HICKORY, Ky. - Sherri Ivey of Hickory has announced the engagement of her daughter, Courtney Ivie to Scott McGarity, son of Dennis and Vanessa McGarity of Sikeston, Mo.
A 2003 graduate of Graves County High School, the future bride graduated summa cum laude in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Murray State University. She is currently employed by Matthews Elementary School in Sikeston.
She is the daughter of the late Mike Ivey and the granddaughter of Palmer and Nancy Davidson and Reda Ivey of Boaz, and the late Ted Ivey.
The prospective bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Richland High School. He graduated magna cum laude in 2007 from Murray State University with a bachelor's degree in agriculture business. An alumnus of Alpha Gamma Rho, he is employed by McGarity Farms in Sikeston.
He is the grandson of Ruth Smith of Sikeston, Barbara McGarity Wyman of Essex, and the late George Smith and Edward E. McGarity.
Family and friends are invited to attend the 4 p.m. ceremony July 14 at Liberty Baptist Church in Hickory.