Mr. and Mrs. George McAfee Buchanan III of New Albany, Miss. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ellen Ferris Buchanan to Henry Matthew Staten, both of New Albany.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George McAfee Buchanan Jr. of Holly Springs, and Mr. Wesley Hardy Ray of Holly Springs, formerly of Slayden, and the late Mrs. Althea L. Ray.
She is a 2002 honor graduate from New Albany High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in 2007 from the University of Mississippi where she was a four-year member of the Lady Rebel Women’s basketball team. She is currently employed in Insurance and Investments at BNA Bank in New Albany.
The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Michael Staten of New Albany. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Van Staten of New Albany, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Faust of Columbus, and the late Mrs. Barbara H. Faust.
He is a 2001 graduate of New Albany High School and an Eagle Scout award recipient. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2006 from Mississippi State University. He is currently employed in Sales for Imperial Food Distributors in New Albany.
The couple will exchange vows on Sept. 29, 2012 in a private ceremony at Oak Grove Chapel in New Albany with Doctor Reverend William Giles Lindley officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a reception beginning at 7 p.m. following the ceremony in honor of the couple at the Tupelo Country Club, located at 4462 Winged Foot Road in Belden.