couple plan to wed July 18 at the First Baptist Church of Barnwell.