Jimmy and Amy Alford of Woodland announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Michele Alford, to Clayton Douglas Dodd, son of Doug and Patsy Dodd of Mathiston.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lancaster of Woodland, the late Albert Bingham Gore of Eupora, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Modis Alford of Houston. She is the great-granddaughter of Mary Hood of Eupora.
Miss Alford is a 2008 honors graduate of Houston High School, and she is a 2010 honors graduate of East Mississippi Community College. She is also a 2012 magna cum laude graduate from Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science in elementary education. She is employed as a schoolteacher by the Webster County School District.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Shurden of Mathiston, Joy Dodd and the late Adron Dodd of Maben.
Mr. Dodd is a 2007 honors graduate of Ackerman High School. He is a 2012 graduate from Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science in kinesiology. He is employed by the Houston Separate School District as a teacher and coach.
The couple will exchange vows on Aug. 17, 2013, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Houston. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited to attend.