CHARLESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Stowell J. Hobbs have announced the engagement of their daughter, Emily Elizabeth, to Matthew Brian Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Huffstutler and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wright of Sikeston.
The future bride is the granddaughter of Ruth A. Duenne of Charleston, Luella Hobbs of Portageville and the late DeSales Duenne and Stowell G. Hobbs. A 1997 graduate of Charleston High School, she attended Murray State (Ky.) University and will graduate in 2004 with a bachelor of administration degree from William Woods University.
Her fiance is the grandson of Stella Wright of Holcomb and the late Mr. and Mrs. Virgal Mosley and Floyd Wright Sr. A 1994 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, he graduated in 1997 from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of business administration degree. He graduated in 2002 from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with a master of business administration degree. He is a vice president with the First Security State Bank.
The couple will be married on Aug. 9 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston.